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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 595 600 595
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 47 33 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.059% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.55% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 17
Median daily rate £463 £431 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.24% -9.21%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £463 £360
% change year-on-year
- +28.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 5 7
Median hourly rate £39.00 £43.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.30% +6.17%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.00 £43.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year
-10.85% +8.02%

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
8583 8083 7308
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.43% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 5212 4558 3902
Median daily rate £390 £360 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 478 409
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.27% +23.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.33 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+24.35% +40.72%

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
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 25 June 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 25 June 2016.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 30 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 25 June 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 +11 45 £463 +7.24% 16
Hampshire +18 16 £463 - 2
South East +11 16 £463 - 4
South West +12 9 £325 -
Portsmouth - 9 £463 -
London +11 8 £413 +3.12% 2
East Midlands +2 6 £310 -32.97%
Basingstoke - 6 - - 1
Leicestershire -3 5 - -
Leicester -5 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +21 3 - - 7
East of England +18 3 - - 7
Cambridge +14 3 - - 7
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Wales - 2 - -
West Midlands - 2 - -
South Wales - 2 - -
Solihull - 2 - -
Dorset - 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
North West -10 1 £330 - 2
City of London - 1 - -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £310 -
Devon - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Chippenham - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £310 -
Poole - 1 - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 24 (32.43%) Software Engineering
2 21 (28.38%) Wi-Fi
2 21 (28.38%) C++
3 20 (27.03%) C
4 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (22.97%) Android
6 16 (21.62%) Python
7 15 (20.27%) ZigBee
7 15 (20.27%) RESTful
8 13 (17.57%) Android Development
9 12 (16.22%) Apple iOS
9 12 (16.22%) Windows
9 12 (16.22%) Wireless
10 11 (14.86%) Electronics
10 11 (14.86%) Degree
10 11 (14.86%) Google
11 10 (13.51%) Linux
12 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
12 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
12 9 (12.16%) Release Management
12 9 (12.16%) NFC
12 9 (12.16%) Android Studio
12 9 (12.16%) Gradle
12 9 (12.16%) Google Play
13 8 (10.81%) Computer Science
13 8 (10.81%) Smart Meter
13 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.81%) SQL
14 7 (9.46%) WLAN
14 7 (9.46%) SQLite

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 (8.11%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.35%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.16%) Google Play
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (28.38%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (20.27%) ZigBee
3 12 (16.22%) Wireless
4 9 (12.16%) NFC
4 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
5 7 (9.46%) WLAN
6 6 (8.11%) 3G
7 5 (6.76%) Firewall
7 5 (6.76%) Internet
7 5 (6.76%) VPN
8 4 (5.41%) 2G
8 4 (5.41%) 5G
8 4 (5.41%) HTTP
9 3 (4.05%) 802.15
9 3 (4.05%) Broadband
9 3 (4.05%) DNS
9 3 (4.05%) IPsec
9 3 (4.05%) IPv4
9 3 (4.05%) SSL
9 3 (4.05%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (9.46%) SQLite
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (12.16%) Android Studio
1 9 (12.16%) Gradle
2 5 (6.76%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.70%) Robot Framework
3 2 (2.70%) Selenium
3 2 (2.70%) Subversion
4 1 (1.35%) Ant
4 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 11 (14.86%) Electronics
2 4 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (2.70%) Automotive
3 2 (2.70%) Marketing
4 1 (1.35%) Legal
4 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (50.00%) Developer
2 13 (17.57%) Android Developer
3 11 (14.86%) Software Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Electronics Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Test Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) C++ Developer
6 6 (8.11%) Embedded Engineer
6 6 (8.11%) Tester
7 5 (6.76%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Compliance Tester
7 5 (6.76%) Embedded Developer
7 5 (6.76%) Embedded Software Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) iOS Developer
8 4 (5.41%) C/C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) C++ Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Python Developer
8 4 (5.41%) Python Software Engineer
8 4 (5.41%) Qt Developer
9 3 (4.05%) Firmware Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Test Automation Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (20.27%) RESTful
2 7 (9.46%) QML
2 7 (9.46%) Qt
3 6 (8.11%) 802.1X
4 5 (6.76%) Android SDK
5 4 (5.41%) CSS
5 4 (5.41%) HTML
6 3 (4.05%) Ajax
6 3 (4.05%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.05%) JSON
6 3 (4.05%) REST
6 3 (4.05%) RSS
7 2 (2.70%) .NET
7 2 (2.70%) iOS SDK
7 2 (2.70%) Middleware
8 1 (1.35%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.81%) Computer Science
1 8 (10.81%) Smart Meter
2 6 (8.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) Internet of Things
4 4 (5.41%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
5 3 (4.05%) STB
6 2 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.70%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.35%) ASIC
7 1 (1.35%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.35%) Robotics
7 1 (1.35%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (22.97%) Android
2 12 (16.22%) Apple iOS
2 12 (16.22%) Windows
3 10 (13.51%) Linux
4 2 (2.70%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (32.43%) Software Engineering
2 18 (24.32%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (17.57%) Android Development
4 9 (12.16%) Automated Testing
4 9 (12.16%) Release Management
5 8 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.11%) TDD
7 5 (6.76%) iOS Development
8 4 (5.41%) Computer Forensics
8 4 (5.41%) Information Security
8 4 (5.41%) Scrum
8 4 (5.41%) System Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Customer Engagement
9 3 (4.05%) ITIL
9 3 (4.05%) Network Optimisation
9 3 (4.05%) Service Management
9 3 (4.05%) Unit Testing
9 3 (4.05%) Validation
10 2 (2.70%) Open Source
10 2 (2.70%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) C++
2 20 (27.03%) C
3 16 (21.62%) Python
4 8 (10.81%) SQL
5 6 (8.11%) Embedded C
6 5 (6.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (5.41%) C#
7 4 (5.41%) Java
7 4 (5.41%) Perl
8 3 (4.05%) Apple Swift
8 3 (4.05%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.05%) Objective-C
9 2 (2.70%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.70%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) Assembly Language
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Degree
2 4 (5.41%) DV Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.05%) MCITP
3 3 (4.05%) MCTS
3 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) HNC
4 2 (2.70%) HND
5 1 (1.35%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) MISRA
System Software
1 6 (8.11%) Firmware
2 3 (4.05%) Hyper-V
2 3 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Google
2 6 (8.11%) EMC
3 2 (2.70%) Apple
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.35%) Intel