Period
to 18 March 2019

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 18 March 2019 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
18 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 383 364 389
Rank change year-on-year -19 +25 +72
Contract jobs citing Apple 622 679 565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.67% 0.60%
As % of the Vendors category 1.52% 1.62% 1.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 355 425 340
UK median daily rate £225 £225 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -28.29% -3.46%
10th Percentile £115 £119 £120
90th Percentile £500 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £225 £319
% change year-on-year +11.11% -29.41% -1.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 104 69
UK median hourly rate £14.05 £14.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.36% -3.45% -1.69%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £10.75
90th Percentile £24.58 £22.99 £24.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year - -10.34% +3.57%

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 41,026 41,801 42,246
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.41% 41.48% 45.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,421 26,176 25,965
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £263 £238 £240
90th Percentile £638 £625 £594
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,455 1,402 1,576
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.52
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +5.96% -10.73%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.80 £10.33
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £16.00 £16.22
% change year-on-year +4.69% -1.33% -9.92%

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 18 March 2019.

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 18 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Top 16 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 18 March 2019. 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 -41 556 £225 +2.27% 209
UK excluding London +44 355 £250 +11.11% 138
London -63 254 £225 +12.50% 86
South East +14 117 £250 +11.11% 34
North of England -10 91 £285 +9.62% 28
North West +17 68 £308 -2.38% 22
Scotland +21 43 £350 +34.62% 8
South West -16 35 £188 +33.93% 13
East of England +21 32 £190 +26.67% 12
Midlands -24 25 £208 -12.63% 36
Yorkshire -8 21 £178 -18.39% 5
West Midlands -16 17 £215 +43.33% 23
Wales 0 11 £250 - 5
East Midlands +8 6 £288 +20.42% 13
North East -20 2 - - 1
Northern Ireland +12 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 18 March 2019, 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.

1 425 (68.33%) Windows
2 233 (37.46%) Microsoft
3 191 (30.71%) Windows 10
4 185 (29.74%) Apple iOS
5 183 (29.42%) Active Directory
6 164 (26.37%) Windows 7
7 152 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
8 144 (23.15%) Android
9 135 (21.70%) Office 365
10 102 (16.40%) SCCM
11 87 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
12 85 (13.67%) ITIL
13 79 (12.70%) Finance
14 77 (12.38%) LAN
15 75 (12.06%) TCP/IP
15 75 (12.06%) Mac OS X
16 66 (10.61%) Citrix
17 65 (10.45%) iOS Development
18 64 (10.29%) Apple Swift
18 64 (10.29%) VPN
19 62 (9.97%) WAN
19 62 (9.97%) Mac OS
20 60 (9.65%) Mobile App
21 55 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
21 55 (8.84%) Migration
22 54 (8.68%) Linux
23 52 (8.36%) Cisco
24 51 (8.20%) Google
25 49 (7.88%) iPhone
26 47 (7.56%) Windows Server

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 41 (6.59%) MS Exchange
2 22 (3.54%) Skype for Business
3 16 (2.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (2.41%) SharePoint
5 13 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (1.61%) Confluence
7 8 (1.29%) CMS
8 5 (0.80%) Drupal
8 5 (0.80%) IBM Notes
9 3 (0.48%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.32%) Apache
10 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) Moodle
11 1 (0.16%) EPiServer
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
11 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.16%) Umbraco
Applications
1 152 (24.44%) Microsoft Office
2 36 (5.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.64%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.48%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.32%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.16%) Avid Media Composer
7 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.16%) HipChat
7 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
7 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (1.45%) Dynamics NAV
2 7 (1.13%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.48%) assyst
3 3 (0.48%) LatentZero
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.32%) SAP GTS
5 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 135 (21.70%) Office 365
2 23 (3.70%) OneDrive
3 18 (2.89%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.89%) G Suite
3 18 (2.89%) Google Play
3 18 (2.89%) SaaS
4 17 (2.73%) Microsoft Azure
5 14 (2.25%) GitHub
6 11 (1.77%) NuGet
7 10 (1.61%) Google Analytics
8 9 (1.45%) Slack
9 6 (0.96%) iTunes
9 6 (0.96%) Lucidchart
10 5 (0.80%) Firebase
11 4 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
11 4 (0.64%) AWS Lambda
11 4 (0.64%) Serverless
12 3 (0.48%) Apple Pay
12 3 (0.48%) GoToWebinar
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.38%) LAN
2 75 (12.06%) TCP/IP
3 64 (10.29%) VPN
4 62 (9.97%) WAN
5 44 (7.07%) DNS
6 40 (6.43%) Firewall
6 40 (6.43%) VoIP
7 36 (5.79%) DHCP
8 32 (5.14%) Skype
9 31 (4.98%) Internet
10 21 (3.38%) Wireless
11 18 (2.89%) Remote Desktop
12 17 (2.73%) Intranet
13 15 (2.41%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (2.41%) IP Telephony
14 14 (2.25%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (2.25%) WLAN
15 11 (1.77%) WebEx
16 7 (1.13%) SNMP
17 6 (0.96%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.93%) SQLite
3 3 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (0.48%) MongoDB
3 3 (0.48%) MySQL
3 3 (0.48%) Relational Database
4 2 (0.32%) Big Data
4 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.16%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.16%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.16%) Informix
5 1 (0.16%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.16%) RavenDB
5 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 29 (4.66%) Git (software)
1 29 (4.66%) JIRA
2 26 (4.18%) Xcode
3 17 (2.73%) CocoaPods
4 16 (2.57%) Subversion
5 15 (2.41%) Visual Studio
6 14 (2.25%) fastlane
7 11 (1.77%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.77%) Trac
8 6 (0.96%) MSI
9 4 (0.64%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.64%) Hudson
9 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (0.64%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.32%) Android Studio
11 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.32%) Gradle
11 2 (0.32%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.16%) Appium
General
1 79 (12.70%) Finance
2 31 (4.98%) Banking
3 14 (2.25%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.93%) Retail
5 11 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.61%) Marketing
7 9 (1.45%) Legal
8 8 (1.29%) Electronics
8 8 (1.29%) Publishing
9 7 (1.13%) Advertising
9 7 (1.13%) Law
10 5 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
12 3 (0.48%) Games
12 3 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.32%) Billing
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) General Ledger
14 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 127 (20.42%) Analyst
2 121 (19.45%) Support Engineer
3 95 (15.27%) Developer
4 89 (14.31%) Desktop Support
5 70 (11.25%) Desktop Engineer
6 64 (10.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 59 (9.49%) iOS Developer
8 53 (8.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 49 (7.88%) Service Analyst
10 48 (7.72%) Service Desk Analyst
10 48 (7.72%) Support Analyst
11 46 (7.40%) IT Support
12 44 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
13 38 (6.11%) Deployment Engineer
14 28 (4.50%) Customer Engineer
14 28 (4.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
15 25 (4.02%) IT Engineer
16 24 (3.86%) Service Desk Support
17 23 (3.70%) IT Analyst
18 22 (3.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (5.47%) JSON
2 30 (4.82%) Elastic Stack
2 30 (4.82%) Web Services
3 29 (4.66%) RESTful
4 21 (3.38%) REST
5 20 (3.22%) Core Data
5 20 (3.22%) iOS SDK
6 18 (2.89%) HTML
7 17 (2.73%) .NET
8 15 (2.41%) Cocoa
8 15 (2.41%) UIKit
8 15 (2.41%) XML
9 13 (2.09%) CSS
10 12 (1.93%) HTML5
11 11 (1.77%) CSS3
12 10 (1.61%) SOAP
12 10 (1.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (1.45%) Google Maps API
14 8 (1.29%) ASP.NET
14 8 (1.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 60 (9.65%) Mobile App
2 49 (7.88%) iPhone
3 40 (6.43%) Blackberry
3 40 (6.43%) User Experience
4 36 (5.79%) iPad
5 35 (5.63%) Smartphone
6 34 (5.47%) Video Conferencing
7 27 (4.34%) Cyberattack
8 25 (4.02%) Management Information System
8 25 (4.02%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (2.89%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (2.41%) Data Centre
11 9 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
11 9 (1.45%) Security Operations Centre
12 7 (1.13%) Apple TV
12 7 (1.13%) Handset
12 7 (1.13%) Virtual Team
13 6 (0.96%) Blog
13 6 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 425 (68.33%) Windows
2 191 (30.71%) Windows 10
3 185 (29.74%) Apple iOS
4 164 (26.37%) Windows 7
5 144 (23.15%) Android
6 75 (12.06%) Mac OS X
7 62 (9.97%) Mac OS
8 54 (8.68%) Linux
9 47 (7.56%) Windows Server
10 41 (6.59%) Unix
11 40 (6.43%) Windows XP
12 37 (5.95%) Windows 8
13 24 (3.86%) Windows Server 2008
14 23 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
15 7 (1.13%) tvOS
15 7 (1.13%) Windows Mobile
16 4 (0.64%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.48%) CentOS
17 3 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 2 (0.32%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
2 85 (13.67%) ITIL
3 65 (10.45%) iOS Development
4 55 (8.84%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (8.84%) Migration
5 45 (7.23%) Time Management
6 42 (6.75%) Open Source
6 42 (6.75%) TDD
7 40 (6.43%) Asset Management
8 37 (5.95%) Continuous Improvement
9 33 (5.31%) Mobile Development
10 32 (5.14%) Cybersecurity
11 31 (4.98%) Project Management
12 30 (4.82%) Patch Management
13 28 (4.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 27 (4.34%) Network Monitoring
14 27 (4.34%) Vulnerability Management
15 26 (4.18%) Case Management
15 26 (4.18%) Service Delivery
16 25 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 64 (10.29%) Apple Swift
2 44 (7.07%) Objective-C
3 37 (5.95%) C#
4 29 (4.66%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.05%) SQL
6 18 (2.89%) Java
7 16 (2.57%) C++
8 13 (2.09%) PowerShell
9 11 (1.77%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.80%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.80%) Kotlin
10 5 (0.80%) PHP
10 5 (0.80%) Python
11 3 (0.48%) Ruby
12 2 (0.32%) C
12 2 (0.32%) ES6
12 2 (0.32%) VBScript
13 1 (0.16%) Java 8
13 1 (0.16%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (6.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (5.79%) Security Cleared
3 30 (4.82%) SC Cleared
4 28 (4.50%) DBS Check
5 26 (4.18%) MCSA
6 25 (4.02%) Degree
7 24 (3.86%) MCSE
8 20 (3.22%) A+ Certification
9 19 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 13 (2.09%) MOS
11 12 (1.93%) MCP
12 10 (1.61%) ACTC
13 7 (1.13%) ACSP
13 7 (1.13%) MCDST
14 6 (0.96%) CISSP
14 6 (0.96%) SSCP
15 5 (0.80%) ACMT
15 5 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.80%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (5.95%) SLA
2 10 (1.61%) QA
3 5 (0.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.80%) PMO
4 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.32%) PSD2
6 2 (0.32%) SEPA
7 1 (0.16%) Actionable Recommendations
7 1 (0.16%) IFRS
7 1 (0.16%) WAI
7 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 183 (29.42%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (1.93%) Virtual Desktop
4 7 (1.13%) XenApp
5 6 (0.96%) Docker
6 5 (0.80%) vSphere
7 4 (0.64%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (0.64%) VMware Workstation
7 4 (0.64%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.48%) Firmware
8 3 (0.48%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (0.48%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.48%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.16%) BitLocker
9 1 (0.16%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.16%) UAG
Systems Management
1 102 (16.40%) SCCM
2 27 (4.34%) AirWatch
3 22 (3.54%) Jamf Pro
4 18 (2.89%) QRadar
5 15 (2.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (0.64%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.48%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.48%) HockeyApp
8 3 (0.48%) Nagios
8 3 (0.48%) Opsview
8 3 (0.48%) Puppet
8 3 (0.48%) Terraform
9 2 (0.32%) Kubernetes
9 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.32%) Packer
9 2 (0.32%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.32%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.16%) FortiGate
10 1 (0.16%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 233 (37.46%) Microsoft
2 66 (10.61%) Citrix
3 52 (8.36%) Cisco
4 51 (8.20%) Google
5 35 (5.63%) VMware
6 34 (5.47%) Avaya
7 28 (4.50%) ServiceNow
8 27 (4.34%) Splunk
9 26 (4.18%) AlienVault
10 23 (3.70%) McAfee
10 23 (3.70%) Xamarin
11 20 (3.22%) Polycom
12 19 (3.05%) IBM
13 18 (2.89%) HP
14 16 (2.57%) Ivanti
15 12 (1.93%) Adobe
15 12 (1.93%) Remedy
15 12 (1.93%) Wyse
16 10 (1.61%) Snow
16 10 (1.61%) Xerox