Period
to 25 June 2018

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 6 months to 25 June 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.

Apple Certified Help Desk Specialist (ACHDS)
UK
6 months to
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank - 827 871
Contract jobs citing ACHDS 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK - 0.003% 0.004%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.016% 0.018%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 4
UK median daily rate - £150 £145
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 contract job vacancies with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Contract vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19,027 18,449 22,823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.94% 20.14% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,374 11,390 14,261
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £594 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.13% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 862 936 845
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £30.00 £30.21
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.98% -0.68% +34.24%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year -19.35% -11.43% +55.56%

ACHDS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing ACHDS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing ACHDS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for ACHDS in the UK