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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bluetooth
Rank 147 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.027% - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
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
503 369 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.71% 12.20% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 175 122
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £461
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 28 34
Average hourly rate £17.50 £32.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.15% +47.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.85 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 2015. 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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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
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Bluetooth
England

Bluetooth
Top 18 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) C
2 8 (88.89%) C++
2 8 (88.89%) UNIX
2 8 (88.89%) Linux
2 8 (88.89%) OO
2 8 (88.89%) GSM
3 7 (77.78%) Doxygen
3 7 (77.78%) Google
3 7 (77.78%) Software Packaging
3 7 (77.78%) GoogleTest
4 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
5 5 (55.56%) Raspberry Pi
5 5 (55.56%) BeagleBone
6 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
7 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
7 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
7 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
7 1 (11.11%) Internet

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (77.78%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 8 (88.89%) GSM
2 1 (11.11%) Internet
Development Applications
1 7 (77.78%) GoogleTest
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (33.33%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) C++ Developer
3 2 (22.22%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) C Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Linux Developer
4 1 (11.11%) C++ Software Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++ Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (77.78%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Raspberry Pi
1 5 (55.56%) BeagleBone
2 2 (22.22%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) UNIX
1 8 (88.89%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) OO
2 6 (66.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C
2 8 (88.89%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C
3 1 (11.11%) Embedded C++
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Google