The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 22 October 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 134 110 124
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +14
Contract jobs citing iPad 12 3 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.36% 0.14% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.45% 0.60% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.18% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -24.28%
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 South West region.

Miscellaneous Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
829 501 710
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.00% 23.43% 23.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 302 400
Average daily rate £376 £338 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.48% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £221 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.32% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 42 56
Average hourly rate £36.00 £18.65 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+93.02% -52.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £12.73 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £30.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.69 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-1.07% -15.76%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in the South West

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

iPad
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 22 October 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
Bristol -19 8 £325 +30.00% 3
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - - 2
Somerset - - - - 3
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (54.17%) iPhone
4 12 (50.00%) Web Services
4 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 12 (50.00%) VPN
4 12 (50.00%) Citrix
5 10 (41.67%) Apple
5 10 (41.67%) Firewall
6 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
6 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
7 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
7 7 (29.17%) DNS
7 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
7 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
8 6 (25.00%) Apple iOS
9 5 (20.83%) iOS Development
9 5 (20.83%) XenApp
9 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
9 5 (20.83%) vSphere
9 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
9 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
9 5 (20.83%) VMware
9 5 (20.83%) AppSense
10 4 (16.67%) McAfee

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 7 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.50%) Lync
4 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (20.83%) MS Excel
2 3 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 12 (50.00%) VPN
2 10 (41.67%) Firewall
3 7 (29.17%) DNS
4 4 (16.67%) LAN
4 4 (16.67%) WAN
4 4 (16.67%) IPv4
4 4 (16.67%) IPv6
5 2 (8.33%) Wireless
6 1 (4.17%) DHCP
6 1 (4.17%) Ethernet
General
1 1 (4.17%) Electronics
1 1 (4.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (20.83%) Consultant
1 5 (20.83%) Developer
1 5 (20.83%) Analyst
2 4 (16.67%) Citrix Consultant
2 4 (16.67%) iOS Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (12.50%) Server Engineer
4 2 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Designer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) Front-End Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Front-End Web Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Messaging Analyst
5 1 (4.17%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (50.00%) Web Services
2 2 (8.33%) HTML
2 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 1 (4.17%) CSS3
3 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
3 1 (4.17%) UIKit
3 1 (4.17%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (54.17%) iPhone
2 7 (29.17%) Blackberry
3 5 (20.83%) Client/Server
4 3 (12.50%) User Experience
4 3 (12.50%) PDA
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 17 (70.83%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (29.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (25.00%) Apple iOS
6 4 (16.67%) Android
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 4 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (4.17%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (37.50%) Performance Monitoring
2 5 (20.83%) iOS Development
3 3 (12.50%) E-Commerce
3 3 (12.50%) ITIL
3 3 (12.50%) CAD
3 3 (12.50%) Service Delivery
4 2 (8.33%) Business Continuity
4 2 (8.33%) Change Management
4 2 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
4 2 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.17%) Web Development
5 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (4.17%) Time Management
5 1 (4.17%) Project Management
5 1 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.17%) Asset Management
5 1 (4.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.50%) Objective-C
2 2 (8.33%) C
2 2 (8.33%) C++
2 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) XenApp
2 5 (20.83%) XenDesktop
2 5 (20.83%) vSphere
2 5 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (12.50%) MetaFrame
3 3 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.17%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) WSUS
1 4 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (4.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Citrix
2 10 (41.67%) Apple
3 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
4 5 (20.83%) VMware
4 5 (20.83%) AppSense
5 4 (16.67%) McAfee
5 4 (16.67%) IronPort
6 3 (12.50%) RightFax
6 3 (12.50%) Avaya
6 3 (12.50%) HP
6 3 (12.50%) Dell
6 3 (12.50%) Intel
7 1 (4.17%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco
7 1 (4.17%) Symantec
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