Period
to 21 June 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 21 June 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
21 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 817 764 818
Rank change year-on-year -53 +54 -52
Contract jobs citing Handset 62 82 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.090% 0.076%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.18% 0.26% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 46 41
UK median daily rate £275 £339 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.76% +17.74% -0.86%
10th Percentile £135 £133 £108
90th Percentile £600 £453 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £300 £300
% change year-on-year -16.67% - -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 15
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £16.64 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.32% -22.62% +27.67%
10th Percentile £22.38 £11.47 £14.40
90th Percentile £46.63 £24.18 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £18.47 £21.50
% change year-on-year +62.43% -14.09% +27.67%

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 33,747 31,149 36,067
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.73% 34.17% 33.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,035 20,194 23,607
UK median daily rate £455 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.25% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £271 £263 £250
90th Percentile £656 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +1.25% +5.26% +3.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,051 1,092 1,206
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -6.28% +17.33%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year +16.22% -12.94% +21.43%

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 21 June 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 21 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 10 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 21 June 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 -62 57 £231 -31.68% 13
London -27 33 £275 -21.43% 6
UK excluding London -29 25 £250 -16.67% 7
South East -23 15 £145 -6.45% 1
North of England -34 5 £438 +2.94% 3
North West -8 3 - - 2
Wales -6 2 £400 +23.08%
Yorkshire -11 2 £438 - 1
Scotland -38 2 £375 -
East of England +3 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 June 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 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 15 (24.19%) Cisco
2 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
3 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
4 12 (19.35%) Migration
4 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
5 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
5 11 (17.74%) Unified Communications
5 11 (17.74%) Office 365
6 10 (16.13%) Degree
6 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (16.13%) Service Management
6 10 (16.13%) ITIL
6 10 (16.13%) VoIP
7 9 (14.52%) SQL
7 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
7 9 (14.52%) Finance
7 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (12.90%) ForgeRock
8 8 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (12.90%) Sonus
8 8 (12.90%) Polycom
8 8 (12.90%) VMware
8 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
8 8 (12.90%) DHCP
8 8 (12.90%) DNS
8 8 (12.90%) PingFederate
9 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Excel

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 13 (20.97%) Skype for Business
2 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (14.52%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.61%) Apache
3 1 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.61%) nginx
Applications
1 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (8.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (3.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 11 (17.74%) Office 365
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (9.68%) Mimecast
3 6 (9.68%) Yammer
4 4 (6.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.61%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.74%) Unified Communications
2 10 (16.13%) VoIP
3 8 (12.90%) DHCP
3 8 (12.90%) DNS
4 7 (11.29%) LTE
5 6 (9.68%) SMTP
5 6 (9.68%) VoLTE
6 4 (6.45%) Skype
7 3 (4.84%) GSM
7 3 (4.84%) HSPA
7 3 (4.84%) Internet
7 3 (4.84%) IP Telephony
7 3 (4.84%) VoWiFi
7 3 (4.84%) WCDMA
7 3 (4.84%) Wireless
8 2 (3.23%) LAN
9 1 (1.61%) 3GPP
9 1 (1.61%) ISDN
9 1 (1.61%) PBX
9 1 (1.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.61%) MySQL
2 1 (1.61%) phpMyAdmin
Development Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
1 2 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 2 (3.23%) JIRA
2 1 (1.61%) Ant
2 1 (1.61%) Appium
2 1 (1.61%) Bitbucket
2 1 (1.61%) Capybara
2 1 (1.61%) Cucumber
2 1 (1.61%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.61%) git-flow
2 1 (1.61%) Hudson
2 1 (1.61%) Phabricator
2 1 (1.61%) Selenium
2 1 (1.61%) Subversion
2 1 (1.61%) TortoiseSVN
2 1 (1.61%) Xcode
General
1 13 (20.97%) Telecoms
2 9 (14.52%) Finance
3 7 (11.29%) Back Office
4 4 (6.45%) Law
5 1 (1.61%) Legal
5 1 (1.61%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (20.97%) Analyst
2 11 (17.74%) Support Analyst
3 9 (14.52%) Unified Communications Engineer
4 7 (11.29%) IT Support
5 6 (9.68%) LTE Engineer
6 5 (8.06%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
7 4 (6.45%) Cisco Support
7 4 (6.45%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.45%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Analytics Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Desktop Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Digital Analytics Manager
8 3 (4.84%) Handset Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Interoperability Testing (IOT) Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Support
8 3 (4.84%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 3 (4.84%) Telecoms Engineer
8 3 (4.84%) Telecoms Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.84%) XMPP
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Flex
3 1 (1.61%) Gearman
3 1 (1.61%) iOS SDK
3 1 (1.61%) LAMP
3 1 (1.61%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (1.61%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (6.45%) Smartphone
2 3 (4.84%) CMDB
2 3 (4.84%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.23%) BBC
3 2 (3.23%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.61%) ASIC
4 1 (1.61%) iPhone
4 1 (1.61%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 23 (37.10%) Windows
2 10 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (9.68%) Windows 10
5 4 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 3 (4.84%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (3.23%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.61%) CentOS
8 1 (1.61%) Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.61%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (19.35%) Migration
2 10 (16.13%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Service Management
3 8 (12.90%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (11.29%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (11.29%) Line Management
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) Analytics
6 4 (6.45%) Digital Analytics
7 3 (4.84%) Coaching
7 3 (4.84%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.84%) Mentoring
7 3 (4.84%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.84%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.84%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.84%) Service Design
7 3 (4.84%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.23%) Scrum
8 2 (3.23%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 9 (14.52%) SQL
2 2 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.61%) Apple Swift
3 1 (1.61%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.61%) Java
3 1 (1.61%) Objective-C
3 1 (1.61%) PHP
3 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (16.13%) Degree
2 7 (11.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (9.68%) CCNA
3 6 (9.68%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (9.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.84%) CCNP
5 3 (4.84%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (3.23%) CCNP Voice
7 1 (1.61%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.61%) HNC
7 1 (1.61%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.45%) QA
System Software
1 11 (17.74%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.61%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) Cisco CUCM
1 8 (12.90%) PingFederate
2 5 (8.06%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (4.84%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.84%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (1.61%) Ansible
Vendors
1 15 (24.19%) Cisco
1 15 (24.19%) Microsoft
2 8 (12.90%) ForgeRock
2 8 (12.90%) Polycom
2 8 (12.90%) Sonus
2 8 (12.90%) VMware
3 6 (9.68%) Symantec
4 5 (8.06%) Red Box
5 4 (6.45%) Google
6 3 (4.84%) Citrix
7 2 (3.23%) Adobe
7 2 (3.23%) Apple
7 2 (3.23%) Maxymiser
7 2 (3.23%) MicroStrategy
7 2 (3.23%) NICE Systems
7 2 (3.23%) Optimizely
7 2 (3.23%) ShoreTel
7 2 (3.23%) Tableau
8 1 (1.61%) Okta
8 1 (1.61%) Ubiquiti