Period
to 23 July 2019

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 6 months to 23 July 2019 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.

Smartphone
UK
6 months to
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 637 682 635
Rank change year-on-year +45 -47 +36
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 198 228 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.67% 0.68% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 151 113
UK median daily rate £217 £200 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.50% -9.09% -12.00%
10th Percentile £114 £119 £116
90th Percentile £488 £494 £595
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £160 £238
% change year-on-year +21.88% -32.63% -24.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 40 45
UK median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.95% +10.07% +10.77%
10th Percentile £11.30 £12.23 £9.27
90th Percentile £40.00 £31.50 £20.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £14.20
% change year-on-year +0.95% +11.62% +1.43%

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

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 29,706 33,464 31,433
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.27% 32.40% 33.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,118 21,581 20,315
UK median daily rate £475 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.18% +2.30% +5.88%
10th Percentile £275 £273 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,062 1,069 1,070
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £22.42 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.56% +12.10% -1.23%
10th Percentile £11.32 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.70 £21.50 £18.98
% change year-on-year -13.02% +13.28% -5.10%

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Smartphone as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 July 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Top 15 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 6 months to 23 July 2019. 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 +10 169 £200 - 107
UK excluding London +54 120 £195 +21.88% 84
London +13 72 £223 +11.25% 30
South East +2 30 £178 +26.79% 25
North of England +26 24 £200 -42.86% 21
East of England +27 23 £425 +28.79% 11
Scotland +33 19 £325 +160.00% 5
North West +31 19 £250 -41.18% 11
Midlands +16 11 £369 +94.08% 9
South West -26 9 £130 - 11
West Midlands +9 8 £369 +94.08% 2
Wales - 4 £120 - 2
East Midlands +20 3 - - 6
North East +16 3 £125 -32.43% 1
Yorkshire +26 2 £150 -62.50% 9

For the 6 months to 23 July 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Smartphone 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 Smartphone.

1 96 (48.48%) Windows
2 68 (34.34%) Microsoft
3 64 (32.32%) Active Directory
4 62 (31.31%) Office 365
5 56 (28.28%) Android
6 48 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
6 48 (24.24%) ITIL
7 40 (20.20%) Windows 10
8 34 (17.17%) Windows 7
9 33 (16.67%) Apple
9 33 (16.67%) Skype
10 31 (15.66%) Finance
11 28 (14.14%) Mobile App
12 26 (13.13%) SCCM
12 26 (13.13%) Cisco
13 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
14 24 (12.12%) VPN
15 23 (11.62%) Apple iOS
16 22 (11.11%) DNS
16 22 (11.11%) LAN
16 22 (11.11%) Java
16 22 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
17 21 (10.61%) SharePoint
17 21 (10.61%) Android Development
18 20 (10.10%) Android SDK
18 20 (10.10%) Android Studio
18 20 (10.10%) WAN
18 20 (10.10%) Citrix
18 20 (10.10%) Unit Testing
19 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills

Smartphone
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 21 (10.61%) SharePoint
2 18 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 13 (6.57%) MS Exchange
4 8 (4.04%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.01%) Confluence
6 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.51%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 48 (24.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.54%) Sketch
2 7 (3.54%) Zeplin
3 2 (1.01%) Chatbot
3 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.01%) Shockwave
4 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Eikon
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.51%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.51%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 62 (31.31%) Office 365
2 12 (6.06%) OneDrive
3 10 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.05%) Google Pay
3 10 (5.05%) Samsung Pay
4 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (4.04%) SaaS
5 6 (3.03%) iTunes
6 3 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
7 2 (1.01%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) G Suite
8 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.51%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 33 (16.67%) Skype
2 24 (12.12%) VPN
3 22 (11.11%) DNS
3 22 (11.11%) LAN
4 20 (10.10%) WAN
5 16 (8.08%) DHCP
6 15 (7.58%) Wireless
7 12 (6.06%) Bluetooth
7 12 (6.06%) Internet
7 12 (6.06%) NFC
8 11 (5.56%) TCP/IP
9 9 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (4.55%) VoIP
10 8 (4.04%) IP Telephony
11 7 (3.54%) Firewall
12 6 (3.03%) PBX
13 5 (2.53%) ISDN
13 5 (2.53%) MPLS
13 5 (2.53%) SSL
13 5 (2.53%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (1.01%) EDRMS
2 2 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (0.51%) Power BI
3 1 (0.51%) QGIS
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (12.63%) Git (software)
2 20 (10.10%) Android Studio
3 16 (8.08%) Jenkins
4 14 (7.07%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.02%) Artifactory
5 4 (2.02%) Robot Framework
5 4 (2.02%) Xcode
6 3 (1.52%) Grunt
6 3 (1.52%) gulp
6 3 (1.52%) Jasmine
6 3 (1.52%) JIRA
6 3 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
6 3 (1.52%) Mocha
7 2 (1.01%) GoCD
7 2 (1.01%) MSI
8 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.51%) Hudson
8 1 (0.51%) IntelliJ
General
1 31 (15.66%) Finance
2 15 (7.58%) Banking
2 15 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 13 (6.57%) Law
4 11 (5.56%) Back Office
5 7 (3.54%) Legal
6 3 (1.52%) Digital Economy
7 2 (1.01%) Automotive
7 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Games
8 1 (0.51%) German Language
8 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (23.23%) Analyst
2 42 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 34 (17.17%) 2nd Line Support
4 32 (16.16%) Desktop Support
5 31 (15.66%) Developer
6 22 (11.11%) Support Analyst
7 21 (10.61%) Android Developer
8 17 (8.59%) Desktop Analyst
9 16 (8.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 16 (8.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (7.07%) Desktop Support Analyst
11 13 (6.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 13 (6.57%) IT Engineer
11 13 (6.57%) Service Analyst
11 13 (6.57%) Service Desk Analyst
12 12 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 12 (6.06%) Senior Developer
13 11 (5.56%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (10.10%) Android SDK
2 18 (9.09%) XML
3 17 (8.59%) JSON
3 17 (8.59%) Web Services
4 16 (8.08%) REST
5 7 (3.54%) HTML
6 6 (3.03%) CSS
7 5 (2.53%) HTML5
8 4 (2.02%) AngularJS
8 4 (2.02%) Cocoa
8 4 (2.02%) CSS3
8 4 (2.02%) iOS SDK
8 4 (2.02%) Software Packaging
9 3 (1.52%) .NET
9 3 (1.52%) .NET Framework
9 3 (1.52%) React
10 2 (1.01%) Flash
10 2 (1.01%) RESTful
10 2 (1.01%) RxJS
10 2 (1.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.14%) Mobile App
2 19 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (8.08%) iPhone
4 14 (7.07%) User Experience
4 14 (7.07%) Video Conferencing
5 12 (6.06%) Digital Wallet
6 10 (5.05%) Management Information System
7 8 (4.04%) Blackberry
7 8 (4.04%) Driving Licence
8 7 (3.54%) iPad
9 6 (3.03%) EPoS
10 3 (1.52%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.52%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.52%) Thin Client
11 2 (1.01%) BYOD
11 2 (1.01%) CMDB
11 2 (1.01%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.01%) Home Automation
11 2 (1.01%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 96 (48.48%) Windows
2 56 (28.28%) Android
3 40 (20.20%) Windows 10
4 34 (17.17%) Windows 7
5 23 (11.62%) Apple iOS
6 12 (6.06%) Windows Server
7 11 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 8 (4.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.53%) Linux
10 5 (2.53%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.02%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.52%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.01%) AIX
13 2 (1.01%) Unix
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.51%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (24.24%) ITIL
2 22 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.61%) Android Development
4 20 (10.10%) Unit Testing
5 19 (9.60%) Problem-Solving
6 18 (9.09%) Open Source
7 16 (8.08%) Mobile Device Management
7 16 (8.08%) TDD
8 14 (7.07%) Data Protection
8 14 (7.07%) MVC
8 14 (7.07%) MVVM
8 14 (7.07%) Service Delivery
9 11 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
9 11 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.56%) Migration
10 10 (5.05%) ITSM
10 10 (5.05%) Problem Management
10 10 (5.05%) Service Management
11 9 (4.55%) Line Management
12 8 (4.04%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (11.11%) Java
2 16 (8.08%) Python
3 11 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 7 (3.54%) Kotlin
4 7 (3.54%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.02%) Apple Swift
5 4 (2.02%) Objective-C
5 4 (2.02%) Perl
6 3 (1.52%) ES6
6 3 (1.52%) TypeScript
7 2 (1.01%) C
7 2 (1.01%) Go
7 2 (1.01%) PHP
7 2 (1.01%) Ruby
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) R
8 1 (0.51%) SQL
8 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (9.09%) Degree
2 16 (8.08%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (6.57%) Security Cleared
4 10 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 9 (4.55%) MCP
6 7 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.03%) CCNA
7 6 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.02%) GCFA
9 4 (2.02%) GCFE
9 4 (2.02%) GREM
9 4 (2.02%) ISEB
9 4 (2.02%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 3 (1.52%) GIAC
11 2 (1.01%) CCNP
11 2 (1.01%) CNE
11 2 (1.01%) MCDST
11 2 (1.01%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 64 (32.32%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.53%) Firmware
4 4 (2.02%) Docker
5 3 (1.52%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.01%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (1.01%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 26 (13.13%) SCCM
2 9 (4.55%) AirWatch
3 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.52%) Ansible
4 3 (1.52%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (1.52%) EnCase
4 3 (1.52%) FTK
4 3 (1.52%) Kubernetes
4 3 (1.52%) Terraform
5 2 (1.01%) Cisco UCCX
5 2 (1.01%) collectd
5 2 (1.01%) Fluentd
5 2 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
5 2 (1.01%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (1.01%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 2 (1.01%) Packer
5 2 (1.01%) Prometheus
5 2 (1.01%) StatsD
6 1 (0.51%) SCOM
6 1 (0.51%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 68 (34.34%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.67%) Apple
3 26 (13.13%) Cisco
4 20 (10.10%) Citrix
5 16 (8.08%) Google
6 13 (6.57%) Samsung
6 13 (6.57%) VMware
7 8 (4.04%) ServiceNow
8 6 (3.03%) Adobe
8 6 (3.03%) HP
9 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
9 3 (1.52%) Ivanti
9 3 (1.52%) McAfee
10 2 (1.01%) Altiris
10 2 (1.01%) Atlassian
10 2 (1.01%) Avaya
10 2 (1.01%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.01%) Clearswift
10 2 (1.01%) Remedy
10 2 (1.01%) Reuters