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 28 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 338 397 342
Rank change year-on-year
+59 -55
Contract jobs citing Electronics 289 170 261
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the General category 1.37% 0.77% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 43 49
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 £215 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £518 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 47 92
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 £24.50 £26.10 £22.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £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
21142 22003 25803
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.67% 43.05% 44.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 13052 13464 15354
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 £620 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
-0.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 554 631 726
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -2.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.98 £44.90 £47.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.22% -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 28 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 28 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 28 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 +77 282 £350 -1.40% 275
South East +27 90 £350 +12.90% 77
London +41 71 £375 +3.44% 39
East of England -31 40 £325 +8.33% 53
South West -9 37 £338 - 49
Berkshire +29 32 £363 -13.17% 15
Cambridgeshire -13 24 £375 +36.36% 33
Slough +16 19 £255 -38.92% 3
Oxfordshire - 15 £450 - 13
North West +5 13 £331 -52.67% 5
West Midlands -7 12 £335 - 25
Bristol -11 12 £350 - 11
Buckinghamshire +2 11 £388 - 19
Hampshire - 11 £285 - 17
Banbury - 11 £450 - 1
City of London +5 10 £325 -28.96% 11
Surrey -5 9 £281 -18.47% 5
Cambridge -17 9 £325 - 23
Gloucestershire -13 8 £375 - 9
Milton Keynes - 8 £394 - 7
Yorkshire +5 7 £180 - 7
Essex -3 6 - - 4
East Midlands +2 5 £350 -22.22% 16
Hertfordshire 0 5 £263 - 8
Middlesex -4 5 £315 +1.61% 1
Birmingham -2 4 £350 - 4
Devon -11 4 £250 - 1
North East -13 4 £375 - 3
Somerset -16 4 £310 - 13
Stevenage - 4 £263 -

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 258 (50.89%) Telecoms
2 249 (49.11%) Marketing
3 244 (48.13%) DTV
4 243 (47.93%) Manufacturing
5 236 (46.55%) Digital Marketing
6 235 (46.35%) Finance
7 233 (45.96%) SAP
8 231 (45.56%) Business Intelligence
9 229 (45.17%) Programme Management
10 228 (44.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
11 107 (21.10%) Degree
12 96 (18.93%) Software Engineering
13 82 (16.17%) Java
14 79 (15.58%) C
15 77 (15.19%) C++
16 72 (14.20%) Linux
17 57 (11.24%) SQL
18 51 (10.06%) Computer Science
19 47 (9.27%) SQL Server
20 43 (8.48%) .NET
20 43 (8.48%) JavaScript
21 40 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (7.30%) NHS
23 36 (7.10%) Project Management
23 36 (7.10%) HTML
23 36 (7.10%) CSS
23 36 (7.10%) Embedded Systems
24 35 (6.90%) Security Cleared
24 35 (6.90%) C#
25 34 (6.71%) OO

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 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 (2.17%) Tomcat
2 7 (1.38%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.18%) IIS
4 5 (0.99%) Apache
4 5 (0.99%) SAS
4 5 (0.99%) CMS
4 5 (0.99%) Confluence
5 4 (0.79%) WebSphere
5 4 (0.79%) Mule
6 3 (0.59%) Commerce Server
7 2 (0.39%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.39%) 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 (2.37%) MS Excel
2 9 (1.78%) MS Office
3 5 (0.99%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.59%) MS Project
4 3 (0.59%) AutoCAD
4 3 (0.59%) Pro/ENGINEER
5 2 (0.39%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.39%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.39%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
6 1 (0.20%) XMetaL
6 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.20%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 228 (44.97%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.39%) SAP SD
3 2 (0.39%) 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 (1.78%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (1.18%) SaaS
2 6 (1.18%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.99%) Heroku
4 4 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.39%) Force.com
6 2 (0.39%) 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 24 (4.73%) GSM
2 21 (4.14%) LTE
3 19 (3.75%) Wireless
4 18 (3.55%) GPRS
5 17 (3.35%) UMTS
6 14 (2.76%) TCP/IP
7 13 (2.56%) 3GPP
7 13 (2.56%) ZigBee
8 12 (2.37%) WCDMA
8 12 (2.37%) DVB
9 10 (1.97%) HTTP
9 10 (1.97%) Internet
9 10 (1.97%) Ethernet
9 10 (1.97%) LAN
10 9 (1.78%) Bluetooth
10 9 (1.78%) WAN
10 9 (1.78%) 3G
10 9 (1.78%) DNS
10 9 (1.78%) 4G
11 7 (1.38%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (9.27%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 19 (3.75%) MySQL
4 16 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
5 15 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (2.17%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (1.38%) NoSQL
9 7 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (1.18%) Couchbase
10 6 (1.18%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.18%) OLAP
11 5 (0.99%) Big Data
12 4 (0.79%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (0.59%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.39%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 17 (3.35%) Selenium
2 15 (2.96%) Rational DOORS
3 14 (2.76%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.17%) Maven
4 11 (2.17%) JIRA
5 10 (1.97%) Subversion
6 7 (1.38%) JUnit
6 7 (1.38%) Jenkins
7 6 (1.18%) Hudson
7 6 (1.18%) Eclipse
8 5 (0.99%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.99%) Ant
9 4 (0.79%) ClearQuest
9 4 (0.79%) ClearCase
9 4 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.79%) WebDriver
9 4 (0.79%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.59%) Team Foundation Server
10 3 (0.59%) Dreamweaver
10 3 (0.59%) LabVIEW
General
1 258 (50.89%) Telecoms
2 249 (49.11%) Marketing
3 243 (47.93%) Manufacturing
4 235 (46.35%) Finance
5 21 (4.14%) Military
6 19 (3.75%) Retail
7 13 (2.56%) Automotive
8 10 (1.97%) Banking
9 8 (1.58%) Games
9 8 (1.58%) Avionics
10 6 (1.18%) Aerospace
11 5 (0.99%) Legal
12 4 (0.79%) Advertising
13 2 (0.39%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.39%) German Language
14 1 (0.20%) Korean Language
14 1 (0.20%) Back Office
14 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 109 (21.50%) Developer
2 66 (13.02%) Software Engineer
3 59 (11.64%) Analyst
4 31 (6.11%) Java Developer
5 30 (5.92%) Test Engineer
5 30 (5.92%) Project Manager
6 27 (5.33%) Business Analyst
7 22 (4.34%) Design Engineer
7 22 (4.34%) Electronics Engineer
8 19 (3.75%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 16 (3.16%) SQL Developer
10 15 (2.96%) Architect
11 14 (2.76%) .NET Developer
12 13 (2.56%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (2.37%) Consultant
13 12 (2.37%) Junior
13 12 (2.37%) SQL Server Developer
14 11 (2.17%) Hardware Engineer
14 11 (2.17%) Test Analyst
15 10 (1.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.48%) .NET
2 36 (7.10%) HTML
2 36 (7.10%) CSS
3 33 (6.51%) Web Services
4 27 (5.33%) jQuery
5 24 (4.73%) XML
6 19 (3.75%) J2EE
6 19 (3.75%) Spring
7 18 (3.55%) ASP.NET
7 18 (3.55%) HTML5
8 17 (3.35%) SOAP
9 15 (2.96%) RESTful
10 14 (2.76%) Hibernate
11 12 (2.37%) CSS3
12 11 (2.17%) JSON
13 10 (1.97%) Middleware
14 9 (1.78%) ASP.NET MVC
15 8 (1.58%) WCF
16 7 (1.38%) REST
16 7 (1.38%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 244 (48.13%) DTV
2 51 (10.06%) Computer Science
3 37 (7.30%) NHS
4 36 (7.10%) Embedded Systems
5 17 (3.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 16 (3.16%) Firmware
7 14 (2.76%) IPTV
8 12 (2.37%) STB
9 11 (2.17%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.97%) VHDL
10 10 (1.97%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.97%) Mathematics
11 8 (1.58%) FMCG
11 8 (1.58%) Handset
12 7 (1.38%) 3D Graphics
12 7 (1.38%) Physics
13 6 (1.18%) Informatics
13 6 (1.18%) Smart Meter
13 6 (1.18%) Open Source
13 6 (1.18%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 72 (14.20%) Linux
2 32 (6.31%) Windows
3 26 (5.13%) Android
4 18 (3.55%) UNIX
5 8 (1.58%) CentOS
5 8 (1.58%) Apple iOS
6 6 (1.18%) Solaris
6 6 (1.18%) VxWorks
7 5 (0.99%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.79%) Fedora
8 4 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 3 (0.59%) 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
1 236 (46.55%) Digital Marketing
2 231 (45.56%) Business Intelligence
3 229 (45.17%) Programme Management
4 96 (18.93%) Software Engineering
5 40 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (7.10%) Project Management
7 34 (6.71%) OO
8 32 (6.31%) TDD
8 32 (6.31%) Scrum
9 29 (5.72%) Validation
10 21 (4.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 21 (4.14%) Software Testing
10 21 (4.14%) PRINCE2
11 19 (3.75%) MVC
12 18 (3.55%) E-Commerce
12 18 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
13 17 (3.35%) UML
13 17 (3.35%) OOP
14 16 (3.16%) Requirements Management
14 16 (3.16%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 82 (16.17%) Java
2 79 (15.58%) C
3 77 (15.19%) C++
4 57 (11.24%) SQL
5 43 (8.48%) JavaScript
6 35 (6.90%) C#
7 29 (5.72%) Embedded C
8 25 (4.93%) Python
9 17 (3.35%) T-SQL
10 15 (2.96%) Ruby
11 13 (2.56%) PHP
12 11 (2.17%) PL/SQL
12 11 (2.17%) MATLAB
13 10 (1.97%) Perl
14 8 (1.58%) Bash Shell
15 6 (1.18%) PHP5
16 5 (0.99%) GLSL
16 5 (0.99%) HLSL
17 4 (0.79%) Embedded C++
17 4 (0.79%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 107 (21.10%) Degree
2 35 (6.90%) Security Cleared
3 17 (3.35%) ISEB
4 15 (2.96%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 9 (1.78%) HND
5 9 (1.78%) ISTQB
6 8 (1.58%) PMP
6 8 (1.58%) PMI Certification
7 7 (1.38%) PhD
8 5 (0.99%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.59%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.39%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.39%) 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 (2.37%) QA
2 4 (0.79%) IEC 61508
3 3 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.39%) DO-254
4 2 (0.39%) SLA
5 1 (0.20%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.20%) HL7
5 1 (0.20%) DO-160
5 1 (0.20%) Data Quality
System Software
1 9 (1.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (0.79%) vSphere
3 3 (0.59%) Xen
3 3 (0.59%) KVM
3 3 (0.59%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.39%) NFS
4 2 (0.39%) 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 (2.76%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (0.79%) Nagios
3 3 (0.59%) ZABBIX
4 2 (0.39%) 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
1 233 (45.96%) SAP
2 29 (5.72%) Oracle
3 21 (4.14%) Microsoft
4 20 (3.94%) EMC
5 16 (3.16%) HP
6 12 (2.37%) Cisco
7 11 (2.17%) Red Hat
8 9 (1.78%) VMware
9 7 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
9 7 (1.38%) Perforce
9 7 (1.38%) IBM
9 7 (1.38%) JBoss
10 5 (0.99%) Adobe
10 5 (0.99%) Mentor Graphics
11 4 (0.79%) Google
11 4 (0.79%) hybris
11 4 (0.79%) SolidWorks
11 4 (0.79%) Siebel
12 3 (0.59%) CA
12 3 (0.59%) ATG
Somerset
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Norfolk
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Rate: £25 - 33 per hour
Posted: 55 minutes ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: daily rates
Posted: 5 hours ago
Midlands
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Rate: £40 - £45 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
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Rate: Market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
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Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Rate: £330 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West London
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Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridgeshire
X4 Group
Rate: £22 - 32 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £550 per day
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Buckinghamshire
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Rate: £12 - £17 per hour
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Scotland
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Rate: £20 - £25 per hour + Rate negotiable dependant on experience
Posted: 5 days ago
Tring, Hertfordshire
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Rate: £35 - £40 per hour
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City, London
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Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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