The table below looks at the statistics for Mobile Application 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 Mobile Application Development over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Application Development
Rank 469 505 462
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -43
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 125 95 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.23% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 44 69
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 1
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 - £17.00

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
42559 41264 35676
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.38% 74.73% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26548 25722 21281
Average daily rate £415 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1225 1158 1074
Average hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.49 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £30.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -4.68%

Mobile Application Development
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Mobile Application Development Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mobile Application Development Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mobile Application Development Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mobile Application Development Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

Mobile Application Development Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Application 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 Mobile Application Development within the UK over the 3 months to 24 April 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 +28 121 £400 +14.28% 98
London +38 59 £450 +12.50% 32
City of London +33 22 £475 +21.01% 19
South East -31 15 £338 -3.57% 21
North West -10 12 £400 +45.45% 12
South West +11 9 £338 +3.84% 9
East Midlands +8 9 £420 +58.49% 1
East of England +23 7 £325 -8.77% 9
West Midlands - 6 £310 - 8
Cambridgeshire +7 5 £325 - 1
Northamptonshire -7 5 £420 -
Northampton -1 4 £420 -
Tunbridge Wells -8 4 £350 -3.44%
Manchester -11 4 £365 +21.66% 4
Kent -12 4 £350 -6.66% 2
Berkshire -14 3 £325 -7.14% 4
Oxfordshire -18 3 £338 -20.58% 3
Yorkshire -26 3 £338 +77.63% 6
Somerset +10 2 £400 - 3
Bath +5 2 £400 - 2
Buckinghamshire -2 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire -9 2 £338 -
Warwickshire - 2 - - 3
West Sussex - 2 £319 - 1
Essex - 2 - - 4
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Lincolnshire - 2 £425 -
Rotherham - 2 £338 -
Cheshire - 2 £475 - 4
Devon - 2 £185 -

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Application 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 Mobile Application Development.

1 227 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 111 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
3 98 (43.17%) Apple iOS
4 89 (39.21%) Android
5 77 (33.92%) JavaScript
6 69 (30.40%) HTML
7 57 (25.11%) iOS Development
8 53 (23.35%) Java
9 51 (22.47%) Scrum
10 50 (22.03%) CSS
11 46 (20.26%) Android Development
12 45 (19.82%) Objective-C
13 44 (19.38%) HTML5
14 42 (18.50%) TDD
15 40 (17.62%) OO
15 40 (17.62%) Mobile Development
16 35 (15.42%) Web Services
17 34 (14.98%) CSS3
18 32 (14.10%) C#
18 32 (14.10%) .NET
19 30 (13.22%) SQL Server
19 30 (13.22%) JSON
20 29 (12.78%) jQuery
20 29 (12.78%) XML
21 27 (11.89%) REST
21 27 (11.89%) AngularJS
22 26 (11.45%) BDD
22 26 (11.45%) MVC
23 25 (11.01%) Windows
23 25 (11.01%) E-Commerce

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Mobile Application 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 Mobile Application Development. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (6.17%) IIS
1 14 (6.17%) Node.js
2 7 (3.08%) Confluence
3 5 (2.20%) CMS
4 4 (1.76%) SharePoint
4 4 (1.76%) Apache
5 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
5 3 (1.32%) WordPress
5 3 (1.32%) Drupal
6 2 (0.88%) Lotus Domino
6 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.88%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.44%) nginx
7 1 (0.44%) Liferay
7 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.44%) WebLogic Portal
7 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (0.44%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 13 (5.73%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.76%) Adobe Illustrator
2 4 (1.76%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.32%) MS Office
3 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.88%) MS Project
5 1 (0.44%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe After Effects
5 1 (0.44%) InDesign
5 1 (0.44%) Adobe Premiere
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Magento
1 1 (0.44%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 21 (9.25%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (3.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (3.08%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (2.64%) Amazon S3
5 5 (2.20%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.32%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.44%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 6 (2.64%) Internet
2 5 (2.20%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.76%) Wireless
4 1 (0.44%) Skype
4 1 (0.44%) PPTP
4 1 (0.44%) Intranet
4 1 (0.44%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.44%) HTTP
4 1 (0.44%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.61%) MySQL
3 9 (3.96%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (3.08%) Relational Database
4 7 (3.08%) DB2
4 7 (3.08%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.64%) Big Data
6 5 (2.20%) Amazon RDS
7 4 (1.76%) MongoDB
8 3 (1.32%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.88%) Redis
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
10 1 (0.44%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (8.81%) Git (software)
2 16 (7.05%) Xcode
3 15 (6.61%) JIRA
4 12 (5.29%) Calabash
5 11 (4.85%) Subversion
6 9 (3.96%) Android Studio
7 8 (3.52%) Visual Studio
8 7 (3.08%) Appium
9 6 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
9 6 (2.64%) Cucumber
10 5 (2.20%) Jenkins
10 5 (2.20%) Eclipse
11 4 (1.76%) Maven
11 4 (1.76%) JUnit
11 4 (1.76%) Mercurial
12 3 (1.32%) Dreamweaver
13 2 (0.88%) NUnit
13 2 (0.88%) Selenium
13 2 (0.88%) PHPUnit
13 2 (0.88%) SonarQube
General
1 17 (7.49%) Games
2 14 (6.17%) Finance
3 10 (4.41%) Marketing
4 8 (3.52%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.64%) Automotive
5 6 (2.64%) Advertising
6 5 (2.20%) Retail
7 4 (1.76%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.76%) Law
8 3 (1.32%) Banking
9 2 (0.88%) Electronics
9 2 (0.88%) Publishing
9 2 (0.88%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.44%) Legal
10 1 (0.44%) Back Office
10 1 (0.44%) Local Government
10 1 (0.44%) Military
Job Titles
1 152 (66.96%) Developer
2 36 (15.86%) iOS Developer
3 33 (14.54%) Mobile Developer
4 23 (10.13%) Project Manager
5 19 (8.37%) Android Developer
6 18 (7.93%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 18 (7.93%) Senior Developer
6 18 (7.93%) Applications Developer
7 12 (5.29%) Integration Manager
8 11 (4.85%) Architect
8 11 (4.85%) Web Developer
8 11 (4.85%) Java Developer
9 9 (3.96%) Front-End Developer
9 9 (3.96%) Consultant
9 9 (3.96%) .NET Developer
10 8 (3.52%) JavaScript Developer
10 8 (3.52%) ScrumMaster
11 7 (3.08%) Senior iOS Developer
11 7 (3.08%) Software Engineer
11 7 (3.08%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (30.40%) HTML
2 50 (22.03%) CSS
3 44 (19.38%) HTML5
4 35 (15.42%) Web Services
5 34 (14.98%) CSS3
6 32 (14.10%) .NET
7 30 (13.22%) JSON
8 29 (12.78%) jQuery
8 29 (12.78%) XML
9 27 (11.89%) REST
9 27 (11.89%) AngularJS
10 23 (10.13%) Ajax
11 20 (8.81%) RESTful
12 15 (6.61%) Backbone.js
13 13 (5.73%) iOS SDK
13 13 (5.73%) Spring
14 12 (5.29%) OpenGL
14 12 (5.29%) Sass
15 11 (4.85%) SOAP
16 10 (4.41%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 227 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 24 (10.57%) User Experience
3 20 (8.81%) Open Source
4 15 (6.61%) Computer Science
5 8 (3.52%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.08%) Blackberry
7 5 (2.20%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (2.20%) Social Media
7 5 (2.20%) iPhone
7 5 (2.20%) Graphic Design
7 5 (2.20%) Streaming Video
8 4 (1.76%) DTV
8 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.32%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.32%) MHEG
9 3 (1.32%) IPTV
9 3 (1.32%) Mathematics
9 3 (1.32%) Interactive TV
10 2 (0.88%) Tandem
10 2 (0.88%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 98 (43.17%) Apple iOS
2 89 (39.21%) Android
3 25 (11.01%) Windows
4 13 (5.73%) Linux
5 9 (3.96%) UNIX
5 9 (3.96%) Windows Mobile
6 5 (2.20%) Windows Phone
7 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
7 2 (0.88%) webOS
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone 7
7 2 (0.88%) BlackBerry OS
7 2 (0.88%) Windows Phone 8
8 1 (0.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (48.90%) Agile Software Development
2 57 (25.11%) iOS Development
3 51 (22.47%) Scrum
4 46 (20.26%) Android Development
5 42 (18.50%) TDD
6 40 (17.62%) OO
6 40 (17.62%) Mobile Development
7 26 (11.45%) BDD
7 26 (11.45%) MVC
8 25 (11.01%) E-Commerce
9 22 (9.69%) Web Development
9 22 (9.69%) Software Engineering
10 16 (7.05%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (6.61%) OOP
11 15 (6.61%) Project Management
12 14 (6.17%) PRINCE2
12 14 (6.17%) DevOps
13 12 (5.29%) Analytics
14 11 (4.85%) Waterfall
14 11 (4.85%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 77 (33.92%) JavaScript
2 53 (23.35%) Java
3 45 (19.82%) Objective-C
4 32 (14.10%) C#
5 23 (10.13%) PHP
6 16 (7.05%) SQL
7 9 (3.96%) C++
8 7 (3.08%) C
8 7 (3.08%) Ruby
9 5 (2.20%) Apple Swift
9 5 (2.20%) Python
10 2 (0.88%) ActionScript
10 2 (0.88%) Perl
10 2 (0.88%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.44%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.44%) Go
11 1 (0.44%) CoffeeScript
11 1 (0.44%) Clojure
11 1 (0.44%) Scala
11 1 (0.44%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 20 (8.81%) Degree
2 8 (3.52%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (1.32%) Security Cleared
3 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
4 2 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (0.44%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.88%) Varnish
2 1 (0.44%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (0.88%) Puppet
1 2 (0.88%) CA LISA
1 2 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (0.88%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 21 (9.25%) Apple
1 21 (9.25%) Adobe
2 20 (8.81%) Microsoft
3 17 (7.49%) Google
4 16 (7.05%) Oracle
5 10 (4.41%) Xamarin
6 6 (2.64%) Akamai
7 4 (1.76%) Atlassian
8 3 (1.32%) MobileIron
8 3 (1.32%) IBM
8 3 (1.32%) Telerik
8 3 (1.32%) OpenTV
9 2 (0.88%) HP
9 2 (0.88%) CA
9 2 (0.88%) Lotus
9 2 (0.88%) Pega
9 2 (0.88%) Coverity
9 2 (0.88%) AppDynamics
10 1 (0.44%) Kony
10 1 (0.44%) Facebook
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