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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 142 129 116
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -13
Contract jobs citing Apple 12 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.32% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Vendors category 0.71% 0.47% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 1
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£250 £320 £125
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +156.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
Average hourly rate £15.89 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.47% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.36% -11.76%
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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
1688 1279 1119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 45.41% 41.63% 45.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 869 646 477
Average daily rate £368 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 88 95
Average hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.76% -17.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.45 £10.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.49 £17.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+5.62% -10.25%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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
Merseyside -10 5 £231 -42.18%
Cheshire -12 4 £313 +108.33% 3
Manchester -9 3 £150 -53.12% 6
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Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 23 (69.70%) Apple iOS
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
4 12 (36.36%) Android
5 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 10 (30.30%) iPad
7 8 (24.24%) ITIL
7 8 (24.24%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (21.21%) MS Office
8 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
8 7 (21.21%) NHS
9 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
9 6 (18.18%) Project Management
9 6 (18.18%) Back Office
9 6 (18.18%) LANDesk
9 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
9 6 (18.18%) AirWatch
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (15.15%) iOS Development
10 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
10 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (15.15%) TDD
10 5 (15.15%) Mac OS X
10 5 (15.15%) Service Management
10 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
10 5 (15.15%) Oracle
10 5 (15.15%) SQL
10 5 (15.15%) VBA
10 5 (15.15%) Windows XP

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 (12.12%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.03%) Node.js
2 1 (3.03%) Apache
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) MS Office
2 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.06%) Google Apps
2 1 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 5 (15.15%) TCP/IP
2 4 (12.12%) IP Telephony
3 2 (6.06%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.03%) GPRS
4 1 (3.03%) UMTS
4 1 (3.03%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.15%) Oracle Database
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Reports
2 2 (6.06%) Oracle Discoverer
3 1 (3.03%) MongoDB
3 1 (3.03%) MySQL
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Xcode
1 3 (9.09%) Cucumber
2 2 (6.06%) Appium
2 2 (6.06%) CocoaPods
3 1 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (3.03%) Subversion
3 1 (3.03%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
3 1 (3.03%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (18.18%) Back Office
2 2 (6.06%) Banking
2 2 (6.06%) Retail
3 1 (3.03%) Multimedia
3 1 (3.03%) Law
3 1 (3.03%) Advertising
3 1 (3.03%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (27.27%) Developer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Support Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (9.09%) Desktop Support
4 3 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) iOS Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Desk Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Android Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Mac Developer
5 2 (6.06%) Service Analyst
5 2 (6.06%) Deskside Support
6 1 (3.03%) Project Manager
6 1 (3.03%) Mobile Developer
6 1 (3.03%) IT Support
6 1 (3.03%) Java Developer
6 1 (3.03%) C++ Developer
6 1 (3.03%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (3.03%) Help Desk Analyst
6 1 (3.03%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.09%) .NET
1 3 (9.09%) Web Services
1 3 (9.09%) Cocoa
1 3 (9.09%) Core Animation
1 3 (9.09%) Cocoa Touch
1 3 (9.09%) REST
2 2 (6.06%) UIKit
2 2 (6.06%) HTML
2 2 (6.06%) RESTful
2 2 (6.06%) JSON
2 2 (6.06%) XML
2 2 (6.06%) CSS
3 1 (3.03%) SOAP
3 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (3.03%) POSIX
3 1 (3.03%) WinForms
3 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
3 1 (3.03%) WPF
3 1 (3.03%) Silverlight
3 1 (3.03%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 10 (30.30%) iPad
2 7 (21.21%) NHS
3 6 (18.18%) Blackberry
4 4 (12.12%) iPhone
5 3 (9.09%) Animation
6 2 (6.06%) CMDB
6 2 (6.06%) Mainframe
6 2 (6.06%) Mobile Computing
7 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
7 1 (3.03%) Algorithms
7 1 (3.03%) Streaming Video
7 1 (3.03%) Cryptography
7 1 (3.03%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 23 (69.70%) Apple iOS
2 18 (54.55%) Windows
3 12 (36.36%) Android
4 11 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 6 (18.18%) Windows 8
6 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (15.15%) Windows XP
6 5 (15.15%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Mobile
7 2 (6.06%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (6.06%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.03%) Windows CE
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone
8 1 (3.03%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (24.24%) ITIL
1 8 (24.24%) Mobile Device Management
2 6 (18.18%) Project Management
3 5 (15.15%) Service Management
3 5 (15.15%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (15.15%) TDD
3 5 (15.15%) iOS Development
4 3 (9.09%) Android Development
4 3 (9.09%) BDD
4 3 (9.09%) OO
4 3 (9.09%) Automated Testing
4 3 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.06%) ITSM
5 2 (6.06%) MVC
5 2 (6.06%) OOP
5 2 (6.06%) Memory Management
5 2 (6.06%) Open Source
6 1 (3.03%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 5 (15.15%) SQL
1 5 (15.15%) VBA
1 5 (15.15%) Objective-C
2 3 (9.09%) Ruby
3 2 (6.06%) Apple Swift
3 2 (6.06%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) Python
4 1 (3.03%) Embedded C++
4 1 (3.03%) C
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) C++
4 1 (3.03%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
2 2 (6.06%) A+ Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCSE
2 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (6.06%) MCITP
2 2 (6.06%) ACSP
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.03%) HNC
3 1 (3.03%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) CTC Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (21.21%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (18.18%) AirWatch
2 4 (12.12%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 13 (39.39%) Microsoft
2 6 (18.18%) LANDesk
3 5 (15.15%) Oracle
4 4 (12.12%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Symantec
5 3 (9.09%) Google
6 2 (6.06%) MobileIron
6 2 (6.06%) Business Objects
7 1 (3.03%) Citrix
7 1 (3.03%) Facebook
7 1 (3.03%) Twitter
7 1 (3.03%) Xamarin
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