The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 April 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 86 93
Rank change year-on-year +16 +7  
Contract jobs citing Apple 19 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.33% 0.66% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 3.21% 1.68% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 4 5
Median daily rate £469 £318 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.63% +41.11%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £375 £241
% change year-on-year -19.00% +55.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Median hourly rate £17.50 £13.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.62% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -3.57% +7.69%  

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 Manchester.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 592 715 693
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 41.57% 39.37% 42.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 379 327
Median daily rate £378 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.89% +2.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 19 29
Median hourly rate £14.50 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.33% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £12.45 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £147.40 £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.18 £19.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -14.84% +8.57%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Manchester

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in Manchester over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in Manchester

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Manchester

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 23 April 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
Salford - 12 £488 -
Apple
North West

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

1 29 (93.55%) Windows
1 29 (93.55%) LAN
1 29 (93.55%) VoIP
2 28 (90.32%) WAN
2 28 (90.32%) Linux
2 28 (90.32%) TCP/IP
2 28 (90.32%) Unix
2 28 (90.32%) Firewall
3 27 (87.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 27 (87.10%) VPN
3 27 (87.10%) Patch Management
4 26 (83.87%) SANS
4 26 (83.87%) Vulnerability Management
4 26 (83.87%) CISSP
5 25 (80.65%) SSCP
6 22 (70.97%) Splunk
6 22 (70.97%) QRadar
6 22 (70.97%) Network Monitoring
7 21 (67.74%) Elastic Stack
8 17 (54.84%) IBM
9 16 (51.61%) LogRhythm
9 16 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
9 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
9 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
10 15 (48.39%) Case Management
10 15 (48.39%) Information Security
11 14 (45.16%) Security Operations
12 11 (35.48%) Cyber Attack
12 11 (35.48%) Open Source
13 10 (32.26%) Security Monitoring

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (6.45%) Apache
1 2 (6.45%) IIS
1 2 (6.45%) Jetty
1 2 (6.45%) Mongrel
1 2 (6.45%) nginx
1 2 (6.45%) Tomcat
1 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (6.45%) Google App Engine
2 2 (6.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) LAN
1 29 (93.55%) VoIP
2 28 (90.32%) Firewall
2 28 (90.32%) TCP/IP
2 28 (90.32%) WAN
3 27 (87.10%) VPN
4 4 (12.90%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (9.68%) DNS
5 3 (9.68%) Wireless
6 2 (6.45%) Bluetooth
6 2 (6.45%) DHCP
6 2 (6.45%) FTP
6 2 (6.45%) HTTP
6 2 (6.45%) IPsec
6 2 (6.45%) NFC
6 2 (6.45%) SSL
6 2 (6.45%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (3.23%) SCCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (29.03%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Eclipse
1 2 (6.45%) Jenkins
1 2 (6.45%) Travis CI
1 2 (6.45%) Xcode
2 1 (3.23%) JIRA
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 10 (32.26%) Technical Specialist
2 9 (29.03%) Analyst
3 8 (25.81%) Security Specialist
4 6 (19.35%) Security Analyst
5 4 (12.90%) Technical Security Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Analyst
6 3 (9.68%) Senior Security Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) SOC Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Applications Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Specialist
7 2 (6.45%) Mobile Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Splunk Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.23%) IT Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Security Operations Specialist
8 1 (3.23%) SIEM Specialist
8 1 (3.23%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (22.58%) Web Services
3 5 (16.13%) RESTful
4 4 (12.90%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) .NET
5 2 (6.45%) Material Design
5 2 (6.45%) REST
5 2 (6.45%) Servlets
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Cyber Attack
2 9 (29.03%) Management Information System
3 7 (22.58%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (6.45%) Mobile App
5 1 (3.23%) Life Science
5 1 (3.23%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (93.55%) Windows
2 28 (90.32%) Linux
2 28 (90.32%) Unix
3 2 (6.45%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (87.10%) Patch Management
1 27 (87.10%) Vulnerability Assessment
2 26 (83.87%) Vulnerability Management
3 22 (70.97%) Network Monitoring
4 16 (51.61%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (48.39%) Case Management
5 15 (48.39%) Information Security
6 14 (45.16%) Security Operations
7 11 (35.48%) Open Source
8 10 (32.26%) Security Monitoring
9 9 (29.03%) SIEM
10 6 (19.35%) Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) Data Analytics
10 6 (19.35%) DevOps
10 6 (19.35%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (12.90%) Process Improvement
12 3 (9.68%) Computer Security
13 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
13 2 (6.45%) Mobile Application Development
13 2 (6.45%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) Python
2 4 (12.90%) Java
3 2 (6.45%) Apple Swift
3 2 (6.45%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 26 (83.87%) CISSP
1 26 (83.87%) SANS
2 25 (80.65%) SSCP
3 16 (51.61%) SC Cleared
3 16 (51.61%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (6.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (6.45%) Xen
2 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 22 (70.97%) QRadar
2 9 (29.03%) Kibana
2 9 (29.03%) logstash
3 5 (16.13%) Nessus
3 5 (16.13%) Nexpose
3 5 (16.13%) Nmap
4 3 (9.68%) RSA enVision
5 2 (6.45%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (70.97%) Splunk
2 17 (54.84%) IBM
3 16 (51.61%) LogRhythm
4 6 (19.35%) ArcSight
4 6 (19.35%) Intel
4 6 (19.35%) Intel Security
4 6 (19.35%) NetWitness
5 5 (16.13%) Qualys
5 5 (16.13%) Snow
6 4 (12.90%) Google
7 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
8 2 (6.45%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) VMware
9 1 (3.23%) Atlassian