Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 706 797 852
Rank change year-on-year +91 +55 -26
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 144 86 49
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.080% 0.043%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 0.51% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 17 5
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £313 £317 £390
90th Percentile £572 £481 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £463 £444
% change year-on-year -18.92% +4.23% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 8
UK median hourly rate £37.50 £45.00 £42.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.26% +6.88%
10th Percentile £30.15 £22.50 £27.38
90th Percentile £77.50 £77.50 £51.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £45.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -14.44% +5.88% +6.25%

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 13513 16965 16094
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.80% 15.79% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 8163 10329 9158
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £197 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 733 843 1033
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +25.00% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.67 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.69 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -25.24% +23.85% +0.93%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +97 140 £450 - 19
UK excluding London +77 97 £375 -18.92% 19
London +41 47 £500 +21.21%
East of England +17 38 £350 - 10
Midlands +50 32 £408 +31.45% 4
West Midlands +59 21 £325 -
South East +26 17 £475 +2.70%
East Midlands -1 11 £475 +53.23% 4
North of England +69 5 £400 +21.21% 1
Yorkshire +30 4 £338 -
Scotland - 3 £550 -
North West +32 1 £500 +51.52% 1
South West +4 1 - - 4
Wales -9 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 44 (30.56%) Wi-Fi
1 44 (30.56%) Wireless
2 42 (29.17%) Python
3 39 (27.08%) C
3 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (24.31%) Android
4 35 (24.31%) Git (software)
5 31 (21.53%) Apple iOS
6 29 (20.14%) C++
6 29 (20.14%) Firmware
7 28 (19.44%) Linux
7 28 (19.44%) JIRA
8 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
8 26 (18.06%) Telecoms
9 25 (17.36%) Android Development
10 24 (16.67%) iOS Development
10 24 (16.67%) ZigBee
10 24 (16.67%) Electronics
11 23 (15.97%) Scrum
12 22 (15.28%) TDD
13 21 (14.58%) GitHub
13 21 (14.58%) Test Automation
13 21 (14.58%) Embedded C
14 20 (13.89%) Windows
14 20 (13.89%) REST
15 19 (13.19%) Embedded Systems
15 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
15 19 (13.19%) OOP
16 18 (12.50%) Analytics
16 18 (12.50%) Crashlytics

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 (0.69%) Confluence
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 21 (14.58%) GitHub
2 2 (1.39%) TestFlight
3 1 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.69%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.56%) Wi-Fi
1 44 (30.56%) Wireless
2 24 (16.67%) ZigBee
3 16 (11.11%) WAN
4 15 (10.42%) 3G
5 13 (9.03%) 5G
6 11 (7.64%) 4G
6 11 (7.64%) LAN
6 11 (7.64%) RFID
7 7 (4.86%) 802.11
8 6 (4.17%) NFC
9 5 (3.47%) ADSL
9 5 (3.47%) Broadband
9 5 (3.47%) IPv4
9 5 (3.47%) IPv6
9 5 (3.47%) UPnP
9 5 (3.47%) VDSL
9 5 (3.47%) Wireshark
10 4 (2.78%) LTE
10 4 (2.78%) TETRA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (7.64%) Big Data
2 8 (5.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 35 (24.31%) Git (software)
2 28 (19.44%) JIRA
3 19 (13.19%) Jenkins
4 18 (12.50%) Crashlytics
5 10 (6.94%) Gradle
6 7 (4.86%) Bugzilla
7 5 (3.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (3.47%) JUnit
7 5 (3.47%) Selenium
8 4 (2.78%) Redmine
8 4 (2.78%) Trac
9 3 (2.08%) Android Studio
10 2 (1.39%) Bitbucket
10 2 (1.39%) Buildbot
10 2 (1.39%) CMake
10 2 (1.39%) JIRA Agile
11 1 (0.69%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.69%) CocoaPods
11 1 (0.69%) Xcode
General
1 26 (18.06%) Telecoms
2 24 (16.67%) Electronics
3 13 (9.03%) Finance
4 10 (6.94%) Marketing
5 7 (4.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.78%) Automotive
7 2 (1.39%) Retail
8 1 (0.69%) Banking
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 60 (41.67%) Developer
2 22 (15.28%) Android Developer
2 22 (15.28%) Embedded Engineer
3 20 (13.89%) Senior Developer
3 20 (13.89%) Test Engineer
4 18 (12.50%) iOS Developer
5 17 (11.81%) Architect
6 14 (9.72%) Firmware Engineer
6 14 (9.72%) Software Engineer
7 12 (8.33%) Senior Android Developer
8 11 (7.64%) Embedded Developer
8 11 (7.64%) Tester
9 10 (6.94%) Bluetooth Engineer
10 9 (6.25%) Software Test Engineer
11 8 (5.56%) C Developer
11 8 (5.56%) Embedded C Developer
11 8 (5.56%) Senior iOS Developer
12 7 (4.86%) C++ Developer
12 7 (4.86%) Embedded Software Engineer
13 6 (4.17%) Software Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (13.89%) REST
2 14 (9.72%) Core Data
3 12 (8.33%) Core Animation
3 12 (8.33%) iOS SDK
4 11 (7.64%) JSON
4 11 (7.64%) UIKit
5 7 (4.86%) 802.1X
5 7 (4.86%) Qt
5 7 (4.86%) RESTful
5 7 (4.86%) RxJava
6 6 (4.17%) .NET
6 6 (4.17%) QML
7 4 (2.78%) XML
8 3 (2.08%) Web Services
9 2 (1.39%) Cocoa
9 2 (1.39%) CSS
9 2 (1.39%) HTML
9 2 (1.39%) Material Design
9 2 (1.39%) SOAP
10 1 (0.69%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.19%) Embedded Systems
2 14 (9.72%) Mobile App
3 8 (5.56%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.47%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.47%) STB
5 3 (2.08%) Device Driver
5 3 (2.08%) Internet of Things
5 3 (2.08%) iPhone
5 3 (2.08%) User Experience
6 2 (1.39%) iPad
6 2 (1.39%) Raspberry Pi
7 1 (0.69%) CESG
7 1 (0.69%) Fintech
7 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.69%) Infotainment
7 1 (0.69%) IPTV
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (0.69%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.69%) Video on Demand
7 1 (0.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (24.31%) Android
2 31 (21.53%) Apple iOS
3 28 (19.44%) Linux
4 20 (13.89%) Windows
5 8 (5.56%) Embedded Linux
6 5 (3.47%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.39%) Windows Embedded Compact
8 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (18.06%) Software Engineering
3 25 (17.36%) Android Development
4 24 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 23 (15.97%) Scrum
6 22 (15.28%) TDD
7 21 (14.58%) Test Automation
8 19 (13.19%) OOP
9 18 (12.50%) Analytics
10 12 (8.33%) MVC
11 11 (7.64%) ERP
11 11 (7.64%) Mobile Development
11 11 (7.64%) Presales
11 11 (7.64%) Push Notifications
12 10 (6.94%) Customer Requirements
12 10 (6.94%) Data Security
13 8 (5.56%) Kanban
14 7 (4.86%) Continuous Improvement
14 7 (4.86%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (4.86%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.17%) Python
2 39 (27.08%) C
3 29 (20.14%) C++
4 21 (14.58%) Embedded C
5 17 (11.81%) Apple Swift
6 14 (9.72%) Objective-C
7 12 (8.33%) Perl
8 10 (6.94%) Java
9 7 (4.86%) JavaScript
10 6 (4.17%) PowerShell
11 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
11 5 (3.47%) PHP
11 5 (3.47%) Ruby
11 5 (3.47%) VB.NET
12 4 (2.78%) Assembly Language
12 4 (2.78%) C#
13 3 (2.08%) Embedded C++
13 3 (2.08%) Tcl
14 2 (1.39%) SQL
15 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Degree
2 6 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (2.08%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.39%) ISEB
4 2 (1.39%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.69%) CEH
5 1 (0.69%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (0.69%) CISM
5 1 (0.69%) CISSP
5 1 (0.69%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.69%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.17%) QA
2 3 (2.08%) ISO 9001
2 3 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (20.14%) Firmware
2 2 (1.39%) Advanced Linux Sound Architecture
3 1 (0.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
1 1 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (0.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (11.11%) Apple
2 9 (6.25%) Atlassian
3 8 (5.56%) Perforce
4 7 (4.86%) Xamarin
5 6 (4.17%) SAP
6 3 (2.08%) Google
7 1 (0.69%) HP
7 1 (0.69%) MobileIron
7 1 (0.69%) WorldPay