Period
to 21 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 151 197
Rank change year-on-year -38 +46 +6
Contract jobs citing Apple 28 55 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.45% 0.96% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.10% 2.22% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 36 18
North West median daily rate £188 £425 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -55.88% +24.09% +52.22%
10th Percentile £144 £211 £184
90th Percentile £488 £581 £416
England median daily rate £225 £325 £373
% change year-on-year -30.77% -12.75% +28.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 9
North West median hourly rate £11.50 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.86% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.70 £12.75
90th Percentile £17.20 £18.75 £14.75
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.50 £15.71
% change year-on-year +9.31% -7.72% +4.75%

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 2,553 2,483 3,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 41.23% 43.47% 44.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,493 1,439 1,965
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £228 £225 £256
90th Percentile £588 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +2.86% +5.42% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 167 169
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -11.11% +2.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.54 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.63 £45.20 £47.33
England median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.88% -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 21 July 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 July 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 -48 11 £188 -57.14% 12
Cheshire -4 10 £100 -76.12% 2
Cumbria - 5 - -
Merseyside +17 1 - - 2
Lancashire - 1 - - 6
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
3 14 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
5 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
6 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
6 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
7 7 (25.00%) Time Management
7 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 7 (25.00%) Migration
8 5 (17.86%) Citrix
9 4 (14.29%) SLA
9 4 (14.29%) VMware
9 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (14.29%) Mac OS
9 4 (14.29%) SCCM
9 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
9 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
9 4 (14.29%) Office 365
9 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
10 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
10 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
10 3 (10.71%) AirWatch
10 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (10.71%) Network Management
10 3 (10.71%) Android
10 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008

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 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (32.14%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.71%) DHCP
1 3 (10.71%) DNS
2 2 (7.14%) VoIP
3 1 (3.57%) Skype
3 1 (3.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.57%) Finance
1 1 (3.57%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (46.43%) Support Engineer
2 11 (39.29%) Desktop Support
3 10 (35.71%) Desktop Engineer
3 10 (35.71%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (21.43%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.71%) Customer Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Customer Service Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Customer Support Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Developer
5 3 (10.71%) iOS Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Customer Support
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Engineer
5 3 (10.71%) Technical Support Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (7.14%) 2nd Line Technical Support
6 2 (7.14%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.14%) Support Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (7.14%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.57%) iOS SDK
1 1 (3.57%) JSON
1 1 (3.57%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Blackberry
1 2 (7.14%) Mobile App
1 2 (7.14%) Smartphone
1 2 (7.14%) Social Media
1 2 (7.14%) User Experience
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Device Driver
2 1 (3.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (78.57%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows 10
3 8 (28.57%) Apple iOS
3 8 (28.57%) Windows 7
4 7 (25.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (14.29%) Mac OS
6 3 (10.71%) Android
6 3 (10.71%) Windows 8
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.71%) Windows Vista
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows Phone
8 1 (3.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (25.00%) Migration
1 7 (25.00%) Time Management
2 4 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 3 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
3 3 (10.71%) Information Security
3 3 (10.71%) iOS Development
3 3 (10.71%) ITSM
3 3 (10.71%) Network Management
3 3 (10.71%) Service Delivery
4 2 (7.14%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (7.14%) Data Management
4 2 (7.14%) Domain Models
4 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Architecture
4 2 (7.14%) IT Governance
4 2 (7.14%) Mobile Development
4 2 (7.14%) Open Source
4 2 (7.14%) Risk Management
4 2 (7.14%) SFIA
Programming Languages
1 2 (7.14%) Apple Swift
2 1 (3.57%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
2 1 (3.57%) Degree
2 1 (3.57%) MCDST
2 1 (3.57%) MCP
2 1 (3.57%) MCSE
2 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (39.29%) Active Directory
2 4 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 4 (14.29%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) AirWatch
2 3 (10.71%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (53.57%) Microsoft
2 5 (17.86%) Citrix
3 4 (14.29%) ServiceNow
3 4 (14.29%) VMware
4 2 (7.14%) MobileIron
4 2 (7.14%) NetApp
5 1 (3.57%) Capita
5 1 (3.57%) Dell
5 1 (3.57%) HP
5 1 (3.57%) Remedy