The first 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category.

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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 520 440 425
Rank change year-on-year
-80 -15
Contract jobs citing Handset 74 130 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.25% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 0.97% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 82 57
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£250 £216 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -33.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £215 £275
% change year-on-year
+55.81% -21.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £24.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.32% -35.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £16.17 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.68 £54.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year
-40.00% -47.97%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
13803 13390 14249
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.23% 26.19% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 8349 8099 8176
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 567 599 792
Average hourly rate £20.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.81% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.42 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 -84 70 £230 +6.48% 27
London -18 45 £214 -0.92% 14
South East -23 13 £345 +84.00% 6
City of London +15 12 £190 -52.50% 7
North West -1 5 - - 3
Hampshire -15 5 £600 +200.00% 3
East of England -17 5 £263 -9.48%
Hertfordshire +1 4 £263 -9.48%
Middlesex - 4 - - 1
Southampton - 3 £650 - 2
Berkshire -12 2 - - 2
Slough +3 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 2
Reading - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Altrincham - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Swindon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
South West - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 69 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 60 (37.27%) Windows
3 46 (28.57%) MS Office
4 45 (27.95%) Active Directory
5 41 (25.47%) Banking
6 40 (24.84%) ITIL
7 38 (23.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 35 (21.74%) Android
9 32 (19.88%) Apple
9 32 (19.88%) Finance
10 27 (16.77%) iPhone
11 26 (16.15%) Citrix
12 25 (15.53%) Windows 7
12 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
13 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
13 24 (14.91%) Legal
14 23 (14.29%) VoIP
15 22 (13.66%) Telecoms
15 22 (13.66%) QA
16 21 (13.04%) MS Excel
17 20 (12.42%) Windows XP
18 19 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
19 18 (11.18%) Manual Testing
19 18 (11.18%) Law
19 18 (11.18%) Web Services
19 18 (11.18%) HP
19 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
20 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
20 17 (10.56%) SQL
20 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 38 (23.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 14 (8.70%) Apache
3 11 (6.83%) Lync
4 9 (5.59%) IBM Notes
5 7 (4.35%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.11%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.48%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.24%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 46 (28.57%) MS Office
2 21 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.48%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.62%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 23 (14.29%) VoIP
2 16 (9.94%) 3G
3 15 (9.32%) 2G
3 15 (9.32%) 4G
4 13 (8.07%) Wireless
5 9 (5.59%) LTE
5 9 (5.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.35%) Internet
7 6 (3.73%) Unified Communications
7 6 (3.73%) VPN
7 6 (3.73%) UMTS
8 5 (3.11%) LAN
8 5 (3.11%) WAN
8 5 (3.11%) HTTP
9 4 (2.48%) RTP
9 4 (2.48%) NFC
9 4 (2.48%) ASN.1
9 4 (2.48%) WCDMA
9 4 (2.48%) DHCP
9 4 (2.48%) GSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.62%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 15 (9.32%) Ant
1 15 (9.32%) JIRA
1 15 (9.32%) SoapUI
2 14 (8.70%) Apache Ivy
2 14 (8.70%) eggPlant
2 14 (8.70%) Selenium
2 14 (8.70%) Maven
2 14 (8.70%) Toad
2 14 (8.70%) LoadRunner
3 8 (4.97%) Subversion
4 4 (2.48%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.48%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.48%) ClearCase
5 3 (1.86%) Calabash
6 2 (1.24%) Robotium
7 1 (0.62%) LoadUI
7 1 (0.62%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.62%) JMeter
7 1 (0.62%) ProC
General
1 41 (25.47%) Banking
2 32 (19.88%) Finance
3 24 (14.91%) Legal
4 22 (13.66%) Telecoms
5 18 (11.18%) Law
6 10 (6.21%) Retail
7 9 (5.59%) Advertising
8 8 (4.97%) Electronics
9 6 (3.73%) Marketing
10 4 (2.48%) Retail Banking
11 3 (1.86%) Games
11 3 (1.86%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.86%) Financial Institution
11 3 (1.86%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.86%) German Language
12 2 (1.24%) Arabic Language
12 2 (1.24%) Dutch Language
12 2 (1.24%) Billing
12 2 (1.24%) Investment Banking
12 2 (1.24%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 52 (32.30%) Analyst
2 24 (14.91%) Service Analyst
2 24 (14.91%) Service Desk Analyst
3 21 (13.04%) Support Analyst
4 18 (11.18%) Desktop Support
5 11 (6.83%) Support Engineer
5 11 (6.83%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (6.83%) Desktop Analyst
6 9 (5.59%) Test Leader
6 9 (5.59%) QA Leader
7 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
8 7 (4.35%) Developer
9 6 (3.73%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.73%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 5 (3.11%) Software Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Project Manager
10 5 (3.11%) Consultant
10 5 (3.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 5 (3.11%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (11.18%) Web Services
2 15 (9.32%) J2ME
2 15 (9.32%) WAP
2 15 (9.32%) SOAP
3 14 (8.70%) REST
4 5 (3.11%) JSON
5 4 (2.48%) UIKit
5 4 (2.48%) Cocoa
6 3 (1.86%) Middleware
6 3 (1.86%) HTML
7 1 (0.62%) .NET
7 1 (0.62%) J2EE
7 1 (0.62%) MFC
7 1 (0.62%) XML
7 1 (0.62%) ODBC
7 1 (0.62%) ActiveX
7 1 (0.62%) OLE
7 1 (0.62%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.62%) DAO
7 1 (0.62%) BREW
Miscellaneous
1 69 (42.86%) Blackberry
2 27 (16.77%) iPhone
3 25 (15.53%) Mobile App
4 15 (9.32%) iPad
5 11 (6.83%) Mobile Banking
6 6 (3.73%) IVR
7 5 (3.11%) Smartphone
7 5 (3.11%) Digital Media
8 4 (2.48%) Mobile Payment
8 4 (2.48%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.86%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.86%) PDA
10 2 (1.24%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.24%) Device Driver
10 2 (1.24%) Firmware
10 2 (1.24%) Internet of Things
10 2 (1.24%) Machine to Machine
11 1 (0.62%) mHealth
11 1 (0.62%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 60 (37.27%) Windows
2 35 (21.74%) Android
3 25 (15.53%) Windows 7
4 20 (12.42%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.07%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.73%) Windows Phone
7 5 (3.11%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.48%) Linux
8 4 (2.48%) VxWorks
9 3 (1.86%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (1.86%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.24%) OS/2
10 2 (1.24%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.24%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.62%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (24.84%) ITIL
2 19 (11.80%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (11.18%) Manual Testing
4 17 (10.56%) Test Automation
4 17 (10.56%) Regression Testing
5 15 (9.32%) Document Management
5 15 (9.32%) Scrum
6 7 (4.35%) Automation Testing
7 5 (3.11%) Android Development
7 5 (3.11%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (3.11%) TDD
7 5 (3.11%) Software Engineering
7 5 (3.11%) Incident Management
7 5 (3.11%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.11%) OO
8 4 (2.48%) Service Management
8 4 (2.48%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.48%) Supplier Management
8 4 (2.48%) Migration
8 4 (2.48%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 17 (10.56%) SQL
2 11 (6.83%) C
3 8 (4.97%) Java
4 5 (3.11%) C++
4 5 (3.11%) Objective-C
5 2 (1.24%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.62%) Perl
6 1 (0.62%) VC++
6 1 (0.62%) Python
6 1 (0.62%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 17 (10.56%) Degree
2 15 (9.32%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (1.86%) MCDST
6 2 (1.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.24%) MOS
6 2 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.24%) MCSE
7 1 (0.62%) MCSA
7 1 (0.62%) CCNA
7 1 (0.62%) ISEB
7 1 (0.62%) MCP
7 1 (0.62%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.66%) QA
2 12 (7.45%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (27.95%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.24%) XenApp
3 2 (1.24%) KVM
3 2 (1.24%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (11.18%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (2.48%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.24%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.24%) WSUS
4 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 32 (19.88%) Apple
2 26 (16.15%) Citrix
3 24 (14.91%) Microsoft
4 18 (11.18%) HP
5 15 (9.32%) Cisco
6 14 (8.70%) Oracle
6 14 (8.70%) Sun
7 9 (5.59%) Lotus
7 9 (5.59%) VMware
8 6 (3.73%) Mitel
9 5 (3.11%) Symbian
10 4 (2.48%) SAP
10 4 (2.48%) Dell
10 4 (2.48%) EMC
10 4 (2.48%) Avaya
10 4 (2.48%) BT
11 3 (1.86%) Perforce
11 3 (1.86%) Siemens
11 3 (1.86%) Adobe
12 2 (1.24%) Juniper
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