The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Berkshire 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.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are NOT representative of contractor rates within Apple, Inc.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 120 124 135
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +11
Contract jobs citing Apple 6 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.24% 0.20% 0.095%
As % of the Vendors category 0.50% 0.42% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
Average daily rate
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£325 £190 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+71.05% -55.29%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £333
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -24.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Average hourly rate - £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -4.34%
Vendors Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1197 1181 1564
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 47.65% 48.28% 49.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 527 440 539
Average daily rate £363 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £140 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 48 68
Average hourly rate £18.36 £23.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% -14.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £14.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £31.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Apple
South East

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
Slough +4 2 £344 +80.92%
Reading - 2 - -
Bracknell - 1 £325 - 1
Windsor - - - -
Apple
South East

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Apple 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 Apple.

1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
3 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
4 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 9 (34.62%) Mobile Device Management
5 8 (30.77%) QA
6 7 (26.92%) iPad
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
6 7 (26.92%) Mobile Application Development
6 7 (26.92%) VPN
7 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
7 6 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
7 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
7 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
7 6 (23.08%) Scrum
7 6 (23.08%) Release Management
7 6 (23.08%) iPhone
7 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
8 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
9 4 (15.38%) DHCP
9 4 (15.38%) DNS
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (15.38%) Citrix
9 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
9 4 (15.38%) LDAP
9 4 (15.38%) MS Office
9 4 (15.38%) McAfee
9 4 (15.38%) Retail
9 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Apple 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 Apple. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (23.08%) Lotus Domino
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (15.38%) MS Exchange
3 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (7.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 4 (15.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) VPN
2 5 (19.23%) TCP/IP
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) LDAP
3 4 (15.38%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 2 (7.69%) WCDMA
5 2 (7.69%) IPv4
5 2 (7.69%) IPv6
5 2 (7.69%) IP Telephony
5 2 (7.69%) Internet
5 2 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
5 2 (7.69%) HSPA
5 2 (7.69%) LTE
6 1 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (15.38%) Retail
2 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
2 2 (7.69%) Marketing
3 1 (3.85%) Back Office
3 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Release Manager
1 6 (23.08%) Applications Manager
2 3 (11.54%) Desktop Support
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) IT Support Technician
3 2 (7.69%) Server Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) IT Support
3 2 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (3.85%) iOS Developer
4 1 (3.85%) UI Programmer
4 1 (3.85%) SCCM Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
4 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Web Services
2 1 (3.85%) OLE
2 1 (3.85%) Cocoa
2 1 (3.85%) Core Animation
2 1 (3.85%) HTML5
2 1 (3.85%) UIKit
2 1 (3.85%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) iPad
1 7 (26.92%) Mobile App
2 6 (23.08%) iPhone
2 6 (23.08%) Blackberry
3 3 (11.54%) Client/Server
3 3 (11.54%) Video Conferencing
4 2 (7.69%) Device Driver
4 2 (7.69%) Handset
4 2 (7.69%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Animation
5 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 14 (53.85%) Windows
2 11 (42.31%) Apple iOS
3 9 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (15.38%) Android
4 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
6 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.69%) Windows Phone
7 1 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.85%) Linux
7 1 (3.85%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) Configuration Management
2 9 (34.62%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (26.92%) Mobile Application Development
4 6 (23.08%) Release Management
4 6 (23.08%) Scrum
5 3 (11.54%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL
6 2 (7.69%) Validation
6 2 (7.69%) Time Management
6 2 (7.69%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Software Deployment
7 1 (3.85%) iOS Development
7 1 (3.85%) Unit Testing
7 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (3.85%) Multithreading
7 1 (3.85%) Project Management
7 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.85%) Change Management
7 1 (3.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.69%) Java
1 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) C++
2 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Degree
2 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (30.77%) QA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9001
2 2 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (7.69%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (11.54%) SCCM
3 2 (7.69%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (23.08%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) Citrix
2 4 (15.38%) McAfee
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco
4 2 (7.69%) VMware
5 1 (3.85%) Fujitsu
5 1 (3.85%) BMC
5 1 (3.85%) HP