Period
to 22 April 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 22 April 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 787 736 774
Rank change year-on-year -51 +38 -50
Contract jobs citing Handset 61 79 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.066% 0.093% 0.079%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 46 35
England median daily rate £155 £332 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -53.28% -5.21% +16.67%
10th Percentile £111 £130 £105
90th Percentile £530 £475 £540
UK median daily rate £160 £325 £363
% change year-on-year -50.77% -10.34% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 22
England median hourly rate £30.00 £18.26 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.29% -43.82% +92.99%
10th Percentile £15.00 £12.69 £13.50
90th Percentile £38.75 £27.10 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £15.39 £32.50
% change year-on-year +78.72% -52.65% +92.99%

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 31,693 28,741 32,919
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.20% 33.73% 33.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,991 18,771 21,701
England median daily rate £470 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.44% +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £663 £633 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,004 1,018 1,169
England median hourly rate £21.90 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.29% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.50 £48.75 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £20.97 £21.00
% change year-on-year +3.91% -0.14% +20.00%

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 22 April 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 22 April 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 22 April 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
South East -20 25 £140 -3.45% 3
London -54 20 £160 -52.73% 1
North West -7 7 £325 -3.99% 1
North of England -15 7 £325 -23.53% 2
South West +10 3 £122 -63.89% 1
East of England -13 2 £133 -48.74%
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 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 19 (31.15%) Telecoms
2 16 (26.23%) Windows
3 10 (16.39%) SQL
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
3 10 (16.39%) Cisco
3 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
3 10 (16.39%) LTE
4 9 (14.75%) VoLTE
4 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
4 9 (14.75%) Project Management
5 8 (13.11%) Degree
5 8 (13.11%) Windows 10
5 8 (13.11%) Office 365
6 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
6 7 (11.48%) QA
6 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
6 7 (11.48%) ITIL
6 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
7 6 (9.84%) GSM
7 6 (9.84%) VoIP
7 6 (9.84%) WCDMA
7 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
7 6 (9.84%) iPhone
7 6 (9.84%) Finance
7 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (9.84%) HSPA
7 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
7 6 (9.84%) Mentoring

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 6 (9.84%) Skype for Business
2 4 (6.56%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.28%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 8 (13.11%) Office 365
2 4 (6.56%) Google Analytics
3 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.64%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.64%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) LTE
2 9 (14.75%) VoLTE
3 6 (9.84%) GSM
3 6 (9.84%) HSPA
3 6 (9.84%) VoIP
3 6 (9.84%) VoWiFi
3 6 (9.84%) WCDMA
4 4 (6.56%) SMS
5 3 (4.92%) IP Telephony
5 3 (4.92%) Skype
5 3 (4.92%) WAN
6 2 (3.28%) 4G
6 2 (3.28%) Internet
6 2 (3.28%) Intranet
6 2 (3.28%) ISDN
6 2 (3.28%) PABX
6 2 (3.28%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) Wireless
7 1 (1.64%) 3GPP
7 1 (1.64%) LAN
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) Ant
1 1 (1.64%) Appium
1 1 (1.64%) Capybara
1 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.64%) Hudson
1 1 (1.64%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.64%) JIRA
1 1 (1.64%) Selenium
General
1 19 (31.15%) Telecoms
2 6 (9.84%) Finance
3 1 (1.64%) Back Office
3 1 (1.64%) Law
3 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.03%) Analyst
2 9 (14.75%) LTE Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Handset Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Design Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.84%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
4 6 (9.84%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.20%) Deployment Engineer
5 5 (8.20%) Desktop Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 5 (8.20%) IT Support
6 4 (6.56%) Tester
7 3 (4.92%) Analytics Manager
7 3 (4.92%) PC Support
7 3 (4.92%) PC Support Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (4.92%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.28%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.75%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (9.84%) iPhone
3 4 (6.56%) CMDB
3 4 (6.56%) Smartphone
4 3 (4.92%) Driving Licence
5 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.28%) IVR
6 1 (1.64%) ASIC
6 1 (1.64%) BBC
6 1 (1.64%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 16 (26.23%) Windows
2 8 (13.11%) Windows 10
3 7 (11.48%) Windows 7
4 5 (8.20%) Android
5 4 (6.56%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.28%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (14.75%) Project Management
2 7 (11.48%) ITIL
3 6 (9.84%) Coaching
3 6 (9.84%) Mentoring
3 6 (9.84%) Problem Management
3 6 (9.84%) Service Design
3 6 (9.84%) Stakeholder Management
4 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (8.20%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (6.56%) Analytics
5 4 (6.56%) Configuration Management
5 4 (6.56%) Digital Analytics
5 4 (6.56%) Test Strategy
6 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2
6 3 (4.92%) Test Automation
7 2 (3.28%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.28%) Migration
7 2 (3.28%) PDM
7 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.28%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.39%) SQL
2 2 (3.28%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.64%) Java
3 1 (1.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 9 (14.75%) SC Cleared
3 8 (13.11%) Degree
4 6 (9.84%) Numerate Degree
5 4 (6.56%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (4.92%) CCNA
7 2 (3.28%) CCNP
7 2 (3.28%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.64%) CCIE
8 1 (1.64%) HNC
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (1.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (11.48%) QA
2 2 (3.28%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.64%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (1.64%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Intune
2 4 (6.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.28%) AirWatch
3 2 (3.28%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (3.28%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (1.64%) PingFederate
4 1 (1.64%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (16.39%) Cisco
1 10 (16.39%) Microsoft
2 4 (6.56%) Google
3 3 (4.92%) Apple
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) Maxymiser
4 2 (3.28%) MicroStrategy
4 2 (3.28%) Mitel
4 2 (3.28%) Okta
4 2 (3.28%) Optimizely
4 2 (3.28%) Red Box
4 2 (3.28%) Sage
4 2 (3.28%) Samsung
4 2 (3.28%) ShoreTel
4 2 (3.28%) Tableau
5 1 (1.64%) EMC
5 1 (1.64%) ForgeRock
5 1 (1.64%) Polycom
5 1 (1.64%) Sonus
5 1 (1.64%) VMware