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 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 534 516 452
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -64
Contract jobs citing Handset 52 60 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.12% 0.22%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.31% 0.38% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 42 38
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£275 £204 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £445 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £193 £270
% change year-on-year
+63.63% -28.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
Average hourly rate £15.50 £27.75 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.14% +48.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.00 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £52.50 £88.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.07 £15.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
+3.64% -17.02%

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
16541 15973 14584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.34% 31.00% 29.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 10684 9885 8595
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
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 633 684 820
Average hourly rate £17.25 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.85% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.81
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%

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 December 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 December 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 December 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 -32 51 £275 +34.80% 15
London +8 35 £275 +34.80% 11
City of London -11 10 £350 +82.29% 8
South West - 5 £375 - 1
South East -21 4 £315 +9.56% 1
East of England -10 3 £125 -
North West - 3 - - 1
Berkshire +7 2 - -
Hampshire -18 1 £315 +14.54% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Redhill - - - -
Stanmore - - - -
Watford - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Basingstoke - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Bristol - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Dundee - - - - 1
Hockley - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 57 (49.14%) Windows
2 37 (31.90%) Blackberry
3 36 (31.03%) MS Office
4 35 (30.17%) Active Directory
5 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
6 27 (23.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (20.69%) Telecoms
8 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
9 21 (18.10%) Android
10 19 (16.38%) Windows XP
11 18 (15.52%) ITIL
11 18 (15.52%) VPN
12 17 (14.66%) Wireless
12 17 (14.66%) Finance
13 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
14 15 (12.93%) Internet
15 14 (12.07%) Cisco
16 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
16 13 (11.21%) Citrix
16 13 (11.21%) Banking
17 12 (10.34%) VoIP
17 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
18 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
18 11 (9.48%) Mobile App
19 10 (8.62%) iPhone
20 9 (7.76%) LAN
20 9 (7.76%) WAN
20 9 (7.76%) SLA
20 9 (7.76%) Firewall
20 9 (7.76%) Retail

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 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 27 (23.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (11.21%) SharePoint
3 9 (7.76%) Lync
4 6 (5.17%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.72%) CMS
6 2 (1.72%) Sitecore CMS
6 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.86%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.86%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 36 (31.03%) MS Office
2 16 (13.79%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (5.17%) assyst
2 1 (0.86%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (15.52%) VPN
2 17 (14.66%) Wireless
3 15 (12.93%) Internet
4 12 (10.34%) TCP/IP
4 12 (10.34%) VoIP
5 9 (7.76%) WAN
5 9 (7.76%) LAN
5 9 (7.76%) Firewall
6 8 (6.90%) DNS
6 8 (6.90%) DHCP
7 7 (6.03%) GSM
7 7 (6.03%) 3G
8 6 (5.17%) 2G
9 5 (4.31%) MPLS
9 5 (4.31%) LTE
10 4 (3.45%) Unified Communications
10 4 (3.45%) IP Telephony
10 4 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (3.45%) UMTS
10 4 (3.45%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.72%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.86%) MS Access
2 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.86%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (2.59%) Robotium
1 3 (2.59%) Calabash
1 3 (2.59%) Appium
2 2 (1.72%) Eclipse
3 1 (0.86%) QuickTest Pro
3 1 (0.86%) Xcode
3 1 (0.86%) Subversion
3 1 (0.86%) TestPartner
3 1 (0.86%) JIRA
3 1 (0.86%) Selenium
3 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.86%) Cucumber
3 1 (0.86%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.86%) Ant
3 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (20.69%) Telecoms
2 17 (14.66%) Finance
3 13 (11.21%) Banking
4 9 (7.76%) Retail
5 8 (6.90%) Local Government
5 8 (6.90%) Financial Institution
6 7 (6.03%) Investment Banking
7 5 (4.31%) Marketing
7 5 (4.31%) Electronics
8 4 (3.45%) Law
9 3 (2.59%) Legal
9 3 (2.59%) Games
10 2 (1.72%) Back Office
10 2 (1.72%) Billing
10 2 (1.72%) Spanish Language
10 2 (1.72%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.86%) French Language
11 1 (0.86%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.86%) Arabic Language
11 1 (0.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (32.76%) Analyst
2 17 (14.66%) Service Analyst
2 17 (14.66%) Service Desk Analyst
3 16 (13.79%) Support Analyst
4 14 (12.07%) Desktop Support
5 8 (6.90%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 8 (6.90%) Test Engineer
5 8 (6.90%) Desktop Analyst
6 7 (6.03%) Tester
7 6 (5.17%) Network Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Field Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Support Engineer
8 5 (4.31%) Mobile Tester
9 4 (3.45%) IT Support
9 4 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (2.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 3 (2.59%) Project Manager
10 3 (2.59%) Integration Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Rollout Engineer
10 3 (2.59%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) HTML
2 3 (2.59%) WAP
2 3 (2.59%) RESTful
3 2 (1.72%) JSON
4 1 (0.86%) jQuery
4 1 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
4 1 (0.86%) .NET
4 1 (0.86%) CSS
4 1 (0.86%) J2ME
4 1 (0.86%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 37 (31.90%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.48%) Mobile App
3 10 (8.62%) iPhone
4 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.90%) iPad
6 7 (6.03%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (5.17%) Hedge funds
8 5 (4.31%) Management Information System
9 4 (3.45%) Client/Server
9 4 (3.45%) IVR
10 3 (2.59%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.59%) User Experience
11 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.86%) Celerra
11 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.86%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.86%) PDA
11 1 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
11 1 (0.86%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (49.14%) Windows
2 34 (29.31%) Windows 7
3 21 (18.10%) Android
4 19 (16.38%) Windows XP
5 8 (6.90%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.17%) Linux
6 6 (5.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (5.17%) Windows Vista
7 4 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (2.59%) webOS
8 3 (2.59%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.72%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.72%) OS/2
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.86%) UNIX
10 1 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (15.52%) ITIL
2 11 (9.48%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (7.76%) Incident Management
4 7 (6.03%) Software Deployment
4 7 (6.03%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.17%) Regression Testing
5 6 (5.17%) Migration
5 6 (5.17%) Service Management
6 5 (4.31%) E-Commerce
6 5 (4.31%) Software Distribution
7 4 (3.45%) Waterfall
8 3 (2.59%) Time Management
8 3 (2.59%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Usability Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Performance Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Compatibility Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Load Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Integration Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Web Testing
9 2 (1.72%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 6 (5.17%) Java
2 5 (4.31%) SQL
3 4 (3.45%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.72%) C
5 1 (0.86%) Perl
5 1 (0.86%) VBA
5 1 (0.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (6.90%) Degree
2 6 (5.17%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (4.31%) MCDST
4 4 (3.45%) CCNA
4 4 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.59%) MCSE
6 2 (1.72%) CCNP
6 2 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.72%) MOS
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.86%) PMP
7 1 (0.86%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.86%) CCIE
7 1 (0.86%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.76%) SLA
2 7 (6.03%) QA
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 35 (30.17%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.72%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.72%) Firmware
3 2 (1.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.86%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.45%) Backup Exec
1 4 (3.45%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) WSUS
2 2 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (19.83%) Microsoft
2 14 (12.07%) Cisco
3 13 (11.21%) Citrix
4 8 (6.90%) Avaya
4 8 (6.90%) Apple
4 8 (6.90%) VMware
5 7 (6.03%) Altiris
6 6 (5.17%) Mitel
6 6 (5.17%) Juniper
7 5 (4.31%) Symbian
7 5 (4.31%) BT
8 4 (3.45%) Polycom
8 4 (3.45%) HP
9 3 (2.59%) Motorola
9 3 (2.59%) Google
9 3 (2.59%) SonicWALL
9 3 (2.59%) Symantec
9 3 (2.59%) McAfee
10 2 (1.72%) AppSense
10 2 (1.72%) Sitecore
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