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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 502 423 431
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +8
Contract jobs citing Handset 67 131 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 1.02% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 89 59
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£250 £250 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -24.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 18
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.35 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.84 £49.20 £45.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £30.09
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -44.03%
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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
13265 12803 13593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.07% 26.73% 25.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8040 7974 8054
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £601
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 578 555 721
Average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -24.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £12.11 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.88 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+7.85% -39.65%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 -45 41 £214 -0.92% 2
South East -14 12 £335 +91.42% 4
North West +1 6 - - 3
East of England -20 5 £263 -9.48% 2
South West - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 59 (41.26%) Blackberry
2 58 (40.56%) Windows
3 44 (30.77%) Active Directory
4 39 (27.27%) MS Office
5 35 (24.48%) Android
6 29 (20.28%) Banking
7 28 (19.58%) ITIL
7 28 (19.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (18.88%) iPhone
8 27 (18.88%) Windows 7
9 26 (18.18%) Finance
10 24 (16.78%) Citrix
11 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
12 22 (15.38%) Apple
12 22 (15.38%) Telecoms
13 18 (12.59%) Windows XP
14 17 (11.89%) VoIP
14 17 (11.89%) Degree
14 17 (11.89%) Mobile App
15 15 (10.49%) MS Excel
15 15 (10.49%) Legal
15 15 (10.49%) iPad
16 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
17 12 (8.39%) C
17 12 (8.39%) SLA
17 12 (8.39%) Cisco
17 12 (8.39%) Law
17 12 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (8.39%) QA
18 10 (6.99%) Wireless

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 (19.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (6.29%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.59%) Lync
4 7 (4.90%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.50%) Apache
6 4 (2.80%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.40%) Lotus Domino
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.40%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (27.27%) MS Office
2 15 (10.49%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.70%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 17 (11.89%) VoIP
2 10 (6.99%) Wireless
3 8 (5.59%) Internet
3 8 (5.59%) LTE
4 7 (4.90%) TCP/IP
5 6 (4.20%) VPN
5 6 (4.20%) 3G
5 6 (4.20%) 4G
6 5 (3.50%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.50%) HTTP
6 5 (3.50%) 2G
6 5 (3.50%) UMTS
7 4 (2.80%) DNS
7 4 (2.80%) DHCP
7 4 (2.80%) ASN.1
7 4 (2.80%) FTP
7 4 (2.80%) NFC
7 4 (2.80%) RTP
8 3 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Subversion
2 6 (4.20%) JIRA
2 6 (4.20%) SoapUI
2 6 (4.20%) Ant
3 5 (3.50%) Toad
3 5 (3.50%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.50%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (3.50%) eggPlant
3 5 (3.50%) Selenium
3 5 (3.50%) Maven
4 4 (2.80%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.80%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.80%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.80%) Calabash
5 3 (2.10%) Robotium
6 1 (0.70%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.70%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.70%) JMeter
6 1 (0.70%) ProC
General
1 29 (20.28%) Banking
2 26 (18.18%) Finance
3 22 (15.38%) Telecoms
4 15 (10.49%) Legal
5 12 (8.39%) Law
6 9 (6.29%) Retail
7 8 (5.59%) Electronics
8 5 (3.50%) Advertising
8 5 (3.50%) Marketing
9 4 (2.80%) Local Government
9 4 (2.80%) Retail Banking
10 3 (2.10%) Multimedia
10 3 (2.10%) Manufacturing
10 3 (2.10%) German Language
11 2 (1.40%) Arabic Language
11 2 (1.40%) Financial Institution
11 2 (1.40%) Billing
11 2 (1.40%) Investment Banking
11 2 (1.40%) Games
12 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (32.17%) Analyst
2 21 (14.69%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.29%) Desktop Support
4 18 (12.59%) Service Analyst
4 18 (12.59%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (7.69%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.69%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (6.29%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.90%) Developer
8 6 (4.20%) Consultant
8 6 (4.20%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.20%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.50%) Test Leader
9 5 (3.50%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.50%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.50%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 4 (2.80%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.29%) Web Services
2 6 (4.20%) J2ME
2 6 (4.20%) SOAP
3 5 (3.50%) JSON
3 5 (3.50%) REST
3 5 (3.50%) WAP
4 4 (2.80%) Cocoa
4 4 (2.80%) HTML
4 4 (2.80%) UIKit
5 3 (2.10%) RESTful
5 3 (2.10%) Middleware
6 1 (0.70%) OLE
6 1 (0.70%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.70%) DAO
6 1 (0.70%) BREW
6 1 (0.70%) ISAPI
6 1 (0.70%) MAPI
6 1 (0.70%) .NET
6 1 (0.70%) J2EE
6 1 (0.70%) MFC
Miscellaneous
1 59 (41.26%) Blackberry
2 27 (18.88%) iPhone
3 17 (11.89%) Mobile App
4 15 (10.49%) iPad
5 6 (4.20%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (3.50%) Smartphone
6 5 (3.50%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.80%) IVR
7 4 (2.80%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.10%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.10%) PDA
9 2 (1.40%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.40%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.40%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.40%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.40%) Firmware
10 1 (0.70%) FMCG
10 1 (0.70%) mHealth
Operating Systems
1 58 (40.56%) Windows
2 35 (24.48%) Android
3 27 (18.88%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.59%) Windows XP
5 13 (9.09%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.20%) Windows Phone
7 5 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.50%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.80%) VxWorks
8 4 (2.80%) Linux
9 3 (2.10%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.40%) OS/2
10 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.58%) ITIL
2 12 (8.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (6.99%) Manual Testing
4 9 (6.29%) Test Automation
4 9 (6.29%) Document Management
5 8 (5.59%) Regression Testing
6 6 (4.20%) Scrum
6 6 (4.20%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (3.50%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.50%) Android Development
7 5 (3.50%) Migration
7 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.50%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.50%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.50%) OO
8 4 (2.80%) Service Management
8 4 (2.80%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.80%) Programme Management
8 4 (2.80%) TDD
8 4 (2.80%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.39%) C
2 9 (6.29%) Java
3 8 (5.59%) SQL
4 5 (3.50%) C++
4 5 (3.50%) Objective-C
5 3 (2.10%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) VC++
6 1 (0.70%) Python
6 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (11.89%) Degree
2 9 (6.29%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.10%) MCDST
4 3 (2.10%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.10%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.40%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.40%) MOS
5 2 (1.40%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.40%) MCSE
6 1 (0.70%) MCSA
6 1 (0.70%) CCNA
6 1 (0.70%) ISEB
6 1 (0.70%) MCP
6 1 (0.70%) PMP
6 1 (0.70%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.70%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.39%) SLA
1 12 (8.39%) QA
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 14443
2 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 44 (30.77%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.40%) XenApp
3 2 (1.40%) KVM
3 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 9 (6.29%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.40%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.40%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.40%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.40%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (16.78%) Citrix
2 23 (16.08%) Microsoft
3 22 (15.38%) Apple
4 12 (8.39%) Cisco
5 9 (6.29%) HP
5 9 (6.29%) Lotus
6 8 (5.59%) VMware
7 6 (4.20%) Mitel
8 5 (3.50%) Symbian
8 5 (3.50%) Oracle
8 5 (3.50%) Sun
9 4 (2.80%) Avaya
9 4 (2.80%) SAP
9 4 (2.80%) Dell
10 3 (2.10%) Adobe
10 3 (2.10%) Perforce
11 2 (1.40%) McAfee
11 2 (1.40%) BT
11 2 (1.40%) Polycom
11 2 (1.40%) Acronis
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