The 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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 120 112 100
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -12
Contract jobs citing iPad 14 22 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.44% 0.75% 1.08%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.51% 2.88% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 17
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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 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
Average hourly rate £14.42 £16.84 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.37% -9.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £18.09
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -17.08%
iPad
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
926 764 897
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 29.01% 25.92% 26.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 395 419
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £218 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 54 89
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.83 £10.50 £11.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.65 £17.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
+6.58% -32.69%

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 23 September 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 23 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
Manchester -14 10 £350 +2.18% 8
Cheshire 0 2 - -
Lancashire - - - - 1
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) MS Office
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (47.62%) VPN
4 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
4 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 8 (38.10%) ITIL
4 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
5 7 (33.33%) Android
5 7 (33.33%) Citrix
5 7 (33.33%) Wireless
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (28.57%) SLA
6 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
6 6 (28.57%) Objective-C
6 6 (28.57%) iOS Development
7 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
7 5 (23.81%) iPhone
8 4 (19.05%) MCP
8 4 (19.05%) MCSE
8 4 (19.05%) MCSA
8 4 (19.05%) TDD
8 4 (19.05%) MCTS
8 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
8 4 (19.05%) Coaching
9 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
10 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 3 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 2 (9.52%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 11 (52.38%) MS Office
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 10 (47.62%) VPN
2 7 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.76%) Intranet
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Cucumber
1 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
1 2 (9.52%) Calabash
2 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 2 (9.52%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) Desktop Support
2 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
2 5 (23.81%) iOS Developer
3 4 (19.05%) Team Leader
3 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (14.29%) Help Desk Support
4 3 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Desktop Team Leader
4 3 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Support Team Leader
5 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support Team Leader
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Manager
6 1 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Help Desk Team Lead
6 1 (4.76%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) HTML
1 2 (9.52%) HTML5
1 2 (9.52%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.76%) Android SDK
2 1 (4.76%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Blackberry
2 5 (23.81%) iPhone
2 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
3 4 (19.05%) Smartphone
4 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 2 (9.52%) Handset
4 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (9.52%) Statistics
5 1 (4.76%) Life Science
5 1 (4.76%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 13 (61.90%) Windows
2 11 (52.38%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
3 8 (38.10%) Windows XP
4 7 (33.33%) Android
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Vista
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS
6 1 (4.76%) Mac OS X
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (38.10%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) iOS Development
3 4 (19.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (19.05%) TDD
3 4 (19.05%) Coaching
4 2 (9.52%) Line Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mentoring
4 2 (9.52%) Pair Programming
4 2 (9.52%) Automated Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) OOP
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.52%) Change Management
4 2 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.52%) Change Control
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (9.52%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCP
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
2 4 (19.05%) MCSA
2 4 (19.05%) MCTS
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.52%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) SLA
2 2 (9.52%) QA
System Software
1 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Avaya
3 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator
3 2 (9.52%) Xamarin
3 2 (9.52%) Kony
4 1 (4.76%) Meru Networks
4 1 (4.76%) Google
4 1 (4.76%) Acronis
4 1 (4.76%) HP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
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