Period
to 14 November 2019

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 14 November 2019 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
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 304 353 251
Rank change year-on-year +49 -102 +143
Contract jobs citing Electronics 722 751 1,080
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.86% 0.72% 1.05%
As % of the General category 2.24% 1.80% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 542 591 698
UK median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +15.85%
10th Percentile £140 £300 £305
90th Percentile £660 £656 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £455 £475
% change year-on-year -1.10% -4.21% +18.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 68 113
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +9.26% +5.19%
10th Percentile £16.03 £19.75 £17.15
90th Percentile £53.63 £52.88 £49.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £43.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +3.45% +7.41% +1.89%

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 32,194 41,821 45,106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 38.23% 40.07% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,621 27,225 29,816
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £285 £297 £270
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £404
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.16% +1.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 993 1,129 1,112
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £21.76 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.10% -1.09% +7.32%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.00 £11.26
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.44% -6.82% +10.00%

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 14 November 2019.

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 14 November 2019.

Contractor 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 14 November 2019. 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 +44 662 £450 -5.26% 657
UK excluding London +23 534 £450 -1.10% 663
South West +14 244 £513 +20.59% 103
London +109 169 £480 -12.73% 64
South East +51 107 £355 - 167
East of England -43 73 £280 -46.67% 125
Midlands +42 39 £438 +2.94% 121
Scotland +56 32 £450 -10.00% 46
West Midlands +32 31 £450 +2.86% 77
North of England +18 23 £450 +5.88% 78
North West +2 17 £450 +5.88% 44
Wales +31 16 £375 -31.82% 21
East Midlands +21 8 £250 -28.57% 44
Yorkshire +29 5 £388 -8.82% 24
North East +5 1 - - 10

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, 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.

1 542 (75.07%) Manufacturing
2 537 (74.38%) Telecoms
3 530 (73.41%) Marketing
4 529 (73.27%) Finance
4 529 (73.27%) SAP
5 526 (72.85%) Programme Management
5 526 (72.85%) Public Sector
6 525 (72.71%) Business Intelligence
6 525 (72.71%) Digital Marketing
7 190 (26.32%) Security Cleared
8 145 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
9 140 (19.39%) Windows
10 125 (17.31%) SC Cleared
11 115 (15.93%) Windows 10
12 89 (12.33%) Microsoft
13 81 (11.22%) Software Engineering
14 76 (10.53%) C
15 75 (10.39%) DV Cleared
15 75 (10.39%) Degree
16 69 (9.56%) Linux
17 67 (9.28%) Java
18 62 (8.59%) Python
19 60 (8.31%) JavaScript
20 57 (7.89%) C++
21 54 (7.48%) HTML
22 51 (7.06%) Windows 7
22 51 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
23 45 (6.23%) Azure
24 44 (6.09%) Embedded C
25 43 (5.96%) 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 12 (1.66%) CMS
2 11 (1.52%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.25%) Confluence
3 9 (1.25%) Mule
3 9 (1.25%) Oracle Service Bus
3 9 (1.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 7 (0.97%) Skype for Business
5 6 (0.83%) WebLogic
6 5 (0.69%) Apache
6 5 (0.69%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.42%) JBoss
8 2 (0.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.28%) ArcGIS
8 2 (0.28%) Drupal
8 2 (0.28%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.28%) Jetty
8 2 (0.28%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.14%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 20 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
2 9 (1.25%) Simulink
3 7 (0.97%) Sketch
4 6 (0.83%) Doxygen
4 6 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
5 5 (0.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.28%) Figma
6 2 (0.28%) InDesign
6 2 (0.28%) InVision
6 2 (0.28%) Marvel
6 2 (0.28%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.14%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
7 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
7 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
7 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.42%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) assyst
4 1 (0.14%) Oracle AML
4 1 (0.14%) Primavera
4 1 (0.14%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.14%) SAP CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
4 1 (0.14%) SAP FI/CO
4 1 (0.14%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.14%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 1 (0.14%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 45 (6.23%) Azure
2 37 (5.12%) Office 365
3 28 (3.88%) AWS
4 15 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (1.94%) SaaS
6 12 (1.66%) GitHub
7 10 (1.39%) PaaS
8 9 (1.25%) Power Platform
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 5 (0.69%) GCP
9 5 (0.69%) IaaS
10 4 (0.55%) Serverless
11 3 (0.42%) Amazon Alexa
11 3 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.42%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.42%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.42%) Google Analytics
12 2 (0.28%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.28%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 22 (3.05%) DNS
2 21 (2.91%) Wireless
3 19 (2.63%) TCP/IP
4 15 (2.08%) Firewall
4 15 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (1.94%) Bluetooth
6 10 (1.39%) Ethernet
6 10 (1.39%) Internet
7 9 (1.25%) DHCP
8 8 (1.11%) Skype
8 8 (1.11%) WAN
9 7 (0.97%) RS-232
9 7 (0.97%) VoIP
10 6 (0.83%) DVB
10 6 (0.83%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.83%) SSH
10 6 (0.83%) VPN
10 6 (0.83%) ZigBee
11 4 (0.55%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (0.55%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (2.49%) SQL Server
2 14 (1.94%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (1.39%) Relational Database
5 8 (1.11%) MySQL
5 8 (1.11%) Power BI
6 7 (0.97%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.69%) MongoDB
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Database 12c
9 3 (0.42%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.42%) DataStage
9 3 (0.42%) DB2
9 3 (0.42%) Informix
9 3 (0.42%) NoSQL
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle BI Publisher
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.42%) Oracle ODI
9 3 (0.42%) QualityStage
9 3 (0.42%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.42%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 36 (4.99%) Git (software)
2 22 (3.05%) JIRA
3 20 (2.77%) Jenkins
4 13 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 10 (1.39%) Selenium
6 9 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
7 7 (0.97%) Rational DOORS
8 6 (0.83%) git-flow
8 6 (0.83%) GitLab
8 6 (0.83%) JMeter
8 6 (0.83%) Vagrant
9 5 (0.69%) JUnit
9 5 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
10 4 (0.55%) CMake
10 4 (0.55%) Maven
11 3 (0.42%) Axure RP
11 3 (0.42%) Cucumber
11 3 (0.42%) Gerrit
11 3 (0.42%) MSTest
11 3 (0.42%) WebDriver
General
1 542 (75.07%) Manufacturing
2 537 (74.38%) Telecoms
3 530 (73.41%) Marketing
4 529 (73.27%) Finance
5 526 (72.85%) Public Sector
6 23 (3.19%) Law
7 21 (2.91%) Military
8 15 (2.08%) Banking
9 14 (1.94%) Retail
10 13 (1.80%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.83%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.83%) Publishing
12 4 (0.55%) Aerospace
12 4 (0.55%) German Language
13 3 (0.42%) Games
13 3 (0.42%) Legal
13 3 (0.42%) Local Government
13 3 (0.42%) Police
14 2 (0.28%) Advertising
14 2 (0.28%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 93 (12.88%) Developer
2 75 (10.39%) Windows Engineer
3 70 (9.70%) Architect
4 55 (7.62%) Consultant
5 52 (7.20%) Support Engineer
6 50 (6.93%) Desktop Support
7 48 (6.65%) Software Engineer
8 46 (6.37%) Desktop Engineer
9 45 (6.23%) Windows Support Engineer
10 43 (5.96%) Analyst
11 41 (5.68%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 41 (5.68%) Embedded Engineer
12 32 (4.43%) Project Manager
