The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 30 September 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 67 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.63% 0.52% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 1.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Median daily rate £550 £335 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+64.05% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £14.50 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+2.58% +7.40%
Apple
North West

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

Vendors Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
351 398 360
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 43.88% 34.22% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 258 160
Median daily rate £410 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.30% +2.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 18 34
Median hourly rate £13.25 £17.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.05% +0.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.23 £8.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £25.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.00

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire region citing Apple as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Vendors category.

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Warrington +13 2 - - 1
Macclesfield - 2 - -
Chester +1 1 £550 +48.64%
Apple
North West

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Apple 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Apple.

1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
3 4 (44.44%) iPhone
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (44.44%) BMC
3 4 (44.44%) Remedy
3 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
3 4 (44.44%) ITIL
3 4 (44.44%) Change Management
3 4 (44.44%) ITSM
3 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
3 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
3 4 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (22.22%) XMPP
4 2 (22.22%) Banking
4 2 (22.22%) JBoss
4 2 (22.22%) HTML
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 2 (22.22%) HTML5
5 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
5 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
5 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 10

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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 (22.22%) JBoss
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (44.44%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) ATM
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Service Analyst
1 3 (33.33%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Customer Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Mac Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Project Manager
3 1 (11.11%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (22.22%) HTML
1 2 (22.22%) HTML5
1 2 (22.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (44.44%) iPhone
2 1 (11.11%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
3 4 (44.44%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Apple iOS
4 1 (11.11%) Mac OS
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Change Management
1 4 (44.44%) Incident Management
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL
1 4 (44.44%) ITSM
1 4 (44.44%) Knowledge Management
1 4 (44.44%) Problem Management
2 1 (11.11%) Matrix Management
2 1 (11.11%) Software Deployment
2 1 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
2 1 (11.11%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) TARGET2
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) BMC
2 4 (44.44%) Remedy
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle