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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 593 579 582
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +3
Contract jobs citing Handset 37 65 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.12% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.35% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 27 22
Median daily rate £160 £396 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.59% +44.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £149 £143
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £550 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £166 £425 £179
% change year-on-year
-60.88% +137.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 12
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.50 £15.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-64.70% +176.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.70 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.40 £42.50 £26.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £11.75 £15.29
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -23.15%

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
16229 18489 17890
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 32.55% 33.35% 31.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 10517 11632 11352
Median daily rate £433 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.76% +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £620 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 577 795 747
Median hourly rate £19.50 £20.63 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.45% +22.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.35 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.31 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.91 £20.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-5.46% +19.61%

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 7 December 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 7 December 2016.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 29 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 7 December 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 -10 30 £150 -62.12% 6
South East +30 15 £125 -54.54% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £125 -
London -22 6 £160 -57.33% 1
Hampshire +27 4 - -
Scotland +18 4 £175 -
East of England +10 4 £275 +189.47% 1
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Kidlington - 4 £125 -
Oxford - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Hertfordshire - 3 £275 -
Surrey +18 2 - - 1
Berkshire +3 2 £150 - 1
North East -33 2 £500 -
Tyne and Wear -35 2 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -38 2 £500 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Staines - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £175 -
Edinburgh +20 1 £350 -
Aberdeen - 1 £158 -
Essex - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 - -
Greenford - 1 £375 -
Ilford - 1 - -
Hammersmith - 1 £140 -
Saffron Walden - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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 (27.63%) Telecoms
2 16 (21.05%) Windows
3 14 (18.42%) Analytics
4 13 (17.11%) Adobe Analytics
4 13 (17.11%) MS Office
4 13 (17.11%) Adobe
5 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
6 11 (14.47%) Cisco
7 10 (13.16%) Digital Analytics
7 10 (13.16%) Web Analytics
8 9 (11.84%) LAN
8 9 (11.84%) VoIP
8 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (10.53%) Android
10 7 (9.21%) Smartphone
10 7 (9.21%) Migration
10 7 (9.21%) Wireless
10 7 (9.21%) Project Management
10 7 (9.21%) WAN
11 6 (7.89%) Linux
11 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
11 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
11 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
11 6 (7.89%) CMDB
11 6 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
11 6 (7.89%) IP Telephony
11 6 (7.89%) Quantitative Analysis
11 6 (7.89%) Performance Improvement
11 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune

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 2 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (2.63%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.32%) CMS
2 1 (1.32%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.11%) MS Office
2 2 (2.63%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) assyst
1 1 (1.32%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.32%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 9 (11.84%) LAN
1 9 (11.84%) VoIP
2 7 (9.21%) WAN
2 7 (9.21%) Wireless
3 6 (7.89%) IP Telephony
4 4 (5.26%) PBX
4 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.95%) DHCP
5 3 (3.95%) DNS
5 3 (3.95%) Firewall
5 3 (3.95%) MVNO
5 3 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (2.63%) Broadband
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.63%) Cisco IPT
6 2 (2.63%) DSL
6 2 (2.63%) LTE
6 2 (2.63%) Nortel Meridian
6 2 (2.63%) UMTS
6 2 (2.63%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.32%) Big Data
1 1 (1.32%) GIS
1 1 (1.32%) Spatial Data
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.63%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.63%) Jenkins
General
1 21 (27.63%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (1.32%) Electronics
3 1 (1.32%) Finance
3 1 (1.32%) Marketing
3 1 (1.32%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (19.74%) Analyst
2 12 (15.79%) Analytics Manager
2 12 (15.79%) Digital Analytics Manager
3 9 (11.84%) Support Analyst
4 7 (9.21%) IT Support
5 5 (6.58%) IT Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) IT Support Analyst
5 5 (6.58%) Network Engineer
6 4 (5.26%) Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.26%) Developer
6 4 (5.26%) Project Manager
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (5.26%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Android Engineer
7 3 (3.95%) Customer Solutions Architect
7 3 (3.95%) ICT Technician
7 3 (3.95%) Presales Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.58%) Apache Flex
2 3 (3.95%) Web Services
3 2 (2.63%) WAP
4 1 (1.32%) .NET
4 1 (1.32%) SOAP
4 1 (1.32%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Smartphone
2 6 (7.89%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.89%) CMDB
3 5 (6.58%) Driving Licence
4 4 (5.26%) iPhone
4 4 (5.26%) IVR
5 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
5 3 (3.95%) iPad
5 3 (3.95%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.63%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.63%) NHS
6 2 (2.63%) Thin Client
6 2 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.32%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.32%) Credit Risk
7 1 (1.32%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.32%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 16 (21.05%) Windows
2 8 (10.53%) Android
3 6 (7.89%) Linux
3 6 (7.89%) Windows Mobile
4 4 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.95%) Unix
6 2 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 2 (2.63%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.63%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (2.63%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (18.42%) Analytics
2 10 (13.16%) Digital Analytics
2 10 (13.16%) Web Analytics
3 9 (11.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 7 (9.21%) Migration
4 7 (9.21%) Project Management
5 6 (7.89%) Configuration Management
5 6 (7.89%) Performance Improvement
5 6 (7.89%) Quantitative Analysis
6 5 (6.58%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (5.26%) Android Development
7 4 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (5.26%) ITIL
7 4 (5.26%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.95%) B2B
8 3 (3.95%) Presales
9 2 (2.63%) Business Transformation
9 2 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (2.63%) DevOps
9 2 (2.63%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.95%) C#
1 3 (3.95%) SQL
2 2 (2.63%) C++
2 2 (2.63%) Java
3 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (7.89%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.58%) CCNA
2 5 (6.58%) CCNP
3 3 (3.95%) Degree
3 3 (3.95%) MCDST
3 3 (3.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.32%) CCIE
4 1 (1.32%) MBA
4 1 (1.32%) MCITP
4 1 (1.32%) MCSA
4 1 (1.32%) MCSE
4 1 (1.32%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.32%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 6 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.32%) Firmware
3 1 (1.32%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.89%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (6.58%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (5.26%) SCCM
4 2 (2.63%) Packer
4 2 (2.63%) Puppet
5 1 (1.32%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 13 (17.11%) Adobe
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 11 (14.47%) Cisco
4 5 (6.58%) VMware
5 4 (5.26%) Avaya
5 4 (5.26%) Mitel
6 3 (3.95%) Apple
6 3 (3.95%) BT
6 3 (3.95%) Huawei
6 3 (3.95%) MobileIron
7 2 (2.63%) BroadSoft
7 2 (2.63%) Informatica
7 2 (2.63%) Nortel
7 2 (2.63%) Omniture
7 2 (2.63%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.63%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.63%) Siebel
8 1 (1.32%) Citrix
8 1 (1.32%) Oracle
8 1 (1.32%) Symbian
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