The first 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 18 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 Cheshire 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 73 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.12% - 0.29%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.58% - 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £230 £283
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -18.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £14.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
172 133 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.33% 17.71% 21.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 57 85
Average daily rate £390 £350 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £204 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 8
Average hourly rate £31.50 £16.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+96.87% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £9.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £20.00 £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Handset
North West

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 6 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Transformation

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Project Management
1 1 (100.00%) Stakeholder Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Device Management
1 1 (100.00%) Mobile Transformation