The table below looks at the prevalence of the term iPad in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iPad over the 3 months to 29 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apple iPad
England / North West
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 112 147 141
Rank change year-on-year +35 -6  
Contract jobs citing iPad 19 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 1.99% 1.80% 1.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 6
Median daily rate £296 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.84% -13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £255 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £383 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £360 £220
% change year-on-year -9.72% +63.63%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 7
Median hourly rate £18.68 £13.25 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.98% +1.92%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.26 £13.25 £14.00
% change year-on-year +37.81% -5.35%  

iPad is in the generic IT skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for generic IT skills.

Generic IT Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for generic IT skills 956 1225 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 34.19% 30.46% 30.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 554 750 637
Median daily rate £375 £386 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.72% -3.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £511 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 61 69
Median hourly rate £25.92 £22.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.17% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.00 £47.39 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £18.90
% change year-on-year +8.69% +21.69%  

iPad
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing iPad as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Miscellaneous category.

Job vacancy trend for iPad in the North West

iPad
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iPad in the North West

iPad
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iPad in the North West over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iPad in the North West

iPad
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iPad in the North West

iPad
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iPad within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +20 13 £295 -22.87% 1
Cheshire +28 4 £313 -16.66%
Lancashire +5 1 - -
Merseyside -5 1 - -
iPad
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iPad also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for iPad.

1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (33.33%) .NET
3 8 (29.63%) Windows
4 6 (22.22%) SQL
4 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
4 6 (22.22%) MVC
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
5 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
6 4 (14.81%) Citrix
6 4 (14.81%) Finance
6 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (14.81%) C#
6 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
6 4 (14.81%) Java
6 4 (14.81%) JIRA
7 3 (11.11%) QA
7 3 (11.11%) Scrum
7 3 (11.11%) MCP
7 3 (11.11%) Ajax
7 3 (11.11%) MCTS
7 3 (11.11%) MCITP
7 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
7 3 (11.11%) HTML
7 3 (11.11%) MCSE
7 3 (11.11%) jQuery
7 3 (11.11%) F5
7 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
7 3 (11.11%) AngularJS

iPad
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.41%) Confluence
1 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (3.70%) CMS
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
2 1 (3.70%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.70%) AdWords
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
2 1 (3.70%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
1 2 (7.41%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
1 2 (7.41%) Network Security
2 1 (3.70%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (3.70%) Firewall
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.70%) VPN
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.70%) Power BI
2 1 (3.70%) QlikView
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (14.81%) JIRA
2 3 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
3 2 (7.41%) Cucumber
3 2 (7.41%) Selenium
3 2 (7.41%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.70%) NUnit
General
1 4 (14.81%) Finance
2 2 (7.41%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Local Government
3 1 (3.70%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (37.04%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) .NET Developer
3 4 (14.81%) Analyst
4 3 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (7.41%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Consultant
5 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
5 2 (7.41%) QA Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Business Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Support
6 1 (3.70%) Network Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Rollout Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Senior Developer
6 1 (3.70%) SEO Copywriter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (33.33%) .NET
2 6 (22.22%) ASP.NET
3 5 (18.52%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.11%) Ajax
4 3 (11.11%) AngularJS
4 3 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (11.11%) HTML
4 3 (11.11%) jQuery
5 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (7.41%) CSS
5 2 (7.41%) CSS3
5 2 (7.41%) Hibernate
5 2 (7.41%) HTML5
5 2 (7.41%) J2EE
5 2 (7.41%) JSP
5 2 (7.41%) REST
5 2 (7.41%) XML
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 1 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) iPhone
1 2 (7.41%) Web 2.0
2 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.70%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.70%) Blog
2 1 (3.70%) Computer Science
2 1 (3.70%) Handset
2 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.70%) Social Media
2 1 (3.70%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (29.63%) Windows
2 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
3 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.70%) Windows Vista
4 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (37.04%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (22.22%) MVC
3 3 (11.11%) Scrum
4 2 (7.41%) Automation Testing
4 2 (7.41%) BDD
4 2 (7.41%) High Availability
4 2 (7.41%) OOD
4 2 (7.41%) QA Automation
4 2 (7.41%) Unit Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Analytics
5 1 (3.70%) Case Management
5 1 (3.70%) Content Writing
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.70%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (3.70%) Link Building
5 1 (3.70%) Manual Testing
5 1 (3.70%) Microservices
5 1 (3.70%) Multithreading
5 1 (3.70%) Social Media Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 6 (22.22%) SQL
2 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
3 4 (14.81%) C#
3 4 (14.81%) Java
4 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.70%) Apex Code
5 1 (3.70%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (11.11%) MCITP
2 3 (11.11%) MCP
2 3 (11.11%) MCSE
2 3 (11.11%) MCTS
3 1 (3.70%) CCIE
3 1 (3.70%) CCNA
3 1 (3.70%) CCNP
3 1 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.70%) Degree
3 1 (3.70%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) QA
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (14.81%) Citrix
2 3 (11.11%) F5
3 2 (7.41%) Cisco
4 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
4 1 (3.70%) Google
4 1 (3.70%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.70%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (3.70%) Tableau
4 1 (3.70%) VMware