Period
to 15 October 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 15 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 > South East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 270 299 310
Rank change year-on-year +29 +11 +6
Contract jobs citing Apple 109 77 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.66% 0.48% 0.37%
As % of the Vendors category 1.42% 0.99% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 28 32
South East median daily rate £275 £294 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.38% +38.24% -38.41%
10th Percentile £122 £137 £135
90th Percentile £493 £591 £484
England median daily rate £205 £275 £375
% change year-on-year -25.45% -26.67% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 8 13
South East median hourly rate £13.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.13% +3.33% +20.60%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.18 £10.90
90th Percentile £17.50 £35.38 £19.55
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 South East.

All Vendors
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 7,660 7,794 8,114
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 46.57% 48.28% 47.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,429 4,446 4,732
South East median daily rate £425 £416 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.12% +4.04% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £238 £224
90th Percentile £588 £563 £550
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 338 337 412
South East median hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £15.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.61% +10.28% -11.94%
10th Percentile £10.34 £10.00 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
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 15 October 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 15 October 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 15 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
Thames Valley +24 56 £275 -24.66% 13
Surrey -10 28 £350 +59.09% 5
Oxfordshire +24 22 £250 -9.09% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 19 £263 -54.35% 4
Hampshire -2 17 £175 +84.21% 5
Berkshire -11 15 £295 -3.28% 6
Kent - 4 £165 - 1
East Sussex -5 3 - -
West Sussex -5 1 - - 2
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 15 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 South East region with a requirement for Apple.

1 67 (61.47%) Windows
2 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
3 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
4 34 (31.19%) Windows 10
5 31 (28.44%) Microsoft Office
6 30 (27.52%) Apple iOS
7 27 (24.77%) Android
7 27 (24.77%) Windows 7
8 24 (22.02%) ITIL
9 23 (21.10%) Mobile App
10 21 (19.27%) Office 365
10 21 (19.27%) SCCM
11 20 (18.35%) Finance
12 19 (17.43%) Google
13 14 (12.84%) DNS
13 14 (12.84%) Mac OS
13 14 (12.84%) iPhone
14 13 (11.93%) Migration
15 12 (11.01%) Mac OS X
15 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
16 11 (10.09%) Windows 8
16 11 (10.09%) Citrix
16 11 (10.09%) WAN
16 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
17 10 (9.17%) DHCP
18 9 (8.26%) LAN
18 9 (8.26%) Time Management
18 9 (8.26%) Video Conferencing
18 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
18 9 (8.26%) Mobile Device Management

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 5 (4.59%) SharePoint
1 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
2 3 (2.75%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.83%) WordPress
4 1 (0.92%) Apache
4 1 (0.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (0.92%) Confluence
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (28.44%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (4.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.83%) Mozilla Thunderbird
5 1 (0.92%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.92%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.92%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.92%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 21 (19.27%) Office 365
2 8 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.50%) GitHub
4 6 (5.50%) Google Play
5 3 (2.75%) OpenShift
6 2 (1.83%) Apple Pay
6 2 (1.83%) Google Pay
6 2 (1.83%) NuGet
6 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.83%) Samsung Pay
7 1 (0.92%) Sauce Labs
7 1 (0.92%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.92%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.84%) DNS
2 11 (10.09%) WAN
3 10 (9.17%) DHCP
4 9 (8.26%) LAN
5 7 (6.42%) Remote Desktop
6 6 (5.50%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.59%) Skype
7 5 (4.59%) VoIP
8 4 (3.67%) Internet
8 4 (3.67%) Intranet
8 4 (3.67%) IP Telephony
9 3 (2.75%) Bluetooth
9 3 (2.75%) WLAN
10 2 (1.83%) Asterisk PBX
10 2 (1.83%) PBX
10 2 (1.83%) VPN
10 2 (1.83%) Wireless
11 1 (0.92%) Firewall
11 1 (0.92%) RFID
11 1 (0.92%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.42%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.92%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Git (software)
2 4 (3.67%) Subversion
3 3 (2.75%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.83%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.83%) Trac
5 1 (0.92%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.92%) GitLab
5 1 (0.92%) JIRA
5 1 (0.92%) JMeter
5 1 (0.92%) Katalon Studio
5 1 (0.92%) LabVIEW
5 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.92%) Selenium
5 1 (0.92%) Xcode
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 8 (7.34%) Billing
3 6 (5.50%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.59%) Banking
5 4 (3.67%) Front Office
6 3 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.75%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.83%) Electronics
7 2 (1.83%) Publishing
7 2 (1.83%) Retail
8 1 (0.92%) Automotive
8 1 (0.92%) Games
8 1 (0.92%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 28 (25.69%) Support Engineer
2 23 (21.10%) Desktop Support
3 18 (16.51%) Analyst
4 14 (12.84%) Developer
5 13 (11.93%) Desktop Engineer
5 13 (11.93%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 12 (11.01%) IT Support
7 11 (10.09%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (8.26%) Windows Engineer
9 8 (7.34%) Applications Manager
9 8 (7.34%) Integration Manager
9 8 (7.34%) Systems Integration Manager
9 8 (7.34%) Systems Manager
10 7 (6.42%) Mac Engineer
10 7 (6.42%) Support Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) Deployment Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) iOS Developer
12 5 (4.59%) 1st Line Support
12 5 (4.59%) Mobile Developer
12 5 (4.59%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (7.34%) Web Services
2 6 (5.50%) iOS SDK
2 6 (5.50%) RESTful
3 3 (2.75%) CSS
3 3 (2.75%) HTML
3 3 (2.75%) XML
4 2 (1.83%) CSS3
4 2 (1.83%) HTML5
4 2 (1.83%) React
5 1 (0.92%) Cocoa
5 1 (0.92%) Cocoa Touch
5 1 (0.92%) Enzyme
5 1 (0.92%) Jest
5 1 (0.92%) jQuery
5 1 (0.92%) Node.js
5 1 (0.92%) Redux
5 1 (0.92%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 23 (21.10%) Mobile App
2 14 (12.84%) iPhone
3 9 (8.26%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (5.50%) iPad
5 5 (4.59%) Smartphone
6 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.67%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (3.67%) User Experience
7 3 (2.75%) Apple TV
8 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.92%) CMDB
9 1 (0.92%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.92%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
9 1 (0.92%) EPoS
9 1 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 67 (61.47%) Windows
2 34 (31.19%) Windows 10
3 30 (27.52%) Apple iOS
4 27 (24.77%) Android
4 27 (24.77%) Windows 7
5 14 (12.84%) Mac OS
6 12 (11.01%) Mac OS X
6 12 (11.01%) Windows Server
7 11 (10.09%) Windows 8
8 9 (8.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.50%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.59%) Linux
10 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.83%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (22.02%) ITIL
2 13 (11.93%) Migration
3 9 (8.26%) Mobile Device Management
3 9 (8.26%) Time Management
4 8 (7.34%) Data Management
5 7 (6.42%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (6.42%) Application Packaging
5 7 (6.42%) Data Protection
5 7 (6.42%) iOS Development
5 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.50%) Project Management
6 6 (5.50%) TDD
7 5 (4.59%) Cross-Platform Development
7 5 (4.59%) DevOps
7 5 (4.59%) Front End Development
7 5 (4.59%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (4.59%) Runbook
7 5 (4.59%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (3.67%) Microservices
8 4 (3.67%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (7.34%) PowerShell
2 6 (5.50%) Apple Swift
3 4 (3.67%) Objective-C
3 4 (3.67%) SQL
4 3 (2.75%) C#
4 3 (2.75%) C++
4 3 (2.75%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.83%) C
5 2 (1.83%) PHP
5 2 (1.83%) Python
6 1 (0.92%) Assembly Language
6 1 (0.92%) MATLAB
6 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.59%) MCSA
2 5 (4.59%) MCSE
3 4 (3.67%) Degree
3 4 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 4 (3.67%) MOS
4 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
4 2 (1.83%) DBS Check
5 1 (0.92%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) GDPR
2 4 (3.67%) SLA
3 2 (1.83%) PMO
3 2 (1.83%) QA
4 1 (0.92%) GAMP
4 1 (0.92%) GxP
4 1 (0.92%) ISO 26262
4 1 (0.92%) MISRA
4 1 (0.92%) MISRA C
4 1 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (37.61%) Active Directory
2 7 (6.42%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (5.50%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (3.67%) BitLocker
4 4 (3.67%) Docker
5 2 (1.83%) Samba
5 2 (1.83%) XenApp
5 2 (1.83%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.92%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 21 (19.27%) SCCM
2 8 (7.34%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (6.42%) AirWatch
4 2 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.92%) Ansible
5 1 (0.92%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 39 (35.78%) Microsoft
2 19 (17.43%) Google
3 11 (10.09%) Citrix
4 7 (6.42%) SAP
5 6 (5.50%) HP
5 6 (5.50%) Polycom
6 5 (4.59%) Avaya
6 5 (4.59%) Xamarin
7 4 (3.67%) Adobe
7 4 (3.67%) MobileIron
7 4 (3.67%) Wyse
8 3 (2.75%) Cisco
8 3 (2.75%) Dell
8 3 (2.75%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.75%) VMware
8 3 (2.75%) Yealink
9 2 (1.83%) Klarna
9 2 (1.83%) PayPal
9 2 (1.83%) Samsung
9 2 (1.83%) WorldPay