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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 23 February 2017 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.

3 months to
23 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
England / West Midlands
Rank 109 122 104
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -18
Contract jobs citing Apple 10 4 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.15% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 0.93% 0.31% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 0
Median daily rate £370 £150 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+146.66% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £277 £281 £225
% change year-on-year
-1.68% +25.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 - £28.69
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 - £28.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.74 - £29.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.29 £16.00 £27.79
% change year-on-year
-23.21% -42.42%

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
1070 1270 1146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 44.51% 48.20% 51.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 613 652 577
Median daily rate £400 £405 £352
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% +15.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 33 103
Median hourly rate £16.99 £17.00 £22.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.05% -23.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £10.81 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £23.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing Apple as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017.

Apple Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 23 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 4 £550 - 3
Warwickshire - 4 £113 - 1
Staffordshire - 2 £370 - 2
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 February 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Apple.

1 9 (60.00%) Google
2 6 (40.00%) Android
3 5 (33.33%) RESTful
3 5 (33.33%) Smartphone
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) User Experience
4 3 (20.00%) Internet
4 3 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (20.00%) PHP
4 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 3 (20.00%) Scrum
4 3 (20.00%) Cocoa
4 3 (20.00%) Xcode
4 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
4 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
4 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile Development
4 3 (20.00%) Apple Swift
4 3 (20.00%) BDD
4 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
4 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
5 2 (13.33%) Internet of Things
5 2 (13.33%) Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) Laravel
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
5 2 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) ColdFusion
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) VoIP
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) MySQL
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Xcode
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Developer
2 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
3 3 (20.00%) iOS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
4 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (13.33%) Architect
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Desktop Technician
4 2 (13.33%) IoT Architect
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support
4 2 (13.33%) IT Support Technician
4 2 (13.33%) IT Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Lead Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Lead iOS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Senior PHP Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (33.33%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) Cocoa
3 2 (13.33%) CodeIgniter
3 2 (13.33%) CSS
3 2 (13.33%) HTML
3 2 (13.33%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Smartphone
1 5 (33.33%) User Experience
2 2 (13.33%) Internet of Things
3 1 (6.67%) Digital Media
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (40.00%) Android
2 3 (20.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (20.00%) Windows
3 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) TDD
2 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (20.00%) BDD
2 3 (20.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (20.00%) Mobile Development
2 3 (20.00%) Scrum
2 3 (20.00%) Unit Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Analytics
3 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (13.33%) MVC
3 2 (13.33%) OO
3 2 (13.33%) OOD
3 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
3 2 (13.33%) Test Automation
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Pair Programming
4 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Apple Swift
1 3 (20.00%) Java
1 3 (20.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (20.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (20.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (6.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Google
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) VMware