Period
to 21 October 2017

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 21 October 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
6 months to
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 387 425
Rank change year-on-year +153 +38 -147
Contract jobs citing Electronics 1109 623 600
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 0.59% 0.53%
As % of the General category 2.79% 1.61% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 698 463 376
UK median daily rate £475 £401 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.60% +6.80% +7.14%
10th Percentile £305 £263 £244
90th Percentile £600 £575 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 77 98
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £17.00 £20.10 £24.18
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.20 £45.08
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% +4.17%

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 39678 38628 45806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 39.95% 36.37% 40.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26298 25678 29247
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 868 975 1212
UK median hourly rate £26.42 £23.75 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.24% -4.43% +15.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.39
90th Percentile £48.08 £47.15 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +12.00% -3.85% +10.05%

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 21 October 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 6 months to 21 October 2017.

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 21 October 2017. 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 +186 1070 £475 +18.75% 151
UK excluding London +138 759 £475 +18.75% 118
London +145 338 £500 +12.68% 36
South West +61 215 £420 +12.00% 25
East of England +89 200 £525 +50.00% 34
South East +43 192 £475 +18.75% 28
North of England +106 82 £460 +15.00% 18
Yorkshire +73 53 £450 +33.23% 8
Midlands +29 36 £350 -17.65% 11
North West +15 28 £460 +15.00% 9
Scotland +28 27 £500 +70.94% 2
East Midlands 0 17 £350 -17.65% 4
West Midlands +15 11 £270 -28.95% 7
Wales -9 6 £550 +10.00% 1
North East +62 1 £413 -13.16% 1
Northern Ireland -48 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 852 (76.83%) Telecoms
2 833 (75.11%) Marketing
3 829 (74.75%) Manufacturing
4 816 (73.58%) Digital Marketing
5 810 (73.04%) Finance
6 803 (72.41%) Business Intelligence
7 802 (72.32%) SAP
7 802 (72.32%) Programme Management
8 471 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
9 275 (24.80%) Security Cleared
10 217 (19.57%) SC Cleared
11 216 (19.48%) TDD
12 174 (15.69%) JSON
13 168 (15.15%) Scrum
14 167 (15.06%) Java
15 153 (13.80%) Linux
16 150 (13.53%) Python
17 145 (13.07%) Greenfield Project
18 141 (12.71%) DevOps
19 138 (12.44%) XML
20 133 (11.99%) SOA
21 124 (11.18%) Oracle
21 124 (11.18%) Middleware
22 117 (10.55%) Maven
23 109 (9.83%) Degree
24 107 (9.65%) XSLT
25 104 (9.38%) XPath
25 104 (9.38%) Swagger
26 103 (9.29%) WireMock
26 103 (9.29%) SQL

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 88 (7.94%) Mule
2 77 (6.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 76 (6.85%) Oracle Service Bus
4 42 (3.79%) Apache Spark
5 23 (2.07%) CMS
5 23 (2.07%) SharePoint
6 21 (1.89%) Confluence
7 20 (1.80%) Apache
8 18 (1.62%) nginx
9 13 (1.17%) MS Exchange
10 12 (1.08%) Drupal
10 12 (1.08%) OpenStack
11 10 (0.90%) Apache Solr
11 10 (0.90%) Mule ESB
12 7 (0.63%) Ethereum
12 7 (0.63%) Hyperledger
12 7 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
13 5 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
13 5 (0.45%) IIS
13 5 (0.45%) Umbraco
Applications
1 39 (3.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 38 (3.43%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.72%) AutoCAD
6 7 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.54%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.45%) OrCAD
9 4 (0.36%) FrameMaker
9 4 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
10 3 (0.27%) Doxygen
11 2 (0.18%) Simulink
11 2 (0.18%) SPSS
11 2 (0.18%) Stata
12 1 (0.090%) Adobe Illustrator
12 1 (0.090%) GNU Octave
12 1 (0.090%) Maya
12 1 (0.090%) OmniGraffle
12 1 (0.090%) PTC Creo
12 1 (0.090%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 24 (2.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.99%) NetSuite
3 8 (0.72%) SAP CO
3 8 (0.72%) SAP FI
3 8 (0.72%) SAP FI/CO
4 7 (0.63%) Adobe Campaign
4 7 (0.63%) R3 Corda
4 7 (0.63%) Teamcenter
5 6 (0.54%) SAP FI-AP
5 6 (0.54%) SAP SRM
6 4 (0.36%) Dynamics AX
7 3 (0.27%) Lawson
7 3 (0.27%) Magento
7 3 (0.27%) Unica
7 3 (0.27%) Workday HCM
8 1 (0.090%) LabWindows
8 1 (0.090%) Payment Gateway
8 1 (0.090%) Remedy ITSM
8 1 (0.090%) Salesforce.com CRM
8 1 (0.090%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 61 (5.50%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (1.35%) Office 365
4 14 (1.26%) G Suite
5 13 (1.17%) GitHub
6 11 (0.99%) IaaS
7 10 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.63%) npm
9 6 (0.54%) Force.com
9 6 (0.54%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
9 6 (0.54%) Salesforce Service Cloud
10 5 (0.45%) AdWords
10 5 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (0.45%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.45%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 5 (0.45%) PaaS
11 3 (0.27%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.27%) Serverless
12 2 (0.18%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.18%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 56 (5.05%) Wireless
2 35 (3.16%) TCP/IP
3 32 (2.89%) Bluetooth
3 32 (2.89%) Wi-Fi
4 28 (2.52%) Firewall
5 23 (2.07%) VPN
6 22 (1.98%) WAN
7 21 (1.89%) LAN
8 18 (1.62%) HTTP
9 14 (1.26%) DNS
10 13 (1.17%) 3G
10 13 (1.17%) GPRS
10 13 (1.17%) GSM
10 13 (1.17%) LTE
10 13 (1.17%) SSL
11 12 (1.08%) SGSN
12 10 (0.90%) Ethernet
12 10 (0.90%) Kerberos
12 10 (0.90%) SAN
13 8 (0.72%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (6.13%) PostgreSQL
2 61 (5.50%) Big Data
3 56 (5.05%) Hadoop
4 40 (3.61%) MongoDB
5 38 (3.43%) SQL Server
6 36 (3.25%) Relational Database
7 33 (2.98%) MySQL
8 25 (2.25%) NoSQL
8 25 (2.25%) Oracle Database
9 21 (1.89%) HBase
10 19 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
11 17 (1.53%) RDBMS
12 15 (1.35%) BusinessObjects
13 14 (1.26%) Apache Hive
14 13 (1.17%) Power BI
15 9 (0.81%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
15 9 (0.81%) Azure SQL Database
16 7 (0.63%) Blockchain
17 6 (0.54%) GIS
17 6 (0.54%) Impala
Development Applications
1 117 (10.55%) Maven
2 99 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 62 (5.59%) Jenkins
4 52 (4.69%) JIRA
5 39 (3.52%) Cucumber
6 21 (1.89%) Eclipse
6 21 (1.89%) SoapUI
6 21 (1.89%) Visual Studio
7 15 (1.35%) Artifactory
7 15 (1.35%) TeamCity
8 14 (1.26%) Sonatype Nexus
9 11 (0.99%) GitLab
9 11 (0.99%) IntelliJ
9 11 (0.99%) Selenium
10 10 (0.90%) Grunt
11 9 (0.81%) WebDriver
12 8 (0.72%) Ant
12 8 (0.72%) LabVIEW
12 8 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (0.63%) Subversion
General
1 852 (76.83%) Telecoms
2 833 (75.11%) Marketing
3 829 (74.75%) Manufacturing
4 810 (73.04%) Finance
5 23 (2.07%) Automotive
5 23 (2.07%) Retail
6 20 (1.80%) Aerospace
7 15 (1.35%) Military
8 10 (0.90%) Back Office
9 8 (0.72%) Law
9 8 (0.72%) Publishing
10 6 (0.54%) Games
10 6 (0.54%) Legal
11 5 (0.45%) Local Government
12 3 (0.27%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.27%) French Language
12 3 (0.27%) German Language
12 3 (0.27%) Italian Language
12 3 (0.27%) Polish Language
12 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 298 (26.87%) Developer
2 86 (7.75%) Analyst
3 83 (7.48%) Agile Developer
4 70 (6.31%) Senior Developer
5 69 (6.22%) DevOps Engineer
6 64 (5.77%) Integration Developer
7 62 (5.59%) Software Engineer
8 59 (5.32%) SOA Developer
9 55 (4.96%) Embedded Engineer
9 55 (4.96%) Java Developer
10 53 (4.78%) Consultant
11 45 (4.06%) Architect
12 42 (3.79%) Business Analyst
13 39 (3.52%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 35 (3.16%) Software Developer
15 34 (3.07%) C# Developer
16 32 (2.89%) Lead Developer
17 31 (2.80%) Project Manager
18 29 (2.61%) Test Engineer
18 29 (2.61%) XML Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (15.69%) JSON
2 138 (12.44%) XML
3 124 (11.18%) Middleware
4 107 (9.65%) XSLT
5 104 (9.38%) Swagger
6 103 (9.29%) WireMock
7 91 (8.21%) Apache Camel
8 80 (7.21%) HTML
9 74 (6.67%) SOAP
9 74 (6.67%) Web Services
10 67 (6.04%) CSS
11 66 (5.95%) .NET
12 58 (5.23%) AngularJS
12 58 (5.23%) REST
12 58 (5.23%) RESTful
13 47 (4.24%) Node.js
14 38 (3.43%) ASP.NET
15 37 (3.34%) JSON Schema
16 35 (3.16%) ASP.NET Web API
17 34 (3.07%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 145 (13.07%) Greenfield Project
2 58 (5.23%) Computer Science
3 51 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 37 (3.34%) User Experience
5 29 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 27 (2.43%) Embedded Systems
7 26 (2.34%) NHS
8 20 (1.80%) Algorithms
9 19 (1.71%) Fintech
10 15 (1.35%) Data Structures
10 15 (1.35%) Device Driver
11 12 (1.08%) PKI
12 11 (0.99%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
13 10 (0.90%) Private Cloud
13 10 (0.90%) Smartphone
14 8 (0.72%) 3D Graphics
14 8 (0.72%) Mobile App
14 8 (0.72%) PMI
14 8 (0.72%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 153 (13.80%) Linux
2 78 (7.03%) Windows
3 48 (4.33%) Unix
4 31 (2.80%) Android
5 27 (2.43%) Apple iOS
6 26 (2.34%) Mac OS X
7 19 (1.71%) Embedded Linux
8 17 (1.53%) Windows Server
9 16 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.08%) Windows Phone
11 10 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 9 (0.81%) Windows 7
13 8 (0.72%) AIX
13 8 (0.72%) Solaris
13 8 (0.72%) VxWorks
14 5 (0.45%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.36%) Nucleus RTOS
16 2 (0.18%) CentOS
16 2 (0.18%) Windows Mobile
17 1 (0.090%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 816 (73.58%) Digital Marketing
2 803 (72.41%) Business Intelligence
3 802 (72.32%) Programme Management
4 471 (42.47%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (19.48%) TDD
6 168 (15.15%) Scrum
7 141 (12.71%) DevOps
8 133 (11.99%) SOA
9 97 (8.75%) Project Management
10 92 (8.30%) Continuous Integration
11 87 (7.84%) Software Engineering
12 79 (7.12%) Configuration Management
13 73 (6.58%) BDD
14 54 (4.87%) MVC
15 53 (4.78%) Open Source
16 52 (4.69%) Stakeholder Management
16 52 (4.69%) Test Automation
17 51 (4.60%) Continuous Delivery
18 49 (4.42%) Analytics
18 49 (4.42%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 167 (15.06%) Java
2 150 (13.53%) Python
3 104 (9.38%) XPath
4 103 (9.29%) SQL
5 98 (8.84%) C
6 97 (8.75%) JavaScript
7 89 (8.03%) C++
8 68 (6.13%) C#
9 37 (3.34%) Embedded C
10 28 (2.52%) Ruby
11 26 (2.34%) PHP
12 22 (1.98%) Shell Script
13 21 (1.89%) T-SQL
14 19 (1.71%) PowerShell
15 18 (1.62%) R
16 15 (1.35%) Embedded C++
16 15 (1.35%) VB
17 14 (1.26%) Tcl
18 13 (1.17%) Bash Shell
19 12 (1.08%) Go
Qualifications
1 275 (24.80%) Security Cleared
2 217 (19.57%) SC Cleared
3 109 (9.83%) Degree
4 56 (5.05%) DV Cleared
5 17 (1.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.53%) HND
6 15 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
7 12 (1.08%) CTC Cleared
8 11 (0.99%) BC Cleared
8 11 (0.99%) CISM
9 10 (0.90%) PMI Certification
10 9 (0.81%) CLAS
11 8 (0.72%) CISSP
12 7 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
12 7 (0.63%) NVQ Level 4
13 6 (0.54%) IISP
13 6 (0.54%) MCSE
13 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
14 5 (0.45%) APMP
15 4 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (1.53%) QA
2 14 (1.26%) Data Quality
2 14 (1.26%) JSP 440
3 13 (1.17%) MISRA
4 11 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 10 (0.90%) PMO
6 6 (0.54%) SLA
7 5 (0.45%) GDPR
8 3 (0.27%) IEC 62304
8 3 (0.27%) WCAG
9 2 (0.18%) EMIR
9 2 (0.18%) GCP
9 2 (0.18%) HL7
9 2 (0.18%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.18%) IEC 61508
9 2 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.18%) MISRA C
9 2 (0.18%) RMADS
10 1 (0.090%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.090%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 69 (6.22%) Docker
2 28 (2.52%) Firmware
3 21 (1.89%) Active Directory
4 10 (0.90%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 10 (0.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 10 (0.90%) HDFS
5 9 (0.81%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (0.45%) Hyper-V
7 4 (0.36%) Apache Flume
7 4 (0.36%) VMware NSX
7 4 (0.36%) vSphere
8 3 (0.27%) XenApp
9 2 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.090%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.090%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 75 (6.76%) Puppet
2 64 (5.77%) Ansible
3 52 (4.69%) Opscode Chef
4 45 (4.06%) Kubernetes
5 19 (1.71%) Terraform
6 15 (1.35%) Kibana
7 13 (1.17%) logstash
8 12 (1.08%) AirWatch
9 9 (0.81%) HAProxy
9 9 (0.81%) Salt
10 8 (0.72%) Grafana
11 6 (0.54%) Prometheus
12 4 (0.36%) HP Operations Orchestration
12 4 (0.36%) Oozie
12 4 (0.36%) SCCM
12 4 (0.36%) ZABBIX
13 3 (0.27%) SCOM
14 2 (0.18%) SCOrch
14 2 (0.18%) SCSM
14 2 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 802 (72.32%) SAP
2 124 (11.18%) Oracle
3 76 (6.85%) WSO2
4 71 (6.40%) Microsoft
5 31 (2.80%) Google
6 28 (2.52%) VMware
7 17 (1.53%) IBM
8 16 (1.44%) Adobe
9 14 (1.26%) ServiceNow
10 13 (1.17%) Cisco
11 12 (1.08%) MobileIron
12 11 (0.99%) HP
13 10 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
14 9 (0.81%) Tableau
15 8 (0.72%) Red Hat
16 7 (0.63%) Siemens
16 7 (0.63%) Workday
17 6 (0.54%) EMC
17 6 (0.54%) MicroStrategy
18 5 (0.45%) Citrix