Period
to 25 July 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 6 months to 25 July 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
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 81 105 101
Rank change year-on-year +24 -4 +1
Contract jobs citing Apple 10 12 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.81% 0.64% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.87% 1.37% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 5
Cheshire median daily rate £450 £344 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.91% +14.58% +100.00%
10th Percentile £267 £214 £155
90th Percentile £515 £413 £400
North West median daily rate £425 £343 £225
% change year-on-year +24.09% +52.22% -17.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 2
Cheshire median hourly rate £15.25 £13.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.31% -17.56% -
North West median hourly rate £14.00 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +7.69% - -8.77%

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 Cheshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 536 874 802
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 43.37% 46.66% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 556 432
Cheshire median daily rate £388 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +4.29% +16.43%
10th Percentile £233 £283 £273
90th Percentile £525 £554 £650
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 26 49
Cheshire median hourly rate £14.75 £16.92 £16.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.83% +0.48% +2.84%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £44.00 £29.38 £40.50
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% -2.78%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing Apple as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in Cheshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Cheshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in Cheshire over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in Cheshire

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Cheshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 25 July 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +39 2 £276 - 2
Northwich - 2 - -
Chester - 2 £550 -
Knutsford +11 1 £388 +34.78% 1
Apple
North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for Apple.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (60.00%) Finance
3 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 4 (40.00%) Cocoa
3 4 (40.00%) Xcode
3 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
3 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
3 4 (40.00%) SOAP
3 4 (40.00%) Web Services
3 4 (40.00%) XML
3 4 (40.00%) HTML
3 4 (40.00%) REST
3 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (40.00%) Subversion
3 4 (40.00%) JSON
3 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 4 (40.00%) iOS Development
3 4 (40.00%) Mobile Development
3 4 (40.00%) Apple Swift
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
4 3 (30.00%) Android
4 3 (30.00%) DNS
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 2 (20.00%) DHCP
5 2 (20.00%) ITIL

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (10.00%) Confluence
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) Internet
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (40.00%) Subversion
1 4 (40.00%) Xcode
2 1 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 6 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Developer
1 4 (40.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Digital Project Manager
2 2 (20.00%) Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Business Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Contracts Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Digital Project Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (40.00%) Cocoa
1 4 (40.00%) HTML
1 4 (40.00%) JSON
1 4 (40.00%) REST
1 4 (40.00%) SOAP
1 4 (40.00%) Web Services
1 4 (40.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) BYOD
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (10.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 4 (40.00%) Mac OS X
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (30.00%) Android
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) iOS Development
1 4 (40.00%) Mobile Development
1 4 (40.00%) Scrum
2 3 (30.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (20.00%) Android Development
3 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 2 (20.00%) ITIL
4 1 (10.00%) Business Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) Change Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (10.00%) DSDM
4 1 (10.00%) Line Management
4 1 (10.00%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (10.00%) Project Management
4 1 (10.00%) SFIA
4 1 (10.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (10.00%) TDD
4 1 (10.00%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) Apple Swift
1 4 (40.00%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) AirWatch
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) TSYS
3 1 (10.00%) Google
3 1 (10.00%) Samsung