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 1 May 2016 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 156 194 201
Rank change year-on-year
+38 +7
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.029% 0.12% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.077% 0.34% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 8
Average daily rate - £413 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +117.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £225 £313
% change year-on-year
+27.77% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £15.92 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+53.89% -4.38%
Handset
London

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
1294 2086 2392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 37.07% 37.23% 38.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1051 1601 1792
Average daily rate £475 £475 £475
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £275 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 32 37
Average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.44
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.70 £14.73 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £65.55 £45.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £18.90 £20.21
% change year-on-year
+15.07% -6.45%

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 24 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Siemens
1 1 (50.00%) Sage
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013

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

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) 3G
1 1 (50.00%) Intranet
1 1 (50.00%) IP Telephony
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Sage
1 1 (50.00%) Siemens