Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 301 316 371
Rank change year-on-year +15 +55 -95
Contract jobs citing Electronics 363 718 651
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 0.80% 0.65%
As % of the General category 2.09% 1.99% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 533 444
Median daily rate £525 £513 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.44% +5.13% +14.71%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £290
90th Percentile £662 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £513 £475
% change year-on-year +2.44% +7.89% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 83 91
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +7.59%
10th Percentile £31.25 £19.88 £28.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.25 £41.00
% change year-on-year -3.95% +7.93% +9.33%

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 17,327 36,049 41,160
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.59% 40.10% 41.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,872 23,284 26,780
Median daily rate £500 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £288 £305 £285
90th Percentile £700 £675 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 604 962 1,102
Median hourly rate £26.66 £22.87 £21.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.57% +4.44% -0.45%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.25 £11.51
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.57 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -6.22% +15.00% -6.98%

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 4 June 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 4 June 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 4 June 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 +27 321 £525 +0.96% 225
UK excluding London +2 245 £525 +2.44% 239
South West -2 104 £525 +0.96% 27
London +118 92 £525 +1.20% 33
South East +52 54 £403 -19.50% 58
Work from Home +28 42 £450 - 7
East of England -12 26 £525 - 55
North of England +89 19 £423 -11.05% 21
Midlands +57 19 £600 +41.18% 31
Scotland +53 18 £435 -25.96% 41
West Midlands +54 16 £600 +33.33% 19
North West +52 12 £400 -17.95% 9
Yorkshire +67 6 £535 +38.06% 9
Wales +19 5 £388 -13.89% 4
East Midlands +32 3 £260 -37.35% 11
North East +27 1 £575 +21.05% 3

For the 6 months to 4 June 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.

1 259 (71.35%) Marketing
2 257 (70.80%) Telecoms
3 249 (68.60%) Digital Marketing
4 248 (68.32%) Business Intelligence
5 247 (68.04%) Public Sector
6 246 (67.77%) SAP
6 246 (67.77%) Finance
6 246 (67.77%) Manufacturing
7 245 (67.49%) Programme Management
8 96 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (25.90%) Security Cleared
10 59 (16.25%) SC Cleared
11 52 (14.33%) Java
12 51 (14.05%) TDD
13 50 (13.77%) Microsoft
14 47 (12.95%) Azure
15 46 (12.67%) Oracle
15 46 (12.67%) SOA
16 45 (12.40%) Web Services
17 44 (12.12%) Windows
18 43 (11.85%) SOAP
18 43 (11.85%) C
18 43 (11.85%) Middleware
18 43 (11.85%) RESTful
19 41 (11.29%) Software Engineering
20 39 (10.74%) C++
21 38 (10.47%) Linux
22 37 (10.19%) XML
23 36 (9.92%) JSON
24 34 (9.37%) Python

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 31 (8.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 28 (7.71%) Mule
2 28 (7.71%) Oracle Service Bus
2 28 (7.71%) Red Hat Fuse
3 15 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 5 (1.38%) Skype for Business
5 3 (0.83%) CMS
5 3 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.83%) nginx
5 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.55%) Apache
6 2 (0.55%) Apache Spark
6 2 (0.55%) NServiceBus
6 2 (0.55%) SAS
7 1 (0.28%) Confluence
7 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.28%) MS Exchange
7 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 28 (7.71%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (1.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.10%) OrCAD
4 4 (1.10%) SOLIDWORKS
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.28%) Adobe Captivate
6 1 (0.28%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.28%) Figma
6 1 (0.28%) GNU Octave
6 1 (0.28%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (0.28%) Simulink
6 1 (0.28%) Sketch
6 1 (0.28%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Oracle Payables
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Cash Management
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.55%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.28%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 47 (12.95%) Azure
2 30 (8.26%) AWS
3 26 (7.16%) SaaS
4 25 (6.89%) Office 365
5 23 (6.34%) PaaS
6 19 (5.23%) IaaS
7 10 (2.75%) Power Platform
8 6 (1.65%) OneDrive
9 5 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.10%) Serverless
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.83%) Amazon EKS
11 3 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.83%) Datadog
11 3 (0.83%) GitHub
11 3 (0.83%) Power Automate
11 3 (0.83%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.55%) Adobe Analytics
12 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.55%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 23 (6.34%) Wi-Fi
2 22 (6.06%) Firewall
2 22 (6.06%) Wireless
3 21 (5.79%) Bluetooth
4 18 (4.96%) DNS
4 18 (4.96%) ZigBee
5 5 (1.38%) Skype
5 5 (1.38%) WAN
6 4 (1.10%) Ethernet
6 4 (1.10%) HTTP
6 4 (1.10%) Internet
6 4 (1.10%) LAN
7 3 (0.83%) BGP
7 3 (0.83%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 3 (0.83%) DVB
7 3 (0.83%) EIGRP
7 3 (0.83%) OSPF
7 3 (0.83%) VoIP
7 3 (0.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.03%) Big Data
2 9 (2.48%) SQL Server
3 8 (2.20%) Power BI
4 6 (1.65%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.10%) MySQL
6 4 (1.10%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (0.83%) Hadoop
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) Spark SQL
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) Oracle ODI
9 1 (0.28%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.28%) Redis
9 1 (0.28%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 27 (7.44%) Maven
2 16 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 13 (3.58%) Jenkins
4 7 (1.93%) GitLab
5 6 (1.65%) JIRA
6 4 (1.10%) Selenium
7 3 (0.83%) Bitbucket
7 3 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.55%) Mockito
8 2 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.55%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.55%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.55%) SpecFlow
8 2 (0.55%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.28%) Babel
9 1 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.28%) JMeter
9 1 (0.28%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.28%) Subversion
9 1 (0.28%) webpack
General
1 259 (71.35%) Marketing
2 257 (70.80%) Telecoms
3 247 (68.04%) Public Sector
4 246 (67.77%) Finance
4 246 (67.77%) Manufacturing
5 9 (2.48%) Military
6 7 (1.93%) Law
7 5 (1.38%) Aerospace
7 5 (1.38%) Automotive
8 4 (1.10%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.55%) French Language
10 2 (0.55%) Games
10 2 (0.55%) German Language
10 2 (0.55%) Retail
10 2 (0.55%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.28%) Avionics
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Local Government
11 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 66 (18.18%) Developer
2 43 (11.85%) Java Developer
3 27 (7.44%) Architect
3 27 (7.44%) Embedded Engineer
3 27 (7.44%) Software Engineer
4 26 (7.16%) Senior Developer
5 24 (6.61%) Senior Java Developer
6 23 (6.34%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 20 (5.51%) Windows Engineer
8 18 (4.96%) Analyst
8 18 (4.96%) Integration Developer
9 17 (4.68%) Office 365 Engineer
10 14 (3.86%) Business Analyst
11 13 (3.58%) DevOps Engineer
11 13 (3.58%) Support Engineer
12 11 (3.03%) Project Manager
13 10 (2.75%) Designer
13 10 (2.75%) Electronics Engineer
13 10 (2.75%) Lead Developer
13 10 (2.75%) Lead Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (12.40%) Web Services
2 43 (11.85%) Middleware
2 43 (11.85%) RESTful
2 43 (11.85%) SOAP
3 37 (10.19%) XML
4 36 (9.92%) JSON
5 33 (9.09%) Apache Camel
6 28 (7.71%) Swagger
6 28 (7.71%) XSLT
7 27 (7.44%) WireMock
8 17 (4.68%) Yocto
9 14 (3.86%) Velocity
10 11 (3.03%) REST
11 10 (2.75%) React
12 8 (2.20%) AngularJS
12 8 (2.20%) Spring
13 7 (1.93%) Elastic Stack
13 7 (1.93%) HTML
14 5 (1.38%) .NET
14 5 (1.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.61%) Management Information System
2 22 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (4.68%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (4.68%) Social Media
4 16 (4.41%) Device Driver
5 15 (4.13%) Home Automation
6 14 (3.86%) User Experience
7 12 (3.31%) Algorithms
7 12 (3.31%) NHS
8 9 (2.48%) Self-Motivation
9 8 (2.20%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 7 (1.93%) Embedded Systems
11 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
11 6 (1.65%) Mobile App
12 5 (1.38%) Data Structures
12 5 (1.38%) Freedom of Information
12 5 (1.38%) VHDL
13 4 (1.10%) Data Centre
13 4 (1.10%) Digital TV
13 4 (1.10%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 44 (12.12%) Windows
2 38 (10.47%) Linux
3 31 (8.54%) Windows 10
4 12 (3.31%) Android
5 11 (3.03%) Unix
6 10 (2.75%) Windows 7
7 9 (2.48%) Apple iOS
8 7 (1.93%) Embedded Linux
9 6 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (1.10%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.10%) Windows Server
11 3 (0.83%) Tizen
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.28%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.28%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.28%) VME
13 1 (0.28%) VxWorks
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 1 (0.28%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 249 (68.60%) Digital Marketing
2 248 (68.32%) Business Intelligence
3 245 (67.49%) Programme Management
4 96 (26.45%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (14.05%) TDD
6 46 (12.67%) SOA
7 41 (11.29%) Software Engineering
8 34 (9.37%) Migration
9 30 (8.26%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (7.99%) DevOps
11 22 (6.06%) Project Management
12 20 (5.51%) Scrum
13 18 (4.96%) Mobile Device Management
13 18 (4.96%) Test Automation
14 16 (4.41%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (4.41%) Risk Management
14 16 (4.41%) Validation
15 15 (4.13%) E-Discovery
15 15 (4.13%) Information Security
16 14 (3.86%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (14.33%) Java
2 43 (11.85%) C
3 39 (10.74%) C++
4 34 (9.37%) Python
5 28 (7.71%) XPath
6 20 (5.51%) SQL
7 19 (5.23%) Embedded C++
7 19 (5.23%) JavaScript
8 14 (3.86%) Java 8
9 11 (3.03%) MATLAB
10 10 (2.75%) C#
11 9 (2.48%) Embedded C
12 8 (2.20%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.93%) PowerShell
14 6 (1.65%) Ruby
15 4 (1.10%) Shell Script
16 3 (0.83%) Clojure
16 3 (0.83%) PL/SQL
16 3 (0.83%) R
17 2 (0.55%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 94 (25.90%) Security Cleared
2 59 (16.25%) SC Cleared
3 30 (8.26%) DV Cleared
4 28 (7.71%) Degree
5 6 (1.65%) CISSP
6 5 (1.38%) CCNP
6 5 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.10%) CCIE
7 4 (1.10%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (0.83%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (0.83%) CCDA
8 3 (0.83%) CCIE Collaboration
8 3 (0.83%) CCIE Routing and Switching
8 3 (0.83%) CISM
8 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.83%) PhD
9 2 (0.55%) APMP
9 2 (0.55%) HND
9 2 (0.55%) Master's Degree
10 1 (0.28%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.96%) GDPR
2 10 (2.75%) QA
3 7 (1.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.93%) PMO
4 4 (1.10%) NIST
5 3 (0.83%) ECSS
5 3 (0.83%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.83%) NIST 800
6 2 (0.55%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.55%) ISO 13485
6 2 (0.55%) RMADS
7 1 (0.28%) COBIT
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) WCAG
System Software
1 13 (3.58%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.20%) Docker
3 6 (1.65%) Firmware
4 3 (0.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (0.83%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.28%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
2 17 (4.68%) Terraform
3 15 (4.13%) Ansible
4 8 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 5 (1.38%) Puppet
6 4 (1.10%) SCCM
7 3 (0.83%) Nagios
7 3 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.83%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.83%) Rancher
7 3 (0.83%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.28%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.28%) Consul
8 1 (0.28%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.28%) Kibana
8 1 (0.28%) logstash
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 246 (67.77%) SAP
2 50 (13.77%) Microsoft
3 46 (12.67%) Oracle
4 28 (7.71%) WSO2
5 24 (6.61%) Talend
6 8 (2.20%) EMC
7 7 (1.93%) Cisco
8 6 (1.65%) Adobe
8 6 (1.65%) Splunk
9 5 (1.38%) CA
9 5 (1.38%) NEC
9 5 (1.38%) Tableau
9 5 (1.38%) VMware
10 4 (1.10%) BiZZdesign
10 4 (1.10%) Dell
10 4 (1.10%) Juniper
11 3 (0.83%) CyberArk
11 3 (0.83%) Google
11 3 (0.83%) SolarWinds
11 3 (0.83%) Thycotic