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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
England / North West
Rank 115 146 130
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing Apple 21 13 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.80% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 1.88% 0.81% 0.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 9 6
Median daily rate £469 £325 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.23% +44.44%
UK excluding London median daily rate £277 £275 £225
% change year-on-year
+0.54% +22.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.29 £16.50 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-25.54% -40.62%

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
1117 1603 1544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.36% 41.99% 45.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 679 874 759
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 115 101
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.80 £47.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing Apple as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the North West region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +24 18 £494 +182.14% 8
Cheshire +24 3 £326 -8.56%
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for Apple.

1 60 (86.96%) Windows
2 49 (71.01%) Firewall
3 48 (69.57%) LAN
4 46 (66.67%) VoIP
4 46 (66.67%) Unix
4 46 (66.67%) Linux
4 46 (66.67%) CISSP
4 46 (66.67%) Patch Management
5 45 (65.22%) TCP/IP
5 45 (65.22%) WAN
6 44 (63.77%) VPN
6 44 (63.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 43 (62.32%) SANS
7 43 (62.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 42 (60.87%) SSCP
9 40 (57.97%) Splunk
10 39 (56.52%) Elastic Stack
10 39 (56.52%) QRadar
11 38 (55.07%) Cybersecurity
12 37 (53.62%) Network Monitoring
13 32 (46.38%) IBM
14 31 (44.93%) LogRhythm
15 25 (36.23%) Security Operations
16 24 (34.78%) Case Management
16 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
16 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
17 22 (31.88%) Information Security
18 20 (28.99%) Open Source
18 20 (28.99%) Cyber Attack
19 19 (27.54%) Microsoft

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (4.35%) Apache
1 3 (4.35%) IIS
1 3 (4.35%) Jetty
1 3 (4.35%) Mongrel
1 3 (4.35%) nginx
1 3 (4.35%) SharePoint
1 3 (4.35%) Tomcat
1 3 (4.35%) WebSphere
2 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.45%) Confluence
3 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) MS Excel
1 3 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (1.45%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.45%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.25%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (4.35%) Google App Engine
2 3 (4.35%) Google Cloud Platform
2 3 (4.35%) Office 365
3 1 (1.45%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 49 (71.01%) Firewall
2 48 (69.57%) LAN
3 46 (66.67%) VoIP
4 45 (65.22%) TCP/IP
4 45 (65.22%) WAN
5 44 (63.77%) VPN
6 10 (14.49%) Wireless
7 8 (11.59%) Intrusion Detection
8 7 (10.14%) DNS
8 7 (10.14%) SSL
9 5 (7.25%) IPsec
10 4 (5.80%) DHCP
11 3 (4.35%) FTP
11 3 (4.35%) HTTP
11 3 (4.35%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (2.90%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.90%) IPv4
12 2 (2.90%) Network Security
12 2 (2.90%) NFC
12 2 (2.90%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) Redis
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.35%) Travis CI
2 2 (2.90%) Eclipse
2 2 (2.90%) JIRA
2 2 (2.90%) Xcode
General
1 5 (7.25%) Finance
2 1 (1.45%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 20 (28.99%) Analyst
2 14 (20.29%) Security Analyst
3 11 (15.94%) Technical Specialist
4 10 (14.49%) Security Specialist
5 9 (13.04%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Analyst
6 8 (11.59%) Senior Security Analyst
7 7 (10.14%) Technical Support
8 6 (8.70%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
9 5 (7.25%) Head of Cybersecurity
9 5 (7.25%) Head of Security
9 5 (7.25%) Technical Security Specialist
10 4 (5.80%) Head of Operations
11 3 (4.35%) Consultant
11 3 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Specialist
11 3 (4.35%) Project Manager
11 3 (4.35%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
11 3 (4.35%) Senior Security Specialist
12 2 (2.90%) Senior Technician
12 2 (2.90%) Splunk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (56.52%) Elastic Stack
2 14 (20.29%) Web Services
3 12 (17.39%) RESTful
4 5 (7.25%) J2EE
5 3 (4.35%) .NET
5 3 (4.35%) Servlets
6 2 (2.90%) Material Design
6 2 (2.90%) REST
6 2 (2.90%) SAML
6 2 (2.90%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (28.99%) Cyber Attack
2 16 (23.19%) Management Information System
3 9 (13.04%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (8.70%) Blackberry
5 3 (4.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.90%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.90%) iPhone
6 2 (2.90%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.45%) BYOD
7 1 (1.45%) EPoS
7 1 (1.45%) Life Science
7 1 (1.45%) RIA
7 1 (1.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 60 (86.96%) Windows
2 46 (66.67%) Linux
2 46 (66.67%) Unix
3 7 (10.14%) Android
4 5 (7.25%) Windows Phone
5 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
5 4 (5.80%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 10
6 2 (2.90%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Vista
7 1 (1.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (66.67%) Patch Management
2 44 (63.77%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 43 (62.32%) Vulnerability Management
4 38 (55.07%) Cybersecurity
5 37 (53.62%) Network Monitoring
6 25 (36.23%) Security Operations
7 24 (34.78%) Case Management
8 22 (31.88%) Information Security
9 20 (28.99%) Open Source
10 16 (23.19%) Security Monitoring
10 16 (23.19%) SIEM
11 10 (14.49%) Root Cause Analysis
12 8 (11.59%) Analytics
12 8 (11.59%) Data Analytics
12 8 (11.59%) Process Improvement
13 6 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (8.70%) DevOps
14 5 (7.25%) Mobile Device Management
14 5 (7.25%) Risk Management
14 5 (7.25%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) Python
2 5 (7.25%) Java
3 2 (2.90%) Apple Swift
3 2 (2.90%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 46 (66.67%) CISSP
2 43 (62.32%) SANS
3 42 (60.87%) SSCP
4 24 (34.78%) SC Cleared
4 24 (34.78%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.35%) Degree
6 1 (1.45%) ISEB
6 1 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.45%) MCITP
6 1 (1.45%) MCSA
6 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (11.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (8.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.35%) Xen
4 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.90%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.90%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 39 (56.52%) QRadar
2 16 (23.19%) Kibana
2 16 (23.19%) logstash
3 8 (11.59%) RSA enVision
4 7 (10.14%) Nessus
4 7 (10.14%) Nexpose
4 7 (10.14%) Nmap
5 6 (8.70%) AirWatch
6 5 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (5.80%) SCCM
8 3 (4.35%) Puppet
9 2 (2.90%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (1.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (57.97%) Splunk
2 32 (46.38%) IBM
3 31 (44.93%) LogRhythm
4 19 (27.54%) Microsoft
5 8 (11.59%) ArcSight
5 8 (11.59%) Intel
5 8 (11.59%) Intel Security
5 8 (11.59%) NetWitness
6 7 (10.14%) Qualys
7 6 (8.70%) Snow
7 6 (8.70%) VMware
8 5 (7.25%) Google
9 4 (5.80%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.90%) Cisco
10 2 (2.90%) Dell
10 2 (2.90%) HP
10 2 (2.90%) Motorola
10 2 (2.90%) Sophos
11 1 (1.45%) BMC
11 1 (1.45%) Remedy