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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 585 599 546
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -53
Contract jobs citing Handset 66 47 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.25% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 22 49
Median daily rate £288 £290 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.86% +16.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £131 £126 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £374 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
- -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 10
Median hourly rate £42.50 £14.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+203.57% +3.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £13.25
% change year-on-year
+27.67% +27.09%

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
18114 18488 17728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 33.54% 32.39% 32.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 11702 11634 10717
Median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 741 710
Median hourly rate £20.83 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.09% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.16 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +4 64 £288 -4.16% 4
South East +23 21 £153 -48.08%
London 0 21 £150 -25.00% 4
Berkshire +8 15 £153 +22.00%
South West +8 8 £300 -14.28%
West Midlands -28 7 - -
Somerset - 7 £300 -
Taunton - 7 £300 -
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Warwick - 4 - -
Maidenhead - 4 - -
East of England +24 3 £288 -4.16%
East Midlands -3 3 £325 +202.32%
Hertfordshire - 3 £288 -
Hemel Hempstead - 3 £288 -
Scotland -2 2 £420 +50.00%
Kidlington - 2 £145 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £145 -
City of London +41 1 - - 1
Reading +3 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 £300 -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 - -
Livingston - 1 £420 -
South Yorkshire - 1 - -
Lincolnshire - 1 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 38 (38.00%) Telecoms
2 20 (20.00%) Windows
2 20 (20.00%) VoIP
2 20 (20.00%) WAN
3 19 (19.00%) LAN
4 18 (18.00%) Unified Communications
5 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 16 (16.00%) Project Management
6 15 (15.00%) IVR
7 14 (14.00%) MS Office
7 14 (14.00%) ITIL
7 14 (14.00%) PABX
8 13 (13.00%) Adobe Analytics
8 13 (13.00%) Analytics
8 13 (13.00%) Android
8 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
8 13 (13.00%) Adobe
9 12 (12.00%) Cisco
10 11 (11.00%) Siemens
10 11 (11.00%) Smartphone
11 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
11 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (10.00%) Digital Analytics
12 9 (9.00%) Wireless
12 9 (9.00%) Skype for Business
12 9 (9.00%) Web Analytics
13 8 (8.00%) Skype
13 8 (8.00%) Avaya
13 8 (8.00%) Blackberry
14 7 (7.00%) OpenScape

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 (9.00%) Skype for Business
2 4 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 4 (4.00%) CMS
3 3 (3.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.00%) IIS
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (14.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.00%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.00%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (2.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.00%) VoIP
1 20 (20.00%) WAN
2 19 (19.00%) LAN
3 18 (18.00%) Unified Communications
4 16 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 14 (14.00%) PABX
6 9 (9.00%) Wireless
7 8 (8.00%) Skype
8 7 (7.00%) OpenScape
9 6 (6.00%) IP Telephony
10 5 (5.00%) ISDN
10 5 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (4.00%) Softphone
12 3 (3.00%) 3G
12 3 (3.00%) 4G
12 3 (3.00%) VPN
13 2 (2.00%) Asterisk PBX
13 2 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.00%) LTE
13 2 (2.00%) MVNO
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.00%) SQL Server
General
1 38 (38.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.00%) Billing
2 3 (3.00%) Finance
3 2 (2.00%) Banking
3 2 (2.00%) Marketing
3 2 (2.00%) Retail
4 1 (1.00%) Cantonese Language
4 1 (1.00%) Electronics
4 1 (1.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Mandarin Language
4 1 (1.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (16.00%) Analyst
2 15 (15.00%) Support Engineer
3 13 (13.00%) Voice Engineer
4 12 (12.00%) Analytics Manager
4 12 (12.00%) Digital Analytics Manager
4 12 (12.00%) Project Manager
5 10 (10.00%) Voice Support Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Support Analyst
7 6 (6.00%) Desktop Support
8 5 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Telecoms Analyst
8 5 (5.00%) Telecoms Engineer
8 5 (5.00%) Unified Communications Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 4 (4.00%) Avaya Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) IP Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Rollout Engineer
9 4 (4.00%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.00%) Telephony Project Manager
9 4 (4.00%) Voice Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) Apache Flex
2 4 (4.00%) XMPP
3 1 (1.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.00%) IVR
2 11 (11.00%) Smartphone
3 8 (8.00%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.00%) iPhone
5 5 (5.00%) CMDB
6 4 (4.00%) iPad
7 3 (3.00%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.00%) Mobile App
8 2 (2.00%) BYOD
8 2 (2.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (2.00%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (1.00%) Chip and PIN
9 1 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 1 (1.00%) Computer Science
9 1 (1.00%) Management Information System
9 1 (1.00%) Pricing Data
9 1 (1.00%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 20 (20.00%) Windows
2 13 (13.00%) Android
3 6 (6.00%) Linux
3 6 (6.00%) Windows 7
4 5 (5.00%) Windows Mobile
5 4 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (3.00%) Apple iOS
6 3 (3.00%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.00%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (1.00%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (16.00%) Project Management
2 14 (14.00%) ITIL
3 13 (13.00%) Analytics
4 10 (10.00%) Digital Analytics
4 10 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 9 (9.00%) Web Analytics
6 6 (6.00%) Android Development
6 6 (6.00%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.00%) Performance Improvement
6 6 (6.00%) Quantitative Analysis
7 5 (5.00%) B2B
7 5 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.00%) SDLC
8 4 (4.00%) Asset Management
8 4 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 3 (3.00%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (3.00%) Mentoring
9 3 (3.00%) Migration
9 3 (3.00%) Presales
10 2 (2.00%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.00%) C++
1 3 (3.00%) SQL
2 2 (2.00%) C#
3 1 (1.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.00%) C
3 1 (1.00%) Java
3 1 (1.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (4.00%) Degree
3 3 (3.00%) CCNP
4 1 (1.00%) CCNA
4 1 (1.00%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.00%) QA
System Software
1 10 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (4.00%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.00%) SCCM
4 1 (1.00%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 13 (13.00%) Adobe
1 13 (13.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (12.00%) Cisco
3 11 (11.00%) Siemens
4 8 (8.00%) Avaya
5 7 (7.00%) Polycom
6 5 (5.00%) BT
6 5 (5.00%) MobileIron
7 4 (4.00%) Apple
8 3 (3.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
8 3 (3.00%) VMware
9 2 (2.00%) Citrix
9 2 (2.00%) Google
9 2 (2.00%) Lotus
9 2 (2.00%) Mitel
9 2 (2.00%) Omniture
10 1 (1.00%) Agilent
10 1 (1.00%) Maxymiser
10 1 (1.00%) Tableau
10 1 (1.00%) Tandberg