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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 324 412 376
Rank change year-on-year
+88 -36
Contract jobs citing Electronics 297 159 186
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.31% 0.38%
As % of the General category 1.43% 0.76% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 60 32
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£375 £320 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.18% -4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £180 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £348 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.91% +11.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 59 74
Average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.65 £30.80 £25.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £37.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +4.16%

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
20830 20959 19870
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.40% 40.94% 40.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 13634 13205 11680
Average daily rate £438 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 481 572 758
Average hourly rate £21.79 £22.00 £21.94
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +0.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.90 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +74 282 £400 +25.00% 261
South East +6 69 £348 +6.10% 79
South West +23 62 £410 +17.14% 38
East of England +3 46 £413 -2.94% 52
London +1 46 £410 +32.25% 32
Wiltshire +6 21 £439 - 2
City of London +19 16 £462 +19.29% 10
Essex +4 15 £425 - 3
Cambridgeshire -9 15 £350 - 36
Yorkshire 0 13 £310 - 7
West Midlands +4 12 £375 +11.11% 14
Hampshire -12 12 £350 -6.66% 9
East Midlands +15 10 £348 - 18
Berkshire +1 10 £444 +4.41% 14
Gloucestershire -6 10 £375 - 5
Bristol -10 10 £406 +16.07% 18
Buckinghamshire -12 10 £338 +18.42% 11
Kent - 9 £300 - 4
Oxfordshire -16 8 £413 +19.56% 16
West Yorkshire - 8 £305 - 3
North East -22 7 £347 - 7
Milton Keynes - 7 £345 - 4
Hertfordshire +12 6 - - 6
Surrey -5 6 £135 -59.09% 20
North West -14 6 £295 +18.00% 13
Tyne and Wear -22 6 £347 - 2
Cheltenham - 6 £375 - 1
Slough 0 5 £374 - 2
Cambridge -1 5 £350 - 29
Manchester -11 5 £295 +18.00% 4

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 452 (48.92%) Automotive
2 268 (29.00%) Telecoms
3 262 (28.35%) Manufacturing
4 252 (27.27%) Marketing
5 251 (27.16%) Finance
6 250 (27.06%) DTV
7 245 (26.52%) Programme Management
8 243 (26.30%) SAP
8 243 (26.30%) Digital Marketing
9 242 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
10 241 (26.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 92 (9.96%) Software Engineering
12 87 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
13 77 (8.33%) Degree
14 75 (8.12%) Linux
15 73 (7.90%) C++
16 61 (6.60%) SQL
17 60 (6.49%) C
18 59 (6.39%) Java
19 52 (5.63%) Python
20 49 (5.30%) C#
21 46 (4.98%) .NET
22 45 (4.87%) HTML
22 45 (4.87%) Windows
23 42 (4.55%) JavaScript
24 38 (4.11%) Oracle
24 38 (4.11%) CSS
25 37 (4.00%) Scrum
26 36 (3.90%) E-Commerce
27 35 (3.79%) OO

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 14 (1.52%) Tomcat
2 13 (1.41%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.08%) Apache
4 7 (0.76%) IIS
5 6 (0.65%) WebSphere
5 6 (0.65%) Confluence
6 4 (0.43%) Commerce Server
7 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.32%) CMS
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.22%) SAS
8 2 (0.22%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.22%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.11%) Drupal
9 1 (0.11%) Mule
9 1 (0.11%) Node.js
9 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.11%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (2.16%) MS Office
2 11 (1.19%) MS Excel
3 7 (0.76%) Simulink
4 6 (0.65%) MS Project
4 6 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.32%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.11%) InDesign
7 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
7 1 (0.11%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 241 (26.08%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.22%) LabWindows
4 2 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) BASE24
5 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.11%) Agresso
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) SmartPlant
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 10 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (0.76%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.43%) SaaS
5 3 (0.32%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.06%) GSM
2 17 (1.84%) Internet
2 17 (1.84%) Wireless
3 16 (1.73%) LTE
4 15 (1.62%) DVB
4 15 (1.62%) GPRS
5 11 (1.19%) UMTS
5 11 (1.19%) TCP/IP
6 10 (1.08%) 3G
6 10 (1.08%) WAN
6 10 (1.08%) WCDMA
7 8 (0.87%) DHCP
7 8 (0.87%) LAN
7 8 (0.87%) DNS
7 8 (0.87%) 4G
7 8 (0.87%) SAN
8 7 (0.76%) 2G
8 7 (0.76%) ZigBee
8 7 (0.76%) 3GPP
8 7 (0.76%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (3.35%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.73%) MySQL
3 11 (1.19%) Big Data
4 10 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (0.87%) Hadoop
5 8 (0.87%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.87%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.76%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.54%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.43%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.32%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.32%) HBase
10 3 (0.32%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 12 (1.30%) JIRA
2 11 (1.19%) Selenium
2 11 (1.19%) Subversion
3 9 (0.97%) GoogleTest
4 8 (0.87%) Maven
4 8 (0.87%) Visual Studio
5 7 (0.76%) JUnit
5 7 (0.76%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.65%) Git (software)
6 6 (0.65%) LabVIEW
7 5 (0.54%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.43%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.32%) Hudson
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
10 2 (0.22%) Bugzilla
10 2 (0.22%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.22%) WATIR
10 2 (0.22%) FitNesse
General
1 452 (48.92%) Automotive
2 268 (29.00%) Telecoms
3 262 (28.35%) Manufacturing
4 252 (27.27%) Marketing
5 251 (27.16%) Finance
6 30 (3.25%) Retail
7 14 (1.52%) Aerospace
8 11 (1.19%) Military
9 7 (0.76%) Banking
10 5 (0.54%) Games
11 3 (0.32%) Avionics
12 2 (0.22%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.22%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.22%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.22%) Billing
12 2 (0.22%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Back Office
13 1 (0.11%) Advertising
13 1 (0.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 97 (10.50%) Developer
2 72 (7.79%) Software Engineer
3 68 (7.36%) Analyst
4 43 (4.65%) Test Engineer
5 40 (4.33%) Project Manager
6 38 (4.11%) Architect
7 37 (4.00%) Business Analyst
8 29 (3.14%) Tester
9 25 (2.71%) Electronics Engineer
10 21 (2.27%) Java Developer
11 20 (2.16%) Software Test Engineer
12 19 (2.06%) Software Tester
13 14 (1.52%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (1.41%) Hardware Engineer
15 12 (1.30%) Software Developer
16 11 (1.19%) Web Developer
16 11 (1.19%) .NET Developer
17 10 (1.08%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 10 (1.08%) Administrator
17 10 (1.08%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.98%) .NET
2 45 (4.87%) HTML
3 38 (4.11%) CSS
4 27 (2.92%) Web Services
5 23 (2.49%) ASP.NET
6 21 (2.27%) jQuery
7 20 (2.16%) HTML5
7 20 (2.16%) XML
8 16 (1.73%) Spring
8 16 (1.73%) ASP.NET MVC
9 15 (1.62%) J2EE
10 12 (1.30%) JSON
11 9 (0.97%) AngularJS
12 8 (0.87%) RESTful
12 8 (0.87%) Spring MVC
12 8 (0.87%) Ajax
13 7 (0.76%) WCF
13 7 (0.76%) REST
13 7 (0.76%) CSS3
13 7 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 250 (27.06%) DTV
2 28 (3.03%) Computer Science
3 23 (2.49%) NHS
4 21 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 18 (1.95%) Embedded Systems
5 18 (1.95%) Analytical Skills
6 12 (1.30%) Mathematics
7 10 (1.08%) User Experience
8 8 (0.87%) Mobile App
8 8 (0.87%) Open Source
8 8 (0.87%) Physics
8 8 (0.87%) IPTV
8 8 (0.87%) STB
8 8 (0.87%) VHDL
9 6 (0.65%) Management Information System
9 6 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 5 (0.54%) Device Driver
10 5 (0.54%) Handset
10 5 (0.54%) MPEG
10 5 (0.54%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 75 (8.12%) Linux
2 45 (4.87%) Windows
3 19 (2.06%) UNIX
4 11 (1.19%) Android
5 9 (0.97%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.97%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.87%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.87%) CentOS
7 7 (0.76%) Fedora
8 6 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.32%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.22%) VMS
10 2 (0.22%) Solaris
10 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (26.52%) Programme Management
2 243 (26.30%) Digital Marketing
3 242 (26.19%) Business Intelligence
4 92 (9.96%) Software Engineering
5 87 (9.42%) Agile Software Development
6 37 (4.00%) Scrum
7 36 (3.90%) E-Commerce
8 35 (3.79%) OO
9 29 (3.14%) MVC
9 29 (3.14%) Test Scripting
10 27 (2.92%) Project Management
11 23 (2.49%) Test Automation
12 21 (2.27%) TDD
13 19 (2.06%) ITIL
14 17 (1.84%) PRINCE2
15 16 (1.73%) Migration
15 16 (1.73%) BDD
15 16 (1.73%) Continuous Integration
16 14 (1.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 14 (1.52%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (7.90%) C++
2 61 (6.60%) SQL
3 60 (6.49%) C
4 59 (6.39%) Java
5 52 (5.63%) Python
6 49 (5.30%) C#
7 42 (4.55%) JavaScript
8 34 (3.68%) Embedded C
9 24 (2.60%) PHP
10 19 (2.06%) Perl
10 19 (2.06%) Ruby
11 14 (1.52%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.41%) T-SQL
13 11 (1.19%) Embedded C++
14 9 (0.97%) PL/SQL
15 8 (0.87%) MATLAB
16 7 (0.76%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.43%) VC++
18 3 (0.32%) Shell Script
18 3 (0.32%) Golang
Qualifications
1 77 (8.33%) Degree
2 26 (2.81%) Security Cleared
3 18 (1.95%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.08%) ISEB
5 9 (0.97%) PMP
5 9 (0.97%) PMI Certification
6 7 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
7 6 (0.65%) HND
7 6 (0.65%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.43%) ISTQB
9 3 (0.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 2 (0.22%) APMP
10 2 (0.22%) MCSE
10 2 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.11%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.11%) CISA
11 1 (0.11%) CISM
11 1 (0.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.95%) QA
2 7 (0.76%) ISO 9001
3 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.43%) IEC 61508
5 3 (0.32%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.32%) JTAG
5 3 (0.32%) SLA
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
6 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.11%) DO-160
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 9 (0.97%) Active Directory
1 9 (0.97%) Firmware
2 5 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.22%) vSphere
3 2 (0.22%) HDFS
4 1 (0.11%) NFS
4 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
4 1 (0.11%) KVM
4 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (1.19%) Puppet
2 10 (1.08%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (0.87%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.32%) SCOM
5 2 (0.22%) SCCM
5 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
6 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (0.11%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.11%) Cisco UCCE
6 1 (0.11%) NSN NetAct
6 1 (0.11%) yum
6 1 (0.11%) Nagios
6 1 (0.11%) WSUS
Vendors
1 243 (26.30%) SAP
2 38 (4.11%) Oracle
3 22 (2.38%) Microsoft
4 19 (2.06%) EMC
5 13 (1.41%) hybris
6 11 (1.19%) Cisco
7 10 (1.08%) HP
7 10 (1.08%) Red Hat
7 10 (1.08%) Google
8 7 (0.76%) Mentor Graphics
8 7 (0.76%) IBM
9 6 (0.65%) VMware
10 5 (0.54%) Borland
10 5 (0.54%) Remedy
10 5 (0.54%) BMC
11 4 (0.43%) ATG
11 4 (0.43%) Symantec
12 3 (0.32%) Citrix
12 3 (0.32%) Huawei
12 3 (0.32%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
London
Real Staffing
Rate: competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £45 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £45 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £30 - £35 per hour + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Sunderland
Real Staffing
Rate: £25 - £40 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
East of England
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £13 - 17 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
X4 Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Proteus Europe
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £28 - £32 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes
People Source
Rate: £500.00 - £501.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £23000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Lewes, East Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
ENTERPRISE RECRUITMENT LTD
Rate: £neg
Posted: 6 days ago
South West England
People Source
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Milton Keynes
Computer Futures
Rate: £270 - £320 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 8 days ago