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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing Apple 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - -
As % of the Vendors category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £14.75
% change year-on-year
- -1.69%
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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
119 94 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 46.85% 37.45% 37.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 48 34
Average daily rate £350 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Average hourly rate £12.00 £20.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +21.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.05 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.42 £20.90 £22.27
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.63% +2.70%

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
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript 2.0
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (50.00%) DNS
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (50.00%) Android SDK
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 1 (50.00%) Android
1 1 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 1 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) OOP
1 1 (50.00%) OO
1 1 (50.00%) SOA
1 1 (50.00%) Scrum
1 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (50.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (50.00%) Android Development
1 1 (50.00%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) C++
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript
1 1 (50.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript 3.0
1 1 (50.00%) ActionScript 2.0
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft