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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank - - 65
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - - 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £100
UK excluding London average daily rate £550 £203 £243
% change year-on-year
+171.60% -16.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £14.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+20.68% -55.38%
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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 Hertfordshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
185 181 167
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.07% 29.43% 21.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 87 76
Average daily rate £375 £400 £351
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +13.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £258 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 8 14
Average hourly rate £25.00 £12.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £10.00 £10.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.25 £33.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

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
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) iPad

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) Mitel