The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 372 354 371
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +17
Contract jobs citing Apple 253 245 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.46% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 0.99% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 143 130 124
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £275 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -18.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £155 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £470 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £255 £320
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -20.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 43
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.80 £12.90 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £22.84 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +10.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
26168 24713 26939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 46.27% 46.89% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14687 13698 13693
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1117 1107 1353
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.48 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.46% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.30 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-6.73% +1.57%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Apple
Daily Rate Trend

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Apple
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
England -6 238 £285 -5.00% 102
London 0 139 £248 -16.80% 40
South East +8 45 £353 +76.25% 28
City of London +23 36 £238 -15.92% 10
Hampshire -1 18 £400 +220.00% 7
South West -33 13 £320 +11.30% 11
Scotland -12 11 £225 +42.85% 3
Yorkshire +10 10 £320 -8.57% 4
Southampton -5 9 £378 - 1
West Midlands -7 9 £320 +19.06% 2
East of England -23 9 £129 -15.57% 6
Surrey +3 8 £230 -31.85% 3
West Yorkshire +8 6 £350 - 3
North West -14 6 £320 -6.56% 3
Edinburgh - 6 £218 - 2
West Sussex +5 5 £250 +25.00% 1
Oxfordshire -1 5 £350 +105.88% 8
Birmingham - 5 £320 - 2
Berkshire +9 4 £325 +71.05% 2
East Midlands -1 4 £413 - 6
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £120 -4.00% 2
Cambridge -10 4 £120 -4.00%
Manchester -14 4 £320 -6.56%
Gloucestershire - 4 £188 - 3
Buckinghamshire -2 3 £290 +54.66%
North Lanarkshire - 3 - -
Leeds - 3 £310 - 3
Woking - 3 £300 -
Bellshill - 3 - -
Bradford -1 2 - -

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 249 (52.20%) Windows
2 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
3 150 (31.45%) Apple iOS
4 138 (28.93%) Windows 7
5 119 (24.95%) Active Directory
6 99 (20.75%) MS Office
7 91 (19.08%) iOS Development
8 88 (18.45%) iPhone
9 84 (17.61%) Blackberry
10 82 (17.19%) Windows XP
11 81 (16.98%) Citrix
12 79 (16.56%) Objective-C
12 79 (16.56%) iPad
13 74 (15.51%) Android
14 71 (14.88%) MS Exchange
15 63 (13.21%) Mac OS X
16 61 (12.79%) VMware
17 60 (12.58%) Web Services
18 56 (11.74%) Mobile App
19 55 (11.53%) ITIL
20 51 (10.69%) HP
21 50 (10.48%) Wireless
21 50 (10.48%) Cocoa
22 48 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
22 48 (10.06%) VPN
22 48 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
23 47 (9.85%) Scrum
24 44 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
24 44 (9.22%) Cocoa Touch
25 43 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 71 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 33 (6.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 32 (6.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 30 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (2.31%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.31%) Apache
6 6 (1.26%) IBM Notes
6 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
7 5 (1.05%) Lync
8 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
8 3 (0.63%) CMS
9 2 (0.42%) Node.js
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.21%) WordPress
10 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.21%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 99 (20.75%) MS Office
2 42 (8.81%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.56%) Photoshop
4 13 (2.73%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (2.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 9 (1.89%) MS PowerPoint
6 9 (1.89%) InDesign
7 7 (1.47%) Final Cut Pro
8 6 (1.26%) MS Project
8 6 (1.26%) Fireworks
8 6 (1.26%) OmniGraffle
9 5 (1.05%) CINEMA 4D
9 5 (1.05%) SPSS
10 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.21%) Vectorworks
10 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.56%) Office 365
2 12 (2.52%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.63%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.63%) GitHub
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 50 (10.48%) Wireless
2 48 (10.06%) VPN
3 39 (8.18%) DNS
4 37 (7.76%) DHCP
5 35 (7.34%) Firewall
6 30 (6.29%) SAN
7 28 (5.87%) TCP/IP
8 22 (4.61%) LAN
9 20 (4.19%) HTTP
10 15 (3.14%) VoIP
10 15 (3.14%) WAN
11 14 (2.94%) Internet
12 11 (2.31%) 3G
12 11 (2.31%) 2G
12 11 (2.31%) 4G
13 7 (1.47%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.47%) SSL
13 7 (1.47%) IPv4
13 7 (1.47%) IPv6
14 6 (1.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.42%) OLAP
2 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.21%) SQLite
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (7.55%) Xcode
2 31 (6.50%) Git (software)
3 30 (6.29%) Subversion
4 12 (2.52%) eggPlant
4 12 (2.52%) SoapUI
4 12 (2.52%) Selenium
4 12 (2.52%) JIRA
5 11 (2.31%) Maven
5 11 (2.31%) LoadRunner
5 11 (2.31%) Toad
5 11 (2.31%) Ant
5 11 (2.31%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (1.47%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (1.26%) Axure RP
8 4 (0.84%) Calabash
9 3 (0.63%) Cucumber
10 2 (0.42%) Jenkins
10 2 (0.42%) Dreamweaver
10 2 (0.42%) Eclipse
10 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 39 (8.18%) Finance
2 20 (4.19%) Banking
3 14 (2.94%) Publishing
4 12 (2.52%) Marketing
5 11 (2.31%) Retail
6 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
7 8 (1.68%) Dutch Language
8 5 (1.05%) Legal
9 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 4 (0.84%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.63%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.63%) Games
11 2 (0.42%) Front Office
12 1 (0.21%) French Language
12 1 (0.21%) German Language
12 1 (0.21%) Advertising
12 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 113 (23.69%) Developer
2 102 (21.38%) Analyst
3 85 (17.82%) iOS Developer
4 77 (16.14%) Support Analyst
5 58 (12.16%) Desktop Support
6 50 (10.48%) Support Engineer
7 37 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
8 24 (5.03%) Desktop Engineer
9 20 (4.19%) IT Support
9 20 (4.19%) Desktop Analyst
9 20 (4.19%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 20 (4.19%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 19 (3.98%) Service Analyst
11 18 (3.77%) Mobile Developer
11 18 (3.77%) Service Desk Analyst
12 16 (3.35%) Administrator
12 16 (3.35%) Designer
13 15 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.52%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (12.58%) Web Services
2 50 (10.48%) Cocoa
3 44 (9.22%) Cocoa Touch
4 34 (7.13%) RESTful
5 31 (6.50%) SOAP
6 28 (5.87%) HTML
7 25 (5.24%) REST
8 15 (3.14%) CSS
9 14 (2.94%) XML
9 14 (2.94%) JSON
10 13 (2.73%) WAP
11 12 (2.52%) iOS SDK
11 12 (2.52%) HTML5
12 11 (2.31%) J2ME
13 8 (1.68%) Flash
14 7 (1.47%) .NET
15 6 (1.26%) CSS3
15 6 (1.26%) jQuery
15 6 (1.26%) Ajax
16 5 (1.05%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 88 (18.45%) iPhone
2 84 (17.61%) Blackberry
3 79 (16.56%) iPad
4 56 (11.74%) Mobile App
5 28 (5.87%) Handset
6 24 (5.03%) Client/Server
7 15 (3.14%) Video Conferencing
8 8 (1.68%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.47%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
10 6 (1.26%) Mobile Banking
10 6 (1.26%) NHS
11 5 (1.05%) Animation
12 4 (0.84%) Thin Client
12 4 (0.84%) Open Source
12 4 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.84%) Video Editing
12 4 (0.84%) Graphic Design
13 3 (0.63%) Computer Science
13 3 (0.63%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 249 (52.20%) Windows
2 150 (31.45%) Apple iOS
3 138 (28.93%) Windows 7
4 82 (17.19%) Windows XP
5 74 (15.51%) Android
6 63 (13.21%) Mac OS X
7 48 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (9.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (5.45%) Windows 8
10 24 (5.03%) Linux
11 17 (3.56%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (2.73%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.89%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.84%) UNIX
15 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X Server
15 4 (0.84%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (0.63%) VMS
17 2 (0.42%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (19.08%) iOS Development
2 55 (11.53%) ITIL
3 47 (9.85%) Scrum
4 44 (9.22%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (6.50%) TDD
6 25 (5.24%) OO
7 23 (4.82%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (4.61%) Kanban
9 19 (3.98%) OOP
9 19 (3.98%) Mobile Device Management
10 17 (3.56%) Migration
11 16 (3.35%) Project Management
12 14 (2.94%) E-Commerce
13 13 (2.73%) Memory Management
13 13 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
13 13 (2.73%) MVC
13 13 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (2.52%) Performance Monitoring
14 12 (2.52%) Android Development
14 12 (2.52%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 79 (16.56%) Objective-C
2 20 (4.19%) JavaScript
2 20 (4.19%) SQL
3 16 (3.35%) Java
4 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
5 6 (1.26%) C++
6 5 (1.05%) C
7 4 (0.84%) C#
7 4 (0.84%) Ruby
8 3 (0.63%) Lingo
9 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.21%) PHP
Qualifications
1 48 (10.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.50%) MCITP
3 21 (4.40%) Security Cleared
4 19 (3.98%) MCP
4 19 (3.98%) Degree
5 18 (3.77%) MCSE
6 15 (3.14%) SC Cleared
7 13 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
8 9 (1.89%) MCSA
9 7 (1.47%) MOS
10 6 (1.26%) CCNA
10 6 (1.26%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.26%) DV Cleared
11 5 (1.05%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.84%) MCDST
13 3 (0.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.42%) BC Cleared
14 2 (0.42%) MCTS
15 1 (0.21%) ACSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.56%) SLA
2 16 (3.35%) QA
3 5 (1.05%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.84%) WCAG
5 3 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 119 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 43 (9.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (7.55%) XenApp
4 29 (6.08%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.31%) XenDesktop
6 9 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 8 (1.68%) vSphere
8 6 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.42%) MetaFrame
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.42%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) UAG
10 1 (0.21%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 33 (6.92%) SCCM
2 24 (5.03%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (2.31%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (1.68%) WSUS
7 5 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.63%) SCOM
8 3 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (0.42%) SAP Afaria
9 2 (0.42%) OpenView
9 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.42%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.42%) HP NNM
10 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 176 (36.90%) Microsoft
2 81 (16.98%) Citrix
3 61 (12.79%) VMware
4 51 (10.69%) HP
5 42 (8.81%) Symantec
6 40 (8.39%) Cisco
7 28 (5.87%) EMC
8 27 (5.66%) Juniper
9 26 (5.45%) Meru Networks
10 23 (4.82%) Adobe
11 19 (3.98%) Oracle
12 15 (3.14%) Remedy
12 15 (3.14%) McAfee
13 13 (2.73%) Sun
14 12 (2.52%) Altiris
15 10 (2.10%) Google
16 9 (1.89%) F5
17 8 (1.68%) SAP
17 8 (1.68%) Bloomberg
18 7 (1.47%) Reuters
London
Mortimer Spinks
Rate: Competitive Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Hot Rec
Rate: £19k - 24k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: Market Rate Value
Posted: 2 days ago
England
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £380.00 - £420.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
East Grinstead
Computer Futures
Rate: £10 - £14 per hour
Posted: 11 days ago
Newcastle upon Tyne
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
North West London
Cognita Schools
Rate: £30,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Nottingham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.50 per hour
Posted: 15 days ago
East Midlands
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £475 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
North West
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £325 - £425 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Rate: £100 - £120 per day
Posted: 21 days ago