The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 24 September 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 153 141
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West - 0.060% 0.030%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.21% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 0
Median daily rate - £350 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £229 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £21.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+111.53% -3.70%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
835 949 815
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 29.78% 28.52% 24.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 544 569 492
Median daily rate £363 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £225 £192
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £503 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 49
Median hourly rate £33.00 £37.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% +78.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+15.78% +5.55%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 South West region with a requirement for Handset.

1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (88.89%) VoIP
2 8 (88.89%) ITIL
2 8 (88.89%) IVR
2 8 (88.89%) PABX
3 7 (77.78%) OpenScape
4 6 (66.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
5 4 (44.44%) BT
5 4 (44.44%) Skype
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Siemens
8 1 (11.11%) Internet
8 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
8 1 (11.11%) Citrix
8 1 (11.11%) DNS
8 1 (11.11%) SLA
8 1 (11.11%) Windows
8 1 (11.11%) HTML
8 1 (11.11%) IIS
8 1 (11.11%) MS Office
8 1 (11.11%) DHCP
8 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 1 (11.11%) XenApp
8 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
8 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (11.11%) Smartphone

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South West 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 4 (44.44%) Skype for Business
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) LAN
1 9 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (100.00%) WAN
2 8 (88.89%) PABX
2 8 (88.89%) VoIP
3 7 (77.78%) OpenScape
4 6 (66.67%) Unified Communications
5 4 (44.44%) Skype
6 1 (11.11%) DHCP
6 1 (11.11%) DNS
6 1 (11.11%) Internet
6 1 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (77.78%) Voice Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Support Engineer
2 6 (66.67%) Voice Support Engineer
3 4 (44.44%) Support Technician
3 4 (44.44%) Voice Support Technician
4 3 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Technician
4 3 (33.33%) Communications Support Engineer
4 3 (33.33%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (11.11%) PABX Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP Engineer
5 1 (11.11%) VoIP Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (88.89%) IVR
2 1 (11.11%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1 (11.11%) Windows
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
1 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server
1 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (88.89%) ITIL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) BT
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (22.22%) Siemens
4 1 (11.11%) Citrix