The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 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
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 139 116
Rank change year-on-year +21 -23  
Contract jobs citing Handset 3 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.14% 0.23% 0.043%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.51% 0.92% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £225 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £120 £300 £225
% change year-on-year -60.00% +33.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
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 advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 594 758 620
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 28.59% 25.22% 26.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 443 601 496
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £157 £205 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 39 52
Median hourly rate £14.22 £15.21 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.51% -8.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.06 £10.75 £10.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £23.60 £37.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +8.69% +24.32%  

Handset
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Handset as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Handset in the West Midlands

Handset
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Handset in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Handset in the West Midlands

Handset
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Handset in the West Midlands

Handset
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Handset within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 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
Staffordshire - 2 £225 -
Coventry - 1 £213 -
Handset
England

For the 6 months to 28 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Handset.

1 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds
3 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
3 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
3 1 (14.29%) Softphone

Handset
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (42.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) Softphone
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) VoIP
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Project Manager
2 3 (42.86%) Junior
2 3 (42.86%) Junior Project Manager
3 2 (28.57%) Coordinator
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support
4 1 (14.29%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Public Sector Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Rollout Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Rollout Project Manager
4 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) Migration
1 3 (42.86%) Programme Management
1 3 (42.86%) Service Management
2 2 (28.57%) PRINCE2
3 1 (14.29%) Feasibility Study
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 1 (14.29%) PRINCE2 Certification
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Cisco
1 1 (14.29%) SolarWinds