The first 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 25 July 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.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 334 401 351
Rank change year-on-year
+67 -50
Contract jobs citing Electronics 284 174 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.34% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.34% 0.79% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 163 46 47
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £190 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 94
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.30 £25.90 £23.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £36.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-2.73% -
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21187 21967 25763
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.76% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13107 13431 15330
Average daily rate £425 £450 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £617 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £384 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 636 730
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £43.92 £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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 +64 276 £350 - 271
South East +40 89 £350 +12.90% 69
London +28 70 £375 +1.69% 41
South West -4 38 £344 - 52
East of England -30 37 £325 +8.33% 59
Berkshire +27 32 £363 -13.17% 12
Cambridgeshire -13 22 £375 +36.36% 41
Slough +18 19 £255 -38.92% 2
Oxfordshire +11 14 £425 +136.11% 13
North West +10 13 £331 -52.67% 8
Bristol -12 13 £350 - 11
Buckinghamshire +3 11 £388 - 21
Hampshire - 11 £285 - 10
City of London +10 10 £325 -26.13% 10
West Midlands -13 10 £355 - 23
Banbury - 10 £450 - 1
Surrey -5 9 £281 -18.47% 5
Cambridge -20 9 £325 - 31
Gloucestershire -10 8 £375 - 10
Milton Keynes - 8 £394 - 9
Yorkshire +12 7 £180 - 7
Essex +1 6 - - 4
Hertfordshire 0 5 £263 - 8
East Midlands 0 5 £350 -22.22% 10
Middlesex -4 5 £315 +1.61% 1
Devon -7 4 £250 - 1
North East -10 4 £375 - 2
Somerset -18 4 £310 - 10
Stevenage - 4 £263 -
Chelmsford - 4 - - 1

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 256 (51.00%) Telecoms
2 247 (49.20%) Marketing
3 241 (48.01%) DTV
4 240 (47.81%) Manufacturing
5 234 (46.61%) Digital Marketing
6 233 (46.41%) Finance
7 231 (46.02%) SAP
8 229 (45.62%) Business Intelligence
9 227 (45.22%) Programme Management
10 226 (45.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 108 (21.51%) Degree
12 95 (18.92%) Software Engineering
13 82 (16.33%) Java
14 78 (15.54%) C
15 75 (14.94%) C++
16 71 (14.14%) Linux
17 57 (11.35%) SQL
18 51 (10.16%) Computer Science
19 47 (9.36%) SQL Server
20 43 (8.57%) .NET
20 43 (8.57%) JavaScript
21 39 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (7.37%) NHS
23 36 (7.17%) Project Management
23 36 (7.17%) HTML
23 36 (7.17%) CSS
24 35 (6.97%) C#
24 35 (6.97%) Security Cleared
24 35 (6.97%) Embedded Systems
25 33 (6.57%) Web Services

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (2.19%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.20%) IIS
4 5 (1.00%) Apache
4 5 (1.00%) SAS
4 5 (1.00%) CMS
4 5 (1.00%) Confluence
5 4 (0.80%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.80%) Mule
6 3 (0.60%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.40%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.20%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.20%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.20%) Lync
8 1 (0.20%) Node.js
Applications
1 12 (2.39%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.79%) MS Office
3 5 (1.00%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.60%) MS Project
4 3 (0.60%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.60%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.40%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
6 1 (0.20%) Simulink
6 1 (0.20%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 226 (45.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.40%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.40%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Manufacturing
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.20%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.20%) Misys Midas
4 1 (0.20%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.20%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.79%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.20%) SaaS
2 6 (1.20%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (1.00%) Heroku
4 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.40%) Force.com
6 2 (0.40%) Office 365
7 1 (0.20%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.20%) Pure360
7 1 (0.20%) Google App Engine
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.58%) GSM
2 21 (4.18%) LTE
3 18 (3.59%) Wireless
4 17 (3.39%) GPRS
4 17 (3.39%) UMTS
5 14 (2.79%) TCP/IP
6 13 (2.59%) 3GPP
7 12 (2.39%) WCDMA
7 12 (2.39%) DVB
7 12 (2.39%) ZigBee
8 10 (1.99%) HTTP
8 10 (1.99%) Internet
8 10 (1.99%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.79%) Bluetooth
9 9 (1.79%) LAN
9 9 (1.79%) DNS
9 9 (1.79%) 4G
10 8 (1.59%) 3G
10 8 (1.59%) WAN
11 6 (1.20%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.36%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.78%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.78%) MySQL
4 15 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 15 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.19%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
8 7 (1.39%) NoSQL
8 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
9 6 (1.20%) Couchbase
9 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
9 6 (1.20%) OLAP
10 5 (1.00%) Big Data
11 4 (0.80%) Oracle Exadata
12 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 3 (0.60%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.40%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.39%) Selenium
2 15 (2.99%) Rational DOORS
3 13 (2.59%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.19%) Maven
5 10 (1.99%) JIRA
6 9 (1.79%) Subversion
7 7 (1.39%) JUnit
7 7 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 6 (1.20%) Hudson
8 6 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.00%) Visual Studio
9 5 (1.00%) Ant
10 4 (0.80%) ClearQuest
10 4 (0.80%) ClearCase
10 4 (0.80%) Rational Rhapsody
