Period
to 22 April 2018

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 22 April 2018 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
22 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 378 381 453
Rank change year-on-year +3 +72 -53
Contract jobs citing Apple 654 555 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.65% 0.60% 0.45%
As % of the Vendors category 1.55% 1.35% 1.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 345 311
UK median daily rate £225 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.42% -4.62% +39.78%
10th Percentile £119 £120 £115
90th Percentile £505 £516 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £306 £325
% change year-on-year -18.37% -5.77% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 58 70
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.00 £11.44
90th Percentile £22.25 £24.15 £23.30
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -9.68% +13.26%

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 42,272 41,019 46,706
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.79% 44.58% 43.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,435 25,183 28,115
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.54% +1.64%
10th Percentile £245 £250 £235
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,452 1,477 1,686
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -10.53% +11.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.38 £10.08
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.27 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.86 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.88% -8.33% +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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018.

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 22 April 2018. 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 +27 619 £225 -31.30% 208
London +29 347 £200 -40.74% 103
UK excluding London -10 297 £250 -18.37% 115
South East -12 99 £270 +8.00% 34
North of England +3 73 £260 -42.22% 34
Midlands +20 48 £238 +106.52% 11
North West -13 39 £325 -27.78% 19
East of England -29 27 £148 -16.62% 8
West Midlands +6 25 £213 +84.78% 6
South West -10 24 £140 -54.10% 18
East Midlands +19 23 £238 -36.67% 5
Scotland -27 23 £260 +7.44% 5
North East +48 19 £260 -14.05% 8
Yorkshire -7 15 £175 -42.62% 7
Wales -12 5 - - 4
Northern Ireland -1 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 April 2018, 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.

1 459 (70.18%) Windows
2 229 (35.02%) Active Directory
3 223 (34.10%) Microsoft
4 202 (30.89%) Apple iOS
5 183 (27.98%) Windows 10
6 163 (24.92%) Office 365
7 160 (24.46%) Windows 7
8 159 (24.31%) Microsoft Office
9 151 (23.09%) Android
10 108 (16.51%) Windows Server
11 103 (15.75%) ITIL
12 100 (15.29%) Citrix
13 98 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
14 88 (13.46%) Mac OS
15 85 (13.00%) SCCM
16 83 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
17 82 (12.54%) DNS
18 80 (12.23%) Mac OS X
18 80 (12.23%) Finance
19 79 (12.08%) Smartphone
20 77 (11.77%) iOS Development
21 72 (11.01%) DHCP
22 71 (10.86%) Apple Swift
23 68 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
24 67 (10.24%) Windows 8
25 66 (10.09%) Objective-C
26 64 (9.79%) iPhone
27 60 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
28 57 (8.72%) Migration
29 56 (8.56%) Blackberry

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 56 (8.56%) MS Exchange
2 31 (4.74%) SharePoint
2 31 (4.74%) Skype for Business
3 22 (3.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (1.83%) IBM Notes
6 9 (1.38%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.22%) CMS
7 8 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (0.92%) Confluence
10 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.46%) GemFire
11 3 (0.46%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.15%) IIS
12 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 159 (24.31%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 9 (1.38%) Photoshop
5 7 (1.07%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.92%) AutoCAD
7 5 (0.76%) CINEMA 4D
7 5 (0.76%) Vectorworks
8 3 (0.46%) Acrobat
8 3 (0.46%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 3 (0.46%) InVision
8 3 (0.46%) UXPin
9 2 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.31%) InDesign
9 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
9 2 (0.31%) MS Visio
10 1 (0.15%) Adobe Premiere
10 1 (0.15%) Revit
10 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.46%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.31%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 163 (24.92%) Office 365
2 31 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
3 28 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (2.60%) Google Play
5 13 (1.99%) OneDrive
6 11 (1.68%) G Suite
7 7 (1.07%) GitHub
8 6 (0.92%) SaaS
9 5 (0.76%) NuGet
10 4 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 4 (0.61%) Google Drive
10 4 (0.61%) iTunes
11 3 (0.46%) npm
11 3 (0.46%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) Azure Active Directory
12 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
12 1 (0.15%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.15%) GoToWebinar
12 1 (0.15%) IaaS
12 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 82 (12.54%) DNS
2 72 (11.01%) DHCP
3 52 (7.95%) LAN
4 50 (7.65%) VPN
5 40 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 38 (5.81%) Firewall
7 34 (5.20%) Skype
7 34 (5.20%) WAN
8 32 (4.89%) Remote Desktop
9 22 (3.36%) Wireless
10 20 (3.06%) VoIP
11 17 (2.60%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (2.60%) Internet
12 12 (1.83%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.53%) Intranet
13 10 (1.53%) SSL
14 8 (1.22%) WLAN
15 7 (1.07%) VLAN
16 6 (0.92%) IP Telephony
17 4 (0.61%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 11 (1.68%) Amazon RDS
2 11 (1.68%) MySQL
3 9 (1.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 9 (1.38%) Apache Cassandra
3 9 (1.38%) JanusGraph
3 9 (1.38%) MongoDB
3 9 (1.38%) Neo4j
3 9 (1.38%) NoSQL
3 9 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (1.38%) Redis
4 4 (0.61%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.46%) Hazelcast
5 3 (0.46%) RDBMS
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.15%) BigQuery
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 36 (5.50%) Git (software)
1 36 (5.50%) Xcode
2 19 (2.91%) Subversion
3 16 (2.45%) JIRA
4 15 (2.29%) Cucumber
5 11 (1.68%) MSI
6 8 (1.22%) Jenkins
7 7 (1.07%) Appium
7 7 (1.07%) Maven
8 6 (0.92%) Bitbucket
8 6 (0.92%) Gradle
8 6 (0.92%) Mockito
9 5 (0.76%) Selenium
9 5 (0.76%) Trac
9 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (0.61%) Calabash
10 4 (0.61%) Qt Creator
10 4 (0.61%) SonarQube
11 3 (0.46%) Bugzilla
11 3 (0.46%) JUnit
General
1 80 (12.23%) Finance
2 35 (5.35%) Banking
3 24 (3.67%) Telecoms
4 19 (2.91%) Retail
5 16 (2.45%) Publishing
6 7 (1.07%) Financial Institution
6 7 (1.07%) Games
6 7 (1.07%) Legal
7 4 (0.61%) Advertising
8 3 (0.46%) Billing
8 3 (0.46%) French Language
8 3 (0.46%) Law
8 3 (0.46%) Marketing
9 2 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.31%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Electronics
10 1 (0.15%) Front Office
10 1 (0.15%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 176 (26.91%) Support Engineer
2 156 (23.85%) Desktop Support
3 118 (18.04%) Analyst
4 104 (15.90%) Developer
5 99 (15.14%) Desktop Engineer
6 93 (14.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 76 (11.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 67 (10.24%) Support Analyst
9 64 (9.79%) iOS Developer
10 40 (6.12%) IT Support
11 38 (5.81%) Service Analyst
11 38 (5.81%) Service Desk Analyst
12 35 (5.35%) Mac Engineer
13 33 (5.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 29 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 28 (4.28%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
16 25 (3.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 23 (3.52%) Mobile Engineer
18 22 (3.36%) Desktop Analyst
19 21 (3.21%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.73%) HTML
1 44 (6.73%) RESTful
2 38 (5.81%) Web Services
3 35 (5.35%) Cocoa
4 24 (3.67%) CSS
5 22 (3.36%) HTML5
6 21 (3.21%) JSON
6 21 (3.21%) REST
7 19 (2.91%) XML
8 17 (2.60%) Core Data
9 16 (2.45%) iOS SDK
10 15 (2.29%) AngularJS
10 15 (2.29%) CSS3
10 15 (2.29%) React
10 15 (2.29%) Spring
11 14 (2.14%) Node.js
12 13 (1.99%) SOAP
13 12 (1.83%) React Native
13 12 (1.83%) Spring Boot
14 10 (1.53%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.08%) Smartphone
2 64 (9.79%) iPhone
3 56 (8.56%) Blackberry
4 55 (8.41%) Mobile App
5 52 (7.95%) iPad
6 49 (7.49%) User Experience
7 30 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
8 29 (4.43%) Video Conferencing
9 28 (4.28%) Computer Science
9 28 (4.28%) PKI
10 17 (2.60%) Management Information System
11 13 (1.99%) Self-Motivation
12 12 (1.83%) Data Centre
12 12 (1.83%) Fintech
13 10 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
13 10 (1.53%) Mobile Computing
13 10 (1.53%) RSA SecurID
14 9 (1.38%) Graphic Design
15 7 (1.07%) Animation
15 7 (1.07%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 459 (70.18%) Windows
2 202 (30.89%) Apple iOS
3 183 (27.98%) Windows 10
4 160 (24.46%) Windows 7
5 151 (23.09%) Android
6 108 (16.51%) Windows Server
7 88 (13.46%) Mac OS
8 80 (12.23%) Mac OS X
9 68 (10.40%) Windows Server 2008
10 67 (10.24%) Windows 8
11 60 (9.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 56 (8.56%) Windows XP
13 28 (4.28%) Windows Server 2003
14 27 (4.13%) Windows Phone
15 23 (3.52%) Linux
16 20 (3.06%) Windows Phone 8
17 17 (2.60%) Unix
18 11 (1.68%) Windows Mobile
19 3 (0.46%) Windows Vista
20 2 (0.31%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (15.75%) ITIL
2 98 (14.98%) Problem-Solving
3 83 (12.69%) Agile Software Development
4 77 (11.77%) iOS Development
5 57 (8.72%) Migration
6 54 (8.26%) Time Management
7 42 (6.42%) Incident Management
8 39 (5.96%) Mobile Device Management
8 39 (5.96%) Scrum
9 33 (5.05%) TDD
10 26 (3.98%) Continuous Integration
10 26 (3.98%) Mobile Development
10 26 (3.98%) Service Delivery
10 26 (3.98%) Test Automation
11 25 (3.82%) Content Management
12 23 (3.52%) BDD
12 23 (3.52%) ITSM
13 22 (3.36%) Application Packaging
13 22 (3.36%) SDLC
14 21 (3.21%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 71 (10.86%) Apple Swift
2 66 (10.09%) Objective-C
3 36 (5.50%) SQL
4 35 (5.35%) JavaScript
5 33 (5.05%) Java
6 15 (2.29%) Java 8
7 14 (2.14%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.99%) C#
9 12 (1.83%) C++
10 11 (1.68%) ES6
11 10 (1.53%) Bash Shell
12 8 (1.22%) Python
13 6 (0.92%) C
14 5 (0.76%) AppleScript
14 5 (0.76%) Ruby
14 5 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 3 (0.46%) Scala
16 1 (0.15%) PHP
16 1 (0.15%) VBA
16 1 (0.15%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 49 (7.49%) Security Cleared
2 44 (6.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 39 (5.96%) SC Cleared
4 36 (5.50%) DBS Check
5 33 (5.05%) Degree
6 22 (3.36%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (3.21%) MCSE
8 17 (2.60%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (2.29%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (1.83%) MCSA
11 10 (1.53%) MCP
12 9 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
13 8 (1.22%) CCNA
14 7 (1.07%) A+ Certification
15 6 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (0.92%) Master's Degree
16 5 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (0.76%) MCITP
17 4 (0.61%) DV Cleared
17 4 (0.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.50%) SLA
2 12 (1.83%) Disclosure Scotland
2 12 (1.83%) GDPR
3 3 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.46%) QA
4 2 (0.31%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.15%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 229 (35.02%) Active Directory
2 31 (4.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.67%) XenApp
4 16 (2.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (1.53%) Hyper-V
6 9 (1.38%) BitLocker
6 9 (1.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 8 (1.22%) VMware Workstation
8 7 (1.07%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (0.46%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
10 2 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.31%) XenServer
11 1 (0.15%) Docker
11 1 (0.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.15%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 85 (13.00%) SCCM
2 36 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
3 35 (5.35%) AirWatch
4 20 (3.06%) XenMobile
5 19 (2.91%) SAP Afaria
6 9 (1.38%) Jamf Pro
7 7 (1.07%) WSUS
8 6 (0.92%) HP ALM
9 5 (0.76%) Backup Exec
9 5 (0.76%) Norton AntiVirus
10 4 (0.61%) ServiceCenter
10 4 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 3 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (0.46%) DameWare
11 3 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
11 3 (0.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.46%) SCOrch
12 2 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.15%) FortiGate
13 1 (0.15%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 223 (34.10%) Microsoft
2 100 (15.29%) Citrix
3 53 (8.10%) Cisco
4 48 (7.34%) VMware
5 41 (6.27%) Google
6 39 (5.96%) HP
7 27 (4.13%) Dell
8 26 (3.98%) McAfee
8 26 (3.98%) MobileIron
9 23 (3.52%) SAP
10 21 (3.21%) Adobe
11 16 (2.45%) Symantec
12 14 (2.14%) Ivanti
12 14 (2.14%) ServiceNow
13 13 (1.99%) Avaya
13 13 (1.99%) Remedy
14 12 (1.83%) Juniper
14 12 (1.83%) Lotus
15 11 (1.68%) Meraki
16 10 (1.53%) Oracle