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 3 months to 22 June 2017 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 229 351 366
Rank change year-on-year +122 +15  
Contract jobs citing Electronics 496 330 312
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.06% 0.61% 0.55%
As % of the General category 2.70% 1.66% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 247 176
Median daily rate £475 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £383 £375
% change year-on-year +24.18% +2.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 44 31
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.10% -7.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.58% -8.75%  

Electronics is in the common skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills.

General Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for common skills 18347 19840 22215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.14% 36.79% 39.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 12018 13224 14235
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £627 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.12% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 416 471 538
Median hourly rate £26.20 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.44% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £11.00 £10.68
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.35 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% +11.11%  

Electronics
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Electronics as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the General category.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

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 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +122 481 £475 +18.75% 300
London +70 148 £500 +21.21% 62
South West +36 110 £420 +12.00% 68
South East +38 98 £475 +20.63% 74
East of England +56 71 £538 +39.61% 48
Bristol +21 57 £410 +17.14% 29
Essex +28 54 £538 - 7
Wiltshire +31 30 £425 -37.03% 17
Buckinghamshire -2 30 £450 +14.64% 12
Yorkshire +47 29 £475 +51.87% 6
Hampshire +20 23 £450 +7.46% 11
Milton Keynes -9 22 £438 +11.46% 8
Cambridgeshire +11 16 £338 -33.16% 33
West Yorkshire +33 15 £288 +13.74% 5
Cambridge +20 15 £338 -33.16% 25
Surrey +9 15 £320 +14.28% 13
Leeds +21 13 £338 +33.53% 3
Sheffield +20 12 £500 +33.33%
South Yorkshire +19 12 £500 +33.33% 1
Berkshire +9 11 £450 +18.03% 17
North West +10 10 £650 +73.33% 14
City of London +9 9 £519 +15.27% 4
Farnborough - 8 £425 - 1
Manchester +14 7 £613 +49.39% 14
Scotland +32 6 £450 +62.16% 11
West Midlands +19 6 £300 -52.00% 10
Gloucestershire +3 6 £420 +8.38% 9
Basingstoke -5 6 - - 4
Staines - 6 - -
Birmingham +14 4 £300 -21.05%

For the 6 months to 22 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Electronics also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Electronics.

1 677 (76.15%) Telecoms
2 619 (69.63%) Marketing
3 617 (69.40%) Finance
4 612 (68.84%) Manufacturing
5 609 (68.50%) Digital Marketing
6 607 (68.28%) Business Intelligence
7 606 (68.17%) SAP
8 604 (67.94%) Programme Management
8 604 (67.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 339 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
10 223 (25.08%) Security Cleared
11 196 (22.05%) SC Cleared
12 142 (15.97%) TDD
13 129 (14.51%) Java
14 120 (13.50%) Degree
15 109 (12.26%) JSON
16 107 (12.04%) DevOps
17 103 (11.59%) SQL
18 98 (11.02%) Linux
18 98 (11.02%) Python
19 96 (10.80%) Oracle
20 94 (10.57%) Greenfield Project
21 93 (10.46%) XML
22 92 (10.35%) Scrum
23 87 (9.79%) Project Management
24 85 (9.56%) Middleware
24 85 (9.56%) SOA
25 80 (9.00%) Windows
26 79 (8.89%) C
27 76 (8.55%) Microsoft

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 55 (6.19%) Mule
2 47 (5.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 45 (5.06%) Oracle Service Bus
4 34 (3.82%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.36%) CMS
6 13 (1.46%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.46%) Confluence
6 13 (1.46%) MS Exchange
7 12 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 10 (1.12%) Mule ESB
9 9 (1.01%) Drupal
10 8 (0.90%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.56%) Apache
11 5 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
11 5 (0.56%) nginx
11 5 (0.56%) SAS
11 5 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.56%) Umbraco
11 5 (0.56%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.45%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (3.37%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (1.91%) Microsoft Project
4 8 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.56%) AutoCAD
5 5 (0.56%) OrCAD
5 5 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.45%) Simulink
7 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.22%) SPSS
7 2 (0.22%) Stata
8 1 (0.11%) CATIA
8 1 (0.11%) InVision
8 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.11%) Solid Edge
8 1 (0.11%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 604 (67.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 18 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.79%) SAP CO
3 7 (0.79%) SAP FI
3 7 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
4 6 (0.67%) NetSuite
5 5 (0.56%) SAP FI-AP
5 5 (0.56%) SAP SRM
6 3 (0.34%) Magento
6 3 (0.34%) Workday HCM
7 2 (0.22%) Maximo
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle 11i
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Primavera
8 1 (0.11%) SAP cProjects
8 1 (0.11%) SAP GTS
8 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP MDM
8 1 (0.11%) SAP Payroll
8 1 (0.11%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 57 (6.41%) Amazon AWS
2 30 (3.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (2.36%) Office 365
4 14 (1.57%) Amazon EC2
5 9 (1.01%) PaaS
5 9 (1.01%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 8 (0.90%) G Suite
7 7 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (0.56%) IaaS
8 5 (0.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 4 (0.45%) AdWords
9 4 (0.45%) GitHub
9 4 (0.45%) Yammer
10 3 (0.34%) Datadog
10 3 (0.34%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.34%) SaaS
11 2 (0.22%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.22%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.11%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (4.39%) Wireless
2 23 (2.59%) Firewall
3 20 (2.25%) Internet
3 20 (2.25%) Network Security
4 18 (2.02%) HTTP
5 16 (1.80%) Bluetooth
5 16 (1.80%) TCP/IP
6 15 (1.69%) LAN
7 14 (1.57%) SAN
7 14 (1.57%) WAN
8 12 (1.35%) 3G
8 12 (1.35%) LTE
9 11 (1.24%) WLAN
10 10 (1.12%) Ethernet
10 10 (1.12%) GPRS
10 10 (1.12%) GSM
11 9 (1.01%) SGSN
12 8 (0.90%) Cisco Nexus
12 8 (0.90%) DNS
13 7 (0.79%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (4.05%) Relational Database
2 32 (3.60%) SQL Server
3 26 (2.92%) Big Data
4 25 (2.81%) PostgreSQL
5 24 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 22 (2.47%) Data Warehouse
6 22 (2.47%) Hadoop
6 22 (2.47%) MongoDB
7 18 (2.02%) MySQL
8 16 (1.80%) RDBMS
9 15 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.35%) Power BI
11 9 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
11 9 (1.01%) Azure SQL Database
12 8 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
12 8 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
13 6 (0.67%) Apache Hive
13 6 (0.67%) Electronic Patient Records
13 6 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.67%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 76 (8.55%) Maven
2 64 (7.20%) Git (software)
3 52 (5.85%) Jenkins
4 35 (3.94%) JIRA
5 18 (2.02%) Eclipse
6 17 (1.91%) Cucumber
7 15 (1.69%) Selenium
8 14 (1.57%) Subversion
9 12 (1.35%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.24%) Visual Studio
11 9 (1.01%) Team Foundation Server
12 7 (0.79%) Jasmine
12 7 (0.79%) Karma Test Runner
13 6 (0.67%) Gradle
13 6 (0.67%) Oracle APEX
13 6 (0.67%) Rational DOORS
13 6 (0.67%) Robolectric
13 6 (0.67%) WebDriver
14 5 (0.56%) Grunt
15 4 (0.45%) Bitbucket
General
1 677 (76.15%) Telecoms
2 619 (69.63%) Marketing
3 617 (69.40%) Finance
4 612 (68.84%) Manufacturing
5 19 (2.14%) Retail
6 16 (1.80%) Automotive
7 13 (1.46%) Aerospace
8 9 (1.01%) Military
9 7 (0.79%) Advertising
9 7 (0.79%) Banking
9 7 (0.79%) Law
10 6 (0.67%) Legal
11 5 (0.56%) Publishing
12 4 (0.45%) Back Office
13 3 (0.34%) Games
13 3 (0.34%) German Language
14 2 (0.22%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.22%) Polish Language
14 2 (0.22%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 222 (24.97%) Developer
2 53 (5.96%) Analyst
3 52 (5.85%) Consultant
4 48 (5.40%) Architect
5 46 (5.17%) Agile Developer
5 46 (5.17%) Java Developer
6 43 (4.84%) SOA Developer
7 40 (4.50%) Integration Developer
8 37 (4.16%) Software Engineer
9 36 (4.05%) Project Manager
10 34 (3.82%) Electronics Engineer
10 34 (3.82%) Embedded Engineer
11 33 (3.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.49%) Test Engineer
13 28 (3.15%) Senior Developer
14 26 (2.92%) C# Developer
15 25 (2.81%) Business Analyst
16 24 (2.70%) .NET Developer
17 21 (2.36%) Python Developer
18 20 (2.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (12.26%) JSON
2 93 (10.46%) XML
3 85 (9.56%) Middleware
4 68 (7.65%) Swagger
4 68 (7.65%) XSLT
5 65 (7.31%) WireMock
6 64 (7.20%) .NET
7 60 (6.75%) Apache Camel
8 50 (5.62%) HTML
9 48 (5.40%) AngularJS
10 38 (4.27%) CSS
10 38 (4.27%) SOAP
11 36 (4.05%) Web Services
12 34 (3.82%) ASP.NET
12 34 (3.82%) REST
13 27 (3.04%) JSON Schema
13 27 (3.04%) RESTful
14 25 (2.81%) Node.js
15 24 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
15 24 (2.70%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 94 (10.57%) Greenfield Project
2 41 (4.61%) Computer Science
3 36 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (3.15%) User Experience
5 25 (2.81%) Data Centre
6 22 (2.47%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 20 (2.25%) NHS
8 14 (1.57%) Management Information System
9 12 (1.35%) Embedded Systems
10 10 (1.12%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.01%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.01%) Mobile App
11 9 (1.01%) PMI
11 9 (1.01%) VHDL
12 8 (0.90%) e-Learning
12 8 (0.90%) Smartphone
12 8 (0.90%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.79%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.67%) Data Structures
14 6 (0.67%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 98 (11.02%) Linux
2 80 (9.00%) Windows
3 47 (5.29%) Android
4 41 (4.61%) Unix
5 25 (2.81%) Mac OS X
6 24 (2.70%) Apple iOS
7 16 (1.80%) Windows Server
8 12 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (1.01%) Windows Phone
11 8 (0.90%) Solaris
11 8 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.79%) AIX
12 7 (0.79%) CentOS
13 6 (0.67%) Embedded Linux
14 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 4 (0.45%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.45%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (68.50%) Digital Marketing
2 607 (68.28%) Business Intelligence
3 604 (67.94%) Programme Management
4 339 (38.13%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (15.97%) TDD
6 107 (12.04%) DevOps
7 92 (10.35%) Scrum
8 87 (9.79%) Project Management
9 85 (9.56%) SOA
10 69 (7.76%) Continuous Integration
11 61 (6.86%) Test Automation
12 58 (6.52%) MVC
12 58 (6.52%) Software Engineering
13 47 (5.29%) Configuration Management
14 42 (4.72%) BDD
15 37 (4.16%) Continuous Delivery
15 37 (4.16%) Stakeholder Management
16 36 (4.05%) Web Development
17 35 (3.94%) OO
18 34 (3.82%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 129 (14.51%) Java
2 103 (11.59%) SQL
3 98 (11.02%) Python
4 79 (8.89%) C
5 68 (7.65%) XPath
6 67 (7.54%) C++
7 65 (7.31%) JavaScript
8 63 (7.09%) C#
9 34 (3.82%) Embedded C
10 20 (2.25%) Ruby
11 19 (2.14%) T-SQL
12 16 (1.80%) PowerShell
13 15 (1.69%) PHP
14 14 (1.57%) Tcl
15 12 (1.35%) VB
16 11 (1.24%) Shell Script
17 10 (1.12%) MATLAB
18 8 (0.90%) Go
19 7 (0.79%) Embedded C++
19 7 (0.79%) Perl
Qualifications
1 223 (25.08%) Security Cleared
2 196 (22.05%) SC Cleared
3 120 (13.50%) Degree
4 28 (3.15%) DV Cleared
5 23 (2.59%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.46%) Master's Degree
7 12 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (1.24%) PMI Certification
9 10 (1.12%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (0.79%) CCIE
10 7 (0.79%) CCNA
11 5 (0.56%) APMP
11 5 (0.56%) CCNP
11 5 (0.56%) Chartered Engineer
11 5 (0.56%) PMP
12 4 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.45%) CLAS
12 4 (0.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.34%) CESG Certified Professional
13 3 (0.34%) CITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (2.70%) QA
2 14 (1.57%) JSP 440
3 11 (1.24%) SLA
4 9 (1.01%) PMO
5 7 (0.79%) MISRA
6 5 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 4 (0.45%) GDPR
8 3 (0.34%) HL7
9 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 26262
9 2 (0.22%) ISO 9000
9 2 (0.22%) RMADS
9 2 (0.22%) WCAG
10 1 (0.11%) Basel II
10 1 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.11%) ECSS
10 1 (0.11%) EFQM
10 1 (0.11%) Government Security Classifications
10 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 31 (3.49%) Docker
2 26 (2.92%) Firmware
3 25 (2.81%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.24%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.24%) vSphere
6 10 (1.12%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (0.56%) XenServer
8 4 (0.45%) XenApp
9 3 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (0.34%) SRDF
9 3 (0.34%) vCloud
9 3 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.22%) HDFS
10 2 (0.22%) NFS
10 2 (0.22%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.22%) Samba
10 2 (0.22%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (5.06%) Puppet
2 37 (4.16%) Ansible
3 32 (3.60%) Opscode Chef
4 19 (2.14%) Kubernetes
5 9 (1.01%) AirWatch
6 6 (0.67%) Terraform
7 5 (0.56%) SCCM
7 5 (0.56%) vCenter Server
7 5 (0.56%) WSUS
8 3 (0.34%) Grafana
8 3 (0.34%) Kibana
8 3 (0.34%) logstash
8 3 (0.34%) Nagios
8 3 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.34%) Salt
8 3 (0.34%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.22%) HAProxy
9 2 (0.22%) Mesos
9 2 (0.22%) Rancher
9 2 (0.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 606 (68.17%) SAP
2 96 (10.80%) Oracle
3 76 (8.55%) Microsoft
4 47 (5.29%) WSO2
5 38 (4.27%) VMware
6 26 (2.92%) Cisco
7 24 (2.70%) EMC
8 20 (2.25%) Google
9 19 (2.14%) IBM
9 19 (2.14%) Red Hat
10 17 (1.91%) HP
11 11 (1.24%) Citrix
12 10 (1.12%) Veritas
13 9 (1.01%) Adobe
13 9 (1.01%) MobileIron
13 9 (1.01%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.67%) CheckPoint
14 6 (0.67%) Dell
14 6 (0.67%) Teradata
15 5 (0.56%) Software AG
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