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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 373 374 336
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -38
Contract jobs citing Handset 36 50 45
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.16% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.45% 0.55% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 40 26
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£275 £204 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £190 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £455 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £193 £270
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £18.75 £29.75 £76.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.97% -60.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £21.55 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £37.95 £90.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -17.02%
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
8046 9026 7898
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 34.90% 37.21% 36.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 5780 6286 5484
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 165 206
Average hourly rate £17.00 £23.67 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.17% +15.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
City of London -4 10 £350 +83.24% 9
Stanmore - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 29 (38.16%) MS Office
3 27 (35.53%) Active Directory
3 27 (35.53%) Blackberry
4 24 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 20 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 19 (25.00%) Android
7 16 (21.05%) ITIL
7 16 (21.05%) Finance
8 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
8 12 (15.79%) Banking
9 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
10 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
10 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (11.84%) SLA
11 9 (11.84%) VPN
11 9 (11.84%) Citrix
11 9 (11.84%) iPhone
12 8 (10.53%) Retail
12 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
12 8 (10.53%) Internet
12 8 (10.53%) Apple
12 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
12 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
12 8 (10.53%) Financial Institution
12 8 (10.53%) Wireless
13 7 (9.21%) Cisco
13 7 (9.21%) Degree
13 7 (9.21%) Investment Banking
13 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 20 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.89%) Lync
4 5 (6.58%) MS Exchange
5 3 (3.95%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.63%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (2.63%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (2.63%) CMS
7 1 (1.32%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.32%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (38.16%) MS Office
2 11 (14.47%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.32%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (7.89%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) VPN
2 8 (10.53%) Internet
2 8 (10.53%) Wireless
3 6 (7.89%) VoIP
4 4 (5.26%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (5.26%) DHCP
4 4 (5.26%) DNS
4 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.95%) PBX
5 3 (3.95%) GSM
6 2 (2.63%) MVNO
6 2 (2.63%) 4G
6 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
6 2 (2.63%) Intranet
6 2 (2.63%) 2G
6 2 (2.63%) GPRS
6 2 (2.63%) 3G
7 1 (1.32%) DSL
7 1 (1.32%) SAN
7 1 (1.32%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) MySQL
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (3.95%) Robotium
1 3 (3.95%) Appium
1 3 (3.95%) Calabash
2 1 (1.32%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (1.32%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.32%) Ant
2 1 (1.32%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.32%) Xcode
2 1 (1.32%) JIRA
2 1 (1.32%) Subversion
2 1 (1.32%) Selenium
2 1 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.32%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 16 (21.05%) Finance
2 12 (15.79%) Banking
3 8 (10.53%) Retail
3 8 (10.53%) Telecoms
3 8 (10.53%) Financial Institution
4 7 (9.21%) Investment Banking
5 4 (5.26%) Marketing
5 4 (5.26%) Law
6 3 (3.95%) Legal
6 3 (3.95%) Games
7 2 (2.63%) Spanish Language
7 2 (2.63%) Dutch Language
7 2 (2.63%) Electronics
8 1 (1.32%) Publishing
8 1 (1.32%) Back Office
8 1 (1.32%) Billing
8 1 (1.32%) Arabic Language
8 1 (1.32%) French Language
8 1 (1.32%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 37 (48.68%) Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Support Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Service Analyst
2 16 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (13.16%) Desktop Support
4 8 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Tester
6 3 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
6 3 (3.95%) Network Engineer
6 3 (3.95%) Deskside Support
6 3 (3.95%) Deskside Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) Deskside Support Analyst
6 3 (3.95%) IT Support
6 3 (3.95%) Mobile Tester
7 2 (2.63%) Mitel Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.63%) Search Manager
7 2 (2.63%) Solutions Analyst
7 2 (2.63%) Marketing Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.95%) HTML
1 3 (3.95%) RESTful
2 2 (2.63%) JSON
2 2 (2.63%) WAP
3 1 (1.32%) .NET
3 1 (1.32%) J2ME
3 1 (1.32%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 27 (35.53%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.84%) iPhone
3 6 (7.89%) Hedge funds
3 6 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.26%) iPad
4 4 (5.26%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.95%) IVR
6 2 (2.63%) User Experience
7 1 (1.32%) CLARiiON
7 1 (1.32%) PDA
7 1 (1.32%) Mathematics
7 1 (1.32%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.32%) Celerra
7 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 42 (55.26%) Windows
2 24 (31.58%) Windows 7
3 19 (25.00%) Android
4 12 (15.79%) Windows XP
5 7 (9.21%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.95%) Linux
6 3 (3.95%) webOS
7 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (21.05%) ITIL
2 10 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.53%) Incident Management
4 6 (7.89%) Software Deployment
5 5 (6.58%) E-Commerce
5 5 (6.58%) Regression Testing
5 5 (6.58%) Software Distribution
6 4 (5.26%) Waterfall
6 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 3 (3.95%) Migration
7 3 (3.95%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.63%) Test Automation
8 2 (2.63%) Usability Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Performance Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Compatibility Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Load Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Web Testing
8 2 (2.63%) System Testing
8 2 (2.63%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (6.58%) Java
2 4 (5.26%) SQL
3 3 (3.95%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.63%) C
5 1 (1.32%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (9.21%) Degree
2 5 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.95%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (2.63%) MOS
4 2 (2.63%) CCNP
4 2 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.32%) ISEB
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.32%) CCNA
5 1 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.32%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.84%) SLA
2 3 (3.95%) QA
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 27 (35.53%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.63%) Firmware
4 1 (1.32%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.32%) XenApp
4 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (2.63%) WSUS
1 2 (2.63%) Backup Exec
1 2 (2.63%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (13.16%) Microsoft
2 9 (11.84%) Citrix
3 8 (10.53%) Apple
4 7 (9.21%) Cisco
5 6 (7.89%) Altiris
6 5 (6.58%) VMware
6 5 (6.58%) Mitel
7 3 (3.95%) Motorola
7 3 (3.95%) Google
8 2 (2.63%) Sitecore
8 2 (2.63%) Juniper
8 2 (2.63%) Symantec
8 2 (2.63%) HP
8 2 (2.63%) Dell
9 1 (1.32%) EMC
9 1 (1.32%) Nortel
9 1 (1.32%) Avaya
9 1 (1.32%) Nokia
9 1 (1.32%) Lotus
9 1 (1.32%) Symbian
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