Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Bluetooth skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Bluetooth over the 6 months to 19 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Bluetooth
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 158 208 -
Rank change year-on-year +50 - +180
Contract jobs citing Bluetooth 25 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.53% 0.065% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.22% 0.47% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
West Midlands median daily rate £293 - -
England median daily rate £438 £381 £325
% change year-on-year +14.75% +17.31% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.00% - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £38.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year -1.96% -15.00% +50.00%

Bluetooth is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 777 848 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.33% 13.74% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 440 304
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £187 £213
90th Percentile £504 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.50 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

Bluetooth
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Bluetooth as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Bluetooth in the West Midlands

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Bluetooth in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Bluetooth in the West Midlands

Bluetooth
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Bluetooth in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Bluetooth in the West Midlands

Bluetooth
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Bluetooth in the West Midlands

Bluetooth
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Bluetooth within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 19 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
Solihull - 10 - -
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Birmingham +6 3 - -
Bluetooth
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Bluetooth also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Bluetooth.

1 21 (84.00%) Wi-Fi
2 16 (64.00%) Analytics
3 13 (52.00%) Big Data
3 13 (52.00%) Presales
3 13 (52.00%) 5G
3 13 (52.00%) ZigBee
3 13 (52.00%) 4G
3 13 (52.00%) ERP
3 13 (52.00%) LAN
3 13 (52.00%) WAN
3 13 (52.00%) 3G
3 13 (52.00%) RFID
3 13 (52.00%) Sigfox
3 13 (52.00%) Z-Wave
4 12 (48.00%) Customer Requirements
4 12 (48.00%) Data Security
5 10 (40.00%) Hyperconnected
6 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (32.00%) Scrum
7 8 (32.00%) HTTP
7 8 (32.00%) SSL
7 8 (32.00%) XML
7 8 (32.00%) JSON
8 7 (28.00%) User Experience
9 6 (24.00%) Automotive
10 5 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
10 5 (20.00%) Java
10 5 (20.00%) Android Development
10 5 (20.00%) iOS Development
10 5 (20.00%) Android Studio

Bluetooth
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) Wi-Fi
2 13 (52.00%) 3G
2 13 (52.00%) 4G
2 13 (52.00%) 5G
2 13 (52.00%) LAN
2 13 (52.00%) RFID
2 13 (52.00%) WAN
2 13 (52.00%) ZigBee
2 13 (52.00%) Z-Wave
3 10 (40.00%) Hyperconnected
4 8 (32.00%) HTTP
4 8 (32.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (52.00%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 5 (20.00%) Android Studio
1 5 (20.00%) Gradle
2 4 (16.00%) JIRA
3 3 (12.00%) CocoaPods
General
1 6 (24.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (52.00%) Architect
2 7 (28.00%) Developer
3 5 (20.00%) IoT Architect
4 4 (16.00%) Android Developer
5 3 (12.00%) Firmware Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) iOS Developer
6 2 (8.00%) Network Architect
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (4.00%) Android Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Android Software Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.00%) Applications Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) Automotive Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) JSON
1 8 (32.00%) XML
2 3 (12.00%) Cocoa
2 3 (12.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (12.00%) Core Animation
2 3 (12.00%) Core Data
2 3 (12.00%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 7 (28.00%) User Experience
2 5 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.00%) Animation
4 1 (4.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Android
1 5 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Analytics
2 13 (52.00%) ERP
2 13 (52.00%) Presales
3 12 (48.00%) Customer Requirements
3 12 (48.00%) Data Security
4 9 (36.00%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (32.00%) Scrum
6 5 (20.00%) Android Development
6 5 (20.00%) iOS Development
6 5 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
7 3 (12.00%) BDD
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
8 2 (8.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (4.00%) ITIL
9 1 (4.00%) Service Management
9 1 (4.00%) Strategic Thinking
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.00%) Java
2 4 (16.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (16.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (12.00%) C
3 3 (12.00%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Firmware
Vendors
1 13 (52.00%) Sigfox
2 2 (8.00%) Apple