Period
to 17 August 2019

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 17 August 2019 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 318 390 231
Rank change year-on-year +72 -159 +163
Contract jobs citing Electronics 719 662 1,113
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.64% 1.16%
As % of the General category 2.24% 1.73% 2.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 484 737
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +18.75%
10th Percentile £213 £300 £300
90th Percentile £650 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £469 £460
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.90% +22.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 68 94
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +8.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £19.63 £21.25 £18.63
90th Percentile £53.25 £53.05 £56.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%

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 32,164 38,168 38,087
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.30% 37.04% 39.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,792 24,845 25,024
UK median daily rate £493 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.68% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £304 £300 £281
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 720 859 834
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £25.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -2.91% +8.58%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.50 £11.75
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £25.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +38.00% -9.09% +10.00%

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 17 August 2019.

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 17 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 14 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 17 August 2019. 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 +57 669 £500 - 738
UK excluding London +40 547 £500 +6.67% 745
South West +37 219 £525 +40.00% 138
London +85 168 £500 -9.09% 67
South East +36 122 £400 - 167
East of England -20 99 £525 - 166
Midlands +40 45 £425 -5.56% 119
West Midlands +28 33 £450 -1.37% 70
Scotland +37 23 £525 +10.53% 57
Wales +15 23 £400 -20.00% 14
North of England -2 16 £450 -16.67% 83
East Midlands +26 12 £413 +24.53% 49
North West -1 12 £450 -25.00% 28
Yorkshire +8 4 - - 28

For the 6 months to 17 August 2019, 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.

1 526 (73.16%) Telecoms
2 524 (72.88%) Manufacturing
3 514 (71.49%) Marketing
4 511 (71.07%) Finance
4 511 (71.07%) SAP
5 509 (70.79%) Business Intelligence
6 508 (70.65%) Programme Management
6 508 (70.65%) Digital Marketing
7 183 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
8 181 (25.17%) Security Cleared
9 128 (17.80%) SC Cleared
10 108 (15.02%) Java
11 94 (13.07%) Windows
12 84 (11.68%) TDD
13 80 (11.13%) Web Services
14 79 (10.99%) Degree
15 77 (10.71%) C
16 75 (10.43%) SOAP
16 75 (10.43%) RESTful
17 74 (10.29%) Windows 10
18 71 (9.87%) Microsoft
19 70 (9.74%) Software Engineering
20 68 (9.46%) SOA
21 67 (9.32%) Oracle
22 66 (9.18%) DV Cleared
23 65 (9.04%) Linux
23 65 (9.04%) Middleware
24 63 (8.76%) C++
25 62 (8.62%) JavaScript
26 61 (8.48%) Greenfield Project

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 51 (7.09%) Mule
2 50 (6.95%) Oracle Service Bus
2 50 (6.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.25%) SharePoint
4 8 (1.11%) Confluence
4 8 (1.11%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.83%) CMS
6 5 (0.70%) Apache
7 4 (0.56%) JBoss
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Foundry
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.14%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.14%) Jetty
10 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
10 1 (0.14%) SAS
10 1 (0.14%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.14%) WildFly
Applications
1 18 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.25%) Simulink
3 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.97%) Microsoft Excel
5 6 (0.83%) AutoCAD
6 5 (0.70%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.70%) Sketch
7 4 (0.56%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.42%) SOLIDWORKS
9 2 (0.28%) Autodesk Inventor
9 2 (0.28%) CATIA
9 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
9 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.28%) PTC Creo
9 2 (0.28%) Siemens NX
10 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
10 1 (0.14%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
10 1 (0.14%) InDesign
Business Applications
1 10 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.14%) Primavera
3 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
3 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
3 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (5.01%) Amazon AWS
3 23 (3.20%) Office 365
3 23 (3.20%) SaaS
4 21 (2.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 16 (2.23%) Power Platform
6 12 (1.67%) PaaS
7 9 (1.25%) Dynamics 365
7 9 (1.25%) IaaS
8 7 (0.97%) Azure Functions
8 7 (0.97%) Serverless
9 6 (0.83%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.56%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon Glacier
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon SQS
11 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudTrail
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.92%) Firewall
2 20 (2.78%) DNS
3 19 (2.64%) Wireless
4 14 (1.95%) Ethernet
4 14 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
5 11 (1.53%) TCP/IP
5 11 (1.53%) WAN
6 9 (1.25%) RS-232
6 9 (1.25%) Skype
7 8 (1.11%) LAN
7 8 (1.11%) RS-485
8 7 (0.97%) DHCP
8 7 (0.97%) DVB
9 6 (0.83%) Bluetooth
9 6 (0.83%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (0.83%) FTP
9 6 (0.83%) HTTP
9 6 (0.83%) VPN
9 6 (0.83%) Wireshark
10 5 (0.70%) MIMO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.23%) PostgreSQL
2 16 (2.23%) Power BI
3 13 (1.81%) Big Data
4 12 (1.67%) Relational Database
5 9 (1.25%) Oracle Database
6 8 (1.11%) Data Warehouse
7 7 (0.97%) MySQL
8 4 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (0.56%) Qlik Sense
9 3 (0.42%) Couchbase
9 3 (0.42%) Data Mart
9 3 (0.42%) DataStage
9 3 (0.42%) DB2
9 3 (0.42%) Informix
9 3 (0.42%) QualityStage
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (0.42%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 40 (5.56%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.34%) Jenkins
3 22 (3.06%) JIRA
4 18 (2.50%) Maven
4 18 (2.50%) Visual Studio
5 15 (2.09%) Selenium
6 14 (1.95%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (1.11%) Rational DOORS
8 7 (0.97%) webpack
9 6 (0.83%) Subversion
10 5 (0.70%) Cucumber
10 5 (0.70%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.56%) Axure RP
11 4 (0.56%) Gerrit
11 4 (0.56%) LabVIEW
12 3 (0.42%) ClearQuest
12 3 (0.42%) JMeter
12 3 (0.42%) JUnit
12 3 (0.42%) SoapUI
12 3 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 526 (73.16%) Telecoms
2 524 (72.88%) Manufacturing
3 514 (71.49%) Marketing
4 511 (71.07%) Finance
5 23 (3.20%) Retail
6 18 (2.50%) Military
7 17 (2.36%) Law
8 11 (1.53%) Automotive
9 8 (1.11%) Banking
10 6 (0.83%) Aerospace
10 6 (0.83%) Billing
10 6 (0.83%) Publishing
11 5 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 5 (0.70%) Multimedia
12 4 (0.56%) Legal
13 2 (0.28%) Advertising
13 2 (0.28%) Avionics
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
14 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 136 (18.92%) Developer
2 74 (10.29%) Architect
3 70 (9.74%) Java Developer
4 57 (7.93%) Senior Developer
5 51 (7.09%) Senior Java Developer
6 49 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
7 46 (6.40%) Software Engineer
8 39 (5.42%) Consultant
9 38 (5.29%) Embedded Engineer
9 38 (5.29%) Support Engineer
10 36 (5.01%) Analyst
11 33 (4.59%) Desktop Support
12 29 (4.03%) Desktop Engineer
13 28 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 28 (3.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 26 (3.62%) Business Analyst
14 26 (3.62%) Project Manager
15 25 (3.48%) Security Architect
16 24 (3.34%) Windows Support Engineer
17 22 (3.06%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (11.13%) Web Services
2 75 (10.43%) RESTful
2 75 (10.43%) SOAP
3 65 (9.04%) Middleware
4 52 (7.23%) Apache Camel
5 50 (6.95%) HTML
6 46 (6.40%) XML
7 35 (4.87%) .NET
8 31 (4.31%) JSON
9 29 (4.03%) CSS
10 26 (3.62%) REST
11 19 (2.64%) XSLT
12 16 (2.23%) ASP.NET Web API
13 14 (1.95%) AngularJS
13 14 (1.95%) Swagger
13 14 (1.95%) WireMock
14 12 (1.67%) Node.js
15 11 (1.53%) ASP.NET
15 11 (1.53%) Elastic Stack
15 11 (1.53%) Lambda Expressions
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.48%) Greenfield Project
2 45 (6.26%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (5.01%) NHS
4 29 (4.03%) Embedded Systems
5 20 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 19 (2.64%) User Experience
7 16 (2.23%) Social Media
8 15 (2.09%) Analogue Electronics
9 13 (1.81%) Data Structures
10 11 (1.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 11 (1.53%) VHDL
11 9 (1.25%) ASIC
11 9 (1.25%) Blog
11 9 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 9 (1.25%) PKI
11 9 (1.25%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.11%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.97%) CESG
13 7 (0.97%) Digital TV
13 7 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 94 (13.07%) Windows
2 74 (10.29%) Windows 10
3 65 (9.04%) Linux
4 32 (4.45%) Windows 7
5 18 (2.50%) Android
6 15 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (1.81%) Embedded Linux
7 13 (1.81%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.67%) Unix
9 10 (1.39%) Apple iOS
10 6 (0.83%) Ubuntu
11 4 (0.56%) CentOS
11 4 (0.56%) Windows 8
11 4 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.28%) AIX
13 2 (0.28%) FreeRTOS
13 2 (0.28%) Solaris
13 2 (0.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 509 (70.79%) Business Intelligence
2 508 (70.65%) Digital Marketing
2 508 (70.65%) Programme Management
3 183 (25.45%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (11.68%) TDD
5 70 (9.74%) Software Engineering
6 68 (9.46%) SOA
7 49 (6.82%) DevOps
8 47 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
9 36 (5.01%) Test Automation
10 34 (4.73%) Scrum
11 33 (4.59%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (4.59%) Project Management
12 27 (3.76%) Mobile Device Management
13 26 (3.62%) Computer Science
13 26 (3.62%) Service Management
14 25 (3.48%) Mathematics
14 25 (3.48%) Migration
15 24 (3.34%) ITIL
16 22 (3.06%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 108 (15.02%) Java
2 77 (10.71%) C
3 63 (8.76%) C++
4 62 (8.62%) JavaScript
5 58 (8.07%) Python
6 50 (6.95%) Java 8
7 46 (6.40%) SQL
8 39 (5.42%) C#
9 31 (4.31%) Embedded C
10 14 (1.95%) XPath
11 13 (1.81%) Embedded C++
11 13 (1.81%) T-SQL
12 11 (1.53%) MATLAB
12 11 (1.53%) PHP
13 9 (1.25%) Perl
13 9 (1.25%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.11%) Bash Shell
14 8 (1.11%) TypeScript
15 6 (0.83%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 181 (25.17%) Security Cleared
2 128 (17.80%) SC Cleared
3 79 (10.99%) Degree
4 66 (9.18%) DV Cleared
5 11 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.11%) CESG Certified Professional
7 7 (0.97%) CCNP
8 6 (0.83%) Master's Degree
9 5 (0.70%) CCNA
9 5 (0.70%) CISSP
9 5 (0.70%) SANS
10 4 (0.56%) BC Cleared
10 4 (0.56%) CBAP
10 4 (0.56%) CCIE
10 4 (0.56%) CISA
10 4 (0.56%) CISM
10 4 (0.56%) HND
10 4 (0.56%) IIBA
11 3 (0.42%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.62%) QA
2 16 (2.23%) JSP 440
3 14 (1.95%) RMADS
4 10 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.83%) DO-254
6 4 (0.56%) SLA
7 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) GDPR
8 2 (0.28%) ISO 9001
8 2 (0.28%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.14%) DO-178B
9 1 (0.14%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) IEC 62304
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 13485
9 1 (0.14%) JTAG
9 1 (0.14%) MISRA
9 1 (0.14%) NCSC
9 1 (0.14%) NIST
9 1 (0.14%) NIST 800
System Software
1 44 (6.12%) Firmware
2 34 (4.73%) Active Directory
3 21 (2.92%) Docker
4 5 (0.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.28%) vSphere
6 2 (0.28%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
7 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
7 1 (0.14%) GPFS
7 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.14%) LXC
7 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.14%) Samba
7 1 (0.14%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.14%) Xen
7 1 (0.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 31 (4.31%) SCCM
2 22 (3.06%) Ansible
3 21 (2.92%) AirWatch
4 20 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 19 (2.64%) Terraform
6 16 (2.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.83%) Puppet
8 5 (0.70%) Grafana
8 5 (0.70%) Kibana
9 4 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
9 4 (0.56%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.28%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.28%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.28%) Packer
10 2 (0.28%) SCOM
11 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
11 1 (0.14%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) WSUS
11 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 511 (71.07%) SAP
2 71 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 67 (9.32%) Oracle
4 51 (7.09%) WSO2
5 31 (4.31%) Talend
6 19 (2.64%) Cisco
7 10 (1.39%) VMware
8 8 (1.11%) Google
9 7 (0.97%) BiZZdesign
9 7 (0.97%) EMC
9 7 (0.97%) HP
10 6 (0.83%) Adobe
10 6 (0.83%) CA
10 6 (0.83%) Citrix
10 6 (0.83%) Tableau
11 5 (0.70%) CheckPoint
11 5 (0.70%) IBM
11 5 (0.70%) Red Hat
12 4 (0.56%) BMC
12 4 (0.56%) Remedy