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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Avionics
Rank 586 568 509
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -59
Contract jobs citing Avionics 21 10 55
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.019% 0.11%
As % of the General category 0.095% 0.046% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
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£325 £350 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +180.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £350 £124
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +182.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 37
Average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.12% -5.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.20 £35.10 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.90 £42.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £35.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+21.12% -5.33%

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
22118 21615 22093
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 41.59% 43.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13989 13706 13026
Average daily rate £435 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.35% +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 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 515 548 756
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £23.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -14.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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
Top 19 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 21 November 2014. 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 -13 19 £325 -7.14% 27
South West -22 13 - - 9
Gloucestershire -9 7 - - 3
South East -13 4 £325 - 4
West Sussex -2 1 - -
East of England -18 1 - - 5
Crawley - 1 - -
Horsham - - - -
Lincoln - - - - 4
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - - 3
Kent - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - - 4
East Midlands - - - - 5
Bedford - - - -
Broadstairs - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Avionics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 22 (47.83%) DO-178B
2 21 (45.65%) Software Engineering
3 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
3 20 (43.48%) C
4 16 (34.78%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
6 13 (28.26%) Aerospace
7 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
8 8 (17.39%) Xilinx
8 8 (17.39%) Military
9 7 (15.22%) Degree
9 7 (15.22%) Physics
9 7 (15.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (13.04%) Device Driver
10 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
10 6 (13.04%) Nucleus RTOS
10 6 (13.04%) VHDL
10 6 (13.04%) UML
10 6 (13.04%) Middleware
10 6 (13.04%) VxWorks
10 6 (13.04%) EMC
10 6 (13.04%) DO-254
10 6 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
11 5 (10.87%) CAN bus
11 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
11 5 (10.87%) Validation
12 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
12 4 (8.70%) MATLAB
12 4 (8.70%) Ada
13 3 (6.52%) C++

Avionics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 3 (6.52%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (2.17%) 3GPP
1 1 (2.17%) TCP/IP
1 1 (2.17%) DVB
1 1 (2.17%) Wireless
1 1 (2.17%) VSAT
Development Applications
1 16 (34.78%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (4.35%) LabVIEW
General
1 13 (28.26%) Aerospace
2 8 (17.39%) Military
3 2 (4.35%) Electronics
3 2 (4.35%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 25 (54.35%) Software Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
2 8 (17.39%) Test Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Hardware Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Software Test Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) EMC Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Development Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) EMC Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Design Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Software Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Principle Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Hardware Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Senior Design Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Validation Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) RF Test Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) Ada Software Engineer
7 1 (2.17%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 7 (15.22%) Physics
2 6 (13.04%) Device Driver
2 6 (13.04%) VHDL
3 5 (10.87%) CAN bus
4 1 (2.17%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (2.17%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (13.04%) VxWorks
1 6 (13.04%) Nucleus RTOS
2 1 (2.17%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (45.65%) Software Engineering
2 9 (19.57%) Integration Testing
3 6 (13.04%) Embedded Software Development
3 6 (13.04%) Requirements Management
3 6 (13.04%) UML
4 5 (10.87%) Configuration Management
4 5 (10.87%) Validation
5 3 (6.52%) Requirements Analysis
6 2 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (2.17%) Functional Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Test Scripting
7 1 (2.17%) System Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
7 1 (2.17%) Performance Testing
7 1 (2.17%) Statistical Analysis
7 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.17%) Logistics
7 1 (2.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) C
2 4 (8.70%) Ada
2 4 (8.70%) Embedded C
2 4 (8.70%) MATLAB
3 3 (6.52%) C++
4 1 (2.17%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.17%) Perl
4 1 (2.17%) VB
4 1 (2.17%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 20 (43.48%) Security Cleared
2 15 (32.61%) SC Cleared
3 7 (15.22%) Degree
4 3 (6.52%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (2.17%) BC Cleared
5 1 (2.17%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (47.83%) DO-178B
2 6 (13.04%) DO-254
3 1 (2.17%) DO-160
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Xilinx
2 6 (13.04%) EMC
3 2 (4.35%) Serena
3 2 (4.35%) Wind River
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