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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 194 203 217
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +14
Contract jobs citing Handset 9 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.31% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.44% 0.82% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 14 10
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£203 £371 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-45.45% +0.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £503 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £295 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.94% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £11.50 £48.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.04% +118.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-19.83% +6.31%
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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
2036 2689 2998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 34.47% 37.56% 37.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1460 1980 2206
Average daily rate £466 £480 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.02% +1.05%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 56 65
Average hourly rate £17.68 £19.50 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.32% -1.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £14.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.50 £48.00 £32.73
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Finance
4 4 (26.67%) Legal
5 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (20.00%) Mitel
5 3 (20.00%) Banking
5 3 (20.00%) MS Office
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (20.00%) Lync
5 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
6 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
6 2 (13.33%) VPN
6 2 (13.33%) DNS
6 2 (13.33%) SLA
6 2 (13.33%) PBX
6 2 (13.33%) DHCP
6 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
6 2 (13.33%) Internet
6 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
6 2 (13.33%) Retail
6 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
6 2 (13.33%) Migration
6 2 (13.33%) IVR

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 5 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Office
2 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) PBX
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) VPN
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Internet
2 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (6.67%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
2 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) TestDirector
2 1 (6.67%) Robotium
2 1 (6.67%) Calabash
General
1 5 (33.33%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Legal
3 3 (20.00%) Banking
4 2 (13.33%) Retail
4 2 (13.33%) Retail Banking
5 1 (6.67%) Financial Institution
5 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 5 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Voice Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Mitel Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Automation Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (6.67%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) BlackBerry Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 7 (46.67%) Blackberry
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Banking
3 2 (13.33%) iPhone
3 2 (13.33%) IVR
3 2 (13.33%) Smartphone
4 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (6.67%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (6.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (13.33%) Asset Management
2 2 (13.33%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Test Scripting
2 2 (13.33%) Manual Testing
2 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Time Management
3 1 (6.67%) Test Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Logistics
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (6.67%) MOS
1 1 (6.67%) MCDST
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
1 2 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 3 (20.00%) Mitel
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.67%) Altiris
3 1 (6.67%) Apple
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
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