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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iOS Developer
Rank 332 330 304
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 337 327 330
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.58% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.63% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 259 216 240
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
Average hourly rate £31.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.11% +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 - -

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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
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 3 September 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 -2 329 £425 +6.25% 95
London -13 213 £445 +4.70% 49
City of London +2 41 £450 +9.09% 18
South East -17 35 £363 -3.33% 10
North West -5 32 £400 +14.28% 10
South West +12 24 £400 +14.28% 10
Cheshire +3 17 £373 - 1
Chester - 16 £375 -
Bristol +10 15 £400 +14.28% 2
Kent +11 11 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 11 - -
Manchester -15 10 £415 +18.57% 9
East of England +13 9 £350 - 3
West Midlands +5 7 - - 4
Buckinghamshire -9 7 £375 - 1
Hampshire -11 7 £363 -9.37% 5
Scotland -16 7 £375 +9.09% 8
Yorkshire -27 7 £300 -11.11% 3
Southampton -3 5 £375 +5.63%
Milton Keynes - 5 £375 - 1
Cambridgeshire - 5 £425 - 2
West Sussex -17 4 £354 - 3
Oxfordshire -19 4 £400 +14.28%
West Yorkshire -27 4 £325 -3.70% 1
Leeds -29 4 £325 +8.33% 1
Cambridge - 4 £425 - 2
Crawley - 4 £354 - 3
Glasgow +12 3 £375 +12.78% 6
Berkshire -5 3 £250 -43.82%
East Midlands -13 3 £288 -2.54% 1

iOS Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 637 (99.69%) iOS Development
2 632 (98.90%) Apple iOS
3 421 (65.88%) Objective-C
4 351 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
5 200 (31.30%) Mobile App
6 179 (28.01%) Cocoa
7 159 (24.88%) Xcode
8 158 (24.73%) Android
9 157 (24.57%) iPhone
10 141 (22.07%) TDD
11 140 (21.91%) Mobile Development
12 139 (21.75%) Apple Swift
13 135 (21.13%) Android Development
14 123 (19.25%) JSON
15 117 (18.31%) User Experience
16 112 (17.53%) iOS SDK
17 105 (16.43%) Cocoa Touch
18 104 (16.28%) OO
19 103 (16.12%) Apple
19 103 (16.12%) iPad
20 97 (15.18%) Scrum
21 90 (14.08%) Git (software)
22 89 (13.93%) RESTful
22 89 (13.93%) Web Services
23 81 (12.68%) REST
24 66 (10.33%) JavaScript
25 64 (10.02%) HTML
25 64 (10.02%) Finance
26 61 (9.55%) Unit Testing
26 61 (9.55%) BDD

iOS Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 18 (2.82%) CMS
2 4 (0.63%) Node.js
3 3 (0.47%) Facebook Platform
4 1 (0.16%) Confluence
Applications
1 3 (0.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 13 (2.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (1.88%) GitHub
3 2 (0.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.31%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (3.60%) HTTP
2 11 (1.72%) Internet
3 6 (0.94%) NFC
3 6 (0.94%) iBeacon
4 5 (0.78%) Bluetooth
5 3 (0.47%) UPnP
6 2 (0.31%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.31%) HTTPS
7 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.54%) SQLite
2 13 (2.03%) MySQL
3 10 (1.56%) SQL Server
4 4 (0.63%) CouchDB
4 4 (0.63%) MongoDB
4 4 (0.63%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.47%) Big Data
5 3 (0.47%) Hadoop
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 159 (24.88%) Xcode
2 90 (14.08%) Git (software)
3 27 (4.23%) Subversion
4 23 (3.60%) CocoaPods
5 11 (1.72%) JIRA
5 11 (1.72%) Jenkins
6 6 (0.94%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 4 (0.63%) Hudson
7 4 (0.63%) Calabash
8 3 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (0.47%) Mercurial
8 3 (0.47%) Axure RP
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle APEX
9 1 (0.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.16%) Android Studio
9 1 (0.16%) Appium
9 1 (0.16%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.16%) Jasmine
9 1 (0.16%) Bitbucket
General
1 64 (10.02%) Finance
2 28 (4.38%) Publishing
3 26 (4.07%) Banking
4 24 (3.76%) Retail
5 17 (2.66%) Marketing
6 15 (2.35%) Electronics
7 13 (2.03%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.88%) Manufacturing
9 9 (1.41%) Games
10 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.63%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.47%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Music Industry
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Law
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
14 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.16%) German Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 179 (28.01%) Cocoa
2 123 (19.25%) JSON
3 112 (17.53%) iOS SDK
4 105 (16.43%) Cocoa Touch
5 89 (13.93%) RESTful
5 89 (13.93%) Web Services
6 81 (12.68%) REST
7 64 (10.02%) HTML
8 60 (9.39%) XML
9 42 (6.57%) SOAP
9 42 (6.57%) Core Animation
10 40 (6.26%) Android SDK
10 40 (6.26%) CSS
11 39 (6.10%) HTML5
12 31 (4.85%) UIKit
13 23 (3.60%) .NET
14 19 (2.97%) OpenGL
15 14 (2.19%) CSS3
16 10 (1.56%) jQuery
17 9 (1.41%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 200 (31.30%) Mobile App
2 157 (24.57%) iPhone
3 117 (18.31%) User Experience
4 103 (16.12%) iPad
5 42 (6.57%) Animation
6 36 (5.63%) Computer Science
7 23 (3.60%) Social Media
8 16 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
9 15 (2.35%) Streaming Video
10 10 (1.56%) DTV
10 10 (1.56%) Video on Demand
10 10 (1.56%) Mobile Payment
11 8 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
12 7 (1.10%) Client/Server
13 6 (0.94%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.94%) Physics
13 6 (0.94%) Mobile Banking
14 5 (0.78%) Data Structures
14 5 (0.78%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 632 (98.90%) Apple iOS
2 158 (24.73%) Android
3 23 (3.60%) Windows
4 11 (1.72%) Windows Phone
5 6 (0.94%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.63%) Windows Phone 7
7 3 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.47%) Linux
8 1 (0.16%) UNIX
8 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 637 (99.69%) iOS Development
2 351 (54.93%) Agile Software Development
3 141 (22.07%) TDD
4 140 (21.91%) Mobile Development
5 135 (21.13%) Android Development
6 104 (16.28%) OO
7 97 (15.18%) Scrum
8 61 (9.55%) BDD
8 61 (9.55%) Unit Testing
9 56 (8.76%) Continuous Integration
9 56 (8.76%) E-Commerce
10 49 (7.67%) OOD
11 44 (6.89%) Software Engineering
12 36 (5.63%) OOP
13 35 (5.48%) Automation Testing
14 30 (4.69%) Mobile Application Development
15 23 (3.60%) Memory Management
16 21 (3.29%) Multithreading
17 20 (3.13%) Pair Programming
18 18 (2.82%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 421 (65.88%) Objective-C
2 139 (21.75%) Apple Swift
3 66 (10.33%) JavaScript
4 55 (8.61%) Java
5 46 (7.20%) C++
6 45 (7.04%) C#
7 20 (3.13%) C
8 16 (2.50%) SQL
9 14 (2.19%) PHP
10 8 (1.25%) Ruby
11 5 (0.78%) ActionScript
12 2 (0.31%) Python
12 2 (0.31%) ActionScript 2.0
13 1 (0.16%) XPath
13 1 (0.16%) Apex Code
13 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 41 (6.42%) Degree
2 2 (0.31%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.48%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.16%) yum
1 1 (0.16%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 103 (16.12%) Apple
2 18 (2.82%) Google
2 18 (2.82%) Xamarin
3 11 (1.72%) SAP
4 9 (1.41%) Facebook
5 7 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (0.63%) Adobe
6 4 (0.63%) Appcelerator
7 3 (0.47%) Zend
7 3 (0.47%) Microsoft
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle
8 2 (0.31%) ION Trading
8 2 (0.31%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.16%) Netbiscuits
9 1 (0.16%) Kony
9 1 (0.16%) PayPal
9 1 (0.16%) Ingenico
9 1 (0.16%) Eloqua
9 1 (0.16%) Volantis
9 1 (0.16%) Siebel
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