Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 138 187
Rank change year-on-year -31 +49 +15
Contract jobs citing Apple 42 71 50
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 1.26% 0.70%
As % of the Vendors category 1.69% 2.86% 1.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 34 35
North West median daily rate £225 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -37.93% -9.38% +33.11%
10th Percentile £100 £156 £318
90th Percentile £346 £468 £765
England median daily rate £205 £281 £375
% change year-on-year -27.11% -25.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 11 6
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £13.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -10.34% -8.05%
10th Percentile £10.75 £13.00 £13.00
90th Percentile £20.08 £15.00 £14.94
England median hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £17.25
% change year-on-year +21.43% -18.84% +15.00%

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 2,482 2,480 3,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 42.00% 44.07% 45.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,468 1,450 1,924
North West median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £208 £225 £263
90th Percentile £575 £625 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 152 136
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £15.60 £20.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.22% -22.49% +17.18%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.00 £10.94
90th Percentile £44.70 £43.75 £45.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 +9 21 £346 -17.29% 1
Manchester -51 11 £170 -54.67% 19
Cumbria - 5 - -
Lancashire - 3 £225 - 1
Merseyside -4 1 - - 1
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
3 25 (59.52%) Windows 10
4 24 (57.14%) Apple iOS
4 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
6 20 (47.62%) Office 365
7 18 (42.86%) ServiceNow
7 18 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 17 (40.48%) Mac OS
8 17 (40.48%) SCCM
8 17 (40.48%) Software Deployment
9 16 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 15 (35.71%) OneDrive
11 14 (33.33%) Asset Management
12 10 (23.81%) ITSM
13 8 (19.05%) A+ Certification
13 8 (19.05%) User Experience
14 7 (16.67%) iOS Development
14 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
14 7 (16.67%) SLA
15 6 (14.29%) Objective-C
15 6 (14.29%) Apple Swift
15 6 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
16 5 (11.90%) Xcode
16 5 (11.90%) Migration
16 5 (11.90%) Mac OS X
16 5 (11.90%) HTML
16 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
16 5 (11.90%) XML

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 3 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (47.62%) Office 365
2 15 (35.71%) OneDrive
3 1 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) VPN
2 1 (2.38%) DHCP
2 1 (2.38%) DNS
2 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 5 (11.90%) Xcode
2 4 (9.52%) Git (software)
2 4 (9.52%) Subversion
3 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (11.90%) Marketing
2 2 (4.76%) Automotive
2 2 (4.76%) Retail
3 1 (2.38%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Desktop Support
2 9 (21.43%) Support Engineer
3 8 (19.05%) Developer
4 7 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 7 (16.67%) iOS Developer
5 6 (14.29%) Customer Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Deployment Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Technical Support
6 5 (11.90%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Customer Engineer
8 3 (7.14%) Analyst
8 3 (7.14%) Windows Deployment Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Customer Support Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Desktop Technician
9 2 (4.76%) IT Support
9 2 (4.76%) IT Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Rollout Engineer
9 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
9 2 (4.76%) Windows Rollout Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (11.90%) HTML
1 5 (11.90%) JSON
1 5 (11.90%) XML
2 4 (9.52%) Cocoa
2 4 (9.52%) REST
2 4 (9.52%) SOAP
2 4 (9.52%) Web Services
3 2 (4.76%) RESTful
4 1 (2.38%) .NET
4 1 (2.38%) .NET Framework
4 1 (2.38%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.38%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (2.38%) CSS
4 1 (2.38%) Entity Framework
4 1 (2.38%) HTML5
4 1 (2.38%) iOS SDK
4 1 (2.38%) Spring
4 1 (2.38%) SpriteKit
4 1 (2.38%) UIKit
4 1 (2.38%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 8 (19.05%) User Experience
2 3 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) 3D Graphics
3 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.38%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (2.38%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.38%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 36 (85.71%) Windows
2 25 (59.52%) Windows 10
3 24 (57.14%) Apple iOS
4 18 (42.86%) Windows 7
5 17 (40.48%) Mac OS
6 7 (16.67%) Windows 8
7 5 (11.90%) Android
7 5 (11.90%) Mac OS X
7 5 (11.90%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Phone
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (40.48%) Software Deployment
2 14 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 10 (23.81%) ITSM
4 7 (16.67%) iOS Development
5 6 (14.29%) Matrix Organization
6 5 (11.90%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.90%) Migration
6 5 (11.90%) Time Management
7 4 (9.52%) UX Design
8 3 (7.14%) ITIL
9 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.76%) Customer Requirements
9 2 (4.76%) Information Security
9 2 (4.76%) Mobile Development
9 2 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
10 1 (2.38%) Break/Fix
10 1 (2.38%) IT Asset Management
10 1 (2.38%) Memory Management
10 1 (2.38%) Push Notifications
10 1 (2.38%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) Apple Swift
1 6 (14.29%) Objective-C
2 2 (4.76%) SQL
3 1 (2.38%) C#
3 1 (2.38%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.05%) A+ Certification
2 1 (2.38%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.38%) HNC
2 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 17 (40.48%) SCCM
2 16 (38.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 26 (61.90%) Microsoft
2 18 (42.86%) ServiceNow
3 3 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (2.38%) Avaya
4 1 (2.38%) Dell
4 1 (2.38%) Google
4 1 (2.38%) HP
4 1 (2.38%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.38%) MobileIron
4 1 (2.38%) NetApp
4 1 (2.38%) Polycom
4 1 (2.38%) Remedy
4 1 (2.38%) Snow
4 1 (2.38%) VMware