Period
to 22 February 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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 588 601 663
Rank change year-on-year +13 +62 -70
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 294 256 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.87% 0.81% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 119 122
UK median daily rate £175 £200 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% -27.27% +2.61%
10th Percentile £119 £119 £130
90th Percentile £453 £465 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £175 £263 £330
% change year-on-year -33.33% -20.45% +38.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 66 29
UK median hourly rate £16.18 £15.08 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.30% +20.60% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.22 £10.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.73 £20.38 £24.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.85 £14.96 £12.50
% change year-on-year +5.93% +19.70% -7.41%

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 33,900 31,432 35,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.37% 32.74% 32.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,671 20,522 22,660
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £245
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,001 1,118 1,313
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -2.44% +17.14%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.32 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £47.56 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.90 £19.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +15.24% -6.17% +19.65%

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 22 February 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 22 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Top 16 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 22 February 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 +7 273 £175 -12.50% 85
UK excluding London +9 171 £175 -33.33% 64
London -25 122 £183 -8.75% 30
South East +27 79 £145 -6.45% 17
North of England +38 45 £343 +14.17% 17
North West +17 24 £187 +26.95% 13
Scotland -7 17 £363 +7.41% 4
North East +48 14 £375 +25.00% 2
Midlands +2 13 £270 +134.78% 9
West Midlands -2 10 £285 +147.83% 8
South West -7 8 £160 -13.51% 6
Yorkshire -9 7 £372 -15.03% 2
East of England -12 6 £150 +15.38% 6
East Midlands -2 3 £115 - 1
Wales -1 2 £140 - 5
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 142 (48.30%) Windows
2 107 (36.39%) Active Directory
3 104 (35.37%) Microsoft
4 85 (28.91%) Android
5 82 (27.89%) Microsoft Office
6 71 (24.15%) Apple iOS
7 66 (22.45%) Apple
8 57 (19.39%) Windows 7
8 57 (19.39%) SCCM
9 56 (19.05%) Incident Management
10 55 (18.71%) Security Cleared
11 53 (18.03%) Google
12 51 (17.35%) SC Cleared
13 50 (17.01%) Office 365
14 43 (14.63%) Telecoms
14 43 (14.63%) Windows 10
15 41 (13.95%) Service Management
15 41 (13.95%) VPN
16 39 (13.27%) LAN
17 36 (12.24%) Video Conferencing
18 35 (11.90%) Finance
19 34 (11.56%) JIRA
20 33 (11.22%) ITIL
21 31 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
21 31 (10.54%) WAN
22 29 (9.86%) SLA
23 28 (9.52%) ITSM
24 27 (9.18%) Mac OS X
25 26 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
25 26 (8.84%) Mac OS

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 19 (6.46%) SharePoint
2 16 (5.44%) MS Exchange
3 11 (3.74%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.36%) Confluence
5 4 (1.36%) IIS
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.68%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.34%) JBoss
8 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 82 (27.89%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (8.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (7.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.68%) OmniGraffle
5 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.34%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.34%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.34%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 50 (17.01%) Office 365
2 17 (5.78%) Google Drive
3 11 (3.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (2.72%) SaaS
5 7 (2.38%) OneDrive
6 6 (2.04%) G Suite
7 3 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
7 3 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.02%) Firebase
8 2 (0.68%) GitHub
8 2 (0.68%) IaaS
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.34%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.34%) npm
9 1 (0.34%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (13.95%) VPN
2 39 (13.27%) LAN
3 31 (10.54%) WAN
4 19 (6.46%) Internet
5 14 (4.76%) VoIP
6 13 (4.42%) DNS
7 11 (3.74%) TCP/IP
7 11 (3.74%) Wi-Fi
8 10 (3.40%) DHCP
8 10 (3.40%) Firewall
8 10 (3.40%) Skype
9 9 (3.06%) 4G
10 7 (2.38%) 3G
10 7 (2.38%) ADSL
11 6 (2.04%) PBX
11 6 (2.04%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.70%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (1.36%) Network Security
13 4 (1.36%) Wireless
13 4 (1.36%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.36%) Apache Cassandra
1 4 (1.36%) MongoDB
1 4 (1.36%) MySQL
1 4 (1.36%) NoSQL
1 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
1 4 (1.36%) PostgreSQL
1 4 (1.36%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 34 (11.56%) JIRA
2 8 (2.72%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.38%) Selenium
4 4 (1.36%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.02%) Android Studio
5 3 (1.02%) Cucumber
5 3 (1.02%) Eclipse
5 3 (1.02%) IntelliJ
5 3 (1.02%) JUnit
5 3 (1.02%) RSpec
5 3 (1.02%) WebDriver
6 1 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.34%) Babel
6 1 (0.34%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.34%) GitLab
6 1 (0.34%) gulp
6 1 (0.34%) Rational Team Concert
6 1 (0.34%) webpack
General
1 43 (14.63%) Telecoms
2 35 (11.90%) Finance
3 10 (3.40%) Banking
4 6 (2.04%) Retail
5 5 (1.70%) Electronics
5 5 (1.70%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.70%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.70%) Marketing
6 4 (1.36%) Back Office
7 3 (1.02%) Automotive
7 3 (1.02%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) Legal
8 2 (0.68%) Law
9 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 103 (35.03%) Analyst
2 58 (19.73%) Support Analyst
3 47 (15.99%) 2nd Line Support
3 47 (15.99%) Service Analyst
3 47 (15.99%) Service Desk Analyst
4 45 (15.31%) Desktop Support
5 39 (13.27%) Support Engineer
6 32 (10.88%) 1st Line Support
6 32 (10.88%) IT Support
7 30 (10.20%) Service Desk Support
8 29 (9.86%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 23 (7.82%) 1st Line Support Analyst
10 22 (7.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 21 (7.14%) IT Analyst
12 18 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
13 17 (5.78%) IT Support Analyst
14 16 (5.44%) Mac Engineer
15 15 (5.10%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 15 (5.10%) Desktop Engineer
16 14 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.10%) HTML
2 14 (4.76%) CSS
3 9 (3.06%) JSON
4 7 (2.38%) CSS3
4 7 (2.38%) HTML5
4 7 (2.38%) REST
5 6 (2.04%) Ajax
6 5 (1.70%) RESTful
6 5 (1.70%) Web Services
6 5 (1.70%) XML
7 4 (1.36%) AngularJS
7 4 (1.36%) Django
7 4 (1.36%) jQuery
7 4 (1.36%) SOAP
7 4 (1.36%) Spring
8 3 (1.02%) Java ME
8 3 (1.02%) React
9 2 (0.68%) .NET
9 2 (0.68%) Backbone.js
9 2 (0.68%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.24%) Video Conferencing
2 24 (8.16%) Blackberry
3 22 (7.48%) Management Information System
3 22 (7.48%) Mobile App
4 20 (6.80%) iPhone
4 20 (6.80%) User Experience
5 12 (4.08%) iPad
6 11 (3.74%) CMDB
7 10 (3.40%) Mobile Computing
8 9 (3.06%) PDA
9 8 (2.72%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (2.38%) Handset
11 6 (2.04%) Hedge funds
12 5 (1.70%) NHS
13 4 (1.36%) CESG
13 4 (1.36%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.36%) Infotainment
13 4 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
14 2 (0.68%) PKI
14 2 (0.68%) STB
Operating Systems
1 142 (48.30%) Windows
2 85 (28.91%) Android
3 71 (24.15%) Apple iOS
4 57 (19.39%) Windows 7
5 43 (14.63%) Windows 10
6 27 (9.18%) Mac OS X
7 26 (8.84%) Mac OS
8 15 (5.10%) Windows 8
9 13 (4.42%) Windows Server
10 12 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (2.38%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.70%) Linux
13 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.02%) Windows Mobile
15 2 (0.68%) Windows Server 2003
16 1 (0.34%) Unix
16 1 (0.34%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (19.05%) Incident Management
2 41 (13.95%) Service Management
3 33 (11.22%) ITIL
4 31 (10.54%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (9.52%) ITSM
6 26 (8.84%) Statistics
7 18 (6.12%) Mobile Device Management
8 14 (4.76%) Scrum
9 12 (4.08%) Change Management
9 12 (4.08%) Line Management
9 12 (4.08%) Open Source
10 11 (3.74%) Coaching
10 11 (3.74%) Information Security
11 10 (3.40%) Front End Development
11 10 (3.40%) Mentoring
11 10 (3.40%) Project Management
11 10 (3.40%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (3.06%) Break/Fix
12 9 (3.06%) Migration
12 9 (3.06%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 11 (3.74%) Java
2 9 (3.06%) JavaScript
2 9 (3.06%) Scala
3 7 (2.38%) Python
3 7 (2.38%) Ruby
4 4 (1.36%) C#
5 3 (1.02%) Kotlin
6 2 (0.68%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (18.71%) Security Cleared
2 51 (17.35%) SC Cleared
3 18 (6.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.42%) CTC Cleared
5 11 (3.74%) Degree
5 11 (3.74%) MCP
6 9 (3.06%) MCSE
7 8 (2.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (2.38%) MCDST
9 6 (2.04%) DV Cleared
10 5 (1.70%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 4 (1.36%) A+ Certification
11 4 (1.36%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.36%) IISP
12 3 (1.02%) CCNA
12 3 (1.02%) CCNP
12 3 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
12 3 (1.02%) HNC
13 2 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
14 1 (0.34%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.86%) SLA
2 6 (2.04%) QA
3 4 (1.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 4 (1.36%) GDPR
3 4 (1.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.02%) PMO
4 3 (1.02%) RMADS
4 3 (1.02%) WCAG
5 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (36.39%) Active Directory
2 8 (2.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.04%) Hyper-V
4 4 (1.36%) Docker
4 4 (1.36%) LXC
5 2 (0.68%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.34%) Firmware
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.34%) vSphere
6 1 (0.34%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 57 (19.39%) SCCM
2 15 (5.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (3.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.38%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (1.36%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (1.36%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.36%) Puppet
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.02%) MaaS360
7 1 (0.34%) Grafana
7 1 (0.34%) Kibana
7 1 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 104 (35.37%) Microsoft
2 66 (22.45%) Apple
3 53 (18.03%) Google
4 23 (7.82%) HP
5 17 (5.78%) Citrix
6 15 (5.10%) Dell
7 13 (4.42%) Cisco
7 13 (4.42%) Ivanti
8 10 (3.40%) VMware
9 9 (3.06%) Symantec
10 8 (2.72%) Avaya
10 8 (2.72%) MobileIron
11 7 (2.38%) Samsung
12 6 (2.04%) Adobe
12 6 (2.04%) Remedy
13 5 (1.70%) IBM
13 5 (1.70%) ServiceNow
14 4 (1.36%) Oracle
14 4 (1.36%) Salesforce.com
15 3 (1.02%) CA