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 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 37 36 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.61% 0.32% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.82% 1.35% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £550 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £203
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +109.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
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 Merseyside region.

Miscellaneous Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
110 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.64% 23.95% 36.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 39 50
Average daily rate £375 £335 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% -9.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £188 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
Liverpool -3 2 - -
Handset
North West

Handset
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) iPad

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft