The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Manchester region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 73 70 78
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Contract jobs citing Apple 3 7 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.24% 0.67% 0.75%
As % of the Vendors category 0.60% 1.48% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Average daily rate
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£320 £125 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+156.00% -54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £200 £295
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -32.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -9.45%
Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
504 474 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 41.14% 45.66% 47.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 285 225 251
Average daily rate £325 £320 £306
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +4.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £175 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 33 49
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £10.60 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.49 £34.00 £32.98
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.04 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-8.08% -4.80%
Apple
North West

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Cheadle - - - -
Salford - - - - 1
Stockport - - - -
Apple
North West

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCITP
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MCSA
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) CCNP
4 3 (42.86%) CCIP
4 3 (42.86%) CCNA
4 3 (42.86%) CCDP
4 3 (42.86%) RHCE
4 3 (42.86%) IBM Certification
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (42.86%) ACSA
4 3 (42.86%) MCDST
4 3 (42.86%) MCTS
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (42.86%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
1 3 (42.86%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) Wireless
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Network Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Security Manager
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
2 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (42.86%) Android
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Vista
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
1 1 (14.29%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (71.43%) MCITP
2 3 (42.86%) ACSP
2 3 (42.86%) RHCE
2 3 (42.86%) IBM Certification
2 3 (42.86%) ACSA
2 3 (42.86%) MCDST
2 3 (42.86%) MCTS
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCSA
2 3 (42.86%) CCNP
2 3 (42.86%) CCIP
2 3 (42.86%) CCNA
2 3 (42.86%) CCDP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (42.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (42.86%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) MetaFrame
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) HP
2 5 (71.43%) EMC
3 4 (57.14%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) Red Hat
4 3 (42.86%) Citrix
4 3 (42.86%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Meru Networks
5 2 (28.57%) Juniper
5 2 (28.57%) Symantec