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 5 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 154 136
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 3 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.077% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.25% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £125
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £225 £313
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £15.92 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £15.92 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+53.89% -4.38%
Handset
England

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
1293 1201 912
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 32.04% 30.90% 29.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 801 649 463
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £272 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 76 80
Median hourly rate £22.50 £16.00 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £11.91
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £18.90 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.04% -7.80%

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 29 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 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 13 (92.86%) VPN
1 13 (92.86%) Wireless
2 10 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 10 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
2 10 (71.43%) Problem Management
2 10 (71.43%) Android
2 10 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 10 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (71.43%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (71.43%) AirWatch
3 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
4 3 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (21.43%) Windows
4 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
4 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
4 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
4 3 (21.43%) Local Government
4 3 (21.43%) MCDST
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) iPad
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
5 1 (7.14%) PDA
5 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
5 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland

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 (21.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) VPN
1 13 (92.86%) Wireless
2 10 (71.43%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (21.43%) TCP/IP
General
1 3 (21.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Support
2 2 (14.29%) Consultant
2 2 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Applications Support Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Management Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Network Support
3 1 (7.14%) Support Consultant
3 1 (7.14%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 10 (71.43%) Enterprise Software
1 10 (71.43%) Management Information System
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) iPad
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile App
3 1 (7.14%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Android
1 10 (71.43%) Apple iOS
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Vista
2 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Mobile Device Management
1 10 (71.43%) Problem Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) MCDST
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 10 (71.43%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 3 (21.43%) Citrix
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft