The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smartphone
North West / Cheshire
Rank 51 83 70
Rank change year-on-year +32 -13  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 2 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.10% 0.37%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.20% 0.32% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Median daily rate - £325 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £320
% change year-on-year +50.00% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £16.08 - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.40%  

Smartphone is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 167 313 260
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 31.10% 32.23% 32.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 184 159
Median daily rate £350 £403 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.98% -5.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £225 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £547 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 14 11
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.27% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £13.74 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £42.00 £72.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Smartphone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smartphone in Cheshire

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smartphone in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartphone in Cheshire

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartphone in Cheshire

Smartphone
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartphone within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Chester +11 2 - - 1
Smartphone
North West

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Smartphone.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (60.00%) Android
3 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (40.00%) SSL
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) SCCM
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (40.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
3 2 (40.00%) LAN
3 2 (40.00%) WAN
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) Change Management
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
4 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry

Smartphone
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) SSL
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Android
2 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 2 (40.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 2 (40.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
2 1 (20.00%) Change Control
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) AppSense
1 2 (40.00%) Intel Security
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Samsung