The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 27 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 70 60 67
Rank change year-on-year -10 +7  
Contract jobs citing Apple 6 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.81% 0.15% 0.36%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 0.32% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £388 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £342 £325
% change year-on-year -26.79% +5.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £19.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year -27.84% +36.20%  

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 Milton Keynes.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 364 317 385
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 49.12% 47.46% 46.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 155 189
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.66% +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 17 17
Median hourly rate £11.53 £9.50 £10.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.36% -5.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.02 £8.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.54 £14.10 £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.92 £18.50
% change year-on-year -16.32% +13.05%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Milton Keynes

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 27 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for Apple.

1 10 (83.33%) Apple iOS
1 10 (83.33%) iOS Development
1 10 (83.33%) Apple Swift
2 9 (75.00%) iOS SDK
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 7 (58.33%) JSON
4 7 (58.33%) RESTful
5 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (50.00%) TDD
5 6 (50.00%) Banking
5 6 (50.00%) Objective-C
5 6 (50.00%) XML
5 6 (50.00%) OO
5 6 (50.00%) Mobile Development
6 5 (41.67%) Web Services
6 5 (41.67%) git-flow
7 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (16.67%) Open Source
9 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
9 2 (16.67%) Document Management
9 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
9 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
9 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
9 2 (16.67%) Product Management

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (16.67%) Alfresco
1 2 (16.67%) CMS
1 2 (16.67%) Drupal
1 2 (16.67%) Liferay
1 2 (16.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (16.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 2 (16.67%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 5 (41.67%) git-flow
3 1 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 1 (8.33%) Selenium
General
1 6 (50.00%) Banking
2 3 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
1 10 (83.33%) iOS Developer
2 3 (25.00%) Agile Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Deskside Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support
4 1 (8.33%) Deskside Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Objective-C Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (75.00%) iOS SDK
2 7 (58.33%) JSON
2 7 (58.33%) RESTful
3 6 (50.00%) XML
4 5 (41.67%) Web Services
5 1 (8.33%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (16.67%) CMDB
2 2 (16.67%) Handset
2 2 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 1 (8.33%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Apple iOS
2 2 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) iOS Development
2 9 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (66.67%) Scrum
4 6 (50.00%) Mobile Development
4 6 (50.00%) OO
4 6 (50.00%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Agile Testing
5 2 (16.67%) Business Continuity
5 2 (16.67%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 2 (16.67%) CRM
5 2 (16.67%) Document Management
5 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 2 (16.67%) Open Source
5 2 (16.67%) Product Management
5 2 (16.67%) SOA
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
6 1 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (83.33%) Apple Swift
2 6 (50.00%) Objective-C
3 3 (25.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCP
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) Citrix
2 2 (16.67%) IBM
2 2 (16.67%) OpenText
2 2 (16.67%) Oracle
2 2 (16.67%) Wyse