The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors currently tracked.

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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 325 340 374
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +34
Contract jobs citing Apple 275 247 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.49% 0.39%
As % of the Vendors category 1.13% 1.03% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 122 98
Average daily rate
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£276 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £153 £158 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £436
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £326
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 53 46
Average hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £22.66 £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -2.89%
Vendors Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
24237 23956 27028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.66% 47.11% 46.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 13465 12978 13603
Average daily rate £379 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.19% +3.33%
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 1061 1209 1385
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.88 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% +1.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 22 July 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 -6 247 £288 -4.16% 109
London +8 144 £267 -17.76% 51
South East +17 49 £325 +66.66% 18
City of London +26 37 £276 -8.00% 14
South West -29 16 £320 +11.30% 6
Hampshire +2 15 £394 +96.87% 4
Scotland -10 11 £258 +63.49% 4
Surrey 0 10 £160 -52.59% 4
West Midlands -6 10 £320 +34.73% 2
Berkshire +3 8 £325 +71.05% 1
East of England -26 8 £120 -40.00% 9
Yorkshire +3 7 £335 +168.00% 10
Oxfordshire -1 7 £338 +98.52% 2
Southampton -4 6 £388 +93.75% 3
West Yorkshire +7 5 £413 +230.00% 8
Birmingham -2 5 £320 - 2
Cardiff -9 5 £400 +45.45%
Bristol -13 5 £320 - 3
South Wales -13 5 £400 +45.45%
North West -16 5 £320 -6.56% 7
Wales -20 5 £400 +45.45%
West Sussex - 5 £250 - 2
Edinburgh - 5 £225 - 2
East Midlands -5 4 £413 - 2
Gloucestershire -21 4 £188 -
Glasgow - 4 £290 -
Reading - 4 - -
Cambridge -1 3 £118 -65.18% 4
Cambridgeshire -9 3 £118 -65.18% 4
Manchester -10 3 £320 -6.56% 4

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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.

1 255 (49.61%) Windows
2 178 (34.63%) Microsoft
3 171 (33.27%) Apple iOS
4 144 (28.02%) Windows 7
5 132 (25.68%) Active Directory
6 100 (19.46%) iOS Development
7 98 (19.07%) MS Office
8 91 (17.70%) Blackberry
8 91 (17.70%) iPhone
9 88 (17.12%) iPad
9 88 (17.12%) Citrix
10 87 (16.93%) Objective-C
11 78 (15.18%) Windows XP
12 77 (14.98%) MS Exchange
12 77 (14.98%) Android
13 71 (13.81%) Web Services
14 70 (13.62%) ITIL
14 70 (13.62%) Mac OS X
15 66 (12.84%) Mobile App
16 59 (11.48%) HP
17 58 (11.28%) VMware
18 55 (10.70%) VPN
19 53 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
21 51 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
22 50 (9.73%) Scrum
23 49 (9.53%) Wireless
24 48 (9.34%) Finance
25 46 (8.95%) MS Excel
26 43 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 77 (14.98%) MS Exchange
2 39 (7.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 31 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 26 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (2.72%) Apache
7 12 (2.33%) SharePoint
8 7 (1.36%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2000
9 6 (1.17%) WebSphere
9 6 (1.17%) Lotus Domino
9 6 (1.17%) Lync
10 3 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.58%) CMS
10 3 (0.58%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 2 (0.39%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.19%) Node.js
12 1 (0.19%) IIS
Applications
1 98 (19.07%) MS Office
2 46 (8.95%) MS Excel
3 17 (3.31%) Photoshop
4 11 (2.14%) Adobe Illustrator
4 11 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (1.75%) Adobe After Effects
6 8 (1.56%) InDesign
7 7 (1.36%) MS Project
8 6 (1.17%) Fireworks
8 6 (1.17%) OmniGraffle
9 4 (0.78%) CINEMA 4D
9 4 (0.78%) Acrobat
9 4 (0.78%) Final Cut Pro
10 3 (0.58%) QuarkXPress
10 3 (0.58%) SPSS
11 1 (0.19%) MS Visio
11 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
11 1 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
11 1 (0.19%) Vectorworks
Business Applications
1 2 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.86%) Office 365
2 14 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (0.97%) Google Apps
4 3 (0.58%) GitHub
5 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (10.70%) VPN
2 49 (9.53%) Wireless
3 37 (7.20%) TCP/IP
4 35 (6.81%) Firewall
5 34 (6.61%) DNS
6 31 (6.03%) DHCP
7 23 (4.47%) SAN
7 23 (4.47%) LAN
8 18 (3.50%) VoIP
9 14 (2.72%) 2G
9 14 (2.72%) 3G
9 14 (2.72%) 4G
10 13 (2.53%) HTTP
11 10 (1.95%) WAN
12 9 (1.75%) Internet
13 7 (1.36%) LDAP
13 7 (1.36%) IPv4
13 7 (1.36%) IPv6
13 7 (1.36%) HTTPS
13 7 (1.36%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
2 3 (0.58%) RDBMS
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle BI EE
3 2 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
3 2 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.39%) OLAP
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.19%) MySQL
4 1 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (0.19%) SQLite
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 42 (8.17%) Xcode
2 23 (4.47%) Subversion
2 23 (4.47%) Git (software)
3 17 (3.31%) Selenium
4 16 (3.11%) JIRA
4 16 (3.11%) Maven
4 16 (3.11%) eggPlant
4 16 (3.11%) SoapUI
5 14 (2.72%) Ant
5 14 (2.72%) Toad
5 14 (2.72%) LoadRunner
5 14 (2.72%) Apache Ivy
6 7 (1.36%) PhoneGap
6 7 (1.36%) QuickTest Pro
7 6 (1.17%) Axure RP
8 5 (0.97%) Jasmine
9 4 (0.78%) Calabash
10 3 (0.58%) Jenkins
10 3 (0.58%) Cucumber
10 3 (0.58%) Eclipse
General
1 48 (9.34%) Finance
2 26 (5.06%) Banking
3 21 (4.09%) Retail
4 14 (2.72%) Publishing
5 11 (2.14%) Dutch Language
6 10 (1.95%) Marketing
7 8 (1.56%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.36%) Back Office
9 6 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.17%) Legal
10 5 (0.97%) Advertising
11 4 (0.78%) Games
12 3 (0.58%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.58%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.39%) Law
13 2 (0.39%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.19%) Front Office
14 1 (0.19%) Manufacturing
14 1 (0.19%) French Language
14 1 (0.19%) German Language
Job Titles
1 127 (24.71%) Developer
2 111 (21.60%) Analyst
3 92 (17.90%) iOS Developer
4 82 (15.95%) Support Analyst
5 64 (12.45%) Desktop Support
6 57 (11.09%) Support Engineer
7 39 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 25 (4.86%) Desktop Engineer
9 24 (4.67%) Desktop Analyst
9 24 (4.67%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 24 (4.67%) Service Analyst
10 23 (4.47%) Service Desk Analyst
11 22 (4.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 20 (3.89%) IT Support
13 18 (3.50%) Mobile Developer
14 16 (3.11%) 1st Line Support
15 14 (2.72%) Designer
15 14 (2.72%) Administrator
15 14 (2.72%) Systems Engineer
16 12 (2.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (13.81%) Web Services
2 41 (7.98%) Cocoa
3 38 (7.39%) HTML
4 35 (6.81%) Cocoa Touch
5 32 (6.23%) RESTful
6 29 (5.64%) SOAP
6 29 (5.64%) REST
7 24 (4.67%) JSON
8 22 (4.28%) iOS SDK
9 19 (3.70%) XML
10 18 (3.50%) HTML5
10 18 (3.50%) CSS
11 16 (3.11%) WAP
12 15 (2.92%) J2ME
13 12 (2.33%) UIKit
14 10 (1.95%) Ajax
15 8 (1.56%) jQuery
15 8 (1.56%) Flash
16 6 (1.17%) CSS3
16 6 (1.17%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 91 (17.70%) Blackberry
1 91 (17.70%) iPhone
2 88 (17.12%) iPad
3 66 (12.84%) Mobile App
4 33 (6.42%) Handset
5 20 (3.89%) Client/Server
6 16 (3.11%) Video Conferencing
7 9 (1.75%) Management Information System
7 9 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 9 (1.75%) Smartphone
7 9 (1.75%) Graphic Design
7 9 (1.75%) Fat Client
8 8 (1.56%) Mobile Banking
9 7 (1.36%) Mobile Payment
9 7 (1.36%) Social Media
9 7 (1.36%) Visualisation
10 6 (1.17%) NHS
11 5 (0.97%) Animation
11 5 (0.97%) Social Network
12 4 (0.78%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 255 (49.61%) Windows
2 171 (33.27%) Apple iOS
3 144 (28.02%) Windows 7
4 78 (15.18%) Windows XP
5 77 (14.98%) Android
6 70 (13.62%) Mac OS X
7 52 (10.12%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (8.37%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (6.23%) Windows 8
10 23 (4.47%) Linux
11 19 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
12 12 (2.33%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.36%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
14 6 (1.17%) Windows 2000
15 4 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.78%) UNIX
16 3 (0.58%) VMS
16 3 (0.58%) Mac OS X Server
17 2 (0.39%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (19.46%) iOS Development
2 70 (13.62%) ITIL
3 53 (10.31%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (9.73%) Scrum
5 36 (7.00%) OO
6 26 (5.06%) TDD
6 26 (5.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 21 (4.09%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (3.89%) MVC
9 19 (3.70%) OOP
9 19 (3.70%) Unit Testing
9 19 (3.70%) Mobile Application Development
10 18 (3.50%) Project Management
11 17 (3.31%) Migration
12 16 (3.11%) Kanban
12 16 (3.11%) Test Automation
13 15 (2.92%) Performance Tuning
13 15 (2.92%) Regression Testing
13 15 (2.92%) Manual Testing
14 14 (2.72%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 87 (16.93%) Objective-C
2 24 (4.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (4.28%) SQL
4 18 (3.50%) Java
5 8 (1.56%) PowerShell
6 7 (1.36%) C
7 6 (1.17%) C++
8 4 (0.78%) C#
9 3 (0.58%) Lingo
9 3 (0.58%) Ruby
10 2 (0.39%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (0.39%) XPath
10 2 (0.39%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.39%) ActionScript
11 1 (0.19%) Python
11 1 (0.19%) VB
11 1 (0.19%) PHP
11 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 51 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (6.03%) MCITP
3 25 (4.86%) Security Cleared
4 23 (4.47%) MCSE
5 21 (4.09%) MCP
6 19 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 19 (3.70%) Degree
7 13 (2.53%) MCSA
8 12 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
9 11 (2.14%) Cisco Certification
10 10 (1.95%) CCNA
11 8 (1.56%) MCDST
12 7 (1.36%) MOS
13 6 (1.17%) DV Cleared
13 6 (1.17%) A+ Certification
14 5 (0.97%) MCTS
15 4 (0.78%) ACSP
15 4 (0.78%) ACSA
15 4 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 4 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (5.45%) QA
2 19 (3.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.97%) ISO 9001
4 4 (0.78%) WCAG
5 3 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.58%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.19%) Section 508
System Software
1 132 (25.68%) Active Directory
2 40 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (7.39%) XenApp
4 25 (4.86%) Hyper-V
5 11 (2.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 11 (2.14%) Terminal Services
5 11 (2.14%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.95%) vSphere
7 2 (0.39%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.19%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.19%) MetaFrame
8 1 (0.19%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (4.67%) SCCM
2 21 (4.09%) Backup Exec
3 15 (2.92%) HP Quality Center
4 10 (1.95%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (1.95%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 9 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (1.56%) WSUS
7 3 (0.58%) SCOM
8 2 (0.39%) HP NNM
8 2 (0.39%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.19%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.19%) Unicenter
9 1 (0.19%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.19%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 178 (34.63%) Microsoft
2 88 (17.12%) Citrix
3 59 (11.48%) HP
4 58 (11.28%) VMware
5 39 (7.59%) Cisco
6 37 (7.20%) Symantec
7 27 (5.25%) Adobe
8 26 (5.06%) EMC
9 23 (4.47%) Meru Networks
10 22 (4.28%) Juniper
11 20 (3.89%) Oracle
12 18 (3.50%) McAfee
13 14 (2.72%) Sun
13 14 (2.72%) Remedy
14 13 (2.53%) AppSense
15 11 (2.14%) Altiris
16 10 (1.95%) Google
16 10 (1.95%) SAP
17 8 (1.56%) F5
17 8 (1.56%) Facebook
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