Period
to 19 May 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 May 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 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 772 851 733
Rank change year-on-year +79 -118 +75
Contract jobs citing Handset 68 58 90
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.075% 0.057% 0.099%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.23% 0.17% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 51
UK median daily rate £175 £165 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -49.23% +8.33%
10th Percentile £138 £119 £130
90th Percentile £298 £473 £455
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £145 £289
% change year-on-year +29.31% -49.83% -3.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 15
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £30.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.67% +100.00% -23.08%
10th Percentile £12.12 £22.30 £11.47
90th Percentile £23.48 £46.63 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.20 £30.00 £17.88
% change year-on-year -56.00% +67.79% +8.36%

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 30,038 33,673 30,055
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.02% 33.16% 33.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19,568 22,064 19,458
UK median daily rate £475 £451 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.44% +2.97% +2.94%
10th Percentile £288 £269 £263
90th Percentile £669 £650 £634
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 995 1,038 1,052
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £21.77 £19.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.81% +10.58% -6.27%
10th Percentile £11.80 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.17 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.87 £20.63 £18.00
% change year-on-year -8.54% +14.63% -14.29%

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 May 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 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Handset in the UK

Handset
Top 11 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 May 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 +66 67 £175 +6.87% 4
UK excluding London +15 35 £188 +29.31% 4
London +62 32 £171 +3.79%
South East +12 15 £275 +96.43% 1
North of England +22 14 £150 -53.85% 1
Yorkshire - 10 £150 - 1
North West +17 4 £250 -23.08%
East of England +11 3 £138 - 2
South West -23 2 £338 +203.59%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 May 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 (47.06%) Windows
2 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
3 20 (29.41%) Office 365
3 20 (29.41%) Windows 10
4 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
4 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (23.53%) Apple iOS
5 13 (19.12%) ITIL
5 13 (19.12%) Apple
6 12 (17.65%) VoIP
6 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
6 12 (17.65%) Android
6 12 (17.65%) Skype
7 11 (16.18%) Windows 7
7 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (16.18%) LAN
8 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
8 10 (14.71%) Citrix
8 10 (14.71%) Mitel
8 10 (14.71%) Finance
8 10 (14.71%) Service Management
8 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (14.71%) Samsung
9 9 (13.24%) Asset Management
9 9 (13.24%) Wireless
9 9 (13.24%) Sophos
10 8 (11.76%) BCP
10 8 (11.76%) Blackberry
10 8 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 10 (14.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (14.71%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (7.35%) Skype for Business
4 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (29.41%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) Amazon Alexa
2 2 (2.94%) Mimecast
2 2 (2.94%) Siri
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.65%) Skype
1 12 (17.65%) VoIP
2 11 (16.18%) LAN
3 9 (13.24%) Wireless
4 8 (11.76%) 3G
4 8 (11.76%) 4G
4 8 (11.76%) LTE
4 8 (11.76%) TCP/IP
4 8 (11.76%) UMTS
5 7 (10.29%) PABX
6 5 (7.35%) Firewall
7 4 (5.88%) DHCP
7 4 (5.88%) DNS
7 4 (5.88%) PBX
8 3 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (4.41%) SAN
9 2 (2.94%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.94%) MPLS
9 2 (2.94%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.94%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (5.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) WinDbg
2 1 (1.47%) Maven
General
1 12 (17.65%) Telecoms
2 10 (14.71%) Finance
3 5 (7.35%) Banking
4 3 (4.41%) Electronics
4 3 (4.41%) Law
4 3 (4.41%) Legal
5 2 (2.94%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.47%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (25.00%) Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Service Analyst
2 12 (17.65%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (14.71%) Support Engineer
4 8 (11.76%) IT Support
4 8 (11.76%) Mac Engineer
5 6 (8.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (8.82%) Field Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Field Test Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Help Desk Engineer
6 5 (7.35%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.35%) Test Engineer
7 4 (5.88%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (5.88%) Network Engineer
8 3 (4.41%) Help Desk Support
8 3 (4.41%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Cisco Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (2.94%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (2.94%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) XMPP
2 1 (1.47%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.47%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.47%) Apache Camel
2 1 (1.47%) Boost C++ Libraries
2 1 (1.47%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.76%) Blackberry
2 4 (5.88%) IVR
3 3 (4.41%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) iPhone
4 2 (2.94%) Replication
4 2 (2.94%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) CCTV
5 1 (1.47%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.47%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.47%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.47%) NHS
5 1 (1.47%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.47%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 32 (47.06%) Windows
2 20 (29.41%) Windows 10
3 16 (23.53%) Apple iOS
4 12 (17.65%) Android
5 11 (16.18%) Windows 7
5 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (16.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (11.76%) Mac OS
7 5 (7.35%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.94%) Windows Phone
9 1 (1.47%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) ITIL
2 10 (14.71%) Service Management
3 9 (13.24%) Asset Management
4 8 (11.76%) BCP
5 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
5 7 (10.29%) CRM
5 7 (10.29%) Incident Management
5 7 (10.29%) ITSM
6 5 (7.35%) Migration
6 5 (7.35%) Mobile Device Management
7 3 (4.41%) Business Continuity
7 3 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (2.94%) Artificial Intelligence
8 2 (2.94%) DNA
8 2 (2.94%) Information Management
8 2 (2.94%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (2.94%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.76%) Bash Shell
1 8 (11.76%) Python
2 4 (5.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.94%) VBScript
4 1 (1.47%) AWK
4 1 (1.47%) C++
4 1 (1.47%) Groovy
4 1 (1.47%) Java
4 1 (1.47%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.47%) Perl
4 1 (1.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.88%) CCNP
2 4 (5.88%) Degree
3 3 (4.41%) CCNA
4 2 (2.94%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.94%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.47%) CCIE
5 1 (1.47%) CCSP
5 1 (1.47%) CCVP
5 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.47%) HND
5 1 (1.47%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.41%) SLA
2 2 (2.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (7.35%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) KVM
2 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (2.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.47%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 16 (23.53%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (11.76%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (4.41%) SCCM
4 2 (2.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.47%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 23 (33.82%) Microsoft
2 13 (19.12%) Apple
3 10 (14.71%) Citrix
3 10 (14.71%) Mitel
3 10 (14.71%) Samsung
4 9 (13.24%) Sophos
5 8 (11.76%) Intel
6 7 (10.29%) Cisco
7 4 (5.88%) HP
8 2 (2.94%) Avaya
8 2 (2.94%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.94%) IBM
8 2 (2.94%) Lotus
8 2 (2.94%) McAfee
8 2 (2.94%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.94%) Verint
8 2 (2.94%) VMware
9 1 (1.47%) iManage
9 1 (1.47%) Polycom
9 1 (1.47%) Sonus