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 29 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 146 128 119
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -9
Contract jobs citing Handset 5 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.19% 0.084%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.48% 0.66% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
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£1,000 £125 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+700.00% -72.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £210 £325 £308
% change year-on-year
-35.38% +5.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £13.25 £12.77
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.09% +3.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
+29.53% -65.33%
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
1031 905 696
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 28.54% 29.14% 29.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 460 306
Average daily rate £400 £352 £301
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.77% +16.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £590 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 76 49
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.25% -5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.52 £12.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £42.50 £22.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

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 29 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 -7 3 - - 1
Manchester -5 2 £1,000 +700.00% 1
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 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 (46.67%) Programme Management
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (40.00%) Cisco IPCC
3 5 (33.33%) Project Management
4 4 (26.67%) MS Office
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (26.67%) SCCM
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Office 365
5 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (20.00%) VPN
5 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (20.00%) Service Management
5 3 (20.00%) MCDST
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
5 3 (20.00%) Wireless
6 2 (13.33%) Local Government
6 2 (13.33%) Cisco
6 2 (13.33%) ITIL
6 2 (13.33%) iPad
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 2 (13.33%) Change Control
7 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 3 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (26.67%) MS Office
2 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) VPN
1 3 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (6.67%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (6.67%) LAN
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
2 1 (6.67%) WAN
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
2 1 (6.67%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (13.33%) Local Government
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Project Manager
2 5 (33.33%) Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
4 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
6 1 (6.67%) Procurement Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Procurement Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) Network Support
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Services Analyst
6 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2 Project Manager
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 2 (13.33%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Android
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Programme Management
2 5 (33.33%) Project Management
3 3 (20.00%) Service Management
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 2 (13.33%) Change Control
5 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (6.67%) PRINCE2
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Information Management
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) MCDST
3 1 (6.67%) CCENT
3 1 (6.67%) MCP
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) CCNP
3 1 (6.67%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
3 1 (6.67%) PMP
3 1 (6.67%) PMI Certification
3 1 (6.67%) MCTS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (46.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) XenApp
2 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (26.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 1 (6.67%) IBM
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) Avaya
4 1 (6.67%) NetApp
4 1 (6.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) AppSense