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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 136 130 111
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -19
Contract jobs citing Apple 20 10 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.52% 0.32% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.73% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £225 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £365 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £233 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +55.00%
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
1788 1375 1108
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 46.27% 43.43% 45.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 863 643 507
Average daily rate £400 £325 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £460 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 108 92
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +31.59%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £45.00 £40.06
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 17 April 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 17 April 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
Manchester -2 7 £225 - 3
Lancashire +4 6 - - 4
Merseyside -18 4 £450 +12.50% 1
Cheshire - 3 £300 - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 18 (78.26%) Apple iOS
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Android
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
6 7 (30.43%) Windows 8
7 6 (26.09%) Mobile Device Management
7 6 (26.09%) AirWatch
7 6 (26.09%) LANDesk
7 6 (26.09%) Back Office
7 6 (26.09%) Objective-C
7 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
7 6 (26.09%) NHS
7 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
7 6 (26.09%) Project Management
7 6 (26.09%) ITIL
8 5 (21.74%) MS Office
8 5 (21.74%) SQL
8 5 (21.74%) VBA
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle
8 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
8 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
8 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
8 5 (21.74%) iPad
9 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
9 4 (17.39%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
9 4 (17.39%) Xcode

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (17.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Node.js
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 4 (17.39%) IP Telephony
3 1 (4.35%) GPRS
3 1 (4.35%) UMTS
3 1 (4.35%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) Oracle Database
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (8.70%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Xcode
2 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
3 2 (8.70%) Appium
4 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.35%) Subversion
4 1 (4.35%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.35%) Visual Studio
4 1 (4.35%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (26.09%) Back Office
2 2 (8.70%) Retail
3 1 (4.35%) Law
3 1 (4.35%) Advertising
3 1 (4.35%) Games
Job Titles
1 8 (34.78%) Developer
2 4 (17.39%) Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) Support Analyst
2 4 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (17.39%) iOS Developer
3 3 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (8.70%) Mac Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Android Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
5 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Windows Mobile Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Web Services
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa
2 3 (13.04%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (13.04%) Core Animation
2 3 (13.04%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) RESTful
3 2 (8.70%) UIKit
3 2 (8.70%) JSON
3 2 (8.70%) XML
4 1 (4.35%) POSIX
4 1 (4.35%) WinForms
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) .NET
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) WPF
4 1 (4.35%) Silverlight
4 1 (4.35%) Pthreads
4 1 (4.35%) ServiceStack
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) NHS
1 6 (26.09%) Blackberry
2 5 (21.74%) iPad
3 3 (13.04%) Open Source
3 3 (13.04%) Animation
4 2 (8.70%) iPhone
4 2 (8.70%) Mainframe
4 2 (8.70%) Mobile Computing
5 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.35%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.35%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.35%) Thin Client
5 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
5 1 (4.35%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Apple iOS
2 14 (60.87%) Windows
3 11 (47.83%) Windows 7
4 10 (43.48%) Android
5 7 (30.43%) Windows 8
6 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
7 2 (8.70%) Mac OS X
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Vista
8 1 (4.35%) Windows CE
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone
8 1 (4.35%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) ITIL
1 6 (26.09%) Project Management
1 6 (26.09%) Mobile Device Management
2 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) TDD
3 4 (17.39%) iOS Development
4 3 (13.04%) Automated Testing
4 3 (13.04%) Service Management
4 3 (13.04%) OO
4 3 (13.04%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) MVC
5 2 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (8.70%) OOP
5 2 (8.70%) Android Development
6 1 (4.35%) DevOps
6 1 (4.35%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.35%) OOA/OOD
6 1 (4.35%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.35%) UML
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) Objective-C
2 5 (21.74%) SQL
2 5 (21.74%) VBA
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
4 1 (4.35%) Python
4 1 (4.35%) C
4 1 (4.35%) C#
4 1 (4.35%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) AirWatch
2 4 (17.39%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (8.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
2 6 (26.09%) LANDesk
3 5 (21.74%) Oracle
4 4 (17.39%) HP
5 3 (13.04%) Symantec
6 2 (8.70%) Citrix
6 2 (8.70%) Business Objects
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