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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 106 99 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +5
Contract jobs citing Apple 9 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.39% 0.47% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.79% 0.98% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate
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£225 £208 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.43% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
-8.06% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £27.79 £11.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+152.63% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-4.91% -8.95%
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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
1135 1023 1001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 48.88% 47.87% 49.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 594 502 437
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £470 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 79 100
Average hourly rate £15.85 £17.48 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.29% -22.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.35 £10.32 £12.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.69 £30.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -10.52%

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 17 December 2014.

Apple Hourly Rate Histogram 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 17 December 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
Warwickshire -4 6 - -
Birmingham -2 2 - - 2
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Herefordshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 6 (33.33%) Android
3 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
3 5 (27.78%) iOS Development
3 5 (27.78%) .NET
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
3 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
4 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
4 4 (22.22%) Internet
4 4 (22.22%) Wireless
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
4 4 (22.22%) Google
4 4 (22.22%) Degree
5 3 (16.67%) Marketing
5 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (16.67%) Android Development
5 3 (16.67%) MVC
5 3 (16.67%) Games
5 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
5 3 (16.67%) Citrix
5 3 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (16.67%) HTML
5 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 3 (16.67%) SQL
5 3 (16.67%) HP
6 2 (11.11%) DNS
6 2 (11.11%) EMC
6 2 (11.11%) J2ME
6 2 (11.11%) OOP

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 2 (11.11%) MS Exchange
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 1 (5.56%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (5.56%) S-PLUS
2 1 (5.56%) Acrobat
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Internet
1 4 (22.22%) Wireless
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQLite
3 1 (5.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.56%) Dreamweaver
General
1 3 (16.67%) Marketing
1 3 (16.67%) Games
2 1 (5.56%) Electronics
2 1 (5.56%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Developer
2 4 (22.22%) iOS Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support
3 2 (11.11%) Support Technician
3 2 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Systems Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 1 (5.56%) Designer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (5.56%) C# Application Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Mobility Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) .NET
2 3 (16.67%) CSS
2 3 (16.67%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) J2ME
3 2 (11.11%) XML
3 2 (11.11%) XSLT
3 2 (11.11%) DHTML
3 2 (11.11%) J2EE
3 2 (11.11%) Ajax
3 2 (11.11%) BREW
3 2 (11.11%) jQuery
4 1 (5.56%) HTML5
4 1 (5.56%) WCF
4 1 (5.56%) WPF
4 1 (5.56%) iOS SDK
4 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
4 1 (5.56%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (5.56%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Payment
3 2 (11.11%) Graphic Design
4 1 (5.56%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Social Media
4 1 (5.56%) iPad
4 1 (5.56%) Photography
4 1 (5.56%) Mathematics
4 1 (5.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Apple iOS
2 6 (33.33%) Android
3 5 (27.78%) Windows
4 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (27.78%) iOS Development
2 3 (16.67%) Android Development
2 3 (16.67%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) OOP
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (11.11%) Game Development
3 2 (11.11%) Memory Management
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.56%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.56%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 3 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 3 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) VC++
2 2 (11.11%) T-SQL
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
3 1 (5.56%) C#
3 1 (5.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.11%) MCITP
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) Hyper-V
1 2 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 4 (22.22%) Google
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
3 3 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 2 (11.11%) Juniper
4 2 (11.11%) Symantec
4 2 (11.11%) VMware
4 2 (11.11%) Meru Networks
4 2 (11.11%) Syclo
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
5 1 (5.56%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.56%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) Adobe
5 1 (5.56%) Dell