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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 150 133 116
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs citing Handset 3 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.097% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.35% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
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- £125 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £218 £313 £289
% change year-on-year
-30.40% +8.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.92 - £21.39
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 - £14.49
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 - £28.28
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £16.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -55.60%
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
1142 847 657
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.46% 27.52% 27.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 639 440 291
Average daily rate £400 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 73 50
Average hourly rate £16.25 £18.00 £17.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.72% +3.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.78 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.00 £58.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -0.70%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the North West region over the 3 months to 6 May 2015. 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
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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
Cheshire -4 2 - - 1
Manchester -17 1 - - 1
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco IPCC
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
2 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) SCCM
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 3 (21.43%) MS Office
4 3 (21.43%) Office 365
4 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
4 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (14.29%) Local Government
5 2 (14.29%) MCDST
5 2 (14.29%) Change Control
5 2 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 2 (14.29%) VPN
5 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (14.29%) Service Management
5 2 (14.29%) AppSense
5 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
5 2 (14.29%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) Finance
6 1 (7.14%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 2 (14.29%) VPN
1 2 (14.29%) Wireless
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (7.14%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) VoIP
General
1 2 (14.29%) Local Government
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support Analyst
3 3 (21.43%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Rollout Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Procurement Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Procurement Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 2 (14.29%) Management Information System
2 1 (7.14%) iPad
2 1 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (42.86%) Windows
1 6 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (21.43%) Windows Mobile
2 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
3 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Programme Management
2 5 (35.71%) Project Management
3 2 (14.29%) Service Management
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Migration
4 1 (7.14%) Information Management
4 1 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (7.14%) ITIL
4 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (14.29%) MCDST
2 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
2 1 (7.14%) PMP
2 1 (7.14%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (35.71%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Cisco IPCC
2 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Citrix
2 2 (14.29%) AppSense
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco
3 1 (7.14%) Avaya
3 1 (7.14%) HP