Period
to 2 June 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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 461 637 766
Rank change year-on-year +176 +129 -92
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 147 207 128
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.23% 0.13%
As % of the General category 0.84% 0.57% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 71 47
Median daily rate £551 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.02% +4.24% -
10th Percentile £322 £325 £295
90th Percentile £650 £563 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £619 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +41.43% +9.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 55 29
Median hourly rate £41.25 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% -3.53%
10th Percentile £25.19 £33.30 £24.10
90th Percentile £52.13 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% -2.35%

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 17,509 36,349 41,815
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.48% 40.10% 41.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,993 23,519 27,220
Median daily rate £498 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.05% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 615 971 1,119
Median hourly rate £26.87 £22.83 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.70% +4.25% -0.45%
10th Percentile £12.79 £12.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.22% +15.00% -7.05%

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 2020.

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 2 June 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 +173 131 £575 +32.95% 102
UK excluding London +120 124 £619 +41.43% 120
South West +41 48 £650 +51.16% 23
Midlands +86 29 £513 +20.59% 18
East of England +43 23 £525 - 24
East Midlands +57 21 £443 -3.01% 10
London +186 14 £551 +42.06% 7
South East +91 9 £375 -15.49% 18
North of England +79 8 £588 +51.61% 12
West Midlands +62 8 £688 +61.76% 8
North West +53 6 £588 +51.61% 9
Wales +32 6 - - 6
Work from Home +14 3 £550 +22.22% 6
North East +29 2 £413 - 1
Scotland +49 1 - - 19

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 61 (41.50%) Security Cleared
2 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (30.61%) Degree
4 43 (29.25%) Scrum
5 42 (28.57%) Java
5 42 (28.57%) SC Cleared
6 41 (27.89%) C#
7 39 (26.53%) Software Engineering
8 38 (25.85%) Linux
9 36 (24.49%) Windows
9 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
10 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
11 33 (22.45%) C++
12 31 (21.09%) .NET
12 31 (21.09%) Military
13 30 (20.41%) Visual Studio
14 29 (19.73%) Mathematics
15 28 (19.05%) Web Services
16 27 (18.37%) Eclipse
16 27 (18.37%) NetBeans
16 27 (18.37%) Node.js
17 26 (17.69%) Qt
17 26 (17.69%) Ethernet
17 26 (17.69%) TCP/IP
18 25 (17.01%) Python
18 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
19 24 (16.33%) GLSL
19 24 (16.33%) HLSL
19 24 (16.33%) ActiveX
19 24 (16.33%) 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 11 (7.48%) Confluence
2 2 (1.36%) Apache Spark
2 2 (1.36%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.68%) Apache
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.68%) Ethereum
3 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (2.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (2.04%) Simulink
4 2 (1.36%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.36%) Windchill
5 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (1.36%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.36%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.36%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.68%) Misys Midas
2 1 (0.68%) R3 Corda
2 1 (0.68%) SAP CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.68%) SAP FI/CO
2 1 (0.68%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.12%) GCP
2 6 (4.08%) AWS
2 6 (4.08%) Azure
3 5 (3.40%) Power Platform
4 2 (1.36%) SaaS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EMR
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon SageMaker
5 1 (0.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 26 (17.69%) Ethernet
1 26 (17.69%) TCP/IP
2 2 (1.36%) NetScaler
2 2 (1.36%) Skype
3 1 (0.68%) 3G
3 1 (0.68%) 4G
3 1 (0.68%) DNS
3 1 (0.68%) Internet
3 1 (0.68%) Intranet
3 1 (0.68%) LTE
3 1 (0.68%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (0.68%) UMTS
3 1 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.68%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (8.16%) Hadoop
2 11 (7.48%) Apache Accumulo
3 8 (5.44%) SQL Server
4 5 (3.40%) MongoDB
4 5 (3.40%) Power BI
4 5 (3.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.72%) BigQuery
5 4 (2.72%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.72%) SAP BW
6 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.04%) Redis
7 2 (1.36%) Blockchain
7 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (1.36%) Oracle8/8i Database
7 2 (1.36%) SAP HANA
8 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.68%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (20.41%) Visual Studio
2 27 (18.37%) Eclipse
2 27 (18.37%) NetBeans
3 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
4 11 (7.48%) Bitbucket
4 11 (7.48%) Jenkins
4 11 (7.48%) JIRA
5 6 (4.08%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (1.36%) Oracle APEX
6 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 2 (1.36%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.68%) Gradle
7 1 (0.68%) LSMW
7 1 (0.68%) Polyspace
7 1 (0.68%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.68%) Rational Team Concert
7 1 (0.68%) VectorCAST
General
1 31 (21.09%) Military
2 24 (16.33%) Manufacturing
3 10 (6.80%) Automotive
3 10 (6.80%) Finance
4 5 (3.40%) Electronics
4 5 (3.40%) Law
5 4 (2.72%) Marketing
6 3 (2.04%) Avionics
6 3 (2.04%) Games
6 3 (2.04%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.36%) Legal
7 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (9.52%) Developer
2 11 (7.48%) Administrator
2 11 (7.48%) Linux Administrator
2 11 (7.48%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 11 (7.48%) Systems Administration Leader
2 11 (7.48%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (6.80%) Architect
3 10 (6.80%) Project Manager
4 9 (6.12%) Software Engineer
5 8 (5.44%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (4.76%) IT Manager
7 6 (4.08%) Analyst
7 6 (4.08%) FPGA Engineer
7 6 (4.08%) IT Project Manager
8 5 (3.40%) Enterprise Architect
9 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (2.72%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 4 (2.72%) Data Architect
9 4 (2.72%) Transition Manager
10 3 (2.04%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (21.09%) .NET
2 28 (19.05%) Web Services
3 27 (18.37%) Node.js
4 26 (17.69%) Qt
5 24 (16.33%) ActiveX
5 24 (16.33%) DirectX
5 24 (16.33%) MFC
5 24 (16.33%) OpenGL
6 11 (7.48%) Apache NiFi
6 11 (7.48%) Kafka
7 6 (4.08%) AngularJS
7 6 (4.08%) TensorFlow
8 5 (3.40%) HTML
8 5 (3.40%) Natural Language Processing
8 5 (3.40%) WinForms
8 5 (3.40%) WPF
9 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET
9 4 (2.72%) CSS
10 3 (2.04%) NumPy
10 3 (2.04%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.84%) Management Information System
2 11 (7.48%) PKI
2 11 (7.48%) VHDL
3 9 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (6.12%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 8 (5.44%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.40%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.72%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.36%) Arduino
7 2 (1.36%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.36%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.36%) Kinect
7 2 (1.36%) Oculus Rift
7 2 (1.36%) User Experience
8 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.68%) Handset
8 1 (0.68%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 38 (25.85%) Linux
2 36 (24.49%) Windows
3 11 (7.48%) CentOS
3 11 (7.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (3.40%) Windows 10
5 2 (1.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.36%) Windows 7
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server
5 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (0.68%) Nucleus RTOS
6 1 (0.68%) Unix
6 1 (0.68%) VMS
6 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.69%) Agile Software Development
2 43 (29.25%) Scrum
3 39 (26.53%) Software Engineering
4 29 (19.73%) Mathematics
5 23 (15.65%) Project Management
6 17 (11.56%) Problem-Solving
6 17 (11.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 14 (9.52%) DevOps
7 14 (9.52%) Incident Management
8 13 (8.84%) Customer Requirements
9 12 (8.16%) Open Source
10 11 (7.48%) Data Privacy
10 11 (7.48%) Technical Leadership
11 10 (6.80%) Machine Learning
12 8 (5.44%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (5.44%) Systems Engineering
12 8 (5.44%) Validation
13 7 (4.76%) Data Science
13 7 (4.76%) Test Strategy
14 6 (4.08%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (28.57%) Java
2 41 (27.89%) C#
3 35 (23.81%) JavaScript
4 33 (22.45%) C++
5 25 (17.01%) Python
6 24 (16.33%) GLSL
6 24 (16.33%) HLSL
7 14 (9.52%) SQL
8 12 (8.16%) Perl
9 11 (7.48%) Bash Shell
9 11 (7.48%) C
10 5 (3.40%) MATLAB
11 4 (2.72%) ABAP
11 4 (2.72%) Ada
12 3 (2.04%) R
12 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
13 2 (1.36%) Assembly Language
13 2 (1.36%) Embedded C
13 2 (1.36%) T-SQL
13 2 (1.36%) VB
Qualifications
1 61 (41.50%) Security Cleared
2 45 (30.61%) Degree
3 42 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.84%) DV Cleared
5 6 (4.08%) HNC
6 5 (3.40%) HND
7 3 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.36%) IIBA
8 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) CCNP
9 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.68%) LPIC
9 1 (0.68%) MCSE
9 1 (0.68%) PhD
9 1 (0.68%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.68%) PMP
9 1 (0.68%) Postgraduate
9 1 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.04%) Data Quality
1 3 (2.04%) GDPR
1 3 (2.04%) PMO
1 3 (2.04%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) Def Stans
2 2 (1.36%) DO-178B
2 2 (1.36%) ECSS
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.36%) MISRA
3 1 (0.68%) DO-254
3 1 (0.68%) MISRA C
3 1 (0.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 13 (8.84%) Docker
3 11 (7.48%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 3 (2.04%) Firmware
5 2 (1.36%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 2 (1.36%) XenApp
5 2 (1.36%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (7.48%) Ansible
Vendors
1 36 (24.49%) Microsoft
2 15 (10.20%) SAP
3 12 (8.16%) VMware
4 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
5 7 (4.76%) Oracle
6 5 (3.40%) Remedy
6 5 (3.40%) Xilinx
7 4 (2.72%) Altera
7 4 (2.72%) Citrix
8 3 (2.04%) Google
8 3 (2.04%) IBM
9 2 (1.36%) EMC
9 2 (1.36%) Hyperion
9 2 (1.36%) IFS
9 2 (1.36%) MathWorks
9 2 (1.36%) ServiceNow
10 1 (0.68%) Ariba
10 1 (0.68%) Cisco
10 1 (0.68%) Sophos
10 1 (0.68%) Workday