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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 380 321 333
Rank change year-on-year
-59 +12
Contract jobs citing Handset 39 97 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.53% 1.19% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 82 43
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£214 £216 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.92% -38.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £419 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £48.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-70.83% +123.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £30.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £56.40 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-9.91% -9.85%
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
7394 8163 8241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.41% 32.22% 31.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4925 5629 5631
Average daily rate £450 £459 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% -3.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £638 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 174 220
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -10.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £13.25 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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
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 1 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +2 9 £190 -48.82% 2
Brentford - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 36 (43.90%) Blackberry
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
3 29 (35.37%) MS Office
4 25 (30.49%) Banking
5 22 (26.83%) ITIL
5 22 (26.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (25.61%) Finance
6 21 (25.61%) Citrix
6 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
7 20 (24.39%) Apple
8 17 (20.73%) Android
9 15 (18.29%) Legal
10 12 (14.63%) Law
10 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
11 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
11 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
11 11 (13.41%) Mobile App
12 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
13 9 (10.98%) iPhone
13 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
13 9 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (10.98%) Document Management
14 8 (9.76%) SQL
14 8 (9.76%) Retail
14 8 (9.76%) QA
15 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
15 7 (8.54%) Lync
15 7 (8.54%) VoIP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 22 (26.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.54%) Lync
3 5 (6.10%) Apache
4 4 (4.88%) MS Exchange
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 29 (35.37%) MS Office
2 12 (14.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.54%) VoIP
2 5 (6.10%) 3G
2 5 (6.10%) 2G
2 5 (6.10%) 4G
3 4 (4.88%) Internet
3 4 (4.88%) VPN
3 4 (4.88%) DNS
3 4 (4.88%) DHCP
4 3 (3.66%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.66%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.66%) Wireless
4 3 (3.66%) MVNO
5 2 (2.44%) NFC
5 2 (2.44%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.44%) SAN
5 2 (2.44%) Intranet
5 2 (2.44%) PBX
6 1 (1.22%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.22%) WAN
6 1 (1.22%) LAN
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Ant
2 5 (6.10%) Toad
2 5 (6.10%) Maven
2 5 (6.10%) JIRA
2 5 (6.10%) Selenium
2 5 (6.10%) SoapUI
2 5 (6.10%) LoadRunner
2 5 (6.10%) Apache Ivy
2 5 (6.10%) eggPlant
3 4 (4.88%) Calabash
3 4 (4.88%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.66%) Robotium
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
6 1 (1.22%) ProC
6 1 (1.22%) Eclipse
General
1 25 (30.49%) Banking
2 21 (25.61%) Finance
3 15 (18.29%) Legal
4 12 (14.63%) Law
5 8 (9.76%) Retail
6 7 (8.54%) Telecoms
7 5 (6.10%) Advertising
8 4 (4.88%) Retail Banking
9 3 (3.66%) Marketing
9 3 (3.66%) German Language
10 2 (2.44%) Investment Banking
10 2 (2.44%) Financial Institution
10 2 (2.44%) Electronics
11 1 (1.22%) Automotive
11 1 (1.22%) Games
11 1 (1.22%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 39 (47.56%) Analyst
2 18 (21.95%) Service Analyst
2 18 (21.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (20.73%) Support Analyst
4 12 (14.63%) Desktop Support
5 9 (10.98%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (8.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Test Leader
8 5 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Support Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.88%) Test Analyst
10 3 (3.66%) Tester
10 3 (3.66%) Programme Manager
10 3 (3.66%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.66%) Search Manager
11 2 (2.44%) Mitel Engineer
11 2 (2.44%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) SOAP
1 5 (6.10%) Web Services
1 5 (6.10%) J2ME
1 5 (6.10%) WAP
1 5 (6.10%) REST
2 3 (3.66%) HTML
2 3 (3.66%) RESTful
3 1 (1.22%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.22%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 36 (43.90%) Blackberry
2 11 (13.41%) Mobile App
3 9 (10.98%) iPhone
4 6 (7.32%) Mobile Banking
5 4 (4.88%) Smartphone
6 3 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.44%) IVR
7 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
7 2 (2.44%) Internet of Things
7 2 (2.44%) Machine to Machine
7 2 (2.44%) iPad
7 2 (2.44%) Firmware
8 1 (1.22%) Hedge funds
8 1 (1.22%) Digital Media
8 1 (1.22%) mHealth
8 1 (1.22%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.22%) NHS
8 1 (1.22%) FMCG
8 1 (1.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
3 17 (20.73%) Android
4 11 (13.41%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 2 (2.44%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.22%) Linux
7 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (26.83%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (12.20%) Manual Testing
4 9 (10.98%) Document Management
5 7 (8.54%) Regression Testing
5 7 (8.54%) Test Automation
6 5 (6.10%) Migration
6 5 (6.10%) Scrum
7 4 (4.88%) Programme Management
7 4 (4.88%) Test Scripting
7 4 (4.88%) User Acceptance Testing
7 4 (4.88%) Automation Testing
8 3 (3.66%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.66%) Pay per click
8 3 (3.66%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.66%) SEO
8 3 (3.66%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.44%) Project Management
9 2 (2.44%) Service Management
9 2 (2.44%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.76%) SQL
2 5 (6.10%) Java
3 4 (4.88%) C
4 3 (3.66%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (6.10%) Degree
3 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.44%) MOS
4 1 (1.22%) MCDST
4 1 (1.22%) MCSE
4 1 (1.22%) MCSA
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.22%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.76%) QA
2 4 (4.88%) SLA
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 31 (37.80%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.22%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (10.98%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.44%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.44%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (25.61%) Citrix
2 20 (24.39%) Apple
3 11 (13.41%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.54%) HP
5 6 (7.32%) Cisco
6 5 (6.10%) Oracle
6 5 (6.10%) Sun
6 5 (6.10%) VMware
6 5 (6.10%) Mitel
7 2 (2.44%) Symantec
7 2 (2.44%) Dell
7 2 (2.44%) Juniper
7 2 (2.44%) Lotus
7 2 (2.44%) Acronis
8 1 (1.22%) Remedy
8 1 (1.22%) Perforce
8 1 (1.22%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.22%) 3PAR