Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 561 692 643
Rank change year-on-year +131 -49 +47
Contract jobs citing Aerospace 240 202 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.28% 0.20% 0.25%
As % of the General category 0.73% 0.48% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 87 100
UK median daily rate £475 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.28% -10.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £327 £258 £303
90th Percentile £593 £600 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £383 £450
% change year-on-year +17.65% -15.00% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 44 57
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £44.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £25.80 £34.50 £29.20
90th Percentile £52.35 £49.10 £54.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £42.50 £44.50
% change year-on-year +11.76% -4.49% +11.25%

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 32,783 41,751 43,979
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.71% 40.36% 43.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,000 27,048 29,102
UK median daily rate £478 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £290 £290 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.92% +0.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 983 1,154 1,089
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% -6.67% +9.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.85 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £22.65
% change year-on-year +8.80% -11.68% +10.46%

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 23 October 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 23 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Aerospace in the UK

Aerospace
Top 13 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 October 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 +118 227 £475 +20.25% 446
UK excluding London +67 205 £450 +17.65% 452
South West 0 68 £450 +44.00% 117
South East +48 53 £448 -18.64% 103
Midlands +65 45 £450 -25.00% 56
East Midlands +50 36 £338 -43.75% 21
East of England +31 31 £50 -88.24% 73
London +99 25 £531 -3.41% 34
West Midlands +19 7 £450 -25.00% 35
North of England +21 4 £388 +19.23% 63
North West +14 4 £388 +19.23% 48
Scotland +28 3 - - 27
Wales +21 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 92 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 85 (35.42%) SC Cleared
3 76 (31.67%) Software Engineering
4 73 (30.42%) Degree
5 68 (28.33%) C++
6 57 (23.75%) Linux
6 57 (23.75%) Microsoft
7 52 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
8 50 (20.83%) C#
9 47 (19.58%) Windows
10 45 (18.75%) Scrum
10 45 (18.75%) Military
11 43 (17.92%) Java
11 43 (17.92%) JavaScript
11 43 (17.92%) Mathematics
12 42 (17.50%) Visual Studio
13 40 (16.67%) Web Services
14 39 (16.25%) Eclipse
15 36 (15.00%) Ethernet
15 36 (15.00%) TCP/IP
16 35 (14.58%) Git (software)
16 35 (14.58%) Qt
16 35 (14.58%) Node.js
17 34 (14.17%) .NET
17 34 (14.17%) C
17 34 (14.17%) NetBeans
18 31 (12.92%) OpenGL
18 31 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
19 30 (12.50%) MFC
19 30 (12.50%) Manufacturing

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 (1.67%) Skype for Business
2 3 (1.25%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.83%) Apache
3 2 (0.83%) CMS
3 2 (0.83%) Confluence
3 2 (0.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.42%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.42%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.75%) Simulink
2 6 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.25%) Stateflow
5 2 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.83%) Inkscape
5 2 (0.83%) Siemens NX
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.42%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (3.33%) Teamcenter
2 5 (2.08%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
3 3 (1.25%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.25%) SAP PP
4 2 (0.83%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.83%) SAP PLM
4 2 (0.83%) SAP PM
5 1 (0.42%) ENOVIA
5 1 (0.42%) Maximo
5 1 (0.42%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.42%) SAP IBP
5 1 (0.42%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 16 (6.67%) Azure
2 5 (2.08%) AWS
2 5 (2.08%) GCP
3 4 (1.67%) IaaS
3 4 (1.67%) Office 365
3 4 (1.67%) PaaS
3 4 (1.67%) SaaS
4 3 (1.25%) Power Platform
5 2 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.42%) Boomi
6 1 (0.42%) Microsoft Flow
Communications & Networking
1 36 (15.00%) Ethernet
1 36 (15.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (2.92%) Firewall
3 5 (2.08%) Skype
4 3 (1.25%) DNS
4 3 (1.25%) X.509
5 2 (0.83%) HTTP
5 2 (0.83%) Internet
5 2 (0.83%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (0.83%) Network Security
5 2 (0.83%) SNMP
5 2 (0.83%) Sourcefire
5 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.42%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.42%) Intranet
6 1 (0.42%) RS-232
6 1 (0.42%) RS-485
6 1 (0.42%) Tactical Data Link
6 1 (0.42%) Unified Communications
6 1 (0.42%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.67%) Oracle Database
3 3 (1.25%) Hadoop
3 3 (1.25%) Power BI
4 2 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.42%) Apache Hive
5 1 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.42%) Big Data
5 1 (0.42%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (0.42%) EDMS
5 1 (0.42%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.42%) MS Access
5 1 (0.42%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.42%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.42%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (0.42%) Snowflake Schema
Development Applications
1 42 (17.50%) Visual Studio
2 39 (16.25%) Eclipse
3 35 (14.58%) Git (software)
4 34 (14.17%) NetBeans
5 16 (6.67%) JIRA
5 16 (6.67%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (5.00%) Rational Rhapsody
7 6 (2.50%) Subversion
8 5 (2.08%) Rational Team Concert
9 4 (1.67%) gcov
10 2 (0.83%) HP UFT
10 2 (0.83%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.83%) JUnit
10 2 (0.83%) LSMW
10 2 (0.83%) Selenium
10 2 (0.83%) Telerik Test Studio
10 2 (0.83%) TestComplete
10 2 (0.83%) WATIR
11 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
11 1 (0.42%) ERwin
General
1 45 (18.75%) Military
2 30 (12.50%) Manufacturing
3 16 (6.67%) Avionics
4 14 (5.83%) Law
5 13 (5.42%) Finance
6 10 (4.17%) Automotive
7 7 (2.92%) Public Sector
8 5 (2.08%) Local Government
9 4 (1.67%) Electronics
10 3 (1.25%) Legal
10 3 (1.25%) Telecoms
11 2 (0.83%) Publishing
11 2 (0.83%) Retail
12 1 (0.42%) Arabic Language
12 1 (0.42%) Marketing
12 1 (0.42%) Police
Job Titles
1 35 (14.58%) Software Engineer
2 25 (10.42%) Architect
3 24 (10.00%) Developer
3 24 (10.00%) Systems Engineer
4 23 (9.58%) Embedded Engineer
5 17 (7.08%) Analyst
6 11 (4.58%) Solutions Architect
7 10 (4.17%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 9 (3.75%) Project Manager
9 8 (3.33%) Python Developer
10 7 (2.92%) Consultant
10 7 (2.92%) Test Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) C++ Software Engineer
11 6 (2.50%) Desktop Engineer
12 5 (2.08%) Integration Architect
13 4 (1.67%) .NET Developer
13 4 (1.67%) Data Architect
13 4 (1.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 4 (1.67%) SAP Consultant
13 4 (1.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (16.67%) Web Services
2 35 (14.58%) Node.js
2 35 (14.58%) Qt
3 34 (14.17%) .NET
4 31 (12.92%) OpenGL
5 30 (12.50%) MFC
6 29 (12.08%) ActiveX
6 29 (12.08%) DirectX
7 7 (2.92%) CSS
8 6 (2.50%) AngularJS
8 6 (2.50%) HTML
8 6 (2.50%) Middleware
8 6 (2.50%) React
8 6 (2.50%) REST
8 6 (2.50%) XML
9 4 (1.67%) LDAP
9 4 (1.67%) SOAP
9 4 (1.67%) Software Packaging
10 3 (1.25%) Flask
10 3 (1.25%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.08%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.33%) PKI
5 4 (1.67%) Client/Server
5 4 (1.67%) Driving Licence
5 4 (1.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 4 (1.67%) User Experience
5 4 (1.67%) VHDL
6 3 (1.25%) Algorithms
6 3 (1.25%) Device Driver
7 2 (0.83%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (0.83%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (0.83%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.42%) CAN bus
8 1 (0.42%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.42%) Graphic Design
8 1 (0.42%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.42%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.42%) TMS320
Operating Systems
1 57 (23.75%) Linux
2 47 (19.58%) Windows
3 7 (2.92%) Unix
4 6 (2.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.25%) Windows 7
7 2 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (0.42%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (0.42%) Solaris
8 1 (0.42%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (31.67%) Software Engineering
2 52 (21.67%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (18.75%) Scrum
4 43 (17.92%) Mathematics
5 31 (12.92%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (10.83%) Stakeholder Management
7 19 (7.92%) Validation
8 15 (6.25%) Project Management
9 12 (5.00%) Configuration Management
9 12 (5.00%) UML
10 10 (4.17%) FMEA
10 10 (4.17%) SDLC
10 10 (4.17%) SOA
11 9 (3.75%) Continuous Improvement
11 9 (3.75%) Systems Engineering
11 9 (3.75%) TOGAF
12 8 (3.33%) CAE
12 8 (3.33%) Enterprise Architecture
12 8 (3.33%) Migration
12 8 (3.33%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 68 (28.33%) C++
2 50 (20.83%) C#
3 43 (17.92%) Java
3 43 (17.92%) JavaScript
4 34 (14.17%) C
5 29 (12.08%) GLSL
5 29 (12.08%) HLSL
6 22 (9.17%) Python
7 17 (7.08%) SQL
8 9 (3.75%) Embedded C
8 9 (3.75%) MATLAB
9 5 (2.08%) Embedded C++
10 3 (1.25%) ES6
10 3 (1.25%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.25%) Ruby
11 2 (0.83%) Go
11 2 (0.83%) Lua
11 2 (0.83%) Perl
11 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 92 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 85 (35.42%) SC Cleared
3 73 (30.42%) Degree
4 18 (7.50%) DV Cleared
5 5 (2.08%) Master's Degree
6 3 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.25%) HNC
6 3 (1.25%) TOGAF Certification
7 2 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (0.83%) CCIE
7 2 (0.83%) CCNA
7 2 (0.83%) GCIA
7 2 (0.83%) GCIH
7 2 (0.83%) GIAC
7 2 (0.83%) HND
7 2 (0.83%) MCSE
7 2 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.83%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.00%) DO-254
2 10 (4.17%) DO-178B
3 8 (3.33%) Def Stans
3 8 (3.33%) IEC 61508
4 7 (2.92%) ARP4754
4 7 (2.92%) ARP4761
4 7 (2.92%) HAZOP
4 7 (2.92%) MISRA
5 3 (1.25%) MISRA C
6 2 (0.83%) GDPR
7 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.42%) DO-160
7 1 (0.42%) ECSS
7 1 (0.42%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.42%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (3.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.83%) Docker
2 2 (0.83%) Firmware
2 2 (0.83%) Snort
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (1.67%) SCCM
2 3 (1.25%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.42%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.42%) Data Guard
4 1 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (0.42%) Kibana
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.42%) Oracle ZFS
4 1 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 57 (23.75%) Microsoft
2 20 (8.33%) SAP
3 8 (3.33%) Oracle
4 6 (2.50%) Atlassian
4 6 (2.50%) CA
5 5 (2.08%) BiZZdesign
5 5 (2.08%) Sparx
6 4 (1.67%) Axway
6 4 (1.67%) TIBCO
6 4 (1.67%) VMware
7 3 (1.25%) Adobe
7 3 (1.25%) Blue Coat
7 3 (1.25%) Cisco
7 3 (1.25%) MathWorks
7 3 (1.25%) Splunk
8 2 (0.83%) ArcSight
8 2 (0.83%) FireEye
8 2 (0.83%) IBM
8 2 (0.83%) Keysight
8 2 (0.83%) LogRhythm