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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 540 438 445
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +7
Contract jobs citing Handset 62 145 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.43% 1.05% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 96 57
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£250 £216 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% -34.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £194 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 11 16
Average hourly rate £15.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.33% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.39 £15.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.35 £48.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-9.91% -9.85%

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
14362 13862 14489
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.41% 25.96% 25.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 8615 8529 8420
Average daily rate £413 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £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 639 608 794
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.30 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.55% -25.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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 -93 60 £250 +15.74% 14
London -59 39 £214 -0.92% 4
City of London +2 9 £190 -48.82% 1
South East -32 8 £473 +52.41% 4
East of England -18 6 £263 -9.48% 1
Hertfordshire -14 4 £263 -9.48%
North West -1 3 - - 1
Middlesex - 3 - -
Hampshire -18 2 £625 - 3
Southampton - 2 £625 - 1
Manchester -7 1 - -
Berkshire -12 1 - -
South West -41 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Swindon - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Brentford - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Watford - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 58 (38.16%) Windows
1 58 (38.16%) Blackberry
2 45 (29.61%) Active Directory
3 40 (26.32%) MS Office
4 35 (23.03%) Android
5 32 (21.05%) Banking
6 28 (18.42%) ITIL
6 28 (18.42%) Apple
6 28 (18.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 27 (17.76%) iPhone
7 27 (17.76%) Windows 7
8 26 (17.11%) Finance
9 24 (15.79%) Citrix
10 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
10 23 (15.13%) Telecoms
10 23 (15.13%) Mobile App
11 18 (11.84%) Windows XP
11 18 (11.84%) VoIP
11 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (11.84%) QA
12 16 (10.53%) Manual Testing
12 16 (10.53%) Degree
12 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
13 15 (9.87%) Web Services
13 15 (9.87%) HP
13 15 (9.87%) Legal
13 15 (9.87%) HP Quality Center
13 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
13 15 (9.87%) iPad
14 14 (9.21%) Regression Testing

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 28 (18.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (7.24%) Apache
3 9 (5.92%) IBM Notes
4 8 (5.26%) Lync
5 7 (4.61%) MS Exchange
6 5 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.63%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.32%) Lotus Domino
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 40 (26.32%) MS Office
2 16 (10.53%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) SAP FI
1 1 (0.66%) assyst
Communications & Networking
1 18 (11.84%) VoIP
2 14 (9.21%) 3G
3 13 (8.55%) 2G
4 12 (7.89%) 4G
5 10 (6.58%) LTE
5 10 (6.58%) Wireless
6 8 (5.26%) Internet
7 7 (4.61%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.95%) VPN
9 5 (3.29%) UMTS
9 5 (3.29%) WCDMA
9 5 (3.29%) HTTP
9 5 (3.29%) NFC
9 5 (3.29%) HSPA
9 5 (3.29%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.63%) ASN.1
10 4 (2.63%) FTP
10 4 (2.63%) RTP
10 4 (2.63%) DHCP
10 4 (2.63%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.66%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (7.89%) Ant
1 12 (7.89%) JIRA
1 12 (7.89%) SoapUI
2 11 (7.24%) Apache Ivy
2 11 (7.24%) eggPlant
2 11 (7.24%) Selenium
2 11 (7.24%) Maven
2 11 (7.24%) Toad
2 11 (7.24%) LoadRunner
3 8 (5.26%) Subversion
4 4 (2.63%) ClearQuest
4 4 (2.63%) TestDirector
4 4 (2.63%) ClearCase
4 4 (2.63%) Calabash
5 3 (1.97%) Robotium
6 1 (0.66%) LoadUI
6 1 (0.66%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.66%) JMeter
6 1 (0.66%) ProC
General
1 32 (21.05%) Banking
2 26 (17.11%) Finance
3 23 (15.13%) Telecoms
4 15 (9.87%) Legal
5 12 (7.89%) Law
6 9 (5.92%) Electronics
7 8 (5.26%) Retail
8 6 (3.95%) Marketing
9 5 (3.29%) Advertising
10 4 (2.63%) Local Government
10 4 (2.63%) Retail Banking
10 4 (2.63%) Manufacturing
11 3 (1.97%) Multimedia
11 3 (1.97%) German Language
12 2 (1.32%) Billing
12 2 (1.32%) Investment Banking
12 2 (1.32%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.66%) Back Office
13 1 (0.66%) Automotive
13 1 (0.66%) Games
Job Titles
1 46 (30.26%) Analyst
2 21 (13.82%) Support Analyst
3 19 (12.50%) Desktop Support
4 18 (11.84%) Service Analyst
4 18 (11.84%) Service Desk Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) Desktop Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 11 (7.24%) Support Engineer
6 9 (5.92%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (5.92%) Test Leader
7 7 (4.61%) Developer
8 6 (3.95%) Consultant
8 6 (3.95%) Test Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 6 (3.95%) 1st Line Support
8 6 (3.95%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (3.95%) QA Leader
9 5 (3.29%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.29%) IT Support
9 5 (3.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (9.87%) Web Services
2 12 (7.89%) J2ME
2 12 (7.89%) SOAP
3 11 (7.24%) REST
3 11 (7.24%) WAP
4 5 (3.29%) JSON
5 4 (2.63%) UIKit
5 4 (2.63%) Cocoa
5 4 (2.63%) HTML
6 3 (1.97%) Middleware
6 3 (1.97%) RESTful
7 1 (0.66%) Android SDK
7 1 (0.66%) OLE
7 1 (0.66%) OLE DB
7 1 (0.66%) DAO
7 1 (0.66%) BREW
7 1 (0.66%) ISAPI
7 1 (0.66%) MAPI
7 1 (0.66%) .NET
7 1 (0.66%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 58 (38.16%) Blackberry
2 27 (17.76%) iPhone
3 23 (15.13%) Mobile App
4 15 (9.87%) iPad
5 9 (5.92%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (3.29%) Digital Media
6 5 (3.29%) Smartphone
7 4 (2.63%) Client/Server
7 4 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.63%) IVR
8 3 (1.97%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.97%) PDA
8 3 (1.97%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.32%) Internet of Things
9 2 (1.32%) Machine to Machine
9 2 (1.32%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.32%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.32%) Firmware
10 1 (0.66%) CESG
10 1 (0.66%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 58 (38.16%) Windows
2 35 (23.03%) Android
3 27 (17.76%) Windows 7
4 18 (11.84%) Windows XP
5 13 (8.55%) Apple iOS
6 6 (3.95%) Windows Phone
7 5 (3.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.29%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.63%) VxWorks
8 4 (2.63%) Linux
9 3 (1.97%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (1.32%) OS/2
10 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.42%) ITIL
2 18 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (10.53%) Manual Testing
4 15 (9.87%) Test Automation
5 14 (9.21%) Regression Testing
6 12 (7.89%) Scrum
7 9 (5.92%) Document Management
8 7 (4.61%) Automation Testing
9 6 (3.95%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (3.95%) TDD
10 5 (3.29%) Migration
10 5 (3.29%) Stakeholder Management
10 5 (3.29%) Software Engineering
10 5 (3.29%) Incident Management
10 5 (3.29%) OO
10 5 (3.29%) Android Development
10 5 (3.29%) Test Scripting
11 4 (2.63%) iOS Development
11 4 (2.63%) Service Management
11 4 (2.63%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.21%) SQL
2 12 (7.89%) C
3 9 (5.92%) Java
4 5 (3.29%) C++
4 5 (3.29%) Objective-C
5 3 (1.97%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.66%) Perl
6 1 (0.66%) VC++
6 1 (0.66%) Python
6 1 (0.66%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 16 (10.53%) Degree
2 9 (5.92%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (3.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (1.97%) MCDST
4 3 (1.97%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.97%) Security Cleared
5 2 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 2 (1.32%) MOS
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.32%) MCSE
6 1 (0.66%) MCSA
6 1 (0.66%) CCNA
6 1 (0.66%) ISEB
6 1 (0.66%) MCP
6 1 (0.66%) PMP
6 1 (0.66%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.66%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.84%) QA
2 11 (7.24%) SLA
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 45 (29.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.32%) XenApp
3 2 (1.32%) KVM
3 2 (1.32%) Terminal Services
3 2 (1.32%) Xen
Systems Management
1 15 (9.87%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (1.32%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (1.32%) NetBackup
2 2 (1.32%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 28 (18.42%) Apple
2 24 (15.79%) Citrix
3 23 (15.13%) Microsoft
4 15 (9.87%) HP
5 12 (7.89%) Cisco
6 11 (7.24%) Oracle
6 11 (7.24%) Sun
7 9 (5.92%) Lotus
8 8 (5.26%) VMware
9 6 (3.95%) Mitel
10 5 (3.29%) Symbian
11 4 (2.63%) SAP
11 4 (2.63%) Dell
11 4 (2.63%) Avaya
12 3 (1.97%) Adobe
12 3 (1.97%) Perforce
13 2 (1.32%) McAfee
13 2 (1.32%) BT
13 2 (1.32%) Polycom
13 2 (1.32%) Acronis
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