The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 24 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
South East / Berkshire
Rank 82 119 127
Rank change year-on-year +37 +8  
Contract jobs citing Apple 19 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 1.03% 0.29% 0.21%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 0.54% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 6
Median daily rate £185 £200 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% -13.97%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £200 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £356 £225
% change year-on-year -14.38% +58.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £29.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  

Apple is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 939 1294 1403
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 50.70% 52.79% 48.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 662 695
Median daily rate £400 £398 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.62% -0.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £506
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 48 43
Median hourly rate £15.00 £18.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -2.70%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £13.39
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing Apple as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in Berkshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apple in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Berkshire

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Apple in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Berkshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +24 7 £180 -
Slough +8 1 £250 -
Apple
South East

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Apple.

1 17 (77.27%) Android
2 15 (68.18%) Xcode
2 15 (68.18%) Publishing
2 15 (68.18%) LTE
2 15 (68.18%) Android Studio
2 15 (68.18%) Service Design
3 12 (54.55%) Project Management
4 11 (50.00%) WCDMA
4 11 (50.00%) Java
4 11 (50.00%) GSM
4 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 11 (50.00%) Objective-C
4 11 (50.00%) QA
4 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
4 11 (50.00%) HSPA
4 11 (50.00%) Mentoring
4 11 (50.00%) Coaching
4 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (50.00%) Mobile Development
4 11 (50.00%) Apple Swift
5 10 (45.45%) Degree
5 10 (45.45%) Finance
6 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
6 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
7 4 (18.18%) Windows
7 4 (18.18%) Linux
7 4 (18.18%) VPN
7 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 3 (13.64%) MS Office
9 2 (9.09%) ITIL

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) MS Office
2 1 (4.55%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 15 (68.18%) LTE
2 11 (50.00%) GSM
2 11 (50.00%) HSPA
2 11 (50.00%) WCDMA
3 4 (18.18%) VPN
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) LAN
4 2 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) 3GPP
5 1 (4.55%) Extranet
5 1 (4.55%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 15 (68.18%) Android Studio
1 15 (68.18%) Xcode
2 2 (9.09%) JIRA
General
1 15 (68.18%) Publishing
2 10 (45.45%) Finance
3 7 (31.82%) Telecoms
4 1 (4.55%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (68.18%) Architect
2 5 (22.73%) Applications Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Java Applications Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Java Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Service Architect
3 2 (9.09%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.55%) C# Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Software Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Help Desk Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) IT Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) IT Support
4 1 (4.55%) Mac Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Mac Specialist
4 1 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) .NET
1 1 (4.55%) Ajax
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
1 1 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (4.55%) HTML
1 1 (4.55%) HTML5
1 1 (4.55%) jQuery
1 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (4.55%) WinForms
1 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 11 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (31.82%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Cyber Attack
4 1 (4.55%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 17 (77.27%) Android
2 4 (18.18%) Linux
2 4 (18.18%) Windows
3 2 (9.09%) Apple iOS
3 2 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (4.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (68.18%) Service Design
2 12 (54.55%) Project Management
3 11 (50.00%) Coaching
3 11 (50.00%) Mentoring
3 11 (50.00%) Mobile Development
3 11 (50.00%) Problem Management
3 11 (50.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (9.09%) Information Security
4 2 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 2 (9.09%) Vulnerability Management
5 1 (4.55%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (4.55%) Data Analytics
5 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (4.55%) MVC
5 1 (4.55%) Security Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 11 (50.00%) Apple Swift
1 11 (50.00%) Java
1 11 (50.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (4.55%) C#
Qualifications
1 10 (45.45%) Degree
2 2 (9.09%) A+ Certification
2 2 (9.09%) CISSP
2 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (9.09%) MCSA
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
2 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (9.09%) SANS
2 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) SSCP
3 1 (4.55%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (50.00%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Active Directory
1 1 (4.55%) XenApp
1 1 (4.55%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) Nessus
1 1 (4.55%) Nexpose
1 1 (4.55%) Nmap
1 1 (4.55%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) ArcSight
2 1 (4.55%) Citrix
2 1 (4.55%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) Intel
2 1 (4.55%) Intel Security
2 1 (4.55%) NetWitness
2 1 (4.55%) Qualys
2 1 (4.55%) Snow
2 1 (4.55%) Splunk