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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 574 556 444
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -112
Contract jobs citing Handset 51 60 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.087% 0.11% 0.27%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.27% 0.33% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 37 96
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£238 £250 £216
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +15.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £160 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £424 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £305
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -9.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.20 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.14 £20.79 £48.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.17 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-14.30% -9.91%

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
18706 18006 17289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.94% 32.38% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11756 10796 10446
Average daily rate £425 £400 £420
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 717 740 714
Average hourly rate £21.50 £19.70 £18.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.13% +5.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% +14.28%

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 28 August 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 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 28 August 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 -19 51 £238 -5.00% 14
London +7 28 £200 -6.54% 7
South East -15 12 £250 -47.08% 5
City of London +2 7 £300 +57.89%
Berkshire +1 6 £125 -
West Midlands - 4 - -
East Midlands -5 3 £110 -
Leicester - 3 £110 -
Leicestershire - 3 £110 -
Middlesex +3 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £375 - 1
Bristol - 2 £350 -
South West - 2 £350 - 1
Guildford - 2 £375 -
Reading - 2 £125 -
East of England -1 1 £300 +14.28% 1
Chester -7 1 - -
Cheshire -9 1 - -
Hampshire -9 1 £225 -64.00% 2
North West -33 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 - - 2
East Sussex - 1 £250 -
Lewes - 1 £250 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Essex - 1 £300 -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (36.19%) Telecoms
2 26 (24.76%) Windows
3 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
5 19 (18.10%) Blackberry
6 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
7 17 (16.19%) MS Office
8 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
9 15 (14.29%) ITIL
9 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
9 15 (14.29%) Android
9 15 (14.29%) LTE
10 13 (12.38%) VoIP
10 13 (12.38%) 3G
11 12 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
11 12 (11.43%) Finance
12 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
12 11 (10.48%) UMTS
12 11 (10.48%) GPRS
12 11 (10.48%) Apple iOS
13 10 (9.52%) Cisco
13 10 (9.52%) Nokia
13 10 (9.52%) Internet
13 10 (9.52%) Electronics
14 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
14 9 (8.57%) Citrix
14 9 (8.57%) GSM
14 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
14 9 (8.57%) VoLTE

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 12 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.76%) CMS
5 3 (2.86%) Lync
6 2 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.95%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (16.19%) MS Office
2 15 (14.29%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.86%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.95%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.95%) Vectorworks
5 1 (0.95%) Solid Edge
5 1 (0.95%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.95%) Blender
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.95%) SOLIDWORKS
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.95%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 1 (0.95%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.95%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (15.24%) TCP/IP
2 15 (14.29%) LTE
3 13 (12.38%) 3G
3 13 (12.38%) VoIP
4 11 (10.48%) UMTS
4 11 (10.48%) GPRS
5 10 (9.52%) Internet
6 9 (8.57%) GSM
6 9 (8.57%) VoLTE
7 8 (7.62%) 4G
7 8 (7.62%) PBX
7 8 (7.62%) Wireless
8 7 (6.67%) LAN
8 7 (6.67%) WAN
8 7 (6.67%) VPN
9 6 (5.71%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.81%) ISDN
10 4 (3.81%) OpenScape
10 4 (3.81%) 2G
11 3 (2.86%) PABX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.90%) MySQL
General
1 38 (36.19%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.43%) Finance
3 10 (9.52%) Electronics
4 3 (2.86%) Local Government
4 3 (2.86%) Law
4 3 (2.86%) Legal
4 3 (2.86%) Banking
4 3 (2.86%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (18.10%) Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Support Analyst
2 11 (10.48%) Designer
3 9 (8.57%) Support Engineer
4 8 (7.62%) Desktop Support
5 7 (6.67%) Test Engineer
5 7 (6.67%) Senior Designer
6 6 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (5.71%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (4.76%) Field Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (3.81%) Software Engineer
8 4 (3.81%) Project Manager
8 4 (3.81%) Tester
8 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (3.81%) Mac Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Design Engineer
9 3 (2.86%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.71%) WAP
2 3 (2.86%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.90%) XMPP
4 1 (0.95%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (18.10%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.48%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (5.71%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.76%) iPhone
4 5 (4.76%) iPad
5 4 (3.81%) IVR
5 4 (3.81%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (2.86%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.90%) Hedge funds
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.90%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.95%) BYOD
8 1 (0.95%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.95%) Celerra
8 1 (0.95%) User Experience
8 1 (0.95%) PDA
8 1 (0.95%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.95%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 26 (24.76%) Windows
2 18 (17.14%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.29%) Android
4 12 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (10.48%) Apple iOS
6 9 (8.57%) Windows XP
7 7 (6.67%) Mac OS X
7 7 (6.67%) Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Embedded Linux
8 4 (3.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.90%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.95%) webOS
11 1 (0.95%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (14.29%) ITIL
2 9 (8.57%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (6.67%) Service Management
3 7 (6.67%) Industrial Design
4 6 (5.71%) Capacity Management
4 6 (5.71%) Security Management
4 6 (5.71%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.76%) Change Management
5 5 (4.76%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
5 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (3.81%) Software Architecture
6 4 (3.81%) E-Commerce
6 4 (3.81%) Scrum
6 4 (3.81%) Software Engineering
7 3 (2.86%) Supplier Management
7 3 (2.86%) Content Management
7 3 (2.86%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (2.86%) Information Security Management
7 3 (2.86%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.71%) Java
2 5 (4.76%) C
3 4 (3.81%) C++
3 4 (3.81%) Embedded C++
4 2 (1.90%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.95%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (4.76%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (4.76%) CCVP
2 4 (3.81%) MCDST
2 4 (3.81%) CCNP
2 4 (3.81%) Degree
2 4 (3.81%) Security Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.86%) CCNA
4 2 (1.90%) CCDP
4 2 (1.90%) ISEB
4 2 (1.90%) CCIP
4 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (1.90%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.95%) CCENT
5 1 (0.95%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.95%) MCTS
5 1 (0.95%) MCITP
5 1 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.95%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
1 8 (7.62%) QA
2 3 (2.86%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.76%) vSphere
3 2 (1.90%) Terminal Server
3 2 (1.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.95%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.95%) XenApp
4 1 (0.95%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.90%) SCCM
2 2 (1.90%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.90%) Cisco UCCX
3 1 (0.95%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (0.95%) XenMobile
3 1 (0.95%) Iperf
3 1 (0.95%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (9.52%) Cisco
2 10 (9.52%) Nokia
3 9 (8.57%) Citrix
4 7 (6.67%) Sony
4 7 (6.67%) BT
5 6 (5.71%) VMware
6 4 (3.81%) IBM
6 4 (3.81%) Apple
7 3 (2.86%) Motorola
7 3 (2.86%) Oracle
8 2 (1.90%) FatWire
8 2 (1.90%) Altiris
8 2 (1.90%) HP
8 2 (1.90%) Avaya
9 1 (0.95%) CA
9 1 (0.95%) Ericsson
9 1 (0.95%) Adobe
9 1 (0.95%) EMC
9 1 (0.95%) NetApp
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