The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 545 484 443
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -41
Contract jobs citing Handset 41 71 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.081% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.46% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 52 61
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£300 £260 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £163 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 11 18
Average hourly rate £15.42 £15.17 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.64% -37.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £13.00 £15.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.56 £21.72 £47.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+24.74% -61.42%
Handset
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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 England region.

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16131 15568 15145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.83% 32.51% 33.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 10260 9669 9171
Average daily rate £420 £411 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% -3.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 600 658
Average hourly rate £18.71 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in England

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the England region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in England

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in England

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the England region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in England

Handset
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the England region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -22 25 £300 +35.13% 4
South East -23 8 £294 -5.24% 3
East of England +1 3 £213 -19.04% 1
North West -16 3 £1,000 - 1
West Midlands -2 1 - - 2
South West -8 1 £350 +40.00% 1
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 27 (28.72%) Windows
2 26 (27.66%) Telecoms
3 20 (21.28%) Active Directory
4 19 (20.21%) MS Office
5 17 (18.09%) Windows 7
6 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
7 15 (15.96%) Android
8 14 (14.89%) ITIL
8 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
9 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
9 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
10 12 (12.77%) Finance
11 11 (11.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (11.70%) VoIP
12 10 (10.64%) Cisco
12 10 (10.64%) Internet
12 10 (10.64%) 3G
13 9 (9.57%) Project Management
13 9 (9.57%) WAN
13 9 (9.57%) LAN
13 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
13 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
13 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
14 8 (8.51%) PBX
14 8 (8.51%) VPN
14 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
15 7 (7.45%) SLA
15 7 (7.45%) Citrix
15 7 (7.45%) Nokia
15 7 (7.45%) Migration

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 (11.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (9.57%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.38%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.38%) CMS
4 3 (3.19%) Lync
5 2 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.13%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.06%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (20.21%) MS Office
2 13 (13.83%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.19%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.13%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.19%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (13.83%) TCP/IP
2 11 (11.70%) VoIP
3 10 (10.64%) Internet
3 10 (10.64%) 3G
4 9 (9.57%) WAN
4 9 (9.57%) LAN
5 8 (8.51%) PBX
5 8 (8.51%) VPN
6 7 (7.45%) Wireless
6 7 (7.45%) 4G
7 6 (6.38%) LTE
7 6 (6.38%) IP Telephony
7 6 (6.38%) UMTS
8 5 (5.32%) 2G
8 5 (5.32%) ISDN
9 4 (4.26%) GSM
9 4 (4.26%) Firewall
10 3 (3.19%) H.323
10 3 (3.19%) OpenScape
10 3 (3.19%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.32%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) JIRA
General
1 26 (27.66%) Telecoms
2 12 (12.77%) Finance
3 5 (5.32%) Banking
4 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
4 4 (4.26%) Electronics
5 3 (3.19%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.19%) Law
5 3 (3.19%) Legal
6 2 (2.13%) Back Office
6 2 (2.13%) Local Government
7 1 (1.06%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (23.40%) Analyst
2 14 (14.89%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.83%) Support Analyst
4 6 (6.38%) Desktop Support
4 6 (6.38%) Service Analyst
4 6 (6.38%) Help Desk Support
4 6 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (5.32%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (5.32%) Support Engineer
6 4 (4.26%) PC Support
6 4 (4.26%) Designer
6 4 (4.26%) Senior Designer
6 4 (4.26%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Mac Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.19%) Deployment Analyst
7 3 (3.19%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.19%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.13%) XMPP
2 1 (1.06%) HTML
2 1 (1.06%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) J2ME
2 1 (1.06%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.45%) Management Information System
3 6 (6.38%) iPhone
3 6 (6.38%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.32%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.32%) IVR
5 4 (4.26%) Hedge funds
5 4 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (3.19%) iPad
7 2 (2.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.13%) PDA
7 2 (2.13%) Computer Science
7 2 (2.13%) Celerra
7 2 (2.13%) CLARiiON
7 2 (2.13%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.13%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.06%) EPoS
8 1 (1.06%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.06%) BYOD
8 1 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 27 (28.72%) Windows
2 17 (18.09%) Windows 7
3 15 (15.96%) Android
4 9 (9.57%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.51%) Apple iOS
6 6 (6.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (4.26%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (3.19%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (3.19%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (2.13%) Windows Phone
9 2 (2.13%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.13%) webOS
10 1 (1.06%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.89%) ITIL
2 9 (9.57%) Project Management
2 9 (9.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.45%) Programme Management
3 7 (7.45%) Migration
4 5 (5.32%) Service Delivery
5 4 (4.26%) PRINCE2
5 4 (4.26%) E-Commerce
5 4 (4.26%) Security Management
5 4 (4.26%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.26%) Industrial Design
5 4 (4.26%) Incident Management
5 4 (4.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (4.26%) Software Deployment
5 4 (4.26%) Software Distribution
5 4 (4.26%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.19%) Test Automation
6 3 (3.19%) Software Testing
6 3 (3.19%) Supplier Management
6 3 (3.19%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (1.06%) C
1 1 (1.06%) Java
1 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
1 1 (1.06%) PHP
1 1 (1.06%) SQL
1 1 (1.06%) VBA
1 1 (1.06%) Python
Qualifications
1 7 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.38%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.38%) CCVP
3 5 (5.32%) CCNP
4 4 (4.26%) CCNA
4 4 (4.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.26%) ISTQB
4 4 (4.26%) Degree
4 4 (4.26%) ISEB
4 4 (4.26%) SC Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) MCDST
6 2 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.13%) CCDP
6 2 (2.13%) CCIP
7 1 (1.06%) MCP
7 1 (1.06%) HNC
7 1 (1.06%) HND
7 1 (1.06%) MCSE
7 1 (1.06%) MCSA
7 1 (1.06%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.45%) SLA
2 3 (3.19%) QA
3 1 (1.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (21.28%) Active Directory
2 3 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.13%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.13%) vSphere
4 1 (1.06%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.06%) XenApp
4 1 (1.06%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (4.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.06%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.06%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.06%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (17.02%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.64%) Cisco
3 7 (7.45%) Citrix
3 7 (7.45%) Nokia
4 4 (4.26%) Apple
4 4 (4.26%) Sony
4 4 (4.26%) BT
4 4 (4.26%) Ericsson
4 4 (4.26%) Altiris
5 3 (3.19%) VMware
6 2 (2.13%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.13%) Avaya
6 2 (2.13%) HP
6 2 (2.13%) EMC
6 2 (2.13%) FatWire
7 1 (1.06%) Syntegra
7 1 (1.06%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.06%) Siemens
7 1 (1.06%) IBM
7 1 (1.06%) Motorola
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