The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 366 326 372
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +46
Contract jobs citing Handset 46 63 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.29% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.61% 0.89% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 45 16
Average daily rate £204 £300 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £204 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £230 £283
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -18.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.70 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £25.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7582 7099 8753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.34% 32.86% 31.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5343 4946 5867
Average daily rate £450 £475 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 167 227
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.13% -2.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £14.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.20 £54.00 £47.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%
Handset
England

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in London

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in London

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in London

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in London

Handset
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Handset
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the London region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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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Vacancies
City of London -22 9 £190 -39.20% 4
Clapham - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 59 (61.46%) Blackberry
2 46 (47.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 45 (46.88%) Legal
4 37 (38.54%) Windows
5 34 (35.42%) Banking
6 33 (34.38%) Finance
7 30 (31.25%) MS Office
8 29 (30.21%) ITIL
9 27 (28.13%) Citrix
9 27 (28.13%) Law
10 26 (27.08%) ITIL Certification
10 26 (27.08%) Windows XP
11 25 (26.04%) MS Excel
12 24 (25.00%) Document Management
13 17 (17.71%) Apple
14 16 (16.67%) Active Directory
15 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
16 10 (10.42%) Android
17 9 (9.38%) Advertising
17 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
18 8 (8.33%) Degree
18 8 (8.33%) 3G
19 7 (7.29%) WAP
19 7 (7.29%) Migration
19 7 (7.29%) iPhone
19 7 (7.29%) QA
20 6 (6.25%) NFC
20 6 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
20 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
20 6 (6.25%) Retail

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 46 (47.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 6 (6.25%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.21%) Apache
3 5 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.08%) Lync
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.04%) Lotus Domino
6 1 (1.04%) CMS
6 1 (1.04%) Node.js
Applications
1 30 (31.25%) MS Office
2 25 (26.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (2.08%) Adobe Captivate
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.33%) 3G
2 6 (6.25%) NFC
2 6 (6.25%) Internet
3 5 (5.21%) 2G
3 5 (5.21%) 4G
4 4 (4.17%) VoIP
4 4 (4.17%) GSM
5 3 (3.13%) LAN
5 3 (3.13%) WAN
5 3 (3.13%) LTE
6 2 (2.08%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.08%) Wireless
6 2 (2.08%) WCDMA
6 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.08%) VPN
6 2 (2.08%) 3GPP
6 2 (2.08%) UMTS
6 2 (2.08%) GPRS
6 2 (2.08%) Intranet
6 2 (2.08%) SAN
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) LoadRunner
1 5 (5.21%) Toad
1 5 (5.21%) Ant
1 5 (5.21%) JIRA
1 5 (5.21%) Maven
1 5 (5.21%) Apache Ivy
1 5 (5.21%) eggPlant
1 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
1 5 (5.21%) Selenium
2 1 (1.04%) Calabash
General
1 45 (46.88%) Legal
2 34 (35.42%) Banking
3 33 (34.38%) Finance
4 27 (28.13%) Law
5 9 (9.38%) Advertising
5 9 (9.38%) Telecoms
6 6 (6.25%) Retail
7 3 (3.13%) Marketing
7 3 (3.13%) Electronics
7 3 (3.13%) German Language
8 2 (2.08%) Dutch Language
8 2 (2.08%) Games
9 1 (1.04%) Billing
9 1 (1.04%) Automotive
9 1 (1.04%) Financial Institution
9 1 (1.04%) French Language
9 1 (1.04%) Arabic Language
9 1 (1.04%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 54 (56.25%) Analyst
2 45 (46.88%) Service Analyst
2 45 (46.88%) Service Desk Analyst
3 8 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 5 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (5.21%) Project Manager
4 5 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 4 (4.17%) Field Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Test Engineer
5 4 (4.17%) Rollout Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) Business Manager
6 3 (3.13%) BlackBerry Engineer
6 3 (3.13%) Desktop Support
6 3 (3.13%) Developer
6 3 (3.13%) Test Leader
7 2 (2.08%) Android Developer
7 2 (2.08%) QA Leader
7 2 (2.08%) Junior
7 2 (2.08%) Programme Manager
7 2 (2.08%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.29%) WAP
2 5 (5.21%) J2ME
2 5 (5.21%) SOAP
2 5 (5.21%) Web Services
2 5 (5.21%) REST
3 1 (1.04%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 59 (61.46%) Blackberry
2 7 (7.29%) iPhone
3 6 (6.25%) Mobile Payment
4 5 (5.21%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.13%) EMV
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.13%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.08%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.04%) NHS
7 1 (1.04%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 37 (38.54%) Windows
2 26 (27.08%) Windows XP
3 14 (14.58%) Windows 7
4 10 (10.42%) Android
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) Apple iOS
5 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.21%) ITIL
2 24 (25.00%) Document Management
3 7 (7.29%) Migration
4 6 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (6.25%) Mobile Commerce
5 5 (5.21%) Project Management
5 5 (5.21%) Scrum
5 5 (5.21%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.21%) Regression Testing
5 5 (5.21%) Test Automation
5 5 (5.21%) Manual Testing
6 4 (4.17%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.13%) Automation Testing
8 2 (2.08%) Android Development
8 2 (2.08%) System Testing
8 2 (2.08%) Product Management
8 2 (2.08%) Unit Testing
8 2 (2.08%) Change Management
8 2 (2.08%) Service Management
9 1 (1.04%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 5 (5.21%) SQL
2 4 (4.17%) Java
3 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.04%) C
Qualifications
1 26 (27.08%) ITIL Certification
2 8 (8.33%) Degree
3 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.04%) CCIE
3 1 (1.04%) MCSE
3 1 (1.04%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.29%) QA
System Software
1 16 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.08%) XenApp
3 1 (1.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (5.21%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (4.17%) SCOM
3 1 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 27 (28.13%) Citrix
2 17 (17.71%) Apple
3 5 (5.21%) HP
3 5 (5.21%) Sun
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle
4 4 (4.17%) Cisco
5 3 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.13%) Adobe
6 2 (2.08%) BT
6 2 (2.08%) Toshiba
6 2 (2.08%) Calypso
6 2 (2.08%) Juniper
6 2 (2.08%) CA
7 1 (1.04%) Lotus
7 1 (1.04%) Avaya
7 1 (1.04%) Nortel
7 1 (1.04%) VMware
7 1 (1.04%) Mitel
7 1 (1.04%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.04%) Acronis
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Rate: £500 per hour
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