10 4 (0.80%) WebDriver
10 4 (0.80%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
11 3 (0.60%) Dreamweaver
11 3 (0.60%) LabVIEW
General
1 256 (51.00%) Telecoms
2 247 (49.20%) Marketing
3 240 (47.81%) Manufacturing
4 233 (46.41%) Finance
5 21 (4.18%) Military
6 19 (3.78%) Retail
7 14 (2.79%) Automotive
8 10 (1.99%) Banking
9 8 (1.59%) Games
9 8 (1.59%) Avionics
10 5 (1.00%) Legal
10 5 (1.00%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.80%) Advertising
12 2 (0.40%) Law
12 2 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.40%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.40%) German Language
13 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
13 1 (0.20%) Back Office
13 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 108 (21.51%) Developer
2 66 (13.15%) Software Engineer
3 59 (11.75%) Analyst
4 31 (6.18%) Java Developer
5 30 (5.98%) Project Manager
6 29 (5.78%) Test Engineer
7 27 (5.38%) Business Analyst
8 22 (4.38%) Design Engineer
8 22 (4.38%) Electronics Engineer
9 19 (3.78%) Embedded Software Engineer
10 16 (3.19%) SQL Developer
11 14 (2.79%) .NET Developer
11 14 (2.79%) Architect
12 13 (2.59%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.39%) Consultant
13 12 (2.39%) Junior
13 12 (2.39%) SQL Server Developer
14 11 (2.19%) Hardware Engineer
14 11 (2.19%) Test Analyst
15 10 (1.99%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.57%) .NET
2 36 (7.17%) HTML
2 36 (7.17%) CSS
3 33 (6.57%) Web Services
4 27 (5.38%) jQuery
5 24 (4.78%) XML
6 19 (3.78%) J2EE
6 19 (3.78%) Spring
7 18 (3.59%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.59%) HTML5
8 17 (3.39%) SOAP
9 15 (2.99%) RESTful
10 14 (2.79%) Hibernate
11 12 (2.39%) CSS3
12 11 (2.19%) JSON
13 9 (1.79%) Middleware
13 9 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (1.59%) WCF
15 7 (1.39%) REST
15 7 (1.39%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 241 (48.01%) DTV
2 51 (10.16%) Computer Science
3 37 (7.37%) NHS
4 35 (6.97%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 16 (3.19%) Firmware
7 14 (2.79%) IPTV
8 12 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 12 (2.39%) STB
9 10 (1.99%) VHDL
9 10 (1.99%) Mathematics
10 9 (1.79%) Device Driver
11 8 (1.59%) Handset
11 8 (1.59%) FMCG
12 7 (1.39%) Physics
12 7 (1.39%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (1.20%) MPEG
13 6 (1.20%) Informatics
13 6 (1.20%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 71 (14.14%) Linux
2 32 (6.37%) Windows
3 26 (5.18%) Android
4 18 (3.59%) UNIX
5 8 (1.59%) CentOS
5 8 (1.59%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.20%) Solaris
6 6 (1.20%) VxWorks
7 5 (1.00%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.80%) Fedora
8 4 (0.80%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.60%) Windows CE
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.20%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.20%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 234 (46.61%) Digital Marketing
2 229 (45.62%) Business Intelligence
3 227 (45.22%) Programme Management
4 95 (18.92%) Software Engineering
5 39 (7.77%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (7.17%) Project Management
7 33 (6.57%) OO
8 32 (6.37%) Scrum
9 31 (6.18%) TDD
10 29 (5.78%) Validation
11 21 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
11 21 (4.18%) Software Testing
11 21 (4.18%) PRINCE2
12 19 (3.78%) MVC
13 18 (3.59%) E-Commerce
13 18 (3.59%) Continuous Integration
14 17 (3.39%) OOP
15 16 (3.19%) UML
15 16 (3.19%) Requirements Management
15 16 (3.19%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.33%) Java
2 78 (15.54%) C
3 75 (14.94%) C++
4 57 (11.35%) SQL
5 43 (8.57%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.97%) C#
7 29 (5.78%) Embedded C
8 24 (4.78%) Python
9 17 (3.39%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.99%) Ruby
11 13 (2.59%) PHP
12 12 (2.39%) MATLAB
13 11 (2.19%) PL/SQL
14 10 (1.99%) Perl
15 8 (1.59%) Bash Shell
16 6 (1.20%) PHP5
17 5 (1.00%) GLSL
17 5 (1.00%) HLSL
17 5 (1.00%) Assembly Language
18 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 108 (21.51%) Degree
2 35 (6.97%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.39%) ISEB
4 15 (2.99%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.79%) HND
5 9 (1.79%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.59%) PMP
6 8 (1.59%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.39%) PhD
8 5 (1.00%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.60%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.40%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.40%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.20%) HNC
11 1 (0.20%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.20%) MCTS
11 1 (0.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.39%) QA
2 5 (1.00%) IEC 61508
3 2 (0.40%) DO-254
3 2 (0.40%) SLA
3 2 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) HL7
4 1 (0.20%) DO-160
4 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 9 (1.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.80%) vSphere
3 3 (0.60%) Xen
3 3 (0.60%) KVM
3 3 (0.60%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.40%) NFS
4 2 (0.40%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.20%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.20%) XenApp
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 14 (2.79%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.80%) Nagios
3 3 (0.60%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.40%) YUM
5 1 (0.20%) Puppet
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.20%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.20%) SCCM
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle Statspack
5 1 (0.20%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.20%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 231 (46.02%) SAP
2 28 (5.58%) Oracle
3 21 (4.18%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.98%) EMC
5 16 (3.19%) HP
6 11 (2.19%) Cisco
6 11 (2.19%) Red Hat
7 9 (1.79%) VMware
8 7 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (1.39%) Perforce
8 7 (1.39%) IBM
8 7 (1.39%) JBoss
9 5 (1.00%) Adobe
9 5 (1.00%) Mentor Graphics
10 4 (0.80%) hybris
10 4 (0.80%) Google
10 4 (0.80%) SolidWorks
10 4 (0.80%) Siebel
11 3 (0.60%) CA
11 3 (0.60%) ATG
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Cambridgeshire
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