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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 62 60 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Contract jobs citing Handset 10 8 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.07% 1.04% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.92% 3.03% -
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 0
Average daily rate £500 £550 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £205
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +107.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £14.35 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.39% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
Handset
North West

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
343 264 281
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 36.57% 34.38% 32.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 146 148
Average daily rate £425 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 11 20
Average hourly rate £17.42 £15.53 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.18% +7.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.12 £12.61 £12.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.85 £18.45 £33.36
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -

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
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram 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
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Warrington -6 9 £500 -9.09%
Chester +1 1 - -
Handset
North West

Handset
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) Wireless
2 10 (90.91%) Management Information System
3 9 (81.82%) Wi-Fi
3 9 (81.82%) Problem Management
3 9 (81.82%) Android
3 9 (81.82%) Apple iOS
3 9 (81.82%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (81.82%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (81.82%) AirWatch
4 2 (18.18%) Service Management
4 2 (18.18%) Local Government
4 2 (18.18%) MCDST
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
4 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
4 2 (18.18%) iPad
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
4 2 (18.18%) Citrix
4 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 2 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (18.18%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
5 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 (18.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) VPN
1 11 (100.00%) Wireless
2 9 (81.82%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (18.18%) TCP/IP
General
1 2 (18.18%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Applications Support
2 2 (18.18%) Consultant
2 2 (18.18%) Desktop Support
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Management Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Consultant
3 1 (9.09%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (90.91%) Management Information System
2 9 (81.82%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (18.18%) Blackberry
3 2 (18.18%) iPad
4 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Android
1 9 (81.82%) Apple iOS
2 2 (18.18%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows 7
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Vista
2 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) Mobile Device Management
1 9 (81.82%) Problem Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) MCDST
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 9 (81.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Citrix
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft