The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 5 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 64 67
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.90% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 2.74% 1.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Median daily rate - £500 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £425 £179
% change year-on-year
-47.05% +137.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £14.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £11.75 £15.29
% change year-on-year
+17.02% -23.15%
Handset
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
230 329 200
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 34.59% 32.90% 26.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 217 99
Median daily rate £424 £429 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% +12.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £300 £289
10% offered a daily rate of more than £675 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £385 £363
% change year-on-year
-1.29% +6.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 13
Median hourly rate £19.66 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.64% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.87 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £23.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Handset as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire