Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 370 260 392
Rank change year-on-year -110 +132 +10
Contract jobs citing Electronics 651 889 641
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.97% 0.60%
As % of the General category 1.74% 2.50% 1.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 632 474
UK median daily rate £500 £448 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.73% +15.48% +3.33%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £247
90th Percentile £638 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 84 90 86
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +5.33% -
10th Percentile £26.05 £19.98 £22.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £63.00 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.67% - -0.52%

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 37,322 35,594 40,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.23% 38.97% 37.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,304 23,315 26,531
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £442
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.81% +4.00%
10th Percentile £299 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 864 978
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £26.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -4.76% +14.98%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £49.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year -3.85% -7.14% +7.69%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 -117 610 £500 +12.36% 663
UK excluding London -61 489 £475 +11.76% 611
London -141 146 £525 +5.00% 98
South East -70 129 £450 +5.88% 176
East of England +18 126 £525 - 145
South West -32 113 £400 -1.30% 103
North of England -48 52 £500 +4.71% 60
Midlands -4 38 £350 -1.75% 79
North West -8 36 £550 - 28
West Midlands -32 24 £425 +38.78% 50
Scotland -31 18 £475 +5.56% 31
East Midlands +5 14 £350 -33.33% 29
Wales -7 11 £525 -2.33% 13
Yorkshire -57 10 £388 -18.42% 10
North East +2 5 £481 +25.82% 22
Northern Ireland +16 2 £506 +84.09% 4

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 422 (64.82%) Telecoms
2 421 (64.67%) Manufacturing
3 412 (63.29%) Marketing
4 408 (62.67%) Finance
5 394 (60.52%) SAP
5 394 (60.52%) Programme Management
6 391 (60.06%) Business Intelligence
6 391 (60.06%) Digital Marketing
7 217 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
8 131 (20.12%) Security Cleared
9 118 (18.13%) Java
10 107 (16.44%) SC Cleared
11 104 (15.98%) TDD
12 94 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
13 91 (13.98%) Software Engineering
14 86 (13.21%) SOA
15 84 (12.90%) Scrum
16 83 (12.75%) SOAP
17 81 (12.44%) Web Services
17 81 (12.44%) Linux
18 76 (11.67%) XML
19 73 (11.21%) RESTful
20 72 (11.06%) DevOps
20 72 (11.06%) Degree
21 71 (10.91%) Oracle
22 64 (9.83%) Middleware
23 63 (9.68%) C++
23 63 (9.68%) JSON
24 61 (9.37%) Python
25 60 (9.22%) Maven

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 53 (8.14%) Mule
2 48 (7.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 46 (7.07%) Oracle Service Bus
4 8 (1.23%) Apache
5 7 (1.08%) SAS
6 5 (0.77%) Apache Spark
6 5 (0.77%) Confluence
6 5 (0.77%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.77%) nginx
6 5 (0.77%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.61%) Mule ESB
8 3 (0.46%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.46%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.31%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.31%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.31%) CMS
9 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (3.38%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (3.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.46%) Simulink
4 9 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.08%) OrCAD
6 4 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.61%) SPSS
7 2 (0.31%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.15%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.15%) HipChat
8 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
8 1 (0.15%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 13 (2.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.77%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.46%) Radian6
4 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.68%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (2.15%) Cloud Computing
4 11 (1.69%) Office 365
5 7 (1.08%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (0.92%) SaaS
7 5 (0.77%) PaaS
8 4 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (0.61%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (0.46%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.46%) MailChimp
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.31%) GitHub
10 2 (0.31%) IaaS
10 2 (0.31%) npm
10 2 (0.31%) Serverless
11 1 (0.15%) AdSense
11 1 (0.15%) AdWords
11 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
11 1 (0.15%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (3.84%) Internet
2 24 (3.69%) TCP/IP
3 20 (3.07%) Wireless
4 14 (2.15%) DNS
4 14 (2.15%) Firewall
5 12 (1.84%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (1.69%) Ethernet
7 10 (1.54%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.92%) SSL
9 5 (0.77%) 4G
9 5 (0.77%) HTTP
10 4 (0.61%) 3G
10 4 (0.61%) DHCP
10 4 (0.61%) DLNA
10 4 (0.61%) SMTP
10 4 (0.61%) UPnP
10 4 (0.61%) VPN
10 4 (0.61%) ZigBee
11 3 (0.46%) FTP
11 3 (0.46%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.45%) Big Data
2 20 (3.07%) SQL Server
3 14 (2.15%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.38%) Hadoop
5 8 (1.23%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.23%) MySQL
5 8 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.08%) Relational Database
7 5 (0.77%) Power BI
8 4 (0.61%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.46%) DB2
10 2 (0.31%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.31%) DataStage
10 2 (0.31%) GIS
10 2 (0.31%) Informix
10 2 (0.31%) MS Access
10 2 (0.31%) QualityStage
10 2 (0.31%) RDBMS
10 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 60 (9.22%) Maven
2 34 (5.22%) Git (software)
3 33 (5.07%) Jenkins
4 27 (4.15%) JIRA
5 22 (3.38%) JUnit
6 15 (2.30%) Rational DOORS
7 10 (1.54%) LabVIEW
7 10 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.38%) GitLab
8 9 (1.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 9 (1.38%) Subversion
9 8 (1.23%) Artifactory
9 8 (1.23%) PyCharm
9 8 (1.23%) SoapUI
9 8 (1.23%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.77%) GDB
10 5 (0.77%) Mockito
10 5 (0.77%) Rational Rhapsody
11 4 (0.61%) CMake
11 4 (0.61%) GoogleTest
General
1 422 (64.82%) Telecoms
2 421 (64.67%) Manufacturing
3 412 (63.29%) Marketing
4 408 (62.67%) Finance
5 37 (5.68%) Automotive
6 21 (3.23%) Retail
7 14 (2.15%) Aerospace
8 13 (2.00%) Law
9 12 (1.84%) Military
10 11 (1.69%) Advertising
11 4 (0.61%) Banking
12 3 (0.46%) Avionics
12 3 (0.46%) Publishing
13 2 (0.31%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
13 2 (0.31%) Legal
14 1 (0.15%) Back Office
14 1 (0.15%) Italian Language
14 1 (0.15%) Local Government
14 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 146 (22.43%) Developer
2 62 (9.52%) Software Engineer
3 43 (6.61%) Integration Developer
3 43 (6.61%) Senior Developer
4 42 (6.45%) Architect
5 40 (6.14%) Analyst
6 35 (5.38%) Java Developer
7 34 (5.22%) DevOps Engineer
8 31 (4.76%) Embedded Engineer
8 31 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
9 29 (4.45%) Electronics Engineer
10 28 (4.30%) SOA Developer
11 26 (3.99%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 20 (3.07%) Design Engineer
14 18 (2.76%) Consultant
14 18 (2.76%) Project Manager
14 18 (2.76%) Software Developer
14 18 (2.76%) Test Engineer
15 17 (2.61%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (12.75%) SOAP
2 81 (12.44%) Web Services
3 76 (11.67%) XML
4 73 (11.21%) RESTful
5 64 (9.83%) Middleware
6 63 (9.68%) JSON
7 51 (7.83%) Apache Camel
8 45 (6.91%) XSLT
9 37 (5.68%) Swagger
9 37 (5.68%) WireMock
10 34 (5.22%) HTML
11 31 (4.76%) CSS
12 27 (4.15%) .NET
13 24 (3.69%) REST
14 18 (2.76%) AngularJS
15 17 (2.61%) Swing
16 16 (2.46%) JavaFX
17 14 (2.15%) Elastic Stack
17 14 (2.15%) jQuery
18 11 (1.69%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.44%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.45%) Algorithms
4 26 (3.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 25 (3.84%) Computer Science
6 19 (2.92%) User Experience
7 16 (2.46%) NHS
8 15 (2.30%) Linux Command Line
8 15 (2.30%) Management Information System
9 11 (1.69%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.54%) FMCG
10 10 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (1.38%) PKI
12 8 (1.23%) Infotainment
13 6 (0.92%) Raspberry Pi
13 6 (0.92%) VHDL
14 5 (0.77%) Social Media
15 4 (0.61%) Arduino
15 4 (0.61%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.61%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 81 (12.44%) Linux
2 42 (6.45%) Windows
3 21 (3.23%) Unix
4 18 (2.76%) Android
5 10 (1.54%) Embedded Linux
6 9 (1.38%) Windows Server
7 7 (1.08%) Apple iOS
8 6 (0.92%) VxWorks
9 5 (0.77%) Mac OS X
9 5 (0.77%) Windows 10
9 5 (0.77%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.46%) FreeRTOS
10 3 (0.46%) Solaris
10 3 (0.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.31%) Nucleus RTOS
11 2 (0.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.31%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 394 (60.52%) Programme Management
2 391 (60.06%) Business Intelligence
2 391 (60.06%) Digital Marketing
3 217 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (15.98%) TDD
5 91 (13.98%) Software Engineering
6 86 (13.21%) SOA
7 84 (12.90%) Scrum
8 72 (11.06%) DevOps
9 57 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
10 55 (8.45%) Test Automation
11 43 (6.61%) Mathematics
12 34 (5.22%) UML
13 32 (4.92%) Continuous Integration
13 32 (4.92%) Open Source
14 28 (4.30%) Microservices
14 28 (4.30%) SDLC
15 26 (3.99%) Project Management
16 25 (3.84%) Coaching
16 25 (3.84%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 118 (18.13%) Java
2 63 (9.68%) C++
3 61 (9.37%) Python
4 59 (9.06%) C
5 42 (6.45%) XPath
6 40 (6.14%) JavaScript
7 38 (5.84%) C#
8 35 (5.38%) Java 8
9 32 (4.92%) SQL
10 28 (4.30%) Embedded C
11 24 (3.69%) MATLAB
12 15 (2.30%) Bash Shell
13 13 (2.00%) PHP
14 11 (1.69%) Ruby
15 10 (1.54%) T-SQL
16 9 (1.38%) Embedded C++
16 9 (1.38%) PowerShell
17 8 (1.23%) Go
17 8 (1.23%) Groovy
18 7 (1.08%) Perl
Qualifications
1 131 (20.12%) Security Cleared
2 107 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 72 (11.06%) Degree
4 19 (2.92%) DV Cleared
5 15 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.69%) HND
7 9 (1.38%) HNC
7 9 (1.38%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (1.08%) BC Cleared
9 6 (0.92%) Master's Degree
10 4 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
10 4 (0.61%) CISSP
10 4 (0.61%) ISEB
10 4 (0.61%) MCP
10 4 (0.61%) MCSE
11 3 (0.46%) CCNP
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (0.31%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.31%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.46%) QA
2 9 (1.38%) DO-254
2 9 (1.38%) GDPR
2 9 (1.38%) JSP 440
2 9 (1.38%) PMO
3 8 (1.23%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.08%) GCP
4 7 (1.08%) RMADS
5 6 (0.92%) SLA
6 5 (0.77%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.61%) DO-178B
7 4 (0.61%) MISRA
8 3 (0.46%) HL7
8 3 (0.46%) IEC 61508
8 3 (0.46%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 15288
8 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.31%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.31%) IEC 62304
9 2 (0.31%) MISRA C
System Software
1 31 (4.76%) Docker
2 23 (3.53%) Firmware
3 13 (2.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.77%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (0.77%) XenApp
5 4 (0.61%) etcd
5 4 (0.61%) flannel
5 4 (0.61%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.46%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.31%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.31%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.31%) Postfix
8 1 (0.15%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 29 (4.45%) Ansible
2 28 (4.30%) Kubernetes
3 25 (3.84%) Puppet
4 13 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.54%) SCCM
6 9 (1.38%) Terraform
7 5 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.61%) rkt
9 3 (0.46%) HAProxy
9 3 (0.46%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.46%) Kibana
10 2 (0.31%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.31%) Grafana
10 2 (0.31%) Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.15%) Consul
11 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.15%) logstash
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 394 (60.52%) SAP
2 71 (10.91%) Oracle
3 53 (8.14%) Microsoft
4 48 (7.37%) WSO2
5 19 (2.92%) Google
6 17 (2.61%) EMC
7 15 (2.30%) Atlassian
8 11 (1.69%) IBM
9 9 (1.38%) Adobe
10 6 (0.92%) HP
10 6 (0.92%) Xilinx
11 5 (0.77%) Citrix
11 5 (0.77%) Talend
12 4 (0.61%) Cisco
12 4 (0.61%) Ivanti
12 4 (0.61%) LogRhythm
12 4 (0.61%) Teradata
13 3 (0.46%) Red Hat
13 3 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (0.46%) Tableau