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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
England / North West
Rank 114 142 136
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -6
Contract jobs citing Apple 20 15 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.76% 0.38% 0.096%
As % of the Vendors category 1.70% 0.93% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 10 1
Median daily rate £450 £231 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+94.59% -31.48%
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £225 £280
% change year-on-year
+35.55% -19.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £12.75 - £10.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%

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
1174 1621 1440
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 44.77% 41.31% 45.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 724 865 752
Median daily rate £400 £375 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £517 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 86 111
Median hourly rate £16.00 £35.00 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.28% +107.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £12.60 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.75 £47.33 £34.51
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £22.50 £16.84
% change year-on-year
-20.00% +33.65%

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 19 January 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 19 January 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 +22 14 £450 +157.14% 10
Cheshire +26 6 £413 +73.68%
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 34 (56.67%) Firewall
3 33 (55.00%) CISSP
4 32 (53.33%) LAN
5 31 (51.67%) Unix
5 31 (51.67%) Linux
5 31 (51.67%) Patch Management
6 30 (50.00%) SANS
6 30 (50.00%) TCP/IP
6 30 (50.00%) VoIP
6 30 (50.00%) WAN
7 29 (48.33%) VPN
7 29 (48.33%) SSCP
7 29 (48.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 29 (48.33%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (43.33%) Cybersecurity
8 26 (43.33%) Splunk
9 25 (41.67%) QRadar
9 25 (41.67%) ELK Stack
10 23 (38.33%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
11 18 (30.00%) Security Cleared
11 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
12 17 (28.33%) IBM
12 17 (28.33%) LogRhythm
12 17 (28.33%) Case Management
13 16 (26.67%) Security Operations
14 15 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
15 13 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
15 13 (21.67%) Open Source

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 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.67%) Apache
3 1 (1.67%) IIS
3 1 (1.67%) Jetty
3 1 (1.67%) Mongrel
3 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
Applications
1 5 (8.33%) MS Office
2 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.00%) Office 365
2 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) G Suite
3 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.67%) Google App Engine
3 1 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (56.67%) Firewall
2 32 (53.33%) LAN
3 30 (50.00%) TCP/IP
3 30 (50.00%) VoIP
3 30 (50.00%) WAN
4 29 (48.33%) VPN
5 7 (11.67%) Wireless
6 5 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (8.33%) SSL
7 4 (6.67%) DNS
7 4 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
8 3 (5.00%) IPsec
9 2 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.33%) DHCP
9 2 (3.33%) IP Telephony
9 2 (3.33%) IPv4
9 2 (3.33%) Kerberos
9 2 (3.33%) Network Security
9 2 (3.33%) SAN
10 1 (1.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Redis
2 2 (3.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (6.67%) Xcode
2 3 (5.00%) Appium
2 3 (5.00%) CocoaPods
2 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.67%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (3.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (25.00%) Analyst
2 11 (18.33%) Security Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Technical Specialist
4 7 (11.67%) Technical Support
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Senior Security Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) Head of Cybersecurity
6 5 (8.33%) Head of Security
7 4 (6.67%) Head of Operations
7 4 (6.67%) Project Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Security Specialist
8 3 (5.00%) Consultant
8 3 (5.00%) Developer
8 3 (5.00%) iOS Developer
8 3 (5.00%) IT Technician
8 3 (5.00%) Technical Security Specialist
9 2 (3.33%) Senior IT Technician
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (41.67%) ELK Stack
2 12 (20.00%) Web Services
3 8 (13.33%) RESTful
4 4 (6.67%) REST
5 2 (3.33%) J2EE
5 2 (3.33%) SAML
6 1 (1.67%) .NET
6 1 (1.67%) Material Design
6 1 (1.67%) Servlets
6 1 (1.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (25.00%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (16.67%) Management Information System
3 6 (10.00%) Blackberry
4 4 (6.67%) Security Operations Centre
5 3 (5.00%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.33%) Fat Client
6 2 (3.33%) iPhone
6 2 (3.33%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.67%) BYOD
7 1 (1.67%) EPoS
7 1 (1.67%) RIA
7 1 (1.67%) Statistics
7 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 48 (80.00%) Windows
2 31 (51.67%) Linux
2 31 (51.67%) Unix
3 9 (15.00%) Android
4 8 (13.33%) Apple iOS
5 6 (10.00%) Windows Phone
6 4 (6.67%) Windows 7
7 3 (5.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (51.67%) Patch Management
2 29 (48.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 29 (48.33%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (43.33%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (38.33%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (28.33%) Case Management
6 16 (26.67%) Security Operations
7 13 (21.67%) Open Source
7 13 (21.67%) Security Monitoring
8 12 (20.00%) Information Security
9 9 (15.00%) SIEM
10 8 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
10 8 (13.33%) Analytics
10 8 (13.33%) Data Analytics
11 7 (11.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (10.00%) Service Management
13 5 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (8.33%) Process Improvement
13 5 (8.33%) Risk Management
14 4 (6.67%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.33%) Python
2 4 (6.67%) Apple Swift
2 4 (6.67%) Objective-C
3 3 (5.00%) Ruby
4 2 (3.33%) Java
5 1 (1.67%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (55.00%) CISSP
2 30 (50.00%) SANS
3 29 (48.33%) SSCP
4 18 (30.00%) SC Cleared
4 18 (30.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (5.00%) Degree
6 1 (1.67%) HNC
6 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.67%) MCITP
6 1 (1.67%) MCSA
6 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.67%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (11.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (3.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (41.67%) QRadar
2 9 (15.00%) Kibana
2 9 (15.00%) logstash
3 7 (11.67%) Nessus
3 7 (11.67%) Nexpose
3 7 (11.67%) Nmap
4 5 (8.33%) AirWatch
4 5 (8.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (8.33%) RSA enVision
5 4 (6.67%) SCCM
6 2 (3.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.67%) Puppet
7 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (43.33%) Splunk
2 18 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (28.33%) IBM
3 17 (28.33%) LogRhythm
4 8 (13.33%) ArcSight
4 8 (13.33%) Intel
4 8 (13.33%) Intel Security
4 8 (13.33%) NetWitness
5 7 (11.67%) Qualys
6 4 (6.67%) Google
6 4 (6.67%) ServiceNow
6 4 (6.67%) VMware
7 2 (3.33%) Cisco
7 2 (3.33%) Dell
7 2 (3.33%) Motorola
7 2 (3.33%) Sophos
8 1 (1.67%) BMC
8 1 (1.67%) Remedy