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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smartphone
Rank 572 539 502
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -37
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 59 73 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.41% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 56 62
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£450 £335 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.32% +57.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £116 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £439 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £345 £275
% change year-on-year
+7.24% +25.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 2 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% +37.93%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-7.50% +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
18977 18018 17291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.37% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11929 10808 10452
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
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 730 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.73 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +14.28%

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 31 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 31 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 31 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 -39 57 £450 +44.00% 30
London +4 24 £475 +74.31% 8
South East -36 16 £210 -32.80% 6
Berkshire -5 7 £250 -20.00% 1
East of England +1 6 £360 +60.00% 2
Surrey -3 5 £165 -30.52% 1
North West - 5 £495 - 4
Hertfordshire +3 4 £360 +0.69%
Yorkshire -30 4 £495 +28.57% 4
Lancashire - 4 £495 -
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £360 -
Blackpool - 4 £495 -
Milton Keynes -5 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -12 3 - -
West Midlands -2 2 £445 +18.66% 2
Reading -11 2 £205 -34.40% 1
Scotland -15 2 £235 -37.33%
Sheffield - 2 £495 -
Leatherhead - 2 - -
Esher - 2 £160 -
Essex - 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 £495 -
Warwickshire +4 1 - -
Woking +4 1 £170 -43.33%
Slough +1 1 £250 -
Bracknell -13 1 - -
Hampshire -13 1 £250 -27.53% 2
Bradford -14 1 - -
Edinburgh -15 1 £375 -
West Yorkshire -32 1 - - 3

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 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 32 (33.68%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Android
3 23 (24.21%) iPad
4 22 (23.16%) iPhone
5 21 (22.11%) Blackberry
6 20 (21.05%) Apple iOS
7 19 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (18.95%) MS Office
9 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
9 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
10 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
10 16 (16.84%) Web Services
11 15 (15.79%) User Experience
12 14 (14.74%) CSS
12 14 (14.74%) HTML
12 14 (14.74%) Unit Testing
13 13 (13.68%) Android Development
13 13 (13.68%) iOS Development
14 12 (12.63%) JSON
14 12 (12.63%) Finance
14 12 (12.63%) Objective-C
15 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
15 11 (11.58%) Xcode
15 11 (11.58%) SCCM
15 11 (11.58%) Subversion
15 11 (11.58%) UIKit
16 10 (10.53%) OOP
16 10 (10.53%) Dell
16 10 (10.53%) Citrix

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 6 (6.32%) Lync
2 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (4.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.21%) SharePoint
3 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.05%) Apache
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 18 (18.95%) MS Office
2 9 (9.47%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.16%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (3.16%) Photoshop
3 3 (3.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (2.11%) OmniGraffle
4 2 (2.11%) Adobe After Effects
4 2 (2.11%) MS Visio
5 1 (1.05%) Fireworks
5 1 (1.05%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (1.05%) Vectorworks
5 1 (1.05%) Solid Edge
5 1 (1.05%) SketchUp
5 1 (1.05%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) Wi-Fi
2 8 (8.42%) Wireless
3 7 (7.37%) DHCP
3 7 (7.37%) DNS
4 4 (4.21%) Broadband
4 4 (4.21%) LAN
4 4 (4.21%) WAN
4 4 (4.21%) LTE
5 3 (3.16%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.11%) VPN
6 2 (2.11%) 3G
6 2 (2.11%) Firewall
7 1 (1.05%) Multicast
7 1 (1.05%) Telepresence
7 1 (1.05%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.05%) RFID
7 1 (1.05%) H.323
7 1 (1.05%) SSL
7 1 (1.05%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) Informix
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.58%) Xcode
2 11 (11.58%) Subversion
3 4 (4.21%) Eclipse
3 4 (4.21%) JIRA
4 3 (3.16%) Axure RP
5 2 (2.11%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.05%) gulp
6 1 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 1 (1.05%) Hudson
6 1 (1.05%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.05%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.05%) Grunt
6 1 (1.05%) Bower
6 1 (1.05%) Maven
General
1 12 (12.63%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.21%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Electronics
5 2 (2.11%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Marketing
6 1 (1.05%) Interactive Media
6 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.05%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (23.16%) Developer
2 17 (17.89%) Analyst
3 10 (10.53%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.37%) Senior Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Designer
4 7 (7.37%) Mobile Developer
4 7 (7.37%) Android Developer
5 6 (6.32%) IT Support
5 6 (6.32%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (6.32%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 5 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
6 5 (5.26%) iOS Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Help Desk Support
7 4 (4.21%) Support Engineer
7 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Security Consultant
8 3 (3.16%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (16.84%) Web Services
2 14 (14.74%) HTML
2 14 (14.74%) CSS
3 12 (12.63%) JSON
4 11 (11.58%) UIKit
5 5 (5.26%) jQuery
5 5 (5.26%) HTML5
6 4 (4.21%) CSS3
6 4 (4.21%) AngularJS
7 3 (3.16%) Android SDK
7 3 (3.16%) Backbone.js
7 3 (3.16%) RESTful
7 3 (3.16%) ODBC
8 2 (2.11%) Spring
8 2 (2.11%) iOS SDK
8 2 (2.11%) REST
8 2 (2.11%) LESS
9 1 (1.05%) Mustache
9 1 (1.05%) WebRTC
9 1 (1.05%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (24.21%) iPad
2 22 (23.16%) iPhone
3 21 (22.11%) Blackberry
4 15 (15.79%) User Experience
5 5 (5.26%) BYOD
5 5 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
7 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.16%) Handset
8 2 (2.11%) Statistics
8 2 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
8 2 (2.11%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
9 1 (1.05%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
9 1 (1.05%) Telematics
9 1 (1.05%) Graphic Design
9 1 (1.05%) Psychology
9 1 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 32 (33.68%) Windows
2 26 (27.37%) Android
3 20 (21.05%) Apple iOS
4 19 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 7 (7.37%) Windows 8
6 5 (5.26%) Linux
6 5 (5.26%) Windows XP
7 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.05%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (14.74%) Unit Testing
3 13 (13.68%) Android Development
3 13 (13.68%) iOS Development
4 10 (10.53%) OOP
5 9 (9.47%) ITIL
5 9 (9.47%) Mobile Development
5 9 (9.47%) BDD
6 8 (8.42%) Project Management
7 6 (6.32%) Service Management
7 6 (6.32%) TDD
7 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
8 5 (5.26%) Test Scripting
8 5 (5.26%) PRINCE2
8 5 (5.26%) Change Management
9 4 (4.21%) Migration
9 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (4.21%) Software Engineering
9 4 (4.21%) Software Deployment
9 4 (4.21%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.63%) Objective-C
2 9 (9.47%) Java
3 7 (7.37%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.21%) SQL
5 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 2 (2.11%) C
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) Python
6 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.16%) MCP
2 3 (3.16%) MCSE
2 3 (3.16%) Degree
3 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.11%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.05%) ISEB
4 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.26%) XenApp
3 4 (4.21%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.05%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 11 (11.58%) SCCM
2 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.05%) Windows Intune
2 1 (1.05%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Dell
2 10 (10.53%) Citrix
3 8 (8.42%) HP
3 8 (8.42%) Apple
4 4 (4.21%) Adobe
4 4 (4.21%) Remedy
4 4 (4.21%) McAfee
5 3 (3.16%) LANDesk
5 3 (3.16%) Nokia
6 2 (2.11%) Motorola
6 2 (2.11%) Sony
6 2 (2.11%) Altiris
7 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.05%) Mitel
7 1 (1.05%) Polycom
7 1 (1.05%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.05%) Tableau
7 1 (1.05%) MobileIron
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