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 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 192 416 368
Rank change year-on-year
+224 -48
Contract jobs citing Electronics 646 155 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.11% 0.30% 0.39%
As % of the General category 2.88% 0.72% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 59 40
Average daily rate
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£375 £335 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £244 £246 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £481 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+16.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 51 84
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £15.50 £21.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.43 £43.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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
22420 21615 23750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.56% 41.82% 44.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 14040 13692 14133
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 £270 £270 £275
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 523 561 735
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £45.92
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £21.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -19.23%

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 October 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 30 October 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 30 October 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 +218 616 £375 +11.94% 276
South East +28 83 £375 +41.50% 78
South West +2 51 £375 +7.14% 50
East of England -5 39 £288 -4.32% 53
London -19 38 £410 +9.33% 45
Bristol -8 17 £350 - 19
Hampshire -8 15 £375 +51.51% 13
West Midlands +1 14 £363 +11.71% 12
Buckinghamshire -3 14 £348 +31.13% 15
Essex -13 14 - - 3
Oxfordshire -8 13 £413 - 14
Wiltshire - 13 £400 - 7
Berkshire +13 11 £243 +0.41% 16
City of London +14 10 £375 -2.91% 12
Milton Keynes -3 10 £369 - 3
Cambridgeshire -4 10 £288 - 36
East Midlands +11 9 £423 - 5
North West -15 8 £290 +16.00% 21
Banbury - 8 £406 -
Scotland +4 7 £248 - 6
Surrey -8 7 £275 -21.98% 8
Yorkshire - 7 - - 5
Somerset - 7 £350 - 2
Middlesex +8 6 £285 - 2
Suffolk +7 6 - - 4
Slough -4 6 £260 - 3
Birmingham -3 5 £375 +15.38% 1
North East -40 5 £325 - 3
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 3
Hertfordshire - 5 - - 6

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 440 (47.26%) Automotive
2 285 (30.61%) Telecoms
3 272 (29.22%) Manufacturing
3 272 (29.22%) Marketing
4 266 (28.57%) DTV
5 261 (28.03%) Finance
5 261 (28.03%) Digital Marketing
6 258 (27.71%) Programme Management
7 257 (27.60%) SAP
8 253 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
8 253 (27.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 88 (9.45%) Degree
10 87 (9.34%) Software Engineering
11 81 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (7.95%) Java
12 74 (7.95%) Linux
13 71 (7.63%) C++
14 67 (7.20%) C
15 66 (7.09%) SQL
16 48 (5.16%) C#
17 46 (4.94%) .NET
18 45 (4.83%) JavaScript
19 43 (4.62%) HTML
20 40 (4.30%) OO
20 40 (4.30%) Python
20 40 (4.30%) CSS
21 39 (4.19%) Scrum
22 37 (3.97%) Oracle
22 37 (3.97%) Computer Science
23 36 (3.87%) Embedded C

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 16 (1.72%) Tomcat
2 13 (1.40%) SharePoint
3 10 (1.07%) Apache
4 8 (0.86%) Confluence
5 7 (0.75%) CMS
6 5 (0.54%) WebSphere
6 5 (0.54%) JBoss
6 5 (0.54%) SAS
7 4 (0.43%) Mule
8 3 (0.32%) IIS
8 3 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
8 3 (0.32%) Commerce Server
9 2 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (0.21%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.21%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.11%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.11%) Node.js
10 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.11%) WildFly
Applications
1 15 (1.61%) MS Office
2 14 (1.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.54%) MS Project
4 4 (0.43%) AutoCAD
4 4 (0.43%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 4 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.21%) Simulink
5 2 (0.21%) RoboHelp
5 2 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.11%) InDesign
6 1 (0.11%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.11%) SPSS
6 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 253 (27.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.32%) Oracle Retail
4 2 (0.21%) Oracle SCM
4 2 (0.21%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.11%) Misys Midas
5 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
5 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.11%) SAP SD
5 1 (0.11%) SAP FI
5 1 (0.11%) SmartPlant
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.86%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (0.75%) SaaS
4 5 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.32%) Heroku
6 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.11%) Office 365
7 1 (0.11%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.11%) Pure360
7 1 (0.11%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.11%) PaaS
7 1 (0.11%) Force.com
7 1 (0.11%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 23 (2.47%) GSM
2 21 (2.26%) Wireless
2 21 (2.26%) LTE
3 19 (2.04%) GPRS
4 17 (1.83%) DVB
4 17 (1.83%) UMTS
5 14 (1.50%) 3G
6 13 (1.40%) TCP/IP
7 12 (1.29%) ZigBee
7 12 (1.29%) WCDMA
7 12 (1.29%) WAN
7 12 (1.29%) Internet
8 11 (1.18%) 2G
8 11 (1.18%) 3GPP
8 11 (1.18%) LAN
9 10 (1.07%) 4G
9 10 (1.07%) HTTP
10 9 (0.97%) Ethernet
10 9 (0.97%) DNS
11 7 (0.75%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (3.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (2.47%) MySQL
3 14 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 12 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (0.97%) MongoDB
6 8 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 8 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.75%) Big Data
8 6 (0.64%) NoSQL
8 6 (0.64%) RDBMS
8 6 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
10 4 (0.43%) Hadoop
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
11 3 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.32%) Oracle Exadata
11 3 (0.32%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.32%) Voldemort
Development Applications
1 16 (1.72%) Selenium
2 14 (1.50%) Subversion
3 12 (1.29%) Git (software)
3 12 (1.29%) JIRA
4 11 (1.18%) JUnit
5 7 (0.75%) Maven
5 7 (0.75%) LabVIEW
5 7 (0.75%) Cucumber
6 6 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
6 6 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.54%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.54%) WebDriver
8 4 (0.43%) GoogleTest
8 4 (0.43%) Hudson
8 4 (0.43%) ClearQuest
8 4 (0.43%) ClearCase
9 3 (0.32%) Ant
9 3 (0.32%) Rational Rhapsody
9 3 (0.32%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 440 (47.26%) Automotive
2 285 (30.61%) Telecoms
3 272 (29.22%) Manufacturing
3 272 (29.22%) Marketing
4 261 (28.03%) Finance
5 23 (2.47%) Retail
6 9 (0.97%) Military
7 8 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 7 (0.75%) Banking
9 5 (0.54%) Games
10 4 (0.43%) Avionics
11 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.21%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.21%) French Language
12 2 (0.21%) Korean Language
12 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Law
12 2 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 115 (12.35%) Developer
2 64 (6.87%) Analyst
2 64 (6.87%) Software Engineer
3 40 (4.30%) Business Analyst
4 37 (3.97%) Test Engineer
4 37 (3.97%) Project Manager
5 30 (3.22%) Java Developer
6 26 (2.79%) Architect
7 25 (2.69%) Tester
8 22 (2.36%) Electronics Engineer
9 15 (1.61%) Design Engineer
9 15 (1.61%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 15 (1.61%) Software Test Engineer
10 14 (1.50%) Consultant
10 14 (1.50%) .NET Developer
11 13 (1.40%) Designer
12 12 (1.29%) Junior
12 12 (1.29%) Software Developer
13 11 (1.18%) SQL Developer
13 11 (1.18%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (4.94%) .NET
2 43 (4.62%) HTML
3 40 (4.30%) CSS
4 30 (3.22%) jQuery
5 29 (3.11%) Web Services
6 24 (2.58%) ASP.NET
7 20 (2.15%) HTML5
8 19 (2.04%) J2EE
9 18 (1.93%) Spring
10 17 (1.83%) XML
11 14 (1.50%) ASP.NET MVC
12 11 (1.18%) CSS3
13 10 (1.07%) JSON
13 10 (1.07%) Spring MVC
14 9 (0.97%) Hibernate
15 8 (0.86%) RESTful
15 8 (0.86%) AngularJS
15 8 (0.86%) SOAP
15 8 (0.86%) Ajax
16 7 (0.75%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 266 (28.57%) DTV
2 37 (3.97%) Computer Science
3 34 (3.65%) NHS
4 30 (3.22%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.79%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (2.15%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 16 (1.72%) Mathematics
8 12 (1.29%) User Experience
9 11 (1.18%) IPTV
9 11 (1.18%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.07%) Device Driver
10 10 (1.07%) Handset
11 9 (0.97%) STB
11 9 (0.97%) Physics
11 9 (0.97%) Open Source
12 8 (0.86%) Informatics
12 8 (0.86%) VHDL
13 5 (0.54%) Statistics
13 5 (0.54%) Mobile App
13 5 (0.54%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 74 (7.95%) Linux
2 33 (3.54%) Windows
3 19 (2.04%) UNIX
4 18 (1.93%) Android
5 10 (1.07%) CentOS
5 10 (1.07%) Apple iOS
6 8 (0.86%) Windows 7
6 8 (0.86%) Fedora
7 6 (0.64%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (0.43%) VxWorks
9 3 (0.32%) Windows XP
10 2 (0.21%) Solaris
11 1 (0.11%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.11%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.11%) VMS
11 1 (0.11%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 261 (28.03%) Digital Marketing
2 258 (27.71%) Programme Management
3 253 (27.18%) Business Intelligence
4 87 (9.34%) Software Engineering
5 81 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (4.30%) OO
7 39 (4.19%) Scrum
8 31 (3.33%) Project Management
9 29 (3.11%) MVC
10 28 (3.01%) E-Commerce
11 27 (2.90%) TDD
11 27 (2.90%) Test Scripting
12 22 (2.36%) PRINCE2
13 21 (2.26%) Software Testing
13 21 (2.26%) Continuous Integration
14 19 (2.04%) BDD
15 16 (1.72%) Embedded Software Development
15 16 (1.72%) Validation
16 15 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
17 14 (1.50%) UML
Programming Languages
1 74 (7.95%) Java
2 71 (7.63%) C++
3 67 (7.20%) C
4 66 (7.09%) SQL
5 48 (5.16%) C#
6 45 (4.83%) JavaScript
7 40 (4.30%) Python
8 36 (3.87%) Embedded C
9 24 (2.58%) PHP
10 19 (2.04%) Ruby
11 17 (1.83%) Perl
12 15 (1.61%) PL/SQL
13 13 (1.40%) Bash Shell
14 12 (1.29%) T-SQL
15 8 (0.86%) Embedded C++
16 6 (0.64%) Assembly Language
16 6 (0.64%) VC++
17 5 (0.54%) PHP5
18 4 (0.43%) Shell Script
18 4 (0.43%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (9.45%) Degree
2 19 (2.04%) ISEB
2 19 (2.04%) Security Cleared
3 11 (1.18%) PMP
3 11 (1.18%) PMI Certification
4 9 (0.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 9 (0.97%) SC Cleared
5 8 (0.86%) ISTQB
6 7 (0.75%) HND
7 5 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (0.43%) DV Cleared
9 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.32%) Chartered Engineer
10 2 (0.21%) APMP
10 2 (0.21%) Cisco Certification
10 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.21%) MCSE
11 1 (0.11%) OCPJP
11 1 (0.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.83%) QA
2 5 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.43%) IEC 61508
3 4 (0.43%) SLA
4 3 (0.32%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.21%) HL7
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9000
6 1 (0.11%) DO-178B
6 1 (0.11%) DO-254
6 1 (0.11%) DO-160
System Software
1 10 (1.07%) Firmware
2 4 (0.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (0.32%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.21%) vSphere
4 2 (0.21%) Cronacle
5 1 (0.11%) NFS
5 1 (0.11%) KVM
5 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
2 7 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (0.75%) Puppet
3 2 (0.21%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.21%) SCOM
3 2 (0.21%) Nagios
4 1 (0.11%) SCOrch
4 1 (0.11%) SCCM
4 1 (0.11%) YUM
Vendors
1 257 (27.60%) SAP
2 37 (3.97%) Oracle
3 19 (2.04%) Microsoft
4 17 (1.83%) HP
5 15 (1.61%) EMC
6 12 (1.29%) Cisco
7 11 (1.18%) Red Hat
8 8 (0.86%) hybris
9 7 (0.75%) Google
9 7 (0.75%) IBM
10 6 (0.64%) Mentor Graphics
11 5 (0.54%) SolidWorks
11 5 (0.54%) Adobe
12 4 (0.43%) Remedy
12 4 (0.43%) BMC
12 4 (0.43%) Perforce
12 4 (0.43%) VMware
13 3 (0.32%) Huawei
13 3 (0.32%) ATG
13 3 (0.32%) Cognos
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Real Staffing
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Cambridgeshire
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West Midlands
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Gloucestershire
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Hampshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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South West
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