The 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 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 124 123 90
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -33
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 5 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.039% 0.19% 1.07%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.15% 0.66% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 3
Average daily rate
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- £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £203 £225
% change year-on-year
+171.60% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -55.38%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
673 752 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.97% 28.58% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 379 184
Average daily rate £385 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.60% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 32 43
Average hourly rate £20.25 £17.11 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.35% -7.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.27 £11.90 £12.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £41.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Top 16 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 1 (50.00%) QA
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) Wireshark
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) TestPartner
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Applications Tester
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Tester
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Test Scripting
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft