Period
to 25 February 2020

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 25 February 2020 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
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 305 332 359
Rank change year-on-year +27 +27 -28
Contract jobs citing Electronics 546 769 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the General category 2.14% 1.95% 1.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 569 448
UK median daily rate £450 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £160 £311 £303
90th Percentile £659 £663 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 76 112
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £44.25 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.69% +7.93% +13.10%
10th Percentile £16.25 £15.63 £18.50
90th Percentile £54.00 £53.13 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £43.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year +1.15% +6.10% +18.84%

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 25,476 39,337 42,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 37.32% 40.03% 42.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,145 25,790 27,758
UK median daily rate £475 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +1.05% +5.56%
10th Percentile £272 £300 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £670
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £434 £413
% change year-on-year -0.29% +5.15% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 854 1,101 1,111
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.27% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.85 £11.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £21.90
% change year-on-year - -6.37% +9.48%

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020.

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 25 February 2020. 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 +3 498 £475 -5.00% 611
UK excluding London +11 410 £450 -5.26% 606
South West -1 206 £524 +10.21% 92
London +107 118 £494 -13.38% 57
South East +19 79 £375 -14.77% 146
East of England -36 44 £420 -20.00% 142
Scotland +38 30 £450 +5.88% 34
Midlands +38 25 £470 +13.25% 97
West Midlands +51 19 £535 +28.92% 61
North of England +42 18 £474 +11.53% 79
North West +16 13 £462 +8.71% 42
Wales +27 8 £475 -22.45% 15
East Midlands +33 6 £350 -6.67% 36
Yorkshire +38 3 £388 -8.82% 27
North East +19 2 £650 +57.58% 10

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, 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.

1 413 (75.64%) Manufacturing
2 407 (74.54%) Telecoms
3 405 (74.18%) Marketing
4 403 (73.81%) Finance
4 403 (73.81%) Business Intelligence
5 402 (73.63%) SAP
5 402 (73.63%) Digital Marketing
5 402 (73.63%) Public Sector
6 401 (73.44%) Programme Management
7 177 (32.42%) Security Cleared
8 129 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
9 116 (21.25%) SC Cleared
10 99 (18.13%) Windows
11 72 (13.19%) Microsoft
11 72 (13.19%) Windows 10
12 63 (11.54%) DV Cleared
13 57 (10.44%) Linux
13 57 (10.44%) C
13 57 (10.44%) Software Engineering
14 55 (10.07%) Java
15 52 (9.52%) JavaScript
15 52 (9.52%) Python
16 44 (8.06%) C++
17 42 (7.69%) Degree
17 42 (7.69%) Test Automation
18 37 (6.78%) Windows 7
18 37 (6.78%) HTML
19 36 (6.59%) DevOps
20 35 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
21 32 (5.86%) RESTful

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 10 (1.83%) Red Hat Fuse
2 9 (1.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 9 (1.65%) SharePoint
3 8 (1.47%) Mule
3 8 (1.47%) Oracle Service Bus
4 7 (1.28%) CMS
5 6 (1.10%) Confluence
5 6 (1.10%) WebLogic
6 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
7 3 (0.55%) Apache
7 3 (0.55%) SAS
8 2 (0.37%) Apache Qpid
8 2 (0.37%) Gunicorn
8 2 (0.37%) JBoss
8 2 (0.37%) MQSeries
8 2 (0.37%) nginx
8 2 (0.37%) Skype for Business
9 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.18%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.18%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 24 (4.40%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.10%) OrCAD
4 6 (1.10%) Sketch
5 5 (0.92%) Simulink
6 4 (0.73%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.55%) InVision
7 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.55%) Photoshop
8 2 (0.37%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.37%) Figma
8 2 (0.37%) Marvel
8 2 (0.37%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.37%) SOLIDWORKS
9 1 (0.18%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.18%) GNU Octave
9 1 (0.18%) InDesign
9 1 (0.18%) PTC Creo
9 1 (0.18%) Siemens NX
Business Applications
1 9 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.18%) assyst
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle AML
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (0.18%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.18%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 31 (5.68%) Azure
2 30 (5.49%) Office 365
3 25 (4.58%) AWS
4 14 (2.56%) GitHub
5 12 (2.20%) SaaS
6 11 (2.01%) PaaS
6 11 (2.01%) Power Platform
7 8 (1.47%) IaaS
8 6 (1.10%) Google Analytics
9 5 (0.92%) Adobe Analytics
9 5 (0.92%) Serverless
10 4 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
10 4 (0.73%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Flow
12 2 (0.37%) GCP
12 2 (0.37%) PowerApps
12 2 (0.37%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.48%) DNS
2 13 (2.38%) Firewall
2 13 (2.38%) TCP/IP
2 13 (2.38%) Wireless
3 12 (2.20%) Bluetooth
4 8 (1.47%) DHCP
4 8 (1.47%) WAN
4 8 (1.47%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (1.28%) Internet
5 7 (1.28%) SSH
6 6 (1.10%) LAN
6 6 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (1.10%) VoIP
7 5 (0.92%) ZigBee
8 4 (0.73%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (0.73%) Network Security
8 4 (0.73%) Z-Wave
9 3 (0.55%) OSPF
9 3 (0.55%) RS-232
9 3 (0.55%) SpaceWire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.83%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (1.65%) Power BI
4 8 (1.47%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (1.10%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
7 4 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
7 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.55%) Event Store
8 3 (0.55%) MySQL
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 3 (0.55%) Oracle ODI
8 3 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.55%) SAS EBI
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.37%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 28 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 17 (3.11%) Jenkins
3 15 (2.75%) JIRA
4 12 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 11 (2.01%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.83%) GitLab
7 7 (1.28%) Maven
8 6 (1.10%) git-flow
8 6 (1.10%) Vagrant
9 4 (0.73%) CMake
9 4 (0.73%) JMeter
9 4 (0.73%) JUnit
9 4 (0.73%) LabVIEW
9 4 (0.73%) Moq
9 4 (0.73%) MSTest
10 3 (0.55%) Bitbucket
10 3 (0.55%) Rational DOORS
10 3 (0.55%) Selenium
10 3 (0.55%) Subversion
10 3 (0.55%) Visual Studio Code
General
1 413 (75.64%) Manufacturing
2 407 (74.54%) Telecoms
3 405 (74.18%) Marketing
4 403 (73.81%) Finance
5 402 (73.63%) Public Sector
6 17 (3.11%) Military
7 12 (2.20%) Law
8 7 (1.28%) Banking
8 7 (1.28%) Retail
9 6 (1.10%) Aerospace
9 6 (1.10%) Automotive
9 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.55%) Fire and Rescue
10 3 (0.55%) Games
10 3 (0.55%) German Language
11 2 (0.37%) Police
12 1 (0.18%) Billing
12 1 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
12 1 (0.18%) General Ledger
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (14.84%) Developer
2 45 (8.24%) Architect
3 42 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
4 32 (5.86%) Coordinator
4 32 (5.86%) Support Engineer
5 31 (5.68%) Software Engineer
6 30 (5.49%) Desktop Support
7 29 (5.31%) Security Assurance Coordinator
8 28 (5.13%) Java Developer
9 27 (4.95%) Windows Support Engineer
10 25 (4.58%) Analyst
10 25 (4.58%) Desktop Engineer
11 22 (4.03%) Consultant
11 22 (4.03%) Embedded Engineer
11 22 (4.03%) Test Engineer
12 21 (3.85%) Deployment Engineer
12 21 (3.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 19 (3.48%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 18 (3.30%) Senior Developer
14 18 (3.30%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (6.78%) HTML
2 32 (5.86%) RESTful
3 30 (5.49%) Web Services
4 29 (5.31%) CSS
5 20 (3.66%) .NET
6 19 (3.48%) Middleware
7 16 (2.93%) XML
8 13 (2.38%) CSS3
8 13 (2.38%) SOAP
8 13 (2.38%) Spring
9 12 (2.20%) Apache Camel
9 12 (2.20%) JSON
9 12 (2.20%) RabbitMQ
10 11 (2.01%) ASP.NET
11 9 (1.65%) HTML5
11 9 (1.65%) React
11 9 (1.65%) XSLT
12 8 (1.47%) OAuth
12 8 (1.47%) OAuth2
13 7 (1.28%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (3.85%) NHS
2 20 (3.66%) Greenfield Project
3 18 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (3.11%) Management Information System
4 17 (3.11%) Self-Motivation
5 16 (2.93%) User Experience
6 15 (2.75%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 15 (2.75%) Mobile App
7 12 (2.20%) Algorithms
8 10 (1.83%) Analogue Electronics
8 10 (1.83%) Embedded Systems
9 9 (1.65%) Data Centre
9 9 (1.65%) Social Media
10 8 (1.47%) Data Structures
11 7 (1.28%) VHDL
12 5 (0.92%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.92%) e-Learning
12 5 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) Public Cloud
12 5 (0.92%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 99 (18.13%) Windows
2 72 (13.19%) Windows 10
3 57 (10.44%) Linux
4 37 (6.78%) Windows 7
5 12 (2.20%) Android
5 12 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
5 12 (2.20%) Windows Server
6 8 (1.47%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 7 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (1.10%) Windows 8
9 5 (0.92%) Unix
9 5 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 4 (0.73%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (0.55%) Amazon Linux
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.37%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.37%) VMS
13 1 (0.18%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 403 (73.81%) Business Intelligence
2 402 (73.63%) Digital Marketing
3 401 (73.44%) Programme Management
4 129 (23.63%) Agile Software Development
5 57 (10.44%) Software Engineering
6 42 (7.69%) Test Automation
7 36 (6.59%) DevOps
8 35 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
9 32 (5.86%) Migration
9 32 (5.86%) Scrum
10 31 (5.68%) Project Management
11 28 (5.13%) TDD
12 26 (4.76%) ITIL
13 24 (4.40%) Analytics
14 22 (4.03%) Computer Science
15 20 (3.66%) Kanban
16 19 (3.48%) Service Design
17 18 (3.30%) Collaborative Working
17 18 (3.30%) Information Security
17 18 (3.30%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (10.44%) C
2 55 (10.07%) Java
3 52 (9.52%) JavaScript
3 52 (9.52%) Python
4 44 (8.06%) C++
5 29 (5.31%) SQL
6 28 (5.13%) Embedded C
7 23 (4.21%) C#
8 17 (3.11%) MATLAB
9 16 (2.93%) Bash Shell
10 14 (2.56%) Java 8
11 13 (2.38%) Embedded C++
12 11 (2.01%) PHP
13 9 (1.65%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.47%) Kotlin
15 7 (1.28%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.10%) Clojure
16 6 (1.10%) R
16 6 (1.10%) Ruby
16 6 (1.10%) XPath
Qualifications
1 177 (32.42%) Security Cleared
2 116 (21.25%) SC Cleared
3 63 (11.54%) DV Cleared
4 42 (7.69%) Degree
5 12 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
6 11 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (1.47%) CISSP
8 7 (1.28%) CCNA
9 6 (1.10%) CISM
9 6 (1.10%) MCP
10 5 (0.92%) PhD
11 3 (0.55%) CCDA
11 3 (0.55%) CCIE
11 3 (0.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 3 (0.55%) CCNP
11 3 (0.55%) CISA
11 3 (0.55%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (0.55%) DBS Check
11 3 (0.55%) Master's Degree
11 3 (0.55%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.13%) JSP 440
2 25 (4.58%) RMADS
3 18 (3.30%) QA
4 12 (2.20%) GDPR
5 8 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (1.47%) NIST
6 7 (1.28%) NCSC
7 5 (0.92%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.92%) ECSS
7 5 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 5 (0.92%) PMO
7 5 (0.92%) WCAG
8 3 (0.55%) PCI DSS
9 2 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
9 2 (0.37%) DO-254
9 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
9 2 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 2 (0.37%) MISRA
9 2 (0.37%) NIST 800
10 1 (0.18%) MISRA C
System Software
1 22 (4.03%) Active Directory
2 16 (2.93%) Firmware
3 15 (2.75%) Docker
4 4 (0.73%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (0.37%) DFS Replication
5 2 (0.37%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.37%) XenApp
5 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 1 (0.18%) BusyBox
6 1 (0.18%) HDFS
6 1 (0.18%) Snort
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.18%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.18%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 16 (2.93%) Ansible
2 11 (2.01%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (1.83%) SCCM
4 8 (1.47%) Puppet
5 7 (1.28%) Terraform
6 3 (0.55%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.37%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.37%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
8 1 (0.18%) Consul
8 1 (0.18%) Grafana
8 1 (0.18%) HAProxy
8 1 (0.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
8 1 (0.18%) Kibana
8 1 (0.18%) logstash
8 1 (0.18%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.18%) OSSEC
8 1 (0.18%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.18%) SCOM
8 1 (0.18%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 402 (73.63%) SAP
2 72 (13.19%) Microsoft
3 27 (4.95%) Oracle
4 14 (2.56%) EMC
5 10 (1.83%) Adobe
6 8 (1.47%) Cisco
6 8 (1.47%) Google
6 8 (1.47%) VMware
6 8 (1.47%) WSO2
7 6 (1.10%) Red Hat
7 6 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
8 5 (0.92%) Tableau
9 4 (0.73%) Talend
9 4 (0.73%) Tealium
10 3 (0.55%) Apple
10 3 (0.55%) Juniper
10 3 (0.55%) Xilinx
11 2 (0.37%) Axway
11 2 (0.37%) Cadence
11 2 (0.37%) MuleSoft