Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 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
UK > England
6 months to
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 343 401
Rank change year-on-year +41 +58 +31
Contract jobs citing Apple 813 678 574
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.85% 0.72% 0.59%
As % of the Vendors category 2.02% 1.67% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 438 379
England median daily rate £218 £250 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.00% -33.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £120 £115 £130
90th Percentile £513 £538 £550
UK median daily rate £210 £250 £350
% change year-on-year -16.00% -28.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 89 54
England median hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £15.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.86% -7.97% -1.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.98
90th Percentile £23.00 £30.25 £28.75
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.43
% change year-on-year +9.31% -6.00% -2.19%

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 40,230 40,700 44,340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.17% 42.97% 45.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,277 25,492 27,379
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £245
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £418
% change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,515 1,365 1,576
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.64 £10.16
90th Percentile £47.00 £45.00 £44.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.40% +5.64% -5.71%

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 2018.

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 14 November 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
London +29 458 £200 -25.93% 89
South East +24 114 £250 +15.61% 39
North of England -25 84 £225 -26.83% 47
East of England +36 59 £295 +78.79% 17
Midlands +21 57 £319 +112.50% 21
North West -29 54 £188 -48.28% 26
West Midlands -2 45 £243 +61.67% 16
South West -10 39 £300 +86.05% 9
Yorkshire -16 20 £388 +78.16% 18
East Midlands +17 11 £340 +51.11% 5
North East +9 11 £301 +58.55% 3
Apple
UK

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Apple.

1 556 (68.39%) Windows
2 360 (44.28%) Microsoft
3 320 (39.36%) Active Directory
4 283 (34.81%) Apple iOS
5 275 (33.83%) Windows 10
6 249 (30.63%) Windows 7
7 232 (28.54%) Office 365
8 218 (26.81%) Microsoft Office
9 149 (18.33%) ITIL
10 146 (17.96%) Android
11 137 (16.85%) SCCM
12 127 (15.62%) Mac OS
13 116 (14.27%) Finance
14 107 (13.16%) Mac OS X
15 90 (11.07%) Windows Server
16 89 (10.95%) iPhone
16 89 (10.95%) Citrix
17 85 (10.46%) Apple Swift
18 84 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
19 79 (9.72%) Cisco
20 78 (9.59%) iPad
21 76 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
21 76 (9.35%) iOS Development
21 76 (9.35%) User Experience
22 72 (8.86%) Google
23 70 (8.61%) MS Exchange
24 69 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
25 68 (8.36%) Banking
26 64 (7.87%) DNS
26 64 (7.87%) Migration

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 70 (8.61%) MS Exchange
2 36 (4.43%) Exchange Server 2010
2 36 (4.43%) Skype for Business
3 35 (4.31%) SharePoint
4 13 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (0.98%) Confluence
5 8 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.37%) Apache
6 3 (0.37%) IBM Domino
7 2 (0.25%) CMS
7 2 (0.25%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.25%) IBM Notes
7 2 (0.25%) Moodle
7 2 (0.25%) WordPress
8 1 (0.12%) nginx
8 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.12%) Tomcat
Applications
1 218 (26.81%) Microsoft Office
2 29 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 10 (1.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.74%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.49%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
6 3 (0.37%) InVision
6 3 (0.37%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.37%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Premiere
7 1 (0.12%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.12%) HipChat
7 1 (0.12%) InDesign
7 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.86%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.62%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.37%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.37%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.37%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.37%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.25%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Eikon
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 232 (28.54%) Office 365
2 42 (5.17%) OneDrive
3 28 (3.44%) G Suite
3 28 (3.44%) Microsoft Azure
4 25 (3.08%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (2.34%) Google Play
6 16 (1.97%) SaaS
7 11 (1.35%) GitHub
8 10 (1.23%) iTunes
9 6 (0.74%) Lucidchart
9 6 (0.74%) NuGet
10 5 (0.62%) Apple Pay
11 4 (0.49%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.49%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.49%) GoToWebinar
11 4 (0.49%) Serverless
12 3 (0.37%) Google Tag Manager
12 3 (0.37%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.37%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.87%) DNS
2 49 (6.03%) DHCP
2 49 (6.03%) Skype
3 47 (5.78%) LAN
4 43 (5.29%) Cisco IOS
4 43 (5.29%) VPN
5 42 (5.17%) TCP/IP
6 40 (4.92%) WAN
7 31 (3.81%) VoIP
7 31 (3.81%) Wireless
8 24 (2.95%) WLAN
9 22 (2.71%) Firewall
10 21 (2.58%) Internet
11 20 (2.46%) WebEx
12 16 (1.97%) Intranet
12 16 (1.97%) Telepresence
13 13 (1.60%) IP Telephony
14 11 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (1.11%) PBX
16 8 (0.98%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (2.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.60%) MySQL
3 11 (1.35%) SQLite
4 4 (0.49%) GIS
5 3 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.37%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.25%) Big Data
6 2 (0.25%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.12%) phpMyAdmin
7 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.12%) Spotfire
7 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 40 (4.92%) Git (software)
1 40 (4.92%) Xcode
2 34 (4.18%) JIRA
3 22 (2.71%) Subversion
4 14 (1.72%) Visual Studio
5 12 (1.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.35%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.35%) JUnit
6 11 (1.35%) Mockito
7 10 (1.23%) Travis CI
8 9 (1.11%) fastlane
8 9 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 8 (0.98%) Eclipse
10 6 (0.74%) CocoaPods
10 6 (0.74%) Trac
11 5 (0.62%) Bitbucket
11 5 (0.62%) CircleCI
12 3 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (0.37%) Maven
13 2 (0.25%) AdminStudio
General
1 116 (14.27%) Finance
2 68 (8.36%) Banking
3 25 (3.08%) Retail
4 18 (2.21%) Marketing
5 17 (2.09%) Spanish Language
6 14 (1.72%) Legal
7 13 (1.60%) Corporate Banking
8 11 (1.35%) Advertising
9 10 (1.23%) Billing
9 10 (1.23%) Financial Institution
9 10 (1.23%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.98%) French Language
10 8 (0.98%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.98%) Telecoms
11 6 (0.74%) Law
11 6 (0.74%) Publishing
12 5 (0.62%) Games
13 4 (0.49%) Electronics
13 4 (0.49%) Front Office
13 4 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 195 (23.99%) Support Engineer
2 171 (21.03%) Analyst
3 140 (17.22%) Desktop Support
4 124 (15.25%) Developer
5 99 (12.18%) 2nd Line Support
6 92 (11.32%) IT Support
7 91 (11.19%) Support Analyst
8 81 (9.96%) Desktop Engineer
9 77 (9.47%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 69 (8.49%) iOS Developer
11 59 (7.26%) Windows Engineer
12 54 (6.64%) IT Engineer
13 51 (6.27%) Service Analyst
14 49 (6.03%) Deployment Engineer
15 46 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
16 43 (5.29%) IT Analyst
16 43 (5.29%) Mac Engineer
17 40 (4.92%) IT Support Engineer
18 39 (4.80%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 39 (4.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (6.15%) HTML
2 44 (5.41%) RESTful
3 35 (4.31%) CSS
4 28 (3.44%) JSON
4 28 (3.44%) Web Services
5 26 (3.20%) iOS SDK
6 23 (2.83%) HTML5
6 23 (2.83%) REST
7 21 (2.58%) Core Data
8 20 (2.46%) AngularJS
9 17 (2.09%) CSS3
10 15 (1.85%) Spring
11 14 (1.72%) jQuery
11 14 (1.72%) React
12 12 (1.48%) .NET
12 12 (1.48%) XML
13 11 (1.35%) Core Animation
13 11 (1.35%) Hibernate
13 11 (1.35%) KnockoutJS
13 11 (1.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 89 (10.95%) iPhone
2 78 (9.59%) iPad
3 76 (9.35%) User Experience
4 61 (7.50%) Blackberry
5 51 (6.27%) Mobile App
6 50 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
7 48 (5.90%) Smartphone
8 38 (4.67%) Self-Motivation
9 32 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
10 16 (1.97%) Computer Science
11 14 (1.72%) Apple TV
12 13 (1.60%) Data Centre
12 13 (1.60%) Fintech
13 12 (1.48%) Animation
14 10 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
15 9 (1.11%) Public Cloud
15 9 (1.11%) Video\Live Streaming
16 7 (0.86%) Handset
17 6 (0.74%) Blog
17 6 (0.74%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 556 (68.39%) Windows
2 283 (34.81%) Apple iOS
3 275 (33.83%) Windows 10
4 249 (30.63%) Windows 7
5 146 (17.96%) Android
6 127 (15.62%) Mac OS
7 107 (13.16%) Mac OS X
8 90 (11.07%) Windows Server
9 57 (7.01%) Windows Server 2008
10 44 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (5.17%) Windows 8
12 41 (5.04%) Linux
12 41 (5.04%) Windows XP
13 23 (2.83%) Unix
14 11 (1.35%) Mac OS X Server
15 9 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.74%) CentOS
17 6 (0.74%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.62%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 149 (18.33%) ITIL
2 84 (10.33%) Problem-Solving
3 76 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (9.35%) iOS Development
4 64 (7.87%) Migration
5 58 (7.13%) Asset Management
6 57 (7.01%) TDD
7 49 (6.03%) ITSM
8 47 (5.78%) Continuous Improvement
9 46 (5.66%) Continuous Integration
10 45 (5.54%) Time Management
11 38 (4.67%) Test Automation
12 36 (4.43%) Software Deployment
13 35 (4.31%) MVC
14 33 (4.06%) Scrum
15 31 (3.81%) Mobile Development
16 29 (3.57%) Service Delivery
17 28 (3.44%) BDD
18 27 (3.32%) Multithreading
19 22 (2.71%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (10.46%) Apple Swift
2 57 (7.01%) Objective-C
3 47 (5.78%) JavaScript
4 31 (3.81%) SQL
5 25 (3.08%) C#
6 19 (2.34%) Java
7 17 (2.09%) PowerShell
7 17 (2.09%) Shell Script
8 15 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 13 (1.60%) C++
9 13 (1.60%) Python
10 11 (1.35%) Java 8
10 11 (1.35%) PHP
11 5 (0.62%) Perl
12 4 (0.49%) VBScript
13 3 (0.37%) C
13 3 (0.37%) Scala
14 2 (0.25%) ABAP
14 2 (0.25%) Ruby
15 1 (0.12%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 69 (8.49%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (5.78%) Degree
3 40 (4.92%) A+ Certification
4 34 (4.18%) MCP
4 34 (4.18%) MCSE
5 30 (3.69%) MCSA
6 29 (3.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 27 (3.32%) DBS Check
8 14 (1.72%) Security Cleared
9 13 (1.60%) MCDST
10 12 (1.48%) CCNA
10 12 (1.48%) Cisco Certification
10 12 (1.48%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.48%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.35%) NVQ Level 3
12 10 (1.23%) ACSP
13 8 (0.98%) CCA
14 7 (0.86%) ACTC
14 7 (0.86%) MOS
14 7 (0.86%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.41%) SLA
2 16 (1.97%) QA
3 9 (1.11%) PMO
4 5 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.37%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GAMP
7 1 (0.12%) GDPR
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 320 (39.36%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (2.46%) XenApp
4 17 (2.09%) XenDesktop
5 14 (1.72%) BitLocker
5 14 (1.72%) VMware Workstation
6 10 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (0.98%) Docker
7 8 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
7 8 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.49%) vSphere
9 3 (0.37%) Firmware
9 3 (0.37%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.37%) Samba
9 3 (0.37%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.37%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.25%) Xen
11 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 137 (16.85%) SCCM
2 42 (5.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 32 (3.94%) AirWatch
4 24 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (1.97%) Jamf Pro
6 12 (1.48%) Cisco CUCM
7 10 (1.23%) HockeyApp
8 7 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
9 5 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.62%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (0.62%) XenMobile
10 4 (0.49%) Puppet
10 4 (0.49%) SAP Afaria
11 3 (0.37%) Backup Exec
12 2 (0.25%) Ansible
12 2 (0.25%) DameWare
12 2 (0.25%) Kubernetes
12 2 (0.25%) Nagios
12 2 (0.25%) Opsview
12 2 (0.25%) Packer
Vendors
1 360 (44.28%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.95%) Citrix
3 79 (9.72%) Cisco
4 72 (8.86%) Google
5 57 (7.01%) VMware
6 50 (6.15%) ServiceNow
7 49 (6.03%) HP
8 31 (3.81%) Remedy
9 30 (3.69%) Polycom
10 29 (3.57%) SAP
11 27 (3.32%) Avaya
12 26 (3.20%) Adobe
12 26 (3.20%) Xamarin
13 21 (2.58%) Ivanti
14 17 (2.09%) Dell
15 16 (1.97%) McAfee
16 15 (1.85%) Twitter
17 12 (1.48%) Atlassian
17 12 (1.48%) Symantec
18 11 (1.35%) Samsung