The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 13 February 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.

Location
3 months to
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 67 69 76
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +7
Contract jobs citing Apple 7 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.72% 0.34% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.41% 0.77% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Average daily rate £325 £233 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.78% -33.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £225 £300
% change year-on-year
- -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-17.50% +17.64%
Apple
Berkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Vendors Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
496 388 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 51.19% 44.09% 50.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 260 211 236
Average daily rate £375 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £504
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 8 14
Average hourly rate £45.00 £55.65 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.13% +122.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £11.50 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £55.65 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +6.06%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apple across the Reading region.

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the Reading region.

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (40.00%) Windows
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Video Processing
2 3 (30.00%) Tektronix
2 3 (30.00%) Video on Demand
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (30.00%) ACMT
2 3 (30.00%) SSH
2 3 (30.00%) IPTV
2 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 3 (30.00%) Games
2 3 (30.00%) Streaming Video
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (30.00%) MPLS
2 3 (30.00%) OSPF
2 3 (30.00%) BGP
2 3 (30.00%) DOCSIS
2 3 (30.00%) DRM
2 3 (30.00%) DTV
2 3 (30.00%) Telnet
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 3 (30.00%) CMS
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) BGP
1 3 (30.00%) DOCSIS
1 3 (30.00%) MPLS
1 3 (30.00%) OSPF
1 3 (30.00%) Remote Desktop
1 3 (30.00%) RIP
1 3 (30.00%) SNMP
1 3 (30.00%) SSH
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) Telnet
1 3 (30.00%) VPN
2 1 (10.00%) Network Security
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (30.00%) Games
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 4 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Deskside Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Deskside Support
1 4 (40.00%) Deskside Support Engineer
1 4 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (30.00%) Deskside Technician
2 3 (30.00%) Developer
2 3 (30.00%) iOS Developer
2 3 (30.00%) Mac Engineer
2 3 (30.00%) Mac Technician
2 3 (30.00%) Support Technician
2 3 (30.00%) Tester
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Technical Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) DTV
1 3 (30.00%) IPTV
1 3 (30.00%) MPEG
1 3 (30.00%) Streaming Video
1 3 (30.00%) Video on Demand
2 2 (20.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (30.00%) Unix
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (30.00%) DRM
2 3 (30.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (30.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Validation
2 3 (30.00%) Video Processing
3 2 (20.00%) OOP
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Development
4 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (20.00%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) ACMT
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) Adobe
2 3 (30.00%) Tektronix
3 2 (20.00%) Xamarin