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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 31 August 2016 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.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 365 392 399
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +7
Contract jobs citing Apple 299 289 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.23% 1.12% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 172 141
Median daily rate £350 £338 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £137 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £313 £320
% change year-on-year
-4.00% -2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 39 37
Median hourly rate £17.38 £16.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.59% +3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.70 £9.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £21.00 £26.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.13 £15.50 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+10.48% +3.33%

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
24316 25821 25563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.01% 44.06% 45.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 14840 15245 14252
Median daily rate £410 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 835 1106 1092
Median hourly rate £19.61 £18.52 £18.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £39.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Apple as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +7 272 £350 - 84
London -23 162 £425 +21.42% 38
South East +2 29 £188 -30.87% 16
City of London +26 28 £475 +26.49% 8
North West +25 21 £350 -5.40% 9
East of England +15 18 £325 -13.33% 3
Scotland +26 15 £285 +159.09% 1
South West +21 14 £256 +42.36% 8
West Midlands -18 12 £375 +17.64% 6
Hampshire +11 9 £175 -53.33% 2
North East -7 9 £310 -
Tyne and Wear -17 8 £310 -
Somerset - 8 £213 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 8 £310 -
Bath - 8 £213 -
Cambridgeshire +21 7 £157 -63.05% 1
Berkshire +11 7 £469 +6.23% 4
Surrey +6 7 £160 -28.88% 3
Hertfordshire +8 6 £375 - 2
Blackpool +26 5 £375 -24.24%
Lancashire +19 5 £375 -24.24%
Cheshire +5 5 £475 +41.68% 6
Manchester +2 5 £180 - 3
Birmingham -7 5 £350 - 3
Erskine - 5 £310 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £310 -
Leeds +3 4 £413 +37.50% 2
West Yorkshire +1 4 £413 +37.50% 2
West Sussex -2 4 £450 +12.50%
Yorkshire -3 4 £413 +3.12% 3

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Apple.

1 311 (54.09%) Windows
2 247 (42.96%) Apple iOS
3 202 (35.13%) Microsoft
4 196 (34.09%) Active Directory
5 157 (27.30%) Android
6 156 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
7 125 (21.74%) Windows 7
8 122 (21.22%) MS Office
9 111 (19.30%) iOS Development
10 102 (17.74%) ITIL
11 98 (17.04%) Citrix
12 92 (16.00%) Objective-C
13 87 (15.13%) iPhone
14 80 (13.91%) Mac OS X
15 77 (13.39%) Apple Swift
16 73 (12.70%) iPad
17 72 (12.52%) MS Excel
18 69 (12.00%) VMware
18 69 (12.00%) Windows Server
19 68 (11.83%) TDD
20 67 (11.65%) Linux
21 66 (11.48%) Mobile Development
22 65 (11.30%) User Experience
22 65 (11.30%) Degree
23 64 (11.13%) Google
23 64 (11.13%) Mobile App
24 63 (10.96%) SCCM
25 59 (10.26%) Blackberry
26 57 (9.91%) MS Exchange
27 55 (9.57%) Scrum

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 57 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 36 (6.26%) Skype for Business
3 31 (5.39%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (4.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (3.65%) IBM Notes
6 13 (2.26%) SharePoint
7 10 (1.74%) CMS
7 10 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (1.74%) SAS
8 7 (1.22%) Confluence
8 7 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.04%) Drupal
10 4 (0.70%) Apache
10 4 (0.70%) IIS
10 4 (0.70%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.35%) Cloud Foundry
12 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
12 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
12 2 (0.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 122 (21.22%) MS Office
2 72 (12.52%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.26%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (1.74%) Adobe Illustrator
4 10 (1.74%) MS Project
5 9 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
6 8 (1.39%) Photoshop
7 6 (1.04%) InDesign
7 6 (1.04%) MS Visio
8 5 (0.87%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.70%) HipChat
10 2 (0.35%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.35%) QuarkXPress
10 2 (0.35%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 6 (1.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.52%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.35%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.17%) Sage 50
4 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 53 (9.22%) Office 365
2 31 (5.39%) Google Apps
3 25 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.09%) Trello
5 10 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.74%) Google Play
6 8 (1.39%) iTunes
7 7 (1.22%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 6 (1.04%) GitHub
9 5 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.52%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.52%) Yammer
11 2 (0.35%) Google App Engine
11 2 (0.35%) Google Drive
11 2 (0.35%) Heroku
11 2 (0.35%) IaaS
11 2 (0.35%) Mimecast
11 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
11 2 (0.35%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (8.87%) VPN
2 41 (7.13%) TCP/IP
3 39 (6.78%) Internet
4 34 (5.91%) DNS
4 34 (5.91%) Wireless
5 27 (4.70%) DHCP
6 25 (4.35%) LAN
7 24 (4.17%) HTTP
8 18 (3.13%) Cisco IOS
8 18 (3.13%) Firewall
8 18 (3.13%) WAN
9 17 (2.96%) Skype
10 16 (2.78%) VoIP
11 13 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 13 (2.26%) Intranet
11 13 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.91%) MPLS
12 11 (1.91%) SAN
13 8 (1.39%) BGP
14 7 (1.22%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.52%) MySQL
3 5 (0.87%) Hadoop
3 5 (0.87%) SAS Visual Analytics
4 3 (0.52%) FileMaker
5 2 (0.35%) Mixpanel
5 2 (0.35%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.17%) Big Data
6 1 (0.17%) MS Access
6 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 55 (9.57%) Xcode
2 31 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.26%) JIRA
4 12 (2.09%) Jenkins
5 8 (1.39%) Subversion
6 6 (1.04%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.04%) Visual Studio
7 5 (0.87%) JUnit
8 4 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (0.52%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.52%) Appium
9 3 (0.52%) CocoaPods
9 3 (0.52%) git-flow
9 3 (0.52%) Jasmine
9 3 (0.52%) Mocha
9 3 (0.52%) Selenium
9 3 (0.52%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.35%) Capybara
10 2 (0.35%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.35%) Travis CI
General
1 47 (8.17%) Finance
2 22 (3.83%) Publishing
3 12 (2.09%) Marketing
4 11 (1.91%) Banking
4 11 (1.91%) Telecoms
5 10 (1.74%) Games
5 10 (1.74%) Retail
6 9 (1.57%) Billing
7 6 (1.04%) Legal
8 5 (0.87%) Advertising
9 4 (0.70%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.52%) Back Office
11 1 (0.17%) Automotive
11 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.17%) Electronics
11 1 (0.17%) French Language
11 1 (0.17%) German Language
11 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
11 1 (0.17%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 146 (25.39%) Developer
2 107 (18.61%) iOS Developer
3 83 (14.43%) Analyst
4 74 (12.87%) Support Engineer
5 60 (10.43%) Desktop Support
6 38 (6.61%) Architect
7 37 (6.43%) Support Analyst
8 35 (6.09%) 2nd Line Support
9 29 (5.04%) Desktop Engineer
9 29 (5.04%) Service Analyst
10 28 (4.87%) Service Desk Analyst
11 26 (4.52%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 26 (4.52%) IT Support
11 26 (4.52%) Senior Developer
12 24 (4.17%) Mac Engineer
13 21 (3.65%) Mobility Engineer
14 20 (3.48%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.13%) Objective-C Developer
16 17 (2.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 17 (2.96%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (9.57%) Cocoa
2 48 (8.35%) RESTful
3 44 (7.65%) Core Data
4 43 (7.48%) HTML
5 42 (7.30%) CSS
6 41 (7.13%) JSON
7 30 (5.22%) Core Animation
8 28 (4.87%) REST
9 27 (4.70%) Cocoa Touch
10 26 (4.52%) HTML5
11 24 (4.17%) XML
12 21 (3.65%) Web Services
13 19 (3.30%) CSS3
14 15 (2.61%) UIKit
15 13 (2.26%) AngularJS
15 13 (2.26%) SOAP
16 12 (2.09%) .NET
16 12 (2.09%) iOS SDK
17 10 (1.74%) jQuery
17 10 (1.74%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 87 (15.13%) iPhone
2 73 (12.70%) iPad
3 65 (11.30%) User Experience
4 64 (11.13%) Mobile App
5 59 (10.26%) Blackberry
6 42 (7.30%) Smartphone
7 38 (6.61%) Computer Science
8 30 (5.22%) Animation
9 26 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
10 22 (3.83%) Apple TV
10 22 (3.83%) Data Centre
11 17 (2.96%) CESG
11 17 (2.96%) Management Information System
12 13 (2.26%) Private Cloud
13 12 (2.09%) Client/Server
14 11 (1.91%) BYOD
15 10 (1.74%) Data Structures
16 9 (1.57%) Algorithms
16 9 (1.57%) Cryptography
17 8 (1.39%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 311 (54.09%) Windows
2 247 (42.96%) Apple iOS
3 157 (27.30%) Android
4 125 (21.74%) Windows 7
5 80 (13.91%) Mac OS X
6 69 (12.00%) Windows Server
7 67 (11.65%) Linux
8 46 (8.00%) Windows 8
9 39 (6.78%) Windows 10
10 37 (6.43%) Mac OS
10 37 (6.43%) Windows Phone
10 37 (6.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 37 (6.43%) Windows XP
11 23 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (3.83%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (3.30%) Unix
14 16 (2.78%) Windows Vista
15 13 (2.26%) Mac OS X Server
16 9 (1.57%) CentOS
17 8 (1.39%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (27.13%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (19.30%) iOS Development
3 102 (17.74%) ITIL
4 68 (11.83%) TDD
5 66 (11.48%) Mobile Development
6 55 (9.57%) Scrum
7 50 (8.70%) OO
8 45 (7.83%) Unit Testing
9 42 (7.30%) BDD
10 41 (7.13%) Migration
11 32 (5.57%) OOD
11 32 (5.57%) Service Management
12 31 (5.39%) Continuous Integration
12 31 (5.39%) Project Management
13 29 (5.04%) Mobile Device Management
14 23 (4.00%) Asset Management
15 22 (3.83%) DevOps
15 22 (3.83%) Time Management
16 20 (3.48%) Change Management
16 20 (3.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 92 (16.00%) Objective-C
2 77 (13.39%) Apple Swift
3 40 (6.96%) JavaScript
4 38 (6.61%) Java
5 34 (5.91%) Python
6 28 (4.87%) Bash Shell
7 20 (3.48%) SQL
8 16 (2.78%) C#
8 16 (2.78%) Perl
9 13 (2.26%) PowerShell
10 12 (2.09%) C
11 10 (1.74%) Ruby
11 10 (1.74%) Shell Script
12 9 (1.57%) ECMAScript
12 9 (1.57%) XAML
13 8 (1.39%) TypeScript
14 6 (1.04%) C++
14 6 (1.04%) MATLAB
14 6 (1.04%) R
15 4 (0.70%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 65 (11.30%) Degree
2 43 (7.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 38 (6.61%) Security Cleared
4 30 (5.22%) MCSE
5 26 (4.52%) MCSA
6 23 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 17 (2.96%) A+ Certification
8 16 (2.78%) CCNA
8 16 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 16 (2.78%) MCP
9 15 (2.61%) Network+ Certification
10 14 (2.43%) DBS Check
10 14 (2.43%) MCDST
11 11 (1.91%) ACDT
11 11 (1.91%) ACHDS
11 11 (1.91%) ACTC
11 11 (1.91%) MCSM
12 10 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.57%) CCA
13 9 (1.57%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.35%) SLA
2 11 (1.91%) QA
3 6 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.52%) WAI
4 3 (0.52%) WCAG
5 2 (0.35%) COBIT
5 2 (0.35%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 196 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 47 (8.17%) Hyper-V
3 44 (7.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (5.04%) XenApp
5 21 (3.65%) XenDesktop
6 16 (2.78%) Xen
7 12 (2.09%) BitLocker
7 12 (2.09%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (1.74%) vSphere
10 9 (1.57%) StorNext
10 9 (1.57%) Virtual Desktop
10 9 (1.57%) Xsan
11 7 (1.22%) VMware ESX
12 6 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
13 5 (0.87%) KVM
13 5 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (0.87%) VirtualBox
14 2 (0.35%) Docker
14 2 (0.35%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 63 (10.96%) SCCM
2 36 (6.26%) AirWatch
3 21 (3.65%) Casper Suite
4 20 (3.48%) WSUS
5 14 (2.43%) Backup Exec
6 11 (1.91%) XenMobile
7 10 (1.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (1.39%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (1.22%) Microsoft Intune
10 5 (0.87%) Nagios
10 5 (0.87%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 4 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
11 4 (0.70%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.70%) Simpana
12 2 (0.35%) MOM
12 2 (0.35%) ZABBIX
13 1 (0.17%) CA Wily
13 1 (0.17%) Puppet
13 1 (0.17%) Sysprep
13 1 (0.17%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 202 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 98 (17.04%) Citrix
3 69 (12.00%) VMware
4 64 (11.13%) Google
5 47 (8.17%) HP
6 41 (7.13%) Cisco
7 39 (6.78%) Adobe
8 34 (5.91%) Oracle
9 33 (5.74%) Symantec
10 26 (4.52%) Dell
10 26 (4.52%) Samsung
11 17 (2.96%) Lotus
12 13 (2.26%) MobileIron
13 12 (2.09%) EMC
14 10 (1.74%) NetApp
15 9 (1.57%) Autodesk
15 9 (1.57%) F5
15 9 (1.57%) Kaspersky
15 9 (1.57%) Remedy
15 9 (1.57%) Sony
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