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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
UK
Rank 337 416 369
Rank change year-on-year
+79 -47
Contract jobs citing Apple 275 208 240
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.61% 0.41% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.35% 0.95% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 128 108
Median daily rate £308 £220 £256
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.77% -14.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £125 £117 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £231 £280
% change year-on-year
+31.89% -17.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 35
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £21.50 £28.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -8.57%

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
20377 21963 22712
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.44% 43.19% 45.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 12494 12880 13340
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 881 1010
Median hourly rate £19.11 £22.50 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.08% +30.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-22.22% +34.32%

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017.

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 18 January 2017. 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 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 +76 251 £315 +43.18% 93
London +28 108 £326 +67.30% 41
South East +26 40 £238 -32.14% 14
South West +25 34 £253 +80.35% 9
North West +24 21 £450 +94.59% 11
East of England +12 21 £198 +13.50% 2
Wiltshire +14 19 £338 +50.00%
City of London -5 19 £315 +68.00% 11
Swindon +12 17 £375 +66.66%
Manchester +24 15 £450 +157.14% 11
Berkshire +15 15 £218 -9.37% 3
Salford - 10 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +11 9 £305 -32.22% 5
West Yorkshire +16 8 £305 -32.22% 1
Leeds +8 8 £305 -32.22% 1
Hertfordshire +5 8 £188 +1.35% 2
West Midlands +1 8 £243 +61.66% 9
Luton +12 7 - -
Bedfordshire +8 7 - -
West Sussex +3 7 £330 -8.96% 1
Gloucestershire - 7 £110 - 5
Scotland +25 6 £500 +69.49% 1
Cheshire +22 6 £413 +73.68%
Reading +11 6 £180 -44.61%
Gloucester - 6 £110 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £250 - 2
Wales - 6 £140 -
Edinburgh +20 5 £500 +11.11%
Surrey +16 5 £145 -61.33% 4
Cambridgeshire +2 5 £221 +27.15%

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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.

1 343 (60.71%) Windows
2 186 (32.92%) Active Directory
2 186 (32.92%) Apple iOS
3 185 (32.74%) Microsoft
4 154 (27.26%) Windows 7
5 140 (24.78%) Android
6 126 (22.30%) MS Office
7 98 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
8 83 (14.69%) Objective-C
8 83 (14.69%) Apple Swift
9 81 (14.34%) iOS Development
9 81 (14.34%) Linux
10 79 (13.98%) ITIL
11 78 (13.81%) VMware
12 77 (13.63%) Citrix
13 73 (12.92%) Windows Server
13 73 (12.92%) Mac OS X
13 73 (12.92%) LAN
14 71 (12.57%) TCP/IP
14 71 (12.57%) VPN
15 65 (11.50%) MS Excel
16 61 (10.80%) WAN
17 60 (10.62%) Office 365
18 59 (10.44%) Mobile App
18 59 (10.44%) Internet
18 59 (10.44%) Google
19 58 (10.27%) Degree
20 57 (10.09%) Blackberry
21 56 (9.91%) VoIP
22 55 (9.73%) Finance

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 42 (7.43%) MS Exchange
2 20 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 18 (3.19%) CMS
4 17 (3.01%) IBM Notes
5 16 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 15 (2.65%) IIS
7 12 (2.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (2.12%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (2.12%) SharePoint
7 12 (2.12%) Sitecore CMS
8 11 (1.95%) Confluence
9 8 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.88%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.53%) Cloud Foundry
11 3 (0.53%) nginx
12 2 (0.35%) Apache
12 2 (0.35%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.35%) Jetty
12 2 (0.35%) SAS
Applications
1 126 (22.30%) MS Office
2 65 (11.50%) MS Excel
3 8 (1.42%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (1.06%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.88%) InDesign
6 4 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
6 4 (0.71%) SOLIDWORKS
7 3 (0.53%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.53%) MS Project
8 2 (0.35%) Autodesk Flame
8 2 (0.35%) Maya
8 2 (0.35%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.35%) NUKE
9 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.18%) Avid Media Composer
Business Applications
1 4 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Sage X3
2 1 (0.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 60 (10.62%) Office 365
2 20 (3.54%) G Suite
3 11 (1.95%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 6 (1.06%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 6 (1.06%) GitHub
6 5 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (0.88%) Google Play
7 4 (0.71%) Google App Engine
7 4 (0.71%) SaaS
7 4 (0.71%) Trello
8 3 (0.53%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.53%) CloudBees
8 3 (0.53%) Google Drive
8 3 (0.53%) Heroku
8 3 (0.53%) IaaS
8 3 (0.53%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.53%) PaaS
9 2 (0.35%) iTunes
9 2 (0.35%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 73 (12.92%) LAN
2 71 (12.57%) TCP/IP
2 71 (12.57%) VPN
3 61 (10.80%) WAN
4 59 (10.44%) Internet
5 56 (9.91%) VoIP
6 54 (9.56%) Firewall
7 52 (9.20%) Wireless
8 51 (9.03%) DNS
9 48 (8.50%) DHCP
10 22 (3.89%) Wi-Fi
11 18 (3.19%) Ethernet
12 16 (2.83%) SAN
13 11 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
14 10 (1.77%) Skype
15 9 (1.59%) LTE
16 8 (1.42%) SSL
17 7 (1.24%) Intrusion Detection
18 6 (1.06%) HSPA
18 6 (1.06%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (4.25%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.12%) Redis
3 11 (1.95%) MySQL
4 7 (1.24%) Mixpanel
5 4 (0.71%) SQLite
6 3 (0.53%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.53%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.35%) FileMaker
7 2 (0.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.35%) SAS Visual Analytics
7 2 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 40 (7.08%) Xcode
2 32 (5.66%) Git (software)
3 19 (3.36%) Android Studio
4 18 (3.19%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.65%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.48%) JIRA
6 14 (2.48%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (1.59%) CocoaPods
7 9 (1.59%) Cucumber
8 7 (1.24%) git-flow
8 7 (1.24%) JUnit
8 7 (1.24%) Travis CI
9 6 (1.06%) CircleCI
9 6 (1.06%) Jasmine
10 5 (0.88%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.88%) Selenium
11 4 (0.71%) Bitbucket
11 4 (0.71%) Mocha
11 4 (0.71%) Subversion
12 3 (0.53%) Capybara
General
1 55 (9.73%) Finance
2 22 (3.89%) Retail
3 17 (3.01%) Publishing
4 16 (2.83%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.65%) Marketing
6 13 (2.30%) Games
7 12 (2.12%) Banking
8 7 (1.24%) Multimedia
9 5 (0.88%) Advertising
10 4 (0.71%) Legal
11 3 (0.53%) Pharmaceutical
12 2 (0.35%) Electronics
12 2 (0.35%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
13 1 (0.18%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 125 (22.12%) Developer
2 110 (19.47%) Support Engineer
3 94 (16.64%) Analyst
4 74 (13.10%) iOS Developer
5 64 (11.33%) Desktop Support
6 59 (10.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 57 (10.09%) IT Support
8 41 (7.26%) Desktop Engineer
9 38 (6.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 36 (6.37%) IT Engineer
11 34 (6.02%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 33 (5.84%) Mac Engineer
13 32 (5.66%) Service Analyst
14 30 (5.31%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 30 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
15 27 (4.78%) IT Support Engineer
16 26 (4.60%) Support Analyst
17 25 (4.42%) IT Technician
18 24 (4.25%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.67%) HTML
2 41 (7.26%) CSS
3 40 (7.08%) RESTful
4 34 (6.02%) JSON
5 33 (5.84%) ELK Stack
5 33 (5.84%) REST
6 30 (5.31%) HTML5
7 28 (4.96%) Core Data
7 28 (4.96%) Web Services
8 25 (4.42%) Cocoa
9 24 (4.25%) jQuery
10 20 (3.54%) .NET
11 18 (3.19%) CSS3
11 18 (3.19%) iOS SDK
12 15 (2.65%) Ajax
12 15 (2.65%) Sass
13 14 (2.48%) ASP.NET
13 14 (2.48%) SOAP
14 13 (2.30%) Android SDK
15 12 (2.12%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.44%) Mobile App
2 57 (10.09%) Blackberry
3 52 (9.20%) User Experience
4 44 (7.79%) iPhone
5 42 (7.43%) iPad
6 39 (6.90%) Management Information System
7 24 (4.25%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.72%) Data Centre
9 20 (3.54%) Computer Science
9 20 (3.54%) Smartphone
10 19 (3.36%) Cyber Attack
11 18 (3.19%) Client/Server
12 15 (2.65%) Apple TV
12 15 (2.65%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (2.12%) W3C
14 11 (1.95%) Fat Client
14 11 (1.95%) Thin Client
15 9 (1.59%) Handset
16 8 (1.42%) Animation
17 6 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 343 (60.71%) Windows
2 186 (32.92%) Apple iOS
3 154 (27.26%) Windows 7
4 140 (24.78%) Android
5 81 (14.34%) Linux
6 73 (12.92%) Mac OS X
6 73 (12.92%) Windows Server
7 55 (9.73%) Windows 8
8 52 (9.20%) Unix
9 46 (8.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 45 (7.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 44 (7.79%) Mac OS
12 42 (7.43%) Windows 10
13 29 (5.13%) Windows XP
14 28 (4.96%) Windows Server 2003
15 20 (3.54%) Windows Phone
16 10 (1.77%) Ubuntu
17 9 (1.59%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (1.59%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (17.35%) Agile Software Development
2 81 (14.34%) iOS Development
3 79 (13.98%) ITIL
4 53 (9.38%) Patch Management
5 49 (8.67%) TDD
6 44 (7.79%) Mobile Development
7 38 (6.73%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 38 (6.73%) Vulnerability Management
8 35 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
9 34 (6.02%) Service Delivery
10 33 (5.84%) Time Management
11 31 (5.49%) Network Monitoring
11 31 (5.49%) Scrum
12 29 (5.13%) Continuous Integration
13 26 (4.60%) BDD
13 26 (4.60%) Mobile Device Management
13 26 (4.60%) Project Management
14 25 (4.42%) Case Management
14 25 (4.42%) Change Management
14 25 (4.42%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (14.69%) Apple Swift
1 83 (14.69%) Objective-C
2 41 (7.26%) Java
2 41 (7.26%) JavaScript
3 23 (4.07%) Python
4 22 (3.89%) SQL
5 15 (2.65%) C#
6 12 (2.12%) Bash Shell
7 11 (1.95%) ActionScript
8 10 (1.77%) PowerShell
8 10 (1.77%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.42%) C
10 5 (0.88%) C++
10 5 (0.88%) Ruby
11 4 (0.71%) ES6
12 3 (0.53%) PHP
12 3 (0.53%) Scala
13 2 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.18%) VB
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (10.27%) Degree
2 42 (7.43%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.90%) CISSP
4 38 (6.73%) DBS Check
4 38 (6.73%) Security Cleared
5 36 (6.37%) SANS
6 35 (6.19%) SC Cleared
6 35 (6.19%) SSCP
7 30 (5.31%) MCSE
8 25 (4.42%) MCDST
9 24 (4.25%) MCSA
10 21 (3.72%) MCP
11 19 (3.36%) Network+ Certification
12 16 (2.83%) ACDT
12 16 (2.83%) ACHDS
12 16 (2.83%) ACTC
12 16 (2.83%) MCSM
13 14 (2.48%) A+ Certification
14 8 (1.42%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (7.26%) SLA
2 16 (2.83%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.18%) GDPR
3 1 (0.18%) TARGET2
System Software
1 186 (32.92%) Active Directory
2 55 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.49%) Hyper-V
4 20 (3.54%) XenApp
5 18 (3.19%) Virtual Servers
6 17 (3.01%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.77%) Virtual Desktop
8 8 (1.42%) vSphere
8 8 (1.42%) Xen
9 7 (1.24%) BitLocker
9 7 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (0.88%) VMware ESX
10 5 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.53%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (0.53%) Docker
11 3 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.35%) StorNext
12 2 (0.35%) vCloud
12 2 (0.35%) VirtualBox
12 2 (0.35%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 53 (9.38%) SCCM
2 33 (5.84%) QRadar
3 22 (3.89%) AirWatch
4 14 (2.48%) Casper Suite
5 11 (1.95%) Kibana
5 11 (1.95%) logstash
5 11 (1.95%) WSUS
6 9 (1.59%) Backup Exec
6 9 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
6 9 (1.59%) Nessus
6 9 (1.59%) Nexpose
6 9 (1.59%) Nmap
7 6 (1.06%) Norton AntiVirus
7 6 (1.06%) RSA enVision
7 6 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 6 (1.06%) XenMobile
8 4 (0.71%) Puppet
8 4 (0.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.35%) Cobbler
9 2 (0.35%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 185 (32.74%) Microsoft
2 78 (13.81%) VMware
3 77 (13.63%) Citrix
4 59 (10.44%) Google
5 36 (6.37%) HP
6 34 (6.02%) Splunk
7 31 (5.49%) Dell
8 25 (4.42%) IBM
9 24 (4.25%) Cisco
10 23 (4.07%) LogRhythm
11 21 (3.72%) Symantec
12 19 (3.36%) Adobe
12 19 (3.36%) ServiceNow
13 17 (3.01%) Lotus
14 16 (2.83%) Oracle
15 13 (2.30%) Intel Security
16 12 (2.12%) Sitecore
16 12 (2.12%) Sophos
17 11 (1.95%) Intel
17 11 (1.95%) MobileIron
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