Period
to 15 June 2021

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Electronics in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Electronics over the 6 months to 15 June 2021 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

Electronics
UK
6 months to
15 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 292 289 313
Rank change year-on-year -3 +24 +71
Contract jobs citing Electronics 544 374 726
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 0.86% 0.80%
As % of the General category 1.67% 1.67% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 258 510
10th Percentile £325 £313 £267
25th Percentile £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £505 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year -3.81% - +7.69%
75th Percentile £675 £588 £588
90th Percentile £738 £641 £664
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £525
% change year-on-year -2.38% - +10.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 32 83
10th Percentile £30.70 £31.38 £19.88
25th Percentile £35.88 £39.63 £40.00
Median hourly rate £44.00 £44.75 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.68% -0.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £48.13 £48.75 £51.25
90th Percentile £51.14 £53.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +1.76% -5.56% +7.14%

Electronics is in the General Skills category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

All General Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for common skills 32,625 22,426 47,685
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 52.86% 51.42% 52.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,808 14,593 30,973
10th Percentile £300 £263 £280
25th Percentile £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £688 £665
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £438 £428
% change year-on-year +0.57% +2.34% +1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,155 884 1,401
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.38 £10.75
25th Percentile £14.13 £15.00 £13.53
Median hourly rate £21.40 £20.00 £18.75
Median % change year-on-year +6.98% +6.67% +4.17%
75th Percentile £43.38 £40.12 £38.75
90th Percentile £56.15 £53.53 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.93%

Electronics
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Electronics as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Electronics.

Daily rate trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Electronics over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Electronics.

Hourly rate trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Electronics over the 6 months to 15 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 17 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Electronics within the UK over the 6 months to 15 June 2021. 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 +44 517 £513 -2.38% 554
UK excluding London +19 286 £513 -2.38% 540
Work from Home -144 175 £500 +11.11% 53
London -12 163 £545 +3.81% 56
South West -1 95 £525 - 92
South East +32 79 £538 +32.72% 128
North of England +35 42 £575 +9.52% 79
East of England +21 35 £500 -4.76% 119
North West +21 31 £725 +38.10% 42
Midlands -17 16 £413 -21.43% 78
Scotland -37 13 £725 +66.67% 30
Yorkshire +16 10 £400 -25.23% 23
East Midlands +9 9 £383 +47.12% 28
West Midlands -22 7 £725 +26.09% 49
Wales +6 3 £476 +22.84% 14
Northern Ireland - 3 £142 -
North East +17 1 £550 -4.35% 14

For the 6 months to 15 June 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Electronics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Electronics.

1 418 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 416 (76.47%) Manufacturing
3 406 (74.63%) Marketing
4 402 (73.90%) Finance
5 394 (72.43%) SAP
6 393 (72.24%) Business Intelligence
7 392 (72.06%) Programme Management
7 392 (72.06%) Digital Marketing
7 392 (72.06%) Public Sector
8 112 (20.59%) Security Cleared
9 111 (20.40%) Social Skills
10 110 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
11 85 (15.63%) SC Cleared
11 85 (15.63%) Azure
12 75 (13.79%) Python
13 64 (11.76%) DevOps
14 63 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
15 61 (11.21%) AWS
16 57 (10.48%) Linux
16 57 (10.48%) Git (software)
17 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
18 54 (9.93%) Analytics
19 53 (9.74%) Degree
20 52 (9.56%) Software Engineering
20 52 (9.56%) Data Architecture
20 52 (9.56%) C
20 52 (9.56%) Data Modelling
21 51 (9.38%) SQL
22 47 (8.64%) Java
23 46 (8.46%) Microservices

Electronics
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:

Application Platforms
1 11 (2.02%) Confluence
1 11 (2.02%) SharePoint
2 3 (0.55%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (0.55%) MS Exchange
2 3 (0.55%) OpenStack
2 3 (0.55%) Skype for Business
3 2 (0.37%) Apache Spark
3 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.18%) Apache
4 1 (0.18%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.18%) CMS
4 1 (0.18%) Luigi
4 1 (0.18%) SAS
Applications
1 15 (2.76%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.74%) AutoCAD
3 4 (0.74%) Simulink
4 3 (0.55%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.37%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.37%) Windchill
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.18%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.18%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.18%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.18%) Sketch
6 1 (0.18%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 18 (3.31%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (1.65%) Teamcenter
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.55%) iTrent
6 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
6 2 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.37%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
7 1 (0.18%) Eloqua
7 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.18%) SAP Hybris
7 1 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 85 (15.63%) Azure
2 61 (11.21%) AWS
3 41 (7.54%) IaaS
4 38 (6.99%) Microsoft 365
5 30 (5.51%) PaaS
6 29 (5.33%) Amazon EKS
7 23 (4.23%) SaaS
8 21 (3.86%) Azure Active Directory
9 15 (2.76%) Power Platform
10 7 (1.29%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (1.10%) Dynamics 365
11 6 (1.10%) GitHub
12 4 (0.74%) Boomi
12 4 (0.74%) GCP
12 4 (0.74%) Mimecast
13 3 (0.55%) Azure Logic Apps
13 3 (0.55%) Power Automate
13 3 (0.55%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.55%) Serverless
13 3 (0.55%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.04%) Wi-Fi
2 17 (3.13%) VPN
3 13 (2.39%) Wireless
4 10 (1.84%) Firewall
4 10 (1.84%) HTTP
4 10 (1.84%) Modbus
4 10 (1.84%) RS-422
4 10 (1.84%) RS-485
5 8 (1.47%) Ethernet
6 7 (1.29%) Bluetooth
7 5 (0.92%) PBX
7 5 (0.92%) WAN
8 4 (0.74%) DLNA
8 4 (0.74%) DNS
8 4 (0.74%) TCP/IP
8 4 (0.74%) UPnP
9 3 (0.55%) MQTT
9 3 (0.55%) Network Security
9 3 (0.55%) Skype
9 3 (0.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
2 14 (2.57%) Relational Database
3 13 (2.39%) SQL Server
4 12 (2.21%) Power BI
5 11 (2.02%) Electronic Patient Records
6 7 (1.29%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.29%) Tableau
7 6 (1.10%) Big Data
7 6 (1.10%) Pentaho
7 6 (1.10%) Qlik Sense
7 6 (1.10%) QlikView
7 6 (1.10%) SQLite
8 4 (0.74%) Data Mining
8 4 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.74%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.74%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.55%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.55%) GIS
9 3 (0.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 57 (10.48%) Git (software)
2 37 (6.80%) Jenkins
3 22 (4.04%) JIRA
4 13 (2.39%) Subversion
5 9 (1.65%) GitLab
6 8 (1.47%) Bitbucket
7 7 (1.29%) Artifactory
8 6 (1.10%) CruiseControl
9 5 (0.92%) GCC
9 5 (0.92%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.74%) GDB
10 4 (0.74%) GoogleTest
10 4 (0.74%) JUnit
10 4 (0.74%) Mockito
10 4 (0.74%) Rational DOORS
11 3 (0.55%) JMeter
12 2 (0.37%) Appium
12 2 (0.37%) Eclipse
12 2 (0.37%) LabVIEW
12 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 418 (76.84%) Telecoms
2 416 (76.47%) Manufacturing
3 406 (74.63%) Marketing
4 402 (73.90%) Finance
5 392 (72.06%) Public Sector
6 111 (20.40%) Social Skills
7 63 (11.58%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (3.68%) Law
9 12 (2.21%) Aerospace
9 12 (2.21%) Publishing
10 10 (1.84%) Retail
11 6 (1.10%) Automotive
11 6 (1.10%) Military
12 4 (0.74%) Advertising
12 4 (0.74%) French Language
12 4 (0.74%) German Language
12 4 (0.74%) Local Government
12 4 (0.74%) Presentation Skills
13 3 (0.55%) Avionics
13 3 (0.55%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 94 (17.28%) Architect
2 59 (10.85%) Developer
3 48 (8.82%) Data Architect
4 47 (8.64%) DevOps Engineer
5 39 (7.17%) Consultant
6 38 (6.99%) Analyst
7 36 (6.62%) Data Modeller
8 29 (5.33%) Project Manager
9 24 (4.41%) Enterprise Architect
10 21 (3.86%) Enterprise Data Architect
11 20 (3.68%) Design Engineer
11 20 (3.68%) Java Developer
12 18 (3.31%) Software Engineer
13 17 (3.13%) Solutions Architect
14 15 (2.76%) AWS DevOps
14 15 (2.76%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.76%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (2.76%) Electronics Engineer
14 15 (2.76%) Microsoft 365 Consultant
15 14 (2.57%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.41%) Kafka
2 21 (3.86%) Elastic Stack
3 19 (3.49%) HTML
3 19 (3.49%) Node.js
4 18 (3.31%) Web Services
5 13 (2.39%) .NET
5 13 (2.39%) CSS
5 13 (2.39%) XML
6 11 (2.02%) Ruby on Rails
6 11 (2.02%) Spring
7 10 (1.84%) JSON
8 9 (1.65%) GraphQL
9 8 (1.47%) .NET Core
10 7 (1.29%) RESTful
11 5 (0.92%) ASP.NET
11 5 (0.92%) React
12 4 (0.74%) Qt
12 4 (0.74%) Redux
12 4 (0.74%) REST
12 4 (0.74%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 45 (8.27%) NHS
2 28 (5.15%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
4 16 (2.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 15 (2.76%) Public Cloud
6 13 (2.39%) Data Centre
7 12 (2.21%) Social Media
8 9 (1.65%) Analogue Electronics
9 8 (1.47%) Algorithms
9 8 (1.47%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (1.47%) VHDL
10 7 (1.29%) ASIC
10 7 (1.29%) User Experience
11 5 (0.92%) Cloud Native
11 5 (0.92%) Reference Data
11 5 (0.92%) SystemC
12 4 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
12 4 (0.74%) Mobile App
12 4 (0.74%) MPEG
13 3 (0.55%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 57 (10.48%) Linux
2 41 (7.54%) Windows
3 22 (4.04%) Android
4 16 (2.94%) Windows 10
5 12 (2.21%) Apple iOS
5 12 (2.21%) Windows Mobile
6 11 (2.02%) Unix
7 10 (1.84%) Mac OS X
8 9 (1.65%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (1.29%) Windows Server
10 5 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.55%) CentOS
11 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.55%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.37%) FreeRTOS
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (72.24%) Business Intelligence
2 392 (72.06%) Digital Marketing
2 392 (72.06%) Programme Management
3 110 (20.22%) Agile Software Development
4 64 (11.76%) DevOps
5 54 (9.93%) Analytics
6 52 (9.56%) Data Architecture
6 52 (9.56%) Data Modelling
6 52 (9.56%) Software Engineering
7 46 (8.46%) Microservices
8 45 (8.27%) Strategic Thinking
9 41 (7.54%) Data Analysis
9 41 (7.54%) Data Governance
10 39 (7.17%) Visualisation
11 38 (6.99%) Actionable Insight
11 38 (6.99%) Digital Analytics
11 38 (6.99%) Reverse Engineering
11 38 (6.99%) Strategic Planning
12 37 (6.80%) Metadata Management
13 35 (6.43%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 75 (13.79%) Python
2 52 (9.56%) C
3 51 (9.38%) SQL
4 47 (8.64%) Java
5 32 (5.88%) C++
5 32 (5.88%) JavaScript
6 30 (5.51%) Perl
7 29 (5.33%) Bash Shell
8 20 (3.68%) C#
9 15 (2.76%) Ruby
10 14 (2.57%) Embedded C
10 14 (2.57%) PowerShell
10 14 (2.57%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.47%) Kotlin
11 8 (1.47%) MATLAB
12 7 (1.29%) Ada
13 6 (1.10%) ANSI SQL
13 6 (1.10%) Embedded C++
13 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
14 5 (0.92%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 112 (20.59%) Security Cleared
2 85 (15.63%) SC Cleared
3 53 (9.74%) Degree
4 33 (6.07%) DV Cleared
5 12 (2.21%) CISSP
6 11 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (1.10%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (0.74%) CISM
9 3 (0.55%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.37%) APMP
10 2 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.37%) PMP
10 2 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.18%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.18%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.18%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.18%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.18%) Six Sigma Green Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.13%) QA
2 14 (2.57%) Data Quality
3 11 (2.02%) GDPR
4 9 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.47%) JSP 440
6 6 (1.10%) NIST
6 6 (1.10%) RMADS
7 4 (0.74%) NCSC
8 3 (0.55%) HL7
8 3 (0.55%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 3 (0.55%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.37%) Accessibility
9 2 (0.37%) DO-254
9 2 (0.37%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
10 1 (0.18%) GRC
10 1 (0.18%) HAZOP
10 1 (0.18%) MISRA
10 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 39 (7.17%) Active Directory
1 39 (7.17%) Docker
2 17 (3.13%) Firmware
3 2 (0.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.18%) VMware NSX
4 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 43 (7.90%) Kubernetes
2 34 (6.25%) Ansible
2 34 (6.25%) Terraform
3 27 (4.96%) Rancher
4 24 (4.41%) Istio
5 23 (4.23%) Prometheus
6 21 (3.86%) Consul
6 21 (3.86%) Fluentd
6 21 (3.86%) Grafana
6 21 (3.86%) Kibana
6 21 (3.86%) logstash
7 17 (3.13%) Microsoft Intune
8 11 (2.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 11 (2.02%) SCCM
8 11 (2.02%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (0.92%) AirWatch
10 4 (0.74%) Puppet
11 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.18%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.18%) Salt
Vendors
1 394 (72.43%) SAP
2 56 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 38 (6.99%) Remedy
4 27 (4.96%) Sparx
5 22 (4.04%) Google
6 21 (3.86%) AppDynamics
6 21 (3.86%) Oracle
6 21 (3.86%) Splunk
7 11 (2.02%) Samsung
7 11 (2.02%) VMware
8 10 (1.84%) Salesforce.com
8 10 (1.84%) Xilinx
9 9 (1.65%) EMC
10 8 (1.47%) Kronos
10 8 (1.47%) Siemens
11 7 (1.29%) Atlassian
11 7 (1.29%) Red Hat
12 6 (1.10%) Adobe
12 6 (1.10%) Autodesk
12 6 (1.10%) Informatica