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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 376 315 258
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -57
Contract jobs citing iPad 254 299 378
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.58% 0.74%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.47% 1.82% 2.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 185 242
Average daily rate
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£363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £330
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +3.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 14 11
Average hourly rate £14.00 £16.42 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.73% -8.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.95 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £18.49 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £19.34
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -27.61%

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
17250 16386 15389
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.23% 31.53% 29.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 10998 10238 8973
Average daily rate £410 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 685 806
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.23 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £19.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-10.52% -5.00%

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -54 239 £363 -3.33% 70
London -53 144 £365 -7.59% 33
South East -5 38 £355 -5.33% 10
City of London -17 36 £350 -17.64% 8
West Midlands 0 16 £425 +104.81% 2
West Sussex - 11 £300 -
Hampshire -14 10 £400 +14.28% 2
North West -10 9 £350 +12.00% 11
Scotland -18 8 £450 +9.09% 6
South West -26 8 £325 +11.11% 2
Southampton +1 7 £378 - 1
Surrey -10 7 £425 +6.25% 1
Crawley - 7 £108 -
Berkshire +1 6 £435 +24.28% 4
East Midlands -1 6 £105 -35.38% 2
Edinburgh -6 6 £475 +5.55% 1
Manchester -10 6 £350 - 10
Bristol -11 6 £325 +30.00% 1
East of England -12 5 £525 +200.00% 4
Yorkshire -16 5 - - 6
North East -30 5 £156 -63.23%
West Yorkshire -2 4 - - 4
Uxbridge - 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -5 3 £525 - 1
Kent - 3 £145 - 1
Horsham - 3 £400 -
Ipswich - 2 - - 1
Birmingham - 2 - - 1
Leicestershire - 2 - -
Suffolk - 2 - - 1

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 299 (49.92%) iPhone
2 251 (41.90%) Apple iOS
3 207 (34.56%) iOS Development
4 196 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
5 151 (25.21%) E-Commerce
6 148 (24.71%) Objective-C
7 144 (24.04%) Windows
8 120 (20.03%) Microsoft
9 109 (18.20%) Web Services
10 100 (16.69%) HTML
11 95 (15.86%) Scrum
12 94 (15.69%) Blackberry
13 90 (15.03%) Retail
14 88 (14.69%) Android
15 85 (14.19%) MS Office
15 85 (14.19%) Apple
16 83 (13.86%) TDD
17 82 (13.69%) Windows 7
18 80 (13.36%) Xcode
19 77 (12.85%) XML
20 76 (12.69%) Java
20 76 (12.69%) Active Directory
21 73 (12.19%) JavaScript
22 71 (11.85%) User Experience
23 70 (11.69%) RESTful
23 70 (11.69%) SOAP
24 68 (11.35%) Subversion
25 65 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
26 64 (10.68%) Endeca
26 64 (10.68%) Cocoa

iPad
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 50 (8.35%) MS Exchange
2 43 (7.18%) WebLogic
2 43 (7.18%) JBoss
3 27 (4.51%) CMS
4 26 (4.34%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (2.67%) Apache Solr
6 16 (2.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (2.00%) Lync
8 9 (1.50%) Apache
8 9 (1.50%) IBM Notes
9 8 (1.34%) WebSphere Application Server
9 8 (1.34%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
10 7 (1.17%) IIS
11 6 (1.00%) Confluence
12 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
13 4 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
14 3 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 85 (14.19%) MS Office
2 45 (7.51%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.01%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 3 (0.50%) InDesign
4 3 (0.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.33%) MS Project
6 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.17%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 25 (4.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.17%) Fredhopper
3 5 (0.83%) Tridion
4 4 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.33%) Magento
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle 11i
6 1 (0.17%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.17%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
6 1 (0.17%) Academy Housing
6 1 (0.17%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.67%) Office 365
3 3 (0.50%) SaaS
3 3 (0.50%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 58 (9.68%) VPN
2 42 (7.01%) TCP/IP
3 21 (3.51%) HTTP
4 20 (3.34%) Internet
5 17 (2.84%) Firewall
5 17 (2.84%) LAN
6 16 (2.67%) DNS
7 13 (2.17%) Wireless
8 12 (2.00%) WAN
9 11 (1.84%) DHCP
10 9 (1.50%) SAN
10 9 (1.50%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (1.17%) IPv4
11 7 (1.17%) IPv6
11 7 (1.17%) Ethernet
12 6 (1.00%) VoIP
13 5 (0.83%) LDAP
13 5 (0.83%) NAS
14 4 (0.67%) iBeacon
15 3 (0.50%) Softphone
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.17%) SQLite
4 7 (1.17%) MySQL
5 5 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.50%) QlikView
6 3 (0.50%) Big Data
6 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.33%) Redis
7 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.33%) MS Access
7 2 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.17%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.17%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.17%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.17%) CloverETL
8 1 (0.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 80 (13.36%) Xcode
2 68 (11.35%) Subversion
3 36 (6.01%) Maven
4 35 (5.84%) Ant
5 29 (4.84%) Git (software)
6 20 (3.34%) JIRA
7 10 (1.67%) Cucumber
8 9 (1.50%) Calabash
9 8 (1.34%) Selenium
10 7 (1.17%) Visual Studio
11 6 (1.00%) JUnit
12 5 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (0.83%) QuickTest Pro
13 4 (0.67%) Eclipse
14 3 (0.50%) Hudson
14 3 (0.50%) RSpec
15 2 (0.33%) Axure RP
15 2 (0.33%) Appium
15 2 (0.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 2 (0.33%) Robotium
General
1 90 (15.03%) Retail
2 56 (9.35%) Finance
3 18 (3.01%) Banking
4 12 (2.00%) Marketing
5 11 (1.84%) Investment Banking
5 11 (1.84%) Publishing
6 7 (1.17%) Games
6 7 (1.17%) Telecoms
7 5 (0.83%) Back Office
7 5 (0.83%) Advertising
7 5 (0.83%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.67%) Local Government
9 3 (0.50%) Legal
9 3 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.50%) Front Office
9 3 (0.50%) Automotive
9 3 (0.50%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.50%) French Language
10 2 (0.33%) Interactive Media
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
Job Titles
1 301 (50.25%) Developer
2 189 (31.55%) iOS Developer
3 87 (14.52%) Analyst
4 40 (6.68%) Consultant
5 35 (5.84%) Desktop Support
6 32 (5.34%) Architect
7 30 (5.01%) Support Engineer
8 29 (4.84%) Mobile Developer
9 25 (4.17%) Support Analyst
9 25 (4.17%) Senior Developer
10 24 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 21 (3.51%) Service Analyst
12 20 (3.34%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) Business Analyst
13 18 (3.01%) Front-End Developer
13 18 (3.01%) Senior iOS Developer
14 16 (2.67%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (2.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 14 (2.34%) Agile Business Analyst
16 13 (2.17%) CRM Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (18.20%) Web Services
2 100 (16.69%) HTML
3 77 (12.85%) XML
4 70 (11.69%) SOAP
4 70 (11.69%) RESTful
5 64 (10.68%) Cocoa
6 58 (9.68%) CSS
7 52 (8.68%) J2EE
8 47 (7.85%) HTML5
8 47 (7.85%) Cocoa Touch
9 40 (6.68%) CSS3
9 40 (6.68%) XSD
10 35 (5.84%) XSL
10 35 (5.84%) WSDL
11 33 (5.51%) .NET
12 28 (4.67%) JSON
13 26 (4.34%) Silverlight
13 26 (4.34%) jQuery
14 18 (3.01%) iOS SDK
15 15 (2.50%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 299 (49.92%) iPhone
2 94 (15.69%) Blackberry
3 71 (11.85%) User Experience
4 61 (10.18%) Mobile App
5 44 (7.35%) Social Media
6 33 (5.51%) Computer Science
7 31 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
8 20 (3.34%) Client/Server
9 14 (2.34%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 12 (2.00%) Taxonomies
11 10 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.34%) Handset
13 7 (1.17%) PDA
14 6 (1.00%) CMDB
14 6 (1.00%) Fixed Income
14 6 (1.00%) Video on Demand
15 5 (0.83%) Digital Media
15 5 (0.83%) PKI
15 5 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 251 (41.90%) Apple iOS
2 144 (24.04%) Windows
3 88 (14.69%) Android
4 82 (13.69%) Windows 7
5 45 (7.51%) Linux
6 42 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (6.51%) Windows XP
8 25 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (3.01%) Mac OS X
10 16 (2.67%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (2.17%) Windows 8
12 10 (1.67%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.50%) UNIX
13 9 (1.50%) Windows Phone
14 7 (1.17%) Windows Mobile
15 3 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.33%) Solaris
17 1 (0.17%) Mac OS X Server
17 1 (0.17%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (34.56%) iOS Development
2 196 (32.72%) Agile Software Development
3 151 (25.21%) E-Commerce
4 95 (15.86%) Scrum
5 83 (13.86%) TDD
6 65 (10.85%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (8.85%) ITIL
8 52 (8.68%) Content Management
9 49 (8.18%) OO
10 42 (7.01%) Waterfall
11 37 (6.18%) ERP
11 37 (6.18%) CRM
12 34 (5.68%) B2C
13 24 (4.01%) Project Management
14 23 (3.84%) Service Management
14 23 (3.84%) Kanban
15 21 (3.51%) Unit Testing
16 20 (3.34%) BDD
16 20 (3.34%) Analytics
17 18 (3.01%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 148 (24.71%) Objective-C
2 76 (12.69%) Java
3 73 (12.19%) JavaScript
4 39 (6.51%) SQL
5 35 (5.84%) Groovy
6 29 (4.84%) C#
7 21 (3.51%) C++
8 14 (2.34%) C
9 9 (1.50%) Ruby
10 6 (1.00%) PowerShell
11 5 (0.83%) Python
12 4 (0.67%) VB.NET
13 3 (0.50%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.50%) VB
13 3 (0.50%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.50%) VBA
14 2 (0.33%) PHP
15 1 (0.17%) ActionScript
15 1 (0.17%) Scala
15 1 (0.17%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 41 (6.84%) Degree
2 17 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (2.17%) Security Cleared
4 10 (1.67%) SC Cleared
5 9 (1.50%) MCSE
6 8 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (0.67%) MCDST
8 4 (0.67%) MCSA
8 4 (0.67%) MCP
8 4 (0.67%) A+ Certification
9 2 (0.33%) ISEB
9 2 (0.33%) ISTQB
9 2 (0.33%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) CTC Cleared
10 1 (0.17%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.17%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.17%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.17%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (7.01%) QA
2 15 (2.50%) SLA
3 10 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 76 (12.69%) Active Directory
2 21 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.67%) XenApp
4 8 (1.34%) Terminal Services
5 6 (1.00%) vSphere
6 5 (0.83%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.83%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.50%) MetaFrame
8 2 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.17%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.17%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.17%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.17%) UAG
9 1 (0.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 19 (3.17%) SCCM
2 10 (1.67%) WSUS
3 8 (1.34%) SCOM
4 7 (1.17%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (0.83%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.50%) Backup Exec
8 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.33%) Capistrano
9 1 (0.17%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.17%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.17%) Casper Suite
9 1 (0.17%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.17%) MIMEsweeper
Vendors
1 120 (20.03%) Microsoft
2 85 (14.19%) Apple
3 64 (10.68%) Endeca
4 56 (9.35%) Oracle
5 50 (8.35%) Citrix
6 49 (8.18%) ATG
7 41 (6.84%) Perforce
8 26 (4.34%) VMware
9 25 (4.17%) HP
10 17 (2.84%) hybris
11 15 (2.50%) Symantec
12 12 (2.00%) Cisco
13 11 (1.84%) Adobe
13 11 (1.84%) Remedy
13 11 (1.84%) McAfee
14 10 (1.67%) Reuters
14 10 (1.67%) Bloomberg
14 10 (1.67%) Google
15 9 (1.50%) Lotus
16 8 (1.34%) Avaya
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