The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 16 September 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.

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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 65 - 61
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Apple 4 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.52% - 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% - 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£320 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%
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West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
396 318 327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 51.76% 48.25% 47.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 189 152
Average daily rate £330 £320 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £186 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £479 £431
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 13 17
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.25 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.26% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.70 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £25.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Game Development
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) Meru Networks
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) EMC
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) Juniper
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
2 2 (40.00%) Wireless
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) Games
2 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) Wireless
General
1 2 (40.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Developer
1 2 (40.00%) Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Support
1 2 (40.00%) Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Administrator
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (40.00%) Systems Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) MVC
1 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
1 2 (40.00%) Game Development
1 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
1 2 (40.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (40.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
1 2 (40.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) HP
1 2 (40.00%) EMC
1 2 (40.00%) Citrix
1 2 (40.00%) Juniper
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
1 2 (40.00%) Meru Networks