The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Apple iOS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apple iOS over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Apple iOS
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 50 78 39
Rank change year-on-year +28 -39  
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 8 4 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.25% 0.43% 3.59%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.88% 1.76% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 21
Median daily rate £419 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +28.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £182 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £363
% change year-on-year +7.14% -3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £15.15 - £15.77
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year -18.60% +33.25%  

Apple iOS is in the operating system skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 164 227 227
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 25.63% 24.67% 22.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 151 130
Median daily rate £360 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.79% +5.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £221
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 25
Median hourly rate £13.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.70% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.99 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.68 £21.00 £17.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £16.50 £16.20
% change year-on-year -6.06% +1.85%  

Apple iOS
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Apple iOS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Operating Systems category.

Job vacancy trend for Apple iOS in Cheshire

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apple iOS in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple iOS in Cheshire

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple iOS in Cheshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple iOS in Cheshire

Apple iOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple iOS in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple iOS in Cheshire

Apple iOS
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple iOS within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northwich - 2 - - 1
Warrington +23 1 £275 +139.13%
Knutsford +3 1 £388 -18.42% 3
Chester - 1 - - 1
Crewe - 1 - - 1
Apple iOS
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Apple iOS.

1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Android
2 10 (55.56%) iOS Development
3 7 (38.89%) Apple Swift
3 7 (38.89%) Apple
4 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
4 6 (33.33%) Mobile Development
4 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
5 5 (27.78%) Finance
5 5 (27.78%) Scrum
5 5 (27.78%) JSON
5 5 (27.78%) DNS
5 5 (27.78%) HTML
5 5 (27.78%) Web Services
6 4 (22.22%) XML
6 4 (22.22%) SOAP
6 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
6 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
6 4 (22.22%) Subversion
6 4 (22.22%) Cocoa
6 4 (22.22%) Xcode
6 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
6 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 4 (22.22%) REST
7 3 (16.67%) Android Development
7 3 (16.67%) Samsung
7 3 (16.67%) Banking

Apple iOS
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.56%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (5.56%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) DHCP
2 2 (11.11%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) Internet
3 1 (5.56%) SSL
3 1 (5.56%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) MySQL
1 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 4 (22.22%) Subversion
1 4 (22.22%) Xcode
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 3 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Developer
2 8 (44.44%) iOS Developer
3 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
4 2 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Break Fix Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (11.11%) C# Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Data Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Objective-C Developer
4 2 (11.11%) Xamarin Developer
5 1 (5.56%) .NET Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Administrator
5 1 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 1 (5.56%) C# Application Developer
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (27.78%) HTML
1 5 (27.78%) JSON
1 5 (27.78%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) Cocoa
2 4 (22.22%) REST
2 4 (22.22%) SOAP
2 4 (22.22%) XML
3 3 (16.67%) .NET
4 2 (11.11%) Middleware
5 1 (5.56%) Ajax
5 1 (5.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET
5 1 (5.56%) ASP.NET Web Forms
5 1 (5.56%) CSS
5 1 (5.56%) Ember.js
5 1 (5.56%) HTML5
5 1 (5.56%) jQuery
5 1 (5.56%) Node.js
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (5.56%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
3 2 (11.11%) iPhone
4 1 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.56%) BYOD
4 1 (5.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (5.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (66.67%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Android
3 4 (22.22%) Mac OS X
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 7
3 4 (22.22%) Windows 8
4 2 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Phone
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (55.56%) iOS Development
2 6 (33.33%) Mobile Development
3 5 (27.78%) Scrum
4 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (16.67%) Android Development
5 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.11%) Break/Fix
6 2 (11.11%) Continuous Deployment
6 2 (11.11%) Data Analysis
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile Application Development
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (5.56%) Line Management
7 1 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
7 1 (5.56%) MVC
7 1 (5.56%) OO
7 1 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) Apple Swift
2 6 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 3 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (5.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (5.56%) Perl
4 1 (5.56%) PHP
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (22.22%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Apple
2 4 (22.22%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Samsung
4 2 (11.11%) Xamarin
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) Google
5 1 (5.56%) McAfee
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Twitter