Period
to 6 December 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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 725 800 731
Rank change year-on-year +75 -69 +117
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 71 103 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.098% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.64% 0.76% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 71 97
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -8.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £310 £263 £304
90th Percentile £500 £525 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £374 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.56% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 29
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £48.75 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.62% +26.62% -12.99%
10th Percentile £39.90 £35.25 £30.95
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.88 £49.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.50 £45.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year +3.33% +16.88% -12.99%

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 11,155 13,514 14,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.69% 12.89% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,676 8,160 8,624
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £185 £200 £180
90th Percentile £600 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 653 730
UK median hourly rate £25.06 £20.00 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.30% +5.96% -16.11%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £53.00 £47.76 £46.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +21.62% - -23.87%

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 6 December 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 6 December 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 +100 59 £425 +6.12% 60
UK excluding London +31 49 £374 -6.56% 56
South East +51 22 £394 -12.50% 14
London +98 18 £425 +3.03% 5
North of England +35 12 - - 12
Yorkshire +37 10 - - 3
Scotland +33 8 £325 -18.75%
South West -8 4 £425 +9.68% 7
East of England +23 2 £355 -3.07% 14
North West - 2 - - 8
Midlands +37 1 - - 8
East Midlands +23 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 36 (50.70%) C
2 30 (42.25%) Wi-Fi
3 29 (40.85%) Embedded C
3 29 (40.85%) Software Engineering
4 26 (36.62%) Wireless
5 25 (35.21%) Android
6 23 (32.39%) C++
7 22 (30.99%) Android Development
8 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
9 18 (25.35%) ZigBee
9 18 (25.35%) Firmware
10 16 (22.54%) Electronics
11 15 (21.13%) Embedded C++
11 15 (21.13%) Eclipse
11 15 (21.13%) Linux
12 14 (19.72%) Finance
13 12 (16.90%) Google
14 11 (15.49%) Secure Coding
14 11 (15.49%) Embedded Linux
14 11 (15.49%) Java
14 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
15 10 (14.08%) 3GPP
15 10 (14.08%) VoIP
15 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
15 10 (14.08%) MISRA
16 9 (12.68%) MVVM
16 9 (12.68%) JIRA
17 8 (11.27%) JSON
17 8 (11.27%) Banking
17 8 (11.27%) NFC

