The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the South West region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 137 105 124
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +19
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.035% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.72% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
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£250 £205 £190
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.95% +7.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £295 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.16% +18.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £35.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-62.85% -22.22%
Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
574 419 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 20.32% 20.01% 18.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 229 295
Average daily rate £353 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.72% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £525 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 30 44
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -53.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -20.00%
Handset
England

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 10 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
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Job
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Handset
England

Handset
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (50.00%) VoIP
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) IVR
1 4 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (50.00%) PABX
2 3 (37.50%) WFM
2 3 (37.50%) Nortel Meridian
2 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 3 (37.50%) CMS
2 3 (37.50%) PBX
2 3 (37.50%) Nortel
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (25.00%) BT
3 2 (25.00%) Siemens
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) C
4 1 (12.50%) ACCA
4 1 (12.50%) CIMA
4 1 (12.50%) Finance
4 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 (37.50%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
1 4 (50.00%) WAN
1 4 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 4 (50.00%) LAN
1 4 (50.00%) Unified Communications
1 4 (50.00%) PABX
2 3 (37.50%) PBX
2 3 (37.50%) Nortel Meridian
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Analyst
1 4 (50.00%) Support Technician
1 4 (50.00%) Voice Support Technician
2 3 (37.50%) Voice Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Financial Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (50.00%) IVR
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Supplier Management
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) WFM
3 2 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) C
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) CCNA
1 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (12.50%) ACCA
1 1 (12.50%) CIMA
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Cisco
1 3 (37.50%) Nortel
1 3 (37.50%) Avaya
2 2 (25.00%) Siemens
2 2 (25.00%) BT
3 1 (12.50%) TOWER Software