The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 120 113 99
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 0.048% 0.39% 0.68%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 1.40% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 2
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£225 £518 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-56.52% +68.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £325 £215
% change year-on-year
-30.76% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 7
Average hourly rate - £21.80 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -17.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.09% -62.14%
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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 Hampshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hampshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
643 573 514
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hampshire 30.75% 27.80% 29.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 346 295
Average daily rate £379 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.21% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £243 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 34
Average hourly rate £16.50 £32.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.23% +18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £21.02 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

Handset
Top 24 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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 3 (50.00%) 3G
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
3 1 (16.67%) ISTQB
3 1 (16.67%) JIRA
3 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Android
3 1 (16.67%) ISEB
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) VBA
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) Python
3 1 (16.67%) SS7
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (16.67%) MVNO
3 1 (16.67%) 2G

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Hampshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) 3G
2 2 (33.33%) UMTS
2 2 (33.33%) IP Telephony
2 2 (33.33%) LTE
2 2 (33.33%) VoLTE
3 1 (16.67%) 4G
3 1 (16.67%) MVNO
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) SS7
3 1 (16.67%) 2G
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) JIRA
General
1 3 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Supply Chain Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Android
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone 7
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Logistics
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Manual Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) VBA
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
1 1 (16.67%) ISTQB