Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 141 159 199
Rank change year-on-year +18 +40 -7
Contract jobs citing Apple 63 60 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.16% 0.98% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 2.72% 2.12% 1.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 46 26
North West median daily rate £325 £450 £263
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +71.43% -36.36%
10th Percentile £157 £350 £144
90th Percentile £423 £673 £518
England median daily rate £219 £350 £302
% change year-on-year -37.50% +16.09% +15.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 2
North West median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.34% +41.46%
England median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £15.25
% change year-on-year -5.08% -3.28% -12.86%

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 2,317 2,835 3,400
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.48% 46.08% 40.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,445 1,713 1,885
North West median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £225 £262 £213
90th Percentile £625 £575 £543
England median daily rate £450 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 143 106 177
North West median hourly rate £16.19 £19.31 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.17% +10.36% +4.57%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.00 £44.38 £43.30
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 18 January 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 18 January 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
Manchester +4 30 £350 -26.32% 22
Cheshire +10 22 £350 -24.73% 7
Merseyside +5 9 £173 -56.88% 3
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for Apple.

1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Apple iOS
3 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
3 23 (36.51%) Windows 10
4 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 18 (28.57%) iOS Development
4 18 (28.57%) Apple Swift
5 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
7 13 (20.63%) JSON
7 13 (20.63%) Xcode
8 12 (19.05%) Android
9 11 (17.46%) DNS
9 11 (17.46%) DHCP
9 11 (17.46%) User Experience
10 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
10 10 (15.87%) Time Management
10 10 (15.87%) Unit Testing
11 9 (14.29%) Retail
11 9 (14.29%) Mobile App
12 8 (12.70%) Scrum
12 8 (12.70%) Kanban
13 7 (11.11%) Objective-C
13 7 (11.11%) Mobile Development
13 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
13 7 (11.11%) Office 365
13 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
14 6 (9.52%) Google
14 6 (9.52%) HTML
14 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office

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 2 (3.17%) CMS
1 2 (3.17%) Drupal
2 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (7.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.11%) Office 365
2 5 (7.94%) Google Drive
3 2 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.59%) G Suite
4 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) DHCP
1 11 (17.46%) DNS
2 4 (6.35%) Firewall
3 2 (3.17%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.59%) LAN
4 1 (1.59%) Network Security
4 1 (1.59%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.59%) VLAN
4 1 (1.59%) VoIP
4 1 (1.59%) VPN
4 1 (1.59%) WAN
4 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.59%) GIS
Development Applications
1 13 (20.63%) Xcode
2 4 (6.35%) Git (software)
2 4 (6.35%) JIRA
2 4 (6.35%) Subversion
General
1 9 (14.29%) Retail
2 5 (7.94%) Finance
3 3 (4.76%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Games
4 2 (3.17%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.59%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (31.75%) Developer
2 18 (28.57%) iOS Developer
2 18 (28.57%) Support Engineer
3 16 (25.40%) Desktop Support
4 13 (20.63%) Desktop Engineer
4 13 (20.63%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 8 (12.70%) Analyst
5 8 (12.70%) Support Analyst
6 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (9.52%) IT Support
7 5 (7.94%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (6.35%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 4 (6.35%) Applications Developer
9 3 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Technician
9 3 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Security Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Customer Support
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Engineer
9 3 (4.76%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (20.63%) JSON
2 6 (9.52%) HTML
3 5 (7.94%) Web Services
3 5 (7.94%) XML
4 4 (6.35%) Cocoa
4 4 (6.35%) REST
4 4 (6.35%) SOAP
5 2 (3.17%) AngularJS
5 2 (3.17%) CSS
5 2 (3.17%) CSS3
5 2 (3.17%) HTML5
5 2 (3.17%) Node.js
5 2 (3.17%) React
5 2 (3.17%) RESTful
6 1 (1.59%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (1.59%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (1.59%) iOS SDK
6 1 (1.59%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.46%) User Experience
2 9 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 5 (7.94%) Smartphone
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.59%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.59%) Digital Wallet
5 1 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.59%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (68.25%) Windows
2 29 (46.03%) Apple iOS
3 23 (36.51%) Windows 10
3 23 (36.51%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.05%) Android
5 7 (11.11%) Windows 8
5 7 (11.11%) Windows Server
6 5 (7.94%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (6.35%) Mac OS X
7 4 (6.35%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.17%) Mac OS
9 2 (3.17%) Unix
10 1 (1.59%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (28.57%) iOS Development
2 16 (25.40%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (15.87%) Time Management
3 10 (15.87%) Unit Testing
4 8 (12.70%) Kanban
4 8 (12.70%) Scrum
5 7 (11.11%) Mobile Development
6 5 (7.94%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.35%) Security Monitoring
7 4 (6.35%) Service Delivery
7 4 (6.35%) Service Management
8 3 (4.76%) Break/Fix
8 3 (4.76%) MVC
8 3 (4.76%) Network Management
8 3 (4.76%) OWASP
9 2 (3.17%) ITIL
9 2 (3.17%) Migration
9 2 (3.17%) Project Management
9 2 (3.17%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (28.57%) Apple Swift
2 10 (15.87%) JavaScript
3 7 (11.11%) Objective-C
4 2 (3.17%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.35%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.35%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) CTC Cleared
2 3 (4.76%) DBS Check
2 3 (4.76%) MCITP
2 3 (4.76%) MCSA
2 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (3.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (3.17%) Degree
4 1 (1.59%) CISSP
4 1 (1.59%) SANS
4 1 (1.59%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) GDPR
1 2 (3.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) SCCM
2 2 (3.17%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.59%) Nessus
3 1 (1.59%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.59%) Nmap
3 1 (1.59%) QRadar
Vendors
1 15 (23.81%) Microsoft
2 6 (9.52%) Google
3 5 (7.94%) Citrix
3 5 (7.94%) VMware
4 4 (6.35%) Cisco
5 1 (1.59%) AlienVault
5 1 (1.59%) ArcSight
5 1 (1.59%) Dell
5 1 (1.59%) HP
5 1 (1.59%) Intel
5 1 (1.59%) McAfee
5 1 (1.59%) Qualys
5 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
5 1 (1.59%) Snow
5 1 (1.59%) Splunk
5 1 (1.59%) TSYS