The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 19 September 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bluetooth
Rank 562 559 543
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 16 10 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.031% 0.021% 0.059%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.21% 0.15% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 13
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£375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £157 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £410 £364
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £165 £260
% change year-on-year
+142.42% -36.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% -4.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £31.70 £34.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £37.30 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+14.49% -13.75%
Bluetooth
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7759 6581 8255
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.85% 13.64% 15.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4364 3662 3826
Average daily rate £370 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 380 625
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £21.67
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +0.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in England

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in England

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Trend in England

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bluetooth across the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the England region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England -17 6 £375 +31.57% 10
South East +7 4 - - 4
London +10 1 £350 -9.67% 2
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Bluetooth
UK

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Bluetooth 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 Bluetooth.

1 19 (38.78%) Android
2 17 (34.69%) Wireless
2 17 (34.69%) C
3 16 (32.65%) ZigBee
4 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
4 13 (26.53%) Wi-Fi
5 12 (24.49%) 3G
5 12 (24.49%) Android Development
6 11 (22.45%) Mobile App
6 11 (22.45%) GSM
6 11 (22.45%) NFC
7 10 (20.41%) Windows
7 10 (20.41%) Mobile Commerce
8 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
8 9 (18.37%) C++
8 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
9 8 (16.33%) Gradle
9 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
9 8 (16.33%) Electronics
10 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
10 7 (14.29%) 2G
10 7 (14.29%) Device Driver
11 6 (12.24%) Linux
12 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
12 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
12 5 (10.20%) Embedded C++
12 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (10.20%) LTE
12 5 (10.20%) Mobile Payment
13 4 (8.16%) Windows 8

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Bluetooth 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 Bluetooth. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.08%) Adobe CQ
Communications & Networking
1 17 (34.69%) Wireless
2 16 (32.65%) ZigBee
3 13 (26.53%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (24.49%) 3G
5 11 (22.45%) GSM
5 11 (22.45%) NFC
6 7 (14.29%) 2G
7 5 (10.20%) TCP/IP
7 5 (10.20%) LTE
8 4 (8.16%) DLNA
8 4 (8.16%) GPRS
9 3 (6.12%) Internet
9 3 (6.12%) 802.11
9 3 (6.12%) WPA2
10 2 (4.08%) Wireshark
10 2 (4.08%) WPA
10 2 (4.08%) VDSL
10 2 (4.08%) UPnP
10 2 (4.08%) ADSL
11 1 (2.04%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.04%) MySQL
1 1 (2.04%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 8 (16.33%) Gradle
2 3 (6.12%) Visual Studio
2 3 (6.12%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.08%) JUnit
3 2 (4.08%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.04%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.04%) PVCS
4 1 (2.04%) Subversion
4 1 (2.04%) GDB
General
1 8 (16.33%) Electronics
2 7 (14.29%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.12%) Dutch Language
4 2 (4.08%) Automotive
5 1 (2.04%) Multimedia
5 1 (2.04%) Marketing
5 1 (2.04%) French Language
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Developer
2 11 (22.45%) Android Developer
3 9 (18.37%) Lead Developer
4 5 (10.20%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Project Leader
5 3 (6.12%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 3 (6.12%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Developer
6 2 (4.08%) Software Tester
6 2 (4.08%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (4.08%) Tester
7 1 (2.04%) Software Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Architect
7 1 (2.04%) Management Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Consultant
7 1 (2.04%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.04%) Principle Engineer
7 1 (2.04%) Support Analyst
7 1 (2.04%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) Ajax
1 2 (4.08%) HTML5
1 2 (4.08%) jQuery
1 2 (4.08%) Hibernate
1 2 (4.08%) Spring
1 2 (4.08%) CSS
1 2 (4.08%) HTML
2 1 (2.04%) OpenGL
2 1 (2.04%) Xamarin.iOS
2 1 (2.04%) Android SDK
2 1 (2.04%) Dalvik
Miscellaneous
1 11 (22.45%) Mobile App
2 7 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 5 (10.20%) Mobile Payment
4 4 (8.16%) Smart Meter
4 4 (8.16%) Firmware
5 3 (6.12%) User Experience
6 2 (4.08%) Internet of Things
6 2 (4.08%) Arduino
7 1 (2.04%) Management Information System
7 1 (2.04%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
7 1 (2.04%) Graphic Design
7 1 (2.04%) Animation
7 1 (2.04%) Kindle
7 1 (2.04%) Open Source
7 1 (2.04%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.04%) Blog
7 1 (2.04%) Xbox
7 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (38.78%) Android
2 10 (20.41%) Windows
3 9 (18.37%) Apple iOS
4 6 (12.24%) Linux
5 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.16%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.08%) Windows Phone
7 2 (4.08%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.04%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (26.53%) Software Engineering
2 12 (24.49%) Android Development
3 10 (20.41%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (16.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (10.20%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (8.16%) Project Management
7 3 (6.12%) TDD
7 3 (6.12%) Validation
7 3 (6.12%) Scrum
7 3 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (6.12%) iOS Development
7 3 (6.12%) Analytics
8 2 (4.08%) Integration Testing
8 2 (4.08%) Test Scripting
8 2 (4.08%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.08%) PRINCE2
8 2 (4.08%) OO
9 1 (2.04%) OOD
9 1 (2.04%) Six Sigma
9 1 (2.04%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 17 (34.69%) C
2 9 (18.37%) Embedded C
2 9 (18.37%) C++
3 5 (10.20%) Embedded C++
4 4 (8.16%) Python
4 4 (8.16%) Java
5 2 (4.08%) Objective-C
5 2 (4.08%) AppleScript
5 2 (4.08%) JavaScript
6 1 (2.04%) C#
6 1 (2.04%) SQL
6 1 (2.04%) Assembly Language
6 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
6 1 (2.04%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (4.08%) PMP
1 2 (4.08%) PMI Certification
2 1 (2.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (2.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) ISO 9001
2 1 (2.04%) JTAG
Vendors
1 5 (10.20%) Microsoft
2 4 (8.16%) EMC
2 4 (8.16%) Apple
3 1 (2.04%) Xamarin
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