Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 171 200
Rank change year-on-year +10 +29 -28
Contract jobs citing Apple 44 12 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.86% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Vendors category 1.84% 0.58% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 5 10
West Midlands median daily rate £260 £150 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +73.33% -60.00% +50.00%
10th Percentile £113 £147 £124
90th Percentile £360 £233 £526
England median daily rate £205 £275 £375
% change year-on-year -25.45% -26.67% +13.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 2 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £24.54 £13.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.41% +82.28% -38.81%
10th Percentile £11.49 £15.53 £11.20
90th Percentile £20.75 £32.61 £15.30
England median hourly rate £16.60 £14.00 £16.21
% change year-on-year +18.57% -13.65% +8.08%

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 advertised in the West Midlands.

All Vendors
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 2,394 2,084 2,884
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 46.90% 44.69% 46.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,365 1,234 1,565
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £225 £208 £242
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 92 90
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.82 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.19% +9.10% -6.45%
10th Percentile £10.98 £11.03 £9.94
90th Percentile £28.25 £50.00 £25.01
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.49 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.06% +2.88% -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 23 October 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
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 23 October 2018.

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 23 October 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 +19 11 - -
Birmingham +2 11 £260 +67.74% 6
Shropshire -34 9 £360 -
Coventry - 9 £200 - 1
Worcestershire - 4 £125 - 2
Apple
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (61.36%) Android
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
4 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
5 13 (29.55%) MCSE
5 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Certification
6 12 (27.27%) A+ Certification
6 12 (27.27%) MCP
6 12 (27.27%) MCDST
6 12 (27.27%) Smartphone
6 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
6 12 (27.27%) Office 365
7 11 (25.00%) Break/Fix
7 11 (25.00%) Google
7 11 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
7 11 (25.00%) CSS
7 11 (25.00%) HTML
7 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
8 10 (22.73%) MVC
8 10 (22.73%) OO
8 10 (22.73%) jQuery
8 10 (22.73%) JSON
8 10 (22.73%) iPhone
8 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
8 10 (22.73%) Xcode
8 10 (22.73%) Objective-C
8 10 (22.73%) Web Design
8 10 (22.73%) HockeyApp
8 10 (22.73%) Apple Swift
8 10 (22.73%) Twitter

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 4 (9.09%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.27%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 5 (11.36%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (27.27%) Office 365
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (20.45%) SaaS
4 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.09%) Wireless
2 2 (4.55%) SAN
3 1 (2.27%) DNS
3 1 (2.27%) Ethernet
3 1 (2.27%) Firewall
3 1 (2.27%) Internet
3 1 (2.27%) NAS
3 1 (2.27%) Skype
3 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (18.18%) MySQL
1 8 (18.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (22.73%) Xcode
2 9 (20.45%) JIRA
2 9 (20.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (20.45%) Visual Studio Team System
3 8 (18.18%) Eclipse
General
1 1 (2.27%) Banking
1 1 (2.27%) Finance
1 1 (2.27%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (29.55%) Support Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Applications Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 9 (20.45%) Mobile Developer
5 6 (13.64%) Desktop Support
5 6 (13.64%) Service Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Desktop Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Desktop Support Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) IT Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Deployment Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (25.00%) CSS
1 11 (25.00%) HTML
2 10 (22.73%) CSS3
2 10 (22.73%) HTML5
2 10 (22.73%) iOS SDK
2 10 (22.73%) jQuery
2 10 (22.73%) JSON
2 10 (22.73%) KnockoutJS
2 10 (22.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 10 (22.73%) Zurb Foundation
3 9 (20.45%) Web Services
4 8 (18.18%) Android SDK
4 8 (18.18%) J2EE
4 8 (18.18%) J2ME
Miscellaneous
1 12 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 10 (22.73%) iPhone
2 10 (22.73%) Mobile App
3 9 (20.45%) Public Cloud
3 9 (20.45%) User Experience
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Handset
4 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.27%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 27 (61.36%) Android
2 20 (45.45%) Windows
3 12 (27.27%) Apple iOS
4 5 (11.36%) Windows 10
5 4 (9.09%) Windows XP
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server
6 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.27%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (25.00%) Break/Fix
2 10 (22.73%) Mobile Development
2 10 (22.73%) MVC
2 10 (22.73%) MVVM
2 10 (22.73%) OO
2 10 (22.73%) Responsive Web Design
2 10 (22.73%) Web Design
3 9 (20.45%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.45%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (20.45%) Scrum
3 9 (20.45%) SOLID
3 9 (20.45%) TDD
3 9 (20.45%) UX Design
4 8 (18.18%) Functional Testing
4 8 (18.18%) SDLC
4 8 (18.18%) Test Automation
5 7 (15.91%) Mentoring
6 5 (11.36%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (9.09%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 10 (22.73%) Apple Swift
2 10 (22.73%) Objective-C
3 9 (20.45%) C#
4 1 (2.27%) Java
4 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.27%) SQL
4 1 (2.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (29.55%) MCSE
1 13 (29.55%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (27.27%) A+ Certification
2 12 (27.27%) MCDST
2 12 (27.27%) MCP
3 11 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
4 2 (4.55%) DBS Check
4 2 (4.55%) Degree
5 1 (2.27%) ACDT
5 1 (2.27%) ACHDS
5 1 (2.27%) ACTC
5 1 (2.27%) CCNA
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.27%) MCITP
5 1 (2.27%) MCSA
5 1 (2.27%) MCSM
5 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (38.64%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.27%) Firmware
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Desktop
2 1 (2.27%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (2.27%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) HockeyApp
2 7 (15.91%) SCCM
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 18 (40.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (25.00%) Google
3 10 (22.73%) Twitter
3 10 (22.73%) Xamarin
4 9 (20.45%) Atlassian
5 6 (13.64%) Ivanti
6 5 (11.36%) Remedy
7 4 (9.09%) VMware
8 2 (4.55%) Avaya
8 2 (4.55%) Cisco
8 2 (4.55%) Citrix
8 2 (4.55%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Bloomberg
9 1 (2.27%) Huawei
9 1 (2.27%) Lotus
9 1 (2.27%) McAfee
9 1 (2.27%) NetApp
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle
9 1 (2.27%) SolarWinds