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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 371 375 381
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs citing Apple 252 230 241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.44% 0.41%
As % of the Vendors category 0.96% 0.93% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 142 115 135
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -19.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £153 £144
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £449 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £263 £320
% change year-on-year
+28.57% -17.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 38 38
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £20.05 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £14.25 £14.75
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -3.38%

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
26377 24679 27415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 45.88% 46.72% 46.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 14917 13801 13955
Average daily rate £388 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 1170 1104 1359
Average hourly rate £18.97 £19.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.18% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-5.26% +1.33%

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 16 September 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 16 September 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 16 September 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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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 +21 236 £310 +3.33% 116
London +20 144 £250 -16.66% 45
City of London +43 46 £255 -24.44% 14
South East +9 39 £355 +42.00% 26
Hampshire +16 21 £400 +220.00% 6
South West -19 13 £320 +11.30% 16
Southampton 0 12 £378 - 2
North West -2 10 £400 +16.78% 7
Scotland -8 10 £225 +69.49% 9
Yorkshire +6 9 £320 -8.57% 9
Manchester -7 9 £360 +5.10% 4
West Midlands -14 9 £320 +19.06% 4
East of England -30 8 £138 +10.00% 5
Surrey +3 6 £300 -11.11% 4
West Yorkshire +5 5 £350 - 8
Edinburgh - 5 £218 - 2
Berkshire +7 4 £325 +26.21% 1
East Midlands 0 4 £413 - 2
Birmingham - 4 £320 - 1
West Sussex +6 3 £250 +25.00% 2
Cambridgeshire -3 3 £126 +1.00%
Cambridge -13 3 £126 +1.00%
Glasgow -14 3 £290 -22.66% 5
Bristol -16 3 £320 - 7
Leeds - 3 £310 - 5
Woking - 3 £300 -
Warwickshire - 3 - - 2
Reading +7 2 - -
Northamptonshire 0 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire -5 2 £290 +54.66% 1

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 245 (51.36%) Windows
2 171 (35.85%) Microsoft
3 159 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 134 (28.09%) Windows 7
5 115 (24.11%) Active Directory
6 103 (21.59%) MS Office
7 98 (20.55%) iOS Development
8 91 (19.08%) iPhone
9 86 (18.03%) iPad
10 84 (17.61%) Objective-C
11 81 (16.98%) Blackberry
12 79 (16.56%) Windows XP
13 76 (15.93%) Citrix
14 71 (14.88%) Android
15 66 (13.84%) Web Services
16 65 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
17 64 (13.42%) MS Exchange
18 62 (13.00%) Mac OS X
19 59 (12.37%) ITIL
19 59 (12.37%) VMware
20 58 (12.16%) Cocoa
21 56 (11.74%) Mobile App
22 53 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
23 51 (10.69%) HP
24 49 (10.27%) Cocoa Touch
25 48 (10.06%) Scrum
25 48 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
26 46 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
26 46 (9.64%) Wireless
27 44 (9.22%) VPN

Apple
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 64 (13.42%) MS Exchange
2 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 32 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (6.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 26 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 9 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 8 (1.68%) IBM Notes
7 7 (1.47%) Apache
8 6 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2000
8 6 (1.26%) Lync
9 3 (0.63%) Exchange Server 5.5
9 3 (0.63%) Node.js
10 2 (0.42%) CMS
11 1 (0.21%) Oracle Workflow
11 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.21%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.21%) Lotus Domino
11 1 (0.21%) IIS
11 1 (0.21%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 103 (21.59%) MS Office
2 43 (9.01%) MS Excel
3 21 (4.40%) Photoshop
4 17 (3.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 10 (2.10%) InDesign
5 10 (2.10%) Adobe After Effects
5 10 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
6 7 (1.47%) Final Cut Pro
7 6 (1.26%) Fireworks
7 6 (1.26%) OmniGraffle
7 6 (1.26%) MS Project
8 5 (1.05%) CINEMA 4D
8 5 (1.05%) SPSS
9 1 (0.21%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.21%) Vectorworks
9 1 (0.21%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.94%) Amazon AWS
1 14 (2.94%) Office 365
2 4 (0.84%) GitHub
2 4 (0.84%) Google Apps
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (9.64%) Wireless
2 44 (9.22%) VPN
3 39 (8.18%) DNS
4 38 (7.97%) DHCP
5 32 (6.71%) Firewall
6 30 (6.29%) SAN
7 27 (5.66%) TCP/IP
8 24 (5.03%) HTTP
9 18 (3.77%) WAN
9 18 (3.77%) LAN
10 16 (3.35%) VoIP
11 14 (2.94%) Internet
12 8 (1.68%) Cisco IOS
13 7 (1.47%) 3G
13 7 (1.47%) 2G
13 7 (1.47%) SSL
13 7 (1.47%) IPv4
13 7 (1.47%) IPv6
13 7 (1.47%) 4G
14 6 (1.26%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (2.10%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.42%) OLAP
2 2 (0.42%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (0.42%) RDBMS
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle OLAP
2 2 (0.42%) Oracle BI EE
2 2 (0.42%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.21%) MySQL
3 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (0.21%) SQLite
3 1 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 37 (7.76%) Xcode
2 35 (7.34%) Subversion
2 35 (7.34%) Git (software)
3 8 (1.68%) Axure RP
3 8 (1.68%) JIRA
3 8 (1.68%) Selenium
3 8 (1.68%) QuickTest Pro
3 8 (1.68%) SoapUI
3 8 (1.68%) eggPlant
4 7 (1.47%) Apache Ivy
4 7 (1.47%) LoadRunner
4 7 (1.47%) Ant
4 7 (1.47%) Toad
4 7 (1.47%) Maven
5 4 (0.84%) Calabash
6 3 (0.63%) Dreamweaver
7 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
7 2 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.42%) Cucumber
7 2 (0.42%) Balsamiq Mockups
General
1 36 (7.55%) Finance
2 20 (4.19%) Banking
3 13 (2.73%) Publishing
4 12 (2.52%) Marketing
5 9 (1.89%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.68%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.68%) Retail
7 5 (1.05%) Dutch Language
7 5 (1.05%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.84%) Games
8 4 (0.84%) Back Office
9 3 (0.63%) Legal
10 2 (0.42%) Advertising
10 2 (0.42%) Front Office
10 2 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.21%) French Language
11 1 (0.21%) German Language
11 1 (0.21%) Law
Job Titles
1 118 (24.74%) Developer
2 101 (21.17%) Analyst
3 88 (18.45%) iOS Developer
4 74 (15.51%) Support Analyst
5 56 (11.74%) Desktop Support
6 54 (11.32%) Support Engineer
7 36 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
8 26 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
9 23 (4.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 21 (4.40%) IT Support
10 21 (4.40%) Mobile Developer
11 18 (3.77%) Service Analyst
12 17 (3.56%) Administrator
12 17 (3.56%) Service Desk Analyst
13 16 (3.35%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 16 (3.35%) Designer
13 16 (3.35%) Desktop Analyst
14 13 (2.73%) 1st Line Support
14 13 (2.73%) Systems Engineer
15 12 (2.52%) Systems Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (13.84%) Web Services
2 58 (12.16%) Cocoa
3 49 (10.27%) Cocoa Touch
4 38 (7.97%) RESTful
5 30 (6.29%) SOAP
6 27 (5.66%) HTML
7 22 (4.61%) REST
8 15 (3.14%) CSS
9 14 (2.94%) XML
9 14 (2.94%) JSON
10 13 (2.73%) iOS SDK
11 11 (2.31%) HTML5
12 9 (1.89%) WAP
13 8 (1.68%) Flash
14 7 (1.47%) J2ME
14 7 (1.47%) .NET
15 6 (1.26%) CSS3
16 5 (1.05%) Core Animation
16 5 (1.05%) UIKit
17 4 (0.84%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 91 (19.08%) iPhone
2 86 (18.03%) iPad
3 81 (16.98%) Blackberry
4 56 (11.74%) Mobile App
5 30 (6.29%) User Experience
6 27 (5.66%) Client/Server
7 23 (4.82%) Handset
8 13 (2.73%) Video Conferencing
9 12 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
10 7 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.47%) Graphic Design
10 7 (1.47%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.26%) Fixed Income
11 6 (1.26%) Computer Science
12 5 (1.05%) Animation
12 5 (1.05%) Social Media
13 4 (0.84%) Open Source
13 4 (0.84%) Video Editing
13 4 (0.84%) NHS
13 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 245 (51.36%) Windows
2 159 (33.33%) Apple iOS
3 134 (28.09%) Windows 7
4 79 (16.56%) Windows XP
5 71 (14.88%) Android
6 62 (13.00%) Mac OS X
7 48 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (8.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (5.03%) Linux
9 24 (5.03%) Windows 8
10 19 (3.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (2.31%) Windows Vista
12 9 (1.89%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.47%) UNIX
14 6 (1.26%) Windows 2000 Server
15 5 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (1.05%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.84%) Solaris
16 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.63%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (20.55%) iOS Development
2 65 (13.63%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (12.37%) ITIL
4 48 (10.06%) Scrum
5 35 (7.34%) TDD
6 27 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
7 26 (5.45%) Kanban
8 25 (5.24%) OO
9 19 (3.98%) OOP
10 18 (3.77%) Mobile Device Management
11 17 (3.56%) Migration
12 15 (3.14%) E-Commerce
12 15 (3.14%) Memory Management
13 14 (2.94%) Performance Monitoring
13 14 (2.94%) MVC
13 14 (2.94%) Project Management
14 13 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
16 11 (2.31%) Unit Testing
16 11 (2.31%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 84 (17.61%) Objective-C
2 21 (4.40%) JavaScript
3 18 (3.77%) SQL
4 16 (3.35%) Java
5 8 (1.68%) C++
6 7 (1.47%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.05%) C
8 4 (0.84%) C#
9 3 (0.63%) Lingo
9 3 (0.63%) Ruby
10 2 (0.42%) PL/SQL
10 2 (0.42%) ActionScript 3.0
10 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
10 2 (0.42%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.21%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 53 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (7.34%) MCITP
3 23 (4.82%) MCSE
4 22 (4.61%) Degree
5 19 (3.98%) MCP
6 18 (3.77%) Security Cleared
7 15 (3.14%) MCSA
8 13 (2.73%) ITIL Certification
8 13 (2.73%) SC Cleared
9 11 (2.31%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.31%) CCNA
10 9 (1.89%) MCDST
11 7 (1.47%) MCTS
11 7 (1.47%) MOS
12 6 (1.26%) ACSA
13 5 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (1.05%) IBM Certification
13 5 (1.05%) RHCE
13 5 (1.05%) A+ Certification
13 5 (1.05%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (3.77%) SLA
2 12 (2.52%) QA
3 9 (1.89%) ISO 9001
4 5 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.84%) WCAG
5 4 (0.84%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 115 (24.11%) Active Directory
2 46 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (7.34%) XenApp
4 30 (6.29%) Hyper-V
5 12 (2.52%) XenDesktop
6 10 (2.10%) vSphere
7 6 (1.26%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.84%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.63%) VMware ESX
10 2 (0.42%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.21%) UAG
11 1 (0.21%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 34 (7.13%) SCCM
2 25 (5.24%) Backup Exec
3 12 (2.52%) Norton AntiVirus
4 9 (1.89%) HP Quality Center
4 9 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
5 8 (1.68%) WSUS
6 3 (0.63%) SCOM
6 3 (0.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.42%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.42%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.42%) OpenView
8 1 (0.21%) Unicenter
8 1 (0.21%) HP NNM
8 1 (0.21%) XenMobile
8 1 (0.21%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 171 (35.85%) Microsoft
2 76 (15.93%) Citrix
3 59 (12.37%) VMware
4 51 (10.69%) HP
5 40 (8.39%) Symantec
6 39 (8.18%) Cisco
7 33 (6.92%) EMC
8 27 (5.66%) Juniper
8 27 (5.66%) Adobe
9 26 (5.45%) Meru Networks
10 16 (3.35%) Remedy
11 15 (3.14%) Oracle
12 13 (2.73%) McAfee
13 12 (2.52%) Google
14 11 (2.31%) Avaya
15 10 (2.10%) Altiris
16 9 (1.89%) F5
16 9 (1.89%) Sun
17 8 (1.68%) SAP
17 8 (1.68%) Lotus
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