Period
to 19 September 2020

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 19 September 2020 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
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 455 770 832
Rank change year-on-year +315 +62 -86
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 56 76 73
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.086% 0.071%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.39% 0.65% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 46
Median daily rate £350 £375 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% -7.81% -7.03%
10th Percentile £253 £150 £259
90th Percentile £417 £485 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £401
% change year-on-year - -6.37% +8.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 6
Median hourly rate £43.75 £45.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +1.67% +20.00%
10th Percentile £39.38 £39.60 £31.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £45.75 £40.50
% change year-on-year -4.37% +12.96% +8.00%

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 4,021 11,713 13,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.61% 13.18% 13.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,298 7,126 8,319
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £408 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +1.88% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 620 724
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £14.62 £13.11 £12.23
90th Percentile £54.63 £52.50 £48.53
Median hourly rate £33.50 £23.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +42.55% +20.51% +5.41%

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Bluetooth as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Bluetooth.

Daily rate trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Bluetooth over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Bluetooth.

Hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in the UK

Bluetooth
Top 13 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 19 September 2020. 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 +286 30 £350 -9.68% 29
UK excluding London +244 29 £375 - 30
South East +160 10 £405 +6.23% 5
East of England +101 9 £350 - 7
North of England +125 7 £350 - 10
Yorkshire +81 4 £375 - 4
North West +95 3 £325 - 3
Work from Home - 3 - - 2
London +219 2 £331 -26.39% 4
Midlands - 2 - - 3
East Midlands - 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, 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 43 (76.79%) Wi-Fi
2 37 (66.07%) C
3 35 (62.50%) Electronics
4 34 (60.71%) C++
5 32 (57.14%) ZigBee
6 31 (55.36%) Wireless
7 27 (48.21%) Software Engineering
8 26 (46.43%) Device Driver
9 25 (44.64%) Embedded C++
9 25 (44.64%) Home Automation
9 25 (44.64%) Yocto
10 18 (32.14%) Android
11 13 (23.21%) Android Development
12 9 (16.07%) Media Streaming
12 9 (16.07%) Image Processing
13 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
14 4 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
15 3 (5.36%) Android SDK
15 3 (5.36%) User Experience
15 3 (5.36%) Z-Wave
15 3 (5.36%) Architectural Design
15 3 (5.36%) Tizen
15 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
15 3 (5.36%) EMC
15 3 (5.36%) C#
15 3 (5.36%) .NET
15 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
15 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
16 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
16 2 (3.57%) SOLIDWORKS

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 2 (3.57%) SOLIDWORKS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (76.79%) Wi-Fi
2 32 (57.14%) ZigBee
3 31 (55.36%) Wireless
4 3 (5.36%) Z-Wave
5 2 (3.57%) 3G
6 1 (1.79%) 4G
6 1 (1.79%) LTE
6 1 (1.79%) RS-232
Development Applications
1 3 (5.36%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.79%) Git (software)
General
1 35 (62.50%) Electronics
2 1 (1.79%) Aerospace
2 1 (1.79%) Automotive
2 1 (1.79%) Finance
2 1 (1.79%) Games
2 1 (1.79%) Law
Job Titles
1 28 (50.00%) Embedded Engineer
2 27 (48.21%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 27 (48.21%) Software Engineer
3 11 (19.64%) Developer
4 8 (14.29%) Android Developer
5 3 (5.36%) Design Engineer
5 3 (5.36%) Designer
6 2 (3.57%) Bluetooth Developer
6 2 (3.57%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (3.57%) iOS Developer
6 2 (3.57%) Mechanical Design Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Mechanical Engineer
6 2 (3.57%) Senior Designer
7 1 (1.79%) Android Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) C++ Android Engineer
7 1 (1.79%) DevOps Developer
7 1 (1.79%) IoT Architect
7 1 (1.79%) Senior DevOps
7 1 (1.79%) Senior Integration Developer
7 1 (1.79%) Senior iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (44.64%) Yocto
2 4 (7.14%) Unity (Game Engine)
3 3 (5.36%) .NET
3 3 (5.36%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.79%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 26 (46.43%) Device Driver
2 25 (44.64%) Home Automation
3 9 (16.07%) Media Streaming
4 3 (5.36%) Mobile App
4 3 (5.36%) User Experience
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded Systems
6 1 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 18 (32.14%) Android
2 6 (10.71%) Apple iOS
3 3 (5.36%) Tizen
4 1 (1.79%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (48.21%) Software Engineering
2 13 (23.21%) Android Development
3 9 (16.07%) Image Processing
4 3 (5.36%) Architectural Design
5 2 (3.57%) API Design
5 2 (3.57%) E-Commerce
5 2 (3.57%) Embedded Software Development
5 2 (3.57%) Validation
6 1 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.79%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (1.79%) DevOps
6 1 (1.79%) iOS Development
6 1 (1.79%) Manual Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Performance Testing
6 1 (1.79%) Prototyping
6 1 (1.79%) Test Automation
6 1 (1.79%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (66.07%) C
2 34 (60.71%) C++
3 25 (44.64%) Embedded C++
4 3 (5.36%) C#
4 3 (5.36%) Embedded C
5 2 (3.57%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.79%) Java
6 1 (1.79%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (1.79%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.57%) ISO 13485
2 1 (1.79%) IEC 62304
2 1 (1.79%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.79%) Firmware
Vendors
1 3 (5.36%) EMC