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 3 months to 23 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
UK / England
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 330 368 392
Rank change year-on-year +38 +24  
Contract jobs citing Apple 275 272 252
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.46% 1.24% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 186 139
Median daily rate £310 £375 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.33% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £100 £140 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £550 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £329 £313
% change year-on-year -24.01% +5.28%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 21 33
Median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.68% +18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.62 £11.50 £9.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.70 £21.00 £33.74
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £19.75 £15.00
% change year-on-year -27.84% +31.66%  

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 England.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 18890 22000 22906
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 43.94% 44.52% 44.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 11569 13814 13687
Median daily rate £428 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £361
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.89%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 630 730 1047
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £11.00 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.33 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year -14.63% +10.81%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -1 157 £300 -20.00% 46
South East +10 33 £300 -20.00% 23
East of England +4 24 £164 -34.36% 5
North West +34 22 £388 +3.33% 14
South West 0 15 £338 +37.33% 5
Yorkshire +22 13 £331 -19.69% 8
West Midlands +15 7 £115 -77.00% 10
East Midlands - 3 - - 7
North East +61 1 £500 +61.29% 2
Apple
UK

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

1 298 (56.44%) Windows
2 179 (33.90%) Apple iOS
3 170 (32.20%) Microsoft
4 159 (30.11%) Active Directory
5 146 (27.65%) Android
6 125 (23.67%) Windows 7
7 117 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
8 104 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
9 91 (17.23%) Finance
10 90 (17.05%) Apple Swift
11 79 (14.96%) Mobile App
12 77 (14.58%) Objective-C
13 74 (14.02%) Google
14 71 (13.45%) ITIL
14 71 (13.45%) Office 365
15 70 (13.26%) iOS Development
16 67 (12.69%) VPN
17 62 (11.74%) Windows 10
18 61 (11.55%) SCCM
19 56 (10.61%) User Experience
19 56 (10.61%) Mobile Development
20 53 (10.04%) Xcode
21 51 (9.66%) Mac OS X
22 49 (9.28%) Windows Server
23 48 (9.09%) Test Automation
23 48 (9.09%) Citrix
24 47 (8.90%) TCP/IP
24 47 (8.90%) VMware
25 45 (8.52%) Git (software)
25 45 (8.52%) HTML

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 24 (4.55%) SharePoint
2 22 (4.17%) IIS
3 20 (3.79%) CMS
3 20 (3.79%) MS Exchange
4 17 (3.22%) Skype for Business
5 16 (3.03%) Confluence
5 16 (3.03%) Sitecore CMS
6 14 (2.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 8 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (1.52%) IBM Notes
8 6 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.95%) Apache
10 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.57%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.38%) Liferay
12 2 (0.38%) Mongrel
12 2 (0.38%) nginx
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 117 (22.16%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.14%) InVision
5 5 (0.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.95%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.76%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.76%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.76%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.57%) InDesign
7 3 (0.57%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.57%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.38%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.19%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 12 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.38%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.38%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.19%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 71 (13.45%) Office 365
2 22 (4.17%) G Suite
3 11 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.14%) Google Drive
5 5 (0.95%) Google Play
6 4 (0.76%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.57%) GitHub
7 3 (0.57%) SaaS
8 2 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.38%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.38%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.38%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (0.38%) iTunes
9 1 (0.19%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.19%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.19%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.19%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.69%) VPN
2 47 (8.90%) TCP/IP
3 43 (8.14%) DNS
4 39 (7.39%) LAN
4 39 (7.39%) WAN
5 38 (7.20%) DHCP
6 37 (7.01%) Firewall
7 35 (6.63%) Wireless
8 33 (6.25%) VoIP
9 28 (5.30%) Internet
10 15 (2.84%) LTE
10 15 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
11 12 (2.27%) Skype
12 11 (2.08%) GSM
12 11 (2.08%) HSPA
12 11 (2.08%) WCDMA
13 10 (1.89%) SSL
14 8 (1.52%) Remote Desktop
15 7 (1.33%) HTTP
15 7 (1.33%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.84%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.08%) MySQL
3 10 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 9 (1.70%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.70%) Redis
5 7 (1.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.14%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.57%) Big Data
8 3 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.57%) HBase
8 3 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.38%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.38%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.38%) SQLite
10 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.19%) MS Access
10 1 (0.19%) OLTP
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 53 (10.04%) Xcode
2 45 (8.52%) Git (software)
3 27 (5.11%) JIRA
4 20 (3.79%) Android Studio
5 16 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 16 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 15 (2.84%) Subversion
7 12 (2.27%) git-flow
8 10 (1.89%) Jenkins
9 9 (1.70%) Selenium
10 7 (1.33%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.33%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.33%) Cucumber
10 7 (1.33%) JUnit
11 5 (0.95%) Capybara
11 5 (0.95%) Travis CI
11 5 (0.95%) webpack
12 4 (0.76%) CocoaPods
12 4 (0.76%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.57%) Fiddler
General
1 91 (17.23%) Finance
2 39 (7.39%) Banking
3 19 (3.60%) Retail
4 18 (3.41%) Publishing
5 12 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.52%) Marketing
7 7 (1.33%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.14%) Front Office
9 5 (0.95%) Law
9 5 (0.95%) Legal
9 5 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.76%) Advertising
10 4 (0.76%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Back Office
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.19%) Billing
12 1 (0.19%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.19%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 123 (23.30%) Developer
2 82 (15.53%) Support Engineer
3 72 (13.64%) Analyst
4 66 (12.50%) iOS Developer
5 59 (11.17%) Desktop Support
6 51 (9.66%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (8.90%) IT Support
8 33 (6.25%) IT Engineer
9 32 (6.06%) Architect
10 30 (5.68%) Mac Engineer
10 30 (5.68%) Support Analyst
11 29 (5.49%) Desktop Engineer
12 28 (5.30%) 1st Line Support
12 28 (5.30%) IT Support Engineer
13 27 (5.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 26 (4.92%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 26 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 25 (4.73%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 25 (4.73%) Windows Engineer
16 24 (4.55%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.52%) HTML
2 40 (7.58%) REST
3 37 (7.01%) JSON
4 35 (6.63%) RESTful
5 32 (6.06%) CSS
6 30 (5.68%) Core Data
7 29 (5.49%) .NET
8 26 (4.92%) XML
9 24 (4.55%) jQuery
9 24 (4.55%) Web Services
10 23 (4.36%) iOS SDK
11 21 (3.98%) Elastic Stack
11 21 (3.98%) SOAP
12 19 (3.60%) ASP.NET
13 18 (3.41%) HTML5
13 18 (3.41%) React
14 17 (3.22%) Ajax
15 16 (3.03%) Apache Cordova
15 16 (3.03%) Cocoa
15 16 (3.03%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 79 (14.96%) Mobile App
2 56 (10.61%) User Experience
3 40 (7.58%) Smartphone
4 36 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
5 35 (6.63%) Blackberry
6 26 (4.92%) Video Conferencing
7 25 (4.73%) iPhone
8 24 (4.55%) iPad
9 19 (3.60%) Management Information System
10 17 (3.22%) W3C
11 16 (3.03%) Animation
12 13 (2.46%) Computer Science
13 12 (2.27%) Data Centre
14 10 (1.89%) RSA SecurID
15 9 (1.70%) BYOD
16 6 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
17 5 (0.95%) Driving Licence
17 5 (0.95%) PKI
17 5 (0.95%) Security Operations Centre
17 5 (0.95%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 298 (56.44%) Windows
2 179 (33.90%) Apple iOS
3 146 (27.65%) Android
4 125 (23.67%) Windows 7
5 62 (11.74%) Windows 10
6 51 (9.66%) Mac OS X
7 49 (9.28%) Windows Server
8 42 (7.95%) Linux
8 42 (7.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 38 (7.20%) Unix
10 33 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 33 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (5.49%) Mac OS
12 27 (5.11%) Windows XP
13 20 (3.79%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
14 8 (1.52%) Windows Phone
15 7 (1.33%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.57%) CentOS
16 3 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (19.70%) Agile Software Development
2 71 (13.45%) ITIL
3 70 (13.26%) iOS Development
4 56 (10.61%) Mobile Development
5 48 (9.09%) Test Automation
6 39 (7.39%) Scrum
7 33 (6.25%) TDD
8 32 (6.06%) Incident Management
9 31 (5.87%) ITSM
10 30 (5.68%) Project Management
11 23 (4.36%) Continuous Integration
11 23 (4.36%) Migration
12 22 (4.17%) Open Source
13 21 (3.98%) Android Development
13 21 (3.98%) Change Management
13 21 (3.98%) Front End Development
13 21 (3.98%) Service Delivery
13 21 (3.98%) Stakeholder Management
13 21 (3.98%) Time Management
13 21 (3.98%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.05%) Apple Swift
2 77 (14.58%) Objective-C
3 40 (7.58%) JavaScript
4 38 (7.20%) Java
5 25 (4.73%) C#
6 20 (3.79%) SQL
7 19 (3.60%) Python
8 9 (1.70%) ActionScript
9 7 (1.33%) Go
9 7 (1.33%) PHP
10 5 (0.95%) PowerShell
11 4 (0.76%) C
11 4 (0.76%) C++
12 3 (0.57%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.57%) JSX
12 3 (0.57%) Perl
12 3 (0.57%) Ruby
12 3 (0.57%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.38%) VBScript
14 1 (0.19%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (7.77%) Degree
2 37 (7.01%) Security Cleared
3 34 (6.44%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (6.25%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.92%) DBS Check
6 18 (3.41%) CISSP
7 16 (3.03%) MCSE
8 15 (2.84%) SANS
8 15 (2.84%) SSCP
9 12 (2.27%) MCSA
10 11 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
10 11 (2.08%) MCP
11 10 (1.89%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (1.89%) Numerate Degree
12 9 (1.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (1.14%) CCNA
13 6 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (1.14%) Network+ Certification
14 5 (0.95%) ISEB
15 4 (0.76%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.20%) SLA
2 31 (5.87%) QA
3 2 (0.38%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.38%) TARGET2
4 1 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.19%) PMO
System Software
1 159 (30.11%) Active Directory
2 26 (4.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.08%) Hyper-V
4 10 (1.89%) Docker
4 10 (1.89%) XenApp
5 8 (1.52%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (1.33%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.14%) vSphere
8 4 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.57%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.57%) Xen
10 2 (0.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.38%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.38%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.19%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 61 (11.55%) SCCM
2 20 (3.79%) HockeyApp
3 16 (3.03%) QRadar
4 14 (2.65%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.89%) ServiceCenter
6 9 (1.70%) Kibana
6 9 (1.70%) logstash
7 8 (1.52%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.95%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.95%) SCOM
9 4 (0.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (0.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (0.57%) Puppet
10 3 (0.57%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.38%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.38%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.38%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 170 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 74 (14.02%) Google
3 48 (9.09%) Citrix
4 47 (8.90%) VMware
5 38 (7.20%) HP
6 27 (5.11%) Cisco
7 23 (4.36%) Dell
8 21 (3.98%) Splunk
9 20 (3.79%) Adobe
9 20 (3.79%) IBM
10 18 (3.41%) Remedy
11 16 (3.03%) LogRhythm
11 16 (3.03%) Sitecore
12 14 (2.65%) BMC
13 13 (2.46%) MobileIron
13 13 (2.46%) Toshiba
14 10 (1.89%) CA
14 10 (1.89%) Oracle
14 10 (1.89%) Peregrine
15 9 (1.70%) Xamarin
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