Period
to 25 February 2018

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 25 February 2018 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 176 178 199
Rank change year-on-year +2 +21 -22
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 23 37 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.43% 0.63% 0.46%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.52% 0.75% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 28 29
North West median daily rate £370 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +7.14% +1.82%
10th Percentile £236 £160 £299
90th Percentile £449 £508 £505
England median daily rate £450 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
North West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate - £100.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year - +233.33% +9.61%

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 4,427 4,949 6,714
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 83.64% 84.32% 81.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,850 3,223 4,084
North West median daily rate £410 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £263 £250
90th Percentile £600 £575 £560
England median daily rate £455 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +4.00% +2.94% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 167 285
North West median hourly rate £24.56 £27.50 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.69% -15.38% +59.74%
10th Percentile £12.05 £12.90 £13.00
90th Percentile £57.00 £51.50 £50.48
England median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -1.76% +6.75% +14.24%

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 25 February 2018.

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 25 February 2018. 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 +12 17 £375 -7.69% 29
Cheshire -7 4 £330 -8.97% 8
Merseyside +11 2 £325 +30.00% 4
Mobile Development
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for Mobile Development.

1 17 (73.91%) Apple iOS
2 15 (65.22%) iOS Development
3 14 (60.87%) Apple Swift
4 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
5 8 (34.78%) Apple
6 7 (30.43%) Android
7 6 (26.09%) Retail
7 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (21.74%) Android Development
9 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
9 4 (17.39%) TDD
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) JSON
9 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
10 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.04%) C#
10 3 (13.04%) HTML
10 3 (13.04%) Web Services
10 3 (13.04%) Xcode
10 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
10 3 (13.04%) User Experience
11 2 (8.70%) Xamarin
11 2 (8.70%) Games
11 2 (8.70%) CSS
11 2 (8.70%) SOAP
11 2 (8.70%) Java
11 2 (8.70%) C++
11 2 (8.70%) BDD
11 2 (8.70%) REST
11 2 (8.70%) 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 (4.35%) npm
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Git (software)
1 3 (13.04%) Xcode
2 1 (4.35%) Ant
2 1 (4.35%) Grunt
2 1 (4.35%) gulp
2 1 (4.35%) Jenkins
2 1 (4.35%) Maven
2 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
2 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Games
3 1 (4.35%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) iOS Developer
3 6 (26.09%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (21.74%) Applications Developer
5 3 (13.04%) Android Developer
6 2 (8.70%) iOS Android Developer
6 2 (8.70%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (4.35%) .NET Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Digital Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce Business Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) FileMaker Developer
7 1 (4.35%) HTML CSS Developer
7 1 (4.35%) HTML Developer
7 1 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 1 (4.35%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap Developer
7 1 (4.35%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) JSON
2 3 (13.04%) HTML
2 3 (13.04%) Web Services
3 2 (8.70%) CSS
3 2 (8.70%) REST
3 2 (8.70%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cordova
4 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) Dagger
4 1 (4.35%) Gson
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) iOS SDK
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) PhoneGap
4 1 (4.35%) Retrofit
4 1 (4.35%) RxJava
4 1 (4.35%) Struts
4 1 (4.35%) Struts2
4 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (52.17%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.04%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Apple iOS
2 7 (30.43%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) Mac OS X
3 1 (4.35%) Windows
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 7
3 1 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) iOS Development
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (21.74%) Android Development
4 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 4 (17.39%) TDD
4 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
5 2 (8.70%) BDD
5 2 (8.70%) Kanban
6 1 (4.35%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (4.35%) E-business
6 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.35%) MVC
6 1 (4.35%) OO
6 1 (4.35%) Open Source
6 1 (4.35%) Performance Optimisation
6 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.35%) SOA
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
6 1 (4.35%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 14 (60.87%) Apple Swift
2 4 (17.39%) JavaScript
3 3 (13.04%) C#
3 3 (13.04%) Objective-C
4 2 (8.70%) C++
4 2 (8.70%) Java
5 1 (4.35%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (34.78%) Apple
2 2 (8.70%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.35%) Capita
3 1 (4.35%) Perforce