Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 343 404 429
Rank change year-on-year +61 +25 +11
Contract jobs citing Apple 755 555 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.74% 0.58% 0.54%
As % of the Vendors category 1.75% 1.33% 1.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 440 360 376
UK median daily rate £216 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.92% -14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £120 £113 £133
90th Percentile £488 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £281 £310
% change year-on-year -7.56% -9.27% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 65 62
UK median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.21% -15.15% +8.20%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.75
90th Percentile £21.00 £23.30 £40.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.25 £16.00
% change year-on-year -1.75% -10.94% +23.08%

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 43,027 41,841 49,029
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.06% 43.73% 44.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,747 25,590 30,084
UK median daily rate £450 £430 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +4.24% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,566 1,384 1,642
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -2.86% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.00
90th Percentile £47.00 £47.50 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.45
% change year-on-year - -5.44% +1.34%

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 16 August 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 16 August 2018.

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 16 August 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 +45 693 £225 -30.23% 202
London +48 391 £200 -37.98% 77
UK excluding London +54 343 £260 -7.56% 131
South East +28 104 £325 +18.18% 26
North of England -1 75 £260 -34.59% 43
Midlands +26 49 £241 +82.08% 20
East of England -11 43 £173 -1.43% 22
West Midlands +2 37 £213 +84.78% 13
Scotland -27 34 £260 +7.44% 6
North East +20 29 £260 -48.00% 3
South West +5 28 £300 -18.64% 11
North West -38 25 £188 -55.88% 25
Yorkshire -8 22 £168 -48.38% 15
East Midlands +8 12 £241 -35.67% 7
Wales -12 12 £114 -58.37% 2

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 516 (68.34%) Windows
2 324 (42.91%) Microsoft
3 323 (42.78%) Active Directory
4 264 (34.97%) Apple iOS
5 250 (33.11%) Windows 10
6 203 (26.89%) Office 365
7 190 (25.17%) Windows 7
8 189 (25.03%) Microsoft Office
9 174 (23.05%) Android
10 146 (19.34%) ITIL
11 126 (16.69%) SCCM
12 125 (16.56%) Windows Server
13 109 (14.44%) Mac OS
13 109 (14.44%) Citrix
14 107 (14.17%) DNS
15 104 (13.77%) Mac OS X
16 96 (12.72%) Finance
17 87 (11.52%) DHCP
17 87 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
18 84 (11.13%) Migration
19 81 (10.73%) Apple Swift
20 79 (10.46%) MS Exchange
21 75 (9.93%) iPad
22 74 (9.80%) iPhone
23 71 (9.40%) iOS Development
23 71 (9.40%) Google
24 70 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
25 68 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
26 67 (8.87%) Smartphone
27 64 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification

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 79 (10.46%) MS Exchange
2 37 (4.90%) Skype for Business
3 32 (4.24%) SharePoint
4 31 (4.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 22 (2.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (1.06%) IBM Notes
8 5 (0.66%) CMS
8 5 (0.66%) Confluence
9 4 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (0.26%) Apache
10 2 (0.26%) GemFire
10 2 (0.26%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.26%) WordPress
11 1 (0.13%) Drupal
11 1 (0.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.13%) nginx
Applications
1 189 (25.03%) Microsoft Office
2 21 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 11 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 10 (1.32%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 9 (1.19%) Photoshop
6 6 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.79%) InVision
7 3 (0.40%) Adobe Premiere
7 3 (0.40%) Mozilla Thunderbird
7 3 (0.40%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.40%) Spreadsheet
7 3 (0.40%) UXPin
8 2 (0.26%) Adobe Captivate
8 2 (0.26%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.26%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.26%) InDesign
8 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Project
9 1 (0.13%) Avid Media Composer
9 1 (0.13%) Simulink
9 1 (0.13%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.26%) SAP GTS
2 2 (0.26%) SAP HR
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.13%) Maximo
3 1 (0.13%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.13%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.13%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 203 (26.89%) Office 365
2 28 (3.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.38%) G Suite
5 12 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 11 (1.46%) Google Play
7 7 (0.93%) iTunes
8 5 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 5 (0.66%) GitHub
8 5 (0.66%) NuGet
9 4 (0.53%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.40%) Google Tag Manager
10 3 (0.40%) OpenShift
11 2 (0.26%) Azure Active Directory
11 2 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (0.26%) GoToWebinar
11 2 (0.26%) Slack
11 2 (0.26%) SuccessFactors
11 2 (0.26%) Yammer
12 1 (0.13%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 107 (14.17%) DNS
2 87 (11.52%) DHCP
3 53 (7.02%) LAN
4 49 (6.49%) VPN
5 42 (5.56%) Skype
6 41 (5.43%) WAN
7 36 (4.77%) TCP/IP
7 36 (4.77%) Wireless
8 35 (4.64%) VoIP
9 27 (3.58%) Remote Desktop
10 26 (3.44%) Firewall
11 22 (2.91%) WLAN
12 21 (2.78%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (1.85%) VLAN
14 11 (1.46%) Internet
14 11 (1.46%) IP Telephony
14 11 (1.46%) WebEx
15 9 (1.19%) PBX
15 9 (1.19%) SMS
15 9 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (4.64%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.99%) Amazon RDS
3 6 (0.79%) MySQL
3 6 (0.79%) SQLite
4 3 (0.40%) GIS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.26%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.13%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.13%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.13%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.13%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.13%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.13%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.13%) phpMyAdmin
6 1 (0.13%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 48 (6.36%) Git (software)
2 34 (4.50%) Xcode
3 26 (3.44%) JIRA
4 16 (2.12%) Subversion
5 10 (1.32%) MSI
6 9 (1.19%) Jenkins
6 9 (1.19%) Mockito
7 8 (1.06%) CocoaPods
8 7 (0.93%) JUnit
9 6 (0.79%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.66%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.66%) Trac
10 5 (0.66%) Travis CI
11 3 (0.40%) AdminStudio
11 3 (0.40%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.40%) Cucumber
12 2 (0.26%) Appium
12 2 (0.26%) gulp
12 2 (0.26%) Mercurial
12 2 (0.26%) Rational Team Concert
General
1 96 (12.72%) Finance
2 51 (6.75%) Banking
3 17 (2.25%) Billing
4 16 (2.12%) Legal
4 16 (2.12%) Retail
5 14 (1.85%) Spanish Language
6 9 (1.19%) Investment Banking
6 9 (1.19%) Publishing
7 8 (1.06%) Advertising
7 8 (1.06%) Law
8 7 (0.93%) French Language
8 7 (0.93%) Marketing
8 7 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
9 5 (0.66%) Pharmaceutical
10 4 (0.53%) Games
11 3 (0.40%) Electronics
11 3 (0.40%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.26%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 222 (29.40%) Support Engineer
2 163 (21.59%) Desktop Support
3 150 (19.87%) Analyst
4 109 (14.44%) Desktop Engineer
5 103 (13.64%) Developer
6 98 (12.98%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 89 (11.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 76 (10.07%) Support Analyst
9 71 (9.40%) IT Support
10 67 (8.87%) iOS Developer
11 43 (5.70%) Service Analyst
12 42 (5.56%) IT Engineer
12 42 (5.56%) Mac Engineer
12 42 (5.56%) Windows Engineer
13 40 (5.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 39 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 35 (4.64%) IT Analyst
15 35 (4.64%) Service Desk Analyst
16 33 (4.37%) IT Support Engineer
17 30 (3.97%) 1st/2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (6.49%) RESTful
2 45 (5.96%) HTML
3 33 (4.37%) Web Services
4 31 (4.11%) CSS
5 19 (2.52%) Cocoa
5 19 (2.52%) Core Data
6 18 (2.38%) JSON
7 17 (2.25%) iOS SDK
8 16 (2.12%) HTML5
9 13 (1.72%) AngularJS
9 13 (1.72%) REST
10 12 (1.59%) Core Animation
11 11 (1.46%) Spring
11 11 (1.46%) XML
12 10 (1.32%) Ajax
12 10 (1.32%) Cocoa Touch
12 10 (1.32%) React
13 9 (1.19%) CSS3
13 9 (1.19%) Hibernate
14 5 (0.66%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (9.93%) iPad
2 74 (9.80%) iPhone
3 67 (8.87%) Smartphone
4 60 (7.95%) Blackberry
4 60 (7.95%) Mobile App
5 54 (7.15%) User Experience
6 36 (4.77%) Video Conferencing
7 29 (3.84%) Computer Science
8 28 (3.71%) Analytical Skills
8 28 (3.71%) PKI
9 21 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
10 15 (1.99%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.85%) Animation
11 14 (1.85%) Management Information System
12 13 (1.72%) Fintech
13 10 (1.32%) Apple TV
13 10 (1.32%) CMDB
14 7 (0.93%) Greenfield Project
15 5 (0.66%) Mobile Computing
15 5 (0.66%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 516 (68.34%) Windows
2 264 (34.97%) Apple iOS
3 250 (33.11%) Windows 10
4 190 (25.17%) Windows 7
5 174 (23.05%) Android
6 125 (16.56%) Windows Server
7 109 (14.44%) Mac OS
8 104 (13.77%) Mac OS X
9 87 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (8.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 54 (7.15%) Windows XP
12 50 (6.62%) Windows 8
13 37 (4.90%) Linux
14 34 (4.50%) Windows Phone
15 32 (4.24%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (3.44%) Windows Phone 8
17 16 (2.12%) Unix
18 8 (1.06%) Mac OS X Server
19 4 (0.53%) Windows Mobile
19 4 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (19.34%) ITIL
2 84 (11.13%) Migration
3 71 (9.40%) iOS Development
4 70 (9.27%) Problem-Solving
5 68 (9.01%) Agile Software Development
6 57 (7.55%) Time Management
7 46 (6.09%) ITSM
8 44 (5.83%) Incident Management
9 37 (4.90%) Mobile Device Management
10 35 (4.64%) Test Automation
11 33 (4.37%) Service Delivery
12 32 (4.24%) Application Packaging
12 32 (4.24%) Service Management
13 31 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
14 30 (3.97%) Asset Management
15 29 (3.84%) TDD
16 24 (3.18%) Content Management
17 22 (2.91%) Mobile Development
18 21 (2.78%) BDD
18 21 (2.78%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 81 (10.73%) Apple Swift
2 56 (7.42%) Objective-C
3 43 (5.70%) SQL
4 34 (4.50%) JavaScript
5 27 (3.58%) PowerShell
6 17 (2.25%) Bash Shell
6 17 (2.25%) C#
7 16 (2.12%) Java
8 15 (1.99%) C++
9 13 (1.72%) PHP
10 12 (1.59%) Shell Script
11 11 (1.46%) Python
12 9 (1.19%) Java 8
13 6 (0.79%) C
14 4 (0.53%) Perl
15 3 (0.40%) VBScript
16 2 (0.26%) Ruby
16 2 (0.26%) T-SQL
17 1 (0.13%) Groovy
17 1 (0.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 64 (8.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (6.62%) Security Cleared
3 45 (5.96%) Degree
4 40 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 27 (3.58%) A+ Certification
5 27 (3.58%) DBS Check
5 27 (3.58%) MCP
6 26 (3.44%) MCSE
7 21 (2.78%) Computer Science Degree
8 19 (2.52%) Citrix Certification
9 18 (2.38%) BPSS Clearance
10 13 (1.72%) MCSA
11 11 (1.46%) CCNA
11 11 (1.46%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (1.46%) MCDST
12 10 (1.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 10 (1.32%) NVQ Level 3
13 5 (0.66%) ACSP
13 5 (0.66%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (7.28%) SLA
2 16 (2.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.99%) GDPR
4 8 (1.06%) QA
5 6 (0.79%) PMO
6 2 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) COBIT
7 1 (0.13%) GAMP
7 1 (0.13%) GxP
7 1 (0.13%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA
7 1 (0.13%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.13%) PSD2
System Software
1 323 (42.78%) Active Directory
2 38 (5.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 23 (3.05%) BitLocker
5 20 (2.65%) XenApp
6 14 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 10 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
7 10 (1.32%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
8 8 (1.06%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.53%) Docker
10 3 (0.40%) Firmware
10 3 (0.40%) Samba
10 3 (0.40%) Xen
11 2 (0.26%) FreeRADIUS
11 2 (0.26%) vSphere
12 1 (0.13%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.13%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.13%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.13%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 126 (16.69%) SCCM
2 48 (6.36%) AirWatch
3 41 (5.43%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (3.58%) XenMobile
5 25 (3.31%) SAP Afaria
6 19 (2.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 13 (1.72%) Jamf Pro
8 9 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (0.66%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (0.40%) Backup Exec
10 3 (0.40%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (0.26%) Ansible
11 2 (0.26%) DameWare
11 2 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (0.26%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 2 (0.26%) Malwarebytes
11 2 (0.26%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.26%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.26%) ServiceCenter
11 2 (0.26%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 324 (42.91%) Microsoft
2 109 (14.44%) Citrix
3 71 (9.40%) Google
4 51 (6.75%) Cisco
4 51 (6.75%) VMware
5 47 (6.23%) HP
6 43 (5.70%) SAP
7 37 (4.90%) Adobe
8 36 (4.77%) McAfee
9 31 (4.11%) Remedy
10 29 (3.84%) ServiceNow
11 18 (2.38%) Ivanti
12 17 (2.25%) MobileIron
12 17 (2.25%) Symantec
13 14 (1.85%) Dell
14 10 (1.32%) Avaya
14 10 (1.32%) Polycom
14 10 (1.32%) Samsung
15 9 (1.19%) Mitel
16 8 (1.06%) Altiris