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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 361 375 333
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -42
Contract jobs citing Apple 270 221 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.50% 0.42% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.11% 0.93% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 114 97
Average daily rate
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£280 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £143 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £269 £249
% change year-on-year
+11.62% +8.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 34 40
Average hourly rate £15.00 £18.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.91% +15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.23 £12.09 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.32 £23.55 £24.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £13.94 £14.00
% change year-on-year
-6.70% -0.46%

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
24357 23653 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.97% 44.93% 46.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 14074 13450 11763
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £222 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1123 1058 1214
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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
England +17 261 £280 -13.84% 118
London +37 172 £260 -25.71% 54
City of London +15 34 £198 -45.51% 9
South East -12 33 £325 +103.12% 16
East of England +11 14 £300 -25.00% 11
North West -13 13 £163 -59.37% 3
West Sussex - 11 £325 -
South West +10 10 £413 - 8
Hertfordshire +8 10 - - 6
Buckinghamshire +9 8 £425 +13.33% 2
Tyne and Wear -5 7 - -
North East -5 7 - - 1
Crawley - 7 £363 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -3 6 - -
Milton Keynes - 6 - - 2
Lancashire +13 5 - -
Wiltshire +6 5 £425 - 4
Merseyside -11 5 £231 -42.18% 1
Yorkshire -15 5 £113 - 16
Swindon +15 4 £425 - 2
Liverpool -9 4 £231 -42.18% 1
West Midlands -17 4 £419 +52.27% 7
North Yorkshire - 4 £113 -
Reading +7 3 £485 - 2
Surrey 0 3 £340 +142.85% 2
Dorset -1 3 £325 -
Hampshire -6 3 £330 +25.71% 2
Birmingham -10 3 £419 +52.27% 2
East Midlands -11 3 £225 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -12 3 £485 +33.79% 3

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 290 (51.33%) Windows
2 219 (38.76%) Apple iOS
3 169 (29.91%) Microsoft
4 159 (28.14%) Android
5 153 (27.08%) MS Office
6 150 (26.55%) Active Directory
7 148 (26.19%) Windows 7
8 110 (19.47%) Mac OS X
9 107 (18.94%) iOS Development
10 99 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
11 92 (16.28%) iPad
12 90 (15.93%) iPhone
13 87 (15.40%) Objective-C
14 85 (15.04%) Windows XP
15 84 (14.87%) ITIL
16 80 (14.16%) Blackberry
17 79 (13.98%) HTML
18 75 (13.27%) MS Excel
19 71 (12.57%) Finance
20 63 (11.15%) Mobile App
21 62 (10.97%) Xcode
22 61 (10.80%) VMware
23 57 (10.09%) CSS
24 55 (9.73%) SQL
25 54 (9.56%) HTML5
26 51 (9.03%) MS Exchange
26 51 (9.03%) Google
27 50 (8.85%) TCP/IP
27 50 (8.85%) Windows 8
28 46 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 51 (9.03%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (3.19%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.30%) Lync
5 13 (2.30%) CMS
6 10 (1.77%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.06%) IIS
9 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.53%) Node.js
10 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.53%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
12 1 (0.18%) Confluence
12 1 (0.18%) Drupal
12 1 (0.18%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.18%) WebLogic
Applications
1 153 (27.08%) MS Office
2 75 (13.27%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.01%) Spreadsheet
4 16 (2.83%) Photoshop
4 16 (2.83%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 10 (1.77%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (1.77%) InDesign
6 7 (1.24%) MS Project
7 6 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.88%) Adobe Captivate
9 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
9 3 (0.53%) Acrobat
9 3 (0.53%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.35%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.18%) Maya
11 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.71%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.07%) Office 365
2 14 (2.48%) Google Apps
3 9 (1.59%) Google Cloud Platform
4 8 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.18%) GitHub
5 1 (0.18%) SaaS
5 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.18%) Yammer
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.18%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 50 (8.85%) TCP/IP
2 41 (7.26%) LAN
3 39 (6.90%) DNS
4 36 (6.37%) VPN
5 32 (5.66%) Internet
6 29 (5.13%) DHCP
7 28 (4.96%) Wi-Fi
8 26 (4.60%) WAN
9 21 (3.72%) Wireless
10 16 (2.83%) Firewall
11 15 (2.65%) VoIP
12 14 (2.48%) HTTP
12 14 (2.48%) VLAN
13 12 (2.12%) Network Security
14 11 (1.95%) IP Telephony
14 11 (1.95%) Ethernet
15 7 (1.24%) SAN
16 6 (1.06%) WLAN
17 5 (0.88%) WebEx
17 5 (0.88%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (4.78%) SQL Server
2 23 (4.07%) MySQL
3 18 (3.19%) FileMaker
4 11 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.42%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.35%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.35%) SQLite
7 2 (0.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.35%) Big Data
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 62 (10.97%) Xcode
2 27 (4.78%) Git (software)
3 16 (2.83%) Visual Studio
4 12 (2.12%) CocoaPods
5 11 (1.95%) Subversion
6 8 (1.42%) Eclipse
6 8 (1.42%) Android Studio
7 6 (1.06%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.71%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (0.71%) Hudson
10 3 (0.53%) Calabash
10 3 (0.53%) Apache Ivy
10 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.53%) JIRA
11 2 (0.35%) ClearCase
11 2 (0.35%) JUnit
11 2 (0.35%) Rational Rose
11 2 (0.35%) RequisitePro
11 2 (0.35%) Appium
General
1 71 (12.57%) Finance
2 35 (6.19%) Banking
3 27 (4.78%) Retail
4 16 (2.83%) Games
5 15 (2.65%) Publishing
5 15 (2.65%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.12%) Spanish Language
7 9 (1.59%) Marketing
7 9 (1.59%) Back Office
8 8 (1.42%) Legal
9 7 (1.24%) Retail Banking
10 5 (0.88%) Multimedia
10 5 (0.88%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.88%) Electronics
10 5 (0.88%) Automotive
11 4 (0.71%) Law
11 4 (0.71%) Local Government
11 4 (0.71%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.53%) Advertising
13 2 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 157 (27.79%) Developer
2 90 (15.93%) iOS Developer
3 85 (15.04%) Analyst
4 82 (14.51%) Support Engineer
5 80 (14.16%) Desktop Support
6 50 (8.85%) Support Analyst
6 50 (8.85%) 2nd Line Support
7 48 (8.50%) Desktop Engineer
8 40 (7.08%) Mac Engineer
9 37 (6.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 23 (4.07%) 1st Line Support
11 22 (3.89%) Service Analyst
11 22 (3.89%) IT Support
12 21 (3.72%) Web Developer
13 20 (3.54%) Service Desk Analyst
13 20 (3.54%) Mobile Developer
14 19 (3.36%) Architect
15 16 (2.83%) PC Support
16 15 (2.65%) Designer
16 15 (2.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (13.98%) HTML
2 57 (10.09%) CSS
3 54 (9.56%) HTML5
4 41 (7.26%) RESTful
5 38 (6.73%) Cocoa
6 36 (6.37%) Web Services
7 31 (5.49%) Cocoa Touch
8 29 (5.13%) CSS3
9 26 (4.60%) JSON
10 23 (4.07%) iOS SDK
10 23 (4.07%) XML
11 21 (3.72%) jQuery
12 19 (3.36%) .NET
13 17 (3.01%) SOAP
14 15 (2.65%) REST
14 15 (2.65%) PhoneGap
15 13 (2.30%) AngularJS
15 13 (2.30%) Core Animation
15 13 (2.30%) Ajax
16 12 (2.12%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 92 (16.28%) iPad
2 90 (15.93%) iPhone
3 80 (14.16%) Blackberry
4 63 (11.15%) Mobile App
5 33 (5.84%) User Experience
6 24 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
7 20 (3.54%) Open Source
8 19 (3.36%) Video Conferencing
9 15 (2.65%) Streaming Video
10 14 (2.48%) Animation
11 13 (2.30%) Client/Server
12 12 (2.12%) Management Information System
12 12 (2.12%) IPTV
12 12 (2.12%) STB
13 11 (1.95%) Apple TV
13 11 (1.95%) Raspberry Pi
13 11 (1.95%) Over-the-Top Content
13 11 (1.95%) Computer Science
14 10 (1.77%) NHS
14 10 (1.77%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 290 (51.33%) Windows
2 219 (38.76%) Apple iOS
3 159 (28.14%) Android
4 148 (26.19%) Windows 7
5 110 (19.47%) Mac OS X
6 85 (15.04%) Windows XP
7 50 (8.85%) Windows 8
8 46 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (8.14%) Linux
9 34 (6.02%) Mac OS X Server
10 33 (5.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 30 (5.31%) Mac OS
12 27 (4.78%) Windows Server 2012
13 13 (2.30%) UNIX
14 11 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (1.59%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.42%) Windows Vista
17 7 (1.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.94%) iOS Development
2 99 (17.52%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (14.87%) ITIL
4 45 (7.96%) OO
5 44 (7.79%) Project Management
6 43 (7.61%) Scrum
7 40 (7.08%) TDD
8 34 (6.02%) Mobile Development
9 30 (5.31%) Android Development
10 24 (4.25%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.25%) Mobile Application Development
11 23 (4.07%) BDD
12 22 (3.89%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.72%) Software Engineering
14 20 (3.54%) Unit Testing
15 19 (3.36%) Memory Management
15 19 (3.36%) Mobile Device Management
15 19 (3.36%) MVC
15 19 (3.36%) Service Management
16 18 (3.19%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 87 (15.40%) Objective-C
2 55 (9.73%) SQL
3 43 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 26 (4.60%) Apple Swift
5 18 (3.19%) Java
5 18 (3.19%) PowerShell
6 14 (2.48%) C#
7 13 (2.30%) Shell Script
8 11 (1.95%) Python
9 9 (1.59%) Perl
10 8 (1.42%) VBA
11 6 (1.06%) PHP
11 6 (1.06%) Ruby
11 6 (1.06%) Bash Shell
12 4 (0.71%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.71%) VBScript
13 3 (0.53%) ActionScript
13 3 (0.53%) C
14 2 (0.35%) VC++
14 2 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (7.08%) Degree
2 32 (5.66%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.66%) Security Cleared
3 30 (5.31%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (4.96%) MCSE
5 24 (4.25%) SC Cleared
6 20 (3.54%) MCP
7 19 (3.36%) CCNA
8 9 (1.59%) ACTC
9 7 (1.24%) CTC Cleared
10 6 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.71%) ISEB
12 4 (0.71%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.53%) CCIA
13 3 (0.53%) CCENT
13 3 (0.53%) MCTS
13 3 (0.53%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (3.01%) SLA
2 15 (2.65%) QA
3 5 (0.88%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.71%) WAI
System Software
1 150 (26.55%) Active Directory
2 29 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (2.65%) XenApp
4 9 (1.59%) Samba
5 8 (1.42%) vSphere
6 6 (1.06%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.71%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.71%) XenDesktop
7 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.35%) XenServer
10 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 40 (7.08%) SCCM
2 19 (3.36%) Casper Suite
3 12 (2.12%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.77%) WSUS
5 9 (1.59%) Puppet
6 8 (1.42%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.06%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.71%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (0.53%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.35%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.35%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 1 (0.18%) SCSM
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.18%) SCOM
11 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
11 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
11 1 (0.18%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 169 (29.91%) Microsoft
2 61 (10.80%) VMware
3 51 (9.03%) Google
4 45 (7.96%) Adobe
5 42 (7.43%) Cisco
5 42 (7.43%) Citrix
6 30 (5.31%) HP
7 18 (3.19%) Oracle
8 16 (2.83%) Symantec
9 14 (2.48%) Dell
10 13 (2.30%) Remedy
11 12 (2.12%) Red Hat
12 11 (1.95%) Reuters
12 11 (1.95%) Bloomberg
13 10 (1.77%) Lotus
13 10 (1.77%) Roku
14 9 (1.59%) NetApp
15 8 (1.42%) IBM
15 8 (1.42%) LANDesk
15 8 (1.42%) MobileIron
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