Period
to 22 June 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 June 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 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 368 456
Rank change year-on-year +11 +88 -25
Contract jobs citing Apple 692 584 514
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.69% 0.64% 0.48%
As % of the Vendors category 1.65% 1.45% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 392 364 342
UK median daily rate £220 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% -14.29% +25.00%
10th Percentile £121 £113 £128
90th Percentile £500 £525 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £260 £300 £334
% change year-on-year -13.33% -10.18% +11.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 63 58
UK median hourly rate £14.28 £14.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -13.85% +3.04%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.20 £11.10
90th Percentile £20.75 £21.70 £26.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% +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 41,862 40,251 47,347
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.76% 44.07% 44.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,987 24,610 28,909
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £250 £244
90th Percentile £625 £600 £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 1,524 1,421 1,632
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.41% +5.71%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.23
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -3.03% -8.33% +5.88%

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +12 645 £225 -30.77% 217
London +21 358 £190 -41.09% 93
UK excluding London -13 319 £260 -13.33% 139
South East -5 112 £325 +30.00% 34
North of England -8 79 £260 -36.97% 39
Midlands +20 42 £243 +110.87% 25
North West -30 32 £250 -44.44% 26
West Midlands -8 30 £255 +121.74% 18
North East +26 28 £260 -48.00% 2
South West -7 27 £135 -29.87% 9
East of England -21 25 £113 -35.71% 17
Scotland -41 25 £260 +7.44% 8
Yorkshire -17 19 £161 -51.55% 11
East Midlands +5 12 £243 +2.11% 6
Wales -9 10 £114 -54.21% 6
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 485 (70.09%) Windows
2 276 (39.88%) Active Directory
3 270 (39.02%) Microsoft
4 229 (33.09%) Apple iOS
5 212 (30.64%) Windows 10
6 182 (26.30%) Office 365
7 173 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
8 166 (23.99%) Android
9 148 (21.39%) Windows 7
10 121 (17.49%) Windows Server
11 114 (16.47%) Citrix
12 113 (16.33%) ITIL
13 107 (15.46%) SCCM
14 104 (15.03%) Mac OS
15 98 (14.16%) DNS
16 95 (13.73%) Mac OS X
17 86 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
18 83 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
19 82 (11.85%) DHCP
20 79 (11.42%) Finance
20 79 (11.42%) Migration
21 70 (10.12%) Smartphone
22 69 (9.97%) Mobile App
23 65 (9.39%) Apple Swift
23 65 (9.39%) iPhone
23 65 (9.39%) MS Exchange
24 63 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
24 63 (9.10%) Windows Server 2012
24 63 (9.10%) iOS Development
25 61 (8.82%) Windows XP

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 65 (9.39%) MS Exchange
2 33 (4.77%) Skype for Business
3 24 (3.47%) SharePoint
4 23 (3.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 10 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (1.45%) IBM Notes
7 8 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (0.87%) Confluence
9 4 (0.58%) CMS
9 4 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.43%) GemFire
11 2 (0.29%) Apache
11 2 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.29%) WordPress
12 1 (0.14%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.14%) nginx
Applications
1 173 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.46%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (1.30%) Photoshop
4 8 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (1.01%) Adobe Illustrator
6 3 (0.43%) CINEMA 4D
6 3 (0.43%) Final Cut Pro
6 3 (0.43%) InDesign
6 3 (0.43%) InVision
6 3 (0.43%) Mozilla Thunderbird
6 3 (0.43%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.43%) UXPin
7 2 (0.29%) Adobe Premiere
7 2 (0.29%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Project
8 1 (0.14%) Adobe After Effects
8 1 (0.14%) Simulink
8 1 (0.14%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 6 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.14%) Eikon
2 1 (0.14%) Maximo
2 1 (0.14%) SAP BPC
2 1 (0.14%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.14%) SAP HR
Cloud Services
1 182 (26.30%) Office 365
2 29 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (3.76%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.60%) G Suite
5 11 (1.59%) Google Play
5 11 (1.59%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.16%) GitHub
7 5 (0.72%) NuGet
8 4 (0.58%) iTunes
9 3 (0.43%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 3 (0.43%) OpenShift
9 3 (0.43%) SaaS
10 2 (0.29%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.29%) Google Drive
10 2 (0.29%) Yammer
11 1 (0.14%) GoToWebinar
11 1 (0.14%) npm
11 1 (0.14%) Sauce Labs
11 1 (0.14%) Slack
11 1 (0.14%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 98 (14.16%) DNS
2 82 (11.85%) DHCP
3 56 (8.09%) VPN
4 46 (6.65%) LAN
5 39 (5.64%) Remote Desktop
6 35 (5.06%) Firewall
6 35 (5.06%) Skype
7 33 (4.77%) TCP/IP
8 31 (4.48%) WAN
9 26 (3.76%) VoIP
10 25 (3.61%) Wireless
11 18 (2.60%) WLAN
12 16 (2.31%) Cisco IOS
13 15 (2.17%) IP Telephony
14 13 (1.88%) Internet
15 11 (1.59%) VLAN
16 9 (1.30%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.16%) SSL
18 7 (1.01%) Intranet
19 5 (0.72%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (4.34%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.72%) MySQL
4 3 (0.43%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.43%) RDBMS
4 3 (0.43%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (0.29%) SQLite
6 1 (0.14%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.14%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.14%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.14%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.14%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.14%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.14%) Spotfire
6 1 (0.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.49%) Git (software)
2 23 (3.32%) Xcode
3 18 (2.60%) JIRA
4 12 (1.73%) Subversion
5 10 (1.45%) MSI
6 7 (1.01%) Bitbucket
6 7 (1.01%) Jenkins
7 6 (0.87%) Mockito
7 6 (0.87%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.72%) Trac
9 4 (0.58%) CocoaPods
9 4 (0.58%) Cucumber
9 4 (0.58%) Qt Creator
10 3 (0.43%) Bugzilla
10 3 (0.43%) fastlane
10 3 (0.43%) JUnit
11 2 (0.29%) gulp
11 2 (0.29%) Rational Team Concert
12 1 (0.14%) GoCD
12 1 (0.14%) Travis CI
General
1 79 (11.42%) Finance
2 31 (4.48%) Banking
3 16 (2.31%) Retail
4 14 (2.02%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.59%) Billing
5 11 (1.59%) Publishing
6 10 (1.45%) Legal
7 6 (0.87%) Marketing
8 5 (0.72%) Advertising
8 5 (0.72%) Games
8 5 (0.72%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.58%) French Language
9 4 (0.58%) Law
10 2 (0.29%) Electronics
10 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Back Office
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.14%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 194 (28.03%) Support Engineer
2 171 (24.71%) Desktop Support
3 128 (18.50%) Analyst
4 116 (16.76%) Desktop Engineer
5 104 (15.03%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 93 (13.44%) Developer
7 86 (12.43%) 2nd Line Support
8 70 (10.12%) Support Analyst
9 56 (8.09%) iOS Developer
10 47 (6.79%) IT Support
11 40 (5.78%) Service Analyst
12 36 (5.20%) Mac Engineer
12 36 (5.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 34 (4.91%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 33 (4.77%) Windows Engineer
15 32 (4.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 25 (3.61%) IT Analyst
16 25 (3.61%) Mobile Engineer
17 24 (3.47%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 23 (3.32%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.07%) RESTful
2 39 (5.64%) HTML
3 30 (4.34%) Web Services
4 26 (3.76%) CSS
5 24 (3.47%) Cocoa
6 19 (2.75%) Core Data
7 17 (2.46%) HTML5
8 13 (1.88%) iOS SDK
9 12 (1.73%) JSON
10 11 (1.59%) XML
11 10 (1.45%) Core Animation
11 10 (1.45%) REST
12 9 (1.30%) AngularJS
12 9 (1.30%) CSS3
13 8 (1.16%) Spring
14 7 (1.01%) Ajax
15 6 (0.87%) Cocoa Touch
15 6 (0.87%) Hibernate
15 6 (0.87%) Material Design
15 6 (0.87%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 70 (10.12%) Smartphone
2 69 (9.97%) Mobile App
3 65 (9.39%) iPhone
4 55 (7.95%) iPad
5 52 (7.51%) Blackberry
5 52 (7.51%) User Experience
6 33 (4.77%) PKI
7 29 (4.19%) Computer Science
7 29 (4.19%) Video Conferencing
8 28 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
9 19 (2.75%) Data Centre
10 18 (2.60%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.59%) Animation
11 11 (1.59%) Self-Motivation
12 10 (1.45%) Mobile Computing
12 10 (1.45%) RSA SecurID
13 9 (1.30%) Graphic Design
14 6 (0.87%) Fintech
14 6 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
14 6 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 485 (70.09%) Windows
2 229 (33.09%) Apple iOS
3 212 (30.64%) Windows 10
4 166 (23.99%) Android
5 148 (21.39%) Windows 7
6 121 (17.49%) Windows Server
7 104 (15.03%) Mac OS
8 95 (13.73%) Mac OS X
9 86 (12.43%) Windows Server 2008
10 63 (9.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 61 (8.82%) Windows XP
12 49 (7.08%) Windows 8
13 38 (5.49%) Linux
14 33 (4.77%) Windows Phone
14 33 (4.77%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (3.47%) Windows Phone 8
16 20 (2.89%) Unix
17 8 (1.16%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.58%) Windows Vista
19 3 (0.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (16.33%) ITIL
2 83 (11.99%) Problem-Solving
3 79 (11.42%) Migration
4 63 (9.10%) Agile Software Development
4 63 (9.10%) iOS Development
5 60 (8.67%) Time Management
6 42 (6.07%) Incident Management
7 36 (5.20%) Mobile Device Management
8 28 (4.05%) Application Packaging
9 26 (3.76%) Continuous Integration
10 25 (3.61%) Service Delivery
10 25 (3.61%) Test Automation
11 24 (3.47%) Asset Management
11 24 (3.47%) Content Management
11 24 (3.47%) ITSM
12 23 (3.32%) Information Security
12 23 (3.32%) Scrum
13 21 (3.03%) Service Management
13 21 (3.03%) TDD
14 20 (2.89%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 65 (9.39%) Apple Swift
2 49 (7.08%) Objective-C
3 42 (6.07%) SQL
4 28 (4.05%) JavaScript
5 22 (3.18%) PowerShell
6 15 (2.17%) Java
7 14 (2.02%) Bash Shell
7 14 (2.02%) C#
7 14 (2.02%) C++
8 12 (1.73%) Python
8 12 (1.73%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.01%) Java 8
10 6 (0.87%) C
10 6 (0.87%) PHP
11 3 (0.43%) AppleScript
11 3 (0.43%) Ruby
12 2 (0.29%) ES6
12 2 (0.29%) Perl
12 2 (0.29%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 53 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 48 (6.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 42 (6.07%) SC Cleared
4 39 (5.64%) Degree
5 28 (4.05%) DBS Check
6 25 (3.61%) MCSE
7 22 (3.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 21 (3.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 18 (2.60%) Citrix Certification
10 14 (2.02%) MCP
11 13 (1.88%) A+ Certification
12 12 (1.73%) CCNA
12 12 (1.73%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.30%) MCSA
15 6 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.58%) DV Cleared
16 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.58%) MCITP
16 4 (0.58%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (6.36%) SLA
2 15 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
2 15 (2.17%) GDPR
3 4 (0.58%) QA
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.14%) GAMP
5 1 (0.14%) GxP
5 1 (0.14%) ISO 26262
5 1 (0.14%) MISRA
5 1 (0.14%) MISRA C
5 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 276 (39.88%) Active Directory
2 41 (5.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.18%) Microsoft App-V
4 19 (2.75%) XenApp
5 14 (2.02%) Virtual Desktop
6 13 (1.88%) BitLocker
7 11 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
7 11 (1.59%) XenDesktop
8 10 (1.45%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.16%) Hyper-V
10 4 (0.58%) Docker
11 3 (0.43%) Firmware
11 3 (0.43%) Samba
12 2 (0.29%) FreeRADIUS
12 2 (0.29%) vSphere
13 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
13 1 (0.14%) Xen
Systems Management
1 107 (15.46%) SCCM
2 42 (6.07%) AirWatch
2 42 (6.07%) Microsoft Intune
3 25 (3.61%) XenMobile
4 23 (3.32%) SAP Afaria
5 13 (1.88%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.01%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.87%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
9 3 (0.43%) Backup Exec
9 3 (0.43%) WSUS
10 2 (0.29%) Ansible
10 2 (0.29%) DameWare
10 2 (0.29%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.29%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.29%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.29%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.29%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 270 (39.02%) Microsoft
2 114 (16.47%) Citrix
3 52 (7.51%) VMware
4 49 (7.08%) Cisco
5 47 (6.79%) Google
6 43 (6.21%) HP
7 31 (4.48%) Adobe
7 31 (4.48%) MobileIron
8 29 (4.19%) McAfee
8 29 (4.19%) SAP
9 28 (4.05%) Remedy
10 21 (3.03%) Dell
11 20 (2.89%) ServiceNow
12 14 (2.02%) Avaya
12 14 (2.02%) Ivanti
12 14 (2.02%) Symantec
13 12 (1.73%) Xamarin
14 10 (1.45%) Lotus
15 9 (1.30%) Juniper
16 8 (1.16%) CheckPoint