Period
to 20 January 2018

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 January 2018 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 768 777 734
Rank change year-on-year +9 -43 -1
Contract jobs citing Handset 69 54 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.060% 0.11%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.18% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 23 38
England median daily rate £140 £275 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.09% -24.14% +31.82%
10th Percentile £111 £125 £110
90th Percentile £488 £403 £550
UK median daily rate £140 £275 £363
% change year-on-year -49.09% -24.14% +31.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 14 26
England median hourly rate £12.50 £14.50 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% -19.15% +12.09%
10th Percentile £11.54 £12.00 £12.63
90th Percentile £18.00 £22.45 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £17.94
% change year-on-year +20.00% -30.30% +12.09%

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 30,824 29,470 32,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 33.67% 32.76% 32.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,863 19,331 21,149
England median daily rate £451 £433 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.28% +1.76% +3.03%
10th Percentile £263 £260 £250
90th Percentile £656 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 857 1,026 1,305
England median hourly rate £21.78 £20.99 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +4.93% +14.29%
10th Percentile £11.23 £11.32 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.25 £47.50 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +6.29% +2.50% +14.29%

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 January 2018.

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 20 January 2018. 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 -8 31 £240 -29.10% 7
South East -18 22 £133 -1.28% 4
South West +6 6 £111 -67.07% 2
North of England +36 4 £325 -3.99% 3
North West +9 4 £325 -3.99%
East of England -14 4 £111 -59.47%
Midlands +3 1 - - 1
West Midlands - 1 - - 1
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
3 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
4 11 (15.94%) Windows
4 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (14.49%) Cisco
5 10 (14.49%) Finance
5 10 (14.49%) Degree
6 9 (13.04%) Smartphone
6 9 (13.04%) Android
7 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
7 8 (11.59%) QA
7 8 (11.59%) SQL
8 7 (10.14%) Project Management
8 7 (10.14%) Service Design
8 7 (10.14%) Windows 10
8 7 (10.14%) iPhone
8 7 (10.14%) LTE
8 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
8 7 (10.14%) Office 365
9 6 (8.70%) VoLTE
9 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
9 6 (8.70%) Coaching
9 6 (8.70%) HSPA
9 6 (8.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 6 (8.70%) VoWiFi
9 6 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
9 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
9 6 (8.70%) ITIL

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 4 (5.80%) Skype for Business
2 3 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (4.35%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.90%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) LTE
2 6 (8.70%) GSM
2 6 (8.70%) HSPA
2 6 (8.70%) VoLTE
2 6 (8.70%) VoWiFi
2 6 (8.70%) WCDMA
3 5 (7.25%) SMS
3 5 (7.25%) WAN
4 4 (5.80%) VoIP
5 3 (4.35%) ISDN
5 3 (4.35%) LAN
5 3 (4.35%) Skype
5 3 (4.35%) VPN
5 3 (4.35%) Wireless
6 2 (2.90%) 4G
6 2 (2.90%) Internet
6 2 (2.90%) Intranet
6 2 (2.90%) PABX
6 2 (2.90%) WLAN
7 1 (1.45%) Broadband
Development Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Ant
1 1 (1.45%) Appium
1 1 (1.45%) Capybara
1 1 (1.45%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.45%) Hudson
1 1 (1.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.45%) JIRA
1 1 (1.45%) Selenium
General
1 18 (26.09%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.49%) Finance
3 3 (4.35%) Electronics
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Marketing
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (17.39%) Analyst
2 9 (13.04%) Field Engineer
3 8 (11.59%) Handset Engineer
4 7 (10.14%) Deployment Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Design Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.70%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 6 (8.70%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
5 6 (8.70%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (7.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (7.25%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.25%) Tester
7 4 (5.80%) Mobile Tester
7 4 (5.80%) PC Support
7 4 (5.80%) PC Support Analyst
7 4 (5.80%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 4 (5.80%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.35%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 11 (15.94%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (13.04%) Smartphone
3 7 (10.14%) iPhone
4 5 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.90%) CESG
5 2 (2.90%) CMDB
5 2 (2.90%) IVR
6 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 11 (15.94%) Windows
2 9 (13.04%) Android
3 7 (10.14%) Windows 10
3 7 (10.14%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.35%) Linux
5 2 (2.90%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (11.59%) Stakeholder Management
2 7 (10.14%) Project Management
2 7 (10.14%) Service Design
3 6 (8.70%) Coaching
3 6 (8.70%) ITIL
3 6 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 6 (8.70%) Problem Management
4 5 (7.25%) Migration
5 4 (5.80%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (4.35%) Security Architecture
6 3 (4.35%) Service Delivery
6 3 (4.35%) Test Automation
6 3 (4.35%) Time Management
7 2 (2.90%) Configuration Management
7 2 (2.90%) Digital Forensics
7 2 (2.90%) PDM
7 2 (2.90%) Product Management
7 2 (2.90%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.59%) SQL
2 2 (2.90%) C
2 2 (2.90%) C++
3 1 (1.45%) Java
3 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 18 (26.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (14.49%) Degree
4 6 (8.70%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.35%) CCNA
7 2 (2.90%) CCNP
7 2 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (2.90%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.45%) CCENT
8 1 (1.45%) CCIE
8 1 (1.45%) HNC
8 1 (1.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.59%) QA
2 2 (2.90%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (2.90%) PMO
System Software
1 5 (7.25%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (8.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (5.80%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.90%) AirWatch
3 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.90%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (2.90%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (14.49%) Cisco
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft
3 5 (7.25%) Apple
4 4 (5.80%) Samsung
5 3 (4.35%) Juniper
5 3 (4.35%) Mitel
6 2 (2.90%) Red Box
6 2 (2.90%) Sage
7 1 (1.45%) Adobe
7 1 (1.45%) Avaya
7 1 (1.45%) BT
7 1 (1.45%) Citrix
7 1 (1.45%) EMC
7 1 (1.45%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.45%) Nortel
7 1 (1.45%) Polycom
7 1 (1.45%) Siemens