The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Electronics over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Electronics
Rank 120 95 108
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +13
Contract jobs citing Electronics 8 16 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.32% 0.73% 0.093%
As % of the General category 1.13% 2.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 1
Average daily rate £435 £309 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.89% -11.78%
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
-5.33% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 £31.44 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.17% -16.16%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £35.75
% change year-on-year
+18.05% +0.69%
Electronics
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire General category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

General Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
General category
705 716 721
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.80% 32.83% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 421 384 371
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
- +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 50 46
Average hourly rate £21.25 £27.79 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.53% -10.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.39 £11.00 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £26.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +20.93%

Electronics
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Electronics across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the General category.

Electronics Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Electronics
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Electronics across the West Midlands region.

Electronics Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Electronics
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Electronics across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Electronics Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Electronics
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Electronics across the West Midlands region.

Electronics Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Electronics
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 13 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
Birmingham -2 6 £435 +67.30% 1
Shropshire -16 1 £550 -
Electronics
England

Electronics
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 14 (58.33%) Manufacturing
2 10 (41.67%) Aerospace
2 10 (41.67%) SysML
2 10 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
3 9 (37.50%) Automotive
4 8 (33.33%) Programme Management
4 8 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 8 (33.33%) Marketing
4 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
4 8 (33.33%) SAP
4 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
4 8 (33.33%) Project Management
4 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
5 7 (29.17%) Change Management
5 7 (29.17%) MS Office
5 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
5 7 (29.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) Validation
6 6 (25.00%) Degree
6 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 6 (25.00%) UML
6 6 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (20.83%) CAN bus
7 5 (20.83%) Factor Analysis
7 5 (20.83%) FlexRay
7 5 (20.83%) ISO26262
7 5 (20.83%) TargetLink

Electronics
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 1 (4.17%) Apache Pig
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 7 (29.17%) MS Excel
1 7 (29.17%) MS Office
1 7 (29.17%) MS PowerPoint
2 5 (20.83%) Simulink
2 5 (20.83%) Stateflow
2 5 (20.83%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 8 (33.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) FlexRay
2 1 (4.17%) FTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTP
2 1 (4.17%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) Apache Hive
1 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
1 1 (4.17%) HBase
1 1 (4.17%) Pentaho
1 1 (4.17%) QlikView
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Rational DOORS
2 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 14 (58.33%) Manufacturing
2 10 (41.67%) Aerospace
3 9 (37.50%) Automotive
4 8 (33.33%) Finance
4 8 (33.33%) Marketing
4 8 (33.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (4.17%) Avionics
5 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Systems Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) Design Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Software Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Agile Scrum Master
4 2 (8.33%) Architect
4 2 (8.33%) Developer
4 2 (8.33%) IT Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Scrum Master
4 2 (8.33%) Senior IT Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Vendor Manager
4 2 (8.33%) Vendor Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Data Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Electronics Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Hardware Design Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Hardware Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
5 1 (4.17%) QlikView Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Software Architect
5 1 (4.17%) Solutions Architect
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (20.83%) CAN bus
3 3 (12.50%) NHS
4 2 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (41.67%) SysML
2 8 (33.33%) Business Intelligence
2 8 (33.33%) Digital Marketing
2 8 (33.33%) Programme Management
2 8 (33.33%) Project Management
3 7 (29.17%) Change Management
3 7 (29.17%) Software Engineering
3 7 (29.17%) Validation
4 6 (25.00%) UML
5 5 (20.83%) Factor Analysis
5 5 (20.83%) Software Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
7 3 (12.50%) Requirements Analysis
7 3 (12.50%) Software Delivery
7 3 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
8 2 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (8.33%) Pair Programming
8 2 (8.33%) Scrum
8 2 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) MATLAB
2 4 (16.67%) C
3 2 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 6 (25.00%) Degree
1 6 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.17%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (20.83%) ISO26262
1 5 (20.83%) MISRA
2 4 (16.67%) IEC 61508
3 1 (4.17%) DO-178B
3 1 (4.17%) HL7
3 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.83%) Firmware
2 1 (4.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 1 (4.17%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) SAP
2 4 (16.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) MathWorks
3 2 (8.33%) Concur
3 2 (8.33%) PTC
4 1 (4.17%) EMC