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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 153 130 123
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -7
Contract jobs citing Apple 16 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.37% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.87% 0.43% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 6
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£370 £320 £343
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.62% -6.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £318 £320 £263
% change year-on-year
-0.78% +21.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.77 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year
+1.66% +3.44%
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
1849 1390 1270
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 42.46% 45.38% 44.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 1072 722 561
Average daily rate £400 £339 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.08% +4.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 91 103
Average hourly rate £17.34 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.73% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £10.20 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £45.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £18.98 £19.30
% change year-on-year
-1.22% -1.64%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
Cheshire -7 8 £335 +123.50% 2
Manchester -19 4 - - 12
Lancashire - 2 £495 -
Merseyside - 2 £135 -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 13 (52.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (36.00%) iPad
2 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 7 (28.00%) Service Management
4 6 (24.00%) iPhone
4 6 (24.00%) iOS Development
5 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (16.00%) Google
6 4 (16.00%) ITSM
6 4 (16.00%) MS Office
6 4 (16.00%) Android
7 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
7 3 (12.00%) Google Apps
7 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
7 3 (12.00%) ITIL
7 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
7 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
7 3 (12.00%) TDD
7 3 (12.00%) Banking
8 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
8 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
8 2 (8.00%) MCITP
8 2 (8.00%) SLA
8 2 (8.00%) Finance
8 2 (8.00%) Project Management
8 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

Applications
1 4 (16.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (4.00%) InDesign
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (4.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (4.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.00%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (4.00%) Wireless
2 1 (4.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (8.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) Xcode
2 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 3 (12.00%) Banking
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 6 (24.00%) Developer
2 4 (16.00%) iOS Developer
3 3 (12.00%) Desktop Support
3 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Project Manager
4 2 (8.00%) Deskside Support
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Technology
5 1 (4.00%) Head of Operations
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) IT Support
5 1 (4.00%) Designer
5 1 (4.00%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) C++ Developer
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.00%) .NET
2 1 (4.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.00%) CSS
2 1 (4.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) Flash
2 1 (4.00%) POSIX
2 1 (4.00%) Cocoa
2 1 (4.00%) .NET Framework
2 1 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (4.00%) Google Maps API
2 1 (4.00%) Pthreads
2 1 (4.00%) RESTful
2 1 (4.00%) Core Animation
2 1 (4.00%) Xamarin.iOS
2 1 (4.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (4.00%) REST
2 1 (4.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (4.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) iPad
2 6 (24.00%) iPhone
3 3 (12.00%) Mobile App
4 2 (8.00%) Smartphone
4 2 (8.00%) Animation
4 2 (8.00%) CMDB
5 1 (4.00%) Photography
5 1 (4.00%) NHS
5 1 (4.00%) Streaming Video
5 1 (4.00%) Cryptography
5 1 (4.00%) User Experience
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 13 (52.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (28.00%) Windows
3 4 (16.00%) Android
4 3 (12.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (4.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Service Management
2 6 (24.00%) iOS Development
3 5 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (16.00%) ITSM
5 3 (12.00%) TDD
5 3 (12.00%) Automated Testing
5 3 (12.00%) ITIL
6 2 (8.00%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.00%) Project Management
6 2 (8.00%) Software Engineering
6 2 (8.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (8.00%) Coaching
6 2 (8.00%) IT Asset Management
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (8.00%) Data Protection
6 2 (8.00%) Memory Management
6 2 (8.00%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (4.00%) Android Development
7 1 (4.00%) Analytics
7 1 (4.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (4.00%) C
2 1 (4.00%) C++
2 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (4.00%) PHP
2 1 (4.00%) Embedded C++
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (8.00%) A+ Certification
2 2 (8.00%) MCITP
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) CTC Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) ACSP
2 2 (8.00%) HNC
2 2 (8.00%) MCSE
3 1 (4.00%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) SLA
2 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 9 (36.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (16.00%) Google
3 2 (8.00%) MobileIron
4 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
4 1 (4.00%) Adobe
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix
4 1 (4.00%) Facebook
4 1 (4.00%) Twitter
4 1 (4.00%) Xamarin
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