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 22 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iPad
Rank 85 72 70
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -2
Contract jobs citing iPad 4 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.26% 0.48% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.01% 2.01% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Average daily rate
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£125 £400 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-68.75% +70.21%
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £251 £320
% change year-on-year
-14.42% -21.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £15.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-17.64% +6.25%
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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
397 299 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 26.19% 24.13% 30.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 145 116
Average daily rate £363 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £192 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 25
Average hourly rate £13.50 £15.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.48 £11.30 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £46.00 £24.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.83
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +3.06%

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
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 6 (100.00%) iPhone
2 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (33.33%) OOP
3 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 2 (33.33%) Apple
3 2 (33.33%) Java
3 2 (33.33%) Web Services
3 2 (33.33%) Xcode
3 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) JSON
3 2 (33.33%) JIRA
3 2 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 2 (33.33%) RESTful
3 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (33.33%) REST
3 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 2 (33.33%) iBeacon
3 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
3 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) iBeacon
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Xcode
1 2 (33.33%) JIRA
1 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Developer
1 2 (33.33%) iOS Developer
2 1 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Help Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) Web Services
1 2 (33.33%) JSON
1 2 (33.33%) RESTful
1 2 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) OOP
1 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) Objective-C
1 2 (33.33%) Apple Swift
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) SCCM
1 2 (33.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Apple
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix