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 25 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 616 613 582
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -31
Contract jobs citing Handset 33 57 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.098% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.30% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 19 33
Median daily rate £204 £250 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.50% +16.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £110 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £395 £448
UK excluding London median daily rate £229 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
-8.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 12
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 £27.50 £13.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+111.53% -3.70%

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
17655 19131 18584
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.37% 33.00% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11448 11987 11233
Median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £378 £350
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 634 813 802
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.72 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.27 £44.95 £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

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 25 September 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 25 September 2016.

Handset Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Handset
Top 22 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 25 September 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 0 32 £250 - 4
South East +21 17 £125 -60.00% 1
Berkshire +10 11 - - 1
London -18 10 £200 -20.00% 1
East of England - 3 - - 1
Essex - 3 - -
Surrey +14 2 - -
East Midlands -6 2 £375 +240.90%
Maidenhead - 2 - -
Basildon - 2 - -
East Sussex +4 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £158 - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £125 -
Nottinghamshire - 1 £300 -
Derbyshire - 1 £450 -
Staines - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Aberdeen - 1 £158 -
Kidlington - 1 £125 -
Derby - 1 £450 -
Chelmsford - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 37 (43.02%) Telecoms
2 21 (24.42%) VoIP
3 20 (23.26%) LAN
4 19 (22.09%) WAN
5 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
6 15 (17.44%) Windows
6 15 (17.44%) IVR
7 14 (16.28%) ITIL
7 14 (16.28%) PABX
7 14 (16.28%) Analytics
8 13 (15.12%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (15.12%) Unified Communications
8 13 (15.12%) MS Office
8 13 (15.12%) Adobe
9 12 (13.95%) Android
10 11 (12.79%) Smartphone
10 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
11 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
11 10 (11.63%) Cisco
11 10 (11.63%) Project Management
11 10 (11.63%) Web Analytics
11 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (11.63%) Digital Analytics
12 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
13 7 (8.14%) BT
13 7 (8.14%) Avaya
13 7 (8.14%) Siemens
13 7 (8.14%) OpenScape
14 6 (6.98%) Quantitative Analysis
14 6 (6.98%) iPhone

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 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 4 (4.65%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.49%) CMS
3 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (2.33%) IBM Notes
3 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.16%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (15.12%) MS Office
2 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 13 (15.12%) Adobe Analytics
2 1 (1.16%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (24.42%) VoIP
2 20 (23.26%) LAN
3 19 (22.09%) WAN
4 17 (19.77%) TCP/IP
5 14 (16.28%) PABX
6 13 (15.12%) Unified Communications
7 7 (8.14%) OpenScape
8 6 (6.98%) Wi-Fi
8 6 (6.98%) Wireless
9 4 (4.65%) Skype
10 3 (3.49%) 3G
10 3 (3.49%) 4G
10 3 (3.49%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.49%) ISDN
10 3 (3.49%) LTE
11 2 (2.33%) DHCP
11 2 (2.33%) GPRS
11 2 (2.33%) GSM
11 2 (2.33%) PBX
11 2 (2.33%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.16%) Big Data
General
1 37 (43.02%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.49%) Billing
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Finance
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
4 1 (1.16%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.16%) Electronics
4 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.16%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (19.77%) Analyst
2 15 (17.44%) Support Engineer
3 13 (15.12%) Voice Engineer
4 12 (13.95%) Analytics Manager
4 12 (13.95%) Digital Analytics Manager
5 10 (11.63%) Voice Support Engineer
6 8 (9.30%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.14%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.98%) Desktop Support
9 5 (5.81%) Telecoms Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.65%) Communications Support Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Service Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (4.65%) Support Technician
10 4 (4.65%) Systems Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Telecoms Engineer
10 4 (4.65%) Voice Support Technician
10 4 (4.65%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) Apache Flex
2 3 (3.49%) XMPP
3 2 (2.33%) WAP
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) IVR
2 11 (12.79%) Smartphone
3 9 (10.47%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.98%) iPhone
5 4 (4.65%) CMDB
5 4 (4.65%) iPad
6 3 (3.49%) Mobile App
7 2 (2.33%) BYOD
7 2 (2.33%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.16%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.16%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.16%) Credit Risk
8 1 (1.16%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (17.44%) Windows
2 12 (13.95%) Android
3 6 (6.98%) Linux
4 5 (5.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (4.65%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
6 3 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.16%) Unix
8 1 (1.16%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.16%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) Analytics
1 14 (16.28%) ITIL
2 10 (11.63%) Digital Analytics
2 10 (11.63%) Project Management
2 10 (11.63%) Stakeholder Management
2 10 (11.63%) Web Analytics
3 6 (6.98%) Performance Improvement
3 6 (6.98%) Quantitative Analysis
4 5 (5.81%) Android Development
4 5 (5.81%) B2B
4 5 (5.81%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.65%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (3.49%) Migration
6 3 (3.49%) Presales
6 3 (3.49%) SDLC
7 2 (2.33%) Asset Management
7 2 (2.33%) ITSM
7 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.49%) C++
1 3 (3.49%) Java
1 3 (3.49%) SQL
2 2 (2.33%) C#
3 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.16%) C
3 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.16%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (3.49%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (3.49%) Degree
2 2 (2.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (2.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.16%) CCNA
3 1 (1.16%) CCNP
3 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) QA
2 2 (2.33%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.33%) XenApp
3 1 (1.16%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (3.49%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (3.49%) SCCM
3 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.16%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Adobe
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 10 (11.63%) Cisco
4 7 (8.14%) Avaya
4 7 (8.14%) BT
4 7 (8.14%) Siemens
5 5 (5.81%) MobileIron
6 4 (4.65%) Apple
6 4 (4.65%) VMware
7 3 (3.49%) Google
7 3 (3.49%) Polycom
8 2 (2.33%) Citrix
8 2 (2.33%) HP
8 2 (2.33%) Lotus
8 2 (2.33%) Mitel
8 2 (2.33%) Omniture
9 1 (1.16%) AppSense
9 1 (1.16%) Maxymiser
9 1 (1.16%) MicroStrategy
9 1 (1.16%) Tandberg