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 30 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 405 369 363
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -6
Contract jobs citing Apple 205 208 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.40% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.87% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 115 141
Average daily rate
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£315 £328 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.81% -6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £143 £139 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £288 £300
% change year-on-year
+15.21% -4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 34 30
Average hourly rate £14.25 £15.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.55% -4.68%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.72 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.85 £20.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.50 £13.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year
- -16.92%

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
26075 23900 25528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.85% 46.25% 47.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15314 13568 13213
Average daily rate £388 £388 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.97%
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 £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1246 1152 1307
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 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%

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 30 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 30 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 30 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 -37 191 £310 -11.42% 109
London -21 108 £275 -21.42% 44
South East -13 40 £355 +1.42% 30
City of London +21 35 £325 -23.52% 6
Hampshire -12 17 £378 +25.83% 5
Southampton +3 12 £355 - 2
Surrey -1 12 £135 -66.25% 6
South West -34 9 £250 -16.66% 9
North West -10 8 £413 +32.00% 7
East of England -16 8 £203 +28.57% 3
Manchester -4 7 £400 - 3
East Midlands +5 6 - - 1
Scotland +4 6 £500 +85.18% 2
West Midlands -8 5 £225 - 9
Yorkshire -10 5 £130 -54.78% 5
Bristol - 5 £388 - 2
Warwickshire -10 4 - -
East Sussex - 4 £300 - 1
Brighton - 4 £300 -
Cambridge 0 3 £250 +100.00% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 3 £250 +100.00% 1
Oxfordshire -17 3 - -
Edinburgh - 3 £500 - 1
West Sussex +5 2 - -
South Yorkshire +1 2 - -
Somerset -8 2 £250 - 2
Leeds -8 2 £145 -49.56%
West Yorkshire -13 2 £145 -54.50% 3
Oxford -15 2 - -
North East -43 2 - - 1

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 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.

1 270 (55.79%) Windows
2 191 (39.46%) Microsoft
3 155 (32.02%) Apple iOS
4 151 (31.20%) Windows 7
5 116 (23.97%) MS Office
6 111 (22.93%) Active Directory
7 92 (19.01%) iOS Development
8 84 (17.36%) Windows XP
9 83 (17.15%) iPad
10 80 (16.53%) Objective-C
11 77 (15.91%) Blackberry
11 77 (15.91%) iPhone
12 76 (15.70%) ITIL
13 74 (15.29%) Mac OS X
14 68 (14.05%) MS Exchange
15 66 (13.64%) Android
16 61 (12.60%) VMware
16 61 (12.60%) Citrix
17 60 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
18 58 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
18 58 (11.98%) Web Services
19 54 (11.16%) HP
20 52 (10.74%) Mobile App
21 51 (10.54%) MS Excel
21 51 (10.54%) Cocoa
22 50 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
23 49 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
24 45 (9.30%) Wireless
24 45 (9.30%) Cocoa Touch
25 42 (8.68%) DHCP

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 68 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 31 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 26 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2003
5 25 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (2.07%) SharePoint
7 8 (1.65%) Lync
8 6 (1.24%) IBM Notes
9 5 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2000
9 5 (1.03%) Apache
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%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.21%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
Applications
1 116 (23.97%) MS Office
2 51 (10.54%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.51%) Photoshop
4 15 (3.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (2.07%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 7 (1.45%) Final Cut Pro
7 5 (1.03%) Adobe After Effects
7 5 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (1.03%) InDesign
7 5 (1.03%) SPSS
8 4 (0.83%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.21%) S-PLUS
9 1 (0.21%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.21%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) SAP Business One
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (3.31%) Office 365
2 14 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.62%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.41%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 45 (9.30%) Wireless
2 42 (8.68%) DHCP
2 42 (8.68%) VPN
3 41 (8.47%) DNS
4 31 (6.40%) SAN
5 30 (6.20%) Firewall
6 26 (5.37%) TCP/IP
7 21 (4.34%) HTTP
8 20 (4.13%) LAN
9 18 (3.72%) Internet
9 18 (3.72%) WAN
10 11 (2.27%) VoIP
11 9 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
12 8 (1.65%) NAS
13 7 (1.45%) IPv4
13 7 (1.45%) IPv6
13 7 (1.45%) LDAP
14 6 (1.24%) SSL
14 6 (1.24%) Wi-Fi
15 5 (1.03%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.89%) MySQL
2 13 (2.69%) FileMaker
3 9 (1.86%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.41%) SQLite
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
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 32 (6.61%) Git (software)
1 32 (6.61%) Subversion
2 31 (6.40%) Xcode
3 7 (1.45%) JIRA
4 5 (1.03%) SoapUI
4 5 (1.03%) Apache Ivy
4 5 (1.03%) eggPlant
4 5 (1.03%) Maven
4 5 (1.03%) Selenium
4 5 (1.03%) Toad
4 5 (1.03%) QuickTest Pro
4 5 (1.03%) LoadRunner
4 5 (1.03%) Ant
5 4 (0.83%) Dreamweaver
6 3 (0.62%) Axure RP
7 2 (0.41%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.41%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.41%) Calabash
7 2 (0.41%) Jenkins
General
1 36 (7.44%) Finance
2 21 (4.34%) Banking
3 15 (3.10%) Back Office
4 14 (2.89%) Telecoms
5 11 (2.27%) Marketing
6 9 (1.86%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.86%) Publishing
7 8 (1.65%) Spanish Language
8 7 (1.45%) Retail
9 6 (1.24%) Games
10 5 (1.03%) Dutch Language
11 3 (0.62%) Advertising
12 2 (0.41%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.21%) Billing
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Front Office
13 1 (0.21%) Law
13 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 108 (22.31%) Developer
2 91 (18.80%) Analyst
3 83 (17.15%) iOS Developer
4 70 (14.46%) Support Engineer
5 64 (13.22%) Support Analyst
6 61 (12.60%) Desktop Support
7 37 (7.64%) 2nd Line Support
8 29 (5.99%) Desktop Engineer
9 26 (5.37%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 23 (4.75%) IT Support
11 20 (4.13%) Service Analyst
12 19 (3.93%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (3.93%) Mac Engineer
12 19 (3.93%) Mobile Developer
13 18 (3.72%) Support Technician
14 17 (3.51%) Desktop Analyst
15 16 (3.31%) Technical Support
15 16 (3.31%) Desktop Support Analyst
16 14 (2.89%) Administrator
16 14 (2.89%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (11.98%) Web Services
2 51 (10.54%) Cocoa
3 45 (9.30%) Cocoa Touch
4 33 (6.82%) RESTful
5 27 (5.58%) SOAP
6 18 (3.72%) HTML
7 16 (3.31%) JSON
8 15 (3.10%) REST
9 14 (2.89%) iOS SDK
10 10 (2.07%) XML
10 10 (2.07%) CSS
11 9 (1.86%) .NET
12 7 (1.45%) HTML5
12 7 (1.45%) WAP
13 6 (1.24%) J2ME
14 5 (1.03%) UIKit
15 4 (0.83%) Flash
15 4 (0.83%) Core Animation
15 4 (0.83%) CSS3
16 3 (0.62%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 83 (17.15%) iPad
2 77 (15.91%) Blackberry
2 77 (15.91%) iPhone
3 52 (10.74%) Mobile App
4 21 (4.34%) User Experience
5 20 (4.13%) Client/Server
6 14 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
7 13 (2.69%) Data Structures
8 12 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
9 10 (2.07%) Handset
10 9 (1.86%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.45%) Fixed Income
12 6 (1.24%) Graphic Design
12 6 (1.24%) Mobile Payment
13 5 (1.03%) Computer Science
13 5 (1.03%) Fat Client
13 5 (1.03%) Social Media
13 5 (1.03%) Thin Client
14 4 (0.83%) Streaming Video
14 4 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 270 (55.79%) Windows
2 155 (32.02%) Apple iOS
3 151 (31.20%) Windows 7
4 84 (17.36%) Windows XP
5 74 (15.29%) Mac OS X
6 66 (13.64%) Android
7 49 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (8.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (6.61%) Windows 8
10 31 (6.40%) Linux
11 18 (3.72%) Mac OS X Server
11 18 (3.72%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.48%) Mac OS
13 11 (2.27%) Windows Vista
14 7 (1.45%) Windows Mobile
15 6 (1.24%) UNIX
16 5 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.83%) Windows 2000
17 4 (0.83%) Solaris
18 3 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (19.01%) iOS Development
2 76 (15.70%) ITIL
3 60 (12.40%) Agile Software Development
4 40 (8.26%) Scrum
5 31 (6.40%) TDD
6 22 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (4.34%) Kanban
8 20 (4.13%) OO
9 19 (3.93%) Project Management
10 14 (2.89%) OOP
10 14 (2.89%) E-Commerce
10 14 (2.89%) Migration
11 13 (2.69%) Mobile Device Management
11 13 (2.69%) Software Engineering
12 12 (2.48%) MVC
12 12 (2.48%) Memory Management
13 11 (2.27%) Android Development
13 11 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (2.07%) Performance Tuning
14 10 (2.07%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 80 (16.53%) Objective-C
2 35 (7.23%) SQL
3 16 (3.31%) Java
4 11 (2.27%) JavaScript
5 8 (1.65%) C++
6 5 (1.03%) PowerShell
6 5 (1.03%) C#
7 4 (0.83%) C
8 3 (0.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.41%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.21%) Ruby
10 1 (0.21%) Groovy
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 3.0
10 1 (0.21%) Lingo
10 1 (0.21%) VC++
10 1 (0.21%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 58 (11.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (7.64%) MCITP
3 29 (5.99%) Degree
4 23 (4.75%) MCSE
5 22 (4.55%) MCP
6 17 (3.51%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.10%) MCSA
8 14 (2.89%) SC Cleared
9 13 (2.69%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.27%) MOS
11 10 (2.07%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (2.07%) CCNA
12 9 (1.86%) MCDST
13 7 (1.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 7 (1.45%) A+ Certification
14 6 (1.24%) MCTS
15 5 (1.03%) ACSA
15 5 (1.03%) ACSP
15 5 (1.03%) CCNP
15 5 (1.03%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.10%) SLA
2 12 (2.48%) QA
3 7 (1.45%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.83%) WCAG
6 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 111 (22.93%) Active Directory
2 50 (10.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (6.61%) XenApp
4 31 (6.40%) Hyper-V
5 9 (1.86%) XenDesktop
6 7 (1.45%) vSphere
7 6 (1.24%) Terminal Services
8 5 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (0.41%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.41%) Kerio MailServer
9 2 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.21%) UAG
10 1 (0.21%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 42 (8.68%) SCCM
2 24 (4.96%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.27%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.86%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.65%) WSUS
6 7 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
7 5 (1.03%) SCOM
8 4 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 3 (0.62%) Casper Suite
10 2 (0.41%) OpenView
10 2 (0.41%) Nagios
10 2 (0.41%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.41%) SAP Afaria
11 1 (0.21%) SCSM
11 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 191 (39.46%) Microsoft
2 61 (12.60%) VMware
2 61 (12.60%) Citrix
3 54 (11.16%) HP
4 40 (8.26%) Symantec
5 37 (7.64%) Cisco
6 30 (6.20%) EMC
7 26 (5.37%) Juniper
8 24 (4.96%) Meru Networks
9 23 (4.75%) Adobe
10 14 (2.89%) Remedy
10 14 (2.89%) McAfee
11 13 (2.69%) Avaya
12 12 (2.48%) Google
13 11 (2.27%) Sophos
13 11 (2.27%) Oracle
14 10 (2.07%) Altiris
15 8 (1.65%) SAP
15 8 (1.65%) Dell
15 8 (1.65%) Sun
West Yorkshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £10.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Synergize Consulting
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £9.00 - £11.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340 - £355 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton
Spectrum IT
Rate: £300 - £350 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Portsmouth
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £15.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
South East London
University of the Arts
Rate: From £35,884 to £43,052 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes
Vital Solutions
Rate: £0 - £300 per day
Posted: 15 days ago
Marlow, Buckinghamshire
Icon Plc
Rate: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 12-14 Per Hour
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 22 days ago