Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 224 319 394
Rank change year-on-year +95 +75 -163
Contract jobs citing Electronics 404 725 643
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.80% 0.63%
As % of the General category 2.82% 2.01% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 568 491
Median daily rate £525 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £287 £237 £305
90th Percentile £675 £650 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +10.53% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 76 73
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £31.25 £17.53 £21.51
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -1.11% +5.88% +7.59%

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 14,306 36,030 41,643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.62% 39.53% 40.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,094 23,232 27,007
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £288
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.36% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 960 1,075
Median hourly rate £30.58 £22.93 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.34% +4.23% -1.68%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.50 £11.77
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.55 £23.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -4.06% +17.50% -11.11%

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020.

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 8 August 2020. 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 +98 358 £525 +5.00% 309
UK excluding London +76 256 £525 +10.53% 319
South West +14 110 £550 +4.76% 44
London +145 103 £525 +10.53% 40
South East +112 61 £451 +12.75% 91
Work from Home -7 57 £488 +12.07% 25
North of England +131 25 £525 +19.32% 32
East of England +13 24 £485 -7.62% 66
Midlands +63 18 £438 +4.17% 38
North West +86 17 £408 -7.39% 14
Scotland +66 15 £425 -5.56% 32
West Midlands +46 15 £469 +7.14% 18
Yorkshire +77 7 £580 +38.51% 14
East Midlands +44 3 £170 -58.91% 20
Wales +21 3 £500 +11.11% 16
North East - 1 £575 - 4

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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.

1 287 (71.04%) Marketing
2 285 (70.54%) Telecoms
3 278 (68.81%) Manufacturing
3 278 (68.81%) Digital Marketing
4 277 (68.56%) Business Intelligence
5 274 (67.82%) SAP
5 274 (67.82%) Finance
6 272 (67.33%) Programme Management
6 272 (67.33%) Public Sector
7 108 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
8 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
9 62 (15.35%) Microsoft
9 62 (15.35%) Azure
10 53 (13.12%) SC Cleared
11 49 (12.13%) Java
12 48 (11.88%) Software Engineering
13 47 (11.63%) TDD
14 46 (11.39%) C
15 44 (10.89%) C++
15 44 (10.89%) Windows
16 43 (10.64%) Middleware
16 43 (10.64%) JSON
17 42 (10.40%) Web Services
17 42 (10.40%) Oracle
18 40 (9.90%) SOAP
18 40 (9.90%) SOA
18 40 (9.90%) DV Cleared
19 38 (9.41%) RESTful
20 36 (8.91%) Wi-Fi
20 36 (8.91%) Wireless

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 27 (6.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 25 (6.19%) Mule
2 25 (6.19%) Oracle Service Bus
2 25 (6.19%) Red Hat Fuse
3 17 (4.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.73%) Apache
4 7 (1.73%) Apache Spark
5 5 (1.24%) Skype for Business
6 4 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (0.74%) Confluence
7 3 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.50%) CMS
8 2 (0.50%) nginx
8 2 (0.50%) NServiceBus
9 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.25%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.25%) SAS
9 1 (0.25%) Umbraco
Applications
1 21 (5.20%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (2.48%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.24%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.99%) SOLIDWORKS
6 3 (0.74%) Simulink
7 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.25%) Adobe XD
8 1 (0.25%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.25%) Figma
8 1 (0.25%) OrCAD
8 1 (0.25%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle ERP
3 2 (0.50%) Oracle Payables
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.25%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.25%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 62 (15.35%) Azure
2 30 (7.43%) Office 365
3 27 (6.68%) AWS
4 23 (5.69%) SaaS
5 19 (4.70%) PaaS
6 15 (3.71%) IaaS
6 15 (3.71%) Power Platform
7 6 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.49%) OneDrive
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.74%) Amazon EKS
8 3 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (0.74%) Datadog
8 3 (0.74%) GCP
9 2 (0.50%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.50%) Amazon Alexa
9 2 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.50%) Logic Apps
9 2 (0.50%) Power Automate
9 2 (0.50%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 36 (8.91%) Wi-Fi
1 36 (8.91%) Wireless
2 33 (8.17%) Bluetooth
3 29 (7.18%) ZigBee
4 17 (4.21%) Firewall
5 14 (3.47%) DNS
6 5 (1.24%) Ethernet
6 5 (1.24%) Internet
6 5 (1.24%) Skype
7 4 (0.99%) HTTP
7 4 (0.99%) VPN
8 3 (0.74%) 3G
8 3 (0.74%) VoIP
8 3 (0.74%) WAN
8 3 (0.74%) Z-Wave
9 2 (0.50%) ADSL
9 2 (0.50%) Broadband
9 2 (0.50%) LAN
9 2 (0.50%) LTE
9 2 (0.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.22%) Big Data
1 13 (3.22%) Power BI
2 12 (2.97%) SQL Server
3 9 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (1.49%) MongoDB
4 6 (1.49%) NoSQL
5 4 (0.99%) MySQL
5 4 (0.99%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.50%) Electronic Patient Records
6 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.50%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (0.50%) Spark SQL
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.25%) QlikView
7 1 (0.25%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 31 (7.67%) Maven
2 17 (4.21%) Git (software)
3 7 (1.73%) Jenkins
3 7 (1.73%) JIRA
4 6 (1.49%) LabVIEW
5 5 (1.24%) Selenium
6 4 (0.99%) GitLab
6 4 (0.99%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (0.74%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.74%) Mockito
7 3 (0.74%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.50%) Gradle
8 2 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.50%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.50%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.50%) Subversion
9 1 (0.25%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.25%) GCC
9 1 (0.25%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.25%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 287 (71.04%) Marketing
2 285 (70.54%) Telecoms
3 278 (68.81%) Manufacturing
4 274 (67.82%) Finance
5 272 (67.33%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.47%) Military
7 10 (2.48%) Aerospace
8 9 (2.23%) Law
9 5 (1.24%) Automotive
10 3 (0.74%) French Language
10 3 (0.74%) Games
10 3 (0.74%) German Language
10 3 (0.74%) Legal
10 3 (0.74%) Local Government
10 3 (0.74%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.50%) Billing
11 2 (0.50%) General Ledger
11 2 (0.50%) Police
11 2 (0.50%) Retail
12 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 72 (17.82%) Developer
2 39 (9.65%) Java Developer
3 36 (8.91%) Software Engineer
4 35 (8.66%) Architect
4 35 (8.66%) Embedded Engineer
5 31 (7.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 23 (5.69%) Analyst
6 23 (5.69%) Senior Developer
7 22 (5.45%) Senior Java Developer
8 18 (4.46%) Integration Developer
8 18 (4.46%) Windows Engineer
9 17 (4.21%) Office 365 Engineer
10 16 (3.96%) Senior Integration Developer
11 14 (3.47%) Business Analyst
11 14 (3.47%) Consultant
12 13 (3.22%) Project Manager
13 12 (2.97%) Designer
13 12 (2.97%) Lead Developer
13 12 (2.97%) Support Engineer
14 11 (2.72%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (10.64%) JSON
1 43 (10.64%) Middleware
2 42 (10.40%) Web Services
3 40 (9.90%) SOAP
4 38 (9.41%) RESTful
5 36 (8.91%) XML
6 32 (7.92%) Apache Camel
7 30 (7.43%) Swagger
7 30 (7.43%) XSLT
8 29 (7.18%) WireMock
9 26 (6.44%) Yocto
10 12 (2.97%) HTML
11 11 (2.72%) Velocity
12 10 (2.48%) Spring
13 9 (2.23%) AngularJS
13 9 (2.23%) Node.js
13 9 (2.23%) React
13 9 (2.23%) REST
14 8 (1.98%) Spring Boot
15 7 (1.73%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.68%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (6.19%) Device Driver
3 24 (5.94%) Home Automation
4 23 (5.69%) Management Information System
5 19 (4.70%) User Experience
6 16 (3.96%) NHS
7 14 (3.47%) Social Media
8 12 (2.97%) Algorithms
9 11 (2.72%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 9 (2.23%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.49%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 5 (1.24%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.24%) VHDL
13 4 (0.99%) Analogue Electronics
13 4 (0.99%) Data Centre
13 4 (0.99%) Internet of Things
14 3 (0.74%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 44 (10.89%) Windows
2 34 (8.42%) Linux
3 28 (6.93%) Windows 10
4 12 (2.97%) Android
4 12 (2.97%) Unix
5 10 (2.48%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.73%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (1.24%) Mac OS X
9 4 (0.99%) Windows Server
10 3 (0.74%) Tizen
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.50%) Windows Server 2016
12 1 (0.25%) SUSE
12 1 (0.25%) VME
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (68.81%) Digital Marketing
2 277 (68.56%) Business Intelligence
3 272 (67.33%) Programme Management
4 108 (26.73%) Agile Software Development
5 48 (11.88%) Software Engineering
6 47 (11.63%) TDD
7 40 (9.90%) SOA
8 34 (8.42%) Migration
9 26 (6.44%) Project Management
10 25 (6.19%) DevOps
10 25 (6.19%) Problem-Solving
11 22 (5.45%) Analytics
12 19 (4.70%) Validation
13 18 (4.46%) ITIL
13 18 (4.46%) Scrum
13 18 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
14 17 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
14 17 (4.21%) Risk Management
15 16 (3.96%) Information Security
15 16 (3.96%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (12.13%) Java
2 46 (11.39%) C
3 44 (10.89%) C++
4 34 (8.42%) Python
5 30 (7.43%) XPath
6 27 (6.68%) SQL
7 25 (6.19%) Embedded C++
8 19 (4.70%) JavaScript
9 15 (3.71%) C#
10 9 (2.23%) Java 8
11 8 (1.98%) Bash Shell
12 7 (1.73%) Embedded C
12 7 (1.73%) PowerShell
13 6 (1.49%) MATLAB
14 5 (1.24%) Ruby
14 5 (1.24%) Scala
15 4 (0.99%) R
15 4 (0.99%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.74%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.74%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 95 (23.51%) Security Cleared
2 53 (13.12%) SC Cleared
3 40 (9.90%) DV Cleared
4 30 (7.43%) Degree
5 10 (2.48%) CISSP
6 5 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (0.99%) CCNP
8 3 (0.74%) CISM
8 3 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (0.50%) BC Cleared
9 2 (0.50%) CCIE
9 2 (0.50%) CCNA
9 2 (0.50%) PhD
10 1 (0.25%) APMP
10 1 (0.25%) CCDA
10 1 (0.25%) CCDP
10 1 (0.25%) CISA
10 1 (0.25%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.25%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.96%) GDPR
2 9 (2.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.23%) JSP 440
3 7 (1.73%) PMO
4 6 (1.49%) QA
5 4 (0.99%) NIST
5 4 (0.99%) NIST 800
6 3 (0.74%) RMADS
6 3 (0.74%) WCAG
7 2 (0.50%) COBIT
7 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.50%) ECSS
7 2 (0.50%) ISO 13485
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.25%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.25%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.25%) ISO 26262
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (2.97%) Active Directory
2 7 (1.73%) Docker
3 4 (0.99%) Firmware
4 2 (0.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (0.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (4.46%) Microsoft Intune
2 15 (3.71%) Terraform
3 10 (2.48%) Ansible
4 9 (2.23%) Kubernetes
5 7 (1.73%) SCCM
6 4 (0.99%) Single Sign-On
7 3 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 3 (0.74%) Nagios
7 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.74%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.74%) Puppet
7 3 (0.74%) Rancher
8 2 (0.50%) Kibana
8 2 (0.50%) logstash
9 1 (0.25%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 274 (67.82%) SAP
2 62 (15.35%) Microsoft
3 42 (10.40%) Oracle
4 25 (6.19%) Talend
4 25 (6.19%) WSO2
5 12 (2.97%) BiZZdesign
6 7 (1.73%) Adobe
6 7 (1.73%) Cisco
7 6 (1.49%) Tableau
8 5 (1.24%) Databricks
8 5 (1.24%) Google
8 5 (1.24%) NEC
9 4 (0.99%) CA
9 4 (0.99%) EMC
9 4 (0.99%) Remedy
9 4 (0.99%) Splunk
9 4 (0.99%) Teradata
9 4 (0.99%) VMware
10 3 (0.74%) CyberArk
10 3 (0.74%) Thycotic