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 30 June 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
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Handsets
Rank 550 521 454
Rank change year-on-year
-29 -67
Contract jobs citing Handset 50 78 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.14% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.46% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 60
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£280 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £115 £164 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £423
UK excluding London average daily rate £253 £325 £215
% change year-on-year
-22.30% +51.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 17
Average hourly rate £15.42 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.54% -26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.28 £13.00 £14.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.56 £21.64 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £13.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+27.09% -62.14%

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
17597 17102 16421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.37% 31.76% 33.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10983 10536 9717
Average daily rate £415 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 640 655 709
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.63% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.25 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £43.00 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £23.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-17.82% +15.00%

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 30 June 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 29 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 30 June 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 -40 44 £300 +20.00% 13
London -22 27 £300 +40.67% 2
City of London +1 9 £300 +57.89%
South East -35 8 £294 -5.24% 3
Berkshire +2 6 - - 1
Edinburgh - 6 £115 -
Scotland - 6 £115 -
East of England -1 3 £213 -19.04% 3
North West -20 3 £1,000 - 1
South West +4 2 £325 +30.00% 2
Manchester -13 2 £1,000 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £125 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £145 -
Bristol - 2 £325 -
Cambridge - 2 £125 - 1
Canary Wharf - 2 - -
Slough +3 1 - -
West Midlands 0 1 - - 1
Hampshire -11 1 £225 -56.52%
West Sussex - 1 £363 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Cheshire - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 £300 -
Chelmsford - 1 £300 -
Chester - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £363 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Bolton - 1 £1,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 25 (24.75%) Telecoms
3 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
4 21 (20.79%) Windows 7
5 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
5 20 (19.80%) ITIL
6 19 (18.81%) MS Office
7 18 (17.82%) Blackberry
8 15 (14.85%) VoIP
8 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
8 15 (14.85%) Android
9 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
10 12 (11.88%) Finance
11 11 (10.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (10.89%) LAN
11 11 (10.89%) WAN
11 11 (10.89%) Cisco
12 10 (9.90%) Internet
12 10 (9.90%) 3G
12 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
13 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
13 9 (8.91%) Project Management
13 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
13 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
14 8 (7.92%) PBX
14 8 (7.92%) VPN
14 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
15 7 (6.93%) 4G
15 7 (6.93%) SLA

