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 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 540 499 400
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -99
Contract jobs citing Handset 39 84 108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.077% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.52% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 52 60
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£288 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.93% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £139 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £500 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £270 £230
% change year-on-year
+1.85% +17.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 16
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.00 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% -32.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £14.00 £15.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £21.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £16.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -55.60%
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
15645 16276 13496
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.84% 31.77% 31.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 9730 10178 8272
Average daily rate £425 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 583 633 637
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £22.70
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% -7.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.11%

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 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -24 19 £205 +0.49% 6
South East -16 10 £250 -7.40% 6
North West -13 5 - - 1
South West 0 2 £300 +22.44% 1
West Midlands -8 2 £425 +95.40% 1
East of England - 1 £125 -
East Midlands - - - -
Handset
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 42 (43.30%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Windows 7
3 23 (23.71%) Blackberry
3 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
4 21 (21.65%) MS Office
4 21 (21.65%) Telecoms
5 18 (18.56%) Internet
5 18 (18.56%) Android
6 17 (17.53%) ITIL
7 16 (16.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 15 (15.46%) Finance
9 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
9 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
9 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
10 13 (13.40%) VPN
10 13 (13.40%) LAN
10 13 (13.40%) Wireless
11 12 (12.37%) VoIP
11 12 (12.37%) WAN
11 12 (12.37%) Cisco
12 11 (11.34%) Firewall
13 10 (10.31%) 3G
13 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
14 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
14 9 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
14 9 (9.28%) Project Management
14 9 (9.28%) 4G
14 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
15 8 (8.25%) Software Deployment

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 16 (16.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (9.28%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.15%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.15%) CMS
4 4 (4.12%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.06%) Lync
6 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (21.65%) MS Office
2 10 (10.31%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.03%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.56%) Internet
2 14 (14.43%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.40%) VPN
3 13 (13.40%) LAN
3 13 (13.40%) Wireless
4 12 (12.37%) VoIP
4 12 (12.37%) WAN
5 11 (11.34%) Firewall
6 10 (10.31%) 3G
7 9 (9.28%) 4G
8 7 (7.22%) 2G
9 6 (6.19%) IP Telephony
9 6 (6.19%) GSM
10 5 (5.15%) UMTS
11 4 (4.12%) SAN
12 3 (3.09%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.09%) VLAN
12 3 (3.09%) MVNO
12 3 (3.09%) PABX
12 3 (3.09%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.12%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) Selenium
2 1 (1.03%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.03%) Xcode
2 1 (1.03%) TestPartner
General
1 21 (21.65%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.46%) Finance
3 7 (7.22%) Financial Institution
3 7 (7.22%) Banking
3 7 (7.22%) Investment Banking
4 5 (5.15%) Retail
5 4 (4.12%) Back Office
6 3 (3.09%) Local Government
7 2 (2.06%) Marketing
7 2 (2.06%) Dutch Language
7 2 (2.06%) Games
8 1 (1.03%) French Language
8 1 (1.03%) Italian Language
8 1 (1.03%) Spanish Language
8 1 (1.03%) Billing
8 1 (1.03%) Law
8 1 (1.03%) Legal
8 1 (1.03%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 28 (28.87%) Analyst
2 15 (15.46%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.40%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) Service Analyst
4 9 (9.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (8.25%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.19%) Desktop Support
7 5 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) PC Support
8 4 (4.12%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.12%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Consultant
9 3 (3.09%) Tester
9 3 (3.09%) Help Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.09%) Field Engineer
10 2 (2.06%) Mobile Tester
10 2 (2.06%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.09%) WAP
2 2 (2.06%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) J2ME
3 1 (1.03%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 23 (23.71%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.28%) Mobile App
3 8 (8.25%) iPhone
4 7 (7.22%) Hedge funds
5 6 (6.19%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (6.19%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.12%) Celerra
6 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
6 4 (4.12%) CLARiiON
6 4 (4.12%) PDA
7 3 (3.09%) IVR
7 3 (3.09%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.09%) iPad
8 2 (2.06%) User Experience
9 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.03%) EPoS
9 1 (1.03%) Thin Client
9 1 (1.03%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (43.30%) Windows
2 27 (27.84%) Windows 7
3 18 (18.56%) Android
4 14 (14.43%) Windows XP
5 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (7.22%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.15%) webOS
7 4 (4.12%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.12%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (3.09%) Linux
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) ITIL
2 9 (9.28%) Service Delivery
2 9 (9.28%) Project Management
3 8 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.25%) Software Deployment
4 7 (7.22%) Programme Management
4 7 (7.22%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.19%) Waterfall
5 6 (6.19%) Software Distribution
6 5 (5.15%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.15%) Migration
6 5 (5.15%) Regression Testing
6 5 (5.15%) Security Management
6 5 (5.15%) PRINCE2
7 4 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
7 4 (4.12%) Business Continuity
7 4 (4.12%) Usability Testing
7 4 (4.12%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.12%) Compatibility Testing
7 4 (4.12%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.06%) Java
2 1 (1.03%) SQL
2 1 (1.03%) VBA
2 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.28%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (8.25%) CCNA
3 7 (7.22%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.15%) CCNP
6 4 (4.12%) ISEB
6 4 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (4.12%) Degree
6 4 (4.12%) SC Cleared
7 3 (3.09%) MCDST
7 3 (3.09%) ISTQB
7 3 (3.09%) MCSE
8 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 2 (2.06%) CCVP
9 1 (1.03%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.03%) PMP
9 1 (1.03%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) SLA
2 5 (5.15%) QA
3 1 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (23.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.19%) Cisco IPCC
1 6 (6.19%) SCCM
2 1 (1.03%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
2 1 (1.03%) WSUS
2 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (14.43%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.37%) Cisco
3 8 (8.25%) Apple
3 8 (8.25%) Altiris
4 7 (7.22%) VMware
4 7 (7.22%) Citrix
4 7 (7.22%) Avaya
5 5 (5.15%) Ericsson
5 5 (5.15%) BT
6 4 (4.12%) Polycom
6 4 (4.12%) Sitecore
6 4 (4.12%) EMC
6 4 (4.12%) Nokia
7 3 (3.09%) Motorola
7 3 (3.09%) McAfee
7 3 (3.09%) Juniper
7 3 (3.09%) HP
7 3 (3.09%) Google
7 3 (3.09%) SonicWALL
8 2 (2.06%) AppSense
Staines, Middlesex
Samsung
Rate: Unspecified
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago