The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire 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 64 54 70
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Apple 5 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.64% 1.11% 0.31%
As % of the Vendors category 1.16% 2.67% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 3
Average daily rate £400 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.94 £10.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+39.35% -39.39%
Vendors Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
431 262 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 55.54% 41.46% 40.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 116 171
Average daily rate £350 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £225 £187
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 16 36
Average hourly rate £22.93 £17.50 £15.22
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.01% +15.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.02 £11.00 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £37.50 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Apple
East of England

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Borehamwood - - - - 1
St Albans - - - - 1
Stevenage - - - -
Watford - - - -
Apple
East of England

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) OO
1 10 (100.00%) Ajax
1 10 (100.00%) Web Development
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (90.00%) XML
3 8 (80.00%) Semantic HTML
4 7 (70.00%) CSS3
4 7 (70.00%) Web Accessibility
4 7 (70.00%) XHTML
4 7 (70.00%) Web Design
4 7 (70.00%) QA
5 6 (60.00%) jQuery
5 6 (60.00%) XPath
5 6 (60.00%) XSLT
6 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (50.00%) Retail
6 5 (50.00%) Jasmine
7 4 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
7 4 (40.00%) TDD
7 4 (40.00%) Dojo
7 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
7 4 (40.00%) MVC
7 4 (40.00%) SEO
8 3 (30.00%) Advertising
8 3 (30.00%) ATG
8 3 (30.00%) JSP

Apple
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (20.00%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Fireworks
1 2 (20.00%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (20.00%) Photoshop
Development Applications
1 5 (50.00%) Jasmine
2 2 (20.00%) Axure RP
General
1 5 (50.00%) Retail
2 3 (30.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (90.00%) UI Developer
2 9 (90.00%) UI Programmer
3 1 (10.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) HTML
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) Ajax
1 10 (100.00%) HTML5
2 9 (90.00%) XML
3 8 (80.00%) Semantic HTML
4 7 (70.00%) CSS3
4 7 (70.00%) XHTML
5 6 (60.00%) jQuery
5 6 (60.00%) XSLT
6 4 (40.00%) Dojo
7 3 (30.00%) JSP
7 3 (30.00%) JSON
7 3 (30.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 3 (30.00%) Sass
7 3 (30.00%) LESS
7 3 (30.00%) Bing Maps
8 1 (10.00%) YUI
8 1 (10.00%) Backbone.js
8 1 (10.00%) Zepto.js
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) W3C
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) OO
1 10 (100.00%) Web Development
2 9 (90.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (70.00%) Web Accessibility
3 7 (70.00%) Web Design
4 5 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 4 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
5 4 (40.00%) TDD
5 4 (40.00%) E-Commerce
5 4 (40.00%) MVC
5 4 (40.00%) SEO
6 1 (10.00%) Memory Management
6 1 (10.00%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (60.00%) XPath
3 3 (30.00%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (70.00%) QA
2 1 (10.00%) Section 508
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) ATG
1 3 (30.00%) Twitter
2 2 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (10.00%) Interwoven
3 1 (10.00%) Stellent
3 1 (10.00%) Endeca
3 1 (10.00%) Yahoo!
3 1 (10.00%) hybris