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 21 August 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
iOS Developer
Rank 313 293 320
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +27
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 321 327 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.62% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.67% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 243 214
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£400 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £32.58 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.12% -6.91%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £22.66 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -35.25%

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
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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 21 August 2014.

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 21 August 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 -26 304 £400 +6.66% 72
London +4 232 £425 +9.67% 38
City of London +33 56 £425 +6.25% 13
South East +20 35 £365 +16.80% 13
Scotland -11 14 £344 -8.33% 2
Hampshire +3 12 £400 - 5
West Midlands -11 10 £388 +10.71% 5
West Yorkshire +14 9 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +8 9 £338 +22.72% 1
Edinburgh -9 9 £400 - 1
Southampton -1 8 £355 - 2
North West -10 7 £350 +2.18% 5
Manchester -15 6 £350 +2.18% 4
Berkshire - 6 £450 - 1
Birmingham +2 5 - - 3
West Sussex +1 5 - - 1
East Sussex - 5 £350 - 4
Brighton - 5 £350 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 4 £350 -6.66%
South West -40 4 £350 +12.00% 7
Glasgow -9 3 £333 -11.33% 1
Bristol -18 3 £350 +27.27% 3
East Midlands +4 2 £295 +3.50% 2
Windsor - 2 £450 -
Northern Ireland - 2 £275 -
Leeds +8 1 £300 -
North Yorkshire +3 1 £300 +9.09%
Northamptonshire 0 1 £300 -
Oxford 0 1 £325 -13.33%
Cheshire -1 1 - - 1

iOS Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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.

1 523 (99.62%) iOS Development
2 510 (97.14%) Apple iOS
3 357 (68.00%) Objective-C
4 226 (43.05%) iPhone
5 196 (37.33%) iPad
6 191 (36.38%) Xcode
7 148 (28.19%) Cocoa
8 132 (25.14%) JSON
9 128 (24.38%) Mobile App
10 123 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
11 112 (21.33%) Android
12 107 (20.38%) OO
13 102 (19.43%) iOS SDK
14 98 (18.67%) XML
15 96 (18.29%) Web Services
16 93 (17.71%) Cocoa Touch
17 92 (17.52%) RESTful
18 82 (15.62%) TDD
18 82 (15.62%) Git (software)
19 81 (15.43%) Apple
20 74 (14.10%) HTML
21 63 (12.00%) Android Development
22 60 (11.43%) Scrum
22 60 (11.43%) Subversion
23 58 (11.05%) JavaScript
24 53 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
25 50 (9.52%) HTML5
26 48 (9.14%) OOP
27 43 (8.19%) Software Engineering
28 41 (7.81%) C++

iOS Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 8 (1.52%) SharePoint
1 8 (1.52%) CMS
2 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2010
2 6 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
3 4 (0.76%) Apache
4 2 (0.38%) Node.js
5 1 (0.19%) IIS
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (0.19%) Drupal
5 1 (0.19%) Confluence
Applications
1 7 (1.33%) Doxygen
2 5 (0.95%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.19%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.19%) Blender
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.19%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.19%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.19%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (7.43%) HTTP
2 14 (2.67%) HTTPS
3 13 (2.48%) VPN
4 5 (0.95%) SSL
5 4 (0.76%) VoIP
5 4 (0.76%) TCP/IP
6 3 (0.57%) Internet
7 2 (0.38%) iBeacon
8 1 (0.19%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (3.43%) SQLite
2 17 (3.24%) MySQL
3 2 (0.38%) MS Access
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.19%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.19%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 191 (36.38%) Xcode
2 82 (15.62%) Git (software)
3 60 (11.43%) Subversion
4 8 (1.52%) JIRA
4 8 (1.52%) Mercurial
5 7 (1.33%) QuickTest Pro
6 6 (1.14%) Cucumber
6 6 (1.14%) Calabash
7 5 (0.95%) Hudson
7 5 (0.95%) Eclipse
7 5 (0.95%) NUnit
8 3 (0.57%) Bugzilla
8 3 (0.57%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.38%) Ranorex
10 1 (0.19%) Bitbucket
10 1 (0.19%) Ant
10 1 (0.19%) JUnit
10 1 (0.19%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (5.33%) Finance
2 25 (4.76%) Retail
3 20 (3.81%) Banking
4 15 (2.86%) Games
5 14 (2.67%) Publishing
6 13 (2.48%) Marketing
7 10 (1.90%) Legal
7 10 (1.90%) Advertising
8 5 (0.95%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.95%) French Language
8 5 (0.95%) German Language
9 4 (0.76%) Back Office
10 3 (0.57%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.38%) Electronics
11 2 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.38%) Front Office
11 2 (0.38%) Automotive
11 2 (0.38%) Interactive Media
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 148 (28.19%) Cocoa
2 132 (25.14%) JSON
3 102 (19.43%) iOS SDK
4 98 (18.67%) XML
5 96 (18.29%) Web Services
6 93 (17.71%) Cocoa Touch
7 92 (17.52%) RESTful
8 74 (14.10%) HTML
9 50 (9.52%) HTML5
10 36 (6.86%) CSS
10 36 (6.86%) REST
11 20 (3.81%) CSS3
12 18 (3.43%) SOAP
13 17 (3.24%) UIKit
14 15 (2.86%) Core Animation
15 11 (2.10%) jQuery
15 11 (2.10%) Xamarin.iOS
16 10 (1.90%) .NET
17 9 (1.71%) OpenGL
18 8 (1.52%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 226 (43.05%) iPhone
2 196 (37.33%) iPad
3 128 (24.38%) Mobile App
4 24 (4.57%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.05%) Animation
5 16 (3.05%) Client/Server
6 13 (2.48%) Social Media
7 11 (2.10%) Blackberry
8 9 (1.71%) Streaming Media
8 9 (1.71%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
9 8 (1.52%) Mobile Payment
10 7 (1.33%) Online Games
11 6 (1.14%) Streaming Video
11 6 (1.14%) N-Tier
11 6 (1.14%) Digital Media
11 6 (1.14%) Augmented Reality
11 6 (1.14%) Open Source
12 5 (0.95%) Visualisation
12 5 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 510 (97.14%) Apple iOS
2 112 (21.33%) Android
3 12 (2.29%) Windows
4 6 (1.14%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.76%) UNIX
5 4 (0.76%) Windows Phone
6 3 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
6 3 (0.57%) Linux
7 2 (0.38%) webOS
7 2 (0.38%) Windows Phone 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 523 (99.62%) iOS Development
2 123 (23.43%) Agile Software Development
3 107 (20.38%) OO
4 82 (15.62%) TDD
5 63 (12.00%) Android Development
6 60 (11.43%) Scrum
7 53 (10.10%) Continuous Integration
8 48 (9.14%) OOP
9 43 (8.19%) Software Engineering
10 33 (6.29%) BDD
11 31 (5.90%) MVC
12 26 (4.95%) E-Commerce
12 26 (4.95%) Memory Management
13 24 (4.57%) Unit Testing
14 21 (4.00%) Multithreading
14 21 (4.00%) Mobile Application Development
15 20 (3.81%) Kanban
16 17 (3.24%) OOD
17 11 (2.10%) Project Management
17 11 (2.10%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 357 (68.00%) Objective-C
2 58 (11.05%) JavaScript
3 41 (7.81%) C++
4 35 (6.67%) Java
5 28 (5.33%) C
6 15 (2.86%) SQL
7 13 (2.48%) PHP
7 13 (2.48%) C#
8 6 (1.14%) Python
9 5 (0.95%) Ruby
10 4 (0.76%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.57%) PowerHouse
12 2 (0.38%) VBA
13 1 (0.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (3.24%) Degree
2 3 (0.57%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.19%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.71%) QA
Vendors
1 81 (15.43%) Apple
2 26 (4.95%) Facebook
3 12 (2.29%) Google
4 8 (1.52%) Microsoft
5 7 (1.33%) Xamarin
6 6 (1.14%) MobileIron
7 5 (0.95%) Twitter
8 4 (0.76%) Yahoo!
8 4 (0.76%) Adobe
8 4 (0.76%) Sencha
9 3 (0.57%) Atlassian
10 2 (0.38%) Cognos
10 2 (0.38%) Symbian
10 2 (0.38%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.38%) Perforce
10 2 (0.38%) Capita
11 1 (0.19%) Sony
11 1 (0.19%) IBM
11 1 (0.19%) Oracle
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