Period
to 5 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 6 months to 5 December 2021 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 iOS
UK
6 months to
5 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 231 153 174
Rank change year-on-year -78 +21 +9
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 1,058 653 1,246
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.20% 1.75% 1.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.69% 9.50% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 429 805
10th Percentile £205 £268 £160
25th Percentile £400 £340 £305
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £588 £525 £525
90th Percentile £665 £594 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £428 £400 £378
% change year-on-year +6.88% +5.96% -5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 27 39
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.00 £12.40
25th Percentile £12.67 £11.50 £14.44
Median hourly rate £16.83 £15.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +12.17% -14.29% -
75th Percentile £20.00 £19.70 £23.41
90th Percentile £63.65 £41.50 £67.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £15.00 £16.20
% change year-on-year +3.33% -7.41% -7.43%

Apple iOS is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 13,766 6,872 17,321
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.58% 18.37% 21.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,509 4,443 10,924
10th Percentile £163 £163 £140
25th Percentile £338 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £490 £433 £413
Median % change year-on-year +13.25% +4.89% -2.94%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £386
% change year-on-year +3.23% +0.32% -0.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 721 402 1,257
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £46.24 £40.56 £30.25
90th Percentile £62.50 £52.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year -2.16% +5.30% -

Apple iOS
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Apple iOS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Apple iOS.

Daily rate trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Apple iOS over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Apple iOS.

Hourly rate trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Apple iOS over the 6 months to 5 December 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Top 17 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 5 December 2021. 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
England -88 894 £500 +11.11% 477
London -48 548 £525 +12.90% 223
UK excluding London -95 319 £428 +6.88% 283
Work from Home -123 240 £525 +23.53% 78
North of England -77 105 £475 +18.75% 75
South East -49 77 £334 -24.55% 65
North West -41 59 £450 +26.67% 37
Midlands -71 48 £375 -6.83% 52
South West -20 46 £248 -34.87% 31
Yorkshire -63 39 £500 +12.36% 30
West Midlands -48 28 £363 +3.57% 26
East Midlands -40 20 £375 -10.71% 26
Scotland -62 20 £280 -11.25% 24
East of England -49 15 £500 +122.22% 27
North East -11 7 £506 +44.64% 8
Northern Ireland - 6 £140 - 1
Wales -22 4 £295 -7.30% 9

For the 6 months to 5 December 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS 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 with a requirement for Apple iOS.

1 617 (58.32%) Android
2 374 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
3 353 (33.36%) iOS Development
4 338 (31.95%) Apple Swift
5 326 (30.81%) Mobile App
6 275 (25.99%) Windows
7 206 (19.47%) Microsoft
8 190 (17.96%) Social Skills
9 166 (15.69%) User Experience
10 155 (14.65%) Apple
11 154 (14.56%) Active Directory
12 148 (13.99%) Microsoft 365
13 140 (13.23%) Windows 10
14 139 (13.14%) Objective-C
15 132 (12.48%) Java
16 131 (12.38%) Azure
17 130 (12.29%) JavaScript
18 127 (12.00%) Test Automation
19 125 (11.81%) TDD
20 123 (11.63%) React Native
21 116 (10.96%) Finance
22 112 (10.59%) Android Development
23 111 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
24 106 (10.02%) Git (software)
25 99 (9.36%) Mobile Development
26 96 (9.07%) REST
27 95 (8.98%) Banking
28 92 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
29 91 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
30 88 (8.32%) iOS SDK

Apple iOS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 43 (4.06%) Confluence
2 21 (1.98%) SharePoint
3 10 (0.95%) Skype for Business
4 8 (0.76%) CMS
4 8 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (0.66%) MS Exchange
6 5 (0.47%) Apache
6 5 (0.47%) IBM Notes
7 3 (0.28%) IIS
7 3 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
7 3 (0.28%) OnBase
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Airflow
8 2 (0.19%) Apache Spark
8 2 (0.19%) Appian
8 2 (0.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.19%) JBoss
9 1 (0.095%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.095%) Facebook Platform
9 1 (0.095%) Headless CMS
Applications
1 92 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (4.44%) Sketch
3 38 (3.59%) Zeplin
4 19 (1.80%) InVision
5 14 (1.32%) Figma
6 13 (1.23%) Adobe XD
7 11 (1.04%) Photoshop
8 10 (0.95%) Microsoft Excel
9 6 (0.57%) Adobe Illustrator
10 5 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
10 5 (0.47%) UXPin
11 4 (0.38%) Marvel
11 4 (0.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.28%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
13 2 (0.19%) MS Visio
14 1 (0.095%) InDesign
14 1 (0.095%) iWork
14 1 (0.095%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 3 (0.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.19%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.095%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.095%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 148 (13.99%) Microsoft 365
2 131 (12.38%) Azure
3 55 (5.20%) AWS
4 51 (4.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 46 (4.35%) GitHub
6 28 (2.65%) SaaS
7 20 (1.89%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 20 (1.89%) BrowserStack
8 19 (1.80%) GCP
9 15 (1.42%) Serverless
10 14 (1.32%) OneDrive
10 14 (1.32%) Sauce Labs
11 12 (1.13%) Google Play
12 11 (1.04%) Google Analytics
13 10 (0.95%) Firebase
14 9 (0.85%) Google Workspace
14 9 (0.85%) IaaS
15 8 (0.76%) Bitrise
15 8 (0.76%) Google Tag Manager
16 7 (0.66%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (5.01%) VPN
2 46 (4.35%) DNS
3 45 (4.25%) Firewall
4 31 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 29 (2.74%) DHCP
5 29 (2.74%) LAN
6 28 (2.65%) Wi-Fi
7 23 (2.17%) WAN
8 18 (1.70%) VoIP
9 16 (1.51%) HTTP
10 15 (1.42%) Skype
11 14 (1.32%) BGP
11 14 (1.32%) Ethernet VPN
11 14 (1.32%) IOS XR
11 14 (1.32%) MPLS
11 14 (1.32%) NX-OS
11 14 (1.32%) VPLS
11 14 (1.32%) VXLAN
12 13 (1.23%) Wireless
13 12 (1.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (1.80%) SQL Server
2 16 (1.51%) MongoDB
3 12 (1.13%) NoSQL
4 11 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
4 11 (1.04%) MySQL
5 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.57%) Redis
6 5 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.38%) Big Data
7 4 (0.38%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.19%) BigQuery
9 2 (0.19%) Geospatial Data
9 2 (0.19%) MariaDB
9 2 (0.19%) SQLite
10 1 (0.095%) OLAP
10 1 (0.095%) Spotfire
10 1 (0.095%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 106 (10.02%) Git (software)
2 83 (7.84%) Xcode
3 81 (7.66%) JIRA
4 80 (7.56%) Jenkins
5 48 (4.54%) fastlane
6 46 (4.35%) Postman
7 32 (3.02%) Appium
8 29 (2.74%) Selenium
9 28 (2.65%) Cucumber
10 24 (2.27%) Android Studio
11 21 (1.98%) CocoaPods
12 20 (1.89%) Subversion
13 17 (1.61%) Maven
13 17 (1.61%) Mercurial
13 17 (1.61%) SoapUI
13 17 (1.61%) Sonatype Nexus
14 16 (1.51%) git-flow
15 15 (1.42%) GitLab
16 14 (1.32%) JUnit
17 13 (1.23%) Axure RP
General
1 190 (17.96%) Social Skills
2 116 (10.96%) Finance
3 95 (8.98%) Banking
4 80 (7.56%) Retail
5 66 (6.24%) Analytical Skills
6 28 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 25 (2.36%) Games
8 22 (2.08%) Publishing
9 20 (1.89%) Investment Banking
10 18 (1.70%) Public Sector
11 17 (1.61%) Documentation Skills
11 17 (1.61%) Marketing
12 15 (1.42%) Presentation Skills
13 14 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
14 13 (1.23%) French Language
14 13 (1.23%) German Language
15 11 (1.04%) Automotive
15 11 (1.04%) Manufacturing
16 9 (0.85%) Italian Language
16 9 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 457 (43.19%) Developer
2 279 (26.37%) iOS Developer
3 88 (8.32%) React Developer
4 83 (7.84%) Senior Developer
5 70 (6.62%) Support Engineer
6 63 (5.95%) Analyst
7 60 (5.67%) Mobile Developer
8 57 (5.39%) Designer
9 55 (5.20%) Senior iOS Developer
10 53 (5.01%) Android Developer
11 46 (4.35%) Desktop Support
12 44 (4.16%) IT Support
13 39 (3.69%) Tester
14 37 (3.50%) Consultant
15 35 (3.31%) Architect
16 32 (3.02%) UI Designer
17 31 (2.93%) Mobile Engineer
18 28 (2.65%) Desktop Engineer
18 28 (2.65%) Desktop Support Engineer
18 28 (2.65%) iOS Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 123 (11.63%) React Native
2 96 (9.07%) REST
3 88 (8.32%) iOS SDK
3 88 (8.32%) RESTful
4 76 (7.18%) React
5 73 (6.90%) HTML
6 59 (5.58%) Node.js
7 48 (4.54%) CSS
8 47 (4.44%) Web Services
9 41 (3.88%) JSON
10 39 (3.69%) .NET
10 39 (3.69%) RxSwift
11 33 (3.12%) Cocoa
12 31 (2.93%) GraphQL
13 30 (2.84%) Core Data
14 28 (2.65%) UIKit
15 25 (2.36%) SOAP
16 24 (2.27%) Flutter
17 22 (2.08%) Android SDK
17 22 (2.08%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 326 (30.81%) Mobile App
2 166 (15.69%) User Experience
3 67 (6.33%) iPhone
4 43 (4.06%) Greenfield Project
4 43 (4.06%) iPad
5 37 (3.50%) Virtual Team
6 27 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
7 24 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
8 22 (2.08%) Animation
9 21 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
10 18 (1.70%) Blackberry
10 18 (1.70%) Video\Live Streaming
11 17 (1.61%) Life Science
12 14 (1.32%) Digital Signage
12 14 (1.32%) W3C
13 13 (1.23%) Video on Demand
14 11 (1.04%) Algorithms
14 11 (1.04%) BYOD
14 11 (1.04%) Smartphone
14 11 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 617 (58.32%) Android
2 275 (25.99%) Windows
3 140 (13.23%) Windows 10
4 73 (6.90%) Mac OS
5 50 (4.73%) Windows Server
6 45 (4.25%) Windows 7
7 34 (3.21%) Mac OS X
8 26 (2.46%) Linux
9 22 (2.08%) Windows Server 2016
10 21 (1.98%) Windows Server 2012
11 15 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (1.32%) tvOS
12 14 (1.32%) Windows Server 2019
13 11 (1.04%) Windows Mobile
14 7 (0.66%) Windows 8
14 7 (0.66%) Windows Phone
15 5 (0.47%) Unix
15 5 (0.47%) Windows XP
16 4 (0.38%) Windows Server 2003
17 3 (0.28%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (35.35%) Agile Software Development
2 353 (33.36%) iOS Development
3 127 (12.00%) Test Automation
4 125 (11.81%) TDD
5 112 (10.59%) Android Development
6 111 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
7 99 (9.36%) Mobile Development
8 91 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
9 86 (8.13%) Software Engineering
10 82 (7.75%) Scrum
11 77 (7.28%) DevOps
12 67 (6.33%) MVVM
13 58 (5.48%) Clean Code
14 57 (5.39%) SDLC
15 53 (5.01%) Mobile Application Development
16 48 (4.54%) Continuous Improvement
16 48 (4.54%) ITIL
16 48 (4.54%) Unit Testing
17 46 (4.35%) BDD
17 46 (4.35%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 338 (