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 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iPad
Rank 398 346 290
Rank change year-on-year
-52 -56
Contract jobs citing iPad 216 273 291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.50% 0.61%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.24% 1.60% 1.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 174 184
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £199 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £215 £253 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.85% -22.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 18 18
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.13 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +8.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.53 £13.35 £13.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.70 £25.00 £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.84 £17.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year
-2.37% +6.15%

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
17367 17069 15456
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 31.54% 31.50% 32.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 10676 10620 9104
Average daily rate £413 £405 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% -4.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £232 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 691 680 661
Average hourly rate £18.61 £21.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.40% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-9.52% -

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 2015.

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 28 May 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
England -68 204 £375 -6.25% 73
London -32 134 £400 -5.88% 42
City of London -12 29 £260 -42.22% 9
South East -30 21 £215 -11.34% 10
North West -5 16 £313 +4.07% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 9 £425 +165.62% 1
Milton Keynes +9 8 - - 1
Cheshire +1 8 £313 +160.41% 1
West Midlands -11 7 £215 -14.00% 4
Surrey +14 6 £650 +306.25% 3
South West +7 6 £463 - 6
Scotland +1 6 £215 -52.22% 3
Yorkshire -21 6 £470 +44.61% 4
East Midlands - 6 £215 - 1
East of England +8 5 £425 +161.53% 3
Berkshire +8 4 £215 -32.28% 2
Warrington -1 4 - - 1
Manchester -6 4 £125 -68.75% 1
Tunbridge Wells - 4 - - 1
North East - 4 £150 -
Kent - 4 - - 1
Swindon +12 3 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire +4 3 £425 - 1
Wiltshire +3 3 £475 - 1
Bristol +1 3 £413 - 5
Warwickshire 0 3 - - 1
Hampshire -3 3 £213 -42.37% 2
Birmingham -5 3 £215 -21.81%
West Yorkshire -14 3 £470 +44.61% 3
Leeds -16 3 £470 +44.61% 2

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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.

1 241 (52.97%) iPhone
2 187 (41.10%) Apple iOS
3 157 (34.51%) Windows
4 147 (32.31%) iOS Development
5 131 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
6 99 (21.76%) Objective-C
7 95 (20.88%) Apple
8 94 (20.66%) Blackberry
9 86 (18.90%) Xcode
10 85 (18.68%) Windows 7
11 79 (17.36%) Microsoft
12 77 (16.92%) Android
13 76 (16.70%) HTML
14 75 (16.48%) E-Commerce
15 71 (15.60%) Active Directory
15 71 (15.60%) Finance
16 65 (14.29%) Web Services
17 64 (14.07%) Scrum
18 59 (12.97%) Retail
18 59 (12.97%) Mobile App
19 52 (11.43%) HTML5
19 52 (11.43%) CSS
20 51 (11.21%) JavaScript
21 50 (10.99%) RESTful
22 49 (10.77%) TDD
23 48 (10.55%) Java
23 48 (10.55%) MS Office
24 45 (9.89%) User Experience
25 44 (9.67%) Banking
26 43 (9.45%) ITIL

iPad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 27 (5.93%) MS Exchange
1 27 (5.93%) CMS
2 14 (3.08%) Sitecore CMS
2 14 (3.08%) WebLogic
2 14 (3.08%) JBoss
3 13 (2.86%) IIS
4 12 (2.64%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.42%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 7 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 7 (1.54%) Node.js
7 7 (1.54%) Lync
8 4 (0.88%) WebSphere
8 4 (0.88%) Confluence
8 4 (0.88%) IBM Notes
8 4 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
8 4 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (0.66%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.66%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 48 (10.55%) MS Office
2 40 (8.79%) MS Excel
3 7 (1.54%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.88%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (0.88%) InDesign
4 4 (0.88%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.66%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.76%) Tridion
2 4 (0.88%) Eikon
3 3 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.44%) Magento
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle 11i
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.22%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.08%) Office 365
2 13 (2.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.66%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.66%) GitHub
4 2 (0.44%) Yammer
4 2 (0.44%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 32 (7.03%) DNS
2 26 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 25 (5.49%) HTTP
4 24 (5.27%) VPN
5 22 (4.84%) Firewall
6 13 (2.86%) DHCP
7 12 (2.64%) Internet
8 9 (1.98%) Wireless
9 8 (1.76%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (1.76%) LAN
10 7 (1.54%) VoIP
11 6 (1.32%) Broadband
11 6 (1.32%) Ethernet
11 6 (1.32%) SAN
12 5 (1.10%) Intranet
12 5 (1.10%) LDAP
12 5 (1.10%) Network Security
13 4 (0.88%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.66%) WAN
14 3 (0.66%) CDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (1.10%) MySQL
4 4 (0.88%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.88%) SQLite
4 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (0.88%) RDBMS
5 3 (0.66%) Big Data
6 2 (0.44%) QlikView
6 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.44%) MS Access
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.22%) EDMS
7 1 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) InterSystems Cache
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 86 (18.90%) Xcode
2 35 (7.69%) Subversion
3 25 (5.49%) Git (software)
4 20 (4.40%) JIRA
5 13 (2.86%) Ant
5 13 (2.86%) Maven
6 7 (1.54%) NUnit
7 5 (1.10%) PowerDesigner
7 5 (1.10%) Toad
7 5 (1.10%) ERwin
7 5 (1.10%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.88%) CocoaPods
8 4 (0.88%) Selenium
8 4 (0.88%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (0.66%) QuickTest Pro
9 3 (0.66%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.66%) JUnit
9 3 (0.66%) eggPlant
10 2 (0.44%) Grunt
10 2 (0.44%) ClearCase
General
1 71 (15.60%) Finance
2 59 (12.97%) Retail
3 44 (9.67%) Banking
4 20 (4.40%) Games
5 15 (3.30%) Publishing
6 12 (2.64%) Spanish Language
7 10 (2.20%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.98%) Back Office
9 7 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
10 5 (1.10%) Marketing
11 4 (0.88%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.66%) Electronics
12 3 (0.66%) Automotive
12 3 (0.66%) Law
13 2 (0.44%) Local Government
13 2 (0.44%) Legal
13 2 (0.44%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.44%) Advertising
13 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 190 (41.76%) Developer
2 134 (29.45%) iOS Developer
3 76 (16.70%) Analyst
4 36 (7.91%) Support Engineer
5 34 (7.47%) Desktop Support
6 30 (6.59%) Desktop Engineer
7 27 (5.93%) Support Analyst
8 24 (5.27%) Architect
9 23 (5.05%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (4.84%) Senior Developer
11 21 (4.62%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (4.40%) Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (4.40%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.96%) Senior iOS Developer
14 17 (3.74%) Mobile Developer
15 16 (3.52%) Business Analyst
16 12 (2.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 11 (2.42%) Project Manager
17 11 (2.42%) Web Engineer
17 11 (2.42%) Senior Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (16.70%) HTML
2 65 (14.29%) Web Services
3 52 (11.43%) HTML5
3 52 (11.43%) CSS
4 50 (10.99%) RESTful
5 42 (9.23%) Cocoa
6 38 (8.35%) XML
7 36 (7.91%) iOS SDK
8 31 (6.81%) JSON
9 30 (6.59%) .NET
10 29 (6.37%) SOAP
10 29 (6.37%) Cocoa Touch
11 27 (5.93%) REST
12 23 (5.05%) J2EE
12 23 (5.05%) CSS3
13 21 (4.62%) jQuery
14 19 (4.18%) AngularJS
15 16 (3.52%) XSD
16 14 (3.08%) Ajax
17 13 (2.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 241 (52.97%) iPhone
2 94 (20.66%) Blackberry
3 59 (12.97%) Mobile App
4 45 (9.89%) User Experience
5 24 (5.27%) Analytical Skills
6 21 (4.62%) Smartphone
7 17 (3.74%) Social Media
8 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
9 14 (3.08%) Streaming Video
10 11 (2.42%) Animation
11 8 (1.76%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.54%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.54%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.32%) NHS
14 5 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
14 5 (1.10%) Embedded Systems
15 4 (0.88%) Mobile Banking
15 4 (0.88%) PKI
15 4 (0.88%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 187 (41.10%) Apple iOS
2 157 (34.51%) Windows
3 85 (18.68%) Windows 7
4 77 (16.92%) Android
5 35 (7.69%) Windows XP
6 25 (5.49%) Linux
7 24 (5.27%) Windows 8
8 22 (4.84%) Mac OS X
9 13 (2.86%) UNIX
10 10 (2.20%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.76%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
14 3 (0.66%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.22%) Solaris
15 1 (0.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.22%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (32.31%) iOS Development
2 131 (28.79%) Agile Software Development
3 75 (16.48%) E-Commerce
4 64 (14.07%) Scrum
5 49 (10.77%) TDD
6 43 (9.45%) ITIL
7 39 (8.57%) OO
8 38 (8.35%) Continuous Integration
9 34 (7.47%) MVC
10 29 (6.37%) Content Management
10 29 (6.37%) Mobile Development
11 26 (5.71%) Project Management
12 20 (4.40%) SDLC
13 19 (4.18%) Stakeholder Management
13 19 (4.18%) Unit Testing
14 17 (3.74%) CRM
15 16 (3.52%) DevOps
16 15 (3.30%) Incident Management
17 14 (3.08%) Waterfall
17 14 (3.08%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 99 (21.76%) Objective-C
2 51 (11.21%) JavaScript
3 48 (10.55%) Java
4 22 (4.84%) C#
5 18 (3.96%) SQL
6 13 (2.86%) Groovy
7 10 (2.20%) Apple Swift
8 8 (1.76%) PowerShell
9 7 (1.54%) VB.NET
9 7 (1.54%) PHP
10 5 (1.10%) VBA
11 4 (0.88%) Ruby
11 4 (0.88%) C
11 4 (0.88%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.66%) VBScript
12 3 (0.66%) VB
12 3 (0.66%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.66%) Python
13 2 (0.44%) C++
14 1 (0.22%) Perl
Qualifications
1 36 (7.91%) Degree
2 10 (2.20%) Security Cleared
2 10 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.88%) MCSE
5 3 (0.66%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (0.66%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (0.66%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.66%) CCNA
5 3 (0.66%) MCP
5 3 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.44%) MCDST
7 1 (0.22%) PhD
7 1 (0.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.42%) SLA
2 5 (1.10%) QA
3 4 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 71 (15.60%) Active Directory
2 10 (2.20%) XenApp
3 9 (1.98%) XenDesktop
4 5 (1.10%) Firmware
4 5 (1.10%) Terminal Services
5 4 (0.88%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.66%) Terminal Server
7 2 (0.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 23 (5.05%) SCCM
2 11 (2.42%) Puppet
2 11 (2.42%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (1.76%) AirWatch
4 6 (1.32%) Backup Exec
5 5 (1.10%) SCOM
6 3 (0.66%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (0.22%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Statspack
7 1 (0.22%) Casper Suite
7 1 (0.22%) logstash
Vendors
1 95 (20.88%) Apple
2 79 (17.36%) Microsoft
3 32 (7.03%) Citrix
4 25 (5.49%) Oracle
4 25 (5.49%) ATG
5 21 (4.62%) Adobe
6 20 (4.40%) VMware
7 19 (4.18%) HP
8 18 (3.96%) Endeca
8 18 (3.96%) hybris
8 18 (3.96%) Cisco
9 17 (3.74%) Bloomberg
10 14 (3.08%) Sitecore
10 14 (3.08%) SAP
11 13 (2.86%) Perforce
12 12 (2.64%) Reuters
13 11 (2.42%) McAfee
13 11 (2.42%) Barracuda Networks
14 10 (2.20%) Altiris
15 9 (1.98%) Remedy
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