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 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 319 405 365
Rank change year-on-year
+86 -40
Contract jobs citing Electronics 304 172 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.56% 0.33% 0.39%
As % of the General category 1.43% 0.83% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 57 41
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £215 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £597 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+10.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 66
Average hourly rate £35.50 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.05% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.12 £17.50 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.90 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%

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
21211 20661 19456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.20% 39.41% 42.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 13014 12733 11773
Average daily rate £438 £430 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -4.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £610 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 500 601 624
Average hourly rate £22.00 £22.00 £25.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -20.00%

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 March 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 March 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 March 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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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 +74 286 £359 +10.38% 315
South East +15 86 £365 +12.30% 121
South West +29 58 £375 +7.14% 47
London +6 40 £360 -2.70% 38
West Midlands - 26 £288 - 14
East of England -1 23 £290 -8.66% 53
Bristol +17 22 £350 +22.80% 12
North West -2 21 £331 - 14
Cambridgeshire -3 19 £290 -6.45% 32
Berkshire +4 18 £306 +30.31% 21
Surrey +7 17 - - 16
Cambridge -1 17 £290 -6.45% 23
Yorkshire 0 14 £250 - 8
Buckinghamshire +6 13 £350 +4.47% 5
West Yorkshire -2 12 - - 5
Hampshire -4 11 £375 +3.44% 18
City of London +22 10 £348 -32.85% 6
Scotland -1 10 - - 13
Gloucestershire -11 9 £405 -4.70% 10
Birmingham - 9 £260 - 3
Milton Keynes +3 8 £350 +4.47% 4
Oxfordshire -14 7 £365 -40.40% 28
Warwickshire - 7 - - 2
North East +6 6 £388 +29.16% 2
Gloucester +1 6 £405 +4.51% 2
Manchester -10 6 £310 - 4
East Midlands -12 6 £475 +52.00% 17
Guildford - 6 - - 8
Wiltshire +7 5 - - 4
Devon +1 5 £185 - 10

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 271 (49.18%) Telecoms
2 254 (46.10%) Manufacturing
3 253 (45.92%) Finance
4 250 (45.37%) Marketing
4 250 (45.37%) SAP
5 244 (44.28%) Digital Marketing
6 242 (43.92%) DTV
7 239 (43.38%) Business Intelligence
7 239 (43.38%) Programme Management
8 238 (43.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 90 (16.33%) Degree
10 88 (15.97%) Linux
11 81 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
12 80 (14.52%) Software Engineering
13 77 (13.97%) C++
14 66 (11.98%) Java
15 65 (11.80%) C
16 57 (10.34%) Python
17 52 (9.44%) SQL
18 51 (9.26%) HTML
19 49 (8.89%) Project Management
20 45 (8.17%) JavaScript
21 44 (7.99%) Windows
22 41 (7.44%) C#
23 40 (7.26%) E-Commerce
24 39 (7.08%) Automotive
25 38 (6.90%) CSS
25 38 (6.90%) Security Cleared
26 37 (6.72%) Embedded C
27 36 (6.53%) Scrum

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 14 (2.54%) SharePoint
2 13 (2.36%) IIS
3 10 (1.81%) Mule
4 9 (1.63%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.45%) Apache
6 4 (0.73%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.73%) Confluence
6 4 (0.73%) Node.js
7 3 (0.54%) Lync
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.54%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.54%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.36%) CMS
8 2 (0.36%) Commerce Server
8 2 (0.36%) SAS
8 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (0.36%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 32 (5.81%) MS Office
2 22 (3.99%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.81%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.81%) MS Project
5 7 (1.27%) Simulink
5 7 (1.27%) FrameMaker
6 4 (0.73%) Pro/ENGINEER
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.54%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.54%) Fireworks
8 2 (0.36%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.36%) Stateflow
8 2 (0.36%) FastStats
8 2 (0.36%) Doxygen
9 1 (0.18%) TargetLink
9 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.18%) XMetaL
9 1 (0.18%) RoboHelp
Business Applications
1 238 (43.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.27%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (1.09%) Agresso
4 4 (0.73%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.54%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.54%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.54%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.18%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.18%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.18%) BASE24
6 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.18%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (1.63%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.09%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.73%) SaaS
5 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.36%) Office 365
6 2 (0.36%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.36%) Pure360
6 2 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (4.17%) Internet
2 22 (3.99%) LTE
3 21 (3.81%) Wireless
3 21 (3.81%) 3G
4 17 (3.09%) TCP/IP
5 14 (2.54%) Firewall
6 13 (2.36%) 2G
7 12 (2.18%) DNS
8 11 (2.00%) 4G
9 10 (1.81%) Radio Access Network
9 10 (1.81%) SAN
10 9 (1.63%) GSM
11 8 (1.45%) GPRS
12 7 (1.27%) Ethernet
12 7 (1.27%) VPN
13 6 (1.09%) DHCP
13 6 (1.09%) WAN
13 6 (1.09%) IPsec
13 6 (1.09%) Cisco ASA
14 5 (0.91%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.54%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (2.36%) MySQL
3 13 (2.36%) MongoDB
4 11 (2.00%) Big Data
4 11 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.81%) Hadoop
6 9 (1.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.27%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.91%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.54%) CouchDB
10 3 (0.54%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.54%) HBase
10 3 (0.54%) Voldemort
10 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.54%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (1.81%) Maven
1 10 (1.81%) JIRA
2 9 (1.63%) Selenium
2 9 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 9 (1.63%) GoogleTest
3 8 (1.45%) LabVIEW
4 5 (0.91%) ERwin
4 5 (0.91%) Jenkins
5 4 (0.73%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.73%) Cucumber
5 4 (0.73%) JUnit
5 4 (0.73%) Subversion
6 3 (0.54%) Toad
6 3 (0.54%) Rational DOORS
6 3 (0.54%) PowerDesigner
6 3 (0.54%) Axure RP
6 3 (0.54%) WebDriver
7 2 (0.36%) Zephyr
7 2 (0.36%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.36%) ClearCase
General
1 271 (49.18%) Telecoms
2 254 (46.10%) Manufacturing
3 253 (45.92%) Finance
4 250 (45.37%) Marketing
5 39 (7.08%) Automotive
6 26 (4.72%) Retail
7 12 (2.18%) Military
8 11 (2.00%) Aerospace
8 11 (2.00%) Games
9 6 (1.09%) Advertising
10 5 (0.91%) German Language
11 4 (0.73%) Banking
12 3 (0.54%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.36%) Avionics
13 2 (0.36%) Publishing
14 1 (0.18%) Law
14 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.18%) Back Office
14 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 112 (20.33%) Developer
2 79 (14.34%) Analyst
3 67 (12.16%) Software Engineer
4 38 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 36 (6.53%) Project Manager
6 34 (6.17%) Business Analyst
6 34 (6.17%) Architect
7 30 (5.44%) Electronics Engineer
8 27 (4.90%) Hardware Engineer
9 23 (4.17%) Tester
10 22 (3.99%) Software Developer
10 22 (3.99%) Senior Developer
11 19 (3.45%) Design Engineer
11 19 (3.45%) Software Test Engineer
12 18 (3.27%) Software Tester
12 18 (3.27%) Java Developer
13 16 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
14 13 (2.36%) Consultant
15 12 (2.18%) Author
15 12 (2.18%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.26%) HTML
2 38 (6.90%) CSS
3 32 (5.81%) .NET
4 29 (5.26%) Web Services
5 27 (4.90%) XML
6 23 (4.17%) jQuery
7 20 (3.63%) ASP.NET
8 18 (3.27%) HTML5
9 17 (3.09%) Spring
10 15 (2.72%) RESTful
11 12 (2.18%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (2.00%) J2EE
13 10 (1.81%) JSON
14 9 (1.63%) SOAP
14 9 (1.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 8 (1.45%) ASP.NET MVC 4
15 8 (1.45%) Spring MVC
15 8 (1.45%) CSS3
16 7 (1.27%) REST
16 7 (1.27%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 242 (43.92%) DTV
2 31 (5.63%) Computer Science
3 26 (4.72%) NHS
4 18 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (2.36%) Mobile App
6 12 (2.18%) Open Source
7 11 (2.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 10 (1.81%) FMCG
9 9 (1.63%) User Experience
10 7 (1.27%) E-Learning
11 6 (1.09%) Device Driver
11 6 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.09%) Mathematics
12 5 (0.91%) Telematics
12 5 (0.91%) Management Information System
12 5 (0.91%) VHDL
13 4 (0.73%) ASIC
13 4 (0.73%) Clustering
13 4 (0.73%) Physics
13 4 (0.73%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 88 (15.97%) Linux
2 44 (7.99%) Windows
3 15 (2.72%) Embedded Linux
4 14 (2.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (2.54%) UNIX
5 11 (2.00%) CentOS
6 10 (1.81%) Fedora
7 8 (1.45%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.27%) Android
9 5 (0.91%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.36%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.36%) VMS
10 2 (0.36%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.36%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.18%) AIX
11 1 (0.18%) Solaris
11 1 (0.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.18%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (44.28%) Digital Marketing
2 239 (43.38%) Business Intelligence
2 239 (43.38%) Programme Management
3 81 (14.70%) Agile Software Development
4 80 (14.52%) Software Engineering
5 49 (8.89%) Project Management
6 40 (7.26%) E-Commerce
7 36 (6.53%) Scrum
8 32 (5.81%) TDD
9 29 (5.26%) OO
10 26 (4.72%) Validation
11 25 (4.54%) ITIL
11 25 (4.54%) MVC
12 24 (4.36%) Test Automation
13 22 (3.99%) Migration
13 22 (3.99%) Stakeholder Management
14 21 (3.81%) PRINCE2
15 20 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
15 20 (3.63%) BDD
16 18 (3.27%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 77 (13.97%) C++
2 66 (11.98%) Java
3 65 (11.80%) C
4 57 (10.34%) Python
5 52 (9.44%) SQL
6 45 (8.17%) JavaScript
7 41 (7.44%) C#
8 37 (6.72%) Embedded C
9 23 (4.17%) PHP
10 22 (3.99%) Perl
11 19 (3.45%) Ruby
12 17 (3.09%) Embedded C++
13 15 (2.72%) Bash Shell
14 11 (2.00%) MATLAB
15 10 (1.81%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.73%) Assembly Language
16 4 (0.73%) PL/SQL
16 4 (0.73%) Golang
17 3 (0.54%) Objective-C
18 2 (0.36%) Ada
Qualifications
1 90 (16.33%) Degree
2 38 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 29 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.81%) HNC
4 10 (1.81%) HND
5 7 (1.27%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.09%) CCNA
6 6 (1.09%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.91%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.73%) PMI Certification
8 4 (0.73%) ISEB
8 4 (0.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.54%) MCP
9 3 (0.54%) CCNP
9 3 (0.54%) MCSE
9 3 (0.54%) MCTS
9 3 (0.54%) PMP
9 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.36%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.72%) QA
2 5 (0.91%) ISO 9001
3 4 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.73%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.54%) SLA
4 3 (0.54%) HL7
4 3 (0.54%) JTAG
4 3 (0.54%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.36%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.36%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.18%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 15 (2.72%) Firmware
2 14 (2.54%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.36%) HDFS
6 1 (0.18%) XenApp
6 1 (0.18%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
6 1 (0.18%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.18%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) Xen
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (2.72%) Puppet
2 13 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.27%) NSN NetAct
4 4 (0.73%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.54%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.54%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.36%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.36%) SCCM
6 2 (0.36%) SCOM
7 1 (0.18%) WSUS
7 1 (0.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.18%) Linux-HA
Vendors
1 250 (45.37%) SAP
2 32 (5.81%) Oracle
3 29 (5.26%) EMC
4 28 (5.08%) Microsoft
5 17 (3.09%) Red Hat
6 15 (2.72%) hybris
7 13 (2.36%) VMware
8 11 (2.00%) Google
8 11 (2.00%) Cisco
9 9 (1.63%) Nortel
10 8 (1.45%) IBM
10 8 (1.45%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 7 (1.27%) Ericsson
11 7 (1.27%) Nokia
12 6 (1.09%) Citrix
13 5 (0.91%) Borland
13 5 (0.91%) Apple
14 4 (0.73%) HP
14 4 (0.73%) Unica
15 3 (0.54%) Mentor Graphics
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