Period
to 23 November 2017

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 23 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 346 401 434
Rank change year-on-year +55 +33 +35
Contract jobs citing Apple 667 571 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.58% 0.50%
As % of the Vendors category 1.64% 1.29% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 376 326
England median daily rate £251 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -33.20% +15.38% +12.07%
10th Percentile £116 £130 £135
90th Percentile £538 £556 £518
UK median daily rate £251 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -28.43% +7.69% +12.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 57 65
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.43 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.24% -2.19% +5.13%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.20 £9.98
90th Percentile £27.60 £28.75 £23.25
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £16.21 £16.00
% change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +6.67%

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 40600 44229 44976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.80% 45.23% 43.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 25466 27310 27018
England median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £244 £245 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1360 1561 1937
England median hourly rate £17.38 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.21% -2.86% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in England

Apple
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the England region over the 6 months to 23 November 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
London +29 403 £275 -29.94% 45
North of England +72 100 £325 -23.53% 30
South East +18 79 £213 +6.25% 13
North West +26 75 £350 -22.22% 17
East of England -19 32 £175 -37.50% 13
Midlands +36 30 £231 -40.32% 11
Yorkshire +35 23 £225 -45.45% 9
South West -27 23 £165 -13.16% 8
West Midlands +38 19 £150 -60.00% 9
East Midlands -2 10 £263 -32.26% 2
North East +55 2 £190 -38.71% 4
Apple
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 England region with a requirement for Apple.

1 410 (61.47%) Windows
2 248 (37.18%) Apple iOS
3 230 (34.48%) Active Directory
4 168 (25.19%) Microsoft
5 165 (24.74%) Android
6 164 (24.59%) Windows 7
7 142 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
8 136 (20.39%) Windows 10
9 135 (20.24%) iOS Development
10 130 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
11 120 (17.99%) Office 365
11 120 (17.99%) Apple Swift
12 119 (17.84%) Objective-C
13 97 (14.54%) Windows Server
14 95 (14.24%) ITIL
15 93 (13.94%) Finance
16 83 (12.44%) Scrum
17 80 (11.99%) Xcode
18 79 (11.84%) TDD
19 77 (11.54%) TCP/IP
20 73 (10.94%) Google
20 73 (10.94%) User Experience
20 73 (10.94%) RESTful
21 71 (10.64%) Citrix
22 68 (10.19%) iPhone
23 67 (10.04%) SCCM
24 64 (9.60%) Mobile Development
24 64 (9.60%) Windows 8
24 64 (9.60%) Mobile App
25 62 (9.30%) DNS

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 40 (6.00%) CMS
2 27 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 17 (2.55%) SharePoint
4 15 (2.25%) IBM Notes
5 14 (2.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (1.95%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (1.50%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (1.50%) IIS
9 6 (0.90%) Confluence
9 6 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
10 5 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.60%) Drupal
11 4 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.30%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.30%) Liferay
13 2 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 130 (19.49%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (2.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 14 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.05%) InVision
5 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.45%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.30%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.30%) Simulink
7 2 (0.30%) UXPin
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.15%) InDesign
8 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.15%) Pixate
8 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.15%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Eikon
3 2 (0.30%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 120 (17.99%) Office 365
2 31 (4.65%) GitHub
3 22 (3.30%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (3.00%) G Suite
5 17 (2.55%) Google Play
6 9 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.90%) SaaS
8 5 (0.75%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.75%) Firebase
8 5 (0.75%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.60%) IaaS
9 4 (0.60%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.45%) iTunes
11 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.30%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.30%) PaaS
12 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.54%) TCP/IP
2 62 (9.30%) DNS
2 62 (9.30%) LAN
3 45 (6.75%) DHCP
4 44 (6.60%) Firewall
4 44 (6.60%) WAN
5 40 (6.00%) VPN
6 38 (5.70%) Wireless
7 35 (5.25%) Internet
8 31 (4.65%) VoIP
9 16 (2.40%) Ethernet
10 14 (2.10%) Bluetooth
11 13 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (1.80%) VLAN
13 11 (1.65%) Skype
13 11 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.50%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (1.50%) LTE
15 9 (1.35%) SAN
15 9 (1.35%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.85%) NoSQL
2 18 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (2.10%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.95%) MySQL
5 12 (1.80%) Redis
6 10 (1.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (1.50%) Neo4j
6 10 (1.50%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.60%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.30%) Big Data
9 2 (0.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.30%) HBase
9 2 (0.30%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.30%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 80 (11.99%) Xcode
2 28 (4.20%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.45%) JIRA
4 17 (2.55%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.10%) Visual Studio
6 13 (1.95%) Android Studio
7 12 (1.80%) Cucumber
8 11 (1.65%) Crashlytics
9 10 (1.50%) Subversion
10 7 (1.05%) Appium
11 6 (0.90%) Bitbucket
11 6 (0.90%) Gradle
11 6 (0.90%) Maven
11 6 (0.90%) Selenium
12 5 (0.75%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.75%) JUnit
12 5 (0.75%) SonarQube
12 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
13 4 (0.60%) CocoaPods
13 4 (0.60%) Mercurial
General
1 93 (13.94%) Finance
2 52 (7.80%) Publishing
3 45 (6.75%) Banking
4 40 (6.00%) Retail
5 17 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.10%) Advertising
7 8 (1.20%) Back Office
7 8 (1.20%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 7 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.05%) Marketing
9 6 (0.90%) Front Office
10 5 (0.75%) French Language
11 4 (0.60%) Legal
12 3 (0.45%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Games
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 181 (27.14%) Developer
2 131 (19.64%) Support Engineer
3 126 (18.89%) iOS Developer
4 122 (18.29%) Desktop Support
5 100 (14.99%) Analyst
6 83 (12.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 80 (11.99%) Desktop Engineer
8 73 (10.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 51 (7.65%) Support Analyst
10 49 (7.35%) Mac Engineer
11 45 (6.75%) IT Support
12 43 (6.45%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 38 (5.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 35 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 35 (5.25%) Service Analyst
15 34 (5.10%) Service Desk Analyst
16 32 (4.80%) Architect
17 29 (4.35%) Service Desk Engineer
17 29 (4.35%) Windows Engineer
18 25 (3.75%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (10.94%) RESTful
2 51 (7.65%) Cocoa
3 34 (5.10%) REST
4 33 (4.95%) iOS SDK
5 30 (4.50%) HTML
6 28 (4.20%) Web Services
7 27 (4.05%) Core Data
8 26 (3.90%) JSON
9 24 (3.60%) Core Animation
10 23 (3.45%) React Native
11 22 (3.30%) React
12 21 (3.15%) CSS
13 18 (2.70%) XML
14 16 (2.40%) .NET
15 15 (2.25%) Redux
15 15 (2.25%) Spring
16 14 (2.10%) Android SDK
16 14 (2.10%) Elastic Stack
17 13 (1.95%) AngularJS
17 13 (1.95%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 73 (10.94%) User Experience
2 68 (10.19%) iPhone
3 64 (9.60%) Mobile App
4 61 (9.15%) iPad
5 53 (7.95%) Blackberry
6 33 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
7 28 (4.20%) Smartphone
8 27 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (3.15%) Computer Science
10 17 (2.55%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.40%) Fintech
12 15 (2.25%) Data Centre
13 13 (1.95%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.80%) Animation
15 11 (1.65%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
17 8 (1.20%) BYOD
18 7 (1.05%) PKI
19 6 (0.90%) Data Structures
20 5 (0.75%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 410 (61.47%) Windows
2 248 (37.18%) Apple iOS
3 165 (24.74%) Android
4 164 (24.59%) Windows 7
5 136 (20.39%) Windows 10
6 97 (14.54%) Windows Server
7 64 (9.60%) Windows 8
8 56 (8.40%) Mac OS X
9 52 (7.80%) Linux
10 44 (6.60%) Mac OS
11 43 (6.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 40 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 34 (5.10%) Windows XP
14 25 (3.75%) Unix
15 13 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (1.80%) Windows Phone
17 9 (1.35%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.45%) Solaris
20 2 (0.30%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 142 (21.29%) Agile Software Development
2 135 (20.24%) iOS Development
3 95 (14.24%) ITIL
4 83 (12.44%) Scrum
5 79 (11.84%) TDD
6 64 (9.60%) Mobile Development
7 59 (8.85%) OO
8 53 (7.95%) OOD
9 41 (6.15%) BDD
9 41 (6.15%) Unit Testing
10 39 (5.85%) Time Management
11 38 (5.70%) Content Management
12 37 (5.55%) Software Engineering
13 35 (5.25%) Mobile Device Management
14 33 (4.95%) Acceptance Criteria
15 32 (4.80%) ITIL V3
16 30 (4.50%) E-Commerce
17 29 (4.35%) ITSM
17 29 (4.35%) Migration
18 28 (4.20%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 120 (17.99%) Apple Swift
2 119 (17.84%) Objective-C
3 62 (9.30%) Java
4 47 (7.05%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.60%) SQL
6 18 (2.70%) C#
7 15 (2.25%) ES6
8 12 (1.80%) GraphQL
8 12 (1.80%) Python
9 8 (1.20%) C++
10 5 (0.75%) C
11 4 (0.60%) Go
12 3 (0.45%) PHP
12 3 (0.45%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.30%) Perl
13 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.15%) F#
14 1 (0.15%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 52 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.45%) Degree
3 39 (5.85%) Security Cleared
4 37 (5.55%) MCSA
5 36 (5.40%) MCSE
6 28 (4.20%) DBS Check
7 26 (3.90%) SC Cleared
8 24 (3.60%) MCP
9 20 (3.00%) Computer Science Degree
10 18 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
11 17 (2.55%) MCDST
12 16 (2.40%) ACHDS
12 16 (2.40%) Master's Degree
12 16 (2.40%) MCSM
13 15 (2.25%) ACDT
13 15 (2.25%) ACTC
14 14 (2.10%) A+ Certification
14 14 (2.10%) CISSP
15 12 (1.80%) CTC Cleared
15 12 (1.80%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (5.10%) SLA
2 11 (1.65%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 230 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 36 (5.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.55%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (1.95%) XenApp
5 11 (1.65%) Docker
6 10 (1.50%) Hyper-V
7 7 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
7 7 (1.05%) vSphere
7 7 (1.05%) XenDesktop
8 6 (0.90%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (0.75%) BitLocker
10 4 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.45%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) Samba
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (10.04%) SCCM
2 20 (3.00%) ServiceCenter
3 11 (1.65%) AirWatch
4 10 (1.50%) QRadar
5 8 (1.20%) Nessus
5 8 (1.20%) Nexpose
5 8 (1.20%) Nmap
6 7 (1.05%) DameWare
7 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (0.60%) WSUS
10 3 (0.45%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.45%) SCOM
10 3 (0.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (0.30%) Kibana
11 2 (0.30%) logstash
11 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.30%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 168 (25.19%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.94%) Google
3 71 (10.64%) Citrix
4 60 (9.00%) VMware
5 42 (6.30%) Cisco
6 26 (3.90%) Oracle
7 23 (3.45%) HP
8 22 (3.30%) Remedy
8 22 (3.30%) ServiceNow
9 20 (3.00%) BMC
9 20 (3.00%) CA
9 20 (3.00%) Dell
9 20 (3.00%) Peregrine
10 15 (2.25%) Lotus
11 14 (2.10%) Splunk
12 13 (1.95%) Adobe
12 13 (1.95%) McAfee
13 11 (1.65%) Avaya
13 11 (1.65%) LANDesk
14 10 (1.50%) IBM