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 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 581 598 594
Rank change year-on-year +17 -4  
Contract jobs citing Handset 29 56 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.10% 0.087%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.19% 0.31% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 27 27
Median daily rate £189 £288 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.34% +27.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £111 £125 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £420 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £140 £300 £225
% change year-on-year -53.33% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 2
Median hourly rate £20.38 £41.25 £23.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.59% +76.13%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.50 £18.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.08 £42.50 £28.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.38 £21.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year -5.20% +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 with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 15648 17974 17487
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 33.21% 33.29% 31.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 10156 11793 11016
Median daily rate £450 £425 £422
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +0.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 490 595 619
Median hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.17% +21.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.26 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.82%  

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 27 June 2017.

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 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 27 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
England -6 24 £213 -26.08% 8
South East +11 9 £300 +96.72% 2
London -5 6 £350 +141.37% 1
Berkshire +21 4 - -
Wales - 4 £218 -
Hampshire - 4 £300 -
West Midlands +16 3 £225 -
Maidenhead -1 3 - -
South Wales - 3 £325 -
South West -3 2 £111 -62.84% 1
East of England -4 2 £111 -61.22% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £130 -62.85%
Staffordshire - 2 £225 -
Basingstoke - 2 £300 -
Bridgend - 2 £325 -
Heathrow - 2 £350 -
Leicester - 2 £130 -
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £225 -
Leicestershire - 2 £130 -
Scotland +31 1 - - 1
City of London -2 1 - -
Peterborough - 1 £111 -
Newquay - 1 £111 -
Kent - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Cornwall - 1 £111 -
Bristol - 1 £111 -
Southampton - 1 £111 -
Dartford - 1 - -
Mid Wales - 1 £111 -

For the 6 months to 27 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 with a requirement for Handset.

1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (30.59%) Cisco
3 21 (24.71%) Windows
4 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
5 19 (22.35%) Microsoft Excel
6 18 (21.18%) Migration
6 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (20.00%) VoIP
8 15 (17.65%) IVR
8 15 (17.65%) Verint
9 14 (16.47%) Finance
9 14 (16.47%) Validation
10 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
11 11 (12.94%) Wireless
11 11 (12.94%) ITIL
11 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
12 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (10.59%) Degree
13 8 (9.41%) Unified Communications
13 8 (9.41%) Avaya
13 8 (9.41%) LAN
14 7 (8.24%) Project Management
14 7 (8.24%) Internet
14 7 (8.24%) Citrix
14 7 (8.24%) WAN
15 6 (7.06%) CTI
15 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
15 6 (7.06%) Windows XP
15 6 (7.06%) Service Management

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 5 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 5 (5.88%) CMS
2 2 (2.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.18%) Drupal
Applications
1 20 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (22.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (4.71%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.18%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (3.53%) Adobe Analytics
2 3 (3.53%) Office 365
3 1 (1.18%) Slack
3 1 (1.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (20.00%) VoIP
2 11 (12.94%) Wireless
3 8 (9.41%) LAN
3 8 (9.41%) Unified Communications
4 7 (8.24%) Internet
4 7 (8.24%) WAN
5 6 (7.06%) CTI
6 5 (5.88%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.88%) VPN
7 4 (4.71%) LTE
8 3 (3.53%) Broadband
8 3 (3.53%) DHCP
8 3 (3.53%) ISDN
8 3 (3.53%) PABX
8 3 (3.53%) PBX
9 2 (2.35%) DNS
9 2 (2.35%) GSM
9 2 (2.35%) PSTN
9 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) WLAN
Development Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (4.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.53%) JIRA
3 1 (1.18%) Android Studio
3 1 (1.18%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.18%) Selenium
3 1 (1.18%) SonarQube
3 1 (1.18%) WebDriver
General
1 14 (16.47%) Finance
2 12 (14.12%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.53%) Back Office
3 3 (3.53%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Local Government
5 1 (1.18%) Avionics
5 1 (1.18%) Billing
5 1 (1.18%) Electronics
5 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.18%) Legal
5 1 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (18.82%) Analyst
2 12 (14.12%) Project Manager
3 9 (10.59%) Site Manager
4 8 (9.41%) Desktop Support
5 6 (7.06%) Field Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Architect
6 5 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (5.88%) Unified Communications Manager
7 4 (4.71%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (4.71%) Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) IT Support
7 4 (4.71%) Siebel Administrator
7 4 (4.71%) Support Engineer
8 3 (3.53%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (3.53%) Coordinator
8 3 (3.53%) Developer
8 3 (3.53%) Junior
8 3 (3.53%) Support Analyst
8 3 (3.53%) Support Technician
8 3 (3.53%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Web Services
2 3 (3.53%) CSS
2 3 (3.53%) HTML
3 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
3 1 (1.18%) Qt
3 1 (1.18%) Silverlight
3 1 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (21.18%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (17.65%) IVR
3 4 (4.71%) Blackberry
3 4 (4.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.53%) BYOD
4 3 (3.53%) CMDB
4 3 (3.53%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.53%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.53%) Pricing Data
4 3 (3.53%) Smartphone
4 3 (3.53%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.53%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.35%) CESG
5 2 (2.35%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.35%) iPad
5 2 (2.35%) PKI
6 1 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 21 (24.71%) Windows
2 6 (7.06%) Windows XP
3 5 (5.88%) Unix
3 5 (5.88%) Windows Server
3 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (4.71%) Android
4 4 (4.71%) Apple iOS
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.71%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (3.53%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.53%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.35%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.18%) Linux
7 1 (1.18%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (21.18%) Migration
2 14 (16.47%) Validation
3 11 (12.94%) ITIL
4 9 (10.59%) Mobile Device Management
5 7 (8.24%) Project Management
6 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.06%) PRINCE2
6 6 (7.06%) Service Management
7 5 (5.88%) Programme Management
7 5 (5.88%) TOGAF
8 4 (4.71%) CRM
8 4 (4.71%) DevOps
8 4 (4.71%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.71%) Software Engineering
9 3 (3.53%) Analytics
9 3 (3.53%) Android Development
9 3 (3.53%) Data Entry
9 3 (3.53%) Functional Testing
9 3 (3.53%) Project Governance
9 3 (3.53%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.35%) Java
2 1 (1.18%) ActionScript
2 1 (1.18%) ActionScript 2.0
2 1 (1.18%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (1.18%) C
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Degree
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (7.06%) MCDST
2 6 (7.06%) SC Cleared
2 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.35%) MCP
4 1 (1.18%) CCNP
4 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.18%) HNC
4 1 (1.18%) ISEB
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (1.18%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 1 (1.18%) MCITP
4 1 (1.18%) MCSA
4 1 (1.18%) MCSE
4 1 (1.18%) Numerate Degree
4 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.35%) QA
1 2 (2.35%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) IFRS
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.18%) PMO
System Software
1 11 (12.94%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.71%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.35%) BitLocker
3 2 (2.35%) XenApp
4 1 (1.18%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 4 (4.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (4.71%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (3.53%) Packer
2 3 (3.53%) Puppet
3 2 (2.35%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.18%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
2 26 (30.59%) Cisco
3 15 (17.65%) Verint
4 8 (9.41%) Avaya
5 7 (8.24%) Citrix
6 5 (5.88%) Apple
7 4 (4.71%) Mitel
7 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.71%) Siebel
7 4 (4.71%) Siemens
8 3 (3.53%) Adobe
8 3 (3.53%) Informatica
9 2 (2.35%) Genesys
9 2 (2.35%) Juniper
9 2 (2.35%) Wyse
10 1 (1.18%) BT
10 1 (1.18%) FatWire
10 1 (1.18%) Polycom
10 1 (1.18%) Sophos
10 1 (1.18%) VMware