The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had iOS Developer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
iOS Developer
Rank 405 326 406
Rank change year-on-year
-79 +80
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 249 354 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.46% 0.65% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.69% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 229 166
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 0
Median hourly rate - £41.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50897 51337 49774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.72% 94.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 31650 30786
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1482 2063 2112
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.72 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.65% -1.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £41.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -3.03%

iOS Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured iOS Developer in the job title.

iOS Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

iOS Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

iOS Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

iOS Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iOS Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 2016.

iOS Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

iOS Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

iOS Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

iOS Developer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iOS Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -98 233 £425 +3.03% 113
London -72 136 £450 +2.56% 69
South East -26 30 £425 +28.78% 13
Yorkshire +28 28 £413 +14.58% 5
West Yorkshire +22 26 £413 +14.58% 3
Leeds +18 25 £413 +14.58% 3
City of London +29 18 £450 +1.18% 16
North West -32 13 £375 +7.14% 11
West Sussex -21 11 £450 +50.00%
Scotland -5 10 £273 -48.09% 5
East of England +12 8 £375 -14.28% 5
Manchester -10 8 £350 -6.66% 5
South West -18 8 £413 +3.12% 2
Buckinghamshire +1 7 £350 -6.66%
Crawley -2 7 £450 +50.00%
Glasgow - 7 £270 - 2
East Midlands +9 6 £305 -23.75% 4
Cambridgeshire +12 5 £375 -11.76% 1
Tunbridge Wells -1 5 - -
Bristol -6 5 £413 - 2
Kent -14 5 - -
Cambridge +8 4 £388 -8.82% 1
Milton Keynes -2 4 £310 -
Wales +8 3 £175 -
South Wales +1 3 £175 -
Nottinghamshire -2 3 £330 -17.50%
Berkshire -5 3 £425 +30.76% 1
Edinburgh -5 3 £400 -23.80% 3
West Midlands -12 3 £281 -19.06% 2
Cardiff - 3 £175 -

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, iOS Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring iOS Developer in the job title.

1 491 (98.99%) Apple iOS
2 490 (98.79%) iOS Development
3 314 (63.31%) Objective-C
4 247 (49.80%) Apple Swift
5 204 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
6 139 (28.02%) TDD
7 136 (27.42%) Mobile App
8 125 (25.20%) Xcode
9 123 (24.80%) Mobile Development
10 108 (21.77%) Cocoa
11 104 (20.97%) iPhone
12 103 (20.77%) Android
12 103 (20.77%) RESTful
13 97 (19.56%) User Experience
14 94 (18.95%) iPad
15 90 (18.15%) Scrum
16 84 (16.94%) Apple
17 82 (16.53%) Unit Testing
18 78 (15.73%) Android Development
19 69 (13.91%) BDD
20 61 (12.30%) OO
21 60 (12.10%) JSON
22 57 (11.49%) JavaScript
23 56 (11.29%) iOS SDK
24 53 (10.69%) Cocoa Touch
25 52 (10.48%) REST
25 52 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
25 52 (10.48%) Web Services
26 48 (9.68%) Java
26 48 (9.68%) Git (software)

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 13 (2.62%) CMS
2 7 (1.41%) Mule
3 5 (1.01%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.60%) Node.js
5 2 (0.40%) Confluence
6 1 (0.20%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.20%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.20%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (1.01%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.20%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.82%) GitHub
2 4 (0.81%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon S3
4 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.20%) Heroku
4 1 (0.20%) iTunes
4 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (5.85%) HTTP
2 6 (1.21%) Network Security
3 5 (1.01%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.81%) Internet
4 4 (0.81%) MQTT
5 2 (0.40%) SSL
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) DNS
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
6 1 (0.20%) RIP
6 1 (0.20%) Skype
6 1 (0.20%) SSH
6 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.20%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.61%) SQLite
2 6 (1.21%) MongoDB
3 4 (0.81%) MySQL
4 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
4 3 (0.60%) Big Data
4 3 (0.60%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
5 2 (0.40%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.40%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
5 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.40%) SAP HANA
5 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 125 (25.20%) Xcode
2 48 (9.68%) Git (software)
3 26 (5.24%) Jenkins
4 15 (3.02%) Gradle
5 14 (2.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 14 (2.82%) Subversion
6 13 (2.62%) Ant
7 8 (1.61%) CocoaPods
7 8 (1.61%) JIRA
8 7 (1.41%) Bitbucket
9 6 (1.21%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.01%) Clang
11 4 (0.81%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 4 (0.81%) Appium
12 3 (0.60%) Eclipse
12 3 (0.60%) Mercurial
13 2 (0.40%) git-flow
13 2 (0.40%) IntelliJ
13 2 (0.40%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (0.40%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (6.05%) Finance
2 28 (5.65%) Retail
3 25 (5.04%) Banking
4 23 (4.64%) Games
5 18 (3.63%) Publishing
6 11 (2.22%) Retail Banking
7 7 (1.41%) Marketing
8 5 (1.01%) Automotive
8 5 (1.01%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Electronics
10 1 (0.20%) Advertising
10 1 (0.20%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.20%) Billing
10 1 (0.20%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.20%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 108 (21.77%) Cocoa
2 103 (20.77%) RESTful
3 60 (12.10%) JSON
4 56 (11.29%) iOS SDK
5 53 (10.69%) Cocoa Touch
6 52 (10.48%) REST
6 52 (10.48%) Web Services
7 46 (9.27%) XML
8 37 (7.46%) Core Animation
9 25 (5.04%) HTML
10 23 (4.64%) SOAP
11 22 (4.44%) UIKit
12 18 (3.63%) CSS
13 15 (3.02%) AngularJS
13 15 (3.02%) HTML5
14 14 (2.82%) .NET
15 12 (2.42%) PhoneGap
16 11 (2.22%) Apache Cordova
16 11 (2.22%) CSS3
17 10 (2.02%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 136 (27.42%) Mobile App
2 104 (20.97%) iPhone
3 97 (19.56%) User Experience
4 94 (18.95%) iPad
5 37 (7.46%) Animation
6 33 (6.65%) Computer Science
7 22 (4.44%) Data Structures
8 18 (3.63%) Smartphone
9 16 (3.23%) Algorithms
10 14 (2.82%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (2.82%) Mobile Banking
11 13 (2.62%) Cryptography
12 10 (2.02%) Embedded Systems
12 10 (2.02%) Streaming Video
13 9 (1.81%) Digital Media
13 9 (1.81%) Fintech
14 8 (1.61%) Social Media
15 7 (1.41%) Apple TV
16 6 (1.21%) Video on Demand
17 5 (1.01%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 491 (98.99%) Apple iOS
2 103 (20.77%) Android
3 7 (1.41%) Linux
4 6 (1.21%) Windows
5 2 (0.40%) Mac OS X
5 2 (0.40%) Unix
5 2 (0.40%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.20%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.20%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 490 (98.79%) iOS Development
2 204 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
3 139 (28.02%) TDD
4 123 (24.80%) Mobile Development
5 90 (18.15%) Scrum
6 82 (16.53%) Unit Testing
7 78 (15.73%) Android Development
8 69 (13.91%) BDD
9 61 (12.30%) OO
10 52 (10.48%) Continuous Integration
11 47 (9.48%) Software Engineering
12 43 (8.67%) E-Commerce
13 40 (8.06%) Multithreading
14 34 (6.85%) OOD
15 24 (4.84%) Automated Testing
15 24 (4.84%) OOP
16 22 (4.44%) Memory Management
17 17 (3.43%) MVC
18 16 (3.23%) Continuous Delivery
18 16 (3.23%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 314 (63.31%) Objective-C
2 247 (49.80%) Apple Swift
3 57 (11.49%) JavaScript
4 48 (9.68%) Java
5 24 (4.84%) C
6 22 (4.44%) C#
6 22 (4.44%) C++
7 11 (2.22%) PHP
8 9 (1.81%) SQL
9 5 (1.01%) Ruby
10 4 (0.81%) Groovy
11 3 (0.60%) Python
12 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.20%) F#
12 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 34 (6.85%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (0.81%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Docker
1 1 (0.20%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 6 (1.21%) AirWatch
2 3 (0.60%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.40%) yum
4 1 (0.20%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 84 (16.94%) Apple
2 21 (4.23%) Xamarin
3 9 (1.81%) Google
4 7 (1.41%) ION Trading
4 7 (1.41%) Kony
5 4 (0.81%) Microsoft
6 3 (0.60%) Appcelerator
6 3 (0.60%) Facebook
6 3 (0.60%) SAP
7 2 (0.40%) Twitter
8 1 (0.20%) HP
8 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com
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