The table below looks at the statistics for iOS Development skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited iOS Development over the 3 months to 22 September 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
iOS Software Development
Rank 263 206 228
Rank change year-on-year
-57 +22
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 426 507 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.96% 0.85%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.00% 1.30% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 341 336
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £454 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £343 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.18% +14.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 7
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.12 - £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.10 - £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.53 - £35.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42741 39110 42091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.95% 74.08% 71.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 24151 24372
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £368 £363
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1098 1551
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

iOS Development
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing iOS Development within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

iOS Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

iOS Development
Daily Rate Trend

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

iOS Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

iOS Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iOS Development within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

iOS Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

iOS Development
Hourly Rate Trend

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

iOS Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

iOS Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing iOS Development within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

iOS Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

iOS Development
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 Development within the UK over the 3 months to 22 September 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 -65 399 £400 +6.66% 166
London -30 272 £407 +1.62% 75
City of London +5 57 £400 - 18
South East +22 53 £400 +26.48% 28
Yorkshire +6 22 £331 -5.35% 11
West Yorkshire +3 21 £338 -6.89% 9
Hampshire +3 21 £400 - 7
Scotland +1 21 £388 +3.33% 10
Edinburgh +10 16 £394 -1.56% 2
West Midlands -13 16 £450 +28.57% 5
Southampton - 15 £378 - 4
South West -36 12 £350 -6.66% 18
North West -28 11 £350 +6.06% 15
Birmingham -6 10 £500 +117.39% 2
Manchester -18 10 £350 +1.08% 9
Berkshire +16 9 £426 +21.78% 6
West Sussex +7 6 - - 2
Bristol -18 6 £350 +7.69% 8
Buckinghamshire +1 5 £375 +25.00% 1
East Sussex -5 5 £350 - 4
Brighton -6 5 £350 - 3
Somerset -8 5 - - 4
East of England -57 5 £388 +10.71% 6
Leeds -4 4 £325 +83.09% 5
Surrey +2 3 £300 -3.22% 5
East Midlands -5 3 £290 -3.33% 7
Oxfordshire -10 3 £375 +63.04% 3
Glasgow -18 3 £338 -10.00% 7
Leicestershire - 3 £290 - 4
Milton Keynes -2 2 - -

iOS Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing iOS Development 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 iOS Development.

1 766 (95.51%) Apple iOS
2 447 (55.74%) Objective-C
3 326 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
4 290 (36.16%) iPhone
5 285 (35.54%) Android
6 236 (29.43%) iPad
7 227 (28.30%) Xcode
8 222 (27.68%) Mobile App
9 219 (27.31%) Android Development
10 194 (24.19%) JSON
11 175 (21.82%) Cocoa
12 171 (21.32%) HTML
13 162 (20.20%) JavaScript
14 161 (20.07%) XML
15 159 (19.83%) Web Services
16 143 (17.83%) OO
17 133 (16.58%) Git (software)
18 123 (15.34%) TDD
19 120 (14.96%) CSS
19 120 (14.96%) RESTful
20 119 (14.84%) Cocoa Touch
21 116 (14.46%) iOS SDK
22 110 (13.72%) User Experience
23 105 (13.09%) Scrum
24 104 (12.97%) HTML5
25 103 (12.84%) Subversion
26 99 (12.34%) Apple
27 92 (11.47%) Java
28 79 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
29 77 (9.60%) MVC

iOS Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing iOS Development 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 iOS Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (2.99%) CMS
2 17 (2.12%) Node.js
3 13 (1.62%) SharePoint
4 9 (1.12%) SharePoint 2010
5 8 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 7 (0.87%) Adobe CQ
6 7 (0.87%) IIS
7 6 (0.75%) WebSphere
8 5 (0.62%) Apache
9 3 (0.37%) TeamSite
9 3 (0.37%) WebSphere Portal
9 3 (0.37%) WordPress
10 2 (0.25%) Sitecore CMS
10 2 (0.25%) Confluence
10 2 (0.25%) Lync
10 2 (0.25%) Joomla!
10 2 (0.25%) Drupal
10 2 (0.25%) Umbraco
10 2 (0.25%) Facebook Platform
11 1 (0.12%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 11 (1.37%) Doxygen
2 9 (1.12%) Photoshop
3 7 (0.87%) MS Excel
4 6 (0.75%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.25%) Blender
5 2 (0.25%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.25%) Maya
6 1 (0.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.12%) Google Analytics
1 1 (0.12%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 6 (0.75%) GitHub
2 5 (0.62%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.25%) SaaS
3 2 (0.25%) PaaS
4 1 (0.12%) IaaS
4 1 (0.12%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 64 (7.98%) HTTP
2 26 (3.24%) VPN
3 18 (2.24%) HTTPS
4 7 (0.87%) VoIP
4 7 (0.87%) Internet
5 5 (0.62%) SSL
6 4 (0.50%) iBeacon
7 3 (0.37%) Bluetooth
7 3 (0.37%) TCP/IP
8 1 (0.12%) Intranet
8 1 (0.12%) DVB
8 1 (0.12%) RTP
8 1 (0.12%) RFID
8 1 (0.12%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (4.99%) MySQL
2 27 (3.37%) SQLite
3 11 (1.37%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.00%) Relational Database
5 5 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (0.62%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (0.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.25%) MS Access
7 2 (0.25%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.12%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.12%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.12%) QlikView
8 1 (0.12%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.12%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.12%) Redis
8 1 (0.12%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 227 (28.30%) Xcode
2 133 (16.58%) Git (software)
3 103 (12.84%) Subversion
4 19 (2.37%) JIRA
5 12 (1.50%) Mercurial
5 12 (1.50%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 11 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 11 (1.37%) NUnit
6 11 (1.37%) Eclipse
7 10 (1.25%) Calabash
8 8 (1.00%) Jenkins
8 8 (1.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.87%) QuickTest Pro
10 6 (0.75%) Hudson
11 5 (0.62%) Ant
11 5 (0.62%) Visual Studio
12 4 (0.50%) Ranorex
13 3 (0.37%) JUnit
13 3 (0.37%) Bugzilla
14 2 (0.25%) Bitbucket
General
1 58 (7.23%) Finance
2 35 (4.36%) Retail
3 27 (3.37%) Banking
4 26 (3.24%) Games
5 21 (2.62%) Publishing
6 17 (2.12%) Marketing
7 11 (1.37%) Advertising
7 11 (1.37%) Telecoms
8 7 (0.87%) Legal
9 6 (0.75%) French Language
9 6 (0.75%) German Language
10 4 (0.50%) Automotive
10 4 (0.50%) Back Office
11 3 (0.37%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.25%) Electronics
12 2 (0.25%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Interactive Media
13 1 (0.12%) Law
Job Titles
1 735 (91.65%) Developer
2 581 (72.44%) iOS Developer
3 98 (12.22%) Mobile Developer
4 76 (9.48%) Senior Developer
5 62 (7.73%) Senior iOS Developer
6 57 (7.11%) Android Developer
7 24 (2.99%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 21 (2.62%) Lead Developer
8 21 (2.62%) iPhone Developer
9 17 (2.12%) Applications Developer
9 17 (2.12%) Web Developer
10 14 (1.75%) PHP Developer
11 12 (1.50%) Programmer
12 11 (1.37%) Architect
13 10 (1.25%) .NET Developer
13 10 (1.25%) Front-End Developer
14 9 (1.12%) Software Engineer
14 9 (1.12%) Xamarin Developer
15 8 (1.00%) UI Programmer
15 8 (1.00%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 194 (24.19%) JSON
2 175 (21.82%) Cocoa
3 171 (21.32%) HTML
4 161 (20.07%) XML
5 159 (19.83%) Web Services
6 120 (14.96%) CSS
6 120 (14.96%) RESTful
7 119 (14.84%) Cocoa Touch
8 116 (14.46%) iOS SDK
9 104 (12.97%) HTML5
10 66 (8.23%) REST
11 57 (7.11%) SOAP
12 49 (6.11%) jQuery
13 46 (5.74%) CSS3
14 44 (5.49%) .NET
15 32 (3.99%) UIKit
16 24 (2.99%) PhoneGap
17 23 (2.87%) Ajax
18 22 (2.74%) Android SDK
19 18 (2.24%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 290 (36.16%) iPhone
2 236 (29.43%) iPad
3 222 (27.68%) Mobile App
4 110 (13.72%) User Experience
5 39 (4.86%) Computer Science
6 23 (2.87%) Social Media
6 23 (2.87%) Client/Server
7 21 (2.62%) Blackberry
8 20 (2.49%) Digital Media
9 17 (2.12%) Animation
10 15 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
11 13 (1.62%) Video on Demand
11 13 (1.62%) Smartphone
12 12 (1.50%) N-Tier
13 10 (1.25%) Streaming Media
13 10 (1.25%) Mobile Payment
14 9 (1.12%) Mobile Banking
14 9 (1.12%) Streaming Video
14 9 (1.12%) Open Source
14 9 (1.12%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 766 (95.51%) Apple iOS
2 285 (35.54%) Android
3 32 (3.99%) Windows
4 16 (2.00%) Linux
5 8 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
5 8 (1.00%) Windows Phone
6 6 (0.75%) UNIX
7 5 (0.62%) Mac OS X
8 3 (0.37%) Windows 7
9 2 (0.25%) webOS
9 2 (0.25%) Windows Phone 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.12%) SUSE
10 1 (0.12%) Debian
10 1 (0.12%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (40.65%) Agile Software Development
2 219 (27.31%) Android Development
3 143 (17.83%) OO
4 123 (15.34%) TDD
5 105 (13.09%) Scrum
6 79 (9.85%) Continuous Integration
7 77 (9.60%) MVC
8 69 (8.60%) OOP
9 62 (7.73%) Software Engineering
10 55 (6.86%) E-Commerce
11 51 (6.36%) Mobile Application Development
12 47 (5.86%) BDD
13 37 (4.61%) Kanban
14 32 (3.99%) Web Development
15 29 (3.62%) Multithreading
16 27 (3.37%) Unit Testing
16 27 (3.37%) Memory Management
17 24 (2.99%) Project Management
18 20 (2.49%) OOD
19 18 (2.24%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 447 (55.74%) Objective-C
2 162 (20.20%) JavaScript
3 92 (11.47%) Java
4 55 (6.86%) C++
5 42 (5.24%) C#
6 39 (4.86%) PHP
7 34 (4.24%) SQL
8 31 (3.87%) C
9 11 (1.37%) PHP5
10 10 (1.25%) Ruby
11 8 (1.00%) Python
12 5 (0.62%) T-SQL
12 5 (0.62%) ActionScript
13 4 (0.50%) VB.NET
13 4 (0.50%) PowerHouse
13 4 (0.50%) ActionScript 3.0
14 3 (0.37%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (0.37%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.25%) VBA
15 2 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (4.36%) Degree
2 7 (0.87%) Security Cleared
3 2 (0.25%) CBAP
3 2 (0.25%) BC Cleared
3 2 (0.25%) ISEB
4 1 (0.12%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.12%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.12%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.24%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.12%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 3 (0.37%) Vagrant
2 1 (0.12%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 99 (12.34%) Apple
2 33 (4.11%) Facebook
3 27 (3.37%) Xamarin
4 21 (2.62%) Google
5 19 (2.37%) Microsoft
6 10 (1.25%) Sencha
7 9 (1.12%) MobileIron
7 9 (1.12%) Appcelerator
7 9 (1.12%) Oracle
7 9 (1.12%) Perforce
8 7 (0.87%) Adobe
8 7 (0.87%) Twitter
9 3 (0.37%) Yahoo!
9 3 (0.37%) Atlassian
9 3 (0.37%) IBM
9 3 (0.37%) HP
9 3 (0.37%) Cognos
10 2 (0.25%) Symbian
10 2 (0.25%) Salesforce.com
10 2 (0.25%) TIBCO
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