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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 537 500 443
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -57
Contract jobs citing Handset 52 60 100
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.13% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.40% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 42 38
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£275 £204 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -27.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £144 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £445 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £193 £270
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 7 12
Average hourly rate £16.17 £19.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.07% +4.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.03 £13.30 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £50.50 £88.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -17.02%
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
15520 15026 13698
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 30.71% 31.76% 30.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 10130 9507 8217
Average daily rate £425 £408 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.29% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 599 635 778
Average hourly rate £17.00 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +8 35 £275 +34.80% 12
South West - 5 £375 - 3
East of England -2 4 £125 - 2
South East -39 4 £315 +9.56% 1
North West - 3 - - 1
North East - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 55 (49.11%) Windows
2 36 (32.14%) Blackberry
3 35 (31.25%) MS Office
4 33 (29.46%) Active Directory
5 32 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 27 (24.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
7 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
8 21 (18.75%) Android
9 18 (16.07%) ITIL
9 18 (16.07%) Windows XP
10 17 (15.18%) VPN
10 17 (15.18%) Finance
11 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 16 (14.29%) Wireless
12 14 (12.50%) Internet
12 14 (12.50%) Cisco
13 13 (11.61%) Citrix
13 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
13 13 (11.61%) Banking
14 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
14 12 (10.71%) VoIP
15 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
15 11 (9.82%) Mobile App
16 10 (8.93%) iPhone
17 9 (8.04%) Lync
17 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
17 9 (8.04%) Retail
17 9 (8.04%) WAN
17 9 (8.04%) LAN

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 27 (24.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (11.61%) SharePoint
3 9 (8.04%) Lync
4 5 (4.46%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.68%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.79%) CMS
6 2 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.89%) Node.js
7 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.89%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.89%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 35 (31.25%) MS Office
2 16 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (4.46%) assyst
2 1 (0.89%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (15.18%) VPN
2 16 (14.29%) Wireless
3 14 (12.50%) Internet
4 12 (10.71%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.71%) VoIP
5 9 (8.04%) WAN
5 9 (8.04%) LAN
5 9 (8.04%) Firewall
6 7 (6.25%) DNS
6 7 (6.25%) DHCP
7 5 (4.46%) 3G
7 5 (4.46%) MPLS
8 4 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (3.57%) PBX
8 4 (3.57%) WLAN
8 4 (3.57%) GSM
8 4 (3.57%) 2G
8 4 (3.57%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.57%) Unified Communications
9 3 (2.68%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.89%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.89%) MySQL
2 1 (0.89%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (2.68%) Robotium
1 3 (2.68%) Appium
1 3 (2.68%) Calabash
2 2 (1.79%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.89%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.89%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.89%) Subversion
3 1 (0.89%) Xcode
3 1 (0.89%) Selenium
3 1 (0.89%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.89%) JIRA
3 1 (0.89%) Ant
3 1 (0.89%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.89%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 23 (20.54%) Telecoms
2 17 (15.18%) Finance
3 13 (11.61%) Banking
4 9 (8.04%) Retail
5 8 (7.14%) Local Government
6 7 (6.25%) Financial Institution
7 6 (5.36%) Investment Banking
8 5 (4.46%) Electronics
8 5 (4.46%) Law
8 5 (4.46%) Marketing
9 4 (3.57%) Legal
10 3 (2.68%) Games
11 2 (1.79%) Back Office
11 2 (1.79%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.79%) Spanish Language
11 2 (1.79%) Billing
12 1 (0.89%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.89%) Publishing
12 1 (0.89%) French Language
12 1 (0.89%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (33.04%) Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Support Analyst
2 16 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 14 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 8 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Tester
6 6 (5.36%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Mobile Tester
7 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
8 4 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (3.57%) IT Support
9 3 (2.68%) Integration Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (2.68%) Deskside Support
9 3 (2.68%) Deskside Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) Deskside Support Analyst
9 3 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.57%) HTML
2 3 (2.68%) RESTful
3 2 (1.79%) WAP
3 2 (1.79%) JSON
4 1 (0.89%) Android SDK
4 1 (0.89%) jQuery
4 1 (0.89%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.89%) CSS
4 1 (0.89%) .NET
4 1 (0.89%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 36 (32.14%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.82%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.93%) iPhone
4 9 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (7.14%) iPad
6 7 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (4.46%) Hedge funds
7 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
8 4 (3.57%) Client/Server
8 4 (3.57%) IVR
9 3 (2.68%) User Experience
9 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.89%) CLARiiON
10 1 (0.89%) Celerra
10 1 (0.89%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.89%) PDA
10 1 (0.89%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.89%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (49.11%) Windows
2 32 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 21 (18.75%) Android
4 18 (16.07%) Windows XP
5 8 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.36%) Linux
6 6 (5.36%) Windows Vista
7 3 (2.68%) webOS
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.79%) OS/2
8 2 (1.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.89%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.89%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.89%) UNIX
9 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.07%) ITIL
2 11 (9.82%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.14%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.36%) Regression Testing
5 6 (5.36%) Migration
5 6 (5.36%) Service Management
5 6 (5.36%) Software Deployment
6 5 (4.46%) Software Distribution
6 5 (4.46%) E-Commerce
7 4 (3.57%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.68%) Time Management
8 3 (2.68%) User Acceptance Testing
8 3 (2.68%) Document Management
9 2 (1.79%) Security Management
9 2 (1.79%) Supplier Management
9 2 (1.79%) Pay per click
9 2 (1.79%) Usability Testing
9 2 (1.79%) Performance Testing
9 2 (1.79%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (4.46%) Java
1 5 (4.46%) SQL
2 4 (3.57%) JavaScript
3 2 (1.79%) C
4 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.89%) Perl
4 1 (0.89%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (7.14%) Degree
2 6 (5.36%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.36%) Security Cleared
3 5 (4.46%) MCDST
4 4 (3.57%) CCNA
4 4 (3.57%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.68%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.68%) MCSE
6 2 (1.79%) CCNP
6 2 (1.79%) MOS
6 2 (1.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE
7 1 (0.89%) ISEB
7 1 (0.89%) PMP
7 1 (0.89%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.89%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (5.36%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.89%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 33 (29.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.79%) Firmware
3 2 (1.79%) vSphere
4 1 (0.89%) XenApp
4 1 (0.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.89%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (3.57%) SCCM
2 3 (2.68%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (0.89%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (20.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.50%) Cisco
3 13 (11.61%) Citrix
4 8 (7.14%) Apple
4 8 (7.14%) Avaya
4 8 (7.14%) VMware
5 6 (5.36%) Juniper
5 6 (5.36%) Mitel
5 6 (5.36%) Altiris
6 5 (4.46%) Symbian
7 4 (3.57%) HP
7 4 (3.57%) Polycom
7 4 (3.57%) BT
8 3 (2.68%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.68%) Google
8 3 (2.68%) Symantec
8 3 (2.68%) McAfee
8 3 (2.68%) Motorola
9 2 (1.79%) Dell
9 2 (1.79%) Nortel
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