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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank 493 419 419
Rank change year-on-year
-74 0
Contract jobs citing Handset 94 125 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.26% 0.28%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.66% 1.02% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 63 54
Average daily rate £218 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £230 £283
% change year-on-year
+17.39% -18.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 36
Average hourly rate £21.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.38% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.80 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.65 £37.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-55.60% +36.36%
Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
14311 12220 14892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 25.42% 25.61% 24.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 8841 7349 8662
Average daily rate £415 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.35% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.47% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 568 621 771
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -16.00%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -111 84 £204 -32.00% 16
London -40 46 £204 -32.00% 7
South East -18 20 £270 -1.81% 4
Berkshire -13 10 £108 -52.22% 2
City of London -22 9 £190 -39.20% 4
South West -24 7 £245 +24.05% 1
Yorkshire -16 6 £325 -
Hampshire +2 5 £543 +97.27% 1
South Wales -14 4 £400 -
Wales -16 4 £400 -
Cardiff - 4 £400 -
Reading -8 3 - -
North West -16 3 £125 -51.92%
West Yorkshire - 3 £325 -
Farnborough -6 2 £385 +40.00%
Surrey - 2 £315 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £235 -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Dorset - - - -
Essex - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - - 1
Woking - - - -
Chertsey - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Havant - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Brentwood - - - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 88 (52.69%) Blackberry
2 72 (43.11%) Windows
3 59 (35.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 53 (31.74%) ITIL
5 46 (27.54%) MS Office
6 45 (26.95%) Legal
7 39 (23.35%) Active Directory
8 38 (22.75%) Banking
9 36 (21.56%) Finance
10 33 (19.76%) Windows XP
11 29 (17.37%) Apple
12 28 (16.77%) Citrix
12 28 (16.77%) VoIP
12 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
12 28 (16.77%) Android
13 27 (16.17%) ITIL Certification
13 27 (16.17%) Law
14 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
15 25 (14.97%) Windows 7
16 24 (14.37%) Cisco
16 24 (14.37%) Document Management
17 20 (11.98%) iPhone
18 18 (10.78%) Telecoms
19 16 (9.58%) Degree
20 15 (8.98%) QA
20 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
21 14 (8.38%) HP
22 13 (7.78%) 3G
23 12 (7.19%) MS Exchange
23 12 (7.19%) SOAP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 59 (35.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (7.19%) MS Exchange
3 10 (5.99%) Lync
4 9 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.39%) Apache
5 8 (4.79%) IBM Notes
6 5 (2.99%) CMS
6 5 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.60%) Node.js
7 1 (0.60%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 46 (27.54%) MS Office
2 28 (16.77%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.20%) Adobe Captivate
5 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.60%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.80%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.60%) Office 365
2 1 (0.60%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.77%) VoIP
2 13 (7.78%) 3G
3 12 (7.19%) Wireless
4 10 (5.99%) 4G
5 9 (5.39%) NFC
5 9 (5.39%) 2G
5 9 (5.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (4.79%) WAN
6 8 (4.79%) LAN
6 8 (4.79%) Internet
7 7 (4.19%) Unified Communications
8 6 (3.59%) PBX
9 5 (2.99%) LTE
9 5 (2.99%) Nortel Meridian
10 4 (2.40%) GSM
10 4 (2.40%) DNS
10 4 (2.40%) WCDMA
10 4 (2.40%) DHCP
10 4 (2.40%) PABX
11 3 (1.80%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (7.19%) SoapUI
2 9 (5.39%) Apache Ivy
2 9 (5.39%) eggPlant
2 9 (5.39%) Maven
2 9 (5.39%) Selenium
2 9 (5.39%) JIRA
2 9 (5.39%) LoadRunner
2 9 (5.39%) Toad
2 9 (5.39%) Ant
3 6 (3.59%) Subversion
4 3 (1.80%) LoadUI
4 3 (1.80%) JMeter
5 1 (0.60%) Calabash
General
1 45 (26.95%) Legal
2 38 (22.75%) Banking
3 36 (21.56%) Finance
4 27 (16.17%) Law
5 18 (10.78%) Telecoms
6 9 (5.39%) Advertising
7 7 (4.19%) Marketing
8 6 (3.59%) Retail
8 6 (3.59%) Electronics
9 4 (2.40%) German Language
9 4 (2.40%) Manufacturing
10 3 (1.80%) Multimedia
