The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 88 85 64
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -21
Contract jobs citing Apple 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.077% 1.05%
As % of the Vendors category 0.30% 0.18% 2.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 4
Average daily rate
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£125 - £235
90% offered a daily rate of more than £105 - £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £145 - £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £243
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +13.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £14.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £13.87 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-9.87% -0.92%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Vendors Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
664 563 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 43.74% 43.34% 41.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 336 273 167
Average daily rate £338 £350 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +10.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £197 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.42% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 40 33
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.75 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.21% +18.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+5.88% -10.52%

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 (87.50%) Windows
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) VBA
3 5 (62.50%) Oracle
4 4 (50.00%) MS Office
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 4 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
4 4 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 3 (37.50%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
6 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
6 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
6 2 (25.00%) iPad
6 2 (25.00%) iPhone

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) TCP/IP
2 4 (50.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) Oracle Database
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) Support Analyst
2 4 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (12.50%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (25.00%) Mobile Computing
2 2 (25.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (25.00%) iPad
2 2 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Apple iOS
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (25.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
1 5 (62.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Oracle
3 4 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) Symantec
5 2 (25.00%) Business Objects
6 1 (12.50%) Citrix