Period
to 21 November 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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 646 608 632
Rank change year-on-year -38 +24 -96
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 237 283 258
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.27% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.68% 0.82% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 133 130 147
UK median daily rate £185 £208 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.84% -36.15% +5.26%
10th Percentile £117 £115 £130
90th Percentile £538 £475 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £320 £338
% change year-on-year -40.63% -5.19% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 67 47
UK median hourly rate £13.50 £15.00 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.36% -9.43%
10th Percentile £9.83 £10.65 £9.70
90th Percentile £24.50 £22.85 £33.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £15.43
% change year-on-year -11.86% -4.38% -0.48%

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 34682 34666 36957
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.63% 33.10% 32.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 23021 22730 23492
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £250 £240
90th Percentile £650 £625 £616
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1016 1189 1465
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £20.67 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +6.00% +8.33%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +8.57%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -25 220 £185 -7.50% 54
UK excluding London +8 146 £190 -40.63% 21
London -53 90 £185 +2.78% 34
South East +8 50 £173 -36.11% 6
North of England +67 48 £355 +4.42% 7
North West +30 21 £173 -41.28% 5
North East +77 18 £375 -9.09%
Midlands +20 16 £173 +40.82% 1
Scotland -4 16 £130 -61.48% 1
South West -27 11 £525 +200.00% 1
Yorkshire +18 9 £405 +22.73% 2
West Midlands +19 8 £325 +150.00%
East Midlands +3 8 £145 +26.09% 1
East of England -16 5 £130 -66.45% 5

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 130 (54.85%) Windows
2 83 (35.02%) Active Directory
3 67 (28.27%) Windows 7
4 65 (27.43%) Microsoft
5 64 (27.00%) Microsoft Office
6 56 (23.63%) Android
7 49 (20.68%) Apple iOS
8 48 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
9 39 (16.46%) SCCM
10 35 (14.77%) Telecoms
11 33 (13.92%) ITIL
11 33 (13.92%) Security Cleared
12 32 (13.50%) Incident Management
13 31 (13.08%) Google
14 30 (12.66%) Apple
15 29 (12.24%) Service Management
16 28 (11.81%) LAN
16 28 (11.81%) SC Cleared
16 28 (11.81%) JIRA
16 28 (11.81%) Windows 10
17 27 (11.39%) User Experience
17 27 (11.39%) Finance
18 26 (10.97%) Office 365
19 24 (10.13%) VPN
20 23 (9.70%) Scrum
20 23 (9.70%) Windows 8
20 23 (9.70%) Video Conferencing
21 21 (8.86%) WAN
21 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
21 21 (8.86%) Mac OS X

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 10 (4.22%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.53%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.11%) Confluence
5 4 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (1.69%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.69%) IIS
6 2 (0.84%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.42%) JBoss
7 1 (0.42%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.42%) Tomcat
Applications
1 64 (27.00%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (8.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 20 (8.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.38%) Photoshop
5 3 (1.27%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.42%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.42%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.42%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 2 (0.84%) assyst
1 2 (0.84%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 26 (10.97%) Office 365
2 14 (5.91%) Google Drive
3 5 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.11%) SaaS
4 3 (1.27%) G Suite
5 2 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.84%) GitHub
6 1 (0.42%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.42%) Google Play
6 1 (0.42%) IaaS
6 1 (0.42%) IBM Cloud
6 1 (0.42%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 28 (11.81%) LAN
2 24 (10.13%) VPN
3 21 (8.86%) WAN
4 19 (8.02%) Internet
5 11 (4.64%) DNS
5 11 (4.64%) TCP/IP
6 9 (3.80%) VoIP
7 8 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (2.95%) 3G
8 7 (2.95%) 4G
8 7 (2.95%) ADSL
8 7 (2.95%) DHCP
8 7 (2.95%) Firewall
9 6 (2.53%) Skype
10 5 (2.11%) PBX
11 4 (1.69%) Network Security
11 4 (1.69%) WLAN
12 3 (1.27%) Cisco IOS
12 3 (1.27%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.27%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.11%) Apache Cassandra
1 5 (2.11%) MongoDB
1 5 (2.11%) MySQL
1 5 (2.11%) NoSQL
1 5 (2.11%) Oracle Database
1 5 (2.11%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (2.11%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 28 (11.81%) JIRA
2 11 (4.64%) Jenkins
3 8 (3.38%) Selenium
4 6 (2.53%) Axure RP
4 6 (2.53%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.11%) gulp
6 4 (1.69%) Grunt
6 4 (1.69%) webpack
7 3 (1.27%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.27%) JUnit
7 3 (1.27%) RSpec
7 3 (1.27%) WebDriver
8 2 (0.84%) Subversion
9 1 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
9 1 (0.42%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.42%) Firebug
9 1 (0.42%) Mocha
9 1 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.42%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
General
1 35 (14.77%) Telecoms
2 27 (11.39%) Finance
3 9 (3.80%) Electronics
4 8 (3.38%) Games
5 7 (2.95%) Banking
6 6 (2.53%) Law
7 5 (2.11%) Financial Institution
7 5 (2.11%) Investment Banking
7 5 (2.11%) Legal
8 4 (1.69%) Marketing
8 4 (1.69%) Retail
9 3 (1.27%) Interactive Media
10 2 (0.84%) Automotive
10 2 (0.84%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.42%) Back Office
11 1 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 73 (30.80%) Analyst
2 48 (20.25%) Desktop Support
3 47 (19.83%) Support Analyst
4 32 (13.50%) Support Engineer
5 30 (12.66%) IT Support
6 28 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
7 25 (10.55%) Service Analyst
7 25 (10.55%) Service Desk Analyst
8 23 (9.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 22 (9.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 20 (8.44%) 1st Line Support
11 19 (8.02%) IT Analyst
12 16 (6.75%) IT Support Analyst
13 14 (5.91%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 14 (5.91%) Architect
13 14 (5.91%) Developer
14 13 (5.49%) Service Desk Support
14 13 (5.49%) Service Desk Support Analyst
15 12 (5.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 11 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.59%) CSS
1 18 (7.59%) HTML
2 12 (5.06%) HTML5
3 11 (4.64%) CSS3
4 9 (3.80%) REST
5 8 (3.38%) AngularJS
5 8 (3.38%) JSON
5 8 (3.38%) React
6 7 (2.95%) Ajax
6 7 (2.95%) Web Services
7 6 (2.53%) LESS
7 6 (2.53%) RESTful
7 6 (2.53%) Sass
8 5 (2.11%) Django
8 5 (2.11%) SOAP
8 5 (2.11%) Spring
9 4 (1.69%) jQuery
10 3 (1.27%) Backbone.js
10 3 (1.27%) Vue (Vue.js)
11 2 (0.84%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.39%) User Experience
2 23 (9.70%) Video Conferencing
3 19 (8.02%) Blackberry
4 16 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.06%) Mobile App
7 11 (4.64%) Handset
7 11 (4.64%) iPhone
8 9 (3.80%) CMDB
9 8 (3.38%) PDA
10 7 (2.95%) CESG
11 5 (2.11%) Driving Licence
11 5 (2.11%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.69%) Computer Science
12 4 (1.69%) Social Media
13 3 (1.27%) Data Centre
13 3 (1.27%) Infotainment
13 3 (1.27%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.84%) NHS
15 1 (0.42%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 130 (54.85%) Windows
2 67 (28.27%) Windows 7
3 56 (23.63%) Android
4 49 (20.68%) Apple iOS
5 28 (11.81%) Windows 10
6 23 (9.70%) Windows 8
7 21 (8.86%) Mac OS X
8 12 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 11 (4.64%) Mac OS
9 11 (4.64%) Windows XP
10 10 (4.22%) Linux
10 10 (4.22%) Windows Server
11 5 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.84%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.42%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.42%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.25%) Agile Software Development
2 33 (13.92%) ITIL
3 32 (13.50%) Incident Management
4 29 (12.24%) Service Management
5 23 (9.70%) Scrum
6 18 (7.59%) Open Source
7 15 (6.33%) Break/Fix
7 15 (6.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 13 (5.49%) Front End Development
8 13 (5.49%) ITSM
8 13 (5.49%) Line Management
9 12 (5.06%) Coaching
9 12 (5.06%) Migration
10 11 (4.64%) Mentoring
10 11 (4.64%) Time Management
11 10 (4.22%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (4.22%) TDD
11 10 (4.22%) Test Scripting
11 10 (4.22%) User Stories
12 9 (3.80%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 12 (5.06%) JavaScript
2 10 (4.22%) Scala
3 9 (3.80%) Java
4 8 (3.38%) Python
4 8 (3.38%) Ruby
5 5 (2.11%) C
6 4 (1.69%) C++
7 3 (1.27%) C#
8 2 (0.84%) ECMAScript
Qualifications
1 33 (13.92%) Security Cleared
2 28 (11.81%) SC Cleared
3 14 (5.91%) Degree
4 13 (5.49%) CTC Cleared
4 13 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (2.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.53%) MCP
5 6 (2.53%) MCSE
6 4 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
6 4 (1.69%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.69%) IISP
6 4 (1.69%) MCDST
7 2 (0.84%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.84%) CCNA
7 2 (0.84%) CCNP
7 2 (0.84%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.42%) CISA
8 1 (0.42%) ISEB
8 1 (0.42%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.64%) SLA
2 7 (2.95%) QA
3 4 (1.69%) GDPR
3 4 (1.69%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 3 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.27%) RMADS
4 3 (1.27%) WCAG
5 1 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.42%) PMO
5 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 83 (35.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (4.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.11%) Docker
3 5 (2.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.11%) LXC
4 3 (1.27%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.84%) BitLocker
5 2 (0.84%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (0.84%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Firmware
6 1 (0.42%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (16.46%) SCCM
2 7 (2.95%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 7 (2.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (2.11%) Puppet
4 3 (1.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.42%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 65 (27.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (13.08%) Google
3 30 (12.66%) Apple
4 20 (8.44%) HP
5 15 (6.33%) Citrix
6 11 (4.64%) VMware
7 10 (4.22%) Symantec
8 8 (3.38%) Cisco
9 7 (2.95%) Dell
10 5 (2.11%) LANDesk
10 5 (2.11%) Oracle
11 4 (1.69%) Adobe
11 4 (1.69%) Avaya
11 4 (1.69%) Lotus
11 4 (1.69%) Samsung
12 3 (1.27%) IBM
12 3 (1.27%) ServiceNow
13 2 (0.84%) CommVault
13 2 (0.84%) Iron Mountain
13 2 (0.84%) MobileIron