The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 47 38 39
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +1
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 0.30% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.18% 2.22% 3.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.46 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-35.75% -6.25%
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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 Somerset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Somerset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
85 45 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Somerset 25.37% 22.50% 14.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 24 19
Average daily rate £338 £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% +44.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £242 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £599 £395 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
Average hourly rate £11.21 £17.65 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.48% -52.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.24 £16.00 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.18 £20.49 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Somerset

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Somerset

Handset
Top 11 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) BT
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) PABX

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (100.00%) LAN
1 1 (100.00%) VoIP
1 1 (100.00%) WAN
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) PABX
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Technician
1 1 (100.00%) Voice Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) ITIL
1 1 (100.00%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (100.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) BT