Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 312 309 368
Rank change year-on-year -3 +59 +52
Contract jobs citing Apple 671 866 694
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.84% 0.68%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 1.99% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 414 495 442
UK median daily rate £225 £205 £261
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.76% -21.53% -25.36%
10th Percentile £125 £119 £115
90th Percentile £525 £500 £543
UK excluding London median daily rate £188 £250 £225
% change year-on-year -24.70% +11.11% -31.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 112 212 95
UK median hourly rate £15.00 £15.85 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.36% +9.31% -10.56%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £21.95 £21.00 £26.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.58 £14.42 £14.25
% change year-on-year -5.83% +1.16% -4.20%

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 36,450 43,545 43,453
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.42% 42.34% 42.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,878 27,010 26,967
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.65% +3.61%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £238
90th Percentile £638 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £424 £400
% change year-on-year +0.35% +5.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,484 1,656 1,450
UK median hourly rate £19.83 £17.50 £17.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.31% +0.06% +6.00%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.58
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 12 November 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 12 November 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 12 November 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 -7 599 £225 +6.51% 329
UK excluding London +23 364 £188 -24.70% 237
London -31 291 £283 +41.25% 124
South East +56 127 £220 -12.20% 59
South West +13 51 £363 +20.83% 34
North of England +6 51 £180 -20.00% 58
Scotland +35 49 £135 -1.10% 18
Midlands +33 49 £138 -56.86% 35
North West +12 38 £183 -2.67% 41
West Midlands +23 29 £138 -43.30% 24
East of England +2 24 £175 -40.68% 20
East Midlands +26 21 £209 -38.60% 11
Wales +27 12 £415 +78.70% 12
Yorkshire +12 10 £318 -18.06% 13
North East +10 3 £150 -50.21% 4
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 420 (62.59%) Windows
2 250 (37.26%) Active Directory
3 249 (37.11%) Microsoft
4 226 (33.68%) Windows 10
5 223 (33.23%) Office 365
6 197 (29.36%) Windows 7
7 178 (26.53%) Apple iOS
8 140 (20.86%) Microsoft Office
9 128 (19.08%) Android
10 107 (15.95%) ITIL
11 102 (15.20%) Mac OS X
12 96 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
13 93 (13.86%) Google
14 84 (12.52%) Citrix
15 83 (12.37%) SCCM
15 83 (12.37%) Windows Server
16 77 (11.48%) DNS
17 76 (11.33%) Apple Swift
18 68 (10.13%) iOS Development
19 67 (9.99%) Migration
20 64 (9.54%) TDD
21 63 (9.39%) User Experience
22 62 (9.24%) Finance
23 60 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
24 59 (8.79%) DHCP
25 58 (8.64%) Cisco
26 57 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
27 55 (8.20%) Security Cleared
28 54 (8.05%) Mac OS
29 52 (7.75%) VMware

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 30 (4.47%) MS Exchange
2 29 (4.32%) SharePoint
3 26 (3.87%) Skype for Business
4 17 (2.53%) CMS
5 14 (2.09%) Drupal
6 12 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (1.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.19%) IBM Notes
9 7 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.89%) Confluence
11 5 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.60%) IIS
13 3 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.45%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.30%) JBoss
15 1 (0.15%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.15%) WordPress
Applications
1 140 (20.86%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.09%) Photoshop
3 8 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.45%) Chatbot
4 3 (0.45%) InVision
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.45%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.45%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.45%) Sketch
4 3 (0.45%) UserZoom
4 3 (0.45%) Zeplin
5 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.15%) FileZilla
6 1 (0.15%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.15%) Revit
6 1 (0.15%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 11 (1.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 4 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.15%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 223 (33.23%) Office 365
2 40 (5.96%) Azure
3 26 (3.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (2.83%) G Suite
4 19 (2.83%) OneDrive
5 12 (1.79%) AWS
5 12 (1.79%) Google Analytics
5 12 (1.79%) SaaS
6 11 (1.64%) GitHub
7 9 (1.34%) Mimecast
8 7 (1.04%) IaaS
9 6 (0.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 6 (0.89%) Dynamics 365
10 5 (0.75%) Apple Pay
10 5 (0.75%) iTunes
10 5 (0.75%) PaaS
10 5 (0.75%) Power Platform
11 4 (0.60%) Google Pay
11 4 (0.60%) PowerApps
11 4 (0.60%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 77 (11.48%) DNS
2 59 (8.79%) DHCP
3 46 (6.86%) Internet
4 40 (5.96%) LAN
5 39 (5.81%) Wireless
6 38 (5.66%) Skype
7 37 (5.51%) VPN
8 34 (5.07%) WAN
9 29 (4.32%) VoIP
10 26 (3.87%) Firewall
11 25 (3.73%) Wi-Fi
12 20 (2.98%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (2.83%) TCP/IP
14 16 (2.38%) SNMP
15 15 (2.24%) Cisco ASA
16 10 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
16 10 (1.49%) Structured Cabling
16 10 (1.49%) VLAN
17 9 (1.34%) Ethernet
17 9 (1.34%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (1.64%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (1.04%) MySQL
3 5 (0.75%) Power BI
3 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2017
4 2 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.15%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.15%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Discoverer
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.15%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 26 (3.87%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.13%) Xcode
3 19 (2.83%) JIRA
4 16 (2.38%) Rational DOORS
5 15 (2.24%) fastlane
6 9 (1.34%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.89%) CocoaPods
8 5 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (0.60%) CircleCI
9 4 (0.60%) JIRA Agile
10 3 (0.45%) Android Studio
10 3 (0.45%) Maven
10 3 (0.45%) Mercurial
10 3 (0.45%) Subversion
11 2 (0.30%) Appium
11 2 (0.30%) IntelliJ
11 2 (0.30%) JMeter
11 2 (0.30%) Selenium
11 2 (0.30%) T4 Templates
11 2 (0.30%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 62 (9.24%) Finance
2 38 (5.66%) Military
3 29 (4.32%) Public Sector
4 18 (2.68%) Retail
5 17 (2.53%) Advertising
5 17 (2.53%) Banking
6 13 (1.94%) Telecoms
7 11 (1.64%) Marketing
8 10 (1.49%) Publishing
9 9 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (1.04%) Financial Institution
11 5 (0.75%) Law
12 3 (0.45%) Electronics
12 3 (0.45%) Legal
13 2 (0.30%) Games
14 1 (0.15%) Front Office
14 1 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 119 (17.73%) Analyst
2 117 (17.44%) Support Engineer
3 98 (14.61%) Developer
4 86 (12.82%) Desktop Support
5 69 (10.28%) iOS Developer
6 62 (9.24%) IT Support
7 60 (8.94%) Desktop Engineer
7 60 (8.94%) Service Analyst
8 57 (8.49%) Service Desk Analyst
9 50 (7.45%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 49 (7.30%) 2nd Line Support
11 47 (7.00%) Deployment Engineer
12 39 (5.81%) Support Analyst
13 38 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
14 36 (5.37%) IT Engineer
15 30 (4.47%) Mac Engineer
16 29 (4.32%) IT Support Engineer
17 26 (3.87%) IT Analyst
18 22 (3.28%) Software Engineer
19 20 (2.98%) Embedded Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (7.45%) RESTful
2 40 (5.96%) Web Services
3 27 (4.02%) HTML
3 27 (4.02%) RxSwift
4 23 (3.43%) HTML5
5 20 (2.98%) CSS
6 19 (2.83%) JSON
7 17 (2.53%) Core Data
7 17 (2.53%) React Native
8 14 (2.09%) REST
8 14 (2.09%) XML
9 13 (1.94%) CSS3
10 12 (1.79%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 8 (1.19%) Cocoa
12 7 (1.04%) Core Animation
13 6 (0.89%) .NET
13 6 (0.89%) AngularJS
13 6 (0.89%) iOS SDK
13 6 (0.89%) React
13 6 (0.89%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 63 (9.39%) User Experience
2 49 (7.30%) Blackberry
3 48 (7.15%) iPhone
4 45 (6.71%) iPad
5 38 (5.66%) Smartphone
6 29 (4.32%) Mobile App
7 27 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
7 27 (4.02%) Animation
8 25 (3.73%) Video on Demand
9 23 (3.43%) Video\Live Streaming
10 20 (2.98%) Video Conferencing
11 18 (2.68%) Driving Licence
11 18 (2.68%) Greenfield Project
12 16 (2.38%) ASIC
12 16 (2.38%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
12 16 (2.38%) NHS
13 14 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
14 12 (1.79%) Enterprise Software
15 8 (1.19%) Handset
16 7 (1.04%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 420 (62.59%) Windows
2 226 (33.68%) Windows 10
3 197 (29.36%) Windows 7
4 178 (26.53%) Apple iOS
5 128 (19.08%) Android
6 102 (15.20%) Mac OS X
7 83 (12.37%) Windows Server
8 54 (8.05%) Mac OS
9 42 (6.26%) Windows XP
10 40 (5.96%) Windows Server 2012
11 39 (5.81%) Windows 8
12 37 (5.51%) Linux
13 34 (5.07%) Windows Server 2008
14 27 (4.02%) tvOS
15 18 (2.68%) Windows Mobile
16 9 (1.34%) Mac OS X Server
16 9 (1.34%) Windows Vista
17 6 (0.89%) CentOS
17 6 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 5 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (15.95%) ITIL
2 96 (14.31%) Problem-Solving
3 68 (10.13%) iOS Development
4 67 (9.99%) Migration
5 64 (9.54%) TDD
6 60 (8.94%) Continuous Integration
7 57 (8.49%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (6.26%) Cybersecurity
9 40 (5.96%) Time Management
10 36 (5.37%) Mobile Device Management
11 31 (4.62%) Software Engineering
12 28 (4.17%) BDD
13 27 (4.02%) ITSM
13 27 (4.02%) OO
13 27 (4.02%) Service Management
14 25 (3.73%) OOD
15 24 (3.58%) Service Delivery
16 23 (3.43%) Information Security
17 22 (3.28%) Customer Requirements
18 21 (3.13%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 76 (11.33%) Apple Swift
2 47 (7.00%) C
3 27 (4.02%) Objective-C
3 27 (4.02%) PowerShell
4 23 (3.43%) C++
5 21 (3.13%) Java
6 19 (2.83%) JavaScript
7 14 (2.09%) SQL
8 13 (1.94%) Python
9 12 (1.79%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.04%) Perl
10 7 (1.04%) Shell Script
11 6 (0.89%) PHP
12 5 (0.75%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.75%) VBScript
13 4 (0.60%) C#
13 4 (0.60%) Java 8
14 3 (0.45%) Ruby
15 2 (0.30%) Google Apps Script
15 2 (0.30%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 55 (8.20%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.15%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.66%) DV Cleared
4 36 (5.37%) DBS Check
5 27 (4.02%) MCP
6 26 (3.87%) Degree
7 19 (2.83%) Microsoft Certification
8 15 (2.24%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (2.09%) A+ Certification
10 11 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (1.49%) CCNA
12 7 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.04%) MCSE
13 6 (0.89%) CCNP
14 5 (0.75%) CCA
14 5 (0.75%) MCDST
15 4 (0.60%) MCSA
16 3 (0.45%) ACSP
16 3 (0.45%) Dell Certification
17 2 (0.30%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.92%) SLA
2 7 (1.04%) QA
3 5 (0.75%) GDPR
4 3 (0.45%) PMO
4 3 (0.45%) SEPA
5 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.15%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 250 (37.26%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.28%) XenApp
4 10 (1.49%) Microsoft App-V
5 7 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (0.89%) Hyper-V
6 6 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (0.89%) XenDesktop
7 5 (0.75%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.60%) BitLocker
9 3 (0.45%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.30%) NDS
10 2 (0.30%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 2 (0.30%) StorNext
10 2 (0.30%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.15%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.15%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.15%) UAG
11 1 (0.15%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.15%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 83 (12.37%) SCCM
2 41 (6.11%) Jamf Pro
3 37 (5.51%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (3.43%) AirWatch
5 8 (1.19%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (1.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.04%) WSUS
7 5 (0.75%) FortiGate
7 5 (0.75%) Terraform
8 4 (0.60%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (0.60%) Cisco Prime
9 3 (0.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (0.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.30%) MaaS360
10 2 (0.30%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.30%) Perfmon
10 2 (0.30%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.15%) HockeyApp
11 1 (0.15%) SCOM
11 1 (0.15%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 249 (37.11%) Microsoft
2 93 (13.86%) Google
3 84 (12.52%) Citrix
4 58 (8.64%) Cisco
5 52 (7.75%) VMware
6 37 (5.51%) HP
7 26 (3.87%) ServiceNow
8 25 (3.73%) Adobe
9 22 (3.28%) Remedy
10 19 (2.83%) Dell
11 17 (2.53%) Meraki
12 16 (2.38%) Ivanti
13 13 (1.94%) Yahoo!
14 11 (1.64%) Polycom
15 10 (1.49%) MobileIron
16 9 (1.34%) Hotjar
17 8 (1.19%) IBM
17 8 (1.19%) Lotus
17 8 (1.19%) Samsung
17 8 (1.19%) SAP