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 26 May 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
26 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 251 366 375
Rank change year-on-year +115 +9  
Contract jobs citing Electronics 445 326 283
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.96% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the General category 2.47% 1.64% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 302 233 131
Median daily rate £450 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £271 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £595 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 49 37
Median hourly rate £38.50 £36.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.47% -8.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £25.00 £32.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £41.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £35.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +9.15% -11.25%  

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 18045 19861 21183
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 39.00% 36.94% 39.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 11800 13228 13266
Median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £630 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 457 533
Median hourly rate £26.50 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.41% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £11.50 £10.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +4.16%  

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +112 428 £450 +12.50% 302
London +21 120 £500 +5.26% 62
South East +32 99 £425 +11.84% 58
South West +31 96 £420 +12.00% 72
East of England +45 58 £494 +49.62% 62
Bristol +19 37 £410 +26.15% 38
Essex +18 35 £538 - 10
Buckinghamshire -3 31 £425 +10.38% 9
Wiltshire +28 27 £425 +14.47% 12
Yorkshire +30 25 £475 +62.39% 8
Milton Keynes -2 23 £425 +10.38% 4
Hampshire +20 21 £463 +17.46% 18
Cambridgeshire +19 21 £338 -12.33% 44
Cambridge +22 20 £338 -33.16% 38
Surrey +7 19 £320 +14.28% 4
Berkshire +26 16 £419 +11.66% 12
North West +27 14 £550 +49.15% 27
West Yorkshire +33 11 £288 -1.70% 5
Manchester +16 11 £538 +79.16% 24
South Yorkshire +13 11 £500 +33.33% 2
Sheffield +12 10 £500 +33.33%
City of London -5 9 £519 -5.68% 2
Staines - 9 - -
Leeds +19 8 £394 +34.61% 4
Basingstoke +3 7 - - 2
Somerset -7 7 £401 +2.69% 2
Wales +4 6 £544 -9.37%
Reading +20 5 £285 -20.00% 3
Redhill - 5 £350 - 1
Scotland +38 4 £113 -70.39% 12

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 635 (75.78%) Telecoms
2 574 (68.50%) Finance
2 574 (68.50%) Marketing
3 571 (68.14%) Manufacturing
4 566 (67.54%) Digital Marketing
5 564 (67.30%) Business Intelligence
6 563 (67.18%) SAP
7 561 (66.95%) Programme Management
7 561 (66.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 325 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
9 215 (25.66%) Security Cleared
10 189 (22.55%) SC Cleared
11 136 (16.23%) Java
12 122 (14.56%) TDD
13 112 (13.37%) Degree
14 102 (12.17%) Python
15 100 (11.93%) Linux
16 96 (11.46%) Scrum
17 95 (11.34%) DevOps
18 93 (11.10%) SQL
19 88 (10.50%) Project Management
20 85 (10.14%) JSON
21 84 (10.02%) Oracle
22 78 (9.31%) C
23 77 (9.19%) Microsoft
23 77 (9.19%) Greenfield Project
24 72 (8.59%) Windows
25 71 (8.47%) XML
25 71 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
26 69 (8.23%) Test Automation

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 48 (5.73%) Mule
2 37 (4.42%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 36 (4.30%) Oracle Service Bus
4 31 (3.70%) SharePoint
5 21 (2.51%) CMS
6 13 (1.55%) Apache Spark
6 13 (1.55%) Mule ESB
7 10 (1.19%) Confluence
7 10 (1.19%) MS Exchange
7 10 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 8 (0.95%) Cloud Foundry
8 8 (0.95%) Drupal
8 8 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
8 8 (0.95%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.72%) Apache
10 5 (0.60%) nginx
10 5 (0.60%) SAS
10 5 (0.60%) Umbraco
10 5 (0.60%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.48%) OpenStack
Applications
1 27 (3.22%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (3.10%) Microsoft Project
3 15 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 5 (0.60%) AutoCAD
6 4 (0.48%) Simulink
7 3 (0.36%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.36%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.24%) OrCAD
8 2 (0.24%) SPSS
8 2 (0.24%) Stata
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.12%) CATIA
9 1 (0.12%) InVision
9 1 (0.12%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.12%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.12%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 561 (66.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 14 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.36%) Magento
3 3 (0.36%) Workday HCM
4 2 (0.24%) Maximo
4 2 (0.24%) SAP CO
4 2 (0.24%) SAP FI
4 2 (0.24%) SAP FI/CO
4 2 (0.24%) SAP FI-AP
4 2 (0.24%) SAP SRM
4 2 (0.24%) Unit4 Business World
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.12%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.12%) Primavera
5 1 (0.12%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.12%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP MDM
5 1 (0.12%) SAP Payroll
Cloud Services
1 71 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 37 (4.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (2.39%) Office 365
4 19 (2.27%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.79%) PaaS
6 13 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 8 (0.95%) Google Cloud Platform
8 6 (0.72%) Datadog
8 6 (0.72%) IaaS
9 5 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (0.60%) Oracle Service Cloud
9 5 (0.60%) SaaS
10 4 (0.48%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.36%) AdWords
11 3 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.36%) GitHub
11 3 (0.36%) Heroku
11 3 (0.36%) Yammer
12 2 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.12%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (3.70%) Wireless
2 22 (2.63%) Internet
3 21 (2.51%) Firewall
4 20 (2.39%) HTTP
4 20 (2.39%) Network Security
5 16 (1.91%) Bluetooth
6 15 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 11 (1.31%) SAN
7 11 (1.31%) WLAN
8 10 (1.19%) Ethernet
9 9 (1.07%) LAN
10 8 (0.95%) DNS
10 8 (0.95%) WAN
11 7 (0.84%) NFC
11 7 (0.84%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (0.72%) BGP
12 6 (0.72%) MPLS
12 6 (0.72%) OSPF
12 6 (0.72%) SSL
12 6 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (4.06%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.82%) Relational Database
3 26 (3.10%) PostgreSQL
4 25 (2.98%) Data Warehouse
5 23 (2.74%) Big Data
6 21 (2.51%) Oracle Database
7 19 (2.27%) Hadoop
8 18 (2.15%) MongoDB
9 14 (1.67%) MySQL
10 13 (1.55%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.31%) Power BI
13 8 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
13 8 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
14 6 (0.72%) Apache Hive
14 6 (0.72%) Redis
14 6 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (0.72%) SQLite
15 5 (0.60%) Electronic Patient Records
16 4 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 65 (7.76%) Git (software)
2 57 (6.80%) Maven
3 45 (5.37%) Jenkins
4 32 (3.82%) JIRA
5 18 (2.15%) Eclipse
6 17 (2.03%) Cucumber
6 17 (2.03%) Selenium
7 16 (1.91%) Subversion
8 15 (1.79%) SoapUI
8 15 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 14 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (0.84%) Gradle
10 7 (0.84%) WebDriver
11 6 (0.72%) Oracle APEX
11 6 (0.72%) Robolectric
12 4 (0.48%) Android Studio
12 4 (0.48%) Jasmine
12 4 (0.48%) JUnit
12 4 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
12 4 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 635 (75.78%) Telecoms
2 574 (68.50%) Finance
2 574 (68.50%) Marketing
3 571 (68.14%) Manufacturing
4 18 (2.15%) Automotive
5 17 (2.03%) Retail
6 10 (1.19%) Aerospace
7 9 (1.07%) Banking
8 8 (0.95%) Law
9 7 (0.84%) Advertising
9 7 (0.84%) Military
10 6 (0.72%) Legal
11 5 (0.60%) Publishing
12 4 (0.48%) Back Office
12 4 (0.48%) Games
13 3 (0.36%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.24%) Avionics
14 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
14 2 (0.24%) Local Government
14 2 (0.24%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 204 (24.34%) Developer
2 53 (6.32%) Analyst
3 51 (6.09%) Architect
4 47 (5.61%) Consultant
4 47 (5.61%) Java Developer
5 38 (4.53%) Software Engineer
6 35 (4.18%) Agile Developer
6 35 (4.18%) Electronics Engineer
7 32 (3.82%) Embedded Engineer
7 32 (3.82%) SOA Developer
8 31 (3.70%) Test Engineer
9 30 (3.58%) Integration Developer
10 29 (3.46%) Project Manager
11 28 (3.34%) Business Analyst
12 24 (2.86%) .NET Developer
12 24 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
13 23 (2.74%) C# Developer
14 20 (2.39%) Python Developer
14 20 (2.39%) Technical Architect
15 19 (2.27%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 85 (10.14%) JSON
2 71 (8.47%) XML
3 66 (7.88%) Middleware
4 64 (7.64%) .NET
5 52 (6.21%) Apache Camel
6 51 (6.09%) Swagger
7 50 (5.97%) XSLT
8 49 (5.85%) AngularJS
9 48 (5.73%) HTML
9 48 (5.73%) SOAP
10 45 (5.37%) WireMock
11 44 (5.25%) Web Services
12 40 (4.77%) CSS
13 33 (3.94%) ASP.NET
13 33 (3.94%) REST
14 32 (3.82%) RESTful
15 27 (3.22%) Node.js
16 22 (2.63%) ASP.NET Web API
16 22 (2.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
17 20 (2.39%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.19%) Greenfield Project
2 42 (5.01%) Computer Science
3 31 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (3.70%) User Experience
4 25 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 19 (2.27%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 18 (2.15%) NHS
7 13 (1.55%) Management Information System
8 12 (1.43%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.07%) e-Learning
9 9 (1.07%) PMI
9 9 (1.07%) Private Cloud
9 9 (1.07%) VHDL
10 8 (0.95%) CCTV
10 8 (0.95%) Mobile App
10 8 (0.95%) Virtual Team
11 7 (0.84%) Algorithms
11 7 (0.84%) Public Cloud
11 7 (0.84%) Smartphone
12 6 (0.72%) STB
Operating Systems
1 100 (11.93%) Linux
2 72 (8.59%) Windows
3 41 (4.89%) Android
4 29 (3.46%) Unix
5 17 (2.03%) Mac OS X
6 15 (1.79%) Apple iOS
6 15 (1.79%) Windows Server
7 12 (1.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (1.31%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.95%) CentOS
9 8 (0.95%) Embedded Linux
9 8 (0.95%) Windows 10
10 5 (0.60%) Solaris
10 5 (0.60%) Windows 7
10 5 (0.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 4 (0.48%) AIX
11 4 (0.48%) Oracle Linux
11 4 (0.48%) Windows Embedded Compact
11 4 (0.48%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.36%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 566 (67.54%) Digital Marketing
2 564 (67.30%) Business Intelligence
3 561 (66.95%) Programme Management
4 325 (38.78%) Agile Software Development
5 122 (14.56%) TDD
6 96 (11.46%) Scrum
7 95 (11.34%) DevOps
8 88 (10.50%) Project Management
9 69 (8.23%) SOA
9 69 (8.23%) Test Automation
10 67 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
11 62 (7.40%) Software Engineering
12 52 (6.21%) MVC
13 45 (5.37%) Continuous Delivery
14 41 (4.89%) Configuration Management
15 40 (4.77%) Open Source
16 35 (4.18%) BDD
17 34 (4.06%) OO
18 32 (3.82%) Kanban
18 32 (3.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 136 (16.23%) Java
2 102 (12.17%) Python
3 93 (11.10%) SQL
4 78 (9.31%) C
5 69 (8.23%) C++
6 67 (8.00%) JavaScript
7 63 (7.52%) C#
8 50 (5.97%) XPath
9 30 (3.58%) Embedded C
10 29 (3.46%) Ruby
11 17 (2.03%) T-SQL
12 14 (1.67%) Tcl
13 12 (1.43%) Go
14 11 (1.31%) PowerShell
14 11 (1.31%) Shell Script
15 10 (1.19%) MATLAB
16 8 (0.95%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.95%) PHP
17 7 (0.84%) Embedded C++
17 7 (0.84%) Perl
Qualifications
1 215 (25.66%) Security Cleared
2 189 (22.55%) SC Cleared
3 112 (13.37%) Degree
4 26 (3.10%) DV Cleared
5 13 (1.55%) Master's Degree
6 11 (1.31%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.31%) CTC Cleared
7 10 (1.19%) PMI Certification
8 9 (1.07%) CCNA
9 6 (0.72%) CCNP
10 5 (0.60%) Chartered Engineer
11 4 (0.48%) APMP
11 4 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (0.48%) CCIE
11 4 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
11 4 (0.48%) CLAS
11 4 (0.48%) ISEB
11 4 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.48%) PMP
12 3 (0.36%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.10%) QA
2 12 (1.43%) JSP 440
2 12 (1.43%) SLA
3 11 (1.31%) PMO
4 7 (0.84%) MISRA
5 4 (0.48%) GDPR
5 4 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.36%) HL7
6 3 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.24%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.24%) ISO26262
7 2 (0.24%) WCAG
8 1 (0.12%) Basel II
8 1 (0.12%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.12%) ECSS
8 1 (0.12%) EFQM
8 1 (0.12%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.12%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.12%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (3.94%) Docker
2 25 (2.98%) Firmware
3 24 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 23 (2.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.07%) Hyper-V
7 8 (0.95%) vSphere
8 6 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.60%) XenServer
10 3 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
10 3 (0.36%) SRDF
10 3 (0.36%) vCloud
10 3 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
10 3 (0.36%) XenApp
11 2 (0.24%) HDFS
11 2 (0.24%) NFS
11 2 (0.24%) Samba
11 2 (0.24%) Squid
11 2 (0.24%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (4.53%) Ansible
2 34 (4.06%) Puppet
3 25 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (1.55%) Kubernetes
5 11 (1.31%) Terraform
6 7 (0.84%) Salt
7 6 (0.72%) Kibana
7 6 (0.72%) logstash
8 5 (0.60%) Nagios
8 5 (0.60%) SCCM
8 5 (0.60%) vCenter Server
8 5 (0.60%) WSUS
9 3 (0.36%) AirWatch
9 3 (0.36%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.36%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.24%) Graphite
10 2 (0.24%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.24%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.24%) Oozie
10 2 (0.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 563 (67.18%) SAP
2 84 (10.02%) Oracle
3 77 (9.19%) Microsoft
4 37 (4.42%) WSO2
5 35 (4.18%) VMware
6 24 (2.86%) EMC
7 22 (2.63%) Cisco
8 20 (2.39%) Red Hat
9 17 (2.03%) Google
9 17 (2.03%) IBM
10 16 (1.91%) HP
11 10 (1.19%) Citrix
11 10 (1.19%) Veritas
12 6 (0.72%) Adobe
12 6 (0.72%) CheckPoint
12 6 (0.72%) Dell
12 6 (0.72%) ServiceNow
12 6 (0.72%) Teradata
13 4 (0.48%) F5
13 4 (0.48%) Splunk
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