The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 329 422 338
Rank change year-on-year
+93 -84
Contract jobs citing Electronics 313 153 270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.29% 0.46%
As % of the General category 1.46% 0.67% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 39 61
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 94
Average hourly rate £37.04 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.24% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.35 £23.10 £21.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.57 £36.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% -

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

General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21466 22755 25994
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.61% 42.63% 44.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13168 14056 15439
Average daily rate £428 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 524 603 749
Average hourly rate £21.37 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.88% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.88 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £44.97 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
- -18.18%

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend

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

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Electronics
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Electronics Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Electronics
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Electronics Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Electronics
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +99 301 £350 - 209
South East +59 103 £363 +23.93% 41
London +31 72 £385 +1.31% 22
South West -6 37 £335 -4.28% 22
Berkshire +41 35 £375 +26.58% 4
East of England -30 31 £294 +2.08% 32
Slough +21 20 £253 -39.52% 3
Oxfordshire - 20 £425 - 6
Cambridgeshire -15 16 £391 +42.27% 21
Banbury - 15 £413 - 2
Bristol -8 14 £350 - 7
City of London +25 13 £350 -16.66% 9
North West +1 13 £313 -55.35% 5
Surrey +1 12 £269 - 2
Hampshire 0 11 £263 +6.06% 8
Buckinghamshire +6 9 £424 - 9
West Midlands -4 9 £375 - 7
Middlesex -3 8 £315 +1.61% 2
Somerset -6 8 £310 - 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £424 - 2
Gloucestershire -24 6 £375 - 6
East Midlands +5 5 £356 -20.83% 16
Suffolk -5 5 - - 3
Hertfordshire -10 5 £263 - 4
Ipswich - 5 - -
Birmingham 0 4 £375 -
Devon -9 4 - -
North East -18 4 £375 - 4
Cambridge -26 4 £344 - 16
Bracknell - 4 £390 -

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 298 (52.56%) Telecoms
2 291 (51.32%) Marketing
3 290 (51.15%) DTV
4 284 (50.09%) Manufacturing
5 281 (49.56%) Digital Marketing
6 277 (48.85%) Finance
7 276 (48.68%) SAP
8 274 (48.32%) Business Intelligence
8 274 (48.32%) Programme Management
9 273 (48.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 105 (18.52%) Software Engineering
11 103 (18.17%) Degree
12 87 (15.34%) Java
13 81 (14.29%) C
14 80 (14.11%) C++
15 79 (13.93%) Linux
16 68 (11.99%) SQL
17 55 (9.70%) .NET
17 55 (9.70%) SQL Server
18 52 (9.17%) Computer Science
19 46 (8.11%) C#
19 46 (8.11%) JavaScript
20 42 (7.41%) NHS
21 41 (7.23%) OO
22 39 (6.88%) Oracle
22 39 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
23 38 (6.70%) HTML
23 38 (6.70%) Web Services
24 37 (6.53%) CSS
25 36 (6.35%) Scrum

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 12 (2.12%) Tomcat
2 11 (1.94%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.23%) Apache
4 6 (1.06%) IIS
4 6 (1.06%) CMS
5 5 (0.88%) SAS
6 4 (0.71%) WebSphere
6 4 (0.71%) Mule
6 4 (0.71%) Confluence
7 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.53%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
8 2 (0.35%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.18%) Lync
9 1 (0.18%) Node.js
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 16 (2.82%) MS Office
1 16 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (1.06%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.71%) MS Project
4 3 (0.53%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.53%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.35%) RoboHelp
6 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.18%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 273 (48.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.35%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Manufacturing
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.18%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.18%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.18%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.18%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.23%) SaaS
2 7 (1.23%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (0.88%) Heroku
4 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.35%) Force.com
5 2 (0.35%) Office 365
6 1 (0.18%) CheetahMail
6 1 (0.18%) Pure360
6 1 (0.18%) Google App Engine
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.06%) GSM
2 20 (3.53%) Wireless
3 17 (3.00%) LTE
4 16 (2.82%) DVB
5 15 (2.65%) GPRS
6 14 (2.47%) UMTS
6 14 (2.47%) ZigBee
7 13 (2.29%) WAN
7 13 (2.29%) LAN
7 13 (2.29%) TCP/IP
8 12 (2.12%) 3GPP
9 11 (1.94%) 3G
10 10 (1.76%) WCDMA
10 10 (1.76%) Bluetooth
10 10 (1.76%) HTTP
11 9 (1.59%) DNS
11 9 (1.59%) Ethernet
12 8 (1.41%) 2G
12 8 (1.41%) 4G
13 7 (1.23%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (9.70%) SQL Server
2 22 (3.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.17%) MySQL
5 16 (2.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 16 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
6 11 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 11 (1.94%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.76%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.23%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 7 (1.23%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.06%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.06%) Big Data
9 6 (1.06%) OLAP
10 4 (0.71%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.71%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Exadata
10 4 (0.71%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 19 (3.35%) Selenium
2 15 (2.65%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.47%) Rational DOORS
4 13 (2.29%) Subversion
4 13 (2.29%) Maven
5 11 (1.94%) JIRA
6 7 (1.23%) Hudson
6 7 (1.23%) Eclipse
6 7 (1.23%) JUnit
7 6 (1.06%) WebDriver
7 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.88%) Cucumber
8 5 (0.88%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.88%) LabVIEW
8 5 (0.88%) Ant
9 4 (0.71%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.71%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.71%) Rational Rhapsody
10 3 (0.53%) Eclipse RCP
General
1 298 (52.56%) Telecoms
2 291 (51.32%) Marketing
3 284 (50.09%) Manufacturing
4 277 (48.85%) Finance
5 35 (6.17%) Automotive
6 21 (3.70%) Military
6 21 (3.70%) Retail
7 9 (1.59%) Banking
8 7 (1.23%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.23%) Games
8 7 (1.23%) Avionics
9 2 (0.35%) Korean Language
9 2 (0.35%) Polish Language
9 2 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.35%) Law
9 2 (0.35%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.35%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.35%) French Language
10 1 (0.18%) German Language
10 1 (0.18%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 124 (21.87%) Developer
2 72 (12.70%) Software Engineer
3 69 (12.17%) Analyst
4 36 (6.35%) Java Developer
5 35 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 33 (5.82%) Project Manager
6 33 (5.82%) Test Engineer
7 24 (4.23%) Architect
8 23 (4.06%) Electronics Engineer
9 20 (3.53%) Design Engineer
9 20 (3.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 19 (3.35%) .NET Developer
11 16 (2.82%) SQL Developer
12 14 (2.47%) Tester
12 14 (2.47%) Junior
13 13 (2.29%) Consultant
13 13 (2.29%) Systems Engineer
14 12 (2.12%) Test Analyst
14 12 (2.12%) SQL Server Developer
14 12 (2.12%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.70%) .NET
2 38 (6.70%) HTML
2 38 (6.70%) Web Services
3 37 (6.53%) CSS
4 31 (5.47%) jQuery
5 25 (4.41%) ASP.NET
6 23 (4.06%) XML
7 22 (3.88%) J2EE
8 21 (3.70%) Spring
9 18 (3.17%) HTML5
10 17 (3.00%) SOAP
11 16 (2.82%) RESTful
12 14 (2.47%) Hibernate
13 13 (2.29%) JSON
13 13 (2.29%) ASP.NET MVC
14 12 (2.12%) CSS3
15 10 (1.76%) Middleware
16 9 (1.59%) WCF
17 7 (1.23%) Java EE
17 7 (1.23%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 290 (51.15%) DTV
2 52 (9.17%) Computer Science
3 42 (7.41%) NHS
4 36 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
5 19 (3.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 14 (2.47%) IPTV
6 14 (2.47%) Mathematics
7 12 (2.12%) Management Information System
7 12 (2.12%) Firmware
8 10 (1.76%) Device Driver
8 10 (1.76%) VHDL
9 9 (1.59%) STB
9 9 (1.59%) Physics
10 8 (1.41%) Handset
10 8 (1.41%) MPEG
11 7 (1.23%) Informatics
12 6 (1.06%) Mobile App
12 6 (1.06%) FMCG
12 6 (1.06%) Open Source
12 6 (1.06%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 79 (13.93%) Linux
2 34 (6.00%) Windows
3 21 (3.70%) Android
4 19 (3.35%) UNIX
5 9 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.41%) CentOS
6 8 (1.41%) Solaris
7 7 (1.23%) Windows 7
8 6 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
8 6 (1.06%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.88%) Fedora
10 2 (0.35%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (49.56%) Digital Marketing
2 274 (48.32%) Business Intelligence
2 274 (48.32%) Programme Management
3 105 (18.52%) Software Engineering
4 41 (7.23%) OO
5 39 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (6.35%) Scrum
7 35 (6.17%) TDD
8 33 (5.82%) Project Management
9 26 (4.59%) Validation
10 25 (4.41%) MVC
11 24 (4.23%) PRINCE2
12 22 (3.88%) Software Testing
12 22 (3.88%) Test Scripting
13 19 (3.35%) UML
13 19 (3.35%) OOP
13 19 (3.35%) E-Commerce
14 18 (3.17%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (3.17%) Continuous Integration
15 17 (3.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 87 (15.34%) Java
2 81 (14.29%) C
3 80 (14.11%) C++
4 68 (11.99%) SQL
5 46 (8.11%) C#
5 46 (8.11%) JavaScript
6 34 (6.00%) Embedded C
7 28 (4.94%) Python
8 18 (3.17%) PHP
9 17 (3.00%) T-SQL
9 17 (3.00%) Ruby
10 16 (2.82%) PL/SQL
11 10 (1.76%) Perl
11 10 (1.76%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.23%) PHP5
13 6 (1.06%) Embedded C++
14 5 (0.88%) Assembly Language
14 5 (0.88%) VB.NET
15 4 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (18.17%) Degree
2 32 (5.64%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.00%) ISEB
4 11 (1.94%) SC Cleared
5 10 (1.76%) HND
6 7 (1.23%) PMP
6 7 (1.23%) PMI Certification
6 7 (1.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 7 (1.23%) ISTQB
7 6 (1.06%) Chartered Engineer
8 5 (0.88%) PhD
9 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (0.71%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (0.71%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.35%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.35%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.18%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.18%) MCTS
11 1 (0.18%) MCITP
11 1 (0.18%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.65%) QA
2 5 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.71%) IEC 61508
4 3 (0.53%) SLA
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) HL7
5 1 (0.18%) DO-254
5 1 (0.18%) DO-160
5 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
System Software
1 8 (1.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (0.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (0.53%) Xen
2 3 (0.53%) vSphere
2 3 (0.53%) KVM
3 2 (0.35%) NFS
3 2 (0.35%) Cronacle
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.18%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.18%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.18%) XenApp
4 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (2.65%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (0.53%) Nagios
3 2 (0.35%) YUM
3 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 1 (0.18%) Puppet
4 1 (0.18%) SCCM
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Statspack
4 1 (0.18%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.18%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 276 (48.68%) SAP
2 39 (6.88%) Oracle
3 27 (4.76%) Microsoft
4 19 (3.35%) EMC
5 18 (3.17%) HP
6 12 (2.12%) Cisco
7 11 (1.94%) Red Hat
8 8 (1.41%) Perforce
8 8 (1.41%) VMware
9 7 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.23%) JBoss
10 6 (1.06%) IBM
10 6 (1.06%) Mentor Graphics
11 5 (0.88%) Adobe
11 5 (0.88%) Siebel
12 4 (0.71%) SolidWorks
12 4 (0.71%) Google
12 4 (0.71%) hybris
13 3 (0.53%) ATG
13 3 (0.53%) Remedy
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