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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronics
Rank 329 359 433
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +74
Contract jobs citing Electronics 332 276 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.53% 0.31%
As % of the General category 1.67% 1.38% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 136 45
Average daily rate £375 £375 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £255 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £391
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-4.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 59 58
Average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.40 £28.36 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -2.77%

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
19885 20066 20035
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.62% 38.84% 40.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12778 12748 12396
Average daily rate £450 £438 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 542 451 612
Average hourly rate £31.33 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.24% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.03 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.30 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.86 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.21% +15.55%

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016.

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 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +26 330 £375 - 365
South East +17 96 £350 -6.66% 97
London +57 95 £400 - 81
South West -11 61 £375 - 73
Berkshire +28 32 £343 -31.50% 33
Bristol +8 28 £375 +3.44% 28
Surrey +6 26 £300 +122.22% 14
City of London +48 24 £375 -6.25% 13
North West +3 23 £330 +11.86% 23
Bracknell +20 21 £332 -16.93% 3
East of England -8 18 £475 +13.43% 50
Manchester -6 17 £330 +11.86% 14
Yorkshire -6 15 £310 - 13
Somerset +12 14 £360 -12.72% 14
Hampshire +10 14 £500 +53.25% 20
Buckinghamshire +12 10 £295 -23.87% 14
West Yorkshire -5 10 £310 +1.63% 6
West Midlands -19 9 £435 +40.89% 14
Gloucestershire +8 8 £420 +8.38% 18
Milton Keynes +7 8 £290 -27.50% 8
Reading -2 8 £419 -30.20% 10
North East -21 8 £365 - 4
Birmingham 0 7 £435 +22.53% 1
Leeds -3 7 £310 +1.63% 4
Essex -2 6 £187 -56.00% 6
Tyne and Wear -25 6 £365 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £365 -
West Sussex +10 5 £375 - 2
Bath 0 5 £360 +60.00% 8
Cambridgeshire 0 5 £469 +33.92% 39

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

1 407 (62.42%) Manufacturing
2 405 (62.12%) Telecoms
3 392 (60.12%) Finance
4 388 (59.51%) Marketing
5 387 (59.36%) Programme Management
6 383 (58.74%) Business Intelligence
7 382 (58.59%) SAP
7 382 (58.59%) Digital Marketing
8 380 (58.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 129 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
10 86 (13.19%) Java
11 75 (11.50%) Degree
12 73 (11.20%) C
12 73 (11.20%) Software Engineering
13 71 (10.89%) JavaScript
14 70 (10.74%) Project Management
15 69 (10.58%) Linux
16 68 (10.43%) C++
17 67 (10.28%) HTML
18 61 (9.36%) SQL
19 57 (8.74%) Windows
20 56 (8.59%) CSS
21 55 (8.44%) Scrum
22 51 (7.82%) Oracle
23 50 (7.67%) jQuery
24 47 (7.21%) Microsoft
25 42 (6.44%) OO
25 42 (6.44%) Validation
26 41 (6.29%) PRINCE2
27 40 (6.13%) Security Cleared

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 19 (2.91%) Confluence
2 18 (2.76%) CMS
2 18 (2.76%) Drupal
3 17 (2.61%) JBoss
4 16 (2.45%) Apache
5 15 (2.30%) Node.js
6 7 (1.07%) SharePoint
6 7 (1.07%) Tomcat
7 6 (0.92%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.77%) Commerce Server
8 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
8 5 (0.77%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.61%) Mule
9 4 (0.61%) Mule ESB
10 3 (0.46%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.31%) Apache Pig
11 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
12 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 37 (5.67%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.99%) MS Office
3 16 (2.45%) Photoshop
4 15 (2.30%) MS PowerPoint
5 14 (2.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 12 (1.84%) Fireworks
6 12 (1.84%) Simulink
7 6 (0.92%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.77%) Stateflow
8 5 (0.77%) TargetLink
9 4 (0.61%) MS Project
10 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.31%) SOLIDWORKS
12 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
12 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
12 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 380 (58.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 5 (0.77%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.61%) Unit4 Business World
4 3 (0.46%) WebTrends
5 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.31%) SAP PM
6 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
6 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.15%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.15%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.07%) Office 365
3 5 (0.77%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.61%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (0.61%) SaaS
5 3 (0.46%) AdWords
6 2 (0.31%) GitHub
6 2 (0.31%) IaaS
6 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (0.31%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.15%) CheetahMail
7 1 (0.15%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.15%) PaaS
7 1 (0.15%) Silverpop
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.76%) DNS
2 14 (2.15%) TCP/IP
3 13 (1.99%) Wireless
4 12 (1.84%) DHCP
4 12 (1.84%) LAN
5 11 (1.69%) MPLS
5 11 (1.69%) WAN
6 9 (1.38%) VPN
6 9 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
7 8 (1.23%) Firewall
8 6 (0.92%) BGP
8 6 (0.92%) Bluetooth
9 5 (0.77%) FlexRay
9 5 (0.77%) Internet
9 5 (0.77%) IPv6
9 5 (0.77%) LDAP
9 5 (0.77%) OSPF
9 5 (0.77%) RS-232
9 5 (0.77%) SAN
10 4 (0.61%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (5.83%) SQL Server
2 25 (3.83%) MySQL
3 24 (3.68%) Oracle Database
4 13 (1.99%) Big Data
4 13 (1.99%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
7 7 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 7 (1.07%) Data Mining
7 7 (1.07%) MongoDB
7 7 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 7 (1.07%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (0.77%) RDBMS
8 5 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (0.61%) Neo4j
9 4 (0.61%) SAP BI
10 3 (0.46%) Hadoop
10 3 (0.46%) QlikView
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.46%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (4.29%) JIRA
2 24 (3.68%) Git (software)
3 22 (3.37%) LabVIEW
3 22 (3.37%) Subversion
4 18 (2.76%) Eclipse
4 18 (2.76%) Visual Studio
5 16 (2.45%) Selenium
6 15 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
7 14 (2.15%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.38%) Maven
9 8 (1.23%) Ant
9 8 (1.23%) Gradle
10 7 (1.07%) WebDriver
11 5 (0.77%) JUnit
12 4 (0.61%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.61%) JMeter
12 4 (0.61%) Oracle APEX
12 4 (0.61%) Protractor
12 4 (0.61%) VisualVM
13 3 (0.46%) GCC
General
1 407 (62.42%) Manufacturing
2 405 (62.12%) Telecoms
3 392 (60.12%) Finance
4 388 (59.51%) Marketing
5 28 (4.29%) Aerospace
5 28 (4.29%) Retail
6 23 (3.53%) Automotive
7 11 (1.69%) Games
8 7 (1.07%) Avionics
8 7 (1.07%) Banking
9 6 (0.92%) Legal
10 5 (0.77%) Billing
11 4 (0.61%) Front Office
12 3 (0.46%) Back Office
13 2 (0.31%) Danish Language
13 2 (0.31%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Military
14 1 (0.15%) German Language
14 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 160 (24.54%) Developer
2 99 (15.18%) Analyst
3 55 (8.44%) Software Engineer
4 50 (7.67%) Business Analyst
5 43 (6.60%) Architect
6 41 (6.29%) Project Manager
7 37 (5.67%) Senior Developer
8 28 (4.29%) Designer
9 26 (3.99%) Embedded Engineer
9 26 (3.99%) Software Developer
10 25 (3.83%) Electronics Engineer
11 23 (3.53%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 20 (3.07%) Design Engineer
12 20 (3.07%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.07%) Test Engineer
13 19 (2.91%) Consultant
13 19 (2.91%) Tester
14 18 (2.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
15 17 (2.61%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (2.61%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (10.28%) HTML
2 56 (8.59%) CSS
3 50 (7.67%) jQuery
4 31 (4.75%) .NET
5 30 (4.60%) HTML5
6 23 (3.53%) Spring
7 22 (3.37%) CSS3
7 22 (3.37%) Web Services
8 19 (2.91%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.61%) XML
10 16 (2.45%) Hibernate
11 14 (2.15%) ASP.NET
12 12 (1.84%) .NET Framework
13 11 (1.69%) Ajax
13 11 (1.69%) ASP.NET MVC
14 10 (1.53%) J2EE
15 9 (1.38%) JSON
15 9 (1.38%) Qt
15 9 (1.38%) RESTful
15 9 (1.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (5.98%) Computer Science
2 26 (3.99%) User Experience
3 25 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 23 (3.53%) NHS
5 21 (3.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 21 (3.22%) Physics
6 17 (2.61%) Embedded Systems
7 16 (2.45%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.69%) Mathematics
9 10 (1.53%) Device Driver
10 9 (1.38%) VHDL
11 8 (1.23%) Data Integration
12 7 (1.07%) Management Information System
13 6 (0.92%) Handset
13 6 (0.92%) Smartphone
14 5 (0.77%) CAN bus
14 5 (0.77%) Enterprise Software
14 5 (0.77%) iPhone
14 5 (0.77%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 69 (10.58%) Linux
2 57 (8.74%) Windows
3 27 (4.14%) Unix
4 22 (3.37%) Android
5 16 (2.45%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.30%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.38%) Solaris
8 8 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.77%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.61%) AIX
11 4 (0.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) CentOS
12 2 (0.31%) Windows 10
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.15%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (59.36%) Programme Management
2 383 (58.74%) Business Intelligence
3 382 (58.59%) Digital Marketing
4 129 (19.79%) Agile Software Development
5 73 (11.20%) Software Engineering
6 70 (10.74%) Project Management
7 55 (8.44%) Scrum
8 42 (6.44%) OO
8 42 (6.44%) Validation
9 41 (6.29%) PRINCE2
10 38 (5.83%) E-Commerce
10 38 (5.83%) Migration
10 38 (5.83%) Stakeholder Management
11 37 (5.67%) SDLC
12 25 (3.83%) TDD
13 23 (3.53%) ITIL
13 23 (3.53%) Waterfall
14 22 (3.37%) MVC
15 20 (3.07%) Test Scripting
16 19 (2.91%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 86 (13.19%) Java
2 73 (11.20%) C
3 71 (10.89%) JavaScript
4 68 (10.43%) C++
5 61 (9.36%) SQL
6 37 (5.67%) Python
7 32 (4.91%) Embedded C
8 30 (4.60%) C#
9 20 (3.07%) Ruby
10 19 (2.91%) MATLAB
11 15 (2.30%) Embedded C++
12 14 (2.15%) PL/SQL
13 11 (1.69%) PHP
14 10 (1.53%) Perl
15 7 (1.07%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.07%) T-SQL
16 6 (0.92%) VB
17 4 (0.61%) Assembly Language
17 4 (0.61%) Tcl
17 4 (0.61%) VC++
Qualifications
1 75 (11.50%) Degree
2 40 (6.13%) Security Cleared
3 35 (5.37%) SC Cleared
4 14 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 10 (1.53%) HND
6 9 (1.38%) HNC
7 8 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (0.92%) APMP
8 6 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.77%) CCNA
9 5 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.46%) CCIE
11 3 (0.46%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.46%) ISEB
11 3 (0.46%) ISTQB
12 2 (0.31%) CCNP
12 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (0.31%) PhD
12 2 (0.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.67%) QA
2 19 (2.91%) IEC 61508
3 10 (1.53%) MISRA
4 9 (1.38%) ISO 9001
5 7 (1.07%) ISO26262
6 6 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.77%) DO-254
7 5 (0.77%) JTAG
8 4 (0.61%) AIFMD
8 4 (0.61%) Dodd-Frank
8 4 (0.61%) MiFID
8 4 (0.61%) MISRA C
8 4 (0.61%) UCITS
9 2 (0.31%) COSHH
9 2 (0.31%) HL7
9 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.31%) SLA
10 1 (0.15%) COBIT
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 38 (5.83%) Firmware
2 25 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 15 (2.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (1.38%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.77%) VMware ESX
5 5 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.15%) Cygwin
6 1 (0.15%) Docker
6 1 (0.15%) HDFS
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas File System
6 1 (0.15%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 11 (1.69%) SCCM
2 6 (0.92%) SCOM
3 3 (0.46%) Puppet
4 2 (0.31%) NetBackup
4 2 (0.31%) ThinApp
4 2 (0.31%) vRealize
5 1 (0.15%) Business Desktop Deployment
5 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.15%) Kibana
5 1 (0.15%) logstash
5 1 (0.15%) NSN NetAct
5 1 (0.15%) Oozie
5 1 (0.15%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle ZFS
Vendors
1 382 (58.59%) SAP
2 51 (7.82%) Oracle
3 47 (7.21%) Microsoft
4 32 (4.91%) VMware
5 21 (3.22%) IBM
6 17 (2.61%) Cisco
7 14 (2.15%) EMC
8 13 (1.99%) hybris
9 11 (1.69%) Citrix
10 9 (1.38%) Google
10 9 (1.38%) HP
10 9 (1.38%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.23%) Nokia
11 8 (1.23%) Perforce
12 7 (1.07%) ATG
12 7 (1.07%) Red Hat
13 6 (0.92%) Apple
14 5 (0.77%) F5
14 5 (0.77%) NetApp
14 5 (0.77%) Sony
London
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Milton Keynes
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Stockport
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Berkshire
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Newbury
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Cambridge
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Cambridgeshire
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Bristol, Avon
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London
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Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Oxfordshire
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Chelmsford
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West Sussex
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