Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 634 749 656
Rank change year-on-year +115 -93 +66
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 216 141 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the General category 0.67% 0.38% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 49 62
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% -4.71% -4.23%
10th Percentile £313 £285 £321
90th Percentile £575 £575 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £383 £428
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.53% +14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 33 59
UK median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.71% - +1.19%
10th Percentile £32.50 £27.35 £34.55
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.15 £47.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year +4.71% - +3.66%

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 32,446 37,347 35,790
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.70% 37.25% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,005 24,320 23,448
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +1.69%
10th Percentile £308 £298 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £403
% change year-on-year +3.53% +5.46% +0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 706 871 865
UK median hourly rate £30.25 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.00% - -4.76%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.46 £50.25 £51.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year +40.00% -6.82% -6.68%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Top 15 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 24 June 2019. 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 +109 200 £425 +3.03% 317
UK excluding London +93 190 £425 +11.11% 328
South West +6 61 £430 +37.60% 103
South East +53 56 £438 - 88
East of England +26 39 £205 - 31
Midlands +17 24 £425 +15.25% 44
London +50 17 £430 -21.82% 20
East Midlands +12 12 £456 - 15
West Midlands +11 12 £425 +15.25% 29
North of England +12 3 £388 +19.23% 31
Wales +8 3 - - 12
Scotland - 3 - - 19
North West +8 2 £388 +19.23% 20
North East - 1 - - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 88 (40.74%) Software Engineering
2 86 (39.81%) Degree
3 68 (31.48%) Security Cleared
4 67 (31.02%) C++
5 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (27.78%) SC Cleared
7 52 (24.07%) C#
7 52 (24.07%) Linux
7 52 (24.07%) Microsoft
8 51 (23.61%) JavaScript
9 47 (21.76%) Java
10 46 (21.30%) Windows
10 46 (21.30%) Military
11 43 (19.91%) Mathematics
12 42 (19.44%) Visual Studio
13 41 (18.98%) Web Services
13 41 (18.98%) C
14 40 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
15 39 (18.06%) Scrum
16 38 (17.59%) .NET
17 37 (17.13%) Eclipse
18 35 (16.20%) TCP/IP
18 35 (16.20%) Qt
19 34 (15.74%) Ethernet
20 32 (14.81%) NetBeans
20 32 (14.81%) Git (software)
20 32 (14.81%) Node.js
21 31 (14.35%) OpenGL
22 29 (13.43%) MFC
23 28 (12.96%) ActiveX

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 6 (2.78%) Apache Spark
2 3 (1.39%) Apache
3 2 (0.93%) CMS
3 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.46%) Apache Pig
4 1 (0.46%) Confluence
4 1 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.46%) NetWeaver
4 1 (0.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 8 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.85%) Simulink
3 3 (1.39%) CATIA
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.93%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.46%) Inkscape
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) BusinessWorks
1 3 (1.39%) ENOVIA
2 1 (0.46%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.31%) Power Platform
3 3 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.46%) Boomi
4 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.46%) IaaS
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Flow
4 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (16.20%) TCP/IP
2 34 (15.74%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.31%) DNS
3 5 (2.31%) Wireless
4 4 (1.85%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.85%) HTTP
4 4 (1.85%) LTE
5 3 (1.39%) 5G
5 3 (1.39%) Firewall
5 3 (1.39%) RS-232
5 3 (1.39%) X.509
6 2 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (0.93%) DHCP
6 2 (0.93%) LAN
6 2 (0.93%) RS-485
6 2 (0.93%) UTRAN
7 1 (0.46%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (0.46%) Software-Defined Radio
7 1 (0.46%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.46%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.31%) Hadoop
2 5 (2.31%) NoSQL
2 5 (2.31%) Oracle Database
2 5 (2.31%) Power BI
3 4 (1.85%) Apache Hive
3 4 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.39%) Big Data
4 3 (1.39%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.39%) MySQL
4 3 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle BI EE
5 2 (0.93%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.93%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.46%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.46%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 42 (19.44%) Visual Studio
2 40 (18.52%) Rational DOORS
3 37 (17.13%) Eclipse
4 32 (14.81%) Git (software)
4 32 (14.81%) NetBeans
5 22 (10.19%) Rational Rhapsody
6 14 (6.48%) Rational Team Concert
7 10 (4.63%) JIRA
8 6 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.31%) Subversion
10 3 (1.39%) gcov
11 2 (0.93%) Eclipse RCP
11 2 (0.93%) Jenkins
11 2 (0.93%) Selenium
12 1 (0.46%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.46%) GitLab
12 1 (0.46%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.46%) LabVIEW
12 1 (0.46%) Maven
