The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 April 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 531 585 589
Rank change year-on-year +54 +4  
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 52 40 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.078% 0.057%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.87% 0.52% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 9 9
Median daily rate £450 £325 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.46% -3.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £318 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £455 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £320 £338
% change year-on-year +32.81% -5.18%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 15 1
Median hourly rate £37.50 £42.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5999 7694 7590
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.79% 14.98% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 3640 4751 4196
Median daily rate £405 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.51% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £240 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 295 406
Median hourly rate £24.86 £26.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.38% -5.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bluetooth in England

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bluetooth in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bluetooth in England

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in England

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bluetooth in England over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bluetooth in England

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 28 April 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
South East +38 22 £430 -4.44% 3
East of England -2 11 £313 -2.34% 6
London +21 7 £513 +57.69% 1
South West 0 5 - - 2
West Midlands +23 4 - -
East Midlands -17 2 - - 1
North West - 1 £488 - 4
Bluetooth
UK

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 England region with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 25 (26.60%) Software Engineering
2 20 (21.28%) C
2 20 (21.28%) Android
3 19 (20.21%) Wi-Fi
3 19 (20.21%) ZigBee
3 19 (20.21%) NFC
4 18 (19.15%) Wireless
4 18 (19.15%) Python
5 17 (18.09%) WLAN
6 15 (15.96%) Embedded C
7 14 (14.89%) C#
7 14 (14.89%) C++
7 14 (14.89%) Electronics
7 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (13.83%) RFID
8 13 (13.83%) Firmware
8 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
8 13 (13.83%) Android Development
9 12 (12.77%) Apple iOS
10 11 (11.70%) Java
10 11 (11.70%) Linux
11 10 (10.64%) LTE
11 10 (10.64%) Mobile App
12 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (9.57%) Mobile Development
13 8 (8.51%) Scrum
13 8 (8.51%) iOS Development
14 7 (7.45%) QML
14 7 (7.45%) Qt
14 7 (7.45%) SQLite

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (2.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (7.45%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) GitHub
1 3 (3.19%) Google Play
2 2 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.21%) NFC
1 19 (20.21%) Wi-Fi
1 19 (20.21%) ZigBee
2 18 (19.15%) Wireless
3 17 (18.09%) WLAN
4 13 (13.83%) RFID
5 10 (10.64%) LTE
6 5 (5.32%) 2G
6 5 (5.32%) 3G
6 5 (5.32%) 5G
6 5 (5.32%) Internet
7 4 (4.26%) Network Security
7 4 (4.26%) PSTN
7 4 (4.26%) VoIP
8 3 (3.19%) 802.15
9 2 (2.13%) Skype
9 2 (2.13%) WiMAX
10 1 (1.06%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.06%) RS-232
10 1 (1.06%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 13 (13.83%) Git (software)
2 6 (6.38%) Gradle
3 5 (5.32%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.26%) Android Studio
4 4 (4.26%) JIRA
5 3 (3.19%) Bugzilla
5 3 (3.19%) Crashlytics
6 2 (2.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (2.13%) Xcode
7 1 (1.06%) Gerrit
General
1 14 (14.89%) Electronics
2 4 (4.26%) Retail
3 1 (1.06%) Automotive
3 1 (1.06%) Games
3 1 (1.06%) Legal
3 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.06%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (28.72%) Developer
2 22 (23.40%) Test Engineer
3 19 (20.21%) Software Engineer
4 18 (19.15%) Embedded Engineer
5 14 (14.89%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 12 (12.77%) Android Developer
7 11 (11.70%) Radio Engineer
8 9 (9.57%) Electronics Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) C++ Developer
9 6 (6.38%) Electronics Test Engineer
9 6 (6.38%) Software Test Engineer
10 4 (4.26%) Architect
10 4 (4.26%) iOS Developer
10 4 (4.26%) Senior Developer
11 3 (3.19%) Development Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) RF Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Software Development Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Senior Software Test Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) Test Development Engineer
11 3 (3.19%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.45%) QML
1 7 (7.45%) Qt
2 6 (6.38%) REST
3 4 (4.26%) .NET
4 3 (3.19%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.19%) JSON
4 3 (3.19%) RESTful
5 2 (2.13%) J2EE
5 2 (2.13%) Material Design
5 2 (2.13%) Middleware
5 2 (2.13%) SOAP
5 2 (2.13%) Web Services
6 1 (1.06%) Core Animation
6 1 (1.06%) Core Data
6 1 (1.06%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.06%) RxJava
6 1 (1.06%) UIKit
6 1 (1.06%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.64%) Mobile App
2 9 (9.57%) Embedded Systems
3 5 (5.32%) Internet of Things
4 4 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.13%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.13%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.13%) User Experience
5 2 (2.13%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.06%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
6 1 (1.06%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.06%) Raspberry Pi
6 1 (1.06%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.28%) Android
2 12 (12.77%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.70%) Linux
4 7 (7.45%) Windows
5 4 (4.26%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.13%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.06%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.60%) Software Engineering
2 14 (14.89%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (13.83%) Android Development
4 9 (9.57%) Mobile Development
5 8 (8.51%) iOS Development
5 8 (8.51%) Scrum
6 5 (5.32%) Automated Testing
6 5 (5.32%) Configuration Management
6 5 (5.32%) Test Scripting
6 5 (5.32%) Validation
7 4 (4.26%) DevOps
7 4 (4.26%) Test Automation
8 3 (3.19%) Analytics
8 3 (3.19%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.19%) Process Improvement
8 3 (3.19%) Release Management
8 3 (3.19%) Telematics
8 3 (3.19%) Test Planning
8 3 (3.19%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.13%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.28%) C
2 18 (19.15%) Python
3 15 (15.96%) Embedded C
4 14 (14.89%) C#
4 14 (14.89%) C++
5 11 (11.70%) Java
6 6 (6.38%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.32%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.19%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.19%) Perl
8 3 (3.19%) SQL
8 3 (3.19%) Tcl
9 2 (2.13%) MATLAB
9 2 (2.13%) VB
9 2 (2.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (6.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (13.83%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.13%) AirWatch
1 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (2.13%) SCCM
1 2 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (7.45%) EMC
2 6 (6.38%) Google
3 4 (4.26%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.26%) BT
3 4 (4.26%) Citrix
3 4 (4.26%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.19%) Apple
5 2 (2.13%) LANDesk
6 1 (1.06%) Samsung
6 1 (1.06%) SAP