Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 631 593 651
Rank change year-on-year -38 +58 +16
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 239 242 238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.71% 0.78% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 117 131
UK median daily rate £185 £213 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% -15.00% -22.48%
10th Percentile £118 £115 £113
90th Percentile £488 £555 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £144 £188 £274
% change year-on-year -23.33% -31.51% -5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 44 27
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £15.08 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +15.96% -
10th Percentile £12.23 £9.65 £10.00
90th Percentile £31.50 £20.63 £18.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £15.00 £12.75
% change year-on-year +5.67% +17.65% -5.27%

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 33,590 30,985 35,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.74% 34.11% 33.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,933 20,116 23,334
UK median daily rate £455 £444 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.48% +4.35% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £637 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,047 1,093 1,179
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +16.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £50.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +16.22% -13.95% +22.86%

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018.

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 18 June 2018. 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 -39 223 £185 -15.91% 71
UK excluding London -52 123 £144 -23.33% 55
London -4 113 £200 -7.51% 23
South East +12 54 £140 -25.33% 11
North of England -39 18 £350 +16.67% 10
Midlands -15 16 £250 +117.39% 5
West Midlands -21 15 £250 +117.39% 4
South West +19 12 £130 -82.07% 4
North West -32 12 £425 +153.73% 6
Scotland -43 12 £363 +215.22% 2
East of England -18 10 £180 +9.92% 17
North East -11 5 £185 -38.33% 2
East Midlands -5 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -22 1 £400 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 114 (47.70%) Windows
2 104 (43.51%) Microsoft
3 93 (38.91%) Active Directory
4 79 (33.05%) Android
5 70 (29.29%) Apple
5 70 (29.29%) Microsoft Office
6 67 (28.03%) SCCM
7 65 (27.20%) Apple iOS
8 54 (22.59%) Windows 7
9 45 (18.83%) Google
9 45 (18.83%) Office 365
10 44 (18.41%) LAN
11 43 (17.99%) WAN
12 40 (16.74%) ITSM
13 39 (16.32%) Incident Management
14 35 (14.64%) Security Cleared
14 35 (14.64%) Windows 10
15 34 (14.23%) SC Cleared
15 34 (14.23%) Mac OS X
16 33 (13.81%) HP
17 32 (13.39%) Mobile Device Management
18 31 (12.97%) Finance
19 30 (12.55%) ITIL
19 30 (12.55%) Windows 8
20 29 (12.13%) Service Management
20 29 (12.13%) Statistics
21 28 (11.72%) Management Information System
22 26 (10.88%) VPN
23 25 (10.46%) iPhone
24 22 (9.21%) Mobile App

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 (6.69%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.02%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.60%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.35%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.84%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.42%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 70 (29.29%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (6.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 5 (2.09%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.42%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.42%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.67%) assyst
2 3 (1.26%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 45 (18.83%) Office 365
2 10 (4.18%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.09%) G Suite
5 4 (1.67%) Firebase
5 4 (1.67%) iTunes
5 4 (1.67%) OneDrive
6 3 (1.26%) SaaS
7 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.84%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.42%) GoToWebinar
8 1 (0.42%) IaaS
8 1 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 44 (18.41%) LAN
2 43 (17.99%) WAN
3 26 (10.88%) VPN
4 15 (6.28%) Internet
5 14 (5.86%) DNS
6 11 (4.60%) TCP/IP
7 9 (3.77%) Skype
8 8 (3.35%) DHCP
8 8 (3.35%) VoIP
9 6 (2.51%) Firewall
9 6 (2.51%) WLAN
10 5 (2.09%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (2.09%) MPLS
10 5 (2.09%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (1.67%) Broadband
12 3 (1.26%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.26%) PBX
12 3 (1.26%) SSL
12 3 (1.26%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.26%) VLAN
Development Applications
1 21 (8.79%) JIRA
2 4 (1.67%) Android Studio
2 4 (1.67%) Eclipse
2 4 (1.67%) IntelliJ
3 3 (1.26%) gulp
4 2 (0.84%) Axure RP
4 2 (0.84%) Rational Team Concert
5 1 (0.42%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.42%) Grunt
General
1 31 (12.97%) Finance
2 16 (6.69%) Telecoms
3 13 (5.44%) Retail
4 7 (2.93%) Legal
5 6 (2.51%) Banking
6 4 (1.67%) Marketing
7 3 (1.26%) Law
8 1 (0.42%) Automotive
8 1 (0.42%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.42%) French Language
8 1 (0.42%) German Language
8 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (30.54%) Analyst
2 62 (25.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 46 (19.25%) Support Engineer
4 43 (17.99%) Desktop Support
5 36 (15.06%) Service Analyst
6 35 (14.64%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (12.55%) Support Analyst
8 26 (10.88%) IT Support
9 20 (8.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 19 (7.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 18 (7.53%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (6.69%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
12 16 (6.69%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (6.28%) IT Engineer
14 14 (5.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 14 (5.86%) Mac Engineer
14 14 (5.86%) Service Desk Support
15 13 (5.44%) Deskside Support
15 13 (5.44%) Developer
15 13 (5.44%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.02%) HTML
2 11 (4.60%) CSS
3 9 (3.77%) JSON
3 9 (3.77%) XML
4 6 (2.51%) CSS3
4 6 (2.51%) HTML5
5 5 (2.09%) Web Services
6 4 (1.67%) Ajax
6 4 (1.67%) Java ME
6 4 (1.67%) React
6 4 (1.67%) REST
6 4 (1.67%) WebSockets
7 3 (1.26%) jQuery
8 2 (0.84%) .NET
8 2 (0.84%) AngularJS
8 2 (0.84%) Backbone.js
8 2 (0.84%) BREW
8 2 (0.84%) D3.js
8 2 (0.84%) Node.js
8 2 (0.84%) Underscore.js
Miscellaneous
1 28 (11.72%) Management Information System
2 25 (10.46%) iPhone
3 22 (9.21%) Mobile App
4 21 (8.79%) Blackberry
4 21 (8.79%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (8.37%) iPad
6 14 (5.86%) User Experience
7 8 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (2.93%) Mobile Computing
9 6 (2.51%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (2.09%) PDA
11 4 (1.67%) CMDB
11 4 (1.67%) Handset
11 4 (1.67%) NHS
12 3 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 3 (1.26%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.26%) Social Media
12 3 (1.26%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.84%) Augmented Reality
13 2 (0.84%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 114 (47.70%) Windows
2 79 (33.05%) Android
3 65 (27.20%) Apple iOS
4 54 (22.59%) Windows 7
5 35 (14.64%) Windows 10
6 34 (14.23%) Mac OS X
7 30 (12.55%) Windows 8
8 15 (6.28%) Mac OS
9 7 (2.93%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.09%) Windows Server
11 4 (1.67%) Linux
11 4 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
12 3 (1.26%) Windows Server 2012
13 2 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (16.74%) ITSM
2 39 (16.32%) Incident Management
3 32 (13.39%) Mobile Device Management
4 30 (12.55%) ITIL
5 29 (12.13%) Service Management
5 29 (12.13%) Statistics
6 17 (7.11%) Change Management
6 17 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
7 15 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (5.44%) Break/Fix
9 12 (5.02%) Information Security
10 8 (3.35%) Migration
11 7 (2.93%) Configuration Management
11 7 (2.93%) Open Source
11 7 (2.93%) Problem Management
11 7 (2.93%) Supplier Management
12 6 (2.51%) Web Development
13 5 (2.09%) Asset Management
13 5 (2.09%) Mobile Development
13 5 (2.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (4.60%) JavaScript
2 5 (2.09%) Java
3 4 (1.67%) Kotlin
4 1 (0.42%) Apple Swift
4 1 (0.42%) C#
4 1 (0.42%) MATLAB
4 1 (0.42%) Objective-C
4 1 (0.42%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.42%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (14.64%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.23%) SC Cleared
3 8 (3.35%) Degree
4 6 (2.51%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (1.67%) CCNA
5 4 (1.67%) CCNP
5 4 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (1.67%) MCSE
6 3 (1.26%) A+ Certification
6 3 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.26%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (1.26%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.26%) MCP
6 3 (1.26%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 2 (0.84%) ISEB
7 2 (0.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 2 (0.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (0.84%) MCDST
8 1 (0.42%) HNC
8 1 (0.42%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (6.69%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) PMO
3 1 (0.42%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.42%) QA
System Software
1 93 (38.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (3.77%) BitLocker
3 2 (0.84%) FreeRADIUS
3 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.42%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.42%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (0.42%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 67 (28.03%) SCCM
2 19 (7.95%) Microsoft Intune
3 13 (5.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (1.67%) AirWatch
5 3 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (0.84%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.42%) Grafana
7 1 (0.42%) Kibana
7 1 (0.42%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 104 (43.51%) Microsoft
2 70 (29.29%) Apple
3 45 (18.83%) Google
4 33 (13.81%) HP
5 16 (6.69%) Adobe
6 15 (6.28%) Citrix
7 13 (5.44%) MobileIron
8 11 (4.60%) Cisco
9 9 (3.77%) Ivanti
10 6 (2.51%) Dell
11 5 (2.09%) Avaya
11 5 (2.09%) Remedy
11 5 (2.09%) Samsung
11 5 (2.09%) VMware
12 4 (1.67%) Clearswift
12 4 (1.67%) Computacenter
12 4 (1.67%) Proofpoint
12 4 (1.67%) Symantec
13 3 (1.26%) BMC
13 3 (1.26%) IBM