12 1 (0.46%) WebDriver
General
1 46 (21.30%) Military
2 22 (10.19%) Manufacturing
3 18 (8.33%) Automotive
4 11 (5.09%) Publishing
5 9 (4.17%) Avionics
5 9 (4.17%) Telecoms
6 8 (3.70%) Electronics
7 6 (2.78%) Finance
7 6 (2.78%) Law
8 3 (1.39%) Local Government
9 2 (0.93%) Advertising
9 2 (0.93%) Legal
9 2 (0.93%) Marketing
10 1 (0.46%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Banking
10 1 (0.46%) Retail
Job Titles
1 43 (19.91%) Software Engineer
2 34 (15.74%) Developer
3 28 (12.96%) Systems Engineer
4 19 (8.80%) Embedded Engineer
5 17 (7.87%) Architect
6 15 (6.94%) Analyst
7 9 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (3.70%) Software Developer
9 7 (3.24%) .NET Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.24%) Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.24%) Test Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Data Analyst
10 5 (2.31%) Design Engineer
10 5 (2.31%) Software Test Engineer
11 4 (1.85%) C# Developer
11 4 (1.85%) C++ Software Engineer
11 4 (1.85%) Designer
11 4 (1.85%) Integration Architect
11 4 (1.85%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (18.98%) Web Services
2 38 (17.59%) .NET
3 35 (16.20%) Qt
4 32 (14.81%) Node.js
5 31 (14.35%) OpenGL
6 29 (13.43%) MFC
7 28 (12.96%) ActiveX
7 28 (12.96%) DirectX
8 10 (4.63%) AngularJS
8 10 (4.63%) HTML
9 9 (4.17%) CSS
10 8 (3.70%) Apache Flex
10 8 (3.70%) REST
11 7 (3.24%) JSON
11 7 (3.24%) Middleware
11 7 (3.24%) XML
12 5 (2.31%) SOAP
12 5 (2.31%) Spring
13 4 (1.85%) ASP.NET
13 4 (1.85%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
1 17 (7.87%) TMS320
2 15 (6.94%) Embedded Systems
3 9 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.24%) User Experience
5 6 (2.78%) PKI
6 5 (2.31%) Algorithms
6 5 (2.31%) VHDL
7 4 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.39%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 2 (0.93%) Analogue Electronics
9 2 (0.93%) Data Centre
9 2 (0.93%) Data Structures
9 2 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.93%) Social Media
10 1 (0.46%) Cloud Native
10 1 (0.46%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.46%) Industrial Internet of Things
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 52 (24.07%) Linux
2 46 (21.30%) Windows
3 7 (3.24%) Unix
4 3 (1.39%) Windows 10
4 3 (1.39%) Windows Server
5 2 (0.93%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (0.93%) FreeRTOS
5 2 (0.93%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.46%) OpenVMS
6 1 (0.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.46%) Solaris
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (40.74%) Software Engineering
2 64 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
3 43 (19.91%) Mathematics
4 39 (18.06%) Scrum
5 28 (12.96%) Problem-Solving
5 28 (12.96%) UML
6 24 (11.11%) Validation
7 19 (8.80%) Systems Engineering
8 17 (7.87%) Configuration Management
9 11 (5.09%) Computer Science
9 11 (5.09%) Requirements Analysis
9 11 (5.09%) SDLC
9 11 (5.09%) Sequence Diagram
10 10 (4.63%) Project Management
11 9 (4.17%) Artificial Intelligence
11 9 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
11 9 (4.17%) SysML
11 9 (4.17%) TOGAF
12 8 (3.70%) OO
12 8 (3.70%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 67 (31.02%) C++
2 52 (24.07%) C#
3 51 (23.61%) JavaScript
4 47 (21.76%) Java
5 41 (18.98%) C
6 28 (12.96%) GLSL
6 28 (12.96%) HLSL
7 25 (11.57%) SQL
8 17 (7.87%) Python
9 11 (5.09%) MATLAB
10 7 (3.24%) Assembly Language
11 6 (2.78%) Embedded C
12 5 (2.31%) Embedded C++
13 4 (1.85%) Java 8
13 4 (1.85%) PL/SQL
13 4 (1.85%) R
14 3 (1.39%) Scala
14 3 (1.39%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.93%) Ada
16 1 (0.46%) VC++
Qualifications
1 86 (39.81%) Degree
2 68 (31.48%) Security Cleared
3 60 (27.78%) SC Cleared
4 7 (3.24%) DV Cleared
5 4 (1.85%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (1.85%) HNC
5 4 (1.85%) Numerate Degree
6 3 (1.39%) CCNA
6 3 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.39%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.39%) PhD
6 3 (1.39%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.93%) APMP
7 2 (0.93%) HND
7 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.46%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.46%) CEH
8 1 (0.46%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.33%) MISRA
2 15 (6.94%) MISRA C
3 13 (6.02%) DO-178B
4 6 (2.78%) ARP4754
4 6 (2.78%) Def Stans
4 6 (2.78%) DO-254
4 6 (2.78%) IEC 61508
5 5 (2.31%) ARP4761
5 5 (2.31%) HAZOP
6 2 (0.93%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.93%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.93%) SLA
7 1 (0.46%) GDPR
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.46%) ISO 9000
7 1 (0.46%) JTAG
7 1 (0.46%) NCSC
7 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 7 (3.24%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.31%) Firmware
3 3 (1.39%) Docker
4 2 (0.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.46%) Apache Flume
5 1 (0.46%) HDFS
5 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.46%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (1.39%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.39%) TIBCO Hawk
2 2 (0.93%) Ansible
2 2 (0.93%) Kibana
3 1 (0.46%) Ambari
3 1 (0.46%) Oozie
3 1 (0.46%) SCCM
Vendors
1 52 (24.07%) Microsoft
2 16 (7.41%) IBM
3 15 (6.94%) Oracle
4 7 (3.24%) Atlassian
4 7 (3.24%) SAP
5 5 (2.31%) CA Agile Central
5 5 (2.31%) Freescale
5 5 (2.31%) Wind River
6 3 (1.39%) Axway
6 3 (1.39%) CA
6 3 (1.39%) Cisco
6 3 (1.39%) EMC
6 3 (1.39%) Green Hills
6 3 (1.39%) Telerik
6 3 (1.39%) TIBCO
6 3 (1.39%) VMware
7 2 (0.93%) Adobe
8 1 (0.46%) Dell
8 1 (0.46%) Intel
8 1 (0.46%) Sun