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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 29 20 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing Electronics 9 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 2.77% 5.90% 2.63%
As % of the General category 15.52% 17.98% 10.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 1
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £345 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.69% +4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -2.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-1.38% -2.70%
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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
58 89 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 17.85% 32.84% 24.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 47 37
Average daily rate £338 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.62% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £343 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £502 £558 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 12
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £36.90 £35.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.00 £41.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+23.80% -16.00%

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 27 January 2015, 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 (50.00%) EMC
2 4 (33.33%) Python
2 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
3 3 (25.00%) Degree
3 3 (25.00%) C
3 3 (25.00%) GPRS
3 3 (25.00%) GSM
4 2 (16.67%) C#
4 2 (16.67%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (16.67%) MS Office
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) DSDM
4 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
4 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
4 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
4 2 (16.67%) Internet
4 2 (16.67%) 3G
4 2 (16.67%) CAD
4 2 (16.67%) Wireless
4 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
4 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
4 2 (16.67%) Open Source
4 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
4 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (16.67%) Marketing
4 2 (16.67%) Content Management

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, 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 2 (16.67%) MS Office
1 2 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (16.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (8.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) GPRS
1 3 (25.00%) GSM
2 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
2 2 (16.67%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) 3G
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (16.67%) ZigBee
3 1 (8.33%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) 4G
3 1 (8.33%) 2G
3 1 (8.33%) LDAP
3 1 (8.33%) UMTS
3 1 (8.33%) DHCP
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) DNS
General
1 4 (33.33%) Manufacturing
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
3 1 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Hardware Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 2 (16.67%) Validation Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Hardware Test Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Mechanical Engineer
2 2 (16.67%) Test Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Mechanical Design Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Electronics Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Network Security Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) FPGA Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Programme Manager
3 1 (8.33%) Software Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) .NET
1 2 (16.67%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Open Source
1 2 (16.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) VHDL
2 1 (8.33%) Verilog
2 1 (8.33%) DTV
2 1 (8.33%) ASIC
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
1 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (16.67%) DSDM
1 2 (16.67%) CAD
1 2 (16.67%) Risk Management
1 2 (16.67%) Business Analysis
1 2 (16.67%) Enterprise Architecture
1 2 (16.67%) Content Management
1 2 (16.67%) Regression Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Validation
1 2 (16.67%) Scrum
1 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Integration Testing
1 2 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (8.33%) Information Security
2 1 (8.33%) Programme Management
2 1 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 1 (8.33%) Digital Marketing
2 1 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) Python
2 3 (25.00%) C
3 2 (16.67%) C#
3 2 (16.67%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) Assembly Language
3 2 (16.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (8.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) EMC
2 2 (16.67%) SolidWorks
3 1 (8.33%) Synopsys
3 1 (8.33%) SAP
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