Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 295 230 292
Rank change year-on-year -65 +62 +41
Contract jobs citing Electronics 785 492 627
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 1.15% 0.87%
As % of the General category 1.66% 2.22% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 607 347 496
10th Percentile £341 £294 £150
25th Percentile £431 £403 £354
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £525 £450
Median % change year-on-year - +16.67% -5.26%
75th Percentile £650 £625 £575
90th Percentile £738 £738 £658
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £525 £450
% change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 42 64
10th Percentile £33.16 £33.83 £16.08
25th Percentile £46.25 £41.25 £41.25
Median hourly rate £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +17.98% -1.11% -
75th Percentile £57.50 £49.69 £49.25
90th Percentile £59.60 £52.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £44.50 £44.00
% change year-on-year +12.36% +1.14% +1.15%

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 47,424 22,119 36,306
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 54.02% 51.89% 50.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 32,760 14,968 23,552
10th Percentile £313 £269 £234
25th Percentile £413 £375 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £463
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -2.63%
75th Percentile £638 £584 £575
90th Percentile £733 £675 £663
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +8.82% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,353 867 1,426
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.00 £12.07
25th Percentile £13.27 £15.04 £14.29
Median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £18.72
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +28.21% +1.19%
75th Percentile £43.75 £43.75 £38.00
90th Percentile £57.70 £53.75 £50.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £21.80 £18.00
% change year-on-year -20.87% +21.11% +2.86%

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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Electronics in the UK

Electronics
Top 15 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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -55 734 £525 - 582
UK excluding London -45 379 £475 -9.52% 549
London -75 253 £588 +6.82% 84
Work from Home -124 203 £600 +14.29% 82
South West +1 177 £450 -21.74% 101
South East -74 74 £210 -50.59% 149
North of England -53 41 £638 +21.43% 76
North West -32 34 £725 +34.88% 40
Midlands -54 33 £525 -3.67% 73
West Midlands -40 30 £525 -2.78% 42
East of England -54 25 £500 +74.52% 95
Scotland -40 24 £625 -13.79% 40
Yorkshire -38 7 £425 +21.43% 24
Wales -24 5 £120 -66.90% 13
East Midlands -32 3 £370 -32.73% 31

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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.

1 619 (78.85%) Telecoms
2 616 (78.47%) Finance
3 613 (78.09%) Manufacturing
4 612 (77.96%) Public Sector
5 609 (77.58%) Marketing
6 606 (77.20%) Digital Marketing
6 606 (77.20%) Business Intelligence
7 605 (77.07%) Programme Management
8 603 (76.82%) SAP
9 175 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
10 165 (21.02%) Azure
11 141 (17.96%) Social Skills
12 122 (15.54%) Microsoft
13 112 (14.27%) Security Cleared
14 101 (12.87%) SC Cleared
14 101 (12.87%) Software Engineering
15 85 (10.83%) NHS
16 82 (10.45%) SQL
17 76 (9.68%) Windows
18 75 (9.55%) Java
19 73 (9.30%) Test Automation
20 69 (8.79%) Data Architecture
20 69 (8.79%) Degree
21 68 (8.66%) Data Modelling
22 67 (8.54%) Metadata
23 65 (8.28%) Data Analysis
24 64 (8.15%) Analytics
24 64 (8.15%) DevOps
25 63 (8.03%) AWS
26 58 (7.39%) Linux

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 40 (5.10%) SharePoint
2 6 (0.76%) Confluence
3 2 (0.25%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Airflow
4 1 (0.13%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.13%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.13%) IIS
4 1 (0.13%) Luigi
4 1 (0.13%) nginx
4 1 (0.13%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (1.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
3 8 (1.02%) Sketch
4 6 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.64%) InVision
5 5 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.64%) Pixate
6 4 (0.51%) Simulink
7 2 (0.25%) SOLIDWORKS
7 2 (0.25%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 2 (0.25%) Adobe Campaign
1 2 (0.25%) iTrent
1 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.25%) SAP S/4HANA
1 2 (0.25%) Sentinel
1 2 (0.25%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
1 2 (0.25%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) HFM
2 1 (0.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Shopify
2 1 (0.13%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 165 (21.02%) Azure
2 63 (8.03%) AWS
3 47 (5.99%) Microsoft 365
4 40 (5.10%) IaaS
5 37 (4.71%) Power Platform
6 30 (3.82%) GCP
6 30 (3.82%) PaaS
7 27 (3.44%) SaaS
8 26 (3.31%) Azure Active Directory
9 18 (2.29%) GitHub
10 10 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
10 10 (1.27%) Serverless
11 9 (1.15%) Yammer
12 8 (1.02%) Dynamics 365
13 7 (0.89%) Amazon EKS
13 7 (0.89%) GitHub Actions
13 7 (0.89%) OneDrive
14 6 (0.76%) Azure Logic Apps
15 5 (0.64%) Azure Monitor
15 5 (0.64%) Azure Storage
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.04%) HTTP
2 15 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (1.78%) Firewall
4 12 (1.53%) Ethernet
5 10 (1.27%) 5G
5 10 (1.27%) Wireless
6 9 (1.15%) DNS
6 9 (1.15%) Unified Communications
7 8 (1.02%) Internet
8 7 (0.89%) MQTT
8 7 (0.89%) PABX
9 6 (0.76%) LAN
10 5 (0.64%) SAN
11 4 (0.51%) 4G
11 4 (0.51%) DOCSIS
11 4 (0.51%) Network Security
11 4 (0.51%) WAN
12 3 (0.38%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (0.38%) TCP/IP
12 3 (0.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (8.54%) Metadata
2 52 (6.62%) Metadata Repository
3 37 (4.71%) SQL Server
4 35 (4.46%) Power BI
5 32 (4.08%) PostgreSQL
6 19 (2.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 16 (2.04%) Relational Database
8 14 (1.78%) MongoDB
8 14 (1.78%) Pentaho
9 12 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 12 (1.53%) QlikView
10 11 (1.40%) Qlik Sense
11 10 (1.27%) Data Lake
11 10 (1.27%) Electronic Patient Records
11 10 (1.27%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.27%) Oracle Database
11 10 (1.27%) Redis
12 8 (1.02%) Big Data
13 7 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
13 7 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 27 (3.44%) Git (software)
2 24 (3.06%) Jenkins
3 16 (2.04%) Postman
4 15 (1.91%) JIRA
5 12 (1.53%) GitLab
6 11 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.27%) Subversion
8 9 (1.15%) Rational Rhapsody
9 7 (0.89%) Cypress.io
9 7 (0.89%) JUnit
10 6 (0.76%) CircleCI
10 6 (0.76%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.64%) Cucumber
11 5 (0.64%) GoogleTest
11 5 (0.64%) Selenium
12 4 (0.51%) Gatling
12 4 (0.51%) Tricentis qTest
12 4 (0.51%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.51%) Zephyr
13 3 (0.38%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 619 (78.85%) Telecoms
2 616 (78.47%) Finance
3 613 (78.09%) Manufacturing
4 612 (77.96%) Public Sector
5 609 (77.58%) Marketing
6 141 (17.96%) Social Skills
7 54 (6.88%) Analytical Skills
8 23 (2.93%) Retail
9 9 (1.15%) Documentation Skills
9 9 (1.15%) Legal
10 7 (0.89%) Aerospace
10 7 (0.89%) Presentation Skills
11 6 (0.76%) Automotive
11 6 (0.76%) Front Office
11 6 (0.76%) Organisational Skills
11 6 (0.76%) Police
12 4 (0.51%) Law
13 3 (0.38%) Banking
13 3 (0.38%) Local Government
13 3 (0.38%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 142 (18.09%) Architect
2 134 (17.07%) Developer
3 71 (9.04%) Data Architect
4 64 (8.15%) Analyst
5 57 (7.26%) Software Engineer
6 42 (5.35%) Project Manager
7 38 (4.84%) IT Support
8 37 (4.71%) Data Modeller
9 35 (4.46%) Java Developer
10 34 (4.33%) IT Support Technician
10 34 (4.33%) IT Technician
10 34 (4.33%) Senior Developer
10 34 (4.33%) Support Technician
11 26 (3.31%) Azure Engineer
12 25 (3.18%) Lead Architect
13 23 (2.93%) Embedded Engineer
13 23 (2.93%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (2.80%) Node.js Developer
15 21 (2.68%) Data Analyst
16 20 (2.55%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (5.73%) HTML
2 44 (5.61%) .NET
3 40 (5.10%) AngularJS
4 33 (4.20%) CSS
4 33 (4.20%) Middleware
4 33 (4.20%) Web Services
5 31 (3.95%) Node.js
5 31 (3.95%) XML
6 27 (3.44%) JSON
7 25 (3.18%) RESTful
8 24 (3.06%) REST
9 20 (2.55%) Kafka
9 20 (2.55%) SOAP
10 19 (2.42%) ASP.NET
11 18 (2.29%) Apache Camel
11 18 (2.29%) Spring
11 18 (2.29%) XSLT
12 15 (1.91%) Spring Boot
13 14 (1.78%) Ruby on Rails
14 12 (1.53%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 85 (10.83%) NHS
2 37 (4.71%) Management Information System
3 26 (3.31%) User Experience
4 15 (1.91%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (1.40%) Algorithms
5 11 (1.40%) FPGA
5 11 (1.40%) Public Cloud
5 11 (1.40%) Reference Data
6 6 (0.76%) Cloud Native
6 6 (0.76%) Embedded Systems
6 6 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
6 6 (0.76%) VHDL
7 5 (0.64%) CESG
7 5 (0.64%) Interactive Media
7 5 (0.64%) Mobile App
7 5 (0.64%) SystemC
7 5 (0.64%) Verilog
8 4 (0.51%) Credit Risk
8 4 (0.51%) Data Centre
8 4 (0.51%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 76 (9.68%) Windows
2 58 (7.39%) Linux
3 50 (6.37%) Windows 10
4 15 (1.91%) Embedded Linux
5 11 (1.40%) Unix
6 9 (1.15%) Mac OS X
7 8 (1.02%) Windows Server
8 6 (0.76%) Android
9 4 (0.51%) Mac OS
9 4 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.25%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.25%) CentOS
11 1 (0.13%) VMS
11 1 (0.13%) VxWorks
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.13%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (77.20%) Business Intelligence
1 606 (77.20%) Digital Marketing
2 605 (77.07%) Programme Management
3 175 (22.29%) Agile Software Development
4 101 (12.87%) Software Engineering
5 73 (9.30%) Test Automation
6 69 (8.79%) Data Architecture
7 68 (8.66%) Data Modelling
8 65 (8.28%) Data Analysis
9 64 (8.15%) Analytics
9 64 (8.15%) DevOps
10 55 (7.01%) Strategic Thinking
11 53 (6.75%) Data Governance
12 52 (6.62%) Strategic Planning
13 51 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
14 46 (5.86%) Microservices
15 44 (5.61%) Information Security
16 42 (5.35%) User Stories
17 41 (5.22%) CI/CD
18 40 (5.10%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 82 (10.45%) SQL
2 75 (9.55%) Java
3 58 (7.39%) JavaScript
4 48 (6.11%) C#
4 48 (6.11%) Python
5 43 (5.48%) C++
6 41 (5.22%) C
7 29 (3.69%) Ada
8 27 (3.44%) TypeScript
9 22 (2.80%) T-SQL
10 18 (2.29%) XPath
11 17 (2.17%) Ruby
12 13 (1.66%) Embedded C
13 7 (0.89%) Go
13 7 (0.89%) Kotlin
13 7 (0.89%) MATLAB
13 7 (0.89%) Perl
14 6 (0.76%) Bash
15 5 (0.64%) Assembly Language
15 5 (0.64%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 112 (14.27%) Security Cleared
2 101 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 69 (8.79%) Degree
4 18 (2.29%) DV Cleared
5 14 (1.78%) CISSP
5 14 (1.78%) Computer Science Degree
6 12 (1.53%) CESG Certified Professional
7 10 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
7 10 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.27%) TOGAF Certification
8 8 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.02%) MCSE
9 7 (0.89%) Master's Degree
10 6 (0.76%) CISM
10 6 (0.76%) PhD
11 5 (0.64%) HNC
12 4 (0.51%) CISA
12 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.38%) CCNA
13 3 (0.38%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.55%) Accessibility
2 17 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (2.04%) Data Quality
3 16 (2.04%) IEC 61508
4 15 (1.91%) SLA
5 14 (1.78%) Def Stans
5 14 (1.78%) MISRA
5 14 (1.78%) MISRA C
6 13 (1.66%) NCSC
7 12 (1.53%) JSP 440
8 9 (1.15%) COBIT
8 9 (1.15%) QA
9 7 (0.89%) RMADS
10 5 (0.64%) GRC
10 5 (0.64%) NIST
11 4 (0.51%) GDPR
11 4 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 4 (0.51%) PMO
12 3 (0.38%) IEC 62304
12 3 (0.38%) JTAG
System Software
1 31 (3.95%) Active Directory
1 31 (3.95%) Docker
2 20 (2.55%) Firmware
3 8 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 3 (0.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.38%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.25%) BitLocker
6 2 (0.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (4.46%) Kubernetes
2 31 (3.95%) Terraform
3 9 (1.15%) SCCM
4 8 (1.02%) Istio
4 8 (1.02%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
5 7 (0.89%) Grafana
5 7 (0.89%) Prometheus
6 6 (0.76%) Kibana
6 6 (0.76%) Rancher
7 5 (0.64%) Ansible
7 5 (0.64%) Consul
7 5 (0.64%) Fluentd
7 5 (0.64%) logstash
8 3 (0.38%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.38%) Puppet
9 2 (0.25%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.25%) MOM
9 2 (0.25%) Packer
9 2 (0.25%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 603 (76.82%) SAP
2 122 (15.54%) Microsoft
3 40 (5.10%) Sparx
4 37 (4.71%) Remedy
5 28 (3.57%) Google
5 28 (3.57%) Oracle
6 24 (3.06%) Cisco
7 17 (2.17%) ServiceNow
8 13 (1.66%) Informatica
9 10 (1.27%) Databricks
10 8 (1.02%) Red Hat
11 7 (0.89%) Adobe
12 6 (0.76%) EMC
12 6 (0.76%) Fortinet
12 6 (0.76%) HP
12 6 (0.76%) Splunk
12 6 (0.76%) VMware
13 5 (0.64%) AppDynamics
13 5 (0.64%) CheckPoint
14 4 (0.51%) Intel