The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Avionics in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Avionics over the 3 months to 6 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Avionics
Rank 131 127 115
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -12
Contract jobs citing Avionics 11 7 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.25% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.15% 0.75% 1.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
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- - £258
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 10
Average hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £38.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +3.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.40 £37.60 £35.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £40.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
+11.25% +3.89%
Avionics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the South West region.

General Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
958 933 913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.36% 33.25% 36.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 653 566 615
Average daily rate £415 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £561 £538 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 36 38
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £12.75 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+9.89% -9.00%

Avionics
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Avionics across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Avionics Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Avionics
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Avionics across the South West region.

Avionics Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Avionics
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Avionics across the South West region.

Avionics Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Avionics
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Avionics within the South West region over the 3 months to 6 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gloucestershire -8 7 - - 2
Bristol - - - -
Avionics
England

Avionics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Avionics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Avionics.

1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 10 (43.48%) C
3 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
3 10 (43.48%) DO-178B
4 9 (39.13%) DO-254
4 9 (39.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
4 9 (39.13%) VHDL
5 7 (30.43%) Aerospace
6 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
7 5 (21.74%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
8 3 (13.04%) C++
8 3 (13.04%) UML
8 3 (13.04%) Middleware
8 3 (13.04%) VxWorks
8 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
8 3 (13.04%) Nucleus RTOS
8 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
8 3 (13.04%) CAN bus
9 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
9 2 (8.70%) Ada
9 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
9 2 (8.70%) LabVIEW
10 1 (4.35%) Military
10 1 (4.35%) Serena
10 1 (4.35%) EMC
10 1 (4.35%) Wind River
10 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering

Avionics
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West region citing Avionics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Avionics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 5 (21.74%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.70%) LabVIEW
General
1 7 (30.43%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Software Engineer
2 9 (39.13%) Hardware Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Senior Hardware Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Test Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) EMC Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (39.13%) VHDL
1 9 (39.13%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 3 (13.04%) Device Driver
2 3 (13.04%) CAN bus
3 1 (4.35%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) VxWorks
1 3 (13.04%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Software Engineering
2 6 (26.09%) Integration Testing
3 3 (13.04%) UML
3 3 (13.04%) Configuration Management
3 3 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (4.35%) Functional Testing
4 1 (4.35%) Test Scripting
4 1 (4.35%) Requirements Engineering
Programming Languages
1 10 (43.48%) C
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Ada
3 2 (8.70%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 14 (60.87%) Security Cleared
2 11 (47.83%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) BC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) VCP4
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (43.48%) DO-178B
2 9 (39.13%) DO-254
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Xilinx
2 1 (4.35%) Wind River
2 1 (4.35%) EMC
2 1 (4.35%) Serena
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