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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Smartphone
Rank 135 124 127
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +3
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 4 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.12% 0.18% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 0.62% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 1
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£297 £313 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.12% -10.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-43.47% +14.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-9.75% +26.15%
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
852 804 764
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.53% 28.39% 25.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 421 391
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 60 57
Average hourly rate £16.78 £20.00 £18.34
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.10% +9.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £32.50 £25.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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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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 16 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (20.00%) .NET
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (20.00%) Windows
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
2 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Process Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) IT Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) UX Developer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (20.00%) IT Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Project Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Business Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (40.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (20.00%) Scrum
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Engagement
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft