Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 763 799 755
Rank change year-on-year +36 -44 -25
Contract jobs citing Handset 68 74 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.072% 0.075% 0.10%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.21% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 23 41
England median daily rate £115 £250 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -54.00% -20.63% +14.55%
10th Percentile £111 £123 £105
90th Percentile £376 £345 £525
UK median daily rate £130 £208 £315
% change year-on-year -37.35% -34.13% +14.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 20 19
England median hourly rate £12.50 £22.25 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.82% +32.13% +18.82%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £15.90 £43.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £13.75 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -36.05% +27.67% +18.82%

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 31772 32617 34443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.85% 33.23% 32.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 21306 21551 22269
England median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £255 £250
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
% change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 910 1119 1347
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.83 £19.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.58% +9.46% +5.72%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.72 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £46.85
UK median hourly rate £20.92 £21.00 £19.46
% change year-on-year -0.37% +7.91% +8.11%

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 18 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 -2 27 £245 +63.33%
South East +6 24 £132 +5.31% 2
South West +18 8 £111 -62.84%
East of England -20 7 £111 -61.23%
North of England - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands +31 1 - -
Midlands +17 1 - -
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 21 (30.88%) SC Cleared
1 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
3 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (16.18%) Windows
4 11 (16.18%) Cisco
4 11 (16.18%) Smartphone
5 8 (11.76%) Migration
5 8 (11.76%) Android
6 7 (10.29%) Degree
6 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.82%) WAN
7 6 (8.82%) Internet
7 6 (8.82%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (7.35%) Samsung
8 5 (7.35%) Juniper
8 5 (7.35%) LAN
8 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
8 5 (7.35%) Finance
8 5 (7.35%) Electronics
9 4 (5.88%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.88%) Mitel
9 4 (5.88%) Adobe
9 4 (5.88%) WLAN
9 4 (5.88%) Linux
9 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
9 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (5.88%) Wireless
9 4 (5.88%) Resource Allocation

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 3 (4.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (2.94%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (17.65%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.47%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.41%) Adobe Analytics
1 3 (4.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (8.82%) Internet
1 6 (8.82%) WAN
2 5 (7.35%) LAN
3 4 (5.88%) Wireless
3 4 (5.88%) WLAN
4 3 (4.41%) LTE
4 3 (4.41%) SMS
5 2 (2.94%) Firewall
5 2 (2.94%) GSM
5 2 (2.94%) HSPA
5 2 (2.94%) PABX
5 2 (2.94%) Skype
5 2 (2.94%) VoIP
5 2 (2.94%) VoLTE
5 2 (2.94%) VoWiFi
5 2 (2.94%) VPN
5 2 (2.94%) WCDMA
6 1 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.47%) VLAN
6 1 (1.47%) Wireshark
General
1 15 (22.06%) Telecoms
2 5 (7.35%) Electronics
2 5 (7.35%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Banking
3 1 (1.47%) Law
3 1 (1.47%) Local Government
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Field Engineer
2 10 (14.71%) Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Mobile Tester
3 6 (8.82%) Tester
4 5 (7.35%) Deployment Engineer
4 5 (7.35%) Handset Tester
5 4 (5.88%) Mobile Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Project Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Analytics Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Digital Analytics Manager
6 3 (4.41%) Handset Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) IT Support
6 3 (4.41%) LTE Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Service Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.41%) Voice Engineer
7 2 (2.94%) Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Consultant
7 2 (2.94%) Desktop Support
7 2 (2.94%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (16.18%) Smartphone
2 6 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.88%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.94%) CESG
4 2 (2.94%) CMDB
5 1 (1.47%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.47%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) IVR
5 1 (1.47%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.47%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (16.18%) Windows
2 8 (11.76%) Android
3 4 (5.88%) Linux
3 4 (5.88%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.41%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.41%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (1.47%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.76%) Migration
2 5 (7.35%) Stakeholder Management
3 4 (5.88%) Network Management
3 4 (5.88%) PRINCE2
3 4 (5.88%) Programme Management
3 4 (5.88%) Resource Allocation
4 3 (4.41%) Analytics
4 3 (4.41%) Digital Analytics
4 3 (4.41%) ITIL
4 3 (4.41%) Risk Assessment
4 3 (4.41%) Security Architecture
4 3 (4.41%) Service Design
4 3 (4.41%) Time Management
5 2 (2.94%) Change Control
5 2 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 2 (2.94%) Performance Improvement
5 2 (2.94%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.94%) Project Management
5 2 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.41%) C
2 2 (2.94%) C++
2 2 (2.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (30.88%) SC Cleared
1 21 (30.88%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.29%) Degree
3 4 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (2.94%) CCNP
5 2 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.47%) CCENT
6 1 (1.47%) CCIE
6 1 (1.47%) MCP
6 1 (1.47%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) QA
2 2 (2.94%) PMO
3 1 (1.47%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (2.94%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (2.94%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.94%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.94%) SCCM
2 2 (2.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (16.18%) Cisco
2 7 (10.29%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.35%) Juniper
3 5 (7.35%) Samsung
4 4 (5.88%) Adobe
4 4 (5.88%) Mitel
5 2 (2.94%) Apple
5 2 (2.94%) Avaya
5 2 (2.94%) Polycom
5 2 (2.94%) Red Box
6 1 (1.47%) AppSense
6 1 (1.47%) BT
6 1 (1.47%) Citrix
6 1 (1.47%) Genesys
6 1 (1.47%) Meraki
6 1 (1.47%) MobileIron
6 1 (1.47%) Sage
6 1 (1.47%) Siemens
6 1 (1.47%) Sophos
6 1 (1.47%) Verint