The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
South East / Buckinghamshire
Rank 77 76 73
Rank change year-on-year -1 -3  
Contract jobs citing Apple 10 1 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.99% 0.096% 1.10%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 0.23% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 3
Median daily rate £250 £120 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +108.33% -65.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £303 £363 £225
% change year-on-year -16.55% +61.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Buckinghamshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Buckinghamshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 448 438 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 44.44% 41.99% 45.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 235 237 235
Median daily rate £420 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.17% +21.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £290 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 17
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.17 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.96% +11.51%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.61 £10.07 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £60.00 £40.00
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 Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Buckinghamshire

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Buckinghamshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Milton Keynes +2 5 £165 +37.50% 1
Aylesbury - 4 - -
Beaconsfield - 1 £250 -
Gerrards Cross - 1 £250 -
Apple
South East

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 26 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for Apple.

1 7 (46.67%) Windows
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
1 7 (46.67%) iOS SDK
1 7 (46.67%) iOS Development
2 6 (40.00%) Android
2 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (40.00%) Apple Swift
2 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 6 (40.00%) MS Office
2 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
3 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
4 4 (26.67%) Office 365
4 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
4 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) RSA SecurID
4 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) Toshiba
4 4 (26.67%) Wireless
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Dell
4 4 (26.67%) SLA
4 4 (26.67%) Java
4 4 (26.67%) DNA

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) Wireless
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) Extranet
4 1 (6.67%) Intranet
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (26.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) git-flow
General
1 3 (20.00%) Banking
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Spanish Language
3 1 (6.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Developer
2 7 (46.67%) iOS Developer
3 6 (40.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (40.00%) Support Engineer
4 5 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 5 (33.33%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 5 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
5 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Support
5 4 (26.67%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) IT Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) IT Support
5 4 (26.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (26.67%) Service Desk Support
6 3 (20.00%) Java Developer
7 1 (6.67%) C# Developer
7 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) iOS SDK
2 3 (20.00%) JSON
2 3 (20.00%) RESTful
2 3 (20.00%) XML
3 2 (13.33%) SOAP
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
4 1 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (6.67%) Ajax
4 1 (6.67%) Android SDK
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (6.67%) HTML
4 1 (6.67%) HTML5
4 1 (6.67%) jQuery
4 1 (6.67%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (6.67%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 5 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 4 (26.67%) RSA SecurID
4 3 (20.00%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (13.33%) CMDB
5 2 (13.33%) Handset
6 1 (6.67%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Apple iOS
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Android
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (46.67%) iOS Development
2 6 (40.00%) Incident Management
3 5 (33.33%) Scrum
3 5 (33.33%) TDD
4 4 (26.67%) Business Analysis
4 4 (26.67%) Coaching
4 4 (26.67%) DNA
5 3 (20.00%) OO
6 2 (13.33%) Agile Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Android Development
6 2 (13.33%) Business Continuity
6 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Mobile Development
6 2 (13.33%) MVVM
6 2 (13.33%) SDLC
6 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
7 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (40.00%) Apple Swift
2 4 (26.67%) Java
3 2 (13.33%) Objective-C
4 1 (6.67%) C#
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) MCP
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Dell
2 4 (26.67%) HP
2 4 (26.67%) Toshiba
3 2 (13.33%) Citrix
3 2 (13.33%) Wyse