Period
to 25 January 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 25 January 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
25 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 218 287 332
Rank change year-on-year +69 +45 -9
Contract jobs citing Electronics 490 629 801
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 0.88% 0.80%
As % of the General category 2.87% 2.34% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 535 649
Median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £282 £160 £304
90th Percentile £750 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £455
% change year-on-year +16.67% -1.10% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 65 74
Median hourly rate £44.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.11% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £33.75 £16.10 £19.40
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.50 £44.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year +1.14% +1.15% +8.75%

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 17,083 26,848 39,912
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.47% 37.48% 40.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,546 17,697 26,620
Median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.79% - +2.70%
10th Percentile £298 £269 £300
90th Percentile £694 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £431 £425
% change year-on-year -1.33% +1.35% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 631 818 1,032
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -0.77% -2.95%
10th Percentile £12.50 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £23.63 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +24.34% -5.00% -

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 25 January 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 25 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 17 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 25 January 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 +93 464 £525 +16.67% 434
UK excluding London +54 262 £525 +16.67% 415
Work from Home -86 164 £525 +28.05% 43
London +109 150 £550 +22.22% 71
South West +6 84 £565 +8.65% 56
South East +114 82 £390 +6.85% 107
North of England +112 33 £531 +20.74% 59
East of England +36 31 £270 -10.00% 91
North West +68 23 £600 +36.36% 36
Midlands +50 19 £725 +65.71% 47
West Midlands +40 12 £725 +20.83% 25
Yorkshire +60 9 £350 -36.36% 14
Scotland +25 8 £725 +61.11% 36
East Midlands +37 7 £550 +83.33% 22
Wales +15 3 £363 -3.33% 14
Northern Ireland - 2 £334 - 5
North East +35 1 £475 +804.76% 9

For the 6 months to 25 January 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.

1 392 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 388 (79.18%) Telecoms
3 387 (78.98%) Finance
4 386 (78.78%) Marketing
5 382 (77.96%) Digital Marketing
5 382 (77.96%) Programme Management
5 382 (77.96%) SAP
5 382 (77.96%) Business Intelligence
6 381 (77.76%) Public Sector
7 112 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
8 98 (20.00%) Security Cleared
9 65 (13.27%) Microsoft
9 65 (13.27%) SC Cleared
10 63 (12.86%) Azure
11 58 (11.84%) C
11 58 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
12 57 (11.63%) Data Modelling
13 55 (11.22%) Java
14 53 (10.82%) Software Engineering
15 50 (10.20%) Python
16 49 (10.00%) Analytics
17 48 (9.80%) Windows
17 48 (9.80%) AWS
18 46 (9.39%) Data Architecture
19 43 (8.78%) Web Services
20 42 (8.57%) Linux
21 41 (8.37%) NHS
21 41 (8.37%) DevOps
22 40 (8.16%) Data Analysis
23 39 (7.96%) Project Management

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 19 (3.88%) SharePoint
2 17 (3.47%) Mule
2 17 (3.47%) Red Hat Fuse
3 13 (2.65%) Oracle Service Bus
3 13 (2.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (1.43%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (1.22%) Confluence
6 5 (1.02%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.82%) Apache Spark
8 3 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (0.61%) IIS
8 3 (0.61%) nginx
9 2 (0.41%) Apache
10 1 (0.20%) CMS
10 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.20%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.20%) WildFly
Applications
1 19 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.41%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.20%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.20%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.20%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 37 (7.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 6 (1.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
3 4 (0.82%) Teamcenter
4 1 (0.20%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.20%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 63 (12.86%) Azure
2 48 (9.80%) AWS
3 31 (6.33%) Office 365
4 26 (5.31%) Power Platform
5 20 (4.08%) Amazon EKS
6 12 (2.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 8 (1.63%) PowerApps
8 7 (1.43%) Power Automate
9 6 (1.22%) Logic Apps
10 5 (1.02%) SaaS
11 4 (0.82%) Dynamics 365
11 4 (0.82%) GCP
11 4 (0.82%) OneDrive
11 4 (0.82%) Yammer
12 3 (0.61%) Amazon Neptune
12 3 (0.61%) GitHub
12 3 (0.61%) Google Analytics
12 3 (0.61%) WhatsApp
13 2 (0.41%) PaaS
13 2 (0.41%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 17 (3.47%) Wi-Fi
1 17 (3.47%) Wireless
2 16 (3.27%) HTTP
3 13 (2.65%) Bluetooth
3 13 (2.65%) Firewall
4 11 (2.24%) RS-485
5 10 (2.04%) Modbus
6 9 (1.84%) RS-422
7 8 (1.63%) ZigBee
8 7 (1.43%) DHCP
8 7 (1.43%) Internet
8 7 (1.43%) VoIP
9 6 (1.22%) DNS
9 6 (1.22%) Ethernet
9 6 (1.22%) VSAN
10 4 (0.82%) 3G
10 4 (0.82%) ADSL
10 4 (0.82%) OSPF
10 4 (0.82%) TCP/IP
10 4 (0.82%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.86%) Power BI
2 14 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (2.45%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.84%) Qlik Sense
5 8 (1.63%) Data Warehouse
5 8 (1.63%) Pentaho
5 8 (1.63%) QlikView
6 7 (1.43%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.22%) Big Data
8 5 (1.02%) NoSQL
9 4 (0.82%) Electronic Patient Records
9 4 (0.82%) MongoDB
9 4 (0.82%) MySQL
9 4 (0.82%) Tableau
10 3 (0.61%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.41%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.41%) MS Access
11 2 (0.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 34 (6.94%) Git (software)
2 22 (4.49%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.67%) GitLab
4 17 (3.47%) Artifactory
5 9 (1.84%) JIRA
6 6 (1.22%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.02%) LabVIEW
7 5 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 4 (0.82%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.61%) GCC
9 3 (0.61%) GDB
9 3 (0.61%) GoogleTest
9 3 (0.61%) JUnit
9 3 (0.61%) Mockito
9 3 (0.61%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (0.41%) Gradle
10 2 (0.41%) Maven
10 2 (0.41%) RStudio
10 2 (0.41%) VectorCAST
General
1 392 (80.00%) Manufacturing
2 388 (79.18%) Telecoms
3 387 (78.98%) Finance
4 386 (78.78%) Marketing
5 381 (77.76%) Public Sector
6 19 (3.88%) Law
7 15 (3.06%) Aerospace
8 7 (1.43%) Automotive
8 7 (1.43%) French Language
9 6 (1.22%) German Language
10 5 (1.02%) Retail
11 4 (0.82%) Publishing
12 3 (0.61%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.61%) Legal
12 3 (0.61%) Local Government
12 3 (0.61%) Military
12 3 (0.61%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.20%) Banking
14 1 (0.20%) Games
Job Titles
1 82 (16.73%) Architect
2 80 (16.33%) Developer
3 47 (9.59%) Data Architect
4 45 (9.18%) Java Developer
5 36 (7.35%) Data Modeller
5 36 (7.35%) Software Engineer
6 29 (5.92%) Analyst
6 29 (5.92%) Integration Developer
7 28 (5.71%) Embedded Engineer
8 26 (5.31%) Consultant
9 25 (5.10%) Project Manager
10 23 (4.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
11 20 (4.08%) Senior Developer
11 20 (4.08%) Senior Java Developer
12 19 (3.88%) Senior Integration Developer
13 16 (3.27%) DevOps Engineer
13 16 (3.27%) Windows Engineer
14 15 (3.06%) Senior DevOps
15 13 (2.65%) C++ Software Engineer
15 13 (2.65%) Cloud Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (8.78%) Web Services
2 32 (6.53%) RESTful
3 31 (6.33%) SOAP
4 30 (6.12%) Middleware
5 29 (5.92%) JSON
6 28 (5.71%) XML
7 26 (5.31%) XSLT
8 23 (4.69%) Kafka
9 20 (4.08%) Elastic Stack
10 15 (3.06%) Apache Camel
11 12 (2.45%) HTML
11 12 (2.45%) Node.js
12 11 (2.24%) CSS
13 10 (2.04%) .NET
14 8 (1.63%) Yocto
15 7 (1.43%) .NET Core
16 6 (1.22%) Qt
16 6 (1.22%) Spring
17 5 (1.02%) .NET Framework
17 5 (1.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 58 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (8.37%) NHS
3 12 (2.45%) User Experience
4 11 (2.24%) Data Centre
5 10 (2.04%) Management Information System
5 10 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (1.84%) Device Driver
7 8 (1.63%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 8 (1.63%) Reference Data
8 7 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
8 7 (1.43%) Home Automation
9 6 (1.22%) Algorithms
10 5 (1.02%) PKI
10 5 (1.02%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.02%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.82%) Analogue Electronics
11 4 (0.82%) CAN bus
11 4 (0.82%) W3C
12 3 (0.61%) Freedom of Information
12 3 (0.61%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 48 (9.80%) Windows
2 42 (8.57%) Linux
3 24 (4.90%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.86%) Windows Server
5 10 (2.04%) Android
6 6 (1.22%) Embedded Linux
7 5 (1.02%) Apple iOS
8 4 (0.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.41%) FreeRTOS
10 2 (0.41%) Unix
10 2 (0.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (0.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 1 (0.20%) AIX
11 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.20%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 382 (77.96%) Business Intelligence
1 382 (77.96%) Digital Marketing
1 382 (77.96%) Programme Management
2 112 (22.86%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (11.63%) Data Modelling
4 53 (10.82%) Software Engineering
5 49 (10.00%) Analytics
6 46 (9.39%) Data Architecture
7 41 (8.37%) DevOps
8 40 (8.16%) Data Analysis
9 39 (7.96%) Project Management
10 38 (7.76%) Data Governance
10 38 (7.76%) Metadata Management
10 38 (7.76%) Reverse Engineering
11 37 (7.55%) Actionable Insight
12 35 (7.14%) Digital Analytics
12 35 (7.14%) Strategic Planning
12 35 (7.14%) Strategic Thinking
13 34 (6.94%) TDD
14 29 (5.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 58 (11.84%) C
2 55 (11.22%) Java
3 50 (10.20%) Python
4 38 (7.76%) C++
5 31 (6.33%) SQL
6 28 (5.71%) JavaScript
7 26 (5.31%) Perl
7 26 (5.31%) XPath
8 23 (4.69%) Bash Shell
9 22 (4.49%) C#
10 20 (4.08%) Embedded C
11 12 (2.45%) Embedded C++
12 10 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 7 (1.43%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.22%) Apex Code
15 5 (1.02%) Ruby
16 4 (0.82%) R
17 3 (0.61%) Go
17 3 (0.61%) SPARQL
18 2 (0.41%) Scala
Qualifications
1 98 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 65 (13.27%) SC Cleared
3 35 (7.14%) DV Cleared
4 24 (4.90%) Degree
5 6 (1.22%) CCNP
5 6 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (0.82%) APMP
7 3 (0.61%) BC Cleared
7 3 (0.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 3 (0.61%) CESG Certified Professional
7 3 (0.61%) CISSP
7 3 (0.61%) MCSA
7 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (0.61%) PhD
7 3 (0.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.41%) CCDA
8 2 (0.41%) CCIE
8 2 (0.41%) Master's Degree
8 2 (0.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.65%) SLA
2 9 (1.84%) Data Quality
3 7 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.43%) NCSC
3 7 (1.43%) QA
4 6 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.22%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.02%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 5 (1.02%) NIST
5 5 (1.02%) RMADS
6 3 (0.61%) Dublin Core
6 3 (0.61%) MISRA
7 2 (0.41%) GDPR
7 2 (0.41%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.41%) PMO
8 1 (0.20%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.20%) Def Stans
8 1 (0.20%) IEC 61508
8 1 (0.20%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 29 (5.92%) Docker
2 24 (4.90%) Active Directory
3 15 (3.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.63%) Firmware
5 6 (1.22%) Terminal Server
5 6 (1.22%) VMware NSX
6 3 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (0.61%) vSphere
7 2 (0.41%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (5.10%) Ansible
2 23 (4.69%) Kubernetes
2 23 (4.69%) Prometheus
3 22 (4.49%) Terraform
4 21 (4.29%) Consul
5 20 (4.08%) Grafana
5 20 (4.08%) Istio
5 20 (4.08%) Kibana
5 20 (4.08%) logstash
5 20 (4.08%) Rancher
6 18 (3.67%) Fluentd
7 12 (2.45%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.84%) SCCM
9 7 (1.43%) AirWatch
10 6 (1.22%) vCenter Server
11 4 (0.82%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.82%) Puppet
11 4 (0.82%) Single Sign-On
12 3 (0.61%) Nagios
13 2 (0.41%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 382 (77.96%) SAP
2 65 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 39 (7.96%) Sparx
4 36 (7.35%) Remedy
5 34 (6.94%) Oracle
6 19 (3.88%) AppDynamics
6 19 (3.88%) Splunk
7 17 (3.47%) VMware
8 13 (2.65%) WSO2
9 12 (2.45%) Google
10 10 (2.04%) Cisco
10 10 (2.04%) Informatica
11 8 (1.63%) EMC
11 8 (1.63%) Salesforce.com
12 6 (1.22%) Atlassian
12 6 (1.22%) Xilinx
13 5 (1.02%) Red Hat
14 4 (0.82%) Kronos
14 4 (0.82%) Nokia
14 4 (0.82%) Siemens