Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 2020 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
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 396 384 353
Rank change year-on-year -12 -31 +33
Contract jobs citing Apple 161 581 764
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.63% 0.74%
As % of the Vendors category 1.02% 1.48% 1.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 333 448
Median daily rate £250 £250 £225
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% -26.53%
10th Percentile £114 £126 £120
90th Percentile £519 £525 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £181 £225 £260
% change year-on-year -19.35% -13.46% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 94 164
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.00 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.88% +1.59% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.82 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £25.18 £30.23 £20.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £13.65 £13.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +5.00% -8.77%

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 15,852 39,247 43,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 44.00% 42.68% 41.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,469 24,443 26,729
Median daily rate £473 £454 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.07% +0.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £250 £255 £250
90th Percentile £675 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £446 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.01% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 671 1,446 1,596
Median hourly rate £23.00 £19.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.86% +8.74% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.42 £11.06 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.00 £47.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.90 £16.77
% change year-on-year +11.73% +6.74% +1.64%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Apple as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Apple.

Daily rate trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Apple over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Apple in the UK

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Apple.

Hourly rate trend for Apple in the UK

Apple
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Apple over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 2020. 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 +12 143 £275 +10.00% 67
UK excluding London +53 108 £181 -19.35% 53
London +31 44 £400 +24.03% 16
North of England +101 30 £340 +33.33% 18
South East +87 28 £173 -30.30% 10
North West +56 22 £295 +3.51% 13
Midlands +63 20 £265 +47.22% 8
Work from Home -5 14 £396 +5.67% 8
East of England +63 12 £180 +2.13% 3
Scotland +50 10 £115 -55.77% 2
West Midlands +50 10 £173 +25.45% 5
East Midlands +49 10 £310 +19.23% 3
Yorkshire +89 8 £513 +188.73% 5
South West +65 6 £170 -46.88% 12
Wales +28 2 - -

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, 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 96 (59.63%) Windows
2 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
3 62 (38.51%) Apple iOS
4 61 (37.89%) Active Directory
5 58 (36.02%) Office 365
6 44 (27.33%) Microsoft Office
7 43 (26.71%) Problem-Solving
8 41 (25.47%) SCCM
9 39 (24.22%) Windows 10
9 39 (24.22%) Windows Server
10 31 (19.25%) ITIL
11 28 (17.39%) Android
11 28 (17.39%) Google
12 26 (16.15%) iOS Development
13 24 (14.91%) Apple Swift
13 24 (14.91%) Service Delivery
13 24 (14.91%) Mac OS X
14 19 (11.80%) Cisco
14 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
15 18 (11.18%) Citrix
16 17 (10.56%) Service Management
16 17 (10.56%) iPad
17 15 (9.32%) Coaching
17 15 (9.32%) iPhone
17 15 (9.32%) Wireless
17 15 (9.32%) MS Exchange
18 14 (8.70%) Network Management
18 14 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
19 13 (8.07%) Mac OS
19 13 (8.07%) Finance

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 15 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.83%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (1.24%) Confluence
4 2 (1.24%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.62%) IIS
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 44 (27.33%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.86%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 3 (1.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.24%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.62%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 58 (36.02%) Office 365
2 9 (5.59%) Azure
3 7 (4.35%) OneDrive
4 5 (3.11%) AWS
5 4 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (2.48%) G Suite
6 2 (1.24%) GCP
6 2 (1.24%) GitHub
6 2 (1.24%) TestFlight
7 1 (0.62%) Apple Pay
7 1 (0.62%) Google Pay
7 1 (0.62%) Google Play
7 1 (0.62%) Lucidchart
7 1 (0.62%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 15 (9.32%) Wireless
2 12 (7.45%) VoIP
3 11 (6.83%) Skype
4 9 (5.59%) Cisco IOS
4 9 (5.59%) Wi-Fi
5 8 (4.97%) VPN
6 7 (4.35%) IP Telephony
7 6 (3.73%) Firewall
7 6 (3.73%) Internet
7 6 (3.73%) LAN
8 5 (3.11%) TCP/IP
9 4 (2.48%) Structured Cabling
10 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.86%) Cisco Wireless
10 3 (1.86%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.86%) WLAN
11 2 (1.24%) DNS
11 2 (1.24%) HTTPS
12 1 (0.62%) DHCP
12 1 (0.62%) WAAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.24%) Blockchain
2 2 (1.24%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Discoverer
2 2 (1.24%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.62%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 11 (6.83%) Xcode
2 5 (3.11%) JIRA
3 3 (1.86%) fastlane
3 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.24%) JUnit
5 1 (0.62%) CocoaPods
5 1 (0.62%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.62%) Gradle
5 1 (0.62%) Mockito
5 1 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (8.07%) Finance
2 6 (3.73%) Banking
2 6 (3.73%) Public Sector
3 3 (1.86%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.24%) Retail Banking
5 1 (0.62%) Advertising
5 1 (0.62%) Games
5 1 (0.62%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.62%) Marketing
5 1 (0.62%) Publishing
5 1 (0.62%) Retail
5 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 36 (22.36%) Support Engineer
2 28 (17.39%) Developer
3 23 (14.29%) Analyst
4 19 (11.80%) Desktop Support
5 16 (9.94%) iOS Developer
6 15 (9.32%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (9.32%) IT Support
7 10 (6.21%) IT Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Desktop Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) ICT Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) ICT Support
8 9 (5.59%) ICT Support Engineer
8 9 (5.59%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 8 (4.97%) Service Analyst
10 7 (4.35%) Deskside Engineer
10 7 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
10 7 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 6 (3.73%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.83%) Cocoa
1 11 (6.83%) RESTful
2 8 (4.97%) Core Data
3 7 (4.35%) Cocoa Touch
3 7 (4.35%) Core Animation
4 6 (3.73%) HTML
5 5 (3.11%) .NET
5 5 (3.11%) AngularJS
5 5 (3.11%) HTML5
5 5 (3.11%) Ionic Framework
5 5 (3.11%) iOS SDK
6 4 (2.48%) Android SDK
6 4 (2.48%) Node.js
6 4 (2.48%) REST
6 4 (2.48%) UIKit
7 3 (1.86%) ASP.NET
7 3 (1.86%) OAuth
7 3 (1.86%) OAuth2
7 3 (1.86%) Ruby on Rails
8 2 (1.24%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (10.56%) iPad
2 15 (9.32%) iPhone
3 12 (7.45%) User Experience
4 11 (6.83%) Management Information System
5 9 (5.59%) Smartphone
6 8 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
7 7 (4.35%) Animation
7 7 (4.35%) Mobile App
8 6 (3.73%) Blackberry
9 5 (3.11%) Client/Server
9 5 (3.11%) Driving Licence
9 5 (3.11%) Mainframe
10 4 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.86%) Data Centre
11 3 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
12 2 (1.24%) BBC
12 2 (1.24%) BYOD
12 2 (1.24%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.24%) Social Media
12 2 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 96 (59.63%) Windows
2 62 (38.51%) Apple iOS
3 39 (24.22%) Windows 10
3 39 (24.22%) Windows Server
4 28 (17.39%) Android
5 24 (14.91%) Mac OS X
6 19 (11.80%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.07%) Mac OS
8 9 (5.59%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.35%) Linux
9 7 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (3.73%) Windows Server 2016
11 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (3.11%) Windows Server 2019
12 3 (1.86%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.24%) tvOS
13 2 (1.24%) Unix
13 2 (1.24%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.62%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.62%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (26.71%) Problem-Solving
2 31 (19.25%) ITIL
3 26 (16.15%) iOS Development
4 24 (14.91%) Service Delivery
5 17 (10.56%) Service Management
6 15 (9.32%) Coaching
7 14 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 14 (8.70%) Network Management
8 11 (6.83%) Migration
9 10 (6.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 10 (6.21%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.59%) ITSM
11 8 (4.97%) API Development
11 8 (4.97%) Change Control
12 7 (4.35%) Android Development
12 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
12 7 (4.35%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (4.35%) Problem Management
12 7 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
12 7 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.91%) Apple Swift
2 12 (7.45%) Objective-C
3 7 (4.35%) PowerShell
4 6 (3.73%) SQL
5 5 (3.11%) Java
5 5 (3.11%) VBA
6 4 (2.48%) JavaScript
6 4 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.86%) C
7 3 (1.86%) C++
7 3 (1.86%) PHP
8 2 (1.24%) Dart
8 2 (1.24%) Kotlin
8 2 (1.24%) Python
9 1 (0.62%) Java 8
9 1 (0.62%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.62%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 11 (6.83%) Degree
2 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 5 (3.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 5 (3.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (3.11%) Oracle Certification
3 5 (3.11%) SC Cleared
4 3 (1.86%) ACMT
4 3 (1.86%) CCNA
4 3 (1.86%) CCNP
4 3 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.86%) HND
4 3 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (1.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.62%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.24%) QA
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 61 (37.89%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (3.11%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.11%) Virtual Desktop
4 4 (2.48%) BitLocker
5 3 (1.86%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 41 (25.47%) SCCM
2 13 (8.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.35%) Jamf Pro
4 6 (3.73%) WSUS
5 4 (2.48%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco Prime
6 3 (1.86%) SafeCom
6 3 (1.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.24%) SCOM
7 2 (1.24%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.39%) Google
3 19 (11.80%) Cisco
4 18 (11.18%) Citrix
5 12 (7.45%) VMware
6 8 (4.97%) Adobe
6 8 (4.97%) HP
7 7 (4.35%) Oracle
8 6 (3.73%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.11%) Avaya
9 5 (3.11%) MobileIron
10 4 (2.48%) Dell
11 3 (1.86%) Canon
11 3 (1.86%) SAP
12 2 (1.24%) Atlassian
12 2 (1.24%) Capita
13 1 (0.62%) Ivanti
13 1 (0.62%) Mapbox
13 1 (0.62%) Verint
13 1 (0.62%) Xamarin