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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 141 143 123
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -20
Contract jobs citing Handset 3 4 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.100% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.48% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate £325 £238 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -20.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £203
% change year-on-year
- +109.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £22.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
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 West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
953 831 618
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 31.69% 26.01% 24.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 645 504 372
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £226 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £373 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 53 43
Average hourly rate £37.50 £26.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.50% +51.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £44.55 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bristol - 2 £325 -
Somerset +3 1 - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 23 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
2 2 (66.67%) LAN
2 2 (66.67%) VoIP
2 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) MPLS
2 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
2 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (33.33%) NICE Systems
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
1 2 (66.67%) LAN
1 2 (66.67%) MPLS
1 2 (66.67%) VoIP
1 2 (66.67%) WAN
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Network Analyst
1 2 (66.67%) Telephony Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Voice Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) Root Cause Analysis
1 2 (66.67%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco CUCM
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCE
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) Avaya
3 1 (33.33%) Juniper
3 1 (33.33%) NICE Systems
3 1 (33.33%) Nokia