The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bluetooth
Rank 142 - 129
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 1 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.031% - 0.095%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.20% - 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £285 £320
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.25 £34.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+22.46% -23.33%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
499 269 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 15.46% 12.16% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 306 136 195
Average daily rate £350 £300 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £175 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 63
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.65 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -45.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £134.00 £41.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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Bluetooth
England

Bluetooth
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (100.00%) C
1 5 (100.00%) Wireless
1 5 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 4 (80.00%) Smart Meter
2 4 (80.00%) Firmware
2 4 (80.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (80.00%) Embedded Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded C
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) LTE

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) Wireless
1 5 (100.00%) ZigBee
2 4 (80.00%) 3G
2 4 (80.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (20.00%) GPRS
3 1 (20.00%) GSM
3 1 (20.00%) LTE
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Smart Meter
1 4 (80.00%) Firmware
1 4 (80.00%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Embedded Linux
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded C