Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 243 308 327
Rank change year-on-year +65 +19 +51
Contract jobs citing Electronics 532 478 763
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.01% 0.80% 0.79%
As % of the General category 2.48% 2.14% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 347 565
10th Percentile £325 £262 £313
25th Percentile £425 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £535 £500 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.00% -3.85% +8.62%
75th Percentile £688 £588 £594
90th Percentile £738 £660 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 45 75
10th Percentile £33.91 £36.75 £15.07
25th Percentile £38.25 £41.25 £40.00
Median hourly rate £42.50 £45.00 £43.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +3.45% +2.35%
75th Percentile £48.13 £52.50 £49.38
90th Percentile £50.40 £53.75 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £42.75
% change year-on-year -3.41% +2.92% +1.79%

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 21,469 22,291 38,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.84% 37.37% 39.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,571 14,709 25,746
10th Percentile £305 £269 £300
25th Percentile £400 £386 £385
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £480 £483
Median % change year-on-year +4.17% -0.62% +1.68%
75th Percentile £600 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £688 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £430 £445 £438
% change year-on-year -3.37% +1.71% +3.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 775 708 943
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.44 £11.81
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.73 £14.78
Median hourly rate £24.00 £21.41 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +12.10% +1.95% -
75th Percentile £44.50 £43.75 £41.19
90th Percentile £54.30 £52.50 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.03 £20.24
% change year-on-year +7.37% -1.04% +4.87%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 +91 512 £535 +4.39% 484
UK excluding London +29 267 £550 +10.00% 487
Work from Home -98 208 £525 +23.53% 49
London +82 179 £550 +4.76% 62
South West +10 93 £544 +3.57% 77
South East +87 83 £413 +10.00% 118
North of England +71 33 £538 -2.27% 57
East of England +40 26 £500 +11.73% 104
North West +36 21 £725 +65.90% 40
Midlands +21 18 £725 +59.78% 62
Yorkshire +43 11 £400 -31.91% 14
East Midlands +30 9 £475 +35.71% 24
West Midlands +6 9 £725 +54.26% 38
Scotland -10 8 £725 +61.11% 50
Wales +17 3 £363 -6.45% 15
Northern Ireland - 3 £142 - 4
North East +30 1 £475 -22.45% 3

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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.

1 441 (82.89%) Manufacturing
2 425 (79.89%) Telecoms
3 418 (78.57%) Finance
4 415 (78.01%) Marketing
5 412 (77.44%) Programme Management
5 412 (77.44%) SAP
6 411 (77.26%) Business Intelligence
6 411 (77.26%) Digital Marketing
6 411 (77.26%) Public Sector
7 104 (19.55%) Security Cleared
8 102 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (17.11%) Azure
10 79 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
11 76 (14.29%) SC Cleared
12 72 (13.53%) Python
13 65 (12.22%) Data Modelling
14 64 (12.03%) Microsoft
15 58 (10.90%) Data Architecture
16 56 (10.53%) Software Engineering
16 56 (10.53%) Analytics
17 55 (10.34%) Data Analysis
17 55 (10.34%) AWS
18 54 (10.15%) C
18 54 (10.15%) Data Governance
19 53 (9.96%) Java
20 51 (9.59%) Linux
21 50 (9.40%) Reverse Engineering
21 50 (9.40%) Strategic Planning
21 50 (9.40%) Metadata Management
21 50 (9.40%) DevOps

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 15 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 9 (1.69%) Mule
2 9 (1.69%) Red Hat Fuse
3 7 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (1.13%) Confluence
5 5 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (0.94%) MS Exchange
5 5 (0.94%) Oracle Service Bus
5 5 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 3 (0.56%) Apache Spark
6 3 (0.56%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.38%) IIS
7 2 (0.38%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.19%) Apache
8 1 (0.19%) WildFly
Applications
1 23 (4.32%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.56%) AutoCAD
4 2 (0.38%) SOLIDWORKS
4 2 (0.38%) Windchill
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.19%) Simulink
5 1 (0.19%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 34 (6.39%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 13 (2.44%) Teamcenter
3 12 (2.26%) Oracle ERP
4 4 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.19%) Cerner Millennium
6 1 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 91 (17.11%) Azure
2 55 (10.34%) AWS
3 38 (7.14%) Microsoft 365
4 26 (4.89%) Amazon EKS
4 26 (4.89%) IaaS
5 21 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (3.76%) SaaS
7 19 (3.57%) PaaS
7 19 (3.57%) Power Platform
8 7 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
9 5 (0.94%) GCP
10 4 (0.75%) Boomi
10 4 (0.75%) GitHub
10 4 (0.75%) Logic Apps
10 4 (0.75%) Power Automate
10 4 (0.75%) PowerApps
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon Neptune
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.38%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.38%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.01%) HTTP
2 15 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
3 12 (2.26%) Wireless
4 11 (2.07%) VPN
5 10 (1.88%) Firewall
5 10 (1.88%) RS-485
6 9 (1.69%) Modbus
6 9 (1.69%) RS-422
7 6 (1.13%) VoIP
8 4 (0.75%) Bluetooth
8 4 (0.75%) DNS
8 4 (0.75%) WAN
9 3 (0.56%) Ethernet
9 3 (0.56%) Internet
9 3 (0.56%) Network Security
9 3 (0.56%) Skype
9 3 (0.56%) VSAN
10 2 (0.38%) DLNA
10 2 (0.38%) LAN
10 2 (0.38%) UPnP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.82%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.63%) Relational Database
4 13 (2.44%) Power BI
5 12 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.50%) Big Data
6 8 (1.50%) Electronic Patient Records
6 8 (1.50%) Qlik Sense
6 8 (1.50%) QlikView
7 7 (1.32%) Pentaho
8 6 (1.13%) Tableau
9 5 (0.94%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.94%) MongoDB
9 5 (0.94%) NoSQL
10 4 (0.75%) Data Mining
10 4 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 3 (0.56%) GIS
11 3 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.38%) Spark SQL
Development Applications
1 48 (9.02%) Git (software)
2 29 (5.45%) Jenkins
3 18 (3.38%) GitLab
4 16 (3.01%) Artifactory
5 11 (2.07%) JIRA
6 9 (1.69%) Subversion
7 4 (0.75%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.75%) LabVIEW
7 4 (0.75%) Visual Studio
8 3 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.56%) Visual Studio Code
9 2 (0.38%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.38%) GCC
9 2 (0.38%) GDB
9 2 (0.38%) GoogleTest
9 2 (0.38%) Gradle
9 2 (0.38%) JUnit
9 2 (0.38%) Maven
9 2 (0.38%) Rational Rhapsody
9 2 (0.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 441 (82.89%) Manufacturing
2 425 (79.89%) Telecoms
3 418 (78.57%) Finance
4 415 (78.01%) Marketing
5 411 (77.26%) Public Sector
6 25 (4.70%) Law
7 11 (2.07%) Aerospace
8 10 (1.88%) Publishing
9 7 (1.32%) Automotive
10 6 (1.13%) Retail
11 5 (0.94%) Legal
12 4 (0.75%) French Language
12 4 (0.75%) German Language
12 4 (0.75%) Local Government
13 3 (0.56%) Military
14 2 (0.38%) General Ledger
14 2 (0.38%) Spanish Language
15 1 (0.19%) Advertising
15 1 (0.19%) Avionics
15 1 (0.19%) Banking
Job Titles
1 100 (18.80%) Architect
2 70 (13.16%) Developer
3 58 (10.90%) Data Architect
4 49 (9.21%) Data Modeller
5 37 (6.95%) Consultant
6 36 (6.77%) Analyst
7 33 (6.20%) Java Developer
8 32 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 24 (4.51%) Project Manager
10 23 (4.32%) Software Engineer
11 20 (3.76%) Embedded Engineer
11 20 (3.76%) Enterprise Architect
12 18 (3.38%) Enterprise Data Architect
12 18 (3.38%) Integration Developer
13 17 (3.20%) Design Engineer
14 16 (3.01%) Senior DevOps
14 16 (3.01%) Solutions Architect
14 16 (3.01%) Windows Engineer
15 15 (2.82%) Electronics Engineer
16 14 (2.63%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (6.39%) Web Services
2 27 (5.08%) Kafka
3 25 (4.70%) Elastic Stack
4 23 (4.32%) JSON
4 23 (4.32%) XML
5 22 (4.14%) RESTful
6 20 (3.76%) Middleware
7 19 (3.57%) SOAP
8 16 (3.01%) .NET
9 15 (2.82%) XSLT
10 14 (2.63%) HTML
10 14 (2.63%) Node.js
11 13 (2.44%) .NET Core
12 12 (2.26%) CSS
13 10 (1.88%) Apache Camel
14 8 (1.50%) Ruby on Rails
15 7 (1.32%) Spring
16 5 (0.94%) GraphQL
16 5 (0.94%) Spring Boot
16 5 (0.94%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.85%) Analytical Skills
2 45 (8.46%) NHS
3 22 (4.14%) Management Information System
4 15 (2.82%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 10 (1.88%) Social Media
6 9 (1.69%) Analogue Electronics
6 9 (1.69%) Data Centre
6 9 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 9 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.50%) User Experience
8 7 (1.32%) Reference Data
9 6 (1.13%) ASIC
10 5 (0.94%) Cloud Native
10 5 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
11 4 (0.75%) Algorithms
11 4 (0.75%) Mobile App
11 4 (0.75%) SystemC
11 4 (0.75%) VHDL
11 4 (0.75%) W3C
12 3 (0.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 51 (9.59%) Linux
2 48 (9.02%) Windows
3 22 (4.14%) Windows 10
4 13 (2.44%) Android
5 12 (2.26%) Windows Server
6 10 (1.88%) Unix
6 10 (1.88%) Windows Mobile
7 9 (1.69%) Apple iOS
8 8 (1.50%) Mac OS X
9 6 (1.13%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (0.56%) Windows 7
11 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.56%) Windows Server 2016
12 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.19%) AIX
13 1 (0.19%) FreeRTOS
13 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (77.44%) Programme Management
2 411 (77.26%) Business Intelligence
2 411 (77.26%) Digital Marketing
3 102 (19.17%) Agile Software Development
4 65 (12.22%) Data Modelling
5 58 (10.90%) Data Architecture
6 56 (10.53%) Analytics
6 56 (10.53%) Software Engineering
7 55 (10.34%) Data Analysis
8 54 (10.15%) Data Governance
9 50 (9.40%) Actionable Insight
9 50 (9.40%) DevOps
9 50 (9.40%) Digital Analytics
9 50 (9.40%) Metadata Management
9 50 (9.40%) Reverse Engineering
9 50 (9.40%) Strategic Planning
9 50 (9.40%) Strategic Thinking
10 44 (8.27%) Microservices
11 41 (7.71%) Visualisation
12 33 (6.20%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 72 (13.53%) Python
2 54 (10.15%) C
3 53 (9.96%) Java
4 46 (8.65%) SQL
5 33 (6.20%) C++
6 30 (5.64%) Perl
7 27 (5.08%) Bash Shell
8 25 (4.70%) JavaScript
9 22 (4.14%) Embedded C
10 18 (3.38%) C#
11 15 (2.82%) XPath
12 12 (2.26%) Ruby
13 10 (1.88%) PowerShell
13 10 (1.88%) T-SQL
14 8 (1.50%) TypeScript
15 7 (1.32%) Ada
16 6 (1.13%) Apex Code
16 6 (1.13%) Embedded C++
16 6 (1.13%) Kotlin
17 4 (0.75%) Go
Qualifications
1 104 (19.55%) Security Cleared
2 76 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 37 (6.95%) Degree
4 34 (6.39%) DV Cleared
5 11 (2.07%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (1.32%) CISSP
7 6 (1.13%) CESG Certified Professional
8 4 (0.75%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (0.56%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (0.56%) CISM
9 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.38%) APMP
10 2 (0.38%) Master's Degree
10 2 (0.38%) PhD
10 2 (0.38%) PMP
11 1 (0.19%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.19%) MBA
11 1 (0.19%) MCSA
11 1 (0.19%) PMI Certification
11 1 (0.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.26%) QA
2 11 (2.07%) Data Quality
3 10 (1.88%) SLA
4 7 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 7 (1.32%) NIST
5 6 (1.13%) GDPR
5 6 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.13%) JSP 440
5 6 (1.13%) NCSC
6 4 (0.75%) RMADS
7 3 (0.56%) Dublin Core
7 3 (0.56%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.38%) DO-254
8 2 (0.38%) HL7
8 2 (0.38%) ISO 26262
8 2 (0.38%) MISRA
8 2 (0.38%) PMO
9 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.19%) IEC 61508
9 1 (0.19%) JTAG
System Software
1 41 (7.71%) Docker
2 32 (6.02%) Active Directory
3 13 (2.44%) Firmware
4 8 (1.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (1.13%) Terminal Server
6 2 (0.38%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 37 (6.95%) Kubernetes
2 32 (6.02%) Ansible
3 29 (5.45%) Terraform
4 28 (5.26%) Prometheus
5 27 (5.08%) Rancher
6 25 (4.70%) Consul
6 25 (4.70%) Fluentd
6 25 (4.70%) Grafana
6 25 (4.70%) Istio
6 25 (4.70%) Kibana
6 25 (4.70%) logstash
7 17 (3.20%) Microsoft Intune
8 9 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (1.50%) SCCM
10 6 (1.13%) AirWatch
11 4 (0.75%) Puppet
12 3 (0.56%) Opscode Chef
12 3 (0.56%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.38%) Nagios
13 2 (0.38%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 412 (77.44%) SAP
2 64 (12.03%) Microsoft
3 49 (9.21%) Remedy
4 38 (7.14%) Sparx
5 33 (6.20%) Oracle
6 25 (4.70%) AppDynamics
6 25 (4.70%) Splunk
7 19 (3.57%) Google
8 12 (2.26%) Kronos
8 12 (2.26%) Siemens
8 12 (2.26%) VMware
9 11 (2.07%) EMC
10 9 (1.69%) Salesforce.com
10 9 (1.69%) Samsung
11 8 (1.50%) Informatica
11 8 (1.50%) Xilinx
12 6 (1.13%) Atlassian
13 5 (0.94%) Red Hat
13 5 (0.94%) WSO2
14 4 (0.75%) Dell