Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 357 402 437
Rank change year-on-year +45 +35 +17
Contract jobs citing Apple 665 597 559
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.56% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.56% 1.25% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 381 347
UK median daily rate £275 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +7.69% +8.33%
10th Percentile £113 £130 £141
90th Percentile £538 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £310 £325
% change year-on-year -19.35% -4.62% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 63 70
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £17.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.54% +16.00% -
10th Percentile £11.18 £10.75 £8.73
90th Percentile £26.69 £37.75 £23.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.20
% change year-on-year -6.67% +5.67% -0.39%

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 42613 47842 49581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.90% 45.05% 43.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26335 29231 29204
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £243 £240 £225
90th Percentile £620 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1386 1711 2170
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.10 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.34% -2.29% +4.67%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.38
90th Percentile £45.22 £45.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.84 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.03% -2.94% +3.03%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +82 630 £275 -26.67% 90
London +33 374 £320 -20.00% 39
UK excluding London +46 284 £250 -19.35% 53
North of England +96 100 £325 -18.75% 19
South East +34 80 £281 +40.63% 14
North West +39 76 £350 -22.22% 10
East of England -14 35 £168 -34.63% 6
Yorkshire +43 22 £225 -43.93% 6
South West -3 21 £175 +12.90% 5
Midlands +37 20 £150 -61.29% 7
Scotland +4 19 £242 -11.10% 2
West Midlands +27 12 £150 -60.00% 5
Wales +13 9 £275 +175.00%
East Midlands +3 7 £335 -13.55% 2
North East +58 2 £190 -38.71% 3

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 389 (58.50%) Windows
2 249 (37.44%) Apple iOS
3 223 (33.53%) Active Directory
4 177 (26.62%) Microsoft
5 154 (23.16%) Android
6 142 (21.35%) Windows 7
7 137 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
8 129 (19.40%) iOS Development
9 121 (18.20%) Windows 10
10 120 (18.05%) Apple Swift
10 120 (18.05%) Microsoft Office
11 109 (16.39%) Office 365
12 105 (15.79%) Objective-C
13 90 (13.53%) Windows Server
14 86 (12.93%) Finance
15 85 (12.78%) Xcode
15 85 (12.78%) SCCM
16 82 (12.33%) ITIL
17 81 (12.18%) Citrix
18 77 (11.58%) TDD
19 76 (11.43%) User Experience
20 73 (10.98%) Google
20 73 (10.98%) TCP/IP
21 72 (10.83%) Scrum
22 71 (10.68%) VMware
23 68 (10.23%) RESTful
24 63 (9.47%) Mobile Development
25 61 (9.17%) Mobile App
25 61 (9.17%) iPhone
26 58 (8.72%) Blackberry

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 39 (5.86%) CMS
2 34 (5.11%) MS Exchange
3 16 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (2.41%) IBM Notes
4 14 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.80%) SharePoint
5 12 (1.80%) Skype for Business
6 10 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.35%) IIS
8 8 (1.20%) Confluence
8 8 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (0.75%) Sitecore CMS
10 4 (0.60%) Drupal
11 3 (0.45%) Apache Spark
11 3 (0.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 3 (0.45%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.30%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.30%) Elasticsearch
12 2 (0.30%) Liferay
12 2 (0.30%) Moodle
Applications
1 120 (18.05%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (2.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.05%) InVision
5 5 (0.75%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.60%) Photoshop
7 3 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
8 2 (0.30%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.30%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.30%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.30%) Simulink
8 2 (0.30%) UXPin
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.15%) Camtasia
9 1 (0.15%) InDesign
9 1 (0.15%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.15%) Pixate
9 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 20 (3.01%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.45%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Maximo
3 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 109 (16.39%) Office 365
2 29 (4.36%) GitHub
3 24 (3.61%) G Suite
4 14 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
5 12 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.20%) Google Drive
7 7 (1.05%) Google Play
8 5 (0.75%) Firebase
9 4 (0.60%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 3 (0.45%) IaaS
10 3 (0.45%) iTunes
10 3 (0.45%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.45%) SaaS
11 2 (0.30%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (0.30%) HP Helion
12 1 (0.15%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
12 1 (0.15%) PaaS
12 1 (0.15%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 73 (10.98%) TCP/IP
2 58 (8.72%) DNS
3 46 (6.92%) LAN
4 42 (6.32%) DHCP
5 39 (5.86%) Firewall
6 38 (5.71%) VPN
6 38 (5.71%) Wireless
7 34 (5.11%) VoIP
8 32 (4.81%) Internet
8 32 (4.81%) WAN
9 16 (2.41%) Bluetooth
10 15 (2.26%) Ethernet
11 14 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
11 14 (2.11%) SAN
12 11 (1.65%) VLAN
13 10 (1.50%) LTE
13 10 (1.50%) Skype
13 10 (1.50%) WebEx
14 9 (1.35%) Wi-Fi
15 8 (1.20%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.65%) NoSQL
1 11 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 10 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
3 6 (0.90%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.75%) MySQL
4 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.60%) Redis
6 3 (0.45%) Big Data
6 3 (0.45%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.45%) HBase
6 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 2 (0.30%) Amazon Redshift
7 2 (0.30%) Blockchain
7 2 (0.30%) Neo4j
7 2 (0.30%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.30%) Spotfire
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.30%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 85 (12.78%) Xcode
2 33 (4.96%) Git (software)
3 30 (4.51%) JIRA
4 17 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.26%) Android Studio
6 14 (2.11%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.65%) Crashlytics
8 10 (1.50%) Bitbucket
8 10 (1.50%) Subversion
9 7 (1.05%) git-flow
10 6 (0.90%) Axure RP
11 5 (0.75%) CocoaPods
11 5 (0.75%) JUnit
11 5 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.60%) webpack
13 3 (0.45%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.45%) Eclipse
13 3 (0.45%) Mercurial
13 3 (0.45%) Selenium
14 2 (0.30%) Fiddler
General
1 86 (12.93%) Finance
2 43 (6.47%) Banking
3 42 (6.32%) Publishing
4 39 (5.86%) Retail
5 17 (2.56%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.95%) Advertising
7 9 (1.35%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.20%) Back Office
8 8 (1.20%) Front Office
9 7 (1.05%) Marketing
10 6 (0.90%) Legal
10 6 (0.90%) Manufacturing
11 5 (0.75%) French Language
12 3 (0.45%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.30%) Automotive
13 2 (0.30%) Billing
13 2 (0.30%) German Language
13 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.30%) Music Industry
13 2 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 174 (26.17%) Developer
2 126 (18.95%) Support Engineer
3 125 (18.80%) iOS Developer
4 111 (16.69%) Desktop Support
5 99 (14.89%) Analyst
6 78 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support
7 72 (10.83%) Desktop Engineer
8 65 (9.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 52 (7.82%) Support Analyst
10 50 (7.52%) Mac Engineer
11 38 (5.71%) IT Support
12 36 (5.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 35 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 33 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 31 (4.66%) Architect
16 30 (4.51%) Windows Engineer
17 29 (4.36%) Service Analyst
17 29 (4.36%) Service Desk Engineer
18 28 (4.21%) Service Desk Analyst
19 26 (3.91%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (10.23%) RESTful
2 49 (7.37%) Cocoa
3 32 (4.81%) REST
4 30 (4.51%) iOS SDK
5 28 (4.21%) JSON
6 27 (4.06%) Core Data
7 26 (3.91%) Core Animation
8 25 (3.76%) HTML
9 20 (3.01%) CSS
10 18 (2.71%) Web Services
11 17 (2.56%) .NET
12 15 (2.26%) Elastic Stack
12 15 (2.26%) XML
13 14 (2.11%) React
14 13 (1.95%) AngularJS
14 13 (1.95%) UIKit
15 12 (1.80%) HTML5
15 12 (1.80%) React Native
16 11 (1.65%) ASP.NET
17 10 (1.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.43%) User Experience
2 61 (9.17%) iPhone
2 61 (9.17%) Mobile App
3 58 (8.72%) Blackberry
4 54 (8.12%) iPad
5 31 (4.66%) Video Conferencing
6 29 (4.36%) Smartphone
7 28 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
8 22 (3.31%) Computer Science
9 18 (2.71%) Client/Server
10 17 (2.56%) Management Information System
11 15 (2.26%) Animation
12 14 (2.11%) Data Centre
13 11 (1.65%) PKI
14 10 (1.50%) Cyber Attack
15 9 (1.35%) BYOD
15 9 (1.35%) Fintech
16 6 (0.90%) W3C
17 5 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
17 5 (0.75%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 389 (58.50%) Windows
2 249 (37.44%) Apple iOS
3 154 (23.16%) Android
4 142 (21.35%) Windows 7
5 121 (18.20%) Windows 10
6 90 (13.53%) Windows Server
7 54 (8.12%) Linux
8 49 (7.37%) Mac OS X
9 48 (7.22%) Mac OS
10 47 (7.07%) Windows 8
10 47 (7.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 42 (6.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 33 (4.96%) Windows XP
13 28 (4.21%) Unix
14 20 (3.01%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (2.11%) Windows Phone
16 10 (1.50%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
18 3 (0.45%) Solaris
19 1 (0.15%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (20.60%) Agile Software Development
2 129 (19.40%) iOS Development
3 82 (12.33%) ITIL
4 77 (11.58%) TDD
5 72 (10.83%) Scrum
6 63 (9.47%) Mobile Development
7 56 (8.42%) OO
8 51 (7.67%) OOD
9 41 (6.17%) Unit Testing
10 36 (5.41%) Time Management
11 35 (5.26%) Content Management
12 33 (4.96%) BDD
13 31 (4.66%) ITIL V3
13 31 (4.66%) ITSM
14 30 (4.51%) Acceptance Criteria
14 30 (4.51%) E-Commerce
14 30 (4.51%) Software Engineering
15 29 (4.36%) Migration
16 28 (4.21%) Mobile Device Management
16 28 (4.21%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 120 (18.05%) Apple Swift
2 105 (15.79%) Objective-C
3 50 (7.52%) Java
4 41 (6.17%) JavaScript
5 40 (6.02%) SQL
6 16 (2.41%) C#
7 12 (1.80%) Python
8 8 (1.20%) C
8 8 (1.20%) C++
9 6 (0.90%) ES6
9 6 (0.90%) PHP
10 4 (0.60%) Go
10 4 (0.60%) GraphQL
10 4 (0.60%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.30%) MATLAB
11 2 (0.30%) Perl
11 2 (0.30%) PowerShell
11 2 (0.30%) Ruby
12 1 (0.15%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (7.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (6.92%) Degree
2 46 (6.92%) Security Cleared
3 41 (6.17%) MCSA
4 37 (5.56%) MCSE
5 32 (4.81%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.61%) DBS Check
7 23 (3.46%) MCP
8 22 (3.31%) Network+ Certification
9 21 (3.16%) Computer Science Degree
10 17 (2.56%) MCDST
11 16 (2.41%) A+ Certification
11 16 (2.41%) ACHDS
11 16 (2.41%) CTC Cleared
11 16 (2.41%) MCSM
12 15 (2.26%) ACDT
12 15 (2.26%) ACTC
12 15 (2.26%) Master's Degree
13 14 (2.11%) CISSP
14 13 (1.95%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.86%) SLA
2 13 (1.95%) QA
3 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.30%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.30%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 2 (0.30%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.15%) GDPR
5 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 223 (33.53%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (2.11%) Hyper-V
5 13 (1.95%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (1.65%) Docker
6 11 (1.65%) XenApp
7 10 (1.50%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.20%) vSphere
9 7 (1.05%) FreeRADIUS
9 7 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.60%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.30%) Samba
13 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
13 1 (0.15%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 85 (12.78%) SCCM
2 19 (2.86%) ServiceCenter
3 11 (1.65%) AirWatch
3 11 (1.65%) Norton AntiVirus
4 10 (1.50%) QRadar
5 8 (1.20%) Nessus
5 8 (1.20%) Nexpose
5 8 (1.20%) Nmap
6 7 (1.05%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.05%) Microsoft Intune
7 6 (0.90%) DameWare
7 6 (0.90%) HockeyApp
8 5 (0.75%) WSUS
9 4 (0.60%) SCOM
9 4 (0.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.45%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.30%) logstash
11 2 (0.30%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 177 (26.62%) Microsoft
2 81 (12.18%) Citrix
3 73 (10.98%) Google
4 71 (10.68%) VMware
5 41 (6.17%) Cisco
6 27 (4.06%) HP
7 26 (3.91%) Oracle
8 23 (3.46%) Remedy
9 21 (3.16%) ServiceNow
10 20 (3.01%) BMC
11 19 (2.86%) CA
11 19 (2.86%) Peregrine
12 17 (2.56%) Dell
13 16 (2.41%) Lotus
14 14 (2.11%) Splunk
15 13 (1.95%) Adobe
16 12 (1.80%) McAfee
16 12 (1.80%) MobileIron
16 12 (1.80%) Symantec
17 11 (1.65%) IBM