The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 121 104 95
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -9
Contract jobs citing Handset 10 15 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.35% 0.61% 1.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.75% 3.44% 7.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 5
Average daily rate £108 £225 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-52.22% -10.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £102 £166 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £328 £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £230 £283
% change year-on-year
+23.91% -18.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
573 436 581
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.94% 17.79% 18.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 162 278
Average daily rate £375 £350 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £188 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 34 25
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% +12.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £13.53 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.10 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
Handset
South East

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the Berkshire region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Berkshire region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Handset
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
Reading -14 3 - -
Handset
South East

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Handset also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Handset.

1 8 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Android
3 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Phone
3 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
4 4 (28.57%) Avaya
4 4 (28.57%) Apple
4 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 4 (28.57%) QA
5 3 (21.43%) iPhone
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (21.43%) LoadUI
5 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
5 3 (21.43%) JMeter
5 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
5 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
5 3 (21.43%) HP
5 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
5 3 (21.43%) Symbian
5 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 3 (21.43%) HTML
5 3 (21.43%) SOAP
5 3 (21.43%) XML
5 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
6 2 (14.29%) Marketing
6 2 (14.29%) Degree
6 2 (14.29%) Validation
6 2 (14.29%) Wireshark

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Handset also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Handset. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (21.43%) MS Exchange
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) IBM Notes
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP FI
1 1 (7.14%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) VoIP
2 2 (14.29%) WCDMA
2 2 (14.29%) Internet
2 2 (14.29%) Wireshark
2 2 (14.29%) HSPA
2 2 (14.29%) LTE
2 2 (14.29%) LDAP
3 1 (7.14%) PBX
3 1 (7.14%) Unified Communications
3 1 (7.14%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) JMeter
1 3 (21.43%) SoapUI
1 3 (21.43%) LoadUI
General
1 5 (35.71%) Telecoms
2 2 (14.29%) Multimedia
2 2 (14.29%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Architect
2 2 (14.29%) Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Manager
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Architect
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) HTML
1 3 (21.43%) SOAP
1 3 (21.43%) XML
2 1 (7.14%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (57.14%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) iPhone
2 3 (21.43%) Mobile App
3 2 (14.29%) Client/Server
3 2 (14.29%) Device Driver
3 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
4 1 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (7.14%) Replication
4 1 (7.14%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Android
2 5 (35.71%) Apple iOS
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Phone
3 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (14.29%) BlackBerry OS
4 2 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (21.43%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (14.29%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Validation
2 2 (14.29%) Test Management
3 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (7.14%) WFM
3 1 (7.14%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) QA
2 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) NetBackup
1 2 (14.29%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 4 (28.57%) Apple
1 4 (28.57%) Avaya
2 3 (21.43%) HP
2 3 (21.43%) Symbian
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Nokia
4 1 (7.14%) Lotus
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy
4 1 (7.14%) TOWER Software
4 1 (7.14%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) Amdocs
4 1 (7.14%) Teradata
4 1 (7.14%) Polycom
4 1 (7.14%) SAP
4 1 (7.14%) Siebel
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) Nortel
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
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