The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 550 509 435
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -74
Contract jobs citing Handset 44 91 124
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.53% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 55 63
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£225 £230 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £117 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £285 £268
% change year-on-year
-12.28% +6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 23
Average hourly rate £16.84 £21.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.80% -40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.37 £14.00 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.37 £21.80 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.92 £16.65 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-4.38% -55.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16828 17126 14998
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.20% 31.02% 30.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10345 10546 8944
Average daily rate £425 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £236 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 636 660 681
Average hourly rate £18.90 £21.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.09% -2.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.25 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +1.17%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Handset
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset within the UK.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset within the UK.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Handset
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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
England -45 38 £300 +44.92% 12
London -21 19 £205 +0.49% 5
South East -17 9 £225 -16.66% 4
City of London +16 7 £413 +117.10%
North West -17 5 - - 1
Berkshire -10 4 £208 +93.02% 3
Hampshire -11 4 £350 -35.48%
Edinburgh - 4 £115 -
Scotland - 4 £115 - 1
Manchester -12 3 - -
Chester +6 2 - -
Slough 0 2 £208 -11.70% 3
South West -1 2 £300 +22.44% 1
Cheshire -6 2 - - 1
West Midlands -11 2 £425 +95.40% 1
Basingstoke - 2 £363 -
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
Bristol - 2 £300 -
Maidenhead +5 1 £225 -
Buckinghamshire -1 1 £425 +80.85%
Reading -1 1 - -
Milton Keynes -5 1 £425 +80.85%
Cambridgeshire - 1 £125 -
Cambridge - 1 £125 -
East of England - 1 £125 -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) Windows 7
3 26 (26.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (26.00%) Blackberry
4 23 (23.00%) ITIL
5 20 (20.00%) MS Office
5 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 18 (18.00%) Internet
7 17 (17.00%) Android
8 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
9 15 (15.00%) Finance
9 15 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (14.00%) LAN
10 14 (14.00%) WAN
10 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
11 13 (13.00%) VoIP
11 13 (13.00%) Windows XP
12 12 (12.00%) Wireless
12 12 (12.00%) VPN
13 11 (11.00%) Cisco
13 11 (11.00%) Firewall
13 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
14 10 (10.00%) VMware
14 10 (10.00%) 3G
15 9 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
15 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
15 9 (9.00%) Project Management
15 9 (9.00%) vSphere
15 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 15 (15.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 8 (8.00%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.00%) MS Exchange
3 5 (5.00%) CMS
4 4 (4.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 2 (2.00%) Lync
6 1 (1.00%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (20.00%) MS Office
2 9 (9.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (7.00%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.00%) Internet
2 14 (14.00%) LAN
2 14 (14.00%) WAN
2 14 (14.00%) TCP/IP
3 13 (13.00%) VoIP
4 12 (12.00%) Wireless
4 12 (12.00%) VPN
5 11 (11.00%) Firewall
6 10 (10.00%) 3G
7 9 (9.00%) 4G
8 7 (7.00%) 2G
9 6 (6.00%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.00%) UMTS
10 5 (5.00%) GSM
10 5 (5.00%) PABX
11 4 (4.00%) OpenScape
11 4 (4.00%) SAN
12 3 (3.00%) MPLS
12 3 (3.00%) GPRS
12 3 (3.00%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 1 (1.00%) TestPartner
1 1 (1.00%) Selenium
1 1 (1.00%) JIRA
General
1 20 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 15 (15.00%) Finance
3 7 (7.00%) Financial Institution
3 7 (7.00%) Banking
3 7 (7.00%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.00%) Retail
4 4 (4.00%) Back Office
5 2 (2.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Local Government
5 2 (2.00%) Games
6 1 (1.00%) Law
6 1 (1.00%) Legal
6 1 (1.00%) Publishing
6 1 (1.00%) Dutch Language
6 1 (1.00%) French Language
6 1 (1.00%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 27 (27.00%) Analyst
2 16 (16.00%) Project Manager
3 13 (13.00%) Support Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (9.00%) Service Analyst
5 8 (8.00%) Integration Engineer
6 6 (6.00%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.00%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) PC Support
8 4 (4.00%) Test Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (4.00%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Help Desk Analyst
9 3 (3.00%) Field Engineer
9 3 (3.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
10 2 (2.00%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (2.00%) Voice Engineer
10 2 (2.00%) Voice Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.00%) WAP
2 2 (2.00%) J2ME
2 2 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 26 (26.00%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.00%) iPhone
2 8 (8.00%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.00%) Hedge funds
3 7 (7.00%) Mobile App
4 5 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.00%) Celerra
5 4 (4.00%) PDA
5 4 (4.00%) CLARiiON
5 4 (4.00%) Client/Server
6 3 (3.00%) IVR
7 2 (2.00%) User Experience
7 2 (2.00%) iPad
7 2 (2.00%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.00%) EPoS
8 1 (1.00%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.00%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 43 (43.00%) Windows
2 29 (29.00%) Windows 7
3 17 (17.00%) Android
4 13 (13.00%) Windows XP
5 11 (11.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (6.00%) Apple iOS
7 4 (4.00%) webOS
7 4 (4.00%) Windows 8
7 4 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.00%) Linux
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (1.00%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (23.00%) ITIL
2 9 (9.00%) Service Delivery
2 9 (9.00%) Project Management
3 8 (8.00%) Software Deployment
4 7 (7.00%) Programme Management
4 7 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (7.00%) Incident Management
5 6 (6.00%) Software Distribution
6 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
6 5 (5.00%) Security Management
6 5 (5.00%) Migration
6 5 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (5.00%) Supplier Management
6 5 (5.00%) User Acceptance Testing
6 5 (5.00%) Waterfall
7 4 (4.00%) Capacity Management
7 4 (4.00%) System Testing
7 4 (4.00%) Usability Testing
7 4 (4.00%) Performance Testing
7 4 (4.00%) Compatibility Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.00%) Java
2 1 (1.00%) VBA
2 1 (1.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (9.00%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (9.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.00%) CCNA
3 6 (6.00%) SC Cleared
4 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.00%) CCNP
5 4 (4.00%) Degree
5 4 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (4.00%) ISEB
6 3 (3.00%) MCSE
6 3 (3.00%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.00%) MCDST
7 2 (2.00%) CCVP
7 2 (2.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.00%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.00%) PMP
8 1 (1.00%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.00%) SLA
2 4 (4.00%) QA
3 1 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (26.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.00%) vSphere
3 5 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (6.00%) SCCM
1 6 (6.00%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (4.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.00%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.00%) WSUS
3 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.00%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 16 (16.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (11.00%) Cisco
3 10 (10.00%) VMware
4 8 (8.00%) Altiris
5 7 (7.00%) Avaya
5 7 (7.00%) Apple
5 7 (7.00%) BT
6 6 (6.00%) Citrix
7 5 (5.00%) Ericsson
8 4 (4.00%) Sitecore
8 4 (4.00%) Polycom
8 4 (4.00%) Nokia
8 4 (4.00%) EMC
9 3 (3.00%) HP
9 3 (3.00%) Juniper
9 3 (3.00%) McAfee
9 3 (3.00%) SonicWALL
10 2 (2.00%) Google
10 2 (2.00%) AppSense
10 2 (2.00%) Motorola
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