The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Smartphone in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Smartphone over the 3 months to 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Smartphone
England / West Midlands
Rank 110 117 -
Rank change year-on-year +7 -  
Contract jobs citing Smartphone 8 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.30% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.25% 1.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 0
Median daily rate £115 £235 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -51.06% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £200 £320
% change year-on-year +50.00% -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 0
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 638 640 665
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 27.68% 23.85% 26.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 405 383 355
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 30 72
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -46.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £29.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year -35.03% +53.43%  

Smartphone
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 West Midlands

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Smartphone in the West Midlands

Smartphone
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Smartphone in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Smartphone in the West Midlands

Smartphone
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Smartphone in the West Midlands

Smartphone
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 Smartphone within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 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
Warwickshire - 5 £114 - 5
Coventry -1 2 £400 - 2
Birmingham -3 1 - - 2
Smartphone
England

Smartphone
Top 24 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Smartphone.

1 8 (72.73%) Google
2 5 (45.45%) Apple
2 5 (45.45%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) User Experience
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
5 1 (9.09%) MS Office
5 1 (9.09%) Change Management
5 1 (9.09%) Automotive
5 1 (9.09%) Legal
5 1 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
5 1 (9.09%) Microsoft
5 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (9.09%) Retail
5 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (9.09%) WebEx
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
5 1 (9.09%) iManage
5 1 (9.09%) Line Management

Smartphone
Top Related 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:

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (9.09%) WebEx
General
1 2 (18.18%) Manufacturing
2 1 (9.09%) Automotive
2 1 (9.09%) Legal
2 1 (9.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (36.36%) Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (18.18%) IT Technician
3 2 (18.18%) Project Manager
3 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Technician
4 1 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Project Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Transformation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Transformation Manager
4 1 (9.09%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 5 (45.45%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (9.09%) Change Management
1 1 (9.09%) Line Management
1 1 (9.09%) Project Management
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Google
2 5 (45.45%) Apple
3 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) iManage
4 1 (9.09%) Microsoft