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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Handsets
UK
Rank 536 613 573
Rank change year-on-year +77 -40  
Contract jobs citing Handset 57 31 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.058% 0.096%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.39% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 15 38
Median daily rate £339 £275 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.09% -14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £135 £87 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £420 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £294 £400
% change year-on-year +10.63% -26.56%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 0
Median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.78 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year -4.39% -  

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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 14491 16557 16015
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.99% 31.12% 30.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 9338 10791 9675
Median daily rate £445 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +5.46% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 561 669
Median hourly rate £22.50 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% +20.18%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £12.50 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.84 £28.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -33.89% +52.00%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 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
England +53 49 £339 +49.61% 6
London +41 17 £385 +133.33% 3
South East +26 13 £138 -22.53% 1
Berkshire +31 8 £130 -52.72%
Bracknell +2 5 £130 -52.72%
South West +4 4 £362 +9.20%
Tyne and Wear - 4 £438 -
West Midlands - 4 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £438 -
North East - 4 £438 -
North West +29 3 £339 - 1
Scotland +22 3 - - 2
City of London - 3 - -
Glasgow - 3 - -
Coventry - 3 £298 -
Bristol +2 2 £362 +3.35%
Manchester - 2 £339 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £165 -
Surrey - 2 £575 - 1
Bolton - 2 £339 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £165 -
East of England - 2 £260 -
Yorkshire +14 1 - -
Kidlington -3 1 £145 -18.30%
East Midlands -7 1 £425 +17.24%
Derby -9 1 £425 +17.24%
Derbyshire -10 1 £425 +17.24%
Oxfordshire -11 1 £145 -18.30%
Somerset - 1 - -
Norfolk - 1 £260 -

Handset
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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

1 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.37%) Cisco
3 25 (26.32%) MS Office
4 23 (24.21%) Windows
5 22 (23.16%) VoIP
6 20 (21.05%) Migration
7 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
8 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
8 16 (16.84%) IVR
8 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (15.79%) Finance
10 14 (14.74%) LAN
10 14 (14.74%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (13.68%) Verint
11 13 (13.68%) WAN
11 13 (13.68%) Wireless
12 12 (12.63%) Validation
12 12 (12.63%) ITIL
12 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (12.63%) Apple
13 10 (10.53%) MCDST
13 10 (10.53%) Degree
13 10 (10.53%) Service Management
13 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
13 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
14 9 (9.47%) Virtual Desktop
14 9 (9.47%) DHCP
14 9 (9.47%) Windows 8
14 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012

Handset
Top Related 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 5 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (5.26%) CMS
2 2 (2.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.05%) Drupal
3 1 (1.05%) IIS
3 1 (1.05%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (26.32%) MS Office
2 19 (20.00%) MS Excel
3 4 (4.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.11%) Office 365
3 1 (1.05%) iTunes
3 1 (1.05%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.16%) VoIP
2 14 (14.74%) LAN
3 13 (13.68%) WAN
3 13 (13.68%) Wireless
4 9 (9.47%) DHCP
5 8 (8.42%) DNS
5 8 (8.42%) Internet
5 8 (8.42%) Unified Communications
6 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
7 6 (6.32%) CTI
8 5 (5.26%) Broadband
8 5 (5.26%) VPN
9 4 (4.21%) PBX
10 3 (3.16%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.16%) ISDN
10 3 (3.16%) MVNO
10 3 (3.16%) PABX
10 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.11%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.05%) GIS
1 1 (1.05%) Spatial Data
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) Git (software)
1 5 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.16%) JIRA
3 1 (1.05%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.05%) Selenium
3 1 (1.05%) WebDriver
3 1 (1.05%) Xcode
General
1 15 (15.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.16%) Legal
4 1 (1.05%) Back Office
4 1 (1.05%) Billing
4 1 (1.05%) Electronics
4 1 (1.05%) Local Government
4 1 (1.05%) Multimedia
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.05%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) IT Support
2 11 (11.58%) Project Manager
3 9 (9.47%) Site Manager
4 8 (8.42%) Architect
4 8 (8.42%) IT Support Technician
4 8 (8.42%) IT Technician
4 8 (8.42%) Support Technician
5 7 (7.37%) Support Analyst
6 6 (6.32%) Administrator
6 6 (6.32%) Network Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Siebel Administrator
7 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) Unified Communications Manager
8 4 (4.21%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (4.21%) Designer
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
8 4 (4.21%) Solutions Designer
9 3 (3.16%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (7.37%) Web Services
2 3 (3.16%) CSS
2 3 (3.16%) HTML
3 1 (1.05%) .NET
3 1 (1.05%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.05%) SOAP
3 1 (1.05%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (16.84%) Analytical Skills
1 16 (16.84%) IVR
2 8 (8.42%) Fat Client
2 8 (8.42%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.32%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.32%) CMDB
3 6 (6.32%) Smartphone
4 4 (4.21%) Driving Licence
5 3 (3.16%) BYOD
5 3 (3.16%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.16%) Pricing Data
6 2 (2.11%) CESG
6 2 (2.11%) iPad
6 2 (2.11%) iPhone
6 2 (2.11%) NHS
6 2 (2.11%) PKI
6 2 (2.11%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.05%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.05%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 23 (24.21%) Windows
2 10 (10.53%) Windows Server
2 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (10.53%) Windows XP
3 9 (9.47%) Windows 8
3 9 (9.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (8.42%) Mac OS X
5 7 (7.37%) Unix
6 4 (4.21%) Android
6 4 (4.21%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (3.16%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.16%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.05%) Linux
9 1 (1.05%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (21.05%) Migration
2 14 (14.74%) Mobile Device Management
3 12 (12.63%) ITIL
3 12 (12.63%) Validation
4 10 (10.53%) Service Management
5 8 (8.42%) Project Management
6 6 (6.32%) Configuration Management
6 6 (6.32%) CRM
6 6 (6.32%) DevOps
6 6 (6.32%) Network Architecture
7 3 (3.16%) Application Rationalisation
7 3 (3.16%) Content Management
7 3 (3.16%) Contingency Planning
7 3 (3.16%) Data Entry
7 3 (3.16%) E-Commerce
7 3 (3.16%) Programme Management
7 3 (3.16%) Project Governance
8 2 (2.11%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.11%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.11%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 3 (3.16%) Java
2 1 (1.05%) Apple Swift
2 1 (1.05%) C#
2 1 (1.05%) Objective-C
2 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.53%) Degree
2 10 (10.53%) MCDST
3 7 (7.37%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (6.32%) CCNP
5 5 (5.26%) CCNA
6 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (2.11%) MCP
7 1 (1.05%) CCIE
7 1 (1.05%) ISEB
7 1 (1.05%) ISTQB
7 1 (1.05%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 1 (1.05%) MBA
7 1 (1.05%) MCITP
7 1 (1.05%) MCSA
7 1 (1.05%) MCSE
7 1 (1.05%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.05%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.16%) PMO
2 2 (2.11%) QA
3 1 (1.05%) IFRS
3 1 (1.05%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (16.84%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.47%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.11%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.11%) XenApp
4 1 (1.05%) Firmware
4 1 (1.05%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Microsoft Intune
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (5.26%) Packer
2 5 (5.26%) Puppet
2 5 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 33 (34.74%) Microsoft
2 26 (27.37%) Cisco
3 13 (13.68%) Verint
4 12 (12.63%) Apple
5 7 (7.37%) Avaya
6 6 (6.32%) Citrix
6 6 (6.32%) Red Hat
6 6 (6.32%) Siebel
7 5 (5.26%) Informatica
8 4 (4.21%) Mitel
9 3 (3.16%) Huawei
10 2 (2.11%) BroadSoft
10 2 (2.11%) Nortel
10 2 (2.11%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (2.11%) Samsung
10 2 (2.11%) Siemens
10 2 (2.11%) VMware
10 2 (2.11%) Wyse
11 1 (1.05%) Oracle
11 1 (1.05%) Symbian
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