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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple iOS
Rank 94 109 71
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -38
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 55 25 47
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.52% 0.88% 2.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.06% 3.94% 8.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 14 25
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.07% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £283 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
Average hourly rate £13.00 £18.32 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% -43.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.70 £32.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-19.68% -1.53%
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
779 634 541
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 22.37% 23.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 259 233
Average daily rate £375 £290 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.31% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £150 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £315 £309
% change year-on-year
+7.93% +1.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 130 74
Average hourly rate £13.87 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.74% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.45 £11.80 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.19 £35.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +4 30 £338 -3.57% 27
Cheshire +7 9 £311 -2.73% 12
Lancashire - 8 £319 - 1
Merseyside -13 5 £235 -21.66% 1
Apple iOS
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Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 89 (72.95%) Android
2 60 (49.18%) iOS Development
3 49 (40.16%) Windows
4 45 (36.89%) Mobile App
5 38 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
6 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
7 29 (23.77%) HTML
8 28 (22.95%) Android Development
9 27 (22.13%) CSS
10 26 (21.31%) XML
10 26 (21.31%) Objective-C
11 24 (19.67%) Web Services
11 24 (19.67%) CSS3
12 23 (18.85%) Java
13 22 (18.03%) Windows Phone
14 19 (15.57%) .NET
14 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
15 18 (14.75%) HTML5
16 17 (13.93%) Apple
17 16 (13.11%) jQuery
18 15 (12.30%) XSLT
18 15 (12.30%) Mobile Device Management
19 14 (11.48%) OOP
19 14 (11.48%) XHTML
19 14 (11.48%) JSON
20 13 (10.66%) OO
20 13 (10.66%) Apache Cordova
21 12 (9.84%) Web Design
21 12 (9.84%) Scrum
21 12 (9.84%) XPath

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (3.28%) MS Exchange
2 1 (0.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (0.82%) Node.js
2 1 (0.82%) IIS
2 1 (0.82%) IBM Notes
2 1 (0.82%) Apache
Applications
1 10 (8.20%) MS Office
2 5 (4.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 4 (3.28%) MS Excel
4 2 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.82%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.82%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (2.46%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (4.92%) SSL
1 6 (4.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 5 (4.10%) TCP/IP
3 4 (3.28%) IP Telephony
4 3 (2.46%) Wireless
4 3 (2.46%) Internet
4 3 (2.46%) Broadband
5 2 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (1.64%) iBeacon
6 1 (0.82%) VLAN
6 1 (0.82%) GPRS
6 1 (0.82%) UMTS
6 1 (0.82%) HTTP
6 1 (0.82%) Extranet
6 1 (0.82%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (6.56%) MySQL
2 5 (4.10%) SQLite
2 5 (4.10%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.28%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.64%) Oracle Discoverer
4 2 (1.64%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.64%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.82%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.82%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (9.84%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.02%) Xcode
3 10 (8.20%) Subversion
4 8 (6.56%) Cucumber
5 6 (4.92%) JIRA
6 5 (4.10%) Selenium
6 5 (4.10%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 5 (4.10%) Axure RP
6 5 (4.10%) Appium
7 3 (2.46%) JUnit
8 2 (1.64%) Calabash
9 1 (0.82%) Visual Studio
9 1 (0.82%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.82%) Balsamiq Mockups
9 1 (0.82%) TestNG
General
1 9 (7.38%) Finance
2 6 (4.92%) Retail
2 6 (4.92%) Back Office
3 4 (3.28%) Games
4 3 (2.46%) Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.82%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.82%) Law
5 1 (0.82%) Legal
5 1 (0.82%) Advertising
5 1 (0.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 65 (53.28%) Developer
2 34 (27.87%) iOS Developer
3 16 (13.11%) Mobile Developer
4 11 (9.02%) Analyst
5 10 (8.20%) Android Developer
6 6 (4.92%) Tester
6 6 (4.92%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.10%) Applications Developer
7 5 (4.10%) Java Developer
7 5 (4.10%) .NET Developer
8 4 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (3.28%) Technical Writer
8 4 (3.28%) Test Analyst
8 4 (3.28%) Consultant
8 4 (3.28%) Xamarin Developer
9 3 (2.46%) IT Support
9 3 (2.46%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (2.46%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 3 (2.46%) Support Technician
9 3 (2.46%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (23.77%) HTML
2 27 (22.13%) CSS
3 26 (21.31%) XML
4 24 (19.67%) Web Services
4 24 (19.67%) CSS3
5 19 (15.57%) .NET
6 18 (14.75%) HTML5
7 16 (13.11%) jQuery
8 15 (12.30%) XSLT
9 14 (11.48%) XHTML
9 14 (11.48%) JSON
10 13 (10.66%) Apache Cordova
11 10 (8.20%) REST
12 8 (6.56%) RESTful
13 7 (5.74%) Sass
13 7 (5.74%) SOAP
14 6 (4.92%) Cocoa
14 6 (4.92%) iOS SDK
14 6 (4.92%) Ajax
14 6 (4.92%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 45 (36.89%) Mobile App
2 11 (9.02%) NHS
2 11 (9.02%) Blackberry
3 9 (7.38%) CESG
3 9 (7.38%) PKI
3 9 (7.38%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (6.56%) Computer Science
4 8 (6.56%) Open Source
4 8 (6.56%) iPad
5 7 (5.74%) User Experience
6 6 (4.92%) Web 2.0
7 5 (4.10%) Data Structures
7 5 (4.10%) Algorithms
8 4 (3.28%) Management Information System
9 3 (2.46%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (2.46%) iPhone
10 2 (1.64%) Wiki
10 2 (1.64%) Arduino
10 2 (1.64%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.64%) Embedded Systems
Operating Systems
1 89 (72.95%) Android
2 49 (40.16%) Windows
3 22 (18.03%) Windows Phone
4 12 (9.84%) Windows 7
5 11 (9.02%) Windows 8
6 9 (7.38%) Windows XP
6 9 (7.38%) Windows Phone 8
7 8 (6.56%) Linux
8 7 (5.74%) Windows Mobile
9 6 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.64%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.82%) Windows Phone 7
12 1 (0.82%) BlackBerry OS
12 1 (0.82%) Windows CE
12 1 (0.82%) Debian
12 1 (0.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (49.18%) iOS Development
2 38 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (22.95%) Android Development
4 15 (12.30%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (11.48%) OOP
6 13 (10.66%) OO
7 12 (9.84%) TDD
7 12 (9.84%) Scrum
7 12 (9.84%) Web Design
8 10 (8.20%) E-Commerce
9 9 (7.38%) OOD
9 9 (7.38%) Configuration Management
9 9 (7.38%) Project Management
10 8 (6.56%) Software Engineering
10 8 (6.56%) BDD
10 8 (6.56%) Responsive Web Design
11 7 (5.74%) Software Testing
11 7 (5.74%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.74%) ITIL
12 6 (4.92%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 32 (26.23%) JavaScript
2 26 (21.31%) Objective-C
3 23 (18.85%) Java
4 12 (9.84%) XPath
5 9 (7.38%) SQL
6 8 (6.56%) C#
7 5 (4.10%) C
7 5 (4.10%) VBA
8 3 (2.46%) C++
9 2 (1.64%) Ruby
9 2 (1.64%) Clojure
10 1 (0.82%) PHP5
10 1 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 1 (0.82%) Python
10 1 (0.82%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.82%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (7.38%) Degree
2 3 (2.46%) ISEB
2 3 (2.46%) Oracle Certification
2 3 (2.46%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.82%) MCP
4 1 (0.82%) MCSE
4 1 (0.82%) MCSA
4 1 (0.82%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.82%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (0.82%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.46%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (9.02%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.74%) Firmware
3 6 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.82%) XenApp
4 1 (0.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (3.28%) HP Data Protector
1 4 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (1.64%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 19 (15.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (13.93%) Apple
3 10 (8.20%) Oracle
3 10 (8.20%) Xamarin
4 6 (4.92%) F5
4 6 (4.92%) VMware
4 6 (4.92%) LANDesk
4 6 (4.92%) Adobe
4 6 (4.92%) HP
4 6 (4.92%) Red Hat
5 5 (4.10%) Kony
5 5 (4.10%) Citrix
6 4 (3.28%) Appcelerator
7 3 (2.46%) Symantec
8 2 (1.64%) Business Objects
8 2 (1.64%) Atmel
9 1 (0.82%) AppSense
9 1 (0.82%) Google
9 1 (0.82%) Twitter
9 1 (0.82%) MobileIron
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