The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 30 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 East of England 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 106 82 113
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +31
Contract jobs citing Electronics 37 43 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.22% 1.81% 1.02%
As % of the General category 4.00% 5.65% 2.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 2
Average daily rate
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£313 £300 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £280 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £320 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 14 10
Average hourly rate £34.25 £35.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.19% +2.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.05 £21.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.85 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -
General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
925 761 1072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.56% 31.99% 35.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 505 335 561
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
- +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 72 86
Average hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -20.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.01 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.73 £41.00 £41.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -15.09%
Electronics
England

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Electronics
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Electronics Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Electronics
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Electronics Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Electronics
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire -16 22 £375 +36.36% 37
Essex -2 5 - - 5
Hertfordshire -2 5 £263 - 6
Suffolk -19 3 - - 5
Bedfordshire -22 1 - - 6
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 27 (40.91%) C
2 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
3 16 (24.24%) Degree
4 12 (18.18%) GSM
5 11 (16.67%) C++
6 10 (15.15%) Embedded C
6 10 (15.15%) EMC
7 9 (13.64%) Bluetooth
7 9 (13.64%) Wireless
7 9 (13.64%) ZigBee
7 9 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
8 7 (10.61%) LTE
8 7 (10.61%) Validation
8 7 (10.61%) Project Management
9 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
9 6 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 6 (9.09%) HND
9 6 (9.09%) CAD
9 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
9 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
9 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
10 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
10 5 (7.58%) DTV
10 5 (7.58%) UMTS
10 5 (7.58%) 3G
10 5 (7.58%) Java
10 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
11 4 (6.06%) 2G
11 4 (6.06%) ASN.1

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 (3.03%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.52%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.52%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (1.52%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.18%) GSM
2 9 (13.64%) Bluetooth
2 9 (13.64%) Wireless
2 9 (13.64%) ZigBee
3 7 (10.61%) LTE
4 5 (7.58%) UMTS
4 5 (7.58%) 3G
5 4 (6.06%) 2G
5 4 (6.06%) ASN.1
5 4 (6.06%) GPRS
5 4 (6.06%) FTP
5 4 (6.06%) HTTP
5 4 (6.06%) RTP
6 3 (4.55%) DLNA
6 3 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.55%) RTSP
7 2 (3.03%) TETRA
7 2 (3.03%) 3GPP
7 2 (3.03%) WCDMA
7 2 (3.03%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.52%) Amazon Redshift
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (6.06%) ClearCase
1 4 (6.06%) ClearQuest
1 4 (6.06%) Rational DOORS
2 3 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 2 (3.03%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.52%) LoadRunner
General
1 6 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.55%) Marketing
2 3 (4.55%) Manufacturing
2 3 (4.55%) Finance
3 1 (1.52%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 14 (21.21%) Software Engineer
2 11 (16.67%) Electronics Engineer
3 10 (15.15%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 9 (13.64%) Test Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) Design Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Developer
6 5 (7.58%) Software Test Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) Java Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) EMC Engineer
8 3 (4.55%) Senior Software Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Author
9 2 (3.03%) Technical Author
9 2 (3.03%) Architect
9 2 (3.03%) Project Manager
9 2 (3.03%) RF Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Software Test Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Hardware Engineer
9 2 (3.03%) Analyst
9 2 (3.03%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) Middleware
2 2 (3.03%) XML
3 1 (1.52%) CSS
3 1 (1.52%) HTML
3 1 (1.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
3 6 (9.09%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 5 (7.58%) DTV
4 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
5 4 (6.06%) Handset
6 3 (4.55%) MPEG
6 3 (4.55%) Interactive TV
6 3 (4.55%) IPTV
7 2 (3.03%) Device Driver
7 2 (3.03%) VHDL
7 2 (3.03%) Firmware
8 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.52%) iPhone
8 1 (1.52%) Human Factors
8 1 (1.52%) Verilog
Operating Systems
1 4 (6.06%) Linux
1 4 (6.06%) VxWorks
2 1 (1.52%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.52%) Android
2 1 (1.52%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (27.27%) Software Engineering
2 7 (10.61%) Validation
2 7 (10.61%) Project Management
3 6 (9.09%) CAD
3 6 (9.09%) Performance Testing
3 6 (9.09%) Test Scripting
4 4 (6.06%) Penetration Testing
4 4 (6.06%) Network Management
4 4 (6.06%) Information Assurance
4 4 (6.06%) Cyber Security
4 4 (6.06%) Black-Box Testing
5 3 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (4.55%) Automated Testing
5 3 (4.55%) DRM
6 2 (3.03%) Programme Management
6 2 (3.03%) Software Testing
6 2 (3.03%) UML
6 2 (3.03%) Manual Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.03%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 27 (40.91%) C
2 11 (16.67%) C++
3 10 (15.15%) Embedded C
4 5 (7.58%) Java
5 2 (3.03%) Python
6 1 (1.52%) Embedded C++
6 1 (1.52%) Assembly Language
6 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.52%) SQL
6 1 (1.52%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.52%) C#
Qualifications
1 16 (24.24%) Degree
2 6 (9.09%) HND
2 6 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.52%) ISEB
5 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.52%) HNC
5 1 (1.52%) MCTS
5 1 (1.52%) MCITP
5 1 (1.52%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.06%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.52%) QA
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) EMC
2 4 (6.06%) SolidWorks
2 4 (6.06%) SAP
3 3 (4.55%) CA
4 1 (1.52%) Tableau
4 1 (1.52%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.52%) HP
4 1 (1.52%) Intel
4 1 (1.52%) Hitachi
4 1 (1.52%) Motorola
4 1 (1.52%) Siemens
4 1 (1.52%) IBM
4 1 (1.52%) Microsoft
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Posted: 12 hours ago
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Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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