The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Handsets
London / City of London
Rank - 142 185
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London - 0.065% 0.18%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.16% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £425 £550
% change year-on-year
-35.29% -22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £19.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.07 £16.50 £16.40
% change year-on-year
-26.84% +0.64%

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

Miscellaneous Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
1125 1235 1945
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 38.49% 40.32% 38.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 840 942 1531
Median daily rate £500 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £650 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 27
Median hourly rate £22.13 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.62% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.15 £13.00 £13.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £35.60 £22.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% +22.85%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London