The table below looks at the statistics for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 594 645 616
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -29
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 40 19 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.033% 0.034%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.23% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 10
Median daily rate £340 £500 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £500 £359
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £500 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 2 2
Median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +12.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.50 £40.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.50 £44.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £47.50 £42.25
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +12.42%

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8373 8117 8317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.71% 13.91% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5107 4640 4472
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 521 463
Median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.98% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Bluetooth Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Trend

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

Bluetooth Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Bluetooth
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +33 35 £340 -32.00% 14
East of England +34 14 £350 - 4
Cambridgeshire +39 13 - - 4
Cambridge +33 12 - - 3
South East +6 5 - - 7
South Wales - 5 - - 1
South West - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - - 1
London +8 4 £376 -24.75% 1
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
Sheffield - 3 - -
Hampshire +7 2 - - 1
Devon - 2 - -
Wiltshire - 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - -
Berkshire +8 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
North West - 1 £330 - 1
Bedford - 1 £350 -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 33 (36.67%) C
2 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
3 21 (23.33%) Embedded C
4 18 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (20.00%) ZigBee
5 16 (17.78%) Android
5 16 (17.78%) Python
5 16 (17.78%) C++
6 15 (16.67%) Wireless
6 15 (16.67%) Electronics
6 15 (16.67%) RESTful
7 14 (15.56%) Firmware
8 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (12.22%) Degree
9 11 (12.22%) Apple iOS
9 11 (12.22%) Android Development
10 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (11.11%) WLAN
10 10 (11.11%) Linux
11 9 (10.00%) Windows
11 9 (10.00%) NFC
11 9 (10.00%) Google
11 9 (10.00%) Release Management
11 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
11 9 (10.00%) Gradle
11 9 (10.00%) Android Studio
11 9 (10.00%) Google Play
12 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
13 7 (7.78%) Smart Meter
13 7 (7.78%) Qt

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Applications
1 6 (6.67%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.22%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.11%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.11%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.00%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
1 18 (20.00%) ZigBee
2 15 (16.67%) Wireless
3 10 (11.11%) WLAN
4 9 (10.00%) NFC
5 7 (7.78%) 3G
5 7 (7.78%) TCP/IP
6 6 (6.67%) Internet
7 5 (5.56%) 2G
7 5 (5.56%) LTE
8 4 (4.44%) 5G
8 4 (4.44%) RFID
9 2 (2.22%) 802.15
9 2 (2.22%) HTTP
9 2 (2.22%) SSL
9 2 (2.22%) X.509
10 1 (1.11%) DAB
10 1 (1.11%) GPRS
10 1 (1.11%) GSM
10 1 (1.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQLite
2 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.00%) Android Studio
1 9 (10.00%) Gradle
2 4 (4.44%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.22%) Subversion
4 1 (1.11%) Ant
4 1 (1.11%) GCC
4 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.11%) JIRA
4 1 (1.11%) Robot Framework
4 1 (1.11%) Selenium
General
1 15 (16.67%) Electronics
2 4 (4.44%) Automotive
2 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.11%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.11%) French Language
4 1 (1.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 35 (38.89%) Developer
2 15 (16.67%) Embedded Engineer
2 15 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 14 (15.56%) Test Engineer
4 12 (13.33%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (12.22%) Android Developer
5 11 (12.22%) Electronics Engineer
6 8 (8.89%) Firmware Engineer
7 7 (7.78%) C++ Developer
7 7 (7.78%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (5.56%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 5 (5.56%) iOS Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Product Engineer
9 4 (4.44%) Qt Developer
9 4 (4.44%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Embedded Software Developer
10 3 (3.33%) Test Automation Developer
11 2 (2.22%) Embedded C Engineer
11 2 (2.22%) Linux Developer
11 2 (2.22%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (16.67%) RESTful
2 7 (7.78%) QML
2 7 (7.78%) Qt
3 5 (5.56%) Middleware
4 3 (3.33%) Android SDK
4 3 (3.33%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.33%) CSS
4 3 (3.33%) HTML
5 2 (2.22%) .NET
5 2 (2.22%) 802.1X
5 2 (2.22%) Ajax
5 2 (2.22%) Core Data
5 2 (2.22%) JSON
5 2 (2.22%) REST
6 1 (1.11%) Buildbot
6 1 (1.11%) CSS3
6 1 (1.11%) HTML5
6 1 (1.11%) Material Design
6 1 (1.11%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.89%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.78%) Smart Meter
3 6 (6.67%) Internet of Things
4 4 (4.44%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 2 (2.22%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.11%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.11%) ASIC
6 1 (1.11%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.11%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.11%) iPhone
6 1 (1.11%) Robotics
6 1 (1.11%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.11%) STB
6 1 (1.11%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (17.78%) Android
2 11 (12.22%) Apple iOS
3 10 (11.11%) Linux
4 9 (10.00%) Windows
5 2 (2.22%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (34.44%) Software Engineering
2 12 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.22%) Android Development
4 10 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.00%) Automated Testing
5 9 (10.00%) Release Management
6 5 (5.56%) Fault Analysis
6 5 (5.56%) iOS Development
7 4 (4.44%) Prototyping
7 4 (4.44%) Scrum
8 3 (3.33%) Validation
9 2 (2.22%) API Integration
9 2 (2.22%) High Availability
9 2 (2.22%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.22%) Signal Processing
9 2 (2.22%) UML
9 2 (2.22%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.22%) Video Processing
10 1 (1.11%) SDLC
10 1 (1.11%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.67%) C
2 21 (23.33%) Embedded C
3 16 (17.78%) C++
3 16 (17.78%) Python
4 7 (7.78%) C#
4 7 (7.78%) SQL
5 3 (3.33%) Apple Swift
5 3 (3.33%) Objective-C
5 3 (3.33%) Perl
6 2 (2.22%) Assembly Language
6 2 (2.22%) Bash Shell
6 2 (2.22%) Java
6 2 (2.22%) JavaScript
6 2 (2.22%) MATLAB
6 2 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (12.22%) Degree
2 4 (4.44%) HNC
2 4 (4.44%) HND
3 1 (1.11%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) MISRA
System Software
1 14 (15.56%) Firmware
Vendors
1 9 (10.00%) Google
2 4 (4.44%) EMC
3 1 (1.11%) Apple
3 1 (1.11%) Intel