The first table below looks at the demand 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 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the South East region.

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 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 199 209 229
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +20
Contract jobs citing Apple 45 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.49% 0.32% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.03% 0.65% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 10 6
Average daily rate
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£325 £195 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -41.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £156 £170 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £346 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £256 £320
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -19.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 9
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.00 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +36.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.90 £16.70 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.80 £30.70 £21.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.75 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-10.60% +10.00%
Vendors Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
4356 4166 4808
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 47.31% 49.14% 48.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2171 2072 2058
Average daily rate £350 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £230
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 239 307 336
Average hourly rate £16.31 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.15% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -2.56%
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England

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 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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Surrey +3 12 £160 -52.59% 3
Hampshire -5 11 £400 +100.00% 5
Berkshire +4 6 £325 +71.05% 2
Oxfordshire +1 6 £338 +98.52% 5
West Sussex - 5 £250 -
Buckinghamshire 0 3 £290 +54.66% 2
Kent - 2 £158 - 5
Middlesex - - - -
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England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 54 (63.53%) Windows
2 39 (45.88%) Microsoft
3 38 (44.71%) Windows 7
4 37 (43.53%) Apple iOS
5 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
6 27 (31.76%) iPad
7 26 (30.59%) Blackberry
8 25 (29.41%) iPhone
9 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
10 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
10 19 (22.35%) MS Office
10 19 (22.35%) VPN
11 18 (21.18%) Citrix
12 15 (17.65%) Web Services
13 14 (16.47%) ITIL
13 14 (16.47%) Symantec
13 14 (16.47%) Mobile App
13 14 (16.47%) iOS Development
14 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
14 13 (15.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 13 (15.29%) McAfee
14 13 (15.29%) Objective-C
14 13 (15.29%) Scrum
14 13 (15.29%) Client/Server
15 12 (14.12%) Windows XP
15 12 (14.12%) Firewall
15 12 (14.12%) SCCM
15 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (12.94%) Office 365
16 11 (12.94%) Git (software)

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 20 (23.53%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (4.71%) Lotus Domino
4 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (4.71%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2000
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.35%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Lync
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 19 (22.35%) MS Office
1 19 (22.35%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.18%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.35%) VPN
2 12 (14.12%) Firewall
3 10 (11.76%) HTTP
4 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.41%) DHCP
5 7 (8.24%) DNS
6 6 (7.06%) LAN
6 6 (7.06%) WAN
7 5 (5.88%) Wireless
8 4 (4.71%) VoIP
8 4 (4.71%) LDAP
9 3 (3.53%) IPv4
9 3 (3.53%) IPv6
9 3 (3.53%) Structured Cabling
10 2 (2.35%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.35%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.35%) HSPA
10 2 (2.35%) LTE
10 2 (2.35%) Internet
10 2 (2.35%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.53%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (12.94%) Git (software)
2 10 (11.76%) Subversion
3 3 (3.53%) Xcode
4 1 (1.18%) MSI
4 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (10.59%) Dutch Language
2 4 (4.71%) Retail
3 3 (3.53%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.35%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.35%) Marketing
4 2 (2.35%) Back Office
5 1 (1.18%) Spanish Language
5 1 (1.18%) Finance
5 1 (1.18%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Developer
2 14 (16.47%) Analyst
3 12 (14.12%) Desktop Support
3 12 (14.12%) Support Analyst
4 11 (12.94%) Support Engineer
4 11 (12.94%) iOS Developer
5 8 (9.41%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (9.41%) 2nd Line Support
6 7 (8.24%) IT Support
7 6 (7.06%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 6 (7.06%) Desktop Analyst
8 5 (5.88%) Desktop Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 4 (4.71%) Release Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Applications Manager
9 4 (4.71%) Server Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) Windows Server Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
10 3 (3.53%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) Web Services
2 11 (12.94%) Cocoa
2 11 (12.94%) RESTful
3 10 (11.76%) Cocoa Touch
3 10 (11.76%) SOAP
4 3 (3.53%) HTML5
4 3 (3.53%) iOS SDK
4 3 (3.53%) HTML
5 2 (2.35%) UIKit
6 1 (1.18%) CSS3
6 1 (1.18%) .NET
6 1 (1.18%) CSS
6 1 (1.18%) Core Animation
6 1 (1.18%) Ajax
6 1 (1.18%) JSON
6 1 (1.18%) Application Packaging
6 1 (1.18%) jQuery
6 1 (1.18%) XML
6 1 (1.18%) Flash
6 1 (1.18%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (31.76%) iPad
2 26 (30.59%) Blackberry
3 25 (29.41%) iPhone
4 14 (16.47%) Mobile App
5 13 (15.29%) Client/Server
6 6 (7.06%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (2.35%) Device Driver
7 2 (2.35%) Handset
7 2 (2.35%) Clustering
7 2 (2.35%) PKI
8 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
8 1 (1.18%) Animation
8 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.18%) W3C
8 1 (1.18%) Firmware
8 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (63.53%) Windows
2 38 (44.71%) Windows 7
3 37 (43.53%) Apple iOS
4 12 (14.12%) Windows XP
5 10 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (10.59%) Mac OS X
7 8 (9.41%) Android
8 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
8 5 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (3.53%) Windows Vista
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (2.35%) Mac OS
10 2 (2.35%) Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.35%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.35%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.47%) ITIL
1 14 (16.47%) iOS Development
2 13 (15.29%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (15.29%) Scrum
3 12 (14.12%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (11.76%) TDD
4 10 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 9 (10.59%) Kanban
6 8 (9.41%) Configuration Management
7 7 (8.24%) Mobile Application Development
8 5 (5.88%) ITSM
9 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
9 4 (4.71%) Release Management
10 3 (3.53%) Unit Testing
10 3 (3.53%) Software Distribution
10 3 (3.53%) Project Management
10 3 (3.53%) Service Management
11 2 (2.35%) Service Delivery
11 2 (2.35%) Change Management
11 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 13 (15.29%) Objective-C
2 4 (4.71%) Java
3 2 (2.35%) PowerShell
4 1 (1.18%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.18%) C
4 1 (1.18%) C#
4 1 (1.18%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (10.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (8.24%) MCSE
3 4 (4.71%) Degree
3 4 (4.71%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) MCITP
4 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.53%) MCDST
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.35%) MCP
5 2 (2.35%) MCSA
5 2 (2.35%) CCNA
5 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.18%) ACSA
6 1 (1.18%) MCTS
6 1 (1.18%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) CCENT
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) QA
2 5 (5.88%) SLA
3 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 35 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (10.59%) Terminal Services
3 6 (7.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.53%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) XenDesktop
5 2 (2.35%) vSphere
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.18%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (14.12%) SCCM
2 6 (7.06%) McAfee ePO
2 6 (7.06%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.71%) WSUS
4 3 (3.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 2 (2.35%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.35%) SCOM
6 1 (1.18%) XenMobile
6 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 39 (45.88%) Microsoft
2 18 (21.18%) Citrix
3 14 (16.47%) Symantec
4 13 (15.29%) McAfee
5 8 (9.41%) VMware
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco
6 7 (8.24%) Altiris
7 4 (4.71%) HP
8 3 (3.53%) Google
8 3 (3.53%) BMC
9 2 (2.35%) SAP
9 2 (2.35%) Facebook
10 1 (1.18%) Xamarin
10 1 (1.18%) ServiceNow
10 1 (1.18%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.18%) Oracle
10 1 (1.18%) Adobe
10 1 (1.18%) Nortel
10 1 (1.18%) Avaya
10 1 (1.18%) Baan
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