The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Symbian products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Symbian over the 3 months to 27 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Symbian Ltd.

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Symbian
Rank 608 584 536
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -48
Contract jobs citing Symbian 5 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.009% 0.015%
As % of the Vendors category 0.020% 0.021% 0.032%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 5
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£295 £108 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+174.41% -73.93%
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £108 £389
% change year-on-year
+174.41% -72.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.00 - £37.50

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24797 23698 21741
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.94% 44.94% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 14353 13470 11558
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1130 1055 1174
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

Symbian
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Symbian Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Symbian
Daily Rate Trend

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

Symbian Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Symbian
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Symbian Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Symbian
Top 7 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Symbian within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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 -20 5 £295 +174.41% 3
West Midlands - 3 £295 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £295 -
Staffordshire - 3 £295 -
North East - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 - -

Symbian
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symbian 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 Symbian.

1 7 (87.50%) Android
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
2 5 (62.50%) Finance
3 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
3 3 (37.50%) Games
3 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
3 3 (37.50%) SDLC
4 2 (25.00%) Nokia
4 2 (25.00%) Apple
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) Migration
5 1 (12.50%) SyncML
5 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (12.50%) HTML
5 1 (12.50%) Java
5 1 (12.50%) XML
5 1 (12.50%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) WAP
5 1 (12.50%) ISEB
5 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
5 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
5 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
5 1 (12.50%) bada

Symbian
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Symbian 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 Symbian. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) WLAN
General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
2 3 (37.50%) Games
2 3 (37.50%) Retail
3 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Software Tester
1 3 (37.50%) Tester
2 2 (25.00%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Test and Integration Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) HTML
1 1 (12.50%) XML
1 1 (12.50%) WAP
1 1 (12.50%) SyncML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) Mobile App
2 1 (12.50%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Android
2 5 (62.50%) Apple iOS
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Phone
4 1 (12.50%) bada
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) E-Commerce
1 3 (37.50%) Automated Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Software Testing
1 3 (37.50%) Test Scripting
1 3 (37.50%) SDLC
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) ISEB
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) Nokia
1 2 (25.00%) Apple