The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 52 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -4
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.78% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 1.81% 0.45% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £350 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £255
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.66
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
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East of England

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

Vendors Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
276 224 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 42.79% 46.86% 43.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 105 59
Average daily rate £375 £375 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £238 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £494 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 45
Average hourly rate £26.00 £28.50 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% +25.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.80 £9.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.37 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Apple
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) MS Office
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) Dell
2 5 (83.33%) Blackberry
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 5 (83.33%) Android
2 5 (83.33%) Mobile Computing
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) SCCM
4 3 (50.00%) Network Security
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) ITSM
4 3 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) SLA
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 1 (16.67%) Active Directory

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Service Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (83.33%) Blackberry
1 5 (83.33%) Mobile Computing
2 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Android
3 4 (66.67%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITSM
1 3 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) HP
1 5 (83.33%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) Citrix