Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an Electronics Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Electronic Engineer
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 859 849 866
Rank change year-on-year -10 +17 -36
Contract jobs requiring an Electronics Engineer 25 50 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.024% 0.047% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.026% 0.050% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 19 7
UK median daily rate £250 £325 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -23.08% -35.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £113 £275 £337
90th Percentile £355 £453 £668
UK excluding London median daily rate £168 £325 £260
% change year-on-year -48.46% +25.00% -25.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £31.25 £33.50 £31.63
90th Percentile £43.75 £42.35 £42.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +15.38%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Electronics Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Electronics Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Electronics Engineer in the UK

Electronics Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Electronics Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronics Engineer in the UK

Electronics Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronics Engineer over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Electronics Engineer in the UK

Electronics Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronics Engineer in the UK

Electronics Engineer
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 23 £218 -33.08% 46
UK excluding London +4 16 £168 -48.46% 41
London -27 9 £350 -44.00% 5
South East -14 6 - - 9
North of England +75 5 £85 -74.24% 11
North West +16 5 £85 -74.24% 5
South West +7 2 - - 7
East of England -17 1 - - 10
Wales - 1 £250 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Electronics Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, Electronics Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Electronics Engineer in the job title.

1 18 (72.00%) Electronics
2 10 (40.00%) C
3 9 (36.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
5 7 (28.00%) Degree
6 6 (24.00%) CAD
6 6 (24.00%) Assembly Language
7 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
7 5 (20.00%) Firmware
7 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Bluetooth
8 4 (16.00%) Python
8 4 (16.00%) C++
9 3 (12.00%) OrCAD
9 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
9 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
10 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
10 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
10 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
10 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
10 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (8.00%) TDD
10 2 (8.00%) AutoCAD
10 2 (8.00%) Schematic Capture
11 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
11 1 (4.00%) Acoustics
11 1 (4.00%) RS-232

Electronics Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 3 (12.00%) OrCAD
2 2 (8.00%) AutoCAD
3 1 (4.00%) GNU Octave
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (4.00%) PTC Creo
3 1 (4.00%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (4.00%) Windchill
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.00%) Bluetooth
2 1 (4.00%) DAB
2 1 (4.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (4.00%) MQTT
2 1 (4.00%) RS-232
2 1 (4.00%) RS-485
2 1 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (4.00%) HP UFT
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.00%) JIRA
2 1 (4.00%) LabVIEW
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
2 1 (4.00%) Trac
General
1 18 (72.00%) Electronics
2 5 (20.00%) Manufacturing
3 3 (12.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (4.00%) Marketing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
3 1 (4.00%) Acoustics
3 1 (4.00%) Device Driver
3 1 (4.00%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Embedded Linux
3 1 (4.00%) Ubuntu
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) CAD
2 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.00%) Integration Testing
3 2 (8.00%) Schematic Capture
3 2 (8.00%) TDD
3 2 (8.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (4.00%) Break/Fix
4 1 (4.00%) Coaching
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (4.00%) Data Analysis
4 1 (4.00%) Embedded Software Development
4 1 (4.00%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (4.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) C
2 7 (28.00%) Embedded C
3 6 (24.00%) Assembly Language
4 4 (16.00%) C++
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 7 (28.00%) Degree
2 5 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 5 (20.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (4.00%) Cadence
1 1 (4.00%) EMC
1 1 (4.00%) Microsoft