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 28 November 2014 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
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 548 464 428
Rank change year-on-year
-84 -36
Contract jobs citing Handset 50 82 115
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.095% 0.17% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.54% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 47
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£275 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £179 £220 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 13
Average hourly rate £15.40 £22.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.02% -37.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.60 £11.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.15 £42.25 £87.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.29 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-9.20% -9.85%
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
16066 15242 14160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.47% 32.19% 30.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10426 9728 8425
Average daily rate £415 £408 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.84% -4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 619 779
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.48 £19.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.35% -2.50%

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 28 November 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the England region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 November 2014. 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 -25 29 £288 +40.93% 9
East of England -3 6 £125 -
South West - 6 £375 - 2
South East -34 4 £268 -6.95% 2
North West +5 3 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 2
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 54 (50.00%) Windows
2 39 (36.11%) Blackberry
3 34 (31.48%) MS Office
4 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
5 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 28 (25.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
8 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
9 18 (16.67%) Windows XP
10 17 (15.74%) Finance
10 17 (15.74%) Wireless
10 17 (15.74%) Android
11 16 (14.81%) ITIL
11 16 (14.81%) Cisco
11 16 (14.81%) VPN
12 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
13 14 (12.96%) Citrix
14 13 (12.04%) Internet
14 13 (12.04%) Banking
15 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
15 12 (11.11%) VoIP
16 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
17 10 (9.26%) Degree
18 9 (8.33%) Electronics
18 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
18 9 (8.33%) VMware
18 9 (8.33%) LAN
18 9 (8.33%) WAN
18 9 (8.33%) Firewall
18 9 (8.33%) iPhone

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, 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 28 (25.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (10.19%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.33%) Lync
4 5 (4.63%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
7 1 (0.93%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.93%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.93%) Node.js
Applications
1 34 (31.48%) MS Office
2 15 (13.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.85%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (3.70%) assyst
2 1 (0.93%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.74%) Wireless
2 16 (14.81%) VPN
3 13 (12.04%) Internet
4 12 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 12 (11.11%) VoIP
5 9 (8.33%) LAN
5 9 (8.33%) WAN
5 9 (8.33%) Firewall
6 7 (6.48%) DHCP
6 7 (6.48%) DNS
6 7 (6.48%) UMTS
6 7 (6.48%) LTE
7 5 (4.63%) HTTP
7 5 (4.63%) MPLS
8 4 (3.70%) RTP
8 4 (3.70%) WLAN
8 4 (3.70%) FTP
8 4 (3.70%) PBX
8 4 (3.70%) GSM
8 4 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.93%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 4 (3.70%) ClearQuest
1 4 (3.70%) ClearCase
2 3 (2.78%) Robotium
2 3 (2.78%) Calabash
2 3 (2.78%) Appium
3 2 (1.85%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.93%) JIRA
4 1 (0.93%) Subversion
4 1 (0.93%) Xcode
4 1 (0.93%) Ant
4 1 (0.93%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) ProC
4 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (19.44%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.74%) Finance
3 13 (12.04%) Banking
4 9 (8.33%) Electronics
5 8 (7.41%) Local Government
6 7 (6.48%) Retail
7 6 (5.56%) Financial Institution
8 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
8 5 (4.63%) Law
8 5 (4.63%) Legal
9 4 (3.70%) Marketing
10 2 (1.85%) Back Office
10 2 (1.85%) Billing
10 2 (1.85%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.93%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.93%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.93%) Games
11 1 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.93%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (30.56%) Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Service Desk Analyst
2 16 (14.81%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Support Analyst
3 14 (12.96%) Desktop Support
4 8 (7.41%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (7.41%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (5.56%) Tester
5 6 (5.56%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (3.70%) IT Support
7 4 (3.70%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (3.70%) Developer
8 3 (2.78%) Search Manager
8 3 (2.78%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (2.78%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.78%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) HTML
2 3 (2.78%) RESTful
3 2 (1.85%) WAP
3 2 (1.85%) JSON
4 1 (0.93%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.93%) jQuery
4 1 (0.93%) CSS
4 1 (0.93%) .NET
4 1 (0.93%) J2ME
4 1 (0.93%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 39 (36.11%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.33%) iPhone
2 9 (8.33%) Mobile App
3 8 (7.41%) iPad
3 8 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (6.48%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.63%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.70%) Hedge funds
6 4 (3.70%) IVR
7 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.78%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.93%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.93%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.93%) PDA
8 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.93%) Celerra
8 1 (0.93%) CLARiiON
8 1 (0.93%) ASIC
8 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 54 (50.00%) Windows
2 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
3 18 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 17 (15.74%) Android
5 7 (6.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.56%) Linux
6 6 (5.56%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.63%) Apple iOS
8 4 (3.70%) VxWorks
9 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.85%) webOS
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.85%) OS/2
11 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.93%) UNIX
11 1 (0.93%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.81%) ITIL
2 9 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (6.48%) Incident Management
3 7 (6.48%) Migration
4 6 (5.56%) Service Management
4 6 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 6 (5.56%) E-Commerce
5 5 (4.63%) Regression Testing
5 5 (4.63%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.78%) Pay per click
6 3 (2.78%) Time Management
6 3 (2.78%) Document Management
6 3 (2.78%) SEO
6 3 (2.78%) Software Distribution
7 2 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.85%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (1.85%) Test Automation
7 2 (1.85%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.48%) C
2 5 (4.63%) Java
2 5 (4.63%) JavaScript
2 5 (4.63%) SQL
3 1 (0.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.93%) VBA
3 1 (0.93%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (9.26%) Degree
2 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (6.48%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (4.63%) MCDST
4 5 (4.63%) Security Cleared
5 4 (3.70%) CCNA
5 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 3 (2.78%) MCSE
6 3 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (1.85%) CCNP
7 2 (1.85%) MOS
8 1 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) CCIE
8 1 (0.93%) PMP
8 1 (0.93%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.48%) SLA
2 4 (3.70%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 32 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.85%) vSphere
3 2 (1.85%) Firmware
4 1 (0.93%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.93%) XenApp
4 1 (0.93%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.70%) SCCM
2 3 (2.78%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.85%) WSUS
4 1 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 25 (23.15%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.81%) Cisco
3 14 (12.96%) Citrix
4 9 (8.33%) VMware
5 8 (7.41%) Avaya
6 6 (5.56%) Apple
6 6 (5.56%) Juniper
6 6 (5.56%) Mitel
7 5 (4.63%) Altiris
7 5 (4.63%) Symbian
8 4 (3.70%) HP
8 4 (3.70%) BT
8 4 (3.70%) Polycom
9 3 (2.78%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.78%) Symantec
9 3 (2.78%) McAfee
9 3 (2.78%) Motorola
10 2 (1.85%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.85%) Nortel
10 2 (1.85%) Dell
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