The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 186 190 189
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -1
Contract jobs citing Handset 10 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.30% 0.053%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.52% 0.79% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 14 2
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£475 £192 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+147.39% -47.03%
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £203 £243
% change year-on-year
+171.60% -16.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -55.38%
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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 City of London region.

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1918 2267 2082
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.78% 38.33% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1502 1649 1614
Average daily rate £470 £500 £485
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.00% +3.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 39 51
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £16.50 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.05 £42.50 £90.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 11 (68.75%) Internet
3 11 (68.75%) Finance
4 10 (62.50%) MS Office
5 9 (56.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
5 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 9 (56.25%) Wireless
6 8 (50.00%) Financial Institution
6 8 (50.00%) Banking
6 8 (50.00%) Altiris
6 8 (50.00%) Investment Banking
6 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (50.00%) VPN
6 8 (50.00%) SLA
6 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 8 (50.00%) assyst
6 8 (50.00%) Hedge funds
6 8 (50.00%) Software Deployment
7 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco
8 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
8 3 (18.75%) CCNP
8 3 (18.75%) CCNA
8 3 (18.75%) EMC
8 3 (18.75%) SAN
8 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 9 (56.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Lync
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 9 (56.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Internet
2 9 (56.25%) Wireless
3 8 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) Firewall
5 2 (12.50%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) DSL
6 1 (6.25%) WAN
6 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) GSM
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) PBX
6 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
6 1 (6.25%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) MySQL
General
1 11 (68.75%) Finance
2 8 (50.00%) Financial Institution
2 8 (50.00%) Banking
2 8 (50.00%) Investment Banking
3 3 (18.75%) Back Office
4 2 (12.50%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.25%) Dutch Language
5 1 (6.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (50.00%) Service Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 2 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (50.00%) Hedge funds
3 3 (18.75%) Celerra
3 3 (18.75%) CLARiiON
3 3 (18.75%) PDA
4 1 (6.25%) IVR
4 1 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
4 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows 7
3 8 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (50.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 1 (6.25%) CRM
3 1 (6.25%) Migration
3 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.25%) Logistics
3 1 (6.25%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) CCNP
1 3 (18.75%) CCNA
1 3 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
2 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Altiris
2 3 (18.75%) Cisco
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) EMC
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 1 (6.25%) Avaya
3 1 (6.25%) Nokia
3 1 (6.25%) Nortel
3 1 (6.25%) Citrix
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds