The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 146 133 -
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 12 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.24% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.02% 1.83% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 0
Average daily rate £475 £264 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+80.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £265 -
% change year-on-year
+79.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +53.09%
Bluetooth
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
595 438 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.70% 13.39% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 214 176
Average daily rate £410 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £222 £216
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £459 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.00 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.44% +19.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.55 £31.56
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the North West region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -11 12 £475 +80.09%
Bluetooth
England

Bluetooth
Top 21 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (100.00%) C
2 14 (93.33%) C++
3 13 (86.67%) Python
3 13 (86.67%) Information Security
3 13 (86.67%) TDD
3 13 (86.67%) System Testing
4 12 (80.00%) DV Cleared
4 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
4 12 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
5 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
5 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
8 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
8 2 (13.33%) Wireless
8 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
9 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
9 1 (6.67%) Firmware
9 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wireless
1 2 (13.33%) ZigBee
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Software Developer
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) C Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) C++ Software Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Python Software Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Smart Meter
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (86.67%) Information Security
1 13 (86.67%) System Testing
1 13 (86.67%) TDD
2 12 (80.00%) Computer Forensics
3 11 (73.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (73.33%) Software Engineering
4 7 (46.67%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) C
2 14 (93.33%) C++
3 13 (86.67%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) Embedded C
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 12 (80.00%) DV Cleared
1 12 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 10 (66.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware