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 July 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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 185 203 215
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +12
Contract jobs citing Handset 11 22 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.31% 0.15%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.62% 0.94% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 14 9
Average daily rate
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£190 £394 £220
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-51.77% +79.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £227 £173
10% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £503 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £253 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.71% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
Average hourly rate £11.50 £48.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-76.04% +115.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-41.11% -52.63%
Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1787 2343 2515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.85% 32.96% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1293 1707 1933
Average daily rate £475 £500 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £301 £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 38 61 50
Average hourly rate £20.19 £22.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.23% +7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.25 £13.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.25 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%
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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 July 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 July 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 11 (55.00%) Windows
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix
1 11 (55.00%) Blackberry
2 9 (45.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
2 9 (45.00%) Legal
3 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (20.00%) Finance
4 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (20.00%) Banking
4 4 (20.00%) QA
5 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 3 (15.00%) Apple
5 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
6 2 (10.00%) JIRA
6 2 (10.00%) iPhone
6 2 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
6 2 (10.00%) eggPlant
6 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
6 2 (10.00%) 4G
6 2 (10.00%) REST
6 2 (10.00%) 3G
6 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
6 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
6 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (10.00%) Sun
6 2 (10.00%) Active Directory

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (45.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
3 1 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.00%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) MS Office
2 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (10.00%) DHCP
1 2 (10.00%) DNS
1 2 (10.00%) 3G
1 2 (10.00%) 2G
1 2 (10.00%) 4G
2 1 (5.00%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (5.00%) PBX
2 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (5.00%) Internet
2 1 (5.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (5.00%) VPN
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Ant
1 2 (10.00%) Toad
1 2 (10.00%) TestDirector
1 2 (10.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (10.00%) Maven
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
1 2 (10.00%) Selenium
1 2 (10.00%) SoapUI
1 2 (10.00%) Apache Ivy
1 2 (10.00%) eggPlant
2 1 (5.00%) Robotium
2 1 (5.00%) Calabash
General
1 9 (45.00%) Legal
2 4 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (10.00%) Retail
3 2 (10.00%) Retail Banking
4 1 (5.00%) German Language
4 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (60.00%) Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Service Analyst
2 9 (45.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 2 (10.00%) Test Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support
4 1 (5.00%) Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Business Manager
4 1 (5.00%) BlackBerry Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Mitel Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) Test Leader
4 1 (5.00%) QA Leader
4 1 (5.00%) Automation Tester
4 1 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (10.00%) SOAP
1 2 (10.00%) Web Services
1 2 (10.00%) J2ME
1 2 (10.00%) WAP
1 2 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (5.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 11 (55.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 4 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (10.00%) iPhone
4 2 (10.00%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (5.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 11 (55.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) Windows XP
3 1 (5.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (20.00%) Manual Testing
3 3 (15.00%) Test Automation
4 2 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (10.00%) Test Scripting
4 2 (10.00%) Scrum
4 2 (10.00%) Regression Testing
5 1 (5.00%) Migration
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Programme Management
5 1 (5.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (5.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.00%) MOS
1 1 (5.00%) MCDST
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) QA
2 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix
2 3 (15.00%) Apple
3 2 (10.00%) Mitel
3 2 (10.00%) Oracle
3 2 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (10.00%) Sun
3 2 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (5.00%) VMware
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Austin Fraser
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