Period
to 12 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Mobile Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Development over the 6 months to 12 December 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 Development
England > North West
6 months to
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 177 168 199
Rank change year-on-year -9 +31 -36
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 24 53 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.42% 0.81% 0.60%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.96% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 46 36
North West median daily rate £370 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.94% +21.43% +2.94%
10th Percentile £246 £178 £269
90th Percentile £461 £525 £480
England median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £27.50 £35.00 £23.87
% change year-on-year -21.43% +46.66% -35.06%

Mobile Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following 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 or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4633 5498 6982
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 81.55% 84.23% 81.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 2984 3550 4272
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £575
England median daily rate £450 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +4.65% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 161 280
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £22.85 £30.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.43% -24.23% +72.29%
10th Percentile £11.53 £11.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.50 £52.47
England median hourly rate £25.00 £24.36 £22.00
% change year-on-year +2.65% +10.70% +15.79%

Mobile Development
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing Mobile Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Development in the North West

Mobile 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 Development in the North West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Development in the North West

Mobile Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Development in the North West over the 6 months to 12 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Development in the North West

Mobile 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 Development in the North West.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Development in the North West

Mobile 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 Development within the North West region over the 6 months to 12 December 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 15 £370 -12.94% 13
Cheshire +6 7 £406 +1.56% 4
Merseyside +6 2 £325 +30.00%
Mobile Development
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile 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 Development.

1 19 (79.17%) Apple iOS
2 13 (54.17%) iOS Development
3 12 (50.00%) Apple Swift
4 11 (45.83%) Android
5 10 (41.67%) Mobile App
6 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
7 6 (25.00%) Subversion
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (25.00%) Apple
7 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
8 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
8 5 (20.83%) Android Development
8 5 (20.83%) Linux
8 5 (20.83%) Objective-C
8 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
8 5 (20.83%) NAS
9 4 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (16.67%) JSON
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
9 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 3 (12.50%) Scrum
10 3 (12.50%) Finance
10 3 (12.50%) Retail
10 3 (12.50%) TDD
10 3 (12.50%) HTML
10 3 (12.50%) Xcode
11 2 (8.33%) Kanban

Mobile 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.83%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.17%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 8 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (25.00%) Subversion
3 5 (20.83%) Mercurial
4 3 (12.50%) Xcode
5 1 (4.17%) Ant
5 1 (4.17%) Grunt
5 1 (4.17%) gulp
5 1 (4.17%) Maven
5 1 (4.17%) SonarQube
General
1 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
2 3 (12.50%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Games
3 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 19 (79.17%) Developer
2 14 (58.33%) iOS Developer
3 8 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
4 4 (16.67%) Android Developer
4 4 (16.67%) iOS Android Developer
5 3 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Automation Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Mobile Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Mobile Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (8.33%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (4.17%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.17%) FileMaker Developer
7 1 (4.17%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap Developer
7 1 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Platform Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Support Engineer
7 1 (4.17%) Test Automation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) JSON
2 3 (12.50%) HTML
3 2 (8.33%) CSS
3 2 (8.33%) CSS3
3 2 (8.33%) HTML5
3 2 (8.33%) REST
3 2 (8.33%) SOAP
3 2 (8.33%) Web Services
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) Ajax
4 1 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET
4 1 (4.17%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.17%) Cocoa
4 1 (4.17%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.17%) Node.js
4 1 (4.17%) PhoneGap
4 1 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (4.17%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
3 1 (4.17%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 19 (79.17%) Apple iOS
2 11 (45.83%) Android
3 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
3 6 (25.00%) Windows
4 5 (20.83%) Linux
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 10
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (4.17%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) iOS Development
2 6 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (20.83%) Android Development
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) TDD
6 2 (8.33%) Configuration Management
6 2 (8.33%) Kanban
7 1 (4.17%) BDD
7 1 (4.17%) Front End Development
7 1 (4.17%) MVC
7 1 (4.17%) OO
7 1 (4.17%) Open Source
7 1 (4.17%) Performance Optimisation
7 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Apple Swift
2 5 (20.83%) Objective-C
3 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.33%) C#
5 1 (4.17%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) Degree
Vendors
1 6 (25.00%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.17%) Capita
3 1 (4.17%) Perforce
3 1 (4.17%) Telerik