The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 31 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 North West 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 126 112 114
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +2
Contract jobs citing iPad 6 18 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.66% 0.87%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.84% 3.09% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 14
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£350 £343 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +24.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £300
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £16.84 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £16.92 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+10.81% +5.75%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
711 582 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.51% 21.48% 19.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 379 271 296
Average daily rate £400 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 35 73
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.98% -9.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -18.38%
iPad
England

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in the North West

iPad
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iPad across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

iPad Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

iPad
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 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
Manchester -17 3 £350 +2.18% 6
Lancashire - - - - 2
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 11 (57.89%) MS Office
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
2 10 (52.63%) VPN
2 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
3 9 (47.37%) iPhone
4 8 (42.11%) Citrix
4 8 (42.11%) SLA
4 8 (42.11%) ITIL
5 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
5 7 (36.84%) Blackberry
5 7 (36.84%) Apple iOS
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Wireless
7 5 (26.32%) Objective-C
7 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
7 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
7 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
7 5 (26.32%) Android
8 4 (21.05%) XenApp
8 4 (21.05%) MCSE
8 4 (21.05%) MCSA
8 4 (21.05%) MCP
8 4 (21.05%) MCTS
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (15.79%) AppSense
9 3 (15.79%) Fat Client

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 5 (26.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (57.89%) MS Office
2 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) VPN
2 6 (31.58%) Wireless
3 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) DNS
4 1 (5.26%) Intranet
4 1 (5.26%) Broadband
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Cucumber
1 2 (10.53%) Calabash
General
1 2 (10.53%) Legal
1 2 (10.53%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Analyst
2 5 (26.32%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
3 4 (21.05%) Service Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) iOS Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Desktop Support
5 2 (10.53%) Help Desk Support
5 2 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) iOS SDK
2 2 (10.53%) HTML
2 2 (10.53%) Cocoa
2 2 (10.53%) HTML5
3 1 (5.26%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) iPhone
2 7 (36.84%) Blackberry
3 5 (26.32%) Smartphone
3 5 (26.32%) Mobile App
4 3 (15.79%) Thin Client
4 3 (15.79%) Fat Client
5 2 (10.53%) Management Information System
5 2 (10.53%) Handset
6 1 (5.26%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
1 11 (57.89%) Windows 7
2 10 (52.63%) Windows XP
3 7 (36.84%) Apple iOS
4 5 (26.32%) Android
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 1 (5.26%) Mac OS
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) iOS Development
3 2 (10.53%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (10.53%) BDD
3 2 (10.53%) OOP
3 2 (10.53%) Service Management
3 2 (10.53%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.53%) TDD
3 2 (10.53%) Pair Programming
3 2 (10.53%) Automated Testing
3 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.26%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Change Control
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (5.26%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (26.32%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (21.05%) MCP
2 4 (21.05%) MCSE
2 4 (21.05%) MCSA
2 4 (21.05%) MCTS
3 2 (10.53%) MCDST
3 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (42.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (36.84%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) XenApp
3 3 (15.79%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 10 (52.63%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) Citrix
3 3 (15.79%) Apple
3 3 (15.79%) AppSense
3 3 (15.79%) HP
4 2 (10.53%) Kony
5 1 (5.26%) Google