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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bluetooth
Rank 587 571 557
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -14
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 24 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.053% 0.029%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.30% 0.38% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 16 8
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£500 £463 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +58.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £375 £285
% change year-on-year
- +31.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £45.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £28.00 £30.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.00 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £30.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -1.63%

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
7898 7575 7003
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 13.85% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4040 3609
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 415 477
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £11.97 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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
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 2015.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 17 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 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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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 -16 24 £500 +5.26% 25
South East -13 12 - - 6
London +2 8 £500 - 6
Surrey - 8 - - 1
Woking - 7 - - 1
East Midlands -9 3 - -
Leicestershire - 3 - -
Leicester - 3 - -
City of London +4 2 - -
Hampshire 0 2 - -
East of England -6 1 - - 8
Cambridge -7 1 - - 7
Cambridgeshire -11 1 - - 7
Southampton - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 19 (35.85%) C++
2 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 16 (30.19%) RESTful
3 15 (28.30%) Degree
3 15 (28.30%) ZigBee
4 14 (26.42%) Mobile App
5 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
5 13 (24.53%) C
6 12 (22.64%) Apple iOS
7 10 (18.87%) Qt
8 9 (16.98%) Android
8 9 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
9 8 (15.09%) Wireless
9 8 (15.09%) Automotive
9 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
9 8 (15.09%) iOS Development
10 7 (13.21%) SDLC
10 7 (13.21%) QML
10 7 (13.21%) Electronics
11 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
11 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (11.32%) Smart Meter
11 6 (11.32%) Doxygen
11 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.32%) Google
11 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
12 5 (9.43%) Physics
12 5 (9.43%) V-Model
12 5 (9.43%) SQLite
12 5 (9.43%) Memory Management

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 6 (11.32%) Doxygen
2 3 (5.66%) MS Office
3 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (28.30%) ZigBee
2 9 (16.98%) Wi-Fi
3 8 (15.09%) Wireless
4 3 (5.66%) Ethernet
4 3 (5.66%) LTE
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
5 2 (3.77%) NFC
6 1 (1.89%) 2G
6 1 (1.89%) 3G
6 1 (1.89%) 802.11
6 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.89%) 4G
6 1 (1.89%) iBeacon
6 1 (1.89%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.89%) SpecFlow
2 1 (1.89%) MonkeyTalk
2 1 (1.89%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.89%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.89%) NUnit
2 1 (1.89%) Subversion
2 1 (1.89%) Maven
General
1 8 (15.09%) Automotive
2 7 (13.21%) Electronics
3 4 (7.55%) Finance
4 1 (1.89%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 21 (39.62%) Developer
2 11 (20.75%) Software Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Programmer
4 7 (13.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
4 7 (13.21%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (9.43%) C++ Developer
5 5 (9.43%) Android Developer
5 5 (9.43%) iOS Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Qt Developer
6 4 (7.55%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Architect
7 3 (5.66%) Design Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Automated Test Developer
7 3 (5.66%) Electrical Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Systems Programmer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Programmer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Systems Programmer
7 3 (5.66%) Senior Design Engineer
7 3 (5.66%) Electrical Design Engineer
8 2 (3.77%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (30.19%) RESTful
2 10 (18.87%) Qt
3 7 (13.21%) QML
4 3 (5.66%) Middleware
5 2 (3.77%) Akka
5 2 (3.77%) Apache Camel
5 2 (3.77%) Play Framework
6 1 (1.89%) 802.1X
6 1 (1.89%) JSON
6 1 (1.89%) REST
6 1 (1.89%) HTML
6 1 (1.89%) .NET
6 1 (1.89%) SOAP
6 1 (1.89%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (26.42%) Mobile App
2 8 (15.09%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (11.32%) Computer Science
3 6 (11.32%) Smart Meter
4 5 (9.43%) Physics
5 3 (5.66%) VHDL
5 3 (5.66%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
5 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.77%) User Experience
6 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.89%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 16 (30.19%) Windows
2 12 (22.64%) Apple iOS
3 9 (16.98%) Android
4 4 (7.55%) Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Embedded Linux
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.77%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.89%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Software Engineering
2 8 (15.09%) iOS Development
3 7 (13.21%) SDLC
4 6 (11.32%) Automated Testing
4 6 (11.32%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (9.43%) Mobile Application Development
5 5 (9.43%) Android Development
5 5 (9.43%) V-Model
5 5 (9.43%) Memory Management
6 4 (7.55%) Supplier Management
6 4 (7.55%) Mobile Development
7 3 (5.66%) CAD
7 3 (5.66%) Scrum
7 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (3.77%) TDD
8 2 (3.77%) OO
8 2 (3.77%) CRM
8 2 (3.77%) BDD
8 2 (3.77%) Validation
8 2 (3.77%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.85%) C++
2 13 (24.53%) C
3 6 (11.32%) Objective-C
4 5 (9.43%) Embedded C
5 4 (7.55%) Python
6 3 (5.66%) Assembly Language
6 3 (5.66%) MATLAB
6 3 (5.66%) Ruby
6 3 (5.66%) Erlang
6 3 (5.66%) Scala
6 3 (5.66%) C#
7 2 (3.77%) Embedded C++
7 2 (3.77%) Java
8 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.89%) SQL
8 1 (1.89%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 15 (28.30%) Degree
2 1 (1.89%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) QA
System Software
1 4 (7.55%) Firmware
Vendors
1 6 (11.32%) Google
2 5 (9.43%) Apple
3 3 (5.66%) Panasonic
3 3 (5.66%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.66%) Motorola
3 3 (5.66%) Nokia
4 2 (3.77%) Perforce
5 1 (1.89%) Intel
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