The first table below looks at the demand for knowledge and experience of Apple products and/or services in IT contracts advertised for the Wales 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 Wales 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 60 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -
Contract jobs citing Apple 4 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.56% 0.71% -
As % of the Vendors category 1.47% 1.70% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 0
Average daily rate £400 £251 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.20% -
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
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Vendors category
273 176 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 38.34% 41.90% 44.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 92 92
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 14
Average hourly rate £11.25 £14.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.64% -3.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.85 £10.94 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.60 £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £18.90 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -5.50%
Apple
UK

Apple
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

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

Apple Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

Apple
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Apple Daily Rate Trend in Wales

Apple
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Apple Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Wales 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
South Wales -16 4 £400 +59.20% 2
Apple
UK

Apple
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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 Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales 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