The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 18 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £193 £270
% change year-on-year
+17.53% -28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -17.02%
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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 Middlesex region.

Miscellaneous Category
Middlesex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
51 62 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Middlesex 26.15% 28.05% 25.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 39 25
Average daily rate £396 £521 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.02% +30.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £278 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £544 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £45.50 £37.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.33% -3.84%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -5.00%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Middlesex

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Middlesex

Handset
Top 7 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (100.00%) Symbian
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (50.00%) QA
2 2 (50.00%) OS/2
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Middlesex 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 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 2 (50.00%) MS PowerPoint
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Test Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Test Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) OS/2
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Symbian