Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 320 194 340
Rank change year-on-year -126 +146 +49
Contract jobs citing Electronics 647 429 706
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.82% 1.42% 0.79%
As % of the General category 1.53% 2.67% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 459 289 523
10th Percentile £285 £297 £149
25th Percentile £409 £403 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £515 £525 £460
Median % change year-on-year -1.90% +14.13% -6.60%
75th Percentile £650 £595 £588
90th Percentile £738 £663 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -11.90% +16.67% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 78
10th Percentile £24.81 £34.00 £18.49
25th Percentile £36.00 £41.25 £40.31
Median hourly rate £46.10 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.44% - +3.45%
75th Percentile £52.81 £50.00 £52.19
90th Percentile £61.45 £52.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%

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 42,316 16,046 46,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 53.33% 53.23% 51.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,441 10,789 30,046
10th Percentile £306 £263 £263
25th Percentile £413 £375 £370
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £510 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.37% - +5.44%
75th Percentile £622 £589 £575
90th Percentile £711 £700 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,377 573 1,519
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £13.25 £15.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £19.18
Median % change year-on-year -13.64% +14.70% +9.60%
75th Percentile £41.82 £42.75 £40.00
90th Percentile £59.39 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.29% +1.04%

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 17 September 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 17 September 2021.

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 17 September 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 -87 616 £515 -1.90% 507
UK excluding London -78 351 £463 -11.90% 489
London -110 192 £575 +9.52% 60
Work from Home -161 170 £525 +16.67% 68
South West -21 126 £464 -15.68% 85
South East -68 84 £255 -45.66% 116
North of England -44 49 £638 +21.43% 72
East of England -27 43 £480 +11.30% 111
North West -32 39 £725 +38.10% 42
Midlands -61 28 £413 -5.71% 65
Scotland -74 18 £600 +34.08% 24
East Midlands -28 14 £398 +133.82% 23
West Midlands -59 14 £625 +38.89% 41
Yorkshire -39 9 £425 -17.07% 23
Wales -22 3 £525 -8.70% 17
North East -15 1 £550 -4.35% 7

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 480 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 479 (74.03%) Marketing
3 474 (73.26%) Manufacturing
4 472 (72.95%) Finance
5 464 (71.72%) Business Intelligence
5 464 (71.72%) Digital Marketing
6 463 (71.56%) SAP
6 463 (71.56%) Public Sector
7 461 (71.25%) Programme Management
8 146 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
9 115 (17.77%) Azure
10 109 (16.85%) Social Skills
11 99 (15.30%) Security Cleared
12 80 (12.36%) SQL
13 79 (12.21%) SC Cleared
14 78 (12.06%) AWS
15 77 (11.90%) Software Engineering
16 71 (10.97%) DevOps
17 70 (10.82%) Python
17 70 (10.82%) Microsoft
18 67 (10.36%) NHS
19 66 (10.20%) Linux
20 61 (9.43%) Data Architecture
21 60 (9.27%) Java
21 60 (9.27%) Degree
22 55 (8.50%) Data Modelling
23 54 (8.35%) Test Automation
24 53 (8.19%) Analytics
25 51 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
26 49 (7.57%) Windows

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 15 (2.32%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.93%) Confluence
3 4 (0.62%) Apache
4 3 (0.46%) CMS
4 3 (0.46%) MS Exchange
4 3 (0.46%) nginx
4 3 (0.46%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Airflow
5 2 (0.31%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (0.31%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (0.31%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (0.31%) Luigi
5 2 (0.31%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.31%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.15%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.15%) SAS
Applications
1 9 (1.39%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.93%) Simulink
4 5 (0.77%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.31%) FrameMaker
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.15%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.15%) Sketch
6 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 8 (1.24%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.08%) iTrent
3 4 (0.62%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 3 (0.46%) Adobe Campaign
4 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 3 (0.46%) Teamcenter
5 2 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.31%) Oracle Payroll
6 1 (0.15%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.15%) HFM
6 1 (0.15%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP CCM
6 1 (0.15%) SAP Hybris
6 1 (0.15%) SAP IBP
6 1 (0.15%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 115 (17.77%) Azure
2 78 (12.06%) AWS
3 41 (6.34%) IaaS
4 36 (5.56%) Microsoft 365
4 36 (5.56%) PaaS
5 25 (3.86%) SaaS
6 24 (3.71%) Power Platform
7 17 (2.63%) Amazon EKS
7 17 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (2.47%) Amazon SQS
9 12 (1.85%) GitHub
10 11 (1.70%) Azure Logic Apps
10 11 (1.70%) Dynamics 365
10 11 (1.70%) GCP
11 8 (1.24%) Serverless
12 7 (1.08%) PowerApps
13 5 (0.77%) Azure Cosmos DB
13 5 (0.77%) Azure Storage
13 5 (0.77%) GitHub Actions
13 5 (0.77%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 18 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
1 18 (2.78%) Wireless
2 16 (2.47%) Ethernet
3 15 (2.32%) HTTP
4 13 (2.01%) Firewall
5 12 (1.85%) VPN
6 9 (1.39%) DNS
7 8 (1.24%) Network Security
8 7 (1.08%) LAN
8 7 (1.08%) Modbus
8 7 (1.08%) RS-422
8 7 (1.08%) RS-485
8 7 (1.08%) WAN
9 6 (0.93%) PBX
9 6 (0.93%) SAN
10 5 (0.77%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.77%) RS-232
11 4 (0.62%) 5G
12 3 (0.46%) MQTT
12 3 (0.46%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (7.57%) Metadata
2 40 (6.18%) Metadata Repository
3 28 (4.33%) SQL Server
4 24 (3.71%) Power BI
5 23 (3.55%) PostgreSQL
6 16 (2.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 15 (2.32%) Relational Database
8 13 (2.01%) Electronic Patient Records
9 12 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 11 (1.70%) Pentaho
11 9 (1.39%) NoSQL
12 8 (1.24%) Oracle Database
12 8 (1.24%) Qlik Sense
13 7 (1.08%) QlikView
13 7 (1.08%) SQLite
13 7 (1.08%) Tableau
14 6 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
14 6 (0.93%) MongoDB
15 5 (0.77%) Big Data
15 5 (0.77%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 48 (7.42%) Git (software)
2 40 (6.18%) Jenkins
3 27 (4.17%) JIRA
4 12 (1.85%) GitLab
5 11 (1.70%) Subversion
6 7 (1.08%) CruiseControl
6 7 (1.08%) Postman
7 6 (0.93%) Spinnaker
7 6 (0.93%) Visual Studio Team System
8 5 (0.77%) Rational DOORS
8 5 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
9 4 (0.62%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.62%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.62%) Gatling
9 4 (0.62%) Tricentis qTest
9 4 (0.62%) Zephyr
10 3 (0.46%) Artifactory
10 3 (0.46%) CircleCI
10 3 (0.46%) CMake
10 3 (0.46%) SonarQube
General
1 480 (74.19%) Telecoms
2 479 (74.03%) Marketing
3 474 (73.26%) Manufacturing
4 472 (72.95%) Finance
5 463 (71.56%) Public Sector
6 109 (16.85%) Social Skills
7 51 (7.88%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.63%) Retail
9 12 (1.85%) Automotive
10 11 (1.70%) Law
11 10 (1.55%) Aerospace
12 9 (1.39%) Publishing
13 8 (1.24%) Documentation Skills
14 6 (0.93%) Legal
14 6 (0.93%) Presentation Skills
15 5 (0.77%) Military
16 4 (0.62%) Advertising
17 2 (0.31%) Banking
17 2 (0.31%) Influencing Skills
17 2 (0.31%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 101 (15.61%) Architect
1 101 (15.61%) Developer
2 55 (8.50%) Data Architect
3 44 (6.80%) Analyst
4 38 (5.87%) DevOps Engineer
5 37 (5.72%) Project Manager
6 32 (4.95%) Consultant
7 30 (4.64%) Java Developer
8 28 (4.33%) Software Engineer
9 26 (4.02%) Data Modeller
10 22 (3.40%) Support Engineer
11 20 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.63%) Design Engineer
12 17 (2.63%) Node.js Developer
12 17 (2.63%) Tester
13 16 (2.47%) Data Analyst
14 15 (2.32%) Lead Architect
15 14 (2.16%) AWS Developer
15 14 (2.16%) Cloud Architect
15 14 (2.16%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.26%) HTML
2 28 (4.33%) Node.js
3 25 (3.86%) CSS
4 24 (3.71%) .NET
5 19 (2.94%) Spring
6 15 (2.32%) RESTful
7 14 (2.16%) AngularJS
8 13 (2.01%) Kafka
9 12 (1.85%) ASP.NET
9 12 (1.85%) React
10 11 (1.70%) Web Services
11 10 (1.55%) GraphQL
11 10 (1.55%) Ruby on Rails
11 10 (1.55%) XML
12 9 (1.39%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (1.08%) .NET Core
13 7 (1.08%) REST
14 5 (0.77%) Angular 2
14 5 (0.77%) ASP.NET Web API
14 5 (0.77%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 67 (10.36%) NHS
2 39 (6.03%) Management Information System
3 20 (3.09%) Public Cloud
4 18 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (2.32%) User Experience
6 11 (1.70%) Algorithms
7 10 (1.55%) Data Centre
7 10 (1.55%) VHDL
8 8 (1.24%) Reference Data
9 7 (1.08%) Legacy Systems
9 7 (1.08%) Raspberry Pi
9 7 (1.08%) Social Media
10 6 (0.93%) CESG
10 6 (0.93%) Cloud Native
10 6 (0.93%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 6 (0.93%) SystemC
11 5 (0.77%) Analogue Electronics
11 5 (0.77%) CAN bus
11 5 (0.77%) Embedded Systems
12 4 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 66 (10.20%) Linux
2 49 (7.57%) Windows
3 19 (2.94%) Android
4 15 (2.32%) Windows 10
5 11 (1.70%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (1.70%) Unix
6 10 (1.55%) Windows Server
7 9 (1.39%) Apple iOS
7 9 (1.39%) Mac OS X
8 8 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
9 7 (1.08%) Ubuntu
10 5 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (0.46%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.46%) CentOS
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.31%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2016
13 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 464 (71.72%) Business Intelligence
1 464 (71.72%) Digital Marketing
2 461 (71.25%) Programme Management
3 146 (22.57%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (11.90%) Software Engineering
5 71 (10.97%) DevOps
6 61 (9.43%) Data Architecture
7 55 (8.50%) Data Modelling
8 54 (8.35%) Test Automation
9 53 (8.19%) Analytics
10 47 (7.26%) Strategic Thinking
11 45 (6.96%) Data Analysis
11 45 (6.96%) User Stories
12 44 (6.80%) Data Governance
13 43 (6.65%) Information Security
14 42 (6.49%) Scrum
15 40 (6.18%) Strategic Planning
16 38 (5.87%) Microservices
17 36 (5.56%) Problem-Solving
17 36 (5.56%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (12.36%) SQL
2 70 (10.82%) Python
3 60 (9.27%) Java
4 49 (7.57%) JavaScript
5 47 (7.26%) C
6 32 (4.95%) C++
7 31 (4.79%) C#
8 26 (4.02%) Bash Shell
9 18 (2.78%) TypeScript
10 16 (2.47%) Perl
10 16 (2.47%) PowerShell
11 15 (2.32%) Ruby
12 12 (1.85%) Embedded C
12 12 (1.85%) MATLAB
12 12 (1.85%) T-SQL
13 10 (1.55%) Ada
14 9 (1.39%) Java 8
15 8 (1.24%) Kotlin
15 8 (1.24%) PL/SQL
16 7 (1.08%) ANSI SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (15.30%) Security Cleared
2 79 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 60 (9.27%) Degree
4 26 (4.02%) DV Cleared
5 16 (2.47%) CISSP
6 8 (1.24%) CESG Certified Professional
6 8 (1.24%) TOGAF Certification
7 7 (1.08%) CISM
8 6 (0.93%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (0.62%) CISA
11 3 (0.46%) (ISC)2 CCSP
11 3 (0.46%) CCNA
11 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.46%) PhD
12 2 (0.31%) BC Cleared
12 2 (0.31%) CCNP
12 2 (0.31%) HNC
12 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.94%) QA
2 18 (2.78%) Data Quality
3 14 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 11 (1.70%) Accessibility
4 11 (1.70%) JSP 440
5 10 (1.55%) GDPR
6 8 (1.24%) IEC 61508
7 7 (1.08%) RMADS
8 6 (0.93%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 6 (0.93%) NIST
9 5 (0.77%) HAZOP
9 5 (0.77%) PMO
10 4 (0.62%) MISRA
11 3 (0.46%) Def Stans
11 3 (0.46%) GRC
11 3 (0.46%) HL7
11 3 (0.46%) MISRA C
11 3 (0.46%) NCSC
12 2 (0.31%) DO-178B
12 2 (0.31%) NIST 800
System Software
1 38 (5.87%) Docker
2 33 (5.10%) Active Directory
3 16 (2.47%) Firmware
4 3 (0.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.31%) vSphere
6 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 42 (6.49%) Kubernetes
2 32 (4.95%) Terraform
3 22 (3.40%) Ansible
4 16 (2.47%) Rancher
5 12 (1.85%) Istio
6 11 (1.70%) Prometheus
7 10 (1.55%) Grafana
7 10 (1.55%) Kibana
8 9 (1.39%) Consul
8 9 (1.39%) Fluentd
8 9 (1.39%) logstash
8 9 (1.39%) SCCM
9 8 (1.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
9 8 (1.24%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (1.08%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (0.46%) Puppet
12 2 (0.31%) AirWatch
12 2 (0.31%) Cisco CUCM
12 2 (0.31%) MOM
13 1 (0.15%) WSUS
Vendors
1 463 (71.56%) SAP
2 70 (10.82%) Microsoft
3 44 (6.80%) Sparx
4 33 (5.10%) Oracle
5 29 (4.48%) Remedy
6 16 (2.47%) Google
7 14 (2.16%) Red Hat
8 11 (1.70%) EMC
8 11 (1.70%) VMware
9 10 (1.55%) Adobe
9 10 (1.55%) Informatica
9 10 (1.55%) Splunk
9 10 (1.55%) Xilinx
10 9 (1.39%) AppDynamics
10 9 (1.39%) Cisco
10 9 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (1.24%) ServiceNow
12 7 (1.08%) Samsung
13 5 (0.77%) TOWER Software
14 4 (0.62%) Cadence