Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 815 732 820
Rank change year-on-year -83 +88 -22
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 68 109 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.12% 0.069%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.51% 0.86% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 35 27
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -8.11% +65.18%
10th Percentile £313 £290 £313
90th Percentile £586 £565 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £394 £463
% change year-on-year -4.76% -14.86% +68.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 56 30
UK median hourly rate £41.25 £46.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.81% +23.33% -6.83%
10th Percentile £26.38 £22.50 £22.50
90th Percentile £47.25 £77.50 £58.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £55.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -26.36% +46.67% -14.29%

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 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 24 June 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 -73 67 £450 +5.88% 55
UK excluding London -71 54 £375 -4.76% 44
South East -26 29 £450 +9.09% 16
London -50 13 £550 +10.00% 13
South West +5 8 £375 +14.50% 2
East of England -6 7 £338 +3.85% 10
North of England -20 5 £275 -38.03% 5
West Midlands -24 5 £375 - 8
Midlands -29 5 £375 - 9
North West -19 3 - -
Yorkshire -21 1 £275 - 4
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 27 (39.71%) C
2 22 (32.35%) Software Engineering
2 22 (32.35%) Android
3 21 (30.88%) C++
3 21 (30.88%) Wireless
4 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
4 20 (29.41%) Apple iOS
5 17 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
6 15 (22.06%) Embedded C
7 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (19.12%) Mobile App
9 12 (17.65%) Apple Swift
9 12 (17.65%) Objective-C
10 11 (16.18%) JSON
10 11 (16.18%) Mobile Development
10 11 (16.18%) iOS Development
10 11 (16.18%) REST
11 10 (14.71%) Android Development
11 10 (14.71%) SDLC
11 10 (14.71%) Electronics
11 10 (14.71%) Linux
12 9 (13.24%) Java
12 9 (13.24%) Python
12 9 (13.24%) Automotive
13 8 (11.76%) Firmware
13 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
13 8 (11.76%) OOP
13 8 (11.76%) OO
13 8 (11.76%) TDD
13 8 (11.76%) Jenkins

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 (2.94%) Amazon Alexa
Cloud Services
1 8 (11.76%) GitHub
2 3 (4.41%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (30.88%) Wireless
2 17 (25.00%) Wi-Fi
3 7 (10.29%) NFC
4 6 (8.82%) 3GPP
4 6 (8.82%) GSM
4 6 (8.82%) LTE
4 6 (8.82%) UMTS
4 6 (8.82%) ZigBee
5 5 (7.35%) 3G
5 5 (7.35%) 5G
5 5 (7.35%) WiMAX
6 4 (5.88%) 4G
7 3 (4.41%) WLAN
8 2 (2.94%) 2G
8 2 (2.94%) Internet
8 2 (2.94%) LAN
9 1 (1.47%) 802.11
9 1 (1.47%) IPsec
9 1 (1.47%) MQTT
9 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.82%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 8 (11.76%) Jenkins
3 6 (8.82%) JIRA
4 5 (7.35%) Crashlytics
5 4 (5.88%) Gradle
5 4 (5.88%) Mercurial
5 4 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (2.94%) GCC
7 1 (1.47%) Subversion
General
1 10 (14.71%) Electronics
2 9 (13.24%) Automotive
3 6 (8.82%) Law
4 5 (7.35%) Games
5 4 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.94%) Finance
6 2 (2.94%) Marketing
7 1 (1.47%) Banking
7 1 (1.47%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (44.12%) Developer
2 15 (22.06%) Software Engineer
3 14 (20.59%) Embedded Engineer
4 12 (17.65%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 11 (16.18%) iOS Developer
6 8 (11.76%) Android Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Applications Developer
7 6 (8.82%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.35%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Bluetooth Engineer
9 4 (5.88%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Mobile Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Senior Android Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 4 (5.88%) Wireless Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) C Developer
10 3 (4.41%) C/C++ Developer
10 3 (4.41%) C++ Developer
10 3 (4.41%) Firmware Engineer
10 3 (4.41%) RF Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.18%) JSON
1 11 (16.18%) REST
2 7 (10.29%) iOS SDK
2 7 (10.29%) RxJava
3 6 (8.82%) SOAP
3 6 (8.82%) Web Services
3 6 (8.82%) XML
4 5 (7.35%) Ajax
4 5 (7.35%) Core Data
4 5 (7.35%) HTML
4 5 (7.35%) HTML5
4 5 (7.35%) jQuery
4 5 (7.35%) React
4 5 (7.35%) React Native
4 5 (7.35%) UIKit
5 4 (5.88%) Cocoa
5 4 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
5 4 (5.88%) Dagger
5 4 (5.88%) Retrofit
6 3 (4.41%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.12%) Mobile App
2 7 (10.29%) iPhone
3 5 (7.35%) Infotainment
3 5 (7.35%) Social Media
4 4 (5.88%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
4 4 (5.88%) Greenfield Project
5 3 (4.41%) Smart Meter
5 3 (4.41%) User Experience
6 2 (2.94%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.94%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.94%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.94%) iPad
6 2 (2.94%) Smart Energy
7 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.47%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 22 (32.35%) Android
2 20 (29.41%) Apple iOS
3 10 (14.71%) Linux
4 5 (7.35%) VxWorks
5 3 (4.41%) Embedded Linux
5 3 (4.41%) Windows
6 1 (1.47%) FreeRTOS
6 1 (1.47%) Unix
6 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (32.35%) Software Engineering
2 14 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (16.18%) iOS Development
3 11 (16.18%) Mobile Development
4 10 (14.71%) Android Development
4 10 (14.71%) SDLC
5 8 (11.76%) OO
5 8 (11.76%) OOP
5 8 (11.76%) TDD
6 7 (10.29%) Test Automation
7 6 (8.82%) Problem-Solving
7 6 (8.82%) Scrum
8 5 (7.35%) Analytics
8 5 (7.35%) Embedded Software Development
8 5 (7.35%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (7.35%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (7.35%) Supplier Management
8 5 (7.35%) V-Model
9 4 (5.88%) Kanban
9 4 (5.88%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 27 (39.71%) C
2 21 (30.88%) C++
3 15 (22.06%) Embedded C
4 12 (17.65%) Apple Swift
4 12 (17.65%) Objective-C
5 9 (13.24%) Java
5 9 (13.24%) Python
6 8 (11.76%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.35%) Embedded C++
8 3 (4.41%) C#
9 2 (2.94%) Assembly Language
10 1 (1.47%) Rust
10 1 (1.47%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.35%) Degree
2 1 (1.47%) ISEB
2 1 (1.47%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.82%) MISRA
2 4 (5.88%) QA
3 2 (2.94%) JTAG
3 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.47%) ISO 9000
4 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 8 (11.76%) Firmware
Vendors
1 7 (10.29%) Xamarin
2 5 (7.35%) Google
3 4 (5.88%) Apple
4 2 (2.94%) Citrix
5 1 (1.47%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.47%) EMC
5 1 (1.47%) HP