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 3 months to 28 May 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
UK
3 months to
28 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 407 402
Rank change year-on-year +51 -5  
Contract jobs citing Apple 257 276 269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.57% 0.51% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.31% 1.13% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 181 150
Median daily rate £275 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.66% +33.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £124 £135 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £246 £350 £300
% change year-on-year -29.71% +16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 29 38
Median hourly rate £13.75 £16.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.06% +6.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.65 £11.50 £9.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £38.40 £30.58
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.75 £13.00
% change year-on-year -11.86% +13.46%  

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.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 19558 24374 24741
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.68% 44.69% 44.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 11874 15027 14297
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.93% +1.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 653 799 1137
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.96 £11.17
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

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 3 months to 28 May 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Top 30 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 3 months to 28 May 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
England +28 229 £310 -17.33% 113
London +18 130 £328 -15.48% 49
South East +35 33 £275 -26.66% 21
City of London +12 30 £231 -48.03% 7
East of England +9 24 £175 -29.85% 13
North West +26 18 £406 +35.41% 8
Scotland +49 16 £221 -17.18% 1
Cambridgeshire +13 12 £306 +75.93% 2
Surrey +8 12 £350 +27.27% 3
Cambridge +14 11 £125 -61.61% 2
Yorkshire +12 11 £325 -21.21% 9
Glasgow +8 10 £242 -5.09%
West Yorkshire +25 9 £331 -19.69% 6
Manchester +8 9 £425 +33.85% 5
Buckinghamshire +2 9 £388 - 2
Hertfordshire +6 7 £160 - 5
Wales +3 7 £300 +252.94% 2
Oxfordshire - 7 £275 - 3
Leeds +15 6 £360 -12.72% 3
South West -1 6 £256 -43.05% 3
Cheshire +32 5 £450 +136.84% 2
South Wales +10 5 £300 +252.94% 2
Cardiff +4 5 £300 +252.94% 2
Milton Keynes -8 5 £388 -
Aberdeen - 5 £151 -
West End of London - 5 £445 - 6
West Midlands +24 4 £115 - 5
Hampshire +19 4 £95 -74.66% 3
Oxford - 4 £150 - 2
Liverpool - 4 £168 - 1

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 with a requirement for Apple.

1 313 (56.09%) Windows
2 186 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 186 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 185 (33.15%) Apple iOS
4 142 (25.45%) Android
5 138 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
5 138 (24.73%) Windows 7
6 99 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
7 94 (16.85%) Apple Swift
8 88 (15.77%) Finance
9 85 (15.23%) Objective-C
10 75 (13.44%) Google
10 75 (13.44%) Mobile App
11 73 (13.08%) ITIL
12 72 (12.90%) iOS Development
13 71 (12.72%) Office 365
13 71 (12.72%) VPN
14 66 (11.83%) SCCM
15 62 (11.11%) Windows 10
16 61 (10.93%) Windows Server
17 60 (10.75%) VMware
18 59 (10.57%) Citrix
19 57 (10.22%) Mac OS X
20 56 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
21 55 (9.86%) User Experience
21 55 (9.86%) Xcode
21 55 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
22 52 (9.32%) DNS
23 50 (8.96%) WAN
23 50 (8.96%) TCP/IP

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 38 (6.81%) MS Exchange
2 25 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
2 25 (4.48%) SharePoint
3 24 (4.30%) CMS
4 21 (3.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 20 (3.58%) Confluence
5 20 (3.58%) IIS
6 17 (3.05%) Skype for Business
7 15 (2.69%) Sitecore CMS
8 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
10 8 (1.43%) IBM Notes
11 6 (1.08%) Apache
11 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.54%) Jetty
13 3 (0.54%) nginx
14 2 (0.36%) Apache Spark
14 2 (0.36%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 138 (24.73%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 12 (2.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
5 5 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.90%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.72%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.72%) InVision
6 4 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.54%) InDesign
7 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.54%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.36%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.36%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 8 (1.43%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 71 (12.72%) Office 365
2 22 (3.94%) G Suite
3 13 (2.33%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.08%) Google Drive
4 6 (1.08%) Google Play
5 5 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (0.90%) SaaS
6 4 (0.72%) GitHub
6 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.72%) iTunes
6 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
7 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) Heroku
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) ServiceMax
9 1 (0.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 71 (12.72%) VPN
2 52 (9.32%) DNS
3 50 (8.96%) TCP/IP
3 50 (8.96%) WAN
4 48 (8.60%) LAN
5 46 (8.24%) DHCP
6 42 (7.53%) Wireless
7 40 (7.17%) VoIP
8 37 (6.63%) Internet
9 36 (6.45%) Firewall
10 19 (3.41%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (2.69%) LTE
12 12 (2.15%) Skype
13 11 (1.97%) GSM
13 11 (1.97%) HSPA
13 11 (1.97%) WCDMA
14 9 (1.61%) SAN
15 8 (1.43%) MPLS
15 8 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (2.51%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.97%) MySQL
3 10 (1.79%) Redis
4 9 (1.61%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.08%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.72%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.54%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.36%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.36%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.36%) SQLite
9 1 (0.18%) Big Data
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.18%) HBase
9 1 (0.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.18%) OLTP
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 55 (9.86%) Xcode
2 50 (8.96%) Git (software)
3 31 (5.56%) JIRA
4 21 (3.76%) Android Studio
5 18 (3.23%) Jenkins
6 17 (3.05%) Subversion
7 16 (2.87%) Team Foundation Server
7 16 (2.87%) Visual Studio
8 9 (1.61%) Bitbucket
8 9 (1.61%) git-flow
8 9 (1.61%) Selenium
9 8 (1.43%) JUnit
10 7 (1.25%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.08%) Capybara
12 5 (0.90%) Axure RP
12 5 (0.90%) Travis CI
13 4 (0.72%) Eclipse
13 4 (0.72%) webpack
14 3 (0.54%) Fiddler
14 3 (0.54%) TeamCity
General
1 88 (15.77%) Finance
2 33 (5.91%) Banking
3 18 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 17 (3.05%) Publishing
5 11 (1.97%) Marketing
6 7 (1.25%) Retail
7 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.90%) Advertising
8 5 (0.90%) Law
8 5 (0.90%) Legal
8 5 (0.90%) Pharmaceutical
9 4 (0.72%) Electronics
9 4 (0.72%) Front Office
9 4 (0.72%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Automotive
10 2 (0.36%) Back Office
10 2 (0.36%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
11 1 (0.18%) Games
Job Titles
1 118 (21.15%) Developer
2 103 (18.46%) Support Engineer
3 79 (14.16%) Analyst
4 70 (12.54%) iOS Developer
5 63 (11.29%) 2nd Line Support
6 62 (11.11%) Desktop Support
7 58 (10.39%) IT Support
8 41 (7.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 41 (7.35%) IT Engineer
9 36 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 35 (6.27%) 1st Line Support
10 35 (6.27%) Desktop Engineer
11 33 (5.91%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 33 (5.91%) IT Support Engineer
12 32 (5.73%) Architect
13 30 (5.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 30 (5.38%) Mac Engineer
14 28 (5.02%) Support Analyst
15 26 (4.66%) Service Analyst
15 26 (4.66%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (7.35%) JSON
2 40 (7.17%) HTML
3 38 (6.81%) Core Data
4 37 (6.63%) REST
5 30 (5.38%) RESTful
6 29 (5.20%) .NET
7 28 (5.02%) XML
8 26 (4.66%) CSS
8 26 (4.66%) jQuery
8 26 (4.66%) SOAP
9 25 (4.48%) iOS SDK
10 23 (4.12%) Web Services
11 21 (3.76%) Cocoa
12 20 (3.58%) Elastic Stack
13 18 (3.23%) ASP.NET
14 16 (2.87%) Ajax
14 16 (2.87%) HTML5
14 16 (2.87%) Sass
15 14 (2.51%) UIKit
15 14 (2.51%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (13.44%) Mobile App
2 55 (9.86%) User Experience
3 46 (8.24%) Smartphone
4 44 (7.89%) Blackberry
5 42 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (5.02%) iPhone
7 27 (4.84%) iPad
8 22 (3.94%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (3.05%) Animation
9 17 (3.05%) Management Information System
10 16 (2.87%) Data Centre
10 16 (2.87%) W3C
11 14 (2.51%) Computer Science
11 14 (2.51%) RSA SecurID
12 10 (1.79%) Handset
13 9 (1.61%) BYOD
13 9 (1.61%) Fat Client
13 9 (1.61%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.25%) Apple TV
15 6 (1.08%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 313 (56.09%) Windows
2 185 (33.15%) Apple iOS
3 142 (25.45%) Android
4 138 (24.73%) Windows 7
5 62 (11.11%) Windows 10
6 61 (10.93%) Windows Server
7 57 (10.22%) Mac OS X
8 56 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 55 (9.86%) Windows Server 2008
10 47 (8.42%) Linux
11 38 (6.81%) Windows 8
12 35 (6.27%) Windows Server 2003
12 35 (6.27%) Windows XP
13 34 (6.09%) Mac OS
14 30 (5.38%) Unix
15 10 (1.79%) Windows Mobile
16 8 (1.43%) Windows Phone
17 6 (1.08%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 4 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (17.74%) Agile Software Development
2 73 (13.08%) ITIL
3 72 (12.90%) iOS Development
4 50 (8.96%) Test Automation
5 47 (8.42%) Mobile Development
6 40 (7.17%) Incident Management
7 35 (6.27%) Scrum
7 35 (6.27%) TDD
8 29 (5.20%) Service Delivery
9 27 (4.84%) Coaching
9 27 (4.84%) Project Management
10 24 (4.30%) Break/Fix
10 24 (4.30%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.30%) Patch Management
10 24 (4.30%) Time Management
11 23 (4.12%) Migration
12 22 (3.94%) ITSM
12 22 (3.94%) Web Development
13 21 (3.76%) Stakeholder Management
14 20 (3.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (16.85%) Apple Swift
2 85 (15.23%) Objective-C
3 42 (7.53%) Java
4 41 (7.35%) JavaScript
5 24 (4.30%) C#
6 17 (3.05%) Python
7 16 (2.87%) SQL
8 13 (2.33%) ActionScript
9 9 (1.61%) C
10 7 (1.25%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.25%) PowerShell
11 6 (1.08%) PHP
12 4 (0.72%) Perl
13 3 (0.54%) Go
13 3 (0.54%) JSX
13 3 (0.54%) Ruby
14 2 (0.36%) C++
14 2 (0.36%) Scala
14 2 (0.36%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (8.78%) Degree
2 46 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (6.99%) Security Cleared
4 38 (6.81%) DBS Check
5 34 (6.09%) SC Cleared
6 17 (3.05%) MCP
7 16 (2.87%) CISSP
7 16 (2.87%) MCDST
8 15 (2.69%) SANS
8 15 (2.69%) SSCP
9 14 (2.51%) MCSE
10 12 (2.15%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.97%) MCSA
12 10 (1.79%) Numerate Degree
13 9 (1.61%) CTC Cleared
14 8 (1.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.90%) ISEB
16 5 (0.90%) Network+ Certification
17 4 (0.72%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.96%) SLA
2 31 (5.56%) QA
3 4 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 186 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 38 (6.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.23%) XenApp
4 14 (2.51%) Virtual Desktop
5 13 (2.33%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (1.08%) Docker
7 6 (1.08%) vSphere
8 5 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 4 (0.72%) Xen
9 4 (0.72%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.54%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
11 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.18%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 1 (0.18%) Gluster
12 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 66 (11.83%) SCCM
2 20 (3.58%) HockeyApp
3 16 (2.87%) QRadar
4 15 (2.69%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.79%) Jamf Pro
6 9 (1.61%) Kibana
6 9 (1.61%) logstash
7 7 (1.25%) Puppet
8 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.90%) SCOM
8 5 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 5 (0.90%) WSUS
9 4 (0.72%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.54%) Ansible
10 3 (0.54%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 186 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 75 (13.44%) Google
3 60 (10.75%) VMware
4 59 (10.57%) Citrix
5 43 (7.71%) HP
6 30 (5.38%) Dell
7 28 (5.02%) Cisco
8 22 (3.94%) Adobe
9 19 (3.41%) IBM
9 19 (3.41%) Splunk
10 17 (3.05%) Toshiba
11 16 (2.87%) LogRhythm
12 15 (2.69%) Remedy
12 15 (2.69%) Sitecore
13 14 (2.51%) Avaya
14 12 (2.15%) MobileIron
15 11 (1.97%) BMC
15 11 (1.97%) Symantec
16 10 (1.79%) Polycom
16 10 (1.79%) ServiceNow
Central London / West End
Plan-Net
Rate: Unspecified Competitive rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Saffron Walden, Essex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £11.00 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Netresolve
Rate: £130 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Spring Technology
Rate: £13.00 - £16.00 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
IntaPeople
Rate: £200 - £300 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Rullion
Posted: 6 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Talendrone.com
Rate: £60 - £80 / Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £320 - £340 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: Up to £650 per day Some home working
Posted: 4 days ago
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 3 days ago