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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple
Rank 112 107 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -17
Contract jobs citing Apple 7 10 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.30% 0.42% 0.35%
As % of the Vendors category 0.64% 0.84% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £264 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.65% -20.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £212 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £421 £307 £406
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £261 £200
% change year-on-year
+24.40% +30.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 0
Average hourly rate £22.10 £15.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.30% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.00%
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
1101 1187 834
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 46.53% 50.42% 48.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 641 552 359
Average daily rate £350 £340 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 92 78
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.18 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £36.05 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.14 £17.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+6.70% -12.82%

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
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 29 June 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 June 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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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 -5 4 £419 +30.85% 8
Warwickshire -2 2 £250 - 2
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 4 (40.00%) Android
3 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 3 (30.00%) Google
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 3 (30.00%) CSS
3 3 (30.00%) Mobile Development
4 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (20.00%) Android Development
4 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 2 (20.00%) .NET
4 2 (20.00%) MySQL
4 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (20.00%) Marketing
4 2 (20.00%) Telerik
4 2 (20.00%) Ajax
4 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 2 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
4 2 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
5 1 (10.00%) System Testing
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Photoshop
1 1 (10.00%) MS Project
1 1 (10.00%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Magento
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) VoIP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) Ethernet
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
2 1 (10.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) MySQL
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (10.00%) JIRA
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (10.00%) Zephyr
General
1 2 (20.00%) Marketing
2 1 (10.00%) Electronics
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Web Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Test Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
3 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (10.00%) iOS Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Test Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
2 3 (30.00%) CSS
2 3 (30.00%) HTML5
3 2 (20.00%) Apache Cordova
3 2 (20.00%) .NET
3 2 (20.00%) Ajax
3 2 (20.00%) jQuery
4 1 (10.00%) Web Services
4 1 (10.00%) XML
4 1 (10.00%) XSLT
4 1 (10.00%) Cocoa
4 1 (10.00%) Android SDK
4 1 (10.00%) CSS3
4 1 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (10.00%) DHTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 4 (40.00%) Android
2 3 (30.00%) Apple iOS
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (10.00%) Windows
3 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Mobile Development
2 2 (20.00%) Web Application Development
2 2 (20.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 2 (20.00%) Android Development
2 2 (20.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (10.00%) SDLC
3 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Validation
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (10.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Use Case
3 1 (10.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (10.00%) Test Scripting
3 1 (10.00%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (30.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) SQL
3 1 (10.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) VB
3 1 (10.00%) Objective-C
3 1 (10.00%) Apple Swift
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
2 1 (10.00%) ISEB
2 1 (10.00%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Google
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Telerik