The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 27 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 136 128 105
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -23
Contract jobs citing Apple 7 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.22% 0.35% 1.04%
As % of the Vendors category 0.56% 0.80% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 6
Average daily rate
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£425 - £493
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 - £458
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 - £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £290 £350
% change year-on-year
-22.41% -17.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 8
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +55.00%
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 West region.

Vendors Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1242 1245 1101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 39.88% 43.09% 45.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 733 700 637
Average daily rate £370 £363 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.06% -3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 75 75 66
Average hourly rate £20.19 £15.50 £15.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.22% +1.97%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.35 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.35 £35.00 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £18.40
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -4.89%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
Wiltshire +8 2 £425 - 1
Bristol - 2 £419 -
Dorset - 2 £350 -
Gloucestershire - - - - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Android
4 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
4 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
4 3 (27.27%) Cocoa
4 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
5 2 (18.18%) Xcode
5 2 (18.18%) Finance
5 2 (18.18%) CMS
5 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
5 2 (18.18%) Content Management
5 2 (18.18%) Ajax
5 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
5 2 (18.18%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (18.18%) jQuery
5 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
5 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 2 (18.18%) W3C
5 2 (18.18%) Flash
5 2 (18.18%) Internet
5 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
5 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 2 (18.18%) XML
5 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
5 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
5 2 (18.18%) CSS
5 2 (18.18%) C#
5 2 (18.18%) HTML

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 2 (18.18%) IIS
1 2 (18.18%) CMS
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 1 (9.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 1 (9.09%) Firewall
2 1 (9.09%) Wireless
2 1 (9.09%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (9.09%) LDAP
2 1 (9.09%) DHCP
2 1 (9.09%) FTP
2 1 (9.09%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Visual Studio
1 2 (18.18%) Xcode
1 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (54.55%) Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Mac Developer
2 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
2 2 (18.18%) Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Graphic Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Front-End Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Front-End Web Developer
3 1 (9.09%) Designer
3 1 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) Cocoa
2 2 (18.18%) Ajax
2 2 (18.18%) jQuery
2 2 (18.18%) iOS SDK
2 2 (18.18%) Sass
2 2 (18.18%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (18.18%) UIKit
2 2 (18.18%) HTML
2 2 (18.18%) .NET
2 2 (18.18%) ASP.NET
2 2 (18.18%) CSS
2 2 (18.18%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) Flash
3 1 (9.09%) XSLT
3 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) W3C
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
1 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 1 (9.09%) Streaming Video
2 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) iPhone
2 1 (9.09%) iPad
2 1 (9.09%) Digital Media
2 1 (9.09%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 5 (45.45%) Apple iOS
3 4 (36.36%) Android
4 3 (27.27%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) iOS Development
2 2 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (18.18%) Content Management
2 2 (18.18%) Web Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) Web Development
2 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
2 2 (18.18%) Data Protection
2 2 (18.18%) Web Usability
2 2 (18.18%) Memory Management
2 2 (18.18%) Responsive Web Design
2 2 (18.18%) Analytics
2 2 (18.18%) User Stories
3 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
3 1 (9.09%) Software Licensing
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) MVC
3 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) Objective-C
2 2 (18.18%) ActionScript
2 2 (18.18%) C#
2 2 (18.18%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) QA
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Kerio MailServer
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Nagios
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
1 2 (18.18%) Sitecore
2 1 (9.09%) Kerio
2 1 (9.09%) SAP
2 1 (9.09%) Adobe
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) NEC
2 1 (9.09%) Mitel
2 1 (9.09%) SonicWALL
2 1 (9.09%) ProCurve
2 1 (9.09%) Infor