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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Electronics
Rank 347 343 386
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +43
Contract jobs citing Electronics 296 282 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.53% 0.53% 0.35%
As % of the General category 1.33% 1.38% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 175 159 59
Average daily rate
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£375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £335 £340
% change year-on-year
+11.94% -1.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 45
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.25 £22.15 £18.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £47.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -13.19%

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
22180 20430 21265
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.72% 38.60% 43.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 14229 12729 12946
Average daily rate £425 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £605 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £380
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -1.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 539 559 634
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.80 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £42.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-1.09% -1.98%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -28 285 £375 +10.29% 266
South East -15 88 £350 +7.69% 76
South West +25 73 £391 +11.78% 43
London -36 44 £375 - 37
Berkshire +19 37 £325 +8.33% 21
Bristol +2 19 £375 +7.14% 8
Gloucestershire +11 18 £416 +11.00% 10
North West -6 18 £311 +1.63% 6
East of England -14 18 £310 -0.80% 50
West Midlands +3 16 £400 +12.67% 22
Buckinghamshire +6 15 £408 +16.42% 4
Manchester +4 14 £311 +5.50% 3
City of London -6 14 £388 +19.23% 9
Reading - 14 £373 - 9
Milton Keynes +4 10 £408 +10.50% 1
Yorkshire -17 10 £475 +156.75% 8
Surrey -7 9 £330 +10.00% 11
Hertfordshire -9 7 £310 +18.09% 6
Scotland +8 6 £170 - 7
Hampshire -3 6 £350 +7.69% 11
East Midlands -7 5 £375 +3.09% 16
Essex -11 5 £328 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 5 £325 -13.33%
Tyne and Wear -21 5 £325 -13.33% 2
North East -23 5 £325 -13.33% 4
Oxfordshire -32 5 £295 -17.19% 10
West Yorkshire - 5 £313 - 2
Woking - 5 £310 -
Coventry +8 4 - - 7
Birmingham -1 4 £400 +6.66% 3

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 340 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 307 (50.16%) SAP
3 306 (50.00%) Marketing
4 302 (49.35%) Manufacturing
5 301 (49.18%) Finance
6 299 (48.86%) Digital Marketing
7 290 (47.39%) Programme Management
7 290 (47.39%) Business Intelligence
7 290 (47.39%) DTV
8 289 (47.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 93 (15.20%) Degree
10 90 (14.71%) C
11 86 (14.05%) C++
12 82 (13.40%) Software Engineering
13 79 (12.91%) Linux
14 78 (12.75%) Java
14 78 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
15 61 (9.97%) SQL
16 57 (9.31%) Project Management
17 53 (8.66%) NHS
18 50 (8.17%) Windows
19 48 (7.84%) C#
20 47 (7.68%) HTML
21 40 (6.54%) Embedded C
22 39 (6.37%) SQL Server
22 39 (6.37%) OO
23 38 (6.21%) CSS
23 38 (6.21%) JavaScript
24 37 (6.05%) .NET
25 36 (5.88%) MS Office

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 16 (2.61%) Mule
2 14 (2.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.47%) Node.js
3 9 (1.47%) Mule ESB
4 8 (1.31%) IIS
5 7 (1.14%) WebSphere
6 6 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (0.98%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.98%) Confluence
6 6 (0.98%) Lync
7 5 (0.82%) Commerce Server
7 5 (0.82%) Apache
7 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.49%) CMS
9 3 (0.49%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.49%) SAS
9 3 (0.49%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.33%) Kinematics
10 2 (0.33%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 36 (5.88%) MS Office
2 33 (5.39%) MS Excel
3 21 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
4 17 (2.78%) MS Project
5 16 (2.61%) MS Visio
6 12 (1.96%) Photoshop
7 9 (1.47%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (1.14%) FrameMaker
8 7 (1.14%) Doxygen
9 6 (0.98%) Simulink
10 4 (0.65%) InDesign
10 4 (0.65%) Fireworks
11 3 (0.49%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.33%) FastStats
12 2 (0.33%) TargetLink
12 2 (0.33%) SPSS
12 2 (0.33%) Stateflow
13 1 (0.16%) XMetaL
13 1 (0.16%) SOLIDWORKS
13 1 (0.16%) Pro/ENGINEER
Business Applications
1 289 (47.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.98%) Agresso
2 6 (0.98%) Oracle Cash Management
3 5 (0.82%) SAP FI
4 4 (0.65%) SAP FI/CO
4 4 (0.65%) SAP CO
4 4 (0.65%) Unica
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.16%) SAP MDM
6 1 (0.16%) CODA-Financials
6 1 (0.16%) SAP CRM
6 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.16%) Magento
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.16%) Sage CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (0.82%) SaaS
4 3 (0.49%) Office 365
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon S3
4 3 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 2 (0.33%) CheetahMail
5 2 (0.33%) Pure360
5 2 (0.33%) PaaS
5 2 (0.33%) SmartFocus
6 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.16%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 24 (3.92%) LTE
2 22 (3.59%) TCP/IP
2 22 (3.59%) 3G
3 18 (2.94%) DNS
3 18 (2.94%) Wireless
4 16 (2.61%) 4G
4 16 (2.61%) Radio Access Network
5 13 (2.12%) Firewall
6 12 (1.96%) 2G
7 11 (1.80%) VPN
7 11 (1.80%) Internet
8 9 (1.47%) DHCP
8 9 (1.47%) IPsec
9 8 (1.31%) Wi-Fi
10 7 (1.14%) GSM
11 6 (0.98%) 3GPP
11 6 (0.98%) FlexRay
12 5 (0.82%) Cisco ASA
12 5 (0.82%) GPRS
12 5 (0.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (6.37%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (2.45%) Data Warehouse
4 13 (2.12%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (1.96%) Big Data
6 11 (1.80%) MySQL
7 10 (1.63%) Hadoop
7 10 (1.63%) MongoDB
8 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 7 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (0.98%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.82%) NoSQL
10 5 (0.82%) BusinessObjects
11 4 (0.65%) SAP BI
11 4 (0.65%) QlikView
12 3 (0.49%) SAP Data Services
13 2 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.33%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.33%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (2.29%) Visual Studio
1 14 (2.29%) JIRA
1 14 (2.29%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.63%) Selenium
2 10 (1.63%) Maven
2 10 (1.63%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.47%) Subversion
3 9 (1.47%) Eclipse
4 8 (1.31%) LabVIEW
5 7 (1.14%) WebDriver
6 5 (0.82%) ERwin
7 4 (0.65%) Axure RP
7 4 (0.65%) Rational DOORS
7 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
8 3 (0.49%) GCC
8 3 (0.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.49%) PowerDesigner
8 3 (0.49%) Toad
8 3 (0.49%) JUnit
8 3 (0.49%) ClearCase
General
1 340 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 306 (50.00%) Marketing
3 302 (49.35%) Manufacturing
4 301 (49.18%) Finance
5 36 (5.88%) Automotive
6 29 (4.74%) Retail
7 19 (3.10%) Games
8 12 (1.96%) Military
9 8 (1.31%) Banking
9 8 (1.31%) Advertising
9 8 (1.31%) German Language
10 5 (0.82%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.65%) Korean Language
11 4 (0.65%) Avionics
12 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
13 1 (0.16%) Legal
13 1 (0.16%) Billing
13 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 159 (25.98%) Developer
2 76 (12.42%) Analyst
3 63 (10.29%) Software Engineer
4 43 (7.03%) Project Manager
5 34 (5.56%) Software Developer
6 31 (5.07%) Business Analyst
6 31 (5.07%) Senior Developer
7 26 (4.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 24 (3.92%) Test Engineer
9 22 (3.59%) Consultant
10 19 (3.10%) Java Developer
10 19 (3.10%) Electronics Engineer
11 18 (2.94%) Architect
11 18 (2.94%) Embedded Software Developer
12 17 (2.78%) Designer
12 17 (2.78%) Design Engineer
12 17 (2.78%) Hardware Engineer
13 16 (2.61%) C# Developer
13 16 (2.61%) Author
13 16 (2.61%) Technical Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (7.68%) HTML
2 38 (6.21%) CSS
3 37 (6.05%) .NET
4 31 (5.07%) XML
5 27 (4.41%) Web Services
6 26 (4.25%) jQuery
7 20 (3.27%) ASP.NET
8 17 (2.78%) Spring
9 16 (2.61%) RESTful
9 16 (2.61%) HTML5
10 13 (2.12%) SOAP
11 12 (1.96%) Spring MVC
12 11 (1.80%) JSON
12 11 (1.80%) CSS3
13 10 (1.63%) Ajax
13 10 (1.63%) Hibernate
14 9 (1.47%) ASP.NET MVC
14 9 (1.47%) JPA
15 8 (1.31%) J2EE
16 7 (1.14%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 290 (47.39%) DTV
2 53 (8.66%) NHS
3 34 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 22 (3.59%) Analytical Skills
5 20 (3.27%) Device Driver
6 19 (3.10%) User Experience
7 14 (2.29%) Mobile App
8 11 (1.80%) Embedded Systems
9 10 (1.63%) Data Centre
10 9 (1.47%) FMCG
10 9 (1.47%) Management Information System
10 9 (1.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
11 8 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.14%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.14%) PKI
12 7 (1.14%) E-Learning
13 6 (0.98%) VHDL
13 6 (0.98%) Informatics
13 6 (0.98%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (0.98%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 79 (12.91%) Linux
2 50 (8.17%) Windows
3 26 (4.25%) UNIX
4 24 (3.92%) Apple iOS
5 18 (2.94%) Android
6 16 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (2.12%) Embedded Linux
8 7 (1.14%) CentOS
9 5 (0.82%) Fedora
10 4 (0.65%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.49%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.49%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.33%) VxWorks
12 2 (0.33%) Solaris
13 1 (0.16%) AIX
13 1 (0.16%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.16%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.16%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 299 (48.86%) Digital Marketing
2 290 (47.39%) Business Intelligence
2 290 (47.39%) Programme Management
3 82 (13.40%) Software Engineering
4 78 (12.75%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (9.31%) Project Management
6 39 (6.37%) OO
7 36 (5.88%) Scrum
8 34 (5.56%) Validation
9 33 (5.39%) TDD
9 33 (5.39%) E-Commerce
10 31 (5.07%) PRINCE2
11 29 (4.74%) MVC
12 28 (4.58%) Multithreading
13 24 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
14 23 (3.76%) ITIL
15 22 (3.59%) Migration
16 19 (3.10%) BDD
17 17 (2.78%) Service Management
18 16 (2.61%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 90 (14.71%) C
2 86 (14.05%) C++
3 78 (12.75%) Java
4 61 (9.97%) SQL
5 48 (7.84%) C#
6 40 (6.54%) Embedded C
7 38 (6.21%) JavaScript
8 31 (5.07%) Python
9 16 (2.61%) Embedded C++
10 15 (2.45%) Perl
11 13 (2.12%) PHP
12 10 (1.63%) Assembly Language
12 10 (1.63%) MATLAB
12 10 (1.63%) Objective-C
12 10 (1.63%) Ruby
12 10 (1.63%) Bash Shell
13 8 (1.31%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
15 3 (0.49%) VB
15 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 93 (15.20%) Degree
2 34 (5.56%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.76%) SC Cleared
4 13 (2.12%) HNC
5 11 (1.80%) HND
6 9 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.31%) CCNA
8 7 (1.14%) PMI Certification
8 7 (1.14%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.98%) CCNP
10 5 (0.82%) ISEB
11 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.65%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (0.65%) PMP
11 4 (0.65%) MCP
12 3 (0.49%) MCTS
12 3 (0.49%) MCSE
13 2 (0.33%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.33%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.78%) QA
2 9 (1.47%) IEC 61508
3 6 (0.98%) HL7
4 4 (0.65%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.65%) SLA
5 3 (0.49%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) DO-178B
6 2 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.33%) JTAG
System Software
1 17 (2.78%) Firmware
2 13 (2.12%) Active Directory
3 10 (1.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.49%) VMware ESX
4 3 (0.49%) XenApp
5 2 (0.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 2 (0.33%) vSphere
5 2 (0.33%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.33%) GPFS
5 2 (0.33%) Ceph
5 2 (0.33%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.16%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.16%) Snort
6 1 (0.16%) Xen
6 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (1.31%) Puppet
2 6 (0.98%) NSN NetAct
3 5 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (0.49%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (0.33%) Cisco UCCE
5 2 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (0.33%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (0.33%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.16%) EMC VPLEX
6 1 (0.16%) SCCM
6 1 (0.16%) Nagios
Vendors
1 307 (50.16%) SAP
2 33 (5.39%) Microsoft
3 30 (4.90%) Oracle
4 23 (3.76%) EMC
5 19 (3.10%) Red Hat
5 19 (3.10%) VMware
6 14 (2.29%) hybris
6 14 (2.29%) Cisco
7 11 (1.80%) IBM
8 10 (1.63%) HP
8 10 (1.63%) Citrix
8 10 (1.63%) Nokia
9 9 (1.47%) Adobe
10 8 (1.31%) Nortel
11 7 (1.14%) TOWER Software
12 6 (0.98%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
12 6 (0.98%) Ericsson
13 5 (0.82%) Business Objects
13 5 (0.82%) CheckPoint
13 5 (0.82%) QNX
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