The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 348 299 264
Rank change year-on-year
-49 -35
Contract jobs citing iPad 296 318 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.51% 0.61% 0.73%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.65% 1.92% 2.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 195 252
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 13 10
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.84 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.89% -6.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £11.30 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.82 £19.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £13.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.32% -24.28%

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

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
17915 16605 16550
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.69% 31.66% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 11249 10379 9689
Average daily rate £413 £410 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.60% -0.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £240 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 675 807
Average hourly rate £17.00 £18.02 £21.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.63% -15.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -14.28%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

iPad
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing iPad within the UK.

iPad Daily Rate Trend in the UK

iPad
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iPad within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

iPad Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing iPad within the UK.

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

iPad
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iPad within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

iPad Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iPad
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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
England -40 283 £400 +6.66% 78
London -40 169 £425 +13.33% 38
South East -4 40 £355 +1.42% 11
City of London -23 29 £350 -17.64% 11
West Midlands +6 26 £450 +42.85%
North West -7 14 £350 +12.00% 12
Hampshire -5 13 £400 +14.28% 2
South West -25 12 £325 +18.18% 9
Manchester +4 10 £350 +12.00% 10
Birmingham - 10 - -
Southampton 0 9 £378 - 1
Scotland -15 8 £225 -40.00% 7
Bristol -16 8 £325 +30.00% 3
West Sussex - 8 £108 - 2
Kent -1 7 £145 -
Berkshire +8 6 £435 +24.28% 5
East Midlands +1 6 £105 -35.38%
Surrey -7 6 - - 2
Crawley - 6 £108 -
North East -35 5 £156 -63.23%
Edinburgh -1 4 £500 - 2
Uxbridge - 4 - - 1
Yorkshire -5 3 - - 6
East of England -17 3 - - 2
Wiltshire - 3 - -
Slough - 3 - -
Cheshire +1 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire -10 2 - - 6
Nottingham +8 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +4 1 - -

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 306 (50.58%) iPhone
2 261 (43.14%) Apple iOS
3 215 (35.54%) iOS Development
4 196 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
5 154 (25.45%) Objective-C
6 148 (24.46%) E-Commerce
7 137 (22.64%) Windows
8 112 (18.51%) Web Services
9 104 (17.19%) Microsoft
10 103 (17.02%) HTML
11 92 (15.21%) Scrum
12 91 (15.04%) TDD
13 90 (14.88%) Retail
13 90 (14.88%) Android
14 86 (14.21%) Blackberry
15 83 (13.72%) Apple
16 80 (13.22%) Windows 7
17 77 (12.73%) Xcode
18 76 (12.56%) XML
18 76 (12.56%) RESTful
19 75 (12.40%) Java
19 75 (12.40%) JavaScript
19 75 (12.40%) Subversion
20 74 (12.23%) MS Office
20 74 (12.23%) Active Directory
21 73 (12.07%) SOAP
22 71 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
22 71 (11.74%) User Experience
23 68 (11.24%) Cocoa
24 66 (10.91%) Mobile App