13 28 (3.88%) Deployment Engineer
13 28 (3.88%) Java Developer
14 27 (3.74%) Coordinator
14 27 (3.74%) Embedded Software Engineer
14 27 (3.74%) Test Engineer
14 27 (3.74%) Windows Deployment Engineer
15 25 (3.46%) Security Assurance Coordinator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.48%) HTML
2 38 (5.26%) CSS
3 35 (4.85%) Web Services
4 31 (4.29%) RESTful
5 22 (3.05%) XML
6 21 (2.91%) Middleware
7 20 (2.77%) .NET
8 17 (2.35%) SOAP
9 14 (1.94%) CSS3
10 13 (1.80%) Apache Camel
11 11 (1.52%) JSON
12 10 (1.39%) AngularJS
12 10 (1.39%) HTML5
12 10 (1.39%) REST
12 10 (1.39%) XSLT
13 9 (1.25%) Elastic Stack
13 9 (1.25%) Node.js
13 9 (1.25%) Sass
13 9 (1.25%) Spring
14 8 (1.11%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 35 (4.85%) NHS
2 27 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.60%) User Experience
4 25 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
5 24 (3.32%) Embedded Systems
6 23 (3.19%) Management Information System
7 17 (2.35%) Social Media
8 15 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 14 (1.94%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
10 13 (1.80%) Analogue Electronics
10 13 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
11 10 (1.39%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.39%) PKI
12 7 (0.97%) ASIC
12 7 (0.97%) Public Cloud
12 7 (0.97%) VHDL
13 6 (0.83%) Blog
13 6 (0.83%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.69%) CAN bus
14 5 (0.69%) STB
Operating Systems
1 140 (19.39%) Windows
2 115 (15.93%) Windows 10
3 69 (9.56%) Linux
4 51 (7.06%) Windows 7
5 21 (2.91%) Android
6 15 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 13 (1.80%) Embedded Linux
8 12 (1.66%) Apple iOS
8 12 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Embedded Compact
9 7 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (0.83%) Unix
10 6 (0.83%) Windows 8
11 5 (0.69%) Windows XP
12 4 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 3 (0.42%) CentOS
13 3 (0.42%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.42%) Oracle Linux
13 3 (0.42%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.42%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (72.85%) Programme Management
2 525 (72.71%) Business Intelligence
2 525 (72.71%) Digital Marketing
3 145 (20.08%) Agile Software Development
4 81 (11.22%) Software Engineering
5 51 (7.06%) Problem-Solving
6 41 (5.68%) DevOps
7 39 (5.40%) ITIL
8 38 (5.26%) Project Management
8 38 (5.26%) Test Automation
9 33 (4.57%) Migration
10 31 (4.29%) Computer Science
11 30 (4.16%) Scrum
12 29 (4.02%) Mobile Device Management
13 27 (3.74%) Service Management
14 26 (3.60%) TDD
15 24 (3.32%) Stakeholder Management
16 23 (3.19%) Desktop Virtualisation
16 23 (3.19%) Mathematics
17 22 (3.05%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 76 (10.53%) C
2 67 (9.28%) Java
3 62 (8.59%) Python
4 60 (8.31%) JavaScript
5 57 (7.89%) C++
6 44 (6.09%) Embedded C
7 43 (5.96%) SQL
8 30 (4.16%) C#
9 17 (2.35%) Embedded C++
10 16 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 15 (2.08%) Java 8
12 12 (1.66%) MATLAB
13 11 (1.52%) PHP
14 8 (1.11%) PL/SQL
14 8 (1.11%) PowerShell
15 6 (0.83%) Assembly Language
15 6 (0.83%) PHP 7
16 5 (0.69%) Kotlin
16 5 (0.69%) Ruby
17 4 (0.55%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 190 (26.32%) Security Cleared
2 125 (17.31%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.39%) Degree
3 75 (10.39%) DV Cleared
4 15 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (1.39%) CCNA
5 10 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.11%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.11%) CISSP
7 6 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 6 (0.83%) MCP
8 5 (0.69%) CISM
9 4 (0.55%) APMP
9 4 (0.55%) CBAP
9 4 (0.55%) CCIE
9 4 (0.55%) CCNP
9 4 (0.55%) CISA
9 4 (0.55%) IIBA
9 4 (0.55%) SANS
10 3 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.74%) JSP 440
1 27 (3.74%) QA
2 25 (3.46%) RMADS
3 7 (0.97%) Data Quality
4 5 (0.69%) DO-254
4 5 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 5 (0.69%) NCSC
4 5 (0.69%) NIST
5 4 (0.55%) WCAG
6 3 (0.42%) GDPR
6 3 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.42%) PMO
6 3 (0.42%) SLA
7 2 (0.28%) HL7
7 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.28%) MISRA
7 2 (0.28%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 38 (5.26%) Firmware
2 36 (4.99%) Active Directory
3 20 (2.77%) Docker
4 2 (0.28%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.28%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.14%) BusyBox
5 1 (0.14%) DFS Replication
5 1 (0.14%) HDFS
5 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.14%) LXC
5 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.14%) Samba
5 1 (0.14%) Snort
5 1 (0.14%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.14%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.14%) XenApp
5 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (4.85%) SCCM
2 23 (3.19%) AirWatch
3 20 (2.77%) Ansible
3 20 (2.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (1.39%) Puppet
4 10 (1.39%) Terraform
5 8 (1.11%) Kubernetes
6 5 (0.69%) Single Sign-On
7 4 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
8 2 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.28%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Consul
9 1 (0.14%) Data Guard
9 1 (0.14%) HockeyApp
9 1 (0.14%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.14%) OSSEC
9 1 (0.14%) SCOM
9 1 (0.14%) WMI
9 1 (0.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 529 (73.27%) SAP
2 89 (12.33%) Microsoft
3 25 (3.46%) Oracle
4 13 (1.80%) Cisco
5 10 (1.39%) Adobe
6 9 (1.25%) Google
6 9 (1.25%) WSO2
7 8 (1.11%) Red Hat
8 7 (0.97%) BiZZdesign
8 7 (0.97%) HP
8 7 (0.97%) Tableau
9 6 (0.83%) CA
9 6 (0.83%) IBM
9 6 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (0.83%) Talend
10 5 (0.69%) Citrix
10 5 (0.69%) VMware
11 4 (0.55%) EMC
11 4 (0.55%) Samsung
11 4 (0.55%) Xilinx