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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 557 452 458
Rank change year-on-year
-105 +6
Contract jobs citing Handset 58 117 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.33% 0.71% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 74 51
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£240 £209 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.10% -32.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £405 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £248 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% -46.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £15.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £42.50 £78.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.46 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-35.75% -6.25%

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
17686 16532 16863
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.79% 31.59% 30.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 11072 10326 9887
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 726 669 833
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -16.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -81 55 £240 +17.64% 20
London -18 36 £240 +17.64% 10
City of London +11 7 £225 +18.42% 9
East of England -19 5 £138 - 1
North West -11 4 - - 1
South East -31 4 £268 -12.29% 2
South West -32 2 - - 2
Reading +13 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Manchester -15 1 - - 1
Hampshire -26 1 £315 +14.54% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 55 (43.31%) Windows
2 44 (34.65%) Blackberry
3 41 (32.28%) Active Directory
4 39 (30.71%) MS Office
5 29 (22.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 28 (22.05%) Windows 7
7 24 (18.90%) ITIL
8 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
9 22 (17.32%) Finance
9 22 (17.32%) Banking
9 22 (17.32%) Android
10 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
11 18 (14.17%) Windows XP
11 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
12 17 (13.39%) Citrix
12 17 (13.39%) Wireless
12 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
14 13 (10.24%) Cisco
14 13 (10.24%) Degree
14 13 (10.24%) iPhone
15 12 (9.45%) VPN
15 12 (9.45%) VoIP
15 12 (9.45%) Apple
16 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
16 11 (8.66%) Retail
16 11 (8.66%) LTE
16 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
17 10 (7.87%) Manual Testing
17 10 (7.87%) Electronics

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (22.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (8.66%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.51%) Lync
4 5 (3.94%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.94%) Apache
5 3 (2.36%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.57%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.79%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.79%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.79%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (30.71%) MS Office
2 15 (11.81%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.36%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.79%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) assyst
2 1 (0.79%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.39%) Wireless
2 12 (9.45%) VPN
2 12 (9.45%) VoIP
3 11 (8.66%) LTE
4 10 (7.87%) 3G
5 9 (7.09%) TCP/IP
6 8 (6.30%) 2G
7 7 (5.51%) Internet
7 7 (5.51%) UMTS
8 6 (4.72%) 4G
8 6 (4.72%) GSM
8 6 (4.72%) DHCP
8 6 (4.72%) DNS
9 5 (3.94%) HTTP
10 4 (3.15%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.15%) ASN.1
10 4 (3.15%) RTP
10 4 (3.15%) LAN
10 4 (3.15%) PBX
10 4 (3.15%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.79%) MS Access
1 1 (0.79%) MySQL
1 1 (0.79%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (4.72%) JIRA
1 6 (4.72%) Ant
2 5 (3.94%) Toad
2 5 (3.94%) LoadRunner
2 5 (3.94%) Selenium
2 5 (3.94%) Maven
2 5 (3.94%) SoapUI
2 5 (3.94%) Apache Ivy
2 5 (3.94%) eggPlant
3 4 (3.15%) Calabash
3 4 (3.15%) TestDirector
3 4 (3.15%) ClearQuest
3 4 (3.15%) ClearCase
4 3 (2.36%) Subversion
4 3 (2.36%) Appium
4 3 (2.36%) Robotium
5 2 (1.57%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.79%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.79%) ProC
6 1 (0.79%) Cucumber
General
1 22 (17.32%) Finance
1 22 (17.32%) Banking
2 19 (14.96%) Telecoms
3 11 (8.66%) Retail
4 10 (7.87%) Electronics
5 9 (7.09%) Legal
6 7 (5.51%) Law
6 7 (5.51%) Local Government
7 5 (3.94%) Financial Institution
8 4 (3.15%) Investment Banking
8 4 (3.15%) Retail Banking
8 4 (3.15%) Marketing
9 2 (1.57%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.79%) Games
10 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.79%) Advertising
10 1 (0.79%) Back Office
10 1 (0.79%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.79%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.79%) Billing
Job Titles
1 42 (33.07%) Analyst
2 18 (14.17%) Support Analyst
2 18 (14.17%) Service Analyst
2 18 (14.17%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (13.39%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.66%) Desktop Analyst
4 11 (8.66%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (6.30%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.51%) IT Support
7 5 (3.94%) Tester
7 5 (3.94%) Developer
7 5 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (3.94%) Support Engineer
7 5 (3.94%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.15%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.15%) Consultant
9 3 (2.36%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.36%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.36%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (2.36%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.72%) Web Services
1 6 (4.72%) J2ME
2 5 (3.94%) WAP
2 5 (3.94%) HTML
2 5 (3.94%) SOAP
2 5 (3.94%) REST
3 3 (2.36%) RESTful
4 2 (1.57%) JSON
5 1 (0.79%) ISAPI
5 1 (0.79%) MAPI
5 1 (0.79%) ActiveX
5 1 (0.79%) ODBC
5 1 (0.79%) .NET
5 1 (0.79%) J2EE
5 1 (0.79%) MFC
5 1 (0.79%) CSS
5 1 (0.79%) OLE
5 1 (0.79%) OLE DB
5 1 (0.79%) Middleware
5 1 (0.79%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 44 (34.65%) Blackberry
2 18 (14.17%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.24%) iPhone
4 11 (8.66%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.30%) iPad
6 5 (3.94%) Management Information System
6 5 (3.94%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (3.15%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.15%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.15%) IVR
8 3 (2.36%) PDA
8 3 (2.36%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.57%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.57%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.79%) ASIC
10 1 (0.79%) NHS
10 1 (0.79%) Animation
10 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
10 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 55 (43.31%) Windows
2 28 (22.05%) Windows 7
3 22 (17.32%) Android
4 18 (14.17%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.72%) Windows Vista
6 5 (3.94%) Linux
6 5 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (3.94%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.15%) VxWorks
8 2 (1.57%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.57%) OS/2
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) UNIX
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.90%) ITIL
2 17 (13.39%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.87%) Manual Testing
4 9 (7.09%) Test Automation
5 8 (6.30%) Regression Testing
6 7 (5.51%) Scrum
7 6 (4.72%) Test Planning
7 6 (4.72%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.72%) Migration
7 6 (4.72%) Service Management
8 5 (3.94%) E-Commerce
8 5 (3.94%) Document Management
8 5 (3.94%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (3.94%) Test Scripting
9 4 (3.15%) Time Management
9 4 (3.15%) Mentoring
9 4 (3.15%) Coaching
10 3 (2.36%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.36%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.36%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.87%) C
2 9 (7.09%) SQL
3 7 (5.51%) Java
4 5 (3.94%) JavaScript
5 3 (2.36%) C++
6 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
6 2 (1.57%) Perl
7 1 (0.79%) VC++
7 1 (0.79%) Python
7 1 (0.79%) VBA
7 1 (0.79%) MATLAB
7 1 (0.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Degree
2 6 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.94%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.94%) MCDST
3 5 (3.94%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (1.57%) MOS
4 2 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISEB
5 1 (0.79%) CCIE
5 1 (0.79%) PMP
5 1 (0.79%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.79%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 6 (4.72%) SLA
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 41 (32.28%) Active Directory
2 5 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.57%) Firmware
3 2 (1.57%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 9 (7.09%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.15%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.57%) SCCM
3 2 (1.57%) WSUS
3 2 (1.57%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.39%) Citrix
3 13 (10.24%) Cisco
4 12 (9.45%) Apple
5 8 (6.30%) HP
6 6 (4.72%) Mitel
6 6 (4.72%) VMware
6 6 (4.72%) Oracle
7 5 (3.94%) Symbian
7 5 (3.94%) Sun
8 3 (2.36%) Symantec
8 3 (2.36%) Avaya
8 3 (2.36%) Juniper
8 3 (2.36%) BT
9 2 (1.57%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.57%) Altiris
9 2 (1.57%) Dell
9 2 (1.57%) Nortel
9 2 (1.57%) Motorola
10 1 (0.79%) Sophos
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