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 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 366 378 359
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -19
Contract jobs citing Apple 289 251 245
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.49% 0.45% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.12% 0.99% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 141 130
Average daily rate
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£338 £270 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £137 £153 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £320 £255
% change year-on-year
-2.34% +25.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 37 40
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £9.80 £12.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £26.80 £22.84
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -9.09%

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
25732 25448 24415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.93% 45.76% 46.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15200 14185 13493
Average daily rate £400 £380 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £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 1100 1086 1100
Average hourly rate £18.75 £18.46 £19.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.57% -5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £39.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £19.30
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -9.32%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 +18 279 £350 +27.27% 153
London +39 170 £350 +41.41% 74
South East -23 39 £271 -22.50% 22
City of London -6 26 £376 +58.10% 12
East of England +15 21 £375 +191.26% 5
North West -21 16 £370 +15.62% 13
Oxfordshire -16 12 £230 -34.28% 1
South West -12 11 £180 -43.75% 9
Yorkshire -28 11 £400 +25.00% 9
Hampshire -15 9 £375 -6.25% 6
Wiltshire +6 8 £108 - 2
Cheshire -2 8 £335 +123.50% 1
Southampton -2 6 £375 +5.63%
Cambridgeshire -4 6 £425 +254.16% 1
Norfolk +15 5 £350 -
Hertfordshire +5 5 - - 2
Essex +1 5 - - 1
West Midlands -4 5 £319 -0.39% 9
Milton Keynes -5 5 £525 +81.03%
Cambridge -5 5 £425 +254.16%
Buckinghamshire -9 5 £525 +81.03% 2
Scotland -11 5 £110 -51.11% 6
Berkshire -4 4 £441 +35.76% 4
Surrey -7 4 £225 -2.17% 3
South Yorkshire -14 4 £318 - 1
West Sussex -15 4 £400 +60.00% 3
Manchester -19 4 - - 10
Lanarkshire - 4 - -
Feltham - 4 - - 2
Bristol -2 3 £413 +28.90% 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 267 (48.55%) Windows
2 211 (38.36%) Apple iOS
3 183 (33.27%) Microsoft
4 166 (30.18%) Android
5 144 (26.18%) Active Directory
6 135 (24.55%) Windows 7
7 128 (23.27%) MS Office
8 114 (20.73%) iOS Development
9 105 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
10 104 (18.91%) Mac OS X
11 94 (17.09%) ITIL
12 93 (16.91%) Objective-C
13 89 (16.18%) iPhone
14 82 (14.91%) iPad
15 79 (14.36%) Blackberry
16 76 (13.82%) MS Excel
17 62 (11.27%) Citrix
18 61 (11.09%) VMware
19 60 (10.91%) HTML
20 57 (10.36%) Cisco
20 57 (10.36%) Finance
21 56 (10.18%) Google
22 55 (10.00%) Xcode
22 55 (10.00%) DNS
23 54 (9.82%) TCP/IP
23 54 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
24 52 (9.45%) Windows XP
25 51 (9.27%) Mobile App
26 50 (9.09%) TDD
27 48 (8.73%) OO

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 35 (6.36%) MS Exchange
2 30 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (3.82%) CMS
4 19 (3.45%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.27%) Lync
6 13 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.82%) IIS
8 7 (1.27%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.09%) Drupal
10 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.73%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.18%) WorkSite
13 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
13 1 (0.18%) ColdFusion
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.18%) Node.js
13 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 128 (23.27%) MS Office
2 76 (13.82%) MS Excel
3 18 (3.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 12 (2.18%) Photoshop
5 9 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.64%) InDesign
5 9 (1.64%) Adobe Captivate
6 6 (1.09%) Spreadsheet
6 6 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (1.09%) Acrobat
7 5 (0.91%) MS Project
8 2 (0.36%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.36%) MicroStation
8 2 (0.36%) SketchUp
8 2 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.18%) Blender
9 1 (0.18%) Solid Edge
9 1 (0.18%) InfoPath
9 1 (0.18%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.18%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
2 1 (0.18%) Eikon
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.18%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 30 (5.45%) Office 365
2 14 (2.55%) Google Apps
3 10 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 7 (1.27%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.55%) Amazon S3
7 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.18%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.00%) DNS
2 54 (9.82%) TCP/IP
3 45 (8.18%) DHCP
4 40 (7.27%) LAN
5 34 (6.18%) VPN
6 27 (4.91%) WAN
7 26 (4.73%) Wireless
8 23 (4.18%) Internet
9 22 (4.00%) Wi-Fi
10 18 (3.27%) WLAN
11 16 (2.91%) Firewall
12 14 (2.55%) VoIP
13 13 (2.36%) SAN
14 11 (2.00%) Ethernet
15 10 (1.82%) IP Telephony
15 10 (1.82%) VLAN
16 7 (1.27%) HTTP
16 7 (1.27%) ADSL
17 6 (1.09%) Network Security
17 6 (1.09%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 18 (3.27%) MySQL
3 8 (1.45%) FileMaker
4 5 (0.91%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.73%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.36%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.36%) Big Data
7 2 (0.36%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.36%) SQLite
7 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 55 (10.00%) Xcode
2 25 (4.55%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.18%) Visual Studio
3 12 (2.18%) CocoaPods
4 8 (1.45%) Subversion
5 6 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (0.91%) Jenkins
6 5 (0.91%) Android Studio
6 5 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.73%) Hudson
8 3 (0.55%) Calabash
9 2 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
9 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 2 (0.36%) JIRA
10 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.18%) Dreamweaver
10 1 (0.18%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 57 (10.36%) Finance
2 28 (5.09%) Banking
3 26 (4.73%) Publishing
4 23 (4.18%) Retail
5 20 (3.64%) Legal
6 15 (2.73%) Marketing
7 14 (2.55%) Games
7 14 (2.55%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.09%) Law
9 5 (0.91%) Back Office
10 4 (0.73%) Electronics
10 4 (0.73%) Automotive
10 4 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.73%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.55%) Local Government
11 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
11 3 (0.55%) Advertising
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.36%) Dutch Language
Job Titles
1 149 (27.09%) Developer
2 109 (19.82%) Analyst
3 97 (17.64%) iOS Developer
4 68 (12.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 66 (12.00%) Support Analyst
6 63 (11.45%) Desktop Support
7 57 (10.36%) Support Engineer
8 34 (6.18%) Desktop Engineer
9 26 (4.73%) Mac Engineer
10 25 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
10 25 (4.55%) Service Analyst
11 24 (4.36%) 1st Line Support
12 23 (4.18%) IT Support
13 21 (3.82%) Mobile Developer
13 21 (3.82%) PC Support
14 19 (3.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 17 (3.09%) Help Desk Support
16 16 (2.91%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 14 (2.55%) Architect
18 13 (2.36%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (10.91%) HTML
2 48 (8.73%) Cocoa
2 48 (8.73%) RESTful
3 41 (7.45%) HTML5
4 34 (6.18%) .NET
5 33 (6.00%) CSS
6 27 (4.91%) Cocoa Touch
7 25 (4.55%) iOS SDK
8 24 (4.36%) XML
9 22 (4.00%) JSON
10 21 (3.82%) CSS3
11 20 (3.64%) jQuery
12 18 (3.27%) Web Services
13 14 (2.55%) SOAP
13 14 (2.55%) REST
13 14 (2.55%) Core Animation
13 14 (2.55%) AngularJS
14 11 (2.00%) PhoneGap
14 11 (2.00%) ASP.NET
14 11 (2.00%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 89 (16.18%) iPhone
2 82 (14.91%) iPad
3 79 (14.36%) Blackberry
4 51 (9.27%) Mobile App
5 47 (8.55%) User Experience
6 30 (5.45%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.82%) Client/Server
7 21 (3.82%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (3.27%) Animation
9 16 (2.91%) Streaming Video
9 16 (2.91%) BYOD
10 14 (2.55%) Apple TV
10 14 (2.55%) Computer Science
11 11 (2.00%) STB
11 11 (2.00%) IPTV
11 11 (2.00%) Management Information System
12 9 (1.64%) E-Learning
12 9 (1.64%) PlayStation
12 9 (1.64%) Xbox
12 9 (1.64%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 267 (48.55%) Windows
2 211 (38.36%) Apple iOS
3 166 (30.18%) Android
4 135 (24.55%) Windows 7
5 104 (18.91%) Mac OS X
6 54 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (9.45%) Windows XP
8 47 (8.55%) Windows 8
9 40 (7.27%) Linux
10 39 (7.09%) Windows Server 2003
11 27 (4.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 25 (4.55%) Mac OS
13 19 (3.45%) UNIX
14 13 (2.36%) Mac OS X Server
15 10 (1.82%) Windows Phone
15 10 (1.82%) Windows 2000 Server
16 6 (1.09%) CentOS
17 5 (0.91%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.73%) Ubuntu
19 3 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (20.73%) iOS Development
2 105 (19.09%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (17.09%) ITIL
4 50 (9.09%) TDD
5 48 (8.73%) OO
6 47 (8.55%) Scrum
7 42 (7.64%) Project Management
8 35 (6.36%) Mobile Development
9 31 (5.64%) Android Development
10 30 (5.45%) BDD
11 29 (5.27%) OOD
12 28 (5.09%) Unit Testing
13 23 (4.18%) Software Engineering
14 21 (3.82%) Content Management
14 21 (3.82%) Service Management
15 20 (3.64%) Mobile Application Development
16 19 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
16 19 (3.45%) Migration
17 17 (3.09%) E-Commerce
18 16 (2.91%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 93 (16.91%) Objective-C
2 43 (7.82%) JavaScript
3 36 (6.55%) SQL
4 33 (6.00%) Apple Swift
5 20 (3.64%) C#
6 18 (3.27%) Java
6 18 (3.27%) PowerShell
7 10 (1.82%) PHP
8 8 (1.45%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.09%) Python
10 5 (0.91%) Perl
10 5 (0.91%) C++
11 3 (0.55%) C
11 3 (0.55%) ActionScript
11 3 (0.55%) Ruby
11 3 (0.55%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.36%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.36%) VBScript
12 2 (0.36%) VB
13 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (7.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (6.18%) Degree
3 30 (5.45%) MCSE
4 25 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (4.36%) CCNA
6 18 (3.27%) MCP
7 17 (3.09%) Security Cleared
8 11 (2.00%) MCSA
8 11 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 10 (1.82%) PMP
9 10 (1.82%) PMI Certification
10 9 (1.64%) SC Cleared
11 8 (1.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 8 (1.45%) MCITP
11 8 (1.45%) CCENT
12 7 (1.27%) ACTC
12 7 (1.27%) Citrix Certification
13 5 (0.91%) ACSA
13 5 (0.91%) MCTS
13 5 (0.91%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.73%) SLA
2 14 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (0.73%) WAI
4 2 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 144 (26.18%) Active Directory
2 32 (5.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (5.82%) XenApp
3 7 (1.27%) XenDesktop
4 5 (0.91%) vSphere
5 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (0.73%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.73%) Samba
6 3 (0.55%) VMware ESX
6 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
6 3 (0.55%) XenServer
7 2 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.18%) Docker
8 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 42 (7.64%) SCCM
2 21 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.73%) Norton AntiVirus
3 15 (2.73%) Casper Suite
4 7 (1.27%) AirWatch
5 5 (0.91%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.73%) Puppet
6 4 (0.73%) SAP Afaria
6 4 (0.73%) Nagios
6 4 (0.73%) WSUS
7 3 (0.55%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (0.36%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.36%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.18%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 183 (33.27%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.27%) Citrix
3 61 (11.09%) VMware
4 57 (10.36%) Cisco
5 56 (10.18%) Google
6 40 (7.27%) Adobe
7 37 (6.73%) HP
8 32 (5.82%) Dell
9 24 (4.36%) Symantec
10 17 (3.09%) Remedy
11 13 (2.36%) Oracle
12 9 (1.64%) Roku
13 8 (1.45%) Polycom
13 8 (1.45%) Bloomberg
13 8 (1.45%) McAfee
14 7 (1.27%) Lotus
14 7 (1.27%) Reuters
15 6 (1.09%) Sophos
15 6 (1.09%) Juniper
15 6 (1.09%) Xamarin
London
Elevate Direct
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £250 to £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £100 - £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £16.00 - £18.00 per hour + temp to perm opportunity
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £11.18 - £13.68 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Stevenage
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
People Source
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
West London
Amsys
Rate: Unspecified negotiable
Posted: 10 days ago
London
ITF Solutions - Bristol
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 21 days ago