The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bluetooth
North West / Manchester
Rank 90 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -14
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 2 8 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.15% 0.45% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 3.14% 3.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 8
Median daily rate £494 £475 £264
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% +80.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £475 £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £475 £265
% change year-on-year
-15.78% +79.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £52.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+4.76% +23.52%

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
208 255 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.49% 14.21% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 140 104
Median daily rate £400 £389 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +19.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £259 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 14
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.15 £19.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.02% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.97 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £48.00 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £37.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-42.66% +41.50%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Manchester region citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Manchester region with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 3 (100.00%) Java
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
1 3 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (100.00%) Google
1 3 (100.00%) NFC
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Development
2 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 2 (66.67%) Material Design
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (33.33%) MySQL
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) Facebook Platform
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) NFC
2 2 (66.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
1 1 (33.33%) MySQL
1 1 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
3 1 (33.33%) Android Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Applications Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Architect
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile Architect
2 1 (33.33%) Android Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) Web Services
2 2 (66.67%) J2EE
2 2 (66.67%) Material Design
2 2 (66.67%) REST
2 2 (66.67%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) AngularJS
3 1 (33.33%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Google Maps API
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) CAN bus
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Android
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (33.33%) Android Development
3 1 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 1 (33.33%) OOP
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) Apple Swift
2 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) C#
3 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Google
2 2 (66.67%) Apple
3 1 (33.33%) Facebook
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin