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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
iOS Software Development
Rank 278 259 220
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -39
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 470 426 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.80% 0.76% 0.95%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.03% 1.00% 1.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 268 333
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 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £366 £350 £343
% change year-on-year
+4.64% +2.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 1
Average hourly rate £34.20 £39.28 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.92% -7.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 £26.53 -
% change year-on-year
+28.93% -

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
45685 42476 39076
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 78.18% 76.04% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29782 26353 24011
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1243 1161 1109
Average hourly rate £31.44 £25.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.62 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.17 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £26.98 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+20.48% -11.55%

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 4 September 2015.

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
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 4 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 -1 456 £425 +6.25% 174
London +1 279 £450 +5.88% 77
City of London +6 57 £450 +12.50% 27
North West +8 51 £378 +7.85% 21
South East -27 51 £350 -6.66% 27
South West +20 35 £400 +14.28% 13
Cheshire +10 24 £384 - 5
Manchester -5 22 £375 +7.14% 14
Chester - 22 £388 - 1
Bristol +12 20 £400 +14.28% 3
Kent +17 15 £350 - 1
Tunbridge Wells - 14 - -
Scotland -21 12 £375 +22.44% 16
Yorkshire -35 12 £300 -9.43% 14
East of England +7 11 £300 -24.05% 3
West Midlands +3 11 £350 -22.22% 7
Buckinghamshire -7 10 £363 -3.33% 4
Hampshire -11 9 £330 -17.50% 12
Milton Keynes -2 8 £350 - 1
Leeds -24 8 £350 +7.69% 8
West Yorkshire -38 8 £350 +3.70% 8
Southampton -7 7 £350 -7.28%
Cambridgeshire - 7 £225 - 2
East Midlands -6 6 £263 -9.48% 6
Edinburgh -22 6 £400 +10.34% 1
Wiltshire - 6 £275 - 5
Cambridge - 6 £225 - 2
Glasgow +7 4 £375 +25.00% 12
Crawley -6 4 £354 +28.63% 1
Berkshire -9 4 £295 -32.95% 5

iOS Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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.

1 896 (97.71%) Apple iOS
2 486 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
3 485 (52.89%) Objective-C
4 379 (41.33%) Android
5 341 (37.19%) Android Development
6 334 (36.42%) Mobile App
7 257 (28.03%) Mobile Development
8 205 (22.36%) Cocoa
9 199 (21.70%) TDD
10 183 (19.96%) Xcode
11 181 (19.74%) iPhone
12 175 (19.08%) JSON
13 161 (17.56%) Apple Swift
14 157 (17.12%) User Experience
15 149 (16.25%) Web Services
16 139 (15.16%) REST
17 138 (15.05%) Scrum
18 137 (14.94%) JavaScript
19 135 (14.72%) Java
20 134 (14.61%) HTML
20 134 (14.61%) Git (software)
21 133 (14.50%) iOS SDK
22 130 (14.18%) OO
23 128 (13.96%) iPad
24 123 (13.41%) Cocoa Touch
25 119 (12.98%) Apple
26 101 (11.01%) RESTful
27 94 (10.25%) CSS
28 93 (10.14%) E-Commerce
29 90 (9.81%) XML

iOS Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 20 (2.18%) CMS
2 19 (2.07%) Node.js
3 4 (0.44%) WebSphere
3 4 (0.44%) IIS
4 3 (0.33%) Facebook Platform
5 2 (0.22%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.22%) WordPress
5 2 (0.22%) Confluence
6 1 (0.11%) Commerce Server
6 1 (0.11%) Joomla!
6 1 (0.11%) Drupal
6 1 (0.11%) uiautomator
Applications
1 6 (0.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (0.44%) MS Office
3 2 (0.22%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.11%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (1.09%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.11%) Magento
2 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 16 (1.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (1.64%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (1.31%) GitHub
4 2 (0.22%) SaaS
4 2 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.22%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.11%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.11%) Route 53
5 1 (0.11%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (0.11%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 25 (2.73%) HTTP
2 16 (1.74%) Internet
3 9 (0.98%) NFC
4 8 (0.87%) Bluetooth
5 7 (0.76%) iBeacon
6 4 (0.44%) HTTPS
7 3 (0.33%) TCP/IP
7 3 (0.33%) UPnP
8 2 (0.22%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.22%) SSL
9 1 (0.11%) Wireless
9 1 (0.11%) Skype
9 1 (0.11%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (5.23%) SQLite
2 26 (2.84%) MySQL
2 26 (2.84%) SQL Server
3 14 (1.53%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.55%) Redis
4 5 (0.55%) Big Data
4 5 (0.55%) CouchDB
5 4 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (0.44%) Relational Database
6 3 (0.33%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.22%) MS Access
7 2 (0.22%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.11%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.11%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.11%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.11%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 183 (19.96%) Xcode
2 134 (14.61%) Git (software)
3 50 (5.45%) Subversion
4 24 (2.62%) CocoaPods
5 22 (2.40%) Jenkins
6 19 (2.07%) Calabash
7 18 (1.96%) Appium
8 15 (1.64%) JIRA
9 13 (1.42%) Cucumber
10 12 (1.31%) Android Studio
11 11 (1.20%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 8 (0.87%) Hudson
13 7 (0.76%) Eclipse
13 7 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
14 6 (0.65%) Maven
15 5 (0.55%) Mocha
16 4 (0.44%) Ant
16 4 (0.44%) Selenium
17 3 (0.33%) Mercurial
17 3 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 89 (9.71%) Finance
2 37 (4.03%) Banking
3 31 (3.38%) Retail
3 31 (3.38%) Publishing
4 24 (2.62%) Marketing
5 21 (2.29%) Electronics
6 20 (2.18%) Games
7 17 (1.85%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.42%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.98%) Investment Banking
10 7 (0.76%) Automotive
11 5 (0.55%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.44%) Legal
13 3 (0.33%) Back Office
14 2 (0.22%) Law
14 2 (0.22%) Music Industry
14 2 (0.22%) Advertising
15 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.11%) Multimedia
15 1 (0.11%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 835 (91.06%) Developer
2 637 (69.47%) iOS Developer
3 161 (17.56%) Mobile Developer
4 121 (13.20%) Senior Developer
5 100 (10.91%) Android Developer
6 98 (10.69%) Senior iOS Developer
7 42 (4.58%) Applications Developer
8 41 (4.47%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 22 (2.40%) Lead Developer
10 21 (2.29%) Software Engineer
11 18 (1.96%) Programmer
12 16 (1.74%) iPhone Developer
13 12 (1.31%) Project Manager
14 11 (1.20%) Junior
14 11 (1.20%) Junior Developer
15 10 (1.09%) iPhone Applications Developer
16 9 (0.98%) Java Developer
16 9 (0.98%) Web Developer
16 9 (0.98%) Senior Android Developer
17 8 (0.87%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 205 (22.36%) Cocoa
2 175 (19.08%) JSON
3 149 (16.25%) Web Services
4 139 (15.16%) REST
5 134 (14.61%) HTML
6 133 (14.50%) iOS SDK
7 123 (13.41%) Cocoa Touch
8 101 (11.01%) RESTful
9 94 (10.25%) CSS
10 90 (9.81%) XML
11 80 (8.72%) HTML5
12 64 (6.98%) .NET
13 60 (6.54%) SOAP
14 53 (5.78%) Android SDK
15 42 (4.58%) AngularJS
15 42 (4.58%) Core Animation
16 39 (4.25%) UIKit
17 36 (3.93%) jQuery
18 35 (3.82%) CSS3
19 26 (2.84%) OpenGL
Miscellaneous
1 334 (36.42%) Mobile App
2 181 (19.74%) iPhone
3 157 (17.12%) User Experience
4 128 (13.96%) iPad
5 56 (6.11%) Computer Science
6 44 (4.80%) Animation
7 34 (3.71%) Social Media
8 19 (2.07%) Analytical Skills
8 19 (2.07%) Streaming Video
9 12 (1.31%) Smartphone
9 12 (1.31%) Video on Demand
10 11 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
10 11 (1.20%) Blackberry
10 11 (1.20%) DTV
11 10 (1.09%) Client/Server
12 9 (0.98%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
13 7 (0.76%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 896 (97.71%) Apple iOS
2 379 (41.33%) Android
3 55 (6.00%) Windows
4 22 (2.40%) Windows Phone
5 12 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
6 7 (0.76%) Mac OS X
7 6 (0.65%) Windows 8
8 5 (0.55%) Linux
9 4 (0.44%) UNIX
9 4 (0.44%) Windows Phone 7
10 2 (0.22%) Windows Phone 8
11 1 (0.11%) BlackBerry OS
11 1 (0.11%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 486 (53.00%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (37.19%) Android Development
3 257 (28.03%) Mobile Development
4 199 (21.70%) TDD
5 138 (15.05%) Scrum
6 130 (14.18%) OO
7 93 (10.14%) E-Commerce
8 90 (9.81%) BDD
9 84 (9.16%) Software Engineering
9 84 (9.16%) Continuous Integration
10 80 (8.72%) Unit Testing
11 69 (7.52%) Mobile Application Development
12 58 (6.32%) OOP
13 54 (5.89%) OOD
14 37 (4.03%) Automation Testing
15 34 (3.71%) Open Source
16 30 (3.27%) Memory Management
17 25 (2.73%) Pair Programming
18 24 (2.62%) Multithreading
18 24 (2.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 485 (52.89%) Objective-C
2 161 (17.56%) Apple Swift
3 137 (14.94%) JavaScript
4 135 (14.72%) Java
5 90 (9.81%) C#
6 64 (6.98%) C++
7 31 (3.38%) SQL
8 29 (3.16%) C
9 25 (2.73%) PHP
10 16 (1.74%) Ruby
11 13 (1.42%) ActionScript
12 11 (1.20%) Python
13 5 (0.55%) VB.NET
13 5 (0.55%) Apex Code
14 4 (0.44%) VB6
14 4 (0.44%) VB
14 4 (0.44%) Assembly Language
15 3 (0.33%) ActionScript 2.0
15 3 (0.33%) XAML
15 3 (0.33%) Go
Qualifications
1 61 (6.65%) Degree
2 3 (0.33%) ISEB
2 3 (0.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (0.11%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (5.34%) QA
2 4 (0.44%) IEC 61508
2 4 (0.44%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 2 (0.22%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (0.44%) Jitterbit
2 2 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.11%) yum
3 1 (0.11%) Capistrano
3 1 (0.11%) Puppet
3 1 (0.11%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.11%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 119 (12.98%) Apple
2 40 (4.36%) Xamarin
3 33 (3.60%) Google
4 14 (1.53%) Salesforce.com
5 13 (1.42%) Microsoft
6 12 (1.31%) SAP
7 11 (1.20%) Facebook
8 7 (0.76%) Appcelerator
9 5 (0.55%) MobileIron
10 4 (0.44%) Adobe
10 4 (0.44%) Informatica
10 4 (0.44%) Zend
11 3 (0.33%) IBM
11 3 (0.33%) Apigee
12 2 (0.22%) Twitter
12 2 (0.22%) hybris
12 2 (0.22%) Oracle
12 2 (0.22%) ION Trading
13 1 (0.11%) Volantis
13 1 (0.11%) Sitecore
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