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 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
Mobile Application Development
Rank 496 470 503
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +33
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 137 140 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.23% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.33% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 80 60
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -11.39%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.55 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.53%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.55 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -10.53%

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%

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 4 September 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
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 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 -10 132 £425 +21.42% 137
London +22 70 £450 +5.88% 44
South East -49 21 £350 +22.80% 25
City of London +9 17 £463 +7.24% 8
North West -21 13 £425 - 18
South West +4 10 £350 - 6
Kent -13 8 £475 +35.71% 1
East of England +5 7 £225 -57.54% 19
Berkshire +4 7 £300 - 12
Cheshire -7 7 £425 - 5
Hertfordshire +8 6 - - 1
Welwyn Garden City - 6 - -
Tunbridge Wells -9 5 - -
North East - 5 £450 - 6
Gloucestershire - 5 £350 - 1
Scotland -9 4 £275 -0.90% 18
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £450 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 4 £450 - 4
Docklands, London - 4 - -
Canary Wharf - 4 £500 -
Chester - 4 £451 -
West Yorkshire -25 3 £450 -5.26% 3
Yorkshire -26 3 £450 -5.26% 6
Leeds -26 3 £450 -5.26% 3
Bristol -4 2 £350 - 4
Milton Keynes -10 2 £425 -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £425 +88.88%
East Midlands -17 2 £300 -34.92% 7
West Sussex - 2 £350 - 3
Maidenhead - 2 £300 - 1

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 124 (45.59%) Apple iOS
3 122 (44.85%) Android
4 120 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
5 95 (34.93%) JavaScript
6 78 (28.68%) CSS
7 77 (28.31%) JSON
8 75 (27.57%) HTML
9 73 (26.84%) Java
10 69 (25.37%) iOS Development
11 67 (24.63%) Android Development
12 59 (21.69%) XML
13 58 (21.32%) HTML5
14 56 (20.59%) Mobile Development
15 52 (19.12%) CSS3
16 51 (18.75%) Scrum
17 49 (18.01%) jQuery
17 49 (18.01%) REST
18 47 (17.28%) Web Development
19 46 (16.91%) TDD
19 46 (16.91%) OO
19 46 (16.91%) User Experience
20 45 (16.54%) Web Services
20 45 (16.54%) Finance
21 44 (16.18%) Ajax
22 41 (15.07%) Objective-C
23 37 (13.60%) C++
23 37 (13.60%) AngularJS
24 36 (13.24%) Git (software)
25 34 (12.50%) .NET

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 17 (6.25%) CMS
2 14 (5.15%) Node.js
3 13 (4.78%) Apache
4 12 (4.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 9 (3.31%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (2.94%) Tomcat
7 7 (2.57%) Drupal
8 5 (1.84%) IIS
9 4 (1.47%) Umbraco
9 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.10%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.74%) WordPress
12 1 (0.37%) Liferay
12 1 (0.37%) Lync
12 1 (0.37%) Confluence
12 1 (0.37%) JBoss
12 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.37%) Joomla!
12 1 (0.37%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 17 (6.25%) Photoshop
2 7 (2.57%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.74%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.37%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 6 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.19%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (2.57%) Adobe Analytics
2 7 (2.57%) Google Analytics
3 5 (1.84%) GitHub
4 4 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.10%) Amazon S3
6 2 (0.74%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.37%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (2.57%) Internet
2 5 (1.84%) Bluetooth
3 4 (1.47%) Wireless
4 1 (0.37%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (11.03%) MySQL
2 28 (10.29%) SQL Server
3 20 (7.35%) Relational Database
4 17 (6.25%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.51%) NoSQL
6 14 (5.15%) PostgreSQL
7 13 (4.78%) DB2
8 11 (4.04%) Redis
9 10 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
10 7 (2.57%) Big Data
11 1 (0.37%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.37%) InterSystems Cache
11 1 (0.37%) SQLite
11 1 (0.37%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.37%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 36 (13.24%) Git (software)
2 16 (5.88%) Calabash
3 15 (5.51%) Jenkins
3 15 (5.51%) Appium
4 13 (4.78%) Xcode
5 12 (4.41%) Cucumber
6 8 (2.94%) Android Studio
6 8 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 8 (2.94%) Maven
7 7 (2.57%) Selenium
7 7 (2.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (2.21%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.47%) Mocha
9 4 (1.47%) Bitbucket
9 4 (1.47%) SonarQube
10 3 (1.10%) Hudson
10 3 (1.10%) TeamCity
10 3 (1.10%) JIRA
11 2 (0.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 2 (0.74%) LoadRunner
General
1 45 (16.54%) Finance
2 18 (6.62%) Games
3 17 (6.25%) Marketing
4 13 (4.78%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.78%) Automotive
5 11 (4.04%) Banking
6 10 (3.68%) Retail
7 9 (3.31%) Publishing
8 8 (2.94%) Manufacturing
9 7 (2.57%) Multimedia
10 6 (2.21%) Electronics
11 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.37%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 194 (71.32%) Developer
2 53 (19.49%) Mobile Developer
3 30 (11.03%) iOS Developer
4 26 (9.56%) Android Developer
5 23 (8.46%) Java Developer
6 21 (7.72%) C++ Developer
6 21 (7.72%) Applications Developer
6 21 (7.72%) JavaScript Developer
7 19 (6.99%) Architect
7 19 (6.99%) Senior Developer
8 17 (6.25%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 16 (5.88%) Project Manager
10 14 (5.15%) Web Developer
11 12 (4.41%) Consultant
12 11 (4.04%) Front-End Developer
13 8 (2.94%) Test Consultant
13 8 (2.94%) Senior iOS Developer
14 7 (2.57%) Junior Web Developer
14 7 (2.57%) Business Analyst
14 7 (2.57%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (28.68%) CSS
2 77 (28.31%) JSON
3 75 (27.57%) HTML
4 59 (21.69%) XML
5 58 (21.32%) HTML5
6 52 (19.12%) CSS3
7 49 (18.01%) REST
7 49 (18.01%) jQuery
8 45 (16.54%) Web Services
9 44 (16.18%) Ajax
10 37 (13.60%) AngularJS
11 34 (12.50%) .NET
12 29 (10.66%) SOAP
13 27 (9.93%) Spring
14 23 (8.46%) PhoneGap
15 21 (7.72%) Backbone.js
15 21 (7.72%) RESTful
16 20 (7.35%) Qt
17 19 (6.99%) OpenGL
17 19 (6.99%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 272 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 46 (16.91%) User Experience
3 31 (11.40%) Computer Science
4 27 (9.93%) Blackberry
5 20 (7.35%) Social Media
6 7 (2.57%) Digital Media
6 7 (2.57%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.21%) DTV
8 5 (1.84%) Embedded Systems
9 4 (1.47%) Video on Demand
9 4 (1.47%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.47%) Tandem
9 4 (1.47%) Social Network
9 4 (1.47%) iPhone
10 3 (1.10%) Graphic Design
10 3 (1.10%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.10%) Public Cloud
10 3 (1.10%) iPad
10 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 124 (45.59%) Apple iOS
2 122 (44.85%) Android
3 28 (10.29%) Linux
4 14 (5.15%) UNIX
5 13 (4.78%) Windows
6 7 (2.57%) Ubuntu
6 7 (2.57%) Windows Phone
7 3 (1.10%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.74%) webOS
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone 7
8 2 (0.74%) BlackBerry OS
8 2 (0.74%) Windows Phone 8
9 1 (0.37%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (44.12%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (25.37%) iOS Development
3 67 (24.63%) Android Development
4 56 (20.59%) Mobile Development
5 51 (18.75%) Scrum
6 47 (17.28%) Web Development
7 46 (16.91%) TDD
7 46 (16.91%) OO
8 32 (11.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 31 (11.40%) Continuous Integration
10 29 (10.66%) Open Source
10 29 (10.66%) MVC
11 26 (9.56%) Web Design
11 26 (9.56%) E-Commerce
12 23 (8.46%) DevOps
13 22 (8.09%) Software Engineering
14 21 (7.72%) BDD
15 17 (6.25%) Kanban
15 17 (6.25%) Content Management
15 17 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 95 (34.93%) JavaScript
2 73 (26.84%) Java
3 41 (15.07%) Objective-C
4 37 (13.60%) C++
5 25 (9.19%) C#
6 17 (6.25%) PHP
7 16 (5.88%) SQL
8 10 (3.68%) Apple Swift
9 9 (3.31%) Ruby
10 7 (2.57%) Python
11 5 (1.84%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.47%) C
13 3 (1.10%) Go
14 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
14 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.74%) XPath
14 2 (0.74%) Groovy
14 2 (0.74%) Scala
14 2 (0.74%) Clojure
15 1 (0.37%) CoffeeScript
Qualifications
1 32 (11.76%) Degree
2 2 (0.74%) SC Cleared
2 2 (0.74%) Security Cleared
2 2 (0.74%) Sun Certification
3 1 (0.37%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.41%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.47%) Varnish
2 2 (0.74%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (2.94%) Puppet
2 7 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (1.47%) CA LISA
4 3 (1.10%) Ansible
4 3 (1.10%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
5 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.37%) Salt
Vendors
1 24 (8.82%) Adobe
2 20 (7.35%) Apple
3 19 (6.99%) Google
4 17 (6.25%) Oracle
5 9 (3.31%) Microsoft
6 6 (2.21%) SAP
6 6 (2.21%) Xamarin
7 5 (1.84%) MobileIron
7 5 (1.84%) IBM
8 4 (1.47%) HP
8 4 (1.47%) CA
8 4 (1.47%) Zend
8 4 (1.47%) Pega
8 4 (1.47%) Rackspace
8 4 (1.47%) AppDynamics
9 3 (1.10%) Apigee
9 3 (1.10%) Coverity
10 2 (0.74%) hybris
10 2 (0.74%) Kony
11 1 (0.37%) Roku
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