The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 28 June 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.

Apple
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 30 38 57
Rank change year-on-year +8 +19  
Contract jobs citing Apple 9 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 2.98% 1.40% 1.08%
As % of the Vendors category 8.57% 3.62% 2.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £125 £233 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.34% -38.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -23.07% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.25 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £19.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -27.84% +36.20%  

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 Cambridge.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 105 138 215
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 34.77% 38.76% 46.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 75 148
Median daily rate £300 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% -6.20%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £174 £245 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 17
Median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +2.43%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.66% +13.51%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Cambridge

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for Apple.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
3 10 (66.67%) Windows
4 8 (53.33%) VPN
4 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
5 7 (46.67%) Degree
5 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
6 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
7 5 (33.33%) Office Automation
7 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
7 5 (33.33%) SLA
8 4 (26.67%) Remedy
8 4 (26.67%) Office 365
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
8 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
9 3 (20.00%) SCCM
9 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
9 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
9 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Office 365
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) VPN
2 3 (20.00%) DHCP
2 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 3 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) WebEx
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Desktop Support
1 4 (26.67%) IT Engineer
1 4 (26.67%) Support Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Office 365 Architect
2 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
2 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Architect
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Desktop Analyst
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (40.00%) Smartphone
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science
3 2 (13.33%) Blackberry
3 2 (13.33%) BYOD
4 1 (6.67%) iPhone
4 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows 7
3 5 (33.33%) Apple iOS
4 3 (20.00%) Mac OS
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) Android
5 2 (13.33%) Mac OS X
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Phone
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Office Automation
2 3 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 3 (20.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 7 (46.67%) Degree
2 4 (26.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (13.33%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 3 (20.00%) SCCM
1 3 (20.00%) SCOrch
1 3 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Remedy
3 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix