Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 644 633 636
Rank change year-on-year -11 +3 -97
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 218 260 259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.24% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.65% 0.73% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 122 143
UK median daily rate £200 £190 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -43.70% +8.00%
10th Percentile £118 £110 £132
90th Percentile £548 £475 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £270 £344
% change year-on-year -27.78% -21.45% +7.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 59 45
UK median hourly rate £12.75 £15.15 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.84% -2.26% -8.82%
10th Percentile £9.16 £11.04 £9.85
90th Percentile £21.58 £21.80 £34.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £14.87 £15.75
% change year-on-year -15.91% -5.62% +1.61%

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 33378 35433 36676
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.59% 33.26% 32.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 22022 23249 23185
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £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 1000 1195 1439
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.61% +5.26% +1.60%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.62 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £46.96 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.12 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -4.19% +16.67% -2.33%

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 October 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 18 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Top 14 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 October 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 +1 204 £200 +9.59% 48
UK excluding London +19 133 £195 -27.78% 28
London -30 84 £200 +12.68% 23
North of England +97 48 £300 -11.76% 10
South East +7 36 £163 +8.33% 9
North West +49 26 £185 -47.29% 5
North East +86 16 £375 -11.76% 1
Midlands +29 15 £148 +13.46% 3
Scotland +21 13 £130 -62.86% 1
South West -12 11 £725 +336.09%
East of England -19 10 £168 -56.77% 2
East Midlands +10 8 £145 +26.09% 1
West Midlands +28 7 £235 +19.75% 2
Yorkshire +21 6 £534 +64.23% 4

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 120 (55.05%) Windows
2 76 (34.86%) Active Directory
3 61 (27.98%) Android
3 61 (27.98%) Apple iOS
4 53 (24.31%) Windows 7
4 53 (24.31%) Microsoft
5 46 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
6 45 (20.64%) Google
7 43 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
8 40 (18.35%) JIRA
8 40 (18.35%) Security Cleared
8 40 (18.35%) SCCM
9 34 (15.60%) Service Management
9 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
9 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
10 33 (15.14%) Microsoft Excel
11 32 (14.68%) Incident Management
11 32 (14.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 28 (12.84%) Apple
13 23 (10.55%) Windows 8
13 23 (10.55%) Google Drive
14 22 (10.09%) User Experience
14 22 (10.09%) Finance
14 22 (10.09%) Scrum
15 21 (9.63%) Windows 10
16 20 (9.17%) Mobile Device Management
16 20 (9.17%) Video Conferencing
16 20 (9.17%) ITIL
17 19 (8.72%) LAN
17 19 (8.72%) CTC Cleared

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 7 (3.21%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (1.38%) Confluence
3 3 (1.38%) IBM Notes
3 3 (1.38%) MS Exchange
4 2 (0.92%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 2 (0.92%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.46%) JBoss
5 1 (0.46%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.46%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (19.72%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (15.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (14.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (2.75%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.38%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.46%) InVision
7 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.46%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 23 (10.55%) Google Drive
2 15 (6.88%) Office 365
3 9 (4.13%) G Suite
4 6 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (1.38%) SaaS
7 2 (0.92%) GitHub
7 2 (0.92%) IaaS
8 1 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.46%) Google Play
8 1 (0.46%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.46%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (8.72%) LAN
2 18 (8.26%) Internet
2 18 (8.26%) WAN
3 8 (3.67%) VoIP
3 8 (3.67%) VPN
4 7 (3.21%) DNS
5 6 (2.75%) TCP/IP
6 5 (2.29%) Firewall
7 4 (1.83%) DHCP
7 4 (1.83%) PBX
8 3 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (1.38%) MPLS
8 3 (1.38%) Skype
8 3 (1.38%) SSL
8 3 (1.38%) VLAN
8 3 (1.38%) WebEx
8 3 (1.38%) WLAN
9 2 (0.92%) IP Telephony
9 2 (0.92%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 3 (1.38%) MongoDB
1 3 (1.38%) MySQL
1 3 (1.38%) NoSQL
1 3 (1.38%) Oracle Database
1 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (1.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 40 (18.35%) JIRA
2 9 (4.13%) Git (software)
2 9 (4.13%) Jenkins
3 7 (3.21%) Grunt
4 6 (2.75%) Selenium
5 5 (2.29%) gulp
5 5 (2.29%) Subversion
6 4 (1.83%) Axure RP
7 3 (1.38%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.38%) JUnit
7 3 (1.38%) RSpec
7 3 (1.38%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.38%) webpack
8 1 (0.46%) Android Studio
8 1 (0.46%) GitLab
8 1 (0.46%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (0.46%) Mocha
8 1 (0.46%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (0.46%) PostCSS
8 1 (0.46%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (15.60%) Telecoms
2 22 (10.09%) Finance
3 11 (5.05%) Electronics
4 8 (3.67%) Games
5 7 (3.21%) Marketing
6 6 (2.75%) Law
7 5 (2.29%) Banking
7 5 (2.29%) Legal
8 4 (1.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (1.83%) Multimedia
9 3 (1.38%) Financial Institution
9 3 (1.38%) Interactive Media
9 3 (1.38%) Investment Banking
9 3 (1.38%) Retail
10 1 (0.46%) Back Office
10 1 (0.46%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 69 (31.65%) Analyst
2 48 (22.02%) Support Analyst
3 39 (17.89%) Desktop Support
4 30 (13.76%) IT Support
5 27 (12.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 25 (11.47%) 1st Line Support
6 25 (11.47%) Support Engineer
7 21 (9.63%) IT Analyst
8 19 (8.72%) Desktop Engineer
8 19 (8.72%) IT Support Analyst
9 18 (8.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 18 (8.26%) Developer
10 17 (7.80%) Service Analyst
10 17 (7.80%) Service Desk Analyst
11 16 (7.34%) 1st Line Support Analyst
12 13 (5.96%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
12 13 (5.96%) Architect
13 9 (4.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 8 (3.67%) Mobile Engineer
14 8 (3.67%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (7.34%) CSS
1 16 (7.34%) HTML
2 12 (5.50%) HTML5
3 8 (3.67%) CSS3
3 8 (3.67%) LESS
3 8 (3.67%) Sass
4 6 (2.75%) AngularJS
4 6 (2.75%) JSON
4 6 (2.75%) React
4 6 (2.75%) REST
5 5 (2.29%) Ajax
5 5 (2.29%) Web Services
6 4 (1.83%) Node.js
6 4 (1.83%) RESTful
7 3 (1.38%) Backbone.js
7 3 (1.38%) Django
7 3 (1.38%) jQuery
7 3 (1.38%) SOAP
7 3 (1.38%) Spring
7 3 (1.38%) Vue (Vue.js)
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.09%) User Experience
2 20 (9.17%) Video Conferencing
3 16 (7.34%) Blackberry
4 13 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (5.96%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.59%) Handset
5 10 (4.59%) iPhone
6 8 (3.67%) PDA
7 7 (3.21%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.29%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.83%) CESG
9 4 (1.83%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.83%) Social Media
10 3 (1.38%) Data Centre
10 3 (1.38%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.92%) CMDB
12 1 (0.46%) Blog
12 1 (0.46%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.46%) iPad
12 1 (0.46%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 120 (55.05%) Windows
2 61 (27.98%) Android
2 61 (27.98%) Apple iOS
3 53 (24.31%) Windows 7
4 23 (10.55%) Windows 8
5 21 (9.63%) Windows 10
6 11 (5.05%) Mac OS X
7 8 (3.67%) Linux
7 8 (3.67%) Mac OS
7 8 (3.67%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
8 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (1.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.38%) Windows Server
10 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (0.46%) Unix
10 1 (0.46%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.10%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.60%) Service Management
3 32 (14.68%) Incident Management
4 22 (10.09%) Scrum
5 20 (9.17%) ITIL
5 20 (9.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 18 (8.26%) ITSM
7 16 (7.34%) Open Source
8 11 (5.05%) TDD
8 11 (5.05%) Time Management
9 10 (4.59%) Break/Fix
9 10 (4.59%) Coaching
9 10 (4.59%) Statistics
9 10 (4.59%) User Stories
10 9 (4.13%) Front End Development
10 9 (4.13%) Line Management
11 8 (3.67%) Mentoring
11 8 (3.67%) Migration
12 7 (3.21%) Stakeholder Management
13 6 (2.75%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.50%) JavaScript
2 8 (3.67%) Scala
3 7 (3.21%) Java
4 6 (2.75%) Python
4 6 (2.75%) Ruby
5 5 (2.29%) C
6 4 (1.83%) C++
7 3 (1.38%) C#
8 1 (0.46%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 40 (18.35%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.72%) CTC Cleared
4 12 (5.50%) Degree
5 7 (3.21%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (2.75%) Computer Science Degree
7 5 (2.29%) DV Cleared
8 3 (1.38%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (0.92%) CCNA
9 2 (0.92%) CCNP
9 2 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.92%) MCP
10 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CISA
10 1 (0.46%) CISM
10 1 (0.46%) ISEB
10 1 (0.46%) MCDST
10 1 (0.46%) MCSA
10 1 (0.46%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.67%) QA
1 8 (3.67%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.38%) WCAG
3 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.46%) PMO
3 1 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (34.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.83%) Hyper-V
3 4 (1.83%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (1.38%) Docker
4 3 (1.38%) LXC
4 3 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.92%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.92%) XenApp
6 1 (0.46%) Firmware
6 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.46%) vSphere
6 1 (0.46%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 40 (18.35%) SCCM
2 3 (1.38%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (1.38%) Puppet
2 3 (1.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (0.46%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.46%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 53 (24.31%) Microsoft
2 45 (20.64%) Google
3 28 (12.84%) Apple
4 15 (6.88%) HP
5 11 (5.05%) Citrix
5 11 (5.05%) VMware
6 7 (3.21%) Cisco
7 5 (2.29%) Adobe
8 4 (1.83%) Oracle
8 4 (1.83%) Samsung
9 3 (1.38%) IBM
9 3 (1.38%) Lotus
9 3 (1.38%) PayPal
9 3 (1.38%) SAP
9 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
9 3 (1.38%) Symantec
10 2 (0.92%) Altiris
10 2 (0.92%) LANDesk
10 2 (0.92%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.46%) Twitter