The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smartphone
UK
Rank 466 531 531
Rank change year-on-year +65 0  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 130 111 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.90% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 53 39
Median daily rate £300 £225 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +33.33% -31.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £131 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £320
% change year-on-year +50.00% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 15 12
Median hourly rate £15.08 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.60% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.25 £10.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £24.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.40%  

Smartphone is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14497 16421 15905
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.98% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9339 10703 9623
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 557 661
Median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Smartphone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Smartphone.

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartphone over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartphone over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Smartphone within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 +43 113 £300 +30.43% 359
London +15 38 £275 -32.09% 14
South East +33 26 £176 +2.91% 100
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 16 £300 - 1
Tyne and Wear +1 16 £300 - 7
North East -1 16 £300 - 11
East of England +10 14 £225 +36.36% 48
Buckinghamshire - 10 £538 - 9
Scotland +25 9 £111 -8.76% 34
Hampshire +17 9 £156 -19.87% 17
Cambridgeshire +13 9 £325 +96.96% 9
Cambridge +13 8 £225 +36.36% 4
West Midlands +7 8 £115 -51.06% 35
South West -3 6 - - 46
Edinburgh +22 5 £111 -8.76% 1
Warwickshire - 5 £114 - 5
Hertfordshire - 5 £130 - 11
North West +30 4 £205 -41.42% 44
Milton Keynes - 4 £550 - 1
Havant - 4 - - 1
Aylesbury - 4 - - 1
Berkshire +21 3 - - 9
Surrey +8 3 £163 +25.00% 17
Warwick - 3 £115 - 1
Portsmouth - 3 £188 - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 - - 4
Cheshire +32 2 - - 15
Chester +11 2 - - 1
Manchester +9 2 £205 -45.33% 10

Smartphone
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone.

1 112 (45.90%) Windows
2 89 (36.48%) Microsoft
3 87 (35.66%) Active Directory
4 77 (31.56%) MS Office
5 59 (24.18%) Windows 7
6 51 (20.90%) Android
7 45 (18.44%) MS Excel
8 41 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
9 37 (15.16%) VPN
10 36 (14.75%) Apple
11 34 (13.93%) WAN
12 32 (13.11%) ITIL
13 31 (12.70%) Citrix
14 30 (12.30%) Apple iOS
15 28 (11.48%) SCCM
15 28 (11.48%) Incident Management
16 27 (11.07%) Telecoms
16 27 (11.07%) Video Conferencing
17 26 (10.66%) SLA
17 26 (10.66%) HP
18 25 (10.25%) Dell
19 24 (9.84%) VoIP
19 24 (9.84%) Office 365
20 23 (9.43%) Cisco
21 22 (9.02%) Java
22 20 (8.20%) LAN
22 20 (8.20%) Service Delivery
23 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
23 18 (7.38%) Project Management
23 18 (7.38%) Wireless

Smartphone
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 14 (5.74%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.28%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.87%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.05%) CMS
5 4 (1.64%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.82%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.41%) Marvel
7 1 (0.41%) Moodle
Applications
1 77 (31.56%) MS Office
2 45 (18.44%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.46%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.46%) Photoshop
4 5 (2.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.82%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.82%) Mozilla Thunderbird
Business Applications
1 4 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (9.84%) Office 365
2 8 (3.28%) SaaS
3 7 (2.87%) Google Drive
4 4 (1.64%) IaaS
5 3 (1.23%) PaaS
6 2 (0.82%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) Google Play
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.16%) VPN
2 34 (13.93%) WAN
3 24 (9.84%) VoIP
4 20 (8.20%) LAN
5 18 (7.38%) Wireless
6 15 (6.15%) TCP/IP
7 13 (5.33%) Internet
8 12 (4.92%) DNS
8 12 (4.92%) Skype
9 10 (4.10%) DHCP
9 10 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (3.69%) ISDN
11 6 (2.46%) 3G
11 6 (2.46%) Firewall
11 6 (2.46%) Unified Communications
12 5 (2.05%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.05%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.64%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.64%) Network Security
14 3 (1.23%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.15%) Jenkins
2 14 (5.74%) Cucumber
2 14 (5.74%) JUnit
2 14 (5.74%) RSpec
2 14 (5.74%) Selenium
2 14 (5.74%) WebDriver
3 9 (3.69%) JIRA
4 7 (2.87%) Git (software)
5 6 (2.46%) Subversion
6 4 (1.64%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.41%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.41%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.41%) Gradle
7 1 (0.41%) Grunt
General
1 27 (11.07%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.56%) Legal
3 14 (5.74%) Finance
4 13 (5.33%) Law
5 6 (2.46%) Marketing
6 5 (2.05%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.64%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.23%) Electronics
8 3 (1.23%) Local Government
8 3 (1.23%) Publishing
8 3 (1.23%) Retail
9 2 (0.82%) Banking
9 2 (0.82%) Billing
9 2 (0.82%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.82%) Games
9 2 (0.82%) German Language
9 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
10 1 (0.41%) Korean Language
Job Titles
1 48 (19.67%) Analyst
2 47 (19.26%) IT Support
3 42 (17.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (16.39%) Support Engineer
5 34 (13.93%) Desktop Support
6 30 (12.30%) Support Analyst
7 24 (9.84%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 23 (9.43%) Service Desk Support
9 21 (8.61%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 18 (7.38%) Desktop Engineer
12 17 (6.97%) Developer
12 17 (6.97%) IT Engineer
12 17 (6.97%) IT Support Engineer
13 16 (6.56%) Help Desk Support
13 16 (6.56%) Service Desk Engineer
14 15 (6.15%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
14 15 (6.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 15 (6.15%) Tester
15 14 (5.74%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.33%) Gherkin
2 12 (4.92%) HTML
3 8 (3.28%) CSS
3 8 (3.28%) HTML5
4 6 (2.46%) XML
5 5 (2.05%) .NET
6 4 (1.64%) CSS3
6 4 (1.64%) JSON
6 4 (1.64%) PhoneGap
6 4 (1.64%) RESTful
6 4 (1.64%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 2 (0.82%) jQuery
7 2 (0.82%) Middleware
7 2 (0.82%) Web Services
7 2 (0.82%) WebKit
8 1 (0.41%) Node.js
8 1 (0.41%) OpenID
8 1 (0.41%) SOAP
8 1 (0.41%) XHTML
8 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.07%) Video Conferencing
2 16 (6.56%) iPhone
3 15 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.74%) RSA SecurID
5 13 (5.33%) User Experience
6 12 (4.92%) Blackberry
6 12 (4.92%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.92%) Mobile App
7 10 (4.10%) Data Centre
8 7 (2.87%) iPad
9 6 (2.46%) CMDB
9 6 (2.46%) Handset
10 5 (2.05%) BYOD
10 5 (2.05%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
12 3 (1.23%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.82%) Data Structures
13 2 (0.82%) Life Science
13 2 (0.82%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 112 (45.90%) Windows
2 59 (24.18%) Windows 7
3 51 (20.90%) Android
4 30 (12.30%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.33%) Windows 10
6 10 (4.10%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.10%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.87%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.05%) Linux
8 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.05%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.64%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.64%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.23%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.23%) Unix
11 2 (0.82%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (16.80%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (13.11%) ITIL
3 28 (11.48%) Incident Management
4 20 (8.20%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.38%) Project Management
6 16 (6.56%) Change Management
6 16 (6.56%) Service Management
7 15 (6.15%) Automated Testing
7 15 (6.15%) Scrum
7 15 (6.15%) TDD
8 14 (5.74%) Automation Testing
8 14 (5.74%) Coaching
8 14 (5.74%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (5.74%) Test Automation
8 14 (5.74%) Test Scripting
8 14 (5.74%) Web Testing
9 12 (4.92%) Software Deployment
10 11 (4.51%) ITIL V3
10 11 (4.51%) ITSM
10 11 (4.51%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (9.02%) Java
2 17 (6.97%) Python
3 16 (6.56%) C#
4 14 (5.74%) Ruby
4 14 (5.74%) Scala
5 8 (3.28%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.05%) SQL
7 3 (1.23%) C++
7 3 (1.23%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.82%) C
8 2 (0.82%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) Apple Swift
9 1 (0.41%) Dart
9 1 (0.41%) PHP
9 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (7.38%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.33%) Degree
2 13 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (2.46%) MCP
4 6 (2.46%) MCSE
5 5 (2.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.64%) MCDST
6 4 (1.64%) MCSA
7 3 (1.23%) CCNA
8 2 (0.82%) CCDA
8 2 (0.82%) CNA
8 2 (0.82%) CNE
8 2 (0.82%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.82%) MBA
8 2 (0.82%) MOS
8 2 (0.82%) Novell Certification
8 2 (0.82%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.66%) SLA
2 4 (1.64%) QA
3 2 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 87 (35.66%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.64%) XenApp
4 2 (0.82%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (11.48%) SCCM
2 8 (3.28%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.23%) WSUS
5 2 (0.82%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.82%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.41%) EnCase
6 1 (0.41%) FTK
Vendors
1 89 (36.48%) Microsoft
2 36 (14.75%) Apple
3 31 (12.70%) Citrix
4 26 (10.66%) HP
5 25 (10.25%) Dell
6 23 (9.43%) Cisco
7 18 (7.38%) Google
8 14 (5.74%) Toshiba
9 10 (4.10%) VMware
10 9 (3.69%) Remedy
11 7 (2.87%) Samsung
12 6 (2.46%) Adobe
13 5 (2.05%) Altiris
13 5 (2.05%) Avaya
13 5 (2.05%) LANDesk
14 4 (1.64%) BMC
14 4 (1.64%) Intel Security
15 3 (1.23%) AppSense
15 3 (1.23%) Lotus
15 3 (1.23%) Wyse
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