Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 314 369 416
Rank change year-on-year +55 +47 +26
Contract jobs citing Apple 872 684 595
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 0.66% 0.58%
As % of the Vendors category 1.96% 1.56% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 452 379
UK median daily rate £205 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.00% -28.57% +8.11%
10th Percentile £115 £119 £130
90th Percentile £500 £538 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £225 £338
% change year-on-year +11.11% -33.33% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 210 86 67
UK median hourly rate £15.50 £14.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.71% -6.67% -3.23%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.25 £10.90
90th Percentile £20.78 £28.44 £30.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £14.50
% change year-on-year -7.14% -3.45% -

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 44,470 43,721 46,773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.23% 42.31% 45.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,647 27,353 28,595
UK median daily rate £450 £435 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.45% +3.57% +5.00%
10th Percentile £255 £234 £240
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,639 1,410 1,704
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.56 £10.25
90th Percentile £47.40 £45.00 £45.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.50

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +44 798 £208 -17.00% 208
UK excluding London +77 434 £250 +11.11% 140
London -2 421 £200 -23.81% 81
South East +40 133 £263 +16.67% 42
North of England -30 88 £225 -30.77% 32
North West -29 60 £206 -41.07% 14
East of England +25 57 £290 +78.46% 16
Midlands +10 54 £225 - 20
South West -6 44 £165 -2.94% 17
Scotland +22 43 £138 -21.14% 9
West Midlands +7 41 £225 +50.00% 15
Yorkshire -19 19 £400 +80.79% 13
Wales +1 16 £350 - 4
East Midlands +6 11 £308 +29.47% 5
North East +2 10 £290 +52.63% 5

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 602 (69.04%) Windows
2 378 (43.35%) Microsoft
3 316 (36.24%) Active Directory
4 313 (35.89%) Windows 10
5 294 (33.72%) Apple iOS
6 277 (31.77%) Windows 7
7 238 (27.29%) Microsoft Office
8 237 (27.18%) Office 365
9 166 (19.04%) Android
10 154 (17.66%) ITIL
11 148 (16.97%) SCCM
12 116 (13.30%) Finance
13 115 (13.19%) Mac OS
14 103 (11.81%) Mac OS X
15 95 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
16 93 (10.67%) Citrix
17 91 (10.44%) iPhone
17 91 (10.44%) Apple Swift
18 89 (10.21%) Migration
19 86 (9.86%) iOS Development
20 83 (9.52%) Google
21 82 (9.40%) Cisco
22 81 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
23 80 (9.17%) Windows Server
24 79 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
25 76 (8.72%) iPad
26 69 (7.91%) Time Management
27 68 (7.80%) MS Exchange
27 68 (7.80%) LAN
27 68 (7.80%) 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 68 (7.80%) MS Exchange
2 38 (4.36%) Skype for Business
3 36 (4.13%) SharePoint
4 33 (3.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 11 (1.26%) Confluence
7 6 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (0.57%) CMS
9 4 (0.46%) Apache
10 3 (0.34%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.23%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.23%) Moodle
11 2 (0.23%) WordPress
12 1 (0.11%) Drupal
12 1 (0.11%) Exchange Server 2013
12 1 (0.11%) nginx
12 1 (0.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 238 (27.29%) Microsoft Office
2 32 (3.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.69%) Photoshop
6 4 (0.46%) Adobe Illustrator
7 3 (0.34%) Adobe Captivate
7 3 (0.34%) InVision
8 2 (0.23%) Adobe Premiere
9 1 (0.11%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.11%) Final Cut Pro
9 1 (0.11%) HipChat
9 1 (0.11%) Simulink
9 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.92%) Dynamics NAV
2 5 (0.57%) Dynamics AX
2 5 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.46%) SAP GTS
4 3 (0.34%) LatentZero
5 2 (0.23%) assyst
5 2 (0.23%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HCM
5 2 (0.23%) SAP HR
6 1 (0.11%) Eikon
6 1 (0.11%) NetSuite
6 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
Cloud Services
1 237 (27.18%) Office 365
2 43 (4.93%) OneDrive
3 29 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 28 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
4 28 (3.21%) G Suite
5 22 (2.52%) Google Play
6 19 (2.18%) SaaS
7 16 (1.83%) GitHub
8 11 (1.26%) NuGet
9 10 (1.15%) iTunes
10 6 (0.69%) Apple Pay
10 6 (0.69%) Lucidchart
11 5 (0.57%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (0.46%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (0.46%) GoToWebinar
12 4 (0.46%) Serverless
13 3 (0.34%) Google Tag Manager
13 3 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 68 (7.80%) LAN
2 65 (7.45%) TCP/IP
3 64 (7.34%) DNS
4 55 (6.31%) WAN
5 51 (5.85%) VPN
6 50 (5.73%) Skype
7 49 (5.62%) DHCP
8 41 (4.70%) Cisco IOS
9 37 (4.24%) VoIP
10 36 (4.13%) Internet
11 35 (4.01%) Wireless
12 28 (3.21%) Firewall
13 22 (2.52%) Intranet
14 20 (2.29%) WebEx
15 19 (2.18%) WLAN
16 18 (2.06%) Telepresence
17 16 (1.83%) IP Telephony
18 14 (1.61%) Remote Desktop
19 9 (1.03%) ADSL
20 8 (0.92%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 20 (2.29%) SQLite
3 15 (1.72%) MySQL
4 4 (0.46%) GIS
5 3 (0.34%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (0.34%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.34%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.23%) Big Data
6 2 (0.23%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.11%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.11%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.11%) Informix
7 1 (0.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.11%) RavenDB
7 1 (0.11%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 53 (6.08%) Git (software)
2 51 (5.85%) Xcode
3 45 (5.16%) JIRA
4 27 (3.10%) Subversion
5 19 (2.18%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.83%) CocoaPods
7 14 (1.61%) Jenkins
8 13 (1.49%) fastlane
8 13 (1.49%) Team Foundation Server
9 11 (1.26%) Trac
10 10 (1.15%) Travis CI
11 9 (1.03%) Visual Studio Team System
12 8 (0.92%) Eclipse
12 8 (0.92%) JUnit
12 8 (0.92%) Mockito
13 5 (0.57%) Bitbucket
13 5 (0.57%) CircleCI
14 3 (0.34%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 2 (0.23%) Maven
15 2 (0.23%) MSI
General
1 116 (13.30%) Finance
2 63 (7.22%) Banking
3 26 (2.98%) Retail
4 19 (2.18%) Marketing
5 17 (1.95%) Spanish Language
6 15 (1.72%) Corporate Banking
6 15 (1.72%) Legal
7 13 (1.49%) Advertising
8 12 (1.38%) Financial Institution
8 12 (1.38%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.03%) Billing
9 9 (1.03%) Pharmaceutical
10 8 (0.92%) Electronics
11 7 (0.80%) French Language
11 7 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.80%) Law
12 6 (0.69%) Publishing
13 5 (0.57%) Games
13 5 (0.57%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.46%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 203 (23.28%) Support Engineer
2 180 (20.64%) Analyst
3 131 (15.02%) Desktop Support
4 130 (14.91%) Developer
5 98 (11.24%) 2nd Line Support
6 92 (10.55%) Support Analyst
7 89 (10.21%) IT Support
8 85 (9.75%) Desktop Engineer
9 80 (9.17%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 77 (8.83%) iOS Developer
11 72 (8.26%) Deployment Engineer
12 62 (7.11%) Windows Engineer
13 60 (6.88%) Service Analyst
14 56 (6.42%) Service Desk Analyst
15 51 (5.85%) IT Engineer
16 44 (5.05%) IT Analyst
17 41 (4.70%) Mac Engineer
18 38 (4.36%) IT Support Engineer
19 37 (4.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
19 37 (4.24%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (5.73%) RESTful
2 45 (5.16%) HTML
3 42 (4.82%) JSON
4 40 (4.59%) Web Services
5 35 (4.01%) iOS SDK
6 31 (3.56%) CSS
7 23 (2.64%) Core Data
8 22 (2.52%) REST
9 21 (2.41%) HTML5
10 19 (2.18%) Cocoa
11 17 (1.95%) AngularJS
11 17 (1.95%) CSS3
12 15 (1.72%) XML
13 14 (1.61%) .NET
13 14 (1.61%) jQuery
14 12 (1.38%) Cocoa Touch
14 12 (1.38%) React
14 12 (1.38%) Spring
15 11 (1.26%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (1.26%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 91 (10.44%) iPhone
2 76 (8.72%) iPad
3 68 (7.80%) Blackberry
3 68 (7.80%) User Experience
4 64 (7.34%) Mobile App
5 57 (6.54%) Smartphone
5 57 (6.54%) Video Conferencing
6 41 (4.70%) Self-Motivation
7 33 (3.78%) Analytical Skills
8 16 (1.83%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.72%) Apple TV
9 15 (1.72%) Data Centre
10 11 (1.26%) Fintech
11 10 (1.15%) Animation
11 10 (1.15%) Greenfield Project
12 9 (1.03%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.03%) Video\Live Streaming
13 8 (0.92%) Handset
14 7 (0.80%) e-Learning
14 7 (0.80%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 602 (69.04%) Windows
2 313 (35.89%) Windows 10
3 294 (33.72%) Apple iOS
4 277 (31.77%) Windows 7
5 166 (19.04%) Android
6 115 (13.19%) Mac OS
7 103 (11.81%) Mac OS X
8 80 (9.17%) Windows Server
9 61 (7.00%) Windows XP
10 54 (6.19%) Windows Server 2008
11 46 (5.28%) Linux
11 46 (5.28%) Windows 8
12 44 (5.05%) Windows Server 2012
13 28 (3.21%) Unix
14 13 (1.49%) Mac OS X Server
15 9 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
16 7 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.69%) CentOS
17 6 (0.69%) Windows Phone
18 5 (0.57%) tvOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (17.66%) ITIL
2 95 (10.89%) Problem-Solving
3 89 (10.21%) Migration
4 86 (9.86%) iOS Development
5 81 (9.29%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (7.91%) Time Management
7 66 (7.57%) TDD
8 59 (6.77%) ITSM
9 53 (6.08%) Asset Management
10 49 (5.62%) Continuous Improvement
11 43 (4.93%) Continuous Integration
11 43 (4.93%) Service Delivery
12 40 (4.59%) Mobile Development
13 37 (4.24%) Software Deployment
14 36 (4.13%) Scrum
14 36 (4.13%) Test Automation
15 34 (3.90%) MVC
16 30 (3.44%) Multithreading
17 27 (3.10%) Service Management
18 26 (2.98%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 91 (10.44%) Apple Swift
2 65 (7.45%) Objective-C
3 45 (5.16%) JavaScript
4 42 (4.82%) C#
5 31 (3.56%) SQL
6 22 (2.52%) Java
7 19 (2.18%) C++
7 19 (2.18%) PowerShell
8 13 (1.49%) Bash Shell
8 13 (1.49%) PHP
9 11 (1.26%) Shell Script
10 9 (1.03%) Python
11 8 (0.92%) Java 8
12 6 (0.69%) C
13 4 (0.46%) VBScript
14 3 (0.34%) Perl
15 2 (0.23%) Ruby
15 2 (0.23%) Scala
16 1 (0.11%) Assembly Language
16 1 (0.11%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 79 (9.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (6.42%) Degree
3 43 (4.93%) A+ Certification
4 42 (4.82%) MCSA
5 39 (4.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 38 (4.36%) MCSE
7 35 (4.01%) MCP
8 32 (3.67%) DBS Check
9 21 (2.41%) Security Cleared
10 20 (2.29%) MCDST
11 13 (1.49%) ACTC
11 13 (1.49%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.38%) MOS
12 12 (1.38%) SC Cleared
13 11 (1.26%) ACSP
13 11 (1.26%) NVQ Level 3
14 8 (0.92%) CCA
15 7 (0.80%) CCNA
15 7 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
15 7 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (5.96%) SLA
2 16 (1.83%) QA
3 10 (1.15%) PMO
4 6 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.23%) PSD2
6 2 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.11%) COBIT
7 1 (0.11%) GAMP
7 1 (0.11%) GxP
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 26262
7 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA
7 1 (0.11%) MISRA C
7 1 (0.11%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 316 (36.24%) Active Directory
2 34 (3.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (1.83%) XenApp
4 15 (1.72%) BitLocker
5 13 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 12 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (1.26%) XenDesktop
8 8 (0.92%) Docker
8 8 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 6 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (0.57%) vSphere
11 3 (0.34%) Firmware
11 3 (0.34%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.23%) Hyper-V
12 2 (0.23%) Xen
13 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 148 (16.97%) SCCM
2 44 (5.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 36 (4.13%) AirWatch
4 22 (2.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 13 (1.49%) Jamf Pro
6 10 (1.15%) HockeyApp
7 9 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (0.69%) QRadar
10 5 (0.57%) Norton AntiVirus
10 5 (0.57%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (0.46%) Backup Exec
12 3 (0.34%) Nagios
12 3 (0.34%) Opsview
12 3 (0.34%) Puppet
12 3 (0.34%) SAP Afaria
12 3 (0.34%) Terraform
12 3 (0.34%) XenMobile
13 2 (0.23%) Kubernetes
13 2 (0.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 378 (43.35%) Microsoft
2 93 (10.67%) Citrix
3 83 (9.52%) Google
4 82 (9.40%) Cisco
5 56 (6.42%) VMware
6 51 (5.85%) ServiceNow
7 49 (5.62%) HP
8 38 (4.36%) Polycom
9 37 (4.24%) Avaya
10 32 (3.67%) Xamarin
11 29 (3.33%) SAP
12 25 (2.87%) Adobe
13 22 (2.52%) Ivanti
13 22 (2.52%) McAfee
14 20 (2.29%) Dell
14 20 (2.29%) Remedy
15 15 (1.72%) Twitter
15 15 (1.72%) Xerox
16 12 (1.38%) Atlassian
16 12 (1.38%) Symantec