Period
to 21 October 2019

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 21 October 2019 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
England > North West
6 months to
21 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 163 178 132
Rank change year-on-year +15 -46 +39
Contract jobs citing Apple 36 43 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.73% 1.35%
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 1.74% 3.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 14 35
North West median daily rate £180 £206 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.73% -41.07% -22.22%
10th Percentile £111 £107 £156
90th Percentile £328 £346 £465
England median daily rate £230 £200 £275
% change year-on-year +15.00% -27.27% -26.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 25 15
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +34.62% -10.34%
England median hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -17.65%

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 the North West.

All Vendors
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,293 2,473 2,445
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.45% 42.06% 43.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,444 1,468 1,462
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.76% +5.00%
10th Percentile £200 £210 £219
90th Percentile £588 £575 £625
England median daily rate £450 £450 £440
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 105 174 150
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £17.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.14% +9.38% -20.48%
10th Percentile £12.32 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £53.75 £43.25 £43.78
England median hourly rate £19.71 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +12.63% - +2.94%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Apple as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the North West

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the North West

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the North West over the 6 months to 21 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the North West

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the North West

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the North West region over the 6 months to 21 October 2019. 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
Manchester +27 31 £180 +10.77% 10
Cheshire -6 3 - - 7
Merseyside - 1 £388 - 4
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2019, 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 North West region with a requirement for Apple.

1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 15 (41.67%) ITIL
4 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
4 12 (33.33%) Citrix
4 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
6 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 9 (25.00%) Office 365
7 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
7 8 (22.22%) Cisco
7 8 (22.22%) VoIP
8 7 (19.44%) Service Management
8 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
8 7 (19.44%) Android
8 7 (19.44%) Google
9 5 (13.89%) MCP
9 5 (13.89%) Smartphone
9 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (13.89%) ServiceNow
10 4 (11.11%) User Experience
10 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
10 4 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
10 4 (11.11%) Apple Swift
10 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
10 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
10 4 (11.11%) RESTful
10 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (25.00%) Office 365
2 3 (8.33%) G Suite
2 3 (8.33%) GitHub
2 3 (8.33%) Slack
2 3 (8.33%) Trello
3 1 (2.78%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.22%) VoIP
2 4 (11.11%) Structured Cabling
2 4 (11.11%) Wi-Fi
2 4 (11.11%) Wireless
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) VPN
4 2 (5.56%) Firewall
5 1 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (2.78%) IP Telephony
5 1 (2.78%) LAN
5 1 (2.78%) Network Security
5 1 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.78%) RFID
5 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) BusinessObjects
1 1 (2.78%) FileMaker
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Discoverer
1 1 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 3 (8.33%) Jenkins
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
1 3 (8.33%) Mercurial
1 3 (8.33%) Subversion
General
1 4 (11.11%) Advertising
2 1 (2.78%) Finance
2 1 (2.78%) Public Sector
2 1 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Analyst
2 6 (16.67%) Service Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) 1st Line Support
3 5 (13.89%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 5 (13.89%) Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) iOS Developer
5 3 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 3 (8.33%) Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) IT Support
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Deployment Engineer
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Systems Administrator
7 1 (2.78%) Desktop Support Technician
7 1 (2.78%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (2.78%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) RESTful
2 3 (8.33%) Cocoa
2 3 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (8.33%) Core Animation
2 3 (8.33%) Core Data
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) HTML5
3 1 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (2.78%) XML
3 1 (2.78%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 5 (13.89%) Smartphone
3 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (11.11%) User Experience
4 3 (8.33%) Algorithms
4 3 (8.33%) Animation
5 1 (2.78%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.78%) NHS
5 1 (2.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 29 (80.56%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows 7
3 12 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 8 (22.22%) Apple iOS
5 7 (19.44%) Android
6 4 (11.11%) Mac OS X
6 4 (11.11%) Windows Server
7 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (41.67%) ITIL
2 11 (30.56%) Problem-Solving
3 7 (19.44%) Service Management
4 4 (11.11%) Benchmarking
4 4 (11.11%) iOS Development
4 4 (11.11%) Problem Management
4 4 (11.11%) Push Notifications
5 3 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 3 (8.33%) Document Management
5 3 (8.33%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) MVVM
5 3 (8.33%) OOP
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Time Management
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (5.56%) ITSM
6 2 (5.56%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.56%) Project Management
7 1 (2.78%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.11%) Apple Swift
2 3 (8.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.78%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.78%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (13.89%) MCP
2 4 (11.11%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (2.78%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (13.89%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (2.78%) BitLocker
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Intune
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) Citrix
3 8 (22.22%) Cisco
4 7 (19.44%) Google
5 5 (13.89%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.56%) HP
7 1 (2.78%) Avaya
7 1 (2.78%) Capita
7 1 (2.78%) Ivanti
7 1 (2.78%) Oracle