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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 370 333 348
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +15
Contract jobs citing Apple 252 264 201
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.51% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.01% 1.10% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 160 124
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£275 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £160 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £518
UK excluding London average daily rate £283 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.87% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 45 31
Average hourly rate £15.75 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.43 £11.61 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £28.60 £21.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-4.91% -4.68%

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
25061 23943 23772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.31% 46.33% 47.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 14926 13599 12338
Average daily rate £388 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1175 1125 1406
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.95 £36.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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
(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 -31 234 £263 -25.00% 102
London +4 128 £227 -35.28% 45
South East -22 59 £283 -22.06% 21
City of London -2 32 £325 -23.52% 9
Surrey +7 25 £219 -45.25% 8
Hampshire -16 12 £285 -30.90% 4
East of England -1 11 £203 -50.90% 3
East Midlands +9 9 - - 4
West Midlands -5 9 £225 +8.43% 3
Buckinghamshire -7 8 £295 +6.30% 1
Scotland -11 8 £450 +172.72% 3
Yorkshire -19 7 - - 15
Warwickshire -4 6 - -
Edinburgh -5 6 £450 +373.68% 1
West Yorkshire -10 6 - - 12
Oxfordshire -26 6 £180 +28.57% 1
South West -38 6 £250 -16.66% 2
Nottinghamshire +4 4 - -
Nottingham +2 4 - -
Essex -5 4 - -
Bristol -8 4 £388 +25.00%
Oxford -20 4 - - 1
Southampton -4 3 £325 -
Bradford -7 2 - -
Birmingham -8 2 - - 2
Leeds -8 2 - - 9
Somerset -9 2 £250 +7.52% 1
Northampton -10 2 - -
Berkshire -10 2 £263 -25.00% 4
Manchester -11 2 £338 -17.68% 4

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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.

1 280 (56.34%) Windows
2 185 (37.22%) Microsoft
3 155 (31.19%) Apple iOS
4 143 (28.77%) Windows 7
5 128 (25.75%) MS Office
6 124 (24.95%) Active Directory
7 90 (18.11%) Windows XP
7 90 (18.11%) Android
8 87 (17.51%) Mac OS X
9 84 (16.90%) ITIL
10 80 (16.10%) iOS Development
11 78 (15.69%) Blackberry
12 77 (15.49%) iPad
13 66 (13.28%) iPhone
14 65 (13.08%) Objective-C
15 59 (11.87%) VMware
15 59 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
16 57 (11.47%) MS Exchange
17 52 (10.46%) MS Excel
17 52 (10.46%) Mobile App
18 46 (9.26%) HP
18 46 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
18 46 (9.26%) SCCM
19 45 (9.05%) Citrix
19 45 (9.05%) Web Services
19 45 (9.05%) Finance
20 44 (8.85%) SQL
21 42 (8.45%) Linux
21 42 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 57 (11.47%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 19 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (3.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (2.41%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.61%) Lync
8 7 (1.41%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.21%) CMS
10 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.60%) Node.js
11 3 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2013
12 2 (0.40%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.40%) Apache
12 2 (0.40%) WebLogic
12 2 (0.40%) nginx
13 1 (0.20%) Drupal
13 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 128 (25.75%) MS Office
2 52 (10.46%) MS Excel
3 21 (4.23%) Photoshop
4 16 (3.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 12 (2.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 9 (1.81%) Final Cut Pro
7 6 (1.21%) InDesign
8 5 (1.01%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (1.01%) SPSS
9 4 (0.80%) CINEMA 4D
10 3 (0.60%) MS Project
10 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
11 2 (0.40%) Maya
11 2 (0.40%) Quicktime
11 2 (0.40%) Adobe After Effects
12 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.20%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.20%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) SAP Business One
1 2 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.20%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 17 (3.42%) Office 365
2 11 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (0.80%) GitHub
3 4 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.60%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 40 (8.05%) Wireless
2 39 (7.85%) DHCP
3 38 (7.65%) DNS
4 35 (7.04%) VPN
5 33 (6.64%) TCP/IP
6 24 (4.83%) Internet
6 24 (4.83%) SAN
7 23 (4.63%) Firewall
8 20 (4.02%) HTTP
9 19 (3.82%) LAN
10 16 (3.22%) WAN
11 12 (2.41%) NAS
12 11 (2.21%) VoIP
13 7 (1.41%) LDAP
13 7 (1.41%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (1.21%) Network Security
14 6 (1.21%) Cisco IOS
15 5 (1.01%) OpenLDAP
15 5 (1.01%) Ethernet
16 4 (0.80%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.63%) MySQL
2 20 (4.02%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.42%) FileMaker
4 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.40%) SQLite
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.20%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 35 (7.04%) Xcode
2 28 (5.63%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.43%) Subversion
4 5 (1.01%) Visual Studio
5 4 (0.80%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.60%) QuickTest Pro
6 3 (0.60%) Calabash
6 3 (0.60%) Android Studio
7 2 (0.40%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.40%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.40%) Eclipse
7 2 (0.40%) JUnit
7 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.20%) Selenium
8 1 (0.20%) JIRA
8 1 (0.20%) TeamCity
8 1 (0.20%) CruiseControl
8 1 (0.20%) Rational Rose
General
1 45 (9.05%) Finance
2 27 (5.43%) Banking
3 15 (3.02%) Retail
4 13 (2.62%) Back Office
4 13 (2.62%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.21%) Marketing
5 11 (2.21%) Spanish Language
6 8 (1.61%) Games
6 8 (1.61%) Investment Banking
7 7 (1.41%) Publishing
8 6 (1.21%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.01%) French Language
9 5 (1.01%) German Language
10 4 (0.80%) Advertising
11 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.20%) Billing
12 1 (0.20%) Law
12 1 (0.20%) Legal
12 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 103 (20.72%) Developer
2 85 (17.10%) Analyst
3 79 (15.90%) Support Engineer
4 68 (13.68%) iOS Developer
4 68 (13.68%) Desktop Support
5 59 (11.87%) Support Analyst
6 43 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 38 (7.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 35 (7.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 24 (4.83%) IT Support
9 24 (4.83%) Mac Engineer
10 21 (4.23%) Support Technician
11 19 (3.82%) Mobile Developer
12 17 (3.42%) Systems Support
13 16 (3.22%) Desktop Analyst
14 15 (3.02%) Designer
15 14 (2.82%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 13 (2.62%) Administrator
16 13 (2.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 13 (2.62%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (9.05%) Web Services
2 40 (8.05%) Cocoa
3 32 (6.44%) Cocoa Touch
4 27 (5.43%) RESTful
5 21 (4.23%) HTML
6 20 (4.02%) SOAP
7 17 (3.42%) CSS
8 16 (3.22%) JSON
9 12 (2.41%) .NET
10 11 (2.21%) XML
11 10 (2.01%) HTML5
11 10 (2.01%) iOS SDK
12 8 (1.61%) CSS3
12 8 (1.61%) jQuery
13 6 (1.21%) REST
13 6 (1.21%) Ajax
14 4 (0.80%) Twitter Bootstrap
14 4 (0.80%) Backbone.js
14 4 (0.80%) UIKit
14 4 (0.80%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 78 (15.69%) Blackberry
2 77 (15.49%) iPad
3 66 (13.28%) iPhone
4 52 (10.46%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.43%) User Experience
6 19 (3.82%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.62%) Analytical Skills
8 11 (2.21%) Data Structures
9 10 (2.01%) Video Conferencing
10 9 (1.81%) Smartphone
11 8 (1.61%) Thin Client
11 8 (1.61%) Handset
11 8 (1.61%) Fat Client
12 7 (1.41%) Graphic Design
12 7 (1.41%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.21%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (1.21%) Social Media
13 6 (1.21%) Fixed Income
13 6 (1.21%) e-Health
14 5 (1.01%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 280 (56.34%) Windows
2 155 (31.19%) Apple iOS
3 143 (28.77%) Windows 7
4 90 (18.11%) Windows XP
4 90 (18.11%) Android
5 87 (17.51%) Mac OS X
6 46 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 42 (8.45%) Linux
8 36 (7.24%) Windows 8
9 31 (6.24%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (5.03%) Mac OS X Server
11 21 (4.23%) Mac OS
12 17 (3.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (2.21%) Windows Vista
14 10 (2.01%) UNIX
15 7 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 7 (1.41%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.21%) Windows Phone
17 5 (1.01%) Solaris
18 3 (0.60%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (16.90%) ITIL
2 80 (16.10%) iOS Development
3 59 (11.87%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (6.44%) Scrum
5 29 (5.84%) TDD
6 19 (3.82%) OO
7 18 (3.62%) Migration
7 18 (3.62%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (3.42%) Kanban
8 17 (3.42%) Project Management
9 16 (3.22%) Android Development
10 12 (2.41%) E-Commerce
10 12 (2.41%) OOP
10 12 (2.41%) Software Engineering
11 11 (2.21%) MVC
11 11 (2.21%) BDD
11 11 (2.21%) Mobile Application Development
11 11 (2.21%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (2.01%) Memory Management
12 10 (2.01%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.08%) Objective-C
2 44 (8.85%) SQL
3 18 (3.62%) JavaScript
4 15 (3.02%) Java
5 7 (1.41%) C#
6 6 (1.21%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.01%) Ruby
7 5 (1.01%) C++
7 5 (1.01%) Shell Script
8 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
9 3 (0.60%) VC++
9 3 (0.60%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.40%) VBScript
10 2 (0.40%) Perl
10 2 (0.40%) PHP
11 1 (0.20%) Groovy
11 1 (0.20%) C
11 1 (0.20%) AppleScript
Qualifications
1 41 (8.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (7.24%) Degree
3 25 (5.03%) Security Cleared
4 24 (4.83%) MCITP
5 20 (4.02%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.42%) MCP
7 16 (3.22%) MCSE
8 11 (2.21%) MCSA
8 11 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
8 11 (2.21%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 8 (1.61%) A+ Certification
10 7 (1.41%) MOS
11 6 (1.21%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (1.21%) MCTS
11 6 (1.21%) DV Cleared
12 5 (1.01%) ACSP
12 5 (1.01%) ACSA
12 5 (1.01%) MCDST
12 5 (1.01%) RHCE
12 5 (1.01%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.82%) SLA
2 11 (2.21%) QA
3 8 (1.61%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.80%) WCAG
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 124 (24.95%) Active Directory
2 42 (8.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.83%) Hyper-V
3 24 (4.83%) XenApp
4 9 (1.81%) vSphere
5 8 (1.61%) XenDesktop
6 5 (1.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.40%) Kerio MailServer
8 2 (0.40%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.20%) MetaFrame
9 1 (0.20%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.20%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.20%) UAG
Systems Management
1 46 (9.26%) SCCM
2 15 (3.02%) Backup Exec
3 8 (1.61%) Red Hat Satellite
4 6 (1.21%) Tivoli
4 6 (1.21%) SCOM
4 6 (1.21%) WSUS
5 5 (1.01%) HP Quality Center
5 5 (1.01%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.80%) Casper Suite
6 4 (0.80%) SCSM
6 4 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 3 (0.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.60%) SAP Afaria
8 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.40%) Nagios
8 2 (0.40%) OpenView
8 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
9 1 (0.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 185 (37.22%) Microsoft
2 59 (11.87%) VMware
3 46 (9.26%) HP
4 45 (9.05%) Citrix
5 32 (6.44%) Cisco
6 31 (6.24%) Adobe
7 28 (5.63%) Symantec
8 20 (4.02%) EMC
9 19 (3.82%) Google
10 17 (3.42%) Juniper
11 15 (3.02%) IBM
12 14 (2.82%) Red Hat
13 13 (2.62%) Meru Networks
14 12 (2.41%) Remedy
15 10 (2.01%) Oracle
16 9 (1.81%) Altiris
16 9 (1.81%) Dell
16 9 (1.81%) Sophos
17 8 (1.61%) Avaya
17 8 (1.61%) CA
London
Clearwater People Solutions
Rate: £150 - £200 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day £250 a day
Posted: Yesterday
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Dawson & Walsh
Rate: £320 per day + £320 / Day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Arrows Group
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
TELSTRA Associates
Rate: From £200 to £225 per day £200-225 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £15 - £25 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Capita - ITPS
Rate: £220 - £228 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £228 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opilio Recruitment
Rate: £150 - 180 per day + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Watford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago