Period
to 30 October 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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 193 300 360
Rank change year-on-year +107 +60 -128
Contract jobs citing Electronics 448 721 739
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.36% 0.85% 0.71%
As % of the General category 3.28% 2.20% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 590 599
Median daily rate £525 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -5.26% -
10th Percentile £285 £145 £300
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +16.67% - -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 89 71
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +7.41%
10th Percentile £28.57 £15.90 £21.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.75 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +7.41%

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 13,662 32,709 41,729
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.62% 38.54% 40.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,750 20,959 27,084
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £285 £288 £294
90th Percentile £700 £675 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.29% +2.94% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 497 985 1,143
Median hourly rate £27.99 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.23% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.76 £12.44 £11.85
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.50 £21.42 £20.04
% change year-on-year +5.07% +6.87% -10.94%

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 30 October 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 30 October 2020.

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 30 October 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 +126 409 £525 +16.67% 310
UK excluding London +105 263 £525 +16.67% 297
London +160 128 £525 +16.67% 51
South West +24 105 £563 +12.50% 49
Work from Home -69 98 £525 +23.53% 32
South East +148 75 £488 +39.29% 90
North of England +124 28 £513 +13.89% 29
East of England +32 25 £303 +1.00% 55
North West +89 19 £525 +16.67% 16
Midlands +64 15 £450 - 35
West Midlands +50 13 £450 - 17
Scotland +64 12 £513 +28.13% 29
Yorkshire +82 8 £350 -36.36% 9
East Midlands +43 2 - - 18
Wales +19 2 £575 +27.78% 11
North East +37 1 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 337 (75.22%) Telecoms
2 333 (74.33%) Marketing
3 330 (73.66%) Finance
3 330 (73.66%) Manufacturing
4 328 (73.21%) Business Intelligence
5 327 (72.99%) SAP
6 326 (72.77%) Digital Marketing
7 325 (72.54%) Programme Management
8 324 (72.32%) Public Sector
9 126 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
10 109 (24.33%) Security Cleared
11 71 (15.85%) SC Cleared
12 62 (13.84%) Microsoft
13 56 (12.50%) Java
14 52 (11.61%) Software Engineering
15 50 (11.16%) Azure
16 49 (10.94%) C
17 43 (9.60%) Windows
18 42 (9.38%) Python
19 41 (9.15%) Web Services
20 40 (8.93%) TDD
21 39 (8.71%) DV Cleared
22 38 (8.48%) JSON
22 38 (8.48%) C++
22 38 (8.48%) Project Management
23 37 (8.26%) Linux
24 36 (8.04%) SOAP
25 35 (7.81%) Oracle
25 35 (7.81%) Middleware
26 34 (7.59%) NHS

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 22 (4.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 20 (4.46%) Mule
2 20 (4.46%) Oracle Service Bus
2 20 (4.46%) Red Hat Fuse
3 16 (3.57%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.01%) Apache Spark
5 8 (1.79%) Confluence
6 5 (1.12%) Apache
7 4 (0.89%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
8 3 (0.67%) nginx
8 3 (0.67%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.45%) CMS
9 2 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (0.45%) NServiceBus
10 1 (0.22%) IIS
10 1 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.22%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.22%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (2.90%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.01%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.34%) Microsoft Project
5 3 (0.67%) Simulink
6 1 (0.22%) Adobe XD
6 1 (0.22%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.22%) Autodesk Inventor
6 1 (0.22%) Figma
6 1 (0.22%) OrCAD
6 1 (0.22%) SOLIDWORKS
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.79%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 7 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle ERP
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.22%) Oracle Payroll
4 1 (0.22%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 50 (11.16%) Azure
2 30 (6.70%) AWS
3 23 (5.13%) Office 365
4 21 (4.69%) Power Platform
5 9 (2.01%) Amazon EKS
6 8 (1.79%) SaaS
7 7 (1.56%) Power Automate
7 7 (1.56%) PowerApps
8 6 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (1.34%) Logic Apps
9 5 (1.12%) PaaS
10 4 (0.89%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 4 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.67%) Datadog
11 3 (0.67%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.67%) OneDrive
11 3 (0.67%) WhatsApp
11 3 (0.67%) Yammer
12 2 (0.45%) Amazon ECS
12 2 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 30 (6.70%) Wi-Fi
2 28 (6.25%) Wireless
3 26 (5.80%) Bluetooth
4 24 (5.36%) ZigBee
5 13 (2.90%) HTTP
6 11 (2.46%) Firewall
7 9 (2.01%) Ethernet
8 8 (1.79%) DNS
8 8 (1.79%) Internet
9 7 (1.56%) DHCP
10 6 (1.34%) VSAN
11 5 (1.12%) 3G
11 5 (1.12%) BGP
11 5 (1.12%) DMVPN
11 5 (1.12%) EIGRP
11 5 (1.12%) Modbus
11 5 (1.12%) OSPF
11 5 (1.12%) RS-485
11 5 (1.12%) VoIP
11 5 (1.12%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.90%) Power BI
2 12 (2.68%) SQL Server
3 11 (2.46%) Big Data
4 8 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (1.56%) BusinessObjects
6 6 (1.34%) MongoDB
6 6 (1.34%) MySQL
7 5 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
7 5 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 5 (1.12%) Tableau
8 4 (0.89%) Electronic Patient Records
8 4 (0.89%) Hadoop
8 4 (0.89%) Spark SQL
9 3 (0.67%) Relational Database
9 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.45%) Data Lake
10 2 (0.45%) MS Access
10 2 (0.45%) Spatial Data
10 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 1 (0.22%) Geospatial Data
Development Applications
1 23 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.79%) Maven
3 10 (2.23%) Jenkins
3 10 (2.23%) JIRA
4 8 (1.79%) Artifactory
4 8 (1.79%) GitLab
5 5 (1.12%) LabVIEW
5 5 (1.12%) Mockito
6 4 (0.89%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.89%) Selenium
6 4 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.89%) Visual Studio
7 3 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (0.67%) Gradle
7 3 (0.67%) JUnit
8 2 (0.45%) GCC
8 2 (0.45%) GoogleTest
8 2 (0.45%) RStudio
8 2 (0.45%) Subversion
8 2 (0.45%) VectorCAST
General
1 337 (75.22%) Telecoms
2 333 (74.33%) Marketing
3 330 (73.66%) Finance
3 330 (73.66%) Manufacturing
4 324 (72.32%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.13%) Aerospace
6 11 (2.46%) Law
7 8 (1.79%) Military
8 7 (1.56%) Automotive
9 4 (0.89%) Legal
9 4 (0.89%) Local Government
9 4 (0.89%) Retail
10 3 (0.67%) French Language
10 3 (0.67%) German Language
10 3 (0.67%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.67%) Spanish Language
11 2 (0.45%) Billing
11 2 (0.45%) Publishing
12 1 (0.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 84 (18.75%) Developer
2 51 (11.38%) Architect
3 46 (10.27%) Java Developer
4 35 (7.81%) Software Engineer
5 30 (6.70%) Embedded Engineer
6 27 (6.03%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 26 (5.80%) Integration Developer
7 26 (5.80%) Project Manager
8 21 (4.69%) Analyst
9 19 (4.24%) Senior Developer
10 18 (4.02%) Senior Java Developer
11 17 (3.79%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (3.79%) Consultant
11 17 (3.79%) Data Architect
11 17 (3.79%) Senior Integration Developer
12 14 (3.13%) Lead Developer
13 13 (2.90%) Business Analyst
13 13 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
13 13 (2.90%) Lead Java Developer
14 12 (2.68%) Delivery Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (9.15%) Web Services
2 38 (8.48%) JSON
3 36 (8.04%) SOAP
4 35 (7.81%) Middleware
5 34 (7.59%) RESTful
6 32 (7.14%) XML
7 30 (6.70%) XSLT
8 22 (4.91%) Apache Camel
9 20 (4.46%) Node.js
9 20 (4.46%) Yocto
10 15 (3.35%) Kafka
11 14 (3.13%) Swagger
11 14 (3.13%) WireMock
12 11 (2.46%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (2.01%) Spring
14 8 (1.79%) HTML
14 8 (1.79%) Spring Boot
15 7 (1.56%) .NET
15 7 (1.56%) CSS
16 6 (1.34%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (7.59%) NHS
2 30 (6.70%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (4.46%) Device Driver
4 19 (4.24%) Home Automation
4 19 (4.24%) User Experience
5 13 (2.90%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.90%) Management Information System
6 12 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (2.23%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 7 (1.56%) Algorithms
9 5 (1.12%) Analogue Electronics
9 5 (1.12%) PKI
10 4 (0.89%) Embedded Systems
10 4 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (0.89%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) CAN bus
11 3 (0.67%) Internet of Things
11 3 (0.67%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.67%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.67%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 43 (9.60%) Windows
2 37 (8.26%) Linux
3 19 (4.24%) Windows 10
4 14 (3.13%) Android
5 11 (2.46%) Apple iOS
6 10 (2.23%) Unix
6 10 (2.23%) Windows Server
7 5 (1.12%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.89%) Embedded Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.67%) Tizen
9 3 (0.67%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.45%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.22%) AIX
11 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.22%) SUSE
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 328 (73.21%) Business Intelligence
2 326 (72.77%) Digital Marketing
3 325 (72.54%) Programme Management
4 126 (28.13%) Agile Software Development
5 52 (11.61%) Software Engineering
6 40 (8.93%) TDD
7 38 (8.48%) Project Management
8 33 (7.37%) SOA
9 32 (7.14%) Analytics
9 32 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
10 31 (6.92%) DevOps
11 29 (6.47%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (4.69%) Data Modelling
12 21 (4.69%) Decision-Making
12 21 (4.69%) Migration
12 21 (4.69%) Visualisation
13 19 (4.24%) Scrum
14 18 (4.02%) Business Case
15 17 (3.79%) Microservices
15 17 (3.79%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 56 (12.50%) Java
2 49 (10.94%) C
3 42 (9.38%) Python
4 38 (8.48%) C++
5 30 (6.70%) XPath
6 29 (6.47%) SQL
7 27 (6.03%) JavaScript
8 22 (4.91%) Embedded C++
9 21 (4.69%) C#
10 16 (3.57%) Bash Shell
11 10 (2.23%) Perl
12 9 (2.01%) Embedded C
13 7 (1.56%) Java 8
14 5 (1.12%) PowerShell
14 5 (1.12%) Ruby
14 5 (1.12%) Scala
15 4 (0.89%) MATLAB
15 4 (0.89%) R
16 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
16 2 (0.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 109 (24.33%) Security Cleared
2 71 (15.85%) SC Cleared
3 39 (8.71%) DV Cleared
4 24 (5.36%) Degree
5 8 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (1.56%) CCNP
7 6 (1.34%) CISSP
8 4 (0.89%) APMP
8 4 (0.89%) BC Cleared
8 4 (0.89%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.67%) CCDA
9 3 (0.67%) CCIE
9 3 (0.67%) CCNA
9 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (0.67%) PhD
9 3 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.45%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (0.45%) MCSA
10 2 (0.45%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.46%) JSP 440
2 8 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (1.79%) SLA
3 6 (1.34%) QA
3 6 (1.34%) RMADS
4 4 (0.89%) NCSC
5 3 (0.67%) GDPR
5 3 (0.67%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 3 (0.67%) NIST
5 3 (0.67%) PMO
6 2 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.45%) Def Stans
6 2 (0.45%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.45%) WCAG
7 1 (0.22%) COBIT
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.22%) MISRA
7 1 (0.22%) NIST 800
System Software
1 18 (4.02%) Docker
2 11 (2.46%) Active Directory
2 11 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (1.34%) VMware NSX
4 5 (1.12%) Firmware
5 3 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.67%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.22%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 18 (4.02%) Terraform
2 17 (3.79%) Kubernetes
3 12 (2.68%) Ansible
4 10 (2.23%) Kibana
4 10 (2.23%) logstash
5 9 (2.01%) Consul
5 9 (2.01%) Prometheus
5 9 (2.01%) Rancher
6 8 (1.79%) Grafana
6 8 (1.79%) Istio
7 7 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (1.34%) Fluentd
8 6 (1.34%) SCCM
8 6 (1.34%) vCenter Server
9 5 (1.12%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (0.67%) Nagios
11 2 (0.45%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.22%) Opscode Chef
12 1 (0.22%) Puppet
Vendors
1 327 (72.99%) SAP
2 62 (13.84%) Microsoft
3 35 (7.81%) Oracle
4 20 (4.46%) WSO2
5 13 (2.90%) VMware
6 11 (2.46%) Cisco
6 11 (2.46%) Remedy
6 11 (2.46%) Sparx
6 11 (2.46%) Splunk
6 11 (2.46%) Talend
7 8 (1.79%) BiZZdesign
7 8 (1.79%) Google
8 7 (1.56%) AppDynamics
9 6 (1.34%) Teradata
10 5 (1.12%) Atlassian
10 5 (1.12%) Databricks
10 5 (1.12%) Nokia
10 5 (1.12%) Xilinx
11 4 (0.89%) Informatica
11 4 (0.89%) Red Hat