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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Augmented Reality
Rank 589 554 562
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +8
Contract jobs citing Augmented Reality 5 20 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.038% 0.038%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.035% 0.15% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 16
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£401 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.42% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £125 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £410 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate - £125 £413
% change year-on-year
- -69.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 - £35.00

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
14101 13789 14460
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.25% 26.08% 25.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 8456 8507 8391
Average daily rate £413 £425 £423
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +0.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 625 599 801
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £42.95 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.70 £17.69 £28.50
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -37.92%

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 21 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 3 September 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
England -23 5 £401 +14.42% 4
London -19 3 £401 +0.12% 4
City of London +28 2 £413 - 1
South East -8 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Northumberland - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sussex - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

Augmented Reality
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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 8 (72.73%) Objective-C
1 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
2 7 (63.64%) iOS Development
3 6 (54.55%) JSON
4 5 (45.45%) Android
4 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 5 (45.45%) iOS SDK
4 5 (45.45%) Games
5 4 (36.36%) Xcode
6 3 (27.27%) Java
6 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
6 3 (27.27%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) XML
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Facebook
6 3 (27.27%) Twitter
7 2 (18.18%) REST
7 2 (18.18%) OpenGL ES
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone 8
7 2 (18.18%) Analytics
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
7 2 (18.18%) Android SDK
7 2 (18.18%) Android Development
7 2 (18.18%) iPhone
7 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
7 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
7 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration

Augmented Reality
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Blender
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) HTTP
1 1 (9.09%) HTTPS
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Xcode
2 2 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
3 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (45.45%) Games
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (81.82%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) iOS Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Designer
3 2 (18.18%) UI Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Android Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (54.55%) JSON
2 5 (45.45%) Unity (Game Engine)
2 5 (45.45%) iOS SDK
3 3 (27.27%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) XML
4 2 (18.18%) REST
4 2 (18.18%) OpenGL ES
4 2 (18.18%) Android SDK
4 2 (18.18%) OpenGL
5 1 (9.09%) Ajax
5 1 (9.09%) Cocoa
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) Google Maps API
5 1 (9.09%) Core Animation
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
5 1 (9.09%) cocos2d
5 1 (9.09%) UIKit
5 1 (9.09%) OpenCV
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
1 2 (18.18%) iPhone
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
1 2 (18.18%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 1 (9.09%) Mathematics
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) Apple iOS
2 5 (45.45%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone 8
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Phone
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) iOS Development
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Android Development
2 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
2 2 (18.18%) OO
3 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Web Design
3 1 (9.09%) TDD
3 1 (9.09%) Scrum
3 1 (9.09%) OOP
3 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
3 1 (9.09%) Game Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) Objective-C
2 3 (27.27%) Java
2 3 (27.27%) JavaScript
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Python
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (27.27%) Facebook
1 3 (27.27%) Twitter
2 2 (18.18%) Google