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 3 months to 24 June 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
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 555 597 610
Rank change year-on-year +42 +13  
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 46 47 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.099% 0.087% 0.064%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.73% 0.54% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 13 2
Median daily rate £425 £463 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.10% +7.24%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £326 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £463 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £463 £463
% change year-on-year -14.86% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 5
Median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.84% -9.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £25.00 £20.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £48.90 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £39.00 £43.75
% change year-on-year -3.84% -10.85%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 29 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England +47 42 £413 -10.81% 20
London +19 11 £475 +15.15% 4
South East +25 10 £488 +5.40% 6
West Midlands +33 9 - - 2
East of England -1 6 £325 - 6
Cambridge +6 4 - - 4
Hampshire +3 4 - -
Cambridgeshire +2 4 - - 6
Basingstoke -8 4 - -
Solihull +12 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 £550 -
Yorkshire - 3 £275 -
Scotland - 3 £550 - 1
Leicester -4 2 - - 2
East Midlands -10 2 - - 2
Leicestershire -12 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 £325 - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 £269 -
Brentwood - 2 £325 -
Essex - 2 £325 -
North West +20 1 £500 +51.51%
City of London -1 1 £600 - 2
Wales -3 1 - -
South Wales -5 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £500 -
Berkshire - 1 £650 - 3
Osterley - 1 £313 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 30 (27.52%) Wi-Fi
2 28 (25.69%) Wireless
2 28 (25.69%) Firmware
3 27 (24.77%) Software Engineering
4 26 (23.85%) C
5 23 (21.10%) Python
6 22 (20.18%) Android
7 19 (17.43%) Electronics
7 19 (17.43%) Linux
8 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
9 17 (15.60%) NFC
9 17 (15.60%) Coaching
9 17 (15.60%) Android Development
10 15 (13.76%) Windows
11 14 (12.84%) Embedded C
11 14 (12.84%) C++
12 13 (11.93%) ZigBee
12 13 (11.93%) WLAN
13 12 (11.01%) Java
13 12 (11.01%) Degree
14 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
14 11 (10.09%) Apple iOS
14 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
14 11 (10.09%) 3G
14 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
15 9 (8.26%) RFID
15 9 (8.26%) C#
15 9 (8.26%) 5G
16 8 (7.34%) IEC 62304
16 8 (7.34%) iOS Development

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (0.92%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (2.75%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.75%) GitHub
1 3 (2.75%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 30 (27.52%) Wi-Fi
2 28 (25.69%) Wireless
3 17 (15.60%) NFC
4 13 (11.93%) WLAN
4 13 (11.93%) ZigBee
5 11 (10.09%) 3G
6 9 (8.26%) 5G
6 9 (8.26%) RFID
7 6 (5.50%) LTE
7 6 (5.50%) WAN
8 5 (4.59%) 2G
9 4 (3.67%) 4G
9 4 (3.67%) LAN
10 3 (2.75%) Internet
11 2 (1.83%) 802.11
11 2 (1.83%) NAS
11 2 (1.83%) UPnP
11 2 (1.83%) VDSL
11 2 (1.83%) WiMAX
11 2 (1.83%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.67%) Big Data
2 3 (2.75%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 18 (16.51%) Git (software)
2 7 (6.42%) Android Studio
2 7 (6.42%) JIRA
3 6 (5.50%) Gradle
4 5 (4.59%) Bugzilla
4 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.75%) Crashlytics
5 3 (2.75%) Xcode
6 2 (1.83%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (1.83%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.83%) JUnit
6 2 (1.83%) Redmine
6 2 (1.83%) Selenium
6 2 (1.83%) Trac
General
1 19 (17.43%) Electronics
2 5 (4.59%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.67%) Marketing
4 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.92%) Automotive
5 1 (0.92%) Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Games
5 1 (0.92%) Legal
5 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 31 (28.44%) Developer
2 21 (19.27%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (18.35%) Software Engineer
3 20 (18.35%) Test Engineer
4 16 (14.68%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 14 (12.84%) Android Developer
6 13 (11.93%) Electronics Engineer
7 10 (9.17%) Architect
8 9 (8.26%) Firmware Engineer
8 9 (8.26%) Senior Developer
9 8 (7.34%) Software Test Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Electronics Test Engineer
10 6 (5.50%) Embedded Developer
10 6 (5.50%) Senior Android Developer
11 5 (4.59%) iOS Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Radio Engineer
11 5 (4.59%) Software Developer
11 5 (4.59%) Software Tester
11 5 (4.59%) Tester
12 4 (3.67%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) REST
2 4 (3.67%) JSON
2 4 (3.67%) Qt
2 4 (3.67%) SOAP
3 3 (2.75%) Material Design
3 3 (2.75%) QML
3 3 (2.75%) RESTful
3 3 (2.75%) Web Services
4 2 (1.83%) .NET
4 2 (1.83%) 802.1X
4 2 (1.83%) iOS SDK
4 2 (1.83%) J2EE
4 2 (1.83%) Middleware
4 2 (1.83%) XML
5 1 (0.92%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.92%) Core Data
5 1 (0.92%) CSS
5 1 (0.92%) HTML
5 1 (0.92%) OpenGL
5 1 (0.92%) OpenGL ES
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.09%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (6.42%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.67%) Computer Science
3 4 (3.67%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 3 (2.75%) ASIC
4 3 (2.75%) Device Driver
4 3 (2.75%) Internet of Things
4 3 (2.75%) iPhone
4 3 (2.75%) STB
5 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.83%) Raspberry Pi
5 2 (1.83%) Streaming Media
5 2 (1.83%) User Experience
6 1 (0.92%) Digital TV
6 1 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.92%) iPad
6 1 (0.92%) IPTV
6 1 (0.92%) RIA
6 1 (0.92%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 22 (20.18%) Android
2 19 (17.43%) Linux
3 15 (13.76%) Windows
4 11 (10.09%) Apple iOS
5 4 (3.67%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.83%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.92%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (24.77%) Software Engineering
2 17 (15.60%) Android Development
2 17 (15.60%) Coaching
3 11 (10.09%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (10.09%) Test Automation
4 8 (7.34%) iOS Development
5 7 (6.42%) Analytics
6 6 (5.50%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (5.50%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (5.50%) Mobile Development
6 6 (5.50%) Scrum
6 6 (5.50%) Unit Testing
7 5 (4.59%) Release Management
7 5 (4.59%) TDD
8 4 (3.67%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.67%) Data Security
8 4 (3.67%) ERP
8 4 (3.67%) Project Management
8 4 (3.67%) Software Testing
8 4 (3.67%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.85%) C
2 23 (21.10%) Python
3 14 (12.84%) C++
3 14 (12.84%) Embedded C
4 12 (11.01%) Java
5 9 (8.26%) C#
6 5 (4.59%) Perl
7 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
8 3 (2.75%) Apple Swift
8 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
8 3 (2.75%) SQL
8 3 (2.75%) Tcl
9 2 (1.83%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.83%) MATLAB
9 2 (1.83%) PHP
9 2 (1.83%) PowerShell
9 2 (1.83%) Ruby
9 2 (1.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 12 (11.01%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) ISEB
3 1 (0.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.34%) IEC 62304
2 3 (2.75%) JTAG
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (25.69%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.92%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (6.42%) Apple
2 6 (5.50%) Google
3 4 (3.67%) Atlassian
3 4 (3.67%) EMC
4 3 (2.75%) SAP
5 1 (0.92%) HP
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