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 2 October 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 71 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.25% 0.21% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.89% 0.72% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £310 £270
% change year-on-year
-11.29% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.65 £16.84 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.08% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.67 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-31.36% -18.04%
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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
225 278 193
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 27.61% 29.57% 22.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 119 128 121
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 £251 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £617 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 20 8
Average hourly rate £16.92 £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.42% +31.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.49 £14.20 £14.66
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £35.00 £43.21
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 23 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 2 October 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%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) iPad
2 2 (66.67%) MS Office
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
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%) Blackberry
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
2 2 (66.67%) Wireless
3 1 (33.33%) Migration
3 1 (33.33%) AppSense
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (66.67%) VPN
1 2 (66.67%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Help Desk Support
1 2 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (33.33%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPad
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 2 (66.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) MCDST
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) AppSense