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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 539 528 427
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -101
Contract jobs citing Handset 51 58 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.096% 0.11% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 0.35% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 36 89
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£238 £238 £231
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £433 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 10 12
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.39 £15.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £22.35 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.17 £19.67
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -22.87%
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
17200 16582 15837
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.43% 32.80% 33.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 10989 10105 9794
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 672 698 643
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +14.28%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 -3 28 £200 -6.54% 8
South East -19 12 £250 -58.33% 4
West Midlands - 4 - -
East Midlands -7 3 £110 -
South West -4 2 £350 - 1
East of England +1 1 £300 +14.28% 1
North West -35 1 - - 1
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 38 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (21.05%) Windows
3 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
4 16 (16.84%) LTE
5 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
5 15 (15.79%) MS Office
5 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
6 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
6 14 (14.74%) Blackberry
6 14 (14.74%) Android
7 13 (13.68%) 3G
8 12 (12.63%) GPRS
8 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
9 11 (11.58%) Apple iOS
9 11 (11.58%) UMTS
9 11 (11.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
9 11 (11.58%) Finance
10 10 (10.53%) Electronics
10 10 (10.53%) Internet
10 10 (10.53%) Nokia
10 10 (10.53%) VoIP
10 10 (10.53%) GSM
10 10 (10.53%) VoLTE
11 9 (9.47%) Windows XP
11 9 (9.47%) ITIL
11 9 (9.47%) Cisco
12 8 (8.42%) Wireless
12 8 (8.42%) SLA
12 8 (8.42%) Citrix

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (11.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (7.37%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.26%) CMS
5 3 (3.16%) Lync
6 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.05%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 15 (15.79%) MS Office
1 15 (15.79%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.16%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.05%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.05%) Vectorworks
4 1 (1.05%) Solid Edge
4 1 (1.05%) SketchUp
4 1 (1.05%) Blender
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.05%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.05%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.84%) LTE
2 15 (15.79%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.68%) 3G
4 12 (12.63%) GPRS
5 11 (11.58%) UMTS
6 10 (10.53%) VoIP
6 10 (10.53%) GSM
6 10 (10.53%) Internet
6 10 (10.53%) VoLTE
7 8 (8.42%) 4G
7 8 (8.42%) Wireless
7 8 (8.42%) PBX
8 7 (7.37%) VPN
9 6 (6.32%) WAN
9 6 (6.32%) IP Telephony
9 6 (6.32%) LAN
10 4 (4.21%) 2G
10 4 (4.21%) ISDN
11 3 (3.16%) SMS
11 3 (3.16%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.11%) MySQL
General
1 38 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 11 (11.58%) Finance
3 10 (10.53%) Electronics
4 3 (3.16%) Local Government
4 3 (3.16%) Law
4 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 3 (3.16%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Multimedia
5 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Back Office
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.89%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) Designer
3 9 (9.47%) Support Analyst
3 9 (9.47%) Support Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Test Engineer
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support
5 7 (7.37%) Senior Designer
6 6 (6.32%) Service Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Field Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Mac Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Graphic Designer
9 3 (3.16%) Deskside Support
9 3 (3.16%) Deployment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) WAP
2 3 (3.16%) 802.1X
3 2 (2.11%) XMPP
4 1 (1.05%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Blackberry
2 11 (11.58%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.26%) iPad
4 4 (4.21%) Embedded Systems
4 4 (4.21%) Mobile App
4 4 (4.21%) iPhone
4 4 (4.21%) IVR
5 3 (3.16%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.16%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.11%) Private Cloud
6 2 (2.11%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.11%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.05%) User Experience
7 1 (1.05%) Celerra
7 1 (1.05%) PDA
7 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.05%) EPoS
7 1 (1.05%) 3D Graphics
7 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 20 (21.05%) Windows
2 14 (14.74%) Android
3 12 (12.63%) Windows 7
4 11 (11.58%) Apple iOS
5 9 (9.47%) Windows XP
6 8 (8.42%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (7.37%) Mac OS X
7 7 (7.37%) Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.16%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.05%) webOS
11 1 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (9.47%) ITIL
2 8 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (7.37%) Industrial Design
3 7 (7.37%) Service Management
4 6 (6.32%) Security Management
4 6 (6.32%) Asset Management
5 5 (5.26%) Change Management
5 5 (5.26%) Capacity Management
5 5 (5.26%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (4.21%) Software Architecture
6 4 (4.21%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.21%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
6 4 (4.21%) Scrum
6 4 (4.21%) Software Engineering
7 3 (3.16%) Content Management
7 3 (3.16%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.16%) Project Management
7 3 (3.16%) Quality Management
7 3 (3.16%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Java
2 5 (5.26%) C
3 4 (4.21%) C++
3 4 (4.21%) Embedded C++
4 2 (2.11%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.11%) PHP
5 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (5.26%) CCVP
2 4 (4.21%) MCDST
2 4 (4.21%) CCNP
2 4 (4.21%) Degree
3 3 (3.16%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
4 2 (2.11%) CCDP
4 2 (2.11%) ISEB
4 2 (2.11%) CCIP
4 2 (2.11%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.05%) CCENT
5 1 (1.05%) MCP
5 1 (1.05%) HNC
5 1 (1.05%) HND
5 1 (1.05%) MCSE
5 1 (1.05%) MCSA
5 1 (1.05%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
1 8 (8.42%) QA
2 3 (3.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (14.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.11%) Terminal Server
2 2 (2.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.05%) XenApp
3 1 (1.05%) XenDesktop
3 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (3.16%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.11%) Cisco UCCX
2 2 (2.11%) SCCM
2 2 (2.11%) Iperf
3 1 (1.05%) WSUS
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (1.05%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.53%) Nokia
3 9 (9.47%) Cisco
4 8 (8.42%) Citrix
5 7 (7.37%) Sony
6 6 (6.32%) BT
7 4 (4.21%) IBM
8 3 (3.16%) Apple
8 3 (3.16%) Motorola
8 3 (3.16%) Oracle
9 2 (2.11%) FatWire
9 2 (2.11%) VMware
9 2 (2.11%) Altiris
9 2 (2.11%) HP
9 2 (2.11%) Avaya
9 2 (2.11%) CA
10 1 (1.05%) Ericsson
10 1 (1.05%) Adobe
10 1 (1.05%) EMC
10 1 (1.05%) NetApp
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