Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 360 284 380
Rank change year-on-year -76 +96 +15
Contract jobs citing Electronics 670 789 657
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.86% 0.62%
As % of the General category 1.76% 2.25% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 464 617 474
UK median daily rate £488 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.71% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £301 £278 £233
90th Percentile £631 £575 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £413 £373
% change year-on-year +13.94% +10.74% +2.05%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 70 91
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +8.11%
10th Percentile £24.55 £16.25 £25.75
90th Percentile £48.75 £58.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.25 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +30.00% -18.75% +6.67%

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 38,043 35,002 40,678
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.63% 38.04% 38.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,757 22,981 26,352
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £648 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 859 872 997
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.71%
10th Percentile £12.43 £11.33 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year - -10.71% +5.66%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -73 635 £500 +17.65% 619
UK excluding London -29 490 £470 +13.94% 580
London -106 165 £525 +10.53% 73
East of England +36 127 £525 +16.67% 124
South East -55 126 £450 +12.50% 175
South West -19 120 £375 - 113
North of England -19 58 £550 +15.79% 72
North West -6 42 £550 +3.77% 45
Midlands -17 33 £350 -9.68% 60
East Midlands +9 17 £350 -33.33% 19
Scotland -19 17 £475 -26.92% 23
West Midlands -14 16 £348 +1.09% 41
Yorkshire -38 12 £375 -11.76% 17
Wales -18 6 £525 -2.33% 10
North East +27 3 £444 +10.94% 10
Northern Ireland -1 3 £525 +90.91% 3

For the 6 months to 23 April 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.

1 455 (67.91%) Telecoms
2 447 (66.72%) Marketing
3 446 (66.57%) Manufacturing
4 442 (65.97%) Finance
5 429 (64.03%) Programme Management
6 428 (63.88%) SAP
7 427 (63.73%) Business Intelligence
8 425 (63.43%) Digital Marketing
9 229 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
10 132 (19.70%) Security Cleared
11 114 (17.01%) Java
12 112 (16.72%) TDD
13 101 (15.07%) SC Cleared
14 86 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
15 85 (12.69%) SOAP
16 84 (12.54%) Software Engineering
17 81 (12.09%) XML
18 80 (11.94%) Scrum
19 78 (11.64%) Linux
20 76 (11.34%) Web Services
20 76 (11.34%) Python
21 75 (11.19%) SOA
22 73 (10.90%) Oracle
23 72 (10.75%) RESTful
23 72 (10.75%) DevOps
24 68 (10.15%) Degree
25 66 (9.85%) C++
25 66 (9.85%) JSON
26 61 (9.10%) Middleware
27 58 (8.66%) C

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 56 (8.36%) Mule
2 46 (6.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 45 (6.72%) Oracle Service Bus
4 11 (1.64%) Apache Spark
5 7 (1.04%) nginx
6 6 (0.90%) SAS
6 6 (0.90%) Skype for Business
7 5 (0.75%) Apache
7 5 (0.75%) Mule ESB
7 5 (0.75%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.60%) CMS
8 4 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
9 3 (0.45%) EPiServer
10 2 (0.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (0.30%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.30%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 2 (0.30%) Confluence
10 2 (0.30%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (2.24%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (2.24%) Simulink
2 12 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.90%) SPSS
5 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Project
6 4 (0.60%) OrCAD
7 2 (0.30%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.30%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.15%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.15%) EPLAN
8 1 (0.15%) GNU Octave
8 1 (0.15%) HipChat
8 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.15%) Stata
8 1 (0.15%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 10 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.60%) Adobe Campaign
3 3 (0.45%) Radian6
4 2 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.15%) LabWindows
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.15%) SAP BPC
5 1 (0.15%) Social Studio
5 1 (0.15%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (8.51%) Amazon AWS
2 26 (3.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.94%) Cloud Computing
4 12 (1.79%) Office 365
5 10 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (1.04%) PaaS
6 7 (1.04%) SaaS
7 5 (0.75%) GitHub
8 3 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.45%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.45%) MailChimp
8 3 (0.45%) Serverless
9 2 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.30%) IaaS
9 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (0.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.15%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 26 (3.88%) TCP/IP
2 20 (2.99%) Internet
3 19 (2.84%) DNS
4 14 (2.09%) Firewall
5 10 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 10 (1.49%) Wireless
6 9 (1.34%) Bluetooth
7 8 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (1.04%) Skype
8 7 (1.04%) SSL
9 6 (0.90%) 3G
9 6 (0.90%) 4G
9 6 (0.90%) DHCP
9 6 (0.90%) HTTP
10 5 (0.75%) LTE
11 4 (0.60%) DAB
11 4 (0.60%) DLNA
11 4 (0.60%) UPnP
11 4 (0.60%) VPN
11 4 (0.60%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.82%) Big Data
2 18 (2.69%) SQL Server
3 16 (2.39%) Hadoop
4 14 (2.09%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (1.79%) MySQL
6 10 (1.49%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.49%) Relational Database
7 8 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 5 (0.75%) NoSQL
8 5 (0.75%) Power BI
9 4 (0.60%) HBase
9 4 (0.60%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.45%) Data Mining
10 3 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.45%) DB2
10 3 (0.45%) OLAP
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.30%) Redis
Development Applications
1 58 (8.66%) Maven
2 40 (5.97%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.48%) JIRA
4 29 (4.33%) Jenkins
5 20 (2.99%) JUnit
6 14 (2.09%) Visual Studio
7 12 (1.79%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.64%) GitLab
8 11 (1.64%) SoapUI
9 10 (1.49%) Artifactory
10 9 (1.34%) PyCharm
11 8 (1.19%) Rational DOORS
11 8 (1.19%) Subversion
12 7 (1.04%) Selenium
12 7 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
13 6 (0.90%) LabVIEW
13 6 (0.90%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (0.60%) Eclipse
14 4 (0.60%) GCC
14 4 (0.60%) GDB
General
1 455 (67.91%) Telecoms
2 447 (66.72%) Marketing
3 446 (66.57%) Manufacturing
4 442 (65.97%) Finance
5 32 (4.78%) Automotive
6 18 (2.69%) Retail
7 16 (2.39%) Military
8 13 (1.94%) Law
9 11 (1.64%) Advertising
10 6 (0.90%) Aerospace
11 4 (0.60%) Banking
12 2 (0.30%) Back Office
12 2 (0.30%) Local Government
13 1 (0.15%) Avionics
13 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.15%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.15%) Games
13 1 (0.15%) Legal
13 1 (0.15%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.15%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 163 (24.33%) Developer
2 56 (8.36%) Software Engineer
3 53 (7.91%) Integration Developer
4 45 (6.72%) Senior Developer
5 42 (6.27%) Analyst
6 39 (5.82%) DevOps Engineer
7 38 (5.67%) Architect
8 30 (4.48%) Java Developer
9 29 (4.33%) Business Analyst
10 28 (4.18%) Embedded Engineer
11 27 (4.03%) Systems Engineer
12 24 (3.58%) SOA Developer
13 23 (3.43%) Electronics Engineer
14 20 (2.99%) .NET Developer
15 18 (2.69%) Agile Developer
15 18 (2.69%) Embedded Software Engineer
15 18 (2.69%) Project Manager
15 18 (2.69%) Test Engineer
16 17 (2.54%) Consultant
16 17 (2.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (12.69%) SOAP
2 81 (12.09%) XML
3 76 (11.34%) Web Services
4 72 (10.75%) RESTful
5 66 (9.85%) JSON
6 61 (9.10%) Middleware
7 50 (7.46%) Apache Camel
8 43 (6.42%) XSLT
9 38 (5.67%) Swagger
9 38 (5.67%) WireMock
10 36 (5.37%) .NET
11 35 (5.22%) HTML
12 34 (5.07%) CSS
13 28 (4.18%) REST
14 21 (3.13%) AngularJS
15 17 (2.54%) ASP.NET Web API
16 16 (2.39%) ASP.NET
16 16 (2.39%) JavaFX
16 16 (2.39%) jQuery
16 16 (2.39%) Swing
Miscellaneous
1 86 (12.84%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.18%) Algorithms
4 27 (4.03%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 24 (3.58%) User Experience
6 23 (3.43%) Computer Science
7 18 (2.69%) NHS
8 17 (2.54%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (2.39%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.49%) FMCG
11 9 (1.34%) VHDL
12 8 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
13 6 (0.90%) Infotainment
14 5 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
14 5 (0.75%) PKI
14 5 (0.75%) Public Cloud
14 5 (0.75%) Social Media
15 4 (0.60%) CAN bus
15 4 (0.60%) Cyberthreat
15 4 (0.60%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 78 (11.64%) Linux
2 37 (5.52%) Windows
3 27 (4.03%) Unix
4 17 (2.54%) Android
5 9 (1.34%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.19%) Embedded Linux
7 6 (0.90%) Apple iOS
7 6 (0.90%) Windows 10
8 5 (0.75%) VxWorks
9 4 (0.60%) FreeRTOS
9 4 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (0.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.45%) Solaris
11 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.30%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.30%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.15%) CentOS
12 1 (0.15%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.15%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 429 (64.03%) Programme Management
2 427 (63.73%) Business Intelligence
3 425 (63.43%) Digital Marketing
4 229 (34.18%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (16.72%) TDD
6 84 (12.54%) Software Engineering
7 80 (11.94%) Scrum
8 75 (11.19%) SOA
9 72 (10.75%) DevOps
10 54 (8.06%) Test Automation
11 50 (7.46%) Problem-Solving
12 39 (5.82%) Mathematics
13 31 (4.63%) Project Management
13 31 (4.63%) UML
14 30 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
15 29 (4.33%) SDLC
16 28 (4.18%) Open Source
17 27 (4.03%) Machine Learning
17 27 (4.03%) MVC
18 26 (3.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 114 (17.01%) Java
2 76 (11.34%) Python
3 66 (9.85%) C++
4 58 (8.66%) C
5 49 (7.31%) C#
6 43 (6.42%) XPath
7 42 (6.27%) SQL
8 41 (6.12%) JavaScript
9 28 (4.18%) Embedded C
10 25 (3.73%) MATLAB
11 22 (3.28%) Java 8
12 15 (2.24%) Bash Shell
13 12 (1.79%) Ruby
14 9 (1.34%) Go
14 9 (1.34%) Groovy
15 8 (1.19%) PHP
15 8 (1.19%) PowerShell
16 6 (0.90%) Perl
16 6 (0.90%) PL/SQL
16 6 (0.90%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 132 (19.70%) Security Cleared
2 101 (15.07%) SC Cleared
3 68 (10.15%) Degree
4 26 (3.88%) DV Cleared
5 18 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.19%) CTC Cleared
7 7 (1.04%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (1.04%) CISSP
8 6 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (0.90%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.75%) HND
10 4 (0.60%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.60%) Cisco Certification
10 4 (0.60%) CREST Certified
10 4 (0.60%) MCSE
10 4 (0.60%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 3 (0.45%) A+ Certification
11 3 (0.45%) CCSP
11 3 (0.45%) CLAS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (3.43%) QA
2 13 (1.94%) PMO
3 11 (1.64%) Data Quality
4 10 (1.49%) JSP 440
5 9 (1.34%) GDPR
6 7 (1.04%) GCP
6 7 (1.04%) RMADS
7 5 (0.75%) MISRA
7 5 (0.75%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.60%) DO-178B
8 4 (0.60%) SLA
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 26262
9 3 (0.45%) ISO 9001
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 15288
9 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.30%) DO-254
10 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.30%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.30%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.15%) DO-160
System Software
1 34 (5.07%) Docker
2 25 (3.73%) Firmware
3 13 (1.94%) Active Directory
4 3 (0.45%) etcd
4 3 (0.45%) flannel
4 3 (0.45%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle Clusterware
5 2 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.30%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.30%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.15%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.15%) XenApp
6 1 (0.15%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (4.93%) Kubernetes
2 31 (4.63%) Ansible
3 29 (4.33%) Puppet
4 17 (2.54%) Opscode Chef
5 7 (1.04%) SCCM
5 7 (1.04%) Terraform
6 6 (0.90%) logstash
7 5 (0.75%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (0.60%) Kibana
9 3 (0.45%) Grafana
9 3 (0.45%) Nessus
9 3 (0.45%) rkt
10 2 (0.30%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.30%) Oracle RMAN
11 1 (0.15%) Consul
11 1 (0.15%) Failover Clustering
11 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 428 (63.88%) SAP
2 73 (10.90%) Oracle
3 46 (6.87%) WSO2
4 41 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 22 (3.28%) Google
6 15 (2.24%) Atlassian
7 11 (1.64%) EMC
8 10 (1.49%) Adobe
9 9 (1.34%) IBM
10 7 (1.04%) HP
10 7 (1.04%) Xilinx
11 5 (0.75%) Red Hat
11 5 (0.75%) Salesforce.com
11 5 (0.75%) VMware
12 4 (0.60%) AlienVault
12 4 (0.60%) Cisco
12 4 (0.60%) LogRhythm
13 3 (0.45%) Brandwatch
13 3 (0.45%) Crimson Hexagon
13 3 (0.45%) NetBase