10 3 (1.80%) Billing
11 2 (1.20%) Dutch Language
11 2 (1.20%) French Language
11 2 (1.20%) Games
11 2 (1.20%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.60%) Automotive
12 1 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.60%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 65 (38.92%) Analyst
2 45 (26.95%) Service Analyst
2 45 (26.95%) Service Desk Analyst
3 12 (7.19%) Support Engineer
4 11 (6.59%) Support Analyst
5 9 (5.39%) 2nd Line Support
6 8 (4.79%) Desktop Support
7 6 (3.59%) Project Manager
7 6 (3.59%) Developer
7 6 (3.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 6 (3.59%) QA Leader
8 5 (2.99%) Android Developer
8 5 (2.99%) Voice Analyst
8 5 (2.99%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 5 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (2.99%) Field Engineer
8 5 (2.99%) Architect
9 4 (2.40%) Consultant
9 4 (2.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.19%) SOAP
1 12 (7.19%) Web Services
2 11 (6.59%) WAP
3 9 (5.39%) REST
3 9 (5.39%) J2ME
4 4 (2.40%) HTML
5 3 (1.80%) UIKit
5 3 (1.80%) Cocoa
5 3 (1.80%) JSON
5 3 (1.80%) XML
6 2 (1.20%) Middleware
7 1 (0.60%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 88 (52.69%) Blackberry
2 20 (11.98%) iPhone
3 12 (7.19%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.99%) iPad
5 9 (5.39%) Mobile Payment
5 9 (5.39%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.59%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (2.40%) IVR
8 3 (1.80%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.80%) Smartphone
8 3 (1.80%) EMV
9 2 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 2 (1.20%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.20%) Device Driver
9 2 (1.20%) CESG
9 2 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.60%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.60%) CESG CLAS
10 1 (0.60%) Replication
10 1 (0.60%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 72 (43.11%) Windows
2 33 (19.76%) Windows XP
3 28 (16.77%) Android
4 25 (14.97%) Windows 7
5 15 (8.98%) Apple iOS
6 9 (5.39%) Linux
7 8 (4.79%) Windows Phone
8 5 (2.99%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.40%) Windows Mobile
10 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (1.80%) Windows Vista
10 3 (1.80%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.20%) UNIX
11 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.20%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (31.74%) ITIL
2 24 (14.37%) Document Management
3 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (5.39%) Test Automation
4 9 (5.39%) Manual Testing
4 9 (5.39%) Regression Testing
4 9 (5.39%) Scrum
5 8 (4.79%) Migration
5 8 (4.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.59%) Mobile Commerce
6 6 (3.59%) Project Management
7 5 (2.99%) Automation Testing
7 5 (2.99%) Android Development
7 5 (2.99%) Programme Management
7 5 (2.99%) WFM
7 5 (2.99%) B2B
8 4 (2.40%) ERP
8 4 (2.40%) Configuration Management
8 4 (2.40%) Supplier Management
8 4 (2.40%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (7.19%) SQL
2 7 (4.19%) Java
3 6 (3.59%) C
4 3 (1.80%) Objective-C
4 3 (1.80%) C++
5 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 27 (16.17%) ITIL Certification
2 16 (9.58%) Degree
3 11 (6.59%) Security Cleared
4 8 (4.79%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (1.80%) MCSE
7 2 (1.20%) CCIE
7 2 (1.20%) CCNA
7 2 (1.20%) MCSA
7 2 (1.20%) MCP
8 1 (0.60%) CCVP
8 1 (0.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.60%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 1 (0.60%) CISSP
8 1 (0.60%) CISA
8 1 (0.60%) CIMA
8 1 (0.60%) ACCA
8 1 (0.60%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.98%) QA
2 8 (4.79%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (23.35%) Active Directory
2 7 (4.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.80%) XenApp
4 2 (1.20%) Xen
4 2 (1.20%) KVM
4 2 (1.20%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.60%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (6.59%) HP Quality Center
2 8 (4.79%) EMC NetWorker
3 4 (2.40%) SCCM
3 4 (2.40%) SCOM
4 2 (1.20%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.20%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.60%) WSUS
5 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 29 (17.37%) Apple
2 28 (16.77%) Citrix
3 26 (15.57%) Microsoft
4 24 (14.37%) Cisco
5 14 (8.38%) HP
6 9 (5.39%) VMware
6 9 (5.39%) EMC
6 9 (5.39%) Sun
6 9 (5.39%) Oracle
7 8 (4.79%) Lotus
7 8 (4.79%) Avaya
8 7 (4.19%) Nortel
9 6 (3.59%) Adobe
10 4 (2.40%) SAP
10 4 (2.40%) BT
11 3 (1.80%) Perforce
11 3 (1.80%) TOWER Software
11 3 (1.80%) Google
11 3 (1.80%) Nokia
11 3 (1.80%) Siemens
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