The first 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 23 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.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 511 434 429
Rank change year-on-year
-77 -5
Contract jobs citing Handset 69 137 158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 1.01% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 86 56
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£250 £253 £319
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.18% -20.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £253 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.71% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £14.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £52.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.25 £22.50 £47.50
% change year-on-year
-41.11% -52.63%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13575 13529 14275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.21% 26.54% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8238 8164 8195
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 546 610 770
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -21.15%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 30 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 23 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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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 -82 66 £250 -13.79% 19
London -44 41 £214 -18.63% 10
South East -23 13 £345 +72.50% 4
City of London +18 11 £190 -51.77% 7
Hampshire -23 5 £600 +95.12% 3
Hertfordshire +5 4 £263 -9.48%
North West -4 4 - - 1
East of England -16 4 £263 -9.48% 1
Middlesex - 4 - -
Southampton - 3 £650 - 3
Yorkshire +5 2 £325 -
Leeds +4 2 £325 -
West Yorkshire 0 2 £325 -
Berkshire -13 2 - - 1
Slough +1 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 66 (40.99%) Blackberry
2 58 (36.02%) Windows
3 43 (26.71%) MS Office
4 42 (26.09%) Banking
5 40 (24.84%) ITIL
5 40 (24.84%) Active Directory
6 36 (22.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 35 (21.74%) Android
8 33 (20.50%) Apple
8 33 (20.50%) Finance
9 28 (17.39%) iPhone
10 26 (16.15%) Legal
11 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
12 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
12 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
13 22 (13.66%) Citrix
13 22 (13.66%) QA
13 22 (13.66%) Windows 7
14 21 (13.04%) VoIP
14 21 (13.04%) Cisco
15 20 (12.42%) Telecoms
16 19 (11.80%) Law
16 19 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
17 18 (11.18%) Web Services
17 18 (11.18%) Degree
17 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
17 18 (11.18%) Manual Testing
18 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
18 17 (10.56%) Windows XP
19 16 (9.94%) HP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 36 (22.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (8.70%) Apache
3 10 (6.21%) Lync
4 8 (4.97%) IBM Notes
5 5 (3.11%) CMS
5 5 (3.11%) MS Exchange
6 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.62%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 43 (26.71%) MS Office
2 23 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.62%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.04%) VoIP
2 15 (9.32%) 3G
2 15 (9.32%) 4G
3 14 (8.70%) 2G
4 12 (7.45%) Wireless
5 8 (4.97%) PBX
5 8 (4.97%) LTE
6 7 (4.35%) Internet
6 7 (4.35%) TCP/IP
7 6 (3.73%) UMTS
7 6 (3.73%) Unified Communications
8 5 (3.11%) LAN
8 5 (3.11%) WAN
8 5 (3.11%) Nortel Meridian
8 5 (3.11%) HTTP
9 4 (2.48%) FTP
9 4 (2.48%) RTP
9 4 (2.48%) Wireshark
9 4 (2.48%) NFC
9 4 (2.48%) ASN.1
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Ant
1 15 (9.32%) JIRA
1 15 (9.32%) SoapUI
2 14 (8.70%) Apache Ivy
2 14 (8.70%) eggPlant
2 14 (8.70%) Selenium
2 14 (8.70%) Maven
2 14 (8.70%) Toad
2 14 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.97%) Subversion
4 4 (2.48%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.48%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.48%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.86%) Calabash
6 2 (1.24%) Robotium
7 1 (0.62%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.62%) JMeter
7 1 (0.62%) ProC
General
1 42 (26.09%) Banking
2 33 (20.50%) Finance
3 26 (16.15%) Legal
4 20 (12.42%) Telecoms
5 19 (11.80%) Law
6 9 (5.59%) Advertising
6 9 (5.59%) Retail
7 8 (4.97%) Electronics
8 6 (3.73%) Marketing
9 4 (2.48%) Retail Banking
10 3 (1.86%) Games
10 3 (1.86%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.86%) Financial Institution
10 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.86%) German Language
11 2 (1.24%) Arabic Language
11 2 (1.24%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.24%) Billing
11 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 56 (34.78%) Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Service Analyst
2 25 (15.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 19 (11.80%) Support Analyst
4 16 (9.94%) Desktop Support
5 10 (6.21%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 10 (6.21%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (5.59%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.59%) Test Leader
6 9 (5.59%) QA Leader
7 7 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (4.35%) Developer
8 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (3.11%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.11%) Software Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Project Manager
9 5 (3.11%) Consultant
9 5 (3.11%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.11%) Voice Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) Web Services
2 15 (9.32%) J2ME
2 15 (9.32%) WAP
2 15 (9.32%) SOAP
3 14 (8.70%) REST
4 5 (3.11%) JSON
5 4 (2.48%) UIKit
5 4 (2.48%) Cocoa
6 3 (1.86%) Middleware
7 2 (1.24%) HTML
8 1 (0.62%) .NET
8 1 (0.62%) J2EE
8 1 (0.62%) MFC
8 1 (0.62%) XML
8 1 (0.62%) ODBC
8 1 (0.62%) ActiveX
8 1 (0.62%) OLE
8 1 (0.62%) OLE DB
8 1 (0.62%) DAO
8 1 (0.62%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 66 (40.99%) Blackberry
2 28 (17.39%) iPhone
3 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
4 12 (7.45%) iPad
5 11 (6.83%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (3.73%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.11%) IVR
7 5 (3.11%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (2.48%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.86%) PDA
10 2 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.24%) Firmware
10 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.24%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.24%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.24%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.62%) mHealth
11 1 (0.62%) EMV
11 1 (0.62%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (36.02%) Windows
2 35 (21.74%) Android
3 22 (13.66%) Windows 7
4 17 (10.56%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.07%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.73%) Windows Phone
7 4 (2.48%) Linux
7 4 (2.48%) VxWorks
8 3 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (1.86%) Windows Vista
8 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (1.24%) OS/2
9 2 (1.24%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) ITIL
2 19 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.18%) Manual Testing
4 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
5 16 (9.94%) Document Management
5 16 (9.94%) Regression Testing
6 14 (8.70%) Scrum
7 7 (4.35%) Automation Testing
8 6 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (3.73%) Software Engineering
9 5 (3.11%) WFM
9 5 (3.11%) Test Scripting
9 5 (3.11%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
9 5 (3.11%) OO
9 5 (3.11%) Android Development
10 4 (2.48%) iOS Development
10 4 (2.48%) Programme Management
10 4 (2.48%) Migration
10 4 (2.48%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.32%) SQL
2 13 (8.07%) C
3 8 (4.97%) Java
4 5 (3.11%) C++
4 5 (3.11%) Objective-C
5 1 (0.62%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.62%) Perl
5 1 (0.62%) VC++
5 1 (0.62%) Python
5 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 18 (11.18%) Degree
2 16 (9.94%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (1.24%) CCNA
5 2 (1.24%) MCSE
5 2 (1.24%) MCDST
5 2 (1.24%) MOS
6 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (0.62%) CISA
6 1 (0.62%) CCVP
6 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.62%) MCSA
6 1 (0.62%) CCIE
6 1 (0.62%) CCNP
6 1 (0.62%) ISEB
6 1 (0.62%) CISSP
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) QA
2 10 (6.21%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (24.84%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) XenApp
3 2 (1.24%) KVM
3 2 (1.24%) Xen
4 1 (0.62%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 33 (20.50%) Apple
2 23 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.66%) Citrix
4 21 (13.04%) Cisco
5 16 (9.94%) HP
6 14 (8.70%) Oracle
6 14 (8.70%) Sun
7 9 (5.59%) Avaya
8 8 (4.97%) Lotus
8 8 (4.97%) VMware
9 6 (3.73%) Nortel
10 5 (3.11%) Symbian
11 4 (2.48%) SAP
11 4 (2.48%) Adobe
11 4 (2.48%) EMC
11 4 (2.48%) BT
12 3 (1.86%) TOWER Software
12 3 (1.86%) Perforce
12 3 (1.86%) Mitel
12 3 (1.86%) Siemens
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Austin Fraser
Rate: NEG
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The People Network
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £600.00 - £675.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cardiff
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Rate: £30 - £45 per day
Posted: 23 days ago