Period
to 6 April 2020

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 6 April 2020 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
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 552 658 628
Rank change year-on-year +106 -30 -13
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 142 221 280
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.72% 0.72% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 125 190
Median daily rate £143 £190 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +8.57% -30.00%
10th Percentile £108 £108 £119
90th Percentile £359 £483 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £138 £195 £175
% change year-on-year -29.49% +11.43% -41.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 31 31
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +5.26% +25.41%
10th Percentile £13.05 £10.25 £12.13
90th Percentile £20.20 £27.00 £22.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.44 £19.00
% change year-on-year +0.33% -8.20% +25.41%

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 19,693 30,834 33,057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 31.80% 32.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,225 20,041 21,707
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £231 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 960 996 1,021
Median hourly rate £25.53 £21.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.57% -2.33% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.61 £11.85 £11.61
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £50.67
Median hourly rate £21.57 £20.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +7.85% -4.76% +14.29%

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Smartphone over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
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 Smartphone within the UK over the 6 months to 6 April 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 +91 110 £180 -10.00% 72
UK excluding London +110 100 £138 -29.49% 59
London +101 38 £225 +18.42% 15
South East +89 28 £140 -58.82% 14
Scotland +30 24 £123 -30.00% 2
South West +33 16 £120 -2.64% 5
East of England +26 13 £290 +7.41% 9
North of England +63 10 £180 -42.40% 12
North West +31 8 £180 -57.65% 9
Midlands +56 6 £155 -51.56% 17
Wales +27 6 £115 -
West Midlands +50 4 £155 -57.97% 12
Yorkshire +52 2 - - 3
East Midlands +31 2 - - 5

For the 6 months to 6 April 2020, 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.

1 107 (75.35%) Windows
2 67 (47.18%) Microsoft Office
2 67 (47.18%) Active Directory
3 66 (46.48%) Microsoft
4 58 (40.85%) Windows 10
5 56 (39.44%) Office 365
6 35 (24.65%) Windows 7
7 34 (23.94%) ITIL
8 33 (23.24%) Android
9 30 (21.13%) Security Cleared
10 27 (19.01%) Cisco
11 24 (16.90%) Citrix
11 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
12 21 (14.79%) Apple
13 20 (14.08%) Linux
14 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
15 18 (12.68%) AirWatch
15 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
16 17 (11.97%) iPhone
16 17 (11.97%) Wireless
16 17 (11.97%) VPN
17 16 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
17 16 (11.27%) MS Exchange
17 16 (11.27%) Finance
17 16 (11.27%) Apple iOS
17 16 (11.27%) ServiceNow
18 15 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2010
18 15 (10.56%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (10.56%) DNS
18 15 (10.56%) DHCP

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 16 (11.27%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (9.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (2.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.41%) IIS
5 2 (1.41%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.70%) CMS
6 1 (0.70%) Confluence
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.70%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 67 (47.18%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (12.68%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.04%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (3.52%) assyst
2 3 (2.11%) Carpe Diem
2 3 (2.11%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 56 (39.44%) Office 365
2 6 (4.23%) SaaS
3 4 (2.82%) Azure
4 2 (1.41%) AWS
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.70%) Azure Functions
5 1 (0.70%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.70%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.97%) VPN
1 17 (11.97%) Wireless
2 15 (10.56%) Cisco IOS
2 15 (10.56%) DHCP
2 15 (10.56%) DNS
3 14 (9.86%) LAN
4 13 (9.15%) FTP
5 9 (6.34%) Structured Cabling
6 8 (5.63%) Wi-Fi
7 7 (4.93%) Network Security
8 6 (4.23%) Internet
9 5 (3.52%) VoIP
10 4 (2.82%) Firewall
10 4 (2.82%) Skype
11 3 (2.11%) WAN
12 1 (0.70%) MVNO
12 1 (0.70%) NAS
12 1 (0.70%) SAN
12 1 (0.70%) Softphone
12 1 (0.70%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (0.70%) Cosmos DB
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (2.82%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.82%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.41%) GitLab
2 2 (1.41%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.70%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.70%) JUnit
3 1 (0.70%) Karma Test Runner
3 1 (0.70%) Mocha
3 1 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.70%) Selenium
3 1 (0.70%) WebDriver
3 1 (0.70%) Zephyr
General
1 16 (11.27%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Public Sector
3 10 (7.04%) Law
4 7 (4.93%) Legal
5 6 (4.23%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Back Office
6 1 (0.70%) Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Front Office
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 42 (29.58%) Analyst
2 25 (17.61%) Support Engineer
3 24 (16.90%) Service Analyst
4 23 (16.20%) Service Desk Analyst
5 22 (15.49%) Desktop Support
6 18 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 18 (12.68%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (9.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 12 (8.45%) Field Engineer
9 11 (7.75%) Hardware Engineer
9 11 (7.75%) IT Support
10 10 (7.04%) Break Fix Engineer
10 10 (7.04%) Field Hardware Engineer
11 8 (5.63%) Server Engineer
12 7 (4.93%) Support Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) Help Desk Support
13 6 (4.23%) Junior
13 6 (4.23%) Junior Analyst
13 6 (4.23%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.52%) HTML
2 3 (2.11%) CSS
2 3 (2.11%) HTML5
2 3 (2.11%) React
2 3 (2.11%) XML
3 2 (1.41%) .NET
3 2 (1.41%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.41%) AngularJS
3 2 (1.41%) JSON
3 2 (1.41%) Web Services
3 2 (1.41%) XMPP
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (0.70%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.70%) jQuery
4 1 (0.70%) LINQ
4 1 (0.70%) SVG
4 1 (0.70%) WCF
4 1 (0.70%) WPF
4 1 (0.70%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 17 (11.97%) iPhone
2 14 (9.86%) Blackberry
3 13 (9.15%) Video Conferencing
4 12 (8.45%) Self-Motivation
5 11 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.93%) BYOD
7 6 (4.23%) EPoS
8 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.11%) Driving Licence
9 3 (2.11%) Handset
9 3 (2.11%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (1.41%) Data Centre
10 2 (1.41%) iPad
10 2 (1.41%) Mobile App
10 2 (1.41%) PDA
11 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.70%) Fibre Optics
11 1 (0.70%) Life Science
11 1 (0.70%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.35%) Windows
2 58 (40.85%) Windows 10
3 35 (24.65%) Windows 7
4 33 (23.24%) Android
5 20 (14.08%) Linux
6 16 (11.27%) Apple iOS
7 12 (8.45%) Mac OS X
7 12 (8.45%) Windows Server
8 7 (4.93%) Mac OS
9 5 (3.52%) Unix
9 5 (3.52%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.52%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.41%) Debian
10 2 (1.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.94%) ITIL
2 19 (13.38%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (9.15%) Break/Fix
3 13 (9.15%) Incident Management
4 9 (6.34%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (5.63%) Information Security
6 7 (4.93%) Asset Management
6 7 (4.93%) Office Automation
7 6 (4.23%) Line Management
7 6 (4.23%) Service Management
8 5 (3.52%) Digital Forensics
8 5 (3.52%) Malware Analysis
8 5 (3.52%) Migration
8 5 (3.52%) Security Operations
9 4 (2.82%) Deadline-Driven
9 4 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 4 (2.82%) Technology Roadmap
9 4 (2.82%) Time Management
9 4 (2.82%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 11 (7.75%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.63%) Python
3 5 (3.52%) VBA
4 4 (2.82%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.11%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.11%) C
6 2 (1.41%) Perl
6 2 (1.41%) SQL
6 2 (1.41%) TypeScript
7 1 (0.70%) C#
7 1 (0.70%) ES6
7 1 (0.70%) Java
7 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (21.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.90%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.27%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (9.86%) MCP
5 5 (3.52%) Degree
6 3 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.41%) MCDST
7 2 (1.41%) MCSA
8 1 (0.70%) CISSP
8 1 (0.70%) CNE
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.70%) EnCE
8 1 (0.70%) GCFA
8 1 (0.70%) GCFE
8 1 (0.70%) GREM
8 1 (0.70%) Novell Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.70%) PMP
8 1 (0.70%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (4.23%) SLA
2 3 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (2.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 67 (47.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.52%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.11%) XenApp
5 1 (0.70%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 18 (12.68%) AirWatch
2 9 (6.34%) SCCM
3 5 (3.52%) CSIRT
3 5 (3.52%) EnCase
3 5 (3.52%) FTK
4 4 (2.82%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.41%) Ansible
5 2 (1.41%) Terraform
6 1 (0.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 66 (46.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (19.01%) Cisco
3 24 (16.90%) Citrix
4 21 (14.79%) Apple
5 16 (11.27%) ServiceNow
6 14 (9.86%) Ivanti
7 13 (9.15%) VMware
8 10 (7.04%) Google
9 9 (6.34%) HP
10 7 (4.93%) Dell
11 6 (4.23%) Bloomberg
11 6 (4.23%) FactSet
11 6 (4.23%) Reuters
12 3 (2.11%) iManage
12 3 (2.11%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.11%) Sony
13 2 (1.41%) Red Hat
14 1 (0.70%) CommVault
14 1 (0.70%) McAfee
14 1 (0.70%) Oracle