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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 317 328 386
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +58
Contract jobs citing Apple 299 255 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.50% 0.33%
As % of the Vendors category 1.25% 1.11% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 135 61
Average daily rate
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£225 £300 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £160 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-25.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 35 30
Average hourly rate £16.88 £18.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.78% +32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.70 £9.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.10 £28.70 £20.04
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

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
23858 23073 21233
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.42% 45.56% 46.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 13643 12590 11164
Average daily rate £400 £388 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.13% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £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 968 990 1250
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 £11.50 £11.00 £10.43
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.95
% change year-on-year
- -7.65%

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 4 March 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 4 March 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 4 March 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 +32 288 £233 -28.46% 137
London +27 153 £234 -30.66% 72
South East +3 83 £233 -19.82% 23
City of London +35 46 £176 -33.49% 14
Hampshire +5 22 £359 +117.42% 6
North West -6 19 £225 - 3
Oxfordshire -2 18 £180 - 3
Buckinghamshire -2 16 £350 +20.68% 3
Surrey -1 15 £216 +70.89% 6
Milton Keynes -3 11 £385 +33.33%
East of England +6 9 £275 -31.25% 7
West Midlands -7 8 - - 5
East Midlands +7 7 £231 -28.84% 10
Lancashire -10 7 - -
Southampton -11 7 £388 +134.84% 1
Berkshire -13 7 £233 -22.50% 2
Hertfordshire +8 6 - - 6
Oxford -10 6 - - 1
Manchester -14 6 £225 - 1
Warwickshire 0 5 - -
Reading +8 4 £233 -10.57%
South Wales +4 4 £150 -70.00%
Wales -2 4 £150 -70.00%
Yorkshire -17 4 £100 -71.42% 7
Nottinghamshire - 4 £213 - 6
Nottingham - 4 £213 - 6
Leicestershire +9 3 £250 -23.07% 3
Cardiff +6 3 £153 -69.50%
Birmingham -2 3 - - 2
Liverpool -5 3 £450 -

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 March 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.

1 303 (58.16%) Windows
2 182 (34.93%) Microsoft
2 182 (34.93%) Apple iOS
3 152 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 141 (27.06%) Active Directory
5 138 (26.49%) MS Office
6 108 (20.73%) Android
7 106 (20.35%) Mac OS X
8 94 (18.04%) iPad
9 85 (16.31%) Blackberry
10 83 (15.93%) Windows XP
11 82 (15.74%) ITIL
12 81 (15.55%) iPhone
13 76 (14.59%) iOS Development
14 67 (12.86%) MS Excel
15 66 (12.67%) Finance
16 65 (12.48%) SQL
17 63 (12.09%) Objective-C
17 63 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
18 62 (11.90%) VMware
19 54 (10.36%) Mobile App
20 53 (10.17%) Linux
20 53 (10.17%) MS Exchange
21 49 (9.40%) Degree
22 47 (9.02%) Windows 8
23 45 (8.64%) Xcode
23 45 (8.64%) HTML
24 44 (8.45%) Mac OS X Server
25 43 (8.25%) SCCM
25 43 (8.25%) Web Services

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 53 (10.17%) MS Exchange
2 16 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 13 (2.50%) SharePoint
5 11 (2.11%) Lync
6 8 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.54%) IBM Notes
6 8 (1.54%) CMS
7 6 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (0.77%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.58%) Node.js
9 3 (0.58%) Apache
10 2 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.38%) IIS
10 2 (0.38%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.38%) nginx
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 138 (26.49%) MS Office
2 67 (12.86%) MS Excel
3 22 (4.22%) Photoshop
4 15 (2.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 13 (2.50%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 12 (2.30%) Spreadsheet
7 7 (1.34%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.34%) InDesign
8 4 (0.77%) MS Project
9 3 (0.58%) Final Cut Pro
9 3 (0.58%) Quicktime
9 3 (0.58%) MS Visio
10 2 (0.38%) InfoPath
10 2 (0.38%) CINEMA 4D
10 2 (0.38%) Acrobat
10 2 (0.38%) Maya
11 1 (0.19%) S-PLUS
11 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.58%) Eikon
3 2 (0.38%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.65%) Office 365
2 8 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.15%) Google Apps
4 5 (0.96%) GitHub
5 4 (0.77%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.19%) SaaS
6 1 (0.19%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 36 (6.91%) TCP/IP
2 33 (6.33%) VPN
3 28 (5.37%) DNS
4 25 (4.80%) LAN
4 25 (4.80%) Internet
5 24 (4.61%) DHCP
6 20 (3.84%) Wireless
7 18 (3.45%) Firewall
8 17 (3.26%) HTTP
9 16 (3.07%) VoIP
9 16 (3.07%) WAN
9 16 (3.07%) Wi-Fi
9 16 (3.07%) Network Security
10 8 (1.54%) SAN
11 7 (1.34%) Ethernet
11 7 (1.34%) IP Telephony
11 7 (1.34%) NAS
11 7 (1.34%) VLAN
12 5 (0.96%) Cisco IOS
13 4 (0.77%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (5.76%) MySQL
2 25 (4.80%) SQL Server
3 24 (4.61%) FileMaker
4 10 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (1.73%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.38%) SQLite
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.38%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.19%) Big Data
8 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 45 (8.64%) Xcode
2 24 (4.61%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.88%) Subversion
4 11 (2.11%) Visual Studio
5 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
5 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (0.58%) Android Studio
5 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.58%) JIRA
6 2 (0.38%) JUnit
6 2 (0.38%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.38%) Rational Rose
6 2 (0.38%) Dreamweaver
6 2 (0.38%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (0.38%) RequisitePro
6 2 (0.38%) Appium
6 2 (0.38%) Calabash
6 2 (0.38%) Balsamiq Mockups
6 2 (0.38%) Axure RP
6 2 (0.38%) Jenkins
General
1 66 (12.67%) Finance
2 33 (6.33%) Banking
3 24 (4.61%) Retail
4 21 (4.03%) Spanish Language
5 18 (3.45%) Back Office
6 16 (3.07%) Telecoms
7 11 (2.11%) Publishing
8 9 (1.73%) Investment Banking
9 8 (1.54%) Retail Banking
10 7 (1.34%) Games
11 6 (1.15%) Advertising
12 5 (0.96%) Electronics
12 5 (0.96%) Multimedia
12 5 (0.96%) French Language
12 5 (0.96%) German Language
12 5 (0.96%) Marketing
13 4 (0.77%) Automotive
14 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.38%) Dutch Language
15 2 (0.38%) Law
Job Titles
1 117 (22.46%) Developer
2 97 (18.62%) Support Engineer
3 76 (14.59%) Desktop Support
4 65 (12.48%) Analyst
5 63 (12.09%) iOS Developer
6 49 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (8.83%) Desktop Engineer
8 44 (8.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 41 (7.87%) Support Analyst
10 38 (7.29%) Mac Engineer
11 27 (5.18%) IT Support
12 23 (4.41%) Support Technician
13 22 (4.22%) Technical Support
14 20 (3.84%) Technical Engineer
15 19 (3.65%) Technical Support Engineer
16 18 (3.45%) Designer
16 18 (3.45%) Web Developer
17 16 (3.07%) Mobile Developer
18 15 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
19 14 (2.69%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.64%) HTML
2 43 (8.25%) Web Services
3 41 (7.87%) CSS
4 37 (7.10%) Cocoa
5 26 (4.99%) RESTful
5 26 (4.99%) HTML5
5 26 (4.99%) Cocoa Touch
6 20 (3.84%) JSON
7 19 (3.65%) SOAP
8 18 (3.45%) CSS3
8 18 (3.45%) iOS SDK
9 15 (2.88%) jQuery
10 12 (2.30%) .NET
10 12 (2.30%) XML
11 9 (1.73%) Ajax
11 9 (1.73%) REST
12 8 (1.54%) PhoneGap
12 8 (1.54%) AngularJS
13 7 (1.34%) Application Packaging
14 6 (1.15%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 94 (18.04%) iPad
2 85 (16.31%) Blackberry
3 81 (15.55%) iPhone
4 54 (10.36%) Mobile App
5 26 (4.99%) User Experience
6 25 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.26%) Client/Server
8 14 (2.69%) Open Source
9 12 (2.30%) Video Conferencing
10 11 (2.11%) Raspberry Pi
11 9 (1.73%) Thin Client
11 9 (1.73%) Fat Client
11 9 (1.73%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.73%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.54%) Fixed Income
12 8 (1.54%) NHS
13 7 (1.34%) Graphic Design
14 6 (1.15%) e-Health
14 6 (1.15%) Handset
14 6 (1.15%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 303 (58.16%) Windows
2 182 (34.93%) Apple iOS
3 152 (29.17%) Windows 7
4 108 (20.73%) Android
5 106 (20.35%) Mac OS X
6 83 (15.93%) Windows XP
7 53 (10.17%) Linux
8 47 (9.02%) Windows 8
9 44 (8.45%) Mac OS X Server
10 39 (7.49%) Windows Server 2008
11 28 (5.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (4.61%) Mac OS
13 17 (3.26%) Windows Server 2012
14 13 (2.50%) UNIX
15 11 (2.11%) Ubuntu
15 11 (2.11%) Windows Vista
16 9 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 8 (1.54%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (15.74%) ITIL
2 76 (14.59%) iOS Development
3 63 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
4 34 (6.53%) Project Management
5 32 (6.14%) TDD
6 31 (5.95%) OO
7 30 (5.76%) Scrum
8 21 (4.03%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (3.65%) Service Delivery
10 16 (3.07%) BDD
10 16 (3.07%) Service Management
11 15 (2.88%) Android Development
12 14 (2.69%) MVC
13 13 (2.50%) Web Design
14 12 (2.30%) Software Engineering
14 12 (2.30%) Systems Analysis
14 12 (2.30%) Migration
15 11 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
15 11 (2.11%) Cyber Security
15 11 (2.11%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (12.48%) SQL
2 63 (12.09%) Objective-C
3 26 (4.99%) JavaScript
4 16 (3.07%) Java
5 15 (2.88%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.50%) PowerShell
7 11 (2.11%) Perl
7 11 (2.11%) Python
8 9 (1.73%) Ruby
9 8 (1.54%) VBA
9 8 (1.54%) C#
10 6 (1.15%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.96%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.58%) VC++
12 3 (0.58%) VBScript
12 3 (0.58%) C++
12 3 (0.58%) PHP
13 2 (0.38%) C
13 2 (0.38%) AppleScript
14 1 (0.19%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 49 (9.40%) Degree
2 31 (5.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (4.41%) Security Cleared
4 22 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (4.22%) MCSE
5 20 (3.84%) SC Cleared
6 12 (2.30%) MCP
7 11 (2.11%) CCNA
8 10 (1.92%) VCP4
8 10 (1.92%) MCITP
8 10 (1.92%) MCSA
9 9 (1.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 8 (1.54%) MCTS
11 5 (0.96%) RHCSA
11 5 (0.96%) ISEB
11 5 (0.96%) RHCE
11 5 (0.96%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.96%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.96%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.88%) SLA
2 13 (2.50%) QA
3 10 (1.92%) ISO 9001
4 5 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.19%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (27.06%) Active Directory
2 36 (6.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (1.73%) Samba
3 9 (1.73%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.54%) vSphere
4 8 (1.54%) XenApp
5 6 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.96%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.58%) Terminal Services
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (0.38%) Kerio MailServer
8 2 (0.38%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.19%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.19%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 43 (8.25%) SCCM
2 10 (1.92%) Casper Suite
2 10 (1.92%) WSUS
3 9 (1.73%) Puppet
4 8 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
5 6 (1.15%) Tivoli
6 5 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (0.96%) SCOM
7 4 (0.77%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.77%) SCSM
7 4 (0.77%) XenMobile
8 3 (0.58%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 3 (0.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.38%) NetBackup
9 2 (0.38%) Backup Exec
9 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.38%) Nagios
9 2 (0.38%) SAP Afaria
10 1 (0.19%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 182 (34.93%) Microsoft
2 62 (11.90%) VMware
3 38 (7.29%) HP
3 38 (7.29%) Adobe
4 37 (7.10%) Cisco
5 30 (5.76%) Citrix
6 20 (3.84%) Google
7 16 (3.07%) Symantec
7 16 (3.07%) Red Hat
8 15 (2.88%) IBM
9 14 (2.69%) Oracle
10 11 (2.11%) Sophos
10 11 (2.11%) Dell
11 10 (1.92%) LANDesk
12 9 (1.73%) Reuters
12 9 (1.73%) Bloomberg
12 9 (1.73%) Remedy
12 9 (1.73%) Altiris
13 8 (1.54%) Lotus
14 7 (1.34%) Avaya
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