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 29 May 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.

Smartphone
UK
3 months to
29 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 534 549
Rank change year-on-year +57 +15  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 114 117 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.77% 0.66% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 72 62
Median daily rate £200 £288 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.43% -10.15%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £119 £111 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £185 £163 £280
% change year-on-year +13.84% -41.96%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 9
Median hourly rate £15.15 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.53% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £10.00 £10.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £18.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.15 £14.00 £13.23
% change year-on-year +8.21% +5.82%  

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 14768 17768 17894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.01% 33.09% 31.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9591 11646 11080
Median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.40%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 559 690
Median hourly rate £27.43 £23.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.23% +24.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.33 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +30.43% +24.32%  

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 29 May 2017.

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 3 months to 29 May 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 29 May 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 +60 103 £210 -16.00% 59
London +1 43 £210 -50.58% 13
East of England +14 19 £168 -48.46% 10
North West +29 13 £218 -51.66% 2
South East +15 12 £525 +356.52% 9
Scotland +45 9 £113 -20.83% 1
Cambridgeshire +12 9 £225 -30.76% 10
Buckinghamshire -8 7 £588 +434.09%
West Midlands +25 6 £115 +4.54% 4
Manchester +18 6 £250 - 1
Cambridge +8 6 £225 -30.76% 10
Westminster - 6 £210 -
Tyne and Wear +64 5 £320 -20.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne +61 5 £320 -20.00%
North East +49 5 £320 -20.00% 1
Edinburgh +19 5 £111 -9.69%
Hertfordshire +5 5 £130 -
City of London -5 5 £200 +48.14% 2
Milton Keynes -12 5 £625 +468.18%
Norwich - 5 £176 -
Norfolk - 5 £176 -
Warwickshire - 4 £115 - 2
Liverpool - 4 £166 -
Merseyside - 4 £166 -
Watford - 3 £130 -
Huntingdon - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - - 1
Cheshire +31 2 - - 1
Birmingham +19 2 £145 +31.81%
Yorkshire +18 2 - - 17

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 121 (53.07%) Windows
2 77 (33.77%) Active Directory
3 73 (32.02%) Microsoft
4 70 (30.70%) Android
5 61 (26.75%) Windows 7
6 58 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
7 54 (23.68%) Apple iOS
8 46 (20.18%) Apple
9 41 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
10 40 (17.54%) WAN
11 35 (15.35%) SCCM
12 33 (14.47%) Break/Fix
13 32 (14.04%) VPN
13 32 (14.04%) Incident Management
14 31 (13.60%) Google
15 30 (13.16%) HP
15 30 (13.16%) Security Cleared
16 27 (11.84%) Office 365
16 27 (11.84%) ITIL
17 23 (10.09%) SLA
18 22 (9.65%) Citrix
18 22 (9.65%) LAN
19 21 (9.21%) TDD
19 21 (9.21%) Telecoms
19 21 (9.21%) SC Cleared
19 21 (9.21%) Windows 8
20 20 (8.77%) Mobile Device Management
21 19 (8.33%) Wireless
22 18 (7.89%) JIRA
22 18 (7.89%) Service Management

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 10 (4.39%) Skype for Business
2 4 (1.75%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.32%) SharePoint
4 2 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.44%) CMS
5 1 (0.44%) Confluence
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.44%) Marvel
5 1 (0.44%) Moodle
5 1 (0.44%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (25.44%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (7.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (6.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.32%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.88%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.44%) InVision
6 1 (0.44%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 5 (2.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 4 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 27 (11.84%) Office 365
2 9 (3.95%) G Suite
2 9 (3.95%) Google Drive
3 6 (2.63%) SaaS
4 3 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.32%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.32%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.44%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 40 (17.54%) WAN
2 32 (14.04%) VPN
3 22 (9.65%) LAN
4 19 (8.33%) Wireless
5 13 (5.70%) Internet
5 13 (5.70%) TCP/IP
6 10 (4.39%) VoIP
7 9 (3.95%) Firewall
8 8 (3.51%) DNS
9 6 (2.63%) DHCP
9 6 (2.63%) Skype
10 5 (2.19%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.19%) SAN
10 5 (2.19%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (1.75%) IP Telephony
11 4 (1.75%) Network Security
11 4 (1.75%) SSL
12 3 (1.32%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (0.88%) Telepresence
13 2 (0.88%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.44%) MongoDB
1 1 (0.44%) NoSQL
1 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (7.89%) JIRA
2 15 (6.58%) Cucumber
2 15 (6.58%) Jenkins
2 15 (6.58%) JUnit
2 15 (6.58%) RSpec
2 15 (6.58%) Selenium
2 15 (6.58%) WebDriver
3 7 (3.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.07%) Subversion
4 6 (2.63%) Grunt
5 5 (2.19%) Axure RP
General
1 21 (9.21%) Telecoms
2 12 (5.26%) Marketing
3 10 (4.39%) Legal
4 9 (3.95%) Finance
5 8 (3.51%) Electronics
5 8 (3.51%) Multimedia
6 7 (3.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.75%) Retail
8 3 (1.32%) Games
8 3 (1.32%) Law
8 3 (1.32%) Local Government
8 3 (1.32%) Publishing
9 2 (0.88%) Banking
10 1 (0.44%) Advertising
10 1 (0.44%) Automotive
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Billing
10 1 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 47 (20.61%) Support Engineer
2 44 (19.30%) Desktop Support
3 42 (18.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 40 (17.54%) Analyst
5 37 (16.23%) IT Support
6 26 (11.40%) Support Analyst
7 25 (10.96%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (10.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 23 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 22 (9.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 20 (8.77%) IT Engineer
10 20 (8.77%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 17 (7.46%) Developer
12 17 (7.46%) Help Desk Support
12 17 (7.46%) Service Desk Engineer
13 16 (7.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 16 (7.02%) Tester
14 15 (6.58%) Automation Tester
14 15 (6.58%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.14%) Gherkin
2 12 (5.26%) HTML
3 9 (3.95%) HTML5
4 8 (3.51%) CSS
5 6 (2.63%) LESS
5 6 (2.63%) Sass
6 5 (2.19%) Node.js
7 3 (1.32%) Middleware
8 2 (0.88%) WebKit
8 2 (0.88%) XML
9 1 (0.44%) .NET
9 1 (0.44%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.44%) Flash
9 1 (0.44%) jQuery
9 1 (0.44%) OpenID
9 1 (0.44%) REST
9 1 (0.44%) SOAP
9 1 (0.44%) Unity (Game Engine)
9 1 (0.44%) Web Services
9 1 (0.44%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.14%) RSA SecurID
3 12 (5.26%) iPhone
4 11 (4.82%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.82%) User Experience
4 11 (4.82%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.95%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 7 (3.07%) Computer Science
7 5 (2.19%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.75%) BYOD
9 3 (1.32%) CMDB
9 3 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.32%) Handset
9 3 (1.32%) iPad
10 2 (0.88%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.88%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.88%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.88%) EPoS
10 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (53.07%) Windows
2 70 (30.70%) Android
3 61 (26.75%) Windows 7
4 54 (23.68%) Apple iOS
5 21 (9.21%) Windows 8
6 13 (5.70%) Windows 10
7 10 (4.39%) Windows XP
8 8 (3.51%) Linux
9 5 (2.19%) Mac OS X
10 4 (1.75%) Windows Mobile
11 3 (1.32%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.32%) Windows Server
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.88%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.44%) Unix
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (14.47%) Break/Fix
3 32 (14.04%) Incident Management
4 27 (11.84%) ITIL
5 21 (9.21%) TDD
6 20 (8.77%) Mobile Device Management
7 18 (7.89%) ITSM
7 18 (7.89%) Service Management
8 15 (6.58%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (6.58%) Project Management
8 15 (6.58%) Service Delivery
8 15 (6.58%) Test Automation
8 15 (6.58%) Test Scripting
8 15 (6.58%) Web Testing
9 13 (5.70%) Change Management
9 13 (5.70%) Scrum
10 12 (5.26%) Coaching
11 11 (4.82%) Migration
11 11 (4.82%) Statistics
11 11 (4.82%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.89%) Java
2 17 (7.46%) C#
3 16 (7.02%) Python
4 15 (6.58%) Ruby
4 15 (6.58%) Scala
5 7 (3.07%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.32%) C++
7 2 (0.88%) C
7 2 (0.88%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.44%) R
8 1 (0.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (13.16%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.39%) DV Cleared
4 8 (3.51%) Degree
5 7 (3.07%) CTC Cleared
5 7 (3.07%) MCP
5 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (2.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (1.32%) MCDST
8 3 (1.32%) MCSE
9 2 (0.88%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.44%) CCNA
10 1 (0.44%) CESG Certified Professional
10 1 (0.44%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.44%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.44%) ISEB
10 1 (0.44%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.09%) SLA
2 9 (3.95%) QA
3 3 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.88%) GPG13
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) WCAG
System Software
1 77 (33.77%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.19%) XenApp
4 4 (1.75%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.32%) Terminal Services
6 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.44%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 35 (15.35%) SCCM
2 5 (2.19%) AirWatch
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.32%) WSUS
4 2 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.88%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.44%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.44%) SCOM
Vendors
1 73 (32.02%) Microsoft
2 46 (20.18%) Apple
3 31 (13.60%) Google
4 30 (13.16%) HP
5 22 (9.65%) Citrix
6 18 (7.89%) Dell
7 15 (6.58%) VMware
8 14 (6.14%) Toshiba
9 13 (5.70%) Cisco
10 10 (4.39%) Remedy
11 8 (3.51%) Samsung
12 6 (2.63%) Avaya
12 6 (2.63%) PayPal
13 5 (2.19%) LANDesk
13 5 (2.19%) McAfee
13 5 (2.19%) SAP
14 4 (1.75%) BMC
14 4 (1.75%) Canon
14 4 (1.75%) IBM
15 3 (1.32%) Wyse
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