Period
to 4 April 2020

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartphone over the 6 months to 4 April 2020 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.

Smartphone
UK > England
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 555 659 613
Rank change year-on-year +104 -46 +1
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 109 185 270
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.20% 0.21% 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.65% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 108 185
Median daily rate £180 £195 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +11.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £108 £108 £119
90th Percentile £447 £479 £488
UK median daily rate £140 £190 £178
% change year-on-year -26.32% +7.04% -29.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 28 30
Median hourly rate £15.37 £20.00 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.15% +9.59% +17.74%
10th Percentile £12.16 £11.93 £12.11
90th Percentile £18.75 £28.41 £23.53
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +25.41%

Smartphone is in the Generic IT Skills 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 generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 17,877 28,256 30,557
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.25% 32.06% 32.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,278 18,529 20,193
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +5.11%
10th Percentile £250 £281 £267
90th Percentile £675 £674 £663
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 848 899 950
Median hourly rate £24.71 £21.00 £21.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.64% -3.51% +8.83%
10th Percentile £12.48 £12.00 £11.60
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.75
Median hourly rate £25.50 £21.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year +21.43% -2.33% +7.50%

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Smartphone as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Smartphone in England

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Smartphone in England.

Daily rate trend for Smartphone in England

Smartphone
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Smartphone in England over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Smartphone in England

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Smartphone in England.

Hourly rate trend for Smartphone in England

Smartphone
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 Smartphone within the England region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
London +93 38 £225 +18.42% 16
South East +88 27 £138 -59.56% 15
South West +33 16 £120 -2.64% 6
East of England +25 13 £290 +7.41% 5
North of England +65 10 £180 -42.40% 12
North West +29 8 £180 -57.65% 5
Midlands +57 6 £155 -51.56% 17
West Midlands +57 4 £155 -57.97% 12
Yorkshire +56 2 - - 6
East Midlands +36 2 - - 5
Smartphone
UK

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Smartphone.

1 83 (76.15%) Windows
2 54 (49.54%) Active Directory
3 51 (46.79%) Microsoft Office
4 48 (44.04%) Office 365
4 48 (44.04%) Windows 10
5 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
6 32 (29.36%) Windows 7
7 30 (27.52%) Android
7 30 (27.52%) ITIL
8 27 (24.77%) Cisco
9 24 (22.02%) Citrix
10 19 (17.43%) Apple
11 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
11 18 (16.51%) AirWatch
12 17 (15.60%) iPhone
12 17 (15.60%) VPN
12 17 (15.60%) Wireless
13 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (14.68%) MS Exchange
13 16 (14.68%) ServiceNow
14 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (13.76%) Cisco IOS
14 15 (13.76%) Linux
14 15 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (12.84%) MCP
15 14 (12.84%) DNS
15 14 (12.84%) DHCP
15 14 (12.84%) Finance
15 14 (12.84%) Ivanti
16 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared

Smartphone
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 16 (14.68%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (3.67%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.83%) IIS
5 2 (1.83%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.92%) CMS
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 51 (46.79%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (9.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Carpe Diem
1 3 (2.75%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 48 (44.04%) Office 365
2 6 (5.50%) SaaS
3 4 (3.67%) Azure
4 2 (1.83%) AWS
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.92%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.92%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.92%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.60%) VPN
1 17 (15.60%) Wireless
2 15 (13.76%) Cisco IOS
3 14 (12.84%) DHCP
3 14 (12.84%) DNS
4 13 (11.93%) FTP
5 9 (8.26%) LAN
5 9 (8.26%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (7.34%) Wi-Fi
7 5 (4.59%) Internet
8 4 (3.67%) Firewall
8 4 (3.67%) Network Security
8 4 (3.67%) VoIP
9 1 (0.92%) ADSL
9 1 (0.92%) Broadband
9 1 (0.92%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.92%) SAN
9 1 (0.92%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.92%) WAN
9 1 (0.92%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.92%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.92%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (3.67%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.83%) GitLab
3 1 (0.92%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.92%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.92%) JIRA
3 1 (0.92%) JUnit
3 1 (0.92%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.92%) Mocha
3 1 (0.92%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.92%) Selenium
3 1 (0.92%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (12.84%) Finance
2 10 (9.17%) Law
3 7 (6.42%) Legal
4 3 (2.75%) Public Sector
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Front Office
5 1 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 36 (33.03%) Analyst
2 22 (20.18%) Service Analyst
3 21 (19.27%) Service Desk Analyst
4 19 (17.43%) Support Engineer
5 14 (12.84%) Desktop Support
6 13 (11.93%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (11.93%) Desktop Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (8.26%) IT Support
8 8 (7.34%) Server Engineer
9 6 (5.50%) Junior
9 6 (5.50%) Junior Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
10 5 (4.59%) Field Engineer
10 5 (4.59%) Forensic Analyst
10 5 (4.59%) Hardware Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.67%) Developer
11 4 (3.67%) Help Desk Support
11 4 (3.67%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.59%) HTML
2 3 (2.75%) CSS
2 3 (2.75%) HTML5
2 3 (2.75%) React
2 3 (2.75%) XML
3 2 (1.83%) .NET
3 2 (1.83%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.83%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.83%) JSON
3 2 (1.83%) Web Services
3 2 (1.83%) XMPP
4 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.92%) CSS3
4 1 (0.92%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.92%) jQuery
4 1 (0.92%) LINQ
4 1 (0.92%) Node.js
4 1 (0.92%) REST
4 1 (0.92%) WCF
4 1 (0.92%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.60%) iPhone
2 13 (11.93%) Blackberry
3 7 (6.42%) BYOD
3 7 (6.42%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 3 (2.75%) Handset
6 3 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.83%) iPad
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.83%) PDA
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) Fibre Optics
8 1 (0.92%) Life Science
8 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.92%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 83 (76.15%) Windows
2 48 (44.04%) Windows 10
3 32 (29.36%) Windows 7
4 30 (27.52%) Android
5 15 (13.76%) Linux
6 13 (11.93%) Apple iOS
7 12 (11.01%) Mac OS X
8 11 (10.09%) Windows Server
9 5 (4.59%) Unix
9 5 (4.59%) Windows Vista
9 5 (4.59%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.67%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.83%) Debian
11 2 (1.83%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (27.52%) ITIL
2 15 (13.76%) Problem-Solving
3 9 (8.26%) Mobile Device Management
4 8 (7.34%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.34%) Information Security
5 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.50%) Line Management
6 6 (5.50%) Service Management
7 5 (4.59%) Break/Fix
7 5 (4.59%) Digital Forensics
7 5 (4.59%) Malware Analysis
7 5 (4.59%) Security Operations
8 4 (3.67%) Asset Management
8 4 (3.67%) Deadline-Driven
8 4 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 4 (3.67%) Migration
8 4 (3.67%) Office Automation
8 4 (3.67%) Technology Roadmap
8 4 (3.67%) Time Management
8 4 (3.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.17%) PowerShell
2 8 (7.34%) Python
3 5 (4.59%) VBA
4 4 (3.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.75%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.75%) C
6 2 (1.83%) Perl
6 2 (1.83%) SQL
6 2 (1.83%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.92%) C#
7 1 (0.92%) ES6
7 1 (0.92%) Java
7 1 (0.92%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL Certification
3 14 (12.84%) MCP
4 13 (11.93%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) Degree
5 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.83%) MCDST
6 2 (1.83%) MCSA
7 1 (0.92%) CISSP
7 1 (0.92%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.92%) EnCE
7 1 (0.92%) GCFA
7 1 (0.92%) GCFE
7 1 (0.92%) GREM
7 1 (0.92%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
3 3 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials
3 3 (2.75%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.92%) QA
System Software
1 54 (49.54%) Active Directory
2 9 (8.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.67%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.75%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.75%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.75%) XenApp
5 1 (0.92%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (16.51%) AirWatch
2 9 (8.26%) SCCM
3 5 (4.59%) CSIRT
3 5 (4.59%) EnCase
3 5 (4.59%) FTK
4 4 (3.67%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.83%) Ansible
5 2 (1.83%) Terraform
6 1 (0.92%) Nagios
Vendors
1 46 (42.20%) Microsoft
2 27 (24.77%) Cisco
3 24 (22.02%) Citrix
4 19 (17.43%) Apple
5 16 (14.68%) ServiceNow
6 14 (12.84%) Ivanti
7 13 (11.93%) VMware
8 10 (9.17%) Google
9 9 (8.26%) HP
10 7 (6.42%) Dell
11 6 (5.50%) Bloomberg
11 6 (5.50%) FactSet
11 6 (5.50%) Reuters
12 3 (2.75%) iManage
12 3 (2.75%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.75%) Sony
13 2 (1.83%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.92%) McAfee
14 1 (0.92%) Oracle
14 1 (0.92%) SolarWinds