The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-8.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.98 £19.67 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-28.94% +5.29%
Handset
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
596 507 488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 23.27% 24.03% 21.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 279 250
Average daily rate £350 £315 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 36 46
Average hourly rate £19.75 £20.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -38.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.06 £37.80 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -32.69%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 11 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) iPhone
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 2 (100.00%) IBM Notes
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Analyst
1 2 (100.00%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Support
2 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (50.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) iPhone
1 2 (100.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Android
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Phone
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (100.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Lotus