The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 28 40 -
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.02% 0.43% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.57% 1.56% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.92 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £11.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+38.43% -69.33%
Handset
Cheshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Chester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
56 64 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 28.57% 27.71% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 24 12
Average daily rate £425 £350 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -22.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £218 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Average hourly rate £15.00 £31.56 £9.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.46% +250.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -23.91%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 3 (75.00%) Local Government
2 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) VPN
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (50.00%) AppSense
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (50.00%) iPad
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
4 1 (25.00%) Android
4 1 (25.00%) ITIL
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (25.00%) Information Management
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 (75.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) VPN
1 3 (75.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) VoIP
General
1 3 (75.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (75.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (50.00%) iPad
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 4 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 1 (25.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Service Management
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Information Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (75.00%) MCDST
2 1 (25.00%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) AppSense
3 1 (25.00%) Cisco
3 1 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (25.00%) HP