The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 20 October 2014 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 43 31 30
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -1
Contract jobs citing Electronics 2 10 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.53% 3.00% 5.00%
As % of the General category 2.47% 12.20% 17.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.75% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £39.50 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.65% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +7.14%
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Cambridgeshire

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

General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
81 82 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 21.43% 24.62% 29.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 36 70
Average daily rate £293 £300 £386
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -22.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.21% +2.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.22 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+10.28% -14.55%

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) SolidWorks
2 4 (36.36%) CAD
3 3 (27.27%) Degree
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 2 (18.18%) C
4 2 (18.18%) Bluetooth
4 2 (18.18%) GSM
4 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
5 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
5 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
5 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
5 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
5 1 (9.09%) HP
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
5 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
5 1 (9.09%) Internet
5 1 (9.09%) 3G
5 1 (9.09%) GPRS
5 1 (9.09%) SAP
5 1 (9.09%) XML
5 1 (9.09%) Wireless
5 1 (9.09%) XMetaL
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Content Management
5 1 (9.09%) Industrial Design
5 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
5 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) GSM
1 2 (18.18%) Bluetooth
1 2 (18.18%) ZigBee
2 1 (9.09%) GPRS
2 1 (9.09%) Ethernet
2 1 (9.09%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) 3G
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Electronics Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) Design Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Hardware Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Mechanical Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) SAP Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
4 1 (9.09%) Author
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Author
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 1 (9.09%) Internet of Things
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Performance Testing
2 4 (36.36%) CAD
3 3 (27.27%) Validation
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Content Management
4 1 (9.09%) Industrial Design
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) C
2 1 (9.09%) Embedded C
2 1 (9.09%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) SolidWorks
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) EMC
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
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