Period
to 23 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 304 331 372
Rank change year-on-year +27 +41 -98
Contract jobs citing Electronics 810 669 642
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.70% 0.60%
As % of the General category 2.08% 1.91% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 520 429
UK median daily rate £475 £415 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.46% +9.21% +1.33%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £245
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.67% +1.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 59 112
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £21.74 £15.30 £25.93
90th Percentile £50.25 £57.50 £48.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.72% -3.33% +4.17%

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 38,981 35,027 42,355
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.76% 36.44% 39.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,815 23,207 26,925
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £278 £263 £263
90th Percentile £669 £638 £630
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 874 898 1,163
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £25.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -9.09% +21.76%
10th Percentile £12.27 £11.32 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.08 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.96 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +7.82% -9.09% +5.77%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 +31 786 £475 +15.15% 787
UK excluding London +54 579 £450 +12.50% 723
London -3 222 £500 +11.11% 103
East of England +57 166 £513 +13.89% 186
South East -1 155 £450 +12.50% 173
South West +16 139 £390 +6.85% 121
North of England +51 58 £475 - 78
Midlands 0 42 £350 +12.00% 124
North West +23 40 £538 +7.50% 36
East Midlands +21 25 £350 -17.65% 31
Yorkshire +8 16 £331 -17.24% 27
Scotland -17 13 £475 -5.00% 22
West Midlands -15 12 £274 -12.40% 93
Wales -11 3 £575 +18.25% 20
Northern Ireland -25 3 £525 +90.91%
North East +41 1 £413 -13.16% 15

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 558 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 540 (66.67%) Marketing
3 531 (65.56%) Manufacturing
4 519 (64.07%) Digital Marketing
5 516 (63.70%) Finance
6 509 (62.84%) Programme Management
6 509 (62.84%) Business Intelligence
7 507 (62.59%) SAP
8 307 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
9 143 (17.65%) Security Cleared
10 131 (16.17%) TDD
11 128 (15.80%) Java
12 126 (15.56%) Python
13 113 (13.95%) Scrum
14 109 (13.46%) Linux
15 104 (12.84%) SC Cleared
16 103 (12.72%) JSON
17 98 (12.10%) Greenfield Project
18 97 (11.98%) SOAP
19 91 (11.23%) XML
20 90 (11.11%) Software Engineering
21 88 (10.86%) C
21 88 (10.86%) C++
22 87 (10.74%) Oracle
23 85 (10.49%) Degree
24 82 (10.12%) SOA
25 81 (10.00%) Web Services
26 74 (9.14%) RESTful
27 73 (9.01%) DevOps
28 71 (8.77%) Middleware

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 68 (8.40%) Mule
2 53 (6.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 52 (6.42%) Oracle Service Bus
4 28 (3.46%) Apache Spark
5 12 (1.48%) nginx
6 11 (1.36%) Apache
7 10 (1.23%) CMS
8 8 (0.99%) Mule ESB
9 7 (0.86%) Ethereum
9 7 (0.86%) Hyperledger
9 7 (0.86%) SAS
9 7 (0.86%) SharePoint
10 5 (0.62%) Confluence
11 4 (0.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 4 (0.49%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.37%) Drupal
12 3 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (0.37%) EPiServer
12 3 (0.37%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (3.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (2.72%) Microsoft Office
3 11 (1.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.23%) Simulink
5 7 (0.86%) AutoCAD
5 7 (0.86%) MS Visio
5 7 (0.86%) SPSS
6 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
7 4 (0.49%) FrameMaker
8 3 (0.37%) Doxygen
9 2 (0.25%) GNU Octave
9 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
9 2 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.25%) Stata
10 1 (0.12%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
10 1 (0.12%) PTC Creo
10 1 (0.12%) SOLIDWORKS
10 1 (0.12%) Stateflow
10 1 (0.12%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) R3 Corda
2 6 (0.74%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.74%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.49%) Teamcenter
4 3 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.37%) Lawson
4 3 (0.37%) Radian6
5 2 (0.25%) Unit4 Business World
6 1 (0.12%) LabWindows
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
6 1 (0.12%) Social Studio
6 1 (0.12%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 55 (6.79%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.36%) Office 365
4 10 (1.23%) Google Cloud Platform
5 7 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (0.86%) Force.com
5 7 (0.86%) GitHub
5 7 (0.86%) npm
5 7 (0.86%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 7 (0.86%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 6 (0.74%) IaaS
6 6 (0.74%) PaaS
7 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.37%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.37%) SaaS
8 3 (0.37%) Serverless
8 3 (0.37%) Trello
8 3 (0.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (0.25%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.83%) Wireless
2 23 (2.84%) Bluetooth
2 23 (2.84%) TCP/IP
3 18 (2.22%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (1.85%) DNS
5 12 (1.48%) Firewall
6 7 (0.86%) WAN
7 6 (0.74%) 4G
7 6 (0.74%) Ethernet
7 6 (0.74%) HTTP
7 6 (0.74%) Internet
7 6 (0.74%) SSL
7 6 (0.74%) VPN
8 5 (0.62%) Broadband
8 5 (0.62%) DHCP
8 5 (0.62%) Skype
8 5 (0.62%) Structured Cabling
9 4 (0.49%) 3G
9 4 (0.49%) LAN
9 4 (0.49%) Peer-to-Peer Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (6.30%) Big Data
2 42 (5.19%) Hadoop
3 27 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (3.09%) SQL Server
5 20 (2.47%) MySQL
6 18 (2.22%) MongoDB
7 17 (2.10%) Oracle Database
7 17 (2.10%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.98%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.99%) HBase
10 8 (0.99%) RDBMS
11 7 (0.86%) Apache Hive
11 7 (0.86%) Blockchain
12 6 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
12 6 (0.74%) Data Mining
12 6 (0.74%) GIS
12 6 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 5 (0.62%) Power BI
14 4 (0.49%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 66 (8.15%) Maven
2 61 (7.53%) Git (software)
3 32 (3.95%) JIRA
4 26 (3.21%) Jenkins
4 26 (3.21%) SoapUI
5 25 (3.09%) Cucumber
6 19 (2.35%) Visual Studio
7 18 (2.22%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.73%) LabVIEW
8 14 (1.73%) Selenium
9 13 (1.60%) Eclipse
10 12 (1.48%) Sonatype Nexus
11 10 (1.23%) WebDriver
12 9 (1.11%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.11%) GitLab
13 8 (0.99%) Ant
13 8 (0.99%) JUnit
14 7 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
15 6 (0.74%) SpecFlow
15 6 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 558 (68.89%) Telecoms
2 540 (66.67%) Marketing
3 531 (65.56%) Manufacturing
4 516 (63.70%) Finance
5 29 (3.58%) Automotive
6 15 (1.85%) Military
6 15 (1.85%) Retail
7 13 (1.60%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.11%) Advertising
8 9 (1.11%) Law
9 7 (0.86%) Back Office
10 5 (0.62%) Banking
10 5 (0.62%) Games
10 5 (0.62%) Publishing
11 4 (0.49%) Local Government
12 3 (0.37%) Legal
12 3 (0.37%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.25%) Avionics
13 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.12%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 211 (26.05%) Developer
2 68 (8.40%) Analyst
3 64 (7.90%) Software Engineer
4 54 (6.67%) Integration Developer
4 54 (6.67%) Senior Developer
5 45 (5.56%) Agile Developer
6 44 (5.43%) Java Developer
7 42 (5.19%) Embedded Engineer
8 40 (4.94%) Business Analyst
9 38 (4.69%) DevOps Engineer
10 33 (4.07%) Test Engineer
11 31 (3.83%) Architect
12 30 (3.70%) SOA Developer
13 29 (3.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 28 (3.46%) Tester
15 24 (2.96%) Project Manager
16 22 (2.72%) Lead Developer
16 22 (2.72%) Software Developer
17 21 (2.59%) .NET Developer
17 21 (2.59%) Electronics Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 103 (12.72%) JSON
2 97 (11.98%) SOAP
3 91 (11.23%) XML
4 81 (10.00%) Web Services
5 74 (9.14%) RESTful
6 71 (8.77%) Middleware
7 62 (7.65%) Apache Camel
8 60 (7.41%) XSLT
9 57 (7.04%) Swagger
9 57 (7.04%) WireMock
10 50 (6.17%) HTML
11 47 (5.80%) CSS
12 46 (5.68%) .NET
13 40 (4.94%) REST
14 38 (4.69%) AngularJS
15 24 (2.96%) ASP.NET Web API
16 23 (2.84%) Node.js
17 22 (2.72%) ASP.NET
18 19 (2.35%) jQuery
19 18 (2.22%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 98 (12.10%) Greenfield Project
2 46 (5.68%) Computer Science
3 44 (5.43%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.33%) User Experience
5 23 (2.84%) NHS
6 21 (2.59%) Embedded Systems
7 20 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 19 (2.35%) Algorithms
8 19 (2.35%) Management Information System
9 18 (2.22%) Fintech
10 10 (1.23%) Device Driver
11 9 (1.11%) FMCG
11 9 (1.11%) PKI
12 8 (0.99%) VHDL
13 6 (0.74%) 3D Graphics
13 6 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (0.74%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.74%) Social Media
14 5 (0.62%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.62%) Infotainment
Operating Systems
1 109 (13.46%) Linux
2 47 (5.80%) Windows
3 20 (2.47%) Unix
4 11 (1.36%) Android
4 11 (1.36%) Embedded Linux
5 8 (0.99%) VxWorks
6 7 (0.86%) Windows 10
6 7 (0.86%) Windows Server
7 6 (0.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (0.62%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.49%) Windows 7
10 3 (0.37%) AIX
10 3 (0.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.25%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.25%) Solaris
11 2 (0.25%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.12%) Debian
12 1 (0.12%) Fedora
12 1 (0.12%) MVS
12 1 (0.12%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (64.07%) Digital Marketing
2 509 (62.84%) Business Intelligence
2 509 (62.84%) Programme Management
3 307 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
4 131 (16.17%) TDD
5 113 (13.95%) Scrum
6 90 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 82 (10.12%) SOA
8 73 (9.01%) DevOps
9 54 (6.67%) Test Automation
10 51 (6.30%) Project Management
11 40 (4.94%) BDD
11 40 (4.94%) Open Source
12 35 (4.32%) Analytics
13 34 (4.20%) Continuous Delivery
13 34 (4.20%) Continuous Integration
13 34 (4.20%) Mathematics
14 33 (4.07%) MVC
15 27 (3.33%) ETL
15 27 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 128 (15.80%) Java
2 126 (15.56%) Python
3 88 (10.86%) C
3 88 (10.86%) C++
4 68 (8.40%) JavaScript
5 60 (7.41%) SQL
6 57 (7.04%) XPath
7 53 (6.54%) C#
8 36 (4.44%) Embedded C
9 17 (2.10%) MATLAB
10 15 (1.85%) Shell Script
11 13 (1.60%) R
12 12 (1.48%) Bash Shell
12 12 (1.48%) Ruby
13 11 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 10 (1.23%) Embedded C++
14 10 (1.23%) Groovy
15 9 (1.11%) Tcl
16 7 (0.86%) Apex Code
16 7 (0.86%) PHP
Qualifications
1 143 (17.65%) Security Cleared
2 104 (12.84%) SC Cleared
3 85 (10.49%) Degree
4 33 (4.07%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.84%) Computer Science Degree
6 10 (1.23%) HND
7 9 (1.11%) BC Cleared
8 8 (0.99%) CISSP
8 8 (0.99%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (0.86%) CESG Certified Professional
10 6 (0.74%) MCSE
10 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (0.62%) ISEB
11 5 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.49%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.49%) CLAS
12 4 (0.49%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.37%) CCSP
13 3 (0.37%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.72%) QA
2 18 (2.22%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.36%) PMO
4 9 (1.11%) MISRA
5 8 (0.99%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.62%) GDPR
6 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.62%) RMADS
7 4 (0.49%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.37%) DO-178B
8 3 (0.37%) ISO 26262
8 3 (0.37%) SLA
9 2 (0.25%) EMIR
9 2 (0.25%) GCP
9 2 (0.25%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.25%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.25%) MiFID
9 2 (0.25%) MISRA C
10 1 (0.12%) AQAP
10 1 (0.12%) ISO 13485
System Software
1 46 (5.68%) Docker
2 27 (3.33%) Firmware
3 15 (1.85%) Active Directory
4 5 (0.62%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 4 (0.49%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (0.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (0.25%) HDFS
7 2 (0.25%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle Clusterware
7 2 (0.25%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Flume
8 1 (0.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 36 (4.44%) Ansible
2 30 (3.70%) Kubernetes
3 29 (3.58%) Puppet
4 17 (2.10%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.23%) logstash
6 9 (1.11%) Kibana
6 9 (1.11%) Terraform
7 6 (0.74%) HAProxy
8 4 (0.49%) Grafana
8 4 (0.49%) Oozie
9 3 (0.37%) Nessus
9 3 (0.37%) Salt
10 2 (0.25%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.25%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.25%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle Flashback
10 2 (0.25%) Oracle RMAN
10 2 (0.25%) Prometheus
10 2 (0.25%) SCCM
10 2 (0.25%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 507 (62.59%) SAP
2 87 (10.74%) Oracle
3 52 (6.42%) WSO2
4 45 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 21 (2.59%) Google
6 15 (1.85%) Adobe
7 13 (1.60%) Salesforce.com
7 13 (1.60%) VMware
8 10 (1.23%) Tableau
9 9 (1.11%) IBM
10 6 (0.74%) EMC
10 6 (0.74%) HP
10 6 (0.74%) MicroStrategy
11 5 (0.62%) Qualys
11 5 (0.62%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.49%) AlienVault
12 4 (0.49%) Atlassian
12 4 (0.49%) Siemens
12 4 (0.49%) Teradata
12 4 (0.49%) Workday