Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 358 402 449
Rank change year-on-year +44 +47 +37
Contract jobs citing Apple 691 614 538
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.58% 0.47%
As % of the Vendors category 1.57% 1.29% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 449 398 334
UK median daily rate £251 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.43% +7.69% +12.07%
10th Percentile £116 £130 £133
90th Percentile £538 £550 £517
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £338 £325
% change year-on-year -33.33% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 68 70
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £16.21 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.65% +1.33% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £10.41
90th Percentile £26.88 £30.25 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.75 £14.75
% change year-on-year -5.08% - +5.36%

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 43948 47741 49215
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.62% 45.35% 43.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 27314 29152 29013
UK median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.98% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £235 £240 £225
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1468 1711 2098
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -5.71% +6.06%
10th Percentile £10.65 £10.25 £10.13
90th Percentile £45.30 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year - -5.71% +6.06%

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 23 November 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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 2017. 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 +55 667 £251 -33.20% 120
London +29 403 £275 -29.94% 45
UK excluding London +35 284 £225 -33.33% 78
North of England +72 100 £325 -23.53% 30
South East +18 79 £213 +6.25% 13
North West +26 75 £350 -22.22% 17
East of England -19 32 £175 -37.50% 13
Midlands +36 30 £231 -40.32% 12
Yorkshire +35 23 £225 -45.45% 9
South West -27 23 £165 -13.16% 7
West Midlands +38 19 £150 -60.00% 10
Scotland -9 17 £242 -15.00% 2
East Midlands -2 10 £263 -32.26% 2
Wales +11 4 £300 +100.00%
North East +55 2 £190 -38.71% 4

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 425 (61.51%) Windows
2 252 (36.47%) Apple iOS
3 237 (34.30%) Active Directory
4 178 (25.76%) Microsoft
5 173 (25.04%) Windows 7
6 166 (24.02%) Android
7 143 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
8 142 (20.55%) Windows 10
9 138 (19.97%) iOS Development
10 131 (18.96%) Microsoft Office
11 127 (18.38%) Office 365
12 121 (17.51%) Apple Swift
13 120 (17.37%) Objective-C
14 98 (14.18%) Windows Server
15 97 (14.04%) ITIL
16 94 (13.60%) Finance
17 84 (12.16%) Scrum
18 81 (11.72%) Xcode
19 80 (11.58%) TDD
20 79 (11.43%) TCP/IP
21 77 (11.14%) Google
22 76 (11.00%) Citrix
23 74 (10.71%) User Experience
23 74 (10.71%) RESTful
24 72 (10.42%) SCCM
25 71 (10.27%) iPhone
26 68 (9.84%) VMware
27 66 (9.55%) Windows 8
28 65 (9.41%) Mobile Development
29 64 (9.26%) Mobile App

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 42 (6.08%) CMS
2 34 (4.92%) MS Exchange
3 18 (2.60%) SharePoint
4 16 (2.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 15 (2.17%) IBM Notes
5 15 (2.17%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2010
7 10 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (1.45%) IIS
8 7 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.87%) Confluence
10 5 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.72%) Sitecore CMS
11 4 (0.58%) Drupal
12 3 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.29%) Alfresco
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Spark
13 2 (0.29%) Liferay
13 2 (0.29%) Moodle
Applications
1 131 (18.96%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (2.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.01%) InVision
5 4 (0.58%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.43%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) Acrobat
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 2 (0.29%) MS Visio
7 2 (0.29%) Simulink
7 2 (0.29%) UXPin
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
8 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
8 1 (0.14%) Pixate
8 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 21 (3.04%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Eikon
3 2 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.14%) LatentZero
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 127 (18.38%) Office 365
2 31 (4.49%) GitHub
3 22 (3.18%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (2.89%) G Suite
5 17 (2.46%) Google Play
6 9 (1.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 6 (0.87%) SaaS
8 5 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.72%) Firebase
8 5 (0.72%) Google Drive
9 4 (0.58%) IaaS
9 4 (0.58%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.43%) iTunes
11 2 (0.29%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.29%) HP Helion
11 2 (0.29%) PaaS
12 1 (0.14%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.14%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (11.43%) TCP/IP
2 63 (9.12%) DNS
3 62 (8.97%) LAN
4 46 (6.66%) DHCP
5 44 (6.37%) Firewall
5 44 (6.37%) WAN
6 42 (6.08%) Wireless
7 40 (5.79%) VPN
8 35 (5.07%) Internet
9 32 (4.63%) VoIP
10 16 (2.32%) Bluetooth
10 16 (2.32%) Ethernet
11 13 (1.88%) Remote Desktop
11 13 (1.88%) SAN
11 13 (1.88%) Skype
12 12 (1.74%) VLAN
13 11 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
14 10 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
14 10 (1.45%) LTE
14 10 (1.45%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (2.75%) NoSQL
2 18 (2.60%) PostgreSQL
3 14 (2.03%) Apache Cassandra
3 14 (2.03%) MongoDB
4 13 (1.88%) MySQL
5 12 (1.74%) Redis
6 10 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 10 (1.45%) Neo4j
6 10 (1.45%) SQL Server
7 4 (0.58%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
9 2 (0.29%) Big Data
9 2 (0.29%) Hadoop
9 2 (0.29%) HBase
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
9 2 (0.29%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 81 (11.72%) Xcode
2 28 (4.05%) Git (software)
3 23 (3.33%) JIRA
4 17 (2.46%) Jenkins
5 14 (2.03%) Android Studio
5 14 (2.03%) Visual Studio
6 12 (1.74%) Cucumber
7 11 (1.59%) Crashlytics
8 10 (1.45%) Subversion
9 7 (1.01%) Appium
10 6 (0.87%) Bitbucket
10 6 (0.87%) Gradle
10 6 (0.87%) Maven
10 6 (0.87%) Selenium
11 5 (0.72%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.72%) JUnit
11 5 (0.72%) SonarQube
11 5 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.58%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.58%) webpack
General
1 94 (13.60%) Finance
2 52 (7.53%) Publishing
3 46 (6.66%) Banking
4 40 (5.79%) Retail
5 19 (2.75%) Telecoms
6 14 (2.03%) Advertising
7 9 (1.30%) Financial Institution
8 8 (1.16%) Back Office
8 8 (1.16%) Manufacturing
9 7 (1.01%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.01%) Marketing
10 6 (0.87%) Front Office
11 5 (0.72%) French Language
12 4 (0.58%) Legal
13 3 (0.43%) Automotive
14 2 (0.29%) Games
14 2 (0.29%) German Language
14 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 184 (26.63%) Developer
2 138 (19.97%) Support Engineer
3 129 (18.67%) iOS Developer
4 127 (18.38%) Desktop Support
5 103 (14.91%) Analyst
6 86 (12.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 82 (11.87%) Desktop Engineer
8 75 (10.85%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 52 (7.53%) Support Analyst
10 49 (7.09%) Mac Engineer
11 45 (6.51%) IT Support
12 43 (6.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 40 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 37 (5.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (5.07%) Service Analyst
16 34 (4.92%) Service Desk Analyst
17 32 (4.63%) Architect
18 29 (4.20%) Service Desk Engineer
18 29 (4.20%) Windows Engineer
19 25 (3.62%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (10.71%) RESTful
2 52 (7.53%) Cocoa
3 34 (4.92%) REST
4 33 (4.78%) iOS SDK
5 30 (4.34%) HTML
6 28 (4.05%) Web Services
7 27 (3.91%) Core Data
7 27 (3.91%) JSON
8 24 (3.47%) Core Animation
9 23 (3.33%) React Native
10 22 (3.18%) React
11 21 (3.04%) CSS
12 18 (2.60%) XML
13 16 (2.32%) .NET
13 16 (2.32%) Redux
14 15 (2.17%) Spring
15 14 (2.03%) Android SDK
15 14 (2.03%) Elastic Stack
15 14 (2.03%) Node.js
16 13 (1.88%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 74 (10.71%) User Experience
2 71 (10.27%) iPhone
3 64 (9.26%) Mobile App
4 62 (8.97%) iPad
5 53 (7.67%) Blackberry
6 34 (4.92%) Analytical Skills
7 30 (4.34%) Smartphone
8 28 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
9 21 (3.04%) Computer Science
10 18 (2.60%) Client/Server
11 16 (2.32%) Fintech
12 15 (2.17%) Data Centre
13 14 (2.03%) Management Information System
14 12 (1.74%) Animation
15 11 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
16 10 (1.45%) Cyber Attack
17 8 (1.16%) BYOD
18 7 (1.01%) PKI
19 6 (0.87%) Data Structures
20 5 (0.72%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 425 (61.51%) Windows
2 252 (36.47%) Apple iOS
3 173 (25.04%) Windows 7
4 166 (24.02%) Android
5 142 (20.55%) Windows 10
6 98 (14.18%) Windows Server
7 66 (9.55%) Windows 8
8 57 (8.25%) Mac OS X
9 52 (7.53%) Linux
10 46 (6.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (6.37%) Mac OS
12 42 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (5.07%) Windows XP
14 25 (3.62%) Unix
15 15 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
16 12 (1.74%) Windows Phone
17 9 (1.30%) Windows Vista
18 5 (0.72%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.43%) Solaris
20 2 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
2 138 (19.97%) iOS Development
3 97 (14.04%) ITIL
4 84 (12.16%) Scrum
5 80 (11.58%) TDD
6 65 (9.41%) Mobile Development
7 59 (8.54%) OO
8 53 (7.67%) OOD
9 42 (6.08%) BDD
9 42 (6.08%) Unit Testing
10 41 (5.93%) Time Management
11 38 (5.50%) Content Management
12 37 (5.35%) Software Engineering
13 35 (5.07%) Mobile Device Management
14 33 (4.78%) Acceptance Criteria
15 32 (4.63%) ITIL V3
16 31 (4.49%) Migration
17 30 (4.34%) E-Commerce
18 29 (4.20%) ITSM
19 28 (4.05%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 121 (17.51%) Apple Swift
2 120 (17.37%) Objective-C
3 63 (9.12%) Java
4 48 (6.95%) JavaScript
5 44 (6.37%) SQL
6 18 (2.60%) C#
7 15 (2.17%) ES6
8 12 (1.74%) GraphQL
8 12 (1.74%) Python
9 8 (1.16%) C++
10 6 (0.87%) C
11 4 (0.58%) Go
12 3 (0.43%) PHP
12 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
13 2 (0.29%) Perl
13 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
14 1 (0.14%) F#
14 1 (0.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 55 (7.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (6.22%) Degree
3 39 (5.64%) MCSA
3 39 (5.64%) Security Cleared
4 38 (5.50%) MCSE
5 29 (4.20%) DBS Check
6 26 (3.76%) SC Cleared
7 24 (3.47%) MCP
8 21 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
9 20 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.46%) MCDST
11 16 (2.32%) A+ Certification
11 16 (2.32%) ACHDS
11 16 (2.32%) Master's Degree
11 16 (2.32%) MCSM
12 15 (2.17%) ACDT
12 15 (2.17%) ACTC
13 14 (2.03%) CCNA
13 14 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
13 14 (2.03%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.64%) SLA
2 11 (1.59%) QA
3 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.14%) GDPR
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 237 (34.30%) Active Directory
2 44 (6.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (2.03%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.88%) XenApp
6 11 (1.59%) Docker
7 10 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 7 (1.01%) BitLocker
8 7 (1.01%) FreeRADIUS
8 7 (1.01%) vSphere
9 6 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (0.43%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.29%) Samba
13 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 72 (10.42%) SCCM
2 20 (2.89%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
4 11 (1.59%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.45%) QRadar
6 8 (1.16%) Backup Exec
6 8 (1.16%) Nessus
6 8 (1.16%) Nexpose
6 8 (1.16%) Nmap
7 7 (1.01%) DameWare
7 7 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (0.58%) WSUS
9 3 (0.43%) SCOM
9 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.29%) Failover Clustering
10 2 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.29%) Kibana
10 2 (0.29%) logstash
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Clustering
10 2 (0.29%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 178 (25.76%) Microsoft
2 77 (11.14%) Google
3 76 (11.00%) Citrix
4 68 (9.84%) VMware
5 45 (6.51%) Cisco
6 28 (4.05%) HP
7 26 (3.76%) Oracle
8 25 (3.62%) Dell
9 22 (3.18%) Remedy
9 22 (3.18%) ServiceNow
10 20 (2.89%) BMC
10 20 (2.89%) CA
10 20 (2.89%) Peregrine
11 15 (2.17%) Lotus
12 14 (2.03%) Splunk
12 14 (2.03%) Symantec
13 13 (1.88%) Adobe
13 13 (1.88%) Avaya
13 13 (1.88%) McAfee
14 11 (1.59%) LANDesk