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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 366 360 319
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -41
Contract jobs citing Handset 31 44 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.15% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.41% 0.53% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 33 35
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£240 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £166 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £490 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+77.08% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +21.87%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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
7534 8260 7521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.47% 37.35% 37.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 5222 5650 5334
Average daily rate £450 £450 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -1.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £263 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £638 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 126 170 156
Average hourly rate £20.00 £23.67 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.50% +12.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.45 £15.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £51.75 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.32 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+0.98% -8.40%

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 2 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
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 2 March 2015.

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 2 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London 0 7 £475 +150.00%
Ealing - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 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 38 (63.33%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 22 (36.67%) Blackberry
4 21 (35.00%) MS Office
5 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
6 16 (26.67%) Finance
7 14 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 13 (21.67%) ITIL
9 12 (20.00%) Internet
10 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
10 11 (18.33%) Android
11 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
11 10 (16.67%) Windows XP
11 10 (16.67%) Financial Institution
11 10 (16.67%) Wireless
11 10 (16.67%) Banking
12 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
12 9 (15.00%) Altiris
12 9 (15.00%) assyst
12 9 (15.00%) Incident Management
12 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
12 9 (15.00%) VPN
12 9 (15.00%) SLA
12 9 (15.00%) Hedge funds
12 9 (15.00%) Software Deployment
12 9 (15.00%) Software Distribution
13 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
14 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
14 7 (11.67%) Cisco
15 6 (10.00%) Security Management

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 14 (23.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 10 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.67%) MS Exchange
4 3 (5.00%) CMS
4 3 (5.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (1.67%) Lync
5 1 (1.67%) Node.js
5 1 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (35.00%) MS Office
2 11 (18.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (15.00%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 12 (20.00%) Internet
2 10 (16.67%) Wireless
3 9 (15.00%) VPN
4 5 (8.33%) 2G
4 5 (8.33%) 4G
4 5 (8.33%) 3G
5 4 (6.67%) GSM
6 3 (5.00%) SAN
6 3 (5.00%) Firewall
6 3 (5.00%) GPRS
7 2 (3.33%) Unified Communications
7 2 (3.33%) UMTS
7 2 (3.33%) VoIP
8 1 (1.67%) WAN
8 1 (1.67%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.67%) LAN
8 1 (1.67%) PBX
8 1 (1.67%) PABX
8 1 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.67%) DSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.67%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.67%) Xcode
1 1 (1.67%) JIRA
1 1 (1.67%) Selenium
1 1 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.67%) Calabash
1 1 (1.67%) Appium
General
1 16 (26.67%) Finance
2 10 (16.67%) Financial Institution
2 10 (16.67%) Banking
3 9 (15.00%) Telecoms
3 9 (15.00%) Investment Banking
4 5 (8.33%) Retail
5 3 (5.00%) Back Office
6 2 (3.33%) Law
6 2 (3.33%) Games
6 2 (3.33%) Marketing
6 2 (3.33%) Dutch Language
6 2 (3.33%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.67%) French Language
7 1 (1.67%) Italian Language
7 1 (1.67%) Billing
7 1 (1.67%) Publishing
7 1 (1.67%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 30 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 12 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (8.33%) Desktop Support
3 5 (8.33%) Integration Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) PC Support
4 3 (5.00%) Test Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Field Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (5.00%) Deskside Support
4 3 (5.00%) Deskside Analyst
4 3 (5.00%) Deskside Support Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Senior Support Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Test Engineer
5 2 (3.33%) Support Manager
5 2 (3.33%) IT Support Manager
5 2 (3.33%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (3.33%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.00%) WAP
2 2 (3.33%) .NET
2 2 (3.33%) J2ME
3 1 (1.67%) JSON
3 1 (1.67%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (36.67%) Blackberry
2 9 (15.00%) Hedge funds
3 6 (10.00%) iPhone
4 5 (8.33%) Mobile App
5 3 (5.00%) Client/Server
5 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (5.00%) Celerra
5 3 (5.00%) CLARiiON
5 3 (5.00%) PDA
6 2 (3.33%) iPad
6 2 (3.33%) User Experience
7 1 (1.67%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.67%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.67%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 38 (63.33%) Windows
2 23 (38.33%) Windows 7
3 11 (18.33%) Android
4 10 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 7 (11.67%) Apple iOS
6 4 (6.67%) webOS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.00%) Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ITIL
2 9 (15.00%) Incident Management
2 9 (15.00%) Software Deployment
2 9 (15.00%) Software Distribution
3 6 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (10.00%) Security Management
4 5 (8.33%) Waterfall
5 4 (6.67%) Regression Testing
5 4 (6.67%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Usability Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Performance Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Compatibility Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Load Testing
6 3 (5.00%) E-Commerce
6 3 (5.00%) System Testing
6 3 (5.00%) Business Continuity
7 2 (3.33%) Migration
7 2 (3.33%) Web Testing
7 2 (3.33%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) JavaScript
2 1 (1.67%) SQL
2 1 (1.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
2 4 (6.67%) CCNP
2 4 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.00%) CCNA
3 3 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (1.67%) ISEB
4 1 (1.67%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.00%) SLA
2 4 (6.67%) QA
System Software
1 19 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 9 (15.00%) Altiris
2 7 (11.67%) Cisco
3 6 (10.00%) Apple
4 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
4 4 (6.67%) VMware
5 3 (5.00%) EMC
5 3 (5.00%) Motorola
5 3 (5.00%) Google
5 3 (5.00%) Sitecore
6 2 (3.33%) BT
6 2 (3.33%) Citrix
6 2 (3.33%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.67%) Symbian
7 1 (1.67%) Avaya
7 1 (1.67%) Nortel
7 1 (1.67%) Nokia
7 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.67%) Becrypt