The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Operating Systems category for the North West 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.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iOS
Rank 108 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -14
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 20 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 1.37% 1.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.91% 5.87% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 34
Average daily rate
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£350 £343 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.18% +9.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £293 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £22.66 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-33.80% -35.25%
Operating Systems Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
687 630 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.27% 21.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 351 274 265
Average daily rate £300 £310 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 78 85
Average hourly rate £15.00 £20.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £35.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.20 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -4.70%
Apple iOS
England

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 30 July 2014.

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 30 July 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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 -16 15 £350 +2.18% 30
Cheshire -3 1 - - 4
Merseyside - 1 - - 4
Lancashire - - - - 1
Apple iOS
England

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 38 (70.37%) Android
2 21 (38.89%) iOS Development
3 17 (31.48%) Mobile App
4 16 (29.63%) Objective-C
5 13 (24.07%) HTML
6 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
7 11 (20.37%) TDD
8 10 (18.52%) Java
8 10 (18.52%) CSS
9 9 (16.67%) Games
9 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
10 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
10 8 (14.81%) BDD
10 8 (14.81%) Android Development
11 7 (12.96%) Calabash
11 7 (12.96%) iPad
12 6 (11.11%) iOS SDK
12 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
12 6 (11.11%) OOP
13 5 (9.26%) Flash
13 5 (9.26%) Oracle
13 5 (9.26%) iPhone
13 5 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
13 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
14 4 (7.41%) Ruby
14 4 (7.41%) Pair Programming
14 4 (7.41%) Retail
14 4 (7.41%) Scrum
14 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
14 4 (7.41%) .NET

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 1 (1.85%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle CRM
1 1 (1.85%) Oracle ERP
1 1 (1.85%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Route 53
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (3.70%) SQLite
1 2 (3.70%) MySQL
1 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.96%) Calabash
3 4 (7.41%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.70%) Subversion
4 2 (3.70%) Ant
5 1 (1.85%) PhoneGap
5 1 (1.85%) Xcode
5 1 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
General
1 9 (16.67%) Games
2 4 (7.41%) Retail
3 3 (5.56%) Finance
4 2 (3.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Publishing
5 1 (1.85%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (72.22%) Developer
2 11 (20.37%) iOS Developer
3 8 (14.81%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (11.11%) Front-End Developer
5 4 (7.41%) Analyst
5 4 (7.41%) Web Developer
6 3 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Business Analyst
6 3 (5.56%) Architect
6 3 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 3 (5.56%) CSS Developer
6 3 (5.56%) HTML Developer
6 3 (5.56%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Flash Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 2 (3.70%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.70%) ActionScript Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 2 (3.70%) Senior Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (24.07%) HTML
2 10 (18.52%) CSS
3 6 (11.11%) iOS SDK
4 5 (9.26%) Flash
5 4 (7.41%) .NET
5 4 (7.41%) AngularJS
6 3 (5.56%) Android SDK
6 3 (5.56%) HTML5
6 3 (5.56%) Cocoa
6 3 (5.56%) Ajax
6 3 (5.56%) jQuery
7 2 (3.70%) Django
7 2 (3.70%) Adobe AIR
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby on Rails
7 2 (3.70%) JSP
7 2 (3.70%) Web Services
7 2 (3.70%) Leaflet
7 2 (3.70%) Cocoa Touch
7 2 (3.70%) Flask
8 1 (1.85%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 17 (31.48%) Mobile App
2 7 (12.96%) iPad
3 5 (9.26%) iPhone
4 3 (5.56%) Online Gambling
5 2 (3.70%) GIS
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 38 (70.37%) Android
2 2 (3.70%) Windows
2 2 (3.70%) Linux
3 1 (1.85%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (38.89%) iOS Development
2 11 (20.37%) TDD
3 9 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 8 (14.81%) BDD
4 8 (14.81%) Android Development
5 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
5 6 (11.11%) OOP
6 5 (9.26%) Dependency Injection
6 5 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.41%) Pair Programming
7 4 (7.41%) Scrum
7 4 (7.41%) OO
7 4 (7.41%) E-Commerce
7 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
8 3 (5.56%) Analytics
8 3 (5.56%) Business Transformation
8 3 (5.56%) Project Management
8 3 (5.56%) OOD
8 3 (5.56%) SOA
8 3 (5.56%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 16 (29.63%) Objective-C
2 12 (22.22%) JavaScript
3 10 (18.52%) Java
4 4 (7.41%) Ruby
4 4 (7.41%) C#
5 3 (5.56%) ActionScript
5 3 (5.56%) C++
5 3 (5.56%) ActionScript 3.0
6 2 (3.70%) PHP
6 2 (3.70%) C
6 2 (3.70%) SQL
6 2 (3.70%) Python
6 2 (3.70%) TypeScript
7 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
7 1 (1.85%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.85%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (9.26%) Oracle
2 4 (7.41%) Xamarin
3 2 (3.70%) Google
3 2 (3.70%) Adobe
3 2 (3.70%) Apple
3 2 (3.70%) Kony
4 1 (1.85%) JD Edwards
4 1 (1.85%) SAP
4 1 (1.85%) Microsoft
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