The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symbian products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symbian 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Symbian Ltd.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Symbian
Rank 418 430 386
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -44
Contract jobs citing Symbian 2 4 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.008% 0.016% 0.077%
As % of the Vendors category 0.018% 0.034% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 11
Average daily rate
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£350 £475 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +22.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £370
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -18.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.25 - £32.00
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11240 11609 11761
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.89% 46.19% 45.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 7272 7557 7142
Average daily rate £425 £420 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% -1.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £580 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 256 334
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +2.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £48.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-0.18% +2.70%

Symbian
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Symbian across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Symbian Jobs Demand Trend in London

Symbian
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Symbian Daily Rate Trend in London

Symbian
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Symbian Hourly Rate Trend in London

Symbian
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

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

1 3 (75.00%) Android
1 3 (75.00%) iPhone
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (50.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Android Development
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (25.00%) Coaching
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) Advertising
3 1 (25.00%) Games
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
3 1 (25.00%) J2ME
3 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (25.00%) HTTP
3 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) C#
3 1 (25.00%) C++
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (25.00%) JNI
3 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint

Symbian
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

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

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (25.00%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
1 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Advertising
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Applications Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Tester
2 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (25.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Senior iOS Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) Cocoa
1 1 (25.00%) J2ME
1 1 (25.00%) Web Services
1 1 (25.00%) JNI
1 1 (25.00%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) iPhone
2 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 1 (25.00%) Cryptography
3 1 (25.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 1 (25.00%) Android Development
1 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
1 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
1 1 (25.00%) Coaching
1 1 (25.00%) Scrum
1 1 (25.00%) DRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) C#
2 1 (25.00%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft