The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 3 months to 30 March 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
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +6 +3  
Contract jobs citing Apple 10 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.70% 0.72% 1.29%
As % of the Vendors category 3.79% 1.47% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £175 £185 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.40% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £356 £225
% change year-on-year -19.08% +58.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 6
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.00 £13.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +17.00%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £15.00 £13.00
% change year-on-year -6.66% +15.38%  

Apple is in the vendor products and services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all vendor product and service related skills in contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire.

Contract Vendor Product & Service Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for skills associated with vendor products and/or services 264 340 408
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 44.97% 48.71% 58.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 165 207
Median daily rate £360 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £305 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 20
Median hourly rate £14.50 £13.60 £14.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.65% -8.45%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.80 £7.87 £9.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £21.50 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% +10.29%  

Apple
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire citing Apple as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Vendors category.

Job vacancy trend for Apple in Hertfordshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple in Hertfordshire

Apple
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple in Hertfordshire

Apple
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple in Hertfordshire

Apple
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Watford - 6 £175 -
St Albans - 2 £300 - 1
Apple
East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Apple.

1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
2 10 (55.56%) DBS Check
3 8 (44.44%) SCCM
4 6 (33.33%) Android
4 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) MS Office
6 4 (22.22%) ITIL
7 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 3 (16.67%) Wireless
7 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
7 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
7 3 (16.67%) SLA
7 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
7 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
7 3 (16.67%) VoIP
7 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
7 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (11.11%) Citrix
8 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 2 (11.11%) NetWare
8 2 (11.11%) DNS
8 2 (11.11%) XML
8 2 (11.11%) C
8 2 (11.11%) C#
8 2 (11.11%) Java
8 2 (11.11%) JavaScript

Apple
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 3 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Office
2 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
3 1 (5.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) VoIP
1 3 (16.67%) Wireless
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Wireshark
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) Intranet
3 1 (5.56%) IP Telephony
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Xcode
General
1 2 (11.11%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) IT Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support
2 4 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Service Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) IT Technician
4 2 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
4 2 (11.11%) Android Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Software Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Database Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Developer
4 2 (11.11%) iOS Android Developer
4 2 (11.11%) iOS Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Software Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Audio Visual Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) Android SDK
1 2 (11.11%) iOS SDK
1 2 (11.11%) RESTful
1 2 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.56%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 16 (88.89%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 6 (33.33%) Android
4 3 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.11%) NetWare
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (5.56%) Linux
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X
6 1 (5.56%) Mac OS X Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (11.11%) Android Development
3 2 (11.11%) iOS Development
3 2 (11.11%) Mathematics
3 2 (11.11%) Network Management
3 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Wireframes
4 1 (5.56%) Application Packaging
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) C
1 2 (11.11%) C#
1 2 (11.11%) Java
1 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
1 2 (11.11%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 10 (55.56%) DBS Check
2 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESX
2 2 (11.11%) XenDesktop
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.56%) vSphere
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (44.44%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) VMware
2 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Adobe
4 1 (5.56%) Dell
4 1 (5.56%) SonicWALL