Period
to 21 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 21 February 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
6 months to
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 727 758 793
Rank change year-on-year +31 +35 +31
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 148 88 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.092% 0.078%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.11% 0.62% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 19 36
UK median daily rate £438 £435 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +16.00% +36.36%
10th Percentile £275 £308 £313
90th Percentile £569 £545 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £406 £425
% change year-on-year -13.85% -4.41% +54.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 16
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.76% -6.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £31.10 £22.50 £29.46
90th Percentile £49.85 £77.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.61% -7.78% +5.88%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,354 14,277 14,878
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.15% 14.87% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,240 8,698 8,726
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 702 762 812
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -8.56% -2.27% -

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bluetooth over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bluetooth over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the UK over the 6 months to 21 February 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
England +53 145 £438 +0.57% 58
UK excluding London +25 108 £350 -13.85% 43
East of England +21 43 £375 +11.11% 18
London +7 38 £525 - 16
Midlands +17 22 £325 -25.71% 8
West Midlands +18 17 £270 - 4
South East -18 17 £485 +23.17% 5
North of England +41 13 £275 -44.30% 8
South West +7 12 £375 +14.50% 3
North West +17 6 £350 -29.11% 4
Yorkshire - 6 £275 - 2
East Midlands +9 5 £488 +11.43% 3
Scotland -22 1 - -
North East - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 21 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth 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 with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 61 (41.22%) Android
2 51 (34.46%) C
2 51 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
3 41 (27.70%) Android Development
4 39 (26.35%) Wi-Fi
5 38 (25.68%) Apple iOS
6 36 (24.32%) Software Engineering
7 34 (22.97%) Wireless
8 32 (21.62%) C++
8 32 (21.62%) Python
9 31 (20.95%) Embedded C
9 31 (20.95%) Git (software)
10 30 (20.27%) Jenkins
10 30 (20.27%) Linux
10 30 (20.27%) Scrum
11 29 (19.59%) TDD
11 29 (19.59%) JIRA
12 28 (18.92%) GitHub
13 27 (18.24%) iOS Development
14 25 (16.89%) OOP
15 24 (16.22%) Mobile App
15 24 (16.22%) Analytics
16 23 (15.54%) JSON
17 22 (14.86%) REST
17 22 (14.86%) Firmware
17 22 (14.86%) Crashlytics
18 21 (14.19%) Mobile Development
19 20 (13.51%) Gradle
19 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
20 19 (12.84%) Electronics

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 (4.73%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Tesseract
Cloud Services
1 28 (18.92%) GitHub
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.70%) Amazon S3
2 4 (2.70%) AWS Lambda
2 4 (2.70%) CloudFront
2 4 (2.70%) npm
2 4 (2.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 39 (26.35%) Wi-Fi
2 34 (22.97%) Wireless
3 17 (11.49%) ZigBee
4 13 (8.78%) 3G
5 10 (6.76%) WAN
6 8 (5.41%) 5G
7 7 (4.73%) 4G
7 7 (4.73%) 802.11
7 7 (4.73%) LAN
7 7 (4.73%) NFC
7 7 (4.73%) RFID
7 7 (4.73%) Z-Wave
8 6 (4.05%) HTTP
8 6 (4.05%) SSL
9 5 (3.38%) GSM
9 5 (3.38%) Hyperconnected
10 4 (2.70%) Broadband
10 4 (2.70%) xDSL
11 3 (2.03%) MQTT
11 3 (2.03%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (4.73%) Big Data
2 6 (4.05%) SQLite
3 4 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.70%) Neo4j
3 4 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 30 (20.27%) Jenkins
3 29 (19.59%) JIRA
4 22 (14.86%) Crashlytics
5 20 (13.51%) Gradle
6 5 (3.38%) Android Studio
7 4 (2.70%) Babel
7 4 (2.70%) GitLab
7 4 (2.70%) gulp
7 4 (2.70%) webpack
8 2 (1.35%) CocoaPods
8 2 (1.35%) GCC
8 2 (1.35%) Subversion
9 1 (0.68%) Bugzilla
9 1 (0.68%) HP UFT
9 1 (0.68%) LabVIEW
9 1 (0.68%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.68%) Trac
General
1 20 (13.51%) Telecoms
2 19 (12.84%) Electronics
3 10 (6.76%) Automotive
4 5 (3.38%) Games
5 3 (2.03%) Law
5 3 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.35%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
Job Titles
1 76 (51.35%) Developer
2 28 (18.92%) Android Developer
3 27 (18.24%) Embedded Engineer
4 22 (14.86%) Software Engineer
5 20 (13.51%) iOS Developer
6 16 (10.81%) Senior Developer
7 15 (10.14%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 13 (8.78%) Tester
9 12 (8.11%) Embedded Developer
10 10 (6.76%) Software Developer
10 10 (6.76%) Xamarin Developer
11 9 (6.08%) Embedded Software Developer
11 9 (6.08%) Senior Android Developer
12 8 (5.41%) Automation Tester
13 7 (4.73%) Analyst
13 7 (4.73%) Architect
13 7 (4.73%) Bluetooth Engineer
13 7 (4.73%) Firmware Engineer
14 6 (4.05%) Applications Developer
14 6 (4.05%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.54%) JSON
2 22 (14.86%) REST
3 18 (12.16%) RxJava
4 15 (10.14%) Dagger
4 15 (10.14%) Retrofit
5 11 (7.43%) XML
6 9 (6.08%) Core Animation
6 9 (6.08%) Core Data
7 7 (4.73%) 802.1X
7 7 (4.73%) iOS SDK
7 7 (4.73%) UIKit
8 6 (4.05%) HTML
9 5 (3.38%) .NET
9 5 (3.38%) Web Services
10 4 (2.70%) Apache Cordova
10 4 (2.70%) Ionic Framework
10 4 (2.70%) Node.js
10 4 (2.70%) QML
10 4 (2.70%) React
10 4 (2.70%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.22%) Mobile App
2 17 (11.49%) Embedded Systems
3 11 (7.43%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) User Experience
5 4 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
5 4 (2.70%) Social Media
6 3 (2.03%) Device Driver
6 3 (2.03%) iPad
6 3 (2.03%) Smart Meter
7 2 (1.35%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.35%) iPhone
7 2 (1.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.68%) Animation
8 1 (0.68%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (0.68%) CESG
8 1 (0.68%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (0.68%) Infotainment
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 61 (41.22%) Android
2 38 (25.68%) Apple iOS
3 30 (20.27%) Linux
4 16 (10.81%) Windows
5 6 (4.05%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (2.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.68%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (34.46%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (27.70%) Android Development
3 36 (24.32%) Software Engineering
4 30 (20.27%) Scrum
5 29 (19.59%) TDD
6 27 (18.24%) iOS Development
7 25 (16.89%) OOP
8 24 (16.22%) Analytics
9 21 (14.19%) Mobile Development
10 15 (10.14%) Kanban
10 15 (10.14%) Test Automation
11 10 (6.76%) MVC
12 9 (6.08%) Test Scripting
13 7 (4.73%) Customer Requirements
13 7 (4.73%) ERP
13 7 (4.73%) Presales
13 7 (4.73%) Push Notifications
13 7 (4.73%) Signal Processing
14 6 (4.05%) Data Security
14 6 (4.05%) Embedded Software Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (34.46%) C
2 32 (21.62%) C++
2 32 (21.62%) Python
3 31 (20.95%) Embedded C
4 15 (10.14%) Apple Swift
5 14 (9.46%) Java
5 14 (9.46%) Objective-C
6 10 (6.76%) Assembly Language
7 9 (6.08%) C#
8 7 (4.73%) Embedded C++
9 5 (3.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.70%) ES6
10 4 (2.70%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.03%) SQL
12 1 (0.68%) Perl
12 1 (0.68%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (12.16%) Degree
2 7 (4.73%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (4.05%) ISEB
4 2 (1.35%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.68%) CEH
5 1 (0.68%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.68%) CISM
5 1 (0.68%) CISSP
5 1 (0.68%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.70%) MISRA
2 2 (1.35%) ISO 9000
2 2 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 17025
2 2 (1.35%) JTAG
2 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.35%) QA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 22 (14.86%) Firmware
2 4 (2.70%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.70%) Packer
1 4 (2.70%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (12.16%) Xamarin
2 8 (5.41%) Apple
3 7 (4.73%) Perforce
3 7 (4.73%) Sigfox
4 5 (3.38%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.70%) Google
5 4 (2.70%) New Relic
6 2 (1.35%) Citrix
7 1 (0.68%) EMC