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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 515 425 448
Rank change year-on-year
-90 +23
Contract jobs citing Handset 58 146 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.30% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.96% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 97 53
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£215 £216 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -38.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £435 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £295 £250
% change year-on-year
+16.94% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 13
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.25 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.58% +1.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.55 £16.17 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.15 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-19.83% +6.31%
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
16169 15199 16503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 31.02% 31.48% 30.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 9954 9539 9756
Average daily rate £413 £420 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 594 814
Average hourly rate £18.50 £18.80 £25.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.59% -26.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.80 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £27.82
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -37.08%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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 -48 42 £214 +0.46% 6
South East -25 7 £473 +50.00% 4
North West -7 3 - - 1
East of England -32 3 - - 3
South West -23 1 - - 2
West Midlands - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 2
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 57 (40.14%) Blackberry
3 48 (33.80%) Active Directory
4 42 (29.58%) MS Office
5 34 (23.94%) Android
6 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
7 28 (19.72%) ITIL
7 28 (19.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (19.01%) Banking
8 27 (19.01%) iPhone
9 25 (17.61%) Finance
10 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
11 23 (16.20%) Citrix
12 22 (15.49%) Telecoms
13 19 (13.38%) Apple
14 18 (12.68%) Windows XP
14 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (11.97%) MS Excel
16 16 (11.27%) Degree
16 16 (11.27%) Mobile App
17 15 (10.56%) iPad
17 15 (10.56%) VoIP
18 13 (9.15%) Cisco
18 13 (9.15%) Legal
18 13 (9.15%) Apple iOS
19 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
19 12 (8.45%) Wireless
19 12 (8.45%) SLA
19 12 (8.45%) C
20 11 (7.75%) Law

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 (19.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (6.34%) IBM Notes
3 8 (5.63%) Lync
4 7 (4.93%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.93%) MS Exchange
5 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.11%) Apache
6 3 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 42 (29.58%) MS Office
2 17 (11.97%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.82%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.41%) assyst
2 1 (0.70%) SAP FI
2 1 (0.70%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (10.56%) VoIP
2 12 (8.45%) Wireless
3 7 (4.93%) Internet
3 7 (4.93%) TCP/IP
3 7 (4.93%) VPN
3 7 (4.93%) LTE
4 5 (3.52%) Unified Communications
4 5 (3.52%) UMTS
4 5 (3.52%) HTTP
4 5 (3.52%) NFC
5 4 (2.82%) ASN.1
5 4 (2.82%) FTP
5 4 (2.82%) 3G
5 4 (2.82%) RTP
5 4 (2.82%) LAN
5 4 (2.82%) DNS
5 4 (2.82%) WAN
5 4 (2.82%) DHCP
5 4 (2.82%) 4G
6 3 (2.11%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.70%) MS Access
1 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.63%) Subversion
2 5 (3.52%) Calabash
3 4 (2.82%) SoapUI
3 4 (2.82%) JIRA
3 4 (2.82%) Ant
3 4 (2.82%) ClearCase
3 4 (2.82%) TestDirector
3 4 (2.82%) ClearQuest
4 3 (2.11%) LoadRunner
4 3 (2.11%) Selenium
4 3 (2.11%) Robotium
4 3 (2.11%) Maven
4 3 (2.11%) Apache Ivy
4 3 (2.11%) eggPlant
4 3 (2.11%) Toad
5 2 (1.41%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.70%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.70%) ProC
6 1 (0.70%) JMeter
6 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 27 (19.01%) Banking
2 25 (17.61%) Finance
3 22 (15.49%) Telecoms
4 13 (9.15%) Legal
5 11 (7.75%) Law
6 10 (7.04%) Electronics
7 8 (5.63%) Retail
8 4 (2.82%) Manufacturing
8 4 (2.82%) Advertising
8 4 (2.82%) Local Government
8 4 (2.82%) Retail Banking
8 4 (2.82%) Marketing
9 3 (2.11%) Financial Institution
9 3 (2.11%) Investment Banking
10 2 (1.41%) Multimedia