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 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.86%) Google Pay
1 7 (9.86%) Samsung Pay
2 3 (4.23%) GCP
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon Alexa
4 1 (1.41%) Apple Pay
4 1 (1.41%) Office 365
4 1 (1.41%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 30 (42.25%) Wi-Fi
2 26 (36.62%) Wireless
3 18 (25.35%) ZigBee
4 11 (15.49%) TCP/IP
5 10 (14.08%) 3GPP
5 10 (14.08%) VoIP
6 8 (11.27%) NFC
7 7 (9.86%) Ethernet
8 6 (8.45%) GPRS
9 4 (5.63%) Asterisk PBX
9 4 (5.63%) Internet
9 4 (5.63%) Z-Wave
10 2 (2.82%) 3G
10 2 (2.82%) 4G
10 2 (2.82%) 5G
10 2 (2.82%) DVB
10 2 (2.82%) iBeacon
10 2 (2.82%) LTE
11 1 (1.41%) 802.11
11 1 (1.41%) RTSP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.41%) MySQL
1 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Eclipse
2 10 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 9 (12.68%) JIRA
4 7 (9.86%) Android Studio
5 6 (8.45%) ClearCase
5 6 (8.45%) ClearQuest
5 6 (8.45%) Redmine
6 4 (5.63%) CMake
7 2 (2.82%) GCC
8 1 (1.41%) Gerrit
8 1 (1.41%) Xcode
General
1 16 (22.54%) Electronics
2 14 (19.72%) Finance
3 8 (11.27%) Banking
4 7 (9.86%) Telecoms
5 6 (8.45%) Law
5 6 (8.45%) Manufacturing
5 6 (8.45%) Marketing
5 6 (8.45%) Public Sector
6 4 (5.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Developer
2 25 (35.21%) Embedded Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Android Developer
4 17 (23.94%) Software Engineer
5 15 (21.13%) Embedded Software Engineer
6 14 (19.72%) Firmware Engineer
7 12 (16.90%) Senior Android Developer
7 12 (16.90%) Senior Developer
8 9 (12.68%) Embedded C++ Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Embedded C Engineer
9 7 (9.86%) Embedded C/C++ Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Audio Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Bluetooth Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Embedded C++ Software Engineer
10 6 (8.45%) Embedded Firmware Engineer
11 5 (7.04%) C/C++ Embedded Software Engineer
11 5 (7.04%) C/C++ Software Engineer
11 5 (7.04%) Embedded C Software Engineer
11 5 (7.04%) Embedded C/C++ Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.27%) Android SDK
1 8 (11.27%) JSON
1 8 (11.27%) REST
1 8 (11.27%) Unity (Game Engine)
1 8 (11.27%) Web Services
1 8 (11.27%) XML
2 3 (4.23%) Protocol Buffers
3 2 (2.82%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (2.82%) Ionic Framework
4 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
4 1 (1.41%) Cocoa
4 1 (1.41%) Dagger
4 1 (1.41%) HTML
4 1 (1.41%) HTML5
4 1 (1.41%) iOS SDK
4 1 (1.41%) React Native
4 1 (1.41%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.27%) Digital Wallet
2 7 (9.86%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.45%) Embedded Systems
3 6 (8.45%) Smartphone
4 5 (7.04%) Device Driver
4 5 (7.04%) Smart Meter
5 4 (5.63%) Analogue Electronics
5 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.63%) Smart Energy
6 3 (4.23%) User Experience
7 2 (2.82%) STB
8 1 (1.41%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.41%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.41%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (1.41%) Verilog
8 1 (1.41%) VHDL
8 1 (1.41%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 25 (35.21%) Android
2 15 (21.13%) Linux
3 11 (15.49%) Embedded Linux
4 6 (8.45%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.45%) Windows
5 4 (5.63%) Windows Embedded Compact
6 3 (4.23%) ThreadX
7 2 (2.82%) FreeRTOS
8 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (40.85%) Software Engineering
2 22 (30.99%) Android Development
3 20 (28.17%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (15.49%) Secure Coding
5 9 (12.68%) MVVM
6 8 (11.27%) MVC
6 8 (11.27%) Scrum
6 8 (11.27%) Unit Testing
7 6 (8.45%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.45%) Collaborative Working
7 6 (8.45%) Digital Marketing
7 6 (8.45%) Open Source
7 6 (8.45%) Programme Management
7 6 (8.45%) TDD
8 5 (7.04%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.04%) iOS Development
9 4 (5.63%) Computer Science
10 3 (4.23%) Device Driver Development
10 3 (4.23%) Kanban
10 3 (4.23%) Translating Business Requirements
Programming Languages
1 36 (50.70%) C
2 29 (40.85%) Embedded C
3 23 (32.39%) C++
4 15 (21.13%) Embedded C++
5 11 (15.49%) Java
6 6 (8.45%) Apple Swift
6 6 (8.45%) Objective-C
7 5 (7.04%) Python
8 4 (5.63%) Kotlin
9 3 (4.23%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.41%) C#
10 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
10 1 (1.41%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Degree
2 1 (1.41%) CWDP
2 1 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
2 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) MISRA
2 1 (1.41%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (25.35%) Firmware
2 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (16.90%) Google
2 8 (11.27%) Xamarin
3 7 (9.86%) Samsung
4 6 (8.45%) SAP
5 3 (4.23%) Apple
6 2 (2.82%) Renesas
6 2 (2.82%) Twitter
7 1 (1.41%) Aruba
7 1 (1.41%) Perforce
7 1 (1.41%) QNX
7 1 (1.41%) Sigfox