The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 24 April 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 Reading 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 78 67 76
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +9
Contract jobs citing Electronics 1 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.096% 0.26% 0.19%
As % of the General category 0.26% 0.62% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 2
Average daily rate - £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
General Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
386 324 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 37.15% 41.49% 39.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 119 121
Average daily rate £373 £320 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.40% +1.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £519
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 24 11
Average hourly rate £20.50 £15.00 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-5.66% +6.00%
Electronics
Berkshire

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 3 (33.33%) MS Access
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
1 3 (33.33%) Games
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
1 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
2 2 (22.22%) DRM
2 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSE
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) MS Office
3 1 (11.11%) SAP
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (11.11%) VMware
3 1 (11.11%) Military
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (11.11%) Xbox
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 1 (11.11%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (33.33%) MS Access
General
1 3 (33.33%) Games
1 3 (33.33%) Retail
1 3 (33.33%) Marketing
2 1 (11.11%) Military
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) Data Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) EMC Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Benchmarking
1 3 (33.33%) Problem Management
1 3 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
1 3 (33.33%) Analytics
2 2 (22.22%) DRM
3 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) MCSE
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) EMC
2 1 (11.11%) VMware
2 1 (11.11%) SAP