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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 349 311 374
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +63
Contract jobs citing Apple 238 272 160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.04% 1.22% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 102 153 83
Average daily rate
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£234 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £160 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £493
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
- -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 44 33
Average hourly rate £17.93 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.68% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.98 £10.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £30.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £15.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+22.58% -6.06%

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
22941 22351 21486
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.79% 45.76% 47.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 13405 12390 11237
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 996 968 1337
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.35 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.50 £39.31 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -13.15%

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 28 January 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 28 January 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 28 January 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 -22 229 £234 -28.00% 146
London +6 125 £225 -35.71% 65
South East +7 75 £280 -3.44% 25
City of London +12 32 £325 -7.14% 15
Surrey +6 22 £216 +59.81% 9
Hampshire 0 22 £283 -37.22% 5
Oxfordshire -7 13 £180 +28.57% 1
Buckinghamshire -13 10 £350 +21.21% 3
West Midlands -2 7 - - 8
East Midlands +16 6 - - 3
East of England +2 6 £155 -61.25% 10
Oxford -13 6 - -
Warwickshire -2 5 - - 3
West Yorkshire -3 5 - - 8
Yorkshire -12 5 - - 14
Basingstoke +3 4 - - 1
North West -3 4 - - 14
South Wales -13 4 £150 -42.85% 1
Wales -18 4 £150 -42.85% 1
Essex - 4 - -
Hammersmith - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire -2 3 - -
Nottingham -3 3 - -
Cardiff -9 3 £153 -41.90% 1
Edinburgh -13 3 £450 +85.75% 1
Scotland -22 3 £450 +73.41% 2
West Sussex - 3 £325 - 2
Leicestershire +5 2 - - 2
Birmingham -7 2 - - 3
Berkshire -12 2 £263 -25.00% 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 253 (56.98%) Windows
2 159 (35.81%) Microsoft
3 151 (34.01%) Apple iOS
4 130 (29.28%) Windows 7
5 128 (28.83%) MS Office
6 111 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 81 (18.24%) Mac OS X
7 81 (18.24%) Windows XP
7 81 (18.24%) Android
8 79 (17.79%) iPad
9 75 (16.89%) iOS Development
10 74 (16.67%) ITIL
11 72 (16.22%) Blackberry
12 67 (15.09%) iPhone
13 61 (13.74%) Objective-C
14 59 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
15 56 (12.61%) Finance
15 56 (12.61%) MS Excel
16 52 (11.71%) Mobile App
17 50 (11.26%) SQL
18 46 (10.36%) Degree
18 46 (10.36%) SCCM
19 44 (9.91%) Web Services
20 42 (9.46%) MS Exchange
20 42 (9.46%) Cocoa
21 40 (9.01%) VMware
22 36 (8.11%) Linux
23 35 (7.88%) Xcode
23 35 (7.88%) Windows 8
24 34 (7.66%) TDD

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 42 (9.46%) MS Exchange
2 15 (3.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (2.70%) SharePoint
4 11 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (2.03%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.80%) Lync
7 7 (1.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (1.58%) CMS
8 4 (0.90%) Node.js
8 4 (0.90%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.68%) Apache
9 3 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.45%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.45%) nginx
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.23%) Drupal
11 1 (0.23%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 128 (28.83%) MS Office
2 56 (12.61%) MS Excel
3 24 (5.41%) Photoshop
4 18 (4.05%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (2.70%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 8 (1.80%) InDesign
7 7 (1.58%) MS PowerPoint
8 6 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
9 5 (1.13%) Final Cut Pro
10 4 (0.90%) MS Project
11 3 (0.68%) CINEMA 4D
11 3 (0.68%) MS Visio
11 3 (0.68%) Quicktime
12 2 (0.45%) Maya
13 1 (0.23%) Adobe After Effects
13 1 (0.23%) SPSS
13 1 (0.23%) Acrobat
13 1 (0.23%) Shockwave
13 1 (0.23%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.68%) Eikon
2 2 (0.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.93%) Office 365
2 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (0.90%) GitHub
3 4 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.45%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.23%) SaaS
5 1 (0.23%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 29 (6.53%) TCP/IP
2 28 (6.31%) VPN
3 24 (5.41%) DNS
4 23 (5.18%) DHCP
5 22 (4.95%) Internet
6 21 (4.73%) HTTP
7 18 (4.05%) Wireless
8 16 (3.60%) LAN
9 14 (3.15%) VoIP
10 13 (2.93%) Firewall
11 12 (2.70%) WAN
12 11 (2.48%) Network Security
12 11 (2.48%) SAN
12 11 (2.48%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.25%) NAS
14 7 (1.58%) Ethernet
15 5 (1.13%) VLAN
16 4 (0.90%) LDAP
16 4 (0.90%) Cisco IOS
17 2 (0.45%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.18%) MySQL
2 22 (4.95%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.83%) FileMaker
4 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.45%) SQLite
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (7.88%) Xcode
2 29 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 21 (4.73%) Subversion
4 8 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.68%) Dreamweaver
5 3 (0.68%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.68%) Android Studio
6 2 (0.45%) Calabash
6 2 (0.45%) Cucumber
6 2 (0.45%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.45%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.45%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.45%) JUnit
6 2 (0.45%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.45%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.45%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.45%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.45%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.45%) JIRA
7 1 (0.23%) Selenium
General
1 56 (12.61%) Finance
2 30 (6.76%) Banking
3 19 (4.28%) Retail
4 16 (3.60%) Spanish Language
5 13 (2.93%) Telecoms
6 12 (2.70%) Back Office
7 9 (2.03%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.80%) Publishing
8 8 (1.80%) Retail Banking
8 8 (1.80%) Marketing
9 6 (1.35%) Games
10 5 (1.13%) French Language
10 5 (1.13%) German Language
11 4 (0.90%) Automotive
11 4 (0.90%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.68%) Advertising
13 2 (0.45%) Electronics
13 2 (0.45%) Law
14 1 (0.23%) Billing
14 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (23.42%) Developer
2 80 (18.02%) Support Engineer
3 65 (14.64%) Desktop Support
4 63 (14.19%) iOS Developer
5 60 (13.51%) Analyst
6 45 (10.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (8.33%) Support Analyst
7 37 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
8 35 (7.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 31 (6.98%) Mac Engineer
10 24 (5.41%) IT Support
11 23 (5.18%) Support Technician
12 21 (4.73%) Technical Support
13 18 (4.05%) Technical Support Engineer
13 18 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
14 17 (3.83%) Mobile Developer
14 17 (3.83%) Designer
15 13 (2.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 13 (2.93%) 1st Line Support
16 12 (2.70%) Desktop Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (9.91%) Web Services
2 42 (9.46%) Cocoa
3 33 (7.43%) Cocoa Touch
4 32 (7.21%) HTML
5 31 (6.98%) CSS
5 31 (6.98%) RESTful
6 22 (4.95%) SOAP
7 18 (4.05%) HTML5
8 17 (3.83%) JSON
9 15 (3.38%) CSS3
10 11 (2.48%) iOS SDK
11 10 (2.25%) .NET
12 9 (2.03%) jQuery
12 9 (2.03%) XML
13 7 (1.58%) Ajax
13 7 (1.58%) REST
14 6 (1.35%) AngularJS
15 5 (1.13%) PhoneGap
16 4 (0.90%) Backbone.js
16 4 (0.90%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 79 (17.79%) iPad
2 72 (16.22%) Blackberry
3 67 (15.09%) iPhone
4 52 (11.71%) Mobile App
5 20 (4.50%) User Experience
6 19 (4.28%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.93%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.70%) Data Structures
9 11 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (2.03%) Fat Client
10 9 (2.03%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.80%) Fixed Income
11 8 (1.80%) Computer Science
12 7 (1.58%) Graphic Design
13 6 (1.35%) Social Media
13 6 (1.35%) e-Health
14 5 (1.13%) Handset
14 5 (1.13%) Management Information System
15 4 (0.90%) Digital Media
15 4 (0.90%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 253 (56.98%) Windows
2 151 (34.01%) Apple iOS
3 130 (29.28%) Windows 7
4 81 (18.24%) Mac OS X
4 81 (18.24%) Windows XP
4 81 (18.24%) Android
5 36 (8.11%) Linux
6 35 (7.88%) Windows 8
7 33 (7.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (6.08%) Mac OS X Server
9 22 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (4.05%) Mac OS
11 13 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.70%) UNIX
13 10 (2.25%) Windows Vista
14 9 (2.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 6 (1.35%) Windows Phone
15 6 (1.35%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.90%) Solaris
17 3 (0.68%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (16.89%) iOS Development
2 74 (16.67%) ITIL
3 59 (13.29%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (7.66%) TDD
5 32 (7.21%) Scrum
6 24 (5.41%) OO
6 24 (5.41%) Continuous Integration
7 22 (4.95%) Project Management
8 14 (3.15%) BDD
8 14 (3.15%) Kanban
9 13 (2.93%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.48%) Software Engineering
10 11 (2.48%) Android Development
11 10 (2.25%) Mobile Application Development
11 10 (2.25%) Migration
11 10 (2.25%) Service Management
12 9 (2.03%) OOP
12 9 (2.03%) E-Commerce
12 9 (2.03%) Web Design
12 9 (2.03%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 61 (13.74%) Objective-C
2 50 (11.26%) SQL
3 21 (4.73%) JavaScript
4 13 (2.93%) Java
5 9 (2.03%) PowerShell
6 8 (1.80%) Ruby
7 6 (1.35%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.13%) T-SQL
8 5 (1.13%) C#
9 4 (0.90%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.68%) VC++
10 3 (0.68%) C++
10 3 (0.68%) PHP
10 3 (0.68%) VBScript
11 2 (0.45%) VBA
11 2 (0.45%) C
11 2 (0.45%) Perl
11 2 (0.45%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) Clojure
12 1 (0.23%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 46 (10.36%) Degree
2 26 (5.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 17 (3.83%) MCSE
4 13 (2.93%) Security Cleared
5 11 (2.48%) MCITP
5 11 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.25%) MCSA
6 10 (2.25%) MCP
6 10 (2.25%) SC Cleared
7 9 (2.03%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (1.13%) MCTS
8 5 (1.13%) MCDST
8 5 (1.13%) ACSA
8 5 (1.13%) ACSP
8 5 (1.13%) IBM Certification
8 5 (1.13%) RHCE
8 5 (1.13%) A+ Certification
8 5 (1.13%) CCNP
8 5 (1.13%) CCIP
8 5 (1.13%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.60%) SLA
2 10 (2.25%) ISO 9001
2 10 (2.25%) QA
3 5 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (5.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.80%) vSphere
5 7 (1.58%) XenApp
6 6 (1.35%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (1.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (1.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.45%) Kerio MailServer
9 1 (0.23%) UAG
9 1 (0.23%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.23%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 46 (10.36%) SCCM
2 8 (1.80%) Red Hat Satellite
3 6 (1.35%) Casper Suite
3 6 (1.35%) Tivoli
3 6 (1.35%) SCOM
4 5 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (0.90%) SCSM
5 4 (0.90%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.68%) Backup Exec
6 3 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.68%) XenMobile
7 2 (0.45%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.45%) Nagios
7 2 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (0.45%) WSUS
8 1 (0.23%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.23%) OpenView
8 1 (0.23%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 159 (35.81%) Microsoft
2 40 (9.01%) VMware
3 34 (7.66%) Adobe
4 33 (7.43%) Cisco
4 33 (7.43%) HP
5 25 (5.63%) Citrix
6 17 (3.83%) Google
7 16 (3.60%) Red Hat
8 15 (3.38%) IBM
9 11 (2.48%) Symantec
10 10 (2.25%) Remedy
10 10 (2.25%) Bloomberg
11 9 (2.03%) Altiris
11 9 (2.03%) Avaya
11 9 (2.03%) Lotus
11 9 (2.03%) Dell
11 9 (2.03%) Reuters
12 8 (1.80%) Sophos
12 8 (1.80%) Oracle
13 7 (1.58%) Fujitsu
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