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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 80 64 84
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +20
Contract jobs citing iPad 5 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.35% 1.12% 0.50%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.80% 4.18% 2.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 5
Average daily rate £400 £235 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+70.21% -25.39%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 1
Average hourly rate £15.50 £11.50 £24.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.78% -52.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
278 263 325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 19.73% 26.78% 23.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 120 132
Average daily rate £325 £323 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.77% -0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 22
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.42 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.02% -22.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.95 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £61.00 £45.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 7 (58.33%) SLA
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 4 (33.33%) iPhone
4 4 (33.33%) MCTS
4 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
4 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
4 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 4 (33.33%) MCSE
4 4 (33.33%) MCSA
4 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (25.00%) Avaya
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 3 (25.00%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (25.00%) Cocoa
5 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
5 3 (25.00%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Statistics

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
2 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) VPN
2 5 (41.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Intranet
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
General
1 1 (8.33%) Legal
1 1 (8.33%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Support Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Service Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (33.33%) iOS Developer
3 3 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 3 (25.00%) Team Leader
4 2 (16.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 1 (8.33%) Support Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Team Leader
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
5 1 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (8.33%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 4 (33.33%) iPhone
2 3 (25.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile App
3 2 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (41.67%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 4 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 3 (25.00%) Windows 2000
5 1 (8.33%) Mac OS X
5 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) iOS Development
3 3 (25.00%) Change Control
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) MCP
1 4 (33.33%) MCSE
1 4 (33.33%) MCSA
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (33.33%) MCTS
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) SLA
2 2 (16.67%) QA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Citrix
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Meru Networks
3 1 (8.33%) HP