The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 66 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.38% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £179 £220 £270
% change year-on-year
-18.75% -18.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £10.36 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.29 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-9.20% -9.85%
Handset
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
178 196 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 34.10% 34.03% 30.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 53
Average daily rate £400 £300 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £133 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £425 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 29
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.00 £22.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.10% +29.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.25 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-9.21% -5.00%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the Essex region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Essex region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Handset
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Essex region over the 3 months to 26 November 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
Hockley - - - -
Handset
East of England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) MS Access
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CSS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Linux
2 1 (50.00%) HTML
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) VBA
2 1 (50.00%) Oracle
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Symantec
2 1 (50.00%) MPLS
2 1 (50.00%) Sophos
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) BT
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (50.00%) Summit

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) MPLS
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) MS Access
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (50.00%) Billing
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) IT Manager
1 1 (50.00%) Support Assistant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support Assistant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Assistant
1 1 (50.00%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) CSS
1 1 (50.00%) HTML
1 1 (50.00%) Windows SharePoint Services
1 1 (50.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
1 1 (50.00%) VBA
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Oracle
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Sophos
1 1 (50.00%) BT
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) Spiceworks