The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 1 September 2014 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 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 203 218 234
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +16
Contract jobs citing Apple 45 22 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.48% 0.25% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 0.51% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 9 9
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£355 £200 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+77.50% -39.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £166 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £346 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £255 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 5
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.25 £16.60 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.15 £17.00 £16.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%
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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4392 4320 4884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.24% 48.76% 49.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2282 2186 2126
Average daily rate £350 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £219 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 249 265 294
Average hourly rate £17.04 £19.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.64% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.49 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.97 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-1.73% +1.57%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 September 2014. 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
Hampshire +1 19 £400 +220.00% 7
Surrey +4 7 £300 -11.11% 2
West Sussex +4 5 £250 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -3 5 £350 +105.88% 8
Berkshire +11 4 £325 +71.05% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 3 £290 +54.66%
East Sussex -6 2 - -
Kent - - - - 6
Middlesex - - - - 1
Apple
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Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 47 (58.75%) Windows
2 38 (47.50%) Apple iOS
3 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
4 32 (40.00%) iPhone
5 30 (37.50%) Windows 7
5 30 (37.50%) iPad
6 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
7 23 (28.75%) Blackberry
7 23 (28.75%) iOS Development
8 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (27.50%) Objective-C
9 20 (25.00%) Cocoa
9 20 (25.00%) Web Services
9 20 (25.00%) Client/Server
9 20 (25.00%) RESTful
10 19 (23.75%) Cocoa Touch
10 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
10 19 (23.75%) TDD
10 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
10 19 (23.75%) SOAP
10 19 (23.75%) HTTP
11 18 (22.50%) MS Office
11 18 (22.50%) Subversion
12 17 (21.25%) Kanban
12 17 (21.25%) Scrum
12 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
13 16 (20.00%) VPN
13 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
13 16 (20.00%) Mobile App
14 15 (18.75%) Citrix

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 19 (23.75%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 5 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2000
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Lync
Applications
1 18 (22.50%) MS Office
2 17 (21.25%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.25%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.25%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (23.75%) HTTP
2 16 (20.00%) VPN
3 10 (12.50%) Firewall
4 6 (7.50%) LAN
4 6 (7.50%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) TCP/IP
5 5 (6.25%) DHCP
6 4 (5.00%) VoIP
6 4 (5.00%) DNS
7 3 (3.75%) IPv4
7 3 (3.75%) IPv6
7 3 (3.75%) Wireless
8 2 (2.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (2.50%) Wireshark
8 2 (2.50%) HSPA
8 2 (2.50%) LTE
8 2 (2.50%) Internet
8 2 (2.50%) WCDMA
9 1 (1.25%) LDAP
9 1 (1.25%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (2.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 19 (23.75%) Git (software)
2 18 (22.50%) Subversion
3 3 (3.75%) Xcode
4 1 (1.25%) MSI
4 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (10.00%) Dutch Language
2 3 (3.75%) Telecoms
2 3 (3.75%) Finance
3 2 (2.50%) Multimedia
3 2 (2.50%) Marketing
4 1 (1.25%) Publishing
4 1 (1.25%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 27 (33.75%) Developer
2 18 (22.50%) iOS Developer
3 14 (17.50%) Mobile Developer
4 13 (16.25%) Analyst
5 10 (12.50%) Desktop Support
5 10 (12.50%) Support Engineer
6 8 (10.00%) Support Analyst
7 7 (8.75%) IT Support
8 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Server Engineer
9 4 (5.00%) Desktop Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
10 3 (3.75%) Service Analyst
10 3 (3.75%) Windows Server Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) MI Analyst
11 2 (2.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 2 (2.50%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (25.00%) Web Services
1 20 (25.00%) Cocoa
1 20 (25.00%) RESTful
2 19 (23.75%) Cocoa Touch
2 19 (23.75%) SOAP
3 3 (3.75%) HTML5
3 3 (3.75%) iOS SDK
3 3 (3.75%) HTML
4 2 (2.50%) UIKit
5 1 (1.25%) CSS3
5 1 (1.25%) .NET
5 1 (1.25%) CSS
5 1 (1.25%) Core Animation
5 1 (1.25%) Ajax
5 1 (1.25%) JSON
5 1 (1.25%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.25%) jQuery
5 1 (1.25%) XML
5 1 (1.25%) Flash
5 1 (1.25%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (40.00%) iPhone
2 30 (37.50%) iPad
3 23 (28.75%) Blackberry
4 20 (25.00%) Client/Server
5 16 (20.00%) Mobile App
6 6 (7.50%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.50%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.50%) Handset
7 2 (2.50%) Clustering
7 2 (2.50%) PKI
8 1 (1.25%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.25%) Animation
8 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.25%) W3C
8 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 47 (58.75%) Windows
2 38 (47.50%) Apple iOS
3 30 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 11 (13.75%) Windows XP
5 8 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (10.00%) Android
5 8 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 8
7 3 (3.75%) Windows Vista
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Phone
8 2 (2.50%) webOS
8 2 (2.50%) Linux
8 2 (2.50%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (28.75%) iOS Development
2 22 (27.50%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (23.75%) TDD
4 17 (21.25%) Kanban
4 17 (21.25%) Scrum
5 16 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (15.00%) ITIL
7 5 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 3 (3.75%) Project Management
8 3 (3.75%) Service Management
8 3 (3.75%) ITSM
8 3 (3.75%) Incident Management
8 3 (3.75%) Software Distribution
8 3 (3.75%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (3.75%) Unit Testing
9 2 (2.50%) Software Deployment
9 2 (2.50%) Network Architecture
9 2 (2.50%) Memory Management
9 2 (2.50%) Data Analysis
9 2 (2.50%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 22 (27.50%) Objective-C
2 4 (5.00%) Java
3 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.25%) C
3 1 (1.25%) C#
3 1 (1.25%) C++
3 1 (1.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (11.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.75%) MCSE
3 4 (5.00%) Degree
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) MCITP
4 3 (3.75%) MCDST
5 2 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.50%) MCSA
5 2 (2.50%) CCNA
5 2 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.25%) MOS
6 1 (1.25%) ACSA
6 1 (1.25%) MCTS
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.25%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) QA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (36.25%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.00%) Terminal Services
3 5 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.50%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.25%) vSphere
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.25%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.25%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.50%) SCCM
2 6 (7.50%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 3 (3.75%) WSUS
5 2 (2.50%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.25%) SCOM
Vendors
1 34 (42.50%) Microsoft
2 15 (18.75%) Citrix
3 13 (16.25%) Symantec
4 11 (13.75%) McAfee
5 6 (7.50%) Altiris
6 5 (6.25%) Cisco
6 5 (6.25%) VMware
7 3 (3.75%) SAP
8 2 (2.50%) Avaya
8 2 (2.50%) Facebook
9 1 (1.25%) Xamarin
9 1 (1.25%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.25%) Meru Networks
9 1 (1.25%) Google
9 1 (1.25%) Lumension
9 1 (1.25%) Baan
9 1 (1.25%) Oracle
9 1 (1.25%) Adobe
9 1 (1.25%) HP
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