Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 821 798
Rank change year-on-year +9 -23 +12
Contract jobs citing Handset 80 56 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.057% 0.081%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.17% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 47 35
UK median daily rate £337 £114 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +194.18% -60.18% +32.95%
10th Percentile £138 £111 £123
90th Percentile £578 £350 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £111 £300
% change year-on-year +249.87% -62.84% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 15
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £12.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +72.00% -70.59% +203.57%
10th Percentile £19.25 £10.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £24.92 £21.55 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.08 £12.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year +76.60% -41.86% +35.05%

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 34,818 33,337 36,713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.15% 34.23% 34.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,750 21,821 23,989
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £650 £650 £620
UK excluding London median daily rate £418 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.38% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,071 1,028 1,248
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.38% +5.00% +8.11%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.98 £46.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - -2.44% +17.14%

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 24 September 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
Top 14 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 24 September 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 +5 74 £320 +187.07% 12
London +13 39 £275 -20.29% 2
UK excluding London -9 39 £390 +249.87% 10
North of England - 17 £413 - 5
North West - 13 £410 - 4
South East -19 11 £333 +193.64% 1
East of England -6 3 £138 +23.80% 1
Scotland -17 3 £375 -
South West -13 2 £263 +135.49% 1
Wales -33 2 £400 +258.84%
North East - 2 £419 -
Yorkshire - 2 £438 - 1
Midlands -22 1 - - 2
West Midlands -25 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 (40.00%) Cisco
2 27 (33.75%) Windows
3 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
4 18 (22.50%) Migration
5 17 (21.25%) WAN
6 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
6 16 (20.00%) Skype for Business
7 15 (18.75%) Unified Communications
7 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
7 15 (18.75%) LAN
7 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
7 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
8 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
8 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (17.50%) Smartphone
8 14 (17.50%) Android
9 13 (16.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (16.25%) Office 365
10 12 (15.00%) VoIP
10 12 (15.00%) Wireless
10 12 (15.00%) Firewall
11 11 (13.75%) Service Management
11 11 (13.75%) Skype
11 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (12.50%) Windows 10
12 10 (12.50%) Finance
12 10 (12.50%) VMware
12 10 (12.50%) DNS
12 10 (12.50%) ITIL

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 16 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
3 11 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.75%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) nginx
Applications
1 15 (18.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (3.75%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (1.25%) Acrobat
4 1 (1.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.50%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.25%) Office 365
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.50%) Mimecast
3 6 (7.50%) Yammer
4 4 (5.00%) Google Analytics
5 2 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.25%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (21.25%) WAN
2 15 (18.75%) LAN
2 15 (18.75%) Unified Communications
3 12 (15.00%) Firewall
3 12 (15.00%) VoIP
3 12 (15.00%) Wireless
4 11 (13.75%) Skype
5 10 (12.50%) DNS
5 10 (12.50%) TACACS
6 8 (10.00%) DHCP
7 6 (7.50%) SMTP
8 4 (5.00%) VPN
9 3 (3.75%) 4G
9 3 (3.75%) Intranet
9 3 (3.75%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.50%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (2.50%) Internet
10 2 (2.50%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.50%) VLAN
10 2 (2.50%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.25%) MySQL
2 1 (1.25%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Eclipse
2 1 (1.25%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.25%) git-flow
2 1 (1.25%) HP UFT
2 1 (1.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.25%) JIRA
2 1 (1.25%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.25%) Phabricator
2 1 (1.25%) Subversion
2 1 (1.25%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (1.25%) Xcode
General
1 16 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 10 (12.50%) Finance
3 7 (8.75%) Back Office
4 6 (7.50%) Law
5 3 (3.75%) Retail
6 2 (2.50%) Legal
7 1 (1.25%) Automotive
7 1 (1.25%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 17 (21.25%) Analyst
2 13 (16.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
3 12 (15.00%) Support Analyst
4 10 (12.50%) Network Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (8.75%) Service Analyst
6 6 (7.50%) IT Support
7 5 (6.25%) IT Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (5.00%) Architect
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco Support
8 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
9 3 (3.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (3.75%) Analytics Manager
9 3 (3.75%) Consultant
9 3 (3.75%) Mobile Solutions Architect
9 3 (3.75%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.25%) XMPP
2 2 (2.50%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.25%) Flash
3 1 (1.25%) Gearman
3 1 (1.25%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.25%) LAMP
3 1 (1.25%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.25%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 14 (17.50%) Smartphone
2 10 (12.50%) NHS
3 8 (10.00%) Mobile App
4 4 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (2.50%) BBC
6 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 27 (33.75%) Windows
2 15 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.50%) Android
3 14 (17.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 6 (7.50%) Windows 7
5 6 (7.50%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
8 1 (1.25%) CentOS
8 1 (1.25%) Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.50%) Migration
2 13 (16.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 11 (13.75%) Service Management
4 10 (12.50%) ITIL
5 9 (11.25%) Time Management
6 8 (10.00%) Enterprise Architecture
7 7 (8.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (7.50%) Line Management
8 6 (7.50%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.00%) Analytics
9 4 (5.00%) Digital Analytics
9 4 (5.00%) Scrum
10 3 (3.75%) Change Management
10 3 (3.75%) DSDM
10 3 (3.75%) Project Management
10 3 (3.75%) Test Planning
10 3 (3.75%) Use Case
10 3 (3.75%) Waterfall
11 2 (2.50%) Problem Management
11 2 (2.50%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (11.25%) SQL
2 3 (3.75%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.50%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.25%) Apple Swift
4 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.25%) Java
4 1 (1.25%) Objective-C
4 1 (1.25%) PHP
4 1 (1.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (11.25%) Degree
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 5 (6.25%) CCNA
4 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.75%) Master's Degree
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP
6 2 (2.50%) CCNP Voice
6 2 (2.50%) MCSA
6 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.25%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) QA
System Software
1 15 (18.75%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.25%) Firmware
4 1 (1.25%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (18.75%) Cisco CUCM
2 8 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (10.00%) PingFederate
3 5 (6.25%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (5.00%) SCCM
5 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.25%) Ansible
5 1 (1.25%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 32 (40.00%) Cisco
2 23 (28.75%) Microsoft
3 10 (12.50%) VMware
4 9 (11.25%) Sonus
5 8 (10.00%) ForgeRock
5 8 (10.00%) Polycom
5 8 (10.00%) Samsung
6 6 (7.50%) Symantec
7 5 (6.25%) Citrix
7 5 (6.25%) Red Box
8 4 (5.00%) Apple
8 4 (5.00%) Google
9 3 (3.75%) Avaya
9 3 (3.75%) McAfee
10 2 (2.50%) Adobe
10 2 (2.50%) Amdocs
10 2 (2.50%) Dell
10 2 (2.50%) Ivanti
10 2 (2.50%) MicroStrategy
10 2 (2.50%) Sage