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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 112 105
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.045% 0.048%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.16% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate - £425 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £420 £425 £203
% change year-on-year
-1.17% +109.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £14.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +20.68%
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
690 613 572
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 27.75% 27.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 338 314
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 63 45
Average hourly rate £14.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.77% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.35 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £33.60 £37.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -

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
Top 10 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
1 3 (100.00%) GPRS
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded C++
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Communications & Networking
1 3 (100.00%) GPRS
General
1 3 (100.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) C Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior C Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior C++ Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Senior Software Engineer
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded Linux
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Software Architecture
1 3 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C
1 3 (100.00%) C++
1 3 (100.00%) Embedded C++