The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for ACHDS qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 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.

Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist (ACHDS)
UK
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing ACHDS 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £145 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

ACHDS is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9361 11155 10845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5974 6974 6147
Median daily rate £420 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £255 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 405 501
Median hourly rate £30.00 £37.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.91% +64.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.26 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -25.20% +73.91%  

ACHDS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing ACHDS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for ACHDS in the UK

ACHDS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for ACHDS in the UK

ACHDS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACHDS in the UK

ACHDS
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACHDS within the UK over the 3 months to 28 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
Romford - 1 £145 -
London - 1 £145 -
England - 1 £145 -

ACHDS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing ACHDS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for ACHDS.

1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Apple
1 6 (100.00%) Internet
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
1 6 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
1 6 (100.00%) Validation
1 6 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
1 6 (100.00%) ACTC
1 6 (100.00%) ACDT
1 6 (100.00%) MCDST
1 6 (100.00%) Time Management
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
1 6 (100.00%) MCSM

ACHDS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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:

Applications
1 6 (100.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (100.00%) Ethernet
1 6 (100.00%) Internet
1 6 (100.00%) LAN
1 6 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 6 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 6 (100.00%) Wireless
General
1 5 (83.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support
2 4 (66.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (66.67%) Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
3 1 (16.67%) IMAC Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (100.00%) Blackberry
1 6 (100.00%) Client/Server
1 6 (100.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 7
1 6 (100.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Change Management
1 6 (100.00%) Identity Management
1 6 (100.00%) Time Management
1 6 (100.00%) Validation
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) ACDT
1 6 (100.00%) ACTC
1 6 (100.00%) MCDST
1 6 (100.00%) MCP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSA
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) MCSM
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Virtual Servers
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Apple
1 6 (100.00%) Citrix