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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 317 385 362
Rank change year-on-year
+68 -23
Contract jobs citing Electronics 328 225 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.59% 0.40% 0.44%
As % of the General category 1.51% 1.02% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 93 66
Average daily rate
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£353 £325 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.46% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £259 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £582 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 56 66
Average hourly rate £37.89 £37.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £19.50 £21.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +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
21659 21953 20759
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.75% 38.94% 42.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 13328 13587 12480
Average daily rate £435 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.35% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £613 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 530 599 664
Average hourly rate £22.35 £22.50 £25.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.66% -10.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.71 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-2.00% -9.09%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +58 308 £353 +8.46% 315
South East -7 89 £350 +10.23% 119
South West +31 59 £363 +3.57% 45
London 0 46 £360 -2.70% 47
West Midlands +13 30 £315 -10.00% 16
Berkshire +17 26 £388 +35.96% 14
East of England +8 24 £309 -2.75% 46
North West +4 24 £344 - 12
Bristol +4 19 £350 +12.90% 15
Cambridge +8 18 £290 -6.45% 20
Cambridgeshire 0 18 £290 -6.45% 26
Surrey +10 14 - - 35
Scotland +10 13 £170 -24.44% 9
City of London +19 11 £401 - 13
Birmingham +1 11 £293 -16.42%
Hampshire -6 11 £375 -16.66% 15
Yorkshire -11 11 £250 - 5
Buckinghamshire +8 10 £290 -21.08% 6
West Yorkshire -2 9 - - 2
East Midlands +2 8 £475 +46.15% 15
Gloucestershire -11 8 £410 -3.52% 12
Warwickshire - 8 - -
Oxfordshire -18 7 £325 -7.14% 29
Reading +10 6 - - 7
North East +9 6 £356 - 8
Gloucester +6 6 £405 +1.25% 5
Manchester -3 6 £350 - 7
Nottingham - 6 £475 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 6 £475 - 4
Wiltshire +13 5 - - 1

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 288 (48.98%) Telecoms
2 261 (44.39%) Marketing
3 259 (44.05%) Manufacturing
4 258 (43.88%) SAP
5 257 (43.71%) Finance
6 253 (43.03%) Digital Marketing
7 247 (42.01%) DTV
8 244 (41.50%) Business Intelligence
9 243 (41.33%) Programme Management
9 243 (41.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
10 98 (16.67%) Degree
11 86 (14.63%) Linux
12 83 (14.12%) C++
12 83 (14.12%) Software Engineering
13 81 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
14 77 (13.10%) C
15 67 (11.39%) Java
16 55 (9.35%) HTML
17 54 (9.18%) Project Management
18 53 (9.01%) SQL
19 51 (8.67%) Python
20 47 (7.99%) Windows
21 46 (7.82%) C#
22 44 (7.48%) JavaScript
23 42 (7.14%) Automotive
24 40 (6.80%) E-Commerce
24 40 (6.80%) Security Cleared
25 39 (6.63%) Embedded C
26 38 (6.46%) CSS
26 38 (6.46%) MS Office

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 13 (2.21%) SharePoint
2 12 (2.04%) IIS
3 11 (1.87%) Mule
4 7 (1.19%) Apache
4 7 (1.19%) Mule ESB
5 6 (1.02%) Tomcat
5 6 (1.02%) Node.js
6 4 (0.68%) Confluence
6 4 (0.68%) MS Exchange
6 4 (0.68%) SAS
7 3 (0.51%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (0.51%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.51%) Lync
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.34%) CMS
8 2 (0.34%) Apache Pig
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 38 (6.46%) MS Office
2 28 (4.76%) MS Excel
3 22 (3.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.70%) MS Visio
4 10 (1.70%) MS Project
5 8 (1.36%) Simulink
6 7 (1.19%) FrameMaker
6 7 (1.19%) Adobe Illustrator
6 7 (1.19%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.85%) Doxygen
8 4 (0.68%) InDesign
8 4 (0.68%) Pro/ENGINEER
8 4 (0.68%) PTC Creo
9 3 (0.51%) Stateflow
9 3 (0.51%) Fireworks
10 2 (0.34%) AutoCAD
10 2 (0.34%) SPSS
10 2 (0.34%) SOLIDWORKS
10 2 (0.34%) FastStats
10 2 (0.34%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 243 (41.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 7 (1.19%) Oracle Cash Management
3 6 (1.02%) Agresso
4 4 (0.68%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.68%) Unica
5 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.51%) SAP FI/CO
5 3 (0.51%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.17%) VisionPLUS
6 1 (0.17%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.17%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.17%) BASE24
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.17%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (1.36%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (1.02%) Amazon S3
4 4 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.68%) SaaS
5 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.34%) SmartFocus
6 2 (0.34%) Office 365
6 2 (0.34%) CheetahMail
6 2 (0.34%) Pure360
6 2 (0.34%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.91%) LTE
2 22 (3.74%) Wireless
2 22 (3.74%) 3G
3 20 (3.40%) Internet
4 16 (2.72%) TCP/IP
5 15 (2.55%) Firewall
6 14 (2.38%) DNS
7 13 (2.21%) 2G
7 13 (2.21%) 4G
8 12 (2.04%) Radio Access Network
9 9 (1.53%) GSM
10 8 (1.36%) GPRS
10 8 (1.36%) SAN
10 8 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.19%) IPsec
11 7 (1.19%) VPN
11 7 (1.19%) DHCP
11 7 (1.19%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.19%) WAN
12 6 (1.02%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (5.95%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 14 (2.38%) Big Data
3 14 (2.38%) MongoDB
4 13 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 13 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (1.70%) MySQL
6 8 (1.36%) Hadoop
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.68%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.51%) QlikView
10 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
11 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.34%) Impala
11 2 (0.34%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 13 (2.21%) JIRA
2 10 (1.70%) Visual Studio
3 9 (1.53%) Maven
4 8 (1.36%) LabVIEW
4 8 (1.36%) Selenium
4 8 (1.36%) GoogleTest
5 6 (1.02%) Jenkins
5 6 (1.02%) Git (software)
6 5 (0.85%) ERwin
7 4 (0.68%) Subversion
7 4 (0.68%) JUnit
8 3 (0.51%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.51%) Toad
8 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.51%) Axure RP
8 3 (0.51%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.51%) Rational DOORS
8 3 (0.51%) WebDriver
9 2 (0.34%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.34%) ClearCase
General
1 288 (48.98%) Telecoms
2 261 (44.39%) Marketing
3 259 (44.05%) Manufacturing
4 257 (43.71%) Finance
5 42 (7.14%) Automotive
6 29 (4.93%) Retail
7 16 (2.72%) Games
8 12 (2.04%) Military
8 12 (2.04%) Aerospace
9 8 (1.36%) Advertising
10 6 (1.02%) German Language
11 4 (0.68%) Banking
12 3 (0.51%) Korean Language
13 2 (0.34%) Avionics
13 2 (0.34%) Publishing
14 1 (0.17%) Legal
14 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.17%) Back Office
14 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 125 (21.26%) Developer
2 78 (13.27%) Analyst
3 66 (11.22%) Software Engineer
4 41 (6.97%) Project Manager
5 35 (5.95%) Test Engineer
6 33 (5.61%) Architect
7 30 (5.10%) Electronics Engineer
8 29 (4.93%) Business Analyst
9 28 (4.76%) Hardware Engineer
10 24 (4.08%) Software Developer
11 23 (3.91%) Senior Developer
12 22 (3.74%) Design Engineer
13 18 (3.06%) Tester
14 17 (2.89%) Java Developer
15 16 (2.72%) Author
15 16 (2.72%) Technical Author
15 16 (2.72%) Consultant
16 15 (2.55%) Software Test Engineer
17 14 (2.38%) Embedded Software Engineer
17 14 (2.38%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.35%) HTML
2 38 (6.46%) CSS
3 35 (5.95%) .NET
4 29 (4.93%) Web Services
4 29 (4.93%) XML
5 23 (3.91%) jQuery
6 21 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 19 (3.23%) HTML5
8 17 (2.89%) RESTful
9 16 (2.72%) Spring
10 12 (2.04%) ASP.NET MVC
11 10 (1.70%) JSON
12 9 (1.53%) J2EE
12 9 (1.53%) CSS3
13 8 (1.36%) REST
13 8 (1.36%) ASP.NET MVC 4
13 8 (1.36%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 8 (1.36%) SOAP
14 7 (1.19%) Spring MVC
15 6 (1.02%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 247 (42.01%) DTV
2 34 (5.78%) NHS
2 34 (5.78%) Computer Science
3 19 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.21%) Mobile App
5 12 (2.04%) Open Source
5 12 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 11 (1.87%) FMCG
7 10 (1.70%) User Experience
8 8 (1.36%) Device Driver
9 7 (1.19%) E-Learning
9 7 (1.19%) VHDL
9 7 (1.19%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.19%) Mathematics
10 6 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.02%) 3D Graphics
11 5 (0.85%) Informatics
11 5 (0.85%) Algorithms
11 5 (0.85%) Telematics
12 4 (0.68%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 86 (14.63%) Linux
2 47 (7.99%) Windows
3 16 (2.72%) Embedded Linux
4 15 (2.55%) UNIX
5 12 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.70%) Apple iOS
7 8 (1.36%) CentOS
7 8 (1.36%) Android
8 7 (1.19%) Fedora
9 5 (0.85%) VxWorks
10 2 (0.34%) Nucleus RTOS
10 2 (0.34%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon Linux
11 1 (0.17%) Tizen
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.17%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.17%) AIX
11 1 (0.17%) Solaris
11 1 (0.17%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (43.03%) Digital Marketing
2 244 (41.50%) Business Intelligence
3 243 (41.33%) Programme Management
4 83 (14.12%) Software Engineering
5 81 (13.78%) Agile Software Development
6 54 (9.18%) Project Management
7 40 (6.80%) E-Commerce
8 36 (6.12%) OO
9 34 (5.78%) Scrum
10 33 (5.61%) TDD
11 30 (5.10%) Validation
12 26 (4.42%) MVC
12 26 (4.42%) ITIL
13 24 (4.08%) PRINCE2
13 24 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (3.91%) Migration
14 23 (3.91%) Test Automation
15 21 (3.57%) Service Management
16 20 (3.40%) BDD
16 20 (3.40%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.12%) C++
2 77 (13.10%) C
3 67 (11.39%) Java
4 53 (9.01%) SQL
5 51 (8.67%) Python
6 46 (7.82%) C#
7 44 (7.48%) JavaScript
8 39 (6.63%) Embedded C
9 20 (3.40%) PHP
10 18 (3.06%) Perl
11 17 (2.89%) Embedded C++
12 16 (2.72%) Ruby
13 12 (2.04%) MATLAB
14 11 (1.87%) Bash Shell
14 11 (1.87%) T-SQL
15 4 (0.68%) Assembly Language
15 4 (0.68%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.68%) Golang
15 4 (0.68%) Objective-C
16 3 (0.51%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 98 (16.67%) Degree
2 40 (6.80%) Security Cleared
3 32 (5.44%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.87%) HNC
4 11 (1.87%) HND
5 7 (1.19%) DV Cleared
6 6 (1.02%) CCNA
6 6 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (1.02%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.85%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.68%) ISEB
8 4 (0.68%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.51%) MCP
9 3 (0.51%) CCNP
9 3 (0.51%) MCSE
9 3 (0.51%) PMP
9 3 (0.51%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.51%) MCTS
10 2 (0.34%) ISTQB
10 2 (0.34%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.72%) QA
2 5 (0.85%) HL7
2 5 (0.85%) ISO 9001
2 5 (0.85%) Data Quality
3 4 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.51%) JTAG
4 3 (0.51%) IEC 61508
5 2 (0.34%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.34%) SLA
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 19 (3.23%) Firmware
2 13 (2.21%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.34%) HDFS
5 2 (0.34%) GPFS
5 2 (0.34%) Ceph
6 1 (0.17%) XenApp
6 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
6 1 (0.17%) vSphere
6 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.17%) Snort
6 1 (0.17%) Xen
6 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 12 (2.04%) Puppet
2 8 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (1.19%) NSN NetAct
4 4 (0.68%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (0.51%) Cisco UCCE
6 2 (0.34%) Hadoop YARN
6 2 (0.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (0.34%) SCCM
7 1 (0.17%) SCOM
7 1 (0.17%) WSUS
7 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 258 (43.88%) SAP
2 34 (5.78%) Microsoft
3 33 (5.61%) Oracle
4 30 (5.10%) EMC
5 15 (2.55%) Red Hat
5 15 (2.55%) hybris
6 13 (2.21%) VMware
6 13 (2.21%) Cisco
7 10 (1.70%) Google
8 9 (1.53%) Nortel
9 8 (1.36%) IBM
9 8 (1.36%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 7 (1.19%) Citrix
10 7 (1.19%) Ericsson
10 7 (1.19%) Nokia
11 5 (0.85%) Apple
11 5 (0.85%) Borland
11 5 (0.85%) Adobe
11 5 (0.85%) Twitter
11 5 (0.85%) TOWER Software
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