Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 250 385 403
Rank change year-on-year +135 +18 -134
Contract jobs citing Electronics 1055 652 643
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.03% 0.62% 0.56%
As % of the General category 2.60% 1.69% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 685 494 410
UK median daily rate £475 £411 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.50% +8.22% +8.32%
10th Percentile £304 £263 £245
90th Percentile £600 £559 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 65 109
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +5.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £17.03 £16.35 £25.45
90th Percentile £49.90 £47.30 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +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 40622 38512 45952
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.79% 36.45% 39.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26872 25582 29244
UK median daily rate £467 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £263
90th Percentile £663 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 886 949 1221
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £25.00
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.29 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.67 £47.50 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £26.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +1.92% - +15.56%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 +154 1020 £475 +18.60% 139
UK excluding London +104 711 £475 +18.75% 110
London +136 338 £513 +13.89% 31
South West +48 195 £415 +10.67% 24
East of England +75 190 £513 +46.43% 32
South East +25 178 £475 +18.75% 25
North of England +68 71 £460 +12.20% 19
Midlands +34 45 £350 -12.61% 8
Yorkshire +41 38 £450 +20.00% 7
North West +18 32 £475 +17.28% 10
Scotland +6 26 £500 +52.67% 2
East Midlands +18 25 £350 -17.65% 4
West Midlands +24 12 £300 +7.14% 4
Wales -14 4 £550 +3.53%
Northern Ireland -40 2 £525 +20.00%
North East +60 1 £413 -13.16% 2

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Electronics.

1 809 (76.68%) Telecoms
2 793 (75.17%) Marketing
3 786 (74.50%) Manufacturing
4 773 (73.27%) Digital Marketing
5 766 (72.61%) Finance
6 760 (72.04%) Programme Management
6 760 (72.04%) SAP
7 759 (71.94%) Business Intelligence
8 442 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
9 239 (22.65%) Security Cleared
10 201 (19.05%) TDD
11 178 (16.87%) SC Cleared
12 169 (16.02%) JSON
12 169 (16.02%) Java
13 168 (15.92%) Scrum
14 149 (14.12%) Linux
15 147 (13.93%) Python
16 136 (12.89%) XML
17 133 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
18 124 (11.75%) SOA
19 122 (11.56%) DevOps
20 118 (11.18%) Oracle
20 118 (11.18%) Middleware
21 109 (10.33%) Maven
22 101 (9.57%) Degree
23 99 (9.38%) XSLT
24 96 (9.10%) SQL
24 96 (9.10%) XPath
24 96 (9.10%) Swagger
24 96 (9.10%) WireMock

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 88 (8.34%) Mule
2 73 (6.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 72 (6.82%) Oracle Service Bus
4 45 (4.27%) Apache Spark
5 21 (1.99%) Apache
6 20 (1.90%) SharePoint
7 19 (1.80%) CMS
7 19 (1.80%) Confluence
7 19 (1.80%) nginx
8 12 (1.14%) Mule ESB
9 11 (1.04%) OpenStack
10 10 (0.95%) Apache Solr
11 7 (0.66%) Drupal
11 7 (0.66%) Ethereum
11 7 (0.66%) Hyperledger
11 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
11 7 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
13 4 (0.38%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 4 (0.38%) IIS
Applications
1 38 (3.60%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (1.23%) Photoshop
5 7 (0.66%) AutoCAD
6 6 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
8 4 (0.38%) FrameMaker
8 4 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.28%) Doxygen
9 3 (0.28%) OrCAD
10 2 (0.19%) GNU Octave
10 2 (0.19%) Simulink
10 2 (0.19%) SPSS
10 2 (0.19%) Stata
11 1 (0.095%) Adobe Illustrator
11 1 (0.095%) Maya
11 1 (0.095%) OmniGraffle
11 1 (0.095%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.095%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (1.04%) NetSuite
3 7 (0.66%) Adobe Campaign
3 7 (0.66%) R3 Corda
3 7 (0.66%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.66%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.66%) SAP FI/CO
3 7 (0.66%) Teamcenter
4 5 (0.47%) SAP FI-AP
4 5 (0.47%) SAP SRM
5 3 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.28%) Lawson
5 3 (0.28%) Unica
6 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.19%) Workday HCM
7 1 (0.095%) LabWindows
7 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.095%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.095%) SAP Business One
7 1 (0.095%) Social Studio
Cloud Services
1 70 (6.64%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (1.52%) Office 365
4 14 (1.33%) G Suite
4 14 (1.33%) GitHub
5 10 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (0.76%) IaaS
7 7 (0.66%) npm
8 6 (0.57%) Force.com
8 6 (0.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 6 (0.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 4 (0.38%) AdWords
9 4 (0.38%) Serverless
10 3 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.28%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.28%) PaaS
11 2 (0.19%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.19%) Route 53
11 2 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 48 (4.55%) Wireless
2 37 (3.51%) TCP/IP
3 33 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
4 32 (3.03%) Bluetooth
5 25 (2.37%) Firewall
6 22 (2.09%) VPN
7 19 (1.80%) WAN
8 18 (1.71%) DNS
9 17 (1.61%) LAN
10 13 (1.23%) SSL
11 12 (1.14%) 3G
11 12 (1.14%) HTTP
11 12 (1.14%) LTE
12 10 (0.95%) GPRS
12 10 (0.95%) GSM
12 10 (0.95%) Kerberos
13 9 (0.85%) SAN
13 9 (0.85%) SGSN
14 8 (0.76%) Ethernet
14 8 (0.76%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (6.35%) Big Data
2 65 (6.16%) PostgreSQL
3 62 (5.88%) Hadoop
4 39 (3.70%) MongoDB
5 35 (3.32%) SQL Server
6 29 (2.75%) MySQL
7 27 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 25 (2.37%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.18%) HBase
10 20 (1.90%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.33%) Apache Hive
12 13 (1.23%) BusinessObjects
12 13 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 13 (1.23%) RDBMS
13 7 (0.66%) Blockchain
13 7 (0.66%) Power BI
14 6 (0.57%) GIS
14 6 (0.57%) Impala
14 6 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 4 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 109 (10.33%) Maven
2 91 (8.63%) Git (software)
3 60 (5.69%) Jenkins
4 54 (5.12%) JIRA
5 40 (3.79%) Cucumber
6 23 (2.18%) SoapUI
7 22 (2.09%) Visual Studio
8 17 (1.61%) TeamCity
9 16 (1.52%) Artifactory
9 16 (1.52%) Eclipse
10 14 (1.33%) Selenium
10 14 (1.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 12 (1.14%) GitLab
12 11 (1.04%) IntelliJ
13 10 (0.95%) Grunt
13 10 (0.95%) WebDriver
14 9 (0.85%) LabVIEW
15 8 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
16 7 (0.66%) Ant
17 6 (0.57%) Jasmine
General
1 809 (76.68%) Telecoms
2 793 (75.17%) Marketing
3 786 (74.50%) Manufacturing
4 766 (72.61%) Finance
5 23 (2.18%) Retail
6 20 (1.90%) Automotive
7 19 (1.80%) Aerospace
8 12 (1.14%) Military
9 8 (0.76%) Publishing
10 7 (0.66%) Back Office
10 7 (0.66%) Games
11 6 (0.57%) Law
12 4 (0.38%) Legal
12 4 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.28%) Dutch Language
13 3 (0.28%) French Language
13 3 (0.28%) German Language
13 3 (0.28%) Italian Language
13 3 (0.28%) Polish Language
13 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 286 (27.11%) Developer
2 83 (7.87%) Analyst
3 76 (7.20%) Agile Developer
4 75 (7.11%) Senior Developer
5 69 (6.54%) DevOps Engineer
6 63 (5.97%) Integration Developer
7 55 (5.21%) SOA Developer
7 55 (5.21%) Software Engineer
8 50 (4.74%) Consultant
8 50 (4.74%) Java Developer
9 49 (4.64%) Embedded Engineer
10 43 (4.08%) Architect
11 42 (3.98%) Business Analyst
12 36 (3.41%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 34 (3.22%) Software Developer
14 33 (3.13%) Lead Developer
15 29 (2.75%) C# Developer
15 29 (2.75%) Project Manager
16 28 (2.65%) .NET Developer
16 28 (2.65%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 169 (16.02%) JSON
2 136 (12.89%) XML
3 118 (11.18%) Middleware
4 99 (9.38%) XSLT
5 96 (9.10%) Swagger
5 96 (9.10%) WireMock
6 89 (8.44%) Apache Camel
7 84 (7.96%) SOAP
8 78 (7.39%) Web Services
9 77 (7.30%) HTML
10 64 (6.07%) .NET
10 64 (6.07%) CSS
11 62 (5.88%) RESTful
12 57 (5.40%) AngularJS
13 56 (5.31%) REST
14 41 (3.89%) Node.js
15 37 (3.51%) ASP.NET Web API
16 36 (3.41%) ASP.NET
17 34 (3.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
18 32 (3.03%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 133 (12.61%) Greenfield Project
2 56 (5.31%) Computer Science
3 48 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (3.13%) User Experience
5 27 (2.56%) NHS
6 26 (2.46%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.37%) Embedded Systems
8 20 (1.90%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.80%) Fintech
10 15 (1.42%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.42%) Device Driver
11 12 (1.14%) PKI
12 9 (0.85%) Smartphone
13 8 (0.76%) 3D Graphics
13 8 (0.76%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 8 (0.76%) Mobile App
13 8 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
14 7 (0.66%) Public Cloud
14 7 (0.66%) Social Media
15 6 (0.57%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 149 (14.12%) Linux
2 69 (6.54%) Windows
3 40 (3.79%) Unix
4 25 (2.37%) Android
5 22 (2.09%) Apple iOS
6 18 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
7 17 (1.61%) Windows Server
8 15 (1.42%) Mac OS X
9 14 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (1.04%) Windows 10
11 10 (0.95%) Windows 7
12 9 (0.85%) Windows Phone
13 8 (0.76%) AIX
14 7 (0.66%) Solaris
14 7 (0.66%) VxWorks
15 5 (0.47%) Ubuntu
16 3 (0.28%) Nucleus RTOS
17 2 (0.19%) CentOS
17 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 773 (73.27%) Digital Marketing
2 760 (72.04%) Programme Management
3 759 (71.94%) Business Intelligence
4 442 (41.90%) Agile Software Development
5 201 (19.05%) TDD
6 168 (15.92%) Scrum
7 124 (11.75%) SOA
8 122 (11.56%) DevOps
9 80 (7.58%) Continuous Integration
9 80 (7.58%) Project Management
9 80 (7.58%) Software Engineering
10 70 (6.64%) Configuration Management
11 67 (6.35%) BDD
12 53 (5.02%) MVC
13 52 (4.93%) Open Source
14 50 (4.74%) Stakeholder Management
15 46 (4.36%) Test Automation
16 44 (4.17%) Analytics
16 44 (4.17%) Microservices
17 38 (3.60%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 169 (16.02%) Java
2 147 (13.93%) Python
3 96 (9.10%) SQL
3 96 (9.10%) XPath
4 93 (8.82%) JavaScript
5 91 (8.63%) C
6 82 (7.77%) C++
7 69 (6.54%) C#
8 35 (3.32%) Embedded C
9 24 (2.27%) Shell Script
10 23 (2.18%) PHP
11 20 (1.90%) Ruby
12 18 (1.71%) R
13 17 (1.61%) PowerShell
14 16 (1.52%) T-SQL
15 14 (1.33%) Embedded C++
16 13 (1.23%) Bash Shell
17 11 (1.04%) Go
17 11 (1.04%) VB
18 10 (0.95%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 239 (22.65%) Security Cleared
2 178 (16.87%) SC Cleared
3 101 (9.57%) Degree
4 58 (5.50%) DV Cleared
5 18 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.52%) HND
7 15 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (0.95%) BC Cleared
9 10 (0.95%) CISM
10 8 (0.76%) CLAS
10 8 (0.76%) MCSE
10 8 (0.76%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.66%) CTC Cleared
11 7 (0.66%) NVQ Level 4
12 6 (0.57%) CISSP
12 6 (0.57%) IISP
13 5 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (0.47%) CCIE
14 4 (0.38%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (1.71%) Data Quality
1 18 (1.71%) QA
2 13 (1.23%) JSP 440
3 11 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 9 (0.85%) MISRA
4 9 (0.85%) PMO
5 6 (0.57%) SLA
6 5 (0.47%) GDPR
7 3 (0.28%) IEC 62304
8 2 (0.19%) EMIR
8 2 (0.19%) GCP
8 2 (0.19%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.19%) IEC 61508
8 2 (0.19%) MiFID
8 2 (0.19%) MISRA C
8 2 (0.19%) RMADS
9 1 (0.095%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.095%) DO-254
9 1 (0.095%) PA-DSS
9 1 (0.095%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (6.26%) Docker
2 27 (2.56%) Firmware
3 21 (1.99%) Active Directory
4 11 (1.04%) Apache ZooKeeper
5 10 (0.95%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
5 10 (0.95%) HDFS
6 7 (0.66%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (0.38%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.38%) vSphere
8 3 (0.28%) Hyper-V
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle Clusterware
9 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
9 2 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.095%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.095%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.095%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 71 (6.73%) Puppet
2 63 (5.97%) Ansible
3 48 (4.55%) Opscode Chef
4 40 (3.79%) Kubernetes
5 18 (1.71%) Terraform
6 17 (1.61%) logstash
7 16 (1.52%) Kibana
8 10 (0.95%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.85%) AirWatch
10 8 (0.76%) Grafana
10 8 (0.76%) Salt
11 7 (0.66%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.38%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.38%) Oozie
12 4 (0.38%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.28%) Nessus
13 3 (0.28%) SCCM
14 2 (0.19%) Data Guard
14 2 (0.19%) Oracle RMAN
14 2 (0.19%) SCOM
Vendors
1 760 (72.04%) SAP
2 118 (11.18%) Oracle
3 72 (6.82%) WSO2
4 57 (5.40%) Microsoft
5 30 (2.84%) Google
6 27 (2.56%) VMware
7 17 (1.61%) Adobe
8 15 (1.42%) IBM
9 13 (1.23%) ServiceNow
10 12 (1.14%) Cisco
10 12 (1.14%) HP
10 12 (1.14%) Salesforce.com
11 9 (0.85%) MobileIron
11 9 (0.85%) Red Hat
11 9 (0.85%) Tableau
12 8 (0.76%) Splunk
13 7 (0.66%) Siemens
14 6 (0.57%) MicroStrategy
14 6 (0.57%) Workday
15 5 (0.47%) AppDynamics