The table below looks at the statistics for Mobile Application Development 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 Mobile Application Development over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Mobile Application Development
Rank 159 145 141
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -4
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 8 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.20% 0.33% 0.097%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.43% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 3
Average daily rate £330 £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £356 £350 £349
% change year-on-year
+1.78% +0.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £22.54 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.54 £42.50 -
% change year-on-year
-46.96% -
Mobile Application Development
England

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
3276 3033 2335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 81.47% 78.13% 75.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 2028 1668 1228
Average daily rate £413 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 147 131
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +19.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.50 £12.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.91 £60.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -3.17%

Mobile Application Development
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Application Development across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Mobile Application Development Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mobile Application Development
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mobile Application Development Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile Application Development
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Mobile Application Development Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile Application Development
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 Mobile Application Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Cheshire -4 5 £325 -25.71% 2
Manchester -8 3 £330 -9.58% 6
Mobile Application Development
England

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Mobile Application Development 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 Mobile Application Development.

1 23 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
3 14 (60.87%) HTML
3 14 (60.87%) Java
4 12 (52.17%) XML
4 12 (52.17%) jQuery
5 11 (47.83%) Android
6 10 (43.48%) Subversion
6 10 (43.48%) CSS
7 9 (39.13%) Apple iOS
8 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
8 8 (34.78%) .NET
8 8 (34.78%) C#
9 7 (30.43%) Web Services
9 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (30.43%) Web Development
9 7 (30.43%) PhoneGap
10 6 (26.09%) Android SDK
10 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
10 6 (26.09%) HTML5
10 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
10 6 (26.09%) Content Management
10 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (26.09%) Ajax
10 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
10 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
10 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
10 6 (26.09%) Windows
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
10 6 (26.09%) MVC

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the North West region citing Mobile Application Development 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 Mobile Application Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (26.09%) CMS
2 4 (17.39%) Apache
2 4 (17.39%) IIS
2 4 (17.39%) JBoss
3 3 (13.04%) Drupal
3 3 (13.04%) Node.js
3 3 (13.04%) Umbraco
3 3 (13.04%) WordPress
4 2 (8.70%) GeoServer
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) Firewall
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (17.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (13.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (8.70%) GIS
4 2 (8.70%) QGIS
4 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) Subversion
2 6 (26.09%) Visual Studio
3 4 (17.39%) Ant
3 4 (17.39%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 4 (17.39%) Eclipse
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) Gradle
3 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
3 4 (17.39%) Maven
3 4 (17.39%) Selenium
3 4 (17.39%) Xcode
General
1 4 (17.39%) Electronics
1 4 (17.39%) Games
2 2 (8.70%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 20 (86.96%) Developer
2 8 (34.78%) Applications Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Software Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) Android Developer
5 4 (17.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (13.04%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
6 3 (13.04%) PHP Developer
6 3 (13.04%) PHP Web Developer
6 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
7 2 (8.70%) GIS Developer
7 2 (8.70%) iOS Android Developer
7 2 (8.70%) iOS Developer
7 2 (8.70%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Senior Software Engineer
7 2 (8.70%) Software Developer
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) HTML
2 12 (52.17%) jQuery
2 12 (52.17%) XML
3 10 (43.48%) CSS
4 8 (34.78%) .NET
5 7 (30.43%) PhoneGap
5 7 (30.43%) Web Services
6 6 (26.09%) .NET Framework
6 6 (26.09%) Ajax
6 6 (26.09%) Android SDK
6 6 (26.09%) CSS3
6 6 (26.09%) Entity Framework
6 6 (26.09%) HTML5
7 5 (21.74%) ASP.NET
7 5 (21.74%) Spring
8 4 (17.39%) Hibernate
8 4 (17.39%) iOS SDK
8 4 (17.39%) WCF
9 3 (13.04%) LAMP
10 2 (8.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 23 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (17.39%) Computer Science
2 4 (17.39%) Interactive TV
2 4 (17.39%) IPTV
2 4 (17.39%) MHEG
3 2 (8.70%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
4 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Android
2 9 (39.13%) Apple iOS
3 6 (26.09%) Windows
4 4 (17.39%) Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) Software Engineering
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (30.43%) Web Development
3 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Content Management
3 6 (26.09%) MVC
3 6 (26.09%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) Android Development
4 4 (17.39%) Front End Development
4 4 (17.39%) OO
4 4 (17.39%) OOP
4 4 (17.39%) SOLID
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
5 3 (13.04%) DevOps
5 3 (13.04%) SDLC
5 3 (13.04%) Service Delivery
5 3 (13.04%) Software Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Change Management
6 2 (8.70%) ITIL
6 2 (8.70%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) JavaScript
2 14 (60.87%) Java
3 8 (34.78%) C#
4 6 (26.09%) VB.NET
5 4 (17.39%) Objective-C
5 4 (17.39%) SQL
6 3 (13.04%) PHP
7 2 (8.70%) Python
7 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
7 2 (8.70%) VB
7 2 (8.70%) XAML
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (17.39%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (8.70%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft
2 4 (17.39%) Appcelerator
2 4 (17.39%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) OpenTV
2 4 (17.39%) Perforce
2 4 (17.39%) Xamarin
3 3 (13.04%) EPiServer
3 3 (13.04%) OpenText