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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 331 376 403
Rank change year-on-year +45 +27  
Contract jobs citing Apple 309 294 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.55% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.50% 1.22% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 206 143
UK median daily rate £260 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.71% +7.69%  
10th Percentile £106 £131 £158
90th Percentile £538 £575 £558
UK excluding London median daily rate £263 £325 £325
% change year-on-year -19.23% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 23 34
UK median hourly rate £14.25 £19.00 £15.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +20.48%  
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £8.58
90th Percentile £19.43 £35.20 £33.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.25 £19.75 £14.00
% change year-on-year -27.84% +41.07%  

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 20651 24117 24949
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 43.84% 44.90% 44.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 20874 27087 25776
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56%  
10th Percentile £240 £238 £213
90th Percentile £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £360
% change year-on-year +6.66% +4.16%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1319 1641 1981
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £20.50 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.31% +9.33%  
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% +16.66%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Top 10 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 29 June 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 +39 277 £275 -26.66% 114
London -1 156 £263 -30.46% 44
UK excluding London +84 148 £263 -19.23% 74
North of England +61 37 £344 -11.85% 21
South East +16 31 £300 -25.00% 20
East of England +5 27 £164 -49.61% 7
Scotland +40 19 £232 -15.04% 2
South West -4 15 £338 +37.33% 8
Midlands +18 11 £115 -77.00% 14
Wales +1 8 £275 +223.52% 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 333 (56.83%) Windows
2 193 (32.94%) Apple iOS
3 190 (32.42%) Microsoft
4 188 (32.08%) Active Directory
5 152 (25.94%) Android
6 145 (24.74%) Windows 7
7 134 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
8 107 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
9 94 (16.04%) Finance
10 91 (15.53%) Apple Swift
11 85 (14.51%) Mobile App
12 81 (13.82%) Office 365
13 80 (13.65%) Objective-C
14 78 (13.31%) ITIL
14 78 (13.31%) iOS Development
15 75 (12.80%) Google
16 74 (12.63%) SCCM
17 71 (12.12%) VPN
18 69 (11.77%) Windows 10
19 62 (10.58%) Windows Server
20 61 (10.41%) Mac OS X
21 58 (9.90%) User Experience
22 57 (9.73%) TCP/IP
23 56 (9.56%) VMware
23 56 (9.56%) Xcode
23 56 (9.56%) Mobile Development
24 54 (9.22%) Citrix
25 50 (8.53%) Test Automation
25 50 (8.53%) SLA
26 48 (8.19%) 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 35 (5.97%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.78%) CMS
3 25 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (4.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 24 (4.10%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.75%) IIS
6 18 (3.07%) Confluence
7 16 (2.73%) Skype for Business
8 15 (2.56%) Sitecore CMS
9 12 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2013
11 8 (1.37%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.85%) Apache
13 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 3 (0.51%) Apache Spark
14 3 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.34%) Liferay
15 2 (0.34%) Moodle
15 2 (0.34%) nginx
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 134 (22.87%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.19%) InVision
5 5 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 5 (0.85%) Adobe Illustrator
6 4 (0.68%) Final Cut Pro
6 4 (0.68%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.68%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.68%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.51%) InDesign
7 3 (0.51%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.51%) SOLIDWORKS
8 2 (0.34%) Avid Audio
8 2 (0.34%) Avid Media Composer
8 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.17%) CINEMA 4D
9 1 (0.17%) Shockwave
Business Applications
1 18 (3.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.34%) Dynamics GP
2 2 (0.34%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 81 (13.82%) Office 365
2 25 (4.27%) G Suite
3 12 (2.05%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.02%) Google Drive
5 5 (0.85%) Google Play
5 5 (0.85%) iTunes
6 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
6 4 (0.68%) SaaS
7 3 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.51%) GitHub
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.34%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.34%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.17%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (12.12%) VPN
2 57 (9.73%) TCP/IP
3 48 (8.19%) DNS
4 47 (8.02%) WAN
5 44 (7.51%) LAN
6 43 (7.34%) DHCP
7 41 (7.00%) Firewall
8 40 (6.83%) Wireless
9 39 (6.66%) VoIP
10 26 (4.44%) Internet
11 14 (2.39%) Wi-Fi
12 12 (2.05%) LTE
12 12 (2.05%) Skype
13 10 (1.71%) MPLS
13 10 (1.71%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.71%) SSL
14 9 (1.54%) GSM
14 9 (1.54%) HSPA
14 9 (1.54%) WCDMA
15 8 (1.37%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (2.56%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.88%) MySQL
3 10 (1.71%) MongoDB
3 10 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.54%) Redis
5 7 (1.19%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.02%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.85%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.51%) Big Data
8 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.51%) HBase
8 3 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.34%) Mixpanel
9 2 (0.34%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.34%) SQLite
10 1 (0.17%) FileMaker
10 1 (0.17%) MS Access
10 1 (0.17%) OLTP
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 56 (9.56%) Xcode
2 48 (8.19%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.61%) JIRA
4 18 (3.07%) Android Studio
4 18 (3.07%) Subversion
5 15 (2.56%) Jenkins
5 15 (2.56%) Team Foundation Server
5 15 (2.56%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.05%) git-flow
7 9 (1.54%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.54%) Selenium
8 8 (1.37%) Axure RP
9 7 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 7 (1.19%) JUnit
10 5 (0.85%) Capybara
10 5 (0.85%) Travis CI
10 5 (0.85%) webpack
11 4 (0.68%) CocoaPods
11 4 (0.68%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.51%) Fiddler
General
1 94 (16.04%) Finance
2 44 (7.51%) Banking
3 22 (3.75%) Retail
4 17 (2.90%) Telecoms
5 15 (2.56%) Publishing
6 9 (1.54%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.37%) Front Office
7 8 (1.37%) Marketing
8 5 (0.85%) Law
8 5 (0.85%) Legal
8 5 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Automotive
11 2 (0.34%) Electronics
11 2 (0.34%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.17%) Billing
12 1 (0.17%) Czech Language
12 1 (0.17%) Interactive Media
Job Titles
1 133 (22.70%) Developer
2 99 (16.89%) Support Engineer
3 83 (14.16%) Analyst
4 74 (12.63%) iOS Developer
5 71 (12.12%) Desktop Support
6 59 (10.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 53 (9.04%) IT Support
8 39 (6.66%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 36 (6.14%) Desktop Engineer
10 35 (5.97%) IT Engineer
11 34 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 34 (5.80%) Support Analyst
12 33 (5.63%) Mac Engineer
13 32 (5.46%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 30 (5.12%) 1st Line Support
14 30 (5.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 29 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
15 29 (4.95%) Service Desk Engineer
16 28 (4.78%) Architect
17 24 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (8.02%) HTML
2 45 (7.68%) REST
3 43 (7.34%) JSON
4 36 (6.14%) RESTful
5 32 (5.46%) CSS
6 31 (5.29%) Core Data
7 29 (4.95%) XML
8 28 (4.78%) .NET
9 26 (4.44%) iOS SDK
9 26 (4.44%) Web Services
10 25 (4.27%) jQuery
10 25 (4.27%) SOAP
11 23 (3.92%) Cocoa
12 22 (3.75%) Elastic Stack
13 20 (3.41%) HTML5
14 18 (3.07%) ASP.NET
14 18 (3.07%) React
15 16 (2.73%) Ajax
15 16 (2.73%) Apache Cordova
16 15 (2.56%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 85 (14.51%) Mobile App
2 58 (9.90%) User Experience
3 44 (7.51%) Smartphone
4 43 (7.34%) Blackberry
5 39 (6.66%) Analytical Skills
6 34 (5.80%) iPhone
7 30 (5.12%) iPad
8 23 (3.92%) Video Conferencing
9 19 (3.24%) Management Information System
10 18 (3.07%) Animation
11 16 (2.73%) W3C
12 14 (2.39%) RSA SecurID
13 13 (2.22%) Computer Science
14 12 (2.05%) Data Centre
15 9 (1.54%) BYOD
16 6 (1.02%) Apple TV
16 6 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
16 6 (1.02%) Fat Client
16 6 (1.02%) Thin Client
17 5 (0.85%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 333 (56.83%) Windows
2 193 (32.94%) Apple iOS
3 152 (25.94%) Android
4 145 (24.74%) Windows 7
5 69 (11.77%) Windows 10
6 62 (10.58%) Windows Server
7 61 (10.41%) Mac OS X
8 48 (8.19%) Windows Server 2008
9 46 (7.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 45 (7.68%) Linux
11 42 (7.17%) Unix
12 36 (6.14%) Windows 8
13 32 (5.46%) Mac OS
13 32 (5.46%) Windows XP
14 29 (4.95%) Windows Server 2003
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Phone
15 8 (1.37%) Windows Vista
16 3 (0.51%) CentOS
16 3 (0.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (18.26%) Agile Software Development
2 78 (13.31%) iOS Development
2 78 (13.31%) ITIL
3 56 (9.56%) Mobile Development
4 50 (8.53%) Test Automation
5 40 (6.83%) Scrum
6 38 (6.48%) Incident Management
7 33 (5.63%) TDD
8 31 (5.29%) ITSM
9 30 (5.12%) Project Management
10 27 (4.61%) Break/Fix
10 27 (4.61%) OO
11 26 (4.44%) Migration
12 25 (4.27%) ITIL V3
12 25 (4.27%) Time Management
13 24 (4.10%) Coaching
13 24 (4.10%) Continuous Integration
13 24 (4.10%) Open Source
14 22 (3.75%) Android Development
14 22 (3.75%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 91 (15.53%) Apple Swift
2 80 (13.65%) Objective-C
3 44 (7.51%) JavaScript
4 39 (6.66%) Java
5 24 (4.10%) C#
5 24 (4.10%) SQL
6 20 (3.41%) Python
7 9 (1.54%) C
8 8 (1.37%) ActionScript
9 7 (1.19%) Go
9 7 (1.19%) PHP
10 6 (1.02%) C++
11 5 (0.85%) PowerShell
12 3 (0.51%) Bash Shell
12 3 (0.51%) JSX
12 3 (0.51%) Perl
12 3 (0.51%) Ruby
12 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.34%) VBScript
14 1 (0.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (7.51%) Degree
2 42 (7.17%) Security Cleared
3 40 (6.83%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (6.31%) SC Cleared
5 29 (4.95%) DBS Check
6 18 (3.07%) CISSP
7 17 (2.90%) MCP
8 15 (2.56%) SANS
8 15 (2.56%) SSCP
9 13 (2.22%) MCDST
10 12 (2.05%) MCSE
11 11 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
11 11 (1.88%) CTC Cleared
12 10 (1.71%) MCSA
13 9 (1.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 8 (1.37%) Numerate Degree
15 7 (1.19%) CCNA
15 7 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
16 6 (1.02%) ISEB
16 6 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (8.53%) SLA
2 30 (5.12%) QA
3 4 (0.68%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) TARGET2
5 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 188 (32.08%) Active Directory
2 33 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (2.73%) XenApp
4 12 (2.05%) Hyper-V
5 11 (1.88%) Docker
5 11 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (1.37%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.19%) vSphere
8 4 (0.68%) Terminal Services
8 4 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.51%) Xen
10 2 (0.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.34%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.34%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.17%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 74 (12.63%) SCCM
2 20 (3.41%) HockeyApp
3 16 (2.73%) QRadar
4 14 (2.39%) AirWatch
5 11 (1.88%) ServiceCenter
6 9 (1.54%) Kibana
6 9 (1.54%) logstash
7 8 (1.37%) Jamf Pro
8 5 (0.85%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (0.85%) Puppet
8 5 (0.85%) SCOM
9 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.51%) RSA enVision
10 3 (0.51%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.51%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.51%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.51%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.51%) WSUS
11 2 (0.34%) Ansible
11 2 (0.34%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 190 (32.42%) Microsoft
2 75 (12.80%) Google
3 56 (9.56%) VMware
4 54 (9.22%) Citrix
5 42 (7.17%) HP
6 31 (5.29%) Cisco
7 27 (4.61%) Dell
8 24 (4.10%) Remedy
9 23 (3.92%) Adobe
10 22 (3.75%) BMC
10 22 (3.75%) IBM
11 21 (3.58%) Splunk
12 17 (2.90%) Toshiba
13 16 (2.73%) LogRhythm
14 15 (2.56%) Avaya
14 15 (2.56%) Sitecore
15 13 (2.22%) MobileIron
16 12 (2.05%) Polycom
17 11 (1.88%) CA
17 11 (1.88%) Peregrine
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