Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 684 786 792
Rank change year-on-year +102 +6 +26
Contract jobs citing Handset 89 74 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.078% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.37% 0.24% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 34 57
England median daily rate £185 £348 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.76% +202.17% -54.00%
10th Percentile £108 £138 £111
90th Percentile £536 £593 £376
UK median daily rate £186 £369 £130
% change year-on-year -49.56% +183.65% -37.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 8
England median hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.08% +56.00% -45.65%
10th Percentile £11.73 £12.53 £10.00
90th Percentile £29.25 £23.15 £15.90
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £13.75
% change year-on-year -19.79% +36.00% -36.05%

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 23,934 31,075 31,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 31.42% 32.67% 33.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,365 20,583 20,806
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £675 £663 £650
UK median daily rate £470 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -1.05% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 942 961 928
England median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.85 £12.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.50% - -

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 20 November 2019. 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
London +98 39 £168 -52.14% 4
North of England +37 24 £187 -54.67% 1
South East +48 18 £263 -21.05% 4
Yorkshire +48 13 £187 -57.26%
North West +12 11 - - 1
East of England +34 4 £163 +17.91% 6
Midlands +34 3 £550 - 5
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 3
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, 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 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 22 (24.72%) LAN
2 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.60%) VoIP
3 21 (23.60%) Mitel
4 20 (22.47%) Cisco
5 19 (21.35%) Telecoms
6 17 (19.10%) iPhone
6 17 (19.10%) PABX
7 16 (17.98%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (17.98%) Android
7 16 (17.98%) Finance
7 16 (17.98%) WAN
7 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
7 16 (17.98%) Windows 10
8 15 (16.85%) Samsung
9 14 (15.73%) ADSL
9 14 (15.73%) MPLS
9 14 (15.73%) Blackberry
9 14 (15.73%) Firewall
9 14 (15.73%) Wi-Fi
10 13 (14.61%) BT
10 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (14.61%) Billing
10 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
10 13 (14.61%) Red Box
11 12 (13.48%) Office 365
11 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
11 12 (13.48%) DNA
12 11 (12.36%) ITSM

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 16 (17.98%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
4 4 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.49%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.25%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.12%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (5.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.25%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.12%) AutoCAD
4 1 (1.12%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) BASE24
1 1 (1.12%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.48%) Office 365
2 1 (1.12%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (1.12%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.12%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 22 (24.72%) LAN
2 21 (23.60%) VoIP
3 17 (19.10%) PABX
4 16 (17.98%) WAN
5 14 (15.73%) ADSL
5 14 (15.73%) Firewall
5 14 (15.73%) MPLS
5 14 (15.73%) Wi-Fi
6 11 (12.36%) MD110
6 11 (12.36%) Skype
7 7 (7.87%) SMTP
8 6 (6.74%) TCP/IP
9 5 (5.62%) 4G
9 5 (5.62%) 5G
9 5 (5.62%) DNS
9 5 (5.62%) Internet
10 4 (4.49%) VPN
10 4 (4.49%) Wireless
11 3 (3.37%) DHCP
11 3 (3.37%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (4.49%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (4.49%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.25%) JIRA
2 2 (2.25%) Selenium
2 2 (2.25%) WebDriver
General
1 19 (21.35%) Telecoms
2 16 (17.98%) Finance
3 13 (14.61%) Billing
4 9 (10.11%) Banking
5 6 (6.74%) Public Sector
6 5 (5.62%) Private Banking
7 4 (4.49%) Investment Banking
8 3 (3.37%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.25%) Legal
9 2 (2.25%) Manufacturing
10 1 (1.12%) Electronics
10 1 (1.12%) Marketing
10 1 (1.12%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (24.72%) Analyst
2 12 (13.48%) Desktop Support
2 12 (13.48%) Support Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Service Analyst
3 9 (10.11%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (8.99%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 7 (7.87%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.74%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.62%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.49%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.49%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Help Desk Coordinator
8 4 (4.49%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.49%) Telecoms Engineer
8 4 (4.49%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) FreeSWITCH
2 1 (1.12%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (19.10%) iPhone
2 16 (17.98%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (15.73%) Blackberry
4 5 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.37%) Hedge funds
6 2 (2.25%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (2.25%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.12%) ASIC
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) Contactless
7 1 (1.12%) EFT
7 1 (1.12%) EMV
7 1 (1.12%) EPoS
7 1 (1.12%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.12%) IVR
7 1 (1.12%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.12%) mPOS
7 1 (1.12%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 23 (25.84%) Windows
2 16 (17.98%) Android
2 16 (17.98%) Windows 10
3 13 (14.61%) Windows 7
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (12.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.24%) Apple iOS
6 5 (5.62%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.25%) Linux
7 2 (2.25%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.48%) DNA
2 11 (12.36%) ITSM
3 9 (10.11%) ITIL
4 8 (8.99%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.99%) Service Management
5 7 (7.87%) Business Transformation
6 6 (6.74%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.74%) CRM
6 6 (6.74%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.74%) Performance Monitoring
6 6 (6.74%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (5.62%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.49%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.49%) Logistics
8 4 (4.49%) Migration
8 4 (4.49%) Problem-Solving
9 2 (2.25%) Asset Management
9 2 (2.25%) Information Security
9 2 (2.25%) PDM
Programming Languages
1 4 (4.49%) PowerShell
1 4 (4.49%) VBScript
2 2 (2.25%) Bash Shell
2 2 (2.25%) Python
3 1 (1.12%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (13.48%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.87%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.37%) CCNP
3 3 (3.37%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (3.37%) DBS Check
4 2 (2.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.25%) CCSP
4 2 (2.25%) CCVP
4 2 (2.25%) Degree
4 2 (2.25%) MCSE
4 2 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.12%) CCNA
5 1 (1.12%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.25%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.12%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (6.74%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.25%) ISA Server
2 2 (2.25%) Kamailio
2 2 (2.25%) XenApp
3 1 (1.12%) KVM
3 1 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.12%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (8.99%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.25%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (2.25%) Perfmon
3 2 (2.25%) SCCM
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.12%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 22 (24.72%) Microsoft
2 21 (23.60%) Mitel
3 20 (22.47%) Cisco
4 15 (16.85%) Samsung
5 13 (14.61%) BT
5 13 (14.61%) Red Box
6 11 (12.36%) Aastra
7 10 (11.24%) Citrix
7 10 (11.24%) Ericsson
8 8 (8.99%) Juniper
8 8 (8.99%) Polycom
8 8 (8.99%) Tandberg
9 7 (7.87%) Apple
9 7 (7.87%) Sonus
9 7 (7.87%) Sophos
10 5 (5.62%) Clearswift
11 4 (4.49%) Capita
11 4 (4.49%) MobileIron
11 4 (4.49%) ServiceNow
12 3 (3.37%) Huawei