The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 48 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -
Contract jobs citing iPad 15 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 2.02% 0.15% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 9.43% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.84 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.95% -3.77%
iPad
West Midlands

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

Miscellaneous Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
159 137 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.40% 20.30% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 89 51
Average daily rate £350 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £200 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £548 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 5
Average hourly rate £13.10 £13.98 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.26% -6.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £6.61 £12.24 £8.08
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £175.00 £16.50 £21.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -39.65%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing iPad also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iPad.

1 13 (76.47%) CRM
1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
1 13 (76.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 13 (76.47%) QA
1 13 (76.47%) Silverlight
1 13 (76.47%) System Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
3 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
5 3 (17.65%) iPhone
6 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
6 2 (11.76%) Finance
6 2 (11.76%) Cocoa
6 2 (11.76%) Retail
6 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
6 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
7 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
7 1 (5.88%) Apple
7 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
7 1 (5.88%) MS Office
7 1 (5.88%) CSS
7 1 (5.88%) ITIL
7 1 (5.88%) Windows

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing iPad also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited iPad. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 13 (76.47%) Dynamics CRM
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Xcode
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Developer
2 9 (52.94%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 9 (52.94%) CRM Developer
3 4 (23.53%) CRM Architect
3 4 (23.53%) CRM Solutions Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Architect
3 4 (23.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (11.76%) iOS Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) UI Programmer
5 1 (5.88%) iPad Developer
5 1 (5.88%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (76.47%) Silverlight
2 9 (52.94%) Web Services
3 2 (11.76%) Cocoa
4 1 (5.88%) CSS
4 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.88%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.88%) CSS3
4 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (5.88%) HTML5
4 1 (5.88%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) iPhone
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (17.65%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Vista
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (76.47%) CRM
1 13 (76.47%) E-Commerce
1 13 (76.47%) System Testing
2 10 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (52.94%) Unit Testing
4 4 (23.53%) User Acceptance Testing
4 4 (23.53%) Technical Architecture
5 2 (11.76%) iOS Development
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 2 (11.76%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (76.47%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) DameWare
Vendors
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.88%) Apple