The table below looks at the statistics for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 126 106 100
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -6
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.19% 0.47% 0.23%
As % of the Vendors category 0.37% 0.92% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £264 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+58.76% -12.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £414 £212 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £415 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £330
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £28.69 £14.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+104.92% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £10.00
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +55.00%
Apple
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Vendors category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region.

Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1362 1195 876
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 50.82% 50.70% 49.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 572 378
Average daily rate £364 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £217 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £540
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 89 82 103
Average hourly rate £23.50 £15.85 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.26% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £37.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apple across the West Midlands region.

Apple Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the West Midlands region.

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
Birmingham -8 3 £419 +52.27% 1
Warwickshire 0 2 - - 3
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (50.00%) .NET
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) Google
2 6 (50.00%) Degree
3 5 (41.67%) Android
3 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
3 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
4 4 (33.33%) Internet
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 4 (33.33%) DHTML
4 4 (33.33%) SQL
4 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 4 (33.33%) VBScript
4 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 4 (33.33%) CSS
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) XSLT
4 4 (33.33%) jQuery
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Graphic Design
4 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
4 4 (33.33%) Ajax
4 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (25.00%) Android Development
5 3 (25.00%) Java
5 3 (25.00%) Automotive

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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.

Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (8.33%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (8.33%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) Wireless
3 1 (8.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
2 4 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (8.33%) Zephyr
General
1 3 (25.00%) Automotive
2 2 (16.67%) Electronics
2 2 (16.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Web Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) iOS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Mobility Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Architect
4 1 (8.33%) Project Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Test Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Web Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (50.00%) .NET
1 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 4 (33.33%) DHTML
2 4 (33.33%) CSS
2 4 (33.33%) XML
2 4 (33.33%) XSLT
2 4 (33.33%) jQuery
2 4 (33.33%) Ajax
3 2 (16.67%) J2ME
3 2 (16.67%) J2EE
3 2 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (16.67%) HTML5
3 2 (16.67%) BREW
4 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Graphic Design
1 4 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 4 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Android
1 5 (41.67%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Android Development
2 2 (16.67%) iOS Development
2 2 (16.67%) Web Application Development
2 2 (16.67%) Mobile Development
3 1 (8.33%) Use Case
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (8.33%) Project Management
3 1 (8.33%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 4 (33.33%) VBScript
3 3 (25.00%) Java
4 2 (16.67%) VC++
5 1 (8.33%) PHP
5 1 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Google
2 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
3 2 (16.67%) Syclo
3 2 (16.67%) Telerik