The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone 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 Smartphone over the 3 months to 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smartphone
Rank - 132 130
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 0 3 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.10% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.48% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 10
Average daily rate
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- £330 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £275 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.45% -14.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £14.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -61.33%
Smartphone
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
736 628 722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.73% 21.57% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 313 332
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 42 74
Average hourly rate £16.84 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.77% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.69 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.38 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

Smartphone
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Smartphone Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Smartphone
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Smartphone Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Smartphone
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Smartphone Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Smartphone
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 Smartphone within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 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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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 - - - - 3
Smartphone
England

Smartphone
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone.

1 5 (100.00%) iPad
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 4 (80.00%) MCTS
2 4 (80.00%) MS Office
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) MCP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) MCSA
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (80.00%) SLA
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) VPN
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Intranet
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Broadband
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Office
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) VPN
1 4 (80.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Intranet
2 1 (20.00%) Broadband
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Analyst
1 5 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (80.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (80.00%) Service Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 5 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) MCP
1 4 (80.00%) MCSE
1 4 (80.00%) MCSA
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (80.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (80.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
2 1 (20.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix