The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank 141 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Contract jobs citing Handset 7 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.12% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.82% 0.45% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £335
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -13.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £21.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £16.84 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+27.67% +24.74%
Handset
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
858 666 691
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.19% 27.65% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 541 398 337
Median daily rate £388 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% +16.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 64 57
Median hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £30.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% -38.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.13 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £38.52 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+16.21% -9.75%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Handset as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the West Midlands region.

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 31 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
Warwickshire - 6 - -
Handset
England

Handset
Top 13 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Handset.

1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) VoIP
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) IVR
1 6 (85.71%) PABX
2 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
2 5 (71.43%) Siemens
3 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
4 1 (14.29%) Softphone
4 1 (14.29%) Wireless
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) Avaya

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) LAN
1 6 (85.71%) PABX
1 6 (85.71%) TCP/IP
1 6 (85.71%) VoIP
1 6 (85.71%) WAN
2 3 (42.86%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Softphone
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 5 (71.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Voice Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Voice Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Avaya Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Communications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Communications Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IP Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Rollout Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Telephony Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (85.71%) IVR
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Siemens
2 1 (14.29%) Avaya
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco