The first 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the Cheshire region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 62 62 57
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing iPad 1 2 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.13% 0.27% 1.21%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.54% 1.12% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Average daily rate
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- £365 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.68% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+18.20% +5.75%
Miscellaneous Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
186 179 150
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.25% 24.16% 18.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 72 85
Average daily rate £425 £333 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.62% +0.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £218 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £450 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.65 £14.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.25 £35.00 £38.88
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+7.31% -18.00%
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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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (50.00%) Broadband
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (50.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (50.00%) Service Management
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) Handset
2 1 (50.00%) Local Government
2 1 (50.00%) MCDST
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) XenApp
2 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Management

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Broadband
1 1 (50.00%) DHCP
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) VPN
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Wireless
General
1 1 (50.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (50.00%) Handset
2 1 (50.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Service Management
1 1 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (50.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (50.00%) Service Desk Management
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) XenApp
1 1 (50.00%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft