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 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 176 185 182
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -3
Contract jobs citing Handset 10 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.20% 0.24% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.63% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 7
Average daily rate
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£450 £190 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+136.84% -41.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £190 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £200 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £270 £200
% change year-on-year
+57.40% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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
1949 2210 2107
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.48% 38.28% 37.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1501 1591 1615
Average daily rate £465 £500 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.00% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £628 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 43 46
Average hourly rate £17.87 £22.50 £21.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.60% +4.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £14.85 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £42.50 £135.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -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
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 5 March 2015.

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 5 March 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 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Blackberry
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 12 (63.16%) Internet
3 12 (63.16%) MS Office
3 12 (63.16%) Finance
4 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
4 11 (57.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
5 10 (52.63%) Wireless
6 9 (47.37%) Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Altiris
6 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
6 9 (47.37%) Incident Management
6 9 (47.37%) Financial Institution
6 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
6 9 (47.37%) VPN
6 9 (47.37%) SLA
6 9 (47.37%) Software Deployment
6 9 (47.37%) assyst
6 9 (47.37%) Hedge funds
7 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
8 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco
8 3 (15.79%) CCNP
8 3 (15.79%) CCNA
8 3 (15.79%) EMC
8 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (15.79%) SAN
8 3 (15.79%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 11 (57.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 12 (63.16%) MS Office
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (47.37%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (63.16%) Internet
2 10 (52.63%) Wireless
3 9 (47.37%) VPN
4 3 (15.79%) SAN
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 2 (10.53%) MVNO
5 2 (10.53%) VoIP
6 1 (5.26%) WAN
6 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
6 1 (5.26%) GSM
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) PBX
6 1 (5.26%) DSL
6 1 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.26%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.26%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 12 (63.16%) Finance
2 9 (47.37%) Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Investment Banking
2 9 (47.37%) Financial Institution
3 3 (15.79%) Back Office
3 3 (15.79%) Telecoms
4 1 (5.26%) Dutch Language
4 1 (5.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Service Desk Analyst
2 9 (47.37%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.26%) Test Manager
5 1 (5.26%) Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Tester
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) Citrix Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Desktop Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (73.68%) Blackberry
2 9 (47.37%) Hedge funds
3 3 (15.79%) CLARiiON
3 3 (15.79%) PDA
3 3 (15.79%) Celerra
3 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
4 1 (5.26%) IVR
4 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 14 (73.68%) Windows 7
3 9 (47.37%) Windows XP
4 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) Incident Management
1 9 (47.37%) Software Deployment
2 3 (15.79%) Business Continuity
3 1 (5.26%) CRM
3 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (5.26%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) CCNP
1 3 (15.79%) CCNA
1 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (5.26%) VCP4
2 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
2 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (47.37%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.79%) vSphere
2 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (47.37%) Altiris
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
2 3 (15.79%) EMC
2 3 (15.79%) VMware
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix
3 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Nortel
4 1 (5.26%) Nokia
4 1 (5.26%) Avaya
4 1 (5.26%) SolarWinds