The first 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the England region.

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
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 481 413 409
Rank change year-on-year
-68 -4
Contract jobs citing Handset 68 126 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.28% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 1.01% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 78 58
Average daily rate
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£250 £306 £307
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.36% -0.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £194 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £443 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 19 34
Average hourly rate £13.50 £26.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.07% -35.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £15.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £50.40 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.85% -22.22%
Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
12260 12523 13323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 25.71% 27.39% 25.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 7538 7751 7872
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £608
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £339
% change year-on-year
- +3.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 492 554 670
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.63
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.88% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -16.00%
Handset
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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 14 July 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 14 July 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 14 July 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 -33 40 £230 -26.40% 11
South East -21 14 £345 +27.77% 3
North West -3 4 - - 1
East of England -14 4 £263 -9.48% 1
South West -27 1 £250 +21.95%
West Midlands - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 66 (44.00%) Blackberry
2 51 (34.00%) Windows
3 40 (26.67%) Banking
4 38 (25.33%) MS Office
5 36 (24.00%) ITIL
5 36 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 36 (24.00%) Finance
6 33 (22.00%) Active Directory
7 31 (20.67%) Android
8 29 (19.33%) Legal
9 24 (16.00%) iPhone
10 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
11 22 (14.67%) Citrix
11 22 (14.67%) Apple
12 21 (14.00%) Law
12 21 (14.00%) Telecoms
13 19 (12.67%) Degree
13 19 (12.67%) Windows XP
14 18 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (12.00%) Document Management
14 18 (12.00%) Windows 7
14 18 (12.00%) Mobile App
15 16 (10.67%) Cisco
15 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
16 15 (10.00%) VoIP
16 15 (10.00%) QA
17 14 (9.33%) C
18 12 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
18 12 (8.00%) iPad
18 12 (8.00%) Apple iOS

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 36 (24.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (5.33%) IBM Notes
3 7 (4.67%) Apache
4 5 (3.33%) CMS
4 5 (3.33%) Lync
5 4 (2.67%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.67%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 38 (25.33%) MS Office
2 23 (15.33%) MS Excel
3 6 (4.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.67%) assyst
1 1 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.00%) VoIP
2 9 (6.00%) Wireless
3 8 (5.33%) 3G
3 8 (5.33%) 4G
3 8 (5.33%) LTE
4 7 (4.67%) 2G
5 6 (4.00%) Internet
5 6 (4.00%) UMTS
5 6 (4.00%) Unified Communications
6 5 (3.33%) LAN
6 5 (3.33%) PBX
6 5 (3.33%) TCP/IP
6 5 (3.33%) WAN
6 5 (3.33%) HTTP
6 5 (3.33%) Nortel Meridian
6 5 (3.33%) NFC
7 4 (2.67%) ASN.1
7 4 (2.67%) RTP
7 4 (2.67%) FTP
7 4 (2.67%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 9 (6.00%) Subversion
2 8 (5.33%) JIRA
2 8 (5.33%) SoapUI
2 8 (5.33%) Ant
3 7 (4.67%) Toad
3 7 (4.67%) LoadRunner
3 7 (4.67%) Apache Ivy
3 7 (4.67%) eggPlant
3 7 (4.67%) Selenium
3 7 (4.67%) Maven
4 4 (2.67%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.67%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.67%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.00%) Calabash
6 2 (1.33%) Robotium
7 1 (0.67%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.67%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.67%) JMeter
7 1 (0.67%) ProC
General
1 40 (26.67%) Banking
2 36 (24.00%) Finance
3 29 (19.33%) Legal
4 21 (14.00%) Telecoms
4 21 (14.00%) Law
5 9 (6.00%) Electronics
5 9 (6.00%) Retail
5 9 (6.00%) Advertising
6 5 (3.33%) Marketing
7 4 (2.67%) Retail Banking
8 3 (2.00%) German Language
8 3 (2.00%) Games
8 3 (2.00%) Multimedia
8 3 (2.00%) Financial Institution
8 3 (2.00%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.33%) Billing
9 2 (1.33%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.33%) Arabic Language
9 2 (1.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 57 (38.00%) Analyst
2 29 (19.33%) Service Analyst
2 29 (19.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 15 (10.00%) Support Analyst
4 12 (8.00%) Desktop Support
5 9 (6.00%) Support Engineer
6 7 (4.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (4.67%) Developer
7 6 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
7 6 (4.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) Desktop Analyst
7 6 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (3.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.33%) Project Manager
8 5 (3.33%) Consultant
8 5 (3.33%) Test Leader
8 5 (3.33%) Android Developer
9 4 (2.67%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.33%) Web Services
2 8 (5.33%) J2ME
2 8 (5.33%) WAP
2 8 (5.33%) SOAP
3 7 (4.67%) REST
4 5 (3.33%) JSON
5 4 (2.67%) UIKit
5 4 (2.67%) Cocoa
6 3 (2.00%) Middleware
7 2 (1.33%) HTML
8 1 (0.67%) .NET
8 1 (0.67%) J2EE
8 1 (0.67%) MFC
8 1 (0.67%) XML
8 1 (0.67%) ODBC
8 1 (0.67%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.67%) OLE
8 1 (0.67%) OLE DB
8 1 (0.67%) DAO
8 1 (0.67%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 66 (44.00%) Blackberry
2 24 (16.00%) iPhone
3 18 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 12 (8.00%) iPad
5 7 (4.67%) Smartphone
5 7 (4.67%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
6 5 (3.33%) Digital Media
7 4 (2.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.67%) IVR
8 3 (2.00%) PDA
9 2 (1.33%) Firmware
9 2 (1.33%) CESG
9 2 (1.33%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.33%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.33%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.33%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.67%) mHealth
10 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.67%) EMV
Operating Systems
1 51 (34.00%) Windows
2 31 (20.67%) Android
3 19 (12.67%) Windows XP
4 18 (12.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (8.00%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.00%) Windows Phone
6 6 (4.00%) Linux
7 4 (2.67%) VxWorks
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Vista
8 3 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.33%) UNIX
9 2 (1.33%) OS/2
9 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.33%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (24.00%) ITIL
2 18 (12.00%) Document Management
3 12 (8.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (7.33%) Manual Testing
5 10 (6.67%) Test Automation
6 9 (6.00%) Regression Testing
7 7 (4.67%) Scrum
8 6 (4.00%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.33%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.33%) Android Development
9 5 (3.33%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.33%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.33%) WFM
9 5 (3.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.33%) B2B
9 5 (3.33%) OO
10 4 (2.67%) UML
10 4 (2.67%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.67%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.67%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.33%) C
2 9 (6.00%) Java
3 7 (4.67%) SQL
4 6 (4.00%) C++
5 5 (3.33%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.67%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.67%) Perl
6 1 (0.67%) VC++
6 1 (0.67%) Python
6 1 (0.67%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 19 (12.67%) Degree
2 18 (12.00%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (2.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (2.67%) Security Cleared
4 3 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.33%) MCSE
5 2 (1.33%) CCNA
5 2 (1.33%) MOS
6 1 (0.67%) MCDST
6 1 (0.67%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.67%) MCP
6 1 (0.67%) ISEB
6 1 (0.67%) MCSA
6 1 (0.67%) ACCA
6 1 (0.67%) CIMA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.00%) QA
2 9 (6.00%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (22.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.33%) XenApp
3 2 (1.33%) KVM
3 2 (1.33%) Xen
4 1 (0.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (7.33%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.33%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.67%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (14.67%) Citrix
1 22 (14.67%) Apple
2 16 (10.67%) Cisco
2 16 (10.67%) Microsoft
3 8 (5.33%) HP
3 8 (5.33%) Avaya
3 8 (5.33%) Lotus
4 7 (4.67%) Sun
4 7 (4.67%) Oracle
5 5 (3.33%) Symbian
5 5 (3.33%) Nortel
5 5 (3.33%) VMware
6 4 (2.67%) Perforce
6 4 (2.67%) SAP
6 4 (2.67%) Adobe
7 3 (2.00%) Siemens
7 3 (2.00%) BT
7 3 (2.00%) TOWER Software
8 2 (1.33%) Mitel
8 2 (1.33%) Remedy
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Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
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