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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 501 462 418
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -44
Contract jobs citing Handset 55 68 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.49% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 45 35
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£290 £204 £213
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.15% -4.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £203 £213
% change year-on-year
+171.60% -4.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 11
Average hourly rate £15.92 £27.25 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.56% +45.87%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.80 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £25.59
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -43.33%
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
14088 13956 12666
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.50% 31.38% 30.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 8983 8772 7701
Average daily rate £425 £410 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 572 575 753
Average hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.90% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £18.13 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -9.37%

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 26 January 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
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 26 January 2015.

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 26 January 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 -12 34 £263 +29.31% 6
North West - 10 £550 - 2
South West -22 4 £238 -20.83%
South East -33 4 £215 -33.02% 3
East of England - 2 £125 - 1
West Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 34 (30.63%) Blackberry
3 32 (28.83%) Windows 7
4 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
5 29 (26.13%) MS Office
6 24 (21.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
8 20 (18.02%) Windows XP
9 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
10 18 (16.22%) VPN
10 18 (16.22%) Wireless
10 18 (16.22%) Internet
11 17 (15.32%) Finance
12 16 (14.41%) ITIL
12 16 (14.41%) SharePoint
12 16 (14.41%) Android
13 14 (12.61%) Cisco
14 13 (11.71%) VoIP
15 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
15 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
16 11 (9.91%) Firewall
16 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
17 10 (9.01%) SLA
17 10 (9.01%) WAN
17 10 (9.01%) Citrix
17 10 (9.01%) LAN
17 10 (9.01%) Banking
17 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
17 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
18 9 (8.11%) Apple iOS

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 24 (21.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 16 (14.41%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.41%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.50%) Lync
5 3 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.70%) CMS
5 3 (2.70%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.80%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.90%) Node.js
7 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.90%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 29 (26.13%) MS Office
2 12 (10.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (7.21%) assyst
2 1 (0.90%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.80%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (16.22%) VPN
1 18 (16.22%) Internet
1 18 (16.22%) Wireless
2 13 (11.71%) VoIP
3 11 (9.91%) TCP/IP
3 11 (9.91%) Firewall
4 10 (9.01%) LAN
4 10 (9.01%) WAN
5 7 (6.31%) 3G
6 6 (5.41%) 2G
7 5 (4.50%) MPLS
7 5 (4.50%) DHCP
7 5 (4.50%) GSM
7 5 (4.50%) DNS
7 5 (4.50%) 4G
8 4 (3.60%) Unified Communications
8 4 (3.60%) UMTS
8 4 (3.60%) WLAN
8 4 (3.60%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.60%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.90%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.90%) MS Access
2 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.90%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) JIRA
1 2 (1.80%) Calabash
1 2 (1.80%) Appium
2 1 (0.90%) Selenium
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.90%) Robotium
2 1 (0.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.90%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.90%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.90%) Xcode
2 1 (0.90%) TestPartner
General
1 22 (19.82%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.32%) Finance
3 10 (9.01%) Banking
4 9 (8.11%) Financial Institution
5 8 (7.21%) Retail
5 8 (7.21%) Investment Banking
6 7 (6.31%) Local Government
7 4 (3.60%) Marketing
7 4 (3.60%) Electronics
8 3 (2.70%) Back Office
9 2 (1.80%) Games
9 2 (1.80%) Law
9 2 (1.80%) Dutch Language
9 2 (1.80%) Billing
9 2 (1.80%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.90%) French Language
10 1 (0.90%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.90%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (30.63%) Analyst
2 14 (12.61%) Support Analyst
2 14 (12.61%) Service Analyst
2 14 (12.61%) Service Desk Analyst
3 11 (9.91%) Project Manager
4 10 (9.01%) Desktop Support
5 6 (5.41%) Test Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Tester
7 4 (3.60%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) IT Support
7 4 (3.60%) Mobile Tester
8 3 (2.70%) Rollout Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Deskside Support
8 3 (2.70%) Deskside Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Deskside Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) WAP
1 3 (2.70%) HTML
2 2 (1.80%) .NET
2 2 (1.80%) J2ME
2 2 (1.80%) RESTful
3 1 (0.90%) CSS
3 1 (0.90%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.90%) JSON
3 1 (0.90%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 34 (30.63%) Blackberry
2 8 (7.21%) Hedge funds
2 8 (7.21%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.31%) iPad
3 7 (6.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.50%) iPhone
5 5 (4.50%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.60%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.60%) IVR
7 3 (2.70%) PDA
7 3 (2.70%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.70%) Celerra
7 3 (2.70%) User Experience
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.90%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.90%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.90%) ASIC
8 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 57 (51.35%) Windows
2 32 (28.83%) Windows 7
3 20 (18.02%) Windows XP
4 16 (14.41%) Android
5 9 (8.11%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.41%) Linux
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Vista
7 5 (4.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (3.60%) webOS
8 4 (3.60%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.90%) UNIX
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.90%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (14.41%) ITIL
2 12 (10.81%) Service Delivery
3 10 (9.01%) Incident Management
4 9 (8.11%) Software Deployment
4 9 (8.11%) Software Distribution
4 9 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.31%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.41%) Project Management
6 6 (5.41%) Security Management
6 6 (5.41%) Migration
7 5 (4.50%) Regression Testing
7 5 (4.50%) Service Management
7 5 (4.50%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce
8 4 (3.60%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Usability Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Load Testing
9 3 (2.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.60%) SQL
1 4 (3.60%) Java
2 3 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.80%) VBA
4 1 (0.90%) Python
4 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) C
Qualifications
1 10 (9.01%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.21%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (5.41%) CCNA
3 6 (5.41%) Degree
3 6 (5.41%) SC Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) CCNP
5 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.70%) MCDST
5 3 (2.70%) MCSE
6 2 (1.80%) ISEB
6 2 (1.80%) PMP
6 2 (1.80%) PMI Certification
6 2 (1.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.90%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.90%) CCVP
7 1 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.90%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (9.01%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) QA
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 31 (27.93%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.60%) vSphere
4 1 (0.90%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (4.50%) SCCM
3 3 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.80%) WSUS
4 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 19 (17.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.61%) Cisco
3 10 (9.01%) Citrix
4 9 (8.11%) VMware
4 9 (8.11%) Altiris
5 7 (6.31%) Avaya
6 5 (4.50%) BT
6 5 (4.50%) Apple
7 4 (3.60%) Mitel
7 4 (3.60%) Polycom
7 4 (3.60%) Juniper
8 3 (2.70%) HP
8 3 (2.70%) EMC
8 3 (2.70%) Motorola
8 3 (2.70%) Sitecore
8 3 (2.70%) Google
8 3 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.70%) Symantec
8 3 (2.70%) McAfee
9 2 (1.80%) AppSense
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