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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 392 325 210
Rank change year-on-year -67 -115 +117
Contract jobs citing Electronics 574 608 418
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.82% 1.21%
As % of the General category 1.12% 1.55% 2.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 416 282
10th Percentile £299 £328 £301
25th Percentile £419 £425 £403
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £525
Median % change year-on-year - - +5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £663 £599
90th Percentile £725 £738 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £500 £525
% change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 33 36
10th Percentile £30.09 £28.30 £34.38
25th Percentile £42.50 £36.00 £41.25
Median hourly rate £46.25 £45.00 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +2.78% - -
75th Percentile £56.13 £50.50 £51.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.32 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £45.00

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 51,387 39,321 18,213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 57.95% 53.19% 52.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 35,697 26,343 12,094
10th Percentile £325 £308 £263
25th Percentile £445 £406 £381
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +5.26% -
75th Percentile £650 £613 £598
90th Percentile £750 £700 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +10.00% +2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,333 1,322 685
10th Percentile £13.16 £12.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.25 £13.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate £24.42 £19.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.53% -9.52% +6.03%
75th Percentile £50.00 £39.55 £42.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £56.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.95
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.28% +10.83%

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -71 542 £525 - 525
UK excluding London +1 365 £525 +5.00% 498
Work from Home -70 280 £550 +6.80% 147
London -120 137 £538 -2.27% 67
South West +8 136 £550 +10.00% 73
South East -7 98 £400 +33.33% 125
East of England +15 61 £586 +17.20% 109
Midlands -22 28 £550 +33.33% 85
North of England -48 23 £525 -17.65% 61
West Midlands -8 22 £525 -27.59% 62
North West -44 18 £525 -27.59% 38
Scotland -12 11 £525 -12.50% 35
East Midlands -10 6 £550 +33.33% 23
Yorkshire -27 5 £255 -36.25% 17
Northern Ireland - 5 - - 1
Wales -2 3 £450 -14.29% 9

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 413 (71.95%) Manufacturing
2 410 (71.43%) Public Sector
3 408 (71.08%) SAP
4 400 (69.69%) Telecoms
5 398 (69.34%) Finance
6 396 (68.99%) Marketing
7 393 (68.47%) Programme Management
8 391 (68.12%) Business Intelligence
8 391 (68.12%) Digital Marketing
9 138 (24.04%) Agile
10 111 (19.34%) Security Cleared
11 95 (16.55%) Azure
12 91 (15.85%) SC Cleared
13 75 (13.07%) Microsoft
14 74 (12.89%) Windows
15 70 (12.20%) Scrum
15 70 (12.20%) Social Skills
16 65 (11.32%) DevOps
17 64 (11.15%) Degree
17 64 (11.15%) Software Engineering
18 57 (9.93%) NHS
19 48 (8.36%) C
19 48 (8.36%) Python
20 47 (8.19%) Linux
21 46 (8.01%) Project Management
22 44 (7.67%) Validation
23 37 (6.45%) AWS
23 37 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
24 36 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
25 34 (5.92%) Migration

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 12 (2.09%) SharePoint
2 8 (1.39%) Confluence
3 3 (0.52%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.35%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.35%) SAS
4 2 (0.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.17%) Apache
5 1 (0.17%) IIS
Applications
1 22 (3.83%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.96%) OrCAD
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (1.22%) Simulink
5 4 (0.70%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.52%) CATIA
6 3 (0.52%) Stateflow
7 2 (0.35%) Maya
8 1 (0.17%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.17%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.17%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.17%) Mathcad
8 1 (0.17%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.17%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.17%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.17%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.17%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.17%) PRMS
2 1 (0.17%) SAP PLM
2 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.17%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (0.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 95 (16.55%) Azure
2 37 (6.45%) AWS
3 26 (4.53%) Azure DevOps
4 19 (3.31%) SaaS
5 18 (3.14%) PaaS
6 15 (2.61%) Power Platform
7 12 (2.09%) Microsoft 365
8 11 (1.92%) GCP
8 11 (1.92%) IaaS
9 8 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
10 7 (1.22%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.22%) GitHub
11 5 (0.87%) Azure Logic Apps
11 5 (0.87%) GitHub Actions
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.70%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (0.70%) Cohesity
12 4 (0.70%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.70%) PowerApps
12 4 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.31%) RS-422
2 18 (3.14%) RS-485
3 15 (2.61%) Ethernet
4 13 (2.26%) RS-232
5 12 (2.09%) LAN
6 11 (1.92%) Firewall
7 10 (1.74%) VPN
8 9 (1.57%) Network Security
8 9 (1.57%) WAN
9 8 (1.39%) DNS
9 8 (1.39%) SAN
10 5 (0.87%) Modbus
10 5 (0.87%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (0.70%) DHCP
11 4 (0.70%) Wireless
12 3 (0.52%) Skype
12 3 (0.52%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.52%) Unified Communications
12 3 (0.52%) VLAN
13 2 (0.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.79%) Electronic Patient Records
3 14 (2.44%) Metadata
4 13 (2.26%) Power BI
5 12 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (1.57%) Data Lake
7 8 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.22%) Qlik Sense
9 6 (1.05%) Big Data
9 6 (1.05%) Pentaho
9 6 (1.05%) QlikView
10 5 (0.87%) Metadata Repository
11 4 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
11 4 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
12 3 (0.52%) Looker
12 3 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
13 2 (0.35%) SAS EBI
13 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (2.79%) Git (software)
1 16 (2.79%) JIRA
2 13 (2.26%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 7 (1.22%) Bitbucket
4 5 (0.87%) CircleCI
5 4 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
5 4 (0.70%) Zephyr
6 3 (0.52%) JUnit
6 3 (0.52%) Maven
6 3 (0.52%) Mockito
6 3 (0.52%) Subversion
7 2 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.35%) Xcode
8 1 (0.17%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.17%) LabVIEW
8 1 (0.17%) PowerDesigner
8 1 (0.17%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.17%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.17%) TestComplete
General
1 413 (71.95%) Manufacturing
2 410 (71.43%) Public Sector
3 400 (69.69%) Telecoms
4 398 (69.34%) Finance
5 396 (68.99%) Marketing
6 70 (12.20%) Social Skills
7 27 (4.70%) Aerospace
7 27 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
8 17 (2.96%) Presentation Skills
9 12 (2.09%) Legal
10 9 (1.57%) Automotive
10 9 (1.57%) Documentation Skills
10 9 (1.57%) Organisational Skills
11 8 (1.39%) Banking
12 6 (1.05%) Games
13 5 (0.87%) French Language
13 5 (0.87%) German Language
13 5 (0.87%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.87%) Military
13 5 (0.87%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 64 (11.15%) Architect
2 61 (10.63%) Developer
3 56 (9.76%) Project Manager
4 43 (7.49%) Analyst
5 40 (6.97%) Design Engineer
6 32 (5.57%) Electronics Engineer
7 29 (5.05%) Embedded Engineer
8 28 (4.88%) Electronics Design Engineer
9 25 (4.36%) Software Engineer
10 22 (3.83%) Test Engineer
11 20 (3.48%) Scrum Master
12 17 (2.96%) IT Manager
12 17 (2.96%) IT Support
12 17 (2.96%) IT Support Technician
12 17 (2.96%) IT Technician
12 17 (2.96%) Solutions Architect
12 17 (2.96%) Support Technician
13 16 (2.79%) IT Project Manager
14 15 (2.61%) Data Architect
14 15 (2.61%) Senior Design Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.05%) .NET
2 19 (3.31%) HTML
3 16 (2.79%) CSS
4 15 (2.61%) REST
5 14 (2.44%) Node.js
6 13 (2.26%) React
7 10 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 8 (1.39%) ASP.NET
9 7 (1.22%) XML
10 6 (1.05%) JSON
10 6 (1.05%) SOAP
11 5 (0.87%) Kafka
11 5 (0.87%) Yocto
12 4 (0.70%) Ruby on Rails
13 3 (0.52%) ARM Templates
13 3 (0.52%) GraphQL
13 3 (0.52%) Middleware
13 3 (0.52%) Spring
13 3 (0.52%) Spring Boot
13 3 (0.52%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.93%) NHS
2 21 (3.66%) FPGA
3 20 (3.48%) User Experience
4 13 (2.26%) ASIC
4 13 (2.26%) Greenfield Project
4 13 (2.26%) Self-Motivation
5 10 (1.74%) Algorithms
6 9 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
7 8 (1.39%) SystemC
8 6 (1.05%) Credit Risk
8 6 (1.05%) Data Centre
8 6 (1.05%) Reference Data
9 5 (0.87%) Analogue Electronics
9 5 (0.87%) CCTV
9 5 (0.87%) Management Information System
9 5 (0.87%) Mobile App
9 5 (0.87%) Virtual Team
10 4 (0.70%) Public Cloud
10 4 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.52%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 74 (12.89%) Windows
2 47 (8.19%) Linux
3 24 (4.18%) Windows 10
4 16 (2.79%) Windows Server
5 11 (1.92%) Unix
6 7 (1.22%) Android
7 6 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
8 5 (0.87%) Apple iOS
8 5 (0.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 4 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.52%) Kali Linux
10 3 (0.52%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (0.35%) CentOS
11 2 (0.35%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.35%) Solaris
11 2 (0.35%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.17%) Amazon Linux
12 1 (0.17%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (68.47%) Programme Management
2 391 (68.12%) Business Intelligence
2 391 (68.12%) Digital Marketing
3 138 (24.04%) Agile
4 70 (12.20%) Scrum
5 65 (11.32%) DevOps
6 64 (11.15%) Software Engineering
7 46 (8.01%) Project Management
8 44 (7.67%) Validation
9 37 (6.45%) Problem-Solving
10 36 (6.27%) Stakeholder Management
11 34 (5.92%) Migration
11 34 (5.92%) Service Management
11 34 (5.92%) Software Testing
12 31 (5.40%) ITIL
13 28 (4.88%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (4.88%) PRINCE2
14 27 (4.70%) Cybersecurity
15 25 (4.36%) Coaching
15 25 (4.36%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 48 (8.36%) C
1 48 (8.36%) Python
2 32 (5.57%) SQL
3 27 (4.70%) C#
4 26 (4.53%) C++
5 20 (3.48%) JavaScript
6 18 (3.14%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.96%) Java
8 16 (2.79%) TypeScript
9 15 (2.61%) Bash
10 9 (1.57%) Embedded C
10 9 (1.57%) Go
10 9 (1.57%) MATLAB
10 9 (1.57%) T-SQL
11 7 (1.22%) PHP
12 6 (1.05%) Perl
13 5 (0.87%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.70%) Ruby
15 3 (0.52%) Embedded C++
15 3 (0.52%) SystemVerilog
Qualifications
1 111 (19.34%) Security Cleared
2 91 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 64 (11.15%) Degree
4 26 (4.53%) DV Cleared
5 21 (3.66%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 16 (2.79%) Chartered Engineer
6 16 (2.79%) CISSP
7 15 (2.61%) HND
7 15 (2.61%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (1.92%) HNC
9 9 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (1.57%) MCSE
10 8 (1.39%) CESG Certified Professional
11 7 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (1.05%) CCNP
12 6 (1.05%) CISM
12 6 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (0.87%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (0.70%) OSCP
14 4 (0.70%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.44%) NIST
2 12 (2.09%) SLA
3 9 (1.57%) Data Quality
3 9 (1.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.22%) PMO
5 6 (1.05%) NCSC
6 5 (0.87%) Accessibility
6 5 (0.87%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.70%) RMADS
8 3 (0.52%) QA
9 2 (0.35%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.35%) IEC 61508
10 1 (0.17%) Def Stans
10 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.17%) GDPR
10 1 (0.17%) IEC 62304
10 1 (0.17%) MISRA
10 1 (0.17%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.17%) NIST 800
System Software
1 23 (4.01%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.61%) Docker
3 10 (1.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (0.87%) Firmware
5 4 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (0.70%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 2 (0.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (0.35%) MetaFrame
6 2 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.17%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (3.48%) Terraform
2 17 (2.96%) Kubernetes
3 15 (2.61%) Ansible
4 10 (1.74%) Puppet
5 7 (1.22%) vCenter Server
6 4 (0.70%) Istio
6 4 (0.70%) NetBackup
6 4 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.52%) FortiGate
7 3 (0.52%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.52%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (0.35%) Consul
8 2 (0.35%) Fluentd
8 2 (0.35%) Grafana
8 2 (0.35%) Kibana
8 2 (0.35%) logstash
8 2 (0.35%) Nagios
8 2 (0.35%) Rancher
9 1 (0.17%) OPNET
9 1 (0.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 408 (71.08%) SAP
2 75 (13.07%) Microsoft
3 24 (4.18%) EMC
4 19 (3.31%) Cisco
5 16 (2.79%) Oracle
6 15 (2.61%) ANSYS
7 14 (2.44%) VMware
8 13 (2.26%) ServiceNow
9 7 (1.22%) Google
9 7 (1.22%) Splunk
10 6 (1.05%) HP
10 6 (1.05%) Informatica
10 6 (1.05%) Juniper
10 6 (1.05%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.87%) Atlassian
11 5 (0.87%) BiZZdesign
11 5 (0.87%) Databricks
12 4 (0.70%) Aruba
12 4 (0.70%) Fortinet
12 4 (0.70%) Mentor Graphics