The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -19.83%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Miscellaneous Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
978 781 673
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 29.38% 27.94% 27.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 470 410 338
Average daily rate £370 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £479 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 24
Average hourly rate £21.75 £17.50 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.28% +34.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £11.00 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £52.80 £19.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.32 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +14.28%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Handset
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 4 (66.67%) ITIL
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
1 4 (66.67%) Backup Exec
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
3 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
3 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Project Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Project Manager
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
1 4 (66.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Risk Management
2 1 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
1 4 (66.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco