The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for Xcode skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xcode over the 3 months to 28 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 Xcode
England / North West
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 151 146
Rank change year-on-year +20 -5  
Contract jobs citing Xcode 5 8 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.17% 0.21% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 1.04% 1.66% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 3
Median daily rate £388 £425 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.82% +100.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £388 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.61% -  

Xcode is in the development application 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 development application skills.

Contract Development Application Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 481 483 421
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 16.29% 12.81% 11.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 690 721 528
Median daily rate £413 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £498 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 29 10
Median hourly rate £41.25 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.58% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.56 £37.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.20 £46.10 £43.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.00 £37.04
% change year-on-year +2.97% +13.39%  

Xcode
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Xcode in the North West

Xcode
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Xcode in the North West

Xcode
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xcode in the North West over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xcode in the North West

Xcode
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 Xcode within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 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
Cheshire +10 3 £450 -
Manchester +12 2 £308 -25.00% 7
Xcode
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xcode 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 Xcode.

1 11 (91.67%) Apple iOS
2 9 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 9 (75.00%) Apple Swift
3 8 (66.67%) Mobile Development
4 7 (58.33%) iOS Development
4 7 (58.33%) REST
4 7 (58.33%) Web Services
5 6 (50.00%) SOAP
5 6 (50.00%) HTML
5 6 (50.00%) Apple
6 5 (41.67%) Cocoa
6 5 (41.67%) XML
6 5 (41.67%) Android
6 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
7 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 4 (33.33%) JSON
7 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
7 4 (33.33%) Windows
7 4 (33.33%) Scrum
7 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (33.33%) Subversion
8 3 (25.00%) Google
8 3 (25.00%) Banking
8 3 (25.00%) Finance
8 3 (25.00%) Java
8 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
8 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
9 2 (16.67%) RESTful

Xcode
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 2 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (16.67%) Bluetooth
1 2 (16.67%) NFC
1 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (8.33%) HTTP
2 1 (8.33%) Internet
2 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 3 (25.00%) Eclipse
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
1 3 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (83.33%) Developer
2 7 (58.33%) iOS Developer
3 2 (16.67%) Applications Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Architect
3 2 (16.67%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Cordova Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML CSS Developer
4 1 (8.33%) HTML Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap Developer
4 1 (8.33%) PhoneGap/Cordova Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (58.33%) REST
1 7 (58.33%) Web Services
2 6 (50.00%) HTML
2 6 (50.00%) SOAP
3 5 (41.67%) Cocoa
3 5 (41.67%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) Apache Cordova
5 2 (16.67%) CSS
5 2 (16.67%) iOS SDK
5 2 (16.67%) J2EE
5 2 (16.67%) Material Design
5 2 (16.67%) PhoneGap
5 2 (16.67%) RESTful
6 1 (8.33%) Android SDK
6 1 (8.33%) Cocoa Touch
6 1 (8.33%) Google Maps API
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (41.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (8.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Apple iOS
2 5 (41.67%) Android
3 4 (33.33%) Mac OS X
3 4 (33.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 4 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (66.67%) Mobile Development
2 7 (58.33%) iOS Development
3 4 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (33.33%) Scrum
4 3 (25.00%) Data Protection
5 2 (16.67%) Android Development
5 2 (16.67%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (16.67%) Programme Delivery
6 1 (8.33%) OO
6 1 (8.33%) OOD
6 1 (8.33%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) Apple Swift
1 9 (75.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (25.00%) Java
3 2 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Apple
2 3 (25.00%) Google