The first 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 29 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 Manchester 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 81 69 74
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +5
Contract jobs citing iPad 3 13 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 1.14% 1.09%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.03% 5.39% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 9 5
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£350 £343 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +20.17%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.84 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+11.34% +5.25%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
292 241 307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.55% 21.16% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 126 117
Average daily rate £375 £338 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £212 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 12 29
Average hourly rate £13.50 £12.38 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -47.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £21.73 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+2.43% -20.32%
iPad
North West

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 29 July 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
Stockport - - - - 1
iPad
North West

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 5 (55.56%) MS Office
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (44.44%) MCTS
2 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
2 4 (44.44%) MCSE
2 4 (44.44%) MCSA
2 4 (44.44%) MCP
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 3 (33.33%) Android
3 3 (33.33%) iPhone
3 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 2 (22.22%) Calabash
4 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
4 2 (22.22%) BDD
4 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) TDD
4 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
1 5 (55.56%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 4 (44.44%) Wireless
3 1 (11.11%) Intranet
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Cucumber
1 2 (22.22%) Calabash
General
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Developer
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) Service Analyst
1 4 (44.44%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (44.44%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 3 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) Cocoa
1 1 (11.11%) HTML5
1 1 (11.11%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Smartphone
2 3 (33.33%) iPhone
3 2 (22.22%) Mobile App
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 4 (44.44%) Apple iOS
2 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 3 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL
2 3 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (22.22%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (22.22%) BDD
3 2 (22.22%) OOP
3 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) TDD
3 2 (22.22%) Pair Programming
3 2 (22.22%) Automated Testing
3 2 (22.22%) Software Engineering
4 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 3 (33.33%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) MCP
1 4 (44.44%) MCSE
1 4 (44.44%) MCSA
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (44.44%) MCTS
2 1 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (55.56%) SLA
2 1 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 1 (11.11%) Citrix
2 1 (11.11%) Kony