The 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 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 371 355 317
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -38
Contract jobs citing Handset 26 45 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.20% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.53% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 30 42
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£245 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.09% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £245 £200
% change year-on-year
+53.06% +22.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 1
Average hourly rate - £21.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +31.25%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £11.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+38.43% -69.33%
Handset
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7581 8469 7838
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.30% 37.45% 38.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 5162 5924 5523
Average daily rate £463 £450 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 137 162 159
Average hourly rate £19.18 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.75% +0.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £13.89
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -24.98%

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 26 March 2015.

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
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 26 March 2015. 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
City of London +7 9 £413 +117.10% 2
Ealing - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
3 20 (33.90%) MS Office
4 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
4 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
5 15 (25.42%) Finance
6 14 (23.73%) ITIL
7 12 (20.34%) Android
8 11 (18.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (16.95%) Internet
9 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
10 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
11 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
11 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
11 8 (13.56%) Cisco
11 8 (13.56%) Apple
11 8 (13.56%) Wireless
11 8 (13.56%) iPhone
11 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) Software Distribution
12 7 (11.86%) Mobile App
12 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
12 7 (11.86%) Hedge funds
12 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
12 7 (11.86%) Banking
12 7 (11.86%) Altiris
12 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
12 7 (11.86%) assyst
12 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
12 7 (11.86%) VPN

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, 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 11 (18.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (13.56%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
3 4 (6.78%) CMS
4 3 (5.08%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 20 (33.90%) MS Office
2 9 (15.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (11.86%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.95%) Internet
2 8 (13.56%) Wireless
3 7 (11.86%) VPN
4 5 (8.47%) 4G
4 5 (8.47%) 2G
4 5 (8.47%) 3G
5 4 (6.78%) GSM
5 4 (6.78%) VoIP
5 4 (6.78%) Firewall
6 3 (5.08%) GPRS
6 3 (5.08%) PBX
6 3 (5.08%) SAN
7 2 (3.39%) CTI
7 2 (3.39%) DSL
7 2 (3.39%) UMTS
7 2 (3.39%) ISDN
7 2 (3.39%) LAN
7 2 (3.39%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.39%) WAN
7 2 (3.39%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.08%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) JIRA
1 1 (1.69%) Selenium
1 1 (1.69%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.69%) Xcode
1 1 (1.69%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 15 (25.42%) Finance
2 10 (16.95%) Telecoms
3 7 (11.86%) Financial Institution
3 7 (11.86%) Banking
3 7 (11.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.47%) Retail
5 3 (5.08%) Back Office
6 2 (3.39%) Games
6 2 (3.39%) Spanish Language
6 2 (3.39%) Marketing
6 2 (3.39%) Dutch Language
7 1 (1.69%) French Language
7 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.69%) Publishing
7 1 (1.69%) Billing
Job Titles
1 28 (47.46%) Analyst
2 14 (23.73%) Support Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Service Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (8.47%) PC Support
4 5 (8.47%) Integration Engineer
4 5 (8.47%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (5.08%) Test Analyst
5 3 (5.08%) Field Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (3.39%) Network Engineer
6 2 (3.39%) Tester
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Marketing Manager
6 2 (3.39%) Deskside Support
6 2 (3.39%) Deskside Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 2 (3.39%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.08%) WAP
2 2 (3.39%) J2ME
2 2 (3.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 19 (32.20%) Blackberry
2 8 (13.56%) iPhone
3 7 (11.86%) Mobile App
3 7 (11.86%) Hedge funds
4 3 (5.08%) Celerra
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) CLARiiON
4 3 (5.08%) IVR
4 3 (5.08%) PDA
4 3 (5.08%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.39%) iPad
5 2 (3.39%) User Experience
6 1 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
3 12 (20.34%) Android
4 8 (13.56%) Windows XP
5 6 (10.17%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.78%) webOS
7 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.08%) Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.69%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 8 (13.56%) Software Distribution
3 7 (11.86%) Software Deployment
3 7 (11.86%) Incident Management
4 6 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (10.17%) Service Delivery
4 6 (10.17%) Security Management
5 5 (8.47%) Waterfall
6 4 (6.78%) Regression Testing
7 3 (5.08%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Usability Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Performance Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Compatibility Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Load Testing
7 3 (5.08%) System Testing
7 3 (5.08%) Business Continuity
7 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.39%) Project Management
8 2 (3.39%) Migration
8 2 (3.39%) Web Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.39%) Java
2 1 (1.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
2 5 (8.47%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.78%) CCNP
3 4 (6.78%) CCNA
3 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
4 3 (5.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (3.39%) CCVP
5 2 (3.39%) Degree
6 1 (1.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.86%) SLA
2 4 (6.78%) QA
System Software
1 19 (32.20%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.08%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Cisco
1 8 (13.56%) Apple
2 7 (11.86%) Altiris
3 4 (6.78%) VMware
4 3 (5.08%) Sitecore
4 3 (5.08%) Google
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
4 3 (5.08%) EMC
4 3 (5.08%) Citrix
4 3 (5.08%) Motorola
5 2 (3.39%) Ericsson
5 2 (3.39%) Avaya
5 2 (3.39%) BT
6 1 (1.69%) Becrypt
6 1 (1.69%) SolarWinds
6 1 (1.69%) Speakerbus
6 1 (1.69%) Symbian
6 1 (1.69%) Nortel
6 1 (1.69%) Nokia
6 1 (1.69%) Syntegra
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 - £170.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Vertical IT
Rate: £400 - £425 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
London, Cenral London, United Kingdom
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Rate: £25-35 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £25-35/hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago