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 March 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 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 349 417 376
Rank change year-on-year +68 -41  
Contract jobs citing Apple 277 228 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.43% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 0.97% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 146 152
Median daily rate £325 £350 £203
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +72.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £122 £123 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £363 £225
% change year-on-year -15.51% +61.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 34 39
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.45 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £24.25 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  

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 19880 23441 24407
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.09% 43.75% 45.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 12294 14240 13819
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £555 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 708 804 1038
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +11.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £10.73 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

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 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 March 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 +57 254 £338 -6.89% 104
London +26 118 £338 -3.57% 42
South East +31 50 £250 -31.03% 12
East of England +8 24 £175 -50.70% 9
South West +4 23 £160 -58.70% 6
North West +28 22 £450 +37.40% 14
City of London +3 22 £365 -20.00% 6
Manchester +19 19 £488 +53.54% 13
Berkshire +34 15 £250 +25.00% 1
Buckinghamshire +7 12 £250 +108.33% 1
Salford - 12 £488 - 1
Hertfordshire +9 10 £175 -5.40% 3
Wiltshire +6 10 £413 +13.79% 1
Gloucestershire +11 9 £113 -61.20% 4
Swindon - 9 £413 -
Gloucester - 9 £113 -
Surrey +17 8 £131 -56.25% 4
Cambridgeshire +6 7 £488 - 3
West Sussex +3 7 £350 -6.66%
Cambridge +10 6 - - 3
Milton Keynes -3 6 £276 +130.20% 1
Oxfordshire - 6 £188 - 3
Watford - 6 £175 -
Jersey - 6 - -
Channel Islands - 6 - - 1
West Midlands +14 5 £370 - 4
Yorkshire +13 5 £305 -21.29% 11
Oxford - 5 £150 - 2
Scotland +24 4 £500 +86.04% 7
Essex -2 4 £175 - 2

Apple
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 345 (61.94%) Windows
2 198 (35.55%) Microsoft
3 197 (35.37%) Active Directory
4 177 (31.78%) Apple iOS
5 163 (29.26%) Windows 7
6 153 (27.47%) MS Office
7 152 (27.29%) Android
8 90 (16.16%) ITIL
9 89 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
10 81 (14.54%) VPN
11 80 (14.36%) Apple Swift
12 79 (14.18%) Objective-C
13 77 (13.82%) LAN
14 76 (13.64%) MS Excel
15 74 (13.29%) Linux
16 71 (12.75%) WAN
16 71 (12.75%) TCP/IP
17 70 (12.57%) Mobile App
17 70 (12.57%) Google
18 68 (12.21%) Citrix
19 67 (12.03%) VMware
20 66 (11.85%) Finance
20 66 (11.85%) iOS Development
21 65 (11.67%) Mac OS X
22 64 (11.49%) DNS
23 61 (10.95%) Windows Server
23 61 (10.95%) VoIP
24 58 (10.41%) DHCP
24 58 (10.41%) User Experience
25 57 (10.23%) Office 365

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 43 (7.72%) MS Exchange
2 23 (4.13%) Exchange Server 2010
2 23 (4.13%) IIS
3 20 (3.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 20 (3.59%) SharePoint
4 19 (3.41%) CMS
5 18 (3.23%) Confluence
5 18 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 17 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 12 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.62%) IBM Notes
9 6 (1.08%) Apache
9 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.54%) Jetty
10 3 (0.54%) nginx
11 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (0.36%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.36%) WebSphere
Applications
1 153 (27.47%) MS Office
2 76 (13.64%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.26%) Adobe Illustrator
5 6 (1.08%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.08%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.90%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 4 (0.72%) InDesign
7 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.72%) InVision
7 4 (0.72%) SOLIDWORKS
8 3 (0.54%) MS Visio
9 2 (0.36%) Autodesk Flame
9 2 (0.36%) Maya
9 2 (0.36%) MS Project
9 2 (0.36%) NUKE
10 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (1.62%) 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
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (10.23%) Office 365
2 18 (3.23%) G Suite
3 8 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.08%) SaaS
5 5 (0.90%) GitHub
5 5 (0.90%) Google Play
5 5 (0.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 4 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.54%) Google Drive
8 2 (0.36%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.36%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.36%) iTunes
8 2 (0.36%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.36%) Slack
9 1 (0.18%) CloudBees
9 1 (0.18%) Datadog
9 1 (0.18%) TestFlight
9 1 (0.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 81 (14.54%) VPN
2 77 (13.82%) LAN
3 71 (12.75%) TCP/IP
3 71 (12.75%) WAN
4 64 (11.49%) DNS
5 61 (10.95%) VoIP
6 58 (10.41%) DHCP
7 56 (10.05%) Firewall
8 48 (8.62%) Wireless
9 45 (8.08%) Internet
10 22 (3.95%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (2.69%) LTE
12 13 (2.33%) SAN
13 11 (1.97%) GSM
13 11 (1.97%) HSPA
13 11 (1.97%) WCDMA
14 10 (1.80%) Skype
15 8 (1.44%) Ethernet
15 8 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
15 8 (1.44%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.97%) Redis
3 10 (1.80%) MySQL
4 6 (1.08%) Mixpanel
5 5 (0.90%) SQLite
6 4 (0.72%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.36%) FileMaker
8 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.18%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.18%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.18%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.18%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 38 (6.82%) Git (software)
2 36 (6.46%) Xcode
3 24 (4.31%) Android Studio
4 23 (4.13%) JIRA
5 19 (3.41%) Jenkins
5 19 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 18 (3.23%) Visual Studio
7 10 (1.80%) git-flow
8 8 (1.44%) Travis CI
9 7 (1.26%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.26%) Selenium
10 6 (1.08%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.08%) CocoaPods
10 6 (1.08%) JUnit
11 5 (0.90%) Cucumber
12 4 (0.72%) Axure RP
12 4 (0.72%) Bitbucket
12 4 (0.72%) Capybara
12 4 (0.72%) Subversion
12 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (11.85%) Finance
2 18 (3.23%) Retail
3 17 (3.05%) Banking
4 16 (2.87%) Publishing
5 15 (2.69%) Marketing
6 14 (2.51%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.97%) Games
8 7 (1.26%) Advertising
9 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
11 4 (0.72%) Law
12 3 (0.54%) Back Office
12 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 112 (20.11%) Support Engineer
2 109 (19.57%) Developer
3 76 (13.64%) Analyst
4 71 (12.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 71 (12.75%) IT Support
5 62 (11.13%) iOS Developer
6 56 (10.05%) Desktop Support
7 52 (9.34%) IT Engineer
8 42 (7.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 42 (7.54%) IT Support Engineer
9 40 (7.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 36 (6.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 34 (6.10%) Desktop Engineer
12 33 (5.92%) 1st Line Support
13 29 (5.21%) Mac Engineer
14 28 (5.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 27 (4.85%) Service Analyst
15 27 (4.85%) Service Desk Support
16 26 (4.67%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
16 26 (4.67%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (8.80%) HTML
2 39 (7.00%) JSON
3 38 (6.82%) CSS
4 36 (6.46%) REST
5 32 (5.75%) Core Data
6 29 (5.21%) Elastic Stack
7 28 (5.03%) .NET
7 28 (5.03%) jQuery
8 27 (4.85%) HTML5
9 25 (4.49%) RESTful
10 24 (4.31%) Web Services
11 22 (3.95%) XML
12 21 (3.77%) iOS SDK
13 19 (3.41%) Ajax
13 19 (3.41%) ASP.NET
14 17 (3.05%) Sass
14 17 (3.05%) XSLT
15 16 (2.87%) SOAP
16 15 (2.69%) Android SDK
16 15 (2.69%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.57%) Mobile App
2 58 (10.41%) User Experience
3 49 (8.80%) Blackberry
4 42 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (6.64%) Smartphone
6 25 (4.49%) iPad
6 25 (4.49%) Management Information System
7 20 (3.59%) iPhone
8 19 (3.41%) Video Conferencing
9 17 (3.05%) W3C
10 16 (2.87%) Data Centre
11 15 (2.69%) Cyber Attack
12 14 (2.51%) RSA SecurID
13 13 (2.33%) Animation
14 12 (2.15%) Handset
15 11 (1.97%) Fat Client
15 11 (1.97%) Thin Client
16 10 (1.80%) Computer Science
17 8 (1.44%) Apple TV
18 7 (1.26%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 345 (61.94%) Windows
2 177 (31.78%) Apple iOS
3 163 (29.26%) Windows 7
4 152 (27.29%) Android
5 74 (13.29%) Linux
6 65 (11.67%) Mac OS X
7 61 (10.95%) Windows Server
8 57 (10.23%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (9.87%) Windows 10
10 54 (9.69%) Windows Server 2012
11 49 (8.80%) Windows 8
12 45 (8.08%) Unix
13 39 (7.00%) Mac OS
14 38 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
15 35 (6.28%) Windows XP
16 10 (1.80%) Ubuntu
17 9 (1.62%) Windows Mobile
17 9 (1.62%) Windows Phone
18 7 (1.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (1.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (16.16%) ITIL
2 89 (15.98%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (11.85%) iOS Development
4 52 (9.34%) Patch Management
5 44 (7.90%) Mobile Development
6 36 (6.46%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 35 (6.28%) Vulnerability Management
8 34 (6.10%) Incident Management
9 31 (5.57%) Project Management
9 31 (5.57%) Service Delivery
10 30 (5.39%) Cybersecurity
10 30 (5.39%) TDD
11 29 (5.21%) Mobile Device Management
11 29 (5.21%) Scrum
12 28 (5.03%) Network Monitoring
12 28 (5.03%) Time Management
13 27 (4.85%) Coaching
14 25 (4.49%) Network Management
15 24 (4.31%) Web Development
16 23 (4.13%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 80 (14.36%) Apple Swift
2 79 (14.18%) Objective-C
3 40 (7.18%) JavaScript
4 39 (7.00%) Java
5 24 (4.31%) C#
6 21 (3.77%) Python
7 18 (3.23%) SQL
8 16 (2.87%) ActionScript
9 15 (2.69%) Bash Shell
10 13 (2.33%) PowerShell
11 9 (1.62%) C
12 5 (0.90%) C++
12 5 (0.90%) Perl
13 3 (0.54%) PHP
13 3 (0.54%) Ruby
13 3 (0.54%) Scala
13 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.36%) VBScript
15 1 (0.18%) VBA
15 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 49 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (8.62%) Degree
3 47 (8.44%) DBS Check
4 36 (6.46%) CISSP
5 34 (6.10%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.92%) SANS
7 32 (5.75%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.75%) SSCP
8 23 (4.13%) MCDST
9 22 (3.95%) MCP
10 21 (3.77%) MCSE
11 13 (2.33%) MCSA
12 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
13 7 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.08%) ACDT
14 6 (1.08%) ACHDS
14 6 (1.08%) ACTC
14 6 (1.08%) MCSM
15 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.98%) SLA
2 32 (5.75%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 197 (35.37%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.49%) XenApp
4 16 (2.87%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.33%) XenDesktop
6 12 (2.15%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (1.80%) Xen
8 9 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.44%) BitLocker
9 8 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.72%) VirtualBox
10 4 (0.72%) vSphere
11 3 (0.54%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.36%) StorNext
12 2 (0.36%) Xsan
13 1 (0.18%) Docker
13 1 (0.18%) Gluster
Systems Management
1 50 (8.98%) SCCM
2 30 (5.39%) QRadar
3 19 (3.41%) AirWatch
4 18 (3.23%) HockeyApp
5 13 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
6 11 (1.97%) WSUS
7 10 (1.80%) Kibana
7 10 (1.80%) logstash
8 9 (1.62%) Nessus
8 9 (1.62%) Nexpose
8 9 (1.62%) Nmap
9 8 (1.44%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.08%) Puppet
10 6 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
11 5 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
12 4 (0.72%) RSA enVision
13 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 2 (0.36%) Ansible
14 2 (0.36%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 198 (35.55%) Microsoft
2 70 (12.57%) Google
3 68 (12.21%) Citrix
4 67 (12.03%) VMware
5 42 (7.54%) HP
6 38 (6.82%) Dell
7 30 (5.39%) Splunk
8 28 (5.03%) Cisco
9 23 (4.13%) Adobe
10 22 (3.95%) IBM
11 20 (3.59%) LogRhythm
12 19 (3.41%) ServiceNow
12 19 (3.41%) Symantec
13 17 (3.05%) Sitecore
13 17 (3.05%) Toshiba
14 15 (2.69%) Remedy
15 13 (2.33%) MobileIron
16 12 (2.15%) Intel Security
17 11 (1.97%) BMC
17 11 (1.97%) Intel
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