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 1 September 2014 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Computing
Rank 587 581 574
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -7
Contract jobs citing Mobile Computing 15 2 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.004% 0.026%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.10% 0.014% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 7
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£170 £200 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -50.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £200 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £200 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £180 £200 £425
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -52.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 - £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 - -

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
14362 13862 14489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.41% 25.96% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8529 8420
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 639 608 794
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.30 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 2014.

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 17 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 1 September 2014. 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 0 15 £170 -15.00% 3
South East - 5 £160 - 1
London - 5 £160 -
Walsall - 3 £500 -
West Midlands - 3 £500 -
East of England - 2 - - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Wallingford - - - -
South West - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Gloucester - - - -

Mobile Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
3 8 (22.86%) ITIL
3 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
3 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
4 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
4 7 (20.00%) CRM
5 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
5 6 (17.14%) XML
5 6 (17.14%) Internet
5 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
5 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (14.29%) REST
6 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
6 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
6 5 (14.29%) SOAP
6 5 (14.29%) Web Services
6 5 (14.29%) HTML
6 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 5 (14.29%) .NET
6 5 (14.29%) J2EE
6 5 (14.29%) EAI
6 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
6 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
6 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence

Mobile Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 6 (17.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.57%) Drupal
2 3 (8.57%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.57%) Lync
3 2 (5.71%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.71%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Liferay
4 1 (2.86%) Magnolia
4 1 (2.86%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 11 (31.43%) MS Office
2 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
3 4 (11.43%) Casewise Modeler
4 2 (5.71%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (17.14%) Internet
2 3 (8.57%) DNS
3 2 (5.71%) Wireless
3 2 (5.71%) VoIP
4 1 (2.86%) VPN
4 1 (2.86%) LDAP
4 1 (2.86%) Broadband
4 1 (2.86%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (2.86%) 3G
4 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) RDBMS
1 5 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.86%) MySQL
2 1 (2.86%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.86%) CorVu
2 1 (2.86%) BusinessObjects XI
2 1 (2.86%) Hadoop
2 1 (2.86%) MongoDB
2 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
2 1 (2.86%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.86%) ERwin
General
1 5 (14.29%) Legal
2 4 (11.43%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Law
3 2 (5.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (48.57%) Architect
2 9 (25.71%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (22.86%) Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.43%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.57%) Service Desk Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Architect
6 3 (8.57%) Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Security Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Project Manager
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Architect
7 2 (5.71%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 1 (2.86%) IT Support
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (17.14%) XML
2 5 (14.29%) SOAP
2 5 (14.29%) Web Services
2 5 (14.29%) HTML
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) J2EE
2 5 (14.29%) jQuery
2 5 (14.29%) REST
3 3 (8.57%) Middleware
4 1 (2.86%) CSS
4 1 (2.86%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 5 (14.29%) GIS
2 5 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.43%) Replication
3 4 (11.43%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.43%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Open Source
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
4 1 (2.86%) Taxonomies
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.86%) Mashup
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 11 (31.43%) Windows
2 8 (22.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000
4 1 (2.86%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (22.86%) ITIL
1 8 (22.86%) Enterprise Architecture
2 7 (20.00%) TOGAF
2 7 (20.00%) CRM
3 5 (14.29%) E-Commerce
3 5 (14.29%) EAI
3 5 (14.29%) Data Modelling
3 5 (14.29%) Business Intelligence
3 5 (14.29%) B2B
3 5 (14.29%) B2C
3 5 (14.29%) Service Management
3 5 (14.29%) E-business
3 5 (14.29%) MVC
3 5 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (14.29%) Responsive Web Design
4 4 (11.43%) Document Management
4 4 (11.43%) Data Analysis
4 4 (11.43%) Information Security
4 4 (11.43%) Migration
4 4 (11.43%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Degree
2 3 (8.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (5.71%) CISSP
3 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.71%) CISM
3 2 (5.71%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) SLA
2 3 (8.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (8.57%) QA
3 2 (5.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.57%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.43%) VMware
2 4 (11.43%) Casewise
3 3 (8.57%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (8.57%) Metastorm
3 3 (8.57%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) Citrix
4 2 (5.71%) CA
5 1 (2.86%) Novell
5 1 (2.86%) Lotus
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Sun
5 1 (2.86%) EMC
5 1 (2.86%) Symantec
5 1 (2.86%) Becrypt