The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile Computing in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Computing over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Computing
Rank 608 597 579
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -18
Contract jobs citing Mobile Computing 16 19 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.031% 0.037% 0.014%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.096% 0.12% 0.044%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 3
Average daily rate £413 £138 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+200.00% -65.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £125 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £359 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £125 £388
% change year-on-year
+230.00% -67.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 - £13.75
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 - £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 - £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 - £14.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16621 16104 15941
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.28% 31.17% 32.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10722 10019 9648
Average daily rate £425 £415 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +2.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 670 687 656
Average hourly rate £21.75 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £11.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.63 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

Mobile Computing
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Computing within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Mobile Computing Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Computing
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Mobile Computing within the UK.

Mobile Computing Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Computing
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

Mobile Computing Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Computing
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Computing within the UK.

Mobile Computing Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Computing
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Computing within the UK over the 3 months to 9 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -34 15 £413 +200.00% 4
South East -3 9 - -
Reigate - 5 - -
Surrey - 5 - -
London +2 4 £326 -8.42% 2
West Sussex - 4 - -
Haywards Heath - 4 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £165 -
North West -11 1 - - 2
Manchester -17 1 - -
Bromley - 1 £488 -
West Midlands - 1 £413 -
Birmingham - 1 £413 -

Mobile Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Computing 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 Mobile Computing.

1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 16 (27.59%) Finance
3 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
5 12 (20.69%) Windows
5 12 (20.69%) Big Data
5 12 (20.69%) Mobile App
6 11 (18.97%) Open Source
6 11 (18.97%) Internet
7 10 (17.24%) Middleware
7 10 (17.24%) Linux
7 10 (17.24%) MS Office
7 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
8 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (15.52%) Front Office
8 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
8 9 (15.52%) ITIL
8 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
9 8 (13.79%) Nagios
9 8 (13.79%) Apache
9 8 (13.79%) VPN
9 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
9 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
9 8 (13.79%) VMware
9 8 (13.79%) Project Management
9 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (13.79%) SolarWinds
9 8 (13.79%) Low Latency
9 8 (13.79%) MongoDB

Mobile Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Computing 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 Mobile Computing. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (13.79%) Apache
2 5 (8.62%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (5.17%) IBM Notes
3 3 (5.17%) Node.js
4 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.45%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.72%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (17.24%) MS Office
2 6 (10.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.07%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (12.07%) Office 365
2 6 (10.34%) Google Apps
2 6 (10.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) Internet
2 8 (13.79%) VPN
3 7 (12.07%) SSH
3 7 (12.07%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.17%) DNS
4 3 (5.17%) LDAP
5 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.72%) Broadband
6 1 (1.72%) Network Security
6 1 (1.72%) WebEx
6 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) Big Data
2 8 (13.79%) MongoDB
3 7 (12.07%) MySQL
3 7 (12.07%) Redis
4 4 (6.90%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.45%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.72%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (27.59%) Finance
2 9 (15.52%) Front Office
3 4 (6.90%) Retail
4 3 (5.17%) Billing
5 2 (3.45%) Banking
5 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (44.83%) Architect
2 15 (25.86%) Solutions Architect
3 11 (18.97%) Digital Architect
4 10 (17.24%) Digital Solutions Architect
4 10 (17.24%) Linux Specialist
5 8 (13.79%) Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Service Analyst
5 8 (13.79%) Service Desk Analyst
6 7 (12.07%) Help Desk Analyst
7 6 (10.34%) Consultant
8 5 (8.62%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (8.62%) IT Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Developer
9 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Support
9 4 (6.90%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 3 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Support
10 3 (5.17%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (17.24%) Middleware
2 5 (8.62%) REST
3 4 (6.90%) SOAP
3 4 (6.90%) Web Services
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
4 2 (3.45%) jQuery
4 2 (3.45%) Kafka
5 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.72%) Ajax
5 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (1.72%) CSS
5 1 (1.72%) Entity Framework
5 1 (1.72%) HTML
5 1 (1.72%) LINQ
5 1 (1.72%) RESTful
5 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (1.72%) XML
5 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (20.69%) Mobile App
3 8 (13.79%) Internet of Things
4 6 (10.34%) Augmented Reality
5 5 (8.62%) Data Centre
6 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (5.17%) Blackberry
7 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (20.69%) Windows
2 10 (17.24%) Linux
3 9 (15.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (12.07%) Solaris
5 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 2 (3.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.41%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 11 (18.97%) Open Source
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 8 (13.79%) Low Latency
5 8 (13.79%) PRINCE2
5 8 (13.79%) Project Management
6 7 (12.07%) Data Analysis
6 7 (12.07%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (12.07%) Service Management
7 6 (10.34%) Information Management
7 6 (10.34%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) Software Engineering
8 5 (8.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (8.62%) TOGAF
9 4 (6.90%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (6.90%) Enterprise Modelling
9 4 (6.90%) MVC
9 4 (6.90%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (17.24%) Bash Shell
2 9 (15.52%) JavaScript
2 9 (15.52%) Shell Script
3 5 (8.62%) SQL
4 3 (5.17%) C
4 3 (5.17%) Java
4 3 (5.17%) Python
5 2 (3.45%) PHP
5 2 (3.45%) Ruby
6 1 (1.72%) C#
6 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (12.07%) RHCE
1 7 (12.07%) RHCSA
2 6 (10.34%) Degree
3 4 (6.90%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.72%) HND
5 1 (1.72%) MCSA
5 1 (1.72%) MCSD
5 1 (1.72%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) QA
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (13.79%) Active Directory
1 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (12.07%) Squid
3 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
3 2 (3.45%) XenApp
4 1 (1.72%) HDFS
4 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) Cobbler
1 8 (13.79%) Nagios
2 7 (12.07%) Ansible
2 7 (12.07%) CFEngine
3 3 (5.17%) Puppet
4 2 (3.45%) SCCM
5 1 (1.72%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.72%) Windows Intune
5 1 (1.72%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
2 8 (13.79%) SolarWinds
2 8 (13.79%) VMware
3 6 (10.34%) Google
3 6 (10.34%) HP
4 5 (8.62%) Cisco
4 5 (8.62%) IBM
5 4 (6.90%) Casewise
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix
6 3 (5.17%) EMC
6 3 (5.17%) Lotus
6 3 (5.17%) Salesforce.com
6 3 (5.17%) SAP
6 3 (5.17%) Splunk
7 2 (3.45%) CA
7 2 (3.45%) Dell
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.72%) Apple
8 1 (1.72%) BT
8 1 (1.72%) Symantec