Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 332 285 374
Rank change year-on-year -47 +89 +33
Contract jobs citing Electronics 780 960 655
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.94% 0.64%
As % of the General category 2.06% 2.37% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 615 613 514
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +11.76% +11.84%
10th Percentile £305 £305 £270
90th Percentile £656 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £469 £405
% change year-on-year -4.00% +15.67% +8.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 117 56
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £42.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.36% +9.09% +2.67%
10th Percentile £14.33 £17.32 £15.38
90th Percentile £53.38 £50.35 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £40.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +7.41% +1.25% +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 37,936 40,503 37,107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 36.15% 39.47% 36.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,910 26,726 24,599
UK median daily rate £480 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £669 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 837 889 923
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £24.41
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.43% +8.56% -2.85%
10th Percentile £12.25 £12.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.61 £46.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £27.25 £25.00
% change year-on-year -10.09% +9.00% -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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -69 741 £475 - 772
UK excluding London -37 615 £450 -4.00% 753
South West +1 224 £425 +6.25% 124
East of England -19 156 £525 +2.44% 144
London -113 154 £565 +10.24% 89
South East -58 111 £375 -17.81% 235
North of England -38 46 £425 -7.61% 91
Midlands -22 45 £438 +25.00% 91
West Midlands +4 34 £438 +62.04% 66
North West -25 23 £425 -15.00% 57
Wales -15 15 £538 -2.27% 15
Scotland -19 12 £463 -7.50% 52
Yorkshire -30 12 £450 +1.41% 24
North East +1 11 £738 +78.79% 10
East Midlands -8 11 £375 +7.14% 25
Northern Ireland +31 6 £475 -9.52% 3

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 584 (74.87%) Telecoms
2 570 (73.08%) Manufacturing
3 565 (72.44%) Finance
3 565 (72.44%) Marketing
4 558 (71.54%) SAP
5 557 (71.41%) Programme Management
6 556 (71.28%) Business Intelligence
6 556 (71.28%) Digital Marketing
7 235 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
8 178 (22.82%) Security Cleared
9 121 (15.51%) SC Cleared
10 117 (15.00%) Microsoft
11 113 (14.49%) Java
12 111 (14.23%) Web Services
13 110 (14.10%) Greenfield Project
14 104 (13.33%) TDD
15 99 (12.69%) Scrum
16 97 (12.44%) Linux
17 94 (12.05%) SOA
18 93 (11.92%) SOAP
19 88 (11.28%) Middleware
20 86 (11.03%) RESTful
21 85 (10.90%) Degree
22 80 (10.26%) DevOps
23 79 (10.13%) Software Engineering
24 75 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
25 74 (9.49%) Oracle
26 68 (8.72%) C
27 67 (8.59%) C++
27 67 (8.59%) XML

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 46 (5.90%) Oracle Service Bus
2 44 (5.64%) Mule
3 43 (5.51%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 21 (2.69%) Confluence
5 12 (1.54%) CMS
6 11 (1.41%) Elasticsearch
7 5 (0.64%) SharePoint
8 4 (0.51%) Apache
9 3 (0.38%) IIS
9 3 (0.38%) nginx
9 3 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.26%) Apache Spark
10 2 (0.26%) Drupal
10 2 (0.26%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.26%) NServiceBus
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.13%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.13%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.13%) SAS
11 1 (0.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (5.51%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (3.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.51%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.38%) InVision
5 3 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.38%) Pixate
5 3 (0.38%) Simulink
6 2 (0.26%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.26%) SPSS
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 27 (3.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.13%) Eloqua
2 1 (0.13%) Oracle iProcurement
2 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.13%) SAP GTS
2 1 (0.13%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 75 (9.62%) Amazon AWS
2 42 (5.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (1.54%) PaaS
4 8 (1.03%) Dynamics 365
4 8 (1.03%) Office 365
5 7 (0.90%) SaaS
6 6 (0.77%) GitHub
6 6 (0.77%) IaaS
7 5 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (0.51%) Google App Engine
8 4 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (0.38%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.38%) Amazon EMR
9 3 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (0.26%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.26%) Datadog
10 2 (0.26%) npm
10 2 (0.26%) Quay.io
10 2 (0.26%) Route 53
10 2 (0.26%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 21 (2.69%) Wireless
2 17 (2.18%) Firewall
3 13 (1.67%) Bluetooth
4 12 (1.54%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (1.28%) TCP/IP
6 9 (1.15%) Internet
6 9 (1.15%) Intranet
6 9 (1.15%) Network Security
7 8 (1.03%) VPN
8 7 (0.90%) SNMP
9 6 (0.77%) HTTP
10 5 (0.64%) Broadband
10 5 (0.64%) DLNA
10 5 (0.64%) Ethernet
10 5 (0.64%) UPnP
11 4 (0.51%) Multicast
11 4 (0.51%) VoIP
11 4 (0.51%) WLAN
12 3 (0.38%) DHCP
12 3 (0.38%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (2.05%) Oracle Database
4 10 (1.28%) Power BI
4 10 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 9 (1.15%) Data Warehouse
6 8 (1.03%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (0.77%) Big Data
7 6 (0.77%) Hadoop
7 6 (0.77%) MySQL
8 5 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (0.51%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.51%) RDBMS
9 4 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon Athena
10 3 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
10 3 (0.38%) Electronic Patient Records
10 3 (0.38%) OLAP
10 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 53 (6.79%) Git (software)
2 46 (5.90%) Jenkins
3 31 (3.97%) JIRA
4 28 (3.59%) Maven
5 16 (2.05%) JMeter
5 16 (2.05%) Selenium
5 16 (2.05%) WebDriver
6 14 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
7 13 (1.67%) SoapUI
7 13 (1.67%) Visual Studio
8 11 (1.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 10 (1.28%) JUnit
10 7 (0.90%) GCC
10 7 (0.90%) GitLab
10 7 (0.90%) LabVIEW
10 7 (0.90%) Mockito
10 7 (0.90%) Subversion
10 7 (0.90%) Visual Studio Team System
11 6 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
12 5 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 584 (74.87%) Telecoms
2 570 (73.08%) Manufacturing
3 565 (72.44%) Finance
3 565 (72.44%) Marketing
4 18 (2.31%) Law
4 18 (2.31%) Military
5 13 (1.67%) Automotive
5 13 (1.67%) Retail
6 10 (1.28%) Aerospace
7 5 (0.64%) Legal
8 4 (0.51%) Back Office
8 4 (0.51%) Billing
9 3 (0.38%) Advertising
9 3 (0.38%) Games
10 2 (0.26%) Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.13%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 154 (19.74%) Developer
2 67 (8.59%) Analyst
3 64 (8.21%) Software Engineer
4 53 (6.79%) DevOps Engineer
5 47 (6.03%) Architect
6 45 (5.77%) Embedded Engineer
7 42 (5.38%) Senior Developer
8 38 (4.87%) Tester
9 36 (4.62%) Embedded Software Engineer
9 36 (4.62%) Java Developer
10 35 (4.49%) Integration Developer
11 34 (4.36%) Project Manager
12 30 (3.85%) Business Analyst
13 26 (3.33%) Automation Tester
14 25 (3.21%) Senior DevOps
14 25 (3.21%) Senior DevOps Engineer
15 22 (2.82%) Consultant
15 22 (2.82%) Electronics Engineer
15 22 (2.82%) Support Engineer
15 22 (2.82%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (14.23%) Web Services
2 93 (11.92%) SOAP
3 88 (11.28%) Middleware
4 86 (11.03%) RESTful
5 67 (8.59%) XML
6 55 (7.05%) .NET
7 53 (6.79%) HTML
8 49 (6.28%) JSON
9 44 (5.64%) Apache Camel
10 37 (4.74%) REST
11 36 (4.62%) CSS
12 28 (3.59%) XSLT
13 25 (3.21%) AngularJS
13 25 (3.21%) Swagger
14 24 (3.08%) WireMock
15 21 (2.69%) ASP.NET
16 20 (2.56%) jQuery
17 18 (2.31%) ASP.NET Web API
18 13 (1.67%) Taurus
19 11 (1.41%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 110 (14.10%) Greenfield Project
2 34 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (4.23%) NHS
4 26 (3.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 24 (3.08%) User Experience
6 16 (2.05%) Data Centre
6 16 (2.05%) Embedded Systems
7 13 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.54%) VHDL
9 10 (1.28%) Data Structures
10 9 (1.15%) Public Cloud
11 8 (1.03%) Mobile App
11 8 (1.03%) Social Media
11 8 (1.03%) Virtual Team
12 7 (0.90%) Algorithms
12 7 (0.90%) Device Driver
13 6 (0.77%) ASIC
13 6 (0.77%) Self-Motivation
14 5 (0.64%) MPEG
14 5 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 97 (12.44%) Linux
2 52 (6.67%) Windows
3 24 (3.08%) Windows 10
4 23 (2.95%) Android
4 23 (2.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (2.44%) Windows 7
6 16 (2.05%) Apple iOS
7 15 (1.92%) Unix
8 10 (1.28%) CentOS
8 10 (1.28%) Windows Server
9 7 (0.90%) AIX
9 7 (0.90%) Embedded Linux
9 7 (0.90%) Windows XP
10 5 (0.64%) VxWorks
11 3 (0.38%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.38%) Windows 8
11 3 (0.38%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (0.26%) CoreOS
12 2 (0.26%) Nucleus RTOS
13 1 (0.13%) FreeRTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 557 (71.41%) Programme Management
2 556 (71.28%) Business Intelligence
2 556 (71.28%) Digital Marketing
3 235 (30.13%) Agile Software Development
4 104 (13.33%) TDD
5 99 (12.69%) Scrum
6 94 (12.05%) SOA
7 80 (10.26%) DevOps
8 79 (10.13%) Software Engineering
9 61 (7.82%) Configuration Management
10 56 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
11 46 (5.90%) Test Automation
12 45 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
13 44 (5.64%) Project Management
14 41 (5.26%) Computer Science
15 36 (4.62%) OO
16 32 (4.10%) CRM
16 32 (4.10%) ITIL
16 32 (4.10%) Mathematics
17 31 (3.97%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 113 (14.49%) Java
2 68 (8.72%) C
3 67 (8.59%) C++
4 62 (7.95%) SQL
5 60 (7.69%) JavaScript
6 55 (7.05%) C#
7 52 (6.67%) Python
8 38 (4.87%) Java 8
9 25 (3.21%) Embedded C
9 25 (3.21%) PowerShell
10 24 (3.08%) XPath
11 14 (1.79%) Bash Shell
12 13 (1.67%) Embedded C++
12 13 (1.67%) Groovy
12 13 (1.67%) T-SQL
13 12 (1.54%) TypeScript
14 11 (1.41%) Perl
15 9 (1.15%) MATLAB
16 8 (1.03%) PHP
17 6 (0.77%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 178 (22.82%) Security Cleared
2 121 (15.51%) SC Cleared
3 85 (10.90%) Degree
4 38 (4.87%) DV Cleared
5 26 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.67%) BC Cleared
7 11 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (1.15%) Master's Degree
9 8 (1.03%) MCDST
10 6 (0.77%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (0.64%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.64%) CCNP
11 5 (0.64%) CISSP
11 5 (0.64%) HNC
12 4 (0.51%) CCNA
12 4 (0.51%) CEH
12 4 (0.51%) HND
12 4 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 3 (0.38%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.31%) QA
2 15 (1.92%) JSP 440
3 14 (1.79%) RMADS
4 11 (1.41%) PMO
5 9 (1.15%) SLA
6 6 (0.77%) MISRA
7 5 (0.64%) GDPR
7 5 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 4 (0.51%) ISO 13485
8 4 (0.51%) PCI DSS
9 3 (0.38%) JTAG
9 3 (0.38%) WCAG
10 2 (0.26%) HL7
10 2 (0.26%) IEC 62304
10 2 (0.26%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 2 (0.26%) MISRA C
11 1 (0.13%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.13%) COSHH
11 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
System Software
1 23 (2.95%) Firmware
2 15 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 13 (1.67%) Docker
4 4 (0.51%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.26%) Ceph
5 2 (0.26%) etcd
5 2 (0.26%) flannel
5 2 (0.26%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (0.26%) GlusterFS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.26%) SkyDNS
5 2 (0.26%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.13%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 65 (8.33%) Ansible
2 47 (6.03%) Terraform
3 23 (2.95%) Puppet
4 14 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (1.28%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.64%) Graphite
7 4 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (0.51%) Kibana
7 4 (0.51%) SCCM
8 3 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
8 3 (0.38%) Grafana
8 3 (0.38%) HAProxy
8 3 (0.38%) Nagios
8 3 (0.38%) WSUS
8 3 (0.38%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.26%) logstash
9 2 (0.26%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.26%) Prometheus
9 2 (0.26%) rkt
Vendors
1 558 (71.54%) SAP
2 117 (15.00%) Microsoft
3 74 (9.49%) Oracle
4 44 (5.64%) WSO2
5 17 (2.18%) Cisco
5 17 (2.18%) Red Hat
6 14 (1.79%) IBM
7 11 (1.41%) Google
8 9 (1.15%) VMware
9 8 (1.03%) Apple
10 7 (0.90%) Talend
11 6 (0.77%) Dell
11 6 (0.77%) Tableau
12 5 (0.64%) Adobe
12 5 (0.64%) CA
12 5 (0.64%) Intel
12 5 (0.64%) Remedy
12 5 (0.64%) Snow
12 5 (0.64%) Splunk
12 5 (0.64%) Xilinx