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 3 December 2016 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
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 110 138 136
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -2
Contract jobs citing Apple 48 26 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.51% 0.62% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 1.56% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 13 5
Median daily rate £450 £248 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -38.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £163 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £420 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £325 £295
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +10.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 1
Median hourly rate £13.00 £14.50 £10.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.34% +41.46%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £13.94
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +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
1514 1667 1516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 47.57% 39.81% 46.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 933 883 816
Median daily rate £410 £382 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.32% +9.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £380 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.97% +4.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 75 102
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £15.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +15.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.33 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% +5.88%

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 3 December 2016.

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 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +27 33 £475 +46.71% 6
Cheshire +10 9 £465 +90.76% 6
Merseyside +8 8 £400 +196.29% 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 2016, 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 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 34 (48.57%) Firewall
3 33 (47.14%) CISSP
4 32 (45.71%) LAN
5 31 (44.29%) Linux
5 31 (44.29%) Unix
5 31 (44.29%) Patch Management
6 30 (42.86%) SANS
6 30 (42.86%) VoIP
6 30 (42.86%) WAN
6 30 (42.86%) TCP/IP
7 29 (41.43%) VPN
7 29 (41.43%) SSCP
7 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Management
8 26 (37.14%) Splunk
8 26 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (35.71%) ELK Stack
9 25 (35.71%) QRadar
9 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
10 23 (32.86%) Network Monitoring
11 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
11 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
12 17 (24.29%) LogRhythm
12 17 (24.29%) Case Management
12 17 (24.29%) IBM
13 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
14 15 (21.43%) Cyber Attack
15 13 (18.57%) Open Source
15 13 (18.57%) Apple iOS

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 8 (11.43%) Skype for Business
2 6 (8.57%) Drupal
3 3 (4.29%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.86%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.43%) Apache
5 1 (1.43%) IIS
5 1 (1.43%) JBoss
5 1 (1.43%) Jetty
5 1 (1.43%) Mongrel
5 1 (1.43%) nginx
5 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.43%) WebSphere
Applications
1 6 (8.57%) MS Office
2 4 (5.71%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) G Suite
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.43%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.43%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 34 (48.57%) Firewall
2 32 (45.71%) LAN
3 30 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 30 (42.86%) VoIP
3 30 (42.86%) WAN
4 29 (41.43%) VPN
5 7 (10.00%) Wireless
6 5 (7.14%) Intrusion Detection
6 5 (7.14%) SSL
7 4 (5.71%) DNS
8 3 (4.29%) IPsec
8 3 (4.29%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (2.86%) DHCP
9 2 (2.86%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.86%) IPv4
9 2 (2.86%) Kerberos
9 2 (2.86%) Network Security
9 2 (2.86%) SAN
10 1 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.86%) Redis
2 2 (2.86%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Appium
1 3 (4.29%) CocoaPods
1 3 (4.29%) Cucumber
1 3 (4.29%) Xcode
2 1 (1.43%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.43%) Travis CI
General
1 2 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Analyst
2 11 (15.71%) Security Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 9 (12.86%) Technical Specialist
4 8 (11.43%) Technical Support
5 7 (10.00%) Delivery Manager
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Cybersecurity Analyst
6 6 (8.57%) Senior Security Analyst
7 5 (7.14%) Head of Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.14%) Head of Security
7 5 (7.14%) IT Technician
8 4 (5.71%) Developer
8 4 (5.71%) Digital Delivery Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Head of Operations
8 4 (5.71%) Project Manager
8 4 (5.71%) Security Specialist
9 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
9 3 (4.29%) Service Analyst
9 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (35.71%) ELK Stack
2 11 (15.71%) Web Services
3 8 (11.43%) RESTful
4 3 (4.29%) REST
5 2 (2.86%) SAML
6 1 (1.43%) .NET
6 1 (1.43%) HTML
6 1 (1.43%) HTML5
6 1 (1.43%) J2EE
6 1 (1.43%) Servlets
6 1 (1.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (21.43%) Cyber Attack
2 10 (14.29%) Management Information System
3 8 (11.43%) Blackberry
4 6 (8.57%) Smartphone
5 4 (5.71%) iPhone
5 4 (5.71%) Security Operations Centre
6 2 (2.86%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.86%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.86%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.43%) EPoS
7 1 (1.43%) RIA
7 1 (1.43%) Statistics
7 1 (1.43%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 50 (71.43%) Windows
2 31 (44.29%) Linux
2 31 (44.29%) Unix
3 13 (18.57%) Apple iOS
4 8 (11.43%) Android
5 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 6 (8.57%) Windows Phone
7 4 (5.71%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.29%) Mac OS
8 3 (4.29%) Windows 10
8 3 (4.29%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (44.29%) Patch Management
2 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 29 (41.43%) Vulnerability Management
3 26 (37.14%) Cybersecurity
4 23 (32.86%) Network Monitoring
5 17 (24.29%) Case Management
6 16 (22.86%) Security Operations
7 13 (18.57%) Open Source
8 12 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (17.14%) Information Security
8 12 (17.14%) ITIL
8 12 (17.14%) Service Management
9 9 (12.86%) SIEM
10 8 (11.43%) Analytics
10 8 (11.43%) Data Analytics
11 7 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
12 6 (8.57%) Project Management
13 5 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
13 5 (7.14%) Process Improvement
13 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.43%) Python
2 3 (4.29%) Apple Swift
2 3 (4.29%) Objective-C
2 3 (4.29%) Ruby
3 2 (2.86%) Java
4 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 33 (47.14%) CISSP
2 30 (42.86%) SANS
3 29 (41.43%) SSCP
4 18 (25.71%) SC Cleared
4 18 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) Degree
5 3 (4.29%) HNC
5 3 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (1.43%) MCSA
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.43%) TARGET2
System Software
1 7 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
3 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.43%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (35.71%) QRadar
2 11 (15.71%) AirWatch
3 9 (12.86%) Kibana
3 9 (12.86%) logstash
4 7 (10.00%) Nessus
4 7 (10.00%) Nexpose
4 7 (10.00%) Nmap
5 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (7.14%) RSA enVision
6 4 (5.71%) SCCM
7 2 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.43%) Puppet
8 1 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (37.14%) Splunk
2 25 (35.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (24.29%) IBM
3 17 (24.29%) LogRhythm
4 8 (11.43%) ArcSight
4 8 (11.43%) Intel
4 8 (11.43%) Intel Security
4 8 (11.43%) NetWitness
5 7 (10.00%) Qualys
6 6 (8.57%) Citrix
6 6 (8.57%) HP
6 6 (8.57%) Samsung
6 6 (8.57%) Verint
7 4 (5.71%) ServiceNow
7 4 (5.71%) VMware
8 3 (4.29%) BMC
8 3 (4.29%) Google
8 3 (4.29%) Remedy
9 2 (2.86%) Cisco
9 2 (2.86%) Motorola