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 21 November 2014 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iOS
Rank 69 80 77
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -3
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 70 52 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.20% 1.88% 1.91%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.37% 8.41% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 35 29
Average daily rate
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£350 £344 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £300 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £377 £550 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £14.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £14.50 £20.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-29.26% -41.42%
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
675 618 705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.19% 22.38% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 357 258 331
Average daily rate £330 £300 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -8.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £150 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £465 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.17% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 84 73
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +26.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.23 £11.00 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £32.50 £23.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -10.28%

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 21 November 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple iOS across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

Apple iOS Hourly Rate Histogram 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 21 November 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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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 +12 49 £338 +3.84% 28
Cheshire +11 17 £350 -6.66% 11
Lancashire - - - - 3
Merseyside - - - - 1
Apple iOS
England

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 63 (73.26%) Android
2 43 (50.00%) iOS Development
3 40 (46.51%) Mobile App
4 32 (37.21%) Windows
5 27 (31.40%) JavaScript
6 25 (29.07%) HTML
6 25 (29.07%) Objective-C
7 24 (27.91%) CSS
8 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
9 21 (24.42%) XML
10 19 (22.09%) Windows Phone
11 18 (20.93%) CSS3
12 17 (19.77%) jQuery
13 16 (18.60%) Java
13 16 (18.60%) .NET
14 14 (16.28%) Web Services
15 13 (15.12%) XHTML
15 13 (15.12%) XSLT
15 13 (15.12%) Apache Cordova
16 12 (13.95%) Xamarin
16 12 (13.95%) HTML5
16 12 (13.95%) XPath
17 11 (12.79%) TDD
17 11 (12.79%) Web Design
17 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
17 11 (12.79%) Android Development
18 10 (11.63%) iOS SDK
18 10 (11.63%) OO
19 9 (10.47%) User Experience
20 8 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 4 (4.65%) IBM Notes
1 4 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (2.33%) Lync
2 2 (2.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.16%) Apache
3 1 (1.16%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 3 (3.49%) Photoshop
2 3 (3.49%) MS Office
2 3 (3.49%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (2.33%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (8.14%) SSL
2 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 4 (4.65%) VPN
4 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.98%) MySQL
2 5 (5.81%) SQLite
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.16%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Xcode
2 7 (8.14%) Cucumber
3 6 (6.98%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 6 (6.98%) Calabash
3 6 (6.98%) Subversion
4 4 (4.65%) Git (software)
4 4 (4.65%) Axure RP
5 3 (3.49%) JIRA
6 2 (2.33%) Eclipse
7 1 (1.16%) JUnit
7 1 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (1.16%) Selenium
General
1 8 (9.30%) Finance
2 4 (4.65%) Games
2 4 (4.65%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Local Government
3 2 (2.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 56 (65.12%) Developer
2 31 (36.05%) iOS Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Android Developer
4 6 (6.98%) Analyst
5 5 (5.81%) Java Developer
5 5 (5.81%) .NET Developer
5 5 (5.81%) Xamarin Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Applications Developer
6 4 (4.65%) Test Analyst
7 3 (3.49%) Test Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Support Engineer
7 3 (3.49%) Designer
7 3 (3.49%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (2.33%) Remote Desktop Support
8 2 (2.33%) Desktop Support
8 2 (2.33%) Consultant
9 1 (1.16%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (1.16%) Architect
9 1 (1.16%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (29.07%) HTML
2 24 (27.91%) CSS
3 21 (24.42%) XML
4 18 (20.93%) CSS3
5 17 (19.77%) jQuery
6 16 (18.60%) .NET
7 14 (16.28%) Web Services
8 13 (15.12%) XSLT
8 13 (15.12%) XHTML
8 13 (15.12%) Apache Cordova
9 12 (13.95%) HTML5
10 10 (11.63%) iOS SDK
11 8 (9.30%) JSON
12 7 (8.14%) Ajax
12 7 (8.14%) PhoneGap
13 6 (6.98%) Sass
13 6 (6.98%) Cocoa
13 6 (6.98%) SOAP
14 5 (5.81%) .NET Framework
14 5 (5.81%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 40 (46.51%) Mobile App
2 9 (10.47%) User Experience
3 8 (9.30%) iPad
3 8 (9.30%) CESG
3 8 (9.30%) PKI
4 7 (8.14%) Blackberry
4 7 (8.14%) Computer Science
5 6 (6.98%) Open Source
5 6 (6.98%) Web 2.0
6 5 (5.81%) NHS
6 5 (5.81%) iPhone
6 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (4.65%) Data Structures
7 4 (4.65%) Algorithms
7 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (3.49%) Social Media
8 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information
9 2 (2.33%) Data Protection Act
9 2 (2.33%) Freedom of Information Act
Operating Systems
1 63 (73.26%) Android
2 32 (37.21%) Windows
3 19 (22.09%) Windows Phone
4 8 (9.30%) Windows Phone 8
5 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
6 6 (6.98%) Linux
7 5 (5.81%) Windows Mobile
7 5 (5.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.49%) Windows Vista
8 3 (3.49%) Windows XP
9 2 (2.33%) NetWare
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000
10 1 (1.16%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.16%) Debian
10 1 (1.16%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (50.00%) iOS Development
2 23 (26.74%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (12.79%) TDD
3 11 (12.79%) Web Design
3 11 (12.79%) Android Development
4 10 (11.63%) OO
5 8 (9.30%) OOP
5 8 (9.30%) Configuration Management
5 8 (9.30%) Scrum
5 8 (9.30%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (8.14%) Software Engineering
7 6 (6.98%) OOD
7 6 (6.98%) Automated Testing
7 6 (6.98%) BDD
8 5 (5.81%) Responsive Web Design
8 5 (5.81%) Dependency Injection
8 5 (5.81%) SOA
8 5 (5.81%) Project Management
8 5 (5.81%) E-Commerce
9 4 (4.65%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) JavaScript
2 25 (29.07%) Objective-C
3 16 (18.60%) Java
4 12 (13.95%) XPath
5 7 (8.14%) C#
6 5 (5.81%) SQL
7 4 (4.65%) C
8 3 (3.49%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.33%) Ruby
9 2 (2.33%) VBScript
9 2 (2.33%) Python
10 1 (1.16%) XAML
10 1 (1.16%) C++
10 1 (1.16%) Perl
10 1 (1.16%) PHP
10 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.14%) Degree
2 3 (3.49%) ISTQB
2 3 (3.49%) ISEB
3 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) SLA
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.98%) Active Directory
1 6 (6.98%) Firmware
2 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (3.49%) XenDesktop
4 1 (1.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (4.65%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (2.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 12 (13.95%) Xamarin
2 11 (12.79%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.98%) Citrix
4 5 (5.81%) Red Hat
4 5 (5.81%) Oracle
4 5 (5.81%) VMware
4 5 (5.81%) F5
4 5 (5.81%) Appcelerator
5 4 (4.65%) Kony
5 4 (4.65%) Lotus
5 4 (4.65%) Adobe
6 3 (3.49%) HP
6 3 (3.49%) Apple
7 2 (2.33%) Juniper
7 2 (2.33%) Novell
8 1 (1.16%) Symbian
8 1 (1.16%) Google
8 1 (1.16%) Atmel
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