The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South 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 3 months to 25 March 2017 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
England / South West
Rank 112 123 137
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14  
Contract jobs citing Apple 24 16 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.92% 0.55% 0.22%
As % of the Vendors category 2.28% 1.38% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 5
Median daily rate £160 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -58.70% -8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £110 £151 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £363 £225
% change year-on-year -15.86% +61.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  

Apple is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 1054 1159 1221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 40.59% 39.94% 39.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 673 751 717
Median daily rate £375 £363 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.44% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £496 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 74 71
Median hourly rate £38.75 £20.00 £20.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +93.75% -0.29%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.25 £46.34 £44.44
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -15.36% +14.67%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing Apple as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the South West

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the South West

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the South West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the South West

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the South West

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +10 11 £413 +13.79%
Gloucestershire +12 9 £113 -61.20% 4
Bristol +3 3 - - 1
Apple
England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, 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 South West region with a requirement for Apple.

1 49 (89.09%) Windows
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 26 (47.27%) Internet
3 21 (38.18%) MS Office
4 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
5 18 (32.73%) SLA
5 18 (32.73%) Finance
5 18 (32.73%) Content Management
5 18 (32.73%) User Experience
5 18 (32.73%) DBS Check
6 17 (30.91%) Sitecore CMS
6 17 (30.91%) Sitecore
6 17 (30.91%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (30.91%) CMS
6 17 (30.91%) Ajax
6 17 (30.91%) Web Development
6 17 (30.91%) W3C
6 17 (30.91%) IIS
6 17 (30.91%) Visual Studio
6 17 (30.91%) .NET
6 17 (30.91%) C#
6 17 (30.91%) XSLT
6 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
7 16 (29.09%) CSS
7 16 (29.09%) HTML
7 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
7 16 (29.09%) jQuery
7 16 (29.09%) Sass
8 15 (27.27%) Network Management
8 15 (27.27%) Apple iOS

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in the South 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 17 (30.91%) CMS
1 17 (30.91%) IIS
1 17 (30.91%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
2 5 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.64%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) Mule
6 1 (1.82%) Mule ESB
Applications
1 21 (38.18%) MS Office
2 10 (18.18%) MS Excel
3 6 (10.91%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Office 365
2 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (47.27%) Internet
2 12 (21.82%) Wireless
3 7 (12.73%) DHCP
3 7 (12.73%) DNS
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
4 4 (7.27%) VPN
4 4 (7.27%) WAN
5 2 (3.64%) Firewall
6 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.82%) LAN
6 1 (1.82%) SAN
6 1 (1.82%) SNMP
6 1 (1.82%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.82%) VLAN
6 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.82%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 17 (30.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 17 (30.91%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (1.82%) JIRA
2 1 (1.82%) JUnit
General
1 18 (32.73%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Electronics
2 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.82%) Marketing
2 1 (1.82%) Retail
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (36.36%) Developer
1 20 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Sitecore Developer
3 12 (21.82%) 1st Line Support
4 11 (20.00%) Customer Engineer
4 11 (20.00%) Customer Support Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) 1st Line Engineer
5 9 (16.36%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 8 (14.55%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 7 (12.73%) .NET Developer
8 6 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (10.91%) ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (10.91%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (10.91%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 6 (10.91%) C# Developer
9 5 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 5 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 5 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (7.27%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (30.91%) .NET
1 17 (30.91%) Ajax
1 17 (30.91%) ASP.NET
1 17 (30.91%) XSLT
2 16 (29.09%) CSS
2 16 (29.09%) HTML
2 16 (29.09%) jQuery
2 16 (29.09%) Sass
3 15 (27.27%) Flash
4 2 (3.64%) Cocoa
4 2 (3.64%) Cocoa Touch
4 2 (3.64%) Core Animation
4 2 (3.64%) Core Data
4 2 (3.64%) RESTful
5 1 (1.82%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.82%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (1.82%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.82%) REST
5 1 (1.82%) Spring
5 1 (1.82%) Spring Integration
Miscellaneous
1 18 (32.73%) User Experience
2 17 (30.91%) W3C
3 4 (7.27%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.45%) Blackberry
4 3 (5.45%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.45%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (3.64%) Animation
5 2 (3.64%) RIA
6 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.82%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (1.82%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 49 (89.09%) Windows
2 15 (27.27%) Apple iOS
3 13 (23.64%) Mac OS X
3 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
4 10 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (14.55%) Android
5 8 (14.55%) Mac OS
6 7 (12.73%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (10.91%) Windows Server
8 5 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 5 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (7.27%) Windows Vista
9 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.64%) Linux
10 2 (3.64%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Content Management
2 17 (30.91%) Web Development
3 15 (27.27%) Network Management
3 15 (27.27%) Service Delivery
4 12 (21.82%) Time Management
5 11 (20.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (14.55%) Front End Development
6 8 (14.55%) ITIL
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) ITIL V3
7 3 (5.45%) ITSM
8 2 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (3.64%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (3.64%) iOS Development
8 2 (3.64%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.64%) Push Notifications
9 1 (1.82%) Migration
9 1 (1.82%) MVC
9 1 (1.82%) Programme Management
9 1 (1.82%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) C#
2 16 (29.09%) JavaScript
3 15 (27.27%) ActionScript
4 2 (3.64%) Apple Swift
4 2 (3.64%) Java
4 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
5 1 (1.82%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (32.73%) DBS Check
2 4 (7.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (1.82%) SANS
4 1 (1.82%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.82%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (1.82%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.82%) Nessus
1 1 (1.82%) Nexpose
1 1 (1.82%) Nmap
1 1 (1.82%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
2 17 (30.91%) Sitecore
3 8 (14.55%) VMware
4 7 (12.73%) Citrix
5 3 (5.45%) Dell
5 3 (5.45%) HP
5 3 (5.45%) Toshiba
6 2 (3.64%) Intel Security
7 1 (1.82%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.82%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.82%) Cisco
7 1 (1.82%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.82%) Google
7 1 (1.82%) Intel
7 1 (1.82%) Mercator
7 1 (1.82%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.82%) NetWitness
7 1 (1.82%) Qualys
7 1 (1.82%) SAP
7 1 (1.82%) Splunk