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 3 months to 30 March 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
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 477 529 532
Rank change year-on-year +52 +3  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 124 111 93
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.85% 0.66% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 58 40
Median daily rate £300 £230 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.43% -30.30%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £132 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £315
% change year-on-year +50.00% -36.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 16 11
Median hourly rate £15.15 £12.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.20% -7.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £9.38 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.38 £25.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.08 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.60% -7.40%  

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 14524 16885 16255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.90% 31.19% 30.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 9395 11035 9819
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 535 570 684
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.54 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.17% +21.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -21.56% +37.83%  

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Smartphone as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Smartphone in the UK

Smartphone
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +54 108 £300 +33.33% 365
London +19 35 £275 -36.59% 15
South East +26 26 £176 +2.91% 105
East of England +16 16 £178 -1.38% 49
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 15 £300 - 1
North East +1 15 £300 - 11
Tyne and Wear 0 15 £300 - 7
Cambridgeshire +16 10 £325 +96.96% 8
Buckinghamshire - 10 £538 - 10
Scotland +26 9 £111 -9.69% 33
Hampshire +19 9 £156 -19.87% 18
Cambridge +16 8 £225 +36.36% 3
West Midlands +17 6 £258 +9.57% 34
Hertfordshire - 6 £130 - 13
North West +32 5 £250 -28.57% 44
Edinburgh +19 5 £111 -9.69%
South West 0 5 - - 46
Havant - 4 - - 1
Aylesbury - 4 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £550 - 2
Berkshire +20 3 - - 9
Manchester +16 3 £250 -33.33% 10
Surrey +3 3 £163 +25.00% 20
Watford - 3 £130 - 2
Portsmouth - 3 £188 - 1
Glasgow - 3 - - 2
Warwickshire - 3 £115 - 6
Cheshire +36 2 - - 15
Chester +13 2 - - 2
City of London +7 2 £650 +237.66% 1

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 111 (45.87%) Windows
2 86 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 86 (35.54%) Active Directory
3 74 (30.58%) MS Office
4 59 (24.38%) Windows 7
5 50 (20.66%) Android
6 44 (18.18%) MS Excel
7 42 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (15.29%) Apple
8 37 (15.29%) VPN
9 34 (14.05%) WAN
10 31 (12.81%) ITIL
11 30 (12.40%) Citrix
11 30 (12.40%) Apple iOS
12 29 (11.98%) Incident Management
13 27 (11.16%) SLA
13 27 (11.16%) HP
13 27 (11.16%) Video Conferencing
13 27 (11.16%) SCCM
14 25 (10.33%) Office 365
14 25 (10.33%) Dell
14 25 (10.33%) Telecoms
15 23 (9.50%) Cisco
15 23 (9.50%) VoIP
16 21 (8.68%) Java
17 20 (8.26%) LAN
17 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
18 18 (7.44%) Security Cleared
18 18 (7.44%) Wireless
18 18 (7.44%) TDD

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 13 (5.37%) Skype for Business
2 8 (3.31%) SharePoint
3 7 (2.89%) MS Exchange
4 5 (2.07%) CMS
5 4 (1.65%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.83%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.41%) Confluence
7 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.41%) Marvel
7 1 (0.41%) Moodle
7 1 (0.41%) WordPress
Applications
1 74 (30.58%) MS Office
2 44 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 6 (2.48%) Photoshop
4 5 (2.07%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.83%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 2 (0.83%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (10.33%) Office 365
2 8 (3.31%) SaaS
3 7 (2.89%) Google Drive
4 4 (1.65%) IaaS
5 3 (1.24%) PaaS
6 2 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.41%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Azure
7 1 (0.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.29%) VPN
2 34 (14.05%) WAN
3 23 (9.50%) VoIP
4 20 (8.26%) LAN
5 18 (7.44%) Wireless
6 14 (5.79%) Internet
6 14 (5.79%) TCP/IP
7 11 (4.55%) DNS
8 10 (4.13%) Skype
9 9 (3.72%) DHCP
10 8 (3.31%) ISDN
10 8 (3.31%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.48%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.07%) 3G
12 5 (2.07%) Firewall
12 5 (2.07%) IP Telephony
12 5 (2.07%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.65%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (1.65%) Network Security
14 3 (1.24%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.20%) Cucumber
1 15 (6.20%) Jenkins
1 15 (6.20%) JUnit
1 15 (6.20%) RSpec
1 15 (6.20%) Selenium
1 15 (6.20%) WebDriver
2 9 (3.72%) JIRA
3 8 (3.31%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.31%) Subversion
4 4 (1.65%) Axure RP
5 3 (1.24%) Grunt
General
1 25 (10.33%) Telecoms
2 16 (6.61%) Legal
3 14 (5.79%) Finance
4 13 (5.37%) Law
5 6 (2.48%) Marketing
6 5 (2.07%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.65%) Multimedia
8 3 (1.24%) Electronics
8 3 (1.24%) Local Government
8 3 (1.24%) Publishing
8 3 (1.24%) Retail
9 2 (0.83%) Banking
9 2 (0.83%) Billing
9 2 (0.83%) Dutch Language
9 2 (0.83%) Games
9 2 (0.83%) German Language
9 2 (0.83%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.41%) Advertising
10 1 (0.41%) Automotive
10 1 (0.41%) French Language
Job Titles
1 49 (20.25%) Analyst
2 46 (19.01%) IT Support
3 42 (17.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 42 (17.36%) Support Engineer
4 35 (14.46%) Desktop Support
5 30 (12.40%) Support Analyst
6 24 (9.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 23 (9.50%) Service Desk Support
8 20 (8.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 19 (7.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (7.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (7.02%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 17 (7.02%) Developer
10 17 (7.02%) IT Engineer
10 17 (7.02%) IT Support Engineer
11 16 (6.61%) Help Desk Support
11 16 (6.61%) Service Desk Engineer
11 16 (6.61%) Tester
12 15 (6.20%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
12 15 (6.20%) Automation Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.79%) Gherkin
2 13 (5.37%) HTML
3 10 (4.13%) HTML5
4 9 (3.72%) CSS
5 5 (2.07%) XML
6 4 (1.65%) CSS3
6 4 (1.65%) PhoneGap
6 4 (1.65%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (1.24%) .NET
7 3 (1.24%) JSON
7 3 (1.24%) LESS
7 3 (1.24%) Node.js
7 3 (1.24%) RESTful
7 3 (1.24%) Sass
8 2 (0.83%) Middleware
8 2 (0.83%) WebKit
9 1 (0.41%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.41%) OpenID
9 1 (0.41%) REST
9 1 (0.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.16%) Video Conferencing
2 16 (6.61%) iPhone
3 15 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (5.79%) RSA SecurID
5 13 (5.37%) User Experience
6 12 (4.96%) Blackberry
7 11 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 10 (4.13%) Mobile App
9 9 (3.72%) Data Centre
10 7 (2.89%) iPad
11 6 (2.48%) CMDB
11 6 (2.48%) Handset
12 5 (2.07%) BYOD
13 4 (1.65%) Driving Licence
13 4 (1.65%) Embedded Systems
13 4 (1.65%) Management Information System
14 3 (1.24%) Algorithms
15 2 (0.83%) Data Structures
15 2 (0.83%) Life Science
15 2 (0.83%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 111 (45.87%) Windows
2 59 (24.38%) Windows 7
3 50 (20.66%) Android
4 30 (12.40%) Apple iOS
5 13 (5.37%) Windows 10
5 13 (5.37%) Windows 8
6 10 (4.13%) Windows XP
7 7 (2.89%) Windows Server
8 5 (2.07%) Linux
8 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.07%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.65%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.65%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.24%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.24%) Unix
11 2 (0.83%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (17.36%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (12.81%) ITIL
3 29 (11.98%) Incident Management
4 20 (8.26%) Service Delivery
5 18 (7.44%) TDD
6 17 (7.02%) Project Management
7 16 (6.61%) Change Management
7 16 (6.61%) Service Management
8 15 (6.20%) Automated Testing
8 15 (6.20%) Automation Testing
8 15 (6.20%) Defect Tracking
8 15 (6.20%) Test Automation
8 15 (6.20%) Test Scripting
8 15 (6.20%) Web Testing
9 14 (5.79%) Coaching
9 14 (5.79%) Scrum
10 12 (4.96%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (4.96%) Software Deployment
11 11 (4.55%) ITIL V3
11 11 (4.55%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.68%) Java
2 18 (7.44%) Python
3 17 (7.02%) C#
4 15 (6.20%) Ruby
4 15 (6.20%) Scala
5 9 (3.72%) JavaScript
6 5 (2.07%) SQL
7 3 (1.24%) C++
8 2 (0.83%) C
8 2 (0.83%) Objective-C
8 2 (0.83%) PowerShell
9 1 (0.41%) R
Qualifications
1 18 (7.44%) Security Cleared
2 13 (5.37%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.96%) Degree
4 10 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (2.89%) MCP
6 6 (2.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.07%) DV Cleared
7 5 (2.07%) MCSE
8 4 (1.65%) MCDST
9 3 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.24%) MCSA
10 2 (0.83%) CCNA
10 2 (0.83%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (0.83%) MBA
10 2 (0.83%) MOS
10 2 (0.83%) PhD
11 1 (0.41%) CCDA
11 1 (0.41%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.41%) CNA
11 1 (0.41%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.16%) SLA
2 6 (2.48%) QA
3 2 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.41%) WCAG
System Software
1 86 (35.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (2.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.65%) XenApp
4 2 (0.83%) BitLocker
4 2 (0.83%) Terminal Services
4 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
5 1 (0.41%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (11.16%) SCCM
2 8 (3.31%) AirWatch
3 6 (2.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.24%) WSUS
5 2 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (0.83%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.41%) EnCase
6 1 (0.41%) FTK
Vendors
1 86 (35.54%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.29%) Apple
3 30 (12.40%) Citrix
4 27 (11.16%) HP
5 25 (10.33%) Dell
6 23 (9.50%) Cisco
7 17 (7.02%) Google
8 14 (5.79%) Toshiba
9 9 (3.72%) Remedy
9 9 (3.72%) VMware
10 7 (2.89%) Samsung
11 6 (2.48%) Adobe
11 6 (2.48%) Avaya
12 5 (2.07%) Altiris
12 5 (2.07%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.65%) BMC
13 4 (1.65%) Intel Security
14 3 (1.24%) Lotus
14 3 (1.24%) Polycom
14 3 (1.24%) Wyse
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