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 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 236 205 208
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +3
Contract jobs citing Apple 25 46 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.50% 0.32%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 1.07% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 28 10
Average daily rate
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£313 £313 £195
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £157 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £416 £346
UK excluding London average daily rate £319 £290 £250
% change year-on-year
+9.91% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Average hourly rate £12.45 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.70% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.52 £14.90 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.85 £55.80 £30.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+1.69% -10.60%
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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 South East region.

Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4518 4289 4132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.39% 46.63% 48.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 2556 2129 2041
Average daily rate £375 £350 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 236 314
Average hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.12% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.42 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.48
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -10.16%

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 31 July 2015.

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
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 31 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
Hampshire -12 7 £375 -6.25% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 6 £525 +81.03% 4
Oxfordshire -24 5 £230 -31.85% 3
Surrey -11 3 £283 +76.56% 2
Kent -4 2 £155 -1.58% 4
Berkshire 0 1 £375 +15.38% 8
Middlesex - 1 - -
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England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 42 (59.15%) Apple iOS
2 33 (46.48%) iOS Development
2 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (39.44%) Objective-C
4 20 (28.17%) HTML
5 19 (26.76%) Windows
5 19 (26.76%) iPhone
6 17 (23.94%) Android
6 17 (23.94%) iPad
7 16 (22.54%) Cocoa Touch
7 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
7 16 (22.54%) Cocoa
8 15 (21.13%) Finance
8 15 (21.13%) HTML5
9 14 (19.72%) Mobile App
9 14 (19.72%) Scrum
9 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
10 13 (18.31%) CSS
10 13 (18.31%) Xcode
10 13 (18.31%) TDD
11 12 (16.90%) iOS SDK
12 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
12 11 (15.49%) Banking
13 10 (14.08%) VMware
13 10 (14.08%) Client/Server
13 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (14.08%) User Experience
14 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
14 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
14 9 (12.68%) JavaScript

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 4 (5.63%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.23%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.23%) CMS
2 3 (4.23%) IIS
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.23%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (2.82%) Lync
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (2.82%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.41%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (1.41%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 9 (12.68%) MS Office
1 9 (12.68%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.04%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (4.23%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 5 (7.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.41%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) HTTP
2 7 (9.86%) Internet
3 6 (8.45%) Network Security
4 4 (5.63%) Intranet
5 3 (4.23%) Wireless
5 3 (4.23%) Extranet
5 3 (4.23%) LAN
5 3 (4.23%) WAN
5 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.82%) VPN
6 2 (2.82%) DNS
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) DHCP
6 2 (2.82%) RIP
6 2 (2.82%) SNMP
6 2 (2.82%) MPLS
6 2 (2.82%) OSPF
6 2 (2.82%) BGP
6 2 (2.82%) DOCSIS
6 2 (2.82%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server
1 3 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (18.31%) Xcode
2 7 (9.86%) Subversion
2 7 (9.86%) Git (software)
3 3 (4.23%) Visual Studio
4 2 (2.82%) Eclipse
5 1 (1.41%) Jasmine
5 1 (1.41%) Android Studio
General
1 15 (21.13%) Finance
2 11 (15.49%) Banking
3 2 (2.82%) Games
4 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.41%) Publishing
4 1 (1.41%) Marketing
4 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 45 (63.38%) Developer
2 28 (39.44%) iOS Developer
3 9 (12.68%) Web Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Applications Developer
4 7 (9.86%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (8.45%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (7.04%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Support Analyst
7 4 (5.63%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Mobile Web Developer
8 3 (4.23%) Designer
8 3 (4.23%) Desktop Support
8 3 (4.23%) SharePoint Developer
8 3 (4.23%) UI Designer
9 2 (2.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Test Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) Web Applications Developer
9 2 (2.82%) Network Engineer
9 2 (2.82%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (28.17%) HTML
2 16 (22.54%) Cocoa
2 16 (22.54%) Cocoa Touch
3 15 (21.13%) HTML5
4 13 (18.31%) CSS
5 12 (16.90%) iOS SDK
6 8 (11.27%) SOAP
6 8 (11.27%) Web Services
7 7 (9.86%) jQuery
7 7 (9.86%) RESTful
7 7 (9.86%) AngularJS
8 5 (7.04%) CSS3
8 5 (7.04%) Core Animation
9 4 (5.63%) JSON
9 4 (5.63%) XML
9 4 (5.63%) .NET
9 4 (5.63%) PhoneGap
10 3 (4.23%) Sencha Touch
10 3 (4.23%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.23%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (26.76%) iPhone
2 17 (23.94%) iPad
3 14 (19.72%) Mobile App
4 10 (14.08%) User Experience
4 10 (14.08%) Client/Server
5 6 (8.45%) Blackberry
6 5 (7.04%) Raspberry Pi
6 5 (7.04%) Animation
7 4 (5.63%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (4.23%) Data Structures
9 2 (2.82%) Video on Demand
9 2 (2.82%) DTV
9 2 (2.82%) MPEG
9 2 (2.82%) NHS
9 2 (2.82%) Streaming Video
9 2 (2.82%) STB
9 2 (2.82%) IPTV
9 2 (2.82%) EMC VNXe
10 1 (1.41%) Smartphone
10 1 (1.41%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 42 (59.15%) Apple iOS
2 19 (26.76%) Windows
3 17 (23.94%) Android
4 11 (15.49%) Windows 7
5 7 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.45%) Windows XP
7 4 (5.63%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.82%) UNIX
8 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.82%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.41%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.41%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
1 33 (46.48%) iOS Development
2 14 (19.72%) Scrum
3 13 (18.31%) TDD
4 10 (14.08%) Continuous Integration
5 8 (11.27%) Mobile Development
6 7 (9.86%) Android Development
7 6 (8.45%) Cyber Security
8 5 (7.04%) Web Design
8 5 (7.04%) Systems Analysis
8 5 (7.04%) OO
9 4 (5.63%) Content Management
10 3 (4.23%) Workflow
10 3 (4.23%) Migration
10 3 (4.23%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Unit Testing
10 3 (4.23%) Kanban
11 2 (2.82%) Time Management
11 2 (2.82%) Mobile Application Development
11 2 (2.82%) Video Processing
Programming Languages
1 28 (39.44%) Objective-C
2 9 (12.68%) JavaScript
3 8 (11.27%) Apple Swift
4 5 (7.04%) PowerShell
5 4 (5.63%) C#
6 3 (4.23%) Java
6 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (5.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (4.23%) Degree
3 3 (4.23%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.82%) SC Cleared
5 1 (1.41%) VCP5
5 1 (1.41%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.41%) CISA
5 1 (1.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.41%) MCITP
5 1 (1.41%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.23%) QA
2 1 (1.41%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (19.72%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.63%) XenApp
3 4 (5.63%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.41%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (8.45%) SCCM
2 5 (7.04%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.23%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.41%) ZENworks
4 1 (1.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 16 (22.54%) Microsoft
2 10 (14.08%) VMware
3 6 (8.45%) Cisco
4 4 (5.63%) Citrix
4 4 (5.63%) Symantec
4 4 (5.63%) Google
5 3 (4.23%) HP
5 3 (4.23%) Telerik
5 3 (4.23%) Sencha
5 3 (4.23%) Nintex
6 2 (2.82%) Meru Networks
6 2 (2.82%) Tektronix
6 2 (2.82%) Dell
6 2 (2.82%) EMC
6 2 (2.82%) Adobe
6 2 (2.82%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.41%) Remedy
7 1 (1.41%) ProCurve
7 1 (1.41%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.41%) Ektron