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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Bluetooth
Rank 575 547 535
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -12
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 32 35 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.066% 0.030%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.40% 0.51% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 5
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£338 £500 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.50% +42.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £264 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 5
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £18.50 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.70 £40.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%

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
7948 6904 6873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.12% 14.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4423 3766 3378
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 383 558
Average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £43.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 20 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 22 May 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 -30 31 £338 -32.50% 11
London -18 10 £355 -29.00% 2
East Midlands -4 7 £463 +131.25%
Leicestershire - 7 £463 -
South East -11 6 £315 -10.00% 3
Leicester - 6 £463 -
East of England +6 5 £338 -32.50% 3
Cambridgeshire -4 3 £338 -32.50% 2
Cambridge - 3 £338 - 1
Hertfordshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £315 -
South West +7 1 - -
Hampshire -5 1 - - 1
Kent - 1 - -
North West - 1 - - 3
Guildford - 1 £315 -
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Woking - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 2

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 27 (45.76%) C++
2 18 (30.51%) C
2 18 (30.51%) Software Engineering
3 17 (28.81%) Linux
4 14 (23.73%) OO
4 14 (23.73%) RESTful
4 14 (23.73%) Apple iOS
4 14 (23.73%) Mobile App
5 13 (22.03%) Google
5 13 (22.03%) Doxygen
5 13 (22.03%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (20.34%) Degree
6 12 (20.34%) ZigBee
7 11 (18.64%) Android
7 11 (18.64%) Windows
7 11 (18.64%) iOS Development
8 9 (15.25%) Android Development
8 9 (15.25%) GSM
9 8 (13.56%) UNIX
9 8 (13.56%) Objective-C
10 7 (11.86%) Software Packaging
10 7 (11.86%) Qt
10 7 (11.86%) QML
10 7 (11.86%) SQLite
10 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
10 7 (11.86%) Embedded C
10 7 (11.86%) Python
10 7 (11.86%) GoogleTest
11 6 (10.17%) MySQL

Bluetooth
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (22.03%) Doxygen
2 3 (5.08%) MS Office
3 2 (3.39%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.03%) Wi-Fi
2 12 (20.34%) ZigBee
3 9 (15.25%) GSM
4 7 (11.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (10.17%) HTTP
5 6 (10.17%) Wireless
6 4 (6.78%) Ethernet
7 3 (5.08%) Internet
8 2 (3.39%) LTE
9 1 (1.69%) NFC
9 1 (1.69%) 4G
9 1 (1.69%) GPRS
9 1 (1.69%) UMTS
9 1 (1.69%) 3G
9 1 (1.69%) 802.11
9 1 (1.69%) 2G
9 1 (1.69%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQLite
2 6 (10.17%) MySQL
3 1 (1.69%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (11.86%) GoogleTest
2 3 (5.08%) Android Studio
3 2 (3.39%) Gradle
3 2 (3.39%) Robolectric
4 1 (1.69%) Subversion
4 1 (1.69%) Maven
4 1 (1.69%) NUnit
4 1 (1.69%) SpecFlow
4 1 (1.69%) MonkeyTalk
4 1 (1.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.69%) Mercurial
4 1 (1.69%) LabVIEW
4 1 (1.69%) Appium
General
1 4 (6.78%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Electronics
3 2 (3.39%) Automotive
3 2 (3.39%) Retail
4 1 (1.69%) Dutch Language
4 1 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (50.85%) Developer
2 17 (28.81%) Software Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) C++ Developer
3 8 (13.56%) Embedded Software Engineer
3 8 (13.56%) Android Developer
4 7 (11.86%) iOS Developer
5 5 (8.47%) Programmer
5 5 (8.47%) Tester
6 4 (6.78%) Qt Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Applications Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Automation Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Mobile Tester
8 2 (3.39%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (3.39%) QA Tester
8 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (3.39%) C Developer
8 2 (3.39%) C++ Applications Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Embedded C++ Developer
9 1 (1.69%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) RESTful
2 7 (11.86%) Software Packaging
2 7 (11.86%) Qt
2 7 (11.86%) QML
3 2 (3.39%) Android SDK
3 2 (3.39%) iOS SDK
3 2 (3.39%) RoboGuice
3 2 (3.39%) HTML
3 2 (3.39%) HTML5
3 2 (3.39%) JSON
3 2 (3.39%) Django
4 1 (1.69%) JNI
4 1 (1.69%) Backbone.js
4 1 (1.69%) WinRT
4 1 (1.69%) PhoneGap
4 1 (1.69%) .NET
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) Web Services
4 1 (1.69%) XML
4 1 (1.69%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.17%) STB
2 6 (10.17%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.47%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (8.47%) Raspberry Pi
3 5 (8.47%) BeagleBone
4 4 (6.78%) Smart Meter
5 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.39%) Cryptography
7 1 (1.69%) Physics
7 1 (1.69%) Social Media
7 1 (1.69%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.69%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 17 (28.81%) Linux
2 14 (23.73%) Apple iOS
3 11 (18.64%) Android
3 11 (18.64%) Windows
4 8 (13.56%) UNIX
5 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
5 2 (3.39%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.69%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (30.51%) Software Engineering
2 14 (23.73%) OO
3 11 (18.64%) iOS Development
4 9 (15.25%) Android Development
5 7 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (10.17%) Test Scripting
7 5 (8.47%) Memory Management
7 5 (8.47%) Mobile Application Development
8 4 (6.78%) Test Automation
9 3 (5.08%) Automated Testing
9 3 (5.08%) Mobile Development
10 2 (3.39%) Embedded Software Development
10 2 (3.39%) Validation
10 2 (3.39%) CRM
10 2 (3.39%) Multithreading
10 2 (3.39%) TDD
11 1 (1.69%) Release Management
11 1 (1.69%) Unit Testing
11 1 (1.69%) Integration Testing
11 1 (1.69%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 27 (45.76%) C++
2 18 (30.51%) C
3 8 (13.56%) Objective-C
4 7 (11.86%) Embedded C
4 7 (11.86%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) Java
5 6 (10.17%) SQL
6 4 (6.78%) C#
7 2 (3.39%) Embedded C++
8 1 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.69%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 12 (20.34%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
2 2 (3.39%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.08%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.39%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (22.03%) Google
2 5 (8.47%) Apple
3 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.39%) Perforce
5 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.69%) Twitter
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