Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 164 205
Rank change year-on-year -12 +41 -10
Contract jobs citing Apple 39 41 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.68% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Vendors category 1.62% 1.71% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 35 16
North West median daily rate £325 £450 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +53.19% +30.56%
10th Percentile £168 £365 £129
90th Percentile £488 £583 £384
England median daily rate £225 £330 £328
% change year-on-year -31.82% +0.76% +40.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 7
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £13.00
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.60 £12.75
90th Percentile £15.68 £17.75 £14.25
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.75% -10.94% -5.88%

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 2,402 2,392 3,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.63% 44.03% 42.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,456 1,420 1,842
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £238 £225 £225
90th Percentile £600 £558 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 125 179
North West median hourly rate £15.93 £16.18 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.55% -24.74% +30.30%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £45.30 £47.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.73
% change year-on-year - -6.54% +10.15%

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 April 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
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 April 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 -7 20 £250 -40.30% 4
Manchester -33 14 £325 -27.78% 14
Cumbria - 3 - - 1
Merseyside - 2 £550 -
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows 10
3 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
5 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
6 9 (23.08%) Time Management
7 8 (20.51%) iOS Development
7 8 (20.51%) Migration
7 8 (20.51%) Apple Swift
8 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
8 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
9 6 (15.38%) HTML
9 6 (15.38%) DHCP
9 6 (15.38%) DNS
9 6 (15.38%) Xcode
9 6 (15.38%) Office 365
9 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
9 6 (15.38%) JSON
9 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (12.82%) Android
10 5 (12.82%) Mac OS X
10 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
11 4 (10.26%) Citrix
11 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
11 4 (10.26%) SOAP
11 4 (10.26%) Web Services
11 4 (10.26%) XML
11 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
11 4 (10.26%) VMware

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 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (15.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) DHCP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.56%) Firewall
2 1 (2.56%) Network Security
2 1 (2.56%) Skype
2 1 (2.56%) VoIP
2 1 (2.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 6 (15.38%) Xcode
2 4 (10.26%) Git (software)
2 4 (10.26%) Subversion
General
1 4 (10.26%) Retail
2 3 (7.69%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
3 2 (5.13%) Games
4 1 (2.56%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (41.03%) Support Engineer
2 14 (35.90%) Desktop Support
3 13 (33.33%) Desktop Engineer
3 13 (33.33%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) Developer
5 8 (20.51%) iOS Developer
6 4 (10.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.26%) Technical Support
7 3 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support Technician
7 3 (7.69%) Customer Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Customer Support Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Support Technician
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Customer Support
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.13%) Customer Service Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Field Engineer
8 2 (5.13%) Objective-C Developer
8 2 (5.13%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (15.38%) HTML
1 6 (15.38%) JSON
2 4 (10.26%) Cocoa
2 4 (10.26%) REST
2 4 (10.26%) SOAP
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
2 4 (10.26%) XML
3 2 (5.13%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.13%) CSS
3 2 (5.13%) CSS3
3 2 (5.13%) HTML5
3 2 (5.13%) Node.js
3 2 (5.13%) React
3 2 (5.13%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.26%) User Experience
2 3 (7.69%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.13%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) Social Media
4 1 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 20 (51.28%) Windows 10
3 16 (41.03%) Windows 7
4 10 (25.64%) Apple iOS
5 7 (17.95%) Windows XP
6 6 (15.38%) Windows 8
7 5 (12.82%) Android
7 5 (12.82%) Mac OS X
8 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
8 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (5.13%) Linux
9 2 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.56%) Mac OS
10 1 (2.56%) Unix
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Phone
10 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) Time Management
2 8 (20.51%) iOS Development
2 8 (20.51%) Migration
3 6 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (12.82%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (10.26%) Unit Testing
6 3 (7.69%) Mobile Development
6 3 (7.69%) Network Management
6 3 (7.69%) Risk Management
6 3 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.13%) Collaborative Working
7 2 (5.13%) Domain Models
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Information Security
7 2 (5.13%) ITSM
7 2 (5.13%) Kanban
7 2 (5.13%) Open Source
7 2 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) Apple Swift
2 4 (10.26%) JavaScript
2 4 (10.26%) Objective-C
3 2 (5.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.56%) Degree
2 1 (2.56%) MCDST
2 1 (2.56%) MCP
2 1 (2.56%) MCSE
2 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (25.64%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.13%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) AirWatch
1 3 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.26%) Citrix
2 4 (10.26%) VMware
3 3 (7.69%) Cisco
4 2 (5.13%) Dell
4 2 (5.13%) HP
5 1 (2.56%) Capita
5 1 (2.56%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.56%) NetApp
5 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow