Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 655 695 626
Rank change year-on-year +40 -69 +15
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 218 174 239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.61% 0.45% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 65 87
UK median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +18.75% -
10th Percentile £281 £318 £299
90th Percentile £600 £600 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% +7.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 39 73
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% - -2.38%
10th Percentile £35.00 £29.40 £26.64
90th Percentile £48.75 £55.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £41.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -4.76%

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 35,684 38,966 35,357
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.14% 38.88% 36.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,413 25,812 23,449
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 789 864 902
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +4.00% -5.66%
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £51.71 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.12 £26.87 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.50% +7.46% -9.09%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 19 January 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
UK excluding London +30 205 £450 - 425
England +31 204 £450 -10.00% 408
South East +23 61 £525 +23.53% 102
South West -22 46 £375 -26.83% 118
East of England +33 39 £513 +38.51% 39
Midlands -28 39 £520 +4.00% 78
East Midlands -19 22 £600 +11.11% 30
West Midlands +10 21 £600 +50.00% 48
North of England -3 17 - - 38
North West +4 14 - - 24
London -12 6 £500 - 36
Wales -13 5 £375 -5.96% 16
Scotland -2 2 - - 32
Yorkshire - 2 - - 8
North East - 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 77 (35.32%) Security Cleared
2 69 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 60 (27.52%) Software Engineering
3 60 (27.52%) Degree
4 54 (24.77%) Linux
5 53 (24.31%) C++
5 53 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
6 52 (23.85%) Windows
7 50 (22.94%) Microsoft
8 48 (22.02%) Java
9 39 (17.89%) JavaScript
10 38 (17.43%) Manufacturing
11 35 (16.06%) C
12 34 (15.60%) C#
12 34 (15.60%) Scrum
13 32 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
14 30 (13.76%) Web Services
15 29 (13.30%) Mathematics
16 26 (11.93%) Military
17 24 (11.01%) .NET
17 24 (11.01%) Rational DOORS
18 23 (10.55%) TCP/IP
18 23 (10.55%) OpenGL
19 22 (10.09%) Validation
19 22 (10.09%) SQL
19 22 (10.09%) Visual Studio
19 22 (10.09%) Qt
20 21 (9.63%) DevOps
20 21 (9.63%) Eclipse
20 21 (9.63%) Automotive

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 (2.75%) Elasticsearch
1 6 (2.75%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (1.83%) Apache
3 4 (1.83%) NetWeaver
3 4 (1.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (1.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.38%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.38%) nginx
5 2 (0.92%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.92%) Site Server
5 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.46%) MS Project Server
6 1 (0.46%) WebLogic
Applications
1 16 (7.34%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (5.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (4.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.92%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.92%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.46%) Simulink
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.46%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.46%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 5 (2.29%) Maximo
2 4 (1.83%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (1.38%) HFM
3 3 (1.38%) SAP ERP
3 3 (1.38%) Teamcenter
4 2 (0.92%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.46%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 5 (2.29%) Boomi
1 5 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (2.29%) Office 365
2 4 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.83%) GitHub
2 4 (1.83%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (1.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.46%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 23 (10.55%) TCP/IP
2 20 (9.17%) Ethernet
3 5 (2.29%) Unified Communications
4 4 (1.83%) 3GPP
4 4 (1.83%) Firewall
4 4 (1.83%) Intranet
4 4 (1.83%) Network Security
4 4 (1.83%) Wireless
5 3 (1.38%) 5G
5 3 (1.38%) DMZ
5 3 (1.38%) HTTP
5 3 (1.38%) LTE
5 3 (1.38%) SpaceWire
5 3 (1.38%) VPN
6 2 (0.92%) DHCP
6 2 (0.92%) DNS
6 2 (0.92%) LAN
6 2 (0.92%) Skype
6 2 (0.92%) SMS
6 2 (0.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.13%) PostgreSQL
1 9 (4.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.75%) Big Data
3 3 (1.38%) MySQL
3 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.38%) Power BI
4 2 (0.92%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.92%) MS Access
4 2 (0.92%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.92%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (0.92%) Parquet
4 2 (0.92%) Snowflake Schema
5 1 (0.46%) Cognos Analysis Studio
5 1 (0.46%) Cognos Framework Manager
5 1 (0.46%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.46%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.46%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (11.01%) Rational DOORS
2 22 (10.09%) Visual Studio
3 21 (9.63%) Eclipse
4 19 (8.72%) Git (software)
4 19 (8.72%) NetBeans
5 6 (2.75%) Rational Rhapsody
6 5 (2.29%) JIRA
7 4 (1.83%) GitLab
8 3 (1.38%) JUnit
8 3 (1.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.92%) CppUnit
9 2 (0.92%) Eclipse RCP
9 2 (0.92%) LabVIEW
9 2 (0.92%) Rational Team Concert
