Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 335 376 291
Rank change year-on-year +41 -85 +99
Contract jobs citing Electronics 740 659 782
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.79% 0.65% 0.86%
As % of the General category 2.21% 1.74% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 531 453 616
UK median daily rate £525 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +14.71% +13.33%
10th Percentile £313 £304 £281
90th Percentile £675 £631 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £520 £475 £413
% change year-on-year +9.47% +15.15% +11.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 82 70
UK median hourly rate £43.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +13.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £16.88 £24.55 £16.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £63.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.75 £42.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year +0.59% +30.77% -18.75%

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 33,508 37,972 34,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 35.55% 37.59% 38.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,940 24,697 22,843
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £306 £288 £275
90th Percentile £675 £675 £648
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 860 861
UK median hourly rate £28.85 £26.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.96% +4.00% -9.09%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.45 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.87 £50.80 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.49 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +29.95% - -10.71%

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 26 April 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 26 April 2019.

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 26 April 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 +64 710 £525 +7.69% 422
UK excluding London +38 581 £520 +9.47% 439
South West +26 234 £500 +33.33% 75
London +39 152 £555 +5.71% 41
South East +39 147 £500 +11.11% 119
East of England -3 103 £525 - 87
Midlands +9 41 £415 +18.57% 57
North of England -20 32 £475 -12.84% 44
West Midlands +7 26 £450 +29.50% 38
East Midlands +15 15 £414 +18.21% 19
North West -11 15 £513 -6.82% 17
Yorkshire +15 13 £450 +16.13% 16
Scotland +1 13 £588 +23.68% 37
Wales +3 10 £588 +11.90% 18
North East +1 4 £444 - 11
Northern Ireland +14 1 £388 -26.19% 3

For the 6 months to 26 April 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.

1 547 (73.92%) Telecoms
2 538 (72.70%) Manufacturing
3 525 (70.95%) Finance
3 525 (70.95%) SAP
4 524 (70.81%) Business Intelligence
5 523 (70.68%) Marketing
6 522 (70.54%) Programme Management
6 522 (70.54%) Digital Marketing
7 229 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
8 197 (26.62%) Security Cleared
9 140 (18.92%) SC Cleared
10 123 (16.62%) Java
11 116 (15.68%) TDD
12 106 (14.32%) Linux
13 99 (13.38%) SOA
14 98 (13.24%) Middleware
15 96 (12.97%) Greenfield Project
16 94 (12.70%) Web Services
17 89 (12.03%) Degree
17 89 (12.03%) RESTful
18 85 (11.49%) SOAP
19 84 (11.35%) Oracle
20 81 (10.95%) C
20 81 (10.95%) Microsoft
21 80 (10.81%) DevOps
22 75 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
23 74 (10.00%) Software Engineering
24 68 (9.19%) Scrum
24 68 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
25 67 (9.05%) C++

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 61 (8.24%) Mule
1 61 (8.24%) Oracle Service Bus
2 59 (7.97%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 9 (1.22%) Confluence
4 8 (1.08%) IIS
5 6 (0.81%) Apache
5 6 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (0.54%) JBoss
6 4 (0.54%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.27%) Cloud Foundry
7 2 (0.27%) CMS
7 2 (0.27%) NServiceBus
7 2 (0.27%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.27%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.14%) Drupal
8 1 (0.14%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.14%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.14%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.14%) WinCC
Applications
1 26 (3.51%) Microsoft Excel
2 20 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (1.35%) Simulink
4 6 (0.81%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
6 3 (0.41%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.27%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.14%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.14%) Avid Media Composer
8 1 (0.14%) CATIA
8 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
8 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.14%) Siemens NX
8 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
8 1 (0.14%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 20 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.41%) C-CURE
3 2 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.14%) Actimize
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.14%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.14%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.14%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (3.11%) PaaS
4 18 (2.43%) IaaS
5 16 (2.16%) SaaS
6 15 (2.03%) Office 365
7 10 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (1.35%) Dynamics 365
8 7 (0.95%) Azure Functions
8 7 (0.95%) Serverless
8 7 (0.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.68%) Datadog
10 4 (0.54%) Amazon EMR
10 4 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.54%) npm
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.41%) Boomi
12 2 (0.27%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.27%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 22 (2.97%) Wireless
2 20 (2.70%) Firewall
3 18 (2.43%) VPN
4 13 (1.76%) HTTP
5 12 (1.62%) Bluetooth
5 12 (1.62%) Wi-Fi
6 10 (1.35%) Cisco ASA
6 10 (1.35%) TCP/IP
7 9 (1.22%) Network Security
8 8 (1.08%) Cisco Nexus
8 8 (1.08%) LAN
9 7 (0.95%) Remote Desktop
10 6 (0.81%) Ethernet
10 6 (0.81%) Internet
10 6 (0.81%) MIMO
10 6 (0.81%) WAN
11 5 (0.68%) DHCP
11 5 (0.68%) VoIP
11 5 (0.68%) Wireshark
12 4 (0.54%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (6.08%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.43%) PostgreSQL
2 18 (2.43%) Relational Database
3 13 (1.76%) Big Data
4 12 (1.62%) Power BI
5 10 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 7 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (0.95%) Electronic Patient Records
6 7 (0.95%) MySQL
7 4 (0.54%) Amazon Athena
7 4 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
7 4 (0.54%) Couchbase
7 4 (0.54%) Data Lake
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
8 3 (0.41%) Data Mart
8 3 (0.41%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.41%) Qlik Sense
8 3 (0.41%) Redis
9 2 (0.27%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 62 (8.38%) Git (software)
2 48 (6.49%) Jenkins
3 33 (4.46%) Maven
4 22 (2.97%) JIRA
5 21 (2.84%) Visual Studio
6 18 (2.43%) Subversion
7 17 (2.30%) Visual Studio Team System
8 13 (1.76%) Selenium
9 11 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
10 8 (1.08%) JUnit
11 7 (0.95%) Rational DOORS
12 6 (0.81%) TeamCity
13 5 (0.68%) Sonatype Nexus
14 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.54%) Mockito
14 4 (0.54%) Octopus Deploy
14 4 (0.54%) Rational Rhapsody
14 4 (0.54%) SpecFlow
14 4 (0.54%) WebDriver
15 3 (0.41%) Eclipse
General
1 547 (73.92%) Telecoms
2 538 (72.70%) Manufacturing
3 525 (70.95%) Finance
4 523 (70.68%) Marketing
5 23 (3.11%) Military
6 19 (2.57%) Automotive
7 18 (2.43%) Billing
7 18 (2.43%) Retail
8 13 (1.76%) Aerospace
8 13 (1.76%) Law
9 3 (0.41%) Banking
9 3 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.27%) Back Office
10 2 (0.27%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Digital Economy
11 1 (0.14%) French Language
11 1 (0.14%) Games
11 1 (0.14%) German Language
11 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 168 (22.70%) Developer
2 65 (8.78%) Java Developer
2 65 (8.78%) Senior Developer
3 62 (8.38%) Architect
4 51 (6.89%) Software Engineer
5 47 (6.35%) Analyst
6 46 (6.22%) Senior Java Developer
7 41 (5.54%) DevOps Engineer
8 33 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
9 30 (4.05%) Embedded Engineer
10 27 (3.65%) C# Developer
11 26 (3.51%) Business Analyst
12 24 (3.24%) Integration Developer
12 24 (3.24%) Network Engineer
13 23 (3.11%) .NET Developer
13 23 (3.11%) Design Engineer
14 21 (2.84%) Azure Engineer
14 21 (2.84%) Project Manager
14 21 (2.84%) Senior DevOps
15 20 (2.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.24%) Middleware
2 94 (12.70%) Web Services
3 89 (12.03%) RESTful
4 85 (11.49%) SOAP
5 61 (8.24%) Apache Camel
6 58 (7.84%) .NET
7 57 (7.70%) XML
8 49 (6.62%) HTML
9 46 (6.22%) JSON
10 32 (4.32%) CSS
11 28 (3.78%) Swagger
11 28 (3.78%) XSLT
12 27 (3.65%) WireMock
13 25 (3.38%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (3.24%) AngularJS
14 24 (3.24%) REST
15 22 (2.97%) ASP.NET
16 17 (2.30%) Elastic Stack
16 17 (2.30%) jQuery
17 14 (1.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 96 (12.97%) Greenfield Project
2 48 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (3.51%) NHS
4 22 (2.97%) User Experience
5 21 (2.84%) Embedded Systems
6 20 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 20 (2.70%) VHDL
7 19 (2.57%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.03%) Management Information System
9 13 (1.76%) Algorithms
9 13 (1.76%) CESG
10 12 (1.62%) Cyberthreat
10 12 (1.62%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.62%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (1.49%) ASIC
12 10 (1.35%) Data Centre
12 10 (1.35%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.95%) Mobile App
14 6 (0.81%) Blog
14 6 (0.81%) CPLD
Operating Systems
1 106 (14.32%) Linux
2 45 (6.08%) Windows
3 25 (3.38%) Windows 10
4 17 (2.30%) Unix
5 16 (2.16%) Android
5 16 (2.16%) Embedded Linux
5 16 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (1.35%) Mac OS X
6 10 (1.35%) Windows 7
7 8 (1.08%) Windows Server
8 7 (0.95%) Windows 8
9 6 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (0.68%) CentOS
11 4 (0.54%) AIX
11 4 (0.54%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.41%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.41%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.27%) VxWorks
14 1 (0.14%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.14%) Nucleus RTOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 524 (70.81%) Business Intelligence
2 522 (70.54%) Digital Marketing
2 522 (70.54%) Programme Management
3 229 (30.95%) Agile Software Development
4 116 (15.68%) TDD
5 99 (13.38%) SOA
6 80 (10.81%) DevOps
7 74 (10.00%) Software Engineering
8 68 (9.19%) Scrum
9 64 (8.65%) Test Automation
10 53 (7.16%) Configuration Management
11 50 (6.76%) Continuous Integration
12 47 (6.35%) Problem-Solving
13 37 (5.00%) Computer Science
13 37 (5.00%) Project Management
14 33 (4.46%) Deployment Automation
14 33 (4.46%) Stakeholder Management
15 29 (3.92%) TOGAF
16 26 (3.51%) Migration
17 25 (3.38%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 123 (16.62%) Java
2 81 (10.95%) C
3 67 (9.05%) C++
3 67 (9.05%) JavaScript
4 60 (8.11%) Python
5 58 (7.84%) C#
6 56 (7.57%) Java 8
7 47 (6.35%) SQL
8 27 (3.65%) Embedded C
8 27 (3.65%) XPath
9 14 (1.89%) PowerShell
9 14 (1.89%) T-SQL
10 12 (1.62%) MATLAB
11 11 (1.49%) Embedded C++
11 11 (1.49%) Ruby
11 11 (1.49%) TypeScript
12 9 (1.22%) Bash Shell
12 9 (1.22%) Perl
13 8 (1.08%) Assembly Language
13 8 (1.08%) PHP
Qualifications
1 197 (26.62%) Security Cleared
2 140 (18.92%) SC Cleared
3 89 (12.03%) Degree
4 61 (8.24%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 13 (1.76%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.49%) CESG Certified Professional
8 9 (1.22%) BC Cleared
8 9 (1.22%) HND
9 7 (0.95%) CCNP
10 6 (0.81%) CISSP
10 6 (0.81%) PhD
11 5 (0.68%) Master's Degree
11 5 (0.68%) SANS
12 4 (0.54%) CCNA
12 4 (0.54%) HNC
12 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.54%) RHCE
13 3 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.41%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.97%) JSP 440
2 21 (2.84%) RMADS
3 17 (2.30%) QA
4 8 (1.08%) SLA
5 7 (0.95%) Data Quality
6 6 (0.81%) PMO
7 5 (0.68%) DO-178B
7 5 (0.68%) GDPR
7 5 (0.68%) JTAG
8 4 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 3 (0.41%) DO-254
10 2 (0.27%) IEC 61508
10 2 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 2 (0.27%) MISRA
10 2 (0.27%) PCI DSS
11 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
11 1 (0.14%) COSHH
11 1 (0.14%) IEC 61131
11 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
System Software
1 40 (5.41%) Firmware
2 26 (3.51%) Docker
3 19 (2.57%) Active Directory
4 4 (0.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.54%) vSphere
5 3 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.14%) GlusterFS
6 1 (0.14%) GPFS
6 1 (0.14%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.14%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.14%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.14%) Xen
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 58 (7.84%) Ansible
2 40 (5.41%) Terraform
3 24 (3.24%) Puppet
4 23 (3.11%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.84%) Opscode Chef
6 11 (1.49%) Grafana
7 8 (1.08%) Kibana
8 5 (0.68%) SCCM
9 4 (0.54%) Docker Swarm
9 4 (0.54%) Graphite
9 4 (0.54%) Nagios
9 4 (0.54%) Packer
9 4 (0.54%) ZABBIX
10 2 (0.27%) Hadoop YARN
10 2 (0.27%) SELinux
11 1 (0.14%) CA Single Sign-On
11 1 (0.14%) logstash
11 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 1 (0.14%) SCOM
11 1 (0.14%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 525 (70.95%) SAP
2 84 (11.35%) Oracle
3 81 (10.95%) Microsoft
4 61 (8.24%) WSO2
5 28 (3.78%) Cisco
5 28 (3.78%) Talend
6 21 (2.84%) Red Hat
7 16 (2.16%) VMware
8 10 (1.35%) IBM
9 9 (1.22%) EMC
9 9 (1.22%) Google
10 7 (0.95%) Apple
10 7 (0.95%) CheckPoint
10 7 (0.95%) Dell
10 7 (0.95%) Splunk
11 6 (0.81%) Qualys
11 6 (0.81%) Xilinx
12 5 (0.68%) Intel
12 5 (0.68%) Mentor Graphics
12 5 (0.68%) Veritas