The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 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 Birmingham 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 56 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +4
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.73% 0.17% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 0.34% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 1
Average daily rate
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£320 - £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £200 £295
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.87 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -9.45%
Vendors Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
330 297 300
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 48.32% 51.83% 46.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 129 130
Average daily rate £320 £350 £263
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £225 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 23
Average hourly rate £11.85 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.55 £92.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
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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 11 July 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
1 7 (63.64%) Wireless
1 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 5 (45.45%) Finance
3 5 (45.45%) Android
4 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
4 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
5 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
5 3 (27.27%) MCITP
5 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
5 3 (27.27%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
6 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (18.18%) Game Development
6 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
6 2 (18.18%) XenApp
6 2 (18.18%) Juniper

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Wireless
2 5 (45.45%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) SAN
4 1 (9.09%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Xcode
General
1 5 (45.45%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Technician
1 5 (45.45%) Network Support
1 5 (45.45%) Network Support Technician
1 5 (45.45%) Network Technician
2 3 (27.27%) iOS Developer
2 3 (27.27%) Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Administrator
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) iPhone Developer
4 1 (9.09%) iPad Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Cocoa
1 1 (9.09%) iOS SDK
1 1 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Management Information System
2 3 (27.27%) Mobile App
3 1 (9.09%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
1 7 (63.64%) Windows 7
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (45.45%) Android
4 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
2 2 (18.18%) MVC
2 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
2 2 (18.18%) Game Development
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCITP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (18.18%) Hyper-V
1 2 (18.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Meru Networks
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) EMC
3 2 (18.18%) Citrix
3 2 (18.18%) Juniper
3 2 (18.18%) Symantec