There is no difference between these two, both a Handyman and a Journeyman fall under the same group. They both have the experienced skills to perform any specific trade skills without the need of any supervision. The performed tasks, are either minor or major. One thing is that if working with more than a $500 contract, a license is required. No matter the years of experience and knowledge both a Handyman and a Journeyman need to acquire a contractors license to do a job with more than $500 in labor for any kind of trade.