Period
to 25 October 2021

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 25 October 2021 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
25 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 433 374 337
Rank change year-on-year -59 -37 -18
Contract jobs citing Apple 359 123 568
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.53% 0.45% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.04% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 86 360
10th Percentile £130 £165 £128
25th Percentile £166 £200 £159
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £245 £324 £226
Median % change year-on-year -24.32% +43.09% +13.13%
75th Percentile £538 £447 £450
90th Percentile £594 £513 £525
UK median daily rate £254 £300 £225
% change year-on-year -15.42% +33.33% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 11 80
10th Percentile £13.78 £14.68 £11.17
25th Percentile £15.04 £15.99 £13.04
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +8.82% +1.19%
75th Percentile £20.63 £21.25 £20.19
90th Percentile £25.50 £22.75 £27.53
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +2.86% +9.38% +0.95%

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 26,904 11,807 32,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 39.66% 43.18% 42.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,015 7,831 21,168
10th Percentile £263 £256 £243
25th Percentile £400 £363 £360
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
75th Percentile £602 £575 £560
90th Percentile £700 £675 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £473 £450
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 349 1,176
10th Percentile £11.69 £11.73 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £19.20 £21.50 £18.90
Median % change year-on-year -10.70% +13.76% +9.12%
75th Percentile £41.75 £45.00 £40.00
90th Percentile £62.50 £55.00 £51.61
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £22.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -13.33% +18.42% +11.76%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Apple in England.

Daily rate trend for Apple in England

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Apple in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Apple in England

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Apple in England.

Hourly rate trend for Apple in England

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Apple in England over the 6 months to 25 October 2021.

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 25 October 2021. 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 -78 170 £263 -34.38% 88
Midlands -41 44 £159 -54.32% 50
North of England -60 44 £300 +50.00% 62
South East -66 41 £205 -8.89% 36
West Midlands -39 36 £150 -57.14% 16
Yorkshire -21 30 £300 +44.58% 20
South West -30 28 £175 +28.68% 16
East of England -48 13 £180 +12.50% 24
North West -62 11 £204 +2.00% 27
East Midlands -36 8 £174 -42.08% 34
North East - 3 £180 - 15
Apple
UK

For the 6 months to 25 October 2021, 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.

1 231 (64.35%) Windows
2 150 (41.78%) Microsoft
3 139 (38.72%) Active Directory
4 138 (38.44%) Microsoft 365
5 119 (33.15%) Windows 10
6 114 (31.75%) Apple iOS
7 107 (29.81%) Social Skills
8 96 (26.74%) Microsoft Office
9 94 (26.18%) SCCM
10 83 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
11 73 (20.33%) Android
12 59 (16.43%) Mac OS
13 55 (15.32%) Windows 7
14 51 (14.21%) ITIL
15 49 (13.65%) Google
15 49 (13.65%) Azure
16 46 (12.81%) Microsoft Intune
17 45 (12.53%) iOS Development
18 44 (12.26%) Citrix
19 40 (11.14%) VPN
19 40 (11.14%) Mobile App
20 38 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
20 38 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
21 37 (10.31%) Apple Swift
22 33 (9.19%) SLA
22 33 (9.19%) Dell
23 32 (8.91%) Finance
24 31 (8.64%) ServiceNow
25 30 (8.36%) Windows Server
26 29 (8.08%) HP

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 11 (3.06%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.51%) IBM Notes
3 8 (2.23%) MS Exchange
4 7 (1.95%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.39%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.84%) Confluence
8 2 (0.56%) CMS
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 96 (26.74%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 4 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.11%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.56%) Figma
6 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.56%) Zeplin
7 1 (0.28%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.28%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.28%) iWork
7 1 (0.28%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 5 (1.39%) assyst
2 4 (1.11%) Tesseract
3 2 (0.56%) Eikon
4 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 138 (38.44%) Microsoft 365
2 49 (13.65%) Azure
3 17 (4.74%) Azure Active Directory
4 13 (3.62%) Google Workspace
5 12 (3.34%) AWS
6 9 (2.51%) GitHub
7 8 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (1.39%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.11%) Apple Pay
9 4 (1.11%) Google Analytics
9 4 (1.11%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.84%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.84%) Trello
11 2 (0.56%) Azure Cosmos DB
11 2 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.56%) Datadog
11 2 (0.56%) Google Docs
11 2 (0.56%) PaaS
11 2 (0.56%) Slack
11 2 (0.56%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 40 (11.14%) VPN
2 27 (7.52%) DNS
3 26 (7.24%) Firewall
4 25 (6.96%) WAN
5 24 (6.69%) LAN
6 23 (6.41%) Wireless
7 20 (5.57%) DHCP
7 20 (5.57%) Skype
8 17 (4.74%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (3.90%) TCP/IP
10 12 (3.34%) Internet
10 12 (3.34%) Wi-Fi
11 9 (2.51%) SAN
12 7 (1.95%) Junos
13 5 (1.39%) 3G
13 5 (1.39%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.39%) SSL
14 4 (1.11%) 2G
14 4 (1.11%) Intranet
14 4 (1.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (3.34%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.11%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.84%) NoSQL
3 3 (0.84%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.56%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.28%) Big Data
5 1 (0.28%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 24 (6.69%) Git (software)
2 21 (5.85%) Xcode
3 20 (5.57%) Jenkins
4 15 (4.18%) JIRA
5 12 (3.34%) Selenium
6 10 (2.79%) Android Studio
6 10 (2.79%) fastlane
7 8 (2.23%) GitLab
8 6 (1.67%) CocoaPods
8 6 (1.67%) Sonatype Nexus
8 6 (1.67%) Subversion
9 5 (1.39%) Mercurial
9 5 (1.39%) Postman
10 4 (1.11%) Gradle
11 3 (0.84%) Gatling
11 3 (0.84%) Maven
12 2 (0.56%) Appium
12 2 (0.56%) Mockito
12 2 (0.56%) Robolectric
13 1 (0.28%) Cucumber
General
1 107 (29.81%) Social Skills
2 38 (10.58%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (8.91%) Finance
4 22 (6.13%) Banking
5 18 (5.01%) Retail
6 15 (4.18%) Public Sector
7 10 (2.79%) Presentation Skills
7 10 (2.79%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.95%) Publishing
9 6 (1.67%) Marketing
10 5 (1.39%) Organisational Skills
10 5 (1.39%) Retail Banking
11 4 (1.11%) Documentation Skills
11 4 (1.11%) Influencing Skills
12 3 (0.84%) Advertising
12 3 (0.84%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.84%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.84%) French Language
12 3 (0.84%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.84%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 92 (25.63%) Support Engineer
2 54 (15.04%) Developer
3 46 (12.81%) IT Support
4 42 (11.70%) IT Engineer
5 40 (11.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 38 (10.58%) iOS Developer
7 37 (10.31%) Analyst
8 34 (9.47%) Desktop Support
9 33 (9.19%) 2nd Line Support
10 31 (8.64%) IT Support Engineer
11 23 (6.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 18 (5.01%) Architect
13 17 (4.74%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 16 (4.46%) Support Analyst
15 15 (4.18%) Service Analyst
15 15 (4.18%) Service Desk Analyst
16 14 (3.90%) Mac Engineer
16 14 (3.90%) Senior Developer
17 13 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 12 (3.34%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.57%) RESTful
2 17 (4.74%) Web Services
3 16 (4.46%) CSS
3 16 (4.46%) REST
4 15 (4.18%) iOS SDK
5 14 (3.90%) HTML
6 12 (3.34%) .NET
7 9 (2.51%) ASP.NET
8 8 (2.23%) React
8 8 (2.23%) RxSwift
9 7 (1.95%) Android SDK
9 7 (1.95%) Cocoa
9 7 (1.95%) Ruby on Rails
10 6 (1.67%) JSON
10 6 (1.67%) UIKit
11 5 (1.39%) Core Data
11 5 (1.39%) XMPP
12 4 (1.11%) Enzyme
12 4 (1.11%) Jest
12 4 (1.11%) Next.js
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.14%) Mobile App
2 25 (6.96%) iPhone
3 23 (6.41%) User Experience
4 22 (6.13%) iPad
5 20 (5.57%) Video Conferencing
6 19 (5.29%) Blackberry
7 11 (3.06%) Self-Motivation
8 10 (2.79%) BYOD
8 10 (2.79%) Smartphone
9 8 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 8 (2.23%) Data Protection Act
9 8 (2.23%) EPoS
9 8 (2.23%) HoloLens
9 8 (2.23%) Life Science
9 8 (2.23%) Video on Demand
9 8 (2.23%) Video\Live Streaming
9 8 (2.23%) Virtual Team
10 7 (1.95%) Algorithms
10 7 (1.95%) Management Information System
11 5 (1.39%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 231 (64.35%) Windows
2 119 (33.15%) Windows 10
3 114 (31.75%) Apple iOS
4 73 (20.33%) Android
5 59 (16.43%) Mac OS
6 55 (15.32%) Windows 7
7 30 (8.36%) Windows Server
8 29 (8.08%) Mac OS X
9 26 (7.24%) Windows Server 2019
10 22 (6.13%) Linux
11 20 (5.57%) Windows 8
11 20 (5.57%) Windows Server 2016
12 18 (5.01%) Windows Server 2008
13 14 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (2.23%) tvOS
14 8 (2.23%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.39%) Unix
15 5 (1.39%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (1.11%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (23.12%) Problem-Solving
2 51 (14.21%) ITIL
3 45 (12.53%) iOS Development
4 38 (10.58%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (6.69%) Service Delivery
6 23 (6.41%) Computer Science
7 21 (5.85%) Coaching
8 19 (5.29%) Test Automation
9 17 (4.74%) Time Management
10 16 (4.46%) Asset Management
10 16 (4.46%) Clean Code
11 15 (4.18%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.18%) DevOps
11 15 (4.18%) Incident Management
12 14 (3.90%) Software Architecture
12 14 (3.90%) TDD
13 13 (3.62%) ITSM
13 13 (3.62%) Network Management
13 13 (3.62%) Scrum
14 12 (3.34%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 37 (10.31%) Apple Swift
2 25 (6.96%) Objective-C
3 20 (5.57%) PowerShell
4 17 (4.74%) Java
5 16 (4.46%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.90%) SQL
7 11 (3.06%) PHP
7 11 (3.06%) Python
8 8 (2.23%) Kotlin
9 7 (1.95%) C++
9 7 (1.95%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.39%) C#
11 3 (0.84%) Perl
11 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
12 2 (0.56%) Apex Code
12 2 (0.56%) Scala
12 2 (0.56%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.28%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (6.69%) Degree
2 23 (6.41%) DBS Check
3 22 (6.13%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (5.01%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (4.46%) MCSE
6 13 (3.62%) MCSA
6 13 (3.62%) Security Cleared
7 10 (2.79%) SC Cleared
8 8 (2.23%) ISTQB
9 7 (1.95%) MCP
10 5 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (1.11%) ACSP
11 4 (1.11%) MCITP
12 3 (0.84%) CCNA
12 3 (0.84%) ISEB
12 3 (0.84%) Master's Degree
12 3 (0.84%) MCTS
12 3 (0.84%) MOS
12 3 (0.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.56%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (9.19%) SLA
2 4 (1.11%) Accessibility
2 4 (1.11%) PCI DSS
2 4 (1.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (0.56%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.28%) GDPR
4 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) NIST
4 1 (0.28%) PMO
System Software
1 139 (38.72%) Active Directory
2 17 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (3.34%) Virtual Desktop
4 10 (2.79%) vSphere
5 9 (2.51%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (1.95%) Hyper-V
7 6 (1.67%) Firmware
8 4 (1.11%) Docker
9 2 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.28%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 94 (26.18%) SCCM
2 46 (12.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 21 (5.85%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (1.67%) AirWatch
5 4 (1.11%) Single Sign-On
6 3 (0.84%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (0.84%) Grafana
6 3 (0.84%) Kibana
6 3 (0.84%) WSUS
7 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.28%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.28%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.28%) Nessus
8 1 (0.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.28%) SCOM
Vendors
1 150 (41.78%) Microsoft
2 49 (13.65%) Google
3 44 (12.26%) Citrix
4 33 (9.19%) Dell
5 31 (8.64%) ServiceNow
6 29 (8.08%) HP
7 27 (7.52%) Cisco
8 26 (7.24%) VMware
9 19 (5.29%) Adobe
10 13 (3.62%) IBM
11 12 (3.34%) Avaya
12 11 (3.06%) Polycom
13 10 (2.79%) Oracle
14 8 (2.23%) Samsung
14 8 (2.23%) Wyse
15 7 (1.95%) Ivanti
15 7 (1.95%) Juniper
15 7 (1.95%) Kaspersky
15 7 (1.95%) MobileIron
15 7 (1.95%) Veeam