The table below looks at the statistics for the Mobile Developer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Mobile Developer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Mobile Developer
Rank 462 395 457
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +62
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Developer 152 196 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.38% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.41% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 130 102
Average daily rate
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£350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £237 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £295
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +14.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Average hourly rate - - £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £40.00

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52377 48215 53574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.04% 92.74% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32024 28821 29958
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2089 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

Mobile Developer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Developer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Mobile Developer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Mobile Developer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Mobile Developer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Developer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Mobile Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 September 2014.

Mobile Developer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Mobile Developer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Mobile Developer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Mobile Developer
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 Developer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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 -62 149 £350 - 64
London -56 56 £400 +14.28% 28
South East +41 47 £400 +66.66% 13
West Midlands -16 18 £350 - 3
Birmingham +8 16 £350 +6.46% 1
Yorkshire -1 16 £350 +7.69% 3
West Yorkshire -2 16 £350 +7.69% 2
Hampshire - 15 £400 - 3
Kent - 14 £350 -
Surrey +9 8 £375 +56.25% 3
City of London +7 6 £350 +7.69% 6
Leeds -4 5 £350 +55.55% 2
West Sussex - 5 £350 -
Southampton - 5 £400 - 2
East Midlands +2 4 £320 +16.36% 6
Berkshire - 4 £425 - 4
Egham - 4 £375 - 2
South West -39 3 £344 +27.31%
East of England -39 3 £278 -25.20% 2
Basingstoke - 3 £425 - 1
Huddersfield +4 2 £225 -
Oxfordshire -8 2 - -
North West -8 2 £305 -9.62% 6
Manchester -9 2 £305 -23.75% 3
Oxford - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 £344 -
Derby - 2 - -
Hertfordshire - 2 £375 -
Derbyshire - 2 - -
Slough - 2 - -

Mobile Developer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Developer in their job title 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 with Mobile Developer in their job title.

1 164 (61.65%) Mobile App
2 140 (52.63%) Apple iOS
3 127 (47.74%) Android
4 97 (36.47%) iOS Development
5 87 (32.71%) HTML
6 74 (27.82%) Android Development
7 73 (27.44%) JSON
8 72 (27.07%) XML
8 72 (27.07%) HTML5
9 69 (25.94%) JavaScript
10 67 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
11 66 (24.81%) Mobile Application Development
12 64 (24.06%) TDD
12 64 (24.06%) Objective-C
12 64 (24.06%) Java
13 60 (22.56%) REST
14 58 (21.80%) SQL
15 49 (18.42%) CSS
16 48 (18.05%) Web Services
17 46 (17.29%) Windows
18 44 (16.54%) SOA
19 43 (16.17%) Google
20 40 (15.04%) iPhone
21 39 (14.66%) Facebook
21 39 (14.66%) Internet
22 38 (14.29%) C#
22 38 (14.29%) OAuth
23 37 (13.91%) Twitter
23 37 (13.91%) .NET
24 36 (13.53%) Use Case

Mobile Developer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Mobile Developer in their job title 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 with Mobile Developer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (4.51%) Node.js
2 2 (0.75%) Lync
3 1 (0.38%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Photoshop
1 2 (0.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.38%) Doxygen
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.38%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 39 (14.66%) Internet
2 23 (8.65%) HTTP
3 6 (2.26%) VoIP
4 5 (1.88%) VPN
5 2 (0.75%) NFC
6 1 (0.38%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (5.26%) SQL Server
1 14 (5.26%) SQLite
2 6 (2.26%) MySQL
3 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.38%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 30 (11.28%) Git (software)
2 28 (10.53%) Subversion
3 15 (5.64%) Xcode
4 13 (4.89%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 11 (4.14%) JIRA
6 10 (3.76%) Visual Studio
7 5 (1.88%) Ant
8 4 (1.50%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.75%) CruiseControl
9 2 (0.75%) Maven
9 2 (0.75%) Selenium
9 2 (0.75%) JBehave
9 2 (0.75%) Jenkins
9 2 (0.75%) SoapUI
10 1 (0.38%) Grunt
10 1 (0.38%) Bower
10 1 (0.38%) Mocha
10 1 (0.38%) Jasmine
10 1 (0.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.38%) Mercurial
General
1 28 (10.53%) Games
2 21 (7.89%) Finance
3 8 (3.01%) Publishing
4 4 (1.50%) Retail
4 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.13%) Marketing
6 2 (0.75%) Automotive
6 2 (0.75%) Legal
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (32.71%) HTML
2 73 (27.44%) JSON
3 72 (27.07%) HTML5
3 72 (27.07%) XML
4 60 (22.56%) REST
5 49 (18.42%) CSS
6 48 (18.05%) Web Services
7 38 (14.29%) OAuth
8 37 (13.91%) .NET
9 34 (12.78%) PhoneGap
10 32 (12.03%) RESTful
11 26 (9.77%) SOAP
11 26 (9.77%) Apache Cordova
12 23 (8.65%) Cocoa
13 22 (8.27%) Cocoa Touch
14 21 (7.89%) Unity (Game Engine)
14 21 (7.89%) iOS SDK
15 20 (7.52%) jQuery
16 19 (7.14%) Spring
16 19 (7.14%) Unity DI Container
Miscellaneous
1 164 (61.65%) Mobile App
2 40 (15.04%) iPhone
3 34 (12.78%) iPad
4 24 (9.02%) User Experience
5 18 (6.77%) Client/Server
6 13 (4.89%) Computer Science
7 11 (4.14%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.01%) Smartphone
8 8 (3.01%) Pocket PC
9 6 (2.26%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (2.26%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.50%) Social Media
10 4 (1.50%) Visualisation
10 4 (1.50%) Mobile Games
10 4 (1.50%) FMCG
11 3 (1.13%) Online Games
12 2 (0.75%) Animation
12 2 (0.75%) Augmented Reality
12 2 (0.75%) Inversion of Control
13 1 (0.38%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 140 (52.63%) Apple iOS
2 127 (47.74%) Android
3 46 (17.29%) Windows
4 30 (11.28%) Windows Mobile
5 19 (7.14%) Windows 8
6 15 (5.64%) Windows Phone
7 11 (4.14%) Windows CE
8 9 (3.38%) Windows Phone 8
9 6 (2.26%) Linux
10 4 (1.50%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.13%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.13%) UNIX
12 1 (0.38%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.47%) iOS Development
2 74 (27.82%) Android Development
3 67 (25.19%) Agile Software Development
4 66 (24.81%) Mobile Application Development
5 64 (24.06%) TDD
6 44 (16.54%) SOA
7 36 (13.53%) Use Case
7 36 (13.53%) Rapid Prototyping
8 31 (11.65%) Scrum
9 24 (9.02%) OO
10 23 (8.65%) MVC
11 20 (7.52%) Game Development
12 17 (6.39%) OOP
12 17 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (5.26%) Kanban
14 11 (4.14%) Responsive Web Design
15 8 (3.01%) Web Development
16 7 (2.63%) E-Commerce
17 6 (2.26%) Software Engineering
18 5 (1.88%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 69 (25.94%) JavaScript
2 64 (24.06%) Java
2 64 (24.06%) Objective-C
3 58 (21.80%) SQL
4 38 (14.29%) C#
5 21 (7.89%) C++
6 10 (3.76%) PHP
7 8 (3.01%) C
7 8 (3.01%) Embedded C++
8 3 (1.13%) ActionScript 3.0
8 3 (1.13%) Ruby
8 3 (1.13%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.75%) Python
9 2 (0.75%) Groovy
9 2 (0.75%) ActionScript 2.0
10 1 (0.38%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (3.76%) Degree
2 4 (1.50%) Security Cleared
3 1 (0.38%) PMI Certification
3 1 (0.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.38%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.50%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.38%) Varnish
Vendors
1 43 (16.17%) Google
2 39 (14.66%) Facebook
3 37 (13.91%) Twitter
4 21 (7.89%) Sencha
4 21 (7.89%) Microsoft
5 20 (7.52%) Apple
5 20 (7.52%) Xamarin
6 12 (4.51%) Appcelerator
7 6 (2.26%) Motorola
8 4 (1.50%) Perforce
8 4 (1.50%) MobileIron
9 2 (0.75%) Kony
9 2 (0.75%) Syclo
9 2 (0.75%) Capita
9 2 (0.75%) Zend
9 2 (0.75%) SAP
9 2 (0.75%) Adobe
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