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 29 April 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 395 353 391
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +38
Contract jobs citing Apple 266 315 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Vendors category 1.08% 1.25% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 172 186 124
Average daily rate £375 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.36% -25.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £157 £161
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £263 £350
% change year-on-year
+40.47% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 39 32
Average hourly rate £13.75 £14.85 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -21.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.75 £29.95 £24.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -11.86%

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
24658 25241 24652
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 44.14% 45.28% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15141 14341 13830
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 799 1095 1052
Average hourly rate £19.50 £18.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.12 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%

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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -42 256 £375 +36.36% 104
London -59 139 £390 +50.14% 47
South East -27 32 £375 +25.00% 11
North West -10 21 £314 +39.44% 9
East of England +17 20 £325 +18.18% 4
Yorkshire +13 19 £390 +266.19% 13
South West +7 16 £375 -11.76% 7
City of London +10 14 £488 +182.60% 4
West Yorkshire +6 14 £390 - 5
Leeds - 14 £390 - 4
West Sussex -10 13 £375 +15.38% 1
Manchester -2 12 £318 +41.11% 6
Cambridgeshire +19 11 £325 +18.18% 2
Cambridge +5 11 £325 +18.18% 2
Crawley -9 9 £375 +3.44%
Scotland -12 8 £275 +83.33% 2
Cheshire -2 7 £239 -29.25% 1
Devon +10 6 £450 -
Hampshire -3 6 £275 -31.37% 3
Surrey -8 6 £300 - 1
West Midlands -13 6 - - 8
Macclesfield - 5 - -
Berkshire +4 4 £200 -13.97% 2
Hertfordshire +2 4 - - 2
Wiltshire -2 4 £363 -14.70% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £254 - 4
Gatwick +3 3 £375 +15.38%
Uxbridge +3 3 £328 +81.94%
Edinburgh -6 3 £275 -
Twickenham - 3 £170 -

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 252 (52.50%) Windows
2 172 (35.83%) Apple iOS
3 170 (35.42%) Microsoft
4 123 (25.63%) Active Directory
5 115 (23.96%) Windows 7
6 108 (22.50%) Android
7 102 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
8 92 (19.17%) MS Office
9 86 (17.92%) ITIL
10 73 (15.21%) Mac OS X
10 73 (15.21%) iOS Development
11 70 (14.58%) iPhone
12 68 (14.17%) iPad
13 61 (12.71%) Mobile App
14 54 (11.25%) TDD
14 54 (11.25%) Adobe
14 54 (11.25%) MS Excel
15 52 (10.83%) Citrix
16 51 (10.63%) User Experience
17 49 (10.21%) Finance
17 49 (10.21%) Scrum
17 49 (10.21%) Objective-C
18 46 (9.58%) Mobile Development
19 45 (9.38%) Linux
20 43 (8.96%) Service Management
20 43 (8.96%) Blackberry
20 43 (8.96%) Windows Server
21 41 (8.54%) Windows 8
22 40 (8.33%) VMware
22 40 (8.33%) Degree

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 28 (5.83%) MS Exchange
2 27 (5.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 24 (5.00%) Skype for Business
4 16 (3.33%) IBM Notes
5 14 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 12 (2.50%) CMS
7 11 (2.29%) SAS
8 6 (1.25%) IBM Domino
9 5 (1.04%) Apache
9 5 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.83%) Confluence
10 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.63%) SharePoint
12 2 (0.42%) IIS
12 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.21%) Node.js
13 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 92 (19.17%) MS Office
2 54 (11.25%) MS Excel
3 13 (2.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 10 (2.08%) Acrobat
4 10 (2.08%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.88%) AutoCAD
5 9 (1.88%) Photoshop
6 8 (1.67%) QuarkXPress
7 7 (1.46%) Adobe Illustrator
8 6 (1.25%) Adobe Premiere
9 4 (0.83%) Adobe After Effects
9 4 (0.83%) Final Cut Pro
9 4 (0.83%) HipChat
9 4 (0.83%) InDesign
9 4 (0.83%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
10 3 (0.63%) MS Project
11 1 (0.21%) Adobe Captivate
Business Applications
1 8 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.83%) Eikon
3 1 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.21%) Sage 50
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.21%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 35 (7.29%) Office 365
2 11 (2.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
2 11 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.67%) GitHub
4 6 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.83%) SaaS
6 3 (0.63%) IaaS
6 3 (0.63%) PaaS
7 2 (0.42%) Google Apps
8 1 (0.21%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.21%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.21%) IBM PureFlex
8 1 (0.21%) MailChimp
8 1 (0.21%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.21%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.08%) TCP/IP
2 28 (5.83%) VPN
3 27 (5.63%) LAN
4 26 (5.42%) HTTP
5 23 (4.79%) Internet
6 21 (4.38%) WAN
7 19 (3.96%) Firewall
7 19 (3.96%) VoIP
8 17 (3.54%) DNS
9 14 (2.92%) Wireless
10 13 (2.71%) Intranet
10 13 (2.71%) Remote Desktop
11 12 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (2.08%) DHCP
14 9 (1.88%) BGP
14 9 (1.88%) MPLS
15 7 (1.46%) SNMP
16 6 (1.25%) IOS XR
16 6 (1.25%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (3.13%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.67%) FileMaker
2 8 (1.67%) MySQL
3 2 (0.42%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.42%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.21%) MS Access
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle ODI
4 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 24 (5.00%) Xcode
2 17 (3.54%) JIRA
3 14 (2.92%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.29%) Visual Studio
5 9 (1.88%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
7 5 (1.04%) Subversion
8 2 (0.42%) git-flow
8 2 (0.42%) Introscope
8 2 (0.42%) Maven
8 2 (0.42%) Travis CI
8 2 (0.42%) YouTrack
9 1 (0.21%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 1 (0.21%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.21%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.21%) NUnit
9 1 (0.21%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.21%) Selenium
9 1 (0.21%) WebDriver
General
1 49 (10.21%) Finance
2 23 (4.79%) Retail
3 15 (3.13%) Banking
3 15 (3.13%) Publishing
4 12 (2.50%) Games
5 9 (1.88%) Billing
5 9 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.25%) Advertising
7 5 (1.04%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.83%) Legal
8 4 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.83%) Marketing
8 4 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
9 3 (0.63%) Law
10 1 (0.21%) Automotive
10 1 (0.21%) Back Office
10 1 (0.21%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 104 (21.67%) Developer
2 85 (17.71%) Desktop Support
3 84 (17.50%) Support Engineer
4 72 (15.00%) Analyst
4 72 (15.00%) iOS Developer
5 45 (9.38%) Desktop Engineer
6 42 (8.75%) IT Support
7 40 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 38 (7.92%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (7.29%) Support Analyst
10 27 (5.63%) Senior Developer
10 27 (5.63%) Service Analyst
11 24 (5.00%) Service Desk Analyst
12 22 (4.58%) IT Analyst
13 21 (4.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 20 (4.17%) Designer
14 20 (4.17%) Mac Engineer
15 19 (3.96%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 19 (3.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.75%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (7.92%) RESTful
2 27 (5.63%) Cocoa
3 24 (5.00%) HTML
4 22 (4.58%) Core Animation
4 22 (4.58%) CSS
5 19 (3.96%) JSON
6 17 (3.54%) .NET
7 15 (3.13%) XML
8 12 (2.50%) Cocoa Touch
9 10 (2.08%) jQuery
9 10 (2.08%) Web Services
10 8 (1.67%) .NET Framework
10 8 (1.67%) CSS3
10 8 (1.67%) REST
11 7 (1.46%) Entity Framework
12 6 (1.25%) AngularJS
12 6 (1.25%) HTML5
12 6 (1.25%) iOS SDK
12 6 (1.25%) LINQ
12 6 (1.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 70 (14.58%) iPhone
2 68 (14.17%) iPad
3 61 (12.71%) Mobile App
4 51 (10.63%) User Experience
5 43 (8.96%) Blackberry
6 32 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
7 22 (4.58%) Animation
8 18 (3.75%) Computer Science
9 17 (3.54%) Data Centre
9 17 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
10 15 (3.13%) Cryptography
10 15 (3.13%) Data Structures
11 14 (2.92%) Algorithms
12 11 (2.29%) Smartphone
13 10 (2.08%) Fat Client
13 10 (2.08%) Management Information System
13 10 (2.08%) Thin Client
14 9 (1.88%) MPEG
15 8 (1.67%) Video Editing
16 7 (1.46%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 252 (52.50%) Windows
2 172 (35.83%) Apple iOS
3 115 (23.96%) Windows 7
4 108 (22.50%) Android
5 73 (15.21%) Mac OS X
6 45 (9.38%) Linux
7 43 (8.96%) Windows Server
8 41 (8.54%) Windows 8
9 34 (7.08%) Windows XP
10 26 (5.42%) Windows Vista
11 25 (5.21%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (4.58%) Mac OS
13 19 (3.96%) Windows Server 2003
14 17 (3.54%) Unix
15 16 (3.33%) Mac OS X Server
15 16 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (2.29%) Windows Phone
17 9 (1.88%) Windows 10
18 7 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
19 6 (1.25%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.25%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (17.92%) ITIL
3 73 (15.21%) iOS Development
4 54 (11.25%) TDD
5 49 (10.21%) Scrum
6 46 (9.58%) Mobile Development
7 43 (8.96%) Service Management
8 30 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
9 29 (6.04%) OO
10 28 (5.83%) Migration
11 27 (5.63%) Continuous Integration
12 26 (5.42%) BDD
13 24 (5.00%) Asset Management
13 24 (5.00%) DevOps
14 23 (4.79%) Unit Testing
15 22 (4.58%) Software Engineering
16 21 (4.38%) Service Delivery
17 20 (4.17%) OOP
17 20 (4.17%) Open Source
18 19 (3.96%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 49 (10.21%) Objective-C
2 30 (6.25%) Python
3 29 (6.04%) Java
4 23 (4.79%) C#
5 21 (4.38%) Perl
6 20 (4.17%) SQL
7 19 (3.96%) Apple Swift
8 17 (3.54%) C
8 17 (3.54%) JavaScript
9 16 (3.33%) Bash Shell
10 12 (2.50%) Shell Script
11 11 (2.29%) C++
12 9 (1.88%) Ruby
13 8 (1.67%) MATLAB
13 8 (1.67%) R
14 5 (1.04%) PowerShell
15 4 (0.83%) COBOL
16 3 (0.63%) VB
17 2 (0.42%) Groovy
17 2 (0.42%) PHP
Qualifications
1 40 (8.33%) Degree
2 39 (8.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 23 (4.79%) Security Cleared
4 16 (3.33%) MCSE
5 12 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 10 (2.08%) CCNA
6 10 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (2.08%) MCITP
7 9 (1.88%) MCSA
8 8 (1.67%) MCP
9 7 (1.46%) HND
9 7 (1.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (1.25%) Six Sigma Black Belt
11 5 (1.04%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.83%) ACMT
13 3 (0.63%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.63%) CCNP
13 3 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.63%) MCDST
14 2 (0.42%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (6.46%) SLA
2 13 (2.71%) QA
3 4 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.21%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.21%) WAI
4 1 (0.21%) WCAG
System Software
1 123 (25.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (2.92%) Xsan
4 13 (2.71%) StorNext
5 12 (2.50%) Samba
6 11 (2.29%) XenApp
7 10 (2.08%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.67%) vSphere
9 7 (1.46%) KVM
10 6 (1.25%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.42%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.42%) VMware ESX
13 1 (0.21%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.21%) SRDF
13 1 (0.21%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.21%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (7.29%) SCCM
2 11 (2.29%) WSUS
3 10 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 8 (1.67%) AirWatch
4 8 (1.67%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (1.25%) Nagios
6 4 (0.83%) Casper Suite
7 3 (0.63%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.63%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.63%) Windows Intune
7 3 (0.63%) ZABBIX
8 2 (0.42%) Ansible
8 2 (0.42%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.42%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (0.42%) XenMobile
8 2 (0.42%) ZENworks
9 1 (0.21%) EMC VPLEX
9 1 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.21%) Puppet
Vendors
1 170 (35.42%) Microsoft
2 54 (11.25%) Adobe
3 52 (10.83%) Citrix
4 40 (8.33%) VMware
5 33 (6.88%) Cisco
6 26 (5.42%) HP
7 20 (4.17%) Google
8 15 (3.13%) Dell
9 13 (2.71%) Remedy
9 13 (2.71%) Symantec
10 12 (2.50%) F5
10 12 (2.50%) Lotus
10 12 (2.50%) Sony
11 10 (2.08%) Avaya
11 10 (2.08%) EMC
11 10 (2.08%) MobileIron
12 9 (1.88%) Oracle
13 8 (1.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 8 (1.67%) Autodesk
13 8 (1.67%) Wyse
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