The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 52 61 59
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -2
Contract jobs citing Electronics 4 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.54% 0.28% 0.17%
As % of the General category 1.53% 0.85% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.75 £35.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.33% -2.73%
Electronics
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

General Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
261 234 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.94% 32.82% 33.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 145 117
Average daily rate £375 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £200 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £384 £388
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £175.00 £23.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-91.14% +657.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £33.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £175.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronics across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronics across the Birmingham region.

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronics across the Birmingham region.

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Electronics also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronics.

1 6 (42.86%) Automotive
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
1 6 (42.86%) Device Driver
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) German Language
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (28.57%) Marketing
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
3 4 (28.57%) DTV
3 4 (28.57%) SAP
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
4 3 (21.43%) FlexRay
5 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
5 2 (14.29%) F5
5 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (14.29%) SysML
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) IPsec
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) Firmware
5 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing Electronics also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Electronics. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Office
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (28.57%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) FlexRay
2 2 (14.29%) VPN
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) IPsec
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (7.14%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Rational DOORS
General
1 6 (42.86%) Automotive
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 5 (35.71%) German Language
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Manufacturing
3 4 (28.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Software Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Embedded Software Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (14.29%) Network Analyst
5 2 (14.29%) Design Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) VB.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior VB.NET Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Avaya Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineer
6 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) .NET
1 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Device Driver
2 4 (28.57%) DTV
3 2 (14.29%) Embedded Systems
4 1 (7.14%) EPoS
4 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Windows
1 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
1 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Migration
2 5 (35.71%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) Requirements Analysis
3 4 (28.57%) Digital Marketing
3 4 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (28.57%) Programme Management
4 2 (14.29%) UML
4 2 (14.29%) SysML
5 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C#
1 1 (7.14%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) CCNP
1 2 (14.29%) CCNA
1 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (14.29%) SC Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Firmware
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SAP
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) CheckPoint
2 2 (14.29%) F5
3 1 (7.14%) Verint
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya