The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Apple 6 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 1.74% - -
As % of the Vendors category 5.61% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£356 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £284 £315
% change year-on-year
-1.32% -9.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -6.06%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Vendors Category
Southampton
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
107 111 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Southampton 31.01% 40.96% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 73 41
Average daily rate £325 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 17
Average hourly rate £12.50 £15.00 £11.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +27.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.42 £13.30 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £25.20 £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Southampton

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Southampton

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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 16 (94.12%) Cocoa
1 16 (94.12%) Objective-C
1 16 (94.12%) Apple iOS
1 16 (94.12%) Cocoa Touch
1 16 (94.12%) iOS Development
2 14 (82.35%) TDD
2 14 (82.35%) Web Services
3 13 (76.47%) SOAP
3 13 (76.47%) HTTP
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (76.47%) RESTful
4 11 (64.71%) iPhone
4 11 (64.71%) iPad
5 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
5 9 (52.94%) Subversion
6 8 (47.06%) Kanban
6 8 (47.06%) Scrum
6 8 (47.06%) Mobile App
7 7 (41.18%) Client/Server
8 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
9 3 (17.65%) JSON
9 3 (17.65%) Internet
10 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
10 1 (5.88%) Games
10 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
10 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
10 1 (5.88%) MS Office
10 1 (5.88%) Windows
10 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Southampton 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.

Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (76.47%) HTTP
2 3 (17.65%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (52.94%) Git (software)
1 9 (52.94%) Subversion
General
1 1 (5.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 16 (94.12%) Developer
2 13 (76.47%) iOS Developer
3 5 (29.41%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (94.12%) Cocoa
1 16 (94.12%) Cocoa Touch
2 14 (82.35%) Web Services
3 13 (76.47%) SOAP
3 13 (76.47%) RESTful
4 3 (17.65%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (64.71%) iPhone
1 11 (64.71%) iPad
2 8 (47.06%) Mobile App
3 7 (41.18%) Client/Server
4 5 (29.41%) Data Structures
5 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Apple iOS
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (94.12%) iOS Development
2 14 (82.35%) TDD
3 13 (76.47%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (76.47%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (47.06%) Kanban
4 8 (47.06%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 16 (94.12%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) BC Cleared
1 1 (5.88%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM