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 21 October 2014 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 409 381 368
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -13
Contract jobs citing Apple 215 211 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.40% 0.42%
As % of the Vendors category 0.82% 0.87% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 121 154
Average daily rate
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£290 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £141 £141 £153
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £459 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £353 £259 £320
% change year-on-year
+36.23% -19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 31 28
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.50 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.06% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.70 £12.00 £11.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.66 £25.00 £20.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £14.75 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-15.25% -7.81%

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
26243 24330 26221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.07% 46.29% 46.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 15249 13762 13531
Average daily rate £388 £388 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1235 1152 1348
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £18.63
% change year-on-year
- -3.35%

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014.

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 21 October 2014. 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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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 -27 200 £275 -15.38% 112
London -23 121 £275 -21.42% 55
City of London +24 41 £268 -26.71% 10
South East -12 36 £355 +5.18% 26
Hampshire -8 14 £400 +33.33% 6
Surrey +6 11 £135 - 7
Southampton -3 10 £378 - 2
South West -30 10 £250 - 9
North West -11 9 £413 +25.95% 5
Manchester -2 8 £400 +16.78% 2
Scotland -5 8 £500 +85.18% 5
West Midlands -11 6 £225 -25.00% 5
East of England -17 6 £250 +88.67% 3
East Midlands +4 5 - - 2
Yorkshire -4 5 £130 -54.78% 6
Bristol - 5 £388 - 2
Warwickshire -5 4 - -
Edinburgh - 4 £500 - 1
Cambridgeshire +3 3 £250 +100.00% 1
Cambridge -1 3 £250 +100.00% 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 - - 2
Brighton -9 3 £275 - 1
East Sussex -10 3 £275 - 2
Lincolnshire +12 2 - -
West Sussex +5 2 - -
South Yorkshire +4 2 - -
Somerset -6 2 £250 - 2
West Yorkshire -7 2 £145 -54.50% 4
Oxford -12 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 2 - -

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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.

1 273 (56.17%) Windows
2 196 (40.33%) Microsoft
3 157 (32.30%) Apple iOS
4 151 (31.07%) Windows 7
5 118 (24.28%) MS Office
6 116 (23.87%) Active Directory
7 93 (19.14%) iOS Development
8 84 (17.28%) Windows XP
9 81 (16.67%) Objective-C
9 81 (16.67%) iPhone
9 81 (16.67%) iPad
10 75 (15.43%) Blackberry
11 74 (15.23%) ITIL
11 74 (15.23%) Mac OS X
12 71 (14.61%) Android
13 69 (14.20%) MS Exchange
14 65 (13.37%) VMware
14 65 (13.37%) Citrix
15 62 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
16 61 (12.55%) Web Services
17 58 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
18 55 (11.32%) Mobile App
19 54 (11.11%) HP
20 53 (10.91%) Cocoa
21 51 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
22 49 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
23 47 (9.67%) MS Excel
24 46 (9.47%) Wireless
24 46 (9.47%) Cocoa Touch
25 43 (8.85%) Scrum

