The first table below looks at the demand for Bluetooth skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bluetooth
Rank 567 528 568
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +40
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 20 16 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.034% 0.033%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.28% 0.22% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 6
Average daily rate £488 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £350 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £378 £343
UK excluding London average daily rate - £350 £258
% change year-on-year
- +35.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 6
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -15.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.40 £30.30 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £36.70 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -5.06%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

Bluetooth
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Bluetooth Daily Rate Histogram 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 18 April 2014.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
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 Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 20 £488 +39.28% 29
London -12 13 £488 - 3
City of London - 5 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 4 - - 22
East of England -23 4 - - 22
North East - - - -
South East - - - -
Durham - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Lymington - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Uxbridge - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 22
Guildford - - - -
Harrogate - - - - 1
High Wycombe - - - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 13 (39.39%) Apple iOS
2 11 (33.33%) NFC
2 11 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 10 (30.30%) Android
4 8 (24.24%) Wireless
4 8 (24.24%) Java
5 7 (21.21%) Objective-C
6 6 (18.18%) TDD
6 6 (18.18%) C
6 6 (18.18%) Firmware
6 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
6 6 (18.18%) Android Development
7 5 (15.15%) Arduino
7 5 (15.15%) HTML
7 5 (15.15%) JUnit
7 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (15.15%) CSS
7 5 (15.15%) Adobe CQ
7 5 (15.15%) HTML5
7 5 (15.15%) jQuery
7 5 (15.15%) ZigBee
7 5 (15.15%) Spring
7 5 (15.15%) Ajax
7 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
8 4 (12.12%) Linux
8 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
8 4 (12.12%) Electronics
8 4 (12.12%) 3G
8 4 (12.12%) Mobile Commerce

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (15.15%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (6.06%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (6.06%) MS Office
2 1 (3.03%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (33.33%) NFC
2 8 (24.24%) Wireless
3 5 (15.15%) ZigBee
3 5 (15.15%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (12.12%) 3G
4 4 (12.12%) GSM
5 2 (6.06%) TETRA
6 1 (3.03%) SMS
6 1 (3.03%) UMTS
6 1 (3.03%) WCDMA
6 1 (3.03%) FTP
6 1 (3.03%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.03%) ADSL
6 1 (3.03%) Broadband
6 1 (3.03%) CDMA
6 1 (3.03%) VDSL
6 1 (3.03%) RTSP
6 1 (3.03%) LTE
6 1 (3.03%) DLNA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.03%) MS Access
1 1 (3.03%) MySQL
1 1 (3.03%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (15.15%) JUnit
2 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.06%) Xcode
2 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (3.03%) ClearCase
3 1 (3.03%) PVCS
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) GDB
General
1 4 (12.12%) Electronics
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
2 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Law
2 2 (6.06%) Legal
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (39.39%) Developer
2 6 (18.18%) iOS Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Lead Developer
3 5 (15.15%) Android Developer
4 2 (6.06%) EMC Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Embedded C Developer
4 2 (6.06%) C Developer
4 2 (6.06%) Electronics Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (6.06%) Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Test Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Senior Developer
5 1 (3.03%) Programmer
5 1 (3.03%) Support Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (3.03%) Support Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Test Engineer
5 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (15.15%) HTML
1 5 (15.15%) CSS
1 5 (15.15%) HTML5
1 5 (15.15%) jQuery
1 5 (15.15%) Spring
1 5 (15.15%) Ajax
1 5 (15.15%) Hibernate
2 2 (6.06%) Web Services
2 2 (6.06%) XML
3 1 (3.03%) .NET
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) Flash
3 1 (3.03%) Cocoa
3 1 (3.03%) JSON
3 1 (3.03%) Core Animation
3 1 (3.03%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.03%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (3.03%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Firmware
1 6 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 5 (15.15%) Arduino
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (9.09%) Device Driver
4 3 (9.09%) Smart Meter
5 2 (6.06%) Animation
5 2 (6.06%) Blackberry
6 1 (3.03%) Management Information System
6 1 (3.03%) Smartcard
6 1 (3.03%) EMV
6 1 (3.03%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (3.03%) Handset
6 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
6 1 (3.03%) Blog
6 1 (3.03%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) iPad
6 1 (3.03%) Xbox
6 1 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 13 (39.39%) Apple iOS
2 10 (30.30%) Android
3 4 (12.12%) Linux
4 3 (9.09%) Windows
4 3 (9.09%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 8
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) iOS Development
2 6 (18.18%) TDD
2 6 (18.18%) Android Development
3 4 (12.12%) E-Commerce
3 4 (12.12%) Mobile Commerce
4 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 3 (9.09%) Validation
5 2 (6.06%) Automated Testing
5 2 (6.06%) Document Management
6 1 (3.03%) Change Management
6 1 (3.03%) Project Management
6 1 (3.03%) B2B
6 1 (3.03%) Scrum
6 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (3.03%) Software Engineering
6 1 (3.03%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (3.03%) Time Management
6 1 (3.03%) Test Automation
6 1 (3.03%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 8 (24.24%) Java
2 7 (21.21%) Objective-C
3 6 (18.18%) C
4 5 (15.15%) JavaScript
5 3 (9.09%) Python
6 2 (6.06%) Embedded C
7 1 (3.03%) MATLAB
7 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (3.03%) C++
7 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
7 1 (3.03%) VBA
7 1 (3.03%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) JTAG
1 1 (3.03%) QA
System Software
1 3 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 1 (3.03%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.06%) HP
2 2 (6.06%) EMC
3 1 (3.03%) Apple
3 1 (3.03%) Twitter