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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smartphone
Rank 145 129 119
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -10
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 6 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.16% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% 0.55% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £120 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -70.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £370
% change year-on-year
-11.29% -16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% +6.89%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -55.71%
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
1031 905 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.54% 29.14% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 460 306
Average daily rate £400 £352 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% +16.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 76 49
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.52 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £42.50 £22.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 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 -6 4 - - 3
Merseyside - 2 - -
Smartphone
England

Smartphone
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 6 (50.00%) Broadband
2 6 (50.00%) DHCP
2 6 (50.00%) DNS
2 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (50.00%) iPhone
2 6 (50.00%) XenApp
2 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 6 (50.00%) iPad
3 4 (33.33%) Change Control
4 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 3 (25.00%) Project Management
4 3 (25.00%) MS Office
4 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
5 2 (16.67%) BYOD
6 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (8.33%) Windows
6 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
6 1 (8.33%) Remedy

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (25.00%) MS Office
2 1 (8.33%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Broadband
1 6 (50.00%) DHCP
1 6 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Project Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
2 6 (50.00%) iPhone
2 6 (50.00%) iPad
3 2 (16.67%) BYOD
4 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (33.33%) Change Control
3 3 (25.00%) Project Planning
3 3 (25.00%) Project Management
3 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (8.33%) Data Analysis
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Engagement
4 1 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 3 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) XenApp
1 6 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (8.33%) Remedy