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 22 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple
UK
Rank 335 409 358
Rank change year-on-year +74 -51  
Contract jobs citing Apple 272 225 274
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Vendors category 1.39% 0.98% 1.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 140 142
Median daily rate £303 £335 £209
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +60.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £123 £120 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £305 £350 £225
% change year-on-year -12.85% +55.55%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 39
Median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +1.01%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £12.47 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £23.75 £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 19614 23045 23664
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 44.15% 43.64% 45.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 12079 13916 13336
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 704 807 988
Median hourly rate £17.89 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +14.28%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £17.11
% change year-on-year -17.50% +16.89%  

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 22 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 22 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 22 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 +76 247 £315 -10.00% 113
London +14 109 £301 -8.01% 52
South East +36 51 £225 -37.93% 13
South West +8 24 £160 -58.03% 5
North West +32 22 £450 +37.40% 13
East of England -3 22 £175 -5.40% 10
Berkshire +32 19 £185 -7.50% 2
Manchester +20 19 £488 +53.54% 12
City of London +8 17 £365 -25.12% 11
Salford - 12 £488 - 2
Wiltshire +11 11 £413 +13.79%
Swindon +16 10 £413 -
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £250 +108.33% 2
Hertfordshire -6 10 £175 -5.40% 2
Gloucestershire +8 9 £113 -61.20% 4
Gloucester - 9 £113 - 1
Surrey +17 8 £131 -56.25% 4
West Midlands +22 7 £370 - 8
Reading +20 7 £180 -44.61% 1
West Sussex +3 7 £350 -6.66%
Watford 0 6 £175 +45.83%
Oxfordshire - 6 £196 - 2
Jersey - 6 - -
Channel Islands - 6 - - 1
Yorkshire +10 5 £348 -10.32% 9
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £488 - 2
Milton Keynes +2 5 £165 +37.50% 1
Scotland +32 4 £500 +37.93% 1
West Yorkshire +17 4 £348 -10.32% 5
Cambridge +12 4 - - 2

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 349 (62.54%) Windows
2 197 (35.30%) Active Directory
3 196 (35.13%) Microsoft
4 178 (31.90%) Apple iOS
5 167 (29.93%) Windows 7
6 154 (27.60%) MS Office
7 150 (26.88%) Android
8 88 (15.77%) ITIL
8 88 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
9 79 (14.16%) LAN
10 78 (13.98%) Apple Swift
11 77 (13.80%) Objective-C
12 76 (13.62%) VPN
13 75 (13.44%) MS Excel
14 74 (13.26%) Linux
14 74 (13.26%) TCP/IP
15 72 (12.90%) WAN
16 70 (12.54%) Mac OS X
17 69 (12.37%) Citrix
18 67 (12.01%) VMware
19 65 (11.65%) Finance
19 65 (11.65%) DNS
19 65 (11.65%) Google
19 65 (11.65%) Mobile App
20 64 (11.47%) iOS Development
21 62 (11.11%) Windows Server
21 62 (11.11%) VoIP
22 59 (10.57%) DHCP
23 58 (10.39%) Office 365
23 58 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008

Apple
Top Related 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 45 (8.06%) MS Exchange
2 24 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (3.94%) IIS
4 20 (3.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 20 (3.58%) CMS
4 20 (3.58%) SharePoint
5 18 (3.23%) Skype for Business
6 17 (3.05%) Sitecore CMS
7 16 (2.87%) Confluence
8 13 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 10 (1.79%) IBM Notes
10 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2003
10 7 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 6 (1.08%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.90%) Apache
13 3 (0.54%) Jetty
13 3 (0.54%) nginx
14 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
14 2 (0.36%) Mongrel
14 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 154 (27.60%) MS Office
2 75 (13.44%) MS Excel
3 9 (1.61%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.25%) 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%) Avid Media Composer
10 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
Business Applications
1 9 (1.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 58 (10.39%) Office 365
2 17 (3.05%) G Suite
3 8 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.25%) SaaS
5 5 (0.90%) GitHub
6 4 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 4 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (0.54%) Google App Engine
7 3 (0.54%) Google Drive
7 3 (0.54%) Google Play
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%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.18%) Heroku
9 1 (0.18%) PaaS
9 1 (0.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 79 (14.16%) LAN
2 76 (13.62%) VPN
3 74 (13.26%) TCP/IP
4 72 (12.90%) WAN
5 65 (11.65%) DNS
6 62 (11.11%) VoIP
7 59 (10.57%) DHCP
8 56 (10.04%) Firewall
9 52 (9.32%) Wireless
10 47 (8.42%) Internet
11 23 (4.12%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (2.69%) LTE
13 14 (2.51%) SAN
14 11 (1.97%) GSM
14 11 (1.97%) HSPA
14 11 (1.97%) Skype
14 11 (1.97%) WCDMA
15 10 (1.79%) Ethernet
16 8 (1.43%) PBX
16 8 (1.43%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.69%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.97%) Redis
3 9 (1.61%) MySQL
4 6 (1.08%) Mixpanel
5 5 (0.90%) SQLite
6 4 (0.72%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.54%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.36%) FileMaker
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%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.18%) MS Access
9 1 (0.18%) SAS Visual Analytics
9 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2005
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 (6.81%) Git (software)
1 38 (6.81%) Xcode
2 23 (4.12%) Android Studio
3 21 (3.76%) JIRA
4 19 (3.41%) Jenkins
4 19 (3.41%) Team Foundation Server
5 18 (3.23%) Visual Studio
6 8 (1.43%) git-flow
6 8 (1.43%) Travis CI
7 7 (1.25%) Eclipse
8 6 (1.08%) CircleCI
8 6 (1.08%) CocoaPods
9 4 (0.72%) Axure RP
9 4 (0.72%) Bitbucket
9 4 (0.72%) Selenium
9 4 (0.72%) Subversion
9 4 (0.72%) TeamCity
10 3 (0.54%) JUnit
11 2 (0.36%) Mercurial
12 1 (0.18%) Mocha
General
1 65 (11.65%) Finance
2 19 (3.41%) Retail
3 18 (3.23%) Publishing
4 15 (2.69%) Marketing
5 14 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 13 (2.33%) Banking
7 11 (1.97%) Games
8 7 (1.25%) Advertising
9 6 (1.08%) Manufacturing
9 6 (1.08%) Pharmaceutical
10 5 (0.90%) Multimedia
11 4 (0.72%) Electronics
12 3 (0.54%) Legal
13 2 (0.36%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Back Office
13 2 (0.36%) Law
13 2 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 115 (20.61%) Support Engineer
2 105 (18.82%) Developer
3 77 (13.80%) Analyst
4 76 (13.62%) IT Support
5 72 (12.90%) 2nd Line Support
6 59 (10.57%) iOS Developer
7 56 (10.04%) Desktop Support
8 52 (9.32%) IT Engineer
9 43 (7.71%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 42 (7.53%) IT Support Engineer
11 40 (7.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 36 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 36 (6.45%) Desktop Engineer
13 34 (6.09%) 1st Line Support
14 33 (5.91%) Mac Engineer
15 29 (5.20%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 27 (4.84%) IT Technician
16 27 (4.84%) Service Desk Support
17 26 (4.66%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
17 26 (4.66%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (9.14%) HTML
2 40 (7.17%) CSS
3 33 (5.91%) JSON
3 33 (5.91%) REST
4 29 (5.20%) Core Data
4 29 (5.20%) Elastic Stack
5 28 (5.02%) HTML5
6 26 (4.66%) .NET
6 26 (4.66%) jQuery
7 25 (4.48%) RESTful
8 22 (3.94%) Web Services
9 19 (3.41%) Ajax
9 19 (3.41%) ASP.NET
9 19 (3.41%) XML
10 18 (3.23%) iOS SDK
11 17 (3.05%) Sass
11 17 (3.05%) XSLT
12 15 (2.69%) CSS3
12 15 (2.69%) Flash
13 14 (2.51%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.65%) Mobile App
2 57 (10.22%) User Experience
3 49 (8.78%) Blackberry
4 42 (7.53%) Analytical Skills
5 34 (6.09%) Smartphone
6 29 (5.20%) iPad
7 28 (5.02%) Management Information System
8 24 (4.30%) iPhone
9 18 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
10 17 (3.05%) Data Centre
10 17 (3.05%) W3C
11 15 (2.69%) Cyber Attack
12 14 (2.51%) RSA SecurID
13 13 (2.33%) Animation
14 12 (2.15%) Fat Client
14 12 (2.15%) Handset
14 12 (2.15%) Thin Client
15 11 (1.97%) Computer Science
16 9 (1.61%) Client/Server
17 8 (1.43%) Apple TV
Operating Systems
1 349 (62.54%) Windows
2 178 (31.90%) Apple iOS
3 167 (29.93%) Windows 7
4 150 (26.88%) Android
5 74 (13.26%) Linux
6 70 (12.54%) Mac OS X
7 62 (11.11%) Windows Server
8 58 (10.39%) Windows Server 2008
9 55 (9.86%) Windows 10
10 54 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
11 50 (8.96%) Windows 8
12 46 (8.24%) Unix
13 38 (6.81%) Mac OS
13 38 (6.81%) Windows Server 2003
14 36 (6.45%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.79%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 7 (1.25%) Windows Phone
17 7 (1.25%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (15.77%) Agile Software Development
1 88 (15.77%) ITIL
2 64 (11.47%) iOS Development
3 53 (9.50%) Patch Management
4 43 (7.71%) Mobile Development
5 36 (6.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
6 35 (6.27%) Vulnerability Management
7 33 (5.91%) Incident Management
8 31 (5.56%) Project Management
8 31 (5.56%) Service Delivery
9 30 (5.38%) Cybersecurity
9 30 (5.38%) Time Management
10 29 (5.20%) Mobile Device Management
11 28 (5.02%) Network Monitoring
12 27 (4.84%) Coaching
13 26 (4.66%) Scrum
13 26 (4.66%) TDD
14 25 (4.48%) Change Management
14 25 (4.48%) Continuous Integration
14 25 (4.48%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (13.98%) Apple Swift
2 77 (13.80%) Objective-C
3 42 (7.53%) JavaScript
4 37 (6.63%) Java
5 23 (4.12%) C#
6 21 (3.76%) Python
7 17 (3.05%) SQL
8 15 (2.69%) ActionScript
8 15 (2.69%) Bash Shell
9 13 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 9 (1.61%) C
11 5 (0.90%) C++
11 5 (0.90%) Perl
12 3 (0.54%) PHP
12 3 (0.54%) Scala
12 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.36%) Ruby
14 1 (0.18%) VBA
14 1 (0.18%) VBScript
14 1 (0.18%) VC++
Qualifications
1 52 (9.32%) Degree
2 47 (8.42%) DBS Check
3 46 (8.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 36 (6.45%) CISSP
5 34 (6.09%) Security Cleared
6 33 (5.91%) SANS
7 32 (5.73%) SC Cleared
7 32 (5.73%) SSCP
8 25 (4.48%) MCDST
9 23 (4.12%) MCP
10 21 (3.76%) MCSE
11 15 (2.69%) MCSA
12 11 (1.97%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (1.61%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (1.43%) ACDT
14 8 (1.43%) ACHDS
14 8 (1.43%) ACTC
14 8 (1.43%) MCSM
15 5 (0.90%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (0.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (8.78%) SLA
2 32 (5.73%) QA
3 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 197 (35.30%) Active Directory
2 46 (8.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (4.48%) XenApp
4 17 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 15 (2.69%) XenDesktop
6 10 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 10 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (1.79%) Xen
7 9 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.43%) BitLocker
9 5 (0.90%) vSphere
10 4 (0.72%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.54%) Terminal Services
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 48 (8.60%) SCCM
2 30 (5.38%) QRadar
3 18 (3.23%) HockeyApp
4 17 (3.05%) AirWatch
5 13 (2.33%) Jamf Pro
6 12 (2.15%) WSUS
7 10 (1.79%) Kibana
7 10 (1.79%) logstash
8 9 (1.61%) Nessus
8 9 (1.61%) Nexpose
8 9 (1.61%) Nmap
9 8 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
10 6 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (1.08%) Puppet
10 6 (1.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
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
1 196 (35.13%) Microsoft
2 69 (12.37%) Citrix
3 67 (12.01%) VMware
4 65 (11.65%) Google
5 44 (7.89%) HP
6 39 (6.99%) Dell
7 30 (5.38%) Splunk
8 28 (5.02%) Cisco
9 23 (4.12%) Adobe
10 22 (3.94%) IBM
11 20 (3.58%) LogRhythm
11 20 (3.58%) Symantec
12 19 (3.41%) ServiceNow
13 17 (3.05%) Sitecore
13 17 (3.05%) Toshiba
14 13 (2.33%) MobileIron
14 13 (2.33%) Remedy
15 12 (2.15%) Intel Security
16 11 (1.97%) BMC
16 11 (1.97%) Intel
Petersfield, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Rate: £90 - £100 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
University Of Cambridge
Rate: From £25,298 to £38,183 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Weybridge, Surrey
V-Source UK Ltd
Posted: 16 hours ago
Brentwood, Essex
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rates - 3 Months initially
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Digital Pursuit Ltd
Rate: From £250 to £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
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Rate: £225 - £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Source Technology
Rate: From £380 to £400 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Lawrence Harvey
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
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Rate: £500-£600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £500-£600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
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