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 30 January 2015 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 341 400 394
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -6
Contract jobs citing Electronics 271 153 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.32% 0.33%
As % of the General category 1.37% 0.78% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 48 29
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £180 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £425 £555
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £335
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 57 64
Average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -3.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.79 £15.00 £26.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £36.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -2.04%

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
19845 19654 18048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.89% 40.81% 40.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 12710 12215 10738
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 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 439 589 676
Average hourly rate £24.50 £22.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.36% -4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £22.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+19.31% -12.00%

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +68 254 £375 +20.96% 309
South East +29 74 £400 +17.64% 97
South West +36 64 £375 +8.69% 64
London -2 45 £410 +86.36% 33
East of England -9 28 £419 +8.06% 58
City of London +28 18 £425 +10.38% 12
Bristol +5 16 £375 +7.91% 17
Cambridgeshire -20 16 £350 - 36
West Midlands +14 14 £404 +15.35% 5
Surrey +5 13 £135 -58.46% 25
Buckinghamshire -1 12 £388 +31.35% 12
Gloucestershire - 11 £375 - 11
Berkshire +3 10 £488 +34.48% 18
Wiltshire +3 10 £440 - 1
Yorkshire -1 9 £310 +24.00% 11
Cambridge -12 9 £350 - 26
Kent - 9 £425 - 10
Oxfordshire -13 8 £368 +6.52% 17
Hampshire -23 8 £340 -12.25% 9
Essex +12 7 £425 - 4
East Sussex -5 7 - - 2
Brighton -6 7 - - 2
North West -11 7 £295 - 16
Milton Keynes - 7 £400 -
Manchester 0 6 £295 - 7
West Yorkshire -1 6 £305 +22.00% 7
Scotland -4 6 £750 +233.33% 4
North East -9 6 £344 +14.58% 5
Banbury - 6 £368 - 1
Cheltenham - 6 £400 - 3

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 456 (50.00%) Automotive
2 254 (27.85%) Telecoms
3 251 (27.52%) Manufacturing
4 243 (26.64%) Marketing
5 242 (26.54%) Finance
6 236 (25.88%) DTV
6 236 (25.88%) Digital Marketing
7 234 (25.66%) Programme Management
8 232 (25.44%) SAP
9 231 (25.33%) Business Intelligence
10 230 (25.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 83 (9.10%) Software Engineering
12 82 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
13 78 (8.55%) Degree
14 71 (7.79%) Linux
14 71 (7.79%) C++
15 61 (6.69%) Java
16 54 (5.92%) C
16 54 (5.92%) Python
17 49 (5.37%) SQL
18 48 (5.26%) C#
19 46 (5.04%) HTML
20 42 (4.61%) .NET
21 41 (4.50%) JavaScript
22 40 (4.39%) Windows
22 40 (4.39%) E-Commerce
23 39 (4.28%) Scrum
24 38 (4.17%) CSS
25 37 (4.06%) Project Management
26 33 (3.62%) OO

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 (1.32%) Tomcat
1 12 (1.32%) SharePoint
2 9 (0.99%) IIS
3 6 (0.66%) Confluence
3 6 (0.66%) Apache
4 3 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (0.33%) CMS
5 2 (0.22%) Apache Pig
5 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (0.22%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (0.22%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.22%) SAS
5 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.11%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
6 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.11%) Node.js
Applications
1 23 (2.52%) MS Office
2 9 (0.99%) MS Excel
3 8 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (0.88%) Simulink
4 6 (0.66%) MS Project
5 4 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.33%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 2 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.22%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.11%) Stateflow
8 1 (0.11%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.11%) InDesign
8 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 230 (25.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.44%) Oracle Cash Management
2 4 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.44%) Agresso
3 3 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.22%) Oracle SCM
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) CODA-Financials
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.11%) BASE24
5 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.11%) VisionPLUS
5 1 (0.11%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 13 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.66%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (0.44%) SaaS
5 3 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.08%) Internet
1 19 (2.08%) LTE
2 17 (1.86%) Wireless
3 16 (1.75%) 3G
3 16 (1.75%) GSM
4 13 (1.43%) 2G
5 12 (1.32%) TCP/IP
6 11 (1.21%) GPRS
7 10 (1.10%) UMTS
7 10 (1.10%) Ethernet
7 10 (1.10%) DVB
8 9 (0.99%) SAN
9 8 (0.88%) DNS
9 8 (0.88%) DHCP
9 8 (0.88%) WAN
10 6 (0.66%) Radio Access Network
10 6 (0.66%) 4G
10 6 (0.66%) Network Security
10 6 (0.66%) WCDMA
10 6 (0.66%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (3.18%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.75%) MySQL
3 11 (1.21%) Big Data
4 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
4 10 (1.10%) MongoDB
5 8 (0.88%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (0.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (0.77%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.44%) RDBMS
9 3 (0.33%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.33%) CouchDB
9 3 (0.33%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.33%) HBase
9 3 (0.33%) Impala
Development Applications
1 12 (1.32%) JIRA
2 10 (1.10%) Selenium
3 9 (0.99%) Visual Studio
3 9 (0.99%) Maven
3 9 (0.99%) GoogleTest
4 8 (0.88%) Subversion
5 7 (0.77%) LabVIEW
6 6 (0.66%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.66%) JUnit
7 5 (0.55%) Git (software)
7 5 (0.55%) WebDriver
7 5 (0.55%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
9 3 (0.33%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 2 (0.22%) Zephyr
10 2 (0.22%) Hudson
10 2 (0.22%) FitNesse
10 2 (0.22%) WATIR
10 2 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 456 (50.00%) Automotive
2 254 (27.85%) Telecoms
3 251 (27.52%) Manufacturing
4 243 (26.64%) Marketing
5 242 (26.54%) Finance
6 29 (3.18%) Retail
7 14 (1.54%) Military
8 13 (1.43%) Aerospace
9 7 (0.77%) Banking
10 6 (0.66%) Advertising
11 5 (0.55%) Games
12 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.22%) Polish Language
13 2 (0.22%) Avionics
13 2 (0.22%) Billing
14 1 (0.11%) Back Office
14 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.11%) Law
14 1 (0.11%) Publishing
14 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 94 (10.31%) Developer
2 69 (7.57%) Analyst
3 67 (7.35%) Software Engineer
4 43 (4.71%) Test Engineer
5 38 (4.17%) Business Analyst
6 37 (4.06%) Architect
6 37 (4.06%) Project Manager
7 29 (3.18%) Electronics Engineer
8 25 (2.74%) Tester
9 21 (2.30%) Hardware Engineer
10 20 (2.19%) Software Test Engineer
10 20 (2.19%) Java Developer
11 18 (1.97%) Software Tester
12 17 (1.86%) Solutions Architect
13 14 (1.54%) Software Developer
13 14 (1.54%) Senior Developer
14 12 (1.32%) .NET Developer
15 11 (1.21%) C# Developer
16 10 (1.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
16 10 (1.10%) Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (5.04%) HTML
2 42 (4.61%) .NET
3 38 (4.17%) CSS
4 25 (2.74%) Web Services
5 24 (2.63%) ASP.NET
6 23 (2.52%) jQuery
7 19 (2.08%) HTML5
8 18 (1.97%) XML
8 18 (1.97%) Spring
9 17 (1.86%) ASP.NET MVC
10 16 (1.75%) J2EE
11 11 (1.21%) JSON
12 9 (0.99%) Ajax
12 9 (0.99%) Spring MVC
12 9 (0.99%) AngularJS
12 9 (0.99%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 7 (0.77%) WCF
13 7 (0.77%) RESTful
13 7 (0.77%) REST
13 7 (0.77%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 236 (25.88%) DTV
2 24 (2.63%) Computer Science
3 23 (2.52%) NHS
3 23 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (1.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 12 (1.32%) Mathematics
6 11 (1.21%) Mobile App
6 11 (1.21%) Embedded Systems
7 9 (0.99%) FMCG
7 9 (0.99%) Open Source
8 8 (0.88%) User Experience
9 7 (0.77%) E-Learning
10 6 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 6 (0.66%) VHDL
11 5 (0.55%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.55%) Telematics
11 5 (0.55%) Physics
12 4 (0.44%) CMDB
12 4 (0.44%) Informatics
12 4 (0.44%) IPTV
Operating Systems
1 71 (7.79%) Linux
2 40 (4.39%) Windows
3 16 (1.75%) UNIX
4 10 (1.10%) Apple iOS
4 10 (1.10%) CentOS
4 10 (1.10%) Android
4 10 (1.10%) Fedora
4 10 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
5 9 (0.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (0.55%) Windows 7
7 3 (0.33%) VxWorks
8 2 (0.22%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.22%) Nucleus RTOS
8 2 (0.22%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
8 2 (0.22%) VMS
9 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.11%) AIX
9 1 (0.11%) Solaris
9 1 (0.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (25.88%) Digital Marketing
2 234 (25.66%) Programme Management
3 231 (25.33%) Business Intelligence
4 83 (9.10%) Software Engineering
5 82 (8.99%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (4.39%) E-Commerce
7 39 (4.28%) Scrum
8 37 (4.06%) Project Management
9 33 (3.62%) OO
10 30 (3.29%) MVC
11 25 (2.74%) Test Scripting
12 24 (2.63%) TDD
13 23 (2.52%) Test Automation
14 21 (2.30%) ITIL
15 18 (1.97%) Continuous Integration
15 18 (1.97%) Validation
16 17 (1.86%) Stakeholder Management
16 17 (1.86%) BDD
17 16 (1.75%) PRINCE2
18 15 (1.64%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 71 (7.79%) C++
2 61 (6.69%) Java
3 54 (5.92%) C
3 54 (5.92%) Python
4 49 (5.37%) SQL
5 48 (5.26%) C#
6 41 (4.50%) JavaScript
7 30 (3.29%) Embedded C
8 26 (2.85%) PHP
9 21 (2.30%) Ruby
10 19 (2.08%) Perl
11 13 (1.43%) Bash Shell
12 11 (1.21%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.10%) Embedded C++
14 9 (0.99%) T-SQL
15 5 (0.55%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.44%) Golang
17 3 (0.33%) VC++
17 3 (0.33%) PL/SQL
17 3 (0.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 78 (8.55%) Degree
2 31 (3.40%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.41%) SC Cleared
4 8 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 8 (0.88%) HND
5 6 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (0.66%) ISEB
5 6 (0.66%) PMP
5 6 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 5 (0.55%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 4 (0.44%) HNC
8 3 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.33%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.22%) APMP
9 2 (0.22%) CISSP
9 2 (0.22%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.22%) CCNA
9 2 (0.22%) MCSE
10 1 (0.11%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (1.64%) QA
2 7 (0.77%) ISO 9001
3 6 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.33%) SLA
5 3 (0.33%) JTAG
5 3 (0.33%) IEC 61508
6 2 (0.22%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.22%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 11 (1.21%) Active Directory
2 9 (0.99%) Firmware
3 5 (0.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.22%) HDFS
5 1 (0.11%) Snort
5 1 (0.11%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (1.54%) Puppet
2 12 (1.32%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (0.44%) NSN NetAct
5 3 (0.33%) SCOM
5 3 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 3 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.22%) Hadoop YARN
7 1 (0.11%) WSUS
7 1 (0.11%) SCCM
7 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 232 (25.44%) SAP
2 30 (3.29%) Oracle
3 21 (2.30%) EMC
3 21 (2.30%) Microsoft
4 12 (1.32%) Red Hat
5 11 (1.21%) Cisco
5 11 (1.21%) Google
5 11 (1.21%) hybris
6 7 (0.77%) HP
6 7 (0.77%) VMware
7 6 (0.66%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
7 6 (0.66%) Mentor Graphics
7 6 (0.66%) IBM
8 5 (0.55%) Borland
9 4 (0.44%) Nortel
9 4 (0.44%) BMC
9 4 (0.44%) Ericsson
9 4 (0.44%) Nokia
9 4 (0.44%) Remedy
10 3 (0.33%) Symantec
Hampshire
X4 Group
Rate: £25 - 32 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
People Source
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
People Source
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
South West England
People Source
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
Gold Group
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
England
People Source
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Remote Working Options
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Remote Working Options
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
People Source Consulting
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
In Parallel Computer Staff Limited
Rate: From £35 to £45 per hour ltd co. depending on experience.
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester
People Source
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £40 - £50 per hour + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Rochester, Kent
Connectus
Rate: £33.68 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + NEGOTIABLE
Posted: 5 days ago
London
X4 Group
Rate: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
South West
G2 Recruitment Solutions Ltd.
Rate: £30 - 35 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
Brighton
Computer Futures
Rate: £35 - £36 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago