Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 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
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 328 376 444
Rank change year-on-year +48 +68 -28
Contract jobs citing Apple 694 544 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.74% 0.61% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.77% 1.37% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 438 348 314
England median daily rate £215 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -36.30% +3.85% +23.81%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £115
90th Percentile £538 £554 £500
UK median daily rate £213 £334 £325
% change year-on-year -36.33% +2.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 63 65
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -6.45% -8.82%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.10
90th Percentile £23.00 £26.40 £23.25
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.25
% change year-on-year -3.45% -4.92% -10.29%

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 39,137 39,814 42,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.00% 44.76% 42.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,900 24,717 25,586
England median daily rate £450 £425 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.12% +0.13%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,312 1,467 1,730
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -2.78% +7.66%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.29 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.60 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.98%

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 February 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 23 February 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 23 February 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 +67 415 £200 -36.51% 103
South East +13 103 £225 - 44
North of England +39 91 £255 -43.33% 49
North West -1 60 £320 -28.89% 26
Midlands +28 43 £231 -37.50% 29
East Midlands +20 23 £238 -38.71% 10
Yorkshire +10 22 £218 -28.69% 18
South West -20 22 £140 -12.50% 23
West Midlands +12 20 £150 -59.46% 19
East of England -26 19 £150 -20.00% 20
North East +53 9 £273 +159.52% 5
Apple
UK

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 453 (65.27%) Windows
2 246 (35.45%) Active Directory
3 225 (32.42%) Apple iOS
4 190 (27.38%) Microsoft
5 168 (24.21%) Windows 10
6 166 (23.92%) Windows 7
7 157 (22.62%) Office 365
8 152 (21.90%) Android
9 148 (21.33%) Microsoft Office
10 112 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
11 111 (15.99%) ITIL
12 105 (15.13%) iOS Development
12 105 (15.13%) Windows Server
13 98 (14.12%) Citrix
14 97 (13.98%) Objective-C
15 95 (13.69%) Apple Swift
16 81 (11.67%) Finance
17 71 (10.23%) Mac OS
18 68 (9.80%) DNS
19 67 (9.65%) Mac OS X
20 66 (9.51%) SCCM
21 65 (9.37%) iPhone
21 65 (9.37%) Xcode
22 64 (9.22%) Windows 8
23 63 (9.08%) Smartphone
24 62 (8.93%) Mobile App
25 59 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
26 58 (8.36%) VMware
27 57 (8.21%) Cisco
27 57 (8.21%) User Experience

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 36 (5.19%) MS Exchange
2 27 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 16 (2.31%) CMS
5 13 (1.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (1.73%) Confluence
7 11 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (1.15%) IBM Notes
10 3 (0.43%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.29%) Drupal
11 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.29%) IIS
11 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.14%) Apache
12 1 (0.14%) GemFire
12 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 148 (21.33%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.86%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.58%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.58%) Vectorworks
6 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.29%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Eikon
2 3 (0.43%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 157 (22.62%) Office 365
2 23 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.31%) Google Play
4 15 (2.16%) GitHub
4 15 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 13 (1.87%) G Suite
6 11 (1.59%) OneDrive
7 8 (1.15%) SaaS
8 5 (0.72%) Firebase
8 5 (0.72%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.43%) IaaS
10 3 (0.43%) npm
11 2 (0.29%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.29%) Yammer
12 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (9.80%) DNS
2 55 (7.93%) TCP/IP
3 54 (7.78%) LAN
4 53 (7.64%) DHCP
5 45 (6.48%) VPN
6 41 (5.91%) Firewall
7 37 (5.33%) WAN
8 24 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
8 24 (3.46%) VoIP
9 23 (3.31%) Internet
10 22 (3.17%) Skype
10 22 (3.17%) Wireless
11 15 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (1.59%) Intranet
12 11 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 9 (1.30%) LTE
13 9 (1.30%) SSL
14 7 (1.01%) RTP
14 7 (1.01%) VoLTE
14 7 (1.01%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.87%) MySQL
1 13 (1.87%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 11 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (1.59%) JanusGraph
2 11 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 11 (1.59%) Neo4j
2 11 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (1.59%) Redis
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.43%) Hazelcast
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) Spotfire
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 65 (9.37%) Xcode
2 28 (4.03%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.75%) JIRA
4 15 (2.16%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.73%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.59%) Android Studio
6 11 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.59%) Subversion
7 9 (1.30%) Maven
8 8 (1.15%) Appium
8 8 (1.15%) Gradle
8 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.86%) Selenium
10 5 (0.72%) Crashlytics
10 5 (0.72%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.58%) Calabash
11 4 (0.58%) Mockito
11 4 (0.58%) Qt Creator
12 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 81 (11.67%) Finance
2 35 (5.04%) Banking
3 33 (4.76%) Publishing
4 31 (4.47%) Telecoms
5 29 (4.18%) Retail
6 9 (1.30%) Advertising
7 7 (1.01%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.01%) Marketing
8 6 (0.86%) Games
9 5 (0.72%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) French Language
11 3 (0.43%) Billing
11 3 (0.43%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
12 2 (0.29%) German Language
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
12 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 164 (23.63%) Support Engineer
2 147 (21.18%) Desktop Support
3 131 (18.88%) Developer
4 127 (18.30%) Analyst
5 94 (13.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 94 (13.54%) Desktop Engineer
6 92 (13.26%) iOS Developer
7 89 (12.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 68 (9.80%) Support Analyst
9 52 (7.49%) Service Analyst
10 51 (7.35%) Service Desk Analyst
11 49 (7.06%) IT Support
12 45 (6.48%) Mac Engineer
13 41 (5.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 39 (5.62%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 38 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 35 (5.04%) Architect
17 33 (4.76%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
18 24 (3.46%) Desktop Analyst
18 24 (3.46%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.78%) RESTful
2 41 (5.91%) Cocoa
3 33 (4.76%) HTML
4 28 (4.03%) Web Services
5 25 (3.60%) iOS SDK
5 25 (3.60%) JSON
5 25 (3.60%) REST
6 21 (3.03%) Core Data
7 20 (2.88%) React Native
7 20 (2.88%) XML
8 19 (2.74%) CSS
9 17 (2.45%) HTML5
9 17 (2.45%) Node.js
10 16 (2.31%) AngularJS
10 16 (2.31%) React
11 15 (2.16%) Redux
11 15 (2.16%) Spring
12 14 (2.02%) CSS3
13 13 (1.87%) Android SDK
13 13 (1.87%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 65 (9.37%) iPhone
2 63 (9.08%) Smartphone
3 62 (8.93%) Mobile App
4 57 (8.21%) User Experience
5 52 (7.49%) iPad
6 46 (6.63%) Blackberry
7 42 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
8 33 (4.76%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (3.46%) Computer Science
10 20 (2.88%) Data Centre
10 20 (2.88%) PKI
11 14 (2.02%) Fintech
11 14 (2.02%) Management Information System
12 10 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
13 9 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
14 7 (1.01%) Animation
15 6 (0.86%) BYOD
15 6 (0.86%) Graphic Design
15 6 (0.86%) Mobile Computing
16 5 (0.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 453 (65.27%) Windows
2 225 (32.42%) Apple iOS
3 168 (24.21%) Windows 10
4 166 (23.92%) Windows 7
5 152 (21.90%) Android
6 105 (15.13%) Windows Server
7 71 (10.23%) Mac OS
8 67 (9.65%) Mac OS X
9 64 (9.22%) Windows 8
10 59 (8.50%) Windows Server 2008
11 49 (7.06%) Windows XP
12 46 (6.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (5.04%) Linux
14 23 (3.31%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (2.45%) Windows Phone
16 12 (1.73%) Unix
16 12 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
17 7 (1.01%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.29%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.14%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (15.99%) ITIL
3 105 (15.13%) iOS Development
4 55 (7.93%) TDD
5 54 (7.78%) Scrum
6 44 (6.34%) Mobile Development
7 42 (6.05%) Incident Management
8 40 (5.76%) BDD
9 37 (5.33%) Mobile Device Management
9 37 (5.33%) Time Management
10 34 (4.90%) OO
11 32 (4.61%) Migration
11 32 (4.61%) Service Delivery
12 31 (4.47%) Unit Testing
13 30 (4.32%) OOD
14 24 (3.46%) Software Engineering
15 23 (3.31%) Test Automation
16 22 (3.17%) Content Management
17 20 (2.88%) ITSM
17 20 (2.88%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (13.98%) Objective-C
2 95 (13.69%) Apple Swift
3 44 (6.34%) Java
4 41 (5.91%) JavaScript
5 38 (5.48%) SQL
6 14 (2.02%) ES6
7 12 (1.73%) C#
8 11 (1.59%) GraphQL
9 10 (1.44%) Python
10 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.01%) C
10 7 (1.01%) C++
11 5 (0.72%) Ruby
12 4 (0.58%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.43%) Scala
13 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.29%) Perl
14 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (7.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.20%) Security Cleared
3 41 (5.91%) Degree
4 36 (5.19%) DBS Check
5 29 (4.18%) MCSE
6 28 (4.03%) MCSA
7 27 (3.89%) SC Cleared
8 21 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (2.31%) MCP
10 12 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
11 10 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
11 10 (1.44%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.44%) Master's Degree
12 9 (1.30%) MCITP
13 8 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
14 7 (1.01%) A+ Certification
14 7 (1.01%) MCDST
15 6 (0.86%) Cisco Certification
16 5 (0.72%) ACHDS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (5.76%) SLA
2 9 (1.30%) QA
3 6 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 246 (35.45%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.60%) XenApp
4 9 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.15%) BitLocker
5 8 (1.15%) FreeRADIUS
5 8 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (0.72%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (0.43%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.29%) Docker
8 2 (0.29%) Samba
8 2 (0.29%) XenServer
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 66 (9.51%) SCCM
2 26 (3.75%) AirWatch
3 14 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.30%) WSUS
5 8 (1.15%) DameWare
6 6 (0.86%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.86%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.86%) SAP Afaria
6 6 (0.86%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.58%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.43%) SCOM
9 3 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.14%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 190 (27.38%) Microsoft
2 98 (14.12%) Citrix
3 58 (8.36%) VMware
4 57 (8.21%) Cisco
5 52 (7.49%) Google
6 36 (5.19%) HP
7 30 (4.32%) Dell
8 24 (3.46%) MobileIron
9 19 (2.74%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.45%) Avaya
10 17 (2.45%) McAfee
11 15 (2.16%) Adobe
11 15 (2.16%) Ivanti
12 14 (2.02%) Oracle
13 13 (1.87%) Juniper
14 12 (1.73%) Bloomberg
15 11 (1.59%) FactSet
15 11 (1.59%) Remedy
16 10 (1.44%) SAP
17 9 (1.30%) Atlassian