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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 127 97 125
Rank change year-on-year
-30 +28
Contract jobs citing Apple 13 11 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.41% 0.50% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 0.99% 1.20% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 0
Average daily rate
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£320 £288 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £255 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £104.50 £17.50 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+497.14% +12.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +8.19%
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
1309 914 1241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.41% 41.30% 39.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 830 547 654
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £206 £175 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £494 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 67 69 97
Average hourly rate £20.03 £19.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% -5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £42.60 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the South West region over the 3 months to 28 August 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Gloucestershire - 4 £188 - 3
Bristol -17 2 £320 - 3
Somerset -12 1 - - 3
Wiltshire -17 1 - - 2
Cornwall - - - -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Citrix
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (50.00%) iPad
4 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
4 10 (45.45%) VPN
4 10 (45.45%) Firewall
5 9 (40.91%) Web Services
5 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (40.91%) Performance Monitoring
5 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (31.82%) XenApp
6 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
6 7 (31.82%) VMware
7 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
8 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
8 5 (22.73%) Client/Server
8 5 (22.73%) AppSense
8 5 (22.73%) Wireless
8 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
8 5 (22.73%) vSphere
9 4 (18.18%) WSUS
9 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (18.18%) McAfee
9 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) WAN
9 4 (18.18%) IPv4

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 3 (13.64%) MS Exchange
1 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.55%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Office
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (40.91%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 10 (45.45%) VPN
1 10 (45.45%) Firewall
2 5 (22.73%) Wireless
3 4 (18.18%) IPv4
3 4 (18.18%) IPv6
3 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 4 (18.18%) WAN
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) VoIP
4 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 2 (9.09%) SAN
6 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
6 1 (4.55%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.55%) Structured Cabling
6 1 (4.55%) Wi-Fi
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (27.27%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Consultant
3 4 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Citrix Consultant
4 3 (13.64%) Windows Server Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Server Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Support Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Support
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Systems Support Analyst
5 2 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.55%) Application Development Manager
6 1 (4.55%) Application Development Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (40.91%) Web Services
2 1 (4.55%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) iPad
2 5 (22.73%) Client/Server
3 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (31.82%) Windows 7
5 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
6 3 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
7 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Tuning
1 9 (40.91%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL
2 1 (4.55%) CAD
2 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
2 1 (4.55%) Migration
2 1 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (4.55%) Scrum
2 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (4.55%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.55%) Information Management
2 1 (4.55%) Supplier Management
2 1 (4.55%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.55%) Time Management
2 1 (4.55%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.55%) C
1 1 (4.55%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) MCITP
3 1 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (31.82%) XenApp
2 5 (22.73%) XenDesktop
2 5 (22.73%) vSphere
2 5 (22.73%) Active Directory
3 2 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.55%) MetaFrame
4 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
4 1 (4.55%) UAG
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) WSUS
1 4 (18.18%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.55%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) Citrix
2 7 (31.82%) VMware
3 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 5 (22.73%) AppSense
5 4 (18.18%) McAfee
6 3 (13.64%) HP
6 3 (13.64%) Symantec
7 2 (9.09%) Juniper
7 2 (9.09%) Cisco
7 2 (9.09%) EMC
7 2 (9.09%) Meru Networks
8 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
8 1 (4.55%) Dell
8 1 (4.55%) Avaya
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