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 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 606 574 532
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -42
Contract jobs citing Handset 50 53 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.092% 0.097% 0.16%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.28% 0.31% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 34 54
Median daily rate £300 £206 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £118 £124
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £439 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £218 £325
% change year-on-year
+37.93% -33.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 11
Median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.67% -19.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £15.55 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £26.05 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+27.67% +1.14%

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
18013 17308 16772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.02% 31.81% 31.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11670 10593 10336
Median daily rate £425 £413 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 711 735
Median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.33 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -12.19%

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 27 May 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 27 May 2016.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 30 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 27 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
England -24 45 £300 +43.71% 8
South West +2 12 £306 +2.08% 1
London -23 10 £165 +1.53% 2
Somerset - 8 £300 -
Taunton - 8 £300 -
South East -17 7 £195 -10.34% 1
West Midlands -6 6 - -
Scotland -16 5 £420 +265.21%
Warwickshire - 5 - -
Yorkshire - 4 £90 -
West Lothian - 4 £420 -
Sheffield - 4 £90 -
Warwick - 4 - -
Livingston - 4 £420 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £90 -
East of England +9 3 £300 +140.00% 1
East Midlands - 3 £363 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £300 -
City of London +32 2 - -
Bristol 0 2 £350 +16.66%
Berkshire -12 2 £275 +27.16%
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Derby - 2 £363 -
Watford - 2 £300 -
Derbyshire - 2 £363 -
Reading -3 1 - -
Hampshire -4 1 - -
Crawley -6 1 £195 -46.20%
West Sussex -25 1 £195 -46.20%

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 21 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 18 (23.08%) TCP/IP
3 16 (20.51%) WAN
3 16 (20.51%) Windows
4 15 (19.23%) VoIP
4 15 (19.23%) LAN
4 15 (19.23%) Unified Communications
5 14 (17.95%) IVR
6 13 (16.67%) ITIL
6 13 (16.67%) PABX
7 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
7 11 (14.10%) Project Management
8 10 (12.82%) Wireless
8 10 (12.82%) Cisco
8 10 (12.82%) Siemens
9 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
9 9 (11.54%) Android
9 9 (11.54%) Smartphone
9 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
10 8 (10.26%) Blackberry
10 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
10 8 (10.26%) Skype
11 7 (8.97%) OpenScape
12 6 (7.69%) BT
12 6 (7.69%) Avaya
12 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (7.69%) SDLC
13 5 (6.41%) Cisco UCCX
13 5 (6.41%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (6.41%) Android Development

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 9 (11.54%) Skype for Business
2 4 (5.13%) SharePoint
3 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (2.56%) CMS
4 2 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.28%) IIS
5 1 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 3 (3.85%) MS Office
2 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.28%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.08%) TCP/IP
2 16 (20.51%) WAN
3 15 (19.23%) LAN
3 15 (19.23%) Unified Communications
3 15 (19.23%) VoIP
4 13 (16.67%) PABX
5 10 (12.82%) Wireless
6 8 (10.26%) Skype
7 7 (8.97%) OpenScape
8 5 (6.41%) 3G
8 5 (6.41%) IP Telephony
8 5 (6.41%) VPN
9 4 (5.13%) Internet
9 4 (5.13%) LTE
9 4 (5.13%) Softphone
10 3 (3.85%) ISDN
10 3 (3.85%) MVNO
10 3 (3.85%) UMTS
11 2 (2.56%) DHCP
11 2 (2.56%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.28%) SQL Server
General
1 21 (26.92%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 3 (3.85%) Local Government
3 3 (3.85%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Billing
5 1 (1.28%) Cantonese Language
5 1 (1.28%) Electronics
5 1 (1.28%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
5 1 (1.28%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 13 (16.67%) Voice Engineer
2 11 (14.10%) Project Manager
3 10 (12.82%) Voice Support Engineer
4 7 (8.97%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.69%) Rollout Engineer
6 5 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (6.41%) Unified Communications Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.13%) Avaya Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Development Manager
7 4 (5.13%) Development Project Manager
7 4 (5.13%) IP Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) IT Support
7 4 (5.13%) Support Technician
7 4 (5.13%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) XMPP
2 1 (1.28%) HTML
2 1 (1.28%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.95%) IVR
2 9 (11.54%) Smartphone
3 8 (10.26%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.85%) CMDB
4 3 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.85%) iPad
4 3 (3.85%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.56%) iPhone
5 2 (2.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.28%) Chip and PIN
6 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.28%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) Informatics
6 1 (1.28%) NHS
6 1 (1.28%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 16 (20.51%) Windows
2 9 (11.54%) Android
3 8 (10.26%) Windows 7
4 4 (5.13%) Windows Vista
4 4 (5.13%) Windows XP
5 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Mobile
5 3 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.56%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.28%) Linux
7 1 (1.28%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.28%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.67%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Project Management
3 6 (7.69%) SDLC
4 5 (6.41%) Android Development
5 4 (5.13%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.13%) PRINCE2
6 3 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.85%) Mentoring
6 3 (3.85%) Service Management
7 2 (2.56%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (2.56%) B2B
7 2 (2.56%) Change Control
7 2 (2.56%) Coaching
7 2 (2.56%) Functional Testing
7 2 (2.56%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.56%) ITSM
7 2 (2.56%) Migration
7 2 (2.56%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (1.28%) Business Intelligence
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.56%) Java
1 2 (2.56%) SQL
2 1 (1.28%) Bash Shell
2 1 (1.28%) C
2 1 (1.28%) C++
2 1 (1.28%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.13%) CCNP
2 4 (5.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.85%) MCDST
3 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.56%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.56%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.28%) CCDP
5 1 (1.28%) CCIE
5 1 (1.28%) CCIP
5 1 (1.28%) CCNA
5 1 (1.28%) CCVP
5 1 (1.28%) HNC
5 1 (1.28%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.85%) SLA
2 2 (2.56%) QA
System Software
1 9 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.13%) XenApp
3 2 (2.56%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (6.41%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (6.41%) Cisco UCCX
2 1 (1.28%) AirWatch
2 1 (1.28%) Cisco UCCE
2 1 (1.28%) NetBackup
2 1 (1.28%) NSN NetAct
2 1 (1.28%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Microsoft
2 10 (12.82%) Cisco
2 10 (12.82%) Siemens
3 6 (7.69%) Avaya
3 6 (7.69%) BT
4 5 (6.41%) Citrix
4 5 (6.41%) Polycom
5 3 (3.85%) Alcatel-Lucent
6 2 (2.56%) Agilent
6 2 (2.56%) Anite
6 2 (2.56%) Lotus
6 2 (2.56%) Nokia
6 2 (2.56%) Wyse
7 1 (1.28%) AppSense
7 1 (1.28%) Canon
7 1 (1.28%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.28%) NICE Systems
7 1 (1.28%) Sonus
7 1 (1.28%) Tandberg
7 1 (1.28%) VMware
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £100 - £130 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
East Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucestershire
CPS Group Limited
Posted: 11 days ago