The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 394 346 333
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -13
Contract jobs citing Apple 191 225 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.37% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 1.03% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 134 142
Average daily rate
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£300 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £169 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 39 28
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.28 £11.62 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.97 £25.00 £30.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.69 £13.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
+1.37% -15.62%
Apple
UK

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

Vendors Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
23262 21920 22222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 44.60% 46.10% 47.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 13976 12781 11849
Average daily rate £388 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1156 1108 1231
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.56 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.43 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.40%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in England

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in England

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram in England

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in England

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Apple
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the England region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014. 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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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
London -32 108 £300 -15.49% 47
South East -14 42 £325 -16.12% 27
North West -3 9 £413 +32.00% 12
South West -31 8 £250 -16.66% 7
East Midlands +1 6 - - 7
East of England -14 6 £203 -41.72% 5
West Midlands -13 5 £225 +8.43% 4
Yorkshire -14 5 - - 21
North East - 2 - -
Apple
UK

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 253 (58.03%) Windows
2 168 (38.53%) Microsoft
3 139 (31.88%) Windows 7
4 135 (30.96%) Apple iOS
5 107 (24.54%) Active Directory
6 104 (23.85%) MS Office
7 80 (18.35%) iPad
8 79 (18.12%) Windows XP
9 77 (17.66%) ITIL
10 75 (17.20%) Blackberry
11 73 (16.74%) iOS Development
12 69 (15.83%) Mac OS X
13 67 (15.37%) Objective-C
13 67 (15.37%) iPhone
14 64 (14.68%) Android
15 58 (13.30%) Citrix
16 55 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
17 54 (12.39%) MS Exchange
18 53 (12.16%) VMware
19 52 (11.93%) MS Excel
20 49 (11.24%) Web Services
21 48 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
22 47 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
23 45 (10.32%) HP
23 45 (10.32%) Mobile App
24 44 (10.09%) Cocoa
25 43 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
26 41 (9.40%) SCCM
27 40 (9.17%) Cocoa Touch
28 38 (8.72%) Symantec

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 54 (12.39%) MS Exchange
2 28 (6.42%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (4.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (1.83%) Lync
6 7 (1.61%) SharePoint
7 4 (0.92%) IBM Notes
8 3 (0.69%) Apache
8 3 (0.69%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.69%) CMS
9 2 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.46%) Node.js
9 2 (0.46%) nginx
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.23%) Drupal
10 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 104 (23.85%) MS Office
2 52 (11.93%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.98%) Photoshop
3 13 (2.98%) Adobe Illustrator
4 9 (2.06%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (1.61%) Final Cut Pro
6 5 (1.15%) SPSS
7 4 (0.92%) InDesign
7 4 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
8 3 (0.69%) CINEMA 4D
9 2 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.46%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.23%) Maya
10 1 (0.23%) MS Project
10 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (3.44%) Office 365
2 14 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.92%) GitHub
3 4 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.69%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 38 (8.72%) DHCP
1 38 (8.72%) VPN
2 37 (8.49%) DNS
2 37 (8.49%) Wireless
3 27 (6.19%) Firewall
4 26 (5.96%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.73%) SAN
6 21 (4.82%) HTTP
7 18 (4.13%) LAN
8 17 (3.90%) WAN
9 16 (3.67%) Internet
10 12 (2.75%) VoIP
11 7 (1.61%) LDAP
11 7 (1.61%) IPv4
11 7 (1.61%) IPv6
11 7 (1.61%) NAS
12 6 (1.38%) SSL
13 5 (1.15%) HTTPS
13 5 (1.15%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.15%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.44%) MySQL
1 15 (3.44%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.98%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (0.46%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.23%) SQLite
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.23%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 30 (6.88%) Xcode
2 28 (6.42%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.96%) Subversion
4 5 (1.15%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (0.92%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.69%) JIRA
7 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.46%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.46%) Axure RP
8 1 (0.23%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.23%) SoapUI
8 1 (0.23%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.23%) Gradle
8 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.23%) Calabash
8 1 (0.23%) Apache Ivy
8 1 (0.23%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.23%) Appium
8 1 (0.23%) Robolectric
General
1 36 (8.26%) Finance
2 18 (4.13%) Banking
3 15 (3.44%) Back Office
4 13 (2.98%) Telecoms
5 12 (2.75%) Marketing
5 12 (2.75%) Spanish Language
6 9 (2.06%) Retail
6 9 (2.06%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.61%) Publishing
8 5 (1.15%) Games
8 5 (1.15%) French Language
8 5 (1.15%) German Language
9 3 (0.69%) Dutch Language
9 3 (0.69%) Advertising
10 2 (0.46%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.46%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.23%) Billing
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 90 (20.64%) Developer
2 78 (17.89%) Analyst
3 69 (15.83%) Support Engineer
4 68 (15.60%) iOS Developer
5 59 (13.53%) Desktop Support
6 52 (11.93%) Support Analyst
7 32 (7.34%) 2nd Line Support
8 30 (6.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 28 (6.42%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (4.82%) Mac Engineer
11 18 (4.13%) Support Technician
12 17 (3.90%) Service Analyst
12 17 (3.90%) IT Support
13 16 (3.67%) Mobile Developer
13 16 (3.67%) Desktop Analyst
13 16 (3.67%) Service Desk Analyst
14 15 (3.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
15 14 (3.21%) Administrator
15 14 (3.21%) Systems Support
16 13 (2.98%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (11.24%) Web Services
2 44 (10.09%) Cocoa
3 40 (9.17%) Cocoa Touch
4 28 (6.42%) RESTful
5 20 (4.59%) SOAP
6 17 (3.90%) HTML
7 15 (3.44%) JSON
8 10 (2.29%) CSS
9 9 (2.06%) XML
9 9 (2.06%) iOS SDK
10 8 (1.83%) REST
11 6 (1.38%) .NET
11 6 (1.38%) HTML5
12 4 (0.92%) CSS3
12 4 (0.92%) Core Animation
12 4 (0.92%) UIKit
13 3 (0.69%) Backbone.js
13 3 (0.69%) jQuery
13 3 (0.69%) Ajax
13 3 (0.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 80 (18.35%) iPad
2 75 (17.20%) Blackberry
3 67 (15.37%) iPhone
4 45 (10.32%) Mobile App
5 22 (5.05%) Client/Server
6 20 (4.59%) User Experience
7 13 (2.98%) Data Structures
7 13 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
8 12 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
9 8 (1.83%) Smartphone
10 7 (1.61%) Fixed Income
10 7 (1.61%) Handset
11 6 (1.38%) Graphic Design
11 6 (1.38%) Mobile Payment
12 5 (1.15%) Video Editing
12 5 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.92%) Streaming Video
13 4 (0.92%) Computer Science
13 4 (0.92%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 253 (58.03%) Windows
2 139 (31.88%) Windows 7
3 135 (30.96%) Apple iOS
4 79 (18.12%) Windows XP
5 69 (15.83%) Mac OS X
6 64 (14.68%) Android
7 47 (10.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 35 (8.03%) Windows Server 2003
9 33 (7.57%) Linux
10 26 (5.96%) Windows 8
11 19 (4.36%) Windows Server 2012
11 19 (4.36%) Mac OS X Server
12 15 (3.44%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.29%) UNIX
13 10 (2.29%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.61%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.15%) Solaris
16 3 (0.69%) AIX
16 3 (0.69%) VMS
17 2 (0.46%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.66%) ITIL
2 73 (16.74%) iOS Development
3 55 (12.61%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (7.80%) Scrum
5 29 (6.65%) TDD
6 22 (5.05%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (4.82%) Kanban
8 17 (3.90%) OO
9 15 (3.44%) Project Management
10 14 (3.21%) E-Commerce
11 13 (2.98%) OOP
11 13 (2.98%) Migration
12 12 (2.75%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (2.75%) Mobile Device Management
12 12 (2.75%) Memory Management
13 11 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (2.52%) MVC
13 11 (2.52%) Software Engineering
14 10 (2.29%) Problem Management
14 10 (2.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (15.37%) Objective-C
2 31 (7.11%) SQL
3 13 (2.98%) JavaScript
4 12 (2.75%) Java
5 6 (1.38%) C++
5 6 (1.38%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.15%) Ruby
7 4 (0.92%) C
7 4 (0.92%) C#
8 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.46%) Perl
9 2 (0.46%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.23%) VC++
10 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 48 (11.01%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (6.42%) MCITP
2 28 (6.42%) Degree
3 20 (4.59%) MCP
4 18 (4.13%) MCSE
5 17 (3.90%) Security Cleared
6 14 (3.21%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.98%) MCSA
7 13 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (2.06%) MOS
9 8 (1.83%) MCDST
10 7 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (1.38%) MCTS
11 6 (1.38%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
12 5 (1.15%) RHCE
12 5 (1.15%) IBM Certification
12 5 (1.15%) CCNP
12 5 (1.15%) CCIP
12 5 (1.15%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.67%) SLA
2 7 (1.61%) QA
2 7 (1.61%) ISO 9001
3 5 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.69%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.46%) WCAG
System Software
1 107 (24.54%) Active Directory
2 43 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.11%) XenApp
4 29 (6.65%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.61%) vSphere
7 6 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.92%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.46%) Kerio MailServer
10 2 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (0.46%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.23%) UAG
11 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 41 (9.40%) SCCM
2 20 (4.59%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.83%) WSUS
6 5 (1.15%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 5 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.69%) SCSM
7 3 (0.69%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.69%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (0.69%) Casper Suite
8 2 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.46%) Nagios
8 2 (0.46%) OpenView
8 2 (0.46%) SCOM
8 2 (0.46%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.46%) SAP Afaria
9 1 (0.23%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.23%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 168 (38.53%) Microsoft
2 58 (13.30%) Citrix
3 53 (12.16%) VMware
4 45 (10.32%) HP
5 38 (8.72%) Symantec
6 31 (7.11%) Cisco
7 25 (5.73%) EMC
8 21 (4.82%) Adobe
9 20 (4.59%) Juniper
10 19 (4.36%) Meru Networks
11 15 (3.44%) Remedy
12 13 (2.98%) McAfee
12 13 (2.98%) Google
13 11 (2.52%) Altiris
14 10 (2.29%) Sophos
15 8 (1.83%) Avaya
15 8 (1.83%) SAP
15 8 (1.83%) Dell
15 8 (1.83%) IBM
16 7 (1.61%) Bloomberg
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