Period
to 21 November 2017

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 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 697 815 824
Rank change year-on-year +118 +9 +16
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 180 66 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.063% 0.056%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.27% 0.41% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 8 17
UK median daily rate £438 £381 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.75% +17.31% -13.33%
10th Percentile £310 £324 £270
90th Percentile £550 £517 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 33 13
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% - +7.78%
10th Percentile £31.00 £22.50 £32.05
90th Percentile £49.25 £77.50 £49.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year -14.44% - +7.78%

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 14147 16251 15798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.72% 15.52% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8605 9813 9138
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 745 827 1017
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £24.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.83% +17.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.65 £48.15 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

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 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017.

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 November 2017. 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 +131 174 £438 +14.75% 18
UK excluding London +92 126 £350 - 18
East of England +33 56 £350 - 6
London +21 52 £500 +19.40% 1
Midlands +50 34 £340 - 2
West Midlands +43 25 £293 - 2
South East +6 17 £475 +2.70% 2
North of England +57 10 £313 -5.30% 1
East Midlands - 9 £475 -
Yorkshire +26 7 £275 -
South West -8 5 £600 - 6
North West +24 3 £350 +6.06% 1
Scotland -4 3 £550 - 1
Wales +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 60 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 59 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
3 57 (31.67%) Android
4 53 (29.44%) C
5 48 (26.67%) Wireless
6 47 (26.11%) Python
7 45 (25.00%) Apple iOS
8 40 (22.22%) Android Development
9 39 (21.67%) JIRA
9 39 (21.67%) Linux
10 38 (21.11%) Git (software)
11 36 (20.00%) Software Engineering
11 36 (20.00%) iOS Development
12 35 (19.44%) Telecoms
13 32 (17.78%) Electronics
13 32 (17.78%) Scrum
14 31 (17.22%) C++
14 31 (17.22%) Firmware
15 30 (16.67%) Embedded C
16 29 (16.11%) TDD
17 28 (15.56%) Test Automation
17 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
18 27 (15.00%) Analytics
18 27 (15.00%) Degree
19 25 (13.89%) GitHub
20 23 (12.78%) REST
20 23 (12.78%) Embedded Systems
21 22 (12.22%) Crashlytics
21 22 (12.22%) Apple Swift
21 22 (12.22%) OOP

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 (0.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (3.89%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 25 (13.89%) GitHub
2 5 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon S3
3 4 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
3 4 (2.22%) CloudFront
3 4 (2.22%) npm
3 4 (2.22%) Serverless
4 2 (1.11%) TestFlight
5 1 (0.56%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 60 (33.33%) Wi-Fi
2 48 (26.67%) Wireless
3 21 (11.67%) WAN
4 20 (11.11%) ZigBee
5 18 (10.00%) 3G
6 13 (7.22%) 4G
6 13 (7.22%) 5G
6 13 (7.22%) 802.11
6 13 (7.22%) LAN
6 13 (7.22%) RFID
6 13 (7.22%) Z-Wave
7 10 (5.56%) Hyperconnected
8 9 (5.00%) Broadband
9 8 (4.44%) HTTP
9 8 (4.44%) NFC
9 8 (4.44%) SSL
10 5 (2.78%) IPv4
10 5 (2.78%) UPnP
10 5 (2.78%) VDSL
10 5 (2.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (7.22%) Big Data
2 6 (3.33%) SQLite
3 4 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (2.22%) Neo4j
3 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 39 (21.67%) JIRA
2 38 (21.11%) Git (software)
3 28 (15.56%) Jenkins
4 22 (12.22%) Crashlytics
5 18 (10.00%) Gradle
6 7 (3.89%) Android Studio
7 5 (2.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (2.78%) Bugzilla
7 5 (2.78%) JUnit
7 5 (2.78%) Selenium
7 5 (2.78%) Trac
8 4 (2.22%) Babel
8 4 (2.22%) GitLab
8 4 (2.22%) gulp
8 4 (2.22%) Redmine
8 4 (2.22%) webpack
9 3 (1.67%) CocoaPods
10 2 (1.11%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.11%) Buildbot
10 2 (1.11%) JIRA Agile
General
1 35 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 32 (17.78%) Electronics
3 13 (7.22%) Marketing
4 12 (6.67%) Finance
5 8 (4.44%) Automotive
6 7 (3.89%) Manufacturing
7 4 (2.22%) Games
8 2 (1.11%) Retail
9 1 (0.56%) Law
Job Titles
1 85 (47.22%) Developer
2 30 (16.67%) Android Developer
3 26 (14.44%) iOS Developer
4 23 (12.78%) Embedded Engineer
4 23 (12.78%) Senior Developer
5 18 (10.00%) Software Engineer
5 18 (10.00%) Tester
6 17 (9.44%) Architect
7 16 (8.89%) Embedded Developer
8 14 (7.78%) Bluetooth Engineer
9 13 (7.22%) Firmware Engineer
10 12 (6.67%) Senior Android Developer
11 11 (6.11%) Test Engineer
12 10 (5.56%) Automation Tester
12 10 (5.56%) C Developer
12 10 (5.56%) Embedded C Developer
13 8 (4.44%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 8 (4.44%) Xamarin Developer
14 7 (3.89%) Embedded Software Developer
14 7 (3.89%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (12.78%) REST
2 20 (11.11%) JSON
3 16 (8.89%) Core Data
4 14 (7.78%) Core Animation
5 13 (7.22%) 802.1X
5 13 (7.22%) XML
6 11 (6.11%) iOS SDK
6 11 (6.11%) RxJava
6 11 (6.11%) UIKit
7 8 (4.44%) .NET
7 8 (4.44%) Web Services
8 7 (3.89%) HTML
8 7 (3.89%) RESTful
9 5 (2.78%) Qt
10 4 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
10 4 (2.22%) CSS
10 4 (2.22%) Django
10 4 (2.22%) Node.js
10 4 (2.22%) QML
10 4 (2.22%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.78%) Embedded Systems
2 21 (11.67%) Mobile App
3 17 (9.44%) Computer Science
4 8 (4.44%) User Experience
5 6 (3.33%) Device Driver
6 5 (2.78%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.78%) STB
7 4 (2.22%) iPhone
7 4 (2.22%) Social Media
8 3 (1.67%) iPad
9 2 (1.11%) Animation
9 2 (1.11%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.56%) Fintech
10 1 (0.56%) Greenfield Project
10 1 (0.56%) Infotainment
10 1 (0.56%) IPTV
10 1 (0.56%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.56%) Raspberry Pi
10 1 (0.56%) Robotics
10 1 (0.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 57 (31.67%) Android
2 45 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 39 (21.67%) Linux
4 20 (11.11%) Windows
5 7 (3.89%) Embedded Linux
6 3 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.11%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (32.78%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (22.22%) Android Development
3 36 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 36 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 32 (17.78%) Scrum
5 29 (16.11%) TDD
6 28 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 27 (15.00%) Analytics
8 22 (12.22%) OOP
9 16 (8.89%) Mobile Development
10 13 (7.22%) Customer Requirements
10 13 (7.22%) ERP
10 13 (7.22%) Presales
11 12 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (6.67%) Data Security
11 12 (6.67%) Kanban
11 12 (6.67%) MVC
12 11 (6.11%) Push Notifications
13 9 (5.00%) Signal Processing
14 7 (3.89%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 53 (29.44%) C
2 47 (26.11%) Python
3 31 (17.22%) C++
4 30 (16.67%) Embedded C
5 22 (12.22%) Apple Swift
6 18 (10.00%) Objective-C
7 12 (6.67%) Java
8 11 (6.11%) JavaScript
9 9 (5.00%) Perl
10 8 (4.44%) Assembly Language
10 8 (4.44%) C#
11 6 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 5 (2.78%) Bash Shell
12 5 (2.78%) Embedded C++
12 5 (2.78%) PHP
12 5 (2.78%) Ruby
12 5 (2.78%) VB.NET
13 4 (2.22%) ES6
13 4 (2.22%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (15.00%) Degree
2 13 (7.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (2.78%) ISEB
4 3 (1.67%) Master's Degree
4 3 (1.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.56%) CEH
5 1 (0.56%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.56%) CISM
5 1 (0.56%) CISSP
5 1 (0.56%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.44%) QA
2 3 (1.67%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.11%) ISO 9000
3 2 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 17025
System Software
1 31 (17.22%) Firmware
2 4 (2.22%) Docker
3 2 (1.11%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
4 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (2.22%) Packer
1 4 (2.22%) Terraform
2 1 (0.56%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (0.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (8.89%) Apple
2 15 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 13 (7.22%) Sigfox
4 12 (6.67%) Perforce
5 9 (5.00%) Atlassian
6 7 (3.89%) Google
7 5 (2.78%) SAP
8 4 (2.22%) New Relic
9 1 (0.56%) HP
9 1 (0.56%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.56%) WorldPay