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 2014, 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 69 (14.20%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.17%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2003
5 24 (4.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.06%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.65%) Lync
8 6 (1.23%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.03%) Apache
9 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
10 2 (0.41%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (0.41%) Node.js
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 118 (24.28%) MS Office
2 47 (9.67%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.91%) Photoshop
4 17 (3.50%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (1.44%) Final Cut Pro
6 7 (1.44%) InDesign
6 7 (1.44%) Adobe After Effects
6 7 (1.44%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (1.03%) SPSS
8 4 (0.82%) CINEMA 4D
9 3 (0.62%) OmniGraffle
9 3 (0.62%) Fireworks
9 3 (0.62%) MS Project
10 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
10 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.50%) Office 365
2 14 (2.88%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.62%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.47%) Wireless
2 41 (8.44%) DHCP
2 41 (8.44%) VPN
3 40 (8.23%) DNS
4 33 (6.79%) SAN
5 30 (6.17%) Firewall
6 26 (5.35%) TCP/IP
7 24 (4.94%) HTTP
8 19 (3.91%) LAN
9 17 (3.50%) WAN
10 16 (3.29%) Internet
11 12 (2.47%) VoIP
12 9 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
13 8 (1.65%) NAS
14 7 (1.44%) LDAP
14 7 (1.44%) IPv4
14 7 (1.44%) IPv6
15 6 (1.23%) SSL
15 6 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (1.03%) 2G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.88%) MySQL
2 13 (2.67%) FileMaker
3 9 (1.85%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.41%) SQLite
5 1 (0.21%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 36 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 35 (7.20%) Subversion
3 29 (5.97%) Xcode
4 6 (1.23%) JIRA
5 5 (1.03%) Selenium
5 5 (1.03%) Maven
5 5 (1.03%) Axure RP
5 5 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (1.03%) LoadRunner
5 5 (1.03%) Ant
5 5 (1.03%) Toad
5 5 (1.03%) Apache Ivy
5 5 (1.03%) eggPlant
5 5 (1.03%) SoapUI
6 4 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.41%) Calabash
8 1 (0.21%) Appium
General
1 34 (7.00%) Finance
2 21 (4.32%) Banking
3 15 (3.09%) Back Office
3 15 (3.09%) Telecoms
4 11 (2.26%) Marketing
5 10 (2.06%) Publishing
6 9 (1.85%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.44%) Retail
7 7 (1.44%) Spanish Language
8 6 (1.23%) Games
9 5 (1.03%) Dutch Language
10 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.41%) Law
10 2 (0.41%) Legal
10 2 (0.41%) Advertising
11 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 108 (22.22%) Developer
2 94 (19.34%) Analyst
3 82 (16.87%) iOS Developer
4 66 (13.58%) Support Analyst
5 65 (13.37%) Support Engineer
6 59 (12.14%) Desktop Support
7 36 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
9 26 (5.35%) IT Support
10 24 (4.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 22 (4.53%) Mobile Developer
12 19 (3.91%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.70%) Service Desk Analyst
13 18 (3.70%) Support Technician
14 17 (3.50%) Mac Engineer
14 17 (3.50%) Desktop Analyst
15 16 (3.29%) Designer
15 16 (3.29%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 15 (3.09%) 1st Line Support
16 15 (3.09%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (12.55%) Web Services
2 53 (10.91%) Cocoa
3 46 (9.47%) Cocoa Touch
4 36 (7.41%) RESTful
5 30 (6.17%) SOAP
6 19 (3.91%) HTML
7 15 (3.09%) REST
8 14 (2.88%) iOS SDK
9 13 (2.67%) JSON
10 10 (2.06%) CSS
10 10 (2.06%) XML
11 8 (1.65%) .NET
11 8 (1.65%) HTML5
12 7 (1.44%) WAP
13 6 (1.23%) Flash
13 6 (1.23%) UIKit
14 5 (1.03%) Core Animation
14 5 (1.03%) J2ME
15 4 (0.82%) CSS3
16 3 (0.62%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 81 (16.67%) iPhone
1 81 (16.67%) iPad
2 75 (15.43%) Blackberry
3 55 (11.32%) Mobile App
4 23 (4.73%) User Experience
4 23 (4.73%) Client/Server
5 16 (3.29%) Data Structures
6 13 (2.67%) Analytical Skills
6 13 (2.67%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.47%) Handset
8 8 (1.65%) Smartphone
9 7 (1.44%) Fixed Income
10 6 (1.23%) Graphic Design
10 6 (1.23%) Computer Science
10 6 (1.23%) Mobile Payment
11 5 (1.03%) Social Media
11 5 (1.03%) Animation
12 4 (0.82%) Video Editing
12 4 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 4 (0.82%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 273 (56.17%) Windows
2 157 (32.30%) Apple iOS
3 151 (31.07%) Windows 7
4 84 (17.28%) Windows XP
5 74 (15.23%) Mac OS X
6 71 (14.61%) Android
7 49 (10.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (8.02%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (6.58%) Windows 8
10 30 (6.17%) Linux
11 18 (3.70%) Mac OS X Server
11 18 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.47%) Windows Vista
13 11 (2.26%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (1.23%) UNIX
16 5 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.82%) Solaris
17 4 (0.82%) Windows 2000
18 3 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (19.14%) iOS Development
2 74 (15.23%) ITIL
3 62 (12.76%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (8.85%) Scrum
5 34 (7.00%) TDD
6 26 (5.35%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (4.94%) Kanban
8 20 (4.12%) OO
9 19 (3.91%) Project Management
10 17 (3.50%) Mobile Device Management
11 14 (2.88%) OOP
12 13 (2.67%) Migration
13 12 (2.47%) MVC
13 12 (2.47%) E-Commerce
13 12 (2.47%) Memory Management
13 12 (2.47%) Software Engineering
13 12 (2.47%) Performance Monitoring
14 11 (2.26%) Android Development
14 11 (2.26%) Incident Management
15 10 (2.06%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (16.67%) Objective-C
2 33 (6.79%) SQL
3 15 (3.09%) Java
4 11 (2.26%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.65%) C++
6 5 (1.03%) C#
6 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
7 4 (0.82%) C
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.21%) Lingo
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 58 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (7.61%) MCITP
3 28 (5.76%) Degree
4 23 (4.73%) MCSE
5 20 (4.12%) MCP
6 16 (3.29%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.09%) MCSA
8 13 (2.67%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.67%) SC Cleared
9 11 (2.26%) MOS
10 10 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (2.06%) CCNA
11 9 (1.85%) MCDST
12 7 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 7 (1.44%) A+ Certification
13 6 (1.23%) MCTS
14 5 (1.03%) ACSA
14 5 (1.03%) ACSP
14 5 (1.03%) RHCE
14 5 (1.03%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.09%) SLA
2 11 (2.26%) QA
3 8 (1.65%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.82%) WCAG
6 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 116 (23.87%) Active Directory
2 51 (10.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.58%) Hyper-V
3 32 (6.58%) XenApp
4 10 (2.06%) XenDesktop
5 8 (1.65%) vSphere
6 6 (1.23%) Terminal Services
7 4 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.41%) VMware ESX
9 2 (0.41%) Kerio MailServer
10 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
10 1 (0.21%) UAG
Systems Management
1 40 (8.23%) SCCM
2 24 (4.94%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.26%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.65%) WSUS
6 7 (1.44%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.03%) SCOM
8 3 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.62%) Casper Suite
8 3 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.41%) Nagios
9 2 (0.41%) OpenView
9 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.41%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 196 (40.33%) Microsoft
2 65 (13.37%) Citrix
2 65 (13.37%) VMware
3 54 (11.11%) HP
4 40 (8.23%) Symantec
5 39 (8.02%) Cisco
6 32 (6.58%) EMC
7 27 (5.56%) Juniper
8 25 (5.14%) Meru Networks
9 24 (4.94%) Adobe
10 14 (2.88%) Remedy
11 13 (2.67%) McAfee
11 13 (2.67%) Avaya
12 11 (2.26%) Oracle
12 11 (2.26%) Google
13 10 (2.06%) Altiris
14 8 (1.65%) Sun
14 8 (1.65%) SAP
14 8 (1.65%) Sophos
15 7 (1.44%) Bloomberg
West London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Surrey
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £14 - £15 Per Hour
Posted: Yesterday
Hinckley, Leicestershire
Hyphen
Posted: Yesterday
Brighton, East Sussex
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Spring Technology
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Sanderson
Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: Neg
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Addlestone, Surrey
Advantage XPO
Posted: 6 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Icon Plc
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 12-14 Per Hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 13 days ago
Bromley
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
North London
Cognita Schools
Rate: £30,000 per annum - Contract
Posted: 22 days ago
North London
DP Connect
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 27 days ago