The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the North West region.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 129 117 128
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +11
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.17% 0.41% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 0.38% 0.87% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 6 9
Average daily rate
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£320 £343 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.56% +0.73%
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £253 £333
% change year-on-year
+14.85% -24.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
Average hourly rate £14.25 - £13.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
Vendors Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1328 1260 1604
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.03% 46.79% 49.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 677 538 739
Average daily rate £325 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 98 116
Average hourly rate £17.00 £22.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.44% +28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.57 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +1.50%
Apple
England

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 28 July 2014.

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 28 July 2014. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -13 3 £320 -6.56% 4
Cheshire - 2 £150 -
Lancashire - - - - 1
Merseyside - - - - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (73.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 8 (53.33%) HP
4 6 (40.00%) MS Office
5 5 (33.33%) ITIL
5 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (33.33%) EMC
5 5 (33.33%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (33.33%) MCITP
5 5 (33.33%) XenApp
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
6 4 (26.67%) Android
6 4 (26.67%) SAN
6 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 3 (20.00%) SLA
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco
7 3 (20.00%) IBM
7 3 (20.00%) CCNP
7 3 (20.00%) CCIP
7 3 (20.00%) CCNA
7 3 (20.00%) CCDP
7 3 (20.00%) RHCE
7 3 (20.00%) IBM Certification
7 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (20.00%) MCSE
7 3 (20.00%) MCSA
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
1 4 (26.67%) SAN
2 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) VPN
3 2 (13.33%) VoIP
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) Network Security
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (20.00%) Network Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Security Manager
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security Manager
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Support
3 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) iOS SDK
1 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 3 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (20.00%) Fat Client
1 3 (20.00%) iPhone
1 3 (20.00%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows XP
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (6.67%) OOP
2 1 (6.67%) OO
2 1 (6.67%) SOA
2 1 (6.67%) Scrum
2 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
2 1 (6.67%) Android Development
2 1 (6.67%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) C++
1 1 (6.67%) Java
1 1 (6.67%) JavaScript
1 1 (6.67%) ActionScript
1 1 (6.67%) Objective-C
1 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 3.0
1 1 (6.67%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 5 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (33.33%) MCITP
2 3 (20.00%) ACSP
2 3 (20.00%) RHCE
2 3 (20.00%) IBM Certification
2 3 (20.00%) ACSA
2 3 (20.00%) MCDST
2 3 (20.00%) MCTS
2 3 (20.00%) MCSE
2 3 (20.00%) MCSA
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) CCIP
2 3 (20.00%) CCNA
2 3 (20.00%) CCDP
2 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
4 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
1 3 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (13.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) XenApp
2 4 (26.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 2 (13.33%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 8 (53.33%) HP
3 5 (33.33%) EMC
3 5 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Cisco
4 3 (20.00%) IBM
4 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (20.00%) AppSense
5 2 (13.33%) Meru Networks
5 2 (13.33%) Symantec
5 2 (13.33%) VMware
5 2 (13.33%) Juniper