The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 79 63 65
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +2
Contract jobs citing iPad 10 15 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.73% 1.23% 1.82%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.44% 5.26% 6.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 9
Average daily rate
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£350 £346 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.08% +25.90%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £12.00 £12.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £15.00 £18.09
% change year-on-year
+12.26% -17.08%
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 Manchester region.

Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
409 285 449
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 30.03% 23.46% 30.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 163 171
Average daily rate £350 £343 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +5.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 24 48
Average hourly rate £12.77 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.02% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.20 £10.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £21.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.90 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -32.69%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

iPad
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014. 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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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
Bolton - - - - 1
iPad
North West

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) MS Office
2 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
3 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
4 6 (37.50%) iOS Development
4 6 (37.50%) Objective-C
4 6 (37.50%) SLA
5 5 (31.25%) Wireless
5 5 (31.25%) Android
5 5 (31.25%) iPhone
6 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 4 (25.00%) MCTS
6 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
6 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 4 (25.00%) Citrix
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (25.00%) MCP
6 4 (25.00%) MCSE
6 4 (25.00%) MCSA
6 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (25.00%) Coaching
7 3 (18.75%) User Experience
8 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (50.00%) MS Office
1 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) VPN
2 5 (31.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) Intranet
3 1 (6.25%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Cucumber
1 2 (12.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 2 (12.50%) Calabash
2 1 (6.25%) Xcode
General
1 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Developer
2 6 (37.50%) iOS Developer
3 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Service Analyst
3 5 (31.25%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 4 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Support Analyst
5 3 (18.75%) Desktop Team Leader
6 2 (12.50%) Support Team Leader
6 2 (12.50%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 2 (12.50%) Desktop Support
7 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (6.25%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 1 (6.25%) Support Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support Manager
7 1 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Cocoa
1 2 (12.50%) iOS SDK
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) iPhone
2 4 (25.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (18.75%) User Experience
4 2 (12.50%) Statistics
4 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (6.25%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows 7
2 7 (43.75%) Apple iOS
3 5 (31.25%) Android
4 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (6.25%) Mac OS X
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 6 (37.50%) iOS Development
3 4 (25.00%) TDD
3 4 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (25.00%) Coaching
4 2 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (12.50%) BDD
4 2 (12.50%) Pair Programming
4 2 (12.50%) Automated Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 2 (12.50%) OOP
4 2 (12.50%) Change Control
4 2 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (12.50%) Line Management
4 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) MCTS
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (25.00%) MCP
1 4 (25.00%) MCSE
1 4 (25.00%) MCSA
2 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (37.50%) SLA
2 2 (12.50%) QA
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (25.00%) Citrix
3 2 (12.50%) Avaya
3 2 (12.50%) Appcelerator
3 2 (12.50%) Xamarin
4 1 (6.25%) Kony
4 1 (6.25%) Meru Networks
4 1 (6.25%) HP
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle
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