Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 6 months to 10 December 2018 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
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 818 814
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -29
Contract jobs citing Handset 71 81 74
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.079% 0.072%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.20% 0.23% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 64 24
UK median daily rate £345 £115 £168
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +200.69% -31.50% -48.46%
10th Percentile £138 £111 £126
90th Percentile £580 £363 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £111 £175
% change year-on-year +209.50% -36.30% -50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 21
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £15.00 £17.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.67% -13.79% -8.57%
10th Percentile £11.99 £10.09 £12.00
90th Percentile £23.06 £18.60 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £12.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year +40.00% -16.67% +13.21%

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

All Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 34,731 34,483 33,943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.06% 33.65% 33.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,915 22,900 22,142
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,043 998 1,194
UK median hourly rate £20.25 £20.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.48% +2.75% +5.10%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.32
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.75% - +8.11%

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Handset as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in the UK

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Handset over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the UK over the 6 months to 10 December 2018. 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
England -36 66 £345 +205.39% 15
UK excluding London -34 47 £345 +209.50% 14
London +8 23 £450 +87.50% 2
North of England 0 19 £413 +26.92% 1
North West -1 15 £410 +26.15%
South East -31 13 £320 +182.60% 3
Scotland -14 5 - -
South West -37 5 £263 +135.49%
East of England -12 4 £138 +23.80% 2
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
North East - 2 £419 -
Midlands -9 1 - - 7
West Midlands -17 1 - - 7

For the 6 months to 10 December 2018, 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 32 (45.07%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.76%) WAN
2 19 (26.76%) Windows
3 18 (25.35%) LAN
4 16 (22.54%) Firewall
5 15 (21.13%) Wireless
5 15 (21.13%) VoIP
6 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
6 14 (19.72%) Smartphone
6 14 (19.72%) Android
7 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
8 12 (16.90%) Migration
8 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
9 11 (15.49%) NHS
9 11 (15.49%) TACACS
9 11 (15.49%) Mobile Device Management
10 10 (14.08%) Cisco CUCM
10 10 (14.08%) Time Management
10 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
10 10 (14.08%) Finance
11 9 (12.68%) Skype
11 9 (12.68%) Samsung
12 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Intune
12 8 (11.27%) Mobile App
12 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
12 8 (11.27%) SCCM
12 8 (11.27%) Apple
13 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
13 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 6 (8.45%) Skype for Business
2 5 (7.04%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
3 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
4 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.41%) Apache
5 1 (1.41%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.41%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 6 (8.45%) Office 365
2 3 (4.23%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.82%) Amazon Alexa
3 2 (2.82%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.82%) Siri
4 1 (1.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 19 (26.76%) WAN
2 18 (25.35%) LAN
3 16 (22.54%) Firewall
4 15 (21.13%) VoIP
4 15 (21.13%) Wireless
5 11 (15.49%) TACACS
6 9 (12.68%) Skype
7 6 (8.45%) Internet
7 6 (8.45%) Unified Communications
7 6 (8.45%) WebEx
8 5 (7.04%) DNS
8 5 (7.04%) VLAN
9 4 (5.63%) 4G
9 4 (5.63%) BGP
9 4 (5.63%) VPN
10 3 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (4.23%) Intranet
11 2 (2.82%) Cisco IPT
11 2 (2.82%) IP Telephony
11 2 (2.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.82%) MySQL
3 1 (1.41%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.41%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.41%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.41%) Subversion
2 1 (1.41%) TortoiseSVN
General
1 13 (18.31%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.08%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.23%) Electronics
5 2 (2.82%) Law
5 2 (2.82%) Legal
5 2 (2.82%) Retail
6 1 (1.41%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Network Engineer
2 8 (11.27%) Analyst
2 8 (11.27%) Support Engineer
3 7 (9.86%) Desktop Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Cisco Engineer
4 6 (8.45%) Rollout Engineer
5 5 (7.04%) IT Support
5 5 (7.04%) Unified Communications Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support
6 4 (5.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Senior Desktop Engineer
6 4 (5.63%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
6 4 (5.63%) Telephony Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Field Engineer
7 3 (4.23%) IT Analyst
7 3 (4.23%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 3 (4.23%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.82%) XMPP
2 1 (1.41%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.41%) Flash
2 1 (1.41%) Gearman
2 1 (1.41%) LAMP
2 1 (1.41%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Smartphone
2 11 (15.49%) NHS
3 8 (11.27%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.63%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.23%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
5 3 (4.23%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.41%) CMDB
7 1 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (26.76%) Windows
2 14 (19.72%) Android
3 10 (14.08%) Windows 7
4 8 (11.27%) Apple iOS
5 7 (9.86%) Windows 10
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.23%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.82%) Linux
9 1 (1.41%) CentOS
9 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.90%) Migration
2 11 (15.49%) Mobile Device Management
3 10 (14.08%) Time Management
4 6 (8.45%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.63%) Project Management
6 3 (4.23%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.23%) Change Management
6 3 (4.23%) Data Protection
6 3 (4.23%) DSDM
6 3 (4.23%) ITIL
6 3 (4.23%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.23%) Scrum
6 3 (4.23%) Task-Oriented
6 3 (4.23%) Test Planning
6 3 (4.23%) Use Case
6 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (4.23%) Waterfall
7 2 (2.82%) Scorecard
7 2 (2.82%) Service Delivery Management
7 2 (2.82%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.63%) SQL
2 3 (4.23%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.41%) Java
3 1 (1.41%) PHP
3 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (9.86%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (9.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (5.63%) Degree
2 4 (5.63%) Master's Degree
3 2 (2.82%) CCNP
3 2 (2.82%) MCSA
3 2 (2.82%) MCSE
3 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (1.41%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.63%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.41%) QA
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.63%) Virtual Desktop
3 3 (4.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.82%) Firmware
4 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.41%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (11.27%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (11.27%) SCCM
3 2 (2.82%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.41%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.41%) Ansible
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (45.07%) Cisco
2 19 (26.76%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.68%) Samsung
4 8 (11.27%) Apple
5 5 (7.04%) BT
5 5 (7.04%) HP
6 3 (4.23%) Avaya
6 3 (4.23%) Dell
6 3 (4.23%) Ivanti
6 3 (4.23%) McAfee
6 3 (4.23%) VMware
7 2 (2.82%) Citrix
7 2 (2.82%) NICE Systems
7 2 (2.82%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.82%) Red Box
7 2 (2.82%) Sage
7 2 (2.82%) ShoreTel
7 2 (2.82%) Sonus
7 2 (2.82%) Veeam
7 2 (2.82%) Verint