Period
to 19 October 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 19 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
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 305 375 426
Rank change year-on-year +70 +51 +13
Contract jobs citing Apple 853 664 591
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.67% 0.56%
As % of the Vendors category 1.97% 1.55% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 472 425 378
UK median daily rate £200 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -21.43% +7.69%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £130
90th Percentile £500 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £263 £310
% change year-on-year +4.76% -15.32% -4.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 81 64
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £17.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -19.77% +14.43%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £20.95 £26.88 £37.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +0.36% -6.67% +6.40%

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 43,312 42,717 48,003
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 42.97% 45.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,799 26,383 29,359
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +3.61% +3.75%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £240
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,654 1,384 1,712
UK median hourly rate £17.42 £17.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.47% +2.28% -2.23%
10th Percentile £10.77 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £45.59 £45.30 £44.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.84 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.99% +2.03% -2.94%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the UK over the 6 months to 19 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
England +52 787 £200 -27.27% 241
London +32 453 £193 -37.90% 116
UK excluding London +54 380 £275 +4.76% 144
South East +25 111 £275 -2.22% 29
North of England -37 83 £290 -10.77% 36
Midlands +28 55 £330 +120.00% 37
East of England +14 48 £183 +8.96% 14
North West -48 44 £206 -41.07% 21
West Midlands +10 43 £260 +73.33% 24
South West -6 35 £300 +71.43% 9
Scotland -12 32 £135 -44.27% 10
Yorkshire -9 24 £375 +66.67% 15
Wales -7 17 £232 -15.55% 4
North East +17 16 £275 +44.74%
East Midlands +9 11 £340 +1.49% 13

For the 6 months to 19 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 with a requirement for Apple.

1 586 (68.70%) Windows
2 381 (44.67%) Microsoft
3 340 (39.86%) Active Directory
4 301 (35.29%) Windows 10
5 298 (34.94%) Apple iOS
6 263 (30.83%) Windows 7
7 238 (27.90%) Office 365
8 229 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
9 163 (19.11%) ITIL
10 157 (18.41%) Android
11 135 (15.83%) SCCM
12 122 (14.30%) Mac OS
13 119 (13.95%) Mac OS X
14 115 (13.48%) Finance
15 103 (12.08%) iPhone
16 101 (11.84%) Windows Server
17 95 (11.14%) Migration
18 92 (10.79%) Apple Swift
19 89 (10.43%) Citrix
20 85 (9.96%) iPad
21 83 (9.73%) iOS Development
22 79 (9.26%) Google
23 77 (9.03%) DNS
23 77 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
24 74 (8.68%) Cisco
25 71 (8.32%) Mobile App
26 69 (8.09%) Time Management
26 69 (8.09%) Banking
27 68 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
28 67 (7.85%) User Experience

Apple
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:

Application Platforms
1 64 (7.50%) MS Exchange
2 40 (4.69%) Skype for Business
3 38 (4.45%) SharePoint
4 33 (3.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (0.82%) Confluence
8 3 (0.35%) CMS
8 3 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.23%) Apache
9 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
9 2 (0.23%) WordPress
10 1 (0.12%) Drupal
10 1 (0.12%) Moodle
10 1 (0.12%) nginx
10 1 (0.12%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 229 (26.85%) Microsoft Office
2 31 (3.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (1.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 7 (0.82%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.35%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.35%) InVision
7 3 (0.35%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.35%) Spreadsheet
8 2 (0.23%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.12%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.12%) Adobe After Effects
9 1 (0.12%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.12%) Flinto
9 1 (0.12%) InDesign
9 1 (0.12%) MS Visio
9 1 (0.12%) Simulink
Business Applications
1 7 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
2 6 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
3 5 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.35%) SAP GTS
5 3 (0.35%) SAP HCM
5 3 (0.35%) SAP HR
6 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.12%) Eikon
7 1 (0.12%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.12%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 238 (27.90%) Office 365
2 36 (4.22%) OneDrive
3 28 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (2.70%) G Suite
5 22 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (1.76%) Google Play
7 10 (1.17%) SaaS
8 7 (0.82%) GitHub
9 6 (0.70%) Apple Pay
9 6 (0.70%) iTunes
10 4 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
11 3 (0.35%) Google Tag Manager
11 3 (0.35%) npm
11 3 (0.35%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (0.23%) Google Pay
12 2 (0.23%) Samsung Pay
12 2 (0.23%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 77 (9.03%) DNS
2 63 (7.39%) DHCP
3 51 (5.98%) LAN
4 47 (5.51%) Skype
5 46 (5.39%) TCP/IP
6 45 (5.28%) VPN
7 42 (4.92%) WAN
8 40 (4.69%) Cisco IOS
9 36 (4.22%) VoIP
9 36 (4.22%) Wireless
10 24 (2.81%) WLAN
11 23 (2.70%) Firewall
12 20 (2.34%) Remote Desktop
13 18 (2.11%) WebEx
14 17 (1.99%) Telepresence
15 16 (1.88%) IP Telephony
16 15 (1.76%) Internet
17 12 (1.41%) Intranet
18 9 (1.06%) VLAN
18 9 (1.06%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.81%) SQL Server
2 19 (2.23%) SQLite
3 13 (1.52%) MySQL
4 6 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (0.47%) GIS
6 3 (0.35%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.12%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.12%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.12%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.12%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.12%) FileMaker
8 1 (0.12%) phpMyAdmin
8 1 (0.12%) Power BI
8 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.12%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.12%) Spotfire
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 49 (5.74%) Xcode
2 46 (5.39%) Git (software)
3 40 (4.69%) JIRA
4 17 (1.99%) Subversion
5 15 (1.76%) CocoaPods
6 12 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
7 11 (1.29%) JUnit
7 11 (1.29%) Mockito
8 10 (1.17%) Travis CI
9 9 (1.06%) fastlane
9 9 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (0.94%) Eclipse
10 8 (0.94%) Jenkins
11 7 (0.82%) Visual Studio
12 6 (0.70%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.59%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.35%) AdminStudio
14 3 (0.35%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 3 (0.35%) Maven
15 2 (0.23%) Mercurial
General
1 115 (13.48%) Finance
2 69 (8.09%) Banking
3 26 (3.05%) Retail
4 19 (2.23%) Marketing
5 18 (2.11%) Billing
6 17 (1.99%) Legal
6 17 (1.99%) Spanish Language
7 13 (1.52%) Corporate Banking
8 10 (1.17%) Advertising
8 10 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 9 (1.06%) Publishing
9 9 (1.06%) Telecoms
10 8 (0.94%) French Language
10 8 (0.94%) Pharmaceutical
11 6 (0.70%) Law
12 5 (0.59%) Electronics
12 5 (0.59%) Games
12 5 (0.59%) Manufacturing
13 4 (0.47%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.47%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 212 (24.85%) Support Engineer
2 175 (20.52%) Analyst
3 164 (19.23%) Desktop Support
4 122 (14.30%) Developer
5 108 (12.66%) 2nd Line Support
6 96 (11.25%) Desktop Engineer
7 95 (11.14%) Support Analyst
8 90 (10.55%) IT Support
9 88 (10.32%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 75 (8.79%) iOS Developer
11 67 (7.85%) Windows Engineer
12 65 (7.62%) Deployment Engineer
13 52 (6.10%) Service Analyst
14 50 (5.86%) IT Engineer
15 47 (5.51%) Mac Engineer
16 45 (5.28%) IT Analyst
17 44 (5.16%) Service Desk Analyst
18 42 (4.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 42 (4.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 40 (4.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (5.98%) HTML
2 48 (5.63%) RESTful
3 38 (4.45%) Web Services
4 36 (4.22%) CSS
4 36 (4.22%) iOS SDK
5 34 (3.99%) JSON
6 22 (2.58%) HTML5
6 22 (2.58%) REST
7 19 (2.23%) Core Data
8 18 (2.11%) Cocoa
8 18 (2.11%) CSS3
9 15 (1.76%) AngularJS
9 15 (1.76%) jQuery
10 13 (1.52%) Spring
10 13 (1.52%) XML
11 12 (1.41%) Cocoa Touch
12 11 (1.29%) Core Animation
12 11 (1.29%) Hibernate
12 11 (1.29%) React
13 10 (1.17%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 103 (12.08%) iPhone
2 85 (9.96%) iPad
3 71 (8.32%) Mobile App
4 67 (7.85%) User Experience
5 60 (7.03%) Blackberry
6 52 (6.10%) Video Conferencing
7 48 (5.63%) Smartphone
8 36 (4.22%) Analytical Skills
9 35 (4.10%) Self-Motivation
10 17 (1.99%) Computer Science
11 15 (1.76%) Data Centre
12 14 (1.64%) Apple TV
13 13 (1.52%) Animation
13 13 (1.52%) Fintech
14 9 (1.06%) Public Cloud
14 9 (1.06%) Video\Live Streaming
15 8 (0.94%) CMDB
15 8 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (0.82%) Management Information System
16 7 (0.82%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 586 (68.70%) Windows
2 301 (35.29%) Windows 10
3 298 (34.94%) Apple iOS
4 263 (30.83%) Windows 7
5 157 (18.41%) Android
6 122 (14.30%) Mac OS
7 119 (13.95%) Mac OS X
8 101 (11.84%) Windows Server
9 66 (7.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 64 (7.50%) Windows XP
11 50 (5.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 43 (5.04%) Windows 8
13 42 (4.92%) Linux
14 20 (2.34%) Unix
15 14 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (1.52%) Windows Phone
17 11 (1.29%) Mac OS X Server
18 6 (0.70%) Windows Phone 8
19 5 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.35%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 163 (19.11%) ITIL
2 95 (11.14%) Migration
3 83 (9.73%) iOS Development
4 77 (9.03%) Problem-Solving
5 69 (8.09%) Time Management
6 68 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
7 58 (6.80%) ITSM
8 55 (6.45%) Asset Management
9 47 (5.51%) TDD
10 37 (4.34%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (4.34%) Software Deployment
11 35 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
11 35 (4.10%) Test Automation
12 34 (3.99%) Service Delivery
13 33 (3.87%) MVC
14 30 (3.52%) Mobile Development
15 29 (3.40%) Scrum
16 26 (3.05%) BDD
16 26 (3.05%) Service Management
17 25 (2.93%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (10.79%) Apple Swift
2 65 (7.62%) Objective-C
3 42 (4.92%) JavaScript
4 32 (3.75%) SQL
5 27 (3.17%) C#
6 18 (2.11%) Java
6 18 (2.11%) PowerShell
7 17 (1.99%) Shell Script
8 14 (1.64%) PHP
9 12 (1.41%) Bash Shell
10 11 (1.29%) Java 8
11 10 (1.17%) C++
12 9 (1.06%) Python
13 6 (0.70%) C
14 4 (0.47%) Perl
14 4 (0.47%) VBScript
15 3 (0.35%) Scala
15 3 (0.35%) T-SQL
16 2 (0.23%) ABAP
17 1 (0.12%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 66 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (5.28%) Degree
3 39 (4.57%) A+ Certification
4 34 (3.99%) MCP
4 34 (3.99%) MCSE
5 28 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 26 (3.05%) MCSA
7 25 (2.93%) DBS Check
8 21 (2.46%) Security Cleared
9 14 (1.64%) MCDST
10 13 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
10 13 (1.52%) SC Cleared
11 12 (1.41%) CCNA
11 12 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (1.29%) NVQ Level 3
13 8 (0.94%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (0.82%) ACSP
14 7 (0.82%) ACTC
15 5 (0.59%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (6.10%) SLA
2 15 (1.76%) QA
3 8 (0.94%) PMO
4 6 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.70%) GDPR
5 4 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.12%) COBIT
7 1 (0.12%) GAMP
7 1 (0.12%) GxP
7 1 (0.12%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA
7 1 (0.12%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.12%) PSD2
System Software
1 340 (39.86%) Active Directory
2 38 (4.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (2.58%) BitLocker
4 17 (1.99%) VMware Workstation
4 17 (1.99%) XenApp
4 17 (1.99%) XenDesktop
5 12 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 10 (1.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (0.59%) vSphere
8 4 (0.47%) Docker
8 4 (0.47%) Firmware
8 4 (0.47%) Hyper-V
9 3 (0.35%) Samba
9 3 (0.35%) Terminal Services
9 3 (0.35%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.35%) Xen
10 1 (0.12%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.12%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 135 (15.83%) SCCM
2 43 (5.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 34 (3.99%) AirWatch
4 28 (3.28%) Microsoft Intune
5 12 (1.41%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (1.17%) HockeyApp
7 9 (1.06%) Cisco CUCM
8 8 (0.94%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (0.82%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (0.82%) XenMobile
10 6 (0.70%) SAP Afaria
11 5 (0.59%) ServiceCenter
12 3 (0.35%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.35%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 3 (0.35%) Malwarebytes
12 3 (0.35%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 2 (0.23%) Ansible
13 2 (0.23%) DameWare
14 1 (0.12%) Business Desktop Deployment
14 1 (0.12%) Nessus
Vendors
1 381 (44.67%) Microsoft
2 89 (10.43%) Citrix
3 79 (9.26%) Google
4 74 (8.68%) Cisco
5 58 (6.80%) VMware
6 55 (6.45%) ServiceNow
7 52 (6.10%) HP
8 36 (4.22%) Adobe
9 33 (3.87%) Remedy
10 31 (3.63%) SAP
11 27 (3.17%) Polycom
12 23 (2.70%) Xamarin
13 22 (2.58%) Avaya
13 22 (2.58%) Dell
13 22 (2.58%) Ivanti
14 21 (2.46%) McAfee
15 12 (1.41%) Atlassian
15 12 (1.41%) Symantec
16 11 (1.29%) MobileIron
17 10 (1.17%) Twitter