The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smartphone
Rank 568 522 493
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -29
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 54 78 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.45% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 57 62
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£388 £330 £210
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.42% +57.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £168 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £444 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.34% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 3
Average hourly rate £20.25 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +37.93%

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
18011 17485 16779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.63% 32.00% 32.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 11335 10583 9950
Average daily rate £420 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £612 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 672 720
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £21.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -4.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.14% +5.00%

Smartphone
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Smartphone Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Smartphone
Daily Rate Trend

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

Smartphone Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Smartphone
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartphone within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Smartphone Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartphone
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Smartphone Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Smartphone
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Smartphone within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Smartphone Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Smartphone
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartphone within the UK over the 3 months to 4 August 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 -35 52 £425 +36.00% 34
London +5 26 £475 +74.31% 7
South East -35 14 £170 -45.60% 5
Berkshire -7 6 £160 -48.80% 1
East of England -11 6 £360 +200.00%
Hertfordshire -5 4 £360 -4.00%
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £360 -
Milton Keynes +1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
Surrey -4 3 £170 -43.33% 1
West Midlands +7 2 £445 - 3
Scotland -7 2 £235 -37.33%
Essex - 2 - -
North West - 2 - - 4
Cheshire - 2 - - 2
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Woking +1 1 £170 -43.33%
Edinburgh 0 1 £375 -
Bracknell -8 1 - -
Reading -8 1 £160 -48.80%
Bradford -10 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £388 +12.31% 1
City of London -20 1 £320 -7.24% 2
West Yorkshire -27 1 - - 4
Yorkshire -29 1 - - 6
Birmingham - 1 £445 -
Warwickshire - 1 - - 2
Dundee - 1 £95 -
Gaydon - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 - - 1

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone.

1 36 (37.50%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) iPhone
3 25 (26.04%) iPad
3 25 (26.04%) Android
4 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 24 (25.00%) MS Office
5 22 (22.92%) Blackberry
5 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
7 19 (19.79%) Apple iOS
8 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
8 16 (16.67%) Web Services
9 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
9 15 (15.63%) User Experience
10 13 (13.54%) SCCM
10 13 (13.54%) Unit Testing
10 13 (13.54%) CSS
10 13 (13.54%) HTML
11 12 (12.50%) Citrix
11 12 (12.50%) Finance
11 12 (12.50%) Android Development
11 12 (12.50%) iOS Development
12 11 (11.46%) UIKit
12 11 (11.46%) Xcode
12 11 (11.46%) Objective-C
12 11 (11.46%) Subversion
12 11 (11.46%) JSON
13 10 (10.42%) Dell
13 10 (10.42%) OOP
14 9 (9.38%) ITIL

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (8.33%) Lync
2 6 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (3.13%) MS Project Server
4 3 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 24 (25.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.38%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (3.13%) MS Project
5 2 (2.08%) MS Visio
5 2 (2.08%) OmniGraffle
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (1.04%) Fireworks
6 1 (1.04%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (1.04%) Photoshop
6 1 (1.04%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.21%) Office 365
2 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.38%) DHCP
1 9 (9.38%) DNS
1 9 (9.38%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (8.33%) Wireless
3 6 (6.25%) Broadband
4 4 (4.17%) LAN
4 4 (4.17%) WAN
4 4 (4.17%) LTE
5 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (2.08%) 3G
6 2 (2.08%) Firewall
7 1 (1.04%) Multicast
7 1 (1.04%) Telepresence
7 1 (1.04%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.04%) RFID
7 1 (1.04%) H.323
7 1 (1.04%) SSL
7 1 (1.04%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.04%) Informix
Development Applications
1 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.46%) Xcode
2 11 (11.46%) Subversion
3 4 (4.17%) Eclipse
3 4 (4.17%) JIRA
4 3 (3.13%) Axure RP
5 1 (1.04%) Hudson
5 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.04%) Grunt
5 1 (1.04%) Bower
5 1 (1.04%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.04%) gulp
5 1 (1.04%) Maven
5 1 (1.04%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 12 (12.50%) Finance
2 8 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.17%) Law
4 2 (2.08%) Legal
5 1 (1.04%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.04%) Retail
5 1 (1.04%) Marketing
5 1 (1.04%) Interactive Media
5 1 (1.04%) Electronics
5 1 (1.04%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (22.92%) Analyst
2 20 (20.83%) Developer
3 11 (11.46%) Project Manager
4 9 (9.38%) Desktop Support
5 8 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Mobile Developer
6 7 (7.29%) Senior Developer
6 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (6.25%) Support Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Android Developer
7 6 (6.25%) IT Support
8 5 (5.21%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (5.21%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Consultant
9 4 (4.17%) Designer
9 4 (4.17%) iOS Developer
10 3 (3.13%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.67%) Web Services
2 13 (13.54%) HTML
2 13 (13.54%) CSS
3 11 (11.46%) JSON
3 11 (11.46%) UIKit
4 4 (4.17%) CSS3
4 4 (4.17%) jQuery
4 4 (4.17%) HTML5
5 3 (3.13%) iOS SDK
5 3 (3.13%) RESTful
5 3 (3.13%) .NET
5 3 (3.13%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.13%) ODBC
5 3 (3.13%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.13%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.13%) Android SDK
6 2 (2.08%) Spring
7 1 (1.04%) JSF
7 1 (1.04%) XMPP
7 1 (1.04%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (27.08%) iPhone
2 25 (26.04%) iPad
3 22 (22.92%) Blackberry
4 15 (15.63%) User Experience
5 6 (6.25%) BYOD
6 5 (5.21%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.08%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.08%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.04%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.04%) Telematics
9 1 (1.04%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.04%) NHS
9 1 (1.04%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.04%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.04%) Handset
9 1 (1.04%) Psychology
9 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.50%) Windows
2 25 (26.04%) Android
3 24 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 19 (19.79%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.33%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.21%) Linux
7 3 (3.13%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.13%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.04%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (13.54%) Unit Testing
3 12 (12.50%) Android Development
3 12 (12.50%) iOS Development
4 10 (10.42%) OOP
5 9 (9.38%) ITIL
5 9 (9.38%) Project Management
5 9 (9.38%) Migration
5 9 (9.38%) Mobile Development
6 8 (8.33%) BDD
6 8 (8.33%) Incident Management
7 7 (7.29%) PRINCE2
8 6 (6.25%) Scrum
8 6 (6.25%) TDD
9 5 (5.21%) Test Scripting
9 5 (5.21%) Change Management
9 5 (5.21%) Change Control
10 4 (4.17%) Software Deployment
10 4 (4.17%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (4.17%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (11.46%) Objective-C
2 8 (8.33%) Java
3 6 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.17%) SQL
5 3 (3.13%) C#
6 2 (2.08%) C
7 1 (1.04%) Python
7 1 (1.04%) C++
7 1 (1.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (5.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.13%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 3 (3.13%) MCP
2 3 (3.13%) MCSE
3 2 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.08%) Degree
4 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.04%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.04%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (15.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.29%) XenApp
3 6 (6.25%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.04%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (13.54%) SCCM
2 1 (1.04%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.04%) Windows Intune
2 1 (1.04%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 21 (21.88%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.50%) Citrix
3 10 (10.42%) Dell
4 8 (8.33%) HP
5 4 (4.17%) Apple
5 4 (4.17%) Remedy
5 4 (4.17%) McAfee
6 3 (3.13%) LANDesk
7 2 (2.08%) Adobe
7 2 (2.08%) Altiris
8 1 (1.04%) Cisco
8 1 (1.04%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.04%) BMC
8 1 (1.04%) Nokia
8 1 (1.04%) Polycom
8 1 (1.04%) Tandberg
8 1 (1.04%) Tableau
8 1 (1.04%) MobileIron
8 1 (1.04%) ServiceNow
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