The first 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smartphone
Rank 131 117 134
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +17
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 5 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.69% 0.54% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Average daily rate £120 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-63.63% +1.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.51% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-55.71% -12.50%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
721 554 713
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.72% 23.01% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 250 332
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 47 62
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.42 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.28% -12.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.75 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £34.70 £25.76
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Smartphone
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Cheshire - 1 £120 - 2
Lancashire - - - -
Smartphone
England

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 6 (75.00%) iPad
2 4 (50.00%) Wireless
2 4 (50.00%) SLA
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) MCP
2 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) MCSA
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) MCTS
2 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Android
3 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Android Development
3 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 3 (37.50%) C#
4 2 (25.00%) SEO
4 2 (25.00%) Web Design
4 2 (25.00%) HTML
4 2 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
4 2 (25.00%) CSS
4 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (50.00%) MS Office
1 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (25.00%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Wireless
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Broadband
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Axure RP
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
1 5 (62.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (37.50%) Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Junior
4 2 (25.00%) Junior Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Front-End Developer
4 2 (25.00%) Junior Front-End Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
5 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) HTML
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) CSS3
1 2 (25.00%) HTML5
2 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
1 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (37.50%) Android
2 3 (37.50%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Android Development
2 3 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 2 (25.00%) SEO
3 2 (25.00%) Web Design
3 2 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (25.00%) BDD
3 2 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) C#
2 2 (25.00%) Java
2 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (50.00%) MCP
1 4 (50.00%) MCSE
1 4 (50.00%) MCSA
1 4 (50.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) XenApp
2 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Apple
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix