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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 351 310 440
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +130
Contract jobs citing Electronics 315 351 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.62% 0.29%
As % of the General category 1.32% 1.61% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 168 40
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£375 £350 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £247 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £491
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £310
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 36
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.04 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.49% -1.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £27.35 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £36.57 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-4.29% +0.19%

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
23869 21807 22720
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.28% 38.57% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 15178 13391 14063
Average daily rate £438 £428 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% -4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £385
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +1.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 652 531 603
Average hourly rate £24.00 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.62% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.58 £42.00 £44.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -38 299 £375 +7.14% 255
South East -39 83 £375 - 80
South West +21 62 £375 +11.94% 40
London -40 39 £388 +0.64% 21
Berkshire -6 30 £325 -13.33% 25
East of England +1 25 £355 +29.09% 64
West Midlands +19 22 £373 -0.66% 12
Yorkshire -10 21 £350 +133.33% 11
North West -19 21 £310 -0.80% 9
Buckinghamshire -1 18 £390 -7.96% 5
Milton Keynes 0 16 £390 -7.96% 5
Wiltshire +3 13 £351 +12.16% 1
Gloucestershire +1 12 £410 +9.33% 7
Surrey -8 12 £425 +58.13% 11
North East -21 12 £400 +6.66% 2
East Midlands +2 11 £450 +26.31% 15
Bristol -2 11 £315 -8.69% 5
Manchester -11 11 £310 -5.34% 4
Tyne and Wear -18 11 £400 +6.66%
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 11 £400 +6.66%
West Yorkshire -19 11 £310 - 5
City of London +5 8 £375 +7.14% 1
Reading 0 8 £325 -21.21% 13
Bracknell -3 8 £322 -17.43% 1
Warwickshire +13 7 - -
Hertfordshire +9 7 £310 +18.09% 3
Scotland -1 7 £325 - 5
Cambridgeshire -11 7 £450 +10.42% 41
Essex -1 6 £250 - 12
Hampshire -1 6 £350 +22.80% 14

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 353 (58.25%) Telecoms
2 325 (53.63%) Manufacturing
2 325 (53.63%) SAP
3 318 (52.48%) Marketing
4 317 (52.31%) Finance
5 314 (51.82%) Programme Management
5 314 (51.82%) Digital Marketing
6 313 (51.65%) DTV
7 312 (51.49%) Business Intelligence
8 310 (51.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 100 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
10 95 (15.68%) C++
11 91 (15.02%) C
12 84 (13.86%) Software Engineering
13 75 (12.38%) Degree
14 73 (12.05%) Java
15 65 (10.73%) Linux
16 55 (9.08%) NHS
17 54 (8.91%) SQL
18 51 (8.42%) Windows
19 50 (8.25%) Project Management
20 47 (7.76%) C#
21 45 (7.43%) Validation
22 43 (7.10%) Automotive
22 43 (7.10%) OO
23 41 (6.77%) Scrum
24 40 (6.60%) MS Office
25 37 (6.11%) HTML
26 36 (5.94%) PRINCE2
27 35 (5.78%) .NET

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (1.98%) Mule
2 11 (1.82%) WebSphere
3 9 (1.49%) Confluence
3 9 (1.49%) Commerce Server
4 8 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.32%) Node.js
4 8 (1.32%) Mule ESB
5 6 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.83%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.66%) IIS
7 4 (0.66%) Apache
7 4 (0.66%) Lync
7 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.50%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.50%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.50%) SAS
9 2 (0.33%) CMS
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 40 (6.60%) MS Office
2 31 (5.12%) MS Excel
3 15 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.98%) MS Visio
4 12 (1.98%) Photoshop
5 11 (1.82%) MS Project
6 9 (1.49%) Adobe Illustrator
7 8 (1.32%) Simulink
8 7 (1.16%) Doxygen
9 4 (0.66%) InDesign
10 3 (0.50%) Stateflow
10 3 (0.50%) Fireworks
10 3 (0.50%) TargetLink
10 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
11 2 (0.33%) SOLIDWORKS
11 2 (0.33%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.33%) SPSS
11 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.17%) Vectorworks
12 1 (0.17%) Solid Edge
Business Applications
1 310 (51.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 3 (0.50%) SAP FI/CO
3 3 (0.50%) SAP CO
3 3 (0.50%) Agresso
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.17%) Unica
4 1 (0.17%) Magento
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 16 (2.64%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (0.66%) SaaS
2 4 (0.66%) Office 365
3 3 (0.50%) Amazon EC2
4 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.33%) PaaS
4 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 30 (4.95%) TCP/IP
2 18 (2.97%) DNS
3 15 (2.48%) LTE
4 13 (2.15%) 4G
4 13 (2.15%) DHCP
5 11 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
6 10 (1.65%) FlexRay
6 10 (1.65%) 3G
7 9 (1.49%) VPN
7 9 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (1.49%) Wireless
7 9 (1.49%) IPsec
8 7 (1.16%) LAN
9 6 (0.99%) 3GPP
9 6 (0.99%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.99%) WAN
9 6 (0.99%) Firewall
10 5 (0.83%) VoIP
10 5 (0.83%) HTTP
10 5 (0.83%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.98%) Big Data
3 11 (1.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 11 (1.82%) MySQL
4 10 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.32%) Hadoop
6 6 (0.99%) MongoDB
6 6 (0.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 6 (0.99%) PostgreSQL
6 6 (0.99%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.83%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.83%) RDBMS
7 5 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 5 (0.83%) QlikView
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
8 4 (0.66%) SQLite
8 4 (0.66%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (0.50%) DB2
9 3 (0.50%) SAP BI
Development Applications
1 18 (2.97%) Visual Studio
2 17 (2.81%) JIRA
2 17 (2.81%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.64%) Rational DOORS
4 15 (2.48%) Jenkins
5 13 (2.15%) Subversion
6 11 (1.82%) LabVIEW
6 11 (1.82%) Eclipse
7 9 (1.49%) Selenium
8 8 (1.32%) Maven
9 5 (0.83%) WebDriver
9 5 (0.83%) TeamCity
10 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.66%) StarTeam
10 4 (0.66%) VSS/SourceSafe
11 3 (0.50%) JUnit
11 3 (0.50%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.50%) GCC
11 3 (0.50%) Rational Rhapsody
12 2 (0.33%) Cucumber
General
1 353 (58.25%) Telecoms
2 325 (53.63%) Manufacturing
3 318 (52.48%) Marketing
4 317 (52.31%) Finance
5 43 (7.10%) Automotive
6 27 (4.46%) Retail
7 17 (2.81%) Games
8 10 (1.65%) Military
9 8 (1.32%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.99%) Banking
11 5 (0.83%) Avionics
12 4 (0.66%) German Language
12 4 (0.66%) Legal
13 3 (0.50%) Korean Language
14 2 (0.33%) Advertising
15 1 (0.17%) Publishing
15 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 1 (0.17%) Billing
15 1 (0.17%) General Ledger
15 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 146 (24.09%) Developer
2 76 (12.54%) Analyst
3 64 (10.56%) Software Engineer
4 42 (6.93%) Project Manager
5 30 (4.95%) Business Analyst
6 29 (4.79%) Software Developer
7 26 (4.29%) Designer
8 21 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (3.30%) Architect
9 20 (3.30%) Senior Developer
9 20 (3.30%) Design Engineer
9 20 (3.30%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 20 (3.30%) Test Engineer
10 19 (3.14%) Electronics Engineer
11 18 (2.97%) Embedded Software Developer
12 15 (2.48%) Consultant
12 15 (2.48%) iOS Developer
13 14 (2.31%) C++ Developer
14 12 (1.98%) Java Developer
14 12 (1.98%) Information Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.11%) HTML
2 35 (5.78%) .NET
3 27 (4.46%) CSS
4 26 (4.29%) XML
5 25 (4.13%) Web Services
6 18 (2.97%) jQuery
7 16 (2.64%) ASP.NET
8 15 (2.48%) SOAP
8 15 (2.48%) JSON
9 14 (2.31%) Spring
9 14 (2.31%) HTML5
10 12 (1.98%) RESTful
11 11 (1.82%) Boost C++ Libraries
12 10 (1.65%) ASP.NET MVC
12 10 (1.65%) CSS3
13 9 (1.49%) Ajax
13 9 (1.49%) Spring MVC
14 8 (1.32%) REST
14 8 (1.32%) AngularJS
15 7 (1.16%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 313 (51.65%) DTV
2 55 (9.08%) NHS
3 25 (4.13%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.63%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
6 19 (3.14%) Device Driver
7 18 (2.97%) User Experience
8 12 (1.98%) Data Centre
8 12 (1.98%) Algorithms
8 12 (1.98%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 11 (1.82%) Physics
10 10 (1.65%) Handset
11 9 (1.49%) Management Information System
11 9 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 8 (1.32%) PKI
13 7 (1.16%) Mathematics
13 7 (1.16%) Informatics
13 7 (1.16%) VHDL
13 7 (1.16%) iPhone
13 7 (1.16%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 65 (10.73%) Linux
2 51 (8.42%) Windows
3 31 (5.12%) UNIX
4 26 (4.29%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.97%) Android
5 18 (2.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (2.64%) Embedded Linux
7 7 (1.16%) Windows 7
8 6 (0.99%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (0.66%) Windows 8
9 4 (0.66%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (0.66%) Amazon Linux
10 3 (0.50%) CentOS
10 3 (0.50%) Windows CE
11 2 (0.33%) Fedora
11 2 (0.33%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.33%) HPUX
11 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 314 (51.82%) Programme Management
1 314 (51.82%) Digital Marketing
2 312 (51.49%) Business Intelligence
3 100 (16.50%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (13.86%) Software Engineering
5 50 (8.25%) Project Management
6 45 (7.43%) Validation
7 43 (7.10%) OO
8 41 (6.77%) Scrum
9 36 (5.94%) PRINCE2
10 35 (5.78%) E-Commerce
11 28 (4.62%) TDD
12 26 (4.29%) Multithreading
13 25 (4.13%) Waterfall
14 24 (3.96%) MVC
15 22 (3.63%) ITIL
16 21 (3.47%) iOS Development
16 21 (3.47%) SDLC
17 20 (3.30%) Migration
18 19 (3.14%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (15.68%) C++
2 91 (15.02%) C
3 73 (12.05%) Java
4 54 (8.91%) SQL
5 47 (7.76%) C#
6 33 (5.45%) Embedded C
7 29 (4.79%) Python
7 29 (4.79%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.81%) Embedded C++
9 13 (2.15%) MATLAB
9 13 (2.15%) Objective-C
10 11 (1.82%) Assembly Language
11 10 (1.65%) Ruby
12 9 (1.49%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.49%) Perl
13 8 (1.32%) PHP
13 8 (1.32%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.83%) PL/SQL
15 4 (0.66%) VB
15 4 (0.66%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 75 (12.38%) Degree
2 30 (4.95%) Security Cleared
3 19 (3.14%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.49%) HND
5 8 (1.32%) HNC
5 8 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 8 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (1.16%) PMI Certification
7 5 (0.83%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (0.83%) CCNP
7 5 (0.83%) DV Cleared
8 4 (0.66%) PhD
8 4 (0.66%) PMP
9 3 (0.50%) CCNA
9 3 (0.50%) ISEB
10 2 (0.33%) CCIP
10 2 (0.33%) ACCA
10 2 (0.33%) CIMA
10 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
10 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.80%) QA
2 21 (3.47%) IEC 61508
3 8 (1.32%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.66%) SLA
4 4 (0.66%) HL7
5 3 (0.50%) GMP
5 3 (0.50%) JTAG
6 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) DO-178B
7 1 (0.17%) DO-254
7 1 (0.17%) DO-160
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (4.95%) Firmware
2 19 (3.14%) Active Directory
3 6 (0.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.83%) vSphere
5 4 (0.66%) XenApp
6 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.33%) Cygwin
7 2 (0.33%) vCloud
7 2 (0.33%) GPFS
7 2 (0.33%) Ceph
7 2 (0.33%) XenServer
7 2 (0.33%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.17%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.17%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (0.99%) Puppet
2 5 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (0.50%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (0.33%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
5 1 (0.17%) EMC VPLEX
5 1 (0.17%) Nagios
5 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.17%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 325 (53.63%) SAP
2 31 (5.12%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.46%) Oracle
4 22 (3.63%) Red Hat
5 19 (3.14%) VMware
6 18 (2.97%) IBM
7 16 (2.64%) hybris
8 15 (2.48%) Cisco
8 15 (2.48%) EMC
9 13 (2.15%) HP
9 13 (2.15%) Citrix
10 11 (1.82%) ATG
11 10 (1.65%) Adobe
12 8 (1.32%) Sony
12 8 (1.32%) Nokia
13 6 (0.99%) QNX
13 6 (0.99%) TOWER Software
13 6 (0.99%) F5
14 5 (0.83%) Apple
15 4 (0.66%) CheckPoint
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