Period
to 17 December 2018

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 17 December 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
England > North West
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 142 155
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13 +49
Contract jobs citing Apple 59 69 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.98% 1.22% 0.99%
As % of the Vendors category 2.23% 2.87% 2.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 31 46
North West median daily rate £206 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -41.07% -22.22% +63.64%
10th Percentile £128 £158 £338
90th Percentile £413 £438 £673
England median daily rate £210 £250 £370
% change year-on-year -16.00% -32.43% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 17 9
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £12.65
90th Percentile £20.13 £17.01 £15.13
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £14.75
% change year-on-year +13.21% -5.08% -1.67%

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 2,640 2,405 2,947
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 43.84% 42.51% 46.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,604 1,471 1,764
North West median daily rate £400 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £213 £225 £263
90th Percentile £588 £625 £556
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 192 145 116
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.19 £19.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.81% -17.58% +15.54%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.95 £43.90 £54.37
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

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 17 December 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the North West over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 17 December 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
Cheshire +10 25 £346 -1.05% 2
Manchester -32 23 £163 -56.67% 8
Lancashire - 5 £225 -
Cumbria - 4 - -
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 North West region with a requirement for Apple.

1 51 (86.44%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 33 (55.93%) Windows 10
3 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
4 28 (47.46%) Office 365
5 27 (45.76%) Apple iOS
5 27 (45.76%) Microsoft Office
6 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
7 21 (35.59%) SCCM
7 21 (35.59%) ServiceNow
8 20 (33.90%) Mac OS
8 20 (33.90%) Software Deployment
9 19 (32.20%) Asset Management
9 19 (32.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 19 (32.20%) OneDrive
10 14 (23.73%) VPN
11 11 (18.64%) User Experience
12 10 (16.95%) ITSM
13 9 (15.25%) A+ Certification
13 9 (15.25%) Android
14 8 (13.56%) UX Design
14 8 (13.56%) Citrix
14 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
15 7 (11.86%) Apple Swift
15 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
15 7 (11.86%) Mac OS X
16 6 (10.17%) Splunk
16 6 (10.17%) SIEM
16 6 (10.17%) Vulnerability Management
16 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared

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 8 (13.56%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (45.76%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (47.46%) Office 365
2 19 (32.20%) OneDrive
3 4 (6.78%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (23.73%) VPN
2 6 (10.17%) Firewall
2 6 (10.17%) LAN
2 6 (10.17%) TCP/IP
2 6 (10.17%) VoIP
2 6 (10.17%) WAN
3 4 (6.78%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.69%) DHCP
4 1 (1.69%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (10.17%) Xcode
2 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
2 5 (8.47%) Subversion
3 4 (6.78%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (10.17%) Marketing
2 2 (3.39%) Automotive
2 2 (3.39%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (18.64%) Developer
2 10 (16.95%) Customer Engineer
2 10 (16.95%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.25%) Desktop Support
4 8 (13.56%) Senior Customer Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Desktop Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 7 (11.86%) iOS Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Analyst
7 5 (8.47%) Deployment Engineer
7 5 (8.47%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.78%) .NET Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Technical Support
9 3 (5.08%) IT Support
9 3 (5.08%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Splunk Analyst
9 3 (5.08%) Windows Deployment Engineer
10 2 (3.39%) SOC Analyst
10 2 (3.39%) SOC Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.17%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (10.17%) HTML
1 6 (10.17%) JSON
1 6 (10.17%) XML
2 5 (8.47%) Cocoa
2 5 (8.47%) REST
2 5 (8.47%) SOAP
2 5 (8.47%) Web Services
3 4 (6.78%) .NET
3 4 (6.78%) .NET Core
3 4 (6.78%) .NET Framework
3 4 (6.78%) AngularJS
3 4 (6.78%) Entity Framework
3 4 (6.78%) Vue.js
4 1 (1.69%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (1.69%) CSS
4 1 (1.69%) HTML5
4 1 (1.69%) RESTful
4 1 (1.69%) SpriteKit
4 1 (1.69%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (18.64%) User Experience
2 6 (10.17%) Cyberattack
2 6 (10.17%) Data Protection Act
3 4 (6.78%) Greenfield Project
3 4 (6.78%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.39%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.69%) 3D Graphics
5 1 (1.69%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 51 (86.44%) Windows
2 33 (55.93%) Windows 10
3 27 (45.76%) Apple iOS
4 23 (38.98%) Windows 7
5 20 (33.90%) Mac OS
6 9 (15.25%) Android
7 7 (11.86%) Mac OS X
8 6 (10.17%) Linux
8 6 (10.17%) Unix
8 6 (10.17%) Windows 8
9 5 (8.47%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (33.90%) Software Deployment
2 19 (32.20%) Asset Management
3 10 (16.95%) ITSM
4 8 (13.56%) UX Design
5 7 (11.86%) iOS Development
6 6 (10.17%) Case Management
6 6 (10.17%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (10.17%) Data Protection
6 6 (10.17%) Information Security
6 6 (10.17%) Matrix Organization
6 6 (10.17%) Network Monitoring
6 6 (10.17%) Open Source
6 6 (10.17%) Patch Management
6 6 (10.17%) SIEM
6 6 (10.17%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 6 (10.17%) Vulnerability Management
7 5 (8.47%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (8.47%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (8.47%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (11.86%) Apple Swift
2 6 (10.17%) Objective-C
3 5 (8.47%) SQL
4 4 (6.78%) C#
4 4 (6.78%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) A+ Certification
2 6 (10.17%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) CISSP
4 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.39%) SANS
4 2 (3.39%) SSCP
5 1 (1.69%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.69%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.47%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 21 (35.59%) SCCM
2 19 (32.20%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 6 (10.17%) QRadar
Vendors
1 33 (55.93%) Microsoft
2 21 (35.59%) ServiceNow
3 8 (13.56%) Citrix
4 6 (10.17%) AlienVault
4 6 (10.17%) Avaya
4 6 (10.17%) IBM
4 6 (10.17%) McAfee
4 6 (10.17%) Splunk
5 2 (3.39%) Ivanti
5 2 (3.39%) Snow
6 1 (1.69%) Google
6 1 (1.69%) Polycom
6 1 (1.69%) VMware