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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 534 457 428
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -29
Contract jobs citing Handset 56 106 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.22% 0.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.69% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 67 50
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£275 £204 £311
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -34.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £420 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
- +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% -46.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £15.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £42.50 £78.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.46 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-35.75% -6.25%
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
16576 15446 15439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.09% 32.24% 30.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 10527 9861 9233
Average daily rate £420 £415 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% -2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £245 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 609 742
Average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.52% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.57 £43.97
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -43 36 £260 +27.45% 12
East of England -12 5 £138 - 1
North West -8 4 - - 1
South East -35 4 £268 -12.29% 2
South West -32 3 £375 - 2
West Midlands - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - - 1
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 57 (45.97%) Windows
2 43 (34.68%) Blackberry
3 40 (32.26%) Active Directory
4 38 (30.65%) MS Office
5 29 (23.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 29 (23.39%) Windows 7
6 23 (18.55%) Android
6 23 (18.55%) ITIL
6 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
7 22 (17.74%) Finance
8 21 (16.94%) Banking
9 19 (15.32%) Telecoms
10 18 (14.52%) Windows XP
11 17 (13.71%) Citrix
11 17 (13.71%) Wireless
12 16 (12.90%) Mobile App
13 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
14 14 (11.29%) Cisco
15 13 (10.48%) Degree
15 13 (10.48%) iPhone
16 12 (9.68%) Retail
16 12 (9.68%) VoIP
16 12 (9.68%) VPN
17 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
17 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (8.06%) Electronics
18 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
18 10 (8.06%) C
18 10 (8.06%) Apple

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (23.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (8.87%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.65%) Lync
4 4 (3.23%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.42%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.61%) Apache
6 2 (1.61%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.81%) Node.js
Applications
1 38 (30.65%) MS Office
2 15 (12.10%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) assyst
2 1 (0.81%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.71%) Wireless
2 12 (9.68%) VoIP
2 12 (9.68%) VPN
3 10 (8.06%) TCP/IP
4 9 (7.26%) LTE
5 7 (5.65%) Internet
5 7 (5.65%) UMTS
6 5 (4.03%) HTTP
6 5 (4.03%) DHCP
6 5 (4.03%) 3G
6 5 (4.03%) DNS
7 4 (3.23%) RTP
7 4 (3.23%) WAN
7 4 (3.23%) FTP
7 4 (3.23%) GSM
7 4 (3.23%) LAN
7 4 (3.23%) PBX
7 4 (3.23%) ASN.1
7 4 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (2.42%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.81%) MySQL
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.81%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.81%) MS Access
1 1 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (3.23%) ClearCase
1 4 (3.23%) TestDirector
1 4 (3.23%) ClearQuest
1 4 (3.23%) JIRA
1 4 (3.23%) Calabash
2 3 (2.42%) Appium
2 3 (2.42%) Subversion
2 3 (2.42%) Robotium
2 3 (2.42%) Ant
3 2 (1.61%) Eclipse
3 2 (1.61%) Toad
3 2 (1.61%) LoadRunner
3 2 (1.61%) Maven
3 2 (1.61%) Selenium
3 2 (1.61%) SoapUI
3 2 (1.61%) Apache Ivy
3 2 (1.61%) eggPlant
4 1 (0.81%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.81%) Cucumber
4 1 (0.81%) Jenkins
General
1 22 (17.74%) Finance
2 21 (16.94%) Banking
3 19 (15.32%) Telecoms
4 12 (9.68%) Retail
5 10 (8.06%) Electronics
6 9 (7.26%) Legal
7 7 (5.65%) Law
7 7 (5.65%) Local Government
8 5 (4.03%) Financial Institution
9 4 (3.23%) Retail Banking
9 4 (3.23%) Marketing
9 4 (3.23%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.61%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.61%) Billing
11 1 (0.81%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.81%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.81%) Back Office
11 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.81%) Advertising
11 1 (0.81%) Games
Job Titles
1 41 (33.06%) Analyst
2 18 (14.52%) Support Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Service Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (13.71%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.87%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 11 (8.87%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (5.65%) IT Support
6 6 (4.84%) Test Engineer
6 6 (4.84%) Tester
7 5 (4.03%) Developer
7 5 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (4.03%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.23%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.23%) Consultant
8 4 (3.23%) Mobile Tester
9 3 (2.42%) Mobility Consultant
9 3 (2.42%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.42%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.42%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.03%) HTML
2 3 (2.42%) Web Services
2 3 (2.42%) JSON
2 3 (2.42%) J2ME
2 3 (2.42%) RESTful
3 2 (1.61%) REST
3 2 (1.61%) SOAP
3 2 (1.61%) WAP
4 1 (0.81%) ISAPI
4 1 (0.81%) MAPI
4 1 (0.81%) Middleware
4 1 (0.81%) OLE
4 1 (0.81%) OLE DB
4 1 (0.81%) Cocoa
4 1 (0.81%) DAO
4 1 (0.81%) BREW
4 1 (0.81%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.81%) jQuery
4 1 (0.81%) ODBC
4 1 (0.81%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 43 (34.68%) Blackberry
2 16 (12.90%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.48%) iPhone
4 11 (8.87%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.45%) iPad
6 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.23%) IVR
7 4 (3.23%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.23%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.23%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (2.42%) Hedge funds
8 3 (2.42%) PDA
9 2 (1.61%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.61%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (0.81%) User Experience
10 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.81%) NHS
10 1 (0.81%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (45.97%) Windows
2 29 (23.39%) Windows 7
3 23 (18.55%) Android
4 18 (14.52%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.65%) Linux
6 6 (4.84%) Windows Vista
6 6 (4.84%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.23%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.61%) OS/2
9 2 (1.61%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.81%) webOS
10 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.81%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.55%) ITIL
2 15 (12.10%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (5.65%) Manual Testing
4 6 (4.84%) Test Automation
4 6 (4.84%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.84%) E-Commerce
4 6 (4.84%) Service Management
4 6 (4.84%) Regression Testing
4 6 (4.84%) Migration
5 5 (4.03%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (4.03%) Document Management
5 5 (4.03%) Test Scripting
5 5 (4.03%) Mentoring
6 4 (3.23%) Coaching
6 4 (3.23%) Software Deployment
6 4 (3.23%) Time Management
6 4 (3.23%) Scrum
7 3 (2.42%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (2.42%) SEO
7 3 (2.42%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (8.06%) C
2 7 (5.65%) Java
2 7 (5.65%) SQL
3 5 (4.03%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.42%) C++
5 2 (1.61%) Perl
5 2 (1.61%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.81%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.81%) VBA
6 1 (0.81%) VC++
6 1 (0.81%) Python
6 1 (0.81%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.48%) Degree
2 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.03%) MCDST
3 5 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (4.03%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.42%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.61%) MOS
5 2 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.81%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.81%) CCIE
6 1 (0.81%) CCNP
6 1 (0.81%) ISEB
6 1 (0.81%) PMP
6 1 (0.81%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.45%) QA
2 6 (4.84%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 40 (32.26%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.61%) Firmware
3 2 (1.61%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.81%) XenApp
4 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (4.84%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.42%) SCCM
2 3 (2.42%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.61%) WSUS
3 2 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.81%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (18.55%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.71%) Citrix
3 14 (11.29%) Cisco
4 10 (8.06%) Apple
5 8 (6.45%) VMware
6 6 (4.84%) Mitel
6 6 (4.84%) HP
6 6 (4.84%) Symbian
7 3 (2.42%) Oracle
7 3 (2.42%) Avaya
7 3 (2.42%) Juniper
7 3 (2.42%) Motorola
7 3 (2.42%) Symantec
7 3 (2.42%) Altiris
7 3 (2.42%) BT
8 2 (1.61%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.61%) Dell
8 2 (1.61%) Nortel
8 2 (1.61%) Sun
9 1 (0.81%) Alcatel-Lucent
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