The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London 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 April 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
London / City of London
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 137 148 158
Rank change year-on-year +11 +10  
Contract jobs citing Apple 29 14 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.89% 0.40% 0.83%
As % of the Vendors category 2.32% 1.02% 1.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 11 28
Median daily rate £340 £488 £170
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.25% +186.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £135 £134
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £260
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £375 £250
% change year-on-year -13.33% +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 5
Median hourly rate £30.00 £72.50 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -58.62% +305.82%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +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 the City of London.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1249 1376 2266
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 38.34% 39.69% 41.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 901 1059 1654
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £295 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £598
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 48
Median hourly rate £22.34 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.55% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £19.00 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £30.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +8.33%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London 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 the City of London

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the City of London

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the City of London over the 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the City of London

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 City of London region with a requirement for Apple.

1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Apple iOS
3 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
5 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
6 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
7 15 (29.41%) Apple Swift
8 14 (27.45%) Mobile App
8 14 (27.45%) Finance
9 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (21.57%) Banking
10 11 (21.57%) Android
11 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
11 10 (19.61%) Objective-C
11 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
12 9 (17.65%) QA
13 8 (15.69%) Scrum
13 8 (15.69%) Xcode
13 8 (15.69%) Java
13 8 (15.69%) REST
13 8 (15.69%) iPad
13 8 (15.69%) iOS Development
13 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (15.69%) HockeyApp
14 7 (13.73%) Cross-Platform Development
14 7 (13.73%) Apache Cordova
14 7 (13.73%) PhoneGap
14 7 (13.73%) JIRA
14 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
14 7 (13.73%) Google

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 6 (11.76%) Confluence
1 6 (11.76%) SharePoint
2 4 (7.84%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.92%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.96%) Tomcat
Applications
1 17 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.88%) Google Play
1 3 (5.88%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (7.84%) DNS
2 4 (7.84%) VPN
3 3 (5.88%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) LAN
3 3 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 2 (3.92%) Ethernet
4 2 (3.92%) PBX
4 2 (3.92%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) Skype
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
4 2 (3.92%) Wireless
5 1 (1.96%) ADSL
5 1 (1.96%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.96%) Internet
5 1 (1.96%) LDAP
5 1 (1.96%) MPLS
5 1 (1.96%) SMTP
5 1 (1.96%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.80%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.96%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Xcode
2 7 (13.73%) JIRA
3 6 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 5 (9.80%) Capybara
4 5 (9.80%) Git (software)
4 5 (9.80%) JUnit
4 5 (9.80%) Selenium
5 3 (5.88%) Android Studio
6 2 (3.92%) Fiddler
7 1 (1.96%) MSI
General
1 14 (27.45%) Finance
2 11 (21.57%) Banking
3 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Games
4 1 (1.96%) Legal
4 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Desktop Support
2 12 (23.53%) Support Engineer
3 10 (19.61%) Desktop Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) iOS Developer
5 7 (13.73%) QA Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Windows Support Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 6 (11.76%) Mobile Developer
7 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (7.84%) Android Developer
7 4 (7.84%) Mac Engineer
8 3 (5.88%) Citrix Support
8 3 (5.88%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 3 (5.88%) IT Support
8 3 (5.88%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (5.88%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (15.69%) REST
2 7 (13.73%) Apache Cordova
2 7 (13.73%) PhoneGap
3 6 (11.76%) JSON
4 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
4 5 (9.80%) Backbone.js
4 5 (9.80%) Core Data
4 5 (9.80%) Dojo
4 5 (9.80%) Ember.js
4 5 (9.80%) jQuery
4 5 (9.80%) Node.js
4 5 (9.80%) React
4 5 (9.80%) React Native
4 5 (9.80%) SOAP
5 3 (5.88%) Android SDK
5 3 (5.88%) UIKit
6 2 (3.92%) CSS
6 2 (3.92%) CSS3
6 2 (3.92%) HTML
6 2 (3.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 14 (27.45%) Mobile App
2 10 (19.61%) Blackberry
3 8 (15.69%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (15.69%) iPad
4 6 (11.76%) User Experience
5 3 (5.88%) Smartphone
5 3 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
6 2 (3.92%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (3.92%) iPhone
6 2 (3.92%) Social Media
7 1 (1.96%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.96%) Contactless
7 1 (1.96%) Fintech
7 1 (1.96%) Mobile Payment
7 1 (1.96%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.96%) Smartcard
7 1 (1.96%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 27 (52.94%) Windows
2 24 (47.06%) Apple iOS
3 21 (41.18%) Windows 7
4 11 (21.57%) Android
5 6 (11.76%) Linux
5 6 (11.76%) Mac OS
5 6 (11.76%) Windows 8
5 6 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 10
6 5 (9.80%) Windows Server
7 4 (7.84%) Mac OS X
8 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.92%) Unix
9 2 (3.92%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.96%) CentOS
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (25.49%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (19.61%) Test Automation
3 8 (15.69%) iOS Development
3 8 (15.69%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Cross-Platform Development
5 6 (11.76%) BDD
5 6 (11.76%) Coaching
5 6 (11.76%) ITIL
5 6 (11.76%) Kanban
5 6 (11.76%) Mobile Development
5 6 (11.76%) TDD
6 5 (9.80%) Android Development
6 5 (9.80%) ATDD
6 5 (9.80%) Front End Development
6 5 (9.80%) Mobile First
6 5 (9.80%) Prototyping
6 5 (9.80%) Software Delivery
6 5 (9.80%) Web Development
7 4 (7.84%) Configuration Management
7 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (29.41%) Apple Swift
2 10 (19.61%) Objective-C
3 8 (15.69%) Java
4 3 (5.88%) C
4 3 (5.88%) PowerShell
5 2 (3.92%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.96%) ActionScript
6 1 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (1.96%) C++
6 1 (1.96%) Perl
6 1 (1.96%) Python
6 1 (1.96%) Ruby
6 1 (1.96%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
1 3 (5.88%) MCP
1 3 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.96%) CCA
2 1 (1.96%) MCSA
2 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (17.65%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (31.37%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.96%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (1.96%) Terminal Services
3 1 (1.96%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.96%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) HockeyApp
2 6 (11.76%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Cobbler
3 2 (3.92%) Jamf Pro
3 2 (3.92%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (3.92%) Puppet
4 1 (1.96%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco CME
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (1.96%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 20 (39.22%) Microsoft
2 7 (13.73%) Google
3 5 (9.80%) Citrix
3 5 (9.80%) Telerik
3 5 (9.80%) Xamarin
4 4 (7.84%) Avaya
4 4 (7.84%) HP
4 4 (7.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (5.88%) Cisco
5 3 (5.88%) VMware
6 2 (3.92%) Adobe
6 2 (3.92%) Bloomberg
6 2 (3.92%) Dell
6 2 (3.92%) MobileIron
6 2 (3.92%) NetApp
6 2 (3.92%) Reuters
6 2 (3.92%) Symantec
7 1 (1.96%) Facebook
7 1 (1.96%) Xerox
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