Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 515 480 657
Rank change year-on-year -35 +177 +126
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 145 177 222
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.32% 0.23%
As % of the General category 0.66% 0.84% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 45 86
10th Percentile £313 £316 £250
25th Percentile £406 £394 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £550 £425
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +29.41% +2.10%
75th Percentile £636 £625 £505
90th Percentile £678 £650 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £525 £425
% change year-on-year -14.29% +23.53% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 27 61
10th Percentile £30.00 £24.21 £34.50
25th Percentile £40.00 £28.44 £38.75
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +14.09%
75th Percentile £53.94 £48.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +16.04%

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 22,133 21,045 38,039
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.90% 37.46% 39.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,027 13,854 25,375
10th Percentile £308 £275 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £482 £485
Median % change year-on-year +3.71% -0.60% +2.11%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £431 £443 £440
% change year-on-year -2.60% +0.57% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 769 668 933
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.81
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.73 £15.00
Median hourly rate £23.47 £21.12 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +0.58% +1.94%
75th Percentile £44.25 £43.75 £41.25
90th Percentile £54.10 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.05 £20.03 £20.25
% change year-on-year +5.12% -1.09% +6.55%

Aerospace
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Aerospace.

Daily rate trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Aerospace over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Aerospace.

Hourly rate trend for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Aerospace over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Top 11 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 23 April 2021. 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 +33 135 £475 -13.64% 229
UK excluding London +61 113 £450 -14.29% 226
South West +23 31 £450 -30.77% 66
East of England +34 27 £400 -20.00% 39
Midlands +23 27 £373 -29.05% 27
South East +82 26 £475 - 53
Work from Home -234 26 £600 +9.09% 22
East Midlands +20 23 - - 11
London +6 20 £600 +9.04% 20
West Midlands +19 4 £373 -45.82% 16
Wales +9 2 £450 - 7

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 61 (42.07%) Security Cleared
2 56 (38.62%) SC Cleared
3 43 (29.66%) Software Engineering
4 37 (25.52%) C++
5 34 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (22.07%) Finance
7 28 (19.31%) C
8 26 (17.93%) SAP
9 23 (15.86%) C#
9 23 (15.86%) Java
9 23 (15.86%) Manufacturing
10 20 (13.79%) Windows
10 20 (13.79%) Linux
10 20 (13.79%) Software Testing
11 19 (13.10%) Oracle
12 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
13 15 (10.34%) UML
14 14 (9.66%) Validation
14 14 (9.66%) Degree
14 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
14 14 (9.66%) Military
15 13 (8.97%) Automotive
15 13 (8.97%) Ada
16 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
16 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
16 12 (8.28%) .NET
16 12 (8.28%) Scrum
16 12 (8.28%) Requirements Management
16 12 (8.28%) Qt
17 11 (7.59%) Azure

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 4 (2.76%) Confluence
2 3 (2.07%) Apache
2 3 (2.07%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.07%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.38%) IIS
4 1 (0.69%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 4 (2.76%) OrCAD
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) Simulink
3 2 (1.38%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (6.21%) Dynamics CRM
1 9 (6.21%) Oracle Financials
2 4 (2.76%) Primavera
3 3 (2.07%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (2.07%) Teamcenter
4 2 (1.38%) HFM
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Payables
4 2 (1.38%) Oracle Receivables
4 2 (1.38%) SAP S/4HANA
5 1 (0.69%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.69%) SAP MDM
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.59%) Azure
2 7 (4.83%) Dynamics 365
3 4 (2.76%) AWS
4 2 (1.38%) GCP
4 2 (1.38%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (1.38%) PaaS
4 2 (1.38%) SaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.69%) Serverless
5 1 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.28%) TCP/IP
2 11 (7.59%) Ethernet
3 8 (5.52%) RS-485
4 7 (4.83%) Modbus
4 7 (4.83%) RS-422
5 3 (2.07%) LAN
5 3 (2.07%) WAN
6 2 (1.38%) Network Security
6 2 (1.38%) SNMP
7 1 (0.69%) DHCP
7 1 (0.69%) DNS
7 1 (0.69%) EIGRP
7 1 (0.69%) HTTP
7 1 (0.69%) IPv6
7 1 (0.69%) SSL
7 1 (0.69%) TACACS
7 1 (0.69%) VLAN
7 1 (0.69%) VoIP
7 1 (0.69%) VPN
7 1 (0.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.45%) SAP BW
2 2 (1.38%) Big Data
2 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.38%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
2 2 (1.38%) SAP HANA
3 1 (0.69%) Apache Accumulo
3 1 (0.69%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.69%) Data Mining
3 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.69%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
3 1 (0.69%) Lumira
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.69%) Tableau
3 1 (0.69%) Tableau Server
Development Applications
1 11 (7.59%) NetBeans
1 11 (7.59%) Rational Rhapsody
2 10 (6.90%) Eclipse
2 10 (6.90%) Git (software)
2 10 (6.90%) Visual Studio
3 9 (6.21%) JIRA
4 7 (4.83%) Jenkins
5 5 (3.45%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (2.07%) GitLab
7 1 (0.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.69%) JDeveloper
7 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 32 (22.07%) Finance
2 23 (15.86%) Manufacturing
3 14 (9.66%) Military
4 13 (8.97%) Automotive
5 11 (7.59%) Law
6 10 (6.90%) Electronics
7 7 (4.83%) Avionics
8 4 (2.76%) Back Office
9 3 (2.07%) Banking
9 3 (2.07%) General Ledger
9 3 (2.07%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.38%) Local Government
10 2 (1.38%) Public Sector
10 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.69%) French Language
11 1 (0.69%) German Language
11 1 (0.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 19 (13.10%) Developer
3 11 (7.59%) Architect
4 10 (6.90%) Ada Engineer
4 10 (6.90%) Ada Software Engineer
4 10 (6.90%) Project Manager
5 9 (6.21%) Programme Manager
6 8 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) C++ Developer
7 7 (4.83%) C++ Software Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) Embedded Engineer
7 7 (4.83%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Hardware Engineer
8 6 (4.14%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.14%) SAP Manager
8 6 (4.14%) SC Cleared Java Developer
9 5 (3.45%) CRM Manager
9 5 (3.45%) Design Engineer
9 5 (3.45%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.28%) .NET
1 12 (8.28%) Qt
2 11 (7.59%) Node.js
2 11 (7.59%) Web Services
3 7 (4.83%) ActiveX
3 7 (4.83%) AngularJS
3 7 (4.83%) DirectX
3 7 (4.83%) MFC
3 7 (4.83%) OpenGL
4 6 (4.14%) React
5 2 (1.38%) Apache NiFi
5 2 (1.38%) Apache Thrift
5 2 (1.38%) HTML
5 2 (1.38%) HTML5
5 2 (1.38%) Kafka
5 2 (1.38%) Middleware
5 2 (1.38%) REST
5 2 (1.38%) SOAP
5 2 (1.38%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.69%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.52%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.14%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (3.45%) VHDL
5 3 (2.07%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (2.07%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 3 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
5 3 (2.07%) Verilog
6 2 (1.38%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.38%) Replication
6 2 (1.38%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (0.69%) CAN bus
7 1 (0.69%) Clustering
7 1 (0.69%) Data Centre
7 1 (0.69%) FMCG
7 1 (0.69%) Organisational Skills
7 1 (0.69%) PKI
7 1 (0.69%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 20 (13.79%) Linux
1 20 (13.79%) Windows
2 4 (2.76%) CentOS
2 4 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (29.66%) Software Engineering
2 34 (23.45%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (13.79%) Software Testing
4 15 (10.34%) UML
5 14 (9.66%) Integration Testing
5 14 (9.66%) Validation
6 12 (8.28%) Requirements Management
6 12 (8.28%) Scrum
7 11 (7.59%) Configuration Management
7 11 (7.59%) DevOps
7 11 (7.59%) Mathematics
7 11 (7.59%) Project Management
7 11 (7.59%) Risk Management
7 11 (7.59%) SysML
8 10 (6.90%) CRM
9 9 (6.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 9 (6.21%) Test Strategy
10 8 (5.52%) Migration
10 8 (5.52%) Programme Delivery
10 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) C++
2 28 (19.31%) C
3 23 (15.86%) C#
3 23 (15.86%) Java
4 13 (8.97%) Ada
5 12 (8.28%) JavaScript
6 10 (6.90%) Ada 95
7 7 (4.83%) GLSL
7 7 (4.83%) HLSL
8 6 (4.14%) Python
8 6 (4.14%) SQL
9 4 (2.76%) Embedded C
10 3 (2.07%) Bash Shell
10 3 (2.07%) Groovy
10 3 (2.07%) MATLAB
10 3 (2.07%) PowerShell
11 2 (1.38%) Embedded C++
11 2 (1.38%) Java 8
12 1 (0.69%) Kotlin
12 1 (0.69%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 61 (42.07%) Security Cleared
2 56 (38.62%) SC Cleared
3 14 (9.66%) Degree
4 5 (3.45%) HND
5 4 (2.76%) DV Cleared
5 4 (2.76%) HNC
6 2 (1.38%) ACCA
6 2 (1.38%) CCNP
6 2 (1.38%) CIMA
6 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.69%) CCNA
7 1 (0.69%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.69%) MAPM
7 1 (0.69%) MCSE
7 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.14%) ECSS
2 5 (3.45%) PMO
3 4 (2.76%) MISRA
4 3 (2.07%) QA
5 2 (1.38%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.38%) NIST
5 2 (1.38%) NIST 800
5 2 (1.38%) SLA
6 1 (0.69%) COSHH
6 1 (0.69%) Def Stans
6 1 (0.69%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.69%) IEC 61508
6 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 11 (7.59%) Docker
2 3 (2.07%) Active Directory
2 3 (2.07%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 9 (6.21%) Kubernetes
2 5 (3.45%) Ansible
3 3 (2.07%) Puppet
3 3 (2.07%) SCCM
3 3 (2.07%) WSUS
4 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.69%) Terraform
Vendors
1 26 (17.93%) SAP
2 19 (13.10%) Oracle
3 17 (11.72%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.14%) Google
5 5 (3.45%) Workday
6 4 (2.76%) Keysight
7 3 (2.07%) Ariba
7 3 (2.07%) Atlassian
7 3 (2.07%) Sparx
8 2 (1.38%) BiZZdesign
8 2 (1.38%) Cisco
8 2 (1.38%) EMC
8 2 (1.38%) NetApp
9 1 (0.69%) HP
9 1 (0.69%) IBM
9 1 (0.69%) Mapbox
9 1 (0.69%) Mentor Graphics
9 1 (0.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (0.69%) Siemens
9 1 (0.69%) VMware