Period
to 10 December 2018

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 10 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 167 171 200
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 -24
Contract jobs citing Apple 40 19 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.39% 0.20%
As % of the Vendors category 1.68% 0.89% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 10 9
West Midlands median daily rate £243 £150 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +61.67% -57.14% +133.33%
10th Percentile £116 £125 £123
90th Percentile £360 £283 £498
England median daily rate £213 £250 £363
% change year-on-year -15.00% -31.03% +11.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 1 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £34.08 £15.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.49% +120.94% -11.86%
10th Percentile £11.17 £33.76 £15.21
90th Percentile £18.95 £34.40 £15.64
England median hourly rate £15.85 £14.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +13.21% -6.67% -

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,375 2,141 2,756
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 45.77% 44.02% 46.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,351 1,291 1,508
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £225 £205 £225
90th Percentile £575 £570 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 92 84
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £16.20 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.18% +11.74% -3.33%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.78 £10.60
90th Percentile £28.25 £48.75 £26.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% -2.86%

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Apple as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in the West Midlands

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apple in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in the West Midlands

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 10 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in the West Midlands

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in the West Midlands

Apple
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 10 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
Warwickshire +17 11 - - 2
Birmingham +7 10 £225 +50.00% 5
Shropshire -47 9 £360 -
Coventry - 5 £200 -
Worcestershire - 4 £125 - 1
Wolverhampton -1 1 - -
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 10 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 across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Apple.

1 24 (60.00%) Android
2 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
3 17 (42.50%) Windows
4 13 (32.50%) MCSE
4 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
5 12 (30.00%) A+ Certification
5 12 (30.00%) MCP
5 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
5 12 (30.00%) MCDST
5 12 (30.00%) Smartphone
6 11 (27.50%) NVQ Level 3
6 11 (27.50%) CSS
6 11 (27.50%) HTML
6 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
6 11 (27.50%) Google
6 11 (27.50%) Break/Fix
7 10 (25.00%) HockeyApp
7 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 10 (25.00%) Xamarin
7 10 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 10 (25.00%) Mobile App
7 10 (25.00%) CSS3
7 10 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
7 10 (25.00%) Twitter
7 10 (25.00%) Zurb Foundation
7 10 (25.00%) Apple Swift
7 10 (25.00%) Mobile Development
7 10 (25.00%) OO
7 10 (25.00%) MVC

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (22.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (22.50%) SaaS
3 8 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.00%) SAN
1 2 (5.00%) Wireless
2 1 (2.50%) DNS
2 1 (2.50%) Ethernet
2 1 (2.50%) Firewall
2 1 (2.50%) Internet
2 1 (2.50%) NAS
2 1 (2.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.00%) MySQL
1 8 (20.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (25.00%) Xcode
2 9 (22.50%) JIRA
2 9 (22.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (22.50%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (20.00%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.50%) Banking
1 1 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (25.00%) Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Applications Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 9 (22.50%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (20.00%) Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Analyst
5 5 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Desktop Support
6 4 (10.00%) Support Analyst
6 4 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Deployment Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Desktop Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Desktop Support Analyst
7 3 (7.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.50%) Windows Deployment Engineer
8 2 (5.00%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
8 2 (5.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) CSS
1 11 (27.50%) HTML
2 10 (25.00%) CSS3
2 10 (25.00%) HTML5
2 10 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 10 (25.00%) jQuery
2 10 (25.00%) JSON
2 10 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
2 10 (25.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 10 (25.00%) Zurb Foundation
3 9 (22.50%) Web Services
4 8 (20.00%) Android SDK
4 8 (20.00%) J2EE
4 8 (20.00%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.00%) Smartphone
2 10 (25.00%) iPhone
2 10 (25.00%) Mobile App
3 9 (22.50%) Public Cloud
3 9 (22.50%) User Experience
4 1 (2.50%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.50%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.50%) Handset
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 24 (60.00%) Android
2 17 (42.50%) Windows
3 12 (30.00%) Apple iOS
4 5 (12.50%) Windows 10
5 4 (10.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (7.50%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.50%) Windows Server
7 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.50%) Unix
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (27.50%) Break/Fix
2 10 (25.00%) Mobile Development
2 10 (25.00%) MVC
2 10 (25.00%) MVVM
2 10 (25.00%) OO
2 10 (25.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (25.00%) Web Design
3 9 (22.50%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (22.50%) Scrum
3 9 (22.50%) SOLID
3 9 (22.50%) TDD
3 9 (22.50%) UX Design
4 8 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 8 (20.00%) SDLC
4 8 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 7 (17.50%) Mentoring
5 7 (17.50%) Technical Leadership
6 5 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 11 (27.50%) JavaScript
2 10 (25.00%) Apple Swift
2 10 (25.00%) Objective-C
3 9 (22.50%) C#
4 1 (2.50%) Java
4 1 (2.50%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.50%) SQL
4 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) MCSE
1 13 (32.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (30.00%) A+ Certification
2 12 (30.00%) MCDST
2 12 (30.00%) MCP
3 11 (27.50%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (5.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (5.00%) Degree
5 1 (2.50%) ACDT
5 1 (2.50%) ACHDS
5 1 (2.50%) ACTC
5 1 (2.50%) CCNA
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.50%) MCITP
5 1 (2.50%) MCSA
5 1 (2.50%) MCSM
5 1 (2.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (32.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.50%) Firmware
2 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (25.00%) HockeyApp
2 5 (12.50%) SCCM
3 1 (2.50%) AirWatch
3 1 (2.50%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 18 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (27.50%) Google
3 10 (25.00%) Twitter
3 10 (25.00%) Xamarin
4 9 (22.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (10.00%) VMware
6 3 (7.50%) Ivanti
7 2 (5.00%) Avaya
7 2 (5.00%) Cisco
7 2 (5.00%) Citrix
7 2 (5.00%) Dell
7 2 (5.00%) HP
7 2 (5.00%) Remedy
8 1 (2.50%) Aruba
8 1 (2.50%) Bloomberg
8 1 (2.50%) Huawei
8 1 (2.50%) Lotus
8 1 (2.50%) McAfee
8 1 (2.50%) NetApp
8 1 (2.50%) Oracle