Period
to 10 August 2020

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 10 August 2020 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 501 736 800
Rank change year-on-year +235 +64 -28
Contract jobs citing Handset 14 80 66
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.045% 0.096% 0.070%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.13% 0.30% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 53 30
Median daily rate £360 £200 £269
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +80.00% -25.58% +106.73%
10th Percentile £127 £129 £137
90th Percentile £530 £379 £578
UK median daily rate £360 £200 £275
% change year-on-year +80.00% -27.27% +108.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 12
Median hourly rate £17.35 £18.70 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.25% -32.00% +61.60%
10th Percentile £16.07 £11.25 £20.50
90th Percentile £21.60 £21.00 £38.75
UK median hourly rate £17.35 £19.85 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.62% -20.60% +46.91%

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 10,580 26,713 31,011
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 34.07% 31.94% 32.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,750 17,219 20,196
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £263 £280 £275
90th Percentile £725 £675 £675
UK median daily rate £482 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +1.47% +2.70% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 964 965
Median hourly rate £34.45 £21.03 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.78% -2.17% +7.50%
10th Percentile £12.87 £11.70 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £50.65
Median hourly rate £31.61 £21.00 £21.25
% change year-on-year +50.52% -1.18% +6.25%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Handset as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Handset in England.

Daily rate trend for Handset in England

Handset
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Handset in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Handset in England

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Handset in England.

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 10 August 2020. 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
North of England +98 6 £360 +100.00% 1
London +190 4 £488 +191.04% 1
North West +81 4 £360 +44.00%
Midlands - 3 £114 -
Yorkshire +64 2 - - 1
East Midlands - 2 £114 -
South East +147 1 £135 -50.91% 1
West Midlands - 1 - -
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 7 (50.00%) Skype
3 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
4 5 (35.71%) SLA
4 5 (35.71%) Internet
5 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
5 4 (28.57%) Project Management
5 4 (28.57%) Clearswift
5 4 (28.57%) Cisco
5 4 (28.57%) ITIL
5 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
5 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
5 4 (28.57%) Sonus
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (28.57%) SMTP
5 4 (28.57%) Samsung
5 4 (28.57%) Public Sector
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
6 3 (21.43%) VoIP
6 3 (21.43%) CCNA
6 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
7 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 2 (14.29%) PBX
7 2 (14.29%) ISDN
7 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server

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 7 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 6 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) Skype
2 5 (35.71%) Internet
3 4 (28.57%) SMTP
4 3 (21.43%) VoIP
5 2 (14.29%) ISDN
5 2 (14.29%) PBX
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco IPT
6 1 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) IP Telephony
6 1 (7.14%) LAN
6 1 (7.14%) PABX
6 1 (7.14%) RTP
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
General
1 4 (28.57%) Public Sector
2 2 (14.29%) Back Office
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Aerospace
3 1 (7.14%) Local Government
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (21.43%) Exchange Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Auditor
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
3 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
3 1 (7.14%) Senior VoIP Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) Telephony Engineer
3 1 (7.14%) VoIP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 2 (14.29%) IVR
3 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
3 1 (7.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (21.43%) Windows
2 2 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
2 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
3 1 (7.14%) Unix
3 1 (7.14%) VMS
3 1 (7.14%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (28.57%) ITIL
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
1 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (28.57%) Problem Management
1 4 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (14.29%) Contract Management
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
2 2 (14.29%) Network Design
2 2 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.14%) ITSM
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Project Delivery
3 1 (7.14%) Service Management
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 1 (7.14%) Waterfall
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 4 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (21.43%) CCNA
2 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (14.29%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) CCNP
4 1 (7.14%) MCSA
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) Clearswift
2 4 (28.57%) Samsung
2 4 (28.57%) Sonus
3 2 (14.29%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 2 (14.29%) Capita
3 2 (14.29%) Mitel
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) Remedy