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 21 January 2017 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
21 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bluetooth
UK
Rank 536 566 579
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +13
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 46 61 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.12% 0.055%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.68% 0.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 22 20
Median daily rate £406 £400 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £290 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £475 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £406 £450 £265
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +69.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.00 £42.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £43.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.25 £45.00 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-17.22% +4.04%

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
6750 7382 7526
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.33% 14.53% 14.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4126 4293 4253
Median daily rate £400 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 365 420
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 21 January 2017.

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 21 January 2017.

Bluetooth Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 30 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 21 January 2017. 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 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 +4 43 £413 +3.12% 18
South East +22 13 £300 -40.00% 2
East of England -4 9 £325 - 7
East Midlands +9 7 £438 +2.94%
London -3 6 - -
Leicester +17 5 £438 +2.94%
Leicestershire +9 5 £438 +2.94%
Suffolk - 5 - -
Hampshire - 5 - -
Basingstoke - 5 - -
Berkshire +18 4 - -
West Midlands +7 4 - - 1
Ipswich - 4 - -
Bracknell - 4 - -
South West +13 3 £328 - 1
Brighton +5 3 - - 1
East Sussex +5 3 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -7 3 - - 7
West Bromwich - 3 - -
Cambridge -5 2 - - 6
North West +19 1 £500 +5.26% 2
Manchester +13 1 £500 +5.26%
Buckinghamshire - 1 £300 - 1
Dorset - 1 £328 - 1
Essex - 1 £325 -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 £328 - 1
South Wales - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Wales - 1 - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 January 2017, 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 (32.47%) C
2 21 (27.27%) Android
3 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering
4 19 (24.68%) ZigBee
4 19 (24.68%) Embedded C
5 17 (22.08%) Wi-Fi
6 14 (18.18%) Apple iOS
6 14 (18.18%) Firmware
7 13 (16.88%) C++
7 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (16.88%) Android Development
8 11 (14.29%) C#
8 11 (14.29%) Python
8 11 (14.29%) RFID
9 8 (10.39%) NFC
9 8 (10.39%) LTE
9 8 (10.39%) Wireless
9 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
10 7 (9.09%) Mobile Development
10 7 (9.09%) Electronics
10 7 (9.09%) EMC
10 7 (9.09%) Java
11 6 (7.79%) WLAN
11 6 (7.79%) Degree
11 6 (7.79%) iOS Development
12 5 (6.49%) Xamarin
12 5 (6.49%) Android Studio
12 5 (6.49%) DevOps
12 5 (6.49%) Internet of Things
12 5 (6.49%) QML

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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
2 1 (1.30%) Facebook Platform
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Doxygen
2 1 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (1.30%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.30%) SOLIDWORKS
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.19%) Office 365
2 2 (2.60%) Google Play
3 1 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) ZigBee
2 17 (22.08%) Wi-Fi
3 11 (14.29%) RFID
4 8 (10.39%) LTE
4 8 (10.39%) NFC
4 8 (10.39%) Wireless
5 6 (7.79%) WLAN
6 5 (6.49%) Internet
7 4 (5.19%) 802.15
7 4 (5.19%) Network Security
7 4 (5.19%) PSTN
7 4 (5.19%) Skype
7 4 (5.19%) VoIP
8 3 (3.90%) TCP/IP
9 1 (1.30%) 3G
9 1 (1.30%) HTTP
9 1 (1.30%) SSL
9 1 (1.30%) VPN
9 1 (1.30%) WPA
9 1 (1.30%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.49%) SQLite
2 1 (1.30%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (1.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.30%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.30%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Android Studio
2 4 (5.19%) Git (software)
3 2 (2.60%) Artifactory
3 2 (2.60%) Eclipse
3 2 (2.60%) Gradle
3 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.60%) JIRA
4 1 (1.30%) GCC
4 1 (1.30%) Gerrit
4 1 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 7 (9.09%) Electronics
2 4 (5.19%) Retail
3 2 (2.60%) Automotive
3 2 (2.60%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.30%) Games
4 1 (1.30%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 23 (29.87%) Developer
2 15 (19.48%) Embedded Engineer
3 14 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 12 (15.58%) Android Developer
4 12 (15.58%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 10 (12.99%) Test Engineer
6 8 (10.39%) Radio Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Electronics Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) C++ Developer
8 4 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Embedded Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Embedded C Engineer
9 3 (3.90%) iOS Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 3 (3.90%) Tester
9 3 (3.90%) UI Developer
10 2 (2.60%) Bluetooth Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.49%) QML
1 5 (6.49%) Qt
2 4 (5.19%) .NET
2 4 (5.19%) 802.1X
2 4 (5.19%) JSON
2 4 (5.19%) Middleware
2 4 (5.19%) Web Services
3 3 (3.90%) AngularJS
3 3 (3.90%) CSS
3 3 (3.90%) HTML
4 2 (2.60%) Material Design
4 2 (2.60%) REST
4 2 (2.60%) RESTful
4 2 (2.60%) XML
5 1 (1.30%) Ajax
5 1 (1.30%) Google Maps API
5 1 (1.30%) HTML5
5 1 (1.30%) J2EE
5 1 (1.30%) SOAP
5 1 (1.30%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Mobile App
2 5 (6.49%) Internet of Things
3 4 (5.19%) Computer Science
3 4 (5.19%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.60%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.30%) BYOD
5 1 (1.30%) CAN bus
5 1 (1.30%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.30%) Graphic Design
5 1 (1.30%) iPhone
5 1 (1.30%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 21 (27.27%) Android
2 14 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 5 (6.49%) Windows
4 4 (5.19%) Linux
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
4 4 (5.19%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Embedded Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Software Engineering
2 13 (16.88%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.88%) Android Development
3 7 (9.09%) Mobile Development
4 6 (7.79%) iOS Development
5 5 (6.49%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (6.49%) DevOps
6 4 (5.19%) Application Packaging
6 4 (5.19%) Fault Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.19%) Scrum
7 3 (3.90%) Computer Security
7 3 (3.90%) Prototyping
8 2 (2.60%) Automated Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Manual Testing
8 2 (2.60%) MVC
8 2 (2.60%) Regression Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Software Testing
8 2 (2.60%) Test Scripting
8 2 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.47%) C
2 19 (24.68%) Embedded C
3 13 (16.88%) C++
4 11 (14.29%) C#
4 11 (14.29%) Python
5 7 (9.09%) Java
6 4 (5.19%) Objective-C
7 3 (3.90%) Apple Swift
7 3 (3.90%) Embedded C++
7 3 (3.90%) VB
7 3 (3.90%) VBScript
8 2 (2.60%) Dart
8 2 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 2 (2.60%) MATLAB
9 1 (1.30%) Assembly Language
9 1 (1.30%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.30%) Perl
9 1 (1.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (7.79%) Degree
2 2 (2.60%) HNC
2 2 (2.60%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.60%) MISRA
System Software
1 14 (18.18%) Firmware
2 1 (1.30%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (5.19%) AirWatch
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (5.19%) SCCM
2 3 (3.90%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (9.09%) EMC
2 5 (6.49%) Google
2 5 (6.49%) Xamarin
3 4 (5.19%) BT
3 4 (5.19%) Citrix
3 4 (5.19%) LANDesk
4 2 (2.60%) Apple
4 2 (2.60%) WorldPay
5 1 (1.30%) Facebook
5 1 (1.30%) Samsung