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 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 69 65 72
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +7
Contract jobs citing Apple 3 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.32% 0.39% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.81% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 0
Average daily rate £288 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
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
367 369 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 39.13% 48.05% 41.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 190 156
Average daily rate £425 £400 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £273 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 25 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.13 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.31% -42.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £10.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £38.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram 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 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Knutsford - 3 £288 -
Apple
North West

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Internet
3 6 (54.55%) Migration
3 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
4 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
5 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 4 (36.36%) Finance
5 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 2 (18.18%) SCCM
6 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
6 2 (18.18%) Citrix
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) SQL
6 2 (18.18%) ITIL
6 2 (18.18%) VMware
6 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (18.18%) MobileIron
7 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
7 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (9.09%) BYOD
7 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Management
7 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
7 1 (9.09%) Change Management
7 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (9.09%) Symantec
7 1 (9.09%) iPhone

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) Internet
General
1 7 (63.64%) Banking
2 4 (36.36%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (72.73%) Desktop Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support
2 3 (27.27%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Desktop Rollout Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Digital
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Operations
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Technology
4 1 (9.09%) Rollout Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) BYOD
1 1 (9.09%) iPad
1 1 (9.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows 8
3 5 (45.45%) Windows 7
4 4 (36.36%) Apple iOS
5 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 1 (9.09%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) Migration
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (9.09%) Change Management
3 1 (9.09%) Operations Management
3 1 (9.09%) Service Delivery
3 1 (9.09%) Service Management
3 1 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 8 (72.73%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Citrix
2 2 (18.18%) MobileIron
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
3 1 (9.09%) ServiceNow
3 1 (9.09%) Symantec