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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Xcode
Rank 564 481 479
Rank change year-on-year
-83 -2
Contract jobs citing Xcode 62 131 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.25% 0.22%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.82% 1.86% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 87 74
Average daily rate £350 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £274 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
- +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £36.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.00 -

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
7597 7025 5984
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.77% 13.57% 12.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 5056 4715 3786
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £513
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
- +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 217 127 130
Average hourly rate £42.00 £37.00 £37.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.51% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.83 £25.20 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.89 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.80 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year
+11.46% +1.35%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -69 58 £350 -6.66% 44
London -36 36 £425 +6.25% 21
City of London +25 8 £425 +21.42% 2
South East -1 7 £350 +3.70% 2
West Midlands - 5 £275 - 1
Scotland -2 4 £425 -2.85% 2
Manchester -13 4 £325 -10.34% 1
North West -16 4 £325 -10.34% 4
Berkshire +8 3 £350 +7.69% 2
Slough +7 3 £350 +7.69%
Buckinghamshire +6 3 £350 -11.11%
Reading -2 3 £350 +50.53% 1
Edinburgh -13 3 £500 +14.28%
Coventry - 3 £275 -
Bracknell - 3 £350 -
Maidenhead - 3 £350 - 1
Wokingham - 3 £350 -
High Wycombe - 3 £350 -
East of England -4 2 £350 +34.61% 3
West Yorkshire -9 2 £415 - 4
Yorkshire -20 2 £415 - 4
Birmingham - 2 £325 -
Leeds - 2 £415 - 3
Southampton +15 1 £380 +38.18%
West Sussex +7 1 - -
South West +1 1 £388 +8.39% 4
Bristol -1 1 £388 +21.56%
Essex -2 1 £325 +25.00%
Hampshire -3 1 £380 +38.18%
Nottinghamshire -10 1 - - 1

Xcode
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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.

1 152 (89.94%) Apple iOS
2 145 (85.80%) iOS Development
3 127 (75.15%) Objective-C
4 83 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
5 66 (39.05%) Apple Swift
6 57 (33.73%) Cocoa
7 53 (31.36%) TDD
8 47 (27.81%) iPhone
9 43 (25.44%) JSON
9 43 (25.44%) iOS SDK
10 41 (24.26%) Android
11 39 (23.08%) Mobile App
11 39 (23.08%) Scrum
12 38 (22.49%) OO
13 36 (21.30%) iPad
14 34 (20.12%) Java
14 34 (20.12%) XML
14 34 (20.12%) User Experience
15 33 (19.53%) BDD
16 32 (18.93%) Apple
16 32 (18.93%) Mobile Development
17 30 (17.75%) RESTful
18 28 (16.57%) Unit Testing
18 28 (16.57%) JavaScript
19 27 (15.98%) Android Development
20 23 (13.61%) Git (software)
20 23 (13.61%) C++
20 23 (13.61%) HTML
21 22 (13.02%) REST
22 21 (12.43%) Windows

Xcode
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 11 (6.51%) CMS
2 6 (3.55%) IIS
3 3 (1.78%) Umbraco
4 2 (1.18%) Node.js
5 1 (0.59%) Apache
5 1 (0.59%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (2.37%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.37%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.18%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.59%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.10%) GitHub
2 2 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.59%) Google App Engine
3 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (5.92%) HTTP
2 3 (1.78%) iBeacon
3 2 (1.18%) Firewall
3 2 (1.18%) Internet
4 1 (0.59%) 4G
4 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.59%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.55%) SQLite
4 5 (2.96%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.37%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.78%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.18%) Big Data
7 2 (1.18%) MySQL
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (13.61%) Git (software)
2 15 (8.88%) Subversion
3 11 (6.51%) CocoaPods
4 10 (5.92%) Visual Studio
5 9 (5.33%) Jenkins
6 7 (4.14%) Android Studio
6 7 (4.14%) Cucumber
7 6 (3.55%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 6 (3.55%) JIRA
8 5 (2.96%) Appium
8 5 (2.96%) Calabash
8 5 (2.96%) Selenium
9 4 (2.37%) Maven
10 3 (1.78%) ClearCase
10 3 (1.78%) Eclipse
10 3 (1.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 3 (1.78%) TeamCity
11 2 (1.18%) Ant
11 2 (1.18%) Gradle
11 2 (1.18%) Grunt
General
1 9 (5.33%) Games
2 8 (4.73%) Banking
2 8 (4.73%) Finance
2 8 (4.73%) Publishing
3 4 (2.37%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.37%) Retail
4 2 (1.18%) Electronics
4 2 (1.18%) Marketing
4 2 (1.18%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.59%) Legal
5 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 159 (94.08%) Developer
2 138 (81.66%) iOS Developer
3 27 (15.98%) Objective-C Developer
4 26 (15.38%) Senior Developer
5 25 (14.79%) Senior iOS Developer
6 16 (9.47%) Android Developer
6 16 (9.47%) Applications Developer
7 15 (8.88%) iOS Android Developer
7 15 (8.88%) Mobile Developer
8 14 (8.28%) Lead Developer
8 14 (8.28%) Lead iOS Developer
9 8 (4.73%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 7 (4.14%) Agile Developer
11 6 (3.55%) iPad Developer
11 6 (3.55%) iPhone Developer
11 6 (3.55%) Objective-C Engineer
12 5 (2.96%) C++ Developer
12 5 (2.96%) Java Developer
12 5 (2.96%) JavaScript Developer
13 4 (2.37%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (33.73%) Cocoa
2 43 (25.44%) iOS SDK
2 43 (25.44%) JSON
3 34 (20.12%) XML
4 30 (17.75%) RESTful
5 23 (13.61%) HTML
6 22 (13.02%) REST
7 18 (10.65%) .NET
8 17 (10.06%) Web Services
9 16 (9.47%) UIKit
10 15 (8.88%) Cocoa Touch
11 12 (7.10%) HTML5
11 12 (7.10%) SOAP
12 11 (6.51%) jQuery
13 9 (5.33%) AngularJS
13 9 (5.33%) ASP.NET
13 9 (5.33%) Core Animation
13 9 (5.33%) CSS
14 8 (4.73%) .NET Framework
14 8 (4.73%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 47 (27.81%) iPhone
2 39 (23.08%) Mobile App
3 36 (21.30%) iPad
4 34 (20.12%) User Experience
5 9 (5.33%) Animation
6 7 (4.14%) Fintech
7 6 (3.55%) Apple TV
7 6 (3.55%) Computer Science
7 6 (3.55%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (3.55%) Mobile Payment
8 5 (2.96%) Streaming Video
8 5 (2.96%) Video on Demand
9 4 (2.37%) N-Tier
10 3 (1.78%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.78%) Cryptography
10 3 (1.78%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.18%) Kindle
11 2 (1.18%) Social Media
12 1 (0.59%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.59%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 152 (89.94%) Apple iOS
2 41 (24.26%) Android
3 21 (12.43%) Windows
4 6 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.96%) Mac OS X
5 5 (2.96%) Windows Mobile
6 4 (2.37%) Windows 7
6 4 (2.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (1.78%) Linux
7 3 (1.78%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.59%) Unix
8 1 (0.59%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (85.80%) iOS Development
2 83 (49.11%) Agile Software Development
3 53 (31.36%) TDD
4 39 (23.08%) Scrum
5 38 (22.49%) OO
6 33 (19.53%) BDD
7 32 (18.93%) Mobile Development
8 28 (16.57%) Unit Testing
9 27 (15.98%) Android Development
10 19 (11.24%) OOD
11 18 (10.65%) SOLID
12 17 (10.06%) Continuous Integration
13 16 (9.47%) Software Engineering
14 15 (8.88%) MVC
14 15 (8.88%) OOP
15 13 (7.69%) Multithreading
16 11 (6.51%) E-Commerce
16 11 (6.51%) Performance Optimisation
17 10 (5.92%) Content Management
17 10 (5.92%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 127 (75.15%) Objective-C
2 66 (39.05%) Apple Swift
3 34 (20.12%) Java
4 28 (16.57%) JavaScript
5 23 (13.61%) C++
6 15 (8.88%) C#
7 13 (7.69%) C
8 5 (2.96%) SQL
9 4 (2.37%) PHP
9 4 (2.37%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.78%) Groovy
11 2 (1.18%) Python
11 2 (1.18%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.59%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.59%) ActionScript 3.0
12 1 (0.59%) CoffeeScript
12 1 (0.59%) Ruby
12 1 (0.59%) Smalltalk
12 1 (0.59%) VC++
Qualifications
1 6 (3.55%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.96%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.18%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (1.78%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (1.78%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (18.93%) Apple
2 7 (4.14%) Xamarin
3 6 (3.55%) Appcelerator
3 6 (3.55%) Google
4 4 (2.37%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.78%) DevExpress
5 3 (1.78%) EPiServer
5 3 (1.78%) OpenText
5 3 (1.78%) Sencha
5 3 (1.78%) Telerik
6 2 (1.18%) Oracle
6 2 (1.18%) SAP
7 1 (0.59%) PayPal
7 1 (0.59%) PubNub
7 1 (0.59%) Zend
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