The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Developer role 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 Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Developer
Rank 125 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Developer 13 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.40% 0.28% 0.60%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.31% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 6 10
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£325 £313 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.60%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £20.04
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2998 2581 2743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 92.22% 90.94% 90.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 1750 1291 1392
Average daily rate £350 £338 £331
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +2.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 174 186 213
Average hourly rate £15.72 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £42.24 £45.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Mobile Developer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Developer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Mobile Developer
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 Developer across the North West region.

Mobile Developer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile Developer
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 Developer across the North West region.

Mobile Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Mobile Developer
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 Developer within the North West region over the 3 months to 18 December 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 -2 11 £325 -3.70% 4
Cheshire +5 1 £380 +20.63% 2
Lancashire - - - -
Mobile Developer
England

Mobile Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Mobile Developer in their job title 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 with Mobile Developer in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Apple iOS
1 13 (86.67%) Mobile App
2 9 (60.00%) Android
3 8 (53.33%) iOS Development
4 7 (46.67%) .NET
5 6 (40.00%) HTML
5 6 (40.00%) Xamarin
6 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 5 (33.33%) CSS
6 5 (33.33%) Web Services
6 5 (33.33%) XML
7 4 (26.67%) Objective-C
7 4 (26.67%) HTML5
7 4 (26.67%) Android Development
8 3 (20.00%) jQuery
8 3 (20.00%) Xamarin.iOS
8 3 (20.00%) CSS3
8 3 (20.00%) PhoneGap
8 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (20.00%) Retail
8 3 (20.00%) Subversion
8 3 (20.00%) Ajax
8 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
8 3 (20.00%) SOAP
8 3 (20.00%) SQL
8 3 (20.00%) C#
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Adobe
9 2 (13.33%) NHS
9 2 (13.33%) WSDL

Mobile Developer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Mobile Developer in their job title 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 with Mobile Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 1 (6.67%) Photoshop
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Wi-Fi
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Subversion
2 2 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (13.33%) Axure RP
3 1 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Eclipse
3 1 (6.67%) Xcode
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) .NET
2 6 (40.00%) HTML
3 5 (33.33%) CSS
3 5 (33.33%) Web Services
3 5 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (26.67%) HTML5
5 3 (20.00%) jQuery
5 3 (20.00%) Xamarin.iOS
5 3 (20.00%) CSS3
5 3 (20.00%) PhoneGap
5 3 (20.00%) Ajax
5 3 (20.00%) SOAP
6 2 (13.33%) WSDL
6 2 (13.33%) XHTML
6 2 (13.33%) XSLT
6 2 (13.33%) JSON
6 2 (13.33%) Sass
6 2 (13.33%) iOS SDK
6 2 (13.33%) Apache Cordova
6 2 (13.33%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 13 (86.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) NHS
2 2 (13.33%) Web 2.0
2 2 (13.33%) Computer Science
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Social Media
3 1 (6.67%) Telematics
3 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Apple iOS
2 9 (60.00%) Android
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Mobile
3 1 (6.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) iOS Development
2 4 (26.67%) Android Development
3 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (13.33%) Scrum
4 2 (13.33%) SOA
4 2 (13.33%) Resource Management
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (6.67%) Information Architecture
5 1 (6.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) Web Development
5 1 (6.67%) Web Design
5 1 (6.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 4 (26.67%) Objective-C
3 3 (20.00%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) C#
4 2 (13.33%) XPath
5 1 (6.67%) Java
5 1 (6.67%) XAML
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Xamarin
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (20.00%) Adobe
3 1 (6.67%) Symbian
3 1 (6.67%) SAP