Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 768 828 721
Rank change year-on-year +60 -107 +111
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 79 69 118
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.085% 0.067% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.67% 0.50% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 36 43
UK median daily rate £388 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.43% +6.06% -8.33%
10th Percentile £150 £263 £293
90th Percentile £513 £556 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +3.33% - -18.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 56
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £41.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.09% -2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £40.58 £26.38 £22.50
90th Percentile £49.88 £52.00 £77.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £38.00 £45.25
% change year-on-year +18.42% -16.02% +20.67%

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 11,842 13,726 12,983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.71% 13.27% 13.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,284 8,436 7,810
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £201 £205
90th Percentile £606 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £385
% change year-on-year +1.27% +2.60% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 569 765 765
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +2.56% -22.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.20 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.70 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% +5.26% -24.00%

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 19 July 2019.

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
Top 12 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 19 July 2019. 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 +57 68 £388 -8.82% 80
UK excluding London +12 68 £388 +3.33% 66
South East +30 37 £388 -13.89% 19
London +45 11 £469 -11.76% 15
Scotland - 11 £325 - 1
South West -12 9 £363 +10.69% 10
North of England +29 8 £325 - 12
Yorkshire - 7 - - 9
Midlands +17 2 - - 6
West Midlands -3 2 - -
North East +21 1 £325 -
East of England +12 1 - - 18

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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 43 (54.43%) C
2 37 (46.84%) Wireless
3 35 (44.30%) Embedded C
4 29 (36.71%) ZigBee
5 27 (34.18%) Firmware
6 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
7 24 (30.38%) Secure Coding
7 24 (30.38%) C++
8 23 (29.11%) 3GPP
8 23 (29.11%) MISRA
9 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
10 18 (22.78%) Android
10 18 (22.78%) NFC
10 18 (22.78%) Degree
11 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
11 17 (21.52%) MVVM
12 16 (20.25%) Android Development
12 16 (20.25%) Linux
12 16 (20.25%) MVC
13 15 (18.99%) Finance
13 15 (18.99%) Wi-Fi
14 14 (17.72%) REST
14 14 (17.72%) Digital Wallet
14 14 (17.72%) JSON
14 14 (17.72%) Unit Testing
14 14 (17.72%) Banking
14 14 (17.72%) Web Services
14 14 (17.72%) XML
15 13 (16.46%) Java
15 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management

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 2 (2.53%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) BASE24
1 1 (1.27%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 12 (15.19%) Google Pay
1 12 (15.19%) Samsung Pay
2 3 (3.80%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.53%) Apple Pay
4 1 (1.27%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (1.27%) Office 365
4 1 (1.27%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 37 (46.84%) Wireless
2 29 (36.71%) ZigBee
3 23 (29.11%) 3GPP
4 18 (22.78%) NFC
5 15 (18.99%) Wi-Fi
6 12 (15.19%) Ethernet
7 9 (11.39%) GPRS
8 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
8 5 (6.33%) VoIP
9 4 (5.06%) RFID
9 4 (5.06%) VPN
10 2 (2.53%) 3G
10 2 (2.53%) 4G
10 2 (2.53%) DVB
10 2 (2.53%) Modbus
11 1 (1.27%) 802.15
11 1 (1.27%) DAB
11 1 (1.27%) Internet
11 1 (1.27%) RS-232
11 1 (1.27%) RS-485
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (21.52%) Git (software)
2 12 (15.19%) Android Studio
2 12 (15.19%) Eclipse
3 7 (8.86%) JIRA
4 5 (6.33%) ClearCase
4 5 (6.33%) ClearQuest
4 5 (6.33%) Redmine
5 4 (5.06%) Rational DOORS
6 2 (2.53%) Xcode
7 1 (1.27%) CANoe
7 1 (1.27%) GCC
General
1 15 (18.99%) Finance
2 14 (17.72%) Banking
3 6 (7.59%) Electronics
4 2 (2.53%) Law
4 2 (2.53%) Legal
5 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.27%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.27%) Retail
5 1 (1.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (37.97%) Developer
2 25 (31.65%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (25.32%) Firmware Engineer
4 15 (18.99%) Android Developer
4 15 (18.99%) Embedded C++ Engineer
5 14 (17.72%) Embedded C Engineer
6 13 (16.46%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
6 13 (16.46%) Software Engineer
7 11 (13.92%) Embedded Software Engineer
8 7 (8.86%) Senior Developer
9 6 (7.59%) C Developer
9 6 (7.59%) C++ Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Embedded C Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Embedded Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Senior Android Developer
9 6 (7.59%) Wireless Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) C/C++ Developer
10 5 (6.33%) C/C++ Firmware Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) C++ Software Engineer
10 5 (6.33%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (17.72%) JSON
1 14 (17.72%) REST
1 14 (17.72%) Web Services
1 14 (17.72%) XML
2 13 (16.46%) Android SDK
3 3 (3.80%) .NET
4 2 (2.53%) ASP.NET
4 2 (2.53%) Cocoa
4 2 (2.53%) Core Animation
4 2 (2.53%) Core Data
4 2 (2.53%) iOS SDK
4 2 (2.53%) jQuery
5 1 (1.27%) 802.1X
5 1 (1.27%) Dagger
5 1 (1.27%) HTML
5 1 (1.27%) HTML5
5 1 (1.27%) React Native
5 1 (1.27%) RxJava
5 1 (1.27%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.72%) Digital Wallet
2 13 (16.46%) Mobile App
2 13 (16.46%) Smart Meter
3 12 (15.19%) Smart Energy
3 12 (15.19%) Smartphone
4 7 (8.86%) Device Driver
5 6 (7.59%) Embedded Systems
6 4 (5.06%) ASIC
7 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.80%) Animation
8 2 (2.53%) CAN bus
8 2 (2.53%) CESG
8 2 (2.53%) STB
8 2 (2.53%) User Experience
9 1 (1.27%) Contactless
9 1 (1.27%) Infotainment
9 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
9 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.27%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.27%) mPOS
Operating Systems
1 18 (22.78%) Android
2 16 (20.25%) Linux
3 7 (8.86%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (7.59%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.80%) Windows
6 2 (2.53%) FreeRTOS
6 2 (2.53%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (31.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (30.38%) Secure Coding
3 20 (25.32%) Software Engineering
4 17 (21.52%) MVVM
5 16 (20.25%) Android Development
5 16 (20.25%) MVC
6 14 (17.72%) Unit Testing
7 13 (16.46%) Configuration Management
7 13 (16.46%) TDD
8 12 (15.19%) Open Source
9 7 (8.86%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.59%) Scrum
11 5 (6.33%) iOS Development
11 5 (6.33%) Time Management
12 4 (5.06%) Mobile Development
12 4 (5.06%) Problem-Solving
13 3 (3.80%) OO
13 3 (3.80%) OOD
13 3 (3.80%) Project Management
14 2 (2.53%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 43 (54.43%) C
2 35 (44.30%) Embedded C
3 24 (30.38%) C++
4 13 (16.46%) Java
5 12 (15.19%) Python
6 9 (11.39%) Embedded C++
7 5 (6.33%) Apple Swift
7 5 (6.33%) Objective-C
8 4 (5.06%) Shell Script
9 3 (3.80%) C#
10 2 (2.53%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.27%) C++/CLI
11 1 (1.27%) Go
11 1 (1.27%) Kotlin
11 1 (1.27%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (22.78%) Degree
2 2 (2.53%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.27%) CWDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (29.11%) MISRA
2 2 (2.53%) NCSC
3 1 (1.27%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.27%) QA
3 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (34.18%) Firmware
2 1 (1.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (2.53%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 13 (16.46%) Google
2 12 (15.19%) Samsung
3 4 (5.06%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.53%) Apple
5 1 (1.27%) Aruba
5 1 (1.27%) FIS
5 1 (1.27%) Ingenico
5 1 (1.27%) QNX
5 1 (1.27%) Sigfox
5 1 (1.27%) VeriFone
5 1 (1.27%) Wincor Nixdorf