The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 30 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 / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 129 158 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 -9  
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 2 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.077% 0.077% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.52% 0.52% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
Median daily rate £494 £475 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.94% +80.95%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £475 £275
% change year-on-year -18.42% +72.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 383 577 492
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.73% 14.83% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 337 232
Median daily rate £385 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bluetooth in the North West

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in the North West

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +14 2 £494 +3.94%
Bluetooth
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Google
1 2 (100.00%) NFC
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Development
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (100.00%) Material Design

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) NFC
1 2 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Eclipse
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Applications Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Architect
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) J2EE
1 2 (100.00%) Material Design
1 2 (100.00%) REST
1 2 (100.00%) SOAP
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (100.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (100.00%) Java
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Apple
1 2 (100.00%) Google