Period
to 15 May 2021

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 6 months to 15 May 2021 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
6 months to
15 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 603 568 760
Rank change year-on-year -35 +192 +56
Contract jobs citing Handset 13 44 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.029% 0.098% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.095% 0.34% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 19 41
10th Percentile £181 £100 £138
25th Percentile " £107 £150
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £192 £225 £175
Median % change year-on-year -14.60% +28.57% +9.38%
75th Percentile £327 £418 £288
90th Percentile £478 £538 "
UK median daily rate £192 £225 £175
% change year-on-year -14.60% +28.57% +8.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 12
10th Percentile " £13.49 £12.12
25th Percentile £11.25 £14.71 £13.20
Median hourly rate £13.27 £37.50 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year -64.61% +100.53% -40.16%
75th Percentile £16.74 £38.75 £21.00
90th Percentile £17.37 " £23.48
UK median hourly rate £13.27 £37.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -64.61% +100.53% -40.16%

Handset is in the Generic IT Skills category. The following 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.

All Generic IT Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 13,659 12,907 23,984
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 30.08% 28.83% 28.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,135 8,533 16,018
10th Percentile £281 £250 £293
25th Percentile £394 £375 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% - -
75th Percentile £608 £600 £588
90th Percentile £700 £700 £675
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 548 535 767
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.61 £11.85
25th Percentile £16.48 £15.93 £14.82
Median hourly rate £26.00 £21.57 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +20.54% +2.71% -3.34%
75th Percentile £47.50 £44.13 £44.19
90th Percentile £59.05 £53.00 £51.25
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year +15.56% +9.76% -4.65%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Handset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Handset in England.

Daily rate trend for Handset in England

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Handset in England over the 6 months to 15 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Handset in England.

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 6 months to 15 May 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +27 5 £165 -41.08% 7
Yorkshire +34 4 - - 5
South West - 3 £192 - 2
West Midlands -1 2 £192 +92.15%
Midlands -5 2 £192 +67.86%
London -41 2 £438 +133.33% 4
South East +7 1 - - 3
North West +5 1 £165 -41.08% 2
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 15 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Handset also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Handset.

1 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
2 5 (38.46%) Softphone
3 4 (30.77%) Cisco
3 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
3 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
4 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
4 2 (15.38%) Mitel
5 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
5 1 (7.69%) Finance
5 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
5 1 (7.69%) HP
5 1 (7.69%) Avaya
5 1 (7.69%) NHS
5 1 (7.69%) C
5 1 (7.69%) C++
5 1 (7.69%) Linux
5 1 (7.69%) PBX
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (7.69%) VLAN
5 1 (7.69%) Degree
5 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (7.69%) Android
5 1 (7.69%) Product Management
5 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
5 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.69%) Wearables
5 1 (7.69%) Documentation Skills

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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) Softphone
2 1 (7.69%) Network Security
2 1 (7.69%) PBX
2 1 (7.69%) Structured Cabling
2 1 (7.69%) VLAN
2 1 (7.69%) VoIP
General
1 6 (46.15%) Social Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Documentation Skills
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Wearables
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Network Engineer
2 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support
3 2 (15.38%) Network Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Telephony Support
4 1 (7.69%) BSS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) OSS Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Telephony Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Test Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Voice Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.69%) NHS
2 1 (7.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.69%) Android
1 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Thinking
1 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
1 1 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
1 1 (7.69%) Product Management
1 1 (7.69%) Product Roadmap
1 1 (7.69%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (7.69%) Security Architecture
1 1 (7.69%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) C
1 1 (7.69%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (30.77%) SC Cleared
1 4 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (7.69%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Cisco
2 2 (15.38%) Mitel
3 1 (7.69%) Avaya
3 1 (7.69%) HP