Electrical Engineering Consultant Demand Jumps in Q1 2016

Posted by Joann Hoxha on Feb 11, 2016 5:30:00 AM

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The Oxford Index for electrical engineering consultants rose again in comparison to last quarter, from 111 to 121, indicating a significant increase in demand for electrical engineering consultants in Q1 2016.

The Oxford Index for Engineering is a quarterly survey of projected demand for engineering consultants conducted by Oxford Global Resources. Oxford Index values above 100 suggest an increase in demand for consultants, and values below 100 suggest a decrease in demand.

Results of our study for Q1 2016 are based on 144 engineering managers’ responses from across North America.

In relation to other engineering specialties, demand for electrical engineering consultants had the highest anticipated demand.

In addition, when broken out by skill, demand for electrical engineering consultants was significantly higher than other skills in demand.


The eight-quarter trend for electrical engineers remains optimistic, with all but one quarter below 100, indicating steady demand for electrical engineering consultants.


For a full report of the engineering skills currently in highest demand, as well as hot spots for consultant engineering jobs in Q1 2016, download the latest edition of the Oxford Index for Engineering today. 

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Topics: Oxford Index, Engineering