The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 145 133
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.14% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.47% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £1,000 £125
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +700.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £218 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -33.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £16.84 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+27.67% +1.14%
Handset
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1242 1072 894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 31.85% 29.17% 29.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 738 588 457
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 74
Median hourly rate £20.78 £16.00 £19.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.87% -16.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.58 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.46 £49.28 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+18.63% -14.28%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Handset as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Handset
Top 19 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Handset.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
1 3 (100.00%) MCDST
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) iPad
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
2 1 (33.33%) Service Management
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (100.00%) VPN
1 3 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 3 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Rollout Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (100.00%) iPad
2 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 3 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCDST
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Citrix
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
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