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 5 February 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple
Rank 121 104 99
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -5
Contract jobs citing Apple 4 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.32% 0.38%
As % of the Vendors category 0.34% 0.67% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 2
Average daily rate £150 - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £280 £289
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Average hourly rate - £28.69 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.50 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-22.50% +21.21%
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
1194 1051 1014
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 47.16% 48.77% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 599 538 494
Average daily rate £400 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 101 60
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.21 £17.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.90% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.61 £11.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.90 £29.00 £116.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+32.35% +3.03%

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 5 February 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
Coventry - 3 £150 -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
2 4 (50.00%) VoIP
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Time Management
3 3 (37.50%) Office 365
3 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (37.50%) LAN
3 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) Windows
3 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (25.00%) Service Management
4 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL
4 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
4 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
5 1 (12.50%) Billing
5 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
5 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
5 1 (12.50%) Retail
5 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) iPhone

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Domino
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) Acrobat
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) VoIP
2 3 (37.50%) LAN
2 3 (37.50%) WAN
3 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
4 1 (12.50%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Xcode
General
1 1 (12.50%) Billing
1 1 (12.50%) Games
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Support Technician
2 3 (37.50%) Desktop Technician
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support Technician
2 3 (37.50%) IT Technician
2 3 (37.50%) Support Technician
3 1 (12.50%) 3D Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Deskside Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Deskside Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Games Developer
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Service Manager
3 1 (12.50%) Unity 3D Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 5 (62.50%) Blackberry
2 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (37.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (12.50%) Apple TV
4 1 (12.50%) iPad
4 1 (12.50%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Time Management
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
3 1 (12.50%) iOS Development
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) MCP
4 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Adobe
2 1 (12.50%) Citrix
2 1 (12.50%) Dell
2 1 (12.50%) Lotus
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec