The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 604 609 584
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -25
Contract jobs citing Handset 43 50 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.24% 0.27% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 22 37
Median daily rate £208 £238 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.63% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £111 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £350 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 8
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% -6.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.00 £15.17
% change year-on-year
+226.92% -14.30%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
18062 18695 18267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.41% 32.50% 32.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 11655 11714 10927
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £612 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 682 766 772
Median hourly rate £20.75 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.55 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £19.29 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+15.34% -1.07%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Handset
Daily Rate Trend

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Handset Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Handset
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 2016.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 24 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 3 months to 30 August 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
England -2 43 £208 -12.63% 2
South East +21 20 £153 -39.00% 1
Berkshire +11 14 £153 +22.00% 1
London -27 14 £150 -25.00%
East of England +21 5 £288 -4.16% 1
Maidenhead - 4 - -
Essex +7 3 - -
East Midlands -1 3 £350 +218.18%
Oxfordshire - 2 £145 -
Basildon - 2 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 2 £288 -
Kidlington - 2 £145 -
Hertfordshire - 2 £288 -
Chelmsford +6 1 - -
East Sussex +6 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
West Midlands -36 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Derby - 1 £450 -
Brighton - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 37 (40.66%) Telecoms
2 21 (23.08%) VoIP
3 19 (20.88%) WAN
3 19 (20.88%) LAN
4 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
4 17 (18.68%) Unified Communications
5 16 (17.58%) IVR
6 15 (16.48%) Project Management
7 14 (15.38%) Windows
7 14 (15.38%) ITIL
7 14 (15.38%) PABX
7 14 (15.38%) Analytics
8 13 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (14.29%) MS Office
8 13 (14.29%) Adobe
9 12 (13.19%) Cisco
9 12 (13.19%) Android
10 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
10 10 (10.99%) Siemens
10 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
10 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
10 10 (10.99%) Web Analytics
10 10 (10.99%) Smartphone
10 10 (10.99%) Digital Analytics
11 9 (9.89%) Blackberry
12 7 (7.69%) Avaya
12 7 (7.69%) Skype
12 7 (7.69%) OpenScape
12 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
13 6 (6.59%) Performance Improvement

Handset
Top Related IT Skills 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 7 (7.69%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (3.30%) CMS
4 2 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.20%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.20%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.10%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (14.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (14.29%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.20%) Office 365
3 1 (1.10%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.08%) VoIP
2 19 (20.88%) LAN
2 19 (20.88%) WAN
3 17 (18.68%) TCP/IP
3 17 (18.68%) Unified Communications
4 14 (15.38%) PABX
5 7 (7.69%) OpenScape
5 7 (7.69%) Skype
6 6 (6.59%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (6.59%) Wireless
7 4 (4.40%) IP Telephony
7 4 (4.40%) ISDN
8 3 (3.30%) 4G
9 2 (2.20%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (2.20%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.20%) DHCP
9 2 (2.20%) DNS
9 2 (2.20%) Internet
9 2 (2.20%) Softphone
9 2 (2.20%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) Big Data
General
1 37 (40.66%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.30%) Billing
2 3 (3.30%) Finance
3 2 (2.20%) Banking
3 2 (2.20%) Electronics
3 2 (2.20%) Marketing
3 2 (2.20%) Retail
4 1 (1.10%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.10%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (18.68%) Analyst
2 16 (17.58%) Support Engineer
3 13 (14.29%) Voice Engineer
4 12 (13.19%) Analytics Manager
4 12 (13.19%) Digital Analytics Manager
5 11 (12.09%) Project Manager
6 10 (10.99%) Voice Support Engineer
7 7 (7.69%) Support Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.49%) Telecoms Analyst
8 5 (5.49%) Telecoms Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.40%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.40%) Support Technician
9 4 (4.40%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Telephony Project Manager
9 4 (4.40%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 4 (4.40%) Voice Support Technician
9 4 (4.40%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.49%) Apache Flex
2 4 (4.40%) XMPP
3 1 (1.10%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.58%) IVR
2 10 (10.99%) Smartphone
3 9 (9.89%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.59%) iPhone
5 4 (4.40%) iPad
6 3 (3.30%) CMDB
6 3 (3.30%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.20%) BYOD
7 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.20%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.10%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.10%) Chip and PIN
8 1 (1.10%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.10%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.10%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.10%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 14 (15.38%) Windows
2 12 (13.19%) Android
3 6 (6.59%) Linux
4 5 (5.49%) Windows 7
5 3 (3.30%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
7 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
7 1 (1.10%) Unix
7 1 (1.10%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.10%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.10%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (16.48%) Project Management
2 14 (15.38%) Analytics
2 14 (15.38%) ITIL
3 10 (10.99%) Digital Analytics
3 10 (10.99%) Stakeholder Management
3 10 (10.99%) Web Analytics
4 6 (6.59%) Performance Improvement
4 6 (6.59%) Quantitative Analysis
5 5 (5.49%) Android Development
5 5 (5.49%) B2B
5 5 (5.49%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (5.49%) PRINCE2
6 4 (4.40%) Configuration Management
6 4 (4.40%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.40%) SDLC
7 3 (3.30%) Migration
7 3 (3.30%) Presales
8 2 (2.20%) Business Transformation
8 2 (2.20%) Change Control
8 2 (2.20%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.30%) C++
2 2 (2.20%) C#
2 2 (2.20%) SQL
3 1 (1.10%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.10%) C
3 1 (1.10%) Java
3 1 (1.10%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.10%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (3.30%) Degree
3 2 (2.20%) CCNP
3 2 (2.20%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.10%) CCNA
4 1 (1.10%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.20%) SLA
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.99%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.20%) XenApp
3 1 (1.10%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.40%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.30%) SCCM
3 1 (1.10%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.10%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Adobe
2 12 (13.19%) Cisco
3 10 (10.99%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.99%) Siemens
4 7 (7.69%) Avaya
5 6 (6.59%) BT
5 6 (6.59%) Polycom
6 5 (5.49%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.40%) Apple
8 3 (3.30%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (3.30%) Google
8 3 (3.30%) VMware
9 2 (2.20%) Citrix
9 2 (2.20%) HP
9 2 (2.20%) Lotus
9 2 (2.20%) Mitel
9 2 (2.20%) Omniture
10 1 (1.10%) AppSense
10 1 (1.10%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (1.10%) SAP