The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Mobile Application Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Application Development over the 3 months to 30 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.

Mobile Application Development
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 148 144
Rank change year-on-year +33 -4  
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 16 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.75% 0.41% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 8 6
Median daily rate £450 £328 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.40% -14.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £300 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £493 £359 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £355
% change year-on-year +14.28% -1.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £22.54 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.54 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -46.96%  

Mobile Application Development is in the process and methodology 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 process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 2131 3202 2836
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 81.93% 82.31% 78.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1345 1944 1535
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 116 133
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £16.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £60.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Mobile Application Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing Mobile Application Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Application Development in the North West

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Application Development in the North West

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Application Development in the North West

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Application Development in the North West

Mobile Application Development
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 Mobile Application Development within the North West region over the 3 months to 30 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 +23 13 £463 +40.15% 6
Cheshire +29 2 £295 -5.60%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Mobile Application Development
England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Application Development 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 Mobile Application Development.

1 37 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 29 (78.38%) JavaScript
3 23 (62.16%) CSS
4 20 (54.05%) Front End Development
5 17 (45.95%) C#
5 17 (45.95%) HTML
6 16 (43.24%) Xamarin
6 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
7 15 (40.54%) .NET
8 14 (37.84%) Umbraco
8 14 (37.84%) React
9 12 (32.43%) Android
10 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
10 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (29.73%) TDD
11 9 (24.32%) Node.js
11 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
12 8 (21.62%) Web Design
12 8 (21.62%) Responsive Web Design
12 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
12 8 (21.62%) Android Development
13 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
13 7 (18.92%) Apache Cordova
13 7 (18.92%) Ionic Framework
13 7 (18.92%) HTML5
13 7 (18.92%) Java
14 6 (16.22%) Xcode
14 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
14 6 (16.22%) CSS3
14 6 (16.22%) Apple Swift

Mobile Application Development
Co-occurring 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 14 (37.84%) Umbraco
2 4 (10.81%) CMS
3 3 (8.11%) WordPress
4 2 (5.41%) Joomla!
5 1 (2.70%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
1 2 (5.41%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (5.41%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.81%) TestFlight
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.41%) Bluetooth
1 2 (5.41%) NFC
1 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (43.24%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.81%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.81%) Relational Database
2 4 (10.81%) SQLite
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.70%) Couchbase
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
4 1 (2.70%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (2.70%) QlikView
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (16.22%) Xcode
2 5 (13.51%) Jasmine
2 5 (13.51%) Karma Test Runner
2 5 (13.51%) Mocha
3 4 (10.81%) Android Studio
3 4 (10.81%) CocoaPods
3 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
3 4 (10.81%) Grunt
3 4 (10.81%) gulp
3 4 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 4 (10.81%) Sinon.JS
4 2 (5.41%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.70%) jMock
5 1 (2.70%) JUnit
5 1 (2.70%) Mockito
5 1 (2.70%) webpack
Job Titles
1 30 (81.08%) Developer
2 16 (43.24%) Xamarin Developer
3 13 (35.14%) .NET Developer
3 13 (35.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 13 (35.14%) C# Developer
4 10 (27.03%) NoSQL Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Android Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Applications Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 4 (10.81%) iOS Android Developer
6 4 (10.81%) iOS Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Java Android Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Java Applications Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Java Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Java Mobile Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Mobile Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Consultant
7 3 (8.11%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (62.16%) CSS
2 17 (45.95%) HTML
3 15 (40.54%) .NET
4 14 (37.84%) React
5 9 (24.32%) .NET Framework
5 9 (24.32%) Node.js
6 8 (21.62%) AngularJS
7 7 (18.92%) Apache Cordova
7 7 (18.92%) HTML5
7 7 (18.92%) Ionic Framework
8 6 (16.22%) CSS3
9 4 (10.81%) Chai
9 4 (10.81%) Cocoa
9 4 (10.81%) Cocoa Touch
10 3 (8.11%) Backbone.js
10 3 (8.11%) J2EE
10 3 (8.11%) RESTful
10 3 (8.11%) SOAP
10 3 (8.11%) Web Services
11 2 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 37 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.81%) iPhone
2 4 (10.81%) User Experience
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 12 (32.43%) Android
2 11 (29.73%) Apple iOS
3 5 (13.51%) Windows
4 4 (10.81%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.70%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (54.05%) Front End Development
2 11 (29.73%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (29.73%) TDD
3 8 (21.62%) Android Development
3 8 (21.62%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (21.62%) Web Design
4 7 (18.92%) iOS Development
5 5 (13.51%) BDD
5 5 (13.51%) Mobile Development
6 4 (10.81%) Analytics
6 4 (10.81%) Change Control
6 4 (10.81%) Configuration Management
6 4 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (8.11%) Data Analytics
7 3 (8.11%) Wireframes
8 2 (5.41%) MVC
8 2 (5.41%) OO
8 2 (5.41%) Web Application Development
9 1 (2.70%) Open Source
9 1 (2.70%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (78.38%) JavaScript
2 17 (45.95%) C#
3 7 (18.92%) Java
4 6 (16.22%) Apple Swift
4 6 (16.22%) Objective-C
5 4 (10.81%) PHP
6 1 (2.70%) Perl
6 1 (2.70%) Python
6 1 (2.70%) Ruby
6 1 (2.70%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 16 (43.24%) Xamarin
2 2 (5.41%) Adobe
2 2 (5.41%) Apple
2 2 (5.41%) Google
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle
3 1 (2.70%) Tableau
3 1 (2.70%) Twitter
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