The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 March 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 385 416 386
Rank change year-on-year +31 -30  
Contract jobs citing Handset 17 10 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.087% 0.045% 0.12%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.25% 0.13% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 1 18
Median daily rate £385 £165 £245
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +133.33% -32.65%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £165 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £165 £458
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £294 £375
% change year-on-year +10.63% -21.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £28.25 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 £15.92
% change year-on-year -4.39% +3.64%  

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 London with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 6839 7737 7624
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 35.08% 34.69% 35.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4768 5512 5179
Median daily rate £500 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £290 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.66% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 121 143
Median hourly rate £27.92 £19.50 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.21% +3.43%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £42.20 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £27.22 £18.83
% change year-on-year -31.36% +44.56%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Handset in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in London

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in London over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in London

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in London

Handset
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the London region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
City of London - 3 - -
Handset
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 London region with a requirement for Handset.

1 11 (47.83%) VoIP
2 10 (43.48%) Cisco
2 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) Migration
3 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
4 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (30.43%) Verint
5 7 (30.43%) MS Office
5 7 (30.43%) Finance
5 7 (30.43%) Validation
5 7 (30.43%) IVR
6 5 (21.74%) Broadband
6 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
7 4 (17.39%) PBX
7 4 (17.39%) Project Management
7 4 (17.39%) SCCM
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
8 3 (13.04%) Avaya
8 3 (13.04%) Windows
8 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
8 3 (13.04%) Android
8 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
8 3 (13.04%) BYOD
8 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
8 3 (13.04%) Application Rationalisation
8 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
9 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 2 (8.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 9 (39.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (30.43%) MS Office
3 1 (4.35%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.70%) Office 365
3 1 (4.35%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (47.83%) VoIP
2 5 (21.74%) Broadband
3 4 (17.39%) PBX
3 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
4 2 (8.70%) DSL
4 2 (8.70%) Internet
4 2 (8.70%) ISDN
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) NGN
4 2 (8.70%) PABX
4 2 (8.70%) PSTN
4 2 (8.70%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) Spatial Data
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (30.43%) Finance
2 2 (8.70%) Telecoms
3 1 (4.35%) Billing
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Site Manager
3 4 (17.39%) Project Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Architect
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Manager
4 3 (13.04%) Technical Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Business Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco VoIP Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Mitel Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Mobile Project Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Specialist
5 2 (8.70%) Telephony Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Manager
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP Specialist
6 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Financial Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) .NET
1 1 (4.35%) SOAP
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (34.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (30.43%) IVR
3 3 (13.04%) Blackberry
3 3 (13.04%) BYOD
4 2 (8.70%) CESG
4 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) PKI
5 1 (4.35%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (13.04%) Android
1 3 (13.04%) Apple iOS
1 3 (13.04%) Windows
1 3 (13.04%) Windows 10
2 1 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) Migration
2 7 (30.43%) Validation
3 5 (21.74%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (17.39%) Project Management
5 3 (13.04%) Application Rationalisation
5 3 (13.04%) Contingency Planning
5 3 (13.04%) Project Governance
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (8.70%) TOGAF
7 1 (4.35%) Android Development
7 1 (4.35%) Change Control
7 1 (4.35%) Data Mapping
7 1 (4.35%) Financial Modelling
7 1 (4.35%) Linux Kernel Development
7 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
7 1 (4.35%) Revenue Recognition
7 1 (4.35%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.35%) C#
1 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) IFRS
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
1 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
1 2 (8.70%) XenApp
2 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (4.35%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Cisco
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 7 (30.43%) Verint
3 3 (13.04%) Avaya
4 2 (8.70%) BroadSoft
4 2 (8.70%) Citrix
4 2 (8.70%) Mitel
4 2 (8.70%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (8.70%) Siemens
5 1 (4.35%) Apple
5 1 (4.35%) MobileIron
5 1 (4.35%) Samsung
5 1 (4.35%) Symbian
5 1 (4.35%) VMware