iPad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 44 (7.27%) WebLogic
1 44 (7.27%) JBoss
1 44 (7.27%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.63%) SharePoint
3 26 (4.30%) CMS
4 22 (3.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (2.64%) Apache Solr
5 16 (2.64%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.82%) Lync
7 9 (1.49%) Apache
8 8 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
8 8 (1.32%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (0.99%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.83%) IIS
12 4 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (0.66%) Node.js
13 3 (0.50%) Confluence
Applications
1 74 (12.23%) MS Office
2 41 (6.78%) MS Excel
3 18 (2.98%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.50%) InDesign
4 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) MS Project
5 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
5 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 24 (3.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.15%) Fredhopper
3 5 (0.83%) Tridion
4 4 (0.66%) Google Analytics
5 2 (0.33%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
6 1 (0.17%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.98%) Office 365
2 11 (1.82%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.66%) SaaS
4 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (9.42%) VPN
2 40 (6.61%) TCP/IP
3 24 (3.97%) HTTP
3 24 (3.97%) Internet
4 19 (3.14%) Firewall
5 18 (2.98%) DNS
5 18 (2.98%) LAN
6 14 (2.31%) WAN
7 12 (1.98%) Wireless
8 10 (1.65%) DHCP
9 9 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
10 8 (1.32%) SAN
11 7 (1.16%) IPv4
11 7 (1.16%) IPv6
12 6 (0.99%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.83%) LDAP
14 4 (0.66%) VoIP
14 4 (0.66%) iBeacon
15 3 (0.50%) NAS
15 3 (0.50%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (3.97%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.82%) QlikView
4 10 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.32%) Big Data
6 7 (1.16%) SQLite
7 4 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (0.66%) MySQL
8 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.33%) MS Access
8 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.33%) Redis
8 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
9 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.17%) CloverETL
9 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 77 (12.73%) Xcode
2 75 (12.40%) Subversion
3 37 (6.12%) Maven
4 36 (5.95%) Ant
5 32 (5.29%) Git (software)
6 17 (2.81%) JIRA
7 8 (1.32%) Selenium
8 7 (1.16%) Cucumber
9 6 (0.99%) Calabash
10 5 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
10 5 (0.83%) Hudson
11 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 4 (0.66%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.50%) JUnit
12 3 (0.50%) RSpec
13 2 (0.33%) Axure RP
13 2 (0.33%) Appium
13 2 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 2 (0.33%) Robotium
13 2 (0.33%) Jenkins
General
1 90 (14.88%) Retail
2 56 (9.26%) Finance
3 19 (3.14%) Publishing
4 17 (2.81%) Banking
5 16 (2.64%) Marketing
6 14 (2.31%) Pharmaceutical
7 11 (1.82%) Games
8 10 (1.65%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.32%) Advertising
10 7 (1.16%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.99%) Front Office
12 5 (0.83%) Back Office
12 5 (0.83%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.66%) Dutch Language
13 4 (0.66%) Legal
13 4 (0.66%) Local Government
14 3 (0.50%) French Language
15 2 (0.33%) Interactive Media
15 2 (0.33%) Automotive
16 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 309 (51.07%) Developer
2 197 (32.56%) iOS Developer
3 95 (15.70%) Analyst
4 39 (6.45%) Consultant
5 33 (5.45%) Support Analyst
6 30 (4.96%) Architect
6 30 (4.96%) Support Engineer
7 29 (4.79%) Desktop Support
8 28 (4.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 28 (4.63%) Mobile Developer
9 22 (3.64%) Front-End Developer
9 22 (3.64%) Business Analyst
9 22 (3.64%) Senior Developer
10 19 (3.14%) Service Analyst
11 18 (2.98%) Service Desk Analyst
12 17 (2.81%) Senior iOS Developer
13 14 (2.31%) Agile Business Analyst
14 13 (2.15%) Desktop Engineer
15 12 (1.98%) Deskside Support
15 12 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (18.51%) Web Services
2 103 (17.02%) HTML
3 76 (12.56%) XML
3 76 (12.56%) RESTful
4 73 (12.07%) SOAP
5 68 (11.24%) Cocoa
6 60 (9.92%) CSS
7 53 (8.76%) J2EE
8 52 (8.60%) HTML5
9 51 (8.43%) Cocoa Touch
10 41 (6.78%) CSS3
11 38 (6.28%) XSD
12 36 (5.95%) XSL
12 36 (5.95%) WSDL
13 32 (5.29%) .NET
14 29 (4.79%) JSON
15 25 (4.13%) Silverlight
16 24 (3.97%) jQuery
17 22 (3.64%) iOS SDK
18 12 (1.98%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 306 (50.58%) iPhone
2 86 (14.21%) Blackberry
3 71 (11.74%) User Experience
4 66 (10.91%) Mobile App
5 43 (7.11%) Social Media
6 33 (5.45%) Computer Science
7 29 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (3.64%) Client/Server
9 17 (2.81%) Data Structures
10 12 (1.98%) Management Information System
10 12 (1.98%) Taxonomies
11 9 (1.49%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.32%) Data Integration
12 8 (1.32%) Handset
12 8 (1.32%) Smartphone
13 7 (1.16%) PDA
13 7 (1.16%) Online Games
14 6 (0.99%) CMDB
14 6 (0.99%) Animation
14 6 (0.99%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 261 (43.14%) Apple iOS
2 137 (22.64%) Windows
3 90 (14.88%) Android
4 80 (13.22%) Windows 7
5 45 (7.44%) Linux
6 44 (7.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (5.79%) Windows XP
8 26 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (2.81%) Mac OS X
10 15 (2.48%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.15%) Windows 8
12 9 (1.49%) Windows Vista
13 8 (1.32%) Windows Phone
14 7 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (0.99%) UNIX
16 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.33%) Solaris
18 1 (0.17%) CentOS
18 1 (0.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 215 (35.54%) iOS Development
2 196 (32.40%) Agile Software Development
3 148 (24.46%) E-Commerce
4 92 (15.21%) Scrum
5 91 (15.04%) TDD
6 71 (11.74%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (9.26%) Content Management
8 49 (8.10%) OO
9 45 (7.44%) CRM
9 45 (7.44%) ITIL
10 41 (6.78%) ERP
11 39 (6.45%) Waterfall
12 32 (5.29%) B2C
13 26 (4.30%) Analytics
14 24 (3.97%) Project Management
15 23 (3.80%) Kanban
16 22 (3.64%) Service Management
17 18 (2.98%) Asset Management
17 18 (2.98%) Performance Tuning
18 17 (2.81%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 154 (25.45%) Objective-C
2 75 (12.40%) Java
2 75 (12.40%) JavaScript
3 44 (7.27%) SQL
4 36 (5.95%) Groovy
5 29 (4.79%) C#
6 24 (3.97%) C++
7 14 (2.31%) C
8 6 (0.99%) Ruby
9 5 (0.83%) Python
9 5 (0.83%) PowerShell
10 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.50%) VB
11 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.50%) VBA
12 2 (0.33%) PHP
13 1 (0.17%) ActionScript
13 1 (0.17%) Scala
13 1 (0.17%) Lingo
Qualifications
1 37 (6.12%) Degree
2 17 (2.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (1.32%) MCSE
3 8 (1.32%) Security Cleared
4 7 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (0.83%) SC Cleared
5 5 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (0.66%) MCDST
6 4 (0.66%) MCSA
6 4 (0.66%) MCP
6 4 (0.66%) A+ Certification
7 2 (0.33%) CCNA
7 2 (0.33%) ISEB
7 2 (0.33%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
8 1 (0.17%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (0.17%) MCITP
8 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (7.44%) QA
2 15 (2.48%) ISO 9001
3 14 (2.31%) SLA
4 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 74 (12.23%) Active Directory
2 17 (2.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.16%) Terminal Services
3 7 (1.16%) vSphere
4 6 (0.99%) XenApp
5 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 3 (0.50%) MetaFrame
6 3 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
8 1 (0.17%) UAG
8 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (2.31%) SCCM
2 11 (1.82%) WSUS
3 7 (1.16%) McAfee ePO
4 6 (0.99%) Backup Exec
5 5 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
6 4 (0.66%) SCOM
6 4 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.33%) Capistrano
7 2 (0.33%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.33%) MIMEsweeper
8 1 (0.17%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
8 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.17%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 104 (17.19%) Microsoft
2 83 (13.72%) Apple
3 65 (10.74%) Endeca
4 55 (9.09%) Oracle
5 49 (8.10%) ATG
6 43 (7.11%) Citrix
7 42 (6.94%) Perforce
8 24 (3.97%) VMware
9 23 (3.80%) HP
10 17 (2.81%) Symantec
11 15 (2.48%) Google
12 14 (2.31%) hybris
13 12 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
13 12 (1.98%) Cisco
14 11 (1.82%) McAfee
15 10 (1.65%) MobileIron
16 9 (1.49%) Sophos
16 9 (1.49%) Bloomberg
16 9 (1.49%) Cognos
16 9 (1.49%) Adobe
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