The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iPad
Rank 105 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -5
Contract jobs citing iPad 2 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.092% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.35% 1.39% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £216 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.84% -27.91%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.08% +7.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £11.00 - £13.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.54 £16.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-21.64% -14.34%
iPad
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
567 503 410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.21% 24.14% 22.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 314 289 202
Average daily rate £350 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £208 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £402
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 36 61
Average hourly rate £22.50 £19.25 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.88% -16.30%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.95 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -12.50%

iPad
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

iPad Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

iPad
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

iPad Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

iPad
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

iPad Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

iPad
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Birmingham - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 3
Worcestershire - - - -
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 16 (61.54%) CRM
2 15 (57.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (57.69%) Silverlight
3 11 (42.31%) Technical Architecture
3 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
4 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 9 (34.62%) QA
6 8 (30.77%) System Testing
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) C#
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
7 7 (26.92%) WPF
7 7 (26.92%) iPhone
7 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
10 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
10 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (15.38%) Nokia
10 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
10 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
11 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
11 2 (7.69%) Windows
12 1 (3.85%) JBoss
12 1 (3.85%) Apache
12 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
12 1 (3.85%) JMS

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) JBoss
2 1 (3.85%) Apache
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (3.85%) WebLogic
2 1 (3.85%) CMS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
1 1 (3.85%) Acrobat
1 1 (3.85%) Photoshop
1 1 (3.85%) MS Project
1 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 15 (57.69%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.85%) VPN
1 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (26.92%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Hudson
General
1 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.85%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 5 (19.23%) Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) Developer
1 5 (19.23%) CRM Consultant
1 5 (19.23%) Architect
1 5 (19.23%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) CRM Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Dynamics CRM Developer
2 4 (15.38%) CRM Developer
2 4 (15.38%) CRM Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
2 4 (15.38%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
3 2 (7.69%) Coordinator
3 2 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Desktop Support Technician
4 1 (3.85%) Delivery Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Project Manager
4 1 (3.85%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (57.69%) Silverlight
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) .NET Framework
2 7 (26.92%) WPF
3 5 (19.23%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) JMS
4 1 (3.85%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) XSLT
4 1 (3.85%) J2EE
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) JDBC
4 1 (3.85%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) Servlets
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Struts
4 1 (3.85%) Hibernate
4 1 (3.85%) JMX
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) iPhone
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) Wiki
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
2 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (61.54%) CRM
2 11 (42.31%) Technical Architecture
3 10 (38.46%) E-Commerce
4 8 (30.77%) System Testing
5 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (19.23%) Mentoring
7 4 (15.38%) Unit Testing
7 4 (15.38%) User Acceptance Testing
8 1 (3.85%) B2C
8 1 (3.85%) ITIL
8 1 (3.85%) Change Management
8 1 (3.85%) Scrum
8 1 (3.85%) Project Management
8 1 (3.85%) Content Management
8 1 (3.85%) TDD
8 1 (3.85%) Data Management
8 1 (3.85%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.85%) Software Architecture
8 1 (3.85%) BDD
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) C#
2 4 (15.38%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.85%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (34.62%) QA
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (42.31%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Nokia
3 1 (3.85%) Apple
3 1 (3.85%) Sophos
3 1 (3.85%) Adobe
3 1 (3.85%) HP
3 1 (3.85%) Dell
3 1 (3.85%) Citrix
3 1 (3.85%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) ATG
3 1 (3.85%) Endeca
3 1 (3.85%) Veeam