The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smartphone
Rank 65 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 1 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% 0.33% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.42% 1.05% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£375 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
- -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-2.43% -56.84%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
240 285 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.48% 30.98% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 134 126
Average daily rate £400 £325 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -5.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £225 £231
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 8
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +87.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.51 £14.50 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.03 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -21.37%

Smartphone
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Smartphone Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Smartphone
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Smartphone across the Cheshire region.

Smartphone Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Smartphone
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone across the Cheshire region.

Smartphone Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Smartphone
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Smartphone also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smartphone.

1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire region citing Smartphone also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Smartphone. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) UX Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft