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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 555 462 463
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +1
Contract jobs citing Handset 58 115 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.099% 0.22% 0.23%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.32% 0.69% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 73 51
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£275 £204 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.80% -34.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £190 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
- +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 11 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £22.00 £41.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.54% -46.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £15.50 £12.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.90 £42.50 £78.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.46 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-35.75% -6.25%

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
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -77 56 £275 +34.80% 23
London -43 36 £260 +27.45% 12
City of London +7 7 £225 +18.42% 11
East of England -12 5 £138 - 1
North West -8 4 - - 1
South East -35 4 £268 -12.29% 2
South West -32 3 £375 - 2
Reading +8 1 - -
Berkshire -3 1 - -
Manchester -4 1 - - 1
Hampshire -17 1 £315 +14.54% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Slough - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Watford - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 2
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (44.62%) Windows
2 44 (33.85%) Blackberry
3 41 (31.54%) Active Directory
4 39 (30.00%) MS Office
5 30 (23.08%) Windows 7
6 29 (22.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 24 (18.46%) ITIL
8 23 (17.69%) Microsoft
8 23 (17.69%) Android
9 22 (16.92%) Finance
9 22 (16.92%) Banking
10 19 (14.62%) Telecoms
10 19 (14.62%) Mobile App
11 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
11 18 (13.85%) Windows XP
12 17 (13.08%) Citrix
12 17 (13.08%) Wireless
13 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
14 14 (10.77%) Cisco
15 13 (10.00%) Apple
15 13 (10.00%) Degree
15 13 (10.00%) iPhone
16 12 (9.23%) Retail
16 12 (9.23%) VPN
16 12 (9.23%) VoIP
17 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
17 11 (8.46%) LTE
17 11 (8.46%) QA
17 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
18 10 (7.69%) Manual Testing

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 29 (22.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (8.46%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.38%) Lync
4 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.85%) Apache
5 3 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.31%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.77%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.77%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (0.77%) Node.js
Applications
1 39 (30.00%) MS Office
2 15 (11.54%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.77%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) assyst
2 1 (0.77%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (13.08%) Wireless
2 12 (9.23%) VPN
2 12 (9.23%) VoIP
3 11 (8.46%) LTE
4 10 (7.69%) 3G
4 10 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.15%) 2G
6 7 (5.38%) Internet
6 7 (5.38%) UMTS
7 6 (4.62%) DHCP
7 6 (4.62%) GSM
7 6 (4.62%) DNS
7 6 (4.62%) 4G
8 5 (3.85%) HTTP
9 4 (3.08%) FTP
9 4 (3.08%) WAN
9 4 (3.08%) LAN
9 4 (3.08%) PBX
9 4 (3.08%) RTP
9 4 (3.08%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.77%) MySQL
1 1 (0.77%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.77%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (0.77%) MS Access
1 1 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (5.38%) JIRA
2 6 (4.62%) Ant
3 5 (3.85%) Toad
3 5 (3.85%) LoadRunner
3 5 (3.85%) Selenium
3 5 (3.85%) Maven
3 5 (3.85%) SoapUI
3 5 (3.85%) Apache Ivy
3 5 (3.85%) eggPlant
4 4 (3.08%) Calabash
4 4 (3.08%) ClearQuest
4 4 (3.08%) TestDirector
4 4 (3.08%) ClearCase
5 3 (2.31%) Subversion
5 3 (2.31%) Appium
5 3 (2.31%) Robotium
6 2 (1.54%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.77%) ProC
7 1 (0.77%) Xcode
General
1 22 (16.92%) Finance
1 22 (16.92%) Banking
2 19 (14.62%) Telecoms
3 12 (9.23%) Retail
4 10 (7.69%) Electronics
5 9 (6.92%) Legal
6 7 (5.38%) Law
6 7 (5.38%) Local Government
7 5 (3.85%) Financial Institution
8 4 (3.08%) Retail Banking
8 4 (3.08%) Marketing
8 4 (3.08%) Investment Banking
9 2 (1.54%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.54%) Billing
10 1 (0.77%) Arabic Language
10 1 (0.77%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.77%) Back Office
10 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.77%) Advertising
10 1 (0.77%) Games
Job Titles
1 42 (32.31%) Analyst
2 18 (13.85%) Support Analyst
2 18 (13.85%) Service Analyst
2 18 (13.85%) Service Desk Analyst
3 17 (13.08%) Desktop Support
4 11 (8.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 11 (8.46%) Desktop Analyst
5 8 (6.15%) Test Engineer
6 7 (5.38%) IT Support
7 6 (4.62%) Tester
8 5 (3.85%) Developer
8 5 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (3.85%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.85%) Test Leader
9 4 (3.08%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) Consultant
9 4 (3.08%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (2.31%) Mobility Consultant
10 3 (2.31%) QA Leader
10 3 (2.31%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.62%) J2ME
1 6 (4.62%) Web Services
2 5 (3.85%) HTML
2 5 (3.85%) WAP
2 5 (3.85%) SOAP
2 5 (3.85%) REST
3 3 (2.31%) RESTful
3 3 (2.31%) JSON
4 1 (0.77%) jQuery
4 1 (0.77%) ODBC
4 1 (0.77%) ActiveX
4 1 (0.77%) .NET
4 1 (0.77%) J2EE
4 1 (0.77%) MFC
4 1 (0.77%) CSS
4 1 (0.77%) ISAPI
4 1 (0.77%) MAPI
4 1 (0.77%) Middleware
4 1 (0.77%) OLE
4 1 (0.77%) OLE DB
Miscellaneous
1 44 (33.85%) Blackberry
2 19 (14.62%) Mobile App
3 13 (10.00%) iPhone
4 11 (8.46%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (6.15%) iPad
6 5 (3.85%) Mobile Banking
6 5 (3.85%) Management Information System
7 4 (3.08%) IVR
7 4 (3.08%) Smartphone
7 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.08%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (2.31%) PDA
8 3 (2.31%) Hedge funds
9 2 (1.54%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.77%) NHS
10 1 (0.77%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.77%) ASIC
10 1 (0.77%) FMCG
10 1 (0.77%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 58 (44.62%) Windows
2 30 (23.08%) Windows 7
3 23 (17.69%) Android
4 18 (13.85%) Windows XP
5 7 (5.38%) Linux
6 6 (4.62%) Windows Vista
6 6 (4.62%) Apple iOS
7 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.08%) VxWorks
9 2 (1.54%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (1.54%) OS/2
9 2 (1.54%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.77%) webOS
10 1 (0.77%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.77%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.46%) ITIL
2 18 (13.85%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (7.69%) Manual Testing
4 9 (6.92%) Test Automation
4 9 (6.92%) Regression Testing
5 7 (5.38%) Scrum
6 6 (4.62%) Migration
6 6 (4.62%) E-Commerce
6 6 (4.62%) Service Management
6 6 (4.62%) Incident Management
6 6 (4.62%) Test Planning
7 5 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 5 (3.85%) Test Scripting
7 5 (3.85%) User Acceptance Testing
7 5 (3.85%) Document Management
8 4 (3.08%) Time Management
8 4 (3.08%) Coaching
8 4 (3.08%) Software Deployment
9 3 (2.31%) Software Distribution
9 3 (2.31%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (7.69%) C
1 10 (7.69%) SQL
2 7 (5.38%) Java
3 5 (3.85%) JavaScript
4 3 (2.31%) C++
5 2 (1.54%) Perl
5 2 (1.54%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.77%) PowerShell
6 1 (0.77%) VBA
6 1 (0.77%) VC++
6 1 (0.77%) Python
6 1 (0.77%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 13 (10.00%) Degree
2 6 (4.62%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.85%) MCDST
3 5 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.54%) MOS
5 2 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (0.77%) ISTQB
6 1 (0.77%) CCIE
6 1 (0.77%) CCNP
6 1 (0.77%) ISEB
6 1 (0.77%) PMP
6 1 (0.77%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (8.46%) QA
2 6 (4.62%) SLA
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 14443
3 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 7816
System Software
1 41 (31.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (4.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.54%) Hyper-V
3 2 (1.54%) Firmware
3 2 (1.54%) Terminal Services
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
4 1 (0.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (6.92%) HP Quality Center
2 4 (3.08%) Backup Exec
3 3 (2.31%) SCCM
4 2 (1.54%) WSUS
4 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.77%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (17.69%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.08%) Citrix
3 14 (10.77%) Cisco
4 13 (10.00%) Apple
5 9 (6.92%) HP
6 8 (6.15%) VMware
7 6 (4.62%) Mitel
7 6 (4.62%) Oracle
7 6 (4.62%) Symbian
8 5 (3.85%) Sun
9 3 (2.31%) Avaya
9 3 (2.31%) Juniper
9 3 (2.31%) Motorola
9 3 (2.31%) Symantec
9 3 (2.31%) Altiris
9 3 (2.31%) BT
10 2 (1.54%) SolarWinds
10 2 (1.54%) Dell
10 2 (1.54%) Nortel
11 1 (0.77%) Lotus
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