The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple iOS
England / North West
Rank 82 101 98
Rank change year-on-year +19 -3  
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 49 57 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.88% 1.49% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.43% 6.76% 6.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 25 28
Median daily rate £406 £375 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +17.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £300 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £491 £437 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £375 £345
% change year-on-year -4.00% +8.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 6
Median hourly rate £16.08 £13.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.65% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £25.70
% change year-on-year +8.57% -31.90%  

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 the North West with a requirement for operating system skills.

Contract Operating System Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 470 843 781
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 18.07% 21.96% 22.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 436 373
Median daily rate £365 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% +2.73%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £226 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £338
% change year-on-year +6.89% +7.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 44 68 91
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +15.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £16.92 £15.50
% change year-on-year -9.86% +9.16%  

Apple iOS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple iOS in the North West

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple iOS in the North West over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple iOS in the North West

Apple iOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple iOS in the North West

Apple iOS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 25 March 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
Manchester +36 35 £419 +19.64% 29
Cheshire +5 10 £406 +8.33% 4
Merseyside +1 4 £213 -39.28%
Apple iOS
England

Apple iOS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 North West region with a requirement for Apple iOS.

1 66 (73.33%) Android
2 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (36.67%) Mobile App
4 31 (34.44%) iOS Development
4 31 (34.44%) JavaScript
5 26 (28.89%) HTML
6 25 (27.78%) Objective-C
7 24 (26.67%) Apple Swift
8 22 (24.44%) HTML5
9 21 (23.33%) Windows
10 19 (21.11%) Scrum
10 19 (21.11%) Mobile Development
11 18 (20.00%) Games
12 16 (17.78%) Finance
12 16 (17.78%) BDD
13 15 (16.67%) TDD
13 15 (16.67%) Java
14 14 (15.56%) C#
14 14 (15.56%) Android Development
15 13 (14.44%) .NET
16 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
16 12 (13.33%) Git (software)
17 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
17 11 (12.22%) Mobile Application Development
17 11 (12.22%) Xcode
17 11 (12.22%) SQL
17 11 (12.22%) CSS
17 11 (12.22%) Web Services
18 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
18 8 (8.89%) Apache Cordova

Apple iOS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 3 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (3.33%) Skype for Business
2 2 (2.22%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.11%) Apache
3 1 (1.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.11%) Confluence
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.11%) IIS
3 1 (1.11%) nginx
3 1 (1.11%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (3.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.44%) TestFlight
2 3 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.22%) GitHub
4 1 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) IaaS
4 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.11%) Office 365
4 1 (1.11%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.11%) PaaS
4 1 (1.11%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.56%) Internet
1 5 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
2 3 (3.33%) DNS
2 3 (3.33%) Extranet
2 3 (3.33%) HTTPS
2 3 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.22%) Bluetooth
3 2 (2.22%) DHCP
3 2 (2.22%) HTTP
3 2 (2.22%) NFC
3 2 (2.22%) SSL
3 2 (2.22%) VPN
4 1 (1.11%) LAN
4 1 (1.11%) LDAP
4 1 (1.11%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (7.78%) SQLite
2 6 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (5.56%) MySQL
3 5 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.11%) Big Data
4 1 (1.11%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (13.33%) Git (software)
2 11 (12.22%) Xcode
3 7 (7.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (5.56%) CocoaPods
5 4 (4.44%) Android Studio
5 4 (4.44%) Babel
5 4 (4.44%) webpack
6 3 (3.33%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.22%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.22%) JIRA
7 2 (2.22%) Maven
7 2 (2.22%) Mocha
7 2 (2.22%) Selenium
8 1 (1.11%) Gradle
8 1 (1.11%) JProfiler
8 1 (1.11%) LoadUI
8 1 (1.11%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.11%) SonarQube
8 1 (1.11%) Subversion
8 1 (1.11%) Vagrant
General
1 18 (20.00%) Games
2 16 (17.78%) Finance
3 3 (3.33%) Law
3 3 (3.33%) Legal
4 2 (2.22%) Banking
5 1 (1.11%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.11%) Local Government
5 1 (1.11%) Multimedia
5 1 (1.11%) Retail
5 1 (1.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 50 (55.56%) Developer
2 27 (30.00%) iOS Developer
3 9 (10.00%) Analyst
3 9 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 8 (8.89%) Android Developer
5 7 (7.78%) iOS Android Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Java Developer
5 7 (7.78%) Mobile Developer
6 6 (6.67%) .NET Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 6 (6.67%) Objective-C Developer
6 6 (6.67%) Xamarin Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Applications Developer
7 5 (5.56%) C# .NET Developer
7 5 (5.56%) C# Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 5 (5.56%) Project Manager
8 4 (4.44%) Desktop Support
8 4 (4.44%) Java Android Developer
8 4 (4.44%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (28.89%) HTML
2 22 (24.44%) HTML5
3 13 (14.44%) .NET
4 11 (12.22%) AngularJS
4 11 (12.22%) CSS
4 11 (12.22%) Web Services
5 8 (8.89%) Apache Cordova
5 8 (8.89%) React
6 7 (7.78%) Cocoa
6 7 (7.78%) JSON
6 7 (7.78%) SOAP
7 6 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
8 5 (5.56%) Node.js
8 5 (5.56%) REST
8 5 (5.56%) RESTful
9 4 (4.44%) Ajax
9 4 (4.44%) Ember.js
9 4 (4.44%) XML
10 3 (3.33%) Flash
10 3 (3.33%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 33 (36.67%) Mobile App
2 7 (7.78%) User Experience
3 5 (5.56%) iPhone
4 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.33%) Smartphone
6 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 2 (2.22%) New Media
7 1 (1.11%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 66 (73.33%) Android
2 21 (23.33%) Windows
3 5 (5.56%) Mac OS X
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 10
4 4 (4.44%) Windows 8
4 4 (4.44%) Windows Phone
5 3 (3.33%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.22%) Linux
6 2 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 2 (2.22%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.11%) Unix
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (41.11%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.44%) iOS Development
3 19 (21.11%) Mobile Development
3 19 (21.11%) Scrum
4 16 (17.78%) BDD
5 15 (16.67%) TDD
6 14 (15.56%) Android Development
7 12 (13.33%) Software Engineering
8 11 (12.22%) Mobile Application Development
9 8 (8.89%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (7.78%) Front End Development
11 6 (6.67%) Project Management
12 5 (5.56%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (5.56%) OO
13 4 (4.44%) Change Control
13 4 (4.44%) Configuration Management
13 4 (4.44%) Game Development
13 4 (4.44%) Kanban
13 4 (4.44%) Open Source
13 4 (4.44%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 31 (34.44%) JavaScript
2 25 (27.78%) Objective-C
3 24 (26.67%) Apple Swift
4 15 (16.67%) Java
5 14 (15.56%) C#
6 11 (12.22%) SQL
7 5 (5.56%) ES6
8 3 (3.33%) ActionScript
8 3 (3.33%) ECMAScript
8 3 (3.33%) PHP
9 2 (2.22%) PowerShell
9 2 (2.22%) Ruby
10 1 (1.11%) Perl
10 1 (1.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (4.44%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.11%) MCITP
2 1 (1.11%) MCSA
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (6.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.22%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.11%) Docker
3 1 (1.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (3.33%) AirWatch
1 3 (3.33%) SCCM
2 1 (1.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.11%) Puppet
2 1 (1.11%) Terraform
Vendors
1 7 (7.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (7.78%) Xamarin
2 4 (4.44%) Apple
3 2 (2.22%) AppSense
3 2 (2.22%) Google
3 2 (2.22%) Intel Security
3 2 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (1.11%) MobileIron
4 1 (1.11%) Perforce
4 1 (1.11%) Samsung
4 1 (1.11%) Twitter
4 1 (1.11%) VMware
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