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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Computing
Rank 601 553 572
Rank change year-on-year
-48 +19
Contract jobs citing Mobile Computing 14 16 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.031% 0.027%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.079% 0.097% 0.089%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 10
Average daily rate
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£505 £425 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.82% +21.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £200 £316
10% offered a daily rate of more than £572 £575 £389
UK excluding London average daily rate £170 £350 £320
% change year-on-year
-51.42% +9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.38 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% +67.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.38 £11.00
% change year-on-year
-18.36% +67.04%

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
17686 16532 16863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.79% 31.59% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11072 10326 9887
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 669 833
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 22 October 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 21 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 22 October 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 -28 14 £505 +18.82% 3
London +22 8 £514 +14.16%
South East -9 4 £170 -
West Midlands -17 2 - -
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
City of London +15 1 £600 +20.00%
South West - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Walsall - - - -
Abingdon - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Bristol - - - - 2
Cambridge - - - - 1
Westminster - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Mobile Computing
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 12 (35.29%) MS Office
3 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
4 10 (29.41%) ITIL
4 10 (29.41%) Blackberry
5 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
6 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
6 8 (23.53%) Information Security
6 8 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
6 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
7 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
7 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
8 6 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 6 (17.65%) Service Management
8 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
9 5 (14.71%) Citrix
9 5 (14.71%) SLA
9 5 (14.71%) Cyber Security
9 5 (14.71%) Legal
10 4 (11.76%) E-business
10 4 (11.76%) Replication
10 4 (11.76%) VMware
10 4 (11.76%) Law
10 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
10 4 (11.76%) Document Management
10 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
10 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
10 4 (11.76%) REST
10 4 (11.76%) jQuery

Mobile Computing
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (8.82%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.82%) Lync
3 2 (5.88%) IBM Notes
4 1 (2.94%) IIS
4 1 (2.94%) Liferay
4 1 (2.94%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.94%) Drupal
Applications
1 12 (35.29%) MS Office
2 8 (23.53%) MS Excel
3 2 (5.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.76%) Internet
2 3 (8.82%) DNS
3 2 (5.88%) Wireless
3 2 (5.88%) Broadband
3 2 (5.88%) VPN
3 2 (5.88%) 3G
4 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (14.71%) Legal
2 4 (11.76%) Law
3 3 (8.82%) Finance
4 2 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Architect
2 8 (23.53%) Security Architect
3 7 (20.59%) Analyst
4 6 (17.65%) Digital Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 4 (11.76%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.76%) Help Desk Analyst
6 3 (8.82%) IT Support
6 3 (8.82%) Service Desk Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (5.88%) IT Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Security Technical Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Enterprise Infrastructure Architect
7 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.88%) Support Technician
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.76%) REST
1 4 (11.76%) jQuery
1 4 (11.76%) SOAP
1 4 (11.76%) Web Services
1 4 (11.76%) XML
1 4 (11.76%) HTML
1 4 (11.76%) .NET
1 4 (11.76%) J2EE
2 3 (8.82%) Middleware
3 1 (2.94%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) Blackberry
2 7 (20.59%) Management Information System
3 4 (11.76%) Replication
3 4 (11.76%) Mobile App
4 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.94%) NHS
5 1 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (41.18%) Windows
2 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.88%) NetWare
4 2 (5.88%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) ITIL
2 8 (23.53%) Security Architecture
2 8 (23.53%) Information Security
2 8 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
3 7 (20.59%) Enterprise Architecture
4 6 (17.65%) Service Management
5 5 (14.71%) Cyber Security
6 4 (11.76%) E-business
6 4 (11.76%) TOGAF
6 4 (11.76%) Document Management
6 4 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
6 4 (11.76%) B2B
6 4 (11.76%) B2C
6 4 (11.76%) E-Commerce
6 4 (11.76%) MVC
7 3 (8.82%) BCP
7 3 (8.82%) Workflow
7 3 (8.82%) Service Delivery
7 3 (8.82%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (8.82%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.76%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.94%) CISM
3 1 (2.94%) CISSP
3 1 (2.94%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.71%) SLA
2 3 (8.82%) QA
3 2 (5.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (2.94%) COBIT
System Software
1 8 (23.53%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.88%) XenApp
4 1 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Citrix
3 4 (11.76%) VMware
4 3 (8.82%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (8.82%) Metastorm
4 3 (8.82%) Cisco
5 2 (5.88%) Becrypt
5 2 (5.88%) CA
5 2 (5.88%) Novell
5 2 (5.88%) Lotus
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) EMC