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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 135 122 114
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs citing Apple 13 6 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.35% 0.20% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.77% 0.46% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 4
Average daily rate
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£163 £400 £235
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-59.37% +70.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £400 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £400 £407
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £249
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.70% -0.46%
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
1681 1311 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.80% 43.35% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 839 650 473
Average daily rate £400 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 111 89
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.13 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% +5.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.10 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £43.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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
Lancashire +13 5 - -
Merseyside -11 5 £231 -42.18% 1
Manchester -10 2 £125 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £375 - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (70.37%) Apple iOS
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Android
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
4 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) iPad
5 7 (25.93%) Mobile Device Management
6 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
6 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 6 (22.22%) LANDesk
6 6 (22.22%) Blackberry
6 6 (22.22%) Project Management
6 6 (22.22%) Back Office
6 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 6 (22.22%) NHS
6 6 (22.22%) ITIL
6 6 (22.22%) MS Office
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle
7 5 (18.52%) SQL
7 5 (18.52%) VBA
7 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
7 5 (18.52%) Service Management
7 5 (18.52%) Objective-C
7 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
8 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
8 4 (14.81%) IP Telephony
8 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (14.81%) TDD
8 4 (14.81%) HP Data Protector

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Apache
2 1 (3.70%) Node.js
Applications
1 6 (22.22%) MS Office
2 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.41%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.70%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) TCP/IP
2 4 (14.81%) IP Telephony
3 2 (7.41%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.70%) GPRS
4 1 (3.70%) UMTS
4 1 (3.70%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (18.52%) Oracle Database
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (7.41%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.70%) MySQL
3 1 (3.70%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Xcode
1 3 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 2 (7.41%) Appium
2 2 (7.41%) CocoaPods
3 1 (3.70%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.70%) IntelliJ
3 1 (3.70%) Subversion
3 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (22.22%) Back Office
2 2 (7.41%) Retail
3 1 (3.70%) Law
3 1 (3.70%) Advertising
3 1 (3.70%) Games
3 1 (3.70%) Banking
3 1 (3.70%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 8 (29.63%) Developer
2 5 (18.52%) Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 3 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.41%) Mac Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (7.41%) Android Developer
5 2 (7.41%) Service Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.70%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.70%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.70%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.70%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (14.81%) Web Services
2 3 (11.11%) Cocoa
2 3 (11.11%) REST
2 3 (11.11%) Core Animation
2 3 (11.11%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (7.41%) UIKit
3 2 (7.41%) RESTful
3 2 (7.41%) JSON
3 2 (7.41%) XML
3 2 (7.41%) .NET
3 2 (7.41%) HTML
3 2 (7.41%) CSS
4 1 (3.70%) SOAP
4 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
4 1 (3.70%) POSIX
4 1 (3.70%) Google Maps API
4 1 (3.70%) WPF
4 1 (3.70%) Silverlight
4 1 (3.70%) WinForms
4 1 (3.70%) Mustache
Miscellaneous
1 7 (25.93%) iPad
2 6 (22.22%) Blackberry
2 6 (22.22%) NHS
3 3 (11.11%) Animation
3 3 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (11.11%) iPhone
4 2 (7.41%) Mobile Computing
4 2 (7.41%) Mainframe
5 1 (3.70%) N-Tier
5 1 (3.70%) Streaming Video
5 1 (3.70%) Cryptography
5 1 (3.70%) Data Structures
5 1 (3.70%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 19 (70.37%) Apple iOS
2 17 (62.96%) Windows
3 12 (44.44%) Android
4 10 (37.04%) Windows 7
5 6 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 5 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (14.81%) Windows XP
8 3 (11.11%) Mac OS X
9 2 (7.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (7.41%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (7.41%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (3.70%) Windows CE
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone 7
10 1 (3.70%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.93%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (22.22%) Project Management
2 6 (22.22%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Service Management
4 4 (14.81%) iOS Development
4 4 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (14.81%) TDD
5 3 (11.11%) OO
5 3 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 3 (11.11%) BDD
5 3 (11.11%) Android Development
6 2 (7.41%) Memory Management
6 2 (7.41%) ITSM
6 2 (7.41%) Software Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (7.41%) MVC
6 2 (7.41%) OOP
7 1 (3.70%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (3.70%) UML
7 1 (3.70%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
1 5 (18.52%) VBA
1 5 (18.52%) Objective-C
2 3 (11.11%) Ruby
3 2 (7.41%) Apple Swift
3 2 (7.41%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.70%) PHP
4 1 (3.70%) Java
4 1 (3.70%) C
4 1 (3.70%) C#
4 1 (3.70%) C++
4 1 (3.70%) Python
4 1 (3.70%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Oracle Certification
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) CTC Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 6 (22.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) AirWatch
2 4 (14.81%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (7.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) Microsoft
2 6 (22.22%) LANDesk
3 5 (18.52%) Oracle
4 4 (14.81%) HP
5 3 (11.11%) Symantec
5 3 (11.11%) Google
6 2 (7.41%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.70%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Facebook
7 1 (3.70%) Twitter
7 1 (3.70%) MobileIron