Period
to 20 November 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 20 November 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 590 661 665
Rank change year-on-year +71 +4 -37
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 222 244 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.23% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.72% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 141 133
UK median daily rate £200 £180 £185
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% -10.84%
10th Percentile £109 £118 £117
90th Percentile £488 £444 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £163 £345 £190
% change year-on-year -52.90% +81.58% -40.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 39
UK median hourly rate £15.93 £15.85 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.47% +17.41% -10.00%
10th Percentile £14.37 £14.00 £9.83
90th Percentile £31.88 £21.53 £24.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £15.85 £13.00
% change year-on-year +0.95% +21.92% -11.86%

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 26,091 33,698 33,830
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.23% 32.39% 33.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,541 22,020 22,257
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £656 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,047 1,053 1,022
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £49.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +17.55% -2.26% -3.40%

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 20 November 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 20 November 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 20 November 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 +68 198 £200 +8.11% 91
UK excluding London +85 158 £163 -52.90% 77
London +52 59 £280 +75.00% 23
South East +57 48 £180 -45.86% 17
North of England +40 32 £200 -44.83% 16
South West +14 30 £130 +13.04% 10
North West +14 19 £250 -32.20% 12
East of England +33 17 £275 -26.67% 13
Scotland +23 14 £134 -14.92% 6
Yorkshire +47 12 £200 - 4
Midlands +10 12 - - 12
West Midlands +20 9 - - 7
Wales +31 5 £115 - 3
East Midlands +21 3 - - 5
North East +19 1 £150 -25.00%

For the 6 months to 20 November 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.

1 157 (70.72%) Windows
2 109 (49.10%) Active Directory
3 107 (48.20%) Microsoft
4 100 (45.05%) Office 365
5 87 (39.19%) Windows 10
6 84 (37.84%) Microsoft Office
7 73 (32.88%) Windows 7
8 69 (31.08%) Android
9 62 (27.93%) ITIL
10 37 (16.67%) Apple
11 36 (16.22%) Cisco
12 33 (14.86%) LAN
12 33 (14.86%) VPN
13 32 (14.41%) Citrix
14 30 (13.51%) Finance
14 30 (13.51%) Apple iOS
15 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
15 29 (13.06%) DNS
16 27 (12.16%) Skype
17 26 (11.71%) DHCP
18 24 (10.81%) Mobile App
19 23 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
20 22 (9.91%) SCCM
20 22 (9.91%) WAN
20 22 (9.91%) SharePoint
20 22 (9.91%) Public Sector
21 21 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
21 21 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
22 20 (9.01%) Mac OS X
22 20 (9.01%) Google

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 22 (9.91%) SharePoint
2 15 (6.76%) MS Exchange
3 14 (6.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (5.86%) Skype for Business
5 12 (5.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.45%) Confluence
6 1 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 84 (37.84%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.50%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.60%) Sketch
3 8 (3.60%) Zeplin
4 6 (2.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.45%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (1.80%) assyst
2 2 (0.90%) Carpe Diem
2 2 (0.90%) Elite 3E
2 2 (0.90%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 100 (45.05%) Office 365
2 18 (8.11%) OneDrive
3 13 (5.86%) Azure
4 7 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.70%) Azure Functions
5 6 (2.70%) Serverless
6 5 (2.25%) AWS
6 5 (2.25%) Google Pay
6 5 (2.25%) Samsung Pay
7 4 (1.80%) SaaS
8 3 (1.35%) G Suite
8 3 (1.35%) GCP
9 2 (0.90%) iTunes
10 1 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.45%) Apple Pay
10 1 (0.45%) GoToWebinar
10 1 (0.45%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.86%) LAN
1 33 (14.86%) VPN
2 29 (13.06%) DNS
3 27 (12.16%) Skype
4 26 (11.71%) DHCP
5 23 (10.36%) Wi-Fi
6 22 (9.91%) WAN
7 19 (8.56%) Cisco IOS
7 19 (8.56%) Wireless
8 17 (7.66%) TCP/IP
9 13 (5.86%) VoIP
10 9 (4.05%) FTP
10 9 (4.05%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (3.15%) NFC
11 7 (3.15%) PBX
12 6 (2.70%) Bluetooth
12 6 (2.70%) IP Telephony
12 6 (2.70%) ISDN
12 6 (2.70%) MPLS
12 6 (2.70%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (2.70%) Cosmos DB
1 6 (2.70%) SQL Server
1 6 (2.70%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (7.21%) Git (software)
2 13 (5.86%) Android Studio
3 10 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 6 (2.70%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.35%) Jasmine
5 3 (1.35%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.90%) Mocha
7 1 (0.45%) Grunt
7 1 (0.45%) gulp
7 1 (0.45%) IntelliJ
7 1 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.45%) JUnit
7 1 (0.45%) MSI
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.45%) Visual Studio Code
7 1 (0.45%) Xcode
General
1 30 (13.51%) Finance
2 22 (9.91%) Public Sector
3 13 (5.86%) Law
3 13 (5.86%) Telecoms
4 9 (4.05%) Legal
5 6 (2.70%) Banking
6 4 (1.80%) German Language
7 2 (0.90%) Automotive
7 2 (0.90%) Back Office
7 2 (0.90%) Digital Economy
7 2 (0.90%) Local Government
7 2 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 63 (28.38%) Analyst
2 51 (22.97%) Support Engineer
3 38 (17.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 37 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 26 (11.71%) Developer
6 25 (11.26%) Service Analyst
7 23 (10.36%) Service Desk Analyst
8 19 (8.56%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 19 (8.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 17 (7.66%) IT Support
9 17 (7.66%) Support Analyst
10 16 (7.21%) Senior Developer
11 15 (6.76%) IT Engineer
11 15 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (6.31%) Desktop Analyst
12 14 (6.31%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 13 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (5.86%) Android Developer
14 11 (4.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (5.86%) Android SDK
2 12 (5.41%) JSON
2 12 (5.41%) REST
2 12 (5.41%) XML
3 10 (4.50%) React
4 9 (4.05%) AngularJS
5 6 (2.70%) .NET
5 6 (2.70%) .NET Core
5 6 (2.70%) .NET Framework
5 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET
5 6 (2.70%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (2.70%) Entity Framework
5 6 (2.70%) LINQ
5 6 (2.70%) Web Services
6 5 (2.25%) CSS
6 5 (2.25%) HTML
6 5 (2.25%) HTML5
7 4 (1.80%) CSS3
7 4 (1.80%) XMPP
8 3 (1.35%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.81%) Mobile App
2 21 (9.46%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (7.21%) Blackberry
3 16 (7.21%) iPhone
4 13 (5.86%) User Experience
5 9 (4.05%) Management Information System
6 8 (3.60%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
8 6 (2.70%) BYOD
8 6 (2.70%) Digital Wallet
9 4 (1.80%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.80%) Home Automation
9 4 (1.80%) iPad
9 4 (1.80%) PDA
9 4 (1.80%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (1.35%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.90%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.90%) Handset
11 2 (0.90%) Life Science
11 2 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 157 (70.72%) Windows
2 87 (39.19%) Windows 10
3 73 (32.88%) Windows 7
4 69 (31.08%) Android
5 30 (13.51%) Apple iOS
6 20 (9.01%) Mac OS X
7 14 (6.31%) Linux
8 12 (5.41%) Windows Server
9 8 (3.60%) Unix
10 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.25%) Windows Vista
10 5 (2.25%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.35%) AIX
11 3 (1.35%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.90%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.90%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (27.93%) ITIL
2 29 (13.06%) Problem-Solving
3 20 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (7.66%) Service Management
5 14 (6.31%) Computer Science
6 13 (5.86%) Android Development
6 13 (5.86%) Asset Management
6 13 (5.86%) Problem Management
7 12 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (5.41%) TDD
8 10 (4.50%) Mobile Device Management
8 10 (4.50%) Software Engineering
8 10 (4.50%) Unit Testing
9 9 (4.05%) Malware Analysis
9 9 (4.05%) Mentoring
10 8 (3.60%) Fintech
10 8 (3.60%) Incident Management
10 8 (3.60%) Information Security
10 8 (3.60%) Mobile Development
11 7 (3.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.76%) Java
2 13 (5.86%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.50%) JavaScript
3 10 (4.50%) Python
4 8 (3.60%) Kotlin
5 6 (2.70%) C#
5 6 (2.70%) SQL
5 6 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.25%) VBA
7 4 (1.80%) Perl
8 3 (1.35%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.90%) ES6
10 1 (0.45%) Apple Swift
10 1 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.45%) C
10 1 (0.45%) C++
10 1 (0.45%) Objective-C
10 1 (0.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (9.46%) ITIL Certification
2 18 (8.11%) MCP
3 15 (6.76%) Degree
4 13 (5.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 13 (5.86%) Security Cleared
5 12 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (4.05%) MCITP
7 7 (3.15%) SC Cleared
8 5 (2.25%) CCNA
8 5 (2.25%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.25%) ISEB
9 4 (1.80%) GCFA
9 4 (1.80%) GCFE
9 4 (1.80%) GIAC
9 4 (1.80%) GREM
10 3 (1.35%) EnCE
10 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 2 (0.90%) CBAP
11 2 (0.90%) IIBA
11 2 (0.90%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.80%) SLA
2 2 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 109 (49.10%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.60%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.90%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.45%) Docker
6 1 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.45%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 22 (9.91%) SCCM
2 19 (8.56%) AirWatch
3 9 (4.05%) EnCase
3 9 (4.05%) FTK
4 7 (3.15%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.25%) CSIRT
6 3 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.90%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.90%) MaaS360
8 1 (0.45%) Ansible
8 1 (0.45%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (0.45%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.45%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.45%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.45%) Terraform
Vendors
1 107 (48.20%) Microsoft
2 37 (16.67%) Apple
3 36 (16.22%) Cisco
4 32 (14.41%) Citrix
5 20 (9.01%) Google
6 18 (8.11%) ServiceNow
7 12 (5.41%) VMware
8 10 (4.50%) Ivanti
9 7 (3.15%) McAfee
9 7 (3.15%) Samsung
10 6 (2.70%) Adobe
10 6 (2.70%) HP
10 6 (2.70%) Xamarin
11 4 (1.80%) Bloomberg
11 4 (1.80%) FactSet
11 4 (1.80%) Reuters
12 3 (1.35%) iManage
12 3 (1.35%) Mitel
12 3 (1.35%) Nuix
13 2 (0.90%) Xerox