The first 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 23 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 City of London 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 199 183 215
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +32
Contract jobs citing Handset 9 18 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.14% 0.28% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 0.90% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 4
Average daily rate £190 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-39.20% -16.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
Average hourly rate - £20.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +11.11%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2088 1997 2624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 32.37% 31.39% 32.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1567 1479 1961
Average daily rate £500 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 55 76
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.65% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £16.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £135.00 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Handset
London

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the City of London region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 April 2014, 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 21 (70.00%) Blackberry
2 20 (66.67%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Windows XP
3 18 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 18 (60.00%) Citrix
3 18 (60.00%) Legal
4 6 (20.00%) Finance
5 5 (16.67%) Apple
6 4 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
6 4 (13.33%) NFC
6 4 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (10.00%) iPhone
7 3 (10.00%) Migration
7 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (10.00%) Banking
8 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
8 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
8 2 (6.67%) CA
8 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
8 2 (6.67%) Project Management
8 2 (6.67%) Internet
8 2 (6.67%) 3G
8 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
8 2 (6.67%) HP
8 2 (6.67%) WAP
8 2 (6.67%) Toad
8 2 (6.67%) Adobe
8 2 (6.67%) Sun
8 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
8 2 (6.67%) Apache

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

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 18 (60.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) NFC
2 2 (6.67%) Internet
2 2 (6.67%) 3G
2 2 (6.67%) 2G
2 2 (6.67%) 4G
3 1 (3.33%) 3GPP
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) LoadRunner
1 2 (6.67%) Toad
1 2 (6.67%) Ant
1 2 (6.67%) Maven
1 2 (6.67%) Selenium
1 2 (6.67%) JIRA
1 2 (6.67%) SoapUI
1 2 (6.67%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (6.67%) eggPlant
General
1 18 (60.00%) Legal
2 6 (20.00%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Retail
5 1 (3.33%) French Language
5 1 (3.33%) German Language
5 1 (3.33%) Advertising
5 1 (3.33%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
5 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (60.00%) Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Service Analyst
1 18 (60.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (10.00%) Rollout Engineer
2 3 (10.00%) Project Manager
3 2 (6.67%) Business Manager
3 2 (6.67%) BlackBerry Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms Consultant
4 1 (3.33%) Technical Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Test Leader
4 1 (3.33%) QA Leader
4 1 (3.33%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.33%) Programme Manager
4 1 (3.33%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) WAP
1 2 (6.67%) J2ME
1 2 (6.67%) SOAP
1 2 (6.67%) Web Services
1 2 (6.67%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 21 (70.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (13.33%) Mobile Payment
3 3 (10.00%) iPhone
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Banking
5 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (3.33%) Smartcard
5 1 (3.33%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 20 (66.67%) Windows
1 20 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Mobile Commerce
2 3 (10.00%) Migration
2 3 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.67%) Regression Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Project Management
3 2 (6.67%) Scrum
3 2 (6.67%) Programme Management
3 2 (6.67%) Manual Testing
3 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
4 1 (3.33%) Product Management
4 1 (3.33%) Automation Testing
4 1 (3.33%) Product Marketing
4 1 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.67%) SQL
2 1 (3.33%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) SCCM
1 2 (6.67%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) Citrix
2 5 (16.67%) Apple
3 2 (6.67%) CA
3 2 (6.67%) HP
3 2 (6.67%) Adobe
3 2 (6.67%) Sun
3 2 (6.67%) Oracle
4 1 (3.33%) Calypso