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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smartphone
Rank 560 524 475
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -49
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 36 71 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.43% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 34 43
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£300 £325 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £180 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £585 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £370
% change year-on-year
-11.29% -16.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 4
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -55.71%

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
16812 16661 15515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.53% 31.47% 32.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 10365 10360 9121
Average daily rate £413 £401 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.99% -5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 667 657 668
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 May 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
Top 24 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 29 May 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 -54 32 £300 -3.22% 44
London -16 15 £320 -32.63% 11
North West -16 6 - - 9
South East -11 5 £260 -6.72% 9
Surrey +16 4 £170 -
Warrington -1 4 - - 2
Cheshire -6 4 - - 4
Woking +17 3 £170 -
City of London +9 3 £320 -8.57%
Scotland -1 3 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £275 - 3
South Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Sheffield - 3 £275 -
Stirling - 3 - -
Merseyside - 2 - -
South West +11 1 - - 8
Swindon +7 1 - -
Wiltshire +3 1 - - 2
Hampshire -1 1 £388 +21.09% 1
Durham - 1 £175 -
North East - 1 £175 -
Basingstoke - 1 £388 - 1
Guildford - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (29.49%) Windows 7
4 21 (26.92%) iPhone
4 21 (26.92%) iPad
5 20 (25.64%) Blackberry
5 20 (25.64%) MS Office
6 18 (23.08%) Android
7 17 (21.79%) Active Directory
8 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
9 13 (16.67%) Finance
9 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (14.10%) Migration
10 11 (14.10%) SCCM
11 10 (12.82%) Project Management
11 10 (12.82%) Citrix
11 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
12 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
12 9 (11.54%) Lync
12 9 (11.54%) Change Control
12 9 (11.54%) User Experience
13 8 (10.26%) iOS Development
13 8 (10.26%) Incident Management
13 8 (10.26%) DHCP
13 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2
13 8 (10.26%) DNS
14 7 (8.97%) Broadband
14 7 (8.97%) CSS
14 7 (8.97%) ITIL
14 7 (8.97%) HTML

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 9 (11.54%) Lync
2 6 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.56%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 20 (25.64%) MS Office
2 10 (12.82%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (3.85%) MS Project
4 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.69%) Office 365
2 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.56%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (10.26%) DHCP
1 8 (10.26%) DNS
2 7 (8.97%) Broadband
3 2 (2.56%) Wireshark
3 2 (2.56%) LAN
3 2 (2.56%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.56%) WAN
3 2 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (1.28%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.28%) Intranet
4 1 (1.28%) Internet
4 1 (1.28%) VPN
4 1 (1.28%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) Informix
Development Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Xcode
2 4 (5.13%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.13%) Subversion
3 2 (2.56%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 2 (2.56%) TestPartner
4 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.28%) Bower
4 1 (1.28%) Grunt
4 1 (1.28%) Hudson
4 1 (1.28%) JIRA
General
1 13 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (11.54%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Law
4 2 (2.56%) Advertising
5 1 (1.28%) Games
5 1 (1.28%) Marketing
5 1 (1.28%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 16 (20.51%) Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Developer
3 11 (14.10%) Desktop Support
4 10 (12.82%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Desktop Engineer
5 9 (11.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 8 (10.26%) iOS Developer
6 8 (10.26%) Project Manager
7 6 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Service Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.41%) Programme Director
8 5 (6.41%) Android Developer
9 4 (5.13%) IT Support
9 4 (5.13%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (5.13%) Consultant
9 4 (5.13%) IT Support Analyst
10 3 (3.85%) Migration Engineer
10 3 (3.85%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) CSS
1 7 (8.97%) HTML
2 6 (7.69%) CSS3
2 6 (7.69%) HTML5
3 5 (6.41%) .NET
4 4 (5.13%) JSON
4 4 (5.13%) UIKit
4 4 (5.13%) Web Services
5 3 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
5 3 (3.85%) LESS
5 3 (3.85%) iOS SDK
5 3 (3.85%) Backbone.js
5 3 (3.85%) jQuery
6 2 (2.56%) RESTful
6 2 (2.56%) Android SDK
6 2 (2.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (2.56%) ODBC
7 1 (1.28%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.28%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 21 (26.92%) iPhone
1 21 (26.92%) iPad
2 20 (25.64%) Blackberry
3 9 (11.54%) User Experience
4 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (6.41%) BYOD
4 5 (6.41%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.56%) Mobile App
7 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.28%) CESG
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (39.74%) Windows
2 23 (29.49%) Windows 7
3 18 (23.08%) Android
4 15 (19.23%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (5.13%) Windows 8
5 4 (5.13%) Mac OS X
6 3 (3.85%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.28%) UNIX
8 1 (1.28%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (14.10%) Migration
3 10 (12.82%) Project Management
4 9 (11.54%) Change Control
5 8 (10.26%) iOS Development
5 8 (10.26%) Incident Management
5 8 (10.26%) PRINCE2
6 7 (8.97%) ITIL
7 5 (6.41%) Scrum
7 5 (6.41%) Business Development
7 5 (6.41%) Android Development
7 5 (6.41%) Cash Management
7 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
8 4 (5.13%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (5.13%) TDD
8 4 (5.13%) Project Planning
8 4 (5.13%) Technical Architecture
9 3 (3.85%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.85%) Business Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.41%) Java
1 5 (6.41%) JavaScript
1 5 (6.41%) C#
1 5 (6.41%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) Objective-C
3 3 (3.85%) C
4 2 (2.56%) C++
5 1 (1.28%) PHP
5 1 (1.28%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
1 4 (5.13%) DV Cleared
1 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (1.28%) Degree
3 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (21.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.97%) XenApp
3 6 (7.69%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (14.10%) SCCM
2 1 (1.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.28%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 24 (30.77%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Citrix
3 6 (7.69%) Dell
4 4 (5.13%) HP
5 3 (3.85%) McAfee
6 2 (2.56%) Facebook
6 2 (2.56%) Remedy
6 2 (2.56%) Apple
6 2 (2.56%) Altiris
7 1 (1.28%) Mitel
7 1 (1.28%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.28%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.28%) Tableau