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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Mobile Application Development
Rank 483 419 411
Rank change year-on-year
-64 -8
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 100 134 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.28% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.26% 0.37% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 62 92
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£388 £365 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.16% -5.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £278 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £498
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
Average hourly rate £30.20 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.04% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.20 - -

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
38459 35783 32221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.37% 74.30% 72.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 24687 21730 19119
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1007 1095 1275
Average hourly rate £25.00 £27.25 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.25% -9.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.15 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £31.32
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -12.19%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -39 97 £388 +3.33% 94
London -6 56 £383 -4.37% 26
City of London +22 21 £383 +7.74% 10
South East -15 13 £400 +10.34% 16
East Midlands +20 11 £410 +15.49% 1
Nottinghamshire +1 8 £400 +12.67% 1
Nottingham -2 8 £400 +12.67% 1
North West -11 7 £350 +5.66% 21
Cheshire - 5 - - 7
East of England +2 4 £513 +57.69% 15
Surrey -1 4 £425 +17.24% 7
Berkshire -5 4 £450 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire - 4 £513 -
Scotland -14 3 £363 +20.83% 4
West Midlands 0 2 £275 -11.29% 2
Manchester -5 2 £350 +5.66% 13
Slough -5 2 - - 1
Edinburgh -5 2 £425 +41.66% 1
Yorkshire -17 2 £375 +23.96% 8
South West -20 2 £300 +9.09% 3
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 £425 - 1
Reading +5 1 £450 +12.50%
South Yorkshire -5 1 £350 - 3
Bristol -5 1 £300 - 3
Devon -6 1 - -
West Yorkshire -11 1 £400 +33.33% 5
Leeds -17 1 £400 +33.33% 4
Hampshire -28 1 £275 -33.13%
Dundee - 1 £300 -

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 216 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 107 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
3 78 (36.11%) HTML
4 77 (35.65%) JavaScript
5 71 (32.87%) Android
6 70 (32.41%) Apple iOS
7 66 (30.56%) CSS
8 51 (23.61%) Scrum
9 47 (21.76%) Java
10 45 (20.83%) HTML5
11 43 (19.91%) iOS Development
11 43 (19.91%) OO
12 41 (18.98%) TDD
13 40 (18.52%) .NET
13 40 (18.52%) Web Services
13 40 (18.52%) CSS3
14 39 (18.06%) C#
15 36 (16.67%) Windows
15 36 (16.67%) jQuery
16 35 (16.20%) JSON
16 35 (16.20%) MVC
17 34 (15.74%) Android Development
18 33 (15.28%) SQL
19 31 (14.35%) PHP
19 31 (14.35%) REST
20 29 (13.43%) SQL Server
21 26 (12.04%) Objective-C
22 25 (11.57%) XML
23 24 (11.11%) User Experience
23 24 (11.11%) Adobe

Mobile Application Development
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 12 (5.56%) Node.js
2 9 (4.17%) IIS
3 8 (3.70%) CMS
4 7 (3.24%) SharePoint
5 5 (2.31%) Confluence
6 4 (1.85%) Drupal
7 3 (1.39%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.39%) Apache
7 3 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (0.93%) Umbraco
8 2 (0.93%) WordPress
8 2 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.46%) JBoss
9 1 (0.46%) GlassFish
9 1 (0.46%) Joomla!
9 1 (0.46%) nginx
9 1 (0.46%) Liferay
Applications
1 19 (8.80%) Photoshop
2 4 (1.85%) Adobe Illustrator
3 2 (0.93%) MS Office
4 1 (0.46%) Fireworks
4 1 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.46%) MS Excel
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.46%) Doxygen
4 1 (0.46%) InDesign
4 1 (0.46%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.46%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Magento
2 1 (0.46%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.24%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (2.78%) GitHub
3 6 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (2.78%) Amazon S3
3 6 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (2.31%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.02%) Internet
2 3 (1.39%) HTTP
3 1 (0.46%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (0.46%) Intranet
3 1 (0.46%) Ethernet
3 1 (0.46%) HTTPS
3 1 (0.46%) SSL
3 1 (0.46%) TCP/IP
3 1 (0.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (13.43%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.48%) MySQL
3 7 (3.24%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.31%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.46%) SQLite
6 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 19 (8.80%) Subversion
2 15 (6.94%) Xcode
3 14 (6.48%) Visual Studio
4 13 (6.02%) JIRA
4 13 (6.02%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.24%) Team Foundation Server
5 7 (3.24%) PHPUnit
6 6 (2.78%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 6 (2.78%) Bower
6 6 (2.78%) Calabash
6 6 (2.78%) Grunt
6 6 (2.78%) Eclipse
7 4 (1.85%) Android Studio
7 4 (1.85%) JUnit
8 3 (1.39%) Dreamweaver
8 3 (1.39%) NUnit
8 3 (1.39%) Selenium
8 3 (1.39%) SpecFlow
9 2 (0.93%) Appium
9 2 (0.93%) FitNesse
General
1 15 (6.94%) Finance
2 13 (6.02%) Games
3 7 (3.24%) Advertising
3 7 (3.24%) Marketing
4 6 (2.78%) Banking
5 4 (1.85%) Retail
5 4 (1.85%) Law
6 3 (1.39%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.93%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.46%) Electronics
8 1 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Automotive
8 1 (0.46%) Publishing
8 1 (0.46%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.46%) Military
8 1 (0.46%) German Language
Job Titles
1 155 (71.76%) Developer
2 30 (13.89%) Mobile Developer
3 25 (11.57%) iOS Developer
4 20 (9.26%) Web Developer
5 18 (8.33%) Project Manager
6 17 (7.87%) Android Developer
7 16 (7.41%) .NET Developer
8 15 (6.94%) Senior Developer
9 13 (6.02%) ScrumMaster
10 12 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 12 (5.56%) Integration Manager
11 10 (4.63%) Front-End Developer
11 10 (4.63%) PHP Developer
11 10 (4.63%) Analyst
12 9 (4.17%) Applications Developer
13 8 (3.70%) Windows Mobile Developer
13 8 (3.70%) UI Programmer
13 8 (3.70%) UI Developer
13 8 (3.70%) Software Developer
14 7 (3.24%) Flash Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 78 (36.11%) HTML
2 66 (30.56%) CSS
3 45 (20.83%) HTML5
4 40 (18.52%) .NET
4 40 (18.52%) Web Services
4 40 (18.52%) CSS3
5 36 (16.67%) jQuery
6 35 (16.20%) JSON
7 31 (14.35%) REST
8 25 (11.57%) XML
9 19 (8.80%) Ajax
9 19 (8.80%) RESTful
10 18 (8.33%) Backbone.js
10 18 (8.33%) AngularJS
11 16 (7.41%) Sass
12 15 (6.94%) LESS
13 13 (6.02%) Apache Flex
14 12 (5.56%) ASP.NET
15 10 (4.63%) ASP.NET MVC
16 9 (4.17%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 216 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 24 (11.11%) User Experience
3 19 (8.80%) Open Source
4 13 (6.02%) iPhone
5 9 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (3.70%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.78%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.31%) Streaming Video
8 5 (2.31%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.31%) Pocket PC
8 5 (2.31%) Data Structures
8 5 (2.31%) Video on Demand
8 5 (2.31%) iPad
9 4 (1.85%) Inversion of Control
9 4 (1.85%) Mathematics
9 4 (1.85%) DTV
10 3 (1.39%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.39%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.93%) Kindle
11 2 (0.93%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 71 (32.87%) Android
2 70 (32.41%) Apple iOS
3 36 (16.67%) Windows
4 15 (6.94%) Windows Mobile
5 14 (6.48%) Linux
6 11 (5.09%) Windows Phone
7 8 (3.70%) Windows 8
8 7 (3.24%) Windows Phone 8
9 5 (2.31%) Windows CE
10 3 (1.39%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.93%) Windows Phone 7
11 2 (0.93%) UNIX
12 1 (0.46%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.46%) Debian
12 1 (0.46%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.46%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (49.54%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (23.61%) Scrum
3 43 (19.91%) iOS Development
3 43 (19.91%) OO
4 41 (18.98%) TDD
5 35 (16.20%) MVC
6 34 (15.74%) Android Development
7 21 (9.72%) BDD
8 20 (9.26%) OOP
9 18 (8.33%) E-Commerce
10 16 (7.41%) Project Management
11 15 (6.94%) Software Engineering
12 13 (6.02%) User Stories
12 13 (6.02%) Mentoring
13 12 (5.56%) Waterfall
13 12 (5.56%) PRINCE2
14 11 (5.09%) Web Development
15 10 (4.63%) Coaching
15 10 (4.63%) Automated Testing
15 10 (4.63%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 77 (35.65%) JavaScript
2 47 (21.76%) Java
3 39 (18.06%) C#
4 33 (15.28%) SQL
5 31 (14.35%) PHP
6 26 (12.04%) Objective-C
7 17 (7.87%) C++
8 13 (6.02%) Ruby
9 12 (5.56%) Perl
10 9 (4.17%) Python
11 8 (3.70%) C
12 6 (2.78%) ActionScript
12 6 (2.78%) Embedded C++
13 2 (0.93%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.93%) XAML
14 1 (0.46%) VB
14 1 (0.46%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.46%) Embedded C
14 1 (0.46%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 8 (3.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 6 (2.78%) Degree
3 2 (0.93%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
4 1 (0.46%) ISEB
4 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (0.46%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.46%) CBAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (4.63%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.46%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 1 (0.46%) Oracle Identity Management
Vendors
1 24 (11.11%) Adobe
2 19 (8.80%) Microsoft
3 10 (4.63%) Oracle
3 10 (4.63%) Apple
4 9 (4.17%) Xamarin
5 8 (3.70%) Google
6 6 (2.78%) Akamai
6 6 (2.78%) Zend
7 5 (2.31%) Appcelerator
7 5 (2.31%) Facebook
7 5 (2.31%) Twitter
8 4 (1.85%) Atlassian
9 3 (1.39%) Sencha
10 2 (0.93%) Nintex
10 2 (0.93%) Telerik
10 2 (0.93%) Lotus
11 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.46%) Symbian
11 1 (0.46%) FatWire
11 1 (0.46%) Yahoo!
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