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 24 December 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 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iPad
Rank 104 101 98
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -3
Contract jobs citing iPad 6 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.19% 0.40%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.96% 0.77% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
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£150 £208 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.71% -30.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.58 £15.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-5.93% -17.02%
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
625 518 422
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.41% 23.97% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 287 200
Average daily rate £360 £325 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £213 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 56 39 48
Average hourly rate £22.00 £17.49 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.80% -12.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.87 £12.35 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

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 24 December 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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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 - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
iPad
England

iPad
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 21 (55.26%) CRM
2 20 (52.63%) E-Commerce
2 20 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (52.63%) Silverlight
3 19 (50.00%) QA
4 16 (42.11%) Web Services
5 13 (34.21%) System Testing
6 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
7 11 (28.95%) Technical Architecture
7 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
8 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
8 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
9 8 (21.05%) iPhone
9 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (21.05%) .NET
9 8 (21.05%) C#
10 7 (18.42%) XML
10 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
10 7 (18.42%) WPF
11 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
11 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
11 6 (15.79%) Endeca
11 6 (15.79%) Content Management
11 6 (15.79%) Spring
11 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
11 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (15.79%) XSLT
11 6 (15.79%) Java

iPad
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (15.79%) JBoss
1 6 (15.79%) Apache
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere Application Server
1 6 (15.79%) WebLogic
1 6 (15.79%) CMS
1 6 (15.79%) WebSphere
2 4 (10.53%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.26%) MS Office
1 2 (5.26%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.63%) Acrobat
2 1 (2.63%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.79%) Internet
2 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (18.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.63%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Xcode
1 1 (2.63%) JIRA
1 1 (2.63%) Hudson
General
1 2 (5.26%) Finance
1 2 (5.26%) Retail
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (28.95%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Architect
3 9 (23.68%) CRM Developer
3 9 (23.68%) Dynamics CRM Developer
4 6 (15.79%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 6 (15.79%) CRM Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Consultant
5 5 (13.16%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
6 4 (10.53%) CRM Solutions Architect
6 4 (10.53%) CRM Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (7.89%) Desktop Support
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 2 (5.26%) Coordinator
9 1 (2.63%) Project Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Delivery Project Manager
9 1 (2.63%) Support Technician
9 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Analyst
9 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (52.63%) Silverlight
2 16 (42.11%) Web Services
3 8 (21.05%) .NET
4 7 (18.42%) .NET Framework
4 7 (18.42%) XML
4 7 (18.42%) WPF
5 6 (15.79%) XSLT
5 6 (15.79%) JMS
5 6 (15.79%) JMX
5 6 (15.79%) Hibernate
5 6 (15.79%) Spring
5 6 (15.79%) JDBC
5 6 (15.79%) JSP
5 6 (15.79%) Servlets
5 6 (15.79%) SOAP
5 6 (15.79%) Struts
5 6 (15.79%) J2EE
6 1 (2.63%) CSS
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (21.05%) iPhone
2 3 (7.89%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.63%) Wiki
3 1 (2.63%) User Experience
3 1 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (7.89%) Windows
2 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
2 2 (5.26%) Apple iOS
3 1 (2.63%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (55.26%) CRM
2 20 (52.63%) E-Commerce
3 13 (34.21%) System Testing
4 11 (28.95%) Technical Architecture
4 11 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (23.68%) Unit Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Load Testing
6 6 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (15.79%) Content Management
6 6 (15.79%) B2C
6 6 (15.79%) Software Architecture
6 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (13.16%) Mentoring
8 4 (10.53%) User Acceptance Testing
9 2 (5.26%) ITIL
10 1 (2.63%) TDD
10 1 (2.63%) Data Management
10 1 (2.63%) Project Management
10 1 (2.63%) Change Management
10 1 (2.63%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) JavaScript
2 8 (21.05%) C#
3 6 (15.79%) Java
4 1 (2.63%) VB.NET
4 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.79%) ATG
2 6 (15.79%) Endeca
2 6 (15.79%) Oracle
3 4 (10.53%) Nokia
4 1 (2.63%) Apple
4 1 (2.63%) Sophos
4 1 (2.63%) Veeam
4 1 (2.63%) Adobe
4 1 (2.63%) HP
4 1 (2.63%) Dell
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix