The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 135 126 118
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -8
Contract jobs citing Apple 15 5 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.39% 0.16% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 0.90% 0.38% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 7
Average daily rate
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£188 £320 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-41.40% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £129 £184 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £320 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £290 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.66% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.09%
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 North West region.

Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1670 1327 1238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 43.20% 43.69% 46.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 883 678 536
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 96 95
Average hourly rate £20.50 £17.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.58% -22.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £10.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.24 £40.00 £40.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -10.25%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cheshire +2 7 £250 +66.66% 4
Manchester -16 4 £150 -53.12% 7
Merseyside - 4 £149 -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 27 (72.97%) Apple iOS
2 20 (54.05%) Windows
3 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
4 13 (35.14%) Android
5 12 (32.43%) iPad
6 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
7 9 (24.32%) ITIL
8 8 (21.62%) MS Office
8 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
8 8 (21.62%) Mobile Device Management
9 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
9 7 (18.92%) NHS
9 7 (18.92%) Service Management
10 6 (16.22%) Back Office
10 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
10 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (16.22%) iPhone
10 6 (16.22%) LANDesk
10 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
10 6 (16.22%) Project Management
10 6 (16.22%) AirWatch
10 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
11 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
11 5 (13.51%) Oracle
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) VBA
11 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
11 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (10.81%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 8 (21.62%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (2.70%) InDesign
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Google Apps
2 1 (2.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) TCP/IP
2 4 (10.81%) IP Telephony
3 3 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
4 1 (2.70%) GPRS
4 1 (2.70%) UMTS
4 1 (2.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (5.41%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (2.70%) MySQL
3 1 (2.70%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Xcode
2 2 (5.41%) Cucumber
2 2 (5.41%) Appium
2 2 (5.41%) CocoaPods
3 1 (2.70%) Subversion
3 1 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Back Office
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Retail
3 2 (5.41%) Finance
4 1 (2.70%) Advertising
4 1 (2.70%) Games
4 1 (2.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 9 (24.32%) Developer
2 5 (13.51%) Analyst
2 5 (13.51%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (13.51%) iOS Developer
3 4 (10.81%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Desktop Support
4 3 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (8.11%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (5.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (5.41%) Service Analyst
5 2 (5.41%) Deskside Support
6 1 (2.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) IT Support
6 1 (2.70%) Designer
6 1 (2.70%) Mac Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (2.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.70%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.70%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
1 3 (8.11%) Web Services
1 3 (8.11%) Cocoa
1 3 (8.11%) REST
1 3 (8.11%) Cocoa Touch
1 3 (8.11%) Core Animation
2 2 (5.41%) UIKit
2 2 (5.41%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Flash
3 1 (2.70%) POSIX
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
3 1 (2.70%) WinForms
3 1 (2.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) WPF
3 1 (2.70%) Silverlight
3 1 (2.70%) Google Maps API
3 1 (2.70%) Pthreads
Miscellaneous
1 12 (32.43%) iPad
2 7 (18.92%) NHS
3 6 (16.22%) Blackberry
3 6 (16.22%) iPhone
4 4 (10.81%) Animation
5 2 (5.41%) CMDB
5 2 (5.41%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile Computing
5 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
6 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.70%) Data Structures
6 1 (2.70%) Algorithms
6 1 (2.70%) Streaming Video
6 1 (2.70%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.70%) N-Tier
6 1 (2.70%) Photography
Operating Systems
1 27 (72.97%) Apple iOS
2 20 (54.05%) Windows
3 13 (35.14%) Android
4 11 (29.73%) Windows 7
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 8
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Windows XP
7 4 (10.81%) Mac OS X
8 3 (8.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (5.41%) Windows Mobile
9 2 (5.41%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (2.70%) Windows CE
10 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.70%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (24.32%) ITIL
2 8 (21.62%) Mobile Device Management
3 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
3 7 (18.92%) Service Management
4 6 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (16.22%) Project Management
5 5 (13.51%) Automated Testing
6 4 (10.81%) TDD
6 4 (10.81%) ITSM
7 3 (8.11%) OO
7 3 (8.11%) Android Development
8 2 (5.41%) Memory Management
8 2 (5.41%) BDD
8 2 (5.41%) Data Protection
8 2 (5.41%) Open Source
8 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
8 2 (5.41%) OOP
8 2 (5.41%) MVC
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineering
8 2 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
2 5 (13.51%) VBA
3 2 (5.41%) Ruby
3 2 (5.41%) Apple Swift
4 1 (2.70%) Embedded C++
4 1 (2.70%) C
4 1 (2.70%) C#
4 1 (2.70%) C++
4 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.70%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (8.11%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (5.41%) A+ Certification
2 2 (5.41%) MCITP
2 2 (5.41%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) ACSP
2 2 (5.41%) MCSE
3 1 (2.70%) HNC
3 1 (2.70%) HND
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.41%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (21.62%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (16.22%) AirWatch
2 4 (10.81%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (5.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (40.54%) Microsoft
2 6 (16.22%) LANDesk
3 5 (13.51%) Oracle
4 4 (10.81%) Google
4 4 (10.81%) HP
5 3 (8.11%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.70%) Citrix
7 1 (2.70%) Adobe
7 1 (2.70%) Facebook
7 1 (2.70%) Twitter
7 1 (2.70%) Xamarin
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