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 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 139 127 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -30
Contract jobs citing Apple 11 13 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.33% 0.41% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 1.01% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 2
Average daily rate
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£180 £320 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.75% +11.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £104 £214 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £320 £318
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £255
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £104.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +497.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%
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
1387 1281 891
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 41.46% 40.51% 40.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 854 804 528
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £202 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £520 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 67 67
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.03 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £42.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 2015.

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
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 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 +6 8 £108 - 2
Bristol -2 3 £413 +28.90% 2
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
3 7 (33.33%) Android
3 7 (33.33%) iPhone
3 7 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 7 (33.33%) iPad
4 6 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 6 (28.57%) .NET
4 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
5 5 (23.81%) Firewall
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
5 5 (23.81%) Cisco
5 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
5 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
5 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
5 5 (23.81%) VPN
5 5 (23.81%) DNS
6 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (19.05%) Finance
6 4 (19.05%) User Experience
6 4 (19.05%) Android Development
6 4 (19.05%) iOS SDK
7 3 (14.29%) Android SDK
7 3 (14.29%) Analytics
7 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
7 3 (14.29%) Web Usability
7 3 (14.29%) MVVM

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 3 (14.29%) CMS
1 3 (14.29%) Sitecore CMS
2 2 (9.52%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (23.81%) Ethernet
1 5 (23.81%) VPN
1 5 (23.81%) DNS
1 5 (23.81%) Firewall
1 5 (23.81%) Wireless
2 2 (9.52%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
1 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Automotive
2 1 (4.76%) Publishing
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
2 1 (4.76%) Retail
2 1 (4.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 5 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (14.29%) Web Developer
4 3 (14.29%) iOS Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Mac Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Developer
5 2 (9.52%) Android Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.76%) Business Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) Applications Developer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (28.57%) .NET
2 5 (23.81%) ASP.NET
3 4 (19.05%) iOS SDK
4 3 (14.29%) Ajax
4 3 (14.29%) jQuery
4 3 (14.29%) CSS
4 3 (14.29%) XML
4 3 (14.29%) Android SDK
4 3 (14.29%) HTML
5 2 (9.52%) Flash
5 2 (9.52%) Cocoa
5 2 (9.52%) Sass
6 1 (4.76%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (4.76%) UIKit
6 1 (4.76%) CSS3
6 1 (4.76%) RESTful
6 1 (4.76%) HTML5
6 1 (4.76%) Xamarin.iOS
6 1 (4.76%) XSL
6 1 (4.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) iPhone
1 7 (33.33%) iPad
2 4 (19.05%) User Experience
3 2 (9.52%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) W3C
3 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.76%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 11 (52.38%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Android
2 7 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
4 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
4 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (4.76%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (28.57%) iOS Development
2 4 (19.05%) Android Development
3 3 (14.29%) Mobile Development
3 3 (14.29%) Content Management
3 3 (14.29%) Web Analytics
3 3 (14.29%) Web Development
3 3 (14.29%) Scrum
3 3 (14.29%) Kanban
3 3 (14.29%) Web Usability
3 3 (14.29%) MVVM
3 3 (14.29%) Analytics
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
4 2 (9.52%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (4.76%) Progressive Enhancement
5 1 (4.76%) Online Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Information Security
5 1 (4.76%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (4.76%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) Objective-C
2 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 3 (14.29%) SQL
3 3 (14.29%) C#
4 2 (9.52%) ActionScript
5 1 (4.76%) Apple Swift
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.76%) HND
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco
3 3 (14.29%) Sitecore
4 2 (9.52%) Appcelerator
4 2 (9.52%) Xamarin
5 1 (4.76%) Netbiscuits
5 1 (4.76%) Kony
5 1 (4.76%) Ektron
5 1 (4.76%) Volantis
5 1 (4.76%) Google