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 11 (10.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 9 (8.91%) SharePoint
3 6 (5.94%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.94%) CMS
4 3 (2.97%) Lync
5 2 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.98%) Sitecore CMS
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.99%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 19 (18.81%) MS Office
2 13 (12.87%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.97%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (1.98%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.97%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.97%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.85%) VoIP
1 15 (14.85%) TCP/IP
2 11 (10.89%) WAN
2 11 (10.89%) LAN
3 10 (9.90%) Internet
3 10 (9.90%) 3G
4 8 (7.92%) VPN
4 8 (7.92%) PBX
5 7 (6.93%) Wireless
5 7 (6.93%) 4G
6 6 (5.94%) LTE
6 6 (5.94%) IP Telephony
6 6 (5.94%) UMTS
7 5 (4.95%) PABX
7 5 (4.95%) 2G
7 5 (4.95%) OpenScape
7 5 (4.95%) ISDN
8 4 (3.96%) GSM
8 4 (3.96%) Firewall
9 3 (2.97%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.99%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.99%) JIRA
General
1 25 (24.75%) Telecoms
2 12 (11.88%) Finance
3 5 (4.95%) Banking
4 4 (3.96%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.97%) Law
5 3 (2.97%) Legal
5 3 (2.97%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.97%) Electronics
6 2 (1.98%) Local Government
6 2 (1.98%) Back Office
7 1 (0.99%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (21.78%) Analyst
2 16 (15.84%) Project Manager
3 13 (12.87%) Support Analyst
4 6 (5.94%) Service Analyst
4 6 (5.94%) Desktop Support
4 6 (5.94%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (5.94%) Help Desk Support
5 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Support Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Integration Engineer
5 5 (4.95%) Help Desk Analyst
5 5 (4.95%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.96%) PC Support
6 4 (3.96%) Test Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Designer
7 3 (2.97%) Senior Designer
7 3 (2.97%) Mac Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Deployment Analyst
7 3 (2.97%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (2.97%) Voice Specialist
7 3 (2.97%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.98%) XMPP
2 1 (0.99%) HTML
2 1 (0.99%) .NET
2 1 (0.99%) J2ME
2 1 (0.99%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (17.82%) Blackberry
2 7 (6.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
3 6 (5.94%) iPhone
3 6 (5.94%) Mobile App
4 5 (4.95%) IVR
5 4 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.96%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.97%) iPad
7 2 (1.98%) Data Centre
7 2 (1.98%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.98%) PDA
7 2 (1.98%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.98%) Celerra
7 2 (1.98%) CLARiiON
7 2 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.99%) EPoS
8 1 (0.99%) BYOD
8 1 (0.99%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (30.69%) Windows
2 21 (20.79%) Windows 7
3 15 (14.85%) Android
4 10 (9.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.91%) Windows XP
6 8 (7.92%) Apple iOS
7 4 (3.96%) Mac OS X
8 3 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.97%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (2.97%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.98%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.98%) webOS
10 1 (0.99%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.80%) ITIL
2 9 (8.91%) Project Management
2 9 (8.91%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (6.93%) Programme Management
3 7 (6.93%) Migration
4 5 (4.95%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.95%) PRINCE2
4 5 (4.95%) Supplier Management
5 4 (3.96%) Incident Management
5 4 (3.96%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.96%) E-Commerce
5 4 (3.96%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (3.96%) Security Management
5 4 (3.96%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (3.96%) Capacity Management
5 4 (3.96%) Software Deployment
5 4 (3.96%) Software Distribution
5 4 (3.96%) Patch Management
6 3 (2.97%) Test Automation
6 3 (2.97%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.99%) C
1 1 (0.99%) Java
1 1 (0.99%) JavaScript
1 1 (0.99%) PHP
1 1 (0.99%) SQL
1 1 (0.99%) VBA
1 1 (0.99%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (8.91%) Security Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) SC Cleared
2 6 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (5.94%) CCVP
3 5 (4.95%) CCNP
4 4 (3.96%) CCNA
4 4 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (3.96%) ISEB
4 4 (3.96%) ISTQB
4 4 (3.96%) Degree
5 3 (2.97%) MCDST
6 2 (1.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.98%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (1.98%) CCDP
6 2 (1.98%) CCIP
7 1 (0.99%) MCP
7 1 (0.99%) HNC
7 1 (0.99%) HND
7 1 (0.99%) MCSE
7 1 (0.99%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.93%) SLA
2 3 (2.97%) QA
3 1 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (23.76%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.94%) vSphere
3 3 (2.97%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.98%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.99%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.99%) XenApp
5 1 (0.99%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (5.94%) Cisco IPCC
2 4 (3.96%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.96%) SCCM
3 2 (1.98%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (0.99%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (0.99%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.99%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (0.99%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (19.80%) Microsoft
2 11 (10.89%) Cisco
3 7 (6.93%) Citrix
3 7 (6.93%) VMware
4 6 (5.94%) Nokia
4 6 (5.94%) BT
5 4 (3.96%) Apple
5 4 (3.96%) Ericsson
5 4 (3.96%) Altiris
6 3 (2.97%) Sony
7 2 (1.98%) FatWire
7 2 (1.98%) Avaya
7 2 (1.98%) HP
7 2 (1.98%) EMC
7 2 (1.98%) Sitecore
8 1 (0.99%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.99%) Becrypt
8 1 (0.99%) Speakerbus
8 1 (0.99%) Polycom
8 1 (0.99%) AppSense
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