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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Application Development
Rank 497 468 474
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +6
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 122 118 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 78 70
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£375 £381 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% +12.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £274 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £487 £508 £424
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 6
Average hourly rate £47.00 £38.25 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.87% +2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.80 £35.45 £28.77
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £40.00 £48.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.50 £35.75 £33.77
% change year-on-year
+13.28% +5.86%

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
42898 38918 40274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.04% 72.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 27476 24169 23477
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1194 1150 1496
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.60 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.01% -11.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 21 October 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
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 21 October 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 -26 117 £375 -3.22% 80
London -32 48 £400 -3.61% 22
South East -16 23 £325 -13.33% 16
City of London +11 17 £444 +13.78% 11
East Midlands +11 14 £455 +34.66% 1
Northamptonshire - 13 £467 -
Northampton - 13 £467 -
West Midlands -5 11 £350 +118.75% 4
Birmingham +4 9 £350 +118.75% 3
Kent - 8 £350 -
North West -15 6 - - 12
East of England -17 6 £350 +3.70% 13
Surrey 0 5 £325 -10.34% 8
Buckinghamshire -3 4 £220 +76.00%
South West -35 4 £375 +29.31% 1
Berkshire +7 3 £308 -23.12% 1
Dorking -2 3 £375 +3.44% 4
Scotland -11 3 £388 +10.71% 3
Norfolk - 3 £300 - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £350 - 3
Cheshire - 3 - - 4
Devon - 3 - -
Slough -2 2 £308 -59.00%
Edinburgh -2 2 £388 - 1
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 8
Manchester -12 2 - - 7
Bishop's Stortford - 2 £388 -
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Glasgow -8 1 £325 -7.14% 1
Oxfordshire -9 1 - - 2

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 248 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 107 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (32.26%) JavaScript
4 79 (31.85%) HTML
5 74 (29.84%) CSS
6 73 (29.44%) REST
7 68 (27.42%) TDD
8 67 (27.02%) Apple iOS
9 65 (26.21%) JSON
10 62 (25.00%) Android
11 60 (24.19%) SQL
12 58 (23.39%) Java
13 56 (22.58%) XML
14 53 (21.37%) iOS Development
15 50 (20.16%) HTML5
16 47 (18.95%) Scrum
17 46 (18.55%) C#
17 46 (18.55%) CSS3
18 45 (18.15%) Internet
19 44 (17.74%) .NET
20 43 (17.34%) Web Services
21 38 (15.32%) jQuery
21 38 (15.32%) Android Development
22 36 (14.52%) Windows
23 35 (14.11%) SOA
23 35 (14.11%) User Experience
23 35 (14.11%) OAuth
24 34 (13.71%) OO
24 34 (13.71%) Google
25 33 (13.31%) Objective-C

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 13 (5.24%) CMS
2 8 (3.23%) Node.js
3 7 (2.82%) Drupal
3 7 (2.82%) Apache
4 5 (2.02%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.61%) IIS
5 4 (1.61%) Adobe CQ
5 4 (1.61%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (1.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (1.21%) Apache Solr
6 3 (1.21%) WordPress
6 3 (1.21%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.81%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.81%) Joomla!
7 2 (0.81%) Lync
8 1 (0.40%) Liferay
8 1 (0.40%) GlassFish
8 1 (0.40%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (8.06%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (1.21%) 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 (0.40%) MS Office
4 1 (0.40%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.40%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 2 (0.81%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.23%) GitHub
2 5 (2.02%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.15%) Internet
2 3 (1.21%) HTTP
3 2 (0.81%) VPN
4 1 (0.40%) DNS
4 1 (0.40%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.40%) SSL
4 1 (0.40%) Intranet
4 1 (0.40%) RFID
4 1 (0.40%) Wireless
4 1 (0.40%) NFC
4 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.65%) MySQL
3 10 (4.03%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.61%) Redis
4 4 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.21%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.21%) SQLite
5 3 (1.21%) Datomic
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.40%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.40%) SimpleDB
7 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.40%) Big Data
7 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (7.66%) Git (software)
2 18 (7.26%) Subversion
3 17 (6.85%) JIRA
4 15 (6.05%) Visual Studio
5 13 (5.24%) Xcode
6 8 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
6 8 (3.23%) Grunt
6 8 (3.23%) Bower
7 6 (2.42%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 5 (2.02%) SpecFlow
8 5 (2.02%) PHPUnit
8 5 (2.02%) Selenium
8 5 (2.02%) Eclipse
9 4 (1.61%) WebDriver
9 4 (1.61%) Axure RP
10 3 (1.21%) Cucumber
10 3 (1.21%) Appium
10 3 (1.21%) Maven
11 2 (0.81%) NUnit
11 2 (0.81%) Dreamweaver
General
1 22 (8.87%) Games
2 19 (7.66%) Finance
3 17 (6.85%) Retail
4 13 (5.24%) Banking
5 7 (2.82%) Publishing
6 4 (1.61%) Advertising
6 4 (1.61%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.81%) Legal
8 1 (0.40%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.40%) Automotive
8 1 (0.40%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.40%) Marketing
8 1 (0.40%) German Language
Job Titles
1 185 (74.60%) Developer
2 57 (22.98%) Mobile Developer
3 26 (10.48%) iOS Developer
4 21 (8.47%) Web Developer
5 19 (7.66%) Front-End Developer
6 18 (7.26%) .NET Developer
7 17 (6.85%) Lead Developer
7 17 (6.85%) Senior Developer
8 16 (6.45%) Android Developer
9 15 (6.05%) Applications Developer
9 15 (6.05%) Analyst
10 14 (5.65%) Project Manager
11 13 (5.24%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 12 (4.84%) Windows Mobile Developer
13 11 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
14 9 (3.63%) UI Developer
14 9 (3.63%) PHP Developer
14 9 (3.63%) UI Programmer
15 8 (3.23%) C# .NET Developer
15 8 (3.23%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (31.85%) HTML
2 74 (29.84%) CSS
3 73 (29.44%) REST
4 65 (26.21%) JSON
5 56 (22.58%) XML
6 50 (20.16%) HTML5
7 46 (18.55%) CSS3
8 44 (17.74%) .NET
9 43 (17.34%) Web Services
10 38 (15.32%) jQuery
11 35 (14.11%) OAuth
12 21 (8.47%) Ajax
13 20 (8.06%) Backbone.js
13 20 (8.06%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 19 (7.66%) RESTful
15 18 (7.26%) Spring
15 18 (7.26%) ASP.NET
15 18 (7.26%) Sass
16 17 (6.85%) Unity DI Container
17 16 (6.45%) LESS
Miscellaneous
1 248 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 35 (14.11%) User Experience
3 23 (9.27%) iPhone
4 19 (7.66%) Open Source
5 12 (4.84%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.63%) Blackberry
7 8 (3.23%) Pocket PC
8 6 (2.42%) Management Information System
9 5 (2.02%) Social Network
9 5 (2.02%) iPad
9 5 (2.02%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.61%) EPoS
11 3 (1.21%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.21%) N-Tier
11 3 (1.21%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (1.21%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.21%) Mathematics
12 2 (0.81%) Mobile Banking
12 2 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.81%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 67 (27.02%) Apple iOS
2 62 (25.00%) Android
3 36 (14.52%) Windows
4 17 (6.85%) Linux
5 15 (6.05%) Windows Mobile
5 15 (6.05%) Windows Phone
6 12 (4.84%) Windows 8
7 9 (3.63%) Windows Phone 8
8 8 (3.23%) Windows CE
9 4 (1.61%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.21%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.40%) webOS
11 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone 7
11 1 (0.40%) Debian
11 1 (0.40%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.40%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (43.15%) Agile Software Development
2 68 (27.42%) TDD
3 53 (21.37%) iOS Development
4 47 (18.95%) Scrum
5 38 (15.32%) Android Development
6 35 (14.11%) SOA
7 34 (13.71%) OO
8 32 (12.90%) Use Case
9 31 (12.50%) MVC
10 29 (11.69%) Rapid Prototyping
11 18 (7.26%) BDD
12 16 (6.45%) Game Development
13 15 (6.05%) E-Commerce
13 15 (6.05%) Project Management
14 13 (5.24%) Responsive Web Design
15 12 (4.84%) OOP
16 11 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
17 10 (4.03%) DevOps
18 9 (3.63%) Mentoring
18 9 (3.63%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 80 (32.26%) JavaScript
2 60 (24.19%) SQL
3 58 (23.39%) Java
4 46 (18.55%) C#
5 33 (13.31%) Objective-C
6 22 (8.87%) PHP
7 19 (7.66%) C++
8 18 (7.26%) Ruby
9 12 (4.84%) Perl
10 9 (3.63%) Embedded C++
10 9 (3.63%) Python
11 8 (3.23%) ActionScript
11 8 (3.23%) C
12 3 (1.21%) ClojureScript
12 3 (1.21%) Clojure
13 1 (0.40%) R
13 1 (0.40%) Delphi
13 1 (0.40%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.40%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.40%) VC++
Qualifications
1 13 (5.24%) Degree
2 2 (0.81%) ISEB
2 2 (0.81%) CBAP
3 1 (0.40%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.65%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
1 1 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (1.21%) Ansible
Vendors
1 34 (13.71%) Google
2 32 (12.90%) Facebook
3 31 (12.50%) Twitter
4 21 (8.47%) Microsoft
5 18 (7.26%) Adobe
6 14 (5.65%) Xamarin
7 9 (3.63%) Apple
8 6 (2.42%) Zend
9 4 (1.61%) Sencha
9 4 (1.61%) Appcelerator
10 3 (1.21%) MobileIron
10 3 (1.21%) Oracle
11 2 (0.81%) Nintex
11 2 (0.81%) Yahoo!
12 1 (0.40%) Symbian
12 1 (0.40%) Citrix
12 1 (0.40%) Atmel
12 1 (0.40%) Trapeze
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