The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 62 70 68
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.33% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 1.11% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
-6.77% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.67 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-31.36% +24.17%
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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 Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
225 271 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.55% 29.71% 23.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 122 131
Average daily rate £400 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £247
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 19 12
Average hourly rate £16.84 £30.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +60.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.41 £16.37 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £35.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Handset
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 2 (66.67%) VPN
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Local Government
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Transformation
3 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (33.33%) Project Management

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (66.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
1 2 (66.67%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (33.33%) Transformation Project Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
1 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (33.33%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix