The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Handsets
Rank - - 49
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge - - 0.43%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - - 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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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 £13.50 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -9.85%
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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 Cambridge region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
137 96 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 27.79% 26.37% 33.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 52 67
Average daily rate £325 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £164 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £470 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 15 40
Average hourly rate £27.50 £37.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £11.40 £15.64
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £60.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge