The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 23 April 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 Reading 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 71 62 61
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Handset 3 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.28% 1.01% 1.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.38% 4.23% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Average daily rate - £275 £251
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+0.93% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +11.11%
Miscellaneous Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
218 189 195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.39% 23.89% 17.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 70 104
Average daily rate £350 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £213 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.10 £15.00 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £19.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -20.00%
Handset
Berkshire

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
1 2 (50.00%) Device Driver
1 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (50.00%) QA
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) HSPA
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) WFM
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 1 (25.00%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) WCDMA
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) Wireshark
1 2 (50.00%) HSPA
1 2 (50.00%) LTE
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel Meridian
2 1 (25.00%) PBX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Multimedia
1 2 (50.00%) Marketing
2 1 (25.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (50.00%) Device Driver
2 1 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) WFM
2 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) QA
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Apple
2 1 (25.00%) TOWER Software
2 1 (25.00%) Remedy
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco
2 1 (25.00%) Nortel
2 1 (25.00%) Avaya