Period
to 9 April 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 9 April 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
9 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 329 409 375
Rank change year-on-year +80 -34 +9
Contract jobs citing Apple 444 586 661
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.61% 0.65%
As % of the Vendors category 1.71% 1.42% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 332 426
Median daily rate £200 £225 £228
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% -1.10% -25.71%
10th Percentile £114 £115 £119
90th Percentile £519 £488 £513
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £250 £250
% change year-on-year -28.00% - -18.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 111 106 110
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.05 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.00% +0.36% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £26.75 £25.50 £22.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £13.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year +23.08% - -7.14%

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 25,911 41,247 41,997
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.78% 42.61% 41.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 15,508 25,695 26,187
Median daily rate £450 £450 £450
10th Percentile £213 £263 £243
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,213 1,412 1,430
Median hourly rate £19.50 £18.03 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.17% +3.01% +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.92 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £49.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +7.12% +6.25% -3.03%

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 9 April 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 9 April 2020.

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 9 April 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 +93 391 £200 -11.11% 112
UK excluding London +74 259 £180 -28.00% 86
London +90 175 £228 +1.33% 39
South East +74 74 £175 -36.36% 25
North of England +45 50 £190 -38.21% 25
Midlands +75 35 £166 -16.88% 10
Scotland +12 34 £120 -70.00% 8
South West +35 29 £220 +25.71% 5
East of England +22 27 £175 -7.89% 8
Yorkshire +73 25 £190 +7.04% 9
North West +12 24 £183 -47.30% 11
West Midlands +77 23 £138 -31.25% 4
East Midlands +38 13 £279 +78.69% 6
Wales +28 10 £115 -54.00% 5
Work from Home +7 6 £405 -10.00% 11
North East +32 1 £150 - 5

For the 6 months to 9 April 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.

1 274 (61.71%) Windows
2 162 (36.49%) Microsoft
3 156 (35.14%) Active Directory
3 156 (35.14%) Office 365
4 146 (32.88%) Windows 10
5 127 (28.60%) Apple iOS
6 106 (23.87%) Microsoft Office
7 91 (20.50%) ITIL
8 89 (20.05%) Windows 7
9 67 (15.09%) Google
10 65 (14.64%) Android
11 63 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
12 61 (13.74%) SCCM
13 60 (13.51%) Mac OS X
14 59 (13.29%) Windows Server
15 49 (11.04%) Mac OS
16 43 (9.68%) Finance
16 43 (9.68%) Jamf Pro
17 39 (8.78%) iPad
17 39 (8.78%) iOS Development
17 39 (8.78%) Citrix
18 38 (8.56%) iPhone
18 38 (8.56%) Apple Swift
19 37 (8.33%) Service Delivery
20 36 (8.11%) Migration
20 36 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
21 34 (7.66%) Internet
22 30 (6.76%) Mobile Device Management
22 30 (6.76%) JIRA
22 30 (6.76%) Cisco

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 24 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 14 (3.15%) MS Exchange
3 13 (2.93%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.13%) Tomcat
5 4 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (0.90%) CMS
5 4 (0.90%) Confluence
5 4 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.45%) IBM Notes
6 2 (0.45%) IIS
6 2 (0.45%) JBoss
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.23%) Oracle Workflow
7 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.23%) WordPress
Applications
1 106 (23.87%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.90%) InVision
3 4 (0.90%) Sketch
3 4 (0.90%) UserZoom
3 4 (0.90%) Zeplin
4 3 (0.68%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (0.45%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.23%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.23%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.23%) InDesign
6 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.23%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 156 (35.14%) Office 365
2 22 (4.95%) Azure
3 16 (3.60%) G Suite
4 14 (3.15%) OneDrive
5 11 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (1.80%) AWS
6 8 (1.80%) Google Play
6 8 (1.80%) TestFlight
7 7 (1.58%) Google Analytics
8 6 (1.35%) GitHub
9 4 (0.90%) Apple Pay
9 4 (0.90%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.68%) Google Pay
10 3 (0.68%) SaaS
10 3 (0.68%) WeChat
11 2 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.45%) Firebase
11 2 (0.45%) npm
12 1 (0.23%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.23%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 34 (7.66%) Internet
2 25 (5.63%) Wireless
3 19 (4.28%) Skype
3 19 (4.28%) Wi-Fi
4 18 (4.05%) LAN
5 15 (3.38%) DNS
6 14 (3.15%) VoIP
7 12 (2.70%) WAN
8 11 (2.48%) VPN
9 9 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
9 9 (2.03%) HTTPS
10 8 (1.80%) Network Security
10 8 (1.80%) Structured Cabling
11 6 (1.35%) DHCP
11 6 (1.35%) Firewall
12 5 (1.13%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.13%) TCP/IP
13 4 (0.90%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.68%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.68%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.58%) MySQL
2 3 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (0.68%) RDBMS
2 3 (0.68%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 30 (6.76%) JIRA
2 29 (6.53%) Git (software)
3 22 (4.95%) Xcode
4 13 (2.93%) fastlane
5 8 (1.80%) CocoaPods
6 7 (1.58%) CircleCI
6 7 (1.58%) JIRA Agile
6 7 (1.58%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (0.90%) Jenkins
8 3 (0.68%) Crashlytics
8 3 (0.68%) Cucumber
8 3 (0.68%) Gradle
8 3 (0.68%) JUnit
9 2 (0.45%) Maven
9 2 (0.45%) Mockito
10 1 (0.23%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.23%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.23%) Subversion
10 1 (0.23%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.23%) WinDbg
General
1 43 (9.68%) Finance
2 21 (4.73%) Public Sector
3 16 (3.60%) Banking
4 10 (2.25%) Marketing
5 9 (2.03%) Military
5 9 (2.03%) Retail
6 6 (1.35%) Financial Institution
7 4 (0.90%) Games
7 4 (0.90%) Law
8 3 (0.68%) Advertising
8 3 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.68%) Publishing
9 2 (0.45%) Electronics
9 2 (0.45%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 100 (22.52%) Support Engineer
2 75 (16.89%) Desktop Support
3 70 (15.77%) Analyst
4 58 (13.06%) Developer
5 48 (10.81%) Desktop Engineer
6 41 (9.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 40 (9.01%) IT Support
8 35 (7.88%) iOS Developer
9 32 (7.21%) Mac Engineer
10 30 (6.76%) 2nd Line Support
10 30 (6.76%) IT Engineer
10 30 (6.76%) Support Analyst
11 29 (6.53%) Deployment Engineer
12 28 (6.31%) Service Analyst
13 26 (5.86%) Service Desk Analyst
14 22 (4.95%) IT Support Engineer
15 21 (4.73%) IT Analyst
16 18 (4.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 18 (4.05%) IT Technician
16 18 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (6.08%) REST
2 21 (4.73%) Core Data
3 20 (4.50%) RESTful
4 19 (4.28%) JSON
5 16 (3.60%) Web Services
6 12 (2.70%) React Native
7 10 (2.25%) iOS SDK
7 10 (2.25%) XML
8 9 (2.03%) HTML
9 8 (1.80%) Flutter
9 8 (1.80%) SOAP
9 8 (1.80%) UIKit
10 6 (1.35%) Cocoa
10 6 (1.35%) CSS
10 6 (1.35%) Spring
11 5 (1.13%) .NET
11 5 (1.13%) Core Animation
11 5 (1.13%) Material Design
11 5 (1.13%) Ruby on Rails
12 4 (0.90%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.78%) iPad
2 38 (8.56%) iPhone
3 24 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.18%) Mobile App
5 22 (4.95%) Blackberry
6 20 (4.50%) Smartphone
6 20 (4.50%) User Experience
7 17 (3.83%) Management Information System
8 15 (3.38%) Driving Licence
9 14 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
10 13 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
11 11 (2.48%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.80%) NHS
13 5 (1.13%) Animation
13 5 (1.13%) Client/Server
13 5 (1.13%) PKI
14 4 (0.90%) BYOD
14 4 (0.90%) Mobile Payment
15 3 (0.68%) Data Centre
15 3 (0.68%) Mobile Wallet
Operating Systems
1 274 (61.71%) Windows
2 146 (32.88%) Windows 10
3 127 (28.60%) Apple iOS
4 89 (20.05%) Windows 7
5 65 (14.64%) Android
6 60 (13.51%) Mac OS X
7 59 (13.29%) Windows Server
8 49 (11.04%) Mac OS
9 27 (6.08%) Linux
10 26 (5.86%) Windows XP
11 23 (5.18%) Windows Server 2012
12 18 (4.05%) Windows 8
13 15 (3.38%) Windows Server 2016
14 13 (2.93%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (1.80%) CentOS
16 7 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 6 (1.35%) Windows Vista
18 5 (1.13%) Windows Server 2019
19 2 (0.45%) tvOS
20 1 (0.23%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (20.50%) ITIL
2 63 (14.19%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (8.78%) iOS Development
4 37 (8.33%) Service Delivery
5 36 (8.11%) Agile Software Development
5 36 (8.11%) Migration
6 30 (6.76%) Mobile Device Management
7 25 (5.63%) Coaching
7 25 (5.63%) Time Management
8 23 (5.18%) TDD
9 22 (4.95%) Incident Management
10 20 (4.50%) ITSM
11 19 (4.28%) Service Management
12 18 (4.05%) Change Management
13 16 (3.60%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (3.60%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (3.15%) Network Management
14 14 (3.15%) OO
14 14 (3.15%) Problem Management
14 14 (3.15%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 38 (8.56%) Apple Swift
2 22 (4.95%) Objective-C
3 21 (4.73%) C
4 14 (3.15%) C++
4 14 (3.15%) Java
5 13 (2.93%) PowerShell
6 9 (2.03%) Python
7 8 (1.80%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.58%) Perl
8 7 (1.58%) Shell Script
9 6 (1.35%) Dart
9 6 (1.35%) Java 8
10 5 (1.13%) SQL
11 4 (0.90%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.90%) PHP
12 3 (0.68%) Kotlin
13 2 (0.45%) Ruby
13 2 (0.45%) VBScript
14 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.23%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 28 (6.31%) Security Cleared
2 18 (4.05%) DBS Check
3 17 (3.83%) SC Cleared
4 16 (3.60%) Degree
5 14 (3.15%) A+ Certification
6 13 (2.93%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (2.48%) ACSP
8 10 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.03%) CCNA
9 9 (2.03%) Cisco Certification
9 9 (2.03%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.80%) MCP
11 6 (1.35%) MCITP
11 6 (1.35%) MCTS
12 5 (1.13%) Dell Certification
13 4 (0.90%) CCA
13 4 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
13 4 (0.90%) HND
13 4 (0.90%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (0.68%) ACMT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.15%) SLA
2 10 (2.25%) QA
3 3 (0.68%) PMO
3 3 (0.68%) SEPA
4 2 (0.45%) GDPR
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.23%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 1 (0.23%) NCSC
System Software
1 156 (35.14%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (1.58%) Virtual Desktop
3 7 (1.58%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (1.13%) BitLocker
4 5 (1.13%) XenApp
5 4 (0.90%) Hyper-V
5 4 (0.90%) vSphere
6 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 61 (13.74%) SCCM
2 43 (9.68%) Jamf Pro
3 25 (5.63%) AirWatch
4 22 (4.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
5 8 (1.80%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 7 (1.58%) Norton AntiVirus
6 7 (1.58%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.90%) SCOM
7 4 (0.90%) WSUS
8 3 (0.68%) Cisco Prime
8 3 (0.68%) ZENworks
9 2 (0.45%) MaaS360
10 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.23%) Cisco CUCM
10 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.23%) ServiceCenter
10 1 (0.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 162 (36.49%) Microsoft
2 67 (15.09%) Google
3 39 (8.78%) Citrix
4 30 (6.76%) Cisco
5 24 (5.41%) VMware
6 21 (4.73%) MobileIron
7 18 (4.05%) HP
8 17 (3.83%) Adobe
9 14 (3.15%) ServiceNow
10 13 (2.93%) Dell
11 9 (2.03%) Remedy
12 8 (1.80%) Ivanti
12 8 (1.80%) Symantec
12 8 (1.80%) Xamarin
13 7 (1.58%) Red Hat
13 7 (1.58%) SAP
14 5 (1.13%) Polycom
15 4 (0.90%) Okta
15 4 (0.90%) Oracle
15 4 (0.90%) Snow