The first 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the London region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 359 324 337
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +13
Contract jobs citing Handset 40 88 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.36% 0.33%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 1.11% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 71 42
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£215 £216 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.69% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £215 £250
% change year-on-year
+55.81% -14.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 18
Average hourly rate £23.25 £26.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.57% +16.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £22.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £52.80 £40.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -52.63%
Miscellaneous Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
7227 7919 8181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.65% 32.65% 31.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4852 5457 5531
Average daily rate £450 £462 £465
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.49% -0.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 172 204
Average hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £14.59 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.75 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+1.20% -19.35%
Handset
England

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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
(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 -1 11 £190 -51.77% 7
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 40 (46.51%) Blackberry
2 33 (38.37%) Banking
2 33 (38.37%) Windows
3 31 (36.05%) MS Office
4 27 (31.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 27 (31.40%) Finance
5 25 (29.07%) Legal
5 25 (29.07%) ITIL
6 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
7 22 (25.58%) Apple
8 20 (23.26%) Citrix
9 18 (20.93%) MS Excel
9 18 (20.93%) Law
10 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
11 15 (17.44%) Android
11 15 (17.44%) Document Management
11 15 (17.44%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
12 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
12 12 (13.95%) Mobile App
13 11 (12.79%) HP Quality Center
13 11 (12.79%) QA
13 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
14 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
14 9 (10.47%) Retail
14 9 (10.47%) Advertising
14 9 (10.47%) iPhone
15 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
15 8 (9.30%) WAP
15 8 (9.30%) SQL

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 27 (31.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.14%) Apache
3 5 (5.81%) Lync
4 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.16%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.16%) Lotus Domino
5 1 (1.16%) CMS
Applications
1 31 (36.05%) MS Office
2 18 (20.93%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) 3G
1 7 (8.14%) 2G
1 7 (8.14%) 4G
2 4 (4.65%) Internet
3 3 (3.49%) VoIP
4 2 (2.33%) PBX
4 2 (2.33%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) DNS
4 2 (2.33%) SAN
4 2 (2.33%) DHCP
4 2 (2.33%) Wireless
4 2 (2.33%) NFC
4 2 (2.33%) Unified Communications
4 2 (2.33%) MVNO
5 1 (1.16%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.16%) Nortel Meridian
5 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
5 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.16%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Ant
2 7 (8.14%) Toad
2 7 (8.14%) Maven
2 7 (8.14%) JIRA
2 7 (8.14%) Selenium
2 7 (8.14%) SoapUI
2 7 (8.14%) LoadRunner
2 7 (8.14%) Apache Ivy
2 7 (8.14%) eggPlant
3 4 (4.65%) TestDirector
4 3 (3.49%) Calabash
5 2 (2.33%) Subversion
5 2 (2.33%) Robotium
6 1 (1.16%) Eclipse
6 1 (1.16%) ProC
General
1 33 (38.37%) Banking
2 27 (31.40%) Finance
3 25 (29.07%) Legal
4 18 (20.93%) Law
5 9 (10.47%) Advertising
5 9 (10.47%) Retail
6 6 (6.98%) Telecoms
7 4 (4.65%) Retail Banking
7 4 (4.65%) Marketing
8 3 (3.49%) German Language
8 3 (3.49%) Games
8 3 (3.49%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.33%) Electronics
9 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
9 2 (2.33%) Arabic Language
9 2 (2.33%) Dutch Language
10 1 (1.16%) Polish Language
10 1 (1.16%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 44 (51.16%) Analyst
2 25 (29.07%) Service Analyst
2 25 (29.07%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (16.28%) Support Analyst
4 10 (11.63%) Desktop Support
5 7 (8.14%) Desktop Analyst
5 7 (8.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (6.98%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Test Leader
8 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 4 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) Tester
9 3 (3.49%) Programme Manager
10 2 (2.33%) 1st Line Support
10 2 (2.33%) Administrator
10 2 (2.33%) Network Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.30%) WAP
2 7 (8.14%) SOAP
2 7 (8.14%) Web Services
2 7 (8.14%) J2ME
2 7 (8.14%) REST
3 2 (2.33%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) Android SDK
4 1 (1.16%) JSON
4 1 (1.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 40 (46.51%) Blackberry
2 12 (13.95%) Mobile App
3 9 (10.47%) iPhone
4 7 (8.14%) Mobile Banking
5 5 (5.81%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.33%) Mobile Payment
6 2 (2.33%) Internet of Things
6 2 (2.33%) Machine to Machine
6 2 (2.33%) Firmware
7 1 (1.16%) mHealth
7 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.16%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.16%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.16%) FMCG
7 1 (1.16%) IVR
7 1 (1.16%) EMV
7 1 (1.16%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (38.37%) Windows
2 17 (19.77%) Windows 7
3 15 (17.44%) Android
4 12 (13.95%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.16%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.07%) ITIL
2 15 (17.44%) Document Management
3 12 (13.95%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.79%) Manual Testing
5 9 (10.47%) Regression Testing
6 8 (9.30%) Test Automation
7 7 (8.14%) Scrum
8 4 (4.65%) Programme Management
8 4 (4.65%) Automation Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Test Scripting
8 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (4.65%) Migration
9 2 (2.33%) Pay per click
9 2 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.33%) SEO
9 2 (2.33%) Project Management
9 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.33%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.33%) B2B
10 1 (1.16%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.30%) SQL
2 4 (4.65%) C
2 4 (4.65%) Java
3 2 (2.33%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.16%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (17.44%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (6.98%) Degree
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.33%) MOS
4 1 (1.16%) MCDST
4 1 (1.16%) MCSE
4 1 (1.16%) MCSA
4 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.16%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.16%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (12.79%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (26.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.16%) XenApp
3 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 11 (12.79%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.16%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 22 (25.58%) Apple
2 20 (23.26%) Citrix
3 8 (9.30%) Microsoft
4 7 (8.14%) Oracle
4 7 (8.14%) Cisco
4 7 (8.14%) Sun
4 7 (8.14%) HP
5 3 (3.49%) VMware
6 2 (2.33%) Mitel
6 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 1 (1.16%) Lotus
7 1 (1.16%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.16%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.16%) Acronis
7 1 (1.16%) Remedy
7 1 (1.16%) BT
7 1 (1.16%) TOWER Software
7 1 (1.16%) Perforce
7 1 (1.16%) Nortel
7 1 (1.16%) Avaya
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £175 - £184.75 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £160 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 21 days ago