The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 33 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 3 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.87% 0.52% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.19% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£450 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £345
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -13.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.68 £16.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-2.03% +60.00%
Apple
North West

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

Vendors Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
197 84 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 57.10% 43.98% 35.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 47 26
Average daily rate £325 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £130 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £417 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 5
Average hourly rate £13.00 £20.50 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.58% +70.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.68
% change year-on-year
- -6.31%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015. 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
Liverpool -7 3 £450 -
Apple
North West

Apple
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) OO
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VCP4

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Merseyside 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
1 2 (66.67%) Cucumber
1 2 (66.67%) Appium
General
1 2 (66.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Android Developer
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa
1 2 (66.67%) Core Animation
1 2 (66.67%) REST
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Animation
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) Android
1 2 (66.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Automated Testing
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) Android Development
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Development
1 2 (66.67%) OOP
1 2 (66.67%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Objective-C
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VCP4