The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - - -
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £305 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.83% +22.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.17 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-9.91% -9.85%
Handset
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
165 141 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.40% 20.92% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 93 52
Average daily rate £350 £350 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £200 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £12.05 £13.98 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.77% +11.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.77 £12.42 £7.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £17.25 £17.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Handset across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Handset across the Birmingham region.

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham