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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 191 193 202
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Contract jobs citing Handset 7 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.15% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.43% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 14
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£300 £190 £371
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -48.82%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £11.50 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -76.04%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -9.91%
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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
2046 2102 2798
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.07% 36.15% 38.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 1613 1478 2063
Average daily rate £475 £475 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 64
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -2.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £12.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.05 £36.50 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (35.71%) Finance
3 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
3 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
3 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 4 (28.57%) Android
3 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
5 2 (14.29%) Sony
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
5 2 (14.29%) Industrial Design
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco
5 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
5 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (14.29%) Nokia
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Electronics
5 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
5 2 (14.29%) MVNO
6 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
6 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (7.14%) CMS
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Office
2 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) Internet
1 2 (14.29%) Firewall
1 2 (14.29%) MVNO
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) QSIG
2 1 (7.14%) H.323
2 1 (7.14%) ISDN
2 1 (7.14%) PBX
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
2 1 (7.14%) VPN
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) CTI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (21.43%) Banking
4 2 (14.29%) Electronics
5 1 (7.14%) Financial Institution
5 1 (7.14%) Back Office
5 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
1 3 (21.43%) Support Specialist
1 3 (21.43%) Mac Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Analyst
2 2 (14.29%) Designer
2 2 (14.29%) Senior Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Senior Tester
3 1 (7.14%) Citrix Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Industrial Designer
3 1 (7.14%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) CLARiiON
3 1 (7.14%) IVR
3 1 (7.14%) PDA
3 1 (7.14%) Celerra
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Mac OS X
1 4 (28.57%) Android
1 4 (28.57%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) Asset Management
2 2 (14.29%) Industrial Design
3 1 (7.14%) Knowledge Management
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
3 1 (7.14%) Project Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (7.14%) Business Continuity
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Speech Recognition
Qualifications
1 1 (7.14%) CCNP
1 1 (7.14%) CCNA
1 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
1 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) Nokia
2 2 (14.29%) Sony
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Syntegra
3 1 (7.14%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) Altiris
3 1 (7.14%) Speakerbus
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) EMC