The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bluetooth
Rank 262 250 233
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -17
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 8 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.081% 0.011% 0.046%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.44% 0.055% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £285
% change year-on-year
- +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £47.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £42.25 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+12.42% +22.46%
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 South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1817 1815 1613
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.34% 19.84% 18.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 974 859 741
Average daily rate £350 £347 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.72% -0.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £475 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 97 102
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.21 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.63% -10.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Bluetooth across the South East region.

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth across the South East region.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the South East region over the 3 months to 28 August 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
Surrey - 6 - -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
Bluetooth
England

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 7 (46.67%) Automotive
2 6 (40.00%) Electronics
2 6 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) SDLC
3 5 (33.33%) V-Model
3 5 (33.33%) Degree
3 5 (33.33%) Physics
3 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
3 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
4 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
4 4 (26.67%) C
5 3 (20.00%) ZigBee
5 3 (20.00%) LTE
5 3 (20.00%) C++
5 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (13.33%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Windows
6 2 (13.33%) Linux
6 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
7 1 (6.67%) Subversion
7 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (6.67%) 4G
7 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
7 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
7 1 (6.67%) Intel
7 1 (6.67%) Windows CE

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 3 (20.00%) ZigBee
1 3 (20.00%) LTE
2 2 (13.33%) Wireless
2 2 (13.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.67%) 3G
3 1 (6.67%) 802.11
3 1 (6.67%) 2G
3 1 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (6.67%) GSM
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) LabVIEW
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 7 (46.67%) Automotive
2 6 (40.00%) Electronics
3 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Firmware Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Bluetooth Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) HTML
1 1 (6.67%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 2 (13.33%) Windows
1 2 (13.33%) Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows CE
2 1 (6.67%) Embedded Linux
2 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 6 (40.00%) SDLC
2 5 (33.33%) Automated Testing
2 5 (33.33%) Software Engineering
2 5 (33.33%) V-Model
3 4 (26.67%) Supplier Management
4 2 (13.33%) OO
5 1 (6.67%) CRM
5 1 (6.67%) OOD
5 1 (6.67%) Validation
5 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
5 1 (6.67%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) C
2 3 (20.00%) C++
3 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (6.67%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C
3 1 (6.67%) Embedded C++
3 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Firmware
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (6.67%) Intel