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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 564 532 435
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -97
Contract jobs citing Handset 47 68 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.082% 0.12% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.26% 0.39% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 46 90
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£290 £250 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.00% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £163 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £500 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £335 £253
% change year-on-year
-10.44% +32.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 17
Average hourly rate £14.00 £13.25 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -41.11%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+27.09% -41.11%

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
18079 17452 16886
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.68% 31.92% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 11386 10599 10013
Average daily rate £417 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £610 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 685 664 743
Average hourly rate £19.72 £20.59 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% -6.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.51 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.08 £21.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-12.27% +8.75%

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 29 July 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
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 29 July 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 -31 45 £300 +20.00% 16
London -7 27 £200 -6.75% 6
City of London +1 8 £300 +57.89% 1
South East -26 8 £294 -14.85% 5
Berkshire +9 5 £125 -
East of England -1 2 £300 +14.28% 1
North West -21 2 £1,000 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £108 -
Reading - 2 £125 -
Leicestershire - 2 £108 -
South West - 2 £350 - 1
West Midlands - 2 - -
Scotland - 2 £280 -
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £145 -
Leicester - 2 £108 -
Bristol - 2 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 £280 -
Cheshire -3 1 - - 1
Hampshire -3 1 £225 -62.50%
Chester -8 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £363 -
Guildford - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Essex - 1 £300 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 £1,000 -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 27 (29.35%) Telecoms
2 25 (27.17%) Windows
3 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
4 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
5 18 (19.57%) Windows 7
6 17 (18.48%) MS Office
7 16 (17.39%) ITIL
8 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
8 15 (16.30%) Blackberry
9 14 (15.22%) VoIP
9 14 (15.22%) Android
10 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
11 10 (10.87%) LAN
11 10 (10.87%) WAN
11 10 (10.87%) Cisco
11 10 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 10 (10.87%) 3G
11 10 (10.87%) Finance
11 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
13 8 (8.70%) LTE
13 8 (8.70%) Management Information System
13 8 (8.70%) Internet
13 8 (8.70%) PBX
13 8 (8.70%) UMTS
13 8 (8.70%) Windows XP
13 8 (8.70%) Apple iOS
14 7 (7.61%) VPN
14 7 (7.61%) Nokia
14 7 (7.61%) iPhone

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 10 (10.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 5 (5.43%) CMS
2 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (5.43%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.26%) Lync
4 2 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.09%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (18.48%) MS Office
2 12 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 3 (3.26%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (2.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.30%) TCP/IP
2 14 (15.22%) VoIP
3 10 (10.87%) WAN
3 10 (10.87%) 3G
3 10 (10.87%) LAN
4 8 (8.70%) PBX
4 8 (8.70%) UMTS
4 8 (8.70%) Internet
4 8 (8.70%) LTE
5 7 (7.61%) IP Telephony
5 7 (7.61%) VPN
6 6 (6.52%) 4G
6 6 (6.52%) Wireless
7 5 (5.43%) GSM
7 5 (5.43%) ISDN
7 5 (5.43%) OpenScape
8 4 (4.35%) 2G
8 4 (4.35%) PABX
9 3 (3.26%) Radio Access Network
9 3 (3.26%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 27 (29.35%) Telecoms
2 10 (10.87%) Finance
3 4 (4.35%) Banking
3 4 (4.35%) Electronics
4 3 (3.26%) Financial Institution
4 3 (3.26%) Law
4 3 (3.26%) Legal
5 2 (2.17%) Investment Banking
5 2 (2.17%) Local Government
6 1 (1.09%) Back Office
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Analyst
2 13 (14.13%) Support Analyst
3 8 (8.70%) Project Manager
4 7 (7.61%) Support Engineer
4 7 (7.61%) Designer
5 6 (6.52%) Desktop Support
6 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
6 5 (5.43%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (5.43%) Help Desk Support
6 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Support Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) Test Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Help Desk Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) PC Support
7 4 (4.35%) Senior Designer
8 3 (3.26%) Mac Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Integration Engineer
8 3 (3.26%) Graphic Designer
8 3 (3.26%) Deployment Analyst
8 3 (3.26%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.17%) WAP
1 2 (2.17%) XMPP
2 1 (1.09%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.09%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (16.30%) Blackberry
2 8 (8.70%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.61%) Video Conferencing
3 7 (7.61%) iPhone
4 6 (6.52%) Mobile App
5 4 (4.35%) iPad
5 4 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.35%) IVR
6 3 (3.26%) Hedge funds
7 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.17%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.09%) Celerra
8 1 (1.09%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.09%) PDA
8 1 (1.09%) CLARiiON
8 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.09%) EPoS
8 1 (1.09%) BYOD
8 1 (1.09%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.09%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 25 (27.17%) Windows
2 18 (19.57%) Windows 7
3 14 (15.22%) Android
4 10 (10.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (8.70%) Windows XP
5 8 (8.70%) Apple iOS
6 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
7 3 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (2.17%) Linux
8 2 (2.17%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.09%) webOS
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (17.39%) ITIL
2 9 (9.78%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (5.43%) Project Management
3 5 (5.43%) Migration
4 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (4.35%) Scrum
4 4 (4.35%) Service Management
4 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 4 (4.35%) E-Commerce
4 4 (4.35%) Asset Management
4 4 (4.35%) Industrial Design
4 4 (4.35%) Supplier Management
4 4 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.26%) User Acceptance Testing
5 3 (3.26%) Test Automation
5 3 (3.26%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.26%) Content Management
5 3 (3.26%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.17%) Java
1 2 (2.17%) JavaScript
1 2 (2.17%) PHP
1 2 (2.17%) C
2 1 (1.09%) C++
2 1 (1.09%) SQL
2 1 (1.09%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (5.43%) CCVP
1 5 (5.43%) Security Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) SC Cleared
2 4 (4.35%) Degree
2 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.35%) CCNP
3 3 (3.26%) CCNA
3 3 (3.26%) MCDST
3 3 (3.26%) ISEB
3 3 (3.26%) ISTQB
4 2 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (2.17%) CCDP
4 2 (2.17%) CCIP
5 1 (1.09%) MCP
5 1 (1.09%) HNC
5 1 (1.09%) HND
5 1 (1.09%) MCSE
5 1 (1.09%) MCSA
5 1 (1.09%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.52%) SLA
2 4 (4.35%) QA
3 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 5 (5.43%) vSphere
3 2 (2.17%) Terminal Server
3 2 (2.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.09%) XenApp
4 1 (1.09%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
2 3 (3.26%) SCCM
3 2 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.09%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.09%) XenMobile
4 1 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.09%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (20.65%) Microsoft
2 10 (10.87%) Cisco
3 7 (7.61%) Nokia
4 6 (6.52%) BT
4 6 (6.52%) Citrix
4 6 (6.52%) VMware
5 4 (4.35%) Sony
5 4 (4.35%) Apple
6 3 (3.26%) Ericsson
6 3 (3.26%) IBM
6 3 (3.26%) Altiris
7 2 (2.17%) HP
7 2 (2.17%) Avaya
7 2 (2.17%) FatWire
8 1 (1.09%) Syntegra
8 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.09%) Siemens
8 1 (1.09%) Motorola
8 1 (1.09%) NetApp
8 1 (1.09%) EMC
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