The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 282 290 266
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -24
Contract jobs citing Apple 134 140 159
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.55% 0.56% 0.62%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 1.21% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 80 111
Average daily rate
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£260 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.61% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £155 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £269 £320
% change year-on-year
+32.09% -16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 21 18
Average hourly rate £18.85 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.24% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £24.50 £24.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
Apple
England

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

Vendors Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
11031 11581 11746
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 45.52% 45.91% 45.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7245 7566 7184
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £590
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 244 240 321
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £19.13
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.56% +1.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.09 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £41.93
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in London

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in London

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram in London

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in London

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Apple
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the London region over the 3 months to 1 October 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
City of London +45 44 £260 -22.96% 13
Docklands, London - - - -
Wimbledon - - - - 1
Croydon - - - -
Enfield - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - - 1
Sidcup - - - - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 136 (51.91%) Windows
2 100 (38.17%) Microsoft
3 85 (32.44%) Apple iOS
4 76 (29.01%) Windows 7
5 65 (24.81%) MS Office
6 58 (22.14%) Active Directory
7 49 (18.70%) iOS Development
8 48 (18.32%) Mac OS X
9 45 (17.18%) Android
10 43 (16.41%) Objective-C
11 41 (15.65%) Blackberry
12 40 (15.27%) iPhone
13 39 (14.89%) Windows XP
14 37 (14.12%) ITIL
15 36 (13.74%) iPad
16 29 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
17 28 (10.69%) Finance
17 28 (10.69%) Citrix
18 26 (9.92%) MS Exchange
18 26 (9.92%) VMware
18 26 (9.92%) Cocoa
19 23 (8.78%) Xcode
19 23 (8.78%) Web Services
20 22 (8.40%) User Experience
20 22 (8.40%) Cocoa Touch
21 21 (8.02%) Windows 8
21 21 (8.02%) Linux
22 20 (7.63%) SQL
22 20 (7.63%) Cisco
22 20 (7.63%) Scrum

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 26 (9.92%) MS Exchange
2 14 (5.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.53%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.15%) Node.js
7 3 (1.15%) Apache
7 3 (1.15%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (0.76%) Lync
9 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Workflow
9 1 (0.38%) CMS
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.38%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 65 (24.81%) MS Office
2 18 (6.87%) MS Excel
3 17 (6.49%) Photoshop
4 16 (6.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (3.82%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (3.82%) InDesign
5 10 (3.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (2.29%) MS Project
6 6 (2.29%) Fireworks
6 6 (2.29%) Final Cut Pro
6 6 (2.29%) OmniGraffle
7 5 (1.91%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 5 (1.91%) SPSS
8 4 (1.53%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 9 (3.44%) Office 365
2 3 (1.15%) GitHub
3 2 (0.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.38%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (6.11%) Wireless
2 15 (5.73%) DNS
3 14 (5.34%) DHCP
4 11 (4.20%) SAN
4 11 (4.20%) VPN
5 9 (3.44%) LAN
6 8 (3.05%) Internet
7 7 (2.67%) Firewall
7 7 (2.67%) TCP/IP
8 6 (2.29%) HTTPS
8 6 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (1.91%) SSL
9 5 (1.91%) LDAP
9 5 (1.91%) WAN
10 3 (1.15%) 4G
10 3 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
10 3 (1.15%) NAS
10 3 (1.15%) 2G
10 3 (1.15%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.15%) 3G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (4.96%) MySQL
2 12 (4.58%) FileMaker
3 2 (0.76%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.38%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 23 (8.78%) Xcode
2 12 (4.58%) Subversion
2 12 (4.58%) Git (software)
3 8 (3.05%) Axure RP
4 6 (2.29%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (1.53%) eggPlant
5 4 (1.53%) Calabash
5 4 (1.53%) JIRA
5 4 (1.53%) SoapUI
6 3 (1.15%) Selenium
6 3 (1.15%) Apache Ivy
6 3 (1.15%) Maven
6 3 (1.15%) LoadRunner
6 3 (1.15%) Ant
6 3 (1.15%) Toad
6 3 (1.15%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.76%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.76%) Cucumber
8 1 (0.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (0.38%) Robotium
General
1 28 (10.69%) Finance
2 14 (5.34%) Banking
3 13 (4.96%) Back Office
4 9 (3.44%) Publishing
4 9 (3.44%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.05%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.67%) Retail
7 5 (1.91%) Spanish Language
8 4 (1.53%) Marketing
9 2 (0.76%) Legal
9 2 (0.76%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) Front Office
10 1 (0.38%) Games
10 1 (0.38%) Law
10 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 58 (22.14%) Analyst
2 57 (21.76%) Developer
3 50 (19.08%) iOS Developer
4 42 (16.03%) Support Analyst
5 39 (14.89%) Desktop Support
6 29 (11.07%) Support Engineer
7 20 (7.63%) Desktop Engineer
8 18 (6.87%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 17 (6.49%) Designer
10 15 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 12 (4.58%) Support Technician
12 10 (3.82%) Desktop Analyst
12 10 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
12 10 (3.82%) Service Analyst
12 10 (3.82%) Mac Engineer
13 9 (3.44%) IT Support
13 9 (3.44%) 1st Line Support
13 9 (3.44%) Desktop Support Analyst
14 8 (3.05%) Lead Developer
15 6 (2.29%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (9.92%) Cocoa
2 23 (8.78%) Web Services
3 22 (8.40%) Cocoa Touch
4 16 (6.11%) REST
4 16 (6.11%) HTML
5 12 (4.58%) JSON
5 12 (4.58%) RESTful
6 11 (4.20%) CSS
7 7 (2.67%) XML
7 7 (2.67%) Flash
8 6 (2.29%) iOS SDK
9 5 (1.91%) HTML5
10 4 (1.53%) WAP
10 4 (1.53%) SOAP
10 4 (1.53%) CSS3
11 3 (1.15%) .NET
11 3 (1.15%) J2ME
12 2 (0.76%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 2 (0.76%) UIKit
12 2 (0.76%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 41 (15.65%) Blackberry
2 40 (15.27%) iPhone
3 36 (13.74%) iPad
4 22 (8.40%) User Experience
5 20 (7.63%) Mobile App
6 14 (5.34%) Handset
7 6 (2.29%) Fixed Income
7 6 (2.29%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.91%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.53%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (1.53%) Video Editing
9 4 (1.53%) Social Media
10 3 (1.15%) Kindle
10 3 (1.15%) Open Source
10 3 (1.15%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.15%) Derivative
11 2 (0.76%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.76%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.76%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 136 (51.91%) Windows
2 85 (32.44%) Apple iOS
3 76 (29.01%) Windows 7
4 48 (18.32%) Mac OS X
5 45 (17.18%) Android
6 39 (14.89%) Windows XP
7 21 (8.02%) Windows 8
7 21 (8.02%) Linux
8 14 (5.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (4.96%) Mac OS X Server
10 12 (4.58%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (2.67%) Mac OS
12 5 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
13 4 (1.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 3 (1.15%) Windows Vista
14 3 (1.15%) UNIX
14 3 (1.15%) VMS
15 2 (0.76%) Solaris
15 2 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.70%) iOS Development
2 37 (14.12%) ITIL
3 29 (11.07%) Agile Software Development
4 20 (7.63%) Scrum
5 15 (5.73%) OO
6 12 (4.58%) OOP
6 12 (4.58%) Project Management
7 11 (4.20%) Mobile Device Management
7 11 (4.20%) TDD
8 10 (3.82%) E-Commerce
8 10 (3.82%) Software Engineering
8 10 (3.82%) Migration
9 9 (3.44%) Memory Management
9 9 (3.44%) BDD
9 9 (3.44%) Stakeholder Management
10 7 (2.67%) MVC
11 6 (2.29%) Analytics
11 6 (2.29%) Test Scripting
12 5 (1.91%) Test Automation
12 5 (1.91%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (16.41%) Objective-C
2 20 (7.63%) SQL
3 13 (4.96%) JavaScript
4 9 (3.44%) Java
5 5 (1.91%) C++
6 4 (1.53%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.15%) Lingo
7 3 (1.15%) C
8 2 (0.76%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.76%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.76%) Ruby
9 1 (0.38%) Groovy
9 1 (0.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 18 (6.87%) Degree
1 18 (6.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (5.73%) MCP
3 12 (4.58%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (4.20%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.20%) Security Cleared
4 11 (4.20%) MCITP
5 6 (2.29%) MCSE
6 4 (1.53%) CCNA
6 4 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (1.53%) DV Cleared
7 3 (1.15%) MOS
7 3 (1.15%) MCSA
8 1 (0.38%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.38%) MCDST
8 1 (0.38%) MCTS
8 1 (0.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.20%) SLA
2 7 (2.67%) ISO 9001
3 4 (1.53%) QA
4 2 (0.76%) WCAG
System Software
1 58 (22.14%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.58%) XenApp
4 10 (3.82%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.15%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.38%) vSphere
6 1 (0.38%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.38%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (6.11%) SCCM
2 7 (2.67%) Backup Exec
3 5 (1.91%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (1.15%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.38%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.38%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 100 (38.17%) Microsoft
2 28 (10.69%) Citrix
3 26 (9.92%) VMware
4 20 (7.63%) Cisco
5 18 (6.87%) Adobe
6 17 (6.49%) HP
7 12 (4.58%) Remedy
8 9 (3.44%) Symantec
9 7 (2.67%) Meru Networks
9 7 (2.67%) Juniper
9 7 (2.67%) EMC
10 6 (2.29%) Bloomberg
10 6 (2.29%) Google
11 5 (1.91%) Altiris
11 5 (1.91%) Reuters
11 5 (1.91%) Sophos
11 5 (1.91%) Oracle
12 4 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
12 4 (1.53%) Lotus
12 4 (1.53%) Avaya
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