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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 327 375 356
Rank change year-on-year
+48 -19
Contract jobs citing Apple 307 236 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.43% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.21% 0.94% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 121 94
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£250 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 30 34
Average hourly rate £14.85 £19.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.84% +31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.91 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.95 £25.25 £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +40.00%

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
25269 25137 22645
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.35% 45.52% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 14362 14090 11990
Average daily rate £400 £392 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.97% -1.93%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £223 £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 1091 1071 1207
Average hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.15 £41.15 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +48 292 £260 -25.85% 117
London +52 183 £240 -37.04% 53
South East +6 49 £300 +9.09% 18
City of London +34 45 £170 -53.10% 13
North West -7 22 £225 - 6
Buckinghamshire +12 13 £350 -6.66% 1
East of England +21 12 £275 -31.25% 12
West Sussex - 11 £325 - 3
Hertfordshire +10 10 - - 11
Hampshire -7 8 £400 +87.13% 2
Berkshire -15 8 £233 -22.50% 2
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
South West -1 7 £425 - 8
Manchester -9 7 £225 - 2
Yorkshire -17 7 £107 -69.57% 8
Lancashire +9 6 - - 2
Reading +2 6 £233 +9.41%
Merseyside -14 6 £375 -6.25%
Oxfordshire -17 6 £180 - 1
Crawley - 6 £363 - 1
Liverpool -10 5 £375 -6.25%
West Midlands -17 5 £419 +58.76% 5
East Midlands +6 4 £225 -21.73% 6
North Yorkshire - 4 £113 - 1
Birmingham -3 3 £419 +52.27% 1
Southampton -8 3 £378 +128.78% 1
Stevenage - 3 - -
Middlesbrough - 3 £113 -
Gatwick - 3 £325 -
Cheshire - 3 £338 - 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 285 (52.20%) Windows
2 201 (36.81%) Apple iOS
3 163 (29.85%) Microsoft
4 149 (27.29%) Active Directory
5 139 (25.46%) MS Office
6 138 (25.27%) Windows 7
7 131 (23.99%) Android
8 106 (19.41%) Mac OS X
9 97 (17.77%) iPad
10 96 (17.58%) iOS Development
11 90 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
12 89 (16.30%) iPhone
13 81 (14.84%) ITIL
14 79 (14.47%) Windows XP
14 79 (14.47%) Objective-C
15 78 (14.29%) Blackberry
16 76 (13.92%) MS Excel
17 73 (13.37%) Finance
18 70 (12.82%) HTML
19 61 (11.17%) Mobile App
20 58 (10.62%) SQL
20 58 (10.62%) MS Exchange
20 58 (10.62%) Xcode
21 57 (10.44%) VMware
22 52 (9.52%) CSS
23 50 (9.16%) Linux
24 47 (8.61%) Google
24 47 (8.61%) TCP/IP
24 47 (8.61%) Windows 8
25 46 (8.42%) HTML5

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 58 (10.62%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (2.56%) CMS
5 13 (2.38%) SharePoint
6 11 (2.01%) Lync
7 10 (1.83%) IBM Notes
7 10 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
8 8 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.10%) IIS
10 4 (0.73%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.55%) Node.js
11 3 (0.55%) Apache
11 3 (0.55%) Sitecore CMS
11 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.37%) nginx
12 2 (0.37%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 139 (25.46%) MS Office
2 76 (13.92%) MS Excel
3 19 (3.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 17 (3.11%) Spreadsheet
5 15 (2.75%) Photoshop
6 10 (1.83%) InDesign
7 9 (1.65%) Adobe Illustrator
8 7 (1.28%) MS Project
9 6 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.55%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.55%) Quicktime
10 3 (0.55%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.55%) InfoPath
11 2 (0.37%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.37%) Maya
11 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
12 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 4 (0.73%) Remedy ITSM
1 4 (0.73%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 22 (4.03%) Office 365
2 11 (2.01%) Google Apps
3 10 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.65%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (0.55%) GitHub
5 3 (0.55%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.18%) Yammer
6 1 (0.18%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 47 (8.61%) TCP/IP
2 36 (6.59%) VPN
3 35 (6.41%) DNS
3 35 (6.41%) LAN
4 30 (5.49%) Internet
5 26 (4.76%) DHCP
6 21 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
6 21 (3.85%) Wireless
7 20 (3.66%) WAN
8 18 (3.30%) Firewall
9 16 (2.93%) VoIP
10 14 (2.56%) HTTP
11 13 (2.38%) VLAN
12 12 (2.20%) Network Security
12 12 (2.20%) Ethernet
13 9 (1.65%) IP Telephony
14 8 (1.47%) SAN
15 7 (1.28%) NAS
16 6 (1.10%) WLAN
16 6 (1.10%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (5.86%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.40%) MySQL
3 18 (3.30%) FileMaker
4 12 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (1.47%) Oracle Database
6 4 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.37%) Oracle Discoverer
7 2 (0.37%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.37%) Big Data
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.18%) DB2
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 58 (10.62%) Xcode
2 24 (4.40%) Git (software)
3 15 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.01%) CocoaPods
4 11 (2.01%) Subversion
5 7 (1.28%) Android Studio
5 7 (1.28%) Eclipse
6 4 (0.73%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 4 (0.73%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) Cucumber
7 3 (0.55%) Hudson
7 3 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.37%) JIRA
8 2 (0.37%) RequisitePro
8 2 (0.37%) JUnit
8 2 (0.37%) ClearCase
8 2 (0.37%) Rational Rose
8 2 (0.37%) Appium
8 2 (0.37%) Calabash
9 1 (0.18%) Gradle
General
1 73 (13.37%) Finance
2 37 (6.78%) Banking
3 24 (4.40%) Retail
4 17 (3.11%) Publishing
4 17 (3.11%) Spanish Language
5 13 (2.38%) Games
5 13 (2.38%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.28%) Back Office
7 7 (1.28%) Marketing
8 6 (1.10%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.92%) Electronics
9 5 (0.92%) Advertising
9 5 (0.92%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.92%) French Language
9 5 (0.92%) German Language
10 4 (0.73%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.73%) Local Government
10 4 (0.73%) Automotive
11 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 144 (26.37%) Developer
2 87 (15.93%) Support Engineer
3 82 (15.02%) Analyst
3 82 (15.02%) iOS Developer
4 76 (13.92%) Desktop Support
5 49 (8.97%) Support Analyst
6 48 (8.79%) Desktop Engineer
7 47 (8.61%) 2nd Line Support
8 41 (7.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 40 (7.33%) Mac Engineer
10 22 (4.03%) IT Support
11 21 (3.85%) Web Developer
11 21 (3.85%) Service Analyst
11 21 (3.85%) 1st Line Support
12 19 (3.48%) Service Desk Analyst
13 17 (3.11%) Architect
14 16 (2.93%) Technical Support
15 15 (2.75%) Mobile Developer
16 14 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 14 (2.56%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (12.82%) HTML
2 52 (9.52%) CSS
3 46 (8.42%) HTML5
4 37 (6.78%) RESTful
5 36 (6.59%) Cocoa
6 32 (5.86%) Web Services
7 30 (5.49%) Cocoa Touch
8 24 (4.40%) CSS3
8 24 (4.40%) JSON
9 22 (4.03%) iOS SDK
10 20 (3.66%) jQuery
11 19 (3.48%) XML
12 18 (3.30%) .NET
13 15 (2.75%) SOAP
14 12 (2.20%) Application Packaging
14 12 (2.20%) Ajax
14 12 (2.20%) Core Animation
15 11 (2.01%) AngularJS
15 11 (2.01%) PhoneGap
16 10 (1.83%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 97 (17.77%) iPad
2 89 (16.30%) iPhone
3 78 (14.29%) Blackberry
4 61 (11.17%) Mobile App
5 30 (5.49%) User Experience
6 26 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
7 16 (2.93%) Open Source
8 14 (2.56%) Client/Server
9 13 (2.38%) Animation
10 12 (2.20%) Streaming Video
10 12 (2.20%) Management Information System
11 11 (2.01%) Raspberry Pi
11 11 (2.01%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.65%) NHS
12 9 (1.65%) Thin Client
12 9 (1.65%) STB
12 9 (1.65%) IPTV
12 9 (1.65%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.47%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 285 (52.20%) Windows
2 201 (36.81%) Apple iOS
3 138 (25.27%) Windows 7
4 131 (23.99%) Android
5 106 (19.41%) Mac OS X
6 79 (14.47%) Windows XP
7 50 (9.16%) Linux
8 47 (8.61%) Windows 8
9 41 (7.51%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (6.59%) Mac OS X Server
11 32 (5.86%) Mac OS
12 31 (5.68%) Windows Server 2003
13 22 (4.03%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (2.93%) UNIX
