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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 523 490 425
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -65
Contract jobs citing Handset 53 76 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.34% 0.49% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 46 51
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£350 £204 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.56% -25.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £160 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+77.08% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 27
Average hourly rate £25.50 £19.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -48.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £37.50

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
15635 15394 13687
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 30.63% 30.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9683 9376 8207
Average daily rate £425 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 614 778
Average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £20.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +4.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.91 £11.46
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.50%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 -34 52 £333 +62.99% 10
London -29 30 £245 +20.09% 2
North West - 10 £550 -
South East -37 8 £313 -2.64% 5
City of London +9 7 £475 +150.00%
Hampshire -18 3 £350 +34.09% 1
Berkshire -4 2 £208 -51.17% 1
Manchester - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £363 -
Birmingham - 2 £425 -
West Midlands - 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -6 1 £425 +30.76%
South West -26 1 £238 -1.04% 1
East Midlands - 1 £315 - 1
Surrey - 1 - - 1
Aylesbury - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Ealing - - - -
East of England - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 1
Middlesex - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Burton-upon-Trent - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 29 (27.88%) Windows 7
3 28 (26.92%) Blackberry
4 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 25 (24.04%) MS Office
6 23 (22.12%) Telecoms
7 19 (18.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 18 (17.31%) Internet
9 17 (16.35%) Finance
9 17 (16.35%) Wireless
10 16 (15.38%) ITIL
10 16 (15.38%) Windows XP
10 16 (15.38%) VPN
11 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
12 13 (12.50%) Cisco
12 13 (12.50%) WAN
12 13 (12.50%) SharePoint
12 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
12 13 (12.50%) LAN
12 13 (12.50%) Android
13 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
13 11 (10.58%) Firewall
14 10 (9.62%) Financial Institution
14 10 (9.62%) Service Delivery
14 10 (9.62%) TCP/IP
14 10 (9.62%) Banking
14 10 (9.62%) Altiris
14 10 (9.62%) Software Deployment
15 9 (8.65%) Software Distribution
15 9 (8.65%) Hedge funds

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 19 (18.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 13 (12.50%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.81%) MS Exchange
4 3 (2.88%) CMS
4 3 (2.88%) Sitecore CMS
4 3 (2.88%) Lync
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.96%) Node.js
5 1 (0.96%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 25 (24.04%) MS Office
2 13 (12.50%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (8.65%) assyst
2 1 (0.96%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (17.31%) Internet
2 17 (16.35%) Wireless
3 16 (15.38%) VPN
4 13 (12.50%) WAN
4 13 (12.50%) LAN
5 11 (10.58%) Firewall
6 10 (9.62%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.65%) 3G
7 9 (8.65%) VoIP
8 7 (6.73%) 2G
8 7 (6.73%) 4G
9 6 (5.77%) GSM
10 5 (4.81%) UMTS
10 5 (4.81%) IP Telephony
10 5 (4.81%) MPLS
11 4 (3.85%) DHCP
11 4 (3.85%) DNS
11 4 (3.85%) PABX
11 4 (3.85%) LTE
12 3 (2.88%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.85%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.96%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (0.96%) MS Access
2 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.92%) JIRA
2 1 (0.96%) Selenium
2 1 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.96%) Cucumber
2 1 (0.96%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.96%) Calabash
2 1 (0.96%) Appium
2 1 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.96%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.96%) QuickTest Pro
2 1 (0.96%) Xcode
2 1 (0.96%) TestPartner
General
1 23 (22.12%) Telecoms
2 17 (16.35%) Finance
3 10 (9.62%) Financial Institution
3 10 (9.62%) Banking
4 9 (8.65%) Investment Banking
5 6 (5.77%) Retail
6 4 (3.85%) Local Government
6 4 (3.85%) Electronics
7 3 (2.88%) Back Office
7 3 (2.88%) Marketing
8 2 (1.92%) Dutch Language
8 2 (1.92%) Billing
8 2 (1.92%) Spanish Language
8 2 (1.92%) Games
8 2 (1.92%) Law
9 1 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.96%) Publishing
9 1 (0.96%) French Language
9 1 (0.96%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (30.77%) Analyst
2 15 (14.42%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 13 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (6.73%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (5.77%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.81%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.81%) Test Engineer
7 4 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Field Engineer
8 3 (2.88%) Tester
8 3 (2.88%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Deskside Support
8 3 (2.88%) Deskside Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) Deskside Support Analyst
8 3 (2.88%) IT Support
8 3 (2.88%) Mobile Tester
9 2 (1.92%) Marketing Manager
9 2 (1.92%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.88%) WAP
2 2 (1.92%) HTML
2 2 (1.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.92%) J2ME
3 1 (0.96%) CSS
3 1 (0.96%) Windows SharePoint Services
3 1 (0.96%) JSON
3 1 (0.96%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 28 (26.92%) Blackberry
2 9 (8.65%) Hedge funds
3 7 (6.73%) Mobile App
4 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (4.81%) iPhone
6 4 (3.85%) iPad
7 3 (2.88%) Celerra
7 3 (2.88%) User Experience
7 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.88%) CLARiiON
7 3 (2.88%) IVR
7 3 (2.88%) PDA
7 3 (2.88%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.96%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.96%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.96%) ASIC
8 1 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.96%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 50 (48.08%) Windows
2 29 (27.88%) Windows 7
3 16 (15.38%) Windows XP
4 13 (12.50%) Android
5 8 (7.69%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.77%) Linux
7 4 (3.85%) Windows 8
7 4 (3.85%) webOS
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.88%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.96%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.96%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (15.38%) ITIL
2 10 (9.62%) Service Delivery
2 10 (9.62%) Software Deployment
3 9 (8.65%) Software Distribution
3 9 (8.65%) Incident Management
4 8 (7.69%) Project Management
5 7 (6.73%) Migration
5 7 (6.73%) Programme Management
6 6 (5.77%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (5.77%) Security Management
7 5 (4.81%) Waterfall
8 4 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (3.85%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.85%) Regression Testing
8 4 (3.85%) Supplier Management
8 4 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (2.88%) Usability Testing
9 3 (2.88%) Performance Testing
9 3 (2.88%) Compatibility Testing
9 3 (2.88%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 2 (1.92%) SQL
1 2 (1.92%) VBA
1 2 (1.92%) Java
1 2 (1.92%) JavaScript
2 1 (0.96%) Perl
2 1 (0.96%) Python
2 1 (0.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (10.58%) Security Cleared
2 8 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (6.73%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.77%) CCNA
5 5 (4.81%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (4.81%) Degree
6 4 (3.85%) CCNP
7 3 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.88%) ISEB
7 3 (2.88%) MCSE
8 2 (1.92%) MCDST
8 2 (1.92%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.96%) CCIE
9 1 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (0.96%) PMP
9 1 (0.96%) PMI Certification
9 1 (0.96%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (8.65%) SLA
2 5 (4.81%) QA
System Software
1 26 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (1.92%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (5.77%) Cisco IPCC
1 6 (5.77%) SCCM
2 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.96%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 14 (13.46%) Microsoft
2 13 (12.50%) Cisco
3 10 (9.62%) Altiris
4 7 (6.73%) VMware
4 7 (6.73%) Avaya
5 6 (5.77%) BT
6 5 (4.81%) Apple
7 4 (3.85%) Juniper
7 4 (3.85%) Ericsson
7 4 (3.85%) Citrix
8 3 (2.88%) EMC
8 3 (2.88%) Motorola
8 3 (2.88%) McAfee
8 3 (2.88%) Google
8 3 (2.88%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.88%) Polycom
8 3 (2.88%) Sitecore
9 2 (1.92%) AppSense
9 2 (1.92%) Nokia
9 2 (1.92%) Symbian
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