The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 35 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.29% - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.16% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£550 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £270 £200
% change year-on-year
+57.40% +35.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
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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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
86 65 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 24.93% 34.03% 25.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 13
Average daily rate £325 £350 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +47.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £209 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £618 £450 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Average hourly rate £14.83 £19.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.96% +62.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

Handset
Top 5 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Project Manager
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) PRINCE2
1 1 (100.00%) Programme Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) PMP
1 1 (100.00%) PMI Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (100.00%) Cisco IPCC