Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 227 400
Rank change year-on-year -151 +173 +21
Contract jobs citing Electronics 659 1,116 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 1.17% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.74% 2.93% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 482 742 486
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% +8.11%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £261
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £456 £375
% change year-on-year +1.37% +21.67% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 92 87
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.75% +6.67% -1.32%
10th Percentile £21.25 £17.88 £22.50
90th Percentile £53.05 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -1.96%

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 37,867 38,060 40,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.02% 39.78% 37.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,659 25,030 26,825
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 846 831 956
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.50 £23.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +7.83% +3.58%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.73% +10.00% -3.85%

Electronics
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronics over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Electronics over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 16 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 16 August 2018. 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 -158 613 £500 +5.26% 657
UK excluding London -92 510 £463 +1.37% 597
East of England -15 156 £525 - 148
London -187 134 £550 +7.32% 85
South West -45 122 £375 -11.76% 124
South East -94 109 £400 -15.79% 143
North of England -56 48 £540 +18.68% 68
Midlands +3 36 £450 +28.57% 86
West Midlands -10 25 £456 +52.08% 66
North West -18 25 £600 +30.43% 39
Scotland -36 21 £475 -5.00% 21
Wales -9 16 £500 -7.41% 4
Yorkshire -64 12 £400 -11.11% 22
East Midlands +1 11 £331 -5.36% 20
North East 0 11 £725 +89.54% 7
Northern Ireland - 2 £600 - 3

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 464 (70.41%) Manufacturing
2 463 (70.26%) Telecoms
3 453 (68.74%) Finance
4 452 (68.59%) Marketing
5 443 (67.22%) SAP
6 442 (67.07%) Programme Management
7 438 (66.46%) Business Intelligence
7 438 (66.46%) Digital Marketing
8 243 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
9 123 (18.66%) Security Cleared
10 114 (17.30%) Java
10 114 (17.30%) TDD
11 108 (16.39%) Greenfield Project
12 107 (16.24%) Web Services
13 100 (15.17%) Scrum
14 98 (14.87%) SOAP
14 98 (14.87%) SOA
14 98 (14.87%) SC Cleared
15 86 (13.05%) RESTful
16 85 (12.90%) Oracle
17 84 (12.75%) Software Engineering
18 83 (12.59%) Microsoft
19 81 (12.29%) Middleware
20 78 (11.84%) Linux
21 77 (11.68%) XML
22 76 (11.53%) DevOps
23 67 (10.17%) JSON
24 66 (10.02%) C
25 63 (9.56%) C++
26 61 (9.26%) Amazon AWS

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 55 (8.35%) Mule
2 53 (8.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 52 (7.89%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.21%) Apache
5 7 (1.06%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.76%) CMS
6 5 (0.76%) SAS
7 4 (0.61%) Confluence
7 4 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.61%) SharePoint
8 3 (0.46%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.46%) nginx
9 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.30%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.15%) GeoServer
10 1 (0.15%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.15%) WildFly
10 1 (0.15%) WinCC
Applications
1 29 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.91%) OrCAD
4 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.76%) Simulink
5 4 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 3 (0.46%) SPSS
7 2 (0.30%) Doxygen
7 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
Business Applications
1 22 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 61 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.67%) Office 365
4 10 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (1.37%) Dynamics 365
6 6 (0.91%) PaaS
7 5 (0.76%) SaaS
8 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.61%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.46%) Serverless
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.30%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.30%) GitHub
10 2 (0.30%) IaaS
10 2 (0.30%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.30%) npm
10 2 (0.30%) Route 53
10 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.34%) Internet
2 21 (3.19%) Wireless
3 20 (3.03%) TCP/IP
4 17 (2.58%) Firewall
5 13 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (1.67%) DNS
7 10 (1.52%) Bluetooth
7 10 (1.52%) Ethernet
8 6 (0.91%) SSL
9 5 (0.76%) DLNA
9 5 (0.76%) UPnP
9 5 (0.76%) ZigBee
10 4 (0.61%) 4G
10 4 (0.61%) SAN
10 4 (0.61%) SMTP
11 3 (0.46%) DHCP
11 3 (0.46%) IPv6
11 3 (0.46%) LAN
11 3 (0.46%) WAN
11 3 (0.46%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.92%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.03%) Big Data
3 13 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.97%) PostgreSQL
4 10 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.37%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.21%) Hadoop
6 8 (1.21%) MySQL
6 8 (1.21%) Power BI
6 8 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 7 (1.06%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (0.91%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.46%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
11 2 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.30%) HBase
11 2 (0.30%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 45 (6.83%) Maven
2 39 (5.92%) Git (software)
3 28 (4.25%) Jenkins
4 20 (3.03%) JIRA
5 16 (2.43%) JUnit
6 12 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
6 12 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 9 (1.37%) LabVIEW
7 9 (1.37%) Sonatype Nexus
8 8 (1.21%) GitLab
9 7 (1.06%) Artifactory
9 7 (1.06%) GCC
9 7 (1.06%) Visual Studio
10 6 (0.91%) GDB
10 6 (0.91%) Mockito
10 6 (0.91%) Subversion
11 5 (0.76%) GoogleTest
11 5 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
11 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.61%) CMake
General
1 464 (70.41%) Manufacturing
2 463 (70.26%) Telecoms
3 453 (68.74%) Finance
4 452 (68.59%) Marketing
5 30 (4.55%) Automotive
6 17 (2.58%) Law
7 15 (2.28%) Retail
8 14 (2.12%) Aerospace
9 12 (1.82%) Military
10 4 (0.61%) Back Office
11 3 (0.46%) Advertising
11 3 (0.46%) Avionics
11 3 (0.46%) Banking
11 3 (0.46%) Legal
11 3 (0.46%) Publishing
12 2 (0.30%) Billing
12 2 (0.30%) Dutch Language
12 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 166 (25.19%) Developer
2 57 (8.65%) Software Engineer
3 51 (7.74%) Senior Developer
4 49 (7.44%) Analyst
5 41 (6.22%) Integration Developer
6 39 (5.92%) DevOps Engineer
7 37 (5.61%) Architect
8 36 (5.46%) Java Developer
9 35 (5.31%) Embedded Engineer
10 30 (4.55%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 29 (4.40%) Electronics Engineer
12 25 (3.79%) SOA Developer
13 24 (3.64%) Business Analyst
14 22 (3.34%) Systems Engineer
15 20 (3.03%) Tester
16 19 (2.88%) .NET Developer
16 19 (2.88%) Software Developer
17 18 (2.73%) Agile Developer
17 18 (2.73%) Project Manager
18 17 (2.58%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (16.24%) Web Services
2 98 (14.87%) SOAP
3 86 (13.05%) RESTful
4 81 (12.29%) Middleware
5 77 (11.68%) XML
6 67 (10.17%) JSON
7 56 (8.50%) Apache Camel
8 47 (7.13%) HTML
9 46 (6.98%) .NET
10 42 (6.37%) XSLT
11 34 (5.16%) CSS
12 33 (5.01%) REST
12 33 (5.01%) Swagger
12 33 (5.01%) WireMock
13 23 (3.49%) AngularJS
14 18 (2.73%) ASP.NET
15 17 (2.58%) ASP.NET Web API
16 13 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
16 13 (1.97%) jQuery
17 11 (1.67%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 108 (16.39%) Greenfield Project
2 44 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (3.79%) Computer Science
4 24 (3.64%) NHS
5 19 (2.88%) Algorithms
5 19 (2.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 19 (2.88%) User Experience
6 13 (1.97%) Embedded Systems
7 11 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.37%) Data Centre
8 9 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
8 9 (1.37%) VHDL
9 8 (1.21%) Self-Motivation
10 7 (1.06%) Infotainment
10 7 (1.06%) PKI
10 7 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
11 6 (0.91%) Data Structures
12 5 (0.76%) Arduino
12 5 (0.76%) MPEG
13 4 (0.61%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.84%) Linux
2 53 (8.04%) Windows
3 19 (2.88%) Unix
4 17 (2.58%) Android
5 15 (2.28%) Windows Server
6 12 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 10 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (1.37%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (1.21%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.06%) Windows 10
11 5 (0.76%) Mac OS X
11 5 (0.76%) VxWorks
11 5 (0.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 4 (0.61%) CentOS
12 4 (0.61%) Solaris
12 4 (0.61%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.30%) Nucleus RTOS
14 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 442 (67.07%) Programme Management
2 438 (66.46%) Business Intelligence
2 438 (66.46%) Digital Marketing
3 243 (36.87%) Agile Software Development
4 114 (17.30%) TDD
5 100 (15.17%) Scrum
6 98 (14.87%) SOA
7 84 (12.75%) Software Engineering
8 76 (11.53%) DevOps
9 49 (7.44%) Problem-Solving
10 47 (7.13%) Test Automation
11 40 (6.07%) Configuration Management
12 39 (5.92%) Open Source
13 31 (4.70%) SDLC
14 30 (4.55%) Coaching
14 30 (4.55%) Project Management
15 29 (4.40%) CRM
15 29 (4.40%) Mathematics
15 29 (4.40%) Migration
15 29 (4.40%) OO
Programming Languages
1 114 (17.30%) Java
2 66 (10.02%) C
3 63 (9.56%) C++
4 57 (8.65%) C#
5 55 (8.35%) Python
6 54 (8.19%) SQL
7 50 (7.59%) JavaScript
8 43 (6.53%) Java 8
9 37 (5.61%) XPath
10 23 (3.49%) Embedded C
11 19 (2.88%) PowerShell
12 18 (2.73%) Bash Shell
13 15 (2.28%) T-SQL
14 14 (2.12%) PHP
15 13 (1.97%) Embedded C++
16 11 (1.67%) Groovy
16 11 (1.67%) MATLAB
17 10 (1.52%) VBScript
18 9 (1.37%) Java 9
18 9 (1.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 123 (18.66%) Security Cleared
2 98 (14.87%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.10%) Degree
4 15 (2.28%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.52%) BC Cleared
7 9 (1.37%) HNC
8 7 (1.06%) HND
9 6 (0.91%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.91%) MCSE
10 5 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
10 5 (0.76%) MCDST
11 4 (0.61%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.61%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.61%) MCP
11 4 (0.61%) Numerate Degree
12 3 (0.46%) CCNA
12 3 (0.46%) CCNP
12 3 (0.46%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.12%) QA
2 9 (1.37%) Data Quality
2 9 (1.37%) DO-254
3 8 (1.21%) GDPR
4 6 (0.91%) JSP 440
4 6 (0.91%) MISRA
4 6 (0.91%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.76%) GCP
5 5 (0.76%) HL7
5 5 (0.76%) SLA
6 4 (0.61%) ISO 13485
7 3 (0.46%) IEC 61508
7 3 (0.46%) IEC 62304
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
7 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.46%) PMO
8 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.30%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.30%) MISRA C
System Software
1 21 (3.19%) Docker
2 16 (2.43%) Firmware
3 15 (2.28%) Active Directory
4 6 (0.91%) Hyper-V
5 5 (0.76%) XenApp
6 4 (0.61%) etcd
6 4 (0.61%) flannel
6 4 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
6 4 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
7 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (0.30%) Postfix
9 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 36 (5.46%) Ansible
2 27 (4.10%) Terraform
3 24 (3.64%) Puppet
4 20 (3.03%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.67%) SCCM
6 8 (1.21%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (0.76%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.61%) Kibana
8 4 (0.61%) rkt
9 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) WSUS
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.30%) Cisco UCCX
10 2 (0.30%) Forum Sentry
11 1 (0.15%) Consul
11 1 (0.15%) Grafana
11 1 (0.15%) logstash
11 1 (0.15%) Salt
11 1 (0.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 443 (67.22%) SAP
2 85 (12.90%) Oracle
3 83 (12.59%) Microsoft
4 54 (8.19%) WSO2
5 17 (2.58%) Google
6 12 (1.82%) EMC
6 12 (1.82%) IBM
7 10 (1.52%) Atlassian
8 8 (1.21%) Tableau
8 8 (1.21%) Talend
9 7 (1.06%) Cisco
10 5 (0.76%) Citrix
10 5 (0.76%) HP
10 5 (0.76%) Teradata
11 4 (0.61%) Altera
11 4 (0.61%) Black Duck
11 4 (0.61%) CA
11 4 (0.61%) LogRhythm
11 4 (0.61%) Red Hat
11 4 (0.61%) Xilinx