The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Handset in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Handset over the 3 months to 28 April 2016 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Handsets
Rank - 125 115
Contract jobs citing Handset 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands - 0.075% 0.085%
As % of the Miscellaneous category - 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £425 £218
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +95.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £285
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -12.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £15.92 £16.65
% change year-on-year
+53.89% -4.38%
Handset
England

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

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
706 730 667
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.52% 27.28% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 401 433 304
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £205 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £492 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 66 66
Average hourly rate £13.50 £22.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% -25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.81 £11.45 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £18.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+17.33% -6.25%

Handset
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

Handset Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Handset Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Handset
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Handset Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands