The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in England. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 March 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
UK / England
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 535 588 551
Rank change year-on-year +53 -37  
Contract jobs citing Handset 48 26 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.053% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.17% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 10 39
Median daily rate £339 £226 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.61% -24.58%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £90 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £363 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £294 £375
% change year-on-year +10.63% -21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 2
Median hourly rate £18.09 £16.50 £15.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.63% +3.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.29 £12.80 £15.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.80 £42.50 £16.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £15.92
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.64%  

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 England with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13328 15457 15068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.04% 31.29% 30.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 8650 10223 9197
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 498 525 636
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.32%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.35 £11.74
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £43.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in England over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in England

Handset
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the England region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
London +31 17 £385 +133.33% 1
South East +19 12 £138 -22.53% 1
South West -2 4 £362 +9.20%
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
North East - 4 £438 -
North West +30 3 £339 - 1
East of England - 2 £260 -
Yorkshire +16 1 - -
East Midlands -10 1 £425 +17.24%
Handset
UK

Handset
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 England region with a requirement for Handset.

1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) Cisco
3 20 (25.97%) Migration
4 18 (23.38%) VoIP
5 17 (22.08%) MS Office
6 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
6 16 (20.78%) IVR
6 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (19.48%) Finance
7 15 (19.48%) Windows
8 13 (16.88%) Verint
9 12 (15.58%) Validation
10 11 (14.29%) Wireless
11 8 (10.39%) Unified Communications
11 8 (10.39%) Project Management
11 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
12 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
12 7 (9.09%) Avaya
12 7 (9.09%) Unix
12 7 (9.09%) Web Services
13 6 (7.79%) ITIL
13 6 (7.79%) CRM
13 6 (7.79%) Siebel
13 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
13 6 (7.79%) CTI
13 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
13 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
13 6 (7.79%) Citrix
13 6 (7.79%) Mobile Device Management
13 6 (7.79%) DevOps

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (6.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.60%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.60%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.30%) CMS
3 1 (1.30%) IIS
3 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (22.08%) MS Office
2 16 (20.78%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.60%) Office 365
3 1 (1.30%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 18 (23.38%) VoIP
2 11 (14.29%) Wireless
3 8 (10.39%) Unified Communications
4 7 (9.09%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.79%) CTI
6 5 (6.49%) Broadband
6 5 (6.49%) LAN
6 5 (6.49%) VPN
6 5 (6.49%) WAN
7 4 (5.19%) PBX
8 3 (3.90%) DHCP
8 3 (3.90%) IP Telephony
8 3 (3.90%) ISDN
8 3 (3.90%) MVNO
8 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.60%) Cisco IPT
9 2 (2.60%) LTE
9 2 (2.60%) NGN
9 2 (2.60%) Nortel Meridian
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.30%) GIS
1 1 (1.30%) Spatial Data
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.49%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.60%) JIRA
3 1 (1.30%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.30%) Xcode
General
1 15 (19.48%) Finance
2 3 (3.90%) Legal
2 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.30%) Billing
3 1 (1.30%) Electronics
3 1 (1.30%) Local Government
3 1 (1.30%) Multimedia
3 1 (1.30%) Publishing
3 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (25.97%) Analyst
2 9 (11.69%) Project Manager
2 9 (11.69%) Site Manager
3 8 (10.39%) Architect
4 7 (9.09%) Support Analyst
5 6 (7.79%) Administrator
5 6 (7.79%) Siebel Administrator
6 5 (6.49%) Support Engineer
6 5 (6.49%) Unified Communications Manager
7 4 (5.19%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.19%) Designer
7 4 (5.19%) Desktop Support
7 4 (5.19%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.19%) Solutions Designer
8 3 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.90%) Customer Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.90%) IT Analyst
8 3 (3.90%) IT Support
8 3 (3.90%) Junior
8 3 (3.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.09%) Web Services
2 1 (1.30%) .NET
2 1 (1.30%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.30%) SOAP
2 1 (1.30%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (20.78%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (20.78%) IVR
2 6 (7.79%) Blackberry
2 6 (7.79%) CMDB
2 6 (7.79%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.90%) BYOD
3 3 (3.90%) Driving Licence
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.60%) CESG
4 2 (2.60%) iPad
4 2 (2.60%) iPhone
4 2 (2.60%) NHS
4 2 (2.60%) PKI
4 2 (2.60%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.30%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (19.48%) Windows
2 7 (9.09%) Unix
3 4 (5.19%) Android
3 4 (5.19%) Windows Mobile
4 3 (3.90%) Apple iOS
4 3 (3.90%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.60%) Windows 7
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.60%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.30%) Linux
6 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (25.97%) Migration
2 12 (15.58%) Validation
3 8 (10.39%) Project Management
4 6 (7.79%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.79%) CRM
4 6 (7.79%) DevOps
4 6 (7.79%) ITIL
4 6 (7.79%) Mobile Device Management
5 4 (5.19%) Service Management
6 3 (3.90%) Application Rationalisation
6 3 (3.90%) Contingency Planning
6 3 (3.90%) Programme Management
6 3 (3.90%) Project Governance
7 2 (2.60%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (2.60%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (2.60%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.60%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (2.60%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.60%) Java
2 1 (1.30%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.30%) C#
2 1 (1.30%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.30%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.19%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.90%) CCNP
3 2 (2.60%) CCNA
3 2 (2.60%) Degree
3 2 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.60%) MCDST
3 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 1 (1.30%) CCIE
4 1 (1.30%) MBA
4 1 (1.30%) MCITP
4 1 (1.30%) MCSA
4 1 (1.30%) MCSE
4 1 (1.30%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) PMO
2 2 (2.60%) QA
3 1 (1.30%) IFRS
3 1 (1.30%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.60%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.60%) XenApp
3 1 (1.30%) Firmware
3 1 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (7.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (6.49%) Packer
2 5 (6.49%) Puppet
2 5 (6.49%) SCCM
3 3 (3.90%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.30%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 25 (32.47%) Microsoft
2 22 (28.57%) Cisco
3 13 (16.88%) Verint
4 7 (9.09%) Avaya
5 6 (7.79%) Citrix
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
5 6 (7.79%) Siebel
6 5 (6.49%) Informatica
7 4 (5.19%) Apple
7 4 (5.19%) Mitel
8 3 (3.90%) Huawei
9 2 (2.60%) BroadSoft
9 2 (2.60%) Nortel
9 2 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.60%) Samsung
9 2 (2.60%) Siemens
9 2 (2.60%) Wyse
10 1 (1.30%) BT
10 1 (1.30%) Nokia
10 1 (1.30%) VMware
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