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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 253 230 199
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -31
Contract jobs citing Handset 7 15 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.077% 0.17% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.58% 1.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 7
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£294 £318 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.48% +58.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £239 £204 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £349 £695 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £325 £290
% change year-on-year
-10.76% +12.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £13.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -57.72%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.09% -62.14%
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
2888 2576 2394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 31.60% 28.87% 28.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1560 1380 1151
Average daily rate £375 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 139 172
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.75% -2.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £47.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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 +16 5 - -
Hampshire -3 1 £225 -65.38%
West Sussex - 1 £363 -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
2 6 (35.29%) 3G
3 5 (29.41%) UMTS
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) LTE
4 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
4 4 (23.53%) ISEB
4 4 (23.53%) 4G
5 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
5 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) GSM
5 3 (17.65%) CMS
5 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
5 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
5 3 (17.65%) Content Management
5 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (11.76%) Android
6 2 (11.76%) Degree
6 2 (11.76%) QA
6 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
6 2 (11.76%) Data Entry
6 2 (11.76%) 2G
6 2 (11.76%) Network Design
6 2 (11.76%) Logistics
6 2 (11.76%) FatWire
6 2 (11.76%) Scrum
6 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
6 2 (11.76%) Nokia

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 3 (17.65%) CMS
2 1 (5.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
1 3 (17.65%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) 3G
2 5 (29.41%) UMTS
2 5 (29.41%) LTE
3 4 (23.53%) 4G
4 3 (17.65%) IP Telephony
4 3 (17.65%) GSM
4 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (11.76%) 2G
5 2 (11.76%) Radio Access Network
5 2 (11.76%) VoLTE
6 1 (5.88%) MVNO
6 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
6 1 (5.88%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) SS7
6 1 (5.88%) Firewall
6 1 (5.88%) LAN
6 1 (5.88%) WAN
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 8 (47.06%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (17.65%) Test Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Project Manager
2 2 (11.76%) Tester
2 2 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Network Architect
3 1 (5.88%) Supply Chain Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Test Leader
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Voice Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Mobile Tester
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Consultant
3 1 (5.88%) Network Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Field Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Project Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) QA Tester
3 1 (5.88%) QA Engineer
3 1 (5.88%) Coordinator
3 1 (5.88%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.76%) Management Information System
1 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (11.76%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone 7
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Phone
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (17.65%) Content Management
2 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
2 3 (17.65%) Software Testing
2 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
3 2 (11.76%) Data Entry
3 2 (11.76%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (11.76%) Scrum
3 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (11.76%) Network Design
3 2 (11.76%) Logistics
4 1 (5.88%) Automated Testing
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE
4 1 (5.88%) Regression Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Workflow
4 1 (5.88%) Security Testing
4 1 (5.88%) Test Scripting
4 1 (5.88%) Manual Testing
4 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.88%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.88%) SQL
1 1 (5.88%) VBA
1 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (23.53%) ISEB
1 4 (23.53%) ISTQB
2 2 (11.76%) Degree
3 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.88%) CCNP
3 1 (5.88%) CCIP
3 1 (5.88%) CCDP
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (5.88%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Ericsson
1 2 (11.76%) Nokia
1 2 (11.76%) FatWire
2 1 (5.88%) Cisco
2 1 (5.88%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) HP
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