Period
to 19 October 2019

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 19 October 2019 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
19 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 717 818 829
Rank change year-on-year +101 +11 -7
Contract jobs citing Handset 95 78 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.076% 0.062%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.36% 0.23% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 40 52
UK median daily rate £185 £337 £115
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.06% +193.50% -58.28%
10th Percentile £119 £138 £111
90th Percentile £500 £578 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £390 £111
% change year-on-year -48.72% +249.87% -61.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 8
UK median hourly rate £14.10 £21.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.86% +68.00% -59.35%
10th Percentile £11.49 £16.25 £10.00
90th Percentile £30.75 £23.15 £20.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.20 £21.00 £12.50
% change year-on-year -37.14% +68.00% -41.86%

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 26,403 33,522 32,905
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.27% 32.52% 33.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,757 21,736 21,555
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £263 £275 £263
90th Percentile £669 £660 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,037 1,056 1,010
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £11.66 £12.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £19.83
% change year-on-year +7.89% -4.19% -1.47%

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 19 October 2019.

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 19 October 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 12 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 19 October 2019. 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 +104 93 £180 -44.49% 23
UK excluding London +86 59 £200 -48.72% 17
London +57 35 £168 -39.09% 8
North of England +60 32 £150 -63.64% 4
Yorkshire +46 21 £150 -65.71% 2
South East +44 20 £275 -20.29% 3
North West +14 11 - - 2
Midlands +48 3 £550 - 4
East Midlands - 3 £550 - 2
East of England +27 2 - - 1
Scotland +34 1 £325 -
Wales +24 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 2019, 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 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 27 (28.42%) VoIP
3 26 (27.37%) Windows
4 23 (24.21%) Telecoms
4 23 (24.21%) Office 365
5 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (23.16%) LAN
5 22 (23.16%) Samsung
6 21 (22.11%) Mitel
7 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
8 18 (18.95%) Cisco
8 18 (18.95%) Finance
9 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
9 17 (17.89%) PABX
10 16 (16.84%) Skype
10 16 (16.84%) Firewall
11 15 (15.79%) WAN
11 15 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
11 15 (15.79%) iPhone
12 14 (14.74%) Android
12 14 (14.74%) Apple iOS
12 14 (14.74%) ADSL
12 14 (14.74%) MPLS
12 14 (14.74%) Wi-Fi
13 13 (13.68%) BT
13 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
13 13 (13.68%) Billing
13 13 (13.68%) Red Box
14 12 (12.63%) Public Sector

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 17 (17.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (11.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 11 (11.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.32%) Skype for Business
4 5 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.05%) IIS
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (11.58%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.05%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (1.05%) BASE24
1 1 (1.05%) Postilion
Cloud Services
1 23 (24.21%) Office 365
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon Alexa
2 1 (1.05%) Mimecast
2 1 (1.05%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.42%) VoIP
2 22 (23.16%) LAN
3 17 (17.89%) PABX
4 16 (16.84%) Firewall
4 16 (16.84%) Skype
5 15 (15.79%) WAN
6 14 (14.74%) ADSL
6 14 (14.74%) MPLS
6 14 (14.74%) Wi-Fi
7 11 (11.58%) MD110
8 9 (9.47%) SMTP
9 7 (7.37%) DNS
10 6 (6.32%) TCP/IP
11 5 (5.26%) DHCP
11 5 (5.26%) Internet
11 5 (5.26%) SAN
12 4 (4.21%) 4G
12 4 (4.21%) Broadband
12 4 (4.21%) SNMP
12 4 (4.21%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (5.26%) WinDbg
2 2 (2.11%) JIRA
2 2 (2.11%) Selenium
2 2 (2.11%) WebDriver
General
1 23 (24.21%) Telecoms
2 18 (18.95%) Finance
3 13 (13.68%) Billing
4 12 (12.63%) Public Sector
5 9 (9.47%) Banking
6 5 (5.26%) Private Banking
7 4 (4.21%) Investment Banking
7 4 (4.21%) Legal
8 3 (3.16%) Financial Institution
9 2 (2.11%) Manufacturing
9 2 (2.11%) Marketing
10 1 (1.05%) Electronics
10 1 (1.05%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Analyst
2 11 (11.58%) Desktop Support
2 11 (11.58%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.53%) Support Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Service Analyst
4 8 (8.42%) Service Desk Analyst
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Help Desk Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Mac Engineer
6 6 (6.32%) Network Engineer
7 5 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Voice Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Coordinator
8 4 (4.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Exchange Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.21%) Telecoms Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.11%) FreeSWITCH
Miscellaneous
1 19 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 15 (15.79%) iPhone
2 15 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.16%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.05%) Clustering
6 1 (1.05%) Contactless
6 1 (1.05%) EFT
6 1 (1.05%) EMV
6 1 (1.05%) EPoS
6 1 (1.05%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.05%) IVR
6 1 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
6 1 (1.05%) mPOS
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.05%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 26 (27.37%) Windows
2 19 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 14 (14.74%) Android
3 14 (14.74%) Apple iOS
4 13 (13.68%) Windows 7
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (12.63%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.32%) Mac OS
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.11%) Linux
8 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.63%) DNA
2 11 (11.58%) ITSM
3 10 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (9.47%) Asset Management
4 9 (9.47%) ITIL
5 7 (7.37%) Business Transformation
5 7 (7.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (7.37%) Service Management
6 6 (6.32%) BCP
6 6 (6.32%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.32%) CRM
6 6 (6.32%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (5.26%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.21%) High Availability
8 4 (4.21%) Information Security
8 4 (4.21%) Logistics
8 4 (4.21%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (6.32%) Bash Shell
1 6 (6.32%) Python
2 5 (5.26%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.26%) VBScript
3 1 (1.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.63%) Security Cleared
2 5 (5.26%) CCNP
2 5 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (4.21%) CCSP
3 4 (4.21%) CCVP
3 4 (4.21%) DBS Check
3 4 (4.21%) MCSE
3 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) Degree
5 1 (1.05%) CCNA
5 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.47%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.11%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.05%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) Active Directory
2 4 (4.21%) ISA Server
3 2 (2.11%) Kamailio
4 1 (1.05%) KVM
4 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.05%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (23.16%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (8.42%) AirWatch
3 6 (6.32%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.05%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (1.05%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.05%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (33.68%) Microsoft
2 22 (23.16%) Samsung
3 21 (22.11%) Mitel
4 18 (18.95%) Cisco
5 13 (13.68%) BT
5 13 (13.68%) Red Box
6 11 (11.58%) Aastra
7 10 (10.53%) Apple
7 10 (10.53%) Ericsson
8 9 (9.47%) Sonus
9 8 (8.42%) Citrix
9 8 (8.42%) Juniper
9 8 (8.42%) Tandberg
10 7 (7.37%) Sophos
11 6 (6.32%) Polycom
12 5 (5.26%) Clearswift
12 5 (5.26%) HP
13 4 (4.21%) Capita
13 4 (4.21%) Dell
13 4 (4.21%) MobileIron