Period
to 22 January 2018

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 22 January 2018 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
22 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 77 100
Rank change year-on-year +10 +23 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 22 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.77% 1.02% 0.64%
As % of the Vendors category 4.10% 2.26% 1.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 11
Cheshire median daily rate £350 £465 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.73% +86.00% -
10th Percentile £238 £228 £213
90th Percentile £485 £538 £438
North West median daily rate £325 £450 £275
% change year-on-year -27.78% +63.64% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 4 0
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 -
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -10.34% +41.46%

Apple is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Cheshire.

All Vendors
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 536 576 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 43.23% 45.11% 38.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 379 477
Cheshire median daily rate £420 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -3.03% +6.45%
10th Percentile £231 £205 £250
90th Percentile £625 £550 £575
North West median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 35 36
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £17.00 £15.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.53% +9.03% -9.61%
10th Percentile £11.70 £11.25 £9.49
90th Percentile £30.65 £23.75 £37.50
North West median hourly rate £15.86 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -13.69% +5.00% +6.06%

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 22 January 2018.

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 22 January 2018. 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
Macclesfield +12 15 - - 1
Knutsford - 4 £350 -
Chester +7 1 £550 -
Apple
North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, 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 19 (86.36%) Windows
1 19 (86.36%) Windows 7
2 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
3 7 (31.82%) Time Management
4 6 (27.27%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) SOAP
5 4 (18.18%) Web Services
5 4 (18.18%) XML
5 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
5 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
5 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
5 4 (18.18%) Cocoa
5 4 (18.18%) Xcode
5 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 4 (18.18%) Subversion
5 4 (18.18%) JSON
5 4 (18.18%) Android
5 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
5 4 (18.18%) REST
5 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
5 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
5 4 (18.18%) Apple Swift
6 3 (13.64%) Office 365
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Banking
6 3 (13.64%) Finance
6 3 (13.64%) DHCP
6 3 (13.64%) DNS
6 3 (13.64%) Cisco

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:

Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) DHCP
1 3 (13.64%) DNS
Development Applications
1 4 (18.18%) Git (software)
1 4 (18.18%) Subversion
1 4 (18.18%) Xcode
General
1 3 (13.64%) Banking
1 3 (13.64%) Finance
2 2 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 12 (54.55%) Desktop Support
2 11 (50.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 11 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Developer
4 4 (18.18%) iOS Developer
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (13.64%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 3 (13.64%) Support Technician
6 2 (9.09%) IT Support
6 2 (9.09%) Objective-C Developer
6 2 (9.09%) UI Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Contracts Manager
7 1 (4.55%) Digital Project Manager
7 1 (4.55%) IMAC Support
7 1 (4.55%) IT Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (27.27%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) Cocoa
2 4 (18.18%) JSON
2 4 (18.18%) REST
2 4 (18.18%) SOAP
2 4 (18.18%) Web Services
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS
3 2 (9.09%) CSS3
3 2 (9.09%) HTML5
3 2 (9.09%) Node.js
3 2 (9.09%) React
3 2 (9.09%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (9.09%) User Experience
2 1 (4.55%) Digital Wallet
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
1 19 (86.36%) Windows 7
2 15 (68.18%) Windows 10
3 4 (18.18%) Android
3 4 (18.18%) Apple iOS
3 4 (18.18%) Mac OS X
3 4 (18.18%) Windows 8
4 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (31.82%) Time Management
2 4 (18.18%) iOS Development
3 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (9.09%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (9.09%) Unit Testing
5 1 (4.55%) Android Development
5 1 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (18.18%) Apple Swift
1 4 (18.18%) Objective-C
2 2 (9.09%) Java
2 2 (9.09%) JavaScript
System Software
1 4 (18.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (4.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Microsoft
2 3 (13.64%) Cisco
3 1 (4.55%) TSYS