The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 25 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 / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 149 132
Rank change year-on-year +39 -17  
Contract jobs citing Handset 1 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.047% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.16% 0.40% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 5
Median daily rate - £420 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +265.21%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £216
% change year-on-year -53.33% +38.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -5.20% +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 Scotland with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 616 1007 851
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 28.76% 34.78% 28.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 309 541 391
Median daily rate £376 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £483 £465
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 32 41
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £27.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +45.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £14.93 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in Scotland

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in Scotland

Handset
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 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
Aberdeen - 1 - -
Handset
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for Handset.

1 3 (75.00%) HTML
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
1 3 (75.00%) CMS
1 3 (75.00%) Content Management
1 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
1 3 (75.00%) Data Entry
1 3 (75.00%) Pricing Data
2 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
3 1 (25.00%) FatWire
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) PBX
3 1 (25.00%) Ethernet

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 3 (75.00%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) Ethernet
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) PBX
General
1 2 (50.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support
1 1 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (25.00%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) CSS
1 3 (75.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Pricing Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Content Management
1 3 (75.00%) Data Entry
1 3 (75.00%) E-Commerce
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) FatWire