The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Avionics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Avionics over the 3 months to 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Avionics
Rank 539 544 497
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -47
Contract jobs citing Avionics 32 15 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.064% 0.031% 0.075%
As % of the General category 0.16% 0.075% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 2
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£350 - £168
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 - £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 - £202
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 - £125
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 22
Average hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.80 £34.80 £34.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £41.00 £42.35
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.50 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+18.66% -

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
19491 19939 18376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 40.82% 40.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 12492 12401 10949
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 589 690
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.45% -12.00%

Avionics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Avionics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Avionics
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Avionics within the UK.

Avionics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Avionics
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Avionics within the UK.

Avionics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Avionics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Avionics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Avionics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Avionics
Top 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Avionics within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 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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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
England -1 32 £350 - 15
South East -2 16 £338 - 3
South West -11 11 - - 8
West Sussex - 9 £350 -
Gloucestershire -11 7 - - 2
Crawley - 6 - -
Dorset -1 3 - -
Wimborne - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Wantage - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Avionics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 28 (47.46%) DO-178B
2 25 (42.37%) C
3 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
3 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
4 20 (33.90%) Rational DOORS
5 19 (32.20%) Aerospace
6 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
7 13 (22.03%) DO-254
8 12 (20.34%) UML
8 12 (20.34%) Xilinx
9 10 (16.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
10 9 (15.25%) VHDL
10 9 (15.25%) Ada
11 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
12 6 (10.17%) Requirements Management
12 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
12 6 (10.17%) Military
12 6 (10.17%) C++
13 5 (8.47%) Embedded C
14 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
14 4 (6.78%) LTE
14 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
14 4 (6.78%) Nucleus RTOS
14 4 (6.78%) Device Driver
14 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
14 4 (6.78%) Validation
14 4 (6.78%) Middleware
14 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
14 4 (6.78%) Broadband

Avionics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.69%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.78%) LTE
1 4 (6.78%) Broadband
1 4 (6.78%) 4G
Development Applications
1 20 (33.90%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.08%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.39%) LabVIEW
5 1 (1.69%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 19 (32.20%) Aerospace
2 6 (10.17%) Military
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.08%) Automotive
5 2 (3.39%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 25 (42.37%) Software Engineer
2 13 (22.03%) Systems Engineer
3 10 (16.95%) Hardware Engineer
4 7 (11.86%) Test Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Senior Software Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Software Test Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) Developer
6 5 (8.47%) Senior Hardware Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) EMC Engineer
7 3 (5.08%) Development Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) Ada Software Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) GUI Developer
8 2 (3.39%) iOS Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Electrical Engineer
9 1 (1.69%) Validation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (16.95%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 9 (15.25%) VHDL
3 4 (6.78%) Device Driver
3 4 (6.78%) CAN bus
3 4 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Physics
5 2 (3.39%) iPad
5 2 (3.39%) iPhone
5 2 (3.39%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.78%) Nucleus RTOS
1 4 (6.78%) VxWorks
2 3 (5.08%) Windows
3 2 (3.39%) Linux
3 2 (3.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.98%) Software Engineering
2 12 (20.34%) UML
3 10 (16.95%) Integration Testing
4 8 (13.56%) Configuration Management
5 6 (10.17%) Requirements Management
5 6 (10.17%) Requirements Analysis
6 4 (6.78%) Programme Management
6 4 (6.78%) Validation
6 4 (6.78%) Embedded Software Development
7 3 (5.08%) Change Control
8 2 (3.39%) Test Scripting
8 2 (3.39%) System Testing
8 2 (3.39%) iOS Development
9 1 (1.69%) Line Management
9 1 (1.69%) Functional Testing
9 1 (1.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.69%) Project Management
9 1 (1.69%) CAD
9 1 (1.69%) SysML
9 1 (1.69%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) C
2 9 (15.25%) Ada
3 6 (10.17%) C++
4 5 (8.47%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.08%) VB
5 3 (5.08%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
6 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 23 (38.98%) Security Cleared
2 15 (25.42%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) Degree
4 2 (3.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (47.46%) DO-178B
2 13 (22.03%) DO-254
3 1 (1.69%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 12 (20.34%) Xilinx
2 3 (5.08%) EMC
2 3 (5.08%) Serena
2 3 (5.08%) Wind River
3 1 (1.69%) CA
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