The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 22 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
England / South West
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 132 138 140
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing Handset 2 9 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.074% 0.30% 0.032%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.29% 1.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 1
Median daily rate £111 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -62.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £208
% change year-on-year -53.33% +44.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.68 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -13.11% +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 the South West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 700 799 770
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 25.97% 26.64% 24.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 540 526
Median daily rate £404 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.73% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £598 £521
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.02% +3.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 57
Median hourly rate £43.75 £32.50 £34.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.61% -5.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £22.75 £18.69
% change year-on-year +9.89% +21.72%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in the South West

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in the South West

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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
Bristol - 1 £111 -
Cornwall - 1 £111 -
Handset
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 South West region with a requirement for Handset.

1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Verint
2 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (50.00%) IVR
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) Finance
4 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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:

Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
General
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Analyst
1 2 (33.33%) Field Engineer
1 2 (33.33%) Site Manager
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Unified Communications Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (50.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
1 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
1 3 (50.00%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Desktop
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) Verint