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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 29 June 2015 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 73 64 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.41% 0.25% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 0
Average daily rate
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£313 £150 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+108.33% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £261 £200
% change year-on-year
+24.40% +30.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.00%
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
399 366 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 41.18% 46.45% 51.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 214 160 132
Average daily rate £425 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.09% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £148 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 28 27
Average hourly rate £16.84 £12.50 £36.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.72% -65.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £9.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £35.55 £44.99
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 June 2015. 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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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
Knutsford - 4 £313 -
Apple
North West

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
1 4 (57.14%) iPad
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
3 2 (28.57%) Banking
3 2 (28.57%) MCITP
3 2 (28.57%) CMDB
3 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 2 (28.57%) ACSP
3 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
3 2 (28.57%) ITIL
3 2 (28.57%) SLA
3 2 (28.57%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
4 1 (14.29%) REST
4 1 (14.29%) ServiceStack
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 7
4 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
4 1 (14.29%) GPRS
4 1 (14.29%) UMTS
4 1 (14.29%) C#
4 1 (14.29%) .NET
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
4 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) GPRS
1 1 (14.29%) UMTS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (28.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Deskside Support
2 2 (28.57%) Mac Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Desktop Support
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
1 1 (14.29%) SOAP
1 1 (14.29%) Web Services
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) WinForms
1 1 (14.29%) WPF
1 1 (14.29%) Silverlight
1 1 (14.29%) REST
1 1 (14.29%) ServiceStack
1 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) iPad
2 2 (28.57%) CMDB
3 1 (14.29%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Mac OS X
1 4 (57.14%) Apple iOS
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
2 1 (14.29%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Windows CE
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (14.29%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
2 1 (14.29%) MVVM
2 1 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) MCSE
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (28.57%) A+ Certification
1 2 (28.57%) MCITP
1 2 (28.57%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) MobileIron
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