The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the Dorset 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset - - -
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 £13.50 £16.84 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-19.83% -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 Dorset region.

Miscellaneous Category
Dorset
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
62 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Dorset 24.70% 19.58% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 24
Average daily rate £350 £420 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +29.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £160 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 3
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.36 £18.47
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.85% -0.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £17.05 £17.02
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £19.67 £33.29
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 Dorset

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in Dorset

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in Dorset