The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 21 29 -
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -
Contract jobs citing iPad 2 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 1.41% 1.13% -
As % of the Miscellaneous category 6.67% 5.41% -
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 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.92 £15.50 £18.09
% change year-on-year
+9.16% -14.31%
iPad
Cheshire

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

Miscellaneous Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
30 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 21.13% 20.90% 20.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 15
Average daily rate £260 £375 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.66% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £311 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £286 £450 £392
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 2
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -55.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £16.84 £37.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.60 £31.56 £38.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.96 £17.50 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+14.02% -39.65%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

iPad
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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%) MS Office
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (100.00%) VPN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (100.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Desktop Support
1 2 (100.00%) Help Desk Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 2 (100.00%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (100.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCDST
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix