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 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Bluetooth
UK
Rank 546 614 592
Rank change year-on-year +68 -22  
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 63 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.051% 0.058%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.96% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 14 22
Median daily rate £425 £450 £278
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.55% +62.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £475 £405
UK excluding London median daily rate £394 £475 £275
% change year-on-year -17.10% +72.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 7 1
Median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +57.14% -6.66%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £36.25 £37.50
% change year-on-year +51.72% -3.33%  

Bluetooth is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 27 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 3 months to 26 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +62 50 £425 -5.55% 21
South East +40 19 £413 -8.33% 7
Hampshire - 15 £418 -
South Wales - 13 - -
Wales - 13 - -
Basingstoke - 11 - -
South West +11 9 £328 - 1
London +28 8 £513 +57.69% 2
East of England 0 8 £325 +1.56% 6
Cambridgeshire +8 6 £275 -14.06% 6
Cambridge +4 4 £275 -14.06% 6
East Midlands +1 3 - - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £435 -
North West +27 2 £494 +3.94%
Manchester +14 2 £494 +3.94%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £300 - 1
Surrey - 2 £425 -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Essex - 2 £338 -
West Midlands +13 1 - - 2
City of London +4 1 £550 - 1
Leicestershire -4 1 - - 2
Leicester -8 1 - - 1
Fleet - 1 £400 -
Bournemouth - 1 £328 -
Dorset - 1 £328 -
Warwickshire - 1 - -

Bluetooth
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 32 (32.65%) Android
2 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
3 24 (24.49%) Wi-Fi
3 24 (24.49%) C
4 23 (23.47%) Firmware
4 23 (23.47%) Android Development
5 18 (18.37%) Wireless
5 18 (18.37%) Embedded C
6 16 (16.33%) NFC
6 16 (16.33%) Apple iOS
7 14 (14.29%) Coaching
7 14 (14.29%) ZigBee
7 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (14.29%) C#
7 14 (14.29%) WLAN
8 13 (13.27%) RFID
9 12 (12.24%) Electronics
9 12 (12.24%) C++
9 12 (12.24%) Git (software)
10 11 (11.22%) Java
10 11 (11.22%) Windows
10 11 (11.22%) Python
11 10 (10.20%) LTE
12 9 (9.18%) Linux
12 9 (9.18%) Mobile Development
12 9 (9.18%) Embedded Systems
12 9 (9.18%) Android Studio
13 8 (8.16%) iOS Development
13 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
14 7 (7.14%) EMC

Bluetooth
Top Related 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 4 (4.08%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (5.10%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.08%) Office 365
2 3 (3.06%) GitHub
2 3 (3.06%) Google Play
3 2 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (24.49%) Wi-Fi
2 18 (18.37%) Wireless
3 16 (16.33%) NFC
4 14 (14.29%) WLAN
4 14 (14.29%) ZigBee
5 13 (13.27%) RFID
6 10 (10.20%) LTE
7 4 (4.08%) Network Security
7 4 (4.08%) PSTN
7 4 (4.08%) Skype
7 4 (4.08%) VoIP
8 3 (3.06%) 2G
8 3 (3.06%) 3G
8 3 (3.06%) 5G
8 3 (3.06%) 802.15
9 2 (2.04%) Internet
9 2 (2.04%) WiMAX
10 1 (1.02%) TCP/IP
10 1 (1.02%) VPN
10 1 (1.02%) WPA2
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.10%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (12.24%) Git (software)
2 9 (9.18%) Android Studio
3 6 (6.12%) Gradle
4 5 (5.10%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.08%) JIRA
6 3 (3.06%) Crashlytics
7 2 (2.04%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.04%) Xcode
8 1 (1.02%) Gerrit
General
1 12 (12.24%) Electronics
2 4 (4.08%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Automotive
3 1 (1.02%) Games
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 32 (32.65%) Developer
2 21 (21.43%) Software Engineer
3 19 (19.39%) Android Developer
3 19 (19.39%) Embedded Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Embedded Software Engineer
5 13 (13.27%) Test Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Radio Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Applications Developer
7 7 (7.14%) Electronics Engineer
7 7 (7.14%) Firmware Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) C++ Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Deployment Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Electronics Test Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Embedded Developer
8 4 (4.08%) iOS Developer
8 4 (4.08%) Senior Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Software Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Technical Manager
9 3 (3.06%) Tester
9 3 (3.06%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) REST
2 5 (5.10%) QML
2 5 (5.10%) Qt
3 4 (4.08%) .NET
4 3 (3.06%) 802.1X
4 3 (3.06%) JSON
4 3 (3.06%) RESTful
5 2 (2.04%) J2EE
5 2 (2.04%) Material Design
5 2 (2.04%) Middleware
5 2 (2.04%) SOAP
5 2 (2.04%) Web Services
6 1 (1.02%) Android SDK
6 1 (1.02%) Core Animation
6 1 (1.02%) Core Data
6 1 (1.02%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.02%) RxJava
6 1 (1.02%) UIKit
6 1 (1.02%) XML
6 1 (1.02%) Yocto
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.18%) Embedded Systems
2 8 (8.16%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.08%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
3 4 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.06%) ASIC
5 2 (2.04%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.04%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.04%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.04%) User Experience
6 1 (1.02%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (32.65%) Android
2 16 (16.33%) Apple iOS
3 11 (11.22%) Windows
4 9 (9.18%) Linux
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 10
5 4 (4.08%) Windows 7
6 3 (3.06%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.04%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (26.53%) Software Engineering
2 23 (23.47%) Android Development
3 14 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (14.29%) Coaching
4 9 (9.18%) Mobile Development
5 8 (8.16%) iOS Development
6 7 (7.14%) Scrum
7 5 (5.10%) Automated Testing
7 5 (5.10%) Validation
8 4 (4.08%) Application Packaging
8 4 (4.08%) DevOps
8 4 (4.08%) Project Management
8 4 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (3.06%) Analytics
9 3 (3.06%) Computer Security
9 3 (3.06%) Continuous Integration
9 3 (3.06%) Process Improvement
9 3 (3.06%) Release Management
9 3 (3.06%) Telematics
10 2 (2.04%) Manual Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (24.49%) C
2 18 (18.37%) Embedded C
3 14 (14.29%) C#
4 12 (12.24%) C++
5 11 (11.22%) Java
5 11 (11.22%) Python
6 6 (6.12%) Objective-C
7 5 (5.10%) Apple Swift
8 3 (3.06%) Embedded C++
8 3 (3.06%) SQL
8 3 (3.06%) VB
8 3 (3.06%) VBScript
9 2 (2.04%) MATLAB
10 1 (1.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (6.12%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.08%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) JTAG
System Software
1 23 (23.47%) Firmware
2 1 (1.02%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (4.08%) AirWatch
1 4 (4.08%) Microsoft Intune
1 4 (4.08%) SCCM
2 3 (3.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (7.14%) EMC
2 6 (6.12%) Google
3 4 (4.08%) Atlassian
3 4 (4.08%) BT
3 4 (4.08%) Citrix
3 4 (4.08%) LANDesk
3 4 (4.08%) Xamarin
4 3 (3.06%) Apple
5 1 (1.02%) Samsung
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