The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Augmented Reality in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Augmented Reality over the 3 months to 29 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Augmented Reality
Rank 568 543 522
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -21
Contract jobs citing Augmented Reality 3 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.006% 0.033% 0.020%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.020% 0.11% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 13 6
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£350 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £290 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £443 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate - £275 £375
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14973 14974 13655
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.89% 30.66% 30.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9455 9221 8169
Average daily rate £422 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.19% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 597 599 825
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.19 £11.51 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Augmented Reality
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Augmented Reality within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Augmented Reality Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Augmented Reality
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Augmented Reality within the UK.

Augmented Reality Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Augmented Reality
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Augmented Reality within the UK.

Augmented Reality Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Augmented Reality
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Augmented Reality within the UK over the 3 months to 29 January 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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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
London +7 3 £350 -12.50% 2
England -31 3 £350 -12.50% 5
City of London +15 1 £338 -25.00%
East Midlands - - - - 2
South East - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Northampton - - - - 2
Petersfield - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 2
Glasgow - - - -

Augmented Reality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Augmented Reality 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 Augmented Reality.

1 9 (69.23%) Apple iOS
2 7 (53.85%) Objective-C
3 6 (46.15%) iOS Development
4 5 (38.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (38.46%) Android
4 5 (38.46%) Games
4 5 (38.46%) OpenGL
4 5 (38.46%) Java
4 5 (38.46%) OO
5 4 (30.77%) Web Services
5 4 (30.77%) OOP
5 4 (30.77%) iOS SDK
6 3 (23.08%) Game Development
6 3 (23.08%) OpenGL ES
6 3 (23.08%) Android Development
6 3 (23.08%) Windows
6 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (23.08%) C++
6 3 (23.08%) HTML
6 3 (23.08%) Advertising
7 2 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
7 2 (15.38%) JSON
7 2 (15.38%) jQuery
7 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
7 2 (15.38%) Subversion
7 2 (15.38%) C#
7 2 (15.38%) CSS
7 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
7 2 (15.38%) Adobe
7 2 (15.38%) MVC

Augmented Reality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Augmented Reality 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 Augmented Reality. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (7.69%) nginx
1 1 (7.69%) Apache
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Maya
1 1 (7.69%) 3ds Max
1 1 (7.69%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
1 2 (15.38%) Eclipse
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Xcode
2 1 (7.69%) Visual Studio
2 1 (7.69%) JIRA
General
1 5 (38.46%) Games
2 3 (23.08%) Advertising
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (38.46%) iOS Developer
3 3 (23.08%) Android Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Senior iOS Developer
4 2 (15.38%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (7.69%) 3D Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) C# Software Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Flash Developer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) C++ Software Developer
5 1 (7.69%) Software Programmer
5 1 (7.69%) C++/C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (38.46%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 5 (38.46%) OpenGL
2 4 (30.77%) Web Services
2 4 (30.77%) iOS SDK
3 3 (23.08%) OpenGL ES
3 3 (23.08%) HTML
4 2 (15.38%) JSON
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
4 2 (15.38%) Android SDK
4 2 (15.38%) UIKit
4 2 (15.38%) OpenCV
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) Core Animation
5 1 (7.69%) PureMVC
5 1 (7.69%) WebGL
5 1 (7.69%) REST
5 1 (7.69%) CSS3
5 1 (7.69%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) 3D Graphics
1 2 (15.38%) Mathematics
1 2 (15.38%) Open Source
2 1 (7.69%) Visualisation
2 1 (7.69%) Kinect
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
2 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
2 1 (7.69%) Artificial Intelligence
2 1 (7.69%) Animation
2 1 (7.69%) Physics
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Apple iOS
2 5 (38.46%) Android
3 3 (23.08%) Windows
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Phone
5 1 (7.69%) Mac OS X
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) iOS Development
2 5 (38.46%) OO
3 4 (30.77%) OOP
4 3 (23.08%) Game Development
4 3 (23.08%) Android Development
5 2 (15.38%) MVC
5 2 (15.38%) Memory Management
6 1 (7.69%) Image Processing
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Application Development
6 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (7.69%) 3D Visualisation
6 1 (7.69%) Analytics
6 1 (7.69%) Workflow
6 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.69%) TDD
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (53.85%) Objective-C
2 5 (38.46%) Java
3 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 3 (23.08%) C++
4 2 (15.38%) C#
5 1 (7.69%) PHP
5 1 (7.69%) Python
5 1 (7.69%) Lua
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (15.38%) Adobe
2 1 (7.69%) Facebook
2 1 (7.69%) Twitter
2 1 (7.69%) Zend