The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for Bluetooth skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bluetooth over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Bluetooth
England / East of England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 116 129
Rank change year-on-year +1 +13  
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 8 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.38% 0.28% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 1.98% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Median daily rate £325 £320 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.18%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £475 £275
% change year-on-year -18.42% +72.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 0
Median hourly rate £41.00 £45.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.88% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +46.66% -  

Bluetooth is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 353 397
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 17.76% 14.27% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 194 193
Median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £193 £261 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 25 65
Median hourly rate £22.85 £45.00 £24.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.22% +86.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.15 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £55.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for Bluetooth in the East of England

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bluetooth in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bluetooth in the East of England

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in the East of England

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the East of England region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cambridgeshire +5 6 £275 -14.06% 6
Essex - 2 £338 -
Bluetooth
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth 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 East of England region with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 8 (50.00%) Python
1 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) EMC
3 5 (31.25%) Firmware
3 5 (31.25%) Electronics
3 5 (31.25%) ZigBee
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
4 4 (25.00%) Retail
4 4 (25.00%) PSTN
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
4 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 4 (25.00%) BT
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
5 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (18.75%) Android
6 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
6 2 (12.50%) Internet of Things
6 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
6 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
6 2 (12.50%) Java
6 2 (12.50%) Internet
7 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
7 1 (6.25%) VPN

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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:

Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 5 (31.25%) ZigBee
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
3 4 (25.00%) PSTN
3 4 (25.00%) VoIP
3 4 (25.00%) Wireless
4 2 (12.50%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) LTE
5 1 (6.25%) RS-232
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WPA
5 1 (6.25%) WPA2
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (25.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.25%) Gerrit
General
1 5 (31.25%) Electronics
2 4 (25.00%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
3 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (12.50%) Developer
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Electronics Hardware Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Hardware Engineer
1 2 (12.50%) Radio Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Bluetooth Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) C Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded C Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Python Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
2 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Test Engineer
2 1 (6.25%) Test Scripter
2 1 (6.25%) Tester
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (12.50%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (18.75%) Validation
2 2 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Fault Analysis
2 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 2 (12.50%) Regression Testing
2 2 (12.50%) Test Scripting
3 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (6.25%) Change Management
3 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Metrics
3 1 (6.25%) Smoke Testing
3 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 8 (50.00%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Firmware
Vendors
1 5 (31.25%) EMC
2 4 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) Samsung