Period
to 17 October 2018

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 October 2018 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 361 231 402
Rank change year-on-year -130 +171 +13
Contract jobs citing Electronics 709 1,110 615
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 1.12% 0.58%
As % of the General category 1.87% 2.80% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 546 699 460
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +18.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £296 £305 £263
90th Percentile £638 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £475 £400
% change year-on-year - +18.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 118 75
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £18.75 £16.60 £22.50
90th Percentile £53.13 £52.50 £47.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +6.17% +1.89% +6.00%

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 38,006 39,674 38,833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.84% 39.96% 36.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,842 26,247 25,870
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.26% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 887 878 971
UK median hourly rate £23.15 £26.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.64% +11.58% -
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.40 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.79% +14.00% -3.85%

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 -121 671 £475 - 818
UK excluding London -77 566 £475 - 784
South West -20 180 £425 +1.19% 136
East of England -14 175 £525 - 167
London -167 134 £519 +3.75% 94
South East -90 93 £350 -26.32% 225
Midlands -13 46 £438 +25.00% 100
North of England -68 39 £425 -7.61% 97
West Midlands +7 36 £438 +62.04% 66
North West -23 23 £425 -7.61% 55
Wales -5 16 £525 -4.55% 18
Scotland -33 11 £500 - 38
North East +11 10 £725 +75.76% 21
East Midlands -6 10 £325 -7.14% 33
Northern Ireland +41 6 £475 - 4
Yorkshire -59 6 £425 -5.56% 21

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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.

1 511 (72.07%) Telecoms
2 510 (71.93%) Manufacturing
3 497 (70.10%) Finance
4 496 (69.96%) Marketing
5 488 (68.83%) Programme Management
5 488 (68.83%) SAP
6 485 (68.41%) Business Intelligence
6 485 (68.41%) Digital Marketing
7 227 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
8 147 (20.73%) Security Cleared
9 119 (16.78%) Web Services
10 118 (16.64%) Greenfield Project
11 115 (16.22%) SC Cleared
12 112 (15.80%) TDD
13 106 (14.95%) SOAP
13 106 (14.95%) Java
14 105 (14.81%) SOA
15 104 (14.67%) Scrum
16 98 (13.82%) Microsoft
16 98 (13.82%) RESTful
17 86 (12.13%) Middleware
18 79 (11.14%) Oracle
19 78 (11.00%) Software Engineering
20 74 (10.44%) XML
20 74 (10.44%) Linux
21 72 (10.16%) Degree
22 65 (9.17%) DevOps
23 63 (8.89%) JSON
23 63 (8.89%) C
24 61 (8.60%) C++

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 54 (7.62%) Mule
2 52 (7.33%) Oracle Service Bus
2 52 (7.33%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 15 (2.12%) Confluence
4 10 (1.41%) CMS
5 6 (0.85%) Apache
6 5 (0.71%) MS Exchange
7 4 (0.56%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (0.56%) SAS
8 3 (0.42%) SharePoint
9 2 (0.28%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.28%) Drupal
10 1 (0.14%) ColdFusion
10 1 (0.14%) Mule ESB
10 1 (0.14%) nginx
10 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.14%) Skype for Business
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.14%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (5.50%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) Simulink
5 3 (0.42%) InVision
5 3 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.42%) OrCAD
5 3 (0.42%) Pixate
6 2 (0.28%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.28%) SPSS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 24 (3.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (0.14%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.14%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 56 (7.90%) Amazon AWS
2 24 (3.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (1.55%) Office 365
4 8 (1.13%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (0.85%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (0.85%) PaaS
6 5 (0.71%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.71%) SaaS
7 4 (0.56%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.56%) IaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (0.42%) GitHub
9 2 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.28%) Route 53
9 2 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.14%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 27 (3.81%) Wireless
2 15 (2.12%) Firewall
2 15 (2.12%) Internet
3 12 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
4 10 (1.41%) Ethernet
4 10 (1.41%) TCP/IP
5 9 (1.27%) Bluetooth
6 6 (0.85%) WLAN
7 5 (0.71%) Network Security
8 4 (0.56%) Intranet
8 4 (0.56%) SAN
8 4 (0.56%) SNMP
8 4 (0.56%) ZigBee
9 3 (0.42%) 4G
9 3 (0.42%) DHCP
9 3 (0.42%) DLNA
9 3 (0.42%) SMTP
9 3 (0.42%) UPnP
9 3 (0.42%) VoIP
9 3 (0.42%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (5.50%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.97%) Oracle Database
3 13 (1.83%) PostgreSQL
4 11 (1.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
6 9 (1.27%) Big Data
6 9 (1.27%) Power BI
6 9 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (0.99%) Relational Database
8 6 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 5 (0.71%) RDBMS
9 5 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.56%) MongoDB
10 4 (0.56%) MySQL
11 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.42%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.42%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.42%) OLAP
12 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 41 (5.78%) Git (software)
2 38 (5.36%) Maven
3 30 (4.23%) JIRA
4 27 (3.81%) Jenkins
5 18 (2.54%) SoapUI
6 13 (1.83%) JMeter
6 13 (1.83%) Selenium
7 12 (1.69%) LabVIEW
7 12 (1.69%) WebDriver
8 11 (1.55%) Rational DOORS
8 11 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (1.27%) Visual Studio
10 7 (0.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 7 (0.99%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (0.71%) GCC
11 5 (0.71%) JUnit
11 5 (0.71%) Subversion
11 5 (0.71%) Visual Studio Team System
12 4 (0.56%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.56%) GDB
General
1 511 (72.07%) Telecoms
2 510 (71.93%) Manufacturing
3 497 (70.10%) Finance
4 496 (69.96%) Marketing
5 19 (2.68%) Automotive
5 19 (2.68%) Law
6 16 (2.26%) Aerospace
7 15 (2.12%) Retail
8 13 (1.83%) Military
9 5 (0.71%) Banking
10 4 (0.56%) Back Office
10 4 (0.56%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.42%) Advertising
11 3 (0.42%) Avionics
11 3 (0.42%) Legal
11 3 (0.42%) Publishing
12 2 (0.28%) Billing
12 2 (0.28%) Games
12 2 (0.28%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 148 (20.87%) Developer
2 63 (8.89%) Software Engineer
3 52 (7.33%) Analyst
4 48 (6.77%) Senior Developer
5 44 (6.21%) Architect
6 42 (5.92%) Embedded Engineer
7 39 (5.50%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 38 (5.36%) Integration Developer
8 38 (5.36%) Tester
9 34 (4.80%) DevOps Engineer
9 34 (4.80%) Java Developer
10 29 (4.09%) Business Analyst
11 28 (3.95%) Project Manager
12 27 (3.81%) Automation Tester
13 26 (3.67%) Electronics Engineer
13 26 (3.67%) SOA Developer
14 23 (3.24%) Desktop Support
14 23 (3.24%) Support Engineer
15 22 (3.10%) Agile Developer
16 21 (2.96%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (16.78%) Web Services
2 106 (14.95%) SOAP
3 98 (13.82%) RESTful
4 86 (12.13%) Middleware
5 74 (10.44%) XML
6 63 (8.89%) JSON
7 55 (7.76%) Apache Camel
8 42 (5.92%) .NET
8 42 (5.92%) HTML
9 39 (5.50%) XSLT
10 34 (4.80%) REST
10 34 (4.80%) Swagger
10 34 (4.80%) WireMock
11 30 (4.23%) CSS
12 16 (2.26%) AngularJS
13 13 (1.83%) ASP.NET
13 13 (1.83%) ASP.NET Web API
14 12 (1.69%) jQuery
15 10 (1.41%) Taurus
16 9 (1.27%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 118 (16.64%) Greenfield Project
2 40 (5.64%) Analytical Skills
3 35 (4.94%) Computer Science
4 30 (4.23%) NHS
5 25 (3.53%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 20 (2.82%) User Experience
7 16 (2.26%) Embedded Systems
8 14 (1.97%) Data Centre
9 11 (1.55%) Management Information System
10 10 (1.41%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.41%) VHDL
11 9 (1.27%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.27%) Virtual Team
12 8 (1.13%) Mobile App
13 7 (0.99%) Algorithms
13 7 (0.99%) PKI
14 6 (0.85%) Raspberry Pi
15 5 (0.71%) Public Cloud
16 4 (0.56%) CAN bus
16 4 (0.56%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 74 (10.44%) Linux
2 59 (8.32%) Windows
3 21 (2.96%) Windows 7
4 20 (2.82%) Android
4 20 (2.82%) Windows 10
5 16 (2.26%) Apple iOS
5 16 (2.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (1.83%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.69%) Unix
8 7 (0.99%) CentOS
8 7 (0.99%) VxWorks
9 6 (0.85%) Embedded Linux
10 5 (0.71%) Windows XP
11 4 (0.56%) Mac OS X
11 4 (0.56%) Nucleus RTOS
12 3 (0.42%) AIX
12 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.28%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.14%) Solaris
14 1 (0.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (68.83%) Programme Management
2 485 (68.41%) Business Intelligence
2 485 (68.41%) Digital Marketing
3 227 (32.02%) Agile Software Development
4 112 (15.80%) TDD
5 105 (14.81%) SOA
6 104 (14.67%) Scrum
7 78 (11.00%) Software Engineering
8 65 (9.17%) DevOps
9 50 (7.05%) Problem-Solving
10 43 (6.06%) Test Automation
11 41 (5.78%) Project Management
12 40 (5.64%) Configuration Management
13 35 (4.94%) Open Source
14 33 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
15 32 (4.51%) OO
16 31 (4.37%) Mathematics
17 30 (4.23%) Coaching
17 30 (4.23%) CRM
18 27 (3.81%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 106 (14.95%) Java
2 63 (8.89%) C
3 61 (8.60%) C++
4 59 (8.32%) SQL
5 50 (7.05%) JavaScript
6 44 (6.21%) C#
6 44 (6.21%) Python
7 39 (5.50%) Java 8
8 34 (4.80%) XPath
9 26 (3.67%) PowerShell
10 25 (3.53%) Embedded C
11 17 (2.40%) Groovy
12 16 (2.26%) T-SQL
13 15 (2.12%) Embedded C++
14 13 (1.83%) Bash Shell
15 12 (1.69%) PHP
16 11 (1.55%) VBScript
17 10 (1.41%) MATLAB
18 9 (1.27%) Java 9
18 9 (1.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 147 (20.73%) Security Cleared
2 115 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 72 (10.16%) Degree
4 21 (2.96%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (2.82%) DV Cleared
6 17 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (1.55%) HNC
8 10 (1.41%) BC Cleared
9 9 (1.27%) HND
10 8 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 8 (1.13%) Master's Degree
11 7 (0.99%) MCDST
11 7 (0.99%) Numerate Degree
12 6 (0.85%) MCSE
13 5 (0.71%) CCNA
13 5 (0.71%) CCNP
13 5 (0.71%) MCP
14 3 (0.42%) A+ Certification
14 3 (0.42%) CISSP
14 3 (0.42%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (1.83%) QA
2 8 (1.13%) DO-254
3 7 (0.99%) JSP 440
3 7 (0.99%) MISRA
3 7 (0.99%) PMO
4 6 (0.85%) RMADS
4 6 (0.85%) SLA
5 4 (0.56%) HL7
5 4 (0.56%) ISO 13485
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.28%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.28%) DO-160
7 2 (0.28%) GDPR
7 2 (0.28%) IEC 61508
7 2 (0.28%) IEC 62304
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 2 (0.28%) MISRA C
7 2 (0.28%) WCAG
8 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
System Software
1 19 (2.68%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.12%) Firmware
3 9 (1.27%) Docker
4 6 (0.85%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.56%) Forefront TMG
5 4 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (0.56%) XenApp
6 3 (0.42%) XenDesktop
7 2 (0.28%) etcd
7 2 (0.28%) flannel
7 2 (0.28%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.28%) Postfix
7 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 38 (5.36%) Ansible
2 29 (4.09%) Terraform
3 13 (1.83%) Puppet
4 10 (1.41%) SCCM
5 7 (0.99%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.71%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (0.71%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.42%) Kibana
8 3 (0.42%) WSUS
9 2 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 2 (0.28%) Forum Sentry
9 2 (0.28%) rkt
10 1 (0.14%) Consul
10 1 (0.14%) HAProxy
10 1 (0.14%) logstash
10 1 (0.14%) PowerCLI
10 1 (0.14%) Salt
10 1 (0.14%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 488 (68.83%) SAP
2 98 (13.82%) Microsoft
3 79 (11.14%) Oracle
4 53 (7.48%) WSO2
5 12 (1.69%) Cisco
6 11 (1.55%) EMC
7 10 (1.41%) Google
7 10 (1.41%) IBM
8 8 (1.13%) Red Hat
9 7 (0.99%) Adobe
9 7 (0.99%) Atlassian
9 7 (0.99%) Tableau
9 7 (0.99%) Talend
10 6 (0.85%) VMware
11 5 (0.71%) Remedy
12 4 (0.56%) Altera
12 4 (0.56%) Apple
12 4 (0.56%) CA
12 4 (0.56%) Citrix
12 4 (0.56%) Xilinx