The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Handsets
England / South East
Rank 232 256 259
Rank change year-on-year +24 +3  
Contract jobs citing Handset 13 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.17% 0.066% 0.082%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.55% 0.22% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Median daily rate £138 £178 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.53% -35.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £126 £168 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £256 £395
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £294 £425
% change year-on-year +10.63% -30.88%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £26.00 £32.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.92 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.62% -  

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 the South East with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 2379 2748 2719
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 30.70% 30.03% 28.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1347 1652 1417
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.33% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 148 160
Median hourly rate £17.25 £38.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.19% +102.63%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.08 £13.00 £12.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £60.18 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £29.00 £18.83
% change year-on-year -33.62% +54.05%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in the South East

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in the South East

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in the South East

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +28 8 £130 -52.72%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £165 -
Surrey - 2 £575 - 1
Oxfordshire -8 1 £145 -18.30%
Handset
England

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region with a requirement for Handset.

1 7 (26.92%) Wireless
2 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 6 (23.08%) Smartphone
2 6 (23.08%) CMDB
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
3 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (11.54%) MVNO
4 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (11.54%) Huawei
4 3 (11.54%) IVR
4 3 (11.54%) Project Management
4 3 (11.54%) Apple
4 3 (11.54%) MS Office
4 3 (11.54%) ITIL
5 2 (7.69%) MCP
5 2 (7.69%) GSM
5 2 (7.69%) MS Exchange
5 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.69%) VPN
5 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
5 2 (7.69%) Nortel
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix
5 2 (7.69%) Java
5 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Avaya
5 2 (7.69%) Mitel
5 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management

Handset
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Wireless
2 3 (11.54%) MVNO
3 2 (7.69%) GSM
3 2 (7.69%) LTE
3 2 (7.69%) Nortel Meridian
3 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.69%) VPN
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco Wireless
4 1 (3.85%) GPRS
4 1 (3.85%) HSPA
4 1 (3.85%) IP Telephony
4 1 (3.85%) LAN
4 1 (3.85%) TETRA
4 1 (3.85%) UMTS
4 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) VoLTE
4 1 (3.85%) WAN
4 1 (3.85%) WCDMA
Development Applications
1 2 (7.69%) JIRA
2 1 (3.85%) Android Studio
2 1 (3.85%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.85%) Electronics
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Legal
1 1 (3.85%) Multimedia
1 1 (3.85%) Publishing
1 1 (3.85%) Retail
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) 1st Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Designer
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (15.38%) Solutions Designer
4 3 (11.54%) Customer Solutions Architect
4 3 (11.54%) ICT Technician
4 3 (11.54%) IT Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support
4 3 (11.54%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Avaya Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) BSS Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Mobile Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Product Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) CMDB
1 6 (23.08%) Smartphone
2 4 (15.38%) Driving Licence
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) IVR
4 1 (3.85%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
2 4 (15.38%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (23.08%) Configuration Management
2 3 (11.54%) ITIL
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Business Continuity
3 2 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.85%) Change Management
4 1 (3.85%) Coaching
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (3.85%) Logistics
4 1 (3.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Development
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Process Management
4 1 (3.85%) Scorecard
4 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 1 (3.85%) Service Design
4 1 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
2 1 (3.85%) Apple Swift
2 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (7.69%) Degree
1 2 (7.69%) MCP
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.85%) CCIE
2 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.85%) MBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) QA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 3 (11.54%) Apple
2 3 (11.54%) Huawei
3 2 (7.69%) Avaya
3 2 (7.69%) Citrix
3 2 (7.69%) Mitel
3 2 (7.69%) Nortel
3 2 (7.69%) Wyse
4 1 (3.85%) Atlassian
4 1 (3.85%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow