Period
to 17 August 2017

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 17 August 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 643 642 663
Rank change year-on-year -1 +21 -121
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 208 247 242
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.23% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.68% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 130 123
UK median daily rate £223 £233 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.30% -35.86% +11.54%
10th Percentile £127 £110 £155
90th Percentile £666 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £295 £315
% change year-on-year -15.25% -6.35% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 42
UK median hourly rate £14.20 £14.45 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.73% -12.42% -2.94%
10th Percentile £9.13 £11.45 £9.53
90th Percentile £20.00 £20.25 £31.76
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.10 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% -9.09% +6.45%

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 31939 36078 35982
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.38% 33.16% 31.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20879 23669 22454
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £265 £255 £238
90th Percentile £640 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 978 1193 1378
UK median hourly rate £21.28 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.31% +10.53% -5.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.42 £11.17
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.38 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +13.51% -7.50%

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 17 August 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 6 months to 17 August 2017.

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 17 August 2017. 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 +20 187 £225 +8.43% 28
UK excluding London +67 136 £250 -15.25% 20
London -37 68 £220 +10.00% 13
North of England +85 40 £320 -8.57% 8
South East +17 29 £258 +83.93% 3
East of England +12 25 £160 -54.29% 3
North West +39 22 £250 -33.33% 4
Midlands +22 18 £143 +4.59% 1
Scotland +45 16 £115 -19.30% 4
North East +68 12 £320 -24.71%
West Midlands +26 10 £130 +18.18% 1
East Midlands -3 8 £145 -10.77%
South West -14 8 £725 +408.77%
Yorkshire +38 6 £600 +84.62% 4
Wales -5 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 110 (52.88%) Windows
2 58 (27.88%) Microsoft
3 57 (27.40%) Android
4 55 (26.44%) Windows 7
5 54 (25.96%) Apple iOS
6 52 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 40 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
9 29 (13.94%) SCCM
10 27 (12.98%) Security Cleared
10 27 (12.98%) Windows 8
10 27 (12.98%) WAN
11 25 (12.02%) Google
11 25 (12.02%) Telecoms
11 25 (12.02%) Mobile Device Management
12 24 (11.54%) Finance
12 24 (11.54%) Apple
13 22 (10.58%) JIRA
14 21 (10.10%) LAN
14 21 (10.10%) ITIL
15 19 (9.13%) HP
15 19 (9.13%) HTML
15 19 (9.13%) Office 365
15 19 (9.13%) User Experience
16 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
16 18 (8.65%) VMware
16 18 (8.65%) Service Management
16 18 (8.65%) Incident Management
16 18 (8.65%) Break/Fix
17 17 (8.17%) Migration

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 6 (2.88%) SharePoint
2 5 (2.40%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.44%) Skype for Business
4 2 (0.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (0.96%) Confluence
4 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.96%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.48%) CMS
5 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.48%) Moodle
5 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 39 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (8.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (3.37%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.44%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (1.44%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 1 (0.48%) InVision
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.48%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.96%) assyst
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.48%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.13%) Office 365
2 9 (4.33%) G Suite
2 9 (4.33%) Google Drive
3 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.92%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (1.44%) IaaS
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.44%) SaaS
6 2 (0.96%) PaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.48%) Google Play
7 1 (0.48%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (12.98%) WAN
2 21 (10.10%) LAN
3 16 (7.69%) Internet
4 14 (6.73%) VPN
5 10 (4.81%) Firewall
6 9 (4.33%) TCP/IP
7 8 (3.85%) DNS
8 7 (3.37%) VoIP
9 5 (2.40%) DHCP
9 5 (2.40%) SAN
9 5 (2.40%) SSL
10 4 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.92%) MPLS
10 4 (1.92%) PBX
10 4 (1.92%) VLAN
10 4 (1.92%) Wireless
11 3 (1.44%) WebEx
11 3 (1.44%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (0.96%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.96%) MongoDB
1 2 (0.96%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Apache Cassandra
2 1 (0.48%) MySQL
2 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
2 1 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (0.48%) Relational Database
2 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (10.58%) JIRA
2 12 (5.77%) Git (software)
3 10 (4.81%) Grunt
4 9 (4.33%) Jenkins
4 9 (4.33%) Subversion
5 7 (3.37%) Axure RP
5 7 (3.37%) Selenium
6 6 (2.88%) Cucumber
6 6 (2.88%) JUnit
6 6 (2.88%) RSpec
6 6 (2.88%) WebDriver
7 5 (2.40%) gulp
8 3 (1.44%) webpack
9 1 (0.48%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.48%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.48%) Gradle
9 1 (0.48%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.48%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (0.48%) PostCSS
9 1 (0.48%) QUnit
General
1 25 (12.02%) Telecoms
2 24 (11.54%) Finance
3 11 (5.29%) Electronics
4 9 (4.33%) Legal
5 8 (3.85%) Law
5 8 (3.85%) Marketing
6 7 (3.37%) Manufacturing
7 5 (2.40%) Games
7 5 (2.40%) Multimedia
8 4 (1.92%) Banking
9 3 (1.44%) Interactive Media
9 3 (1.44%) Publishing
10 2 (0.96%) Retail
11 1 (0.48%) Advertising
11 1 (0.48%) Back Office
11 1 (0.48%) Billing
11 1 (0.48%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.48%) Local Government
11 1 (0.48%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 43 (20.67%) Analyst
2 38 (18.27%) Desktop Support
3 29 (13.94%) Support Engineer
4 25 (12.02%) 2nd Line Support
4 25 (12.02%) IT Support
5 24 (11.54%) Support Analyst
6 23 (11.06%) Developer
7 22 (10.58%) Desktop Engineer
8 20 (9.62%) Architect
8 20 (9.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 12 (5.77%) Service Analyst
9 12 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
10 11 (5.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) IT Analyst
11 10 (4.81%) IT Engineer
11 10 (4.81%) Mobile Engineer
12 9 (4.33%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (4.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (4.33%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (9.13%) HTML
2 17 (8.17%) CSS
3 15 (7.21%) HTML5
4 11 (5.29%) LESS
4 11 (5.29%) Sass
5 7 (3.37%) Node.js
6 6 (2.88%) CSS3
6 6 (2.88%) Gherkin
7 5 (2.40%) AngularJS
7 5 (2.40%) React
8 4 (1.92%) JSON
8 4 (1.92%) REST
8 4 (1.92%) Web Services
8 4 (1.92%) XML
9 3 (1.44%) Ajax
9 3 (1.44%) jQuery
9 3 (1.44%) Middleware
10 2 (0.96%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.96%) RESTful
10 2 (0.96%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.13%) User Experience
2 14 (6.73%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (6.73%) Management Information System
2 14 (6.73%) Video Conferencing
3 13 (6.25%) iPhone
4 9 (4.33%) Mobile App
5 8 (3.85%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.85%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.37%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.88%) Handset
8 4 (1.92%) Social Media
9 3 (1.44%) CESG
9 3 (1.44%) PDA
10 2 (0.96%) Algorithms
10 2 (0.96%) BYOD
10 2 (0.96%) CMDB
10 2 (0.96%) Data Structures
10 2 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 2 (0.96%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 110 (52.88%) Windows
2 57 (27.40%) Android
3 55 (26.44%) Windows 7
4 54 (25.96%) Apple iOS
5 27 (12.98%) Windows 8
6 12 (5.77%) Windows XP
7 10 (4.81%) Linux
8 9 (4.33%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.40%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.44%) Windows Server
12 1 (0.48%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.48%) Unix
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (12.02%) Mobile Device Management
3 21 (10.10%) ITIL
4 18 (8.65%) Break/Fix
4 18 (8.65%) Incident Management
4 18 (8.65%) Service Management
5 17 (8.17%) Migration
6 15 (7.21%) TDD
7 14 (6.73%) Time Management
8 13 (6.25%) ITSM
8 13 (6.25%) Project Management
8 13 (6.25%) Scrum
9 10 (4.81%) Statistics
9 10 (4.81%) Wireframes
10 9 (4.33%) CRM
10 9 (4.33%) Data Migration
10 9 (4.33%) Open Source
11 8 (3.85%) Front End Development
11 8 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
11 8 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.21%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.81%) Java
3 8 (3.85%) C#
3 8 (3.85%) Python
4 7 (3.37%) Ruby
4 7 (3.37%) Scala
5 6 (2.88%) C++
6 5 (2.40%) C
7 2 (0.96%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.48%) ECMAScript
8 1 (0.48%) R
8 1 (0.48%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (12.98%) Security Cleared
2 15 (7.21%) SC Cleared
3 10 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 9 (4.33%) Degree
5 7 (3.37%) Computer Science Degree
5 7 (3.37%) CTC Cleared
6 4 (1.92%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.44%) CCNA
7 3 (1.44%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (1.44%) MCP
8 2 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (0.96%) CCNP
8 2 (0.96%) ISEB
8 2 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 2 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.48%) BC Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.48%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.37%) QA
2 5 (2.40%) SLA
3 3 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.96%) GPG13
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.48%) PMO
System Software
1 52 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 12 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.44%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (1.44%) XenApp
5 2 (0.96%) Terminal Services
5 2 (0.96%) vSphere
5 2 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.48%) Docker
6 1 (0.48%) LXC
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (13.94%) SCCM
2 5 (2.40%) AirWatch
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.96%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.48%) Puppet
4 1 (0.48%) SCOM
Vendors
1 58 (27.88%) Microsoft
2 25 (12.02%) Google
3 24 (11.54%) Apple
4 19 (9.13%) HP
5 18 (8.65%) VMware
6 16 (7.69%) Citrix
7 11 (5.29%) Cisco
8 9 (4.33%) Samsung
9 6 (2.88%) PayPal
9 6 (2.88%) SAP
10 5 (2.40%) Remedy
11 4 (1.92%) Adobe
11 4 (1.92%) Dell
11 4 (1.92%) IBM
11 4 (1.92%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.44%) Avaya
12 3 (1.44%) MobileIron
13 2 (0.96%) Lotus
13 2 (0.96%) Symantec
13 2 (0.96%) Toshiba