The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 29 May 2015 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iPad
Rank 69 67 60
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -7
Contract jobs citing iPad 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.82% 0.12% 0.41%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.76% 0.44% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
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£313 £120 £329
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+160.41% -63.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £120 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £120 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £251 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.42% -22.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.17 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.15%
iPad
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
290 226 213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 29.90% 28.18% 28.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 199 106 95
Average daily rate £450 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £215 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £540 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 12 4
Average hourly rate £16.84 £32.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.18% +109.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £14.20 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £44.75 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-11.62% -

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

iPad
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington -1 4 - - 2
Chester - 2 - -
Knutsford - 2 £313 -
iPad
North West

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 8 (61.54%) Citrix
1 8 (61.54%) Blackberry
2 6 (46.15%) DNS
2 6 (46.15%) Broadband
2 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 6 (46.15%) Smartphone
2 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
2 6 (46.15%) iPhone
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
3 3 (23.08%) Project Management
3 3 (23.08%) Confluence
3 3 (23.08%) hybris
3 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
3 3 (23.08%) Scrum
3 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (23.08%) Subversion
3 3 (23.08%) Spring
3 3 (23.08%) Ajax
3 3 (23.08%) JIRA
3 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
3 3 (23.08%) jQuery
3 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
3 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (23.08%) Kanban
3 3 (23.08%) Data Validation
3 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
3 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
3 3 (23.08%) HTML

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 3 (23.08%) Confluence
1 3 (23.08%) Tomcat
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) DNS
1 6 (46.15%) Broadband
1 6 (46.15%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) Wireless
2 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
2 2 (15.38%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Subversion
1 3 (23.08%) JIRA
1 3 (23.08%) JUnit
General
1 2 (15.38%) Local Government
1 2 (15.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Hybris Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Service Desk Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Developer
1 3 (23.08%) Analyst
1 3 (23.08%) Service Analyst
2 2 (15.38%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) Spring
1 3 (23.08%) Ajax
1 3 (23.08%) Spring MVC
1 3 (23.08%) jQuery
1 3 (23.08%) HTML
1 3 (23.08%) CSS
1 3 (23.08%) JSP
1 3 (23.08%) XML
1 3 (23.08%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 8 (61.54%) Blackberry
2 6 (46.15%) Smartphone
2 6 (46.15%) iPhone
3 2 (15.38%) Handset
3 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 3 (23.08%) UNIX
2 2 (15.38%) Windows
2 2 (15.38%) Windows XP
2 2 (15.38%) Windows Vista
2 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (7.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Incident Management
2 3 (23.08%) Project Management
2 3 (23.08%) Data Modelling
2 3 (23.08%) Scrum
2 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (23.08%) Unit Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Integration Testing
2 3 (23.08%) Continuous Integration
2 3 (23.08%) Kanban
2 3 (23.08%) Data Validation
2 3 (23.08%) E-Commerce
2 3 (23.08%) B2C
2 3 (23.08%) MVC
2 3 (23.08%) SEO
2 3 (23.08%) Validation
3 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) MCDST
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) XenApp
1 6 (46.15%) XenDesktop
2 2 (15.38%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) Citrix
2 3 (23.08%) hybris
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 2 (15.38%) Apple
3 2 (15.38%) MobileIron