The first table below looks at the prevalence of the term Mobile App 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 Mobile App over the 3 months to 1 August 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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Application
Rank 112 87 101
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +14
Contract jobs citing Mobile App 23 41 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 1.50% 1.24%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 3.20% 6.98% 6.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 33
Average daily rate
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£250 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £12.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.75 £31.75 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-59.84% +2.41%
Miscellaneous Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
719 587 642
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.75% 21.45% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 385 273 296
Average daily rate £385 £325 £321
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.46% +1.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £427 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 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 £12.12 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £25.73
% change year-on-year
- -20.32%
Mobile App
England

Mobile App
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Mobile App Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mobile App
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mobile App Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile App
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile App across the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014.

Mobile App Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Mobile App
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mobile App Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile App
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 Mobile App within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 August 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 -10 14 £494 +51.92% 29
Cheshire +2 6 £165 -28.26% 7
Lancashire -12 4 £165 -45.00% 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Mobile App
England

Mobile App
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Mobile App 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 Mobile App.

1 25 (42.37%) HTML
2 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
2 16 (27.12%) CSS
2 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 16 (27.12%) Apple iOS
3 15 (25.42%) HTML5
3 15 (25.42%) Android
4 13 (22.03%) Web Services
5 11 (18.64%) Java
6 10 (16.95%) C#
6 10 (16.95%) .NET
7 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
7 7 (11.86%) TDD
8 6 (10.17%) Finance
8 6 (10.17%) Objective-C
8 6 (10.17%) W3C
8 6 (10.17%) OOP
8 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 6 (10.17%) jQuery
8 6 (10.17%) CSS3
9 5 (8.47%) Web Application Development
9 5 (8.47%) iPad
9 5 (8.47%) Android Development
9 5 (8.47%) OO
9 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
9 5 (8.47%) XHTML
9 5 (8.47%) PHP
9 5 (8.47%) Adobe
9 5 (8.47%) MVC
9 5 (8.47%) Games

Mobile App
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Mobile App 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 Mobile App. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.39%) Node.js
2 2 (3.39%) Adobe CQ
3 1 (1.69%) WordPress
3 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (1.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.39%) SaaS
2 1 (1.69%) Route 53
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.39%) DNS
1 2 (3.39%) SSL
2 1 (1.69%) VPN
2 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) MySQL
2 2 (3.39%) RDBMS
2 2 (3.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.39%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (5.08%) PhoneGap
2 2 (3.39%) Subversion
3 1 (1.69%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.69%) Calabash
3 1 (1.69%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.69%) Xcode
General
1 6 (10.17%) Finance
2 5 (8.47%) Games
3 4 (6.78%) Marketing
3 4 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.08%) Legal
Job Titles
1 32 (54.24%) Developer
2 9 (15.25%) Front-End Developer
3 7 (11.86%) Web Developer
4 6 (10.17%) Project Manager
4 6 (10.17%) Mobile Developer
5 5 (8.47%) iOS Developer
5 5 (8.47%) User Experience Designer
5 5 (8.47%) Designer
5 5 (8.47%) Front-End Web Developer
6 4 (6.78%) C# Developer
6 4 (6.78%) Analyst
7 3 (5.08%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (5.08%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (5.08%) PHP Developer
7 3 (5.08%) C# Web Developer
8 2 (3.39%) MySQL Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Flash Developer
8 2 (3.39%) Java Programmer
8 2 (3.39%) Trainer
8 2 (3.39%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (42.37%) HTML
2 16 (27.12%) CSS
3 15 (25.42%) HTML5
4 13 (22.03%) Web Services
5 10 (16.95%) .NET
6 6 (10.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 6 (10.17%) jQuery
6 6 (10.17%) CSS3
7 5 (8.47%) XHTML
8 4 (6.78%) iOS SDK
9 3 (5.08%) Sass
9 3 (5.08%) LESS
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC 3
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET MVC
9 3 (5.08%) ASP.NET
9 3 (5.08%) Cocoa
10 2 (3.39%) Java SE
10 2 (3.39%) Java EE
10 2 (3.39%) Adobe AIR
10 2 (3.39%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.17%) W3C
2 5 (8.47%) iPad
3 3 (5.08%) iPhone
3 3 (5.08%) NHS
4 2 (3.39%) IPTV
4 2 (3.39%) Web 2.0
4 2 (3.39%) Mobile Games
4 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Social Media
5 1 (1.69%) New Media
5 1 (1.69%) Online Gambling
5 1 (1.69%) Augmented Reality
5 1 (1.69%) MHEG
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (1.69%) N-Tier
5 1 (1.69%) GIS
5 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.69%) Interactive TV
5 1 (1.69%) BBC
5 1 (1.69%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Apple iOS
2 15 (25.42%) Android
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
4 2 (3.39%) Windows
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.12%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
2 7 (11.86%) TDD
3 6 (10.17%) OOP
4 5 (8.47%) Web Application Development
4 5 (8.47%) Android Development
4 5 (8.47%) OO
4 5 (8.47%) E-Commerce
4 5 (8.47%) MVC
5 4 (6.78%) Web Development
5 4 (6.78%) Scrum
5 4 (6.78%) Stakeholder Management
5 4 (6.78%) Web Design
5 4 (6.78%) Mobile Application Development
5 4 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
6 3 (5.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 3 (5.08%) BDD
6 3 (5.08%) Rapid Prototyping
6 3 (5.08%) Analytics
6 3 (5.08%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (27.12%) JavaScript
2 11 (18.64%) Java
3 10 (16.95%) C#
4 6 (10.17%) Objective-C
5 5 (8.47%) PHP
6 4 (6.78%) SQL
7 3 (5.08%) VBScript
7 3 (5.08%) VB
7 3 (5.08%) ActionScript
8 2 (3.39%) C
8 2 (3.39%) VB.NET
8 2 (3.39%) ActionScript 3.0
9 1 (1.69%) C++
9 1 (1.69%) Python
9 1 (1.69%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (8.47%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) OCAJ
2 2 (3.39%) OCP
2 2 (3.39%) OCA
2 2 (3.39%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (1.69%) ISEB
3 1 (1.69%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.69%) QA
1 1 (1.69%) SNOMED CT
1 1 (1.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
Vendors
1 5 (8.47%) Adobe
2 4 (6.78%) Twitter
3 2 (3.39%) Interwoven
3 2 (3.39%) Oracle
3 2 (3.39%) Kony
3 2 (3.39%) Sencha
4 1 (1.69%) Xamarin
4 1 (1.69%) OpenTV
4 1 (1.69%) Google
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