The first table below looks at the demand 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 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Bluetooth
Rank 559 548 533
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -15
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 30 15 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.029% 0.062%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 8 12
Average daily rate
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£463 £293 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.11% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £211 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £408 £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £285 £320
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -10.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 12
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -27.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.20 £35.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £32.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-1.63% -32.22%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7573 6986 8979
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.87% 13.66% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 4037 3623 3957
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 467 692
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%

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 29 July 2014.

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 29 July 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +7 29 £475 +58.33% 18
London +2 12 £500 +25.00% 2
East of England -22 8 £375 +31.57% 11
Cambridgeshire -3 7 £375 - 9
South East -10 4 £350 +16.66% 4
Hampshire - 3 £350 - 1
Basingstoke - 3 £350 -
City of London +25 2 £475 +11.76% 1
Cambridge -10 1 £375 - 6
Nottingham - 1 £200 -
East Midlands - 1 £200 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £200 -
South West - 1 - -
West Midlands - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
North Yorkshire - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Bicester - - - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 22 (40.74%) Android
2 18 (33.33%) Wireless
3 15 (27.78%) ZigBee
4 14 (25.93%) C
4 14 (25.93%) Android Development
5 13 (24.07%) Mobile App
5 13 (24.07%) Apple iOS
6 12 (22.22%) GSM
6 12 (22.22%) NFC
7 11 (20.37%) Mobile Commerce
8 10 (18.52%) Windows
8 10 (18.52%) Java
8 10 (18.52%) 3G
9 9 (16.67%) Electronics
9 9 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
10 8 (14.81%) Gradle
11 7 (12.96%) iOS Development
11 7 (12.96%) C++
11 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
12 6 (11.11%) Embedded C
12 6 (11.11%) Firmware
12 6 (11.11%) HTML
12 6 (11.11%) TDD
12 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
12 6 (11.11%) Objective-C
12 6 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
12 6 (11.11%) HTML5
12 6 (11.11%) LTE

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (9.26%) Adobe CQ
2 2 (3.70%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (3.70%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (33.33%) Wireless
2 15 (27.78%) ZigBee
3 12 (22.22%) NFC
3 12 (22.22%) GSM
4 10 (18.52%) 3G
5 9 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (11.11%) LTE
7 5 (9.26%) 2G
8 4 (7.41%) GPRS
9 3 (5.56%) Internet
10 2 (3.70%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.70%) WCDMA
10 2 (3.70%) TETRA
10 2 (3.70%) VDSL
10 2 (3.70%) CDMA
10 2 (3.70%) ADSL
10 2 (3.70%) SMS
10 2 (3.70%) UMTS
11 1 (1.85%) VoIP
11 1 (1.85%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) SQLite
2 1 (1.85%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Gradle
2 5 (9.26%) JUnit
3 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 3 (5.56%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.56%) Visual Studio
5 2 (3.70%) GDB
6 1 (1.85%) Xcode
6 1 (1.85%) Subversion
6 1 (1.85%) PVCS
6 1 (1.85%) ClearCase
General
1 9 (16.67%) Electronics
2 5 (9.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.56%) Dutch Language
4 2 (3.70%) Law
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
4 2 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.85%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.85%) Banking
5 1 (1.85%) Finance
5 1 (1.85%) Automotive
5 1 (1.85%) French Language
5 1 (1.85%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 18 (33.33%) Developer
2 13 (24.07%) Android Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Lead Developer
4 5 (9.26%) Software Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Project Leader
5 3 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) Support Analyst
6 2 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Software Test Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Electronics Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) EMC Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Developer
7 1 (1.85%) Software Test Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) UI Developer
7 1 (1.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (1.85%) Technical Project Leader
7 1 (1.85%) Relationships Manager
7 1 (1.85%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.11%) HTML
1 6 (11.11%) HTML5
2 5 (9.26%) Spring
2 5 (9.26%) Ajax
2 5 (9.26%) jQuery
2 5 (9.26%) Hibernate
2 5 (9.26%) CSS
3 3 (5.56%) Android SDK
4 2 (3.70%) Web Services
4 2 (3.70%) JSON
4 2 (3.70%) iOS SDK
5 1 (1.85%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (1.85%) Xamarin.iOS
5 1 (1.85%) RESTful
5 1 (1.85%) Core Animation
5 1 (1.85%) XML
5 1 (1.85%) Flash
5 1 (1.85%) J2ME
5 1 (1.85%) OpenGL
5 1 (1.85%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Mobile App
2 6 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
2 6 (11.11%) Device Driver
2 6 (11.11%) Firmware
3 5 (9.26%) Arduino
4 4 (7.41%) Smart Meter
5 2 (3.70%) Open Source
5 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.70%) Animation
5 2 (3.70%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.85%) EMV
6 1 (1.85%) Blog
6 1 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.85%) Handset
6 1 (1.85%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.85%) Cryptography
6 1 (1.85%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.85%) Streaming Music
6 1 (1.85%) Graphic Design
6 1 (1.85%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 22 (40.74%) Android
2 13 (24.07%) Apple iOS
3 10 (18.52%) Windows
4 5 (9.26%) Linux
5 4 (7.41%) Windows 8
5 4 (7.41%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.70%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) Android Development
2 11 (20.37%) Mobile Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) E-Commerce
3 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
4 7 (12.96%) iOS Development
5 6 (11.11%) TDD
6 4 (7.41%) Project Management
6 4 (7.41%) Scrum
6 4 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (5.56%) Validation
7 3 (5.56%) Analytics
7 3 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.70%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.70%) Software Architecture
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL
8 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
8 2 (3.70%) OO
8 2 (3.70%) Document Management
8 2 (3.70%) Automated Testing
8 2 (3.70%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (25.93%) C
2 10 (18.52%) Java
3 7 (12.96%) C++
4 6 (11.11%) Embedded C
4 6 (11.11%) Objective-C
5 5 (9.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) Embedded C++
6 2 (3.70%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.85%) XAML
7 1 (1.85%) C#
7 1 (1.85%) SQL
7 1 (1.85%) VB.NET
7 1 (1.85%) VBA
Qualifications
1 2 (3.70%) PMP
1 2 (3.70%) PMI Certification
2 1 (1.85%) Degree
2 1 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) JTAG
2 1 (1.85%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.85%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.70%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (1.85%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (12.96%) Microsoft
2 5 (9.26%) Apple
3 3 (5.56%) EMC
4 2 (3.70%) HP
5 1 (1.85%) Twitter
5 1 (1.85%) Xamarin
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