The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
iOS Software Development
Rank 313 258 325
Rank change year-on-year
-55 +67
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 333 354 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.73% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.79% 1.00% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 218 245 210
Average daily rate £390 £390 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £256 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £301 £315
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -4.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 7
Average hourly rate £32.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.12% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -18.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

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 16 April 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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -43 323 £392 -2.00% 188
London -31 213 £411 +2.81% 100
City of London -23 43 £425 +6.25% 23
South East -2 39 £325 -18.75% 24
East of England -18 24 £338 -10.00% 14
Cambridgeshire +3 19 £400 +6.66% 8
Berkshire -1 15 £325 -16.66% 10
North West -23 15 £300 -7.61% 17
Cambridge +10 14 £400 +6.66% 6
West Midlands -7 12 £350 +7.69% 5
Manchester -11 12 £300 -4.00% 13
Yorkshire -13 10 £325 +5.69% 9
West Yorkshire -11 9 £325 +5.69% 7
Warwickshire - 8 £400 - 1
South West -31 7 £388 +61.45% 11
Leeds -15 6 £325 - 3
Brighton - 6 £270 - 1
East Sussex - 6 £270 - 1
East Midlands -5 5 £125 - 8
Reading -11 5 £181 -53.71% 7
Buckinghamshire - 5 £290 - 1
Bristol -17 4 £325 - 5
Scotland -27 4 - - 8
Leicestershire - 4 £125 - 1
North Yorkshire - 4 £325 - 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £358 - 1
Oxfordshire +1 3 £450 - 4
Hampshire -3 3 £285 -16.17% 2
Surrey -21 3 £425 - 2
Edinburgh -31 3 - - 3

iOS Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 614 (95.34%) Apple iOS
2 333 (51.71%) Objective-C
3 259 (40.22%) Android
4 208 (32.30%) Android Development
5 201 (31.21%) HTML
6 196 (30.43%) iPhone
7 186 (28.88%) Mobile App
8 184 (28.57%) Xcode
9 181 (28.11%) iPad
10 176 (27.33%) JavaScript
11 148 (22.98%) CSS
12 136 (21.12%) OO
13 132 (20.50%) JSON
14 127 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
14 127 (19.72%) Web Services
15 124 (19.25%) iOS SDK
15 124 (19.25%) HTML5
16 111 (17.24%) Cocoa
17 100 (15.53%) Java
18 97 (15.06%) jQuery
19 93 (14.44%) XML
20 92 (14.29%) Apple
21 84 (13.04%) TDD
22 75 (11.65%) REST
23 74 (11.49%) OOP
24 72 (11.18%) MVC
25 71 (11.02%) Scrum
26 69 (10.71%) C#
27 65 (10.09%) PHP
28 63 (9.78%) C++

iOS Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 25 (3.88%) CMS
2 18 (2.80%) WordPress
2 18 (2.80%) Apache
3 12 (1.86%) IIS
4 11 (1.71%) SharePoint
5 10 (1.55%) Node.js
6 7 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (0.78%) Adobe CQ
9 4 (0.62%) Drupal
10 3 (0.47%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.31%) Umbraco
11 2 (0.31%) concrete5
12 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.16%) Confluence
12 1 (0.16%) Apache Solr
12 1 (0.16%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (2.64%) Photoshop
2 2 (0.31%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.31%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.16%) Doxygen
3 1 (0.16%) MS Office
3 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 12 (1.86%) GitHub
2 5 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.31%) Google App Engine
4 2 (0.31%) Amazon S3
4 2 (0.31%) SaaS
4 2 (0.31%) Heroku
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 34 (5.28%) HTTP
2 12 (1.86%) Internet
3 11 (1.71%) Bluetooth
4 5 (0.78%) NFC
5 4 (0.62%) VPN
5 4 (0.62%) HTTPS
6 3 (0.47%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.31%) SSL
8 1 (0.16%) RTSP
8 1 (0.16%) Intranet
8 1 (0.16%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (7.45%) MySQL
2 19 (2.95%) SQLite
3 17 (2.64%) SQL Server
4 8 (1.24%) MongoDB
5 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.62%) EDRMS
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.31%) Big Data
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.31%) QlikView
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.16%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 184 (28.57%) Xcode
2 50 (7.76%) Git (software)
3 48 (7.45%) Subversion
4 31 (4.81%) PhoneGap
5 21 (3.26%) Eclipse
6 15 (2.33%) Mercurial
7 14 (2.17%) JIRA
8 12 (1.86%) Visual Studio
9 9 (1.40%) Balsamiq Mockups
10 8 (1.24%) JUnit
11 7 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.62%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.62%) Grunt
13 3 (0.47%) QuickTest Pro
13 3 (0.47%) Jasmine
13 3 (0.47%) Yeoman
13 3 (0.47%) Mocha
14 2 (0.31%) Axure RP
14 2 (0.31%) Bitbucket
14 2 (0.31%) Jenkins
General
1 60 (9.32%) Finance
2 35 (5.43%) Games
3 19 (2.95%) Publishing
3 19 (2.95%) Banking
4 12 (1.86%) Retail
5 11 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.55%) Marketing
6 10 (1.55%) Legal
7 8 (1.24%) Advertising
8 7 (1.09%) Automotive
9 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.62%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.31%) Back Office
11 2 (0.31%) French Language
11 2 (0.31%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.16%) Law
12 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 597 (92.70%) Developer
2 391 (60.71%) iOS Developer
3 76 (11.80%) Mobile Developer
4 48 (7.45%) Android Developer
5 38 (5.90%) Senior Developer
6 34 (5.28%) Applications Developer
7 32 (4.97%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 32 (4.97%) Senior iOS Developer
8 27 (4.19%) Web Developer
9 23 (3.57%) iPhone Developer
10 17 (2.64%) JavaScript Developer
10 17 (2.64%) .NET Developer
11 16 (2.48%) C# Developer
11 16 (2.48%) Programmer
12 15 (2.33%) PHP Developer
13 13 (2.02%) Architect
14 12 (1.86%) Front-End Developer
14 12 (1.86%) Software Engineer
15 11 (1.71%) LAMP Developer
15 11 (1.71%) Mobile Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (31.21%) HTML
2 148 (22.98%) CSS
3 132 (20.50%) JSON
4 127 (19.72%) Web Services
5 124 (19.25%) iOS SDK
5 124 (19.25%) HTML5
6 111 (17.24%) Cocoa
7 97 (15.06%) jQuery
8 93 (14.44%) XML
9 75 (11.65%) REST
10 63 (9.78%) .NET
11 59 (9.16%) RESTful
12 56 (8.70%) Ajax
13 50 (7.76%) CSS3
14 38 (5.90%) Cocoa Touch
15 33 (5.12%) SOAP
16 31 (4.81%) UIKit
17 25 (3.88%) ASP.NET
18 24 (3.73%) OpenGL
19 20 (3.11%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 196 (30.43%) iPhone
2 186 (28.88%) Mobile App
3 181 (28.11%) iPad
4 27 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 26 (4.04%) Social Media
6 22 (3.42%) Open Source
7 18 (2.80%) Computer Science
8 17 (2.64%) Graphic Design
9 15 (2.33%) Smartphone
10 13 (2.02%) Animation
10 13 (2.02%) Social Network
11 12 (1.86%) Digital Media
12 11 (1.71%) Client/Server
12 11 (1.71%) Visualisation
13 8 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
13 8 (1.24%) N-Tier
14 7 (1.09%) Augmented Reality
15 6 (0.93%) Arduino
15 6 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
16 5 (0.78%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 614 (95.34%) Apple iOS
2 259 (40.22%) Android
3 50 (7.76%) Windows
4 18 (2.80%) Linux
5 15 (2.33%) Windows Phone
6 11 (1.71%) Ubuntu
7 8 (1.24%) Windows 8
8 6 (0.93%) UNIX
8 6 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (0.78%) Windows CE
10 4 (0.62%) webOS
11 3 (0.47%) Mac OS X
11 3 (0.47%) Windows Phone 8
11 3 (0.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.31%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (0.31%) BlackBerry OS
13 1 (0.16%) Debian
13 1 (0.16%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (32.30%) Android Development
2 136 (21.12%) OO
3 127 (19.72%) Agile Software Development
4 84 (13.04%) TDD
5 74 (11.49%) OOP
6 72 (11.18%) MVC
7 71 (11.02%) Scrum
8 50 (7.76%) Software Engineering
9 45 (6.99%) Continuous Integration
10 44 (6.83%) Web Development
11 43 (6.68%) Mobile Application Development
12 39 (6.06%) Unit Testing
13 33 (5.12%) Multithreading
14 29 (4.50%) Memory Management
15 25 (3.88%) OOD
16 21 (3.26%) BDD
17 20 (3.11%) SOA
17 20 (3.11%) E-Commerce
18 19 (2.95%) Kanban
19 16 (2.48%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 333 (51.71%) Objective-C
2 176 (27.33%) JavaScript
3 100 (15.53%) Java
4 69 (10.71%) C#
5 65 (10.09%) PHP
6 63 (9.78%) C++
7 41 (6.37%) SQL
8 35 (5.43%) C
9 25 (3.88%) PHP5
10 20 (3.11%) Python
11 12 (1.86%) T-SQL
12 9 (1.40%) Ruby
13 8 (1.24%) VB.NET
14 6 (0.93%) ActionScript
14 6 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 5 (0.78%) ActionScript 3.0
16 4 (0.62%) VB
17 2 (0.31%) XAML
17 2 (0.31%) Embedded C
17 2 (0.31%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 16 (2.48%) Degree
2 5 (0.78%) Security Cleared
3 3 (0.47%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.48%) QA
2 1 (0.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 11 (1.71%) Nagios
Vendors
1 92 (14.29%) Apple
2 26 (4.04%) Facebook
3 22 (3.42%) Sencha
3 22 (3.42%) Google
4 18 (2.80%) Twitter
5 15 (2.33%) Xamarin
5 15 (2.33%) Microsoft
6 9 (1.40%) Oracle
7 4 (0.62%) ESRI
7 4 (0.62%) Adobe
7 4 (0.62%) Civica
7 4 (0.62%) Orchard
7 4 (0.62%) Lagan
8 3 (0.47%) Sybase
8 3 (0.47%) SAP
8 3 (0.47%) Metastorm
8 3 (0.47%) MobileIron
8 3 (0.47%) Appcelerator
8 3 (0.47%) StreamBase
8 3 (0.47%) Ektron
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