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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 392 383 365
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -18
Contract jobs citing Handset 16 35 48
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.076% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.46% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 15 35
Average daily rate £348 £250 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £178 £172
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £435 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £203
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +109.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 6
Average hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -48.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
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
7571 7683 8238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.76% 36.20% 38.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 5300 5386 5593
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £288 £252
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £650
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 149 160
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -14.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +40 1 - - 1
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 27 (58.70%) Telecoms
2 10 (21.74%) Android
3 9 (19.57%) WAN
3 9 (19.57%) VPN
4 8 (17.39%) GPRS
4 8 (17.39%) LAN
4 8 (17.39%) Java
4 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 8 (17.39%) LTE
5 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
5 7 (15.22%) 3G
5 7 (15.22%) Windows
5 7 (15.22%) GSM
6 6 (13.04%) Firewall
6 6 (13.04%) Electronics
6 6 (13.04%) Wireless
6 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
6 6 (13.04%) WAP
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
6 6 (13.04%) MS Office
6 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
6 6 (13.04%) Nokia
6 6 (13.04%) QA
6 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
6 6 (13.04%) Android Development
7 5 (10.87%) Spanning Tree
7 5 (10.87%) Driving Licence
7 5 (10.87%) Aruba
7 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (10.87%) Juniper

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 6 (13.04%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (4.35%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.17%) CMS
3 1 (2.17%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (13.04%) MS Office
2 4 (8.70%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.17%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.17%) Blender
3 1 (2.17%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.17%) SketchUp
3 1 (2.17%) Solid Edge
3 1 (2.17%) SOLIDWORKS
3 1 (2.17%) Vectorworks
Communications & Networking
1 9 (19.57%) VPN
1 9 (19.57%) WAN
2 8 (17.39%) GPRS
2 8 (17.39%) LAN
2 8 (17.39%) LTE
3 7 (15.22%) 3G
3 7 (15.22%) GSM
4 6 (13.04%) Firewall
4 6 (13.04%) VoIP
4 6 (13.04%) Wireless
5 5 (10.87%) OSPF
5 5 (10.87%) RIP
5 5 (10.87%) Spanning Tree
5 5 (10.87%) UMTS
5 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (8.70%) DHCP
6 4 (8.70%) DNS
7 3 (6.52%) 3GPP
7 3 (6.52%) HSPA
7 3 (6.52%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Selenium
2 2 (4.35%) Appium
2 2 (4.35%) Calabash
2 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) eggPlant
3 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.17%) Robotium
3 1 (2.17%) UI Automator
3 1 (2.17%) WATIR
General
1 27 (58.70%) Telecoms
2 6 (13.04%) Electronics
3 1 (2.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Finance
3 1 (2.17%) Games
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 7 (15.22%) Analyst
1 7 (15.22%) Test Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Android Engineer
2 6 (13.04%) Designer
2 6 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Field Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Field Test Engineer
3 5 (10.87%) Senior Designer
3 5 (10.87%) Telecoms Engineer
4 4 (8.70%) Presales Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Industrial Designer
5 3 (6.52%) IT Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support
5 3 (6.52%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Network Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Project Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Support Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (13.04%) WAP
2 1 (2.17%) Flash
2 1 (2.17%) HTML
2 1 (2.17%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.04%) Blackberry
1 6 (13.04%) Mobile App
2 5 (10.87%) Driving Licence
3 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (6.52%) NHS
4 2 (4.35%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.17%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) Fintech
5 1 (2.17%) Informatics
5 1 (2.17%) Internet of Things
5 1 (2.17%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (21.74%) Android
2 7 (15.22%) Windows
3 5 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (8.70%) Apple iOS
4 4 (8.70%) Linux
4 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 2000
5 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.17%) Unix
7 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (13.04%) Android Development
2 5 (10.87%) Business Continuity
2 5 (10.87%) Industrial Design
3 4 (8.70%) B2B
3 4 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (8.70%) Presales
3 4 (8.70%) Project Management
4 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.52%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.52%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (4.35%) Benchmarking
5 2 (4.35%) Defect Management
5 2 (4.35%) Test Strategy
5 2 (4.35%) Web Testing
6 1 (2.17%) CAD
6 1 (2.17%) Configuration Management
6 1 (2.17%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.17%) Migration
6 1 (2.17%) Regression Testing
6 1 (2.17%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) Java
2 5 (10.87%) SQL
3 2 (4.35%) Ruby
4 1 (2.17%) ActionScript
4 1 (2.17%) ActionScript 3.0
4 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Degree
2 3 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) CCNA
4 1 (2.17%) CCDP
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCIP
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) CCVP
4 1 (2.17%) HNC
4 1 (2.17%) HND
4 1 (2.17%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.04%) QA
System Software
1 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) XenApp
2 1 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (4.35%) Iperf
2 1 (2.17%) Cacti
Vendors
1 8 (17.39%) Cisco
2 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 6 (13.04%) Nokia
4 5 (10.87%) Aruba
4 5 (10.87%) BT
4 5 (10.87%) Juniper
4 5 (10.87%) Sony
5 3 (6.52%) Apple
6 2 (4.35%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (4.35%) CA
6 2 (4.35%) Motorola
6 2 (4.35%) Sage
6 2 (4.35%) Siemens
7 1 (2.17%) Adobe
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) F5
7 1 (2.17%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.17%) Remedy
7 1 (2.17%) Wyse