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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 82 74 93
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +19
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.075% 0.25% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.30% 1.19% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 2
Average daily rate
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- £450 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +80.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £30.09
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -44.03%
Handset
North West

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
334 253 333
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 25.17% 20.82% 23.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 179 142 144
Average daily rate £370 £343 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +7.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 16 30
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.50 £25.37
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -34.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.52 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.56 £20.67 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 22 August 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
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
Altrincham - - - -
Handset
North West

Handset
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) MCSE
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) SLA
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) CCNA
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) Siemens
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Data Security
2 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
2 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
2 1 (33.33%) Billing
2 1 (33.33%) Local Government
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 1 (33.33%) Internet
2 1 (33.33%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (33.33%) Multimedia
1 1 (33.33%) Billing
1 1 (33.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
1 1 (33.33%) Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Support Analyst
1 1 (33.33%) Telecoms Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Windows XP
1 2 (66.67%) Windows
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (33.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
1 1 (33.33%) Data Security
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL V2
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) MCP
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) Dell
1 1 (33.33%) Siemens