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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 388 320 341
Rank change year-on-year
-68 +21
Contract jobs citing Handset 41 106 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.43% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.47% 1.14% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 87 38
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£214 £213 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% -39.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £376 £410 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £295 £260
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +13.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.50 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -37.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £22.00 £20.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.30 £52.80 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.67 £15.84
% change year-on-year
-31.36% +24.17%
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
8763 9294 9604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 35.82% 37.56% 37.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 5965 6433 6489
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 177 254
Average hourly rate £18.70 £19.50 £22.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -12.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.46 £13.15 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.95 £47.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 18 September 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
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +12 9 £203 -46.92% 2
Brentford - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 37 (47.44%) Windows
2 34 (43.59%) Blackberry
3 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
4 29 (37.18%) MS Office
5 22 (28.21%) Banking
5 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
6 21 (26.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 21 (26.92%) ITIL
7 19 (24.36%) Citrix
7 19 (24.36%) Finance
8 18 (23.08%) Android
9 17 (21.79%) Apple
10 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (15.38%) Legal
12 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
12 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
12 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
13 10 (12.82%) Law
14 9 (11.54%) iPhone
14 9 (11.54%) Mobile App
15 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
15 8 (10.26%) Retail
16 7 (8.97%) VoIP
16 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
16 7 (8.97%) Lync
16 7 (8.97%) Document Management
17 6 (7.69%) Degree
17 6 (7.69%) QA
17 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 21 (26.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (8.97%) Lync
3 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 4 (5.13%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.85%) Apache
4 3 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (2.56%) Lotus Domino
5 2 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.28%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (37.18%) MS Office
2 11 (14.10%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.97%) VoIP
2 5 (6.41%) VPN
3 4 (5.13%) DNS
3 4 (5.13%) Internet
3 4 (5.13%) Wireless
3 4 (5.13%) DHCP
4 3 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.85%) 2G
4 3 (3.85%) 3G
4 3 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
4 3 (3.85%) 4G
4 3 (3.85%) MVNO
5 2 (2.56%) NFC
5 2 (2.56%) Unified Communications
5 2 (2.56%) SAN
5 2 (2.56%) Intranet
5 2 (2.56%) PBX
6 1 (1.28%) 3GPP
6 1 (1.28%) WAN
6 1 (1.28%) LAN
Development Applications
1 5 (6.41%) Calabash
2 4 (5.13%) Ant
2 4 (5.13%) TestDirector
3 3 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 3 (3.85%) Maven
3 3 (3.85%) JIRA
3 3 (3.85%) Selenium
3 3 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
3 3 (3.85%) eggPlant
3 3 (3.85%) Toad
3 3 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 3 (3.85%) Robotium
4 2 (2.56%) Subversion
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.28%) ProC
5 1 (1.28%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.28%) Eclipse
General
1 22 (28.21%) Banking
2 19 (24.36%) Finance
3 12 (15.38%) Legal
4 10 (12.82%) Law
5 8 (10.26%) Retail
6 6 (7.69%) Telecoms
7 4 (5.13%) Retail Banking
8 3 (3.85%) Marketing
8 3 (3.85%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.85%) Advertising
8 3 (3.85%) Financial Institution
8 3 (3.85%) Electronics
9 1 (1.28%) Automotive
9 1 (1.28%) Games
9 1 (1.28%) Arabic Language
9 1 (1.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 38 (48.72%) Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Support Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Service Analyst
2 17 (21.79%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) Desktop Support
4 9 (11.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 9 (11.54%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Tester
8 3 (3.85%) Programme Manager
8 3 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (3.85%) Search Manager
8 3 (3.85%) Test Leader
9 2 (2.56%) Voice Engineer
9 2 (2.56%) Mitel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
2 3 (3.85%) SOAP
2 3 (3.85%) Web Services
2 3 (3.85%) J2ME
2 3 (3.85%) WAP
2 3 (3.85%) RESTful
2 3 (3.85%) REST
3 1 (1.28%) Android SDK
3 1 (1.28%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 34 (43.59%) Blackberry
2 9 (11.54%) iPhone
2 9 (11.54%) Mobile App
3 6 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (5.13%) Mobile Banking
4 4 (5.13%) Smartphone
5 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (2.56%) Firmware
6 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.56%) IVR
6 2 (2.56%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.56%) iPad
6 2 (2.56%) Hedge funds
7 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
7 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.28%) Internet of Things
7 1 (1.28%) Machine to Machine
7 1 (1.28%) mHealth
7 1 (1.28%) NHS
7 1 (1.28%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 37 (47.44%) Windows
2 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
3 18 (23.08%) Android
4 11 (14.10%) Windows XP
5 4 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.56%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.28%) Linux
8 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (26.92%) ITIL
2 13 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (10.26%) Manual Testing
4 7 (8.97%) Document Management
5 5 (6.41%) Regression Testing
5 5 (6.41%) Migration
5 5 (6.41%) User Acceptance Testing
5 5 (6.41%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.13%) Incident Management
6 4 (5.13%) Test Scripting
6 4 (5.13%) Scrum
6 4 (5.13%) Test Planning
7 3 (3.85%) SEO
7 3 (3.85%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.85%) Pay per click
8 2 (2.56%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.56%) Automation Testing
8 2 (2.56%) Service Management
8 2 (2.56%) Service Delivery
8 2 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (7.69%) SQL
2 5 (6.41%) Java
3 4 (5.13%) JavaScript
3 4 (5.13%) C
4 1 (1.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (8.97%) ITIL Certification
2 6 (7.69%) Degree
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 2 (2.56%) MOS
4 1 (1.28%) MCDST
4 1 (1.28%) MCSE
4 1 (1.28%) MCSA
4 1 (1.28%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.28%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.28%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.69%) QA
2 5 (6.41%) SLA
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 32 (41.03%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.56%) Terminal Services
4 1 (1.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (8.97%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.56%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Citrix
2 17 (21.79%) Apple
3 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
4 6 (7.69%) Cisco
5 5 (6.41%) HP
5 5 (6.41%) VMware
5 5 (6.41%) Mitel
6 3 (3.85%) Oracle
6 3 (3.85%) Sun
7 2 (2.56%) Dell
7 2 (2.56%) Juniper
7 2 (2.56%) Lotus
7 2 (2.56%) Symantec
7 2 (2.56%) Acronis
8 1 (1.28%) Remedy
8 1 (1.28%) Perforce
8 1 (1.28%) Altiris
8 1 (1.28%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.28%) 3PAR