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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Bluetooth
Rank 617 639 609
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -30
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 44 24 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.042% 0.053%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.50% 0.30% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 1 16
Median daily rate £463 £500 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +8.10%
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 5 3
Median hourly rate £42.00 £45.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +50.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.60 £28.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £51.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £47.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-11.57% +58.33%

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 2016.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 28 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 30 July 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 +34 41 £463 -7.50% 12
South East +19 16 £463 - 4
Hampshire +14 14 £463 - 2
Portsmouth - 9 £463 -
East of England +27 7 - - 4
Cambridgeshire +23 7 - - 3
Cambridge +20 6 - - 3
South West - 6 £325 -
Basingstoke - 5 - - 1
London -6 4 £413 -17.50% 1
Yorkshire - 4 - -
South Yorkshire - 4 - -
South Wales - 3 - -
Sheffield - 3 - -
Wales - 3 - -
Leicestershire +6 2 - -
East Midlands 0 2 - - 1
Leicester -7 2 - -
Exeter - 2 - -
Devon - 2 - -
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
City of London +48 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
North West - 1 £330 - 2
East Sussex - 1 - - 1
Bristol - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 £325 -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 25 (29.41%) C
1 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 22 (25.88%) Wi-Fi
3 16 (18.82%) Wireless
3 16 (18.82%) ZigBee
3 16 (18.82%) Android
4 15 (17.65%) RESTful
4 15 (17.65%) C++
4 15 (17.65%) Embedded C
5 14 (16.47%) Python
6 13 (15.29%) Electronics
6 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
7 12 (14.12%) Windows
7 12 (14.12%) Android Development
8 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
8 11 (12.94%) Degree
9 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (11.76%) NFC
9 10 (11.76%) Google
9 10 (11.76%) Linux
9 10 (11.76%) WLAN
10 9 (10.59%) Firmware
10 9 (10.59%) Automated Testing
10 9 (10.59%) Release Management
10 9 (10.59%) Gradle
10 9 (10.59%) Android Studio
10 9 (10.59%) Google Play
11 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
11 8 (9.41%) SQL
12 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP

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 (7.06%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.35%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Google Play
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (25.88%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (18.82%) Wireless
2 16 (18.82%) ZigBee
3 10 (11.76%) NFC
3 10 (11.76%) WLAN
4 7 (8.24%) 3G
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.88%) Firewall
5 5 (5.88%) LTE
5 5 (5.88%) VPN
6 4 (4.71%) 2G
6 4 (4.71%) 5G
6 4 (4.71%) Internet
7 3 (3.53%) Broadband
7 3 (3.53%) DNS
7 3 (3.53%) IPsec
7 3 (3.53%) IPv4
7 3 (3.53%) IPv6
7 3 (3.53%) RFID
7 3 (3.53%) WiMAX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.24%) SQLite
2 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 9 (10.59%) Android Studio
1 9 (10.59%) Gradle
2 5 (5.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.35%) Robot Framework
3 2 (2.35%) Selenium
3 2 (2.35%) Subversion
4 1 (1.18%) Ant
4 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 13 (15.29%) Electronics
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 2 (2.35%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.18%) French Language
4 1 (1.18%) Marketing
4 1 (1.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (42.35%) Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Android Developer
2 12 (14.12%) Test Engineer
3 10 (11.76%) Software Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Electronics Engineer
4 9 (10.59%) Embedded Engineer
5 7 (8.24%) C++ Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Embedded Developer
5 7 (8.24%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Compliance Tester
7 5 (5.88%) Firmware Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Qt Developer
8 4 (4.71%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Bluetooth Engineer
9 3 (3.53%) Embedded Software Developer
9 3 (3.53%) Test Automation Developer
10 2 (2.35%) C# .NET Developer
10 2 (2.35%) Linux Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) RESTful
2 7 (8.24%) QML
2 7 (8.24%) Qt
3 4 (4.71%) 802.1X
3 4 (4.71%) Android SDK
4 3 (3.53%) Middleware
4 3 (3.53%) RSS
5 2 (2.35%) .NET
5 2 (2.35%) CSS
5 2 (2.35%) HTML
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.18%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) PhoneGap
6 1 (1.18%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Computer Science
2 7 (8.24%) Smart Meter
3 5 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.71%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.71%) Internet of Things
5 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.53%) STB
6 2 (2.35%) Algorithms
6 2 (2.35%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 2 (2.35%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.18%) ASIC
7 1 (1.18%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.18%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.18%) Robotics
7 1 (1.18%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 16 (18.82%) Android
2 12 (14.12%) Windows
3 11 (12.94%) Apple iOS
4 10 (11.76%) Linux
5 2 (2.35%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.41%) Software Engineering
2 13 (15.29%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.12%) Android Development
4 10 (11.76%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (10.59%) Automated Testing
5 9 (10.59%) Release Management
6 5 (5.88%) iOS Development
7 4 (4.71%) Scrum
8 3 (3.53%) Customer Engagement
8 3 (3.53%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (3.53%) ITIL
8 3 (3.53%) Network Optimisation
8 3 (3.53%) Service Management
8 3 (3.53%) Validation
9 2 (2.35%) API Integration
9 2 (2.35%) Exploratory Testing
9 2 (2.35%) Open Source
9 2 (2.35%) Prototyping
9 2 (2.35%) Signal Processing
9 2 (2.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.41%) C
2 15 (17.65%) C++
2 15 (17.65%) Embedded C
3 14 (16.47%) Python
4 8 (9.41%) SQL
5 5 (5.88%) C#
6 3 (3.53%) Apple Swift
6 3 (3.53%) Java
6 3 (3.53%) Objective-C
7 2 (2.35%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.35%) MATLAB
7 2 (2.35%) Perl
7 2 (2.35%) Ruby
8 1 (1.18%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (12.94%) Degree
2 3 (3.53%) MCITP
2 3 (3.53%) MCTS
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.35%) HNC
3 2 (2.35%) HND
4 1 (1.18%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) MISRA
System Software
1 9 (10.59%) Firmware
2 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
2 3 (3.53%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (3.53%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 10 (11.76%) Google
2 6 (7.06%) EMC
3 2 (2.35%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.18%) Apple
4 1 (1.18%) Intel
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