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 25 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
25 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 303 276 247
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -29
Contract jobs citing Apple 110 142 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.57% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.05% 1.26% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 95 113
Average daily rate
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£275 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £161 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £470 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £313 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 28 15
Average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.41 £11.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.45 £25.00 £31.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.87 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.92% -12.50%
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
10511 11310 10620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 44.15% 45.49% 46.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7207 7453 6607
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 267 241 297
Average hourly rate £17.77 £17.68 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -11.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £33.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.59
% change year-on-year
-2.84% -5.86%

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 25 November 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 25 November 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 25 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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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 +13 35 £325 -23.52% 7
Hillingdon - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Croydon - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hayes - - - -
Orpington - - - -
Romford - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 141 (55.51%) Windows
2 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
3 85 (33.46%) Windows 7
4 75 (29.53%) Apple iOS
5 70 (27.56%) MS Office
6 57 (22.44%) Active Directory
7 51 (20.08%) Mac OS X
8 49 (19.29%) Blackberry
9 45 (17.72%) Windows XP
10 39 (15.35%) Android
11 38 (14.96%) ITIL
12 37 (14.57%) iPad
13 36 (14.17%) iPhone
13 36 (14.17%) iOS Development
14 35 (13.78%) Finance
15 34 (13.39%) Objective-C
16 26 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
16 26 (10.24%) Linux
16 26 (10.24%) MS Excel
16 26 (10.24%) MS Exchange
17 25 (9.84%) VMware
18 24 (9.45%) SQL
19 21 (8.27%) Xcode
19 21 (8.27%) Citrix
19 21 (8.27%) SCCM
20 19 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (7.48%) Mobile App
20 19 (7.48%) Banking
21 18 (7.09%) Cocoa
21 18 (7.09%) Wireless

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 (10.24%) MS Exchange
2 13 (5.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 7 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (1.57%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.57%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.18%) CMS
6 3 (1.18%) Apache
6 3 (1.18%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.18%) Lync
7 2 (0.79%) nginx
7 2 (0.79%) Node.js
7 2 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.39%) Oracle Workflow
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (0.39%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.39%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.39%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Drupal
Applications
1 70 (27.56%) MS Office
2 26 (10.24%) MS Excel
3 10 (3.94%) Photoshop
3 10 (3.94%) Adobe Illustrator
4 7 (2.76%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (2.76%) Final Cut Pro
5 5 (1.97%) SPSS
6 4 (1.57%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (1.57%) InDesign
7 3 (1.18%) CINEMA 4D
8 2 (0.79%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.39%) Maya
9 1 (0.39%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.39%) MS Project
9 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (3.94%) Office 365
2 4 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.57%) GitHub
3 1 (0.39%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.39%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (7.09%) Wireless
2 17 (6.69%) DNS
2 17 (6.69%) DHCP
3 15 (5.91%) TCP/IP
4 11 (4.33%) VPN
4 11 (4.33%) SAN
5 8 (3.15%) LAN
5 8 (3.15%) Internet
6 7 (2.76%) Firewall
7 5 (1.97%) LDAP
7 5 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (1.57%) NAS
8 4 (1.57%) WAN
9 3 (1.18%) HTTPS
9 3 (1.18%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.18%) OpenLDAP
10 2 (0.79%) HTTP
10 2 (0.79%) VoIP
10 2 (0.79%) SMTP
10 2 (0.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.91%) MySQL
2 13 (5.12%) FileMaker
3 4 (1.57%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.79%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 21 (8.27%) Xcode
2 9 (3.54%) Git (software)
3 6 (2.36%) Subversion
4 5 (1.97%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (1.18%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (1.18%) JIRA
6 2 (0.79%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.79%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.39%) Maven
7 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.39%) Ant
7 1 (0.39%) Toad
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) Appium
7 1 (0.39%) Robolectric
7 1 (0.39%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.39%) Calabash
7 1 (0.39%) Apache Ivy
7 1 (0.39%) Gradle
7 1 (0.39%) Jenkins
General
1 35 (13.78%) Finance
2 19 (7.48%) Banking
3 12 (4.72%) Back Office
4 11 (4.33%) Spanish Language
5 9 (3.54%) Investment Banking
5 9 (3.54%) Retail
6 7 (2.76%) Telecoms
6 7 (2.76%) Publishing
7 5 (1.97%) Marketing
7 5 (1.97%) French Language
7 5 (1.97%) German Language
8 3 (1.18%) Advertising
9 2 (0.79%) Retail Banking
9 2 (0.79%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.79%) Games
10 1 (0.39%) Front Office
10 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.39%) Law
10 1 (0.39%) Legal
10 1 (0.39%) Billing
Job Titles
1 52 (20.47%) Analyst
2 47 (18.50%) Developer
3 44 (17.32%) Desktop Support
4 37 (14.57%) Support Analyst
5 36 (14.17%) iOS Developer
6 35 (13.78%) Support Engineer
7 25 (9.84%) Desktop Engineer
8 23 (9.06%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 15 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (5.51%) Support Technician
11 10 (3.94%) Designer
11 10 (3.94%) Desktop Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Desktop Support Analyst
12 9 (3.54%) Mac Engineer
13 8 (3.15%) Senior Technician
13 8 (3.15%) 1st Line Support
14 7 (2.76%) Help Desk Analyst
14 7 (2.76%) Customer Engineer
14 7 (2.76%) Senior Developer
14 7 (2.76%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (7.09%) Cocoa
2 15 (5.91%) Cocoa Touch
3 12 (4.72%) Web Services
4 10 (3.94%) JSON
5 9 (3.54%) HTML
6 8 (3.15%) RESTful
6 8 (3.15%) REST
7 7 (2.76%) CSS
8 4 (1.57%) HTML5
8 4 (1.57%) XML
9 3 (1.18%) WAP
9 3 (1.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (1.18%) CSS3
9 3 (1.18%) jQuery
10 2 (0.79%) Core Animation
10 2 (0.79%) iOS SDK
10 2 (0.79%) Backbone.js
10 2 (0.79%) UIKit
10 2 (0.79%) HTML5 Boilerplate
10 2 (0.79%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 49 (19.29%) Blackberry
2 37 (14.57%) iPad
3 36 (14.17%) iPhone
4 19 (7.48%) Mobile App
5 16 (6.30%) User Experience
6 7 (2.76%) Handset
6 7 (2.76%) Fixed Income
6 7 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
7 5 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (1.97%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.97%) Video Editing
8 4 (1.57%) Derivative
8 4 (1.57%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (1.18%) Thin Client
9 3 (1.18%) Social Media
9 3 (1.18%) Graphic Design
9 3 (1.18%) Fat Client
10 2 (0.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.79%) Animation
10 2 (0.79%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 141 (55.51%) Windows
2 85 (33.46%) Windows 7
3 75 (29.53%) Apple iOS
4 51 (20.08%) Mac OS X
5 45 (17.72%) Windows XP
6 39 (15.35%) Android
7 26 (10.24%) Linux
8 17 (6.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (6.30%) Mac OS X Server
9 16 (6.30%) Windows 8
10 14 (5.51%) Mac OS
11 13 (5.12%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
13 5 (1.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (1.97%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.57%) UNIX
15 3 (1.18%) VMS
16 2 (0.79%) webOS
16 2 (0.79%) Solaris
16 2 (0.79%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (14.96%) ITIL
2 36 (14.17%) iOS Development
3 26 (10.24%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (5.12%) Scrum
4 13 (5.12%) E-Commerce
5 11 (4.33%) OO
6 10 (3.94%) Migration
6 10 (3.94%) Software Engineering
7 9 (3.54%) OOP
8 8 (3.15%) Problem Management
8 8 (3.15%) TDD
9 7 (2.76%) Project Management
9 7 (2.76%) Memory Management
10 6 (2.36%) BDD
10 6 (2.36%) Android Development
10 6 (2.36%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.36%) Change Management
10 6 (2.36%) MVC
11 5 (1.97%) Service Management
11 5 (1.97%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (13.39%) Objective-C
2 24 (9.45%) SQL
3 11 (4.33%) JavaScript
4 7 (2.76%) PowerShell
5 5 (1.97%) Ruby
5 5 (1.97%) Java
6 4 (1.57%) C++
7 3 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.18%) C
8 2 (0.79%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.79%) Perl
8 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.39%) C#
9 1 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 17 (6.69%) Degree
2 16 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (5.12%) MCP
4 11 (4.33%) ITIL Certification
4 11 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 11 (4.33%) Security Cleared
5 7 (2.76%) MCITP
6 4 (1.57%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.57%) MCSE
7 3 (1.18%) MOS
8 2 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.79%) MCSA
9 1 (0.39%) MCTS
9 1 (0.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.39%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.94%) SLA
2 7 (2.76%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.18%) QA
4 2 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 57 (22.44%) Active Directory
2 19 (7.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.12%) XenApp
4 12 (4.72%) Hyper-V
5 5 (1.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.39%) vSphere
6 1 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.39%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (8.27%) SCCM
2 7 (2.76%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.18%) SCSM
3 3 (1.18%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (0.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (0.79%) Casper Suite
4 2 (0.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.39%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.39%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.39%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 94 (37.01%) Microsoft
2 25 (9.84%) VMware
3 21 (8.27%) Citrix
4 18 (7.09%) Cisco
5 16 (6.30%) Adobe
6 15 (5.91%) HP
7 13 (5.12%) Remedy
8 11 (4.33%) Symantec
9 9 (3.54%) Google
10 7 (2.76%) Sophos
10 7 (2.76%) EMC
10 7 (2.76%) Juniper
10 7 (2.76%) Meru Networks
11 6 (2.36%) Bloomberg
12 5 (1.97%) Altiris
12 5 (1.97%) Reuters
12 5 (1.97%) Intel
13 4 (1.57%) Lotus
14 3 (1.18%) Sybase
14 3 (1.18%) Oracle
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