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 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
Mobile Application Development
Rank 471 482 476
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -6
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 136 92 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 62 75
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.91% +17.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £273 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £495 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £318
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -5.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 6
Average hourly rate £43.53 £40.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.81% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.55 £40.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.51 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 - £47.50

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% -

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 22 September 2014.

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 22 September 2014.

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 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 +6 132 £350 -9.96% 79
London +4 57 £413 -0.30% 27
South East +22 34 £285 -20.00% 16
City of London +18 17 £444 +10.93% 8
Kent - 14 £350 -
West Midlands -3 12 £350 +118.75% 2
Birmingham 0 10 £350 +118.75% 1
East Midlands +7 9 £480 +56.73% 6
East of England -28 9 £425 +58.87% 8
Northamptonshire - 8 £480 - 1
Northampton - 8 £480 -
Buckinghamshire - 8 £223 -
Surrey +6 5 £375 +3.44% 4
North West -9 5 - - 8
Hampshire - 4 £285 - 5
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Cheshire +8 3 - - 2
Suffolk +4 3 £463 -
Scotland -8 3 £388 +19.23% 1
Bedfordshire - 3 £530 - 1
Yorkshire +1 2 £475 +58.33% 8
Dorking -2 2 £375 +3.44% 1
Edinburgh -2 2 £388 -
Manchester -12 2 - - 6
South West -35 2 £350 +16.66% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £388 - 2
Ipswich - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +10 1 - - 3
Leeds -4 1 £475 +58.33% 2
West Yorkshire -6 1 £475 +58.33% 3

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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.

1 246 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 95 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (32.93%) HTML
4 80 (32.52%) TDD
5 79 (32.11%) REST
6 71 (28.86%) JSON
7 70 (28.46%) JavaScript
7 70 (28.46%) Apple iOS
8 67 (27.24%) XML
9 65 (26.42%) CSS
10 64 (26.02%) SQL
11 62 (25.20%) Android
12 60 (24.39%) Java
13 58 (23.58%) Internet
14 52 (21.14%) HTML5
15 51 (20.73%) iOS Development
16 48 (19.51%) OAuth
17 47 (19.11%) Google
18 46 (18.70%) SOA
19 45 (18.29%) Facebook
20 44 (17.89%) Twitter
20 44 (17.89%) C#
20 44 (17.89%) Use Case
21 42 (17.07%) Scrum
22 41 (16.67%) jQuery
22 41 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
23 39 (15.85%) CSS3
23 39 (15.85%) .NET
24 38 (15.45%) Web Services
25 37 (15.04%) Android Development

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 10 (4.07%) CMS
2 7 (2.85%) Apache
2 7 (2.85%) Drupal
3 5 (2.03%) Node.js
3 5 (2.03%) IIS
4 4 (1.63%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (1.63%) Adobe CQ
5 3 (1.22%) Apache Solr
5 3 (1.22%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.81%) WordPress
6 2 (0.81%) Lync
6 2 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.41%) Liferay
7 1 (0.41%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.41%) Joomla!
Applications
1 13 (5.28%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.22%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.22%) OmniGraffle
3 2 (0.81%) InDesign
3 2 (0.81%) Adobe Premiere
3 2 (0.81%) Adobe After Effects
3 2 (0.81%) MS Excel
3 2 (0.81%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.41%) MS Office
4 1 (0.41%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.41%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.25%) GitHub
2 5 (2.03%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.41%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 58 (23.58%) Internet
2 3 (1.22%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.41%) DNS
4 1 (0.41%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.41%) Intranet
4 1 (0.41%) RFID
4 1 (0.41%) Wireless
4 1 (0.41%) NFC
4 1 (0.41%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (9.35%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.88%) MySQL
3 9 (3.66%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.63%) Redis
4 4 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.22%) Datomic
5 3 (1.22%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.22%) SQLite
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.41%) Big Data
7 1 (0.41%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.41%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.41%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 20 (8.13%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.32%) JIRA
2 18 (7.32%) Subversion
3 14 (5.69%) Visual Studio
4 10 (4.07%) Xcode
5 8 (3.25%) Grunt
5 8 (3.25%) Bower
6 7 (2.85%) Team Foundation Server
7 6 (2.44%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.44%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 5 (2.03%) SpecFlow
9 4 (1.63%) Axure RP
9 4 (1.63%) eggPlant
9 4 (1.63%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.63%) PHPUnit
9 4 (1.63%) Selenium
10 3 (1.22%) Maven
10 3 (1.22%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
11 2 (0.81%) Bugzilla
General
1 32 (13.01%) Games
2 21 (8.54%) Finance
3 17 (6.91%) Retail
4 11 (4.47%) Banking
5 7 (2.85%) Publishing
6 5 (2.03%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.41%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.41%) Automotive
8 1 (0.41%) Legal
8 1 (0.41%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 185 (75.20%) Developer
2 66 (26.83%) Mobile Developer
3 28 (11.38%) Lead Developer
3 28 (11.38%) Front-End Developer
4 24 (9.76%) iOS Developer
5 22 (8.94%) Web Developer
6 19 (7.72%) .NET Developer
7 16 (6.50%) Applications Developer
8 15 (6.10%) Android Developer
9 14 (5.69%) Senior Developer
9 14 (5.69%) Analyst
9 14 (5.69%) Project Manager
10 13 (5.28%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 13 (5.28%) Windows Mobile Developer
11 9 (3.66%) C# .NET Developer
11 9 (3.66%) C# Developer
11 9 (3.66%) JavaScript Developer
12 8 (3.25%) Front-End Web Developer
12 8 (3.25%) Java Developer
12 8 (3.25%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 81 (32.93%) HTML
2 79 (32.11%) REST
3 71 (28.86%) JSON
4 67 (27.24%) XML
5 65 (26.42%) CSS
6 52 (21.14%) HTML5
7 48 (19.51%) OAuth
8 41 (16.67%) jQuery
9 39 (15.85%) CSS3
9 39 (15.85%) .NET
10 38 (15.45%) Web Services
11 27 (10.98%) Spring
12 22 (8.94%) Unity (Game Engine)
13 19 (7.72%) Unity DI Container
14 17 (6.91%) ASP.NET
15 16 (6.50%) RESTful
16 14 (5.69%) ASP.NET MVC
17 12 (4.88%) Backbone.js
18 11 (4.47%) WCF
18 11 (4.47%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 246 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 32 (13.01%) User Experience
3 21 (8.54%) iPhone
4 16 (6.50%) Open Source
5 14 (5.69%) Computer Science
6 8 (3.25%) Pocket PC
7 7 (2.85%) Blackberry
8 5 (2.03%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.03%) Social Network
8 5 (2.03%) iPad
9 4 (1.63%) EPoS
10 3 (1.22%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.22%) Animation
11 2 (0.81%) Streaming Video
11 2 (0.81%) N-Tier
11 2 (0.81%) NHS
11 2 (0.81%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.81%) Online Games
11 2 (0.81%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 70 (28.46%) Apple iOS
2 62 (25.20%) Android
3 32 (13.01%) Windows
4 15 (6.10%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (5.69%) Windows Phone
6 13 (5.28%) Linux
7 12 (4.88%) Windows 8
8 9 (3.66%) Windows Phone 8
8 9 (3.66%) Windows CE
9 3 (1.22%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.22%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.41%) webOS
10 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (38.62%) Agile Software Development
2 80 (32.52%) TDD
3 51 (20.73%) iOS Development
4 46 (18.70%) SOA
5 44 (17.89%) Use Case
6 42 (17.07%) Scrum
7 41 (16.67%) Rapid Prototyping
8 37 (15.04%) Android Development
9 27 (10.98%) Game Development
9 27 (10.98%) MVC
10 24 (9.76%) OO
11 19 (7.72%) BDD
12 14 (5.69%) Project Management
13 13 (5.28%) Responsive Web Design
14 12 (4.88%) E-Commerce
15 10 (4.07%) Software Engineering
16 9 (3.66%) User Experience Design
17 8 (3.25%) Continuous Integration
17 8 (3.25%) OOP
17 8 (3.25%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 70 (28.46%) JavaScript
2 64 (26.02%) SQL
3 60 (24.39%) Java
4 44 (17.89%) C#
5 30 (12.20%) Objective-C
6 20 (8.13%) Ruby
7 19 (7.72%) PHP
8 15 (6.10%) C++
9 10 (4.07%) Perl
10 9 (3.66%) ActionScript
11 8 (3.25%) Embedded C++
12 6 (2.44%) Python
13 5 (2.03%) C
14 3 (1.22%) Clojure
14 3 (1.22%) ClojureScript
15 2 (0.81%) XAML
16 1 (0.41%) ActionScript 3.0
16 1 (0.41%) VC++
16 1 (0.41%) Delphi
16 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (5.28%) Degree
2 2 (0.81%) ISEB
2 2 (0.81%) CBAP
3 1 (0.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.41%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.22%) Ansible
Vendors
1 47 (19.11%) Google
2 45 (18.29%) Facebook
3 44 (17.89%) Twitter
4 19 (7.72%) Microsoft
5 12 (4.88%) Xamarin
6 11 (4.47%) Adobe
7 10 (4.07%) Apple
8 4 (1.63%) Zend
8 4 (1.63%) Appcelerator
9 3 (1.22%) MobileIron
10 2 (0.81%) Sencha
10 2 (0.81%) Yahoo!
10 2 (0.81%) Oracle
11 1 (0.41%) Symbian
11 1 (0.41%) Citrix
11 1 (0.41%) Motorola
11 1 (0.41%) Nintex
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