The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 247 230 205
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -25
Contract jobs citing Handset 9 19 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.090% 0.20% 0.34%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.73% 1.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 7
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£225 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £106 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £395 £448 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £285 £268
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 6
Average hourly rate - £16.65 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £16.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -55.60%
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 South East region.

Miscellaneous Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
2871 2596 2135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 28.68% 27.45% 25.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1529 1396 1033
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £213 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 156 183
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the South East region over the 3 months to 24 April 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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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
Berkshire -10 4 £208 +93.02% 3
Hampshire -11 4 £350 -35.48%
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £425 +80.85%
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 5 (38.46%) 3G
3 4 (30.77%) 4G
4 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
4 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
4 3 (23.08%) Android
4 3 (23.08%) LTE
4 3 (23.08%) UMTS
4 3 (23.08%) ISEB
4 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
5 2 (15.38%) Nokia
5 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
5 2 (15.38%) GSM
5 2 (15.38%) 2G
5 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
5 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
5 2 (15.38%) Network Design
5 2 (15.38%) Logistics
5 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
5 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
6 1 (7.69%) JIRA
6 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
6 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
6 1 (7.69%) QA
6 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (7.69%) User Stories

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 (7.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) 3G
2 4 (30.77%) 4G
3 3 (23.08%) LTE
3 3 (23.08%) UMTS
4 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (15.38%) GSM
4 2 (15.38%) 2G
4 2 (15.38%) IP Telephony
4 2 (15.38%) Radio Access Network
5 1 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 1 (7.69%) MVNO
5 1 (7.69%) VoLTE
5 1 (7.69%) Firewall
5 1 (7.69%) SS7
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (7.69%) Internet
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) JIRA
1 1 (7.69%) TestPartner
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Integration Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Project Manager
2 2 (15.38%) Test Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Test Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Tester
3 1 (7.69%) Consultant
3 1 (7.69%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (7.69%) Network Architect
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Tester
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) Android
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone
2 1 (7.69%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Software Testing
2 2 (15.38%) Test Automation
2 2 (15.38%) Network Design
2 2 (15.38%) Logistics
2 2 (15.38%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (15.38%) Test Scripting
3 1 (7.69%) Manual Testing
3 1 (7.69%) Resource Management
3 1 (7.69%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (7.69%) User Stories
3 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (7.69%) Workflow
3 1 (7.69%) Scrum
3 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) VBA
1 1 (7.69%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) ISTQB
1 3 (23.08%) ISEB
2 2 (15.38%) Degree
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Ericsson
2 2 (15.38%) Nokia
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
3 1 (7.69%) HP
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