The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank - 86 78
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester - 0.076% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.24% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 3
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- - £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £12.77 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -9.91%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
509 420 334
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 27.50% 32.09% 27.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 242 178
Average daily rate £375 £350 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 15 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.83 £11.45 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £21.84 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the Manchester region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Manchester region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) MCITP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (50.00%) CCENT
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) CCNP
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) LAN
1 1 (50.00%) WAN
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Network Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Network Support
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MCSA
1 1 (50.00%) CCNP
1 1 (50.00%) CCNA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCTS
1 1 (50.00%) MCITP
1 1 (50.00%) CCENT
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) NetApp
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco
2 1 (50.00%) IBM