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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 563 574 578
Rank change year-on-year +11 +4  
Contract jobs citing Handset 25 46 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.058% 0.093% 0.094%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.17% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 25
Median daily rate £213 £288 £210
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.08% +36.90%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £125 £138
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £323 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £209
% change year-on-year -53.33% +43.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 4
Median hourly rate £18.47 £40.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.82% +137.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.30 £21.50 £15.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.64 £42.50 £26.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -13.11% +27.67%  

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 14396 16468 16411
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 33.49% 33.32% 32.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9444 10967 10474
Median daily rate £463 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.71% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £270 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £613 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 528 596
Median hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £18.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +12.23%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.43 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.81 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +9.89% +19.73%  

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 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
South East +9 9 £300 +96.72%
London -2 6 £350 +141.37% 2
West Midlands +11 3 £225 -
South West -2 2 £111 -62.84% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £130 -62.85%
East of England -9 2 £111 -61.22% 1
North West - 1 - - 1
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 (34.25%) Cisco
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (24.66%) Migration
4 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Office
4 17 (23.29%) VoIP
5 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Excel
6 15 (20.55%) Finance
6 15 (20.55%) IVR
6 15 (20.55%) Windows
6 15 (20.55%) Verint
7 14 (19.18%) Validation
8 11 (15.07%) Wireless
9 10 (13.70%) ITIL
9 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
10 8 (10.96%) Unified Communications
10 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
10 8 (10.96%) Avaya
11 7 (9.59%) Project Management
12 6 (8.22%) CTI
12 6 (8.22%) Internet
12 6 (8.22%) Citrix
12 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
12 6 (8.22%) Degree
12 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
12 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
12 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (6.85%) LTE
13 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
13 5 (6.85%) VPN

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 (6.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.74%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.74%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.74%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.37%) CMS
Applications
1 17 (23.29%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (21.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.37%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.37%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (5.48%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (4.11%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (4.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.29%) VoIP
2 11 (15.07%) Wireless
3 8 (10.96%) Unified Communications
4 6 (8.22%) CTI
4 6 (8.22%) Internet
5 5 (6.85%) LTE
5 5 (6.85%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.85%) VPN
6 4 (5.48%) LAN
6 4 (5.48%) WAN
7 3 (4.11%) Broadband
7 3 (4.11%) GSM
7 3 (4.11%) ISDN
8 2 (2.74%) DHCP
8 2 (2.74%) PBX
8 2 (2.74%) PSTN
8 2 (2.74%) Softphone
8 2 (2.74%) WCDMA
8 2 (2.74%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.74%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.11%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.74%) JIRA
3 1 (1.37%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.37%) Xcode
General
1 15 (20.55%) Finance
2 10 (13.70%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.74%) Back Office
3 2 (2.74%) Local Government
4 1 (1.37%) Avionics
4 1 (1.37%) Billing
4 1 (1.37%) Electronics
4 1 (1.37%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.37%) Legal
4 1 (1.37%) Publishing
4 1 (1.37%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (21.92%) Analyst
2 11 (15.07%) Project Manager
3 9 (12.33%) Site Manager
4 7 (9.59%) Desktop Support
5 6 (8.22%) Architect
5 6 (8.22%) Field Engineer
6 5 (6.85%) Unified Communications Manager
7 4 (5.48%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.48%) Administrator
7 4 (5.48%) Desktop Engineer
7 4 (5.48%) Siebel Administrator
8 3 (4.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.11%) Coordinator
8 3 (4.11%) Junior
8 3 (4.11%) Junior Project Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Support Analyst
8 3 (4.11%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Architect
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Manager
8 3 (4.11%) Technical Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.48%) Web Services
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.03%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (20.55%) IVR
3 4 (5.48%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.11%) Blackberry
4 3 (4.11%) BYOD
4 3 (4.11%) CMDB
4 3 (4.11%) Smartphone
5 2 (2.74%) CESG
5 2 (2.74%) iPad
5 2 (2.74%) PKI
5 2 (2.74%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.37%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.37%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 15 (20.55%) Windows
2 5 (6.85%) Unix
3 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 10
4 3 (4.11%) Windows 7
4 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (2.74%) Android
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (2.74%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.37%) Linux
6 1 (1.37%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.66%) Migration
2 14 (19.18%) Validation
3 10 (13.70%) ITIL
4 7 (9.59%) Project Management
5 6 (8.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 5 (6.85%) PRINCE2
6 5 (6.85%) Programme Management
6 5 (6.85%) Service Management
6 5 (6.85%) TOGAF
7 4 (5.48%) CRM
7 4 (5.48%) DevOps
7 4 (5.48%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (4.11%) Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Application Rationalisation
8 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
8 3 (4.11%) Contingency Planning
8 3 (4.11%) Digital Analytics
8 3 (4.11%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.11%) Project Governance
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.74%) Java
2 1 (1.37%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.37%) C
2 1 (1.37%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.22%) Degree
1 6 (8.22%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (8.22%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.22%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.11%) MCDST
3 2 (2.74%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.74%) MCP
3 2 (2.74%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.37%) CCNP
4 1 (1.37%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.37%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.37%) HNC
4 1 (1.37%) MCITP
4 1 (1.37%) MCSA
4 1 (1.37%) MCSE
4 1 (1.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.11%) QA
2 2 (2.74%) SLA
3 1 (1.37%) IFRS
3 1 (1.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.37%) PMO
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.74%) BitLocker
2 2 (2.74%) XenApp
3 1 (1.37%) Firmware
3 1 (1.37%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 4 (5.48%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (5.48%) SCCM
2 3 (4.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (4.11%) Packer
2 3 (4.11%) Puppet
3 2 (2.74%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.37%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 25 (34.25%) Cisco
1 25 (34.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (20.55%) Verint
3 8 (10.96%) Avaya
4 6 (8.22%) Citrix
5 4 (5.48%) Mitel
5 4 (5.48%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.48%) Siebel
5 4 (5.48%) Siemens
6 3 (4.11%) Adobe
6 3 (4.11%) Apple
6 3 (4.11%) Informatica
7 2 (2.74%) Genesys
7 2 (2.74%) Juniper
7 2 (2.74%) Wyse
8 1 (1.37%) BT
8 1 (1.37%) Meraki
8 1 (1.37%) ServiceNow
8 1 (1.37%) Sophos
8 1 (1.37%) VMware