Period
to 15 July 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 15 July 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
15 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 405 353 384
Rank change year-on-year -52 +31 +67
Contract jobs citing Apple 542 744 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.72% 0.63%
As % of the Vendors category 1.37% 1.72% 1.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 431 395
UK median daily rate £250 £225 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00% -14.29%
10th Percentile £125 £121 £113
90th Percentile £525 £495 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £270 £294
% change year-on-year -16.67% -8.09% -9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 160 62
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -12.50%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.05
90th Percentile £26.80 £20.75 £19.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.10 £13.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year +0.77% -7.14% -12.50%

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 39,521 43,168 41,958
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.49% 41.61% 43.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 24,594 26,710 25,585
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,402 1,579 1,462
UK median hourly rate £19.02 £17.50 £17.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.66% +2.19% -2.14%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - -5.71%

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 15 July 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 15 July 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 15 July 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 -71 481 £250 +11.11% 326
UK excluding London +6 306 £225 -16.67% 217
London -80 214 £265 +32.50% 125
South East +38 113 £275 -15.38% 48
North of England -1 52 £308 +18.27% 44
Midlands +17 43 £200 -17.53% 37
North West +32 42 £340 +81.33% 28
Scotland +29 34 £180 -30.77% 14
East of England +8 29 £176 +4.29% 26
South West -33 25 £181 +9.85% 46
East Midlands +24 22 £274 +12.89% 21
West Midlands +6 21 £200 -20.00% 16
Yorkshire +12 9 £178 +10.59% 13
Wales -2 8 £250 +118.40% 2
Northern Ireland +7 2 - -
North East -2 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 15 July 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.

1 331 (61.07%) Windows
2 178 (32.84%) Microsoft
3 163 (30.07%) Windows 10
4 135 (24.91%) Active Directory
5 132 (24.35%) Apple iOS
6 130 (23.99%) Windows 7
7 125 (23.06%) Office 365
8 107 (19.74%) Android
9 90 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
10 76 (14.02%) ITIL
11 75 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
12 63 (11.62%) SCCM
13 62 (11.44%) LAN
14 59 (10.89%) Finance
15 58 (10.70%) VPN
16 57 (10.52%) Mac OS X
17 56 (10.33%) TCP/IP
17 56 (10.33%) Migration
18 55 (10.15%) Citrix
19 54 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
20 52 (9.59%) Apple Swift
21 51 (9.41%) iOS Development
22 49 (9.04%) WAN
22 49 (9.04%) Linux
23 48 (8.86%) Mac OS
24 47 (8.67%) Cisco
24 47 (8.67%) Windows Server
25 45 (8.30%) Firewall
25 45 (8.30%) VoIP
26 42 (7.75%) DNS

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 32 (5.90%) MS Exchange
2 28 (5.17%) Skype for Business
3 19 (3.51%) SharePoint
4 17 (3.14%) Confluence
5 14 (2.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 13 (2.40%) IBM Notes
7 9 (1.66%) Drupal
8 8 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 6 (1.11%) IIS
10 5 (0.92%) CMS
11 4 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2013
13 1 (0.18%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 90 (16.61%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (2.95%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.48%) Photoshop
4 6 (1.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.55%) Chatbot
5 3 (0.55%) Microsoft Project
6 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
6 2 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.37%) Avid Media Composer
6 2 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.37%) Shockwave
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe Captivate
7 1 (0.18%) Adobe XD
7 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.18%) Sketch
7 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.11%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.18%) assyst
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.18%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.18%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 125 (23.06%) Office 365
2 23 (4.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (3.32%) Slack
4 11 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (2.03%) G Suite
5 10 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (1.48%) GitHub
6 8 (1.48%) Google Analytics
7 6 (1.11%) iTunes
8 5 (0.92%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.92%) Apple Pay
8 5 (0.92%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.92%) Trello
9 4 (0.74%) Dropbox
9 4 (0.74%) Google Play
9 4 (0.74%) SaaS
10 3 (0.55%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.55%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.37%) Firebase
12 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 62 (11.44%) LAN
2 58 (10.70%) VPN
3 56 (10.33%) TCP/IP
4 49 (9.04%) WAN
5 45 (8.30%) Firewall
5 45 (8.30%) VoIP
6 42 (7.75%) DNS
7 39 (7.20%) Wireless
8 36 (6.64%) Skype
9 32 (5.90%) DHCP
10 18 (3.32%) Internet
11 17 (3.14%) Wi-Fi
12 14 (2.58%) WLAN
13 13 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (2.03%) WebEx
15 9 (1.66%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.66%) IP Telephony
16 8 (1.48%) Cisco ASA
16 8 (1.48%) Cisco Wireless
16 8 (1.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.66%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.55%) SQLite
3 2 (0.37%) Blockchain
3 2 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.37%) MySQL
3 2 (0.37%) NoSQL
3 2 (0.37%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.18%) CouchDB
4 1 (0.18%) Electronic Patient Records
4 1 (0.18%) FileMaker
4 1 (0.18%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (3.14%) JIRA
2 13 (2.40%) Xcode
3 12 (2.21%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.48%) CocoaPods
5 5 (0.92%) MSI
6 4 (0.74%) Android Studio
6 4 (0.74%) Bitbucket
6 4 (0.74%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.55%) Selenium
8 2 (0.37%) Appium
8 2 (0.37%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.37%) IntelliJ
8 2 (0.37%) JMeter
8 2 (0.37%) Maven
8 2 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
8 2 (0.37%) Sonatype Nexus
9 1 (0.18%) fastlane
9 1 (0.18%) Hudson
9 1 (0.18%) webpack
9 1 (0.18%) WinDbg
General
1 59 (10.89%) Finance
2 27 (4.98%) Banking
3 19 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 9 (1.66%) Advertising
4 9 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 8 (1.48%) Law
5 8 (1.48%) Publishing
5 8 (1.48%) Retail
6 6 (1.11%) Marketing
7 5 (0.92%) Legal
8 4 (0.74%) Military
9 3 (0.55%) Electronics
9 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.55%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.55%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.37%) Back Office
10 2 (0.37%) General Ledger
10 2 (0.37%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.18%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 117 (21.59%) Support Engineer
2 96 (17.71%) Analyst
3 75 (13.84%) Developer
4 69 (12.73%) Desktop Support
5 54 (9.96%) IT Support
6 53 (9.78%) Desktop Engineer
7 50 (9.23%) iOS Developer
8 47 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
9 46 (8.49%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 42 (7.75%) Windows Engineer
11 38 (7.01%) Support Analyst
12 31 (5.72%) Deployment Engineer
13 29 (5.35%) Mac Engineer
14 26 (4.80%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 26 (4.80%) IT Engineer
14 26 (4.80%) Service Analyst
15 24 (4.43%) IT Support Engineer
15 24 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
15 24 (4.43%) Technical Support
16 21 (3.87%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (5.35%) RESTful
2 27 (4.98%) Web Services
3 23 (4.24%) Elastic Stack
4 18 (3.32%) RxSwift
5 16 (2.95%) JSON
6 14 (2.58%) React Native
7 13 (2.40%) CSS
7 13 (2.40%) HTML
8 12 (2.21%) HTML5
8 12 (2.21%) XML
9 11 (2.03%) CSS3
9 11 (2.03%) iOS SDK
10 10 (1.85%) React
10 10 (1.85%) REST
10 10 (1.85%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 9 (1.66%) .NET
11 9 (1.66%) Core Data
12 8 (1.48%) Redux
12 8 (1.48%) UIKit
13 7 (1.29%) GraphQL
Miscellaneous
1 42 (7.75%) Mobile App
2 39 (7.20%) User Experience
3 33 (6.09%) Smartphone
4 30 (5.54%) Blackberry
5 28 (5.17%) iPhone
6 25 (4.61%) Video Conferencing
7 23 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
8 21 (3.87%) Cyberattack
9 20 (3.69%) Management Information System
10 19 (3.51%) Self-Motivation
10 19 (3.51%) Video on Demand
11 17 (3.14%) Handset
11 17 (3.14%) iPad
11 17 (3.14%) Video\Live Streaming
12 14 (2.58%) Animation
13 10 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
14 9 (1.66%) Driving Licence
14 9 (1.66%) Security Operations Centre
15 7 (1.29%) Apple TV
15 7 (1.29%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 331 (61.07%) Windows
2 163 (30.07%) Windows 10
3 132 (24.35%) Apple iOS
4 130 (23.99%) Windows 7
5 107 (19.74%) Android
6 57 (10.52%) Mac OS X
7 49 (9.04%) Linux
8 48 (8.86%) Mac OS
9 47 (8.67%) Windows Server
10 32 (5.90%) Windows XP
11 25 (4.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (4.24%) Unix
13 22 (4.06%) Windows 8
13 22 (4.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (3.69%) tvOS
15 5 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
15 5 (0.92%) Windows Server 2003
16 4 (0.74%) Mac OS X Server
17 3 (0.55%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.37%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (14.02%) ITIL
2 75 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
3 56 (10.33%) Migration
4 54 (9.96%) Agile Software Development
5 51 (9.41%) iOS Development
6 34 (6.27%) TDD
6 34 (6.27%) Time Management
7 31 (5.72%) Open Source
8 29 (5.35%) Cybersecurity
9 25 (4.61%) Patch Management
9 25 (4.61%) Service Management
10 24 (4.43%) Continuous Integration
10 24 (4.43%) Root Cause Analysis
11 22 (4.06%) Asset Management
11 22 (4.06%) Continuous Improvement
12 21 (3.87%) Network Monitoring
12 21 (3.87%) Vulnerability Assessment
12 21 (3.87%) Vulnerability Management
13 20 (3.69%) Case Management
14 19 (3.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (9.59%) Apple Swift
2 24 (4.43%) Objective-C
3 23 (4.24%) JavaScript
4 21 (3.87%) PowerShell
5 18 (3.32%) Java
6 13 (2.40%) Bash Shell
7 12 (2.21%) Python
8 9 (1.66%) C#
8 9 (1.66%) SQL
9 8 (1.48%) C
10 7 (1.29%) Kotlin
11 6 (1.11%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.92%) C++
13 3 (0.55%) Java 8
14 1 (0.18%) ES6
14 1 (0.18%) Google Apps Script
14 1 (0.18%) PHP
14 1 (0.18%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 28 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 21 (3.87%) DBS Check
4 20 (3.69%) Degree
5 16 (2.95%) MCP
6 14 (2.58%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (1.66%) CCNA
7 9 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (1.66%) MCSA
8 8 (1.48%) A+ Certification
8 8 (1.48%) CCNP
9 6 (1.11%) MCSE
10 5 (0.92%) DV Cleared
10 5 (0.92%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (0.74%) CISSP
11 4 (0.74%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (0.74%) PMI Certification
11 4 (0.74%) SSCP
12 3 (0.55%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.43%) SLA
2 3 (0.55%) QA
3 2 (0.37%) PSD2
4 1 (0.18%) Actionable Recommendations
4 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
4 1 (0.18%) HL7
4 1 (0.18%) IFRS
4 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.18%) PMO
4 1 (0.18%) SEPA
System Software
1 135 (24.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (3.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.48%) XenApp
5 7 (1.29%) XenDesktop
6 6 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (0.74%) Firmware
8 3 (0.55%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (0.55%) vSphere
9 2 (0.37%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.37%) Docker
9 2 (0.37%) NDS
9 2 (0.37%) NetIQ eDirectory
9 2 (0.37%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.37%) UAG
9 2 (0.37%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (11.62%) SCCM
2 28 (5.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 27 (4.98%) Jamf Pro
4 16 (2.95%) AirWatch
5 12 (2.21%) QRadar
6 8 (1.48%) Cisco Prime
7 7 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (0.37%) Consul
8 2 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.37%) Puppet
8 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.37%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.18%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.18%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.18%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.18%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.18%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.18%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.18%) vMotion
9 1 (0.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 178 (32.84%) Microsoft
2 55 (10.15%) Citrix
3 47 (8.67%) Cisco
4 40 (7.38%) Google
5 26 (4.80%) VMware
6 24 (4.43%) Splunk
7 22 (4.06%) HP
8 21 (3.87%) IBM
9 20 (3.69%) AlienVault
10 16 (2.95%) Adobe
10 16 (2.95%) McAfee
10 16 (2.95%) Remedy
11 14 (2.58%) Dell
11 14 (2.58%) ServiceNow
12 13 (2.40%) Lotus
13 12 (2.21%) Samsung
14 11 (2.03%) Yahoo!
15 10 (1.85%) Ivanti
16 9 (1.66%) Avaya
17 6 (1.11%) SAP