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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 418 363 328
Rank change year-on-year
-55 -35
Contract jobs citing Apple 215 264 268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Vendors category 0.97% 1.12% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 123 152
Average daily rate £275 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £120 £140 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £450 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £238 £290
% change year-on-year
+21.05% -18.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 41
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.88 £13.10 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £34.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +21.21%

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
22140 23572 22103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 43.04% 45.69% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 13204 13718 12166
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 871 988 963
Average hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+28.57% +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £39.55 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.40 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+29.31% +5.45%

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(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 -58 198 £275 +10.00% 135
London -33 98 £275 +10.00% 61
South East -35 39 £350 +25.00% 15
South West +25 22 £140 -63.87% 14
North West -19 12 £288 +27.77% 12
East of England +10 11 £174 - 11
West Sussex +12 10 £363 +11.53% 1
Berkshire +12 9 £240 -8.57% 2
Wiltshire - 9 £350 - 1
Crawley -2 8 £344 +5.76%
Yorkshire -11 8 £438 +337.50% 12
Surrey -15 8 £400 +85.39% 2
Bristol +7 7 £120 -69.03% 4
Reading -2 7 £325 +62.50%
Scotland -4 7 £208 -53.88% 6
West Yorkshire -6 7 £450 - 4
Swindon - 7 £225 -
City of London +19 6 £208 -17.00% 6
Manchester -17 6 £175 -22.22% 7
Leeds -4 5 £450 - 2
Kent - 5 £145 -
Hertfordshire +11 4 £185 - 7
Edinburgh -9 4 £363 -19.44% 2
Hampshire -11 4 £174 -37.85% 3
West Midlands -14 4 £150 - 7
Cambridgeshire - 4 £174 - 1
Kingston Upon Thames +9 3 - -
Oxford -3 3 £165 -
Cheshire -3 3 £288 -4.16% 4
Oxfordshire -6 3 £165 -8.33% 1

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 266 (51.55%) Windows
2 187 (36.24%) Apple iOS
3 186 (36.05%) Microsoft
4 141 (27.33%) Windows 7
5 122 (23.64%) Android
6 110 (21.32%) Active Directory
7 109 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
8 96 (18.60%) iOS Development
9 95 (18.41%) MS Office
10 89 (17.25%) ITIL
11 86 (16.67%) iPhone
12 78 (15.12%) Mac OS X
12 78 (15.12%) iPad
13 77 (14.92%) MS Excel
14 74 (14.34%) Objective-C
14 74 (14.34%) Blackberry
15 69 (13.37%) Finance
16 59 (11.43%) Mobile App
17 58 (11.24%) Citrix
18 57 (11.05%) Windows 8
19 55 (10.66%) VMware
20 54 (10.47%) TDD
21 52 (10.08%) User Experience
22 47 (9.11%) Cocoa
23 46 (8.91%) Adobe
23 46 (8.91%) Office 365
24 44 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
25 43 (8.33%) Scrum
26 42 (8.14%) Windows XP
27 41 (7.95%) Windows Server

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 26 (5.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 23 (4.46%) MS Exchange
3 18 (3.49%) IBM Notes
4 17 (3.29%) CMS
5 13 (2.52%) Skype for Business
6 8 (1.55%) IBM Domino
7 7 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2010
8 5 (0.97%) SharePoint
9 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.58%) Node.js
9 3 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Apache
11 1 (0.19%) IIS
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 95 (18.41%) MS Office
2 77 (14.92%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.33%) Acrobat
4 10 (1.94%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 8 (1.55%) Photoshop
6 6 (1.16%) Adobe Premiere
6 6 (1.16%) QuarkXPress
7 5 (0.97%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (0.97%) Adobe Illustrator
7 5 (0.97%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.97%) Final Cut Pro
8 4 (0.78%) MS Visio
9 3 (0.58%) InDesign
9 3 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
9 3 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
10 2 (0.39%) SketchUp
11 1 (0.19%) Adobe Captivate
11 1 (0.19%) Blender
11 1 (0.19%) Solid Edge
11 1 (0.19%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 13 (2.52%) Remedy ITSM
2 10 (1.94%) Eikon
3 4 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.19%) Retail-J
4 1 (0.19%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 46 (8.91%) Office 365
2 11 (2.13%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 10 (1.94%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.36%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (0.97%) GitHub
6 4 (0.78%) Google Apps
6 4 (0.78%) SaaS
7 3 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.58%) IaaS
7 3 (0.58%) PaaS
8 1 (0.19%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.19%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.98%) TCP/IP
2 34 (6.59%) VPN
3 33 (6.40%) Internet
4 28 (5.43%) DNS
5 24 (4.65%) LAN
6 22 (4.26%) Wireless
7 21 (4.07%) Firewall
7 21 (4.07%) WAN
8 17 (3.29%) DHCP
9 16 (3.10%) Remote Desktop
10 15 (2.91%) VoIP
11 11 (2.13%) HTTP
11 11 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (1.16%) Cisco IOS
12 6 (1.16%) Intranet
12 6 (1.16%) IP Telephony
13 5 (0.97%) Ethernet
13 5 (0.97%) MPLS
13 5 (0.97%) RIP
13 5 (0.97%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.36%) FileMaker
3 3 (0.58%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.39%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (0.39%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.19%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.19%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.19%) MySQL
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.19%) Redis
5 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 35 (6.78%) Xcode
2 9 (1.74%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.55%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.36%) JIRA
4 7 (1.36%) Subversion
5 5 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.78%) Selenium
7 3 (0.58%) Appium
7 3 (0.58%) CocoaPods
7 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.39%) Android Studio
8 2 (0.39%) Calabash
8 2 (0.39%) Gradle
9 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.19%) Boxen
9 1 (0.19%) NUnit
9 1 (0.19%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.19%) WebDriver
General
1 69 (13.37%) Finance
2 37 (7.17%) Retail
3 33 (6.40%) Banking
4 17 (3.29%) Retail Banking
5 16 (3.10%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.52%) Publishing
7 10 (1.94%) Games
8 9 (1.74%) Legal
9 8 (1.55%) Marketing
10 7 (1.36%) Law
10 7 (1.36%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (1.16%) Billing
11 6 (1.16%) Electronics
12 4 (0.78%) Front Office
12 4 (0.78%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.39%) Automotive
13 2 (0.39%) Back Office
13 2 (0.39%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.19%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 117 (22.67%) Developer
2 101 (19.57%) Analyst
3 95 (18.41%) iOS Developer
4 92 (17.83%) Desktop Support
5 91 (17.64%) Support Engineer
6 62 (12.02%) 2nd Line Support
7 61 (11.82%) Support Analyst
8 55 (10.66%) IT Support
9 53 (10.27%) Desktop Engineer
10 43 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 35 (6.78%) IT Analyst
12 34 (6.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 33 (6.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 31 (6.01%) Mac Engineer
15 30 (5.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 30 (5.81%) IT Support Analyst
16 29 (5.62%) Senior Developer
17 28 (5.43%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
17 28 (5.43%) Service Analyst
18 25 (4.84%) Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (9.11%) Cocoa
2 32 (6.20%) RESTful
3 25 (4.84%) Core Animation
4 24 (4.65%) Cocoa Touch
5 22 (4.26%) HTML
6 17 (3.29%) JSON
7 16 (3.10%) iOS SDK
8 15 (2.91%) .NET
8 15 (2.91%) REST
9 14 (2.71%) CSS
9 14 (2.71%) XML
10 12 (2.33%) Web Services
11 9 (1.74%) ASP.NET
12 8 (1.55%) HTML5
12 8 (1.55%) jQuery
12 8 (1.55%) UIKit
13 6 (1.16%) Android SDK
14 5 (0.97%) .NET Framework
14 5 (0.97%) AngularJS
14 5 (0.97%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 86 (16.67%) iPhone
2 78 (15.12%) iPad
3 74 (14.34%) Blackberry
4 59 (11.43%) Mobile App
5 52 (10.08%) User Experience
6 27 (5.23%) Animation
7 25 (4.84%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (3.29%) Data Centre
10 14 (2.71%) BYOD
11 13 (2.52%) Fat Client
11 13 (2.52%) Mobile Payment
11 13 (2.52%) Thin Client
12 11 (2.13%) Client/Server
12 11 (2.13%) Smartphone
13 10 (1.94%) Cryptography
13 10 (1.94%) Data Structures
13 10 (1.94%) Streaming Video
13 10 (1.94%) Video on Demand
14 9 (1.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 266 (51.55%) Windows
2 187 (36.24%) Apple iOS
3 141 (27.33%) Windows 7
4 122 (23.64%) Android
5 78 (15.12%) Mac OS X
6 57 (11.05%) Windows 8
7 42 (8.14%) Windows XP
8 41 (7.95%) Windows Server
9 32 (6.20%) Linux
9 32 (6.20%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (5.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (2.91%) Mac OS
11 15 (2.91%) Windows Vista
12 14 (2.71%) Unix
12 14 (2.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (2.13%) Mac OS X Server
14 7 (1.36%) Windows 2000 Server
14 7 (1.36%) Windows Phone
15 6 (1.16%) Windows 2000
16 5 (0.97%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (21.12%) Agile Software Development
2 96 (18.60%) iOS Development
3 89 (17.25%) ITIL
4 54 (10.47%) TDD
5 43 (8.33%) Scrum
6 40 (7.75%) Mobile Development
7 34 (6.59%) OO
7 34 (6.59%) Service Management
8 33 (6.40%) BDD
9 24 (4.65%) Continuous Integration
10 23 (4.46%) Service Delivery
10 23 (4.46%) Unit Testing
11 21 (4.07%) Migration
12 20 (3.88%) Asset Management
12 20 (3.88%) ITIL V3
12 20 (3.88%) ITSM
13 19 (3.68%) Software Engineering
14 18 (3.49%) Project Management
15 17 (3.29%) Android Development
15 17 (3.29%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 74 (14.34%) Objective-C
2 26 (5.04%) Apple Swift
3 24 (4.65%) Java
4 23 (4.46%) SQL
5 12 (2.33%) JavaScript
6 11 (2.13%) C#
7 10 (1.94%) C++
7 10 (1.94%) Python
8 9 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 8 (1.55%) C
9 8 (1.55%) Shell Script
10 7 (1.36%) Perl
11 3 (0.58%) VB
12 2 (0.39%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.39%) MATLAB
12 2 (0.39%) PHP
12 2 (0.39%) R
12 2 (0.39%) Ruby
13 1 (0.19%) AppleScript
13 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (8.53%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (5.04%) Degree
3 23 (4.46%) MCSE
4 18 (3.49%) MCITP
5 15 (2.91%) Security Cleared
6 10 (1.94%) CCNA
6 10 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.74%) MCP
8 8 (1.55%) MCSA
8 8 (1.55%) SC Cleared
9 7 (1.36%) HND
9 7 (1.36%) MCTS
10 6 (1.16%) A+ Certification
10 6 (1.16%) ACSA
10 6 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.97%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 5 (0.97%) MCDST
11 5 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 4 (0.78%) ACMT
12 4 (0.78%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.84%) SLA
2 10 (1.94%) QA
3 4 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.19%) WAI
5 1 (0.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 110 (21.32%) Active Directory
2 38 (7.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.94%) XenApp
3 10 (1.94%) Xsan
4 9 (1.74%) StorNext
5 8 (1.55%) Samba
5 8 (1.55%) vSphere
6 7 (1.36%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.97%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.58%) KVM
8 3 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.39%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.39%) XenServer
10 1 (0.19%) Firmware
10 1 (0.19%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (6.98%) SCCM
2 16 (3.10%) Norton AntiVirus
3 9 (1.74%) Backup Exec
4 7 (1.36%) Casper Suite
4 7 (1.36%) WSUS
5 5 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (0.58%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.58%) Puppet
6 3 (0.58%) SAP Afaria
6 3 (0.58%) Windows Intune
7 2 (0.39%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (0.39%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.39%) SCOM
7 2 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.39%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.19%) Cobbler
8 1 (0.19%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (0.19%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 186 (36.05%) Microsoft
2 58 (11.24%) Citrix
3 55 (10.66%) VMware
4 46 (8.91%) Adobe
5 39 (7.56%) Cisco
6 30 (5.81%) HP
7 21 (4.07%) Bloomberg
7 21 (4.07%) Remedy
8 20 (3.88%) Symantec
9 19 (3.68%) Lotus
10 17 (3.29%) Google
11 16 (3.10%) Reuters
12 15 (2.91%) Dell
13 8 (1.55%) MobileIron
13 8 (1.55%) SAP
14 7 (1.36%) Avaya
14 7 (1.36%) ServiceNow
15 6 (1.16%) BMC
15 6 (1.16%) EMC
15 6 (1.16%) Juniper
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Westbourne Partners
Rate: Up to £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Sheffield
Orgtel
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £280 - £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Savvy Recruitment
Rate: Great day rate on offer. Perm opportunities also.
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Somerset
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £20 - £25 Per Hour
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Salt
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum + Excellent
Posted: 6 days ago
London
CodeSource Recruitment Limited
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day 3 month rolling contracts- Long term project
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Wenham Carter
Rate: From £350 to £550 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrogate
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: £400.00 - £450 per day
Posted: 19 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Leeds
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Warrington
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago