The table below looks at the statistics for Xcode skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Xcode over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Xcode
Rank 515 470 417
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -53
Contract jobs citing Xcode 116 145 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.26% 0.33%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.41% 2.01% 2.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 91 125
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£425 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £22.66
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-60.00% +98.58%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 - £22.66

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Development Applications category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Development Applications Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Development Applications category
8225 7199 6187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 12.93% 11.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5414 4595 3968
Average daily rate £400 £388 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 169 133 132
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.82% +0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.83 £30.00 £23.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £71.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £37.80 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+5.82% +2.16%

Xcode
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Xcode within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Development Applications category.

Xcode Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Xcode
Daily Rate Trend

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

Xcode Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Xcode
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Xcode within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

Xcode Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Xcode
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Xcode Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Xcode
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 Xcode within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -56 112 £450 +12.50% 44
London -25 92 £450 +9.09% 24
South East -26 9 £375 +7.14% 3
City of London -16 8 £419 +4.68% 5
East of England +9 4 £333 -
Berkshire +1 4 £408 -
Kent +4 3 - -
Scotland -9 3 £300 - 3
Bracknell - 3 £408 -
Cambridge - 3 £265 -
Tunbridge Wells - 3 - -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £265 -
West Midlands -3 2 - - 2
South West -4 2 £450 +33.33%
North West -32 2 £363 +10.68% 6
Yorkshire -33 2 £325 -7.14% 4
West Lothian - 2 £288 -
Livingston - 2 £288 -
Birmingham +5 1 - -
Gloucestershire -3 1 £450 -
Cheltenham -4 1 £450 -
Manchester -17 1 £363 +10.68% 6
West Yorkshire -33 1 £375 +7.14% 2
Liverpool - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Wimbledon - 1 £325 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Surrey - 1 £300 - 1
Leeds - 1 £375 - 2

Xcode
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xcode 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 Xcode.

1 199 (89.64%) Apple iOS
2 183 (82.43%) iOS Development
3 182 (81.98%) Objective-C
4 123 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
5 88 (39.64%) iPhone
6 74 (33.33%) Cocoa
7 70 (31.53%) iPad
8 66 (29.73%) JSON
9 64 (28.83%) TDD
10 62 (27.93%) OO
11 57 (25.68%) Apple
12 56 (25.23%) BDD
13 54 (24.32%) RESTful
14 53 (23.87%) User Experience
15 51 (22.97%) Android
15 51 (22.97%) Unit Testing
16 49 (22.07%) Scrum
16 49 (22.07%) iOS SDK
16 49 (22.07%) Apple Swift
17 48 (21.62%) Mobile Development
18 44 (19.82%) HTML
19 43 (19.37%) Git (software)
20 42 (18.92%) Mobile App
21 40 (18.02%) XML
22 39 (17.57%) OOD
22 39 (17.57%) REST
22 39 (17.57%) Cocoa Touch
23 38 (17.12%) Android Development
24 37 (16.67%) Java
25 36 (16.22%) JavaScript

Xcode
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Xcode 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 Xcode. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 18 (8.11%) CMS
2 6 (2.70%) Node.js
3 5 (2.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.25%) IIS
3 5 (2.25%) Apache
3 5 (2.25%) WebSphere
4 1 (0.45%) Joomla!
4 1 (0.45%) Drupal
4 1 (0.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (2.25%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) GitHub
2 3 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (4.05%) HTTP
2 6 (2.70%) iBeacon
3 3 (1.35%) UPnP
4 2 (0.90%) HTTPS
4 2 (0.90%) Internet
5 1 (0.45%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.45%) Wireless
5 1 (0.45%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.50%) SQLite
2 9 (4.05%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.15%) MySQL
4 5 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.25%) Hadoop
5 4 (1.80%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.90%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.45%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.45%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 43 (19.37%) Git (software)
2 27 (12.16%) Subversion
3 21 (9.46%) CocoaPods
4 13 (5.86%) Jenkins
4 13 (5.86%) Android Studio
5 10 (4.50%) Eclipse
5 10 (4.50%) Cucumber
6 9 (4.05%) Calabash
7 8 (3.60%) Hudson
8 6 (2.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 5 (2.25%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.25%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.25%) CruiseControl
9 5 (2.25%) Visual Studio
9 5 (2.25%) Maven
9 5 (2.25%) Appium
10 4 (1.80%) Ant
10 4 (1.80%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.35%) WebDriver
11 3 (1.35%) Gradle
General
1 22 (9.91%) Finance
2 20 (9.01%) Publishing
3 8 (3.60%) Banking
4 5 (2.25%) Retail
4 5 (2.25%) Games
5 4 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.90%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.90%) Music Industry
6 2 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.90%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.45%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.45%) Electronics
7 1 (0.45%) Legal
7 1 (0.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 204 (91.89%) Developer
2 160 (72.07%) iOS Developer
3 26 (11.71%) Senior Developer
4 25 (11.26%) Mobile Developer
5 19 (8.56%) Senior iOS Developer
6 9 (4.05%) Lead Developer
7 8 (3.60%) Android Developer
8 5 (2.25%) Front-End Developer
8 5 (2.25%) Junior Developer
8 5 (2.25%) Tester
8 5 (2.25%) Junior
9 4 (1.80%) .NET Developer
9 4 (1.80%) Applications Developer
9 4 (1.80%) Agile .NET Developer
9 4 (1.80%) Mac Developer
9 4 (1.80%) Mac Engineer
10 3 (1.35%) iPhone Developer
10 3 (1.35%) Quality Engineer
10 3 (1.35%) Junior iOS Developer
10 3 (1.35%) Mobile Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (33.33%) Cocoa
2 66 (29.73%) JSON
3 54 (24.32%) RESTful
4 49 (22.07%) iOS SDK
5 44 (19.82%) HTML
6 40 (18.02%) XML
7 39 (17.57%) REST
7 39 (17.57%) Cocoa Touch
8 33 (14.86%) Web Services
9 31 (13.96%) UIKit
10 28 (12.61%) CSS
11 24 (10.81%) HTML5
12 19 (8.56%) Core Animation
13 16 (7.21%) jQuery
13 16 (7.21%) SOAP
13 16 (7.21%) CSS3
14 10 (4.50%) .NET
15 9 (4.05%) Ajax
16 8 (3.60%) Android SDK
17 7 (3.15%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 88 (39.64%) iPhone
2 70 (31.53%) iPad
3 53 (23.87%) User Experience
4 42 (18.92%) Mobile App
5 19 (8.56%) Animation
6 11 (4.95%) Computer Science
6 11 (4.95%) Smartphone
7 9 (4.05%) Video on Demand
8 7 (3.15%) Streaming Video
9 6 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (2.25%) Social Media
10 5 (2.25%) W3C
11 4 (1.80%) Apple TV
12 2 (0.90%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.90%) Kindle
12 2 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.90%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.45%) EMV
13 1 (0.45%) Blackberry
13 1 (0.45%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 199 (89.64%) Apple iOS
2 51 (22.97%) Android
3 8 (3.60%) Windows
3 8 (3.60%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (1.80%) UNIX
6 1 (0.45%) Linux
6 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 183 (82.43%) iOS Development
2 123 (55.41%) Agile Software Development
3 64 (28.83%) TDD
4 62 (27.93%) OO
5 56 (25.23%) BDD
6 51 (22.97%) Unit Testing
7 49 (22.07%) Scrum
8 48 (21.62%) Mobile Development
9 39 (17.57%) OOD
10 38 (17.12%) Android Development
11 30 (13.51%) OOP
12 24 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
13 19 (8.56%) Pair Programming
13 19 (8.56%) Content Management
14 17 (7.66%) Software Engineering
15 15 (6.76%) E-Commerce
16 13 (5.86%) Mobile Application Development
17 11 (4.95%) Test Automation
18 9 (4.05%) Memory Management
19 7 (3.15%) Automation Testing
Programming Languages
1 182 (81.98%) Objective-C
2 49 (22.07%) Apple Swift
3 37 (16.67%) Java
4 36 (16.22%) JavaScript
5 15 (6.76%) C++
6 11 (4.95%) SQL
6 11 (4.95%) C#
7 10 (4.50%) PHP
8 7 (3.15%) T-SQL
8 7 (3.15%) Ruby
9 5 (2.25%) C
9 5 (2.25%) ActionScript
10 3 (1.35%) Python
11 2 (0.90%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.90%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.45%) PHP5
12 1 (0.45%) Smalltalk
12 1 (0.45%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (5.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (9.46%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.45%) CA LISA
Vendors
1 57 (25.68%) Apple
2 9 (4.05%) Google
3 6 (2.70%) Sencha
3 6 (2.70%) Appcelerator
3 6 (2.70%) Adobe
4 5 (2.25%) IBM
5 3 (1.35%) Zend
6 2 (0.90%) SAP
6 2 (0.90%) Xamarin
7 1 (0.45%) Oracle
7 1 (0.45%) Microsoft
7 1 (0.45%) Twitter
City, London
IT Rockstars Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: Competitive Rates
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Rate: From £500 to £550 per day for 3 months (rolling)
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £250.00 - £260.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
PCR
Rate: £400 - £490 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Applause IT Innovation
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Mason Frank
Posted: 12 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 25 days ago
Nottingham
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 27 days ago