The table below looks at the statistics 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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bluetooth
Rank 602 566 556
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -10
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 21 8 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.015% 0.051%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.11% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 11
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£375 £165 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+127.27% -48.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £149 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £333 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £155 £350
% change year-on-year
+141.93% -55.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 10
Average hourly rate £39.50 £34.50 £38.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.49% -10.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £31.70 £34.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.90 £37.30 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £34.50 £41.25
% change year-on-year
+14.49% -16.36%

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
8347 7085 8666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.38% 13.63% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 4622 3865 3984
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 404 673
Average hourly rate £24.50 £21.75 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.64% +1.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.55 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+8.88% -

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
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 2 October 2014.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 20 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 2 October 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 -17 19 £375 +127.27% 17
South East -1 7 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £375 - 11
East of England -20 6 £375 - 11
Cambridge -2 3 £413 - 11
London +8 1 £350 -6.66% 1
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Dorchester - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
East Midlands - - - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 24 (47.06%) Android
2 18 (35.29%) Software Engineering
3 16 (31.37%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (31.37%) Wireless
3 16 (31.37%) C
4 15 (29.41%) ZigBee
4 15 (29.41%) Android Development
5 12 (23.53%) Apple iOS
5 12 (23.53%) Windows
6 11 (21.57%) 3G
6 11 (21.57%) NFC
6 11 (21.57%) Mobile App
7 10 (19.61%) Mobile Commerce
7 10 (19.61%) GSM
8 9 (17.65%) Embedded C
8 9 (17.65%) C++
9 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
9 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
9 8 (15.69%) Gradle
10 7 (13.73%) DLNA
10 7 (13.73%) Python
10 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
10 7 (13.73%) Electronics
10 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
10 7 (13.73%) 2G
11 6 (11.76%) 802.11
11 6 (11.76%) WPA2
11 6 (11.76%) Device Driver
12 5 (9.80%) LTE
12 5 (9.80%) Microsoft

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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.

Communications & Networking
1 16 (31.37%) Wi-Fi
1 16 (31.37%) Wireless
2 15 (29.41%) ZigBee
3 11 (21.57%) 3G
3 11 (21.57%) NFC
4 10 (19.61%) GSM
5 7 (13.73%) DLNA
5 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
5 7 (13.73%) 2G
6 6 (11.76%) 802.11
6 6 (11.76%) WPA2
7 5 (9.80%) LTE
8 4 (7.84%) GPRS
8 4 (7.84%) WPA
8 4 (7.84%) UPnP
8 4 (7.84%) Wireshark
9 3 (5.88%) Internet
9 3 (5.88%) iBeacon
10 2 (3.92%) ADSL
10 2 (3.92%) VDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.96%) SQLite
1 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Gradle
2 3 (5.88%) Git (software)
2 3 (5.88%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.92%) Eclipse
3 2 (3.92%) MonkeyTalk
4 1 (1.96%) Maven
4 1 (1.96%) Subversion
4 1 (1.96%) GDB
4 1 (1.96%) ClearCase
4 1 (1.96%) PVCS
General
1 7 (13.73%) Electronics
1 7 (13.73%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.88%) Dutch Language
3 2 (3.92%) Automotive
4 1 (1.96%) Marketing
4 1 (1.96%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.96%) French Language
Job Titles
1 19 (37.25%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Android Developer
3 10 (19.61%) Lead Developer
4 5 (9.80%) Software Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Tester
5 4 (7.84%) Test Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Software Tester
6 3 (5.88%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Project Leader
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Embedded Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Senior Software Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Software Test Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Electronics Engineer
8 1 (1.96%) Technical Project Leader
8 1 (1.96%) Release Manager
8 1 (1.96%) UI Programmer
8 1 (1.96%) iOS Developer
8 1 (1.96%) UI Developer
8 1 (1.96%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.88%) JSON
1 3 (5.88%) RESTful
2 2 (3.92%) Android SDK
2 2 (3.92%) XML
3 1 (1.96%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.96%) HTML5
3 1 (1.96%) Xamarin.iOS
3 1 (1.96%) OpenGL
3 1 (1.96%) J2ME
3 1 (1.96%) Web Services
3 1 (1.96%) HTML
3 1 (1.96%) Dalvik
3 1 (1.96%) RestKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.76%) Device Driver
3 5 (9.80%) Mobile Payment
4 3 (5.88%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.92%) User Experience
5 2 (3.92%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.96%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.96%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.96%) Streaming Music
6 1 (1.96%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.96%) Animation
6 1 (1.96%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.96%) Kindle
6 1 (1.96%) Open Source
6 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.96%) Xbox
6 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (47.06%) Android
2 12 (23.53%) Apple iOS
2 12 (23.53%) Windows
3 5 (9.80%) Linux
4 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
4 4 (7.84%) Mac OS
5 3 (5.88%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Phone
7 1 (1.96%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) Software Engineering
2 15 (29.41%) Android Development
3 10 (19.61%) Mobile Commerce
4 8 (15.69%) E-Commerce
4 8 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (7.84%) Project Management
5 4 (7.84%) Scrum
5 4 (7.84%) Software Testing
6 3 (5.88%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.88%) Analytics
6 3 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 2 (3.92%) OO
7 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2
7 2 (3.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (3.92%) Validation
7 2 (3.92%) Release Management
7 2 (3.92%) Unit Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Integration Testing
7 2 (3.92%) Test Scripting
7 2 (3.92%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (31.37%) C
2 9 (17.65%) Embedded C
2 9 (17.65%) C++
3 7 (13.73%) Python
4 5 (9.80%) Embedded C++
5 4 (7.84%) AppleScript
6 3 (5.88%) Java
7 1 (1.96%) XAML
7 1 (1.96%) Assembly Language
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) SQL
7 1 (1.96%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) PMP
1 2 (3.92%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.96%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.96%) JTAG
System Software
1 3 (5.88%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (9.80%) Microsoft
2 4 (7.84%) Apple
3 3 (5.88%) EMC
4 1 (1.96%) Xamarin
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