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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iOS
Rank 142 130 154
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +24
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 885 878 753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.57% 1.64% 1.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.99% 7.28% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 559 592 471
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 19
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 £12.00 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.25 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £23.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-26.88% -33.57%

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
12666 12059 12166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.41% 22.58% 21.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7226 6733 6209
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £175 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £525 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1094 1024 1198
Average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £36.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 -7 829 £375 - 335
London -3 561 £400 +0.31% 170
City of London +18 125 £375 - 58
South East +42 121 £350 - 47
Berkshire +21 37 £325 -10.34% 4
Scotland -9 30 £325 -10.34% 10
West Yorkshire +21 28 £338 +46.73% 9
Yorkshire +17 28 £338 +22.72% 13
South West -28 28 £344 +14.58% 32
Hampshire +9 27 £400 +13.47% 17
West Midlands -19 27 £300 -0.33% 9
Edinburgh +1 21 £363 -9.37% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 20 £333 +14.65% 3
East of England -22 20 £405 +2.53% 18
Milton Keynes +12 17 £290 +16.00% 1
North West -28 17 £350 +7.69% 30
Southampton 0 15 £400 +31.14% 5
Birmingham -4 15 £400 +42.94% 6
East Midlands +2 14 £325 +36.84% 13
Manchester -16 14 £350 +7.69% 22
Bracknell +7 9 £313 -16.66%
Bradford +5 9 £338 -3.57%
Cardiff +1 9 £338 -15.09% 2
Devon -1 9 £373 -
Wales -5 9 £338 +12.50% 5
South Wales -6 9 £338 +12.50% 5
Bristol -16 8 £338 +22.72% 12
Belfast - 8 - - 3
County Antrim - 8 - - 3
Northern Ireland - 8 - - 3

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 983 (57.38%) Android
2 743 (43.37%) iOS Development
3 530 (30.94%) Mobile App
4 476 (27.79%) Objective-C
5 423 (24.69%) HTML
6 383 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
7 341 (19.91%) JavaScript
8 322 (18.80%) iPhone
9 311 (18.16%) CSS
10 302 (17.63%) Java
11 277 (16.17%) Windows
12 275 (16.05%) iPad
13 261 (15.24%) Android Development
14 233 (13.60%) Xcode
15 228 (13.31%) HTML5
16 224 (13.08%) OO
17 222 (12.96%) JSON
18 218 (12.73%) Web Services
19 213 (12.43%) TDD
20 197 (11.50%) Scrum
21 182 (10.62%) Cocoa
22 177 (10.33%) E-Commerce
23 176 (10.27%) XML
24 173 (10.10%) Git (software)
25 161 (9.40%) MVC
25 161 (9.40%) Finance
26 155 (9.05%) Apple
27 151 (8.81%) RESTful
28 150 (8.76%) iOS SDK
29 139 (8.11%) .NET

Apple iOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 41 (2.39%) CMS
2 34 (1.98%) Node.js
3 28 (1.63%) IIS
4 22 (1.28%) MS Exchange
5 17 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (0.88%) IBM Notes
7 14 (0.82%) WebSphere
8 13 (0.76%) Apache
8 13 (0.76%) SharePoint
9 12 (0.70%) Adobe CQ
10 9 (0.53%) Tomcat
10 9 (0.53%) Lync
11 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.47%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
13 6 (0.35%) Confluence
13 6 (0.35%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (0.35%) CICS
14 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 75 (4.38%) MS Office
2 73 (4.26%) Photoshop
3 60 (3.50%) Adobe Illustrator
4 30 (1.75%) MS Excel
5 12 (0.70%) InDesign
6 10 (0.58%) OmniGraffle
7 8 (0.47%) Fireworks
8 7 (0.41%) MS Visio
8 7 (0.41%) MS Project
8 7 (0.41%) Doxygen
9 6 (0.35%) Adobe After Effects
10 3 (0.18%) MS PowerPoint
11 2 (0.12%) Blender
11 2 (0.12%) Maya
12 1 (0.058%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.058%) ZBrush
12 1 (0.058%) Mudbox
Business Applications
1 31 (1.81%) Magento
2 29 (1.69%) Oracle CRM
3 7 (0.41%) Google Analytics
4 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.058%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.058%) SiteCatalyst
6 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.058%) assyst
6 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
6 1 (0.058%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 13 (0.76%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (0.58%) Cloud Computing
3 9 (0.53%) Office 365
4 7 (0.41%) GitHub
5 6 (0.35%) SaaS
6 5 (0.29%) PaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Force.com
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (0.29%) IaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Microsoft Azure
7 4 (0.23%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.12%) IBM SmartCloud
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.058%) Route 53
9 1 (0.058%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.058%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 67 (3.91%) HTTP
2 43 (2.51%) Internet
3 41 (2.39%) VPN
4 25 (1.46%) Firewall
5 16 (0.93%) VoIP
6 14 (0.82%) HTTPS
7 12 (0.70%) Bluetooth
8 10 (0.58%) Wi-Fi
9 9 (0.53%) Network Security
9 9 (0.53%) DNS
9 9 (0.53%) LAN
10 8 (0.47%) SSL
10 8 (0.47%) WAN
10 8 (0.47%) Wireless
11 7 (0.41%) Wireshark
11 7 (0.41%) Intranet
12 6 (0.35%) WCDMA
12 6 (0.35%) TCP/IP
12 6 (0.35%) LTE
13 5 (0.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (5.14%) MySQL
2 43 (2.51%) SQL Server
3 30 (1.75%) Big Data
4 28 (1.63%) Relational Database
5 25 (1.46%) SQLite
6 22 (1.28%) NoSQL
7 17 (0.99%) Data Warehouse
8 13 (0.76%) MongoDB
9 7 (0.41%) Hadoop
10 6 (0.35%) Apache Hive
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (0.18%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.18%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 2 (0.12%) MS Access
14 2 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 233 (13.60%) Xcode
2 173 (10.10%) Git (software)
3 117 (6.83%) Subversion
4 67 (3.91%) Cucumber
5 66 (3.85%) Calabash
6 64 (3.74%) JIRA
7 56 (3.27%) Selenium
8 46 (2.69%) Eclipse
9 41 (2.39%) Axure RP
10 37 (2.16%) WebDriver
11 36 (2.10%) Jenkins
12 28 (1.63%) Robotium
13 23 (1.34%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 22 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
14 22 (1.28%) Hudson
15 15 (0.88%) Mercurial
16 14 (0.82%) JUnit
16 14 (0.82%) eggPlant
17 12 (0.70%) SoapUI
17 12 (0.70%) SpecFlow
General
1 161 (9.40%) Finance
2 95 (5.55%) Retail
3 83 (4.85%) Marketing
4 61 (3.56%) Games
5 56 (3.27%) Banking
6 52 (3.04%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.10%) Publishing
8 31 (1.81%) Advertising
9 19 (1.11%) Legal
10 12 (0.70%) French Language
11 9 (0.53%) German Language
11 9 (0.53%) Electronics
12 8 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 8 (0.47%) Dutch Language
13 6 (0.35%) Back Office
13 6 (0.35%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
15 4 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
15 4 (0.23%) Investment Banking
16 3 (0.18%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 967 (56.45%) Developer
2 539 (31.47%) iOS Developer
3 141 (8.23%) Analyst
4 140 (8.17%) Mobile Developer
5 108 (6.30%) Android Developer
6 104 (6.07%) Architect
7 99 (5.78%) Designer
8 92 (5.37%) Senior Developer
9 83 (4.85%) Tester
10 53 (3.09%) Test Analyst
11 52 (3.04%) Senior iOS Developer
12 51 (2.98%) Solutions Architect
13 48 (2.80%) Mobile Tester
14 47 (2.74%) Web Developer
15 45 (2.63%) Project Manager
16 41 (2.39%) Front-End Developer
17 40 (2.34%) PHP Developer
18 39 (2.28%) User Experience Designer
19 38 (2.22%) Mobile Applications Developer
20 36 (2.10%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 423 (24.69%) HTML
2 311 (18.16%) CSS
3 228 (13.31%) HTML5
4 222 (12.96%) JSON
5 218 (12.73%) Web Services
6 182 (10.62%) Cocoa
7 176 (10.27%) XML
8 151 (8.81%) RESTful
9 150 (8.76%) iOS SDK
10 139 (8.11%) .NET
11 121 (7.06%) Cocoa Touch
12 109 (6.36%) jQuery
13 105 (6.13%) REST
14 97 (5.66%) CSS3
15 87 (5.08%) SOAP
16 56 (3.27%) AngularJS
17 50 (2.92%) Ajax
18 48 (2.80%) Android SDK
19 45 (2.63%) PhoneGap
20 39 (2.28%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 530 (30.94%) Mobile App
2 322 (18.80%) iPhone
3 275 (16.05%) iPad
4 138 (8.06%) Blackberry
5 93 (5.43%) Computer Science
6 53 (3.09%) Open Source
7 39 (2.28%) Video on Demand
8 38 (2.22%) Smartphone
9 34 (1.98%) Digital Media
10 31 (1.81%) Social Media
11 29 (1.69%) Animation
12 24 (1.40%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.34%) Streaming Video
14 21 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
15 19 (1.11%) Visualisation
16 17 (0.99%) Mobile Banking
17 16 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
18 15 (0.88%) GIS
19 14 (0.82%) N-Tier
20 13 (0.76%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 983 (57.38%) Android
2 277 (16.17%) Windows
3 71 (4.14%) Linux
4 69 (4.03%) Windows Phone
5 61 (3.56%) Mac OS X
6 58 (3.39%) Windows 7
7 49 (2.86%) Windows XP
8 48 (2.80%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (1.81%) Windows 8
10 21 (1.23%) Windows Vista
10 21 (1.23%) UNIX
11 14 (0.82%) Windows Server 2008
12 12 (0.70%) Mac OS
13 8 (0.47%) Solaris
14 7 (0.41%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone 7
15 6 (0.35%) Windows Phone 8
16 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (0.29%) BlackBerry OS
16 5 (0.29%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 743 (43.37%) iOS Development
2 383 (22.36%) Agile Software Development
3 261 (15.24%) Android Development
4 224 (13.08%) OO
5 213 (12.43%) TDD
6 197 (11.50%) Scrum
7 177 (10.33%) E-Commerce
8 161 (9.40%) MVC
9 124 (7.24%) BDD
10 115 (6.71%) Continuous Integration
11 102 (5.95%) Software Engineering
11 102 (5.95%) OOP
12 76 (4.44%) Web Development
13 69 (4.03%) Project Management
14 67 (3.91%) Test Automation
14 67 (3.91%) Mobile Application Development
15 57 (3.33%) Unit Testing
15 57 (3.33%) ITIL
16 53 (3.09%) SOA
16 53 (3.09%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 476 (27.79%) Objective-C
2 341 (19.91%) JavaScript
3 302 (17.63%) Java
4 115 (6.71%) C#
4 115 (6.71%) PHP
4 115 (6.71%) SQL
5 88 (5.14%) C++
6 75 (4.38%) Ruby
7 54 (3.15%) C
8 39 (2.28%) Python
9 26 (1.52%) PHP5
10 14 (0.82%) Groovy
11 10 (0.58%) Perl
12 8 (0.47%) ActionScript
13 7 (0.41%) VB.NET
13 7 (0.41%) Korn
13 7 (0.41%) PowerShell
13 7 (0.41%) Bash Shell
14 6 (0.35%) ActionScript 3.0
14 6 (0.35%) Scala
Qualifications
1 99 (5.78%) Degree
2 28 (1.63%) ISEB
3 23 (1.34%) Security Cleared
4 13 (0.76%) ISTQB
5 12 (0.70%) SC Cleared
6 4 (0.23%) A+ Certification
6 4 (0.23%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 4 (0.23%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (0.12%) CISSP
7 2 (0.12%) CISM
7 2 (0.12%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.058%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.058%) CBAP
8 1 (0.058%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.058%) GIAC
8 1 (0.058%) ISEB Practitioner
8 1 (0.058%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (6.25%) QA
2 10 (0.58%) SLA
3 9 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.12%) JTAG
6 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.058%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 81 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (0.47%) Terminal Services
3 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
4 4 (0.23%) XenApp
4 4 (0.23%) XenServer
4 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 4 (0.23%) Docker
5 3 (0.18%) Xen
5 3 (0.18%) Cygwin
6 2 (0.12%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.058%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.058%) Varnish
7 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.058%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.058%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
2 6 (0.35%) SCCM
3 5 (0.29%) XenMobile
4 4 (0.23%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.12%) Puppet
6 1 (0.058%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.058%) SCOM
6 1 (0.058%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.058%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.058%) WSUS
6 1 (0.058%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 155 (9.05%) Apple
2 115 (6.71%) Microsoft
3 69 (4.03%) Google
4 64 (3.74%) Oracle
5 54 (3.15%) Adobe
6 43 (2.51%) SAP
6 43 (2.51%) Citrix
7 36 (2.10%) Facebook
8 32 (1.87%) Xamarin
9 29 (1.69%) JD Edwards
10 28 (1.63%) Sencha
11 22 (1.28%) MobileIron
12 20 (1.17%) Appcelerator
13 17 (0.99%) Remedy
13 17 (0.99%) IBM
13 17 (0.99%) HP
14 16 (0.93%) TIBCO
15 15 (0.88%) Lotus
16 11 (0.64%) Perforce
16 11 (0.64%) VMware
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