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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 28 September 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.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 364 379 413
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +34
Contract jobs citing Apple 307 304 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.52% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.28% 1.21% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 197 122
Median daily rate £363 £350 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £140 £141
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 35 35
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +1.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.32 £10.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £20.60 £25.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £14.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +6.27%

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
23985 25156 25971
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.89% 43.29% 45.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 14654 14856 14656
Median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 861 1085 1172
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.80 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.89 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% -0.63%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Apple as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 September 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 28 September 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +8 279 £375 +7.14% 92
London -27 155 £400 +14.28% 46
South East +2 38 £188 -46.42% 14
North West +21 30 £400 +3.89% 12
City of London +23 23 £475 +26.49% 7
Scotland +22 18 £285 +96.55% 2
East of England +10 18 £188 - 2
South West +9 15 £213 -22.72% 7
Manchester -6 14 £400 -3.03% 9
Surrey +9 13 £160 -54.28% 1
Somerset - 11 £184 -
Bath - 11 £184 -
Merseyside +15 10 £400 +196.29%
Hampshire +15 8 £175 -53.33% 1
West Midlands -15 8 £375 +127.27% 7
Berkshire +12 7 £225 -49.00% 2
Hertfordshire +8 7 £188 - 1
Salford -6 7 £498 -
Canary Wharf - 7 £160 -
Southport - 7 £425 -
Cambridgeshire +33 6 £174 - 1
Glasgow +12 6 £135 -6.89%
Cheshire +3 5 £550 +64.05% 3
East Midlands 0 5 £388 - 1
North East -12 5 £238 - 1
Erskine - 5 £310 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £310 -
West Yorkshire +15 4 £390 -2.50% 2
Leeds +9 4 £390 -2.50% 2
Yorkshire +3 4 £390 -2.50% 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Apple.

1 340 (56.76%) Windows
2 257 (42.90%) Apple iOS
3 213 (35.56%) Active Directory
4 210 (35.06%) Microsoft
5 161 (26.88%) Android
6 153 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
7 138 (23.04%) Windows 7
8 131 (21.87%) MS Office
9 113 (18.86%) iOS Development
10 108 (18.03%) Citrix
11 97 (16.19%) ITIL
12 93 (15.53%) Objective-C
13 86 (14.36%) Mac OS X
13 86 (14.36%) iPhone
13 86 (14.36%) Apple Swift
14 83 (13.86%) VMware
15 80 (13.36%) Linux
16 79 (13.19%) Windows Server
17 74 (12.35%) MS Excel
18 72 (12.02%) iPad
19 70 (11.69%) Office 365
20 69 (11.52%) Degree
21 68 (11.35%) SCCM
21 68 (11.35%) VPN
22 67 (11.19%) Blackberry
23 66 (11.02%) Mobile Development
24 65 (10.85%) TDD
25 63 (10.52%) Google
25 63 (10.52%) Mobile App
26 61 (10.18%) User Experience

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 58 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 35 (5.84%) Skype for Business
3 32 (5.34%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 22 (3.67%) IBM Notes
6 15 (2.50%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.50%) CMS
8 9 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (1.17%) Confluence
9 7 (1.17%) SAS
10 6 (1.00%) Drupal
11 5 (0.83%) Apache
11 5 (0.83%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.67%) IIS
13 3 (0.50%) nginx
14 2 (0.33%) Cloud Foundry
14 2 (0.33%) JBoss
14 2 (0.33%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 131 (21.87%) MS Office
2 74 (12.35%) MS Excel
3 12 (2.00%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (1.67%) Adobe Illustrator
5 9 (1.50%) MS Project
6 8 (1.34%) Photoshop
7 7 (1.17%) Spreadsheet
8 6 (1.00%) InDesign
8 6 (1.00%) MS Visio
9 4 (0.67%) AutoCAD
9 4 (0.67%) HipChat
10 3 (0.50%) SOLIDWORKS
11 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
11 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
11 1 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.50%) Sage X3
3 2 (0.33%) assyst
4 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 70 (11.69%) Office 365
2 32 (5.34%) Google Apps
3 25 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (2.00%) Trello
5 10 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
5 10 (1.67%) Google Play
6 8 (1.34%) iTunes
7 7 (1.17%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 6 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.50%) GitHub
9 3 (0.50%) Google Analytics
9 3 (0.50%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.50%) Google Drive
9 3 (0.50%) Yammer
10 2 (0.33%) CloudBees
10 2 (0.33%) Heroku
10 2 (0.33%) IaaS
10 2 (0.33%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.33%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (11.35%) VPN
2 58 (9.68%) TCP/IP
3 46 (7.68%) LAN
3 46 (7.68%) Wireless
4 44 (7.35%) Internet
5 37 (6.18%) VoIP
6 36 (6.01%) WAN
7 35 (5.84%) Firewall
8 34 (5.68%) DNS
9 29 (4.84%) DHCP
10 21 (3.51%) HTTP
11 18 (3.01%) Ethernet
11 18 (3.01%) Skype
12 16 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
13 14 (2.34%) SAN
14 13 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
15 12 (2.00%) Intranet
16 8 (1.34%) FTP
16 8 (1.34%) Remote Desktop
17 7 (1.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (6.18%) SQL Server
2 28 (4.67%) MySQL
3 9 (1.50%) Redis
4 5 (0.83%) Hadoop
4 5 (0.83%) SAS Visual Analytics
5 3 (0.50%) Data Mining
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.33%) FileMaker
6 2 (0.33%) Mixpanel
6 2 (0.33%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.17%) Big Data
7 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (9.35%) Xcode
2 32 (5.34%) Git (software)
3 12 (2.00%) Jenkins
4 10 (1.67%) JIRA
5 8 (1.34%) Cucumber
6 7 (1.17%) Subversion
7 5 (0.83%) Jasmine
7 5 (0.83%) JUnit
7 5 (0.83%) Visual Studio
8 4 (0.67%) Android Studio
9 3 (0.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (0.50%) Appium
9 3 (0.50%) CocoaPods
9 3 (0.50%) git-flow
9 3 (0.50%) Mocha
9 3 (0.50%) Selenium
9 3 (0.50%) Travis CI
9 3 (0.50%) YouTrack
10 2 (0.33%) SonarQube
10 2 (0.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 49 (8.18%) Finance
2 23 (3.84%) Publishing
3 12 (2.00%) Games
3 12 (2.00%) Retail
4 11 (1.84%) Banking
4 11 (1.84%) Marketing
5 9 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.34%) Billing
7 6 (1.00%) Legal
8 3 (0.50%) Advertising
8 3 (0.50%) Back Office
9 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.17%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.17%) French Language
10 1 (0.17%) German Language
10 1 (0.17%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.17%) Polish Language
10 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 146 (24.37%) Developer
2 108 (18.03%) iOS Developer
3 102 (17.03%) Analyst
4 79 (13.19%) Support Engineer
5 63 (10.52%) Desktop Support
6 40 (6.68%) Support Analyst
7 37 (6.18%) Architect
8 36 (6.01%) Desktop Engineer
9 34 (5.68%) Mac Engineer
9 34 (5.68%) Service Analyst
10 33 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 33 (5.51%) Service Desk Analyst
11 32 (5.34%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 31 (5.18%) IT Support
13 23 (3.84%) Mobility Engineer
14 22 (3.67%) Senior Developer
15 18 (3.01%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 18 (3.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 18 (3.01%) Objective-C Developer
16 17 (2.84%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (9.52%) RESTful
2 55 (9.18%) Cocoa
3 43 (7.18%) Core Data
3 43 (7.18%) JSON
4 41 (6.84%) HTML
5 40 (6.68%) CSS
6 31 (5.18%) Core Animation
7 29 (4.84%) HTML5
7 29 (4.84%) REST
8 28 (4.67%) Cocoa Touch
9 27 (4.51%) Web Services
10 24 (4.01%) XML
11 19 (3.17%) ELK Stack
12 18 (3.01%) CSS3
13 16 (2.67%) UIKit
14 13 (2.17%) AngularJS
14 13 (2.17%) iOS SDK
14 13 (2.17%) SOAP
15 12 (2.00%) .NET
16 10 (1.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 86 (14.36%) iPhone
2 72 (12.02%) iPad
3 67 (11.19%) Blackberry
4 63 (10.52%) Mobile App
5 61 (10.18%) User Experience
6 38 (6.34%) Computer Science
6 38 (6.34%) Smartphone
7 34 (5.68%) Management Information System
8 33 (5.51%) Animation
9 25 (4.17%) Data Centre
10 24 (4.01%) Apple TV
11 20 (3.34%) Analytical Skills
12 18 (3.01%) CESG
13 16 (2.67%) Client/Server
14 15 (2.50%) Private Cloud
15 11 (1.84%) BYOD
16 10 (1.67%) Data Structures
17 9 (1.50%) Algorithms
17 9 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
17 9 (1.50%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 340 (56.76%) Windows
2 257 (42.90%) Apple iOS
3 161 (26.88%) Android
4 138 (23.04%) Windows 7
5 86 (14.36%) Mac OS X
6 80 (13.36%) Linux
7 79 (13.19%) Windows Server
8 56 (9.35%) Windows 8
9 43 (7.18%) Windows 10
10 40 (6.68%) Mac OS
11 39 (6.51%) Windows Phone
12 38 (6.34%) Unix
13 37 (6.18%) Windows Server 2008
13 37 (6.18%) Windows XP
14 23 (3.84%) Windows Server 2012
15 22 (3.67%) Windows Server 2003
16 17 (2.84%) Windows Vista
17 11 (1.84%) Mac OS X Server
18 9 (1.50%) CentOS
19 8 (1.34%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 153 (25.54%) Agile Software Development
2 113 (18.86%) iOS Development
3 97 (16.19%) ITIL
4 66 (11.02%) Mobile Development
5 65 (10.85%) TDD
6 52 (8.68%) Scrum
7 48 (8.01%) OO
8 44 (7.35%) Unit Testing
9 41 (6.84%) BDD
10 35 (5.84%) Continuous Integration
11 31 (5.18%) Migration
11 31 (5.18%) OOD
12 30 (5.01%) Service Management
13 29 (4.84%) Patch Management
14 28 (4.67%) Mobile Device Management
15 27 (4.51%) Change Management
15 27 (4.51%) Project Management
16 26 (4.34%) Time Management
17 24 (4.01%) Open Source
18 22 (3.67%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 93 (15.53%) Objective-C
2 86 (14.36%) Apple Swift
3 44 (7.35%) JavaScript
4 38 (6.34%) Java
5 36 (6.01%) Python
6 22 (3.67%) Bash Shell
6 22 (3.67%) SQL
7 13 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 13 (2.17%) Shell Script
8 12 (2.00%) Perl
9 10 (1.67%) C#
10 9 (1.50%) ECMAScript
10 9 (1.50%) XAML
11 8 (1.34%) C
11 8 (1.34%) TypeScript
12 7 (1.17%) Ruby
13 4 (0.67%) AppleScript
13 4 (0.67%) C++
14 3 (0.50%) MATLAB
14 3 (0.50%) R
Qualifications
1 69 (11.52%) Degree
2 47 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 42 (7.01%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (5.51%) MCSE
5 32 (5.34%) SC Cleared
6 25 (4.17%) MCSA
7 20 (3.34%) MCP
7 20 (3.34%) Network+ Certification
8 19 (3.17%) A+ Certification
9 18 (3.01%) MCDST
10 17 (2.84%) CISSP
10 17 (2.84%) SANS
10 17 (2.84%) SSCP
11 16 (2.67%) ACDT
11 16 (2.67%) ACHDS
11 16 (2.67%) ACTC
11 16 (2.67%) MCSM
12 15 (2.50%) DBS Check
13 11 (1.84%) CCNA
13 11 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.34%) SLA
2 10 (1.67%) QA
3 6 (1.00%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.50%) WAI
4 3 (0.50%) WCAG
5 2 (0.33%) COBIT
5 2 (0.33%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.17%) TARGET2
System Software
1 213 (35.56%) Active Directory
2 54 (9.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (8.51%) Hyper-V
4 32 (5.34%) XenApp
5 22 (3.67%) XenDesktop
6 17 (2.84%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (2.84%) Xen
7 12 (2.00%) vSphere
8 11 (1.84%) BitLocker
8 11 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (1.34%) Virtual Desktop
10 8 (1.34%) VMware ESX
11 6 (1.00%) StorNext
11 6 (1.00%) Xsan
12 5 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.83%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.67%) KVM
14 2 (0.33%) Docker
14 2 (0.33%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (11.35%) SCCM
2 39 (6.51%) AirWatch
3 26 (4.34%) Casper Suite
4 21 (3.51%) WSUS
5 18 (3.01%) QRadar
6 13 (2.17%) Backup Exec
6 13 (2.17%) XenMobile
7 9 (1.50%) Kibana
7 9 (1.50%) logstash
7 9 (1.50%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (1.50%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (1.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (0.83%) RSA enVision
11 4 (0.67%) Nagios
11 4 (0.67%) SAP Afaria
11 4 (0.67%) SCOrch
11 4 (0.67%) Simpana
12 2 (0.33%) MOM
12 2 (0.33%) Puppet
Vendors
1 210 (35.06%) Microsoft
2 108 (18.03%) Citrix
3 83 (13.86%) VMware
4 63 (10.52%) Google
5 49 (8.18%) HP
6 38 (6.34%) Adobe
6 38 (6.34%) Oracle
7 36 (6.01%) Cisco
8 31 (5.18%) Symantec
9 29 (4.84%) Dell
10 28 (4.67%) Samsung
11 23 (3.84%) IBM
12 20 (3.34%) Lotus
13 19 (3.17%) Splunk
14 18 (3.01%) LogRhythm
15 12 (2.00%) MobileIron
16 11 (1.84%) Sophos
17 10 (1.67%) Remedy
18 9 (1.50%) BMC
18 9 (1.50%) ServiceNow
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