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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Electronics
Rank 377 340 331
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -9
Contract jobs citing Electronics 224 209 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.44% 0.47%
As % of the General category 1.02% 1.02% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 67 79
Average daily rate £325 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £259 £228 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £566 £468 £369
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 63 88
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £34.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +0.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £21.20 £21.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £49.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
General Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
21931 20429 27552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.95% 42.81% 45.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13605 12277 16315
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 £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 600 643 827
Average hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.54 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% +8.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -65 219 £325 -1.51% 350
South East -4 74 £310 -14.48% 94
London -11 53 £361 +9.46% 32
South West -10 32 £338 +35.00% 46
East of England -17 32 £318 -2.30% 110
Cambridgeshire -3 21 £310 - 91
Berkshire -1 17 £285 -28.75% 15
Middlesex +6 16 £275 -10.56% 5
Cambridge +4 14 £310 - 84
Bristol -3 14 £305 +12.44% 24
City of London -4 14 £400 -11.05% 15
Oxfordshire +1 10 £350 -24.32% 20
East Midlands -3 10 £325 - 17
Gloucestershire +6 9 £425 - 9
Hampshire -1 9 £450 +19.60% 15
Leicestershire - 7 £338 - 3
Slough +13 6 £285 -29.19% 5
Yorkshire -20 6 £250 -20.00% 9
Surrey -23 6 £300 -14.28% 19
Southampton -5 5 £528 - 5
North West -23 5 £295 -11.27% 11
Buckinghamshire - 5 £368 - 10
Leicester - 5 £325 -
Gloucester - 5 £400 - 2
Oxford +5 4 £325 -29.72% 13
Manchester -11 4 £295 - 4
Cheltenham - 4 £425 - 4
North Yorkshire - 4 - - 1
Dorset - 4 £476 - 1
Reading -2 3 - - 3

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 111 (30.08%) Degree
2 99 (26.83%) Telecoms
2 99 (26.83%) Manufacturing
3 94 (25.47%) Marketing
4 87 (23.58%) Finance
4 87 (23.58%) DTV
5 81 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
6 80 (21.68%) C++
6 80 (21.68%) SAP
7 77 (20.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 77 (20.87%) Programme Management
8 76 (20.60%) Software Engineering
8 76 (20.60%) Digital Marketing
9 66 (17.89%) Java
10 64 (17.34%) Computer Science
11 51 (13.82%) C
12 48 (13.01%) Linux
13 41 (11.11%) SQL
13 41 (11.11%) Security Cleared
14 39 (10.57%) JavaScript
15 35 (9.49%) OO
15 35 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
16 32 (8.67%) HTML
17 31 (8.40%) .NET
18 29 (7.86%) Windows
18 29 (7.86%) Embedded Systems
19 28 (7.59%) C#
19 28 (7.59%) CSS
19 28 (7.59%) SQL Server
19 28 (7.59%) Android

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (1.36%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.08%) Node.js
3 3 (0.81%) IIS
3 3 (0.81%) CMS
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.54%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.54%) Confluence
5 1 (0.27%) WinCC
5 1 (0.27%) LiveCycle
5 1 (0.27%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.27%) Lync
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
5 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (0.27%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (2.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (1.90%) MS Office
3 5 (1.36%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 4 (1.08%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.81%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.54%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.54%) Simulink
6 2 (0.54%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.54%) MS Project
7 1 (0.27%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.27%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 77 (20.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.27%) Magento
3 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SRM
3 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Manufacturing
3 1 (0.27%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.27%) SAP SD
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.63%) Heroku
2 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
3 1 (0.27%) Force.com
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (4.07%) GSM
2 13 (3.52%) LTE
3 12 (3.25%) Internet
4 11 (2.98%) UMTS
5 9 (2.44%) WCDMA
5 9 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 9 (2.44%) Wireless
6 8 (2.17%) GPRS
6 8 (2.17%) SMS
6 8 (2.17%) VLAN
7 7 (1.90%) LAN
8 6 (1.63%) Broadband
8 6 (1.63%) TETRA
9 5 (1.36%) HTTP
9 5 (1.36%) DVB
10 4 (1.08%) 3G
10 4 (1.08%) Ethernet
10 4 (1.08%) Bluetooth
10 4 (1.08%) ZigBee
11 3 (0.81%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.71%) MongoDB
3 9 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
5 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.63%) MySQL
6 6 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.36%) Couchbase
7 5 (1.36%) NoSQL
8 4 (1.08%) OLAP
8 4 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (0.81%) Big Data
9 3 (0.81%) MS Access
10 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.54%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.27%) Amazon Redshift
11 1 (0.27%) PerformancePoint
11 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
Development Applications
1 13 (3.52%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (3.25%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.44%) Maven
4 7 (1.90%) Selenium
5 6 (1.63%) Subversion
6 5 (1.36%) Jenkins
6 5 (1.36%) Hudson
7 4 (1.08%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.08%) JIRA
8 3 (0.81%) Rational Rhapsody
8 3 (0.81%) Git (software)
8 3 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
9 2 (0.54%) Ant
9 2 (0.54%) NUnit
9 2 (0.54%) LLVM
9 2 (0.54%) Trac
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Ivy
10 1 (0.27%) Gradle
10 1 (0.27%) Eclipse RCP
10 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 99 (26.83%) Telecoms
1 99 (26.83%) Manufacturing
2 94 (25.47%) Marketing
3 87 (23.58%) Finance
4 23 (6.23%) Military
5 12 (3.25%) Retail
6 11 (2.98%) Games
7 10 (2.71%) Automotive
7 10 (2.71%) Banking
8 9 (2.44%) Multimedia
8 9 (2.44%) Aerospace
9 5 (1.36%) Avionics
10 4 (1.08%) Legal
11 3 (0.81%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) German Language
12 1 (0.27%) Korean Language
12 1 (0.27%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 84 (22.76%) Developer
2 48 (13.01%) Software Engineer
3 25 (6.78%) Analyst
4 22 (5.96%) Design Engineer
5 21 (5.69%) Test Engineer
6 20 (5.42%) Electronics Engineer
7 17 (4.61%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.07%) Project Manager
8 15 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
9 13 (3.52%) .NET Developer
9 13 (3.52%) Author
9 13 (3.52%) Technical Author
10 11 (2.98%) Hardware Engineer
11 10 (2.71%) ASP.NET Developer
11 10 (2.71%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 8 (2.17%) Programmer
12 8 (2.17%) Python Developer
12 8 (2.17%) Agile .NET Developer
13 7 (1.90%) Development Engineer
13 7 (1.90%) Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.67%) HTML
2 31 (8.40%) .NET
3 28 (7.59%) CSS
4 19 (5.15%) Web Services
5 18 (4.88%) jQuery
6 16 (4.34%) ASP.NET
7 14 (3.79%) XML
8 12 (3.25%) J2EE
8 12 (3.25%) Hibernate
8 12 (3.25%) .NET Framework
9 10 (2.71%) OpenGL
9 10 (2.71%) SOAP
9 10 (2.71%) HTML5
9 10 (2.71%) Qt
9 10 (2.71%) OpenGL ES
10 9 (2.44%) RESTful
11 8 (2.17%) Spring
12 7 (1.90%) Direct3D
13 6 (1.63%) Middleware
13 6 (1.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 87 (23.58%) DTV
2 64 (17.34%) Computer Science
3 29 (7.86%) Embedded Systems
4 17 (4.61%) NHS
5 16 (4.34%) Physics
6 14 (3.79%) Firmware
7 12 (3.25%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 12 (3.25%) Mathematics
8 11 (2.98%) 3D Graphics
9 10 (2.71%) IPTV
10 7 (1.90%) Social Media
10 7 (1.90%) FMCG
10 7 (1.90%) STB
10 7 (1.90%) VHDL
10 7 (1.90%) RenderMan
11 6 (1.63%) Handset
11 6 (1.63%) Digital Media
12 5 (1.36%) New Media
12 5 (1.36%) Mechatronics
12 5 (1.36%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 48 (13.01%) Linux
2 29 (7.86%) Windows
3 28 (7.59%) Android
4 11 (2.98%) UNIX
5 6 (1.63%) Solaris
6 5 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (1.36%) Windows 7
6 5 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (1.36%) VxWorks
7 4 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (0.81%) CentOS
9 2 (0.54%) Windows CE
9 2 (0.54%) Windows XP
9 2 (0.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.27%) Fedora
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
10 1 (0.27%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (21.95%) Business Intelligence
2 77 (20.87%) Programme Management
3 76 (20.60%) Software Engineering
3 76 (20.60%) Digital Marketing
4 35 (9.49%) OO
4 35 (9.49%) Agile Software Development
5 26 (7.05%) Scrum
5 26 (7.05%) Project Management
6 24 (6.50%) Validation
6 24 (6.50%) UML
7 20 (5.42%) TDD
8 19 (5.15%) MVC
9 14 (3.79%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.79%) OOP
9 14 (3.79%) Multithreading
10 12 (3.25%) CAD
10 12 (3.25%) Stakeholder Management
10 12 (3.25%) Logistics
10 12 (3.25%) Software Testing
10 12 (3.25%) Requirements Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (21.68%) C++
2 66 (17.89%) Java
3 51 (13.82%) C
4 41 (11.11%) SQL
5 39 (10.57%) JavaScript
6 28 (7.59%) C#
7 23 (6.23%) Python
8 18 (4.88%) Embedded C
9 17 (4.61%) MATLAB
10 10 (2.71%) Perl
10 10 (2.71%) GLSL
10 10 (2.71%) HLSL
11 9 (2.44%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.90%) Embedded C++
13 5 (1.36%) Assembly Language
13 5 (1.36%) VC++
14 4 (1.08%) PHP
14 4 (1.08%) Ruby
15 3 (0.81%) PowerShell
16 2 (0.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (30.08%) Degree
2 41 (11.11%) Security Cleared
3 18 (4.88%) SC Cleared
4 12 (3.25%) PhD
5 7 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.90%) HND
6 6 (1.63%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.08%) HNC
7 4 (1.08%) Chartered Engineer
8 3 (0.81%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.81%) PMP
8 3 (0.81%) PMI Certification
8 3 (0.81%) ISEB
8 3 (0.81%) A+ Certification
8 3 (0.81%) MCSE
9 2 (0.54%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.54%) CCNA
9 2 (0.54%) MCTS
9 2 (0.54%) APMP
10 1 (0.27%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.81%) DO-178B
2 2 (0.54%) SLA
2 2 (0.54%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.27%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.27%) IEC 61508
3 1 (0.27%) DO-254
3 1 (0.27%) QA
3 1 (0.27%) JTAG
System Software
1 6 (1.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (1.36%) Xen
2 5 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (0.54%) vSphere
3 2 (0.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (0.54%) KVM
4 1 (0.27%) XenApp
4 1 (0.27%) Sendmail
4 1 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
4 1 (0.27%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Nagios
1 2 (0.54%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.27%) Data Guard
2 1 (0.27%) ZABBIX
2 1 (0.27%) YUM
2 1 (0.27%) Puppet
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Statspack
2 1 (0.27%) HP Data Protector
2 1 (0.27%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (0.27%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 80 (21.68%) SAP
2 22 (5.96%) EMC
3 20 (5.42%) Microsoft
4 10 (2.71%) Oracle
5 6 (1.63%) VMware
6 5 (1.36%) Intel
6 5 (1.36%) Perforce
6 5 (1.36%) Red Hat
7 4 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (1.08%) SolidWorks
7 4 (1.08%) Cisco
7 4 (1.08%) Google
7 4 (1.08%) ANSYS
8 3 (0.81%) Altera
8 3 (0.81%) CA
8 3 (0.81%) Hitachi
8 3 (0.81%) Siebel
9 2 (0.54%) TIBCO
9 2 (0.54%) Motorola
9 2 (0.54%) Siemens
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