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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 119 109 109
Rank change year-on-year
-10 0
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.080% 0.70% 0.89%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.38% 3.18% 4.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Average daily rate
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- £175 £219
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £215 £250
% change year-on-year
+55.81% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £30.00 £162.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.53% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -52.63%
Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
531 534 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.20% 21.83% 19.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 262 223 251
Average daily rate £350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £516 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 28
Average hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.52% -49.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.53 £9.39 £14.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
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 28 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough +1 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Reading - - - -
Handset
South East

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
2 5 (45.45%) Avaya
3 4 (36.36%) Windows
3 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
3 4 (36.36%) Android
4 3 (27.27%) iPhone
4 3 (27.27%) LTE
4 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
4 3 (27.27%) Degree
4 3 (27.27%) VoIP
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) PBX
5 2 (18.18%) Nortel
5 2 (18.18%) Apple
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
5 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
5 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
5 2 (18.18%) Multimedia
5 2 (18.18%) QA
5 2 (18.18%) Validation
5 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
5 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
5 2 (18.18%) Marketing
5 2 (18.18%) HSPA
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
1 1 (9.09%) CMS
1 1 (9.09%) Lync
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) VoIP
1 3 (27.27%) LTE
2 2 (18.18%) WCDMA
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) PBX
2 2 (18.18%) Wireshark
2 2 (18.18%) HSPA
3 1 (9.09%) UMTS
3 1 (9.09%) 3G
3 1 (9.09%) Nortel Meridian
3 1 (9.09%) 4G
3 1 (9.09%) Radio Access Network
3 1 (9.09%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) JMeter
1 1 (9.09%) SoapUI
1 1 (9.09%) LoadUI
General
1 4 (36.36%) Telecoms
2 2 (18.18%) Multimedia
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Back Office
3 1 (9.09%) Billing
3 1 (9.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (27.27%) Architect
2 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Support Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (9.09%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Architect
3 1 (9.09%) SAP Solutions Architect
3 1 (9.09%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) SOAP
1 1 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (54.55%) Blackberry
2 3 (27.27%) iPhone
3 2 (18.18%) Device Driver
3 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
4 1 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (9.09%) iPad
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
1 4 (36.36%) Android
2 3 (27.27%) Apple iOS
2 3 (27.27%) Windows Phone
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Validation
1 2 (18.18%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (9.09%) CRM
2 1 (9.09%) ERP
2 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
2 1 (9.09%) Network Design
2 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
2 1 (9.09%) WFM
2 1 (9.09%) SAP Implementation
2 1 (9.09%) Integration Testing
2 1 (9.09%) Time Management
2 1 (9.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (27.27%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Avaya
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) Nortel
3 2 (18.18%) Apple
4 1 (9.09%) BT
4 1 (9.09%) TOWER Software
4 1 (9.09%) VMware
4 1 (9.09%) Amdocs
4 1 (9.09%) Teradata
4 1 (9.09%) Polycom
4 1 (9.09%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 1 (9.09%) Citrix
4 1 (9.09%) Dell
4 1 (9.09%) SAP
4 1 (9.09%) Siebel
4 1 (9.09%) Symbian
4 1 (9.09%) Cisco
4 1 (9.09%) Ericsson
4 1 (9.09%) Lotus