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 7 July 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
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iPad
Rank 139 127 125
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -2
Contract jobs citing iPad 12 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.099% 0.32%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.23% 0.33% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 5
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£313 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £238 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-26.92% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £17.17 £16.84 £16.84
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.95% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.38 £16.92
% change year-on-year
-9.70% +14.50%
iPad
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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 North West region.

Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
974 908 747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 26.82% 30.07% 29.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 471 346
Average daily rate £375 £363 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +13.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £212 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £565 £600 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 55 44
Average hourly rate £16.73 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.53% -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.00 £11.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.80 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-15.55% +9.75%

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 7 July 2015.

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 7 July 2015. 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
Cheshire +5 9 £313 - 3
Manchester -13 1 £150 - 3
Lancashire - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 £500 - 1
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 15 (55.56%) iPhone
2 11 (40.74%) Windows
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
3 10 (37.04%) Apple
3 10 (37.04%) Blackberry
4 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
5 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
5 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 6 (22.22%) Broadband
6 6 (22.22%) DHCP
6 6 (22.22%) DNS
6 6 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (22.22%) XenApp
6 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
6 6 (22.22%) Smartphone
6 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
6 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
7 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (14.81%) NHS
8 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
9 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
9 3 (11.11%) JSON
9 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
9 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
9 3 (11.11%) RESTful
9 3 (11.11%) Android
9 3 (11.11%) ITIL
9 3 (11.11%) MCSE
9 3 (11.11%) Project Management

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 2015, 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
1 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
1 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Eikon
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Broadband
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 3 (11.11%) VPN
3 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
3 2 (7.41%) Wireless
3 2 (7.41%) iBeacon
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Xcode
1 3 (11.11%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) JIRA
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.11%) Back Office
1 3 (11.11%) Banking
2 2 (7.41%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Desktop Support
1 5 (18.52%) Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Developer
2 3 (11.11%) Service Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (11.11%) iOS Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Project Manager
3 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Deskside Support
3 2 (7.41%) Help Desk Analyst
3 2 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (3.70%) Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) Support Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (3.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.11%) JSON
1 3 (11.11%) RESTful
2 2 (7.41%) Web Services
2 2 (7.41%) REST
3 1 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (3.70%) XML
3 1 (3.70%) POSIX
3 1 (3.70%) Cocoa
3 1 (3.70%) Core Animation
3 1 (3.70%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 15 (55.56%) iPhone
2 10 (37.04%) Blackberry
3 6 (22.22%) Smartphone
4 4 (14.81%) NHS
5 2 (7.41%) CMDB
5 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
5 2 (7.41%) Handset
6 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (3.70%) Animation
6 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 11 (40.74%) Windows
2 9 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 8 (29.63%) Windows 7
4 4 (14.81%) Windows 8
5 3 (11.11%) Android
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.41%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.41%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 6 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
2 3 (11.11%) iOS Development
2 3 (11.11%) Project Management
2 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.41%) OOP
3 2 (7.41%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Data Protection
3 2 (7.41%) E-Commerce
4 1 (3.70%) Memory Management
4 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (3.70%) MVC
4 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
4 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
4 1 (3.70%) OO
4 1 (3.70%) UML
4 1 (3.70%) TDD
4 1 (3.70%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 3 (11.11%) Objective-C
2 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
2 2 (7.41%) Java
3 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
3 2 (7.41%) ACSP
3 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
3 2 (7.41%) MCDST
3 2 (7.41%) MCITP
4 1 (3.70%) Degree
4 1 (3.70%) MCP
4 1 (3.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.41%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (22.22%) XenApp
2 6 (22.22%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Citrix
1 10 (37.04%) Apple
2 8 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 3 (11.11%) LANDesk
4 2 (7.41%) MobileIron
4 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Reuters
5 1 (3.70%) Bloomberg
5 1 (3.70%) VMware