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 8 July 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
8 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 388 352 341
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -11
Contract jobs citing Apple 246 251 231
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.47% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.00% 1.05% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 143 106
Average daily rate
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£319 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £153 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £543 £469 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £200
% change year-on-year
+15.04% +41.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 40 50
Average hourly rate £15.89 £16.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.71% -3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.35 £12.09 £11.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.71 £26.00 £24.14
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.20 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-5.36% -11.76%

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
24521 23906 23585
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.73% 45.17% 47.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14377 13352 12598
Average daily rate £395 £378 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.63% -2.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £223 £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 1081 1049 1251
Average hourly rate £18.75 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £10.95 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.49 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+8.82% -12.82%

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 8 July 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 8 July 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 8 July 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 -24 241 £325 +1.56% 119
London +13 155 £300 -6.25% 55
City of London -6 35 £275 -15.38% 10
South East -30 27 £325 +10.16% 13
East of England +2 18 £350 +48.93% 5
North West -10 13 £206 -35.54% 9
West Sussex -9 9 £325 -
Crawley - 7 £363 -
Cambridgeshire +1 6 £375 +212.50% 1
Yorkshire -20 6 £400 +19.40% 10
Hertfordshire - 6 - - 4
Norfolk - 6 £350 -
Buckinghamshire +4 5 - - 1
Milton Keynes 0 5 - - 1
Cheshire -4 5 £250 +66.66% 1
Cambridge -4 5 £375 +212.50% 1
West Midlands -6 5 £319 +7.14% 15
Merseyside -8 5 £231 -42.18%
South West -13 5 £300 -6.25% 4
Tyne and Wear - 5 - - 3
North East - 5 - - 3
Southampton -4 4 £365 -5.80% 1
Liverpool -7 4 £231 -42.18%
Hampshire -9 4 £365 -5.80% 2
York - 4 £400 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 - - 3
Knutsford - 4 £313 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
East Midlands 0 3 - - 5
Surrey -6 3 £283 +76.56% 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 July 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.

1 288 (51.34%) Windows
2 221 (39.39%) Apple iOS
3 178 (31.73%) Microsoft
4 174 (31.02%) Android
5 159 (28.34%) Active Directory
6 147 (26.20%) Windows 7
7 138 (24.60%) MS Office
8 127 (22.64%) Mac OS X
9 105 (18.72%) iOS Development
10 95 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
11 90 (16.04%) iPhone
11 90 (16.04%) ITIL
12 89 (15.86%) iPad
13 88 (15.69%) Objective-C
14 79 (14.08%) Blackberry
15 74 (13.19%) HTML
16 71 (12.66%) Windows XP
17 69 (12.30%) MS Excel
18 66 (11.76%) VMware
19 62 (11.05%) Finance
20 60 (10.70%) Citrix
21 55 (9.80%) Xcode
22 54 (9.63%) Cisco
22 54 (9.63%) Google
22 54 (9.63%) Mobile App
23 52 (9.27%) HTML5
24 51 (9.09%) TCP/IP
25 49 (8.73%) MS Exchange
25 49 (8.73%) Linux
25 49 (8.73%) JavaScript

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 July 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 49 (8.73%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 21 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (3.57%) Lync
5 19 (3.39%) SharePoint
6 13 (2.32%) CMS
7 12 (2.14%) IIS
8 10 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.43%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2007
10 6 (1.07%) Drupal
11 4 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2010
12 3 (0.53%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.36%) Node.js
13 2 (0.36%) Sitecore CMS
13 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.18%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.18%) Apache
14 1 (0.18%) Confluence
Applications
1 138 (24.60%) MS Office
2 69 (12.30%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.03%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 14 (2.50%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.60%) Adobe Captivate
6 8 (1.43%) InDesign
6 8 (1.43%) MS PowerPoint
7 7 (1.25%) Photoshop
8 6 (1.07%) MS Project
8 6 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
9 5 (0.89%) Acrobat
10 3 (0.53%) InfoPath
11 1 (0.18%) Final Cut Pro
11 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
11 1 (0.18%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 3 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
1 3 (0.53%) Eikon
2 1 (0.18%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.46%) Office 365
2 16 (2.85%) Google Apps
3 11 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.60%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.36%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.18%) SaaS
6 1 (0.18%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.18%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.18%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 51 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 46 (8.20%) LAN
2 46 (8.20%) DNS
3 38 (6.77%) VPN
4 36 (6.42%) DHCP
5 30 (5.35%) WAN
6 27 (4.81%) Wi-Fi
7 22 (3.92%) Internet
8 19 (3.39%) Wireless
9 16 (2.85%) Firewall
9 16 (2.85%) VoIP
9 16 (2.85%) WLAN
10 13 (2.32%) HTTP
10 13 (2.32%) VLAN
10 13 (2.32%) IP Telephony
11 12 (2.14%) SAN
12 10 (1.78%) Network Security
13 9 (1.60%) Ethernet
14 6 (1.07%) ADSL
14 6 (1.07%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.28%) MySQL
2 22 (3.92%) SQL Server
3 15 (2.67%) FileMaker
4 7 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.25%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.36%) Big Data
6 2 (0.36%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.36%) SQLite
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (0.36%) Oracle Discoverer
6 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.18%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.18%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.18%) DB2
Development Applications
1 55 (9.80%) Xcode
2 28 (4.99%) Git (software)
3 14 (2.50%) CocoaPods
4 13 (2.32%) Visual Studio
5 11 (1.96%) Subversion
6 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
7 6 (1.07%) Jenkins
8 5 (0.89%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (0.89%) Android Studio
9 4 (0.71%) Hudson
9 4 (0.71%) JIRA
10 3 (0.53%) Cucumber
11 2 (0.36%) Appium
11 2 (0.36%) Apache Ivy
11 2 (0.36%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 1 (0.18%) Jasmine
12 1 (0.18%) Calabash
12 1 (0.18%) SoapUI
12 1 (0.18%) Balsamiq Mockups
12 1 (0.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
General
1 62 (11.05%) Finance
2 27 (4.81%) Banking
3 25 (4.46%) Retail
4 22 (3.92%) Publishing
5 17 (3.03%) Legal
6 14 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.50%) Games
7 11 (1.96%) Spanish Language
8 10 (1.78%) Marketing
9 9 (1.60%) Back Office
10 5 (0.89%) Law
10 5 (0.89%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.71%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.71%) Local Government
11 4 (0.71%) Advertising
11 4 (0.71%) Electronics
11 4 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.71%) Dutch Language
12 3 (0.53%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 155 (27.63%) Developer
2 89 (15.86%) iOS Developer
3 88 (15.69%) Analyst
4 71 (12.66%) Support Engineer
5 66 (11.76%) Desktop Support
6 52 (9.27%) 2nd Line Support
7 51 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 40 (7.13%) Desktop Engineer
9 36 (6.42%) Mac Engineer
10 28 (4.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 26 (4.63%) 1st Line Support
12 24 (4.28%) Service Analyst
13 22 (3.92%) Service Desk Analyst
13 22 (3.92%) Mobile Developer
14 20 (3.57%) IT Support
15 19 (3.39%) Administrator
16 18 (3.21%) PC Support
17 16 (2.85%) Help Desk Support
17 16 (2.85%) Web Developer
18 15 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (13.19%) HTML
2 52 (9.27%) HTML5
3 47 (8.38%) CSS
4 44 (7.84%) RESTful
5 40 (7.13%) Cocoa
6 34 (6.06%) Cocoa Touch
7 31 (5.53%) Web Services
8 29 (5.17%) .NET
9 26 (4.63%) CSS3
10 22 (3.92%) iOS SDK
10 22 (3.92%) jQuery
11 20 (3.57%) JSON
12 19 (3.39%) XML
13 18 (3.21%) SOAP
14 15 (2.67%) Core Animation
14 15 (2.67%) AngularJS
15 14 (2.50%) PhoneGap
16 13 (2.32%) REST
17 12 (2.14%) Application Packaging
18 10 (1.78%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 90 (16.04%) iPhone
2 89 (15.86%) iPad
3 79 (14.08%) Blackberry
4 54 (9.63%) Mobile App
5 38 (6.77%) User Experience
6 36 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
7 21 (3.74%) Video Conferencing
8 18 (3.21%) Animation
9 15 (2.67%) Streaming Video
9 15 (2.67%) BYOD
10 12 (2.14%) Client/Server
10 12 (2.14%) STB
10 12 (2.14%) IPTV
11 11 (1.96%) Apple TV
11 11 (1.96%) Over-the-Top Content
12 10 (1.78%) Xbox
12 10 (1.78%) PlayStation
12 10 (1.78%) Chromecast
12 10 (1.78%) NHS
12 10 (1.78%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 288 (51.34%) Windows
2 221 (39.39%) Apple iOS
3 174 (31.02%) Android
4 147 (26.20%) Windows 7
5 127 (22.64%) Mac OS X
6 71 (12.66%) Windows XP
7 49 (8.73%) Linux
8 46 (8.20%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (8.20%) Windows 8
9 37 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (6.24%) Mac OS X Server
11 27 (4.81%) Mac OS
12 26 (4.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 16 (2.85%) UNIX
14 14 (2.50%) Windows 2000 Server
15 9 (1.60%) Ubuntu
15 9 (1.60%) Windows Mobile
15 9 (1.60%) Windows Phone
16 6 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 2 (0.36%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (18.72%) iOS Development
2 95 (16.93%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (16.04%) ITIL
4 44 (7.84%) Project Management
5 43 (7.66%) TDD
6 40 (7.13%) OO
6 40 (7.13%) Scrum
7 34 (6.06%) Mobile Development
8 32 (5.70%) Android Development
9 23 (4.10%) BDD
9 23 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
9 23 (4.10%) Open Source
10 22 (3.92%) Unit Testing
10 22 (3.92%) Service Management
11 21 (3.74%) Mobile Application Development
12 19 (3.39%) OOD
13 18 (3.21%) Software Engineering
14 17 (3.03%) Service Delivery
14 17 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
15 15 (2.67%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 88 (15.69%) Objective-C
2 49 (8.73%) JavaScript
3 48 (8.56%) SQL
4 30 (5.35%) Apple Swift
5 21 (3.74%) PowerShell
6 20 (3.57%) C#
7 19 (3.39%) Java
8 17 (3.03%) Shell Script
9 14 (2.50%) Python
10 13 (2.32%) Perl
11 11 (1.96%) PHP
12 7 (1.25%) VBA
13 5 (0.89%) Bash Shell
13 5 (0.89%) Ruby
14 3 (0.53%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.36%) VB
15 2 (0.36%) C
16 1 (0.18%) C++
16 1 (0.18%) T-SQL
16 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 39 (6.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 32 (5.70%) Degree
3 30 (5.35%) MCSE
4 29 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.92%) Security Cleared
6 21 (3.74%) MCP
6 21 (3.74%) CCNA
7 16 (2.85%) SC Cleared
8 10 (1.78%) PMP
8 10 (1.78%) PMI Certification
9 9 (1.60%) ACTC
10 7 (1.25%) CTC Cleared
10 7 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (0.89%) MCSA
11 5 (0.89%) MCITP
12 4 (0.71%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.71%) Sun Certification
12 4 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.71%) CCIA
12 4 (0.71%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (3.39%) SLA
2 15 (2.67%) QA
3 4 (0.71%) WAI
4 2 (0.36%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 159 (28.34%) Active Directory
2 30 (5.35%) XenApp
3 27 (4.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (2.32%) Samba
5 6 (1.07%) Terminal Services
6 5 (0.89%) XenDesktop
6 5 (0.89%) vSphere
7 4 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (0.71%) XenServer
8 3 (0.53%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.53%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 42 (7.49%) SCCM
2 18 (3.21%) Casper Suite
3 13 (2.32%) WSUS
4 12 (2.14%) Puppet
5 10 (1.78%) AirWatch
6 6 (1.07%) Backup Exec
7 4 (0.71%) HP Data Protector
7 4 (0.71%) XenMobile
7 4 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.53%) SAP Afaria
8 3 (0.53%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.18%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.18%) Nagios
9 1 (0.18%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.18%) Cacti
9 1 (0.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.18%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 178 (31.73%) Microsoft
2 66 (11.76%) VMware
3 60 (10.70%) Citrix
4 54 (9.63%) Cisco
4 54 (9.63%) Google
5 39 (6.95%) Adobe
6 28 (4.99%) HP
7 23 (4.10%) Dell
8 20 (3.57%) Oracle
9 17 (3.03%) Symantec
10 15 (2.67%) Remedy
11 11 (1.96%) McAfee
12 10 (1.78%) Roku
13 8 (1.43%) LANDesk
13 8 (1.43%) Polycom
13 8 (1.43%) Lotus
14 7 (1.25%) Bloomberg
15 6 (1.07%) Reuters
16 5 (0.89%) Sophos
16 5 (0.89%) Hyperion
London
Total Recruitment Specialists Limited / TRG / Total recruitment group
Rate: £400 - £460 Per Day
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London (SE1)
Guru Careers
Rate: £20 - 22k
Posted: Yesterday
West London
JM
Rate: £25000 - £30000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Xcede
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Amsys
Rate: From £160 to £180 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
Venn Group
Rate: £175 - £225 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago
East Riding of Yorkshire
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Feltham
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £16.00 per hour
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Slough
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Rate: £60 - £120 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
Bradford
Amoria Bond - UK
Posted: 21 days ago
South East London
Fusion4IT.com
Rate: From £130 to £150 per day - potential to become a permanent position
Posted: 25 days ago
Middlesex
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago