The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 52 34 30
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing Electronics 16 28 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 1.93% 3.71% 4.42%
As % of the General category 9.58% 11.48% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 5
Average daily rate
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£391 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.27% -4.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £331 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £275 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% -8.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.10 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £39.30 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.57 £36.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+0.19% +1.38%
Electronics
East of England

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

General Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
167 244 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 20.12% 32.32% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 102 123
Average daily rate £350 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £257 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 24
Average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £11.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.65 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
- -22.41%

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

Electronics
Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Electronics Hourly Rate Histogram in Cambridgeshire

Electronics
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -26 4 £344 - 21
Huntingdon - - - - 1
Electronics
East of England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 13 (33.33%) GSM
2 10 (25.64%) Bluetooth
2 10 (25.64%) C
2 10 (25.64%) ZigBee
3 8 (20.51%) Wireless
3 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
4 7 (17.95%) EMC
5 6 (15.38%) 3G
5 6 (15.38%) Validation
5 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
5 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
6 5 (12.82%) Embedded C
7 4 (10.26%) CAD
7 4 (10.26%) 2G
7 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
7 4 (10.26%) Black-Box Testing
8 3 (7.69%) IPTV
8 3 (7.69%) DLNA
8 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
8 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
8 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
8 3 (7.69%) RTSP
8 3 (7.69%) Interactive TV
8 3 (7.69%) SolidWorks
8 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
8 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.69%) Middleware
8 3 (7.69%) DRM
8 3 (7.69%) DTV

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 (2.56%) XMetaL
1 1 (2.56%) Pro/ENGINEER
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (33.33%) GSM
2 10 (25.64%) Bluetooth
2 10 (25.64%) ZigBee
3 8 (20.51%) Wireless
4 6 (15.38%) 3G
5 4 (10.26%) 2G
6 3 (7.69%) TCP/IP
6 3 (7.69%) GPRS
6 3 (7.69%) RTSP
6 3 (7.69%) DLNA
7 2 (5.13%) TETRA
8 1 (2.56%) Internet
8 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Git (software)
2 2 (5.13%) LabVIEW
3 1 (2.56%) LoadRunner
General
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (25.64%) Software Engineer
2 9 (23.08%) Test Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Electronics Engineer
3 8 (20.51%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Design Engineer
4 5 (12.82%) Software Test Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) EMC Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Hardware Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Author
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Author
8 1 (2.56%) Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Project Manager
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) Middleware
2 2 (5.13%) XML
3 1 (2.56%) LAMP
3 1 (2.56%) HTML
3 1 (2.56%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) Embedded Systems
2 3 (7.69%) MPEG
2 3 (7.69%) DTV
2 3 (7.69%) Interactive TV
2 3 (7.69%) IPTV
2 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.13%) Firmware
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 1 (2.56%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (20.51%) Software Engineering
2 6 (15.38%) Performance Testing
2 6 (15.38%) Test Scripting
2 6 (15.38%) Validation
3 4 (10.26%) CAD
3 4 (10.26%) Black-Box Testing
4 3 (7.69%) DRM
4 3 (7.69%) Automated Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Integration Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Software Testing
5 2 (5.13%) Manual Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
6 1 (2.56%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.56%) Refactoring
6 1 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.56%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.56%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.56%) Change Management
6 1 (2.56%) Scrum
6 1 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) C
2 5 (12.82%) Embedded C
3 2 (5.13%) C++
3 2 (5.13%) Python
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) HNC
2 1 (2.56%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 7 (17.95%) EMC
2 3 (7.69%) CA
2 3 (7.69%) SolidWorks
3 1 (2.56%) SAP
3 1 (2.56%) HP
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