Period
to 18 January 2018

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 6 months to 18 January 2018 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
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 773 757
Rank change year-on-year +92 -16 +28
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 157 70 82
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.078% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.24% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 10 31
England median daily rate £438 £419 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +33.93%
10th Percentile £285 £325 £313
90th Percentile £550 £521 £488
UK median daily rate £438 £419 £375
% change year-on-year +4.48% +11.67% +33.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 28 16
England median hourly rate £39.25 £41.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.99% -7.22% +9.76%
10th Percentile £30.93 £22.50 £29.46
90th Percentile £49.85 £77.50 £55.00
UK median hourly rate £39.25 £43.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -9.77% -3.33% +9.76%

Bluetooth is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,613 13,658 13,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.66% 15.13% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,837 8,338 8,156
England median daily rate £410 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +0.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £218 £213
90th Percentile £590 £575 £563
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 624 679 861
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +8.64%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.77 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.18 £48.01 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Bluetooth as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018.

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 6 months to 18 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
East of England +24 55 £350 - 24
London +2 41 £525 +23.53% 6
Midlands +26 29 £325 -25.71% 13
West Midlands +27 21 £270 - 11
South East -30 14 £485 +21.25% 7
North of England +43 9 £275 -45.00% 6
South West +19 9 £600 - 6
East Midlands +6 8 £488 +11.43% 2
Yorkshire +20 6 £275 - 2
North West +16 3 £350 -30.00% 3
Bluetooth
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 58 (36.94%) Android
2 55 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (33.76%) C
4 44 (28.03%) Python
5 43 (27.39%) Wireless
6 42 (26.75%) Wi-Fi
7 40 (25.48%) Android Development
8 39 (24.84%) Apple iOS
9 37 (23.57%) JIRA
10 35 (22.29%) Scrum
10 35 (22.29%) Linux
10 35 (22.29%) Embedded C
11 33 (21.02%) Git (software)
12 32 (20.38%) Jenkins
12 32 (20.38%) Software Engineering
13 30 (19.11%) TDD
13 30 (19.11%) Telecoms
13 30 (19.11%) C++
14 29 (18.47%) GitHub
15 28 (17.83%) iOS Development
16 26 (16.56%) REST
16 26 (16.56%) JSON
16 26 (16.56%) OOP
16 26 (16.56%) Crashlytics
17 25 (15.92%) Firmware
17 25 (15.92%) Analytics
18 23 (14.65%) Mobile App
18 23 (14.65%) Degree
19 22 (14.01%) Test Automation
19 22 (14.01%) Gradle

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:

Applications
1 7 (4.46%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.64%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 29 (18.47%) GitHub
2 4 (2.55%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.55%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.55%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (2.55%) CloudFront
2 4 (2.55%) npm
2 4 (2.55%) Serverless
3 1 (0.64%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.39%) Wireless
2 42 (26.75%) Wi-Fi
3 14 (8.92%) ZigBee
4 13 (8.28%) 3G
5 12 (7.64%) WAN
6 9 (5.73%) 802.11
7 8 (5.10%) HTTP
7 8 (5.10%) SSL
8 7 (4.46%) 4G
8 7 (4.46%) 5G
8 7 (4.46%) LAN
8 7 (4.46%) RFID
8 7 (4.46%) Z-Wave
9 6 (3.82%) Broadband
9 6 (3.82%) NFC
10 5 (3.18%) Hyperconnected
11 4 (2.55%) GSM
11 4 (2.55%) xDSL
12 3 (1.91%) LTE
12 3 (1.91%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.46%) Big Data
2 6 (3.82%) SQLite
3 4 (2.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.55%) Neo4j
3 4 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 37 (23.57%) JIRA
2 33 (21.02%) Git (software)
3 32 (20.38%) Jenkins
4 26 (16.56%) Crashlytics
5 22 (14.01%) Gradle
6 7 (4.46%) Android Studio
7 4 (2.55%) Babel
7 4 (2.55%) GitLab
7 4 (2.55%) gulp
7 4 (2.55%) webpack
8 3 (1.91%) CocoaPods
9 2 (1.27%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.27%) Bugzilla
9 2 (1.27%) GCC
9 2 (1.27%) JUnit
9 2 (1.27%) Redmine
9 2 (1.27%) Selenium
9 2 (1.27%) Trac
10 1 (0.64%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.64%) Subversion
General
1 30 (19.11%) Telecoms
2 22 (14.01%) Electronics
3 8 (5.10%) Automotive
4 6 (3.82%) Marketing
5 4 (2.55%) Finance
5 4 (2.55%) Games
6 3 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.64%) Law
7 1 (0.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 80 (50.96%) Developer
2 29 (18.47%) Android Developer
3 23 (14.65%) Embedded Engineer
4 20 (12.74%) iOS Developer
5 17 (10.83%) Software Engineer
5 17 (10.83%) Tester
6 16 (10.19%) Embedded Developer
7 15 (9.55%) Senior Developer
8 12 (7.64%) Bluetooth Engineer
8 12 (7.64%) Firmware Engineer
9 10 (6.37%) Automation Tester
9 10 (6.37%) Software Developer
10 9 (5.73%) Architect
10 9 (5.73%) C Developer
10 9 (5.73%) Embedded Software Developer
10 9 (5.73%) Xamarin Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Embedded C Developer
11 8 (5.10%) Embedded Software Engineer
12 7 (4.46%) Analyst
12 7 (4.46%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.56%) JSON
1 26 (16.56%) REST
2 16 (10.19%) Retrofit
3 15 (9.55%) Dagger
3 15 (9.55%) RxJava
4 14 (8.92%) Core Animation
4 14 (8.92%) Core Data
4 14 (8.92%) XML
5 11 (7.01%) iOS SDK
5 11 (7.01%) UIKit
6 9 (5.73%) 802.1X
7 6 (3.82%) .NET
7 6 (3.82%) HTML
7 6 (3.82%) Web Services
8 4 (2.55%) Apache Cordova
8 4 (2.55%) Ionic Framework
8 4 (2.55%) Node.js
8 4 (2.55%) QML
8 4 (2.55%) Qt
8 4 (2.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.65%) Mobile App
2 20 (12.74%) Embedded Systems
3 14 (8.92%) Computer Science
4 7 (4.46%) User Experience
5 4 (2.55%) Social Media
6 3 (1.91%) Device Driver
6 3 (1.91%) iPad
6 3 (1.91%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.91%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.27%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.27%) Animation
7 2 (1.27%) iPhone
7 2 (1.27%) STB
7 2 (1.27%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.64%) Fintech
8 1 (0.64%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.64%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (0.64%) mPOS
8 1 (0.64%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 58 (36.94%) Android
2 39 (24.84%) Apple iOS
3 35 (22.29%) Linux
4 22 (14.01%) Windows
5 4 (2.55%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.91%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (35.03%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (25.48%) Android Development
3 35 (22.29%) Scrum
4 32 (20.38%) Software Engineering
5 30 (19.11%) TDD
6 28 (17.83%) iOS Development
7 26 (16.56%) OOP
8 25 (15.92%) Analytics
9 22 (14.01%) Test Automation
10 18 (11.46%) Mobile Development
11 15 (9.55%) Kanban
12 12 (7.64%) MVC
13 11 (7.01%) Push Notifications
14 10 (6.37%) Test Scripting
15 9 (5.73%) Signal Processing
16 7 (4.46%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (4.46%) Customer Requirements
16 7 (4.46%) ERP
16 7 (4.46%) Presales
17 6 (3.82%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (33.76%) C
2 44 (28.03%) Python
3 35 (22.29%) Embedded C
4 30 (19.11%) C++
5 18 (11.46%) Apple Swift
6 17 (10.83%) Objective-C
7 12 (7.64%) Assembly Language
8 11 (7.01%) Java
9 10 (6.37%) C#
10 7 (4.46%) JavaScript
11 6 (3.82%) Perl
12 5 (3.18%) Embedded C++
13 4 (2.55%) ES6
13 4 (2.55%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
14 2 (1.27%) PHP
14 2 (1.27%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.27%) Ruby
14 2 (1.27%) SQL
14 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 23 (14.65%) Degree
2 10 (6.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.82%) ISEB
4 2 (1.27%) Master's Degree
4 2 (1.27%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.64%) CEH
5 1 (0.64%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.64%) CISM
5 1 (0.64%) CISSP
5 1 (0.64%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.64%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.91%) ISO 9001
1 3 (1.91%) QA
2 2 (1.27%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.64%) MISRA
3 1 (0.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 25 (15.92%) Firmware
2 4 (2.55%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.55%) Packer
1 4 (2.55%) Terraform
Vendors
1 17 (10.83%) Xamarin
2 13 (8.28%) Apple
3 10 (6.37%) Perforce
4 9 (5.73%) Atlassian
5 7 (4.46%) Sigfox
6 5 (3.18%) Google
7 4 (2.55%) New Relic
8 1 (0.64%) Citrix
8 1 (0.64%) SAP
8 1 (0.64%) WorldPay