Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 776 795 800
Rank change year-on-year +19 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Handset 73 53 85
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.077% 0.058% 0.086%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.22% 0.17% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 32
England median daily rate £324 £114 £266
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +183.26% -57.01% -3.18%
10th Percentile £138 £111 £123
90th Percentile £583 £358 £350
UK median daily rate £337 £115 £266
% change year-on-year +192.83% -56.81% -4.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 17
England median hourly rate £21.25 £12.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.00% -68.75% +185.71%
10th Percentile £16.94 £10.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £24.04 £15.51 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £12.50 £30.75
% change year-on-year +68.00% -59.35% +119.64%

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 32,506 31,655 33,887
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.50% 34.64% 34.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 21,590 21,011 22,308
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £281 £266 £254
90th Percentile £675 £650 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 965 1,145
England median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.31
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.75 £46.96
UK median hourly rate £21.18 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +5.90% - +7.99%

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 October 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in England over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

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 18 October 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 +7 39 £275 -15.38% 4
North of England - 18 £413 - 2
North West - 14 £410 - 1
South East -24 9 £345 +181.63% 2
South West -17 3 £263 +135.49% 1
East of England -10 2 £138 +23.80% 1
North East - 2 £419 -
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
Midlands -15 1 - - 1
West Midlands -18 1 - - 1
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, 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 31 (42.47%) Cisco
2 24 (32.88%) Windows
3 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
4 18 (24.66%) WAN
5 17 (23.29%) LAN
6 16 (21.92%) Skype for Business
7 15 (20.55%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
8 14 (19.18%) VoIP
8 14 (19.18%) Firewall
8 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
8 14 (19.18%) Migration
8 14 (19.18%) Smartphone
8 14 (19.18%) Android
9 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (17.81%) Office 365
9 13 (17.81%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (16.44%) Skype
10 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (16.44%) Unified Communications
10 12 (16.44%) Wireless
10 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
10 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
10 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (15.07%) DNS
12 10 (13.70%) Service Management
12 10 (13.70%) Finance
12 10 (13.70%) TACACS
12 10 (13.70%) NHS
12 10 (13.70%) Windows 10

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 (21.92%) Skype for Business
2 12 (16.44%) MS Exchange
3 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint
5 3 (4.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.37%) Apache
6 1 (1.37%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (16.44%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.85%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.37%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 13 (17.81%) Office 365
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.85%) Mimecast
3 5 (6.85%) Yammer
4 3 (4.11%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (2.74%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 18 (24.66%) WAN
2 17 (23.29%) LAN
3 14 (19.18%) Firewall
3 14 (19.18%) VoIP
4 12 (16.44%) Skype
4 12 (16.44%) Unified Communications
4 12 (16.44%) Wireless
5 11 (15.07%) DNS
6 10 (13.70%) TACACS
7 8 (10.96%) DHCP
8 5 (6.85%) SMTP
8 5 (6.85%) VLAN
9 4 (5.48%) BGP
9 4 (5.48%) VPN
10 3 (4.11%) 4G
10 3 (4.11%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.11%) Intranet
10 3 (4.11%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.74%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.74%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.37%) MySQL
2 1 (1.37%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 2 (2.74%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.37%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.37%) Subversion
2 1 (1.37%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 14 (19.18%) Telecoms
2 10 (13.70%) Finance
3 6 (8.22%) Back Office
4 5 (6.85%) Law
5 3 (4.11%) Retail
6 2 (2.74%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Analyst
2 13 (17.81%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Network Engineer
3 11 (15.07%) Support Analyst
4 9 (12.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (9.59%) Service Analyst
6 6 (8.22%) IT Support
7 5 (6.85%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.85%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.48%) Architect
8 4 (5.48%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.11%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Office 365 Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Rollout Engineer
9 3 (4.11%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Solutions Architect
9 3 (4.11%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.74%) XMPP
2 1 (1.37%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.37%) Flash
2 1 (1.37%) Gearman
2 1 (1.37%) LAMP
2 1 (1.37%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (1.37%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Smartphone
2 10 (13.70%) NHS
3 8 (10.96%) Mobile App
4 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (4.11%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.74%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Licensing
5 2 (2.74%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.37%) BBC
6 1 (1.37%) CMDB
6 1 (1.37%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.37%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (32.88%) Windows
2 14 (19.18%) Android
3 13 (17.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (16.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (13.70%) Windows 10
6 6 (8.22%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.85%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.48%) Apple iOS
9 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.37%) CentOS
10 1 (1.37%) Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.18%) Migration
2 13 (17.81%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (13.70%) Service Management
4 9 (12.33%) Time Management
5 8 (10.96%) ITIL
6 7 (9.59%) Enterprise Architecture
7 6 (8.22%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.85%) Line Management
9 4 (5.48%) Project Management
10 3 (4.11%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (4.11%) Change Management
10 3 (4.11%) Data Protection
10 3 (4.11%) DSDM
10 3 (4.11%) Scrum
10 3 (4.11%) Test Planning
10 3 (4.11%) Use Case
10 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.11%) Waterfall
11 2 (2.74%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (2.74%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 6 (8.22%) SQL
2 4 (5.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.37%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.37%) Java
3 1 (1.37%) PHP
3 1 (1.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (16.44%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (10.96%) Degree
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.22%) CCNA
4 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (5.48%) CCNP
6 3 (4.11%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.11%) Security Cleared
7 2 (2.74%) CCNP Voice
7 2 (2.74%) MCSA
7 2 (2.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (20.55%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.74%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.37%) Firmware
4 1 (1.37%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (10.96%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.59%) PingFederate
4 4 (5.48%) SCCM
5 2 (2.74%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (1.37%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.37%) Ansible
6 1 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 31 (42.47%) Cisco
2 21 (28.77%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) Sonus
4 8 (10.96%) Samsung
4 8 (10.96%) VMware
5 7 (9.59%) ForgeRock
5 7 (9.59%) Polycom
6 5 (6.85%) Red Box
6 5 (6.85%) Symantec
7 4 (5.48%) Apple
7 4 (5.48%) Citrix
8 3 (4.11%) Avaya
8 3 (4.11%) McAfee
9 2 (2.74%) Amdocs
9 2 (2.74%) Dell
9 2 (2.74%) HP
9 2 (2.74%) NICE Systems
9 2 (2.74%) Sage
9 2 (2.74%) ShoreTel
9 2 (2.74%) Xerox