9 2 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (0.46%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.46%) gcov
10 1 (0.46%) Jenkins
10 1 (0.46%) Rational Statemate
10 1 (0.46%) SpecFlow
General
1 38 (17.43%) Manufacturing
2 26 (11.93%) Military
3 21 (9.63%) Automotive
3 21 (9.63%) Finance
4 12 (5.50%) Avionics
4 12 (5.50%) Electronics
5 11 (5.05%) Law
6 7 (3.21%) Telecoms
7 4 (1.83%) Back Office
7 4 (1.83%) Legal
8 3 (1.38%) Games
9 1 (0.46%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 33 (15.14%) Developer
2 28 (12.84%) Architect
2 28 (12.84%) Software Engineer
3 23 (10.55%) Systems Engineer
4 15 (6.88%) Java Developer
5 13 (5.96%) Embedded Engineer
6 12 (5.50%) Analyst
6 12 (5.50%) Test Engineer
7 10 (4.59%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (3.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 8 (3.67%) Project Manager
9 7 (3.21%) Technical Architect
10 6 (2.75%) C++ Developer
10 6 (2.75%) DevOps Engineer
10 6 (2.75%) Hardware Engineer
10 6 (2.75%) Information Architect
10 6 (2.75%) Integration Architect
10 6 (2.75%) Systems Test Engineer
11 5 (2.29%) Linux Engineer
11 5 (2.29%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (13.76%) Web Services
2 24 (11.01%) .NET
3 23 (10.55%) OpenGL
4 22 (10.09%) Qt
5 20 (9.17%) MFC
5 20 (9.17%) Node.js
6 17 (7.80%) ActiveX
6 17 (7.80%) DirectX
7 9 (4.13%) AngularJS
7 9 (4.13%) Middleware
8 6 (2.75%) Ember.js
8 6 (2.75%) React
8 6 (2.75%) REST
8 6 (2.75%) Spring
8 6 (2.75%) XML
9 5 (2.29%) IDoc
9 5 (2.29%) SAML
9 5 (2.29%) SAP XI
9 5 (2.29%) SOAP
9 5 (2.29%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 18 (8.26%) Self-Motivation
2 12 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (5.50%) Embedded Systems
3 8 (3.67%) Client/Server
4 6 (2.75%) Greenfield Project
5 5 (2.29%) Mobile App
6 4 (1.83%) Data Structures
6 4 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.83%) PKI
6 4 (1.83%) User Experience
7 3 (1.38%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.38%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.38%) VHDL
8 2 (0.92%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 2 (0.92%) Machine to Machine
8 2 (0.92%) PMI
9 1 (0.46%) Symmetrix DMX
9 1 (0.46%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 54 (24.77%) Linux
2 52 (23.85%) Windows
3 16 (7.34%) Unix
4 13 (5.96%) Windows Server
5 8 (3.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.21%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.29%) Solaris
7 5 (2.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.92%) Debian
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.46%) CentOS
9 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.46%) HPUX
9 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (27.52%) Software Engineering
2 53 (24.31%) Agile Software Development
3 34 (15.60%) Scrum
4 32 (14.68%) Problem-Solving
5 29 (13.30%) Mathematics
6 22 (10.09%) Validation
7 21 (9.63%) DevOps
8 19 (8.72%) UML
9 18 (8.26%) Project Management
10 15 (6.88%) OO
10 15 (6.88%) Systems Engineering
11 13 (5.96%) Computer Science
11 13 (5.96%) SDLC
12 11 (5.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 11 (5.05%) TOGAF
13 10 (4.59%) Risk Management
14 9 (4.13%) Service Delivery
15 8 (3.67%) Requirements Management
15 8 (3.67%) Test Scripting
16 7 (3.21%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 53 (24.31%) C++
2 48 (22.02%) Java
3 39 (17.89%) JavaScript
4 35 (16.06%) C
5 34 (15.60%) C#
6 22 (10.09%) SQL
7 18 (8.26%) Python
8 17 (7.80%) GLSL
8 17 (7.80%) HLSL
9 12 (5.50%) Embedded C
10 9 (4.13%) MATLAB
11 7 (3.21%) ABAP
11 7 (3.21%) Ada
12 5 (2.29%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.29%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.29%) Ruby
13 4 (1.83%) PHP
13 4 (1.83%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.38%) Scala
15 2 (0.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 77 (35.32%) Security Cleared
2 69 (31.65%) SC Cleared
3 60 (27.52%) Degree
4 10 (4.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 6 (2.75%) HND
6 5 (2.29%) Computer Science Degree
6 5 (2.29%) HNC
6 5 (2.29%) PMI Certification
7 4 (1.83%) CEH
7 4 (1.83%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.83%) CISM
7 4 (1.83%) CISSP
7 4 (1.83%) PMP
8 3 (1.38%) CCNA
8 3 (1.38%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 2 (0.92%) BC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.46%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.29%) QA
2 4 (1.83%) ARP4754
2 4 (1.83%) GDPR
3 3 (1.38%) DO-254
3 3 (1.38%) MISRA
4 2 (0.92%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.92%) DO-178B
4 2 (0.92%) IEC 61508
4 2 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.92%) SLA
5 1 (0.46%) DO-160
5 1 (0.46%) ECSS
5 1 (0.46%) IEC 62304
5 1 (0.46%) JTAG
5 1 (0.46%) MIL-STD-1553
5 1 (0.46%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (7.34%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.29%) Docker
4 4 (1.83%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (1.83%) vSphere
5 2 (0.92%) Firmware
5 2 (0.92%) HDFS
6 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (1.38%) Ansible
1 3 (1.38%) HAProxy
1 3 (1.38%) Kubernetes
1 3 (1.38%) PTC Integrity
1 3 (1.38%) Puppet
2 2 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (0.92%) SCCM
3 1 (0.46%) QRadar
3 1 (0.46%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (0.46%) Terraform
3 1 (0.46%) WSUS
Vendors
1 50 (22.94%) Microsoft
2 18 (8.26%) Oracle
3 17 (7.80%) IBM
4 14 (6.42%) VMware
5 9 (4.13%) Red Hat
5 9 (4.13%) SAP
6 8 (3.67%) Citrix
7 5 (2.29%) Dell
7 5 (2.29%) EMC
8 4 (1.83%) Remedy
8 4 (1.83%) Serena
8 4 (1.83%) Sun
9 3 (1.38%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.38%) Cisco
9 3 (1.38%) Hyperion
9 3 (1.38%) McAfee
9 3 (1.38%) PTC
9 3 (1.38%) Siemens
9 3 (1.38%) Workday
10 2 (0.92%) F5