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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 606 590 531
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -59
Contract jobs citing Handset 34 45 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.081% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.26% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 58
Average daily rate £275 £225 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £90 £117 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £313
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Average hourly rate £24.50 £16.84 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.48% -19.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.37 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.37 £21.72
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £15.92 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+53.89% -4.38%

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
18196 17628 17516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.57% 31.62% 32.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11835 10674 10658
Average daily rate £425 £420 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +4.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 684 758
Average hourly rate £22.00 £18.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.91% -11.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £11.86 £11.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.39 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £18.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+13.87% -5.60%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -33 28 £275 -8.33% 6
South East -17 8 £178 -21.11% 2
London -24 7 £165 -19.51% 3
Scotland -17 5 £420 +265.21%
South West +2 4 £313 +4.16% 1
West Lothian - 4 £420 -
Livingston - 4 £420 -
South Yorkshire - 3 £90 -
Yorkshire - 3 £90 -
East Midlands - 3 £363 -
Sheffield - 3 £90 -
East of England +10 2 £300 +140.00%
Berkshire +4 2 £275 +32.53% 1
Bristol -1 2 £350 +16.66%
Hampshire -3 2 £165 -52.85%
Oxfordshire - 2 £151 -
West Sussex - 2 £195 -
Crawley - 2 £195 -
Derby - 2 £363 -
Watford - 2 £300 -
Kidlington - 2 £151 -
Derbyshire - 2 £363 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 -
City of London +37 1 - - 2
Bracknell - 1 £275 -
Southampton - 1 £165 -
Taunton - 1 £275 - 1
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - 1 £275 - 1

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 21 (25.30%) Wireless
2 20 (24.10%) Android
3 19 (22.89%) Telecoms
4 17 (20.48%) VPN
5 16 (19.28%) Windows
6 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
7 13 (15.66%) Mobile Device Management
7 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
8 12 (14.46%) Project Management
8 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
8 12 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco
10 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (12.05%) AirWatch
10 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
11 9 (10.84%) Blackberry
12 7 (8.43%) 3G
12 7 (8.43%) WAN
12 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
12 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
12 7 (8.43%) IP Telephony
12 7 (8.43%) Skype for Business
13 6 (7.23%) Unified Communications
13 6 (7.23%) Skype
13 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
13 6 (7.23%) Android Development
13 6 (7.23%) SDLC
13 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
13 6 (7.23%) LAN
13 6 (7.23%) Siemens

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 7 (8.43%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (3.61%) MS Exchange
3 3 (3.61%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (2.41%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (6.02%) MS Office
2 3 (3.61%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.61%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (2.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.30%) Wireless
2 17 (20.48%) VPN
3 12 (14.46%) Wi-Fi
4 7 (8.43%) 3G
4 7 (8.43%) IP Telephony
4 7 (8.43%) WAN
5 6 (7.23%) LAN
5 6 (7.23%) Skype
5 6 (7.23%) Unified Communications
6 5 (6.02%) VoIP
7 4 (4.82%) LTE
7 4 (4.82%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.82%) UMTS
8 3 (3.61%) Internet
8 3 (3.61%) Intranet
9 2 (2.41%) GPRS
9 2 (2.41%) Megaco
9 2 (2.41%) MGCP
9 2 (2.41%) MPLS
9 2 (2.41%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Appium
1 2 (2.41%) Selenium
2 1 (1.20%) Calabash
2 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.20%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.20%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.20%) Robotium
2 1 (1.20%) UI Automator
2 1 (1.20%) WATIR
General
1 19 (22.89%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.02%) Finance
3 4 (4.82%) Marketing
4 3 (3.61%) Local Government
5 2 (2.41%) Legal
6 1 (1.20%) Billing
6 1 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (1.20%) Games
6 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (14.46%) Analyst
2 11 (13.25%) Project Manager
3 7 (8.43%) IT Support
4 6 (7.23%) Administrator
4 6 (7.23%) Test Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Android Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Desktop Support
5 5 (6.02%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Support Analyst
5 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Telecoms Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (4.82%) Development Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Development Project Manager
6 4 (4.82%) Rollout Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Voice Engineer
7 3 (3.61%) Software Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) WAP
1 2 (2.41%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.46%) Management Information System
2 10 (12.05%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (10.84%) Blackberry
4 6 (7.23%) Mobile App
5 5 (6.02%) Driving Licence
6 4 (4.82%) CMDB
7 3 (3.61%) iPad
7 3 (3.61%) Smartphone
8 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
8 2 (2.41%) iPhone
8 2 (2.41%) IVR
8 2 (2.41%) Pricing Data
8 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
8 2 (2.41%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.20%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (1.20%) Fintech
9 1 (1.20%) Informatics
9 1 (1.20%) NHS
9 1 (1.20%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 20 (24.10%) Android
2 16 (19.28%) Windows
3 14 (16.87%) Apple iOS
4 7 (8.43%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.82%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
6 3 (3.61%) Linux
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (3.61%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.20%) Unix
8 1 (1.20%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (15.66%) Mobile Device Management
2 12 (14.46%) Project Management
3 10 (12.05%) Problem Management
4 7 (8.43%) PRINCE2
5 6 (7.23%) Android Development
5 6 (7.23%) SDLC
6 5 (6.02%) B2B
7 4 (4.82%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.82%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.82%) ITIL
8 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
8 3 (3.61%) Mentoring
8 3 (3.61%) Migration
8 3 (3.61%) Presales
9 2 (2.41%) Coaching
9 2 (2.41%) E-Commerce
9 2 (2.41%) Functional Testing
9 2 (2.41%) Root Cause Analysis
9 2 (2.41%) Service Management
9 2 (2.41%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.82%) Java
1 4 (4.82%) SQL
2 1 (1.20%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (4.82%) CCNP
1 4 (4.82%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.61%) Degree
2 3 (3.61%) MCDST
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.41%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.41%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.20%) CCDP
4 1 (1.20%) CCIE
4 1 (1.20%) CCIP
4 1 (1.20%) CCNA
4 1 (1.20%) CCVP
4 1 (1.20%) HNC
4 1 (1.20%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) QA
2 1 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.20%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (7.23%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.41%) XenApp
2 2 (2.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.05%) AirWatch
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.61%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.41%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.20%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 13 (15.66%) Microsoft
2 11 (13.25%) Cisco
3 6 (7.23%) Siemens
4 4 (4.82%) Avaya
4 4 (4.82%) BT
4 4 (4.82%) Nokia
4 4 (4.82%) Polycom
5 3 (3.61%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (3.61%) Citrix
5 3 (3.61%) Sage
6 2 (2.41%) Agilent
6 2 (2.41%) Anite
6 2 (2.41%) Apple
6 2 (2.41%) Wyse
7 1 (1.20%) Juniper
7 1 (1.20%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.20%) Remedy
7 1 (1.20%) SAP
7 1 (1.20%) Sonus
7 1 (1.20%) VMware
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