The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 583 575 510
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -65
Contract jobs citing Handset 29 38 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.057% 0.074% 0.17%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.23% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 53
Median daily rate £275 £263 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £160 £146
10% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £438 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £225 £313
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 12
Median hourly rate £24.50 £16.84 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.48% -19.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.65 £15.37 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £27.37 £21.72
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.50 £15.92 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+53.89% -4.38%
Handset
UK

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

Miscellaneous Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16654 16562 16606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 32.59% 32.16% 32.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 10975 10192 10281
Median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 533 629 726
Median hourly rate £21.36 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+18.63% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £18.90 £20.38
% change year-on-year
+16.40% -7.23%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing Handset as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in England

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in England

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in England

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in England

Handset
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset across the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Handset
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -13 8 £178 -18.39% 2
London -39 7 £165 -19.51% 3
South West 0 4 £313 +4.16% 2
Yorkshire - 4 £90 -
East Midlands - 3 £363 -
East of England +1 2 £300 +140.00%
Handset
UK

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, 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 England region with a requirement for Handset.

1 20 (27.03%) Wireless
2 19 (25.68%) Android
3 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
3 16 (21.62%) VPN
4 15 (20.27%) Windows
5 14 (18.92%) Apple iOS
6 13 (17.57%) Mobile Device Management
7 12 (16.22%) Management Information System
7 12 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
9 10 (13.51%) Cisco
9 10 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (13.51%) AirWatch
9 10 (13.51%) Problem Management
10 8 (10.81%) Blackberry
11 7 (9.46%) Project Management
11 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
11 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
12 6 (8.11%) LAN
12 6 (8.11%) WAN
12 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
12 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
12 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
12 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
12 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications
13 5 (6.76%) Android Development
13 5 (6.76%) Skype
13 5 (6.76%) 3G
13 5 (6.76%) Siemens
13 5 (6.76%) VoIP

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 6 (8.11%) Skype for Business
2 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.70%) CMS
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (2.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (5.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.70%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (27.03%) Wireless
2 16 (21.62%) VPN
3 12 (16.22%) Wi-Fi
4 6 (8.11%) IP Telephony
4 6 (8.11%) LAN
4 6 (8.11%) Unified Communications
4 6 (8.11%) WAN
5 5 (6.76%) 3G
5 5 (6.76%) Skype
5 5 (6.76%) VoIP
6 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.05%) Internet
7 3 (4.05%) LTE
7 3 (4.05%) UMTS
8 2 (2.70%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (2.70%) HSPA
8 2 (2.70%) HSUPA
8 2 (2.70%) RANAP
8 2 (2.70%) RNC
8 2 (2.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Appium
1 2 (2.70%) Selenium
2 1 (1.35%) Calabash
2 1 (1.35%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.35%) eggPlant
2 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.35%) Robotium
2 1 (1.35%) UI Automator
2 1 (1.35%) WATIR
General
1 16 (21.62%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.76%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Local Government
3 3 (4.05%) Marketing
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) Electronics
5 1 (1.35%) Games
5 1 (1.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (16.22%) Analyst
2 6 (8.11%) IT Support
2 6 (8.11%) Project Manager
3 5 (6.76%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 5 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (6.76%) Administrator
3 5 (6.76%) Android Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
3 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Systems Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Telecoms Engineer
3 5 (6.76%) Test Engineer
4 4 (5.41%) IT Analyst
4 4 (5.41%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (5.41%) Support Analyst
4 4 (5.41%) Voice Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (4.05%) Presales Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Rollout Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) XMPP
2 1 (1.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Management Information System
2 10 (13.51%) Enterprise Software
3 8 (10.81%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.11%) Mobile App
5 4 (5.41%) CMDB
5 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
6 3 (4.05%) iPad
6 3 (4.05%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.70%) IVR
7 2 (2.70%) Pricing Data
7 2 (2.70%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.35%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.35%) Fintech
8 1 (1.35%) Informatics
8 1 (1.35%) iPhone
8 1 (1.35%) NHS
8 1 (1.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (25.68%) Android
2 15 (20.27%) Windows
3 14 (18.92%) Apple iOS
4 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
5 4 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (5.41%) Windows XP
6 3 (4.05%) Linux
6 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.35%) Unix
8 1 (1.35%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 10 (13.51%) Problem Management
3 7 (9.46%) PRINCE2
3 7 (9.46%) Project Management
4 5 (6.76%) Android Development
4 5 (6.76%) B2B
4 5 (6.76%) ITIL
5 4 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
6 3 (4.05%) Asset Management
6 3 (4.05%) Incident Management
6 3 (4.05%) Migration
6 3 (4.05%) Presales
6 3 (4.05%) Service Management
7 2 (2.70%) Coaching
7 2 (2.70%) E-Commerce
7 2 (2.70%) Mentoring
7 2 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (2.70%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.70%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.05%) Java
1 3 (4.05%) SQL
2 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (5.41%) CCNP
1 4 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.05%) MCDST
2 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.70%) Degree
3 2 (2.70%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.35%) CCDP
4 1 (1.35%) CCIE
4 1 (1.35%) CCIP
4 1 (1.35%) CCNA
4 1 (1.35%) CCVP
4 1 (1.35%) HNC
4 1 (1.35%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (9.46%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.70%) XenApp
2 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (13.51%) AirWatch
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (4.05%) Cisco UCCX
3 2 (2.70%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.35%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft
2 10 (13.51%) Cisco
3 5 (6.76%) Siemens
4 4 (5.41%) Polycom
5 3 (4.05%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 3 (4.05%) Avaya
5 3 (4.05%) BT
5 3 (4.05%) Citrix
5 3 (4.05%) Nokia
6 2 (2.70%) Agilent
6 2 (2.70%) Anite
6 2 (2.70%) Sage
6 2 (2.70%) Wyse
7 1 (1.35%) Apple
7 1 (1.35%) Juniper
7 1 (1.35%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.35%) Remedy
7 1 (1.35%) SAP
7 1 (1.35%) Sonus
7 1 (1.35%) VMware
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