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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 191 206 211
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +5
Contract jobs citing Handset 9 25 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.15% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 1.04% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 12
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£190 £375 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.33% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £214 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £495 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.99%
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 £30.09
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -44.03%
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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
1754 2396 2514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.77% 32.56% 32.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1221 1747 1903
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 61 57
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 £12.50 £14.50 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.05 £45.60 £32.58
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 (41.18%) Windows
1 7 (41.18%) Citrix
1 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
2 5 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
2 5 (29.41%) Finance
2 5 (29.41%) Legal
3 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (17.65%) Mobile Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Lync
4 3 (17.65%) QA
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (17.65%) Mitel
4 3 (17.65%) Banking
4 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
5 2 (11.76%) PBX
5 2 (11.76%) DNS
5 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
5 2 (11.76%) SQL
5 2 (11.76%) DHCP
5 2 (11.76%) MS Office
5 2 (11.76%) Retail
5 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
5 2 (11.76%) IVR
5 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
5 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
5 2 (11.76%) Migration

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (29.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (17.65%) Lync
3 1 (5.88%) Apache
3 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
2 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) PBX
1 2 (11.76%) DNS
1 2 (11.76%) DHCP
2 1 (5.88%) 4G
2 1 (5.88%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.88%) Internet
2 1 (5.88%) 3G
2 1 (5.88%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.88%) 2G
2 1 (5.88%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.88%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.88%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (11.76%) TestDirector
2 1 (5.88%) Selenium
2 1 (5.88%) SoapUI
2 1 (5.88%) Robotium
2 1 (5.88%) Calabash
2 1 (5.88%) Apache Ivy
2 1 (5.88%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.88%) JIRA
2 1 (5.88%) Maven
2 1 (5.88%) Toad
2 1 (5.88%) Ant
2 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
General
1 5 (29.41%) Finance
1 5 (29.41%) Legal
2 3 (17.65%) Banking
3 2 (11.76%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.88%) German Language
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Service Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Test Analyst
3 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support
3 2 (11.76%) Mitel Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
4 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.88%) Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.88%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.88%) BlackBerry Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) RESTful
1 1 (5.88%) REST
1 1 (5.88%) SOAP
1 1 (5.88%) Web Services
1 1 (5.88%) J2ME
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Blackberry
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (11.76%) IVR
4 2 (11.76%) Smartphone
4 2 (11.76%) iPhone
5 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 7 (41.18%) Windows
2 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.88%) Android
3 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (11.76%) Migration
3 2 (11.76%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Time Management
4 1 (5.88%) Automation Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Scrum
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.88%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL
4 1 (5.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
2 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) MOS
1 1 (5.88%) MCDST
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (41.18%) Citrix
2 3 (17.65%) Mitel
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.76%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle
4 1 (5.88%) HP
4 1 (5.88%) Sun