15 11 (2.01%) Ubuntu
16 10 (1.83%) Windows Vista
16 10 (1.83%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 8 (1.47%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (1.10%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (17.58%) iOS Development
2 90 (16.48%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (14.84%) ITIL
4 41 (7.51%) Project Management
5 39 (7.14%) Scrum
6 37 (6.78%) OO
7 35 (6.41%) TDD
8 29 (5.31%) Mobile Development
9 24 (4.40%) Android Development
10 21 (3.85%) Mobile Application Development
10 21 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 21 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
11 20 (3.66%) BDD
12 19 (3.48%) Mobile Device Management
12 19 (3.48%) MVC
12 19 (3.48%) Migration
13 18 (3.30%) Software Engineering
13 18 (3.30%) Memory Management
14 17 (3.11%) Unit Testing
15 15 (2.75%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 79 (14.47%) Objective-C
2 58 (10.62%) SQL
3 38 (6.96%) JavaScript
4 22 (4.03%) Apple Swift
5 20 (3.66%) PowerShell
6 18 (3.30%) Java
7 13 (2.38%) C#
8 12 (2.20%) Shell Script
9 11 (2.01%) Perl
9 11 (2.01%) Python
10 10 (1.83%) Ruby
11 8 (1.47%) VBA
12 7 (1.28%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.92%) PHP
14 4 (0.73%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.73%) VBScript
15 3 (0.55%) C
16 2 (0.37%) AppleScript
16 2 (0.37%) VB
16 2 (0.37%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 39 (7.14%) Degree
2 31 (5.68%) Security Cleared
3 28 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (4.21%) SC Cleared
4 23 (4.21%) MCSE
4 23 (4.21%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (2.56%) MCP
6 12 (2.20%) CCNA
7 8 (1.47%) ACTC
8 6 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (0.92%) ISEB
9 5 (0.92%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (0.92%) CTC Cleared
9 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.73%) Sun Certification
11 3 (0.55%) PMP
11 3 (0.55%) PMI Certification
11 3 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
11 3 (0.55%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (2.75%) QA
2 14 (2.56%) SLA
3 5 (0.92%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.73%) WAI
System Software
1 149 (27.29%) Active Directory
2 31 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (2.38%) XenApp
4 9 (1.65%) Samba
5 7 (1.28%) vSphere
6 6 (1.10%) Terminal Services
7 5 (0.92%) Hyper-V
7 5 (0.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.73%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.37%) XenServer
9 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 43 (7.88%) SCCM
2 17 (3.11%) Casper Suite
3 11 (2.01%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.83%) WSUS
5 9 (1.65%) Puppet
6 8 (1.47%) Red Hat Satellite
7 6 (1.10%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.73%) HP Data Protector
8 4 (0.73%) SCSM
8 4 (0.73%) XenMobile
9 3 (0.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.55%) SCOM
10 2 (0.37%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.37%) SAP Afaria
10 2 (0.37%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 163 (29.85%) Microsoft
2 57 (10.44%) VMware
3 47 (8.61%) Google
4 43 (7.88%) Citrix
5 42 (7.69%) Adobe
6 39 (7.14%) Cisco
7 28 (5.13%) HP
8 19 (3.48%) Oracle
9 17 (3.11%) Symantec
10 12 (2.20%) Reuters
10 12 (2.20%) Bloomberg
10 12 (2.20%) Red Hat
11 10 (1.83%) Altiris
11 10 (1.83%) Lotus
11 10 (1.83%) Dell
12 9 (1.65%) Remedy
12 9 (1.65%) LANDesk
13 8 (1.47%) McAfee
13 8 (1.47%) NetApp
13 8 (1.47%) IBM
Woking, Surrey
Brightred Resourcing Limited
Rate: From £380 to £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, Sussex
Launch IT Recruitment LTD
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Premier Engineering
Rate: £10 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £12.50 per hour
Posted: 5 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £0.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Rate: £150.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicester, Leicestershire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: Market related
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Gold Group
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Pertemps ERP
Rate: £130 - 150 per day all inclusive
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Rate: £17 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
York
Interquest - IQ ERP
Rate: £market rates
Posted: 22 days ago