Period
to 24 August 2017

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 24 August 2017 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
24 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 217 382 422
Rank change year-on-year +165 +40 -4
Contract jobs citing Electronics 1126 657 593
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.17% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the General category 2.97% 1.66% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 739 490 337
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £260 £243
90th Percentile £600 £589 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +22.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 90 84
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.66% +4.86%
10th Percentile £20.13 £21.88 £24.50
90th Percentile £63.50 £47.63 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.35%

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 37964 39688 44698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.48% 36.72% 39.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 24932 26365 28248
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £283 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 853 961 1169
UK median hourly rate £25.50 £23.75 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.37% +3.26% +2.22%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £49.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.85 £25.00 £27.17
% change year-on-year +7.39% -8.00% +8.69%

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 24 August 2017.

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 24 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 15 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 24 August 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 +155 1086 £475 +18.75% 299
UK excluding London +122 766 £460 +22.67% 261
London +137 348 £513 +7.89% 59
South West +60 225 £425 +13.33% 82
South East +49 211 £475 +22.98% 49
East of England +97 170 £513 +46.43% 68
North of England +78 96 £455 +29.81% 29
Yorkshire +74 62 £450 +38.46% 6
Midlands +14 31 £350 -12.61% 11
North West +13 29 £460 +22.67% 16
Scotland +32 25 £500 +70.94% 17
East Midlands -10 13 £350 -17.65% 4
West Midlands +27 11 £300 -20.00% 7
Wales -3 8 £550 -8.33% 5
North East +56 5 £400 -15.79% 7

For the 6 months to 24 August 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Electronics.

1 898 (79.75%) Telecoms
2 871 (77.35%) Marketing
3 868 (77.09%) Manufacturing
4 859 (76.29%) Finance
5 857 (76.11%) Digital Marketing
6 850 (75.49%) Business Intelligence
7 849 (75.40%) SAP
7 849 (75.40%) Programme Management
8 486 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
9 303 (26.91%) Security Cleared
10 242 (21.49%) SC Cleared
11 221 (19.63%) TDD
12 179 (15.90%) JSON
13 178 (15.81%) Java
14 177 (15.72%) Scrum
15 160 (14.21%) DevOps
16 142 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
16 142 (12.61%) XML
17 141 (12.52%) Linux
18 135 (11.99%) SOA
19 129 (11.46%) Oracle
20 127 (11.28%) Python
21 125 (11.10%) Middleware
22 122 (10.83%) Maven
23 110 (9.77%) SQL
24 108 (9.59%) XSLT
24 108 (9.59%) Project Management
24 108 (9.59%) XPath
24 108 (9.59%) Swagger
25 106 (9.41%) WireMock

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 83 (7.37%) Mule
2 76 (6.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 74 (6.57%) Oracle Service Bus
4 37 (3.29%) Apache Spark
5 31 (2.75%) SharePoint
6 30 (2.66%) CMS
7 26 (2.31%) Confluence
8 21 (1.87%) Apache
9 19 (1.69%) nginx
10 14 (1.24%) Drupal
11 13 (1.15%) MS Exchange
12 12 (1.07%) OpenStack
13 10 (0.89%) Apache Solr
14 9 (0.80%) Mule ESB
15 6 (0.53%) Ethereum
15 6 (0.53%) Hyperledger
15 6 (0.53%) IIS
15 6 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
16 5 (0.44%) SAS
16 5 (0.44%) Umbraco
Applications
1 40 (3.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 11 (0.98%) Microsoft Project
4 11 (0.98%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.44%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.44%) OrCAD
6 4 (0.36%) FrameMaker
7 3 (0.27%) Simulink
7 3 (0.27%) SPSS
7 3 (0.27%) Stata
8 2 (0.18%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.089%) Maya
9 1 (0.089%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 27 (2.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.98%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.71%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.71%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.62%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.53%) R3 Corda
5 6 (0.53%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (0.53%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.36%) Adobe Campaign
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.27%) Magento
7 3 (0.27%) Workday HCM
8 2 (0.18%) Unica
9 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
9 1 (0.089%) LabWindows
9 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
9 1 (0.089%) SAP Business One
9 1 (0.089%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.089%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 69 (6.13%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (2.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (1.78%) Office 365
4 16 (1.42%) GitHub
5 14 (1.24%) G Suite
6 10 (0.89%) IaaS
7 9 (0.80%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.62%) AdWords
8 7 (0.62%) PaaS
9 6 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
9 6 (0.53%) Force.com
9 6 (0.53%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.53%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 4 (0.36%) Yammer
12 3 (0.27%) Datadog
12 3 (0.27%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 45 (4.00%) Wireless
2 31 (2.75%) Firewall
3 29 (2.58%) TCP/IP
4 22 (1.95%) LAN
4 22 (1.95%) VPN
4 22 (1.95%) WAN
5 19 (1.69%) Bluetooth
6 18 (1.60%) HTTP
6 18 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
7 15 (1.33%) LTE
7 15 (1.33%) SSL
8 13 (1.15%) 3G
8 13 (1.15%) GPRS
8 13 (1.15%) GSM
8 13 (1.15%) Internet
9 12 (1.07%) DNS
9 12 (1.07%) Ethernet
9 12 (1.07%) SAN
9 12 (1.07%) SGSN
10 10 (0.89%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
2 58 (5.15%) Big Data
3 50 (4.44%) Hadoop
4 43 (3.82%) MongoDB
5 42 (3.73%) SQL Server
6 39 (3.46%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.93%) MySQL
8 28 (2.49%) Oracle Database
9 24 (2.13%) NoSQL
10 22 (1.95%) HBase
11 19 (1.69%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.42%) BusinessObjects
13 15 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
14 13 (1.15%) Power BI
15 12 (1.07%) Apache Hive
16 9 (0.80%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
16 9 (0.80%) Azure SQL Database
17 7 (0.62%) Blockchain
18 6 (0.53%) Redis
18 6 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 122 (10.83%) Maven
2 100 (8.88%) Git (software)
3 69 (6.13%) Jenkins
4 56 (4.97%) JIRA
5 33 (2.93%) Cucumber
6 25 (2.22%) Eclipse
7 17 (1.51%) Visual Studio
8 16 (1.42%) SoapUI
9 14 (1.24%) TeamCity
10 13 (1.15%) Artifactory
11 12 (1.07%) Subversion
12 11 (0.98%) Grunt
12 11 (0.98%) Sonatype Nexus
12 11 (0.98%) Team Foundation Server
13 10 (0.89%) IntelliJ
14 9 (0.80%) Ant
14 9 (0.80%) GitLab
15 8 (0.71%) Selenium
16 6 (0.53%) gulp
16 6 (0.53%) Rational DOORS
General
1 898 (79.75%) Telecoms
2 871 (77.35%) Marketing
3 868 (77.09%) Manufacturing
4 859 (76.29%) Finance
5 27 (2.40%) Retail
6 19 (1.69%) Aerospace
7 18 (1.60%) Automotive
8 15 (1.33%) Military
9 9 (0.80%) Back Office
9 9 (0.80%) Law
9 9 (0.80%) Legal
9 9 (0.80%) Publishing
10 5 (0.44%) Local Government
11 4 (0.36%) Advertising
11 4 (0.36%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.27%) French Language
12 3 (0.27%) German Language
12 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.27%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 296 (26.29%) Developer
2 80 (7.10%) Agile Developer
3 76 (6.75%) Analyst
4 74 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
5 64 (5.68%) Senior Developer
6 63 (5.60%) Consultant
7 60 (5.33%) Architect
8 59 (5.24%) Integration Developer
9 57 (5.06%) SOA Developer
10 56 (4.97%) Java Developer
11 49 (4.35%) Embedded Engineer
12 45 (4.00%) Software Engineer
13 36 (3.20%) C# Developer
14 35 (3.11%) Business Analyst
14 35 (3.11%) Test Engineer
15 34 (3.02%) Lead Developer
16 33 (2.93%) XML Specialist
17 32 (2.84%) XML Consultant
18 30 (2.66%) Administrator
18 30 (2.66%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (15.90%) JSON
2 142 (12.61%) XML
3 125 (11.10%) Middleware
4 108 (9.59%) Swagger
4 108 (9.59%) XSLT
5 106 (9.41%) WireMock
6 87 (7.73%) Apache Camel
7 75 (6.66%) HTML
8 70 (6.22%) .NET
9 68 (6.04%) Web Services
10 65 (5.77%) CSS
11 64 (5.68%) AngularJS
12 59 (5.24%) REST
13 58 (5.15%) SOAP
14 51 (4.53%) Node.js
15 46 (4.09%) RESTful
16 43 (3.82%) JSON Schema
17 42 (3.73%) ASP.NET
18 35 (3.11%) ASP.NET Web API
19 34 (3.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 142 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
2 49 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 41 (3.64%) User Experience
5 32 (2.84%) Management Information System
6 22 (1.95%) NHS
7 18 (1.60%) Algorithms
7 18 (1.60%) Embedded Systems
8 16 (1.42%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
9 15 (1.33%) Data Centre
10 13 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 13 (1.15%) Fintech
11 11 (0.98%) Smartphone
12 10 (0.89%) 3D Graphics
12 10 (0.89%) Mobile App
12 10 (0.89%) PKI
12 10 (0.89%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.80%) PMI
13 9 (0.80%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.71%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 141 (12.52%) Linux
2 83 (7.37%) Windows
3 50 (4.44%) Unix
4 45 (4.00%) Android
5 30 (2.66%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.31%) Mac OS X
7 20 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 18 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (1.15%) Windows 10
10 12 (1.07%) Embedded Linux
10 12 (1.07%) Windows Phone
11 11 (0.98%) AIX
12 10 (0.89%) Solaris
13 9 (0.80%) Windows 7
14 5 (0.44%) Nucleus RTOS
14 5 (0.44%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.36%) CentOS
15 4 (0.36%) VxWorks
16 3 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 857 (76.11%) Digital Marketing
2 850 (75.49%) Business Intelligence
3 849 (75.40%) Programme Management
4 486 (43.16%) Agile Software Development
5 221 (19.63%) TDD
6 177 (15.72%) Scrum
7 160 (14.21%) DevOps
8 135 (11.99%) SOA
9 108 (9.59%) Project Management
10 103 (9.15%) Continuous Integration
11 81 (7.19%) Configuration Management
12 69 (6.13%) Software Engineering
13 68 (6.04%) BDD
14 57 (5.06%) MVC
15 54 (4.80%) Open Source
16 53 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
17 52 (4.62%) Microservices
17 52 (4.62%) Test Automation
18 49 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
19 48 (4.26%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 178 (15.81%) Java
2 127 (11.28%) Python
3 110 (9.77%) SQL
4 108 (9.59%) XPath
5 92 (8.17%) JavaScript
6 85 (7.55%) C
7 76 (6.75%) C++
8 69 (6.13%) C#
9 32 (2.84%) Ruby
10 31 (2.75%) Embedded C
11 27 (2.40%) PHP
12 25 (2.22%) T-SQL
13 22 (1.95%) Shell Script
14 19 (1.69%) PowerShell
15 16 (1.42%) Go
15 16 (1.42%) VB
16 15 (1.33%) R
16 15 (1.33%) Tcl
17 12 (1.07%) Bash Shell
17 12 (1.07%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 303 (26.91%) Security Cleared
2 242 (21.49%) SC Cleared
3 106 (9.41%) Degree
4 60 (5.33%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.60%) HND
6 15 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (0.98%) CISM
7 11 (0.98%) PMI Certification
8 10 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
8 10 (0.89%) CTC Cleared
9 9 (0.80%) CISSP
9 9 (0.80%) CLAS
10 7 (0.62%) BC Cleared
10 7 (0.62%) NVQ Level 4
11 6 (0.53%) CCIE
11 6 (0.53%) IISP
12 5 (0.44%) APMP
12 5 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
12 5 (0.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.60%) QA
2 16 (1.42%) JSP 440
3 12 (1.07%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 10 (0.89%) MISRA
5 9 (0.80%) PMO
6 6 (0.53%) SLA
7 5 (0.44%) GDPR
8 3 (0.27%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.18%) RMADS
9 2 (0.18%) WCAG
10 1 (0.089%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.089%) DO-254
10 1 (0.089%) ECSS
10 1 (0.089%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.089%) ISO 26262
10 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 20000
10 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 70 (6.22%) Docker
2 25 (2.22%) Active Directory
3 17 (1.51%) Firmware
3 17 (1.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (0.98%) HDFS
5 10 (0.89%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 9 (0.80%) vSphere
7 6 (0.53%) VMware NSX
8 5 (0.44%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
8 5 (0.44%) Apache Flume
8 5 (0.44%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.27%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.27%) XenApp
9 3 (0.27%) XenServer
10 2 (0.18%) NFS
10 2 (0.18%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.18%) Samba
10 2 (0.18%) Squid
Systems Management
1 81 (7.19%) Puppet
2 73 (6.48%) Ansible
3 55 (4.88%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (4.00%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.69%) Terraform
6 13 (1.15%) Kibana
6 13 (1.15%) logstash
7 12 (1.07%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.89%) Salt
9 9 (0.80%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.71%) Grafana
11 6 (0.53%) Prometheus
12 5 (0.44%) SCCM
13 4 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 4 (0.36%) SCOM
13 4 (0.36%) ZABBIX
14 3 (0.27%) Packer
14 3 (0.27%) SCOrch
15 2 (0.18%) Consul
15 2 (0.18%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 849 (75.40%) SAP
2 129 (11.46%) Oracle
3 74 (6.57%) WSO2
4 72 (6.39%) Microsoft
5 35 (3.11%) VMware
6 31 (2.75%) Google
7 21 (1.87%) Cisco
8 19 (1.69%) IBM
9 14 (1.24%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.15%) HP
11 12 (1.07%) MobileIron
12 11 (0.98%) Adobe
12 11 (0.98%) Tableau
13 10 (0.89%) Citrix
13 10 (0.89%) EMC
13 10 (0.89%) Red Hat
14 7 (0.62%) Siemens
15 6 (0.53%) Atlassian
15 6 (0.53%) MicroStrategy
15 6 (0.53%) Salesforce.com