The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 23 March 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smartphone
England / North West
Rank 133 155 140
Rank change year-on-year +22 -15  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 4 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.079% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.49% 0.24% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 1
Median daily rate £205 £350 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.42% -3.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £330
% change year-on-year +50.00% -39.39%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Median hourly rate £16.08 - £21.48
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.34 - £18.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.82 - £24.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.40%  

Smartphone is in the generic IT 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 generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 818 1232 1034
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.95% 32.28% 29.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 733 551
Median daily rate £375 £388 £389
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% -0.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 56 61
Median hourly rate £16.50 £22.54 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -26.79% +28.80%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.56 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £47.39 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Smartphone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smartphone in the North West

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartphone in the North West

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartphone in the North West

Smartphone
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 Smartphone within the North West region over the 3 months to 23 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
Cheshire +31 2 - - 15
Manchester +19 2 £205 -45.33% 9
Smartphone
England

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone.

1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) LAN
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 3 (30.00%) SSL
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
3 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 2 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (20.00%) AppSense
3 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) ISEB
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (10.00%) Internet
4 1 (10.00%) Middleware

Smartphone
Top Related 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:

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) SSL
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (10.00%) Grunt
1 1 (10.00%) Subversion
General
1 1 (10.00%) Local Government
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 3 (30.00%) Server Support
2 3 (30.00%) Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 2 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support
3 2 (20.00%) Network Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Server Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) CSS
1 1 (10.00%) HTML
1 1 (10.00%) HTML5
1 1 (10.00%) LESS
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
1 1 (10.00%) Node.js
1 1 (10.00%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (50.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Phone
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 2 (20.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Chat Support
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
3 1 (10.00%) TDD
3 1 (10.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCNA
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
1 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) QA
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) BitLocker
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) AppSense
2 2 (20.00%) Intel Security
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco
3 1 (10.00%) PayPal
3 1 (10.00%) Samsung
3 1 (10.00%) VMware