The first 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all terms in our Miscellaneous category for the West Midlands region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 107 88 100
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +12
Contract jobs citing iPad 11 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.46% 0.55% 0.31%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 2.33% 3.16% 1.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 4
Average daily rate £250 £238 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -20.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £188 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £288 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £17.00 £13.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-15.62% -5.88%
Miscellaneous Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
473 316 375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 19.97% 17.24% 16.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 223 156 156
Average daily rate £325 £315 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £341 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 37 33
Average hourly rate £25.63 £25.00 £16.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +53.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £34.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £21.96 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.30% -12.16%
iPad
England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 3 £263 -12.50%
Solihull - 1 - -
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
1 9 (52.94%) iPhone
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
4 6 (35.29%) Lotus
4 6 (35.29%) Apple
4 6 (35.29%) IBM Notes
5 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
5 5 (29.41%) ITIL
6 4 (23.53%) Android
6 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
6 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
7 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone
7 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
7 3 (17.65%) Xcode
7 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
8 2 (11.76%) Handset
8 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
8 2 (11.76%) DameWare
8 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
8 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
8 2 (11.76%) Project Management
8 2 (11.76%) Web Services
8 2 (11.76%) MS Office
8 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
8 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
8 2 (11.76%) SLA
8 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
8 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
9 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 6 (35.29%) IBM Notes
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Office
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (5.88%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Xcode
General
1 1 (5.88%) Finance
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.88%) Retail
1 1 (5.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Analyst
2 5 (29.41%) Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Desktop Support
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) iOS Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Services Delivery Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) iPhone Developer
5 2 (11.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Software Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Programmer
6 1 (5.88%) Business Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
2 1 (5.88%) Cocoa
2 1 (5.88%) iOS SDK
2 1 (5.88%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Blackberry
1 9 (52.94%) iPhone
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (11.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 7 (41.18%) Apple iOS
3 5 (29.41%) Windows XP
4 4 (23.53%) Android
5 3 (17.65%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Phone
6 2 (11.76%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) iOS Development
3 2 (11.76%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.76%) Project Management
3 2 (11.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Asset Management
4 1 (5.88%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.88%) User Experience Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) Objective-C
2 1 (5.88%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) DameWare
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) Lotus
1 6 (35.29%) Apple
2 2 (11.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.88%) Business Objects
3 1 (5.88%) SAP