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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 186 180 205
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +25
Contract jobs citing Apple 80 58 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.65% 0.17%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 1.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 30 3
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£233 £289 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-19.48% -19.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £154 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £350 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £290 £330
% change year-on-year
-22.41% -12.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 14 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £19.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £13.87 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £27.20 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £11.75
% change year-on-year
+21.21% +40.42%
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
4622 4206 3620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.16% 47.50% 47.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2430 2025 1662
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 212 252 326
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.93 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 27 February 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
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 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 +6 22 £359 +117.42% 3
Oxfordshire -1 17 £180 - 2
Surrey +1 15 £216 +70.89% 5
Buckinghamshire -1 14 £350 +21.21% 4
Berkshire -16 6 £233 -22.50% 2
West Sussex - 3 £325 -
Kent - - - - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 58 (47.15%) Windows
2 39 (31.71%) Apple iOS
3 32 (26.02%) Microsoft
4 28 (22.76%) Active Directory
4 28 (22.76%) iPhone
4 28 (22.76%) iOS Development
5 27 (21.95%) Objective-C
6 26 (21.14%) ITIL
6 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (20.33%) HTML
8 24 (19.51%) iPad
9 22 (17.89%) CSS
10 21 (17.07%) MS Office
11 20 (16.26%) Cocoa
11 20 (16.26%) Cocoa Touch
12 18 (14.63%) RESTful
12 18 (14.63%) Degree
12 18 (14.63%) Web Services
13 17 (13.82%) Scrum
13 17 (13.82%) TDD
13 17 (13.82%) Windows 7
14 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (13.01%) SOAP
14 16 (13.01%) HTTP
14 16 (13.01%) Mobile App
15 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
15 15 (12.20%) HTML5
16 14 (11.38%) Git (software)
16 14 (11.38%) Android
16 14 (11.38%) SCCM

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (4.88%) MS Exchange
1 6 (4.88%) Lync
2 4 (3.25%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.63%) IIS
3 2 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (17.07%) MS Office
2 15 (12.20%) MS Excel
3 10 (8.13%) Spreadsheet
4 6 (4.88%) Photoshop
4 6 (4.88%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (4.88%) InDesign
5 2 (1.63%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (13.01%) HTTP
2 11 (8.94%) Network Security
3 7 (5.69%) Internet
3 7 (5.69%) LAN
3 7 (5.69%) WAN
4 4 (3.25%) DHCP
4 4 (3.25%) DNS
5 3 (2.44%) TCP/IP
5 3 (2.44%) Wireless
6 2 (1.63%) IP Telephony
6 2 (1.63%) VLAN
6 2 (1.63%) Extranet
6 2 (1.63%) Intranet
6 2 (1.63%) VoIP
7 1 (0.81%) VPN
7 1 (0.81%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.81%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (8.13%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (11.38%) Git (software)
2 13 (10.57%) Subversion
3 10 (8.13%) Xcode
4 2 (1.63%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (8.13%) Finance
2 7 (5.69%) Banking
2 7 (5.69%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.81%) Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.81%) Games
3 1 (0.81%) Financial Institution
3 1 (0.81%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 47 (38.21%) Developer
2 25 (20.33%) iOS Developer
3 23 (18.70%) Support Engineer
4 20 (16.26%) Mac Engineer
5 17 (13.82%) Technical Engineer
5 17 (13.82%) Technical Support Engineer
5 17 (13.82%) Technical Support
6 13 (10.57%) Web Developer
7 9 (7.32%) Mobile Developer
8 8 (6.50%) Architect
8 8 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (5.69%) Analyst
10 6 (4.88%) Junior
10 6 (4.88%) Web Designer
10 6 (4.88%) Enterprise Architect
10 6 (4.88%) Graphic Designer
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Web Designer
10 6 (4.88%) Designer
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Designer
10 6 (4.88%) Junior Graphic Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (20.33%) HTML
2 22 (17.89%) CSS
3 20 (16.26%) Cocoa
3 20 (16.26%) Cocoa Touch
4 18 (14.63%) RESTful
4 18 (14.63%) Web Services
5 16 (13.01%) SOAP
6 15 (12.20%) HTML5
7 10 (8.13%) CSS3
8 8 (6.50%) iOS SDK
9 7 (5.69%) JSON
10 5 (4.07%) jQuery
11 4 (3.25%) AngularJS
12 3 (2.44%) Sencha Touch
12 3 (2.44%) .NET
12 3 (2.44%) XML
13 2 (1.63%) XHTML
13 2 (1.63%) ASP.NET 2.0
13 2 (1.63%) Ajax
13 2 (1.63%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 28 (22.76%) iPhone
2 24 (19.51%) iPad
3 16 (13.01%) Mobile App
4 13 (10.57%) Client/Server
5 12 (9.76%) Blackberry
6 10 (8.13%) Data Structures
6 10 (8.13%) Raspberry Pi
7 6 (4.88%) e-Health
8 3 (2.44%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.63%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.63%) User Experience
9 2 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.81%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.81%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.81%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 58 (47.15%) Windows
2 39 (31.71%) Apple iOS
3 17 (13.82%) Windows 7
4 14 (11.38%) Android
5 12 (9.76%) Windows XP
6 10 (8.13%) Mac OS X
7 9 (7.32%) Linux
8 8 (6.50%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.88%) UNIX
10 5 (4.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.81%) AIX
12 1 (0.81%) Solaris
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.81%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (22.76%) iOS Development
2 26 (21.14%) ITIL
2 26 (21.14%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (13.82%) TDD
3 17 (13.82%) Scrum
4 16 (13.01%) Continuous Integration
5 11 (8.94%) Kanban
5 11 (8.94%) OO
6 10 (8.13%) Web Design
6 10 (8.13%) Systems Analysis
6 10 (8.13%) Cyber Security
7 6 (4.88%) MVC
8 4 (3.25%) Migration
8 4 (3.25%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.25%) Performance Testing
8 4 (3.25%) Line Management
9 3 (2.44%) Unit Testing
9 3 (2.44%) ITSM
9 3 (2.44%) Service Management
9 3 (2.44%) Process Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.95%) Objective-C
2 5 (4.07%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.25%) SQL
3 4 (3.25%) Java
4 2 (1.63%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.63%) C#
5 1 (0.81%) C
5 1 (0.81%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (14.63%) Degree
2 10 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (6.50%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.50%) Security Cleared
4 6 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.25%) MCP
6 3 (2.44%) MCSE
6 3 (2.44%) A+ Certification
6 3 (2.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.81%) VCP4
7 1 (0.81%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.81%) MOS
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
7 1 (0.81%) MCSA
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.88%) SLA
2 4 (3.25%) QA
3 2 (1.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (22.76%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.07%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Hyper-V
4 2 (1.63%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.81%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.81%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (11.38%) SCCM
2 7 (5.69%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (4.88%) Tivoli
4 3 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (2.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.81%) Casper Suite
5 1 (0.81%) SCOM
Vendors
1 32 (26.02%) Microsoft
2 11 (8.94%) Cisco
2 11 (8.94%) VMware
3 9 (7.32%) HP
4 7 (5.69%) IBM
4 7 (5.69%) Red Hat
5 6 (4.88%) CA
5 6 (4.88%) NetApp
5 6 (4.88%) Adobe
5 6 (4.88%) Citrix
5 6 (4.88%) Fujitsu
6 5 (4.07%) Altiris
7 3 (2.44%) Sencha
7 3 (2.44%) SAP
7 3 (2.44%) Symantec
8 2 (1.63%) McAfee
8 2 (1.63%) Mitel
8 2 (1.63%) Telerik
8 2 (1.63%) Avaya
8 2 (1.63%) Dell
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