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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple iOS
Rank 146 121 142
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +21
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 830 908 792
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.43% 1.73% 1.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.37% 7.52% 6.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 601 520
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+0.76% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 15 13
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 £10.45 £13.00 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.75 £29.20 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £20.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
-19.51% -45.33%

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
13027 12073 11728
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 22.38% 22.97% 20.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7645 6751 6145
Average daily rate £355 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.54% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1055 1115
Average hourly rate £16.16 £15.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.25% -8.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.15 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £35.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.18 £15.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.86% -11.76%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 -40 761 £361 -3.66% 341
London -16 510 £400 - 152
City of London +15 119 £375 -3.84% 41
South East +2 88 £350 - 55
North West -17 52 £344 +5.76% 49
Manchester +12 42 £338 +3.84% 30
Scotland 0 34 £388 +10.71% 19
East Midlands +23 30 £325 +13.04% 9
Edinburgh +17 30 £388 +25.00% 8
Hampshire +1 23 £355 -5.33% 13
South West -40 22 £310 -17.33% 26
Berkshire +2 19 £325 - 9
Yorkshire -7 18 £301 -0.24% 18
West Yorkshire -7 17 £301 -4.44% 12
West Midlands -25 17 £350 +21.73% 7
Bristol -20 15 £338 -10.00% 8
Northern Ireland - 15 £281 -
East of England -40 14 £350 - 20
Northamptonshire +6 13 £325 - 3
County Antrim - 12 £281 -
Belfast - 12 £281 -
Southampton -1 11 £378 +23.77% 4
Buckinghamshire +1 10 £320 +28.00% 11
Cardiff -1 8 £338 -5.26% 5
Surrey -1 8 £325 -2.98% 12
South Wales -9 8 £338 -5.26% 5
Birmingham -12 8 £463 +60.86% 2
Cheshire -12 8 £563 +55.17% 17
Wales -21 8 £338 -5.26% 7
Northampton +4 7 £450 - 1

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 995 (57.98%) Android
2 786 (45.80%) iOS Development
3 651 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
4 528 (30.77%) Mobile App
5 513 (29.90%) Objective-C
6 380 (22.14%) HTML
7 329 (19.17%) iPhone
8 325 (18.94%) JavaScript
9 303 (17.66%) Windows
10 289 (16.84%) Android Development
11 287 (16.72%) CSS
12 266 (15.50%) iPad
13 265 (15.44%) Java
14 250 (14.57%) User Experience
15 245 (14.28%) Xcode
16 239 (13.93%) Web Services
17 233 (13.58%) JSON
18 221 (12.88%) HTML5
19 207 (12.06%) OO
20 202 (11.77%) XML
21 197 (11.48%) Git (software)
22 195 (11.36%) TDD
23 191 (11.13%) Scrum
24 175 (10.20%) RESTful
25 170 (9.91%) Cocoa
25 170 (9.91%) Finance
26 157 (9.15%) Apple
27 155 (9.03%) E-Commerce
27 155 (9.03%) iOS SDK
28 142 (8.28%) Blackberry

Apple iOS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 42 (2.45%) CMS
2 38 (2.21%) Node.js
3 22 (1.28%) MS Exchange
4 20 (1.17%) IBM Notes
5 17 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 15 (0.87%) Apache
7 12 (0.70%) SharePoint
8 11 (0.64%) IIS
8 11 (0.64%) Lync
9 10 (0.58%) Tomcat
10 8 (0.47%) WordPress
11 7 (0.41%) Adobe CQ
12 6 (0.35%) Drupal
13 5 (0.29%) Umbraco
13 5 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2007
13 5 (0.29%) WebSphere
14 4 (0.23%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (0.23%) Confluence
14 4 (0.23%) uiautomator
Applications
1 100 (5.83%) MS Office
2 75 (4.37%) Photoshop
3 62 (3.61%) Adobe Illustrator
4 35 (2.04%) MS Excel
5 13 (0.76%) Doxygen
6 11 (0.64%) MS Visio
7 9 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 8 (0.47%) InDesign
9 7 (0.41%) OmniGraffle
10 6 (0.35%) Fireworks
11 4 (0.23%) Maya
12 3 (0.17%) MS Project
12 3 (0.17%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.12%) Adobe Captivate
13 2 (0.12%) Blender
14 1 (0.058%) ZBrush
14 1 (0.058%) Mudbox
14 1 (0.058%) MS PowerPoint
14 1 (0.058%) 3ds Max
14 1 (0.058%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 12 (0.70%) Magento
2 10 (0.58%) Oracle CRM
3 4 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.058%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.058%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.058%) assyst
5 1 (0.058%) Oracle ERP
5 1 (0.058%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 10 (0.58%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (0.58%) Google Apps
2 8 (0.47%) GitHub
2 8 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (0.47%) PaaS
3 7 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (0.35%) Office 365
5 5 (0.29%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (0.17%) IaaS
6 3 (0.17%) Heroku
7 2 (0.12%) SaaS
8 1 (0.058%) Force.com
8 1 (0.058%) Google App Engine
8 1 (0.058%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.058%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.14%) HTTP
2 54 (3.15%) VPN
3 41 (2.39%) Internet
4 23 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
5 22 (1.28%) Firewall
6 19 (1.11%) TCP/IP
6 19 (1.11%) HTTPS
7 15 (0.87%) VoIP
8 14 (0.82%) Bluetooth
8 14 (0.82%) DNS
9 11 (0.64%) LAN
10 10 (0.58%) Network Security
11 9 (0.52%) WAN
11 9 (0.52%) SSL
12 8 (0.47%) iBeacon
12 8 (0.47%) Wireless
13 7 (0.41%) Wireshark
13 7 (0.41%) Intranet
13 7 (0.41%) DHCP
14 5 (0.29%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (5.36%) MySQL
2 38 (2.21%) SQL Server
2 38 (2.21%) SQLite
3 33 (1.92%) NoSQL
4 25 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 19 (1.11%) MongoDB
6 18 (1.05%) Big Data
7 14 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
8 8 (0.47%) Hadoop
9 6 (0.35%) Apache Hive
9 6 (0.35%) Azure SQL Database
9 6 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
9 6 (0.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 5 (0.29%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (0.23%) Oracle Database
12 2 (0.12%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.12%) Redis
Development Applications
1 245 (14.28%) Xcode
2 197 (11.48%) Git (software)
3 127 (7.40%) Subversion
4 65 (3.79%) Calabash
5 63 (3.67%) JIRA
6 59 (3.44%) Cucumber
7 51 (2.97%) Selenium
8 46 (2.68%) Appium
9 44 (2.56%) Axure RP
10 40 (2.33%) Eclipse
11 36 (2.10%) Team Foundation Server
12 33 (1.92%) Jenkins
13 26 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 24 (1.40%) WebDriver
15 18 (1.05%) Hudson
16 17 (0.99%) NUnit
16 17 (0.99%) Robotium
17 16 (0.93%) JMeter
17 16 (0.93%) Mercurial
18 13 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 170 (9.91%) Finance
2 86 (5.01%) Retail
3 70 (4.08%) Games
4 69 (4.02%) Marketing
5 67 (3.90%) Banking
6 45 (2.62%) Telecoms
7 36 (2.10%) Publishing
8 30 (1.75%) Advertising
9 12 (0.70%) Legal
10 11 (0.64%) French Language
11 10 (0.58%) Electronics
12 9 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 9 (0.52%) German Language
13 8 (0.47%) Automotive
14 7 (0.41%) Spanish Language
15 6 (0.35%) Multimedia
16 5 (0.29%) Manufacturing
16 5 (0.29%) Dutch Language
17 4 (0.23%) Financial Institution
18 3 (0.17%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 1005 (58.57%) Developer
2 582 (33.92%) iOS Developer
3 162 (9.44%) Mobile Developer
4 151 (8.80%) Analyst
5 128 (7.46%) Android Developer
6 100 (5.83%) Designer
7 98 (5.71%) Senior Developer
8 75 (4.37%) Tester
9 67 (3.90%) Architect
10 58 (3.38%) Senior iOS Developer
11 55 (3.21%) Test Analyst
12 51 (2.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 47 (2.74%) Project Manager
14 42 (2.45%) Mobile Tester
15 40 (2.33%) Applications Developer
16 39 (2.27%) UX Designer
16 39 (2.27%) Front-End Developer
17 36 (2.10%) Desktop Support
18 33 (1.92%) Web Developer
19 32 (1.86%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 380 (22.14%) HTML
2 287 (16.72%) CSS
3 239 (13.93%) Web Services
4 233 (13.58%) JSON
5 221 (12.88%) HTML5
6 202 (11.77%) XML
7 175 (10.20%) RESTful
8 170 (9.91%) Cocoa
9 155 (9.03%) iOS SDK
10 125 (7.28%) .NET
11 122 (7.11%) Cocoa Touch
12 110 (6.41%) CSS3
13 109 (6.35%) REST
14 106 (6.18%) jQuery
15 86 (5.01%) SOAP
16 61 (3.55%) AngularJS
17 56 (3.26%) Android SDK
18 53 (3.09%) PhoneGap
19 46 (2.68%) Ajax
20 36 (2.10%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 528 (30.77%) Mobile App
2 329 (19.17%) iPhone
3 266 (15.50%) iPad
4 250 (14.57%) User Experience
5 142 (8.28%) Blackberry
6 92 (5.36%) Computer Science
7 59 (3.44%) Analytical Skills
8 55 (3.21%) Open Source
9 41 (2.39%) Social Media
10 31 (1.81%) Smartphone
11 30 (1.75%) Video on Demand
12 26 (1.52%) Animation
12 26 (1.52%) Client/Server
12 26 (1.52%) Data Structures
12 26 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
13 25 (1.46%) Mobile Payment
13 25 (1.46%) Digital Media
14 22 (1.28%) Visualisation
15 21 (1.22%) Streaming Video
16 18 (1.05%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 995 (57.98%) Android
2 303 (17.66%) Windows
3 87 (5.07%) Windows 7
4 76 (4.43%) Linux
5 70 (4.08%) Windows Phone
6 66 (3.85%) Mac OS X
7 58 (3.38%) Windows XP
8 43 (2.51%) Windows Mobile
9 31 (1.81%) Windows 8
10 23 (1.34%) Mac OS
11 19 (1.11%) Windows Vista
12 11 (0.64%) UNIX
12 11 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (0.52%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (0.35%) webOS
15 5 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
16 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone 8
16 4 (0.23%) Windows Phone 7
16 4 (0.23%) BlackBerry OS
16 4 (0.23%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 786 (45.80%) iOS Development
2 651 (37.94%) Agile Software Development
3 289 (16.84%) Android Development
4 207 (12.06%) OO
5 195 (11.36%) TDD
6 191 (11.13%) Scrum
7 155 (9.03%) E-Commerce
8 137 (7.98%) MVC
9 109 (6.35%) Continuous Integration
10 105 (6.12%) Software Engineering
11 102 (5.94%) BDD
12 92 (5.36%) OOP
13 68 (3.96%) Project Management
14 67 (3.90%) Mobile Application Development
15 66 (3.85%) Web Development
16 65 (3.79%) ITIL
17 60 (3.50%) Test Automation
18 58 (3.38%) Unit Testing
19 51 (2.97%) Test Scripting
20 50 (2.91%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 513 (29.90%) Objective-C
2 325 (18.94%) JavaScript
3 265 (15.44%) Java
4 122 (7.11%) C#
5 107 (6.24%) SQL
6 91 (5.30%) C++
7 84 (4.90%) PHP
8 63 (3.67%) Ruby
9 53 (3.09%) C
10 39 (2.27%) Python
11 17 (0.99%) PHP5
12 13 (0.76%) Groovy
13 11 (0.64%) PowerShell
14 9 (0.52%) XPath
14 9 (0.52%) Perl
15 8 (0.47%) Scala
16 7 (0.41%) VB.NET
17 6 (0.35%) ActionScript
18 5 (0.29%) T-SQL
18 5 (0.29%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (5.13%) Degree
2 33 (1.92%) ISEB
3 18 (1.05%) Security Cleared
4 15 (0.87%) ISTQB
5 9 (0.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (0.47%) SC Cleared
7 6 (0.35%) A+ Certification
8 5 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 3 (0.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (0.17%) BC Cleared
9 3 (0.17%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (0.17%) MCSE
10 2 (0.12%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (0.12%) MCDST
10 2 (0.12%) CISM
10 2 (0.12%) CISSP
10 2 (0.12%) CBAP
11 1 (0.058%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.058%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.058%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 92 (5.36%) QA
2 14 (0.82%) SLA
3 8 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.12%) JTAG
6 1 (0.058%) ISO/IEC 14443
6 1 (0.058%) PAS 55
6 1 (0.058%) COBIT
6 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.058%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 83 (4.84%) Active Directory
2 5 (0.29%) Terminal Services
2 5 (0.29%) VMware ESX
2 5 (0.29%) XenApp
2 5 (0.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (0.29%) Docker
3 4 (0.23%) XenServer
3 4 (0.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 3 (0.17%) Xen
4 3 (0.17%) XenDesktop
5 2 (0.12%) Kerio MailServer
5 2 (0.12%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.12%) MetaFrame
5 2 (0.12%) Firmware
6 1 (0.058%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.058%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.058%) Varnish
6 1 (0.058%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.058%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 13 (0.76%) SCCM
2 11 (0.64%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (0.23%) XenMobile
4 3 (0.17%) Vagrant
5 2 (0.12%) SCOM
5 2 (0.12%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.12%) Nagios
6 1 (0.058%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.058%) MIMEsweeper
6 1 (0.058%) WSUS
6 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.058%) Puppet
6 1 (0.058%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 157 (9.15%) Apple
2 131 (7.63%) Microsoft
3 68 (3.96%) Google
4 54 (3.15%) Adobe
5 48 (2.80%) Xamarin
6 47 (2.74%) Oracle
7 41 (2.39%) Citrix
8 31 (1.81%) Facebook
9 26 (1.52%) SAP
10 25 (1.46%) HP
10 25 (1.46%) Sencha
11 22 (1.28%) Appcelerator
12 20 (1.17%) Lotus
13 18 (1.05%) MobileIron
14 14 (0.82%) Remedy
15 13 (0.76%) Perforce
15 13 (0.76%) VMware
16 10 (0.58%) JD Edwards
16 10 (0.58%) IBM
17 7 (0.41%) TIBCO
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