Period
to 17 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 > South East
6 months to
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 254 295 299
Rank change year-on-year +41 +4 0
Contract jobs citing Apple 135 82 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.80% 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Vendors category 1.73% 1.03% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 41 33
South East median daily rate £275 £225 £200
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.22% +12.50% -42.86%
10th Percentile £116 £140 £136
90th Percentile £460 £588 £560
England median daily rate £210 £250 £370
% change year-on-year -16.00% -32.43% +13.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 13 10
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% +10.31%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £17.50 £21.55 £17.53
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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,811 7,949 7,809
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.26% 47.32% 48.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,522 4,617 4,512
South East median daily rate £425 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £243 £241 £220
90th Percentile £588 £575 £572
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 315 326 388
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.31 £15.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.69% +14.46% -15.97%
10th Percentile £10.25 £10.40 £9.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.50 £47.21
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Apple as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the South East

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apple in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the South East

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the South East

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the South East

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in the South East

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the South East 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
Surrey +21 53 £350 +64.71% 2
Thames Valley +19 42 £200 -11.11% 16
Buckinghamshire +29 18 £150 -11.76% 7
Hampshire -17 18 £175 -17.65% 4
Berkshire -13 14 £190 -10.59% 7
Oxfordshire +17 10 £250 -23.08% 2
Kent +18 9 £105 -67.69% 5
West Sussex -6 9 £140 - 3
East Sussex -16 4 £660 +129.57% 1
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 South East region with a requirement for Apple.

1 98 (72.59%) Windows
2 52 (38.52%) Microsoft
3 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
4 41 (30.37%) Windows 7
5 40 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
6 39 (28.89%) Windows 10
7 36 (26.67%) Apple iOS
7 36 (26.67%) Android
8 30 (22.22%) Finance
8 30 (22.22%) ITIL
8 30 (22.22%) SCCM
9 25 (18.52%) Office 365
10 23 (17.04%) Mobile App
11 21 (15.56%) Google
12 20 (14.81%) SLA
13 19 (14.07%) Mac OS X
13 19 (14.07%) LAN
13 19 (14.07%) TDD
14 18 (13.33%) WAN
15 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (11.85%) MCSA
15 16 (11.85%) Video Conferencing
16 15 (11.11%) iPhone
16 15 (11.11%) C#
16 15 (11.11%) Citrix
17 14 (10.37%) GitHub
17 14 (10.37%) Xamarin
17 14 (10.37%) Google Play
17 14 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
18 13 (9.63%) Cross-Platform Development

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (5.93%) Skype for Business
2 7 (5.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.44%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.48%) Confluence
4 2 (1.48%) Moodle
4 2 (1.48%) WordPress
5 1 (0.74%) Apache
5 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 40 (29.63%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (9.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (3.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.74%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.48%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.74%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 25 (18.52%) Office 365
2 14 (10.37%) GitHub
2 14 (10.37%) Google Play
3 11 (8.15%) NuGet
4 3 (2.22%) OpenShift
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.48%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (1.48%) Apple Pay
5 2 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (1.48%) AWS Lambda
5 2 (1.48%) G Suite
5 2 (1.48%) Google Analytics
5 2 (1.48%) Google Pay
5 2 (1.48%) Samsung Pay
5 2 (1.48%) Serverless
6 1 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.74%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.74%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (14.07%) LAN
2 18 (13.33%) WAN
3 11 (8.15%) Internet
3 11 (8.15%) Intranet
3 11 (8.15%) IP Telephony
4 10 (7.41%) TCP/IP
5 9 (6.67%) Skype
6 6 (4.44%) DNS
7 5 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (2.22%) DHCP
8 3 (2.22%) VoIP
8 3 (2.22%) WLAN
9 2 (1.48%) MQTT
10 1 (0.74%) NFC
10 1 (0.74%) RFID
10 1 (0.74%) RS-232
10 1 (0.74%) SMS
10 1 (0.74%) SSH
10 1 (0.74%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.48%) Big Data
1 2 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (0.74%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.74%) Cosmos DB
2 1 (0.74%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.74%) MySQL
2 1 (0.74%) NoSQL
2 1 (0.74%) RavenDB
2 1 (0.74%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (9.63%) Subversion
2 12 (8.89%) Visual Studio
3 11 (8.15%) Trac
4 9 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 3 (2.22%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.22%) JIRA
6 2 (1.48%) Gradle
7 1 (0.74%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.74%) GitLab
7 1 (0.74%) Katalon Studio
7 1 (0.74%) LabVIEW
7 1 (0.74%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.74%) Selenium
7 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.74%) Xcode
General
1 30 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (4.44%) Financial Institution
2 6 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
2 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.70%) Banking
4 4 (2.96%) Electronics
4 4 (2.96%) Front Office
5 3 (2.22%) Publishing
6 2 (1.48%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Advertising
7 1 (0.74%) Automotive
7 1 (0.74%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
7 1 (0.74%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 39 (28.89%) Support Engineer
2 32 (23.70%) Desktop Support
3 26 (19.26%) Developer
4 23 (17.04%) Analyst
5 21 (15.56%) Desktop Engineer
5 21 (15.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 15 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (10.37%) Support Analyst
8 13 (9.63%) Xamarin Developer
9 12 (8.89%) Mobile Developer
10 10 (7.41%) IT Support
11 8 (5.93%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (5.93%) iOS Developer
11 8 (5.93%) Mac Engineer
11 8 (5.93%) Windows Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) Deployment Engineer
12 7 (5.19%) Service Desk Support
13 6 (4.44%) Windows Deployment Engineer
14 5 (3.70%) IT Engineer
14 5 (3.70%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.44%) iOS SDK
1 6 (4.44%) RESTful
2 4 (2.96%) CSS
2 4 (2.96%) HTML
2 4 (2.96%) React
3 3 (2.22%) CSS3
3 3 (2.22%) HTML5
3 3 (2.22%) XML
4 2 (1.48%) AngularJS
4 2 (1.48%) Node.js
5 1 (0.74%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.74%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.74%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.74%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (0.74%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.74%) Jest
5 1 (0.74%) jQuery
5 1 (0.74%) Redux
5 1 (0.74%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.04%) Mobile App
2 16 (11.85%) Video Conferencing
3 15 (11.11%) iPhone
4 10 (7.41%) Blackberry
5 8 (5.93%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (5.93%) Smartphone
6 7 (5.19%) iPad
7 6 (4.44%) Data Centre
8 5 (3.70%) Virtual Team
9 3 (2.22%) Apple TV
9 3 (2.22%) User Experience
10 2 (1.48%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.74%) CMDB
11 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.74%) EPoS
11 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.74%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 98 (72.59%) Windows
2 41 (30.37%) Windows 7
3 39 (28.89%) Windows 10
4 36 (26.67%) Android
4 36 (26.67%) Apple iOS
5 19 (14.07%) Mac OS X
6 8 (5.93%) Windows 8
7 7 (5.19%) Windows XP
8 5 (3.70%) Linux
8 5 (3.70%) Mac OS
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Server
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (2.96%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.48%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (0.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (22.22%) ITIL
2 19 (14.07%) TDD
3 14 (10.37%) Problem-Solving
4 13 (9.63%) Cross-Platform Development
4 13 (9.63%) Time Management
5 12 (8.89%) Multithreading
6 11 (8.15%) iOS Development
6 11 (8.15%) Migration
6 11 (8.15%) Mobile Development
7 10 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (5.93%) ITSM
9 7 (5.19%) Data Management
9 7 (5.19%) Project Management
9 7 (5.19%) Scrum
9 7 (5.19%) Service Delivery
10 6 (4.44%) MVVM
11 5 (3.70%) Android Development
11 5 (3.70%) DevOps
11 5 (3.70%) IT Asset Management
11 5 (3.70%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (11.11%) C#
2 13 (9.63%) C++
3 8 (5.93%) Apple Swift
4 7 (5.19%) JavaScript
5 5 (3.70%) PowerShell
6 4 (2.96%) Objective-C
7 3 (2.22%) SQL
8 2 (1.48%) C
8 2 (1.48%) Java
8 2 (1.48%) PHP
9 1 (0.74%) Assembly Language
9 1 (0.74%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.74%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (11.85%) MCSA
1 16 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.15%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 11 (8.15%) MCSE
2 11 (8.15%) MOS
3 6 (4.44%) DBS Check
4 4 (2.96%) Degree
5 1 (0.74%) CISM
5 1 (0.74%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (14.81%) SLA
2 3 (2.22%) QA
3 2 (1.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.74%) GAMP
4 1 (0.74%) GxP
4 1 (0.74%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.74%) MISRA
4 1 (0.74%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (34.07%) Active Directory
2 11 (8.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 4 (2.96%) BitLocker
4 3 (2.22%) Docker
5 2 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 30 (22.22%) SCCM
2 9 (6.67%) AirWatch
3 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 52 (38.52%) Microsoft
2 21 (15.56%) Google
3 15 (11.11%) Citrix
4 14 (10.37%) Xamarin
5 13 (9.63%) Avaya
6 12 (8.89%) Polycom
7 11 (8.15%) Wyse
8 10 (7.41%) HP
9 9 (6.67%) VMware
10 6 (4.44%) Cisco
10 6 (4.44%) SAP
11 4 (2.96%) Adobe
11 4 (2.96%) Canon
11 4 (2.96%) Xerox
12 3 (2.22%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.22%) Yealink
13 2 (1.48%) Klarna
13 2 (1.48%) PayPal
13 2 (1.48%) Samsung
13 2 (1.48%) WorldPay