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 19 February 2017 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
19 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Handsets
UK
Rank 528 585 563
Rank change year-on-year
+57 -22
Contract jobs citing Handset 58 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.071% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.40% 0.22% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 14 33
Median daily rate £339 £275 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.09% -12.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £137 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £418 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £301 £275 £425
% change year-on-year
+9.54% -35.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 5
Median hourly rate £12.16 £18.17 £25.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-33.07% -28.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.25 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.75 £42.50 £26.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year
-26.84% -25.00%

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
14592 16949 16457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.75% 32.69% 31.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 9357 10958 10163
Median daily rate £445 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.70% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £615 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 634 680
Median hourly rate £19.95 £21.50 £18.29
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.22% +17.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.63 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +28.57%

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 19 February 2017.

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
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 19 February 2017. 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 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 +65 48 £339 +23.09% 6
London +20 14 £339 +6.19% 1
South East +18 12 £138 -22.53% 2
Berkshire +24 7 £130 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £453 - 1
North East - 5 £453 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 5 £453 - 1
South West +11 4 £339 +4.15% 1
East of England +11 4 £260 -
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
Bracknell - 4 £130 -
Scotland +30 3 £263 -37.50%
Oxfordshire 0 3 £135 -23.94%
Kidlington -2 3 £135 -23.94%
Coventry - 3 £298 -
North West +29 2 £339 -
Bristol +13 2 £362 +11.30% 1
East Midlands +2 2 - -
Manchester - 2 £339 -
Bolton - 2 £339 -
Glasgow - 2 £175 -
Leicester +10 1 - -
Surrey +9 1 £575 +67.27%
City of London +8 1 - -
Leicestershire +5 1 - -
Hertfordshire -5 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £275 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -
Norfolk - 1 £260 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.49%) Cisco
3 22 (26.83%) VoIP
4 21 (25.61%) MS Office
4 21 (25.61%) Migration
5 17 (20.73%) IVR
5 17 (20.73%) Windows
6 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
7 14 (17.07%) Finance
8 13 (15.85%) LAN
8 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
8 13 (15.85%) Verint
9 12 (14.63%) Validation
10 11 (13.41%) WAN
11 10 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
11 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
11 10 (12.20%) Apple
12 9 (10.98%) Service Management
12 9 (10.98%) Wireless
12 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (10.98%) DHCP
12 9 (10.98%) ITIL
12 9 (10.98%) Degree
13 8 (9.76%) MCDST
13 8 (9.76%) Unified Communications
13 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
13 8 (9.76%) DNS
13 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (8.54%) Thin Client
14 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification

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 4 (4.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (1.22%) CMS
2 1 (1.22%) IIS
2 1 (1.22%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.22%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 21 (25.61%) MS Office
2 13 (15.85%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.22%) Google Play
1 1 (1.22%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) VoIP
2 13 (15.85%) LAN
3 11 (13.41%) WAN
4 9 (10.98%) DHCP
4 9 (10.98%) Wireless
5 8 (9.76%) DNS
5 8 (9.76%) Unified Communications
6 6 (7.32%) Internet
6 6 (7.32%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.10%) CTI
7 5 (6.10%) PBX
8 4 (4.88%) Broadband
8 4 (4.88%) IP Telephony
9 3 (3.66%) Firewall
9 3 (3.66%) GSM
9 3 (3.66%) LTE
9 3 (3.66%) MVNO
9 3 (3.66%) VPN
10 2 (2.44%) GPRS
10 2 (2.44%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.22%) GIS
1 1 (1.22%) Spatial Data
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (4.88%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.88%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.22%) Android Studio
2 1 (1.22%) Xcode
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 3 (3.66%) Legal
2 3 (3.66%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.22%) Billing
3 1 (1.22%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.22%) Publishing
3 1 (1.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (21.95%) Analyst
2 11 (13.41%) IT Support
3 10 (12.20%) Project Manager
4 9 (10.98%) Site Manager
5 7 (8.54%) IT Support Technician
5 7 (8.54%) IT Technician
5 7 (8.54%) Support Technician
6 6 (7.32%) Network Engineer
6 6 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 6 (7.32%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.10%) Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Architect
7 5 (6.10%) Siebel Administrator
7 5 (6.10%) Unified Communications Manager
8 4 (4.88%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.88%) Designer
8 4 (4.88%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.88%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.32%) Web Services
2 2 (2.44%) WAP
3 1 (1.22%) .NET
3 1 (1.22%) SOAP
3 1 (1.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (20.73%) IVR
2 15 (18.29%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (8.54%) Fat Client
3 7 (8.54%) Thin Client
4 6 (7.32%) CMDB
4 6 (7.32%) Smartphone
5 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
5 5 (6.10%) Driving Licence
6 3 (3.66%) BYOD
7 2 (2.44%) iPhone
7 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
7 2 (2.44%) NHS
7 2 (2.44%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
8 1 (1.22%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 17 (20.73%) Windows
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Server
2 8 (9.76%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (8.54%) Mac OS X
3 7 (8.54%) Windows 8
3 7 (8.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (8.54%) Windows XP
4 5 (6.10%) Android
4 5 (6.10%) Unix
4 5 (6.10%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (1.22%) Linux
5 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) Migration
2 12 (14.63%) Validation
3 10 (12.20%) Mobile Device Management
4 9 (10.98%) ITIL
4 9 (10.98%) Service Management
5 7 (8.54%) Project Management
6 6 (7.32%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.32%) Network Architecture
7 5 (6.10%) CRM
7 5 (6.10%) DevOps
8 3 (3.66%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (3.66%) Programme Management
8 3 (3.66%) Project Governance
9 2 (2.44%) Android Development
9 2 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.44%) PRINCE2
9 2 (2.44%) Risk Assessment
9 2 (2.44%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (1.22%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.66%) Java
2 2 (2.44%) SQL
3 1 (1.22%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.22%) C#
3 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.98%) Degree
1 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.76%) MCDST
3 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.32%) CCNP
5 5 (6.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.22%) CCIE
6 1 (1.22%) MBA
6 1 (1.22%) MCITP
6 1 (1.22%) MCP
6 1 (1.22%) MCSA
6 1 (1.22%) MCSE
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) IFRS
2 1 (1.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.54%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.44%) Firmware
4 1 (1.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (6.10%) Cisco CUCM
1 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.88%) Packer
2 4 (4.88%) Puppet
3 2 (2.44%) SCCM
4 1 (1.22%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 27 (32.93%) Microsoft
2 25 (30.49%) Cisco
3 13 (15.85%) Verint
4 10 (12.20%) Apple
5 5 (6.10%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.10%) Siebel
6 4 (4.88%) Avaya
6 4 (4.88%) Informatica
7 3 (3.66%) Huawei
7 3 (3.66%) Mitel
7 3 (3.66%) VMware
8 2 (2.44%) BroadSoft
8 2 (2.44%) BT
8 2 (2.44%) Citrix
8 2 (2.44%) Nortel
8 2 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (2.44%) Samsung
9 1 (1.22%) Oracle
9 1 (1.22%) Symbian
9 1 (1.22%) Wyse
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