The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 22 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Handsets
London / City of London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 164 167 204
Rank change year-on-year +3 +37  
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 2 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.030% 0.059% 0.14%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.073% 0.15% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 5
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £208
% change year-on-year -53.33% +44.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -13.11% +27.67%  

Handset is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 1379 1338 2182
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 41.84% 39.31% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1041 1120 1741
Median daily rate £525 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £650 £635
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 16 39
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.82% -23.34%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.93 £12.50 £15.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.20 £65.00 £59.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Handset as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the City of London

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Handset in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in the City of London

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Handset.

1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Avaya
1 3 (75.00%) Siemens
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 2 (50.00%) NGN
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Broadband
2 2 (50.00%) ISDN
2 2 (50.00%) PBX
2 2 (50.00%) PSTN
2 2 (50.00%) VoIP
2 2 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (50.00%) PABX
2 2 (50.00%) Mitel
2 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
3 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
3 1 (25.00%) PKI
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (25.00%) Verint
3 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) Broadband
1 2 (50.00%) ISDN
1 2 (50.00%) NGN
1 2 (50.00%) PABX
1 2 (50.00%) PBX
1 2 (50.00%) PSTN
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP
1 2 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (25.00%) CTI
2 1 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (25.00%) Remote Desktop
General
1 3 (75.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Architect
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Mitel Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms Specialist
1 2 (50.00%) VoIP Specialist
2 1 (25.00%) Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 1 (25.00%) Voice Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) CESG
1 1 (25.00%) IVR
1 1 (25.00%) PKI
1 1 (25.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) ITIL
1 2 (50.00%) TOGAF
2 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (25.00%) Application Rationalisation
2 1 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 1 (25.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (25.00%) DNA
2 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (25.00%) Use Case
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (25.00%) BitLocker
1 1 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Avaya
1 3 (75.00%) Cisco
1 3 (75.00%) Siemens
2 2 (50.00%) Mitel
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Genesys
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) Verint