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 29 June 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.

Apple
England > South West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 125 121 136
Rank change year-on-year -4 +15  
Contract jobs citing Apple 15 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.55% 0.66% 0.16%
As % of the Vendors category 1.30% 1.52% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 16 3
South West median daily rate £338 £246 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.33% -18.08%  
10th Percentile £105 £131 £169
90th Percentile £480 £538 £410
England median daily rate £275 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -26.66% +15.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
South West median hourly rate £15.25 - £12.50
England median hourly rate £14.50 £19.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year -23.68% +20.48%  

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 1152 1320 1168
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 42.14% 43.84% 37.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1157 1461 1160
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.14%  
10th Percentile £250 £244 £207
90th Percentile £563 £563 £500
England median daily rate £430 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +6.17% +1.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 95 163
South West median hourly rate £41.00 £22.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.36% +8.99%  
10th Percentile £15.00 £11.63 £11.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £40.00 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% -  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

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 29 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 29 June 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 0 7 £425 +41.66%
Bristol -7 5 £256 +70.83% 2
Gloucestershire +6 2 £161 -62.23% 3
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 29 June 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 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
3 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Office
3 15 (39.47%) .NET
4 14 (36.84%) IIS
4 14 (36.84%) C#
4 14 (36.84%) HTML
4 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
4 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
4 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
4 14 (36.84%) CSS
4 14 (36.84%) Internet
4 14 (36.84%) W3C
4 14 (36.84%) CMS
4 14 (36.84%) Content Management
4 14 (36.84%) Ajax
4 14 (36.84%) jQuery
4 14 (36.84%) Sitecore CMS
4 14 (36.84%) Sitecore
4 14 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (36.84%) Sass
5 12 (31.58%) User Experience
5 12 (31.58%) XSLT
5 12 (31.58%) DBS Check
6 11 (28.95%) Wireless
6 11 (28.95%) Web Development
7 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
7 10 (26.32%) Finance
8 9 (23.68%) SLA

Apple
Co-occurring 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 14 (36.84%) CMS
1 14 (36.84%) IIS
1 14 (36.84%) Sitecore CMS
2 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (39.47%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.89%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 14 (36.84%) Internet
2 11 (28.95%) Wireless
3 4 (10.53%) DHCP
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) VPN
4 3 (7.89%) WAN
5 1 (2.63%) iSCSI
5 1 (2.63%) SAN
5 1 (2.63%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (2.63%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Team Foundation Server
1 14 (36.84%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.63%) Xcode
General
1 10 (26.32%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (44.74%) Developer
2 14 (36.84%) Sitecore Developer
3 12 (31.58%) Support Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) 1st Line Support
4 6 (15.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 5 (13.16%) Customer Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) Customer Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (10.53%) IT Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) IT Support
6 4 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Service Desk Support
7 3 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
7 3 (7.89%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (39.47%) .NET
2 14 (36.84%) Ajax
2 14 (36.84%) ASP.NET
2 14 (36.84%) CSS
2 14 (36.84%) HTML
2 14 (36.84%) jQuery
2 14 (36.84%) Sass
3 12 (31.58%) XSLT
4 7 (18.42%) Flash
5 2 (5.26%) AngularJS
5 2 (5.26%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (5.26%) PhoneGap
5 2 (5.26%) React
6 1 (2.63%) Cocoa
6 1 (2.63%) JSON
6 1 (2.63%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 14 (36.84%) W3C
2 12 (31.58%) User Experience
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) RSA SecurID
3 3 (7.89%) Smartphone
4 2 (5.26%) RIA
5 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 9 (23.68%) Apple iOS
3 8 (21.05%) Mac OS X
3 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 8 (21.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Android
5 5 (13.16%) Windows XP
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (10.53%) Windows Vista
7 3 (7.89%) Mac OS
7 3 (7.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (36.84%) Content Management
2 11 (28.95%) Web Development
3 10 (26.32%) Service Delivery
4 8 (21.05%) Network Management
5 7 (18.42%) Incident Management
6 6 (15.79%) Front End Development
6 6 (15.79%) Time Management
7 4 (10.53%) ITIL
8 3 (7.89%) Break/Fix
8 3 (7.89%) Change Management
8 3 (7.89%) ITIL V3
8 3 (7.89%) ITSM
9 1 (2.63%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (2.63%) BDD
9 1 (2.63%) iOS Development
9 1 (2.63%) Migration
9 1 (2.63%) Mobile Development
9 1 (2.63%) Stakeholder Engagement
9 1 (2.63%) TDD
9 1 (2.63%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (36.84%) C#
1 14 (36.84%) JavaScript
2 7 (18.42%) ActionScript
3 1 (2.63%) Apple Swift
3 1 (2.63%) Objective-C
3 1 (2.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (31.58%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (39.47%) Active Directory
2 4 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
2 14 (36.84%) Sitecore
3 4 (10.53%) Citrix
3 4 (10.53%) Dell
3 4 (10.53%) HP
3 4 (10.53%) VMware
4 3 (7.89%) Google
4 3 (7.89%) Toshiba
5 1 (2.63%) Draytek
5 1 (2.63%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.63%) Nokia
5 1 (2.63%) ProCurve
5 1 (2.63%) Remedy
5 1 (2.63%) Ubiquiti