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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 203 206 235
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +29
Contract jobs citing Apple 40 25 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.44% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.59% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 15
Average daily rate
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£355 £325 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.23% +62.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £188 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £375 £337
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £269 £320
% change year-on-year
+32.09% -16.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 3
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.61 £13.00 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.30 £30.20 £16.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £15.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -
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
4289 4263 4964
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 46.75% 48.95% 50.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2207 2172 2134
Average daily rate £363 £365 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.68% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £218 £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 275 250 300
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+2.70% -1.33%

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 October 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
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 October 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 +3 18 £400 +60.00% 6
Surrey +3 7 £135 -60.14% 6
Berkshire +12 4 £325 - 1
West Sussex +8 3 £250 +25.00% 2
Oxfordshire -5 3 £175 - 4
Buckinghamshire +6 2 £290 +54.66%
East Sussex -9 2 - -
Kent - 1 - - 4
Middlesex - - - - 2
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (55.95%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
4 31 (36.90%) iPad
4 31 (36.90%) iPhone
5 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
6 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
7 26 (30.95%) iOS Development
8 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (29.76%) Objective-C
9 23 (27.38%) Cocoa
9 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (27.38%) Web Services
9 23 (27.38%) RESTful
10 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
10 22 (26.19%) Cocoa Touch
10 22 (26.19%) SOAP
10 22 (26.19%) HTTP
10 22 (26.19%) TDD
11 21 (25.00%) Subversion
12 20 (23.81%) Client/Server
12 20 (23.81%) Scrum
12 20 (23.81%) Kanban
13 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
13 19 (22.62%) MS Office
14 18 (21.43%) Blackberry
14 18 (21.43%) Mobile App
15 17 (20.24%) MS Exchange
16 15 (17.86%) Data Structures
17 14 (16.67%) ITIL

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 17 (20.24%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.19%) Lync
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (22.62%) MS Excel
1 19 (22.62%) MS Office
2 1 (1.19%) Quicktime
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (1.19%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.19%) HTTP
2 11 (13.10%) VPN
3 8 (9.52%) Firewall
4 6 (7.14%) WAN
4 6 (7.14%) LAN
5 5 (5.95%) DHCP
5 5 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 4 (4.76%) DNS
7 3 (3.57%) Wireless
7 3 (3.57%) VoIP
7 3 (3.57%) IPv4
7 3 (3.57%) IPv6
8 2 (2.38%) IP Telephony
9 1 (1.19%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.19%) Network Security
9 1 (1.19%) NAS
9 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.19%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 22 (26.19%) Git (software)
2 21 (25.00%) Subversion
3 3 (3.57%) Xcode
4 1 (1.19%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 6 (7.14%) Telecoms
2 5 (5.95%) Dutch Language
3 3 (3.57%) Finance
4 1 (1.19%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.19%) Back Office
4 1 (1.19%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (35.71%) Developer
2 20 (23.81%) iOS Developer
3 16 (19.05%) Mobile Developer
4 14 (16.67%) Analyst
5 12 (14.29%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.71%) Desktop Support
7 8 (9.52%) Support Analyst
7 8 (9.52%) IT Support
8 5 (5.95%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (4.76%) Service Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Desktop Analyst
9 4 (4.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.76%) Mac Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) IT Support Technician
10 3 (3.57%) Service Desk Analyst
10 3 (3.57%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 3 (3.57%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (27.38%) Cocoa
1 23 (27.38%) Web Services
1 23 (27.38%) RESTful
2 22 (26.19%) Cocoa Touch
2 22 (26.19%) SOAP
3 3 (3.57%) iOS SDK
3 3 (3.57%) HTML5
3 3 (3.57%) HTML
4 2 (2.38%) UIKit
5 1 (1.19%) CSS3
5 1 (1.19%) Core Animation
5 1 (1.19%) JSON
5 1 (1.19%) Application Packaging
5 1 (1.19%) jQuery
5 1 (1.19%) Ajax
5 1 (1.19%) OLE
5 1 (1.19%) CSS
5 1 (1.19%) XML
5 1 (1.19%) .NET
5 1 (1.19%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 31 (36.90%) iPad
1 31 (36.90%) iPhone
2 20 (23.81%) Client/Server
3 18 (21.43%) Blackberry
3 18 (21.43%) Mobile App
4 15 (17.86%) Data Structures
5 7 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (2.38%) Clustering
7 2 (2.38%) PKI
7 2 (2.38%) Smartphone
7 2 (2.38%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.19%) Animation
8 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.19%) W3C
8 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 47 (55.95%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Apple iOS
3 27 (32.14%) Windows 7
4 12 (14.29%) Windows XP
5 10 (11.90%) Mac OS X
6 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.33%) Android
7 7 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.57%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.38%) Linux
10 2 (2.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.38%) webOS
11 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.95%) iOS Development
2 25 (29.76%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (27.38%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (26.19%) TDD
5 20 (23.81%) Scrum
5 20 (23.81%) Kanban
6 14 (16.67%) ITIL
7 5 (5.95%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (4.76%) Incident Management
9 3 (3.57%) Mobile Application Development
9 3 (3.57%) Software Distribution
9 3 (3.57%) Performance Monitoring
9 3 (3.57%) Unit Testing
9 3 (3.57%) Service Management
9 3 (3.57%) ITSM
9 3 (3.57%) Project Management
10 2 (2.38%) CRM
10 2 (2.38%) OOP
10 2 (2.38%) OO
10 2 (2.38%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 25 (29.76%) Objective-C
2 4 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (1.19%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.19%) C
3 1 (1.19%) C#
3 1 (1.19%) C++
3 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.52%) MCSE
3 5 (5.95%) Degree
4 4 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 3 (3.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.57%) MCDST
5 3 (3.57%) MCITP
5 3 (3.57%) MCSA
6 2 (2.38%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.38%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.38%) CCNA
6 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.38%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.19%) CCENT
7 1 (1.19%) ACSA
7 1 (1.19%) MCTS
7 1 (1.19%) MOS
7 1 (1.19%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.19%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
2 2 (2.38%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 28 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (5.95%) Terminal Services
4 2 (2.38%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.38%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.38%) XenDesktop
4 2 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) SCCM
2 6 (7.14%) Norton AntiVirus
3 5 (5.95%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (3.57%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.19%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.19%) Casper Suite
6 1 (1.19%) SCOM
6 1 (1.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 12 (14.29%) Citrix
3 11 (13.10%) Symantec
4 9 (10.71%) McAfee
5 6 (7.14%) VMware
6 5 (5.95%) Cisco
7 4 (4.76%) SAP
7 4 (4.76%) Altiris
8 3 (3.57%) Avaya
9 2 (2.38%) Facebook
10 1 (1.19%) Lumension
10 1 (1.19%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.19%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.19%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.19%) Google
10 1 (1.19%) Huawei
10 1 (1.19%) NEC
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle
10 1 (1.19%) HP
10 1 (1.19%) Adobe
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