The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Handsets
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - - 78
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - - 0.30%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £216
% change year-on-year -53.33% +38.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £16.84
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -5.20% +27.67%  

Handset is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 205 273 235
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 32.49% 29.71% 23.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 116 188 149
Median daily rate £386 £413 £409
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.36% +0.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £325 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 8 17
Median hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +24.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £66.65 £62.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £18.69
% change year-on-year +11.11% +20.38%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Handset as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in Cheshire

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Handset in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in Cheshire

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Handset.

1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) iPad

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) VPN
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (100.00%) iPad
1 1 (100.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (100.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCDST
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Citrix
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft