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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 378 341 340
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -1
Contract jobs citing Apple 235 251 233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.46% 0.51% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.13% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 145 111
Average daily rate
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£306 £290 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.60% -1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £153 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £290 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.91% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 35 52
Average hourly rate £15.77 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.74% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £10.80 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £30.00 £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -10.60%
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
22641 22172 21543
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 43.94% 44.92% 46.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13646 12517 11993
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 998 1118
Average hourly rate £18.71 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.94% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.48 £37.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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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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 -3 147 £300 +13.20% 61
South East -31 25 £313 - 24
East of England +12 20 £350 +191.66% 7
North West -18 14 £213 -33.59% 10
Yorkshire -23 7 £400 +19.40% 10
South West -18 6 £325 +1.56% 8
West Midlands -3 5 £319 -0.39% 9
North East - 4 - - 6
East Midlands -1 3 - - 4
Apple
UK

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 271 (50.47%) Windows
2 204 (37.99%) Apple iOS
3 168 (31.28%) Microsoft
4 165 (30.73%) Android
5 154 (28.68%) Active Directory
6 132 (24.58%) Windows 7
7 127 (23.65%) MS Office
8 113 (21.04%) Mac OS X
9 104 (19.37%) iOS Development
10 97 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (16.76%) ITIL
12 84 (15.64%) Objective-C
13 76 (14.15%) iPad
14 74 (13.78%) VMware
14 74 (13.78%) iPhone
15 68 (12.66%) Blackberry
16 67 (12.48%) HTML
17 61 (11.36%) Windows XP
18 60 (11.17%) MS Excel
18 60 (11.17%) Finance
19 56 (10.43%) TCP/IP
20 55 (10.24%) Cisco
20 55 (10.24%) Google
21 54 (10.06%) Citrix
22 51 (9.50%) DNS
23 50 (9.31%) Xcode
23 50 (9.31%) Mobile App
24 48 (8.94%) HTML5
24 48 (8.94%) Linux
25 47 (8.75%) SQL

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 43 (8.01%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (3.72%) Lync
4 19 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (3.54%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.98%) CMS
6 12 (2.23%) IIS
7 10 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.12%) Drupal
9 6 (1.12%) IBM Notes
10 5 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
11 4 (0.74%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.37%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.19%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.19%) ColdFusion
14 1 (0.19%) Node.js
14 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 127 (23.65%) MS Office
2 60 (11.17%) MS Excel
3 16 (2.98%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 11 (2.05%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.68%) Adobe Captivate
5 9 (1.68%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.68%) InDesign
6 7 (1.30%) Adobe Illustrator
7 6 (1.12%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.93%) Acrobat
8 5 (0.93%) MS Project
9 3 (0.56%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.19%) MicroStation
10 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
10 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
Business Applications
1 2 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.19%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.28%) Office 365
2 16 (2.98%) Google Apps
3 10 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.37%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.19%) GitHub
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 56 (10.43%) TCP/IP
2 51 (9.50%) DNS
3 44 (8.19%) LAN
4 42 (7.82%) DHCP
5 29 (5.40%) VPN
6 28 (5.21%) WAN
7 24 (4.47%) Wi-Fi
8 23 (4.28%) Internet
9 20 (3.72%) Wireless
10 16 (2.98%) WLAN
11 14 (2.61%) VoIP
11 14 (2.61%) IP Telephony
12 13 (2.42%) Firewall
13 12 (2.23%) VLAN
13 12 (2.23%) SAN
14 11 (2.05%) HTTP
15 7 (1.30%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.30%) Network Security
16 6 (1.12%) NAS
16 6 (1.12%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.47%) MySQL
2 21 (3.91%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.79%) FileMaker
4 7 (1.30%) Oracle Database
5 5 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.56%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQLite
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.19%) DB2
Development Applications
1 50 (9.31%) Xcode
2 27 (5.03%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.61%) Visual Studio
4 13 (2.42%) CocoaPods
5 9 (1.68%) Subversion
6 6 (1.12%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (0.93%) Android Studio
7 5 (0.93%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.74%) Hudson
9 3 (0.56%) JIRA
10 2 (0.37%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 2 (0.37%) Apache Ivy
10 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 1 (0.19%) Appium
11 1 (0.19%) LoadUI
11 1 (0.19%) Calabash
11 1 (0.19%) Jasmine
11 1 (0.19%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.19%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 60 (11.17%) Finance
2 25 (4.66%) Banking
3 24 (4.47%) Publishing
4 23 (4.28%) Retail
5 18 (3.35%) Legal
6 14 (2.61%) Games
7 13 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 12 (2.23%) Marketing
9 8 (1.49%) Back Office
10 7 (1.30%) Spanish Language
11 6 (1.12%) Advertising
12 5 (0.93%) Law
13 4 (0.74%) Electronics
13 4 (0.74%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.74%) Local Government
14 3 (0.56%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.37%) Multimedia
15 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
15 2 (0.37%) Automotive
16 1 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 149 (27.75%) Developer
2 92 (17.13%) Analyst
3 88 (16.39%) iOS Developer
4 64 (11.92%) Desktop Support
5 62 (11.55%) Support Engineer
6 58 (10.80%) Support Analyst
7 56 (10.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 37 (6.89%) Desktop Engineer
9 26 (4.84%) Mac Engineer
10 24 (4.47%) Mobile Developer
10 24 (4.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 22 (4.10%) Service Analyst
11 22 (4.10%) 1st Line Support
12 21 (3.91%) Administrator
13 20 (3.72%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (3.72%) PC Support
14 19 (3.54%) IT Support
15 18 (3.35%) Help Desk Support
16 17 (3.17%) Architect
17 15 (2.79%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 67 (12.48%) HTML
2 48 (8.94%) HTML5
3 41 (7.64%) RESTful
3 41 (7.64%) CSS
4 38 (7.08%) Cocoa
5 34 (6.33%) .NET
6 31 (5.77%) Cocoa Touch
7 26 (4.84%) XML
8 25 (4.66%) CSS3
9 23 (4.28%) iOS SDK
9 23 (4.28%) jQuery
10 22 (4.10%) JSON
11 21 (3.91%) Web Services
12 18 (3.35%) SOAP
13 14 (2.61%) Core Animation
13 14 (2.61%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.42%) REST
14 13 (2.42%) Ajax
15 12 (2.23%) Application Packaging
16 11 (2.05%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 76 (14.15%) iPad
2 74 (13.78%) iPhone
3 68 (12.66%) Blackberry
4 50 (9.31%) Mobile App
5 42 (7.82%) User Experience
6 37 (6.89%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (4.10%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (3.35%) Animation
9 15 (2.79%) Streaming Video
10 14 (2.61%) Client/Server
11 13 (2.42%) BYOD
12 12 (2.23%) STB
12 12 (2.23%) IPTV
13 11 (2.05%) Management Information System
13 11 (2.05%) Apple TV
13 11 (2.05%) Over-the-Top Content
14 10 (1.86%) Xbox
14 10 (1.86%) Chromecast
14 10 (1.86%) PlayStation
14 10 (1.86%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 271 (50.47%) Windows
2 204 (37.99%) Apple iOS
3 165 (30.73%) Android
4 132 (24.58%) Windows 7
5 113 (21.04%) Mac OS X
6 61 (11.36%) Windows XP
7 48 (8.94%) Linux
8 47 (8.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (8.75%) Windows 8
9 38 (7.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 31 (5.77%) Mac OS X Server
11 29 (5.40%) Windows Server 2012
12 26 (4.84%) Mac OS
13 15 (2.79%) Windows 2000 Server
13 15 (2.79%) UNIX
14 12 (2.23%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.05%) Windows Phone
16 5 (0.93%) CentOS
17 4 (0.74%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.37%) iOS Development
2 97 (18.06%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (16.76%) ITIL
4 46 (8.57%) Project Management
5 42 (7.82%) TDD
6 39 (7.26%) OO
7 38 (7.08%) Scrum
8 33 (6.15%) Mobile Development
8 33 (6.15%) Android Development
9 25 (4.66%) Unit Testing
10 23 (4.28%) Software Engineering
11 22 (4.10%) BDD
12 21 (3.91%) Open Source
12 21 (3.91%) Service Management
13 20 (3.72%) OOD
13 20 (3.72%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.72%) Mobile Application Development
14 18 (3.35%) Content Management
15 17 (3.17%) E-Commerce
15 17 (3.17%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (15.64%) Objective-C
2 47 (8.75%) JavaScript
2 47 (8.75%) SQL
3 31 (5.77%) Apple Swift
4 23 (4.28%) C#
5 20 (3.72%) PowerShell
6 16 (2.98%) Shell Script
7 15 (2.79%) Java
8 13 (2.42%) Perl
8 13 (2.42%) Python
9 10 (1.86%) PHP
10 6 (1.12%) VBA
11 4 (0.74%) Ruby
12 3 (0.56%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.56%) VB
12 3 (0.56%) ActionScript
13 2 (0.37%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.37%) VBScript
13 2 (0.37%) C
14 1 (0.19%) C++
Qualifications
1 40 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (5.59%) Degree
3 29 (5.40%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (5.21%) MCSE
5 24 (4.47%) CCNA
5 24 (4.47%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.91%) MCP
7 17 (3.17%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.86%) PMP
8 10 (1.86%) PMI Certification
9 7 (1.30%) MCSA
9 7 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
9 7 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
9 7 (1.30%) ACTC
10 5 (0.93%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.74%) Sun Certification
11 4 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 4 (0.74%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 4 (0.74%) MCITP
11 4 (0.74%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.10%) SLA
2 15 (2.79%) QA
3 4 (0.74%) WAI
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (28.68%) Active Directory
2 33 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 33 (6.15%) XenApp
3 13 (2.42%) Samba
4 5 (0.93%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.93%) vSphere
5 4 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.74%) XenServer
6 3 (0.56%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.56%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.19%) Docker
7 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 35 (6.52%) SCCM
2 14 (2.61%) Casper Suite
3 13 (2.42%) WSUS
3 13 (2.42%) Puppet
4 9 (1.68%) Backup Exec
4 9 (1.68%) AirWatch
5 6 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 4 (0.74%) Nagios
7 4 (0.74%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.56%) ZABBIX
8 3 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.56%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.37%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
10 1 (0.19%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.19%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.19%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.19%) Cacti
10 1 (0.19%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 168 (31.28%) Microsoft
2 74 (13.78%) VMware
3 55 (10.24%) Cisco
3 55 (10.24%) Google
4 54 (10.06%) Citrix
5 38 (7.08%) Adobe
6 35 (6.52%) HP
7 29 (5.40%) Dell
8 20 (3.72%) Oracle
9 15 (2.79%) Symantec
10 14 (2.61%) Remedy
11 10 (1.86%) Roku
12 9 (1.68%) Polycom
13 8 (1.49%) LANDesk
14 6 (1.12%) F5
14 6 (1.12%) Lotus
14 6 (1.12%) Juniper
15 5 (0.93%) Hyperion
15 5 (0.93%) Bloomberg
15 5 (0.93%) McAfee
North East
Aquent
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Exposed Solutions
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Rate: From £10 to £12 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £295 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Rate: £300 - £301 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Coventry
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £375 per day + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Nottingham
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £18 - £20 per hour
Posted: 10 days ago
Chester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £390 per day + competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
London (SE1)
Guru Careers
Rate: £20 - 22k
Posted: 26 days ago