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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 579 580 576
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 47 32 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.062% 0.024%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 0.41% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 23 1
Average daily rate £475 £275 £630
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.72% -56.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £265 -
% change year-on-year
+79.24% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 2
Average hourly rate £47.50 £43.25 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.82% +53.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.83 £42.65 £19.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.85 £36.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £43.25 £28.25
% change year-on-year
+15.60% +53.09%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 2016.

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +13 47 £475 +72.72% 15
London +10 16 £450 +60.71% 1
Manchester -11 12 £475 +80.09%
North West -13 12 £475 +80.09% 1
Cambridgeshire +17 8 - - 3
East of England +7 8 - - 3
South East +21 7 £500 +42.85% 6
Cambridge -1 7 - - 3
Brighton - 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -9 2 £375 +57.89%
Yorkshire -20 2 £375 +57.89%
Reading - 2 - -
Berkshire - 2 - - 4
City of London +35 1 - -
Bradford +7 1 - -
East Midlands -14 1 £425 -
Leicestershire - 1 £425 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £500 -
Oxford - 1 £500 -
Halifax - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - 1 £275 - 1

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 56 (69.14%) C
1 56 (69.14%) C++
2 42 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (50.62%) Python
4 36 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
5 32 (39.51%) Software Engineering
6 31 (38.27%) ZigBee
7 26 (32.10%) Internet
8 24 (29.63%) 802.15
8 24 (29.63%) HTML
8 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
8 24 (29.63%) CSS
8 24 (29.63%) HTTP
8 24 (29.63%) 802.1X
9 23 (28.40%) Bash Shell
9 23 (28.40%) REST
9 23 (28.40%) AngularJS
9 23 (28.40%) TCP/IP
9 23 (28.40%) SSL
9 23 (28.40%) Perl
9 23 (28.40%) X.509
9 23 (28.40%) Ajax
9 23 (28.40%) JSON
10 21 (25.93%) Internet of Things
11 15 (18.52%) TDD
11 15 (18.52%) High Availability
12 14 (17.28%) System Testing
12 14 (17.28%) Android
12 14 (17.28%) Information Security
13 13 (16.05%) DV Cleared

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 1 (1.23%) Node.js
1 1 (1.23%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Doxygen
1 1 (1.23%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.23%) BigMachines
1 1 (1.23%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (44.44%) Wi-Fi
2 31 (38.27%) ZigBee
3 26 (32.10%) Internet
4 24 (29.63%) 802.15
4 24 (29.63%) HTTP
5 23 (28.40%) SSL
5 23 (28.40%) TCP/IP
5 23 (28.40%) X.509
6 11 (13.58%) Wireless
7 2 (2.47%) 3G
7 2 (2.47%) 4G
7 2 (2.47%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.47%) RS-232
8 1 (1.23%) 2G
8 1 (1.23%) HTTPS
8 1 (1.23%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (12.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.23%) Big Data
2 1 (1.23%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (1.23%) Ant
1 1 (1.23%) Eclipse
1 1 (1.23%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.23%) Oracle APEX
General
1 6 (7.41%) Electronics
2 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.47%) Marketing
4 1 (1.23%) Automotive
4 1 (1.23%) Legal
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (54.32%) Developer
2 18 (22.22%) Software Engineer
3 16 (19.75%) Python Developer
4 11 (13.58%) Software Developer
5 9 (11.11%) Embedded Engineer
5 9 (11.11%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 8 (9.88%) Applications Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Android Developer
7 7 (8.64%) Python Software Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) C Software Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) C# Developer
8 6 (7.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 6 (7.41%) C++ Software Engineer
9 5 (6.17%) C# Application Developer
9 5 (6.17%) Tester
10 4 (4.94%) Developer/Software Engineer
10 4 (4.94%) Java Developer
10 4 (4.94%) Software Team Leader
10 4 (4.94%) Team Leader
11 3 (3.70%) Embedded Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (29.63%) 802.1X
1 24 (29.63%) CSS
1 24 (29.63%) HTML
2 23 (28.40%) Ajax
2 23 (28.40%) AngularJS
2 23 (28.40%) JSON
2 23 (28.40%) REST
3 5 (6.17%) .NET
4 2 (2.47%) WPF
5 1 (1.23%) Android SDK
5 1 (1.23%) Django
5 1 (1.23%) Google Maps API
5 1 (1.23%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.23%) jQuery
5 1 (1.23%) Mason
5 1 (1.23%) QML
5 1 (1.23%) Qt
5 1 (1.23%) RESTful
5 1 (1.23%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.93%) Internet of Things
2 7 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.41%) Smart Meter
4 4 (4.94%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.94%) STB
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.47%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.23%) ASIC
7 1 (1.23%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.23%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 14 (17.28%) Android
2 7 (8.64%) Windows
3 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.70%) Linux
5 1 (1.23%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (39.51%) Software Engineering
3 15 (18.52%) High Availability
3 15 (18.52%) TDD
4 14 (17.28%) Information Security
4 14 (17.28%) System Testing
5 13 (16.05%) Android Development
5 13 (16.05%) Computer Forensics
6 8 (9.88%) Software Testing
7 4 (4.94%) Line Management
7 4 (4.94%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.70%) OO
9 2 (2.47%) Analytics
9 2 (2.47%) Embedded Software Development
9 2 (2.47%) iOS Development
10 1 (1.23%) Coaching
10 1 (1.23%) DevOps
10 1 (1.23%) Hidden Markov Model
10 1 (1.23%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (1.23%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 56 (69.14%) C
1 56 (69.14%) C++
2 41 (50.62%) Python
3 24 (29.63%) JavaScript
4 23 (28.40%) Bash Shell
4 23 (28.40%) Perl
5 11 (13.58%) C#
6 10 (12.35%) Java
7 9 (11.11%) Embedded C
8 6 (7.41%) Embedded C++
9 1 (1.23%) Apex Code
9 1 (1.23%) PHP
Qualifications
1 13 (16.05%) DV Cleared
1 13 (16.05%) Security Cleared
2 10 (12.35%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.23%) MISRA
1 1 (1.23%) MISRA C
1 1 (1.23%) QA
1 1 (1.23%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (4.94%) Firmware
2 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (7.41%) EMC
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft
3 2 (2.47%) Google
4 1 (1.23%) Apple
4 1 (1.23%) Broadcom
4 1 (1.23%) BT
4 1 (1.23%) i2
4 1 (1.23%) Oracle
4 1 (1.23%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (1.23%) Siebel
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