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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 396 378 335
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -43
Contract jobs citing Handset 28 38 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.12% 0.16% 0.38%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.42% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 80
Average daily rate
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£200 £214 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -0.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £376 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
Average hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £48.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.17 £19.67
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -22.87%
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
8642 9041 9846
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 36.49% 37.31% 38.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5966 6040 6719
Average daily rate £475 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 153 186 193
Average hourly rate £21.25 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.84% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.17 £14.04 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £45.00 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% +14.28%

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 3 September 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 3 September 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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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London +9 6 £300 +57.89% 1
Hammersmith - 2 - - 2
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 20 (39.22%) Telecoms
2 12 (23.53%) MS Office
3 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
4 10 (19.61%) Android
4 10 (19.61%) Finance
5 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
5 9 (17.65%) Windows
5 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
6 8 (15.69%) Nokia
6 8 (15.69%) Electronics
6 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
6 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
7 7 (13.73%) Industrial Design
7 7 (13.73%) Sony
7 7 (13.73%) Mac OS X
7 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
7 7 (13.73%) PBX
8 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 6 (11.76%) GPRS
8 6 (11.76%) GSM
8 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
8 6 (11.76%) LTE
9 5 (9.80%) VoIP
10 4 (7.84%) WAP
10 4 (7.84%) UMTS
10 4 (7.84%) SLA
10 4 (7.84%) Cisco
10 4 (7.84%) Java
10 4 (7.84%) 3G

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
1 6 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (5.88%) Lync
3 2 (3.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (3.92%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.92%) CMS
4 1 (1.96%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 12 (23.53%) MS Office
2 11 (21.57%) MS Excel
3 2 (3.92%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.96%) Vectorworks
4 1 (1.96%) Solid Edge
4 1 (1.96%) SketchUp
4 1 (1.96%) Blender
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (1.96%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.96%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (1.96%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) PBX
2 6 (11.76%) GPRS
2 6 (11.76%) GSM
2 6 (11.76%) LTE
3 5 (9.80%) VoIP
4 4 (7.84%) UMTS
4 4 (7.84%) 3G
5 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.88%) Internet
5 3 (5.88%) ISDN
6 2 (3.92%) LAN
6 2 (3.92%) Broadband
6 2 (3.92%) CTI
6 2 (3.92%) 3GPP
6 2 (3.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.92%) WCDMA
6 2 (3.92%) DSL
6 2 (3.92%) IP Telephony
6 2 (3.92%) H.323
6 2 (3.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 20 (39.22%) Telecoms
2 10 (19.61%) Finance
3 8 (15.69%) Electronics
4 3 (5.88%) Law
4 3 (5.88%) Legal
4 3 (5.88%) Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Retail
5 1 (1.96%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 11 (21.57%) Analyst
1 11 (21.57%) Designer
2 7 (13.73%) Senior Designer
3 6 (11.76%) Support Engineer
3 6 (11.76%) Test Engineer
4 5 (9.80%) Service Desk Analyst
4 5 (9.80%) Service Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Support Analyst
5 4 (7.84%) Field Engineer
5 4 (7.84%) Mac Engineer
6 3 (5.88%) Deployment Analyst
6 3 (5.88%) UI Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (5.88%) Graphic Designer
6 3 (5.88%) Support Specialist
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Analyst
7 2 (3.92%) Project Manager
7 2 (3.92%) Desktop Support
7 2 (3.92%) Senior Test Engineer
7 2 (3.92%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.84%) WAP
2 1 (1.96%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.88%) IVR
2 3 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.92%) iPhone
3 2 (3.92%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.96%) EPoS
4 1 (1.96%) PDA
4 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.96%) Celerra
4 1 (1.96%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) 3D Graphics
4 1 (1.96%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 10 (19.61%) Android
2 9 (17.65%) Windows
3 8 (15.69%) Windows 7
3 8 (15.69%) Apple iOS
4 7 (13.73%) Mac OS X
5 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.96%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (13.73%) Industrial Design
2 6 (11.76%) Asset Management
3 2 (3.92%) ITIL
3 2 (3.92%) Benchmarking
3 2 (3.92%) Change Management
3 2 (3.92%) Performance Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Compatibility Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Load Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Web Testing
4 1 (1.96%) System Testing
4 1 (1.96%) 3D Rendering
4 1 (1.96%) Waterfall
4 1 (1.96%) Business Transformation
4 1 (1.96%) Software Deployment
4 1 (1.96%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (1.96%) Security Patching
4 1 (1.96%) SDLC
4 1 (1.96%) Regression Testing
4 1 (1.96%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (1.96%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.84%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) CCNA
1 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (3.92%) CCVP
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) CCNP
2 1 (1.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
1 4 (7.84%) QA
System Software
1 7 (13.73%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.92%) Terminal Server
3 1 (1.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.92%) HP Quality Center
1 2 (3.92%) Iperf
2 1 (1.96%) WSUS
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 9 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (15.69%) Nokia
3 7 (13.73%) Sony
4 4 (7.84%) BT
4 4 (7.84%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) Citrix
5 3 (5.88%) Apple
5 3 (5.88%) Motorola
6 2 (3.92%) CA
7 1 (1.96%) Siemens
7 1 (1.96%) Avaya
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) EMC
7 1 (1.96%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.96%) Syntegra
7 1 (1.96%) VMware
7 1 (1.96%) Altiris
7 1 (1.96%) Speakerbus
7 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.96%) MobileIron
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