Period
to 19 September 2018

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 September 2018 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 699 633 705
Rank change year-on-year -66 +72 +26
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 184 250 201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.48% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 96 66
UK median daily rate £431 £450 £378
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.17% +19.21% -8.48%
10th Percentile £287 £313 £258
90th Percentile £600 £594 £628
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £375
% change year-on-year -7.78% +20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 61 75
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £35.50 £30.50 £32.50
90th Percentile £48.90 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -5.88%

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 38,247 39,465 39,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.11% 39.97% 36.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,982 26,009 26,271
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 877 858 958
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +13.04% -3.16%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -14.29% +12.00% -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 September 2018.

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 September 2018.

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 19 September 2018. 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 -69 173 £444 -3.53% 433
UK excluding London -72 168 £415 -7.78% 463
South West -16 58 £313 -35.90% 110
South East -14 46 £600 +37.93% 98
Midlands -46 28 £600 +20.00% 95
East of England -5 23 £375 -36.17% 60
West Midlands -12 16 £600 +50.00% 58
East Midlands -30 16 £600 +15.94% 37
London +13 12 £550 +17.02% 24
North of England -14 9 £325 - 47
North West -19 8 £325 - 21
Wales -19 6 £405 - 25
Scotland -22 2 £600 - 28
Yorkshire -9 1 - - 21

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, 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 56 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 54 (29.35%) Software Engineering
3 50 (27.17%) SC Cleared
4 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
4 48 (26.09%) C++
5 42 (22.83%) Degree
6 39 (21.20%) Linux
7 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
8 31 (16.85%) C#
8 31 (16.85%) JavaScript
8 31 (16.85%) Manufacturing
9 29 (15.76%) C
10 28 (15.22%) Java
10 28 (15.22%) Windows
10 28 (15.22%) Scrum
11 25 (13.59%) Automotive
11 25 (13.59%) Mathematics
12 24 (13.04%) Ethernet
12 24 (13.04%) TCP/IP
13 23 (12.50%) Git (software)
14 22 (11.96%) Rational DOORS
14 22 (11.96%) OpenGL
15 21 (11.41%) Web Services
15 21 (11.41%) .NET
16 20 (10.87%) Visual Studio
16 20 (10.87%) Military
17 19 (10.33%) Project Management
17 19 (10.33%) Qt
17 19 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (9.78%) SDLC

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 5 (2.72%) Site Server
2 4 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) Apache Spark
3 1 (0.54%) ArcGIS
3 1 (0.54%) Confluence
3 1 (0.54%) MS Project Server
3 1 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (7.61%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.26%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.72%) Windchill
5 4 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (2.17%) Simulink
6 2 (1.09%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.54%) Abaqus
7 1 (0.54%) Mathcad
7 1 (0.54%) NASTRAN
7 1 (0.54%) OrCAD
7 1 (0.54%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.54%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.54%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (2.17%) ENOVIA
1 4 (2.17%) SAP PLM
1 4 (2.17%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.63%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.63%) Primavera
3 2 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (1.09%) SAP QM
4 1 (0.54%) Maximo
4 1 (0.54%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.54%) SAP MM
4 1 (0.54%) SAP PP
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.26%) GitHub
1 6 (3.26%) PaaS
2 5 (2.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.17%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (2.17%) Office 365
4 2 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.09%) IaaS
5 1 (0.54%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 24 (13.04%) Ethernet
1 24 (13.04%) TCP/IP
2 5 (2.72%) LAN
2 5 (2.72%) WAN
3 4 (2.17%) Firewall
3 4 (2.17%) Network Security
4 2 (1.09%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (1.09%) SMS
5 1 (0.54%) DHCP
5 1 (0.54%) DNS
5 1 (0.54%) HTTP
5 1 (0.54%) Intranet
5 1 (0.54%) L2TP
5 1 (0.54%) MPLS
5 1 (0.54%) NFC
5 1 (0.54%) VPN
5 1 (0.54%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
1 6 (3.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.54%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.54%) Cognos Analysis Studio
2 1 (0.54%) Cognos Framework Manager
2 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.54%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.54%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.54%) HBase
2 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.54%) QlikView
2 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.54%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 23 (12.50%) Git (software)
2 22 (11.96%) Rational DOORS
3 20 (10.87%) Visual Studio
4 18 (9.78%) Eclipse
5 17 (9.24%) NetBeans
6 6 (3.26%) Jenkins
7 5 (2.72%) LabVIEW
7 5 (2.72%) Subversion
8 4 (2.17%) GitLab
8 4 (2.17%) JUnit
9 3 (1.63%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.63%) Visual Studio Team System
10 2 (1.09%) JIRA
10 2 (1.09%) Rational Rhapsody
11 1 (0.54%) Bugzilla
11 1 (0.54%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.54%) EasyMock
11 1 (0.54%) Eclipse RCP
11 1 (0.54%) Redmine
General
1 31 (16.85%) Manufacturing
2 25 (13.59%) Automotive
3 20 (10.87%) Military
4 17 (9.24%) Finance
5 15 (8.15%) Electronics
6 6 (3.26%) Avionics
7 3 (1.63%) Games
8 2 (1.09%) Retail
9 1 (0.54%) Billing
9 1 (0.54%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.54%) Law
9 1 (0.54%) Legal
9 1 (0.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (17.93%) Software Engineer
2 23 (12.50%) Developer
3 18 (9.78%) Systems Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Design Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Embedded Engineer
4 14 (7.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 12 (6.52%) Architect
6 9 (4.89%) Java Developer
6 9 (4.89%) Test Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) C++ Software Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) Consultant
7 8 (4.35%) Embedded C Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) Embedded C Software Engineer
7 8 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (3.80%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Electronics Design Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Electronics Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Linux Engineer
8 7 (3.80%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (11.96%) OpenGL
2 21 (11.41%) .NET
2 21 (11.41%) Web Services
3 19 (10.33%) Qt
4 18 (9.78%) Node.js
5 15 (8.15%) ActiveX
5 15 (8.15%) DirectX
5 15 (8.15%) MFC
6 6 (3.26%) ASP.NET
6 6 (3.26%) Ember.js
6 6 (3.26%) Flash
6 6 (3.26%) XML
7 5 (2.72%) CSS
8 4 (2.17%) CSS3
8 4 (2.17%) HTML
8 4 (2.17%) HTML5
8 4 (2.17%) OAuth
8 4 (2.17%) OAuth2
8 4 (2.17%) REST
8 4 (2.17%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (4.89%) Embedded Systems
3 7 (3.80%) Computer Science
4 6 (3.26%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 6 (3.26%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.26%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (2.72%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 4 (2.17%) PKI
7 3 (1.63%) Algorithms
7 3 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.63%) Data Centre
7 3 (1.63%) GPGPU
8 2 (1.09%) User Experience
9 1 (0.54%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.54%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.54%) PMI
9 1 (0.54%) SCADA
9 1 (0.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 39 (21.20%) Linux
2 28 (15.22%) Windows
3 9 (4.89%) Unix
4 2 (1.09%) Android
4 2 (1.09%) Solaris
5 1 (0.54%) AIX
5 1 (0.54%) CentOS
5 1 (0.54%) HPUX
5 1 (0.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (29.35%) Software Engineering
2 48 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (15.22%) Scrum
4 25 (13.59%) Mathematics
5 19 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (10.33%) Project Management
6 18 (9.78%) SDLC
7 15 (8.15%) Validation
8 13 (7.07%) Test Scripting
9 11 (5.98%) Requirements Management
10 10 (5.43%) Unit Testing
11 9 (4.89%) DevOps
11 9 (4.89%) Schematic Capture
12 8 (4.35%) Coaching
12 8 (4.35%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.35%) OO
13 7 (3.80%) ITIL
13 7 (3.80%) Service Management
13 7 (3.80%) UML
13 7 (3.80%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 48 (26.09%) C++
2 31 (16.85%) C#
2 31 (16.85%) JavaScript
3 29 (15.76%) C
4 28 (15.22%) Java
5 15 (8.15%) Embedded C
5 15 (8.15%) GLSL
5 15 (8.15%) HLSL
6 10 (5.43%) Embedded C++
7 9 (4.89%) Python
8 7 (3.80%) MATLAB
8 7 (3.80%) SQL
9 4 (2.17%) PowerShell
9 4 (2.17%) Ruby
10 3 (1.63%) Ada
11 2 (1.09%) COBOL
11 2 (1.09%) ES6
11 2 (1.09%) Java 8
11 2 (1.09%) TypeScript
11 2 (1.09%) VC++
Qualifications
1 56 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 50 (27.17%) SC Cleared
3 42 (22.83%) Degree
4 10 (5.43%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (2.17%) CEH
5 4 (2.17%) CISM
5 4 (2.17%) CISSP
6 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
7 2 (1.09%) APMP
7 2 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.09%) ISEB
7 2 (1.09%) PMP
8 1 (0.54%) CCNA
8 1 (0.54%) CCNP
8 1 (0.54%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.54%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.54%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.43%) DO-254
2 7 (3.80%) QA
3 5 (2.72%) MISRA
4 4 (2.17%) ARP4754
4 4 (2.17%) DO-178B
4 4 (2.17%) GCP
4 4 (2.17%) GDPR
5 3 (1.63%) MISRA C
5 3 (1.63%) PMO
6 2 (1.09%) IEC 62304
7 1 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.54%) DO-160
7 1 (0.54%) IEC 61508
7 1 (0.54%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 4 (2.17%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (1.09%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.09%) Firmware
3 1 (0.54%) Docker
3 1 (0.54%) HDFS
3 1 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (0.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 7 (3.80%) Puppet
2 2 (1.09%) Ansible
2 2 (1.09%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.54%) QRadar
3 1 (0.54%) SCCM
Vendors
1 34 (18.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (7.07%) Oracle
3 12 (6.52%) SAP
4 10 (5.43%) EMC
5 7 (3.80%) IBM
6 6 (3.26%) Cisco
7 3 (1.63%) CA
7 3 (1.63%) Green Hills
7 3 (1.63%) Juniper
7 3 (1.63%) VMware
8 2 (1.09%) ArcSight
8 2 (1.09%) BMC
8 2 (1.09%) F5
8 2 (1.09%) MathWorks
8 2 (1.09%) McAfee
8 2 (1.09%) Remedy
8 2 (1.09%) Serena
8 2 (1.09%) ServiceNow
9 1 (0.54%) LogLogic
9 1 (0.54%) Splunk