The 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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 103 91 93
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Contract jobs citing Electronics 44 33 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 1.45% 1.39% 1.55%
As % of the General category 4.39% 4.42% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 9
Average daily rate
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£408 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+41.61% +0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £382 £278 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £298 £355
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 12
Average hourly rate £38.50 £40.50 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.93% +20.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £35.95 £29.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.04 £43.65 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Electronics
England

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

General Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
1003 746 1193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 33.10% 31.49% 37.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 561 371 613
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £246 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.13% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 68 80
Average hourly rate £30.33 £16.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+83.78% -44.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.01 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -29.20%

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
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 1 October 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 1 October 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
Essex 0 16 - - 3
Cambridgeshire -6 13 £408 - 37
Suffolk +9 7 - - 2
Hertfordshire -22 4 - - 8
Bedfordshire -15 1 - - 2
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (27.85%) C
1 22 (27.85%) Automotive
2 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
3 14 (17.72%) Degree
4 13 (16.46%) C++
5 10 (12.66%) EMC
5 10 (12.66%) Embedded C
6 9 (11.39%) GSM
6 9 (11.39%) Wireless
6 9 (11.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 9 (11.39%) ZigBee
6 9 (11.39%) Embedded Systems
7 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
7 7 (8.86%) CAD
7 7 (8.86%) HND
8 6 (7.59%) UML
8 6 (7.59%) Bluetooth
8 6 (7.59%) 3G
8 6 (7.59%) Project Management
8 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
8 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
8 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security
9 5 (6.33%) Black-Box Testing
9 5 (6.33%) Chartered Engineer
9 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
9 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
9 5 (6.33%) Information Assurance
9 5 (6.33%) Network Management
9 5 (6.33%) Rational DOORS

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

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (2.53%) AutoCAD
2 1 (1.27%) Simulink
2 1 (1.27%) Pro/ENGINEER
2 1 (1.27%) XMetaL
Business Applications
1 2 (2.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.39%) GSM
1 9 (11.39%) Wireless
1 9 (11.39%) ZigBee
2 6 (7.59%) Bluetooth
2 6 (7.59%) 3G
3 4 (5.06%) FTP
3 4 (5.06%) HTTP
3 4 (5.06%) UMTS
3 4 (5.06%) 2G
3 4 (5.06%) RTP
3 4 (5.06%) ASN.1
3 4 (5.06%) LTE
4 3 (3.80%) GPRS
5 1 (1.27%) Internet
5 1 (1.27%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.27%) WCDMA
5 1 (1.27%) Ethernet
Development Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Rational DOORS
2 4 (5.06%) ClearCase
2 4 (5.06%) ClearQuest
3 2 (2.53%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.27%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
General
1 22 (27.85%) Automotive
2 5 (6.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (5.06%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.80%) Marketing
4 3 (3.80%) Finance
4 3 (3.80%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 12 (15.19%) Electronics Engineer
2 11 (13.92%) Software Engineer
3 9 (11.39%) Test Engineer
4 7 (8.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 6 (7.59%) Design Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Java Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Software Test Engineer
7 3 (3.80%) Developer
8 2 (2.53%) Architect
8 2 (2.53%) Project Manager
8 2 (2.53%) EMC Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Mechanical Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Hardware Engineer
8 2 (2.53%) Designer
9 1 (1.27%) Mac Developer
9 1 (1.27%) EMC Test Engineer
9 1 (1.27%) iOS Developer
9 1 (1.27%) Principal Engineer
9 1 (1.27%) iPhone Developer
9 1 (1.27%) CAD Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) LAMP
1 1 (1.27%) XML
1 1 (1.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
1 9 (11.39%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (7.59%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.33%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.06%) Handset
5 2 (2.53%) DTV
5 2 (2.53%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.27%) iPhone
6 1 (1.27%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.27%) Physics
6 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.06%) VxWorks
2 1 (1.27%) Apple iOS
2 1 (1.27%) Windows
2 1 (1.27%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) Software Engineering
2 7 (8.86%) Test Scripting
2 7 (8.86%) CAD
3 6 (7.59%) UML
3 6 (7.59%) Project Management
3 6 (7.59%) Performance Testing
4 5 (6.33%) Cyber Security
4 5 (6.33%) Black-Box Testing
4 5 (6.33%) Information Assurance
4 5 (6.33%) Network Management
4 5 (6.33%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (5.06%) Validation
6 3 (3.80%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.80%) OOD
6 3 (3.80%) OO
7 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.53%) Software Testing
7 2 (2.53%) Programme Management
7 2 (2.53%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (2.53%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.85%) C
2 13 (16.46%) C++
3 10 (12.66%) Embedded C
4 5 (6.33%) Java
5 4 (5.06%) Embedded C++
6 2 (2.53%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.27%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.27%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (17.72%) Degree
2 7 (8.86%) HND
3 5 (6.33%) Chartered Engineer
3 5 (6.33%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.27%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) IEC 61508
2 1 (1.27%) QA
2 1 (1.27%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 10 (12.66%) EMC
2 5 (6.33%) SolidWorks
3 3 (3.80%) Mentor Graphics
3 3 (3.80%) SAP
4 1 (1.27%) Allen-Bradley
4 1 (1.27%) Siemens
4 1 (1.27%) HP
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