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 27 February 2015 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bluetooth
Rank 549 560 516
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -44
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 27 6 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.012% 0.047%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.35% 0.091% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 3 12
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£275 £450 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.88% +28.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £265 - £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Average hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.44% -8.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £28.25 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+50.44% -13.07%

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
7686 6595 7037
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.12% 15.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 4152 3354 3398
Average daily rate £375 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 431 378 605
Average hourly rate £25.50 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.50% -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 27 February 2015.

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
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 27 February 2015. 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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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 +3 26 £275 -38.88% 25
London -6 12 £280 -37.77% 4
East of England +7 3 £300 - 5
Cambridgeshire -2 3 £300 - 3
South East - 3 £374 - 12
Cambridge +3 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 £374 - 4
City of London +16 1 £475 +5.55% 3
Scotland - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £338 - 2
Wakefield - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Barnsley - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - - 1

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 23 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 20 (43.48%) C++
3 16 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
4 15 (32.61%) Android
5 14 (30.43%) Linux
5 14 (30.43%) OO
6 13 (28.26%) C
6 13 (28.26%) Apple iOS
7 12 (26.09%) Python
8 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
8 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (21.74%) Android Development
10 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
10 8 (17.39%) GSM
10 8 (17.39%) UNIX
11 7 (15.22%) GoogleTest
11 7 (15.22%) Doxygen
11 7 (15.22%) Google
11 7 (15.22%) Software Packaging
12 6 (13.04%) WPA2
12 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
12 6 (13.04%) DLNA
12 6 (13.04%) 802.11
12 6 (13.04%) STB
12 6 (13.04%) Windows
12 6 (13.04%) Java
12 6 (13.04%) SQL
12 6 (13.04%) MySQL
12 6 (13.04%) HTTP
13 5 (10.87%) Embedded C

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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.

Applications
1 7 (15.22%) Doxygen
Communications & Networking
1 16 (34.78%) Wi-Fi
2 11 (23.91%) TCP/IP
3 8 (17.39%) GSM
4 6 (13.04%) HTTP
4 6 (13.04%) WPA2
4 6 (13.04%) DLNA
4 6 (13.04%) 802.11
5 4 (8.70%) iBeacon
5 4 (8.70%) WPA
5 4 (8.70%) UPnP
5 4 (8.70%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.17%) ZigBee
6 1 (2.17%) NFC
6 1 (2.17%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (2.17%) Wireless
6 1 (2.17%) GPRS
6 1 (2.17%) Internet
6 1 (2.17%) LAN
6 1 (2.17%) UMTS
6 1 (2.17%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.04%) MySQL
2 2 (4.35%) SQLite
3 1 (2.17%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (15.22%) GoogleTest
2 4 (8.70%) MonkeyTalk
3 3 (6.52%) Android Studio
4 2 (4.35%) Robolectric
4 2 (4.35%) Gradle
4 2 (4.35%) Git (software)
5 1 (2.17%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.17%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.17%) Bugzilla
5 1 (2.17%) Maven
5 1 (2.17%) JIRA
5 1 (2.17%) GitLab
5 1 (2.17%) Appium
General
1 5 (10.87%) Electronics
2 3 (6.52%) Retail
3 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 2 (4.35%) Finance
4 1 (2.17%) Automotive
4 1 (2.17%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 11 (23.91%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Tester
3 7 (15.22%) Android Developer
4 6 (13.04%) iOS Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Software Tester
6 3 (6.52%) C++ Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Automation Tester
6 3 (6.52%) Firmware Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 2 (4.35%) C Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Embedded C++ Developer
8 1 (2.17%) C++ Software Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Mobile Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Software Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.17%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (15.22%) Software Packaging
2 5 (10.87%) JSON
2 5 (10.87%) RESTful
3 4 (8.70%) XML
4 3 (6.52%) Android SDK
4 3 (6.52%) RestKit
5 2 (4.35%) RoboGuice
5 2 (4.35%) Django
5 2 (4.35%) HTML
5 2 (4.35%) HTML5
5 2 (4.35%) iOS SDK
6 1 (2.17%) PhoneGap
6 1 (2.17%) Backbone.js
6 1 (2.17%) WinRT
6 1 (2.17%) CSS
6 1 (2.17%) Web Services
6 1 (2.17%) J2ME
6 1 (2.17%) JNI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) STB
2 5 (10.87%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.87%) Raspberry Pi
2 5 (10.87%) BeagleBone
3 2 (4.35%) Cryptography
4 1 (2.17%) Social Media
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) EMV
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (32.61%) Android
2 14 (30.43%) Linux
3 13 (28.26%) Apple iOS
4 8 (17.39%) UNIX
5 6 (13.04%) Windows
6 4 (8.70%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.17%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Software Engineering
2 14 (30.43%) OO
3 11 (23.91%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (21.74%) Android Development
5 8 (17.39%) iOS Development
6 6 (13.04%) Test Scripting
7 5 (10.87%) Unit Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Software Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Automated Testing
8 4 (8.70%) Release Management
8 4 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 3 (6.52%) Refactoring
10 2 (4.35%) Multithreading
10 2 (4.35%) Test Automation
11 1 (2.17%) Kanban
11 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
11 1 (2.17%) Validation
11 1 (2.17%) Scrum
11 1 (2.17%) Data Analysis
11 1 (2.17%) B2B
Programming Languages
1 20 (43.48%) C++
2 13 (28.26%) C
3 12 (26.09%) Python
4 6 (13.04%) Java
4 6 (13.04%) SQL
5 5 (10.87%) Embedded C
6 4 (8.70%) AppleScript
6 4 (8.70%) C#
7 2 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (4.35%) Objective-C
7 2 (4.35%) Embedded C++
8 1 (2.17%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 5 (10.87%) Degree
2 2 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (4.35%) ISEB
System Software
1 4 (8.70%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Google
2 1 (2.17%) Twitter
2 1 (2.17%) Xamarin
2 1 (2.17%) EMC
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