The table below looks at the statistics for UPnP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited UPnP over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Universal Plug and Play (UPnP)
Rank 626 614 575
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -39
Contract jobs citing UPnP 2 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.004% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.025% 0.013% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £550 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +69.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7874 7610 7018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.80% 13.92% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4511 4058 3620
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 416 473
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

UPnP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing UPnP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

UPnP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

UPnP
Daily Rate Trend

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

UPnP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

UPnP
Hourly Rate Trend

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

UPnP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

UPnP
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing UPnP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -28 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
Staines - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -

UPnP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UPnP 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 UPnP.

1 3 (60.00%) C
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (40.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Animation
2 2 (40.00%) JSON
2 2 (40.00%) QA
2 2 (40.00%) RESTful
2 2 (40.00%) Core Animation
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) Apple Swift
2 2 (40.00%) CocoaPods
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) Apple
2 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (40.00%) DVB
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Xcode
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
2 2 (40.00%) STB
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall

UPnP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing UPnP 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 UPnP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DVB
2 1 (20.00%) Telnet
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) IPv6
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) 802.11
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) ClearCase
1 2 (40.00%) Xcode
1 2 (40.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (20.00%) JIRA
2 1 (20.00%) Redmine
2 1 (20.00%) Trac
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Integration Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Integration Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) JSON
1 2 (40.00%) RESTful
1 2 (40.00%) Core Animation
1 2 (40.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (20.00%) 802.1X
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (40.00%) User Experience
2 2 (40.00%) STB
2 2 (40.00%) Animation
3 1 (20.00%) iPhone
3 1 (20.00%) iPad
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) Over-the-Top Content
3 1 (20.00%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) BDD
2 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) OO
2 2 (40.00%) OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) TDD
2 2 (40.00%) Pair Programming
3 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (20.00%) Project Management
3 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (20.00%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) C
2 2 (40.00%) Embedded C
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Apple