The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Vendors for the Cardiff region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not 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.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple
Rank 42 27 -
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 4 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 1.11% 1.20% -
As % of the Vendors category 3.17% 2.41% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 0
Average daily rate £400 £260 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £10.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+39.35% -39.39%
Vendors Category
Cardiff
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
126 83 74
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cardiff 35.10% 50.00% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 51 41
Average daily rate £375 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £400 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 1
Average hourly rate £14.50 £12.62 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.87% -12.94%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Apple
South Wales

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Vendors category.

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apple across the Cardiff region.

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Apple also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Apple.

1 4 (57.14%) SQL
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Ant
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
1 4 (57.14%) J2ME
1 4 (57.14%) WAP
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) HP
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) 2G
1 4 (57.14%) Handset
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) QA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
1 4 (57.14%) Toad
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
1 4 (57.14%) REST
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cardiff region citing Apple also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Apple. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (57.14%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Final Cut Pro
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) 3G
1 4 (57.14%) 2G
1 4 (57.14%) 4G
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) WAN
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Ant
1 4 (57.14%) LoadRunner
1 4 (57.14%) JIRA
1 4 (57.14%) Selenium
1 4 (57.14%) Toad
1 4 (57.14%) Maven
1 4 (57.14%) SoapUI
1 4 (57.14%) Apache Ivy
1 4 (57.14%) eggPlant
General
1 3 (42.86%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) QA Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Test Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Broadcast Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) SOAP
1 4 (57.14%) Web Services
1 4 (57.14%) J2ME
1 4 (57.14%) WAP
1 4 (57.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) Handset
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 3 (42.86%) Mobile Banking
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Regression Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Scrum
1 4 (57.14%) Manual Testing
1 4 (57.14%) Test Automation
1 4 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) Degree
1 3 (42.86%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 4 (57.14%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Oracle
1 4 (57.14%) Sun
1 4 (57.14%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco