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 September 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 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 610 657 629
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -28
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 39 13 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.022% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.48% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £345 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £430 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £490 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £425 £400
% change year-on-year
-21.17% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 3 3
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.90 £31.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £43.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+5.88% +7.59%

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
8193 7947 8558
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.49% 13.71% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4997 4557 4739
Median daily rate £400 £377 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% +3.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+1.38% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 552 480
Median hourly rate £27.09 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 25 September 2016.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 25 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 September 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 +46 34 £345 -23.33% 15
East of England +24 13 £350 - 9
Cambridgeshire +34 12 - - 8
Cambridge +27 11 - - 7
South East +22 6 - - 3
London +3 5 £383 -19.47% 2
South Wales - 5 - -
Wales - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
South West +17 3 - -
Hampshire +10 3 - - 1
Basingstoke - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 - -
Wiltshire +14 2 - -
North West +20 1 - -
City of London +15 1 - -
Manchester -2 1 - -
East Sussex - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Exeter - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Bedford - 1 £350 -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 29 (33.72%) C
1 29 (33.72%) Software Engineering
2 19 (22.09%) Embedded C
3 17 (19.77%) Wi-Fi
3 17 (19.77%) Android
4 15 (17.44%) ZigBee
4 15 (17.44%) Firmware
5 14 (16.28%) RESTful
6 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (15.12%) Wireless
6 13 (15.12%) Python
6 13 (15.12%) Android Development
7 12 (13.95%) Electronics
8 11 (12.79%) WLAN
8 11 (12.79%) NFC
8 11 (12.79%) Google
8 11 (12.79%) Apple iOS
8 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
8 11 (12.79%) Android Studio
9 10 (11.63%) Gradle
9 10 (11.63%) Google Play
10 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.47%) Degree
10 9 (10.47%) Release Management
10 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
10 9 (10.47%) C++
11 8 (9.30%) Windows
12 7 (8.14%) Linux
12 7 (8.14%) C#
12 7 (8.14%) SQL

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.16%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.33%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (1.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.16%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.63%) Google Play
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (19.77%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (17.44%) ZigBee
3 13 (15.12%) Wireless
4 11 (12.79%) NFC
4 11 (12.79%) WLAN
5 7 (8.14%) 3G
6 6 (6.98%) LTE
7 5 (5.81%) 2G
7 5 (5.81%) Internet
7 5 (5.81%) RFID
7 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.65%) 5G
9 1 (1.16%) 802.15
9 1 (1.16%) DAB
9 1 (1.16%) Firewall
9 1 (1.16%) GPRS
9 1 (1.16%) GSM
9 1 (1.16%) HTTP
9 1 (1.16%) SSL
9 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.81%) SQLite
2 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.16%) MySQL
2 1 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) Android Studio
2 10 (11.63%) Gradle
3 5 (5.81%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.33%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.33%) JIRA
4 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 1 (1.16%) Ant
5 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
5 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.16%) GCC
5 1 (1.16%) Robot Framework
5 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 12 (13.95%) Electronics
2 4 (4.65%) Automotive
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.16%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.16%) French Language
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (36.05%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Test Engineer
3 14 (16.28%) Software Engineer
4 13 (15.12%) Android Developer
4 13 (15.12%) Embedded Engineer
5 11 (12.79%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 10 (11.63%) Electronics Engineer
7 9 (10.47%) Firmware Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 5 (5.81%) C++ Developer
8 5 (5.81%) Embedded Developer
8 5 (5.81%) iOS Developer
9 4 (4.65%) Product Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Embedded Software Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Radio Engineer
10 3 (3.49%) Software Developer
10 3 (3.49%) Test Automation Developer
11 2 (2.33%) C# Developer
11 2 (2.33%) RF Engineer
11 2 (2.33%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (16.28%) RESTful
2 5 (5.81%) QML
2 5 (5.81%) Qt
3 4 (4.65%) Middleware
4 3 (3.49%) Android SDK
4 3 (3.49%) AngularJS
4 3 (3.49%) CSS
4 3 (3.49%) HTML
4 3 (3.49%) JSON
5 2 (2.33%) .NET
5 2 (2.33%) Core Data
5 2 (2.33%) Web Services
6 1 (1.16%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.16%) Ajax
6 1 (1.16%) Buildbot
6 1 (1.16%) CSS3
6 1 (1.16%) Google Maps API
6 1 (1.16%) Material Design
6 1 (1.16%) REST
6 1 (1.16%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.47%) Computer Science
2 5 (5.81%) Internet of Things
3 4 (4.65%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.65%) Smart Meter
4 2 (2.33%) Embedded Systems
4 2 (2.33%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 2 (2.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.16%) Algorithms
5 1 (1.16%) ASIC
5 1 (1.16%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.16%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.16%) iPhone
5 1 (1.16%) Robotics
5 1 (1.16%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 17 (19.77%) Android
2 11 (12.79%) Apple iOS
3 8 (9.30%) Windows
4 7 (8.14%) Linux
5 1 (1.16%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (33.72%) Software Engineering
2 13 (15.12%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (15.12%) Android Development
3 11 (12.79%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (10.47%) Automated Testing
4 9 (10.47%) Release Management
5 7 (8.14%) iOS Development
6 5 (5.81%) Fault Analysis
7 4 (4.65%) Prototyping
7 4 (4.65%) Scrum
8 2 (2.33%) API Integration
8 2 (2.33%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.33%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.33%) Validation
8 2 (2.33%) Video Processing
9 1 (1.16%) Analytics
9 1 (1.16%) DevOps
9 1 (1.16%) Embedded Software Development
9 1 (1.16%) Kalman Filter
9 1 (1.16%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) C
2 19 (22.09%) Embedded C
3 13 (15.12%) Python
4 9 (10.47%) C++
5 7 (8.14%) C#
5 7 (8.14%) SQL
6 3 (3.49%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.49%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.33%) Assembly Language
7 2 (2.33%) Java
7 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.33%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.33%) Perl
7 2 (2.33%) Ruby
8 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.16%) Dart
Qualifications
1 9 (10.47%) Degree
2 4 (4.65%) HNC
2 4 (4.65%) HND
3 1 (1.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.65%) MISRA
System Software
1 15 (17.44%) Firmware
Vendors
1 11 (12.79%) Google
2 3 (3.49%) EMC
3 1 (1.16%) Apple
3 1 (1.16%) Facebook
3 1 (1.16%) WorldPay
3 1 (1.16%) Xamarin