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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smartphone
Rank 61 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.38% 0.10% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.59% 0.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-34.41% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £20.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-21.95% +26.15%
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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
189 282 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.23% 28.66% 24.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 131 112
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £225 £139
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 24 12
Average hourly rate £15.67 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.38% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.04 £12.52 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £40.57 £25.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 16 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (25.00%) Scrum
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
2 1 (25.00%) .NET
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (25.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 2 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (25.00%) Legal
2 1 (25.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) UX Developer
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (25.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (25.00%) TDD
1 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft