Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 337 386 452
Rank change year-on-year +49 +66 +4
Contract jobs citing Apple 693 588 499
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.62% 0.46%
As % of the Vendors category 1.66% 1.37% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 427 365 330
UK median daily rate £218 £330 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.09% +1.54% +18.18%
10th Percentile £120 £123 £115
90th Percentile £525 £538 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £218 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -37.86% +7.69% +16.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 106 73 68
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £14.50 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.45% -4.92% -11.59%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.75 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.00 £26.40 £23.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 £14.50
% change year-on-year -8.77% -1.72% +3.57%

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 41,775 42,831 46,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.78% 44.99% 42.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 26,314 26,334 27,508
UK median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £231 £240 £230
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,401 1,612 1,831
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% -5.56% +7.72%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.05
90th Percentile £47.25 £46.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -3.03% -5.71% +6.06%

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 25 February 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 25 February 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 25 February 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 +39 674 £218 -35.56% 257
London +70 403 £205 -31.95% 99
UK excluding London -19 284 £218 -37.86% 173
South East -1 95 £225 - 43
North of England +34 91 £255 -43.33% 49
North West +7 60 £320 -28.89% 26
Midlands +37 43 £231 -37.50% 28
East Midlands +18 23 £238 -38.71% 9
Yorkshire +7 22 £218 -28.69% 18
South West -18 22 £140 -16.42% 20
West Midlands +17 20 £150 -59.46% 19
East of England -37 19 £150 -20.00% 18
Scotland -9 12 £150 -68.42% 10
North East +64 9 £273 +159.52% 5
Wales -1 2 - - 3
Northern Ireland -8 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 453 (65.37%) Windows
2 233 (33.62%) Active Directory
3 215 (31.02%) Apple iOS
4 192 (27.71%) Microsoft
5 164 (23.67%) Windows 7
5 164 (23.67%) Windows 10
6 156 (22.51%) Office 365
7 146 (21.07%) Android
8 145 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
9 110 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
10 108 (15.58%) ITIL
11 105 (15.15%) iOS Development
12 98 (14.14%) Windows Server
13 96 (13.85%) Objective-C
14 95 (13.71%) Apple Swift
15 91 (13.13%) Citrix
16 80 (11.54%) Finance
17 70 (10.10%) Mac OS
18 68 (9.81%) iPhone
18 68 (9.81%) Mac OS X
19 66 (9.52%) DNS
19 66 (9.52%) Smartphone
20 65 (9.38%) Windows 8
21 63 (9.09%) Xcode
22 62 (8.95%) SCCM
22 62 (8.95%) Mobile App
23 60 (8.66%) VMware
24 59 (8.51%) Cisco
25 58 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
25 58 (8.37%) User Experience

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 (5.05%) MS Exchange
2 28 (4.04%) SharePoint
3 20 (2.89%) Skype for Business
4 16 (2.31%) CMS
5 13 (1.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (1.73%) Confluence
7 11 (1.59%) Elasticsearch
8 9 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
9 8 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2013
10 6 (0.87%) IBM Notes
11 3 (0.43%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.29%) Drupal
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
12 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (0.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.29%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.14%) GemFire
13 1 (0.14%) IIS
13 1 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 145 (20.92%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 17 (2.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.87%) Adobe Illustrator
4 6 (0.87%) Photoshop
5 4 (0.58%) AutoCAD
5 4 (0.58%) CINEMA 4D
5 4 (0.58%) Vectorworks
6 3 (0.43%) Acrobat
6 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.29%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Camtasia
8 1 (0.14%) InDesign
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.14%) MS Visio
8 1 (0.14%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.43%) Eikon
2 3 (0.43%) LatentZero
3 2 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.29%) Maximo
4 1 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 156 (22.51%) Office 365
2 22 (3.17%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (2.31%) G Suite
3 16 (2.31%) Google Play
4 15 (2.16%) GitHub
4 15 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 11 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.15%) Google Drive
6 8 (1.15%) SaaS
7 5 (0.72%) Firebase
8 4 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.43%) IaaS
9 3 (0.43%) npm
10 2 (0.29%) HP Helion
10 2 (0.29%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (0.14%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 66 (9.52%) DNS
2 53 (7.65%) DHCP
2 53 (7.65%) TCP/IP
3 51 (7.36%) LAN
4 47 (6.78%) VPN
5 40 (5.77%) Firewall
6 36 (5.19%) WAN
7 24 (3.46%) Remote Desktop
8 22 (3.17%) VoIP
8 22 (3.17%) Wireless
9 21 (3.03%) Skype
10 20 (2.89%) Internet
11 15 (2.16%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (1.44%) Intranet
14 9 (1.30%) SSL
15 8 (1.15%) LTE
16 6 (0.87%) HSPA
16 6 (0.87%) IP Telephony
16 6 (0.87%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (1.88%) MySQL
2 11 (1.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 11 (1.59%) Apache Cassandra
2 11 (1.59%) JanusGraph
2 11 (1.59%) MongoDB
2 11 (1.59%) Neo4j
2 11 (1.59%) NoSQL
2 11 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (1.59%) Redis
2 11 (1.59%) SQL Server
3 4 (0.58%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.43%) Hazelcast
5 2 (0.29%) Amazon Redshift
5 2 (0.29%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.29%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.14%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 63 (9.09%) Xcode
2 28 (4.04%) Git (software)
3 26 (3.75%) JIRA
4 15 (2.16%) Cucumber
5 12 (1.73%) Bitbucket
6 11 (1.59%) Android Studio
6 11 (1.59%) Jenkins
6 11 (1.59%) Subversion
7 9 (1.30%) Maven
8 8 (1.15%) Appium
8 8 (1.15%) Gradle
8 8 (1.15%) Visual Studio
9 6 (0.87%) Selenium
10 5 (0.72%) Crashlytics
10 5 (0.72%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.58%) Calabash
11 4 (0.58%) Mockito
11 4 (0.58%) Qt Creator
12 3 (0.43%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.43%) JUnit
General
1 80 (11.54%) Finance
2 36 (5.19%) Banking
3 32 (4.62%) Publishing
3 32 (4.62%) Telecoms
4 29 (4.18%) Retail
5 8 (1.15%) Advertising
5 8 (1.15%) Financial Institution
5 8 (1.15%) Games
6 7 (1.01%) Manufacturing
6 7 (1.01%) Marketing
7 5 (0.72%) Back Office
8 4 (0.58%) French Language
8 4 (0.58%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Billing
10 2 (0.29%) Automotive
10 2 (0.29%) German Language
10 2 (0.29%) Music Industry
10 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.14%) Law
11 1 (0.14%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 163 (23.52%) Support Engineer
2 147 (21.21%) Desktop Support
3 132 (19.05%) Developer
4 130 (18.76%) Analyst
5 92 (13.28%) 2nd Line Support
5 92 (13.28%) Desktop Engineer
5 92 (13.28%) iOS Developer
6 88 (12.70%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 70 (10.10%) Support Analyst
8 52 (7.50%) Service Analyst
9 51 (7.36%) Service Desk Analyst
10 48 (6.93%) IT Support
11 43 (6.20%) Mac Engineer
12 40 (5.77%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 40 (5.77%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 37 (5.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 32 (4.62%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
15 29 (4.18%) Architect
16 25 (3.61%) Desktop Analyst
17 24 (3.46%) Desktop Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (7.79%) RESTful
2 40 (5.77%) Cocoa
3 34 (4.91%) HTML
4 28 (4.04%) Web Services
5 25 (3.61%) iOS SDK
5 25 (3.61%) JSON
5 25 (3.61%) REST
6 21 (3.03%) Core Data
7 20 (2.89%) CSS
7 20 (2.89%) React Native
7 20 (2.89%) XML
8 19 (2.74%) Node.js
9 18 (2.60%) HTML5
10 17 (2.45%) AngularJS
10 17 (2.45%) React
11 16 (2.31%) Redux
12 15 (2.16%) CSS3
12 15 (2.16%) Spring
13 13 (1.88%) Android SDK
13 13 (1.88%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 68 (9.81%) iPhone
2 66 (9.52%) Smartphone
3 62 (8.95%) Mobile App
4 58 (8.37%) User Experience
5 56 (8.08%) iPad
6 43 (6.20%) Analytical Skills
7 42 (6.06%) Blackberry
8 35 (5.05%) Video Conferencing
9 24 (3.46%) Computer Science
10 19 (2.74%) PKI
11 18 (2.60%) Data Centre
12 14 (2.02%) Fintech
13 13 (1.88%) Management Information System
14 10 (1.44%) RSA SecurID
15 9 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
16 7 (1.01%) Animation
16 7 (1.01%) BYOD
17 6 (0.87%) Driving Licence
17 6 (0.87%) Graphic Design
17 6 (0.87%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 453 (65.37%) Windows
2 215 (31.02%) Apple iOS
3 164 (23.67%) Windows 10
3 164 (23.67%) Windows 7
4 146 (21.07%) Android
5 98 (14.14%) Windows Server
6 70 (10.10%) Mac OS
7 68 (9.81%) Mac OS X
8 65 (9.38%) Windows 8
9 58 (8.37%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (7.36%) Windows XP
11 45 (6.49%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (4.04%) Linux
13 19 (2.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (2.60%) Windows Phone
15 12 (1.73%) Unix
15 12 (1.73%) Windows Mobile
16 7 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
17 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
17 2 (0.29%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
2 108 (15.58%) ITIL
3 105 (15.15%) iOS Development
4 54 (7.79%) Scrum
4 54 (7.79%) TDD
5 43 (6.20%) Mobile Development
6 42 (6.06%) Incident Management
7 39 (5.63%) BDD
7 39 (5.63%) Time Management
8 36 (5.19%) Mobile Device Management
9 34 (4.91%) Migration
10 33 (4.76%) OO
10 33 (4.76%) Service Delivery
11 31 (4.47%) Unit Testing
12 29 (4.18%) OOD
13 23 (3.32%) Software Engineering
13 23 (3.32%) Test Automation
14 22 (3.17%) Content Management
15 20 (2.89%) ITSM
15 20 (2.89%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (13.85%) Objective-C
2 95 (13.71%) Apple Swift
3 44 (6.35%) JavaScript
4 42 (6.06%) Java
5 37 (5.34%) SQL
6 14 (2.02%) ES6
7 12 (1.73%) C#
8 11 (1.59%) GraphQL
9 10 (1.44%) Python
10 7 (1.01%) Bash Shell
10 7 (1.01%) C
10 7 (1.01%) C++
11 5 (0.72%) Ruby
12 4 (0.58%) AppleScript
13 3 (0.43%) Scala
13 3 (0.43%) Shell Script
14 2 (0.29%) MATLAB
14 2 (0.29%) Perl
14 2 (0.29%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (6.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (5.77%) Degree
3 36 (5.19%) DBS Check
4 35 (5.05%) Security Cleared
5 25 (3.61%) MCSE
5 25 (3.61%) SC Cleared
6 24 (3.46%) MCSA
7 21 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
8 13 (1.88%) MCP
9 12 (1.73%) BPSS Clearance
10 10 (1.44%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (1.44%) Master's Degree
11 9 (1.30%) MCITP
12 8 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.15%) Numerate Degree
13 7 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
14 6 (0.87%) CCNA
15 5 (0.72%) A+ Certification
15 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (0.58%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (5.63%) SLA
2 9 (1.30%) QA
3 6 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.72%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 233 (33.62%) Active Directory
2 40 (5.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.61%) XenApp
4 9 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (1.15%) BitLocker
5 8 (1.15%) Hyper-V
5 8 (1.15%) VMware Workstation
6 7 (1.01%) FreeRADIUS
7 5 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
9 3 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (0.29%) Docker
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.29%) Samba
10 2 (0.29%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (0.29%) XenServer
11 1 (0.14%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 62 (8.95%) SCCM
2 26 (3.75%) AirWatch
3 14 (2.02%) Microsoft Intune
4 9 (1.30%) WSUS
5 7 (1.01%) DameWare
5 7 (1.01%) Jamf Pro
6 6 (0.87%) Backup Exec
6 6 (0.87%) HP ALM
6 6 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (0.87%) SAP Afaria
6 6 (0.87%) XenMobile
7 5 (0.72%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.43%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (0.43%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (0.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 1 (0.14%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.14%) FTK
9 1 (0.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.14%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 192 (27.71%) Microsoft
2 91 (13.13%) Citrix
3 60 (8.66%) VMware
4 59 (8.51%) Cisco
5 56 (8.08%) Google
6 35 (5.05%) HP
7 31 (4.47%) Dell
8 24 (3.46%) MobileIron
9 18 (2.60%) ServiceNow
10 17 (2.45%) Avaya
10 17 (2.45%) McAfee
11 16 (2.31%) Adobe
11 16 (2.31%) Ivanti
12 14 (2.02%) Juniper
13 11 (1.59%) Bloomberg
13 11 (1.59%) Oracle
13 11 (1.59%) Remedy
13 11 (1.59%) SAP
13 11 (1.59%) Symantec
14 10 (1.44%) FactSet