Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 165 204 162
Rank change year-on-year +39 -42 +1
Contract jobs citing Apple 19 16 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.40% 0.26% 0.18%
As % of the Vendors category 0.89% 0.55% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 3
West Midlands median daily rate £150 £375 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +50.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £141 £124 £180
90th Percentile £291 £526 £375
England median daily rate £250 £375 £325
% change year-on-year -33.33% +15.38% +14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 5
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.54 £15.43 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -11.86% +21.23%
10th Percentile £15.53 £15.21 £12.30
90th Percentile £32.61 £15.64 £24.75
England median hourly rate £14.00 £15.43 £15.77
% change year-on-year -9.24% -2.19% +5.13%

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 2140 2912 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 44.67% 46.87% 44.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1271 1575 1107
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £208 £250 £220
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 93 138
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £15.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% -8.37% +2.10%
10th Percentile £10.80 £10.25 £10.73
90th Percentile £47.05 £24.95 £33.34
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% -5.71% +6.06%

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 18 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 18 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +12 8 £150 -57.14% 3
Warwickshire +3 6 £150 +30.43%
Wolverhampton -2 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
3 9 (47.37%) Apple iOS
4 8 (42.11%) Office 365
5 7 (36.84%) SCCM
5 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
6 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) ITIL
7 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
7 5 (26.32%) McAfee
7 5 (26.32%) BitLocker
8 4 (21.05%) iOS Development
8 4 (21.05%) Android
8 4 (21.05%) Google
8 4 (21.05%) SLA
8 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
9 3 (15.79%) VPN
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
9 3 (15.79%) Degree
9 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
9 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
9 3 (15.79%) iTunes
9 3 (15.79%) Core Data
9 3 (15.79%) Core Animation
9 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (15.79%) G Suite
9 3 (15.79%) Apple Swift
10 2 (10.53%) CocoaPods

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 5 (26.32%) SharePoint
2 2 (10.53%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.26%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (42.11%) Office 365
2 3 (15.79%) G Suite
2 3 (15.79%) iTunes
3 1 (5.26%) Google Play
3 1 (5.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) Bluetooth
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) Skype
2 2 (10.53%) SSL
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) Firewall
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.26%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 2 (10.53%) CocoaPods
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) JIRA
2 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (10.53%) Automotive
2 1 (5.26%) Publishing
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
1 4 (21.05%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Developer
2 3 (15.79%) Mac Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Citrix Support
3 2 (10.53%) iOS Developer
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.26%) Applications Developer
4 1 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Field Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support
4 1 (5.26%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
4 1 (5.26%) Telecoms Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) Core Animation
1 3 (15.79%) Core Data
2 2 (10.53%) Cocoa
2 2 (10.53%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (10.53%) JSON
2 2 (10.53%) XML
3 1 (5.26%) .NET
3 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
3 1 (5.26%) Ajax
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET
3 1 (5.26%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (5.26%) CSS
3 1 (5.26%) HTML
3 1 (5.26%) RESTful
3 1 (5.26%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.53%) Animation
1 2 (10.53%) Computer Science
1 2 (10.53%) User Experience
2 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
2 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
2 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.26%) Interactive TV
2 1 (5.26%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.26%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 9 (47.37%) Apple iOS
3 7 (36.84%) Windows 7
4 6 (31.58%) Windows 10
5 4 (21.05%) Android
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
7 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.26%) Unix
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 4 (21.05%) iOS Development
3 3 (15.79%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.53%) Analytics
4 2 (10.53%) Scrum
5 1 (5.26%) Android Development
5 1 (5.26%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Application Development
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Development
5 1 (5.26%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (5.26%) MVC
5 1 (5.26%) Network Management
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.26%) Push Notifications
5 1 (5.26%) Service Management
5 1 (5.26%) Software Engineering
5 1 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.26%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) Apple Swift
1 3 (15.79%) Objective-C
2 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) C#
3 1 (5.26%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (15.79%) Degree
2 2 (10.53%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (21.05%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) BitLocker
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (36.84%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) Citrix
2 5 (26.32%) McAfee
3 4 (21.05%) Google
3 4 (21.05%) Microsoft
4 1 (5.26%) Xamarin