The 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 143 117 118
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +1
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.031% 0.25% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.12% 0.98% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 7
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£238 £240 £198
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.04% +21.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+77.08% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50
Handset
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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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
807 716 692
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.37% 25.41% 27.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 490 413 366
Average daily rate £375 £375 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £237 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 37 62
Average hourly rate £32.00 £15.13 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+111.57% -12.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.95 £10.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.60 £40.00 £42.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
3 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Wireless
3 3 (42.86%) CCNA
3 3 (42.86%) Internet
3 3 (42.86%) MPLS
3 3 (42.86%) McAfee
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
3 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (42.86%) VPN
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco
3 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (42.86%) Avaya
3 3 (42.86%) Juniper
3 3 (42.86%) WLAN
3 3 (42.86%) Windows
3 3 (42.86%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
3 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 3 (42.86%) SonicWALL
3 3 (42.86%) Polycom
3 3 (42.86%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) LAN
1 5 (71.43%) VoIP
1 5 (71.43%) WAN
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 3 (42.86%) WLAN
2 3 (42.86%) Internet
2 3 (42.86%) MPLS
2 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 3 (42.86%) Wireless
2 3 (42.86%) IP Telephony
2 3 (42.86%) VLAN
3 2 (28.57%) DHCP
3 2 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (28.57%) PABX
4 1 (14.29%) SNMP
4 1 (14.29%) NFC
General
1 4 (57.14%) Telecoms
2 1 (14.29%) Manufacturing
2 1 (14.29%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Technician
2 1 (14.29%) Programmer
2 1 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Voice Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry
1 3 (42.86%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (28.57%) IVR
3 1 (14.29%) Fat Client
3 1 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (14.29%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 3 (42.86%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 1 (14.29%) Configuration Management
3 1 (14.29%) Competitor Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) MCSE
1 3 (42.86%) CCNA
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
2 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
1 3 (42.86%) Avaya
1 3 (42.86%) Juniper
1 3 (42.86%) McAfee
1 3 (42.86%) SonicWALL
1 3 (42.86%) Polycom
2 2 (28.57%) BT
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) CA
3 1 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) Altiris