The first 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our General category for the Cambridge region.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 38 28 34
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +6
Contract jobs citing Electronics 9 17 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.06% 4.23% 4.19%
As % of the General category 11.25% 16.04% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Average daily rate
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£325 - £288
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 8
Average hourly rate - £35.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +1.36%
General Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
80 106 126
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 18.35% 26.37% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 30 75
Average daily rate £375 £369 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.69% +15.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £263 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £485 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-1.93% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 16 24
Average hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.58% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.75 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £44.75 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
- -15.09%
Electronics
Cambridgeshire

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 22 July 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 8 (36.36%) C
2 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
3 4 (18.18%) C++
4 3 (13.64%) SolidWorks
4 3 (13.64%) Validation
4 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
4 3 (13.64%) DLNA
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
4 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
4 3 (13.64%) IPTV
4 3 (13.64%) RTSP
4 3 (13.64%) Interactive TV
4 3 (13.64%) Linux
4 3 (13.64%) MPEG
4 3 (13.64%) Middleware
4 3 (13.64%) CAD
4 3 (13.64%) DRM
4 3 (13.64%) DTV
4 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
4 3 (13.64%) CA
5 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
5 2 (9.09%) Motorola
5 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
5 2 (9.09%) XML
5 2 (9.09%) C#
5 2 (9.09%) Java
5 2 (9.09%) 4G

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (4.55%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DLNA
1 3 (13.64%) RTSP
1 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 2 (9.09%) 3GPP
2 2 (9.09%) 4G
2 2 (9.09%) LTE
3 1 (4.55%) ZigBee
3 1 (4.55%) Bluetooth
3 1 (4.55%) GPRS
3 1 (4.55%) GSM
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.55%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 5 (22.73%) Software Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Electronics Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Design Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Author
3 3 (13.64%) Technical Author
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Software Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) RF Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Performance Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Electronics Technician
5 1 (4.55%) SAP Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Tester
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.64%) Middleware
2 2 (9.09%) XML
3 1 (4.55%) CSS
3 1 (4.55%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Computer Science
1 3 (13.64%) IPTV
1 3 (13.64%) Interactive TV
1 3 (13.64%) MPEG
1 3 (13.64%) DTV
2 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.64%) Linux
2 2 (9.09%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Software Engineering
1 6 (27.27%) Performance Testing
2 3 (13.64%) Validation
2 3 (13.64%) CAD
2 3 (13.64%) DRM
3 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (4.55%) Content Management
3 1 (4.55%) Industrial Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (36.36%) C
2 4 (18.18%) C++
3 3 (13.64%) Embedded C
4 2 (9.09%) C#
4 2 (9.09%) Java
5 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (27.27%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) HNC
2 1 (4.55%) HND
Vendors
1 3 (13.64%) SolidWorks
1 3 (13.64%) CA
2 2 (9.09%) Hitachi
2 2 (9.09%) Motorola
2 2 (9.09%) Intel
3 1 (4.55%) SAP
3 1 (4.55%) HP
3 1 (4.55%) EMC
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