10 2 (1.41%) Billing
10 2 (1.41%) German Language
11 1 (0.70%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.70%) Automotive
11 1 (0.70%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (33.10%) Analyst
2 22 (15.49%) Support Analyst
3 19 (13.38%) Desktop Support
4 18 (12.68%) Service Analyst
4 18 (12.68%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (7.75%) Support Engineer
5 11 (7.75%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 9 (6.34%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (5.63%) Developer
8 6 (4.23%) Consultant
8 6 (4.23%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (4.23%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.52%) IT Support
9 5 (3.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Test Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.52%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.52%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.93%) Web Services
2 6 (4.23%) HTML
3 5 (3.52%) JSON
4 4 (2.82%) UIKit
4 4 (2.82%) SOAP
4 4 (2.82%) J2ME
4 4 (2.82%) Cocoa
5 3 (2.11%) WAP
5 3 (2.11%) RESTful
5 3 (2.11%) REST
5 3 (2.11%) Middleware
6 1 (0.70%) OLE
6 1 (0.70%) OLE DB
6 1 (0.70%) jQuery
6 1 (0.70%) Android SDK
6 1 (0.70%) ISAPI
6 1 (0.70%) MAPI
6 1 (0.70%) DAO
6 1 (0.70%) BREW
6 1 (0.70%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (40.14%) Blackberry
2 27 (19.01%) iPhone
3 16 (11.27%) Mobile App
4 15 (10.56%) iPad
5 12 (8.45%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.52%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.52%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.82%) IVR
7 4 (2.82%) Computer Science
7 4 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.82%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (2.11%) Mobile Payment
8 3 (2.11%) PDA
8 3 (2.11%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.41%) Firmware
9 2 (1.41%) Hedge funds
10 1 (0.70%) FMCG
10 1 (0.70%) CESG
10 1 (0.70%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 60 (42.25%) Windows
2 34 (23.94%) Android
3 29 (20.42%) Windows 7
4 18 (12.68%) Windows XP
5 13 (9.15%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (4.23%) Windows Vista
7 5 (3.52%) Linux
7 5 (3.52%) Windows Phone
8 4 (2.82%) VxWorks
9 3 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.41%) OS/2
10 2 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.70%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (19.72%) ITIL
2 18 (12.68%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (5.63%) Document Management
3 8 (5.63%) Manual Testing
4 7 (4.93%) Test Automation
5 6 (4.23%) Kalman Filter
5 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.23%) Regression Testing
6 5 (3.52%) OO
6 5 (3.52%) Software Engineering
6 5 (3.52%) Migration
6 5 (3.52%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (3.52%) Scrum
6 5 (3.52%) Android Development
6 5 (3.52%) Coaching
6 5 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (3.52%) Test Scripting
7 4 (2.82%) Mentoring
7 4 (2.82%) iOS Development
7 4 (2.82%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.45%) C
2 9 (6.34%) Java
3 7 (4.93%) SQL
4 5 (3.52%) JavaScript
4 5 (3.52%) C++
4 5 (3.52%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.70%) Perl
5 1 (0.70%) VBA
5 1 (0.70%) VC++
5 1 (0.70%) Python
5 1 (0.70%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (11.27%) Degree
2 8 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.11%) MCDST
4 3 (2.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.11%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.41%) MOS
5 2 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.41%) 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 (8.45%) SLA
2 9 (6.34%) QA
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.70%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 48 (33.80%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.41%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.41%) Xen
3 2 (1.41%) XenApp
3 2 (1.41%) KVM
4 1 (0.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.93%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.41%) WSUS
3 2 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.41%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 24 (16.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (16.20%) Citrix
3 19 (13.38%) Apple
4 13 (9.15%) Cisco
5 9 (6.34%) Lotus
5 9 (6.34%) VMware
6 7 (4.93%) HP
7 6 (4.23%) Symbian
7 6 (4.23%) Mitel
8 4 (2.82%) Oracle
8 4 (2.82%) SAP
8 4 (2.82%) Dell
8 4 (2.82%) Avaya
9 3 (2.11%) Symantec
9 3 (2.11%) Adobe
9 3 (2.11%) Sun
9 3 (2.11%) BT
9 3 (2.11%) Perforce
10 2 (1.41%) Acronis
10 2 (1.41%) Polycom
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