The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 for the West Midlands region.

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 108 102 100
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -2
Contract jobs citing Apple 10 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.43% 0.31% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.86% 0.66% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
Average daily rate
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£320 £238 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.73% +5.55%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £326
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 - £26.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.75 £17.25
% change year-on-year
-10.44% -2.89%
Vendors Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
1167 907 1111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 49.83% 46.95% 48.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 536 384 479
Average daily rate £325 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.51% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £187 £175 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 71 90
Average hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.32 £31.00 £37.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.25% +2.63%
Apple
England

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 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
Birmingham -2 5 £320 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 - -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
Coventry - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Android
3 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Wireless
5 6 (28.57%) Finance
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
6 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
6 5 (23.81%) LAN
7 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
7 4 (19.05%) Objective-C
7 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
7 4 (19.05%) iPad
8 3 (14.29%) MCITP
8 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
8 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (14.29%) VMware
9 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
9 2 (9.52%) MVC
9 2 (9.52%) Games
9 2 (9.52%) Citrix
9 2 (9.52%) Juniper
9 2 (9.52%) SAN
9 2 (9.52%) Lotus
9 2 (9.52%) Internet
9 2 (9.52%) Symantec
9 2 (9.52%) Blackberry

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) Wireless
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) Internet
3 2 (9.52%) DHCP
3 2 (9.52%) DNS
4 1 (4.76%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Xcode
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 2 (9.52%) Games
2 2 (9.52%) Marketing
3 1 (4.76%) French Language
3 1 (4.76%) German Language
3 1 (4.76%) Spanish Language
3 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Support Technician
2 5 (23.81%) iOS Developer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Technician
2 5 (23.81%) Network Support
2 5 (23.81%) Support Technician
3 4 (19.05%) Support Analyst
3 4 (19.05%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Systems Support
5 1 (4.76%) iPad Developer
5 1 (4.76%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (4.76%) iOS SDK
1 1 (4.76%) MXML
1 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
1 1 (4.76%) Apache Flex
1 1 (4.76%) .NET
1 1 (4.76%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Mobile App
2 4 (19.05%) Management Information System
2 4 (19.05%) iPad
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (4.76%) iPhone
4 1 (4.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (57.14%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows 7
3 8 (38.10%) Android
3 8 (38.10%) Apple iOS
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (23.81%) iOS Development
2 2 (9.52%) MVC
2 2 (9.52%) Game Development
2 2 (9.52%) Memory Management
2 2 (9.52%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (4.76%) Android Development
3 1 (4.76%) OOP
3 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (4.76%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) Objective-C
2 1 (4.76%) ActionScript 3.0
2 1 (4.76%) C#
2 1 (4.76%) Java
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 3 (14.29%) MCITP
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (4.76%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) QA
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
1 2 (9.52%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.76%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (14.29%) VMware
3 2 (9.52%) Citrix
3 2 (9.52%) Juniper
3 2 (9.52%) Lotus
3 2 (9.52%) Symantec
3 2 (9.52%) HP
3 2 (9.52%) EMC
3 2 (9.52%) Google
3 2 (9.52%) Meru Networks
4 1 (4.76%) LANDesk
4 1 (4.76%) Business Objects
4 1 (4.76%) SAP
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle
4 1 (4.76%) Adobe