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 3 months to 28 March 2017 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 110 124 123
Rank change year-on-year +14 -1  
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.22% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.55% 0.38% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Median daily rate £370 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £306 £363 £225
% change year-on-year -15.51% +61.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £14.46 £12.50 £29.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.70% -57.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.09 £12.50 £28.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.83 £22.50 £30.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £14.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year - +7.69%  

Apple is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 914 1328 1296
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 41.12% 48.54% 50.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 671 676
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £513 £541
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 38 104
Median hourly rate £18.00 £14.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.13% -35.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.15 £9.58 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.50 £22.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.25 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -14.47% +11.76%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing Apple as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 2 £370 - 1
Warwickshire - 2 £115 -
Birmingham -1 1 - -
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apple also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Apple.

1 9 (75.00%) Google
2 6 (50.00%) Android
3 5 (41.67%) Smartphone
4 3 (25.00%) Internet
4 3 (25.00%) Windows
5 2 (16.67%) ColdFusion
5 2 (16.67%) LAN
5 2 (16.67%) VoIP
5 2 (16.67%) WAN
5 2 (16.67%) DHCP
5 2 (16.67%) DNS
5 2 (16.67%) HTML
5 2 (16.67%) Java
5 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
5 2 (16.67%) PHP
5 2 (16.67%) MySQL
5 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) MVC
5 2 (16.67%) TDD
5 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
5 2 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
5 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
5 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
5 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
5 2 (16.67%) Laravel
5 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things

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 (16.67%) ColdFusion
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (16.67%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 3 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (16.67%) DHCP
2 2 (16.67%) DNS
2 2 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (16.67%) VoIP
2 2 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) MySQL
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (16.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
2 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (16.67%) Architect
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Desktop Technician
2 2 (16.67%) Developer
2 2 (16.67%) IoT Architect
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support
2 2 (16.67%) IT Support Technician
2 2 (16.67%) IT Technician
2 2 (16.67%) PHP Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Senior PHP Developer
2 2 (16.67%) Support Technician
3 1 (8.33%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) Hardware Support Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (16.67%) CodeIgniter
1 2 (16.67%) CSS
1 2 (16.67%) HTML
1 2 (16.67%) Laravel
1 2 (16.67%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (16.67%) Internet of Things
2 2 (16.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (25.00%) Windows
3 2 (16.67%) Mac OS X
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Analytics
1 2 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (16.67%) MVC
1 2 (16.67%) Software Engineering
1 2 (16.67%) TDD
1 2 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (8.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
2 1 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (16.67%) Java
1 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (16.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (8.33%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 9 (75.00%) Google
2 1 (8.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) VMware