The table below looks at the statistics for Apple iOS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple iOS over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iOS
Rank 69 101 78
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -23
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 83 37 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.23% 1.16% 1.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.15% 5.19% 7.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 25 28
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £291 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £553 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £13.00 £14.25 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.77% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.70 £13.87 £22.66
% change year-on-year
+85.29% -38.79%
Apple iOS
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region.

Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
818 713 562
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.93% 22.41% 23.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 426 353 245
Average daily rate £375 £280 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.93% -6.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 105 67
Average hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £33.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+3.22% -4.32%

Apple iOS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Apple iOS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Apple iOS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Apple iOS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Apple iOS
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple iOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Apple iOS Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Apple iOS
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Apple iOS Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Apple iOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple iOS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +2 30 £350 +14.28% 20
Cheshire +20 28 £350 -6.66% 10
Merseyside -2 10 £163 -59.37% 1
Lancashire - 3 £300 -
Apple iOS
England

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apple iOS 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 iOS.

1 100 (76.92%) Android
2 70 (53.85%) iOS Development
3 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 50 (38.46%) Mobile App
5 49 (37.69%) Android Development
6 31 (23.85%) Windows
7 26 (20.00%) Java
7 26 (20.00%) Objective-C
7 26 (20.00%) Mobile Development
8 25 (19.23%) Web Services
9 24 (18.46%) TDD
9 24 (18.46%) JSON
10 23 (17.69%) REST
10 23 (17.69%) Git (software)
11 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
11 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
12 20 (15.38%) Apple
12 20 (15.38%) OOP
12 20 (15.38%) Subversion
13 19 (14.62%) HTML
13 19 (14.62%) Scrum
14 17 (13.08%) E-Commerce
15 16 (12.31%) CSS
15 16 (12.31%) HTML5
15 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
16 15 (11.54%) BDD
16 15 (11.54%) MS Office
17 14 (10.77%) CSS3
17 14 (10.77%) Automation Testing
18 13 (10.00%) Windows 8

Apple iOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Apple iOS 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 iOS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (3.85%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.31%) Node.js
3 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.77%) IIS
3 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (1.54%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.77%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.77%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.31%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.08%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.77%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.38%) Wi-Fi
2 6 (4.62%) Internet
3 5 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 4 (3.08%) 3G
4 4 (3.08%) LTE
4 4 (3.08%) 4G
4 4 (3.08%) IP Telephony
5 3 (2.31%) Broadband
5 3 (2.31%) Wireless
6 2 (1.54%) HTTP
6 2 (1.54%) iBeacon
7 1 (0.77%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (0.77%) VLAN
7 1 (0.77%) GPRS
7 1 (0.77%) LAN
7 1 (0.77%) UMTS
7 1 (0.77%) WAN
7 1 (0.77%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.77%) SSL
7 1 (0.77%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.62%) MySQL
2 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database
2 5 (3.85%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.54%) Oracle Discoverer
3 2 (1.54%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.54%) Redis
3 2 (1.54%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.77%) SQLite
4 1 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (17.69%) Git (software)
2 20 (15.38%) Subversion
3 16 (12.31%) Cucumber
4 12 (9.23%) Xcode
5 10 (7.69%) Appium
6 7 (5.38%) Calabash
7 4 (3.08%) Selenium
8 3 (2.31%) Jenkins
8 3 (2.31%) JIRA
9 2 (1.54%) JUnit
9 2 (1.54%) Mocha
9 2 (1.54%) CocoaPods
10 1 (0.77%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 1 (0.77%) Axure RP
10 1 (0.77%) Appcelerator Titanium
10 1 (0.77%) TestNG
10 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.77%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (10.00%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Back Office
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (1.54%) Games
4 2 (1.54%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.77%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.77%) Law
5 1 (0.77%) Legal
5 1 (0.77%) Advertising
5 1 (0.77%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 73 (56.15%) Developer
2 41 (31.54%) iOS Developer
3 22 (16.92%) Mobile Developer
4 15 (11.54%) Android Developer
5 11 (8.46%) Analyst
6 10 (7.69%) Consultant
6 10 (7.69%) Test Consultant
7 8 (6.15%) Support Analyst
8 6 (4.62%) Tester
9 4 (3.08%) Java Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Service Analyst
9 4 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
9 4 (3.08%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.08%) Technical Writer
10 3 (2.31%) Mobile Tester
10 3 (2.31%) IT Support Technician
10 3 (2.31%) Applications Tester
10 3 (2.31%) Technical Leader
10 3 (2.31%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (2.31%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (19.23%) Web Services
2 24 (18.46%) JSON
3 23 (17.69%) REST
4 19 (14.62%) HTML
5 16 (12.31%) CSS
5 16 (12.31%) HTML5
6 14 (10.77%) CSS3
7 13 (10.00%) .NET
8 10 (7.69%) Cocoa
8 10 (7.69%) XML
9 9 (6.92%) RESTful
10 6 (4.62%) Cocoa Touch
11 4 (3.08%) SOAP
11 4 (3.08%) ASP.NET
11 4 (3.08%) iOS SDK
12 3 (2.31%) Spring
12 3 (2.31%) Core Animation
12 3 (2.31%) J2EE
13 2 (1.54%) Hibernate
13 2 (1.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 50 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 11 (8.46%) Blackberry
3 7 (5.38%) iPad
4 6 (4.62%) NHS
4 6 (4.62%) User Experience
4 6 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.08%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.31%) Mobile Banking
6 3 (2.31%) iPhone
6 3 (2.31%) Animation
7 2 (1.54%) Biometrics
7 2 (1.54%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.54%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.54%) Wiki
7 2 (1.54%) Mobile Computing
7 2 (1.54%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.54%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.77%) Raspberry Pi
8 1 (0.77%) PlayStation
Operating Systems
1 100 (76.92%) Android
2 31 (23.85%) Windows
3 13 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 10 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 9 (6.92%) Windows XP
6 5 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Phone
7 3 (2.31%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (2.31%) BlackBerry OS
7 3 (2.31%) Mac OS
7 3 (2.31%) Linux
8 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.54%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Vista
9 1 (0.77%) Windows Phone 7
9 1 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.77%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (53.85%) iOS Development
2 65 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (37.69%) Android Development
4 26 (20.00%) Mobile Development
5 24 (18.46%) TDD
6 20 (15.38%) OOP
7 19 (14.62%) Scrum
8 17 (13.08%) E-Commerce
9 15 (11.54%) BDD
10 14 (10.77%) Automation Testing
11 12 (9.23%) Software Testing
12 11 (8.46%) Mobile Application Development
13 10 (7.69%) Test Planning
13 10 (7.69%) Project Management
13 10 (7.69%) Kanban
14 9 (6.92%) Continuous Integration
14 9 (6.92%) Software Engineering
14 9 (6.92%) OO
15 8 (6.15%) Automated Testing
15 8 (6.15%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (20.00%) Java
1 26 (20.00%) Objective-C
2 21 (16.15%) JavaScript
3 9 (6.92%) C#
4 8 (6.15%) SQL
4 8 (6.15%) Apple Swift
5 5 (3.85%) VBA
6 4 (3.08%) C++
7 3 (2.31%) Clojure
8 2 (1.54%) C
8 2 (1.54%) PHP
8 2 (1.54%) Ruby
9 1 (0.77%) PHP5
9 1 (0.77%) Embedded C++
9 1 (0.77%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (4.62%) Degree
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (2.31%) Oracle Certification
3 2 (1.54%) MCSE
3 2 (1.54%) MCSA
3 2 (1.54%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.54%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.77%) CTC Cleared
4 1 (0.77%) MCDST
4 1 (0.77%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.31%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) QA
System Software
1 12 (9.23%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.77%) BitLocker
2 1 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (0.77%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.77%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 8 (6.15%) AirWatch
2 4 (3.08%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (1.54%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.77%) yum
Vendors
1 21 (16.15%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.38%) Apple
3 9 (6.92%) Oracle
4 6 (4.62%) LANDesk
4 6 (4.62%) Xamarin
5 5 (3.85%) Google
5 5 (3.85%) HP
6 3 (2.31%) Citrix
6 3 (2.31%) Symantec
7 2 (1.54%) Business Objects
7 2 (1.54%) Adobe
7 2 (1.54%) Twitter
7 2 (1.54%) MobileIron
8 1 (0.77%) Apigee
8 1 (0.77%) Kony
8 1 (0.77%) WatchGuard
8 1 (0.77%) F5
8 1 (0.77%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.77%) Facebook
8 1 (0.77%) Atmel
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