Period
to 23 August 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 23 August 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
23 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 424 429
Rank change year-on-year +38 +5 +21
Contract jobs citing Apple 556 580 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.58% 0.54% 0.49%
As % of the Vendors category 1.33% 1.19% 1.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 369 316
UK median daily rate £300 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.29% +16.67% -
10th Percentile £113 £131 £150
90th Percentile £538 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £281 £310 £307
% change year-on-year -9.27% +1.14% -4.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 56 76
UK median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.12% +4.63% -7.24%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.75 £8.75
90th Percentile £25.00 £41.38 £23.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -9.38% +18.52% -8.47%

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 41845 48586 50049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.57% 44.94% 44.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25615 29815 29151
UK median daily rate £430 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.61% +3.75% +2.56%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £225
90th Percentile £613 £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 1381 1638 2218
UK median hourly rate £17.25 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.43% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £10.50 £10.00 £10.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.38 £17.00
% change year-on-year -5.04% +2.21% +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 23 August 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 23 August 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 23 August 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 +26 513 £325 -13.33% 107
London +10 312 £325 -22.39% 57
UK excluding London +28 237 £281 -9.27% 54
North of England +56 67 £398 +4.26% 14
South East +20 56 £275 -8.33% 13
North West +38 48 £425 +21.43% 7
East of England -3 43 £175 -46.15% 3
Scotland +35 28 £242 -10.37% 3
South West -11 19 £338 +16.38% 10
Yorkshire +26 17 £325 -21.21% 6
Midlands +17 16 £133 -64.67% 10
West Midlands +35 10 £115 -72.12% 5
Wales +4 8 £275 +223.53% 1
East Midlands -11 5 £375 +44.23% 5
North East +50 2 £500 +61.29% 1

For the 6 months to 23 August 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.

1 315 (56.65%) Windows
2 196 (35.25%) Apple iOS
3 175 (31.47%) Active Directory
4 153 (27.52%) Microsoft
5 139 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 131 (23.56%) Android
7 107 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
8 103 (18.53%) iOS Development
9 100 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
10 95 (17.09%) Apple Swift
10 95 (17.09%) Finance
11 84 (15.11%) Windows 10
12 82 (14.75%) Objective-C
13 79 (14.21%) Office 365
14 76 (13.67%) SCCM
15 68 (12.23%) ITIL
16 67 (12.05%) TCP/IP
17 64 (11.51%) Scrum
17 64 (11.51%) Google
17 64 (11.51%) User Experience
18 62 (11.15%) Mobile App
18 62 (11.15%) Windows Server
19 61 (10.97%) TDD
20 60 (10.79%) VMware
20 60 (10.79%) Citrix
21 59 (10.61%) Xcode
22 58 (10.43%) Blackberry
23 56 (10.07%) iPhone
24 53 (9.53%) RESTful
24 53 (9.53%) iPad

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 41 (7.37%) CMS
2 32 (5.76%) MS Exchange
3 22 (3.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 21 (3.78%) SharePoint
5 16 (2.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (2.88%) Skype for Business
6 14 (2.52%) IIS
7 12 (2.16%) IBM Notes
8 11 (1.98%) Exchange Server 2013
9 9 (1.62%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (1.62%) Sitecore CMS
10 5 (0.90%) Confluence
11 3 (0.54%) Apache
11 3 (0.54%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.36%) Alfresco
12 2 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.36%) Drupal
12 2 (0.36%) Liferay
12 2 (0.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 2 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 100 (17.99%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (1.80%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (1.44%) InVision
4 7 (1.26%) Photoshop
5 6 (1.08%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.72%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.72%) InfoPath
7 3 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.54%) InDesign
8 2 (0.36%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.36%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.36%) MS Visio
8 2 (0.36%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.36%) UXPin
9 1 (0.18%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
9 1 (0.18%) Pixate
9 1 (0.18%) Shockwave
9 1 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 18 (3.24%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.36%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.36%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.18%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 79 (14.21%) Office 365
2 25 (4.50%) G Suite
3 22 (3.96%) GitHub
4 15 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (1.44%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (1.08%) Google Play
7 5 (0.90%) Google Drive
7 5 (0.90%) iTunes
8 4 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 4 (0.72%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.36%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.18%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.18%) IaaS
10 1 (0.18%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.18%) PaaS
10 1 (0.18%) SaaS
10 1 (0.18%) ServiceMax
Communications & Networking
1 67 (12.05%) TCP/IP
2 46 (8.27%) DNS
3 42 (7.55%) Firewall
3 42 (7.55%) VPN
4 39 (7.01%) DHCP
5 37 (6.65%) LAN
6 31 (5.58%) Wireless
7 30 (5.40%) VoIP
8 28 (5.04%) Internet
9 25 (4.50%) WAN
10 12 (2.16%) Bluetooth
10 12 (2.16%) Ethernet
11 11 (1.98%) SAN
11 11 (1.98%) Skype
11 11 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
12 10 (1.80%) MPLS
13 9 (1.62%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.62%) SSL
13 9 (1.62%) VLAN
14 8 (1.44%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (1.98%) SQL Server
3 10 (1.80%) MongoDB
3 10 (1.80%) NoSQL
4 8 (1.44%) MySQL
5 7 (1.26%) Relational Database
6 5 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.72%) Redis
8 3 (0.54%) Big Data
8 3 (0.54%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.54%) HBase
8 3 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.36%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.36%) FileMaker
9 2 (0.36%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.36%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.18%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.18%) GIS
10 1 (0.18%) MS Access
10 1 (0.18%) Qlik Sense
Development Applications
1 59 (10.61%) Xcode
2 44 (7.91%) Git (software)
3 20 (3.60%) JIRA
4 19 (3.42%) Subversion
5 16 (2.88%) Jenkins
6 12 (2.16%) git-flow
7 11 (1.98%) JUnit
8 10 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.62%) Selenium
9 9 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
10 7 (1.26%) Android Studio
10 7 (1.26%) Axure RP
10 7 (1.26%) Crashlytics
10 7 (1.26%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.08%) webpack
12 5 (0.90%) Bitbucket
12 5 (0.90%) Capybara
12 5 (0.90%) CocoaPods
13 3 (0.54%) Trac
13 3 (0.54%) Travis CI
General
1 95 (17.09%) Finance
2 47 (8.45%) Banking
3 28 (5.04%) Retail
4 24 (4.32%) Publishing
5 12 (2.16%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.80%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.62%) Advertising
8 8 (1.44%) Front Office
9 7 (1.26%) Legal
10 6 (1.08%) Law
11 4 (0.72%) Back Office
11 4 (0.72%) French Language
11 4 (0.72%) Marketing
12 3 (0.54%) Automotive
13 2 (0.36%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.36%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.36%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.18%) Billing
14 1 (0.18%) Games
14 1 (0.18%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 154 (27.70%) Developer
2 98 (17.63%) iOS Developer
3 86 (15.47%) Support Engineer
4 81 (14.57%) Desktop Support
5 79 (14.21%) Analyst
6 48 (8.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 47 (8.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 42 (7.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 41 (7.37%) Mac Engineer
10 35 (6.29%) Support Analyst
11 34 (6.12%) IT Support
12 23 (4.14%) Service Desk Engineer
13 21 (3.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 21 (3.78%) Windows Engineer
14 20 (3.60%) 1st Line Support
14 20 (3.60%) 1st/2nd Line Support
14 20 (3.60%) Mobile Developer
15 19 (3.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 18 (3.24%) Architect
16 18 (3.24%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (9.53%) RESTful
2 44 (7.91%) Cocoa
3 41 (7.37%) REST
4 40 (7.19%) JSON
5 33 (5.94%) HTML
6 28 (5.04%) iOS SDK
7 25 (4.50%) Core Data
8 24 (4.32%) Core Animation
8 24 (4.32%) XML
9 22 (3.96%) CSS
10 21 (3.78%) .NET
11 20 (3.60%) React
12 19 (3.42%) SOAP
13 18 (3.24%) Elastic Stack
14 16 (2.88%) Web Services
15 15 (2.70%) AngularJS
15 15 (2.70%) React Native
15 15 (2.70%) UIKit
16 14 (2.52%) jQuery
17 13 (2.34%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 64 (11.51%) User Experience
2 62 (11.15%) Mobile App
3 58 (10.43%) Blackberry
4 56 (10.07%) iPhone
5 53 (9.53%) iPad
6 25 (4.50%) Video Conferencing
7 20 (3.60%) Smartphone
8 18 (3.24%) Computer Science
9 17 (3.06%) Animation
10 15 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
10 15 (2.70%) Management Information System
11 14 (2.52%) Client/Server
12 13 (2.34%) BYOD
13 11 (1.98%) Cyber Attack
14 10 (1.80%) W3C
15 8 (1.44%) Data Centre
16 7 (1.26%) Fintech
17 5 (0.90%) Apple TV
17 5 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
17 5 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 315 (56.65%) Windows
2 196 (35.25%) Apple iOS
3 139 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 131 (23.56%) Android
5 84 (15.11%) Windows 10
6 62 (11.15%) Windows Server
7 51 (9.17%) Mac OS X
8 47 (8.45%) Linux
9 44 (7.91%) Mac OS
10 38 (6.83%) Windows Server 2012
11 37 (6.65%) Unix
11 37 (6.65%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (6.47%) Windows 8
13 21 (3.78%) Windows XP
14 15 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (2.16%) Windows Phone
16 8 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
17 4 (0.72%) Windows Vista
18 2 (0.36%) CentOS
18 2 (0.36%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (19.24%) Agile Software Development
2 103 (18.53%) iOS Development
3 68 (12.23%) ITIL
4 64 (11.51%) Scrum
5 61 (10.97%) TDD
6 50 (8.99%) Mobile Development
7 44 (7.91%) OO
8 34 (6.12%) OOD
9 32 (5.76%) ITSM
10 30 (5.40%) Content Management
10 30 (5.40%) Migration
11 28 (5.04%) Test Automation
11 28 (5.04%) Unit Testing
12 26 (4.68%) Project Management
13 25 (4.50%) Time Management
14 23 (4.14%) Android Development
15 22 (3.96%) ITIL V3
15 22 (3.96%) MVC
15 22 (3.96%) Software Engineering
16 20 (3.60%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (17.09%) Apple Swift
2 82 (14.75%) Objective-C
3 40 (7.19%) Java
4 34 (6.12%) JavaScript
5 29 (5.22%) SQL
6 17 (3.06%) C#
7 16 (2.88%) Python
8 10 (1.80%) C
9 8 (1.44%) C++
10 7 (1.26%) Go
11 5 (0.90%) PHP
12 4 (0.72%) PowerShell
13 3 (0.54%) ES6
13 3 (0.54%) GraphQL
13 3 (0.54%) JSX
13 3 (0.54%) Ruby
13 3 (0.54%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.36%) ActionScript
14 2 (0.36%) Perl
14 2 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (8.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (6.65%) Security Cleared
3 35 (6.29%) Degree
4 31 (5.58%) MCSE
4 31 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 24 (4.32%) MCSA
6 19 (3.42%) MCP
7 18 (3.24%) Network+ Certification
8 16 (2.88%) Computer Science Degree
8 16 (2.88%) DBS Check
8 16 (2.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.52%) CISSP
9 14 (2.52%) MCDST
10 13 (2.34%) A+ Certification
10 13 (2.34%) CCNA
10 13 (2.34%) Cisco Certification
11 12 (2.16%) ACDT
11 12 (2.16%) ACHDS
11 12 (2.16%) ACTC
11 12 (2.16%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.94%) SLA
2 11 (1.98%) QA
3 3 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.36%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) PMO
System Software
1 175 (31.47%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.88%) Hyper-V
4 13 (2.34%) Docker
4 13 (2.34%) Virtual Servers
4 13 (2.34%) XenApp
5 12 (2.16%) Virtual Desktop
6 9 (1.62%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (1.62%) vSphere
7 6 (1.08%) XenDesktop
8 4 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.36%) BitLocker
9 2 (0.36%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.18%) VirtualBox
10 1 (0.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 76 (13.67%) SCCM
2 18 (3.24%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (2.16%) QRadar
4 11 (1.98%) AirWatch
5 10 (1.80%) HockeyApp
6 9 (1.62%) Microsoft Intune
7 8 (1.44%) Nessus
7 8 (1.44%) Nexpose
7 8 (1.44%) Nmap
8 7 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.90%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.90%) SCOM
10 4 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
10 4 (0.72%) Kibana
10 4 (0.72%) logstash
10 4 (0.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (0.72%) WSUS
11 3 (0.54%) SCOrch
11 3 (0.54%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.54%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 153 (27.52%) Microsoft
2 64 (11.51%) Google
3 60 (10.79%) Citrix
3 60 (10.79%) VMware
4 38 (6.83%) Cisco
5 27 (4.86%) HP
6 22 (3.96%) BMC
6 22 (3.96%) Remedy
7 21 (3.78%) Adobe
8 20 (3.60%) Dell
8 20 (3.60%) Oracle
9 18 (3.24%) CA
9 18 (3.24%) Peregrine
10 17 (3.06%) Splunk
11 16 (2.88%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.52%) MobileIron
13 12 (2.16%) Lotus
14 11 (1.98%) Avaya
14 11 (1.98%) Polycom
15 10 (1.80%) Xamarin