The table below looks at the statistics for the iOS Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iOS Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iOS Developer
Rank 363 391 325
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -66
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 253 183 227
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.47% 0.35% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.51% 0.38% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 127 160
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
+14.61% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £39.90 £32.00 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.68% -74.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.31 £32.00 £60.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.38 £32.00 £129.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.90 £32.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year
+24.68% -74.40%

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
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

iOS Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iOS Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 27 March 2015.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iOS Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

iOS Developer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iOS Developer
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 iOS Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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 +41 236 £400 - 90
London +20 144 £400 -5.88% 51
South East +3 53 £378 +16.15% 12
City of London +31 34 £388 -8.82% 15
Hampshire +13 26 £416 -
Buckinghamshire +2 15 £400 +15.94%
South West +2 12 £358 +10.00% 6
Scotland -1 11 £550 +57.14% 1
North West -12 10 £350 - 12
Basingstoke - 9 £425 -
West Midlands -4 7 £348 +26.36% 1
Manchester -7 7 £350 -3.44% 7
Milton Keynes -7 7 - -
East of England +4 4 £363 +45.00% 2
Bristol 0 4 £363 +11.53% 3
East Midlands -6 4 £400 +33.33% 2
Berkshire -10 4 £348 +6.92% 4
Surrey +7 3 - - 3
Northern Ireland -3 3 £215 -42.66%
Belfast -5 3 £215 -42.66%
County Antrim -5 3 £215 -42.66%
Edinburgh -9 3 - -
Oxfordshire -14 3 £225 - 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £331 -
Nottingham - 3 £400 -
Birmingham -12 2 £350 +33.33%
Reading -1 1 £380 - 3
Cambridgeshire -3 1 £425 - 2
West Yorkshire -10 1 - - 2

iOS Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited iOS 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 iOS Developer in their job title.

1 499 (99.80%) iOS Development
2 498 (99.60%) Apple iOS
3 297 (59.40%) Objective-C
4 192 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
5 176 (35.20%) iPhone
6 159 (31.80%) Xcode
7 146 (29.20%) iPad
8 125 (25.00%) Mobile App
9 114 (22.80%) Android
10 110 (22.00%) JSON
11 106 (21.20%) Cocoa
12 94 (18.80%) TDD
12 94 (18.80%) Web Services
13 83 (16.60%) iOS SDK
14 82 (16.40%) Git (software)
14 82 (16.40%) RESTful
14 82 (16.40%) HTML
14 82 (16.40%) User Experience
15 76 (15.20%) Scrum
16 73 (14.60%) OO
17 72 (14.40%) JavaScript
18 71 (14.20%) Cocoa Touch
18 71 (14.20%) Android Development
19 67 (13.40%) HTML5
20 66 (13.20%) Apple
21 65 (13.00%) XML
22 62 (12.40%) Finance
23 55 (11.00%) Software Engineering
24 47 (9.40%) REST
25 45 (9.00%) CSS

iOS Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited iOS 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 iOS Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (2.80%) Node.js
2 10 (2.00%) CMS
3 2 (0.40%) WordPress
3 2 (0.40%) Confluence
4 1 (0.20%) Apache
4 1 (0.20%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
2 2 (0.40%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.20%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (0.60%) GitHub
2 3 (0.60%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (0.40%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.20%) IaaS
4 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 24 (4.80%) HTTP
2 9 (1.80%) Internet
3 8 (1.60%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.20%) iBeacon
5 5 (1.00%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.40%) VoIP
6 2 (0.40%) VPN
7 1 (0.20%) SMS
7 1 (0.20%) PPP
7 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.20%) DVB
7 1 (0.20%) PPTP
7 1 (0.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.60%) MySQL
2 12 (2.40%) SQLite
3 8 (1.60%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.80%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.80%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (0.60%) CouchDB
5 3 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.20%) Big Data
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.20%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 159 (31.80%) Xcode
2 82 (16.40%) Git (software)
3 29 (5.80%) Subversion
4 12 (2.40%) Calabash
5 10 (2.00%) Jenkins
6 8 (1.60%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 5 (1.00%) JUnit
8 4 (0.80%) JIRA
9 3 (0.60%) MonkeyTalk
10 2 (0.40%) Bitbucket
10 2 (0.40%) Android Studio
10 2 (0.40%) Appium
10 2 (0.40%) Selenium
10 2 (0.40%) Mercurial
10 2 (0.40%) Axure RP
10 2 (0.40%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.20%) Hudson
11 1 (0.20%) Maven
General
1 62 (12.40%) Finance
2 40 (8.00%) Banking
3 19 (3.80%) Retail
4 16 (3.20%) Games
5 8 (1.60%) Marketing
6 6 (1.20%) Advertising
6 6 (1.20%) Publishing
7 4 (0.80%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.80%) Automotive
7 4 (0.80%) French Language
7 4 (0.80%) German Language
8 2 (0.40%) Avionics
8 2 (0.40%) Law
8 2 (0.40%) Legal
8 2 (0.40%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.20%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.20%) Music Industry
9 1 (0.20%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (22.00%) JSON
2 106 (21.20%) Cocoa
3 94 (18.80%) Web Services
4 83 (16.60%) iOS SDK
5 82 (16.40%) RESTful
5 82 (16.40%) HTML
6 71 (14.20%) Cocoa Touch
7 67 (13.40%) HTML5
8 65 (13.00%) XML
9 47 (9.40%) REST
10 45 (9.00%) CSS
11 30 (6.00%) SOAP
12 28 (5.60%) CSS3
13 26 (5.20%) Core Animation
14 23 (4.60%) .NET
15 18 (3.60%) UIKit
16 13 (2.60%) Apache Cordova
16 13 (2.60%) jQuery
17 10 (2.00%) XSLT
17 10 (2.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 176 (35.20%) iPhone
2 146 (29.20%) iPad
3 125 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 82 (16.40%) User Experience
5 42 (8.40%) Computer Science
6 29 (5.80%) Animation
7 20 (4.00%) Social Media
8 15 (3.00%) Open Source
9 13 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.00%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.80%) Data Structures
11 9 (1.80%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (1.40%) New Media
13 6 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.20%) Social Network
13 6 (1.20%) Streaming Video
13 6 (1.20%) Smartphone
13 6 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
13 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
14 5 (1.00%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 498 (99.60%) Apple iOS
2 114 (22.80%) Android
3 24 (4.80%) Windows
4 20 (4.00%) Linux
5 14 (2.80%) UNIX
6 10 (2.00%) Windows Phone
7 8 (1.60%) Mac OS X
8 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 499 (99.80%) iOS Development
2 192 (38.40%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (18.80%) TDD
4 76 (15.20%) Scrum
5 73 (14.60%) OO
6 71 (14.20%) Android Development
7 55 (11.00%) Software Engineering
8 40 (8.00%) Continuous Integration
9 36 (7.20%) BDD
10 34 (6.80%) Multithreading
11 30 (6.00%) OOP
12 27 (5.40%) Unit Testing
12 27 (5.40%) Mobile Application Development
13 26 (5.20%) E-Commerce
14 21 (4.20%) MVC
15 20 (4.00%) Memory Management
16 14 (2.80%) Kanban
16 14 (2.80%) Web Design
17 13 (2.60%) OOD
18 12 (2.40%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 297 (59.40%) Objective-C
2 72 (14.40%) JavaScript
3 40 (8.00%) Java
4 35 (7.00%) C++
5 19 (3.80%) C#
6 13 (2.60%) C
6 13 (2.60%) SQL
7 9 (1.80%) XPath
8 3 (0.60%) Ruby
9 2 (0.40%) PHP
10 1 (0.20%) VB
10 1 (0.20%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.20%) XAML
Qualifications
1 38 (7.60%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.80%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.20%) Firmware
1 1 (0.20%) IAG
Systems Management
1 4 (0.80%) yum
1 4 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 66 (13.20%) Apple
2 14 (2.80%) Google
3 13 (2.60%) Microsoft
4 11 (2.20%) Facebook
5 10 (2.00%) Twitter
6 6 (1.20%) Oracle
7 5 (1.00%) Xamarin
8 4 (0.80%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.60%) Kony
9 3 (0.60%) Adobe
10 2 (0.40%) Sencha
10 2 (0.40%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.20%) Perforce
11 1 (0.20%) SAP
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