The first 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 130 124 138
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +14
Contract jobs citing Handset 5 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.15% 0.093%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.70% 0.68% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £375 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +50.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
+55.81% -21.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 1
Average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.83% -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £19.67 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-31.36% -54.52%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Handset
England

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 1 August 2014. 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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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
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Vacancies
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Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) PDA
2 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
3 2 (25.00%) iPad
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Local Government
3 2 (25.00%) MCDST
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 2 (25.00%) Wireless
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (25.00%) VPN
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Siemens
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) SLA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) Wireless
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) Structured Cabling
General
1 2 (25.00%) Local Government
2 1 (12.50%) Multimedia
2 1 (12.50%) Billing
2 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (25.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (12.50%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Project Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Transformation Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Blackberry
1 3 (37.50%) PDA
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Windows XP
1 3 (37.50%) Windows Vista
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (12.50%) Data Security
2 1 (12.50%) Project Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL V2
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (12.50%) Mobile Transformation
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Siemens
3 1 (12.50%) Dell
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco