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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Avionics
Rank 565 560 518
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -42
Contract jobs citing Avionics 27 10 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.020% 0.088%
As % of the General category 0.13% 0.048% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 2
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£350 £325 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +94.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £325 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £202
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £125
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +160.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 30
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -1.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.20 £36.20 £33.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £39.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £38.00
% change year-on-year
+13.51% -2.63%

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
20830 20959 19870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 40.94% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 13205 11680
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +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 481 572 758
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 25 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 24 December 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 -12 26 £350 +7.69% 19
South West -19 11 - - 9
South East -21 11 £350 - 4
Gloucestershire -12 5 - - 4
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Dorset +2 4 - -
Horsham - 3 £350 -
Crawley - 2 - -
East of England -13 1 - - 3
East Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Lincoln - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Wantage - - - - 1
Wimborne - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 3
Hampshire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Cambridge - - - -

Avionics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 24 (44.44%) C
2 23 (42.59%) Software Engineering
2 23 (42.59%) DO-178B
3 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
4 18 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
5 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
5 14 (25.93%) Aerospace
6 11 (20.37%) UML
7 10 (18.52%) Xilinx
8 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
9 8 (14.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 8 (14.81%) Military
10 7 (12.96%) VHDL
10 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
10 7 (12.96%) Ada
10 7 (12.96%) DO-254
11 6 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
11 6 (11.11%) Middleware
11 6 (11.11%) VxWorks
11 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
11 6 (11.11%) Requirements Management
11 6 (11.11%) Nucleus RTOS
11 6 (11.11%) Degree
11 6 (11.11%) Physics
12 5 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
12 5 (9.26%) Validation
12 5 (9.26%) EMC
12 5 (9.26%) C++
12 5 (9.26%) CAN bus
13 4 (7.41%) Embedded C

Avionics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (1.85%) MS Office
1 1 (1.85%) AutoCAD
1 1 (1.85%) Simulink
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.85%) 3GPP
1 1 (1.85%) TCP/IP
1 1 (1.85%) DVB
1 1 (1.85%) Wireless
1 1 (1.85%) VSAT
Development Applications
1 18 (33.33%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (3.70%) LabVIEW
3 1 (1.85%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (25.93%) Aerospace
2 8 (14.81%) Military
3 3 (5.56%) Electronics
4 2 (3.70%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 26 (48.15%) Software Engineer
2 10 (18.52%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Test Engineer
3 8 (14.81%) Hardware Engineer
4 6 (11.11%) Software Test Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 5 (9.26%) EMC Engineer
6 4 (7.41%) Developer
7 3 (5.56%) Development Engineer
7 3 (5.56%) Senior Hardware Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Ada Software Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) EMC Design Engineer
8 2 (3.70%) GUI Developer
8 2 (3.70%) Design Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Principle Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) RF Test Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Validation Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) Electrical Engineer
9 1 (1.85%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.81%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 7 (12.96%) VHDL
3 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
3 6 (11.11%) Physics
4 5 (9.26%) CAN bus
5 2 (3.70%) Mobile App
5 2 (3.70%) iPhone
5 2 (3.70%) iPad
6 1 (1.85%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.85%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 6 (11.11%) VxWorks
1 6 (11.11%) Nucleus RTOS
2 2 (3.70%) Apple iOS
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
3 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (42.59%) Software Engineering
2 11 (20.37%) UML
3 9 (16.67%) Integration Testing
4 7 (12.96%) Configuration Management
5 6 (11.11%) Requirements Management
5 6 (11.11%) Embedded Software Development
6 5 (9.26%) Requirements Analysis
6 5 (9.26%) Validation
7 3 (5.56%) Change Control
8 2 (3.70%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.70%) System Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Test Automation
9 1 (1.85%) Requirements Engineering
9 1 (1.85%) Functional Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.85%) Test Scripting
9 1 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (1.85%) Logistics
9 1 (1.85%) Statistical Analysis
9 1 (1.85%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 24 (44.44%) C
2 7 (12.96%) Ada
3 5 (9.26%) C++
4 4 (7.41%) Embedded C
5 3 (5.56%) VB
6 2 (3.70%) MATLAB
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
7 1 (1.85%) Tcl
7 1 (1.85%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.85%) Perl
7 1 (1.85%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 14 (25.93%) SC Cleared
3 6 (11.11%) Degree
4 2 (3.70%) Chartered Engineer
4 2 (3.70%) BC Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (42.59%) DO-178B
2 7 (12.96%) DO-254
3 1 (1.85%) DO-160
3 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (18.52%) Xilinx
2 5 (9.26%) EMC
3 2 (3.70%) Wind River
3 2 (3.70%) Serena
4 1 (1.85%) CA
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