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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Smartphone
Rank 551 542 492
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -50
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 42 57 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.10% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.33% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 28 38
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£310 £350 £309
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% +13.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £172 £146 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £608 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £338 £330
% change year-on-year
-14.81% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -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
16905 17481 14911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.25% 31.01% 30.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10746 8904
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 664 665 713
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% -8.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-7.31% -12.76%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 17 April 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 -21 38 £300 -14.28% 52
London -5 16 £330 -32.30% 12
South East -26 8 £290 -22.66% 18
North West -14 7 - - 6
Yorkshire - 5 £275 - 2
South Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Surrey - 4 £170 - 2
Sheffield - 4 £275 -
City of London +19 3 £255 -43.33% 2
Cheshire -4 3 - - 2
Wales -1 2 - - 4
North Wales - 2 - - 4
Wiltshire +8 1 - - 3
South West +1 1 - - 11
Berkshire -2 1 £370 -7.50% 13
Hampshire -9 1 £290 -26.11%
Kent - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 - -
Huddersfield - - - - 2
Hull - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Lichfield - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Trowbridge - - - - 3

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 49 (49.49%) Windows
2 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 31 (31.31%) Windows 7
4 29 (29.29%) MS Office
5 27 (27.27%) Blackberry
6 26 (26.26%) Android
7 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
8 17 (17.17%) Finance
9 15 (15.15%) iPhone
9 15 (15.15%) Apple iOS
10 14 (14.14%) Citrix
11 12 (12.12%) Migration
12 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
12 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
12 11 (11.11%) User Experience
13 10 (10.10%) Lync
13 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
13 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
13 10 (10.10%) ITIL
13 10 (10.10%) Java
13 10 (10.10%) DNS
13 10 (10.10%) DHCP
13 10 (10.10%) Project Management
13 10 (10.10%) Wireless
14 9 (9.09%) iPad
14 9 (9.09%) SCCM
15 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (8.08%) Change Control
15 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
15 8 (8.08%) .NET

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 10 (10.10%) SharePoint
1 10 (10.10%) Lync
2 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.03%) MS Project Server
4 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.01%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (29.29%) MS Office
2 11 (11.11%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.04%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (4.04%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (3.03%) MS Project
5 1 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (1.01%) thinkFolio
2 1 (1.01%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.05%) Office 365
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.03%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (10.10%) DHCP
1 10 (10.10%) DNS
1 10 (10.10%) Wireless
2 6 (6.06%) Internet
3 5 (5.05%) FTP
3 5 (5.05%) LAN
3 5 (5.05%) WAN
4 4 (4.04%) TCP/IP
4 4 (4.04%) Broadband
5 2 (2.02%) 3G
5 2 (2.02%) Wireshark
6 1 (1.01%) LTE
6 1 (1.01%) Firewall
6 1 (1.01%) ADSL
6 1 (1.01%) Intranet
6 1 (1.01%) VPN
6 1 (1.01%) PBX
6 1 (1.01%) SMS
6 1 (1.01%) 3GPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.01%) Informix
1 1 (1.01%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (4.04%) Xcode
2 2 (2.02%) TestPartner
2 2 (2.02%) Selenium
2 2 (2.02%) WebDriver
2 2 (2.02%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (1.01%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.01%) Grunt
3 1 (1.01%) Bower
3 1 (1.01%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.01%) Hudson
3 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.01%) JIRA
3 1 (1.01%) Subversion
General
1 17 (17.17%) Finance
2 7 (7.07%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.06%) Publishing
4 3 (3.03%) Banking
5 2 (2.02%) Retail
5 2 (2.02%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.02%) Advertising
6 1 (1.01%) Law
6 1 (1.01%) Billing
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Games
Job Titles
1 23 (23.23%) Analyst
2 17 (17.17%) Desktop Support
2 17 (17.17%) Developer
3 15 (15.15%) Desktop Engineer
4 14 (14.14%) Support Engineer
5 13 (13.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (12.12%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.08%) Project Manager
8 7 (7.07%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (6.06%) iOS Developer
9 6 (6.06%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.06%) Help Desk Support
9 6 (6.06%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (5.05%) Help Desk Analyst
10 5 (5.05%) Android Developer
10 5 (5.05%) Programme Director
11 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 4 (4.04%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.08%) .NET
2 5 (5.05%) CSS
2 5 (5.05%) HTML
3 4 (4.04%) HTML5
3 4 (4.04%) CSS3
4 3 (3.03%) LESS
4 3 (3.03%) iOS SDK
4 3 (3.03%) J2EE
4 3 (3.03%) ASP.NET
4 3 (3.03%) J2ME
5 2 (2.02%) ODBC
5 2 (2.02%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (2.02%) Android SDK
5 2 (2.02%) RESTful
6 1 (1.01%) Jinja
6 1 (1.01%) UIKit
6 1 (1.01%) AngularJS
6 1 (1.01%) Backbone.js
6 1 (1.01%) Mustache
6 1 (1.01%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.27%) Blackberry
2 15 (15.15%) iPhone
3 11 (11.11%) User Experience
4 9 (9.09%) iPad
5 6 (6.06%) Fat Client
5 6 (6.06%) Thin Client
6 5 (5.05%) Smartcard
6 5 (5.05%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (5.05%) BYOD
7 4 (4.04%) Mobile App
8 3 (3.03%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (3.03%) FMCG
9 2 (2.02%) Taxonomies
9 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
10 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.01%) IVR
10 1 (1.01%) CESG
10 1 (1.01%) Tandem
10 1 (1.01%) SecurID
10 1 (1.01%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 49 (49.49%) Windows
2 31 (31.31%) Windows 7
3 26 (26.26%) Android
4 15 (15.15%) Apple iOS
5 8 (8.08%) Windows 8
5 8 (8.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.06%) Windows XP
7 5 (5.05%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.02%) UNIX
8 2 (2.02%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.12%) Migration
2 11 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (10.10%) ITIL
3 10 (10.10%) PRINCE2
3 10 (10.10%) Project Management
4 8 (8.08%) Change Control
5 6 (6.06%) iOS Development
5 6 (6.06%) E-Commerce
5 6 (6.06%) TDD
5 6 (6.06%) Problem Management
6 5 (5.05%) Scrum
6 5 (5.05%) Business Development
6 5 (5.05%) Android Development
6 5 (5.05%) Cash Management
7 4 (4.04%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 4 (4.04%) Mobile Development
7 4 (4.04%) Software Engineering
7 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
7 4 (4.04%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (4.04%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (10.10%) Java
2 7 (7.07%) SQL
3 5 (5.05%) C
3 5 (5.05%) C#
4 4 (4.04%) C++
5 3 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 3 (3.03%) VC++
6 2 (2.02%) ABAP
6 2 (2.02%) Ruby
7 1 (1.01%) Python
7 1 (1.01%) MATLAB
7 1 (1.01%) Objective-C
7 1 (1.01%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (7.07%) MCP
1 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.06%) A+ Certification
2 6 (6.06%) SC Cleared
2 6 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 5 (5.05%) MCDST
3 5 (5.05%) MCITP
4 4 (4.04%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (4.04%) DV Cleared
5 2 (2.02%) Degree
6 1 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.01%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.02%) SLA
1 2 (2.02%) QA
System Software
1 18 (18.18%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.05%) XenApp
3 4 (4.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) SCCM
2 2 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 33 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (14.14%) Citrix
3 7 (7.07%) Syclo
4 6 (6.06%) Bloomberg
4 6 (6.06%) HP
5 5 (5.05%) Dell
5 5 (5.05%) SAP
5 5 (5.05%) CQG
5 5 (5.05%) Reuters
6 3 (3.03%) Remedy
7 2 (2.02%) McAfee
7 2 (2.02%) Facebook
7 2 (2.02%) Peregrine
7 2 (2.02%) Apple
8 1 (1.01%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle
8 1 (1.01%) BT
8 1 (1.01%) Thunderhead
8 1 (1.01%) Altiris
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