The table below looks at the statistics for Apple iOS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Apple iOS over the 3 months to 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iOS
Rank 141 133 156
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +23
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 884 849 772
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.54% 1.61% 1.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.94% 7.05% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 556 561 494
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £262 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £343 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +7.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 13 17
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.04 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.52% -56.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.04 £12.20 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £32.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £27.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-38.18% -21.42%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Operating Systems category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Operating Systems Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Operating Systems category
12736 12048 12244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.15% 22.81% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 7350 6771 6280
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
- +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1120 1016 1193
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.50 £37.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £15.85 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.95% -6.76%

Apple iOS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Operating Systems category.

Apple iOS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Apple iOS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Apple iOS within the UK.

Apple iOS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Apple iOS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple iOS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Apple iOS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Apple iOS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS within the UK.

Apple iOS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Apple iOS
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Apple iOS within the UK over the 3 months to 16 September 2014.

Apple iOS Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Apple iOS
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 16 September 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
England -4 826 £373 -0.60% 328
London +1 555 £400 - 153
City of London +23 119 £375 - 38
South East +48 118 £350 - 47
Berkshire +27 38 £325 -5.79% 8
Scotland -1 32 £388 +10.71% 18
West Yorkshire +17 31 £338 -3.57% 11
Yorkshire +11 31 £331 -5.35% 16
South West -10 29 £329 +5.20% 36
West Midlands -25 28 £325 +13.13% 7
Hampshire +23 27 £400 - 15
Edinburgh +8 23 £400 +33.33% 1
North West -36 21 £350 +2.18% 41
East of England -34 19 £400 -1.84% 18
Buckinghamshire +7 18 £290 - 3
Manchester -12 18 £350 +2.18% 26
Southampton +4 15 £378 +23.77% 5
Milton Keynes +9 14 £290 +16.00% 2
East Midlands +7 14 £310 +5.98% 6
Birmingham -9 14 £400 +42.94% 4
Bracknell +11 13 £313 -13.79%
Bristol -13 13 £338 +3.84% 14
Bradford +4 9 £338 -12.90%
Belfast - 8 - - 1
County Antrim - 8 - - 1
Northern Ireland - 8 - - 1
Leeds +4 7 £350 +115.38% 4
Cardiff -2 7 £325 -18.23% 2
South Wales -7 7 £325 +8.33% 2
Wales -17 7 £325 +8.33% 2

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 1003 (57.28%) Android
2 764 (43.63%) iOS Development
3 661 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
4 541 (30.90%) Mobile App
5 494 (28.21%) Objective-C
6 415 (23.70%) HTML
7 341 (19.47%) JavaScript
8 336 (19.19%) iPhone
9 306 (17.48%) CSS
10 296 (16.90%) Java
11 285 (16.28%) Windows
12 284 (16.22%) iPad
13 274 (15.65%) Android Development
14 256 (14.62%) User Experience
15 247 (14.11%) Xcode
16 233 (13.31%) JSON
17 227 (12.96%) HTML5
18 223 (12.74%) Web Services
19 222 (12.68%) OO
20 212 (12.11%) TDD
21 198 (11.31%) Scrum
22 188 (10.74%) Cocoa
23 185 (10.57%) XML
24 183 (10.45%) E-Commerce
24 183 (10.45%) Git (software)
25 165 (9.42%) MVC
25 165 (9.42%) Finance
26 159 (9.08%) Apple
27 157 (8.97%) RESTful
28 153 (8.74%) iOS SDK

Apple iOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 40 (2.28%) CMS
2 35 (2.00%) Node.js
3 24 (1.37%) IIS
4 21 (1.20%) MS Exchange
5 20 (1.14%) IBM Notes
6 17 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 15 (0.86%) SharePoint
8 13 (0.74%) Apache
9 12 (0.69%) Adobe CQ
10 10 (0.57%) Lync
10 10 (0.57%) WebSphere
11 9 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
12 8 (0.46%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.34%) Confluence
13 6 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.34%) WordPress
14 5 (0.29%) Drupal
14 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 5 (0.29%) Tomcat
Applications
1 91 (5.20%) MS Office
2 72 (4.11%) Photoshop
3 59 (3.37%) Adobe Illustrator
4 34 (1.94%) MS Excel
5 12 (0.69%) InDesign
6 10 (0.57%) Doxygen
6 10 (0.57%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.46%) MS Visio
7 8 (0.46%) Fireworks
8 6 (0.34%) Adobe After Effects
8 6 (0.34%) MS Project
9 3 (0.17%) MS PowerPoint
10 2 (0.11%) Blender
10 2 (0.11%) Maya
11 1 (0.057%) 3ds Max
11 1 (0.057%) ZBrush
11 1 (0.057%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 28 (1.60%) Magento
2 26 (1.48%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.40%) Google Analytics
4 5 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.057%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.057%) assyst
6 1 (0.057%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.057%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 12 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (0.34%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (0.34%) SaaS
3 6 (0.34%) Google Apps
3 6 (0.34%) Office 365
3 6 (0.34%) GitHub
3 6 (0.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (0.29%) Force.com
5 4 (0.23%) PaaS
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.11%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.057%) Route 53
8 1 (0.057%) Heroku
8 1 (0.057%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.05%) HTTP
2 44 (2.51%) Internet
3 43 (2.46%) VPN
4 22 (1.26%) Firewall
5 17 (0.97%) HTTPS
6 15 (0.86%) VoIP
7 14 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
8 12 (0.69%) DNS
9 11 (0.63%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.63%) Bluetooth
10 10 (0.57%) LAN
10 10 (0.57%) Wireless
10 10 (0.57%) Network Security
11 9 (0.51%) Intranet
11 9 (0.51%) SSL
12 8 (0.46%) WAN
13 6 (0.34%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.29%) Reverse Proxy
14 5 (0.29%) DHCP
14 5 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.03%) MySQL
2 42 (2.40%) SQL Server
3 27 (1.54%) SQLite
3 27 (1.54%) Big Data
3 27 (1.54%) Relational Database
4 25 (1.43%) NoSQL
5 15 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (0.69%) MongoDB
7 8 (0.46%) Hadoop
8 6 (0.34%) Apache Hive
8 6 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
10 4 (0.23%) RDBMS
10 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database
11 3 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.11%) DB2
12 2 (0.11%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 247 (14.11%) Xcode
2 183 (10.45%) Git (software)
3 123 (7.02%) Subversion
4 67 (3.83%) JIRA
5 63 (3.60%) Calabash
6 62 (3.54%) Cucumber
7 51 (2.91%) Selenium
8 43 (2.46%) Eclipse
8 43 (2.46%) Axure RP
9 32 (1.83%) Jenkins
10 31 (1.77%) WebDriver
11 26 (1.48%) Robotium
12 25 (1.43%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 23 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
14 18 (1.03%) Hudson
15 16 (0.91%) Mercurial
16 14 (0.80%) JUnit
16 14 (0.80%) eggPlant
17 13 (0.74%) NUnit
18 12 (0.69%) Visual Studio
General
1 165 (9.42%) Finance
2 97 (5.54%) Retail
3 82 (4.68%) Marketing
4 66 (3.77%) Games
5 62 (3.54%) Banking
6 52 (2.97%) Telecoms
7 35 (2.00%) Publishing
8 32 (1.83%) Advertising
9 16 (0.91%) Legal
10 12 (0.69%) French Language
11 11 (0.63%) Electronics
12 9 (0.51%) German Language
13 7 (0.40%) Automotive
13 7 (0.40%) Multimedia
14 6 (0.34%) Manufacturing
15 5 (0.29%) Dutch Language
16 4 (0.23%) Spanish Language
16 4 (0.23%) Back Office
16 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
17 3 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 994 (56.77%) Developer
2 561 (32.04%) iOS Developer
3 152 (8.68%) Analyst
4 143 (8.17%) Mobile Developer
5 117 (6.68%) Android Developer
6 101 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 99 (5.65%) Designer
8 98 (5.60%) Architect
9 87 (4.97%) Tester
10 59 (3.37%) Senior iOS Developer
11 56 (3.20%) Test Analyst
12 52 (2.97%) Mobile Tester
13 50 (2.86%) Solutions Architect
14 46 (2.63%) Project Manager
15 43 (2.46%) Front-End Developer
16 39 (2.23%) User Experience Designer
16 39 (2.23%) Web Developer
17 38 (2.17%) Mobile Applications Developer
18 36 (2.06%) Desktop Support
19 35 (2.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (23.70%) HTML
2 306 (17.48%) CSS
3 233 (13.31%) JSON
4 227 (12.96%) HTML5
5 223 (12.74%) Web Services
6 188 (10.74%) Cocoa
7 185 (10.57%) XML
8 157 (8.97%) RESTful
9 153 (8.74%) iOS SDK
10 136 (7.77%) .NET
11 128 (7.31%) Cocoa Touch
12 111 (6.34%) REST
13 105 (6.00%) jQuery
14 98 (5.60%) CSS3
15 87 (4.97%) SOAP
16 56 (3.20%) AngularJS
17 53 (3.03%) Android SDK
18 49 (2.80%) Ajax
19 43 (2.46%) PhoneGap
20 39 (2.23%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 541 (30.90%) Mobile App
2 336 (19.19%) iPhone
3 284 (16.22%) iPad
4 256 (14.62%) User Experience
5 144 (8.22%) Blackberry
6 95 (5.43%) Computer Science
7 56 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
8 48 (2.74%) Open Source
9 36 (2.06%) Video on Demand
10 34 (1.94%) Social Media
10 34 (1.94%) Smartphone
11 33 (1.88%) Digital Media
12 28 (1.60%) Animation
13 24 (1.37%) Client/Server
14 21 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.14%) Streaming Video
16 19 (1.09%) Visualisation
16 19 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
17 18 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
18 14 (0.80%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1003 (57.28%) Android
2 285 (16.28%) Windows
3 75 (4.28%) Linux
4 72 (4.11%) Windows 7
5 65 (3.71%) Mac OS X
6 64 (3.66%) Windows Phone
7 57 (3.26%) Windows XP
8 48 (2.74%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (1.77%) Windows 8
10 24 (1.37%) Windows Vista
11 17 (0.97%) UNIX
11 17 (0.97%) Mac OS
12 13 (0.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (0.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (0.29%) Solaris
14 5 (0.29%) webOS
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 5 (0.29%) Windows Phone 7
14 5 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
15 3 (0.17%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 764 (43.63%) iOS Development
2 661 (37.75%) Agile Software Development
3 274 (15.65%) Android Development
4 222 (12.68%) OO
5 212 (12.11%) TDD
6 198 (11.31%) Scrum
7 183 (10.45%) E-Commerce
8 165 (9.42%) MVC
9 120 (6.85%) BDD
10 119 (6.80%) Continuous Integration
11 101 (5.77%) Software Engineering
11 101 (5.77%) OOP
12 74 (4.23%) Web Development
13 70 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
14 69 (3.94%) Project Management
15 64 (3.66%) ITIL
16 61 (3.48%) Test Automation
17 54 (3.08%) Test Scripting
18 53 (3.03%) Unit Testing
19 52 (2.97%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 494 (28.21%) Objective-C
2 341 (19.47%) JavaScript
3 296 (16.90%) Java
4 113 (6.45%) SQL
5 112 (6.40%) C#
6 108 (6.17%) PHP
7 92 (5.25%) C++
8 70 (4.00%) Ruby
9 59 (3.37%) C
10 38 (2.17%) Python
11 22 (1.26%) PHP5
12 13 (0.74%) Groovy
13 9 (0.51%) PowerShell
14 8 (0.46%) ActionScript
14 8 (0.46%) Perl
15 7 (0.40%) VB.NET
15 7 (0.40%) Scala
16 6 (0.34%) Apex Code
16 6 (0.34%) Shell Script
16 6 (0.34%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 100 (5.71%) Degree
2 30 (1.71%) ISEB
3 21 (1.20%) Security Cleared
4 14 (0.80%) ISTQB
5 11 (0.63%) SC Cleared
6 7 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
7 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.23%) A+ Certification
9 3 (0.17%) MCSE
10 2 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.11%) MCDST
10 2 (0.11%) CISM
10 2 (0.11%) BC Cleared
10 2 (0.11%) CISSP
10 2 (0.11%) CBAP
10 2 (0.11%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.057%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.057%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.057%) GIAC
11 1 (0.057%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 98 (5.60%) QA
2 12 (0.69%) SLA
3 9 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.11%) JTAG
6 1 (0.057%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.057%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.057%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.057%) COBIT
System Software
1 89 (5.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
2 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
2 5 (0.29%) XenApp
2 5 (0.29%) Docker
3 4 (0.23%) XenServer
3 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (0.17%) Xen
4 3 (0.17%) Cygwin
5 2 (0.11%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.11%) MetaFrame
6 1 (0.057%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.057%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.057%) Varnish
6 1 (0.057%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 11 (0.63%) SCCM
2 9 (0.51%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (0.29%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.11%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.11%) SCOM
6 1 (0.057%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.057%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.057%) WSUS
6 1 (0.057%) Puppet
6 1 (0.057%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 159 (9.08%) Apple
2 126 (7.20%) Microsoft
3 75 (4.28%) Google
4 61 (3.48%) Oracle
5 54 (3.08%) Adobe
6 45 (2.57%) Citrix
7 41 (2.34%) SAP
8 37 (2.11%) Facebook
8 37 (2.11%) Xamarin
9 26 (1.48%) JD Edwards
10 23 (1.31%) Appcelerator
10 23 (1.31%) Sencha
11 22 (1.26%) MobileIron
12 20 (1.14%) Lotus
13 19 (1.09%) Remedy
14 16 (0.91%) HP
15 15 (0.86%) TIBCO
16 14 (0.80%) IBM
17 11 (0.63%) Perforce
17 11 (0.63%) VMware
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