The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 62 53 74
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +21
Contract jobs citing Handset 4 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.51% 0.19% 0.42%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.09% 0.85% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
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£263 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% -6.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £16.84 £17.59
% change year-on-year
-9.91% -4.26%
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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
191 117 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 24.27% 22.63% 18.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 57 83
Average daily rate £280 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £265 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 17
Average hourly rate £20.25 £40.75 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.30% +126.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.43 £9.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £50.00 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £17.69 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+12.54% -39.00%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Handset
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 2 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
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Job
Vacancies
Watford - - - -
Handset
East of England

Handset
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) ClearQuest
1 4 (100.00%) VxWorks
1 4 (100.00%) RTP
1 4 (100.00%) C
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
1 4 (100.00%) ASN.1
1 4 (100.00%) Degree
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (25.00%) Wireless
3 1 (25.00%) WCDMA

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 4 (100.00%) FTP
1 4 (100.00%) HTTP
1 4 (100.00%) RTP
1 4 (100.00%) UMTS
1 4 (100.00%) ASN.1
1 4 (100.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) WCDMA
2 1 (25.00%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) ClearCase
1 4 (100.00%) ClearQuest
General
1 4 (100.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Embedded Software Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Degree