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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 233 219 193
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -26
Contract jobs citing Handset 12 26 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.13% 0.29% 0.48%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.57% 1.48% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 10
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£335 £175 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+91.42% -44.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £163 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £465 £345
UK excluding London average daily rate £293 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +8.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 3
Average hourly rate £13.00 £19.00 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.57% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £14.45 £22.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.60 £25.30 £49.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.84 £30.09
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -44.03%
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
2094 1752 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 22.57% 19.75% 20.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1101 916 884
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £491 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 122 167
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

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 22 August 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 August 2014. 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
Hampshire -10 4 £455 - 2
Middlesex - 4 - -
Berkshire -7 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 15 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
3 10 (33.33%) Android
4 9 (30.00%) Windows
5 8 (26.67%) iPhone
6 7 (23.33%) Degree
7 5 (16.67%) Finance
7 5 (16.67%) Symbian
7 5 (16.67%) SLA
7 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
7 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
7 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
8 4 (13.33%) Windows Phone
8 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
8 4 (13.33%) Avaya
8 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (13.33%) Banking
8 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (13.33%) QA
8 4 (13.33%) LTE
9 3 (10.00%) HSPA
9 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
9 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 3 (10.00%) VMware
9 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (10.00%) VoIP
9 3 (10.00%) Linux
9 3 (10.00%) Java
9 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (10.00%) C

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) SAP FI
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) LTE
2 3 (10.00%) HSPA
2 3 (10.00%) VoIP
3 2 (6.67%) WCDMA
3 2 (6.67%) GSM
3 2 (6.67%) Internet
3 2 (6.67%) Wireshark
3 2 (6.67%) NFC
4 1 (3.33%) HSUPA
4 1 (3.33%) OFDM
4 1 (3.33%) HSDPA
4 1 (3.33%) 3G
4 1 (3.33%) IPv6
4 1 (3.33%) Wireless
4 1 (3.33%) TDMA
4 1 (3.33%) UMTS
4 1 (3.33%) PBX
4 1 (3.33%) CDMA
4 1 (3.33%) GPRS
4 1 (3.33%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (3.33%) JIRA
2 1 (3.33%) JMeter
2 1 (3.33%) LoadUI
2 1 (3.33%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (40.00%) Telecoms
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Electronics
4 2 (6.67%) Multimedia
4 2 (6.67%) Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Billing
5 1 (3.33%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 5 (16.67%) Consultant
2 4 (13.33%) Mobility Consultant
3 3 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Architect
4 2 (6.67%) Project Manager
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Analyst
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Software Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Strategy Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Solutions Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Solutions Architect
5 1 (3.33%) CLAS Consultant
5 1 (3.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) SAP Architect
5 1 (3.33%) Principal Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Senior Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) Middleware
2 1 (3.33%) SOAP
2 1 (3.33%) XML
2 1 (3.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (50.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (26.67%) iPhone
3 5 (16.67%) Mobile App
4 2 (6.67%) iPad
4 2 (6.67%) Mobile Payment
4 2 (6.67%) Client/Server
4 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (3.33%) Smartphone
5 1 (3.33%) CESG
5 1 (3.33%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Android
2 9 (30.00%) Windows
3 4 (13.33%) Windows Phone
3 4 (13.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 2 (6.67%) OS/2
5 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.33%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (3.33%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (6.67%) UML
2 2 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 2 (6.67%) Validation
2 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 2 (6.67%) Test Automation
2 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.33%) SAP Implementation
3 1 (3.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Integration Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Test Scripting
3 1 (3.33%) System Testing
3 1 (3.33%) Time Management
3 1 (3.33%) Security Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) Network Design
3 1 (3.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (3.33%) B2B
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL
3 1 (3.33%) ERP
3 1 (3.33%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.00%) Java
1 3 (10.00%) C
1 3 (10.00%) C++
2 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
2 1 (3.33%) Python
2 1 (3.33%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) Degree
2 1 (3.33%) ISTQB
2 1 (3.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.67%) SLA
2 4 (13.33%) QA
System Software
1 5 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.67%) KVM
3 2 (6.67%) Xen
4 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (6.67%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 5 (16.67%) Symbian
1 5 (16.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) Avaya
3 3 (10.00%) VMware
4 2 (6.67%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Cisco
4 2 (6.67%) Lotus
4 2 (6.67%) Apple
4 2 (6.67%) Perforce
4 2 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (3.33%) Agilent
5 1 (3.33%) Polycom
5 1 (3.33%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
5 1 (3.33%) Mitel
5 1 (3.33%) Teradata
5 1 (3.33%) Amdocs
5 1 (3.33%) Ericsson
5 1 (3.33%) BT
5 1 (3.33%) Dell
5 1 (3.33%) Nortel
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