Period
to 21 January 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Aerospace in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Aerospace over the 6 months to 21 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Aerospace
UK
6 months to
21 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 528 673 727
Rank change year-on-year +145 +54 -96
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 214 220 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the General category 0.78% 0.55% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 96 62
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +22.70%
10th Percentile £334 £283 £307
90th Percentile £595 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £450 £475
% change year-on-year -5.56% -5.26% +16.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 51 37
UK median hourly rate £46.25 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.63 £35.00 £30.95
90th Percentile £52.13 £48.75 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £41.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +14.46% +1.22% +3.14%

Aerospace is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 27,350 39,707 42,253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.52% 40.18% 42.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,510 25,901 28,020
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £465
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.15% +3.33%
10th Percentile £275 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 898 1,080 1,077
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £22.00
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.21 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.44% -8.89% +12.50%

Aerospace
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Aerospace as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Aerospace.

Contractor daily rate trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Aerospace over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Aerospace over the 6 months to 21 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Aerospace within the UK over the 6 months to 21 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +136 198 £500 +11.11% 447
UK excluding London +66 173 £425 -5.56% 449
South West +30 64 £413 +10.00% 116
Midlands +38 37 £525 +0.96% 63
East Midlands +38 33 - - 32
South East +27 31 £375 -28.57% 135
London +131 29 £545 +9.00% 23
East of England +15 24 £425 -17.07% 53
North of England +42 12 £588 - 57
North West +11 10 £450 - 41
Scotland +27 3 - - 21
West Midlands +20 3 £525 -12.50% 31
Wales +26 2 - - 4
North East +22 2 £663 - 7

For the 6 months to 21 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Aerospace also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Aerospace.

1 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.24%) Degree
3 68 (31.78%) SC Cleared
4 58 (27.10%) Software Engineering
5 54 (25.23%) C++
6 50 (23.36%) JavaScript
7 47 (21.96%) C#
8 46 (21.50%) Java
9 44 (20.56%) Manufacturing
10 43 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
11 42 (19.63%) Windows
11 42 (19.63%) Linux
12 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
13 38 (17.76%) Mathematics
14 37 (17.29%) Military
14 37 (17.29%) .NET
15 36 (16.82%) Web Services
16 35 (16.36%) Visual Studio
17 34 (15.89%) Scrum
18 33 (15.42%) Ethernet
18 33 (15.42%) TCP/IP
18 33 (15.42%) Node.js
19 32 (14.95%) Qt
19 32 (14.95%) Eclipse
19 32 (14.95%) NetBeans
20 31 (14.49%) Git (software)
21 28 (13.08%) GLSL
21 28 (13.08%) HLSL
21 28 (13.08%) ActiveX
21 28 (13.08%) MFC

Aerospace
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
2 2 (0.93%) Apache
2 2 (0.93%) Apache Spark
2 2 (0.93%) Confluence
3 1 (0.47%) CMS
3 1 (0.47%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Windchill
2 8 (3.74%) Simulink
3 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Office
4 4 (1.87%) Siemens NX
5 3 (1.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.40%) Inkscape
5 3 (1.40%) Stateflow
6 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 11 (5.14%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.93%) SAP PLM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP PM
2 2 (0.93%) SAP PP
3 1 (0.47%) R3 Corda
3 1 (0.47%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.47%) SAP GTS
3 1 (0.47%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.41%) Azure
2 15 (7.01%) GCP
3 12 (5.61%) AWS
4 5 (2.34%) SaaS
5 4 (1.87%) Power Platform
6 3 (1.40%) IaaS
6 3 (1.40%) Office 365
6 3 (1.40%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon EMR
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.93%) Amazon SageMaker
7 2 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (15.42%) Ethernet
1 33 (15.42%) TCP/IP
2 6 (2.80%) Firewall
3 5 (2.34%) Skype
4 3 (1.40%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.93%) Internet
5 2 (0.93%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.93%) Network Security
5 2 (0.93%) SNMP
5 2 (0.93%) Sourcefire
6 1 (0.47%) 3G
6 1 (0.47%) 4G
6 1 (0.47%) Intranet
6 1 (0.47%) LTE
6 1 (0.47%) Radio Access Network
6 1 (0.47%) RS-232
6 1 (0.47%) RS-485
6 1 (0.47%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.47%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.34%) BigQuery
2 5 (2.34%) MongoDB
2 5 (2.34%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.87%) Power BI
3 4 (1.87%) SAP BW
4 3 (1.40%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.40%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.40%) Redis
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.93%) Big Data
5 2 (0.93%) Blockchain
5 2 (0.93%) Data Mart
5 2 (0.93%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.93%) Flink
5 2 (0.93%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.93%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 35 (16.36%) Visual Studio
2 32 (14.95%) Eclipse
2 32 (14.95%) NetBeans
3 31 (14.49%) Git (software)
4 11 (5.14%) Rational DOORS
5 6 (2.80%) JIRA
6 5 (2.34%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.93%) HP UFT
7 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.93%) JUnit
7 2 (0.93%) LSMW
7 2 (0.93%) Selenium
7 2 (0.93%) Telerik Test Studio
7 2 (0.93%) TestComplete
7 2 (0.93%) WATIR
8 1 (0.47%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.47%) GitLab
General
1 44 (20.56%) Manufacturing
2 37 (17.29%) Military
3 17 (7.94%) Automotive
4 15 (7.01%) Avionics
5 12 (5.61%) Law
6 10 (4.67%) Finance
7 5 (2.34%) Electronics
8 4 (1.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.93%) Games
9 2 (0.93%) Police
9 2 (0.93%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.93%) Retail
10 1 (0.47%) Banking
10 1 (0.47%) Legal
10 1 (0.47%) Publishing
10 1 (0.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (11.68%) Developer
2 19 (8.88%) Software Engineer
3 17 (7.94%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (6.54%) Embedded Engineer
5 13 (6.07%) Architect
6 11 (5.14%) Analyst
6 11 (5.14%) Project Manager
7 10 (4.67%) Administrator
8 9 (4.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Data Architect
9 7 (3.27%) Desktop Engineer
9 7 (3.27%) Python Developer
10 6 (2.80%) Consultant
11 5 (2.34%) Data Scientist
11 5 (2.34%) Lead Architect
11 5 (2.34%) Lead Data Architect
11 5 (2.34%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.34%) Test Leader
12 4 (1.87%) Test Engineer
13 3 (1.40%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (17.29%) .NET
2 36 (16.82%) Web Services
3 33 (15.42%) Node.js
4 32 (14.95%) Qt
5 28 (13.08%) ActiveX
5 28 (13.08%) DirectX
5 28 (13.08%) MFC
5 28 (13.08%) OpenGL
6 9 (4.21%) Spring
7 8 (3.74%) JSP
8 7 (3.27%) AngularJS
9 6 (2.80%) React
10 5 (2.34%) Natural Language Processing
10 5 (2.34%) TensorFlow
11 4 (1.87%) ASP.NET
11 4 (1.87%) CSS
11 4 (1.87%) HTML
11 4 (1.87%) Vue.js
11 4 (1.87%) XML
12 3 (1.40%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.21%) Greenfield Project
2 8 (3.74%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.27%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.80%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.80%) VHDL
5 5 (2.34%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 4 (1.87%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.40%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.40%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.40%) User Experience
8 2 (0.93%) Arduino
8 2 (0.93%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
8 2 (0.93%) Kinect
8 2 (0.93%) Oculus Rift
8 2 (0.93%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.93%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.93%) Verilog
8 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
9 1 (0.47%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 42 (19.63%) Linux
1 42 (19.63%) Windows
2 6 (2.80%) Windows 10
3 3 (1.40%) Windows 7
4 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
4 2 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (0.93%) Unix
4 2 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.47%) Nucleus RTOS
5 1 (0.47%) VxWorks
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (27.10%) Software Engineering
2 43 (20.09%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (17.76%) Mathematics
4 34 (15.89%) Scrum
5 25 (11.68%) Stakeholder Management
6 22 (10.28%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (9.35%) Project Management
8 14 (6.54%) Machine Learning
8 14 (6.54%) PLM
8 14 (6.54%) Validation
9 12 (5.61%) Computer Science
9 12 (5.61%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (5.14%) Data Science
11 10 (4.67%) Configuration Management
12 9 (4.21%) OO
12 9 (4.21%) Project Governance
13 8 (3.74%) API Development
13 8 (3.74%) MVC
13 8 (3.74%) SysML
13 8 (3.74%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.23%) C++
2 50 (23.36%) JavaScript
3 47 (21.96%) C#
4 46 (21.50%) Java
5 28 (13.08%) GLSL
5 28 (13.08%) HLSL
6 27 (12.62%) Python
7 23 (10.75%) C
8 19 (8.88%) SQL
9 11 (5.14%) MATLAB
10 8 (3.74%) Embedded C
11 4 (1.87%) ABAP
11 4 (1.87%) PHP
11 4 (1.87%) R
12 3 (1.40%) Embedded C++
12 3 (1.40%) ES6
12 3 (1.40%) Perl
12 3 (1.40%) Ruby
12 3 (1.40%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.93%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 73 (34.11%) Security Cleared
2 69 (32.24%) Degree
3 68 (31.78%) SC Cleared
4 11 (5.14%) DV Cleared
5 6 (2.80%) HND
6 3 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.40%) HNC
6 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.93%) CCNP
7 2 (0.93%) GCIA
7 2 (0.93%) GCIH
7 2 (0.93%) GIAC
7 2 (0.93%) Master's Degree
7 2 (0.93%) MCAD
8 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.47%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.47%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.47%) IIBA
8 1 (0.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.47%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.21%) DO-254
2 5 (2.34%) DO-178B
2 5 (2.34%) GDPR
3 4 (1.87%) SLA
4 3 (1.40%) Data Quality
4 3 (1.40%) IEC 61508
4 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.40%) PMO
5 2 (0.93%) ARP4754
5 2 (0.93%) ARP4761
5 2 (0.93%) Def Stans
5 2 (0.93%) HAZOP
6 1 (0.47%) DO-160
6 1 (0.47%) ECSS
6 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (1.40%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.40%) Firmware
2 2 (0.93%) Docker
2 2 (0.93%) Snort
Systems Management
1 3 (1.40%) SCCM
2 2 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.47%) Ansible
3 1 (0.47%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.47%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 41 (19.16%) Microsoft
2 21 (9.81%) SAP
3 15 (7.01%) Oracle
4 4 (1.87%) Google
4 4 (1.87%) MathWorks
4 4 (1.87%) Siemens
5 3 (1.40%) Adobe
5 3 (1.40%) Blue Coat
5 3 (1.40%) Keysight
5 3 (1.40%) VMware
6 2 (0.93%) ANSYS
6 2 (0.93%) ArcSight
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco
6 2 (0.93%) HP
6 2 (0.93%) IBM
6 2 (0.93%) LogRhythm
6 2 (0.93%) QNX
6 2 (0.93%) Red Hat
6 2 (0.93%) Splunk
6 2 (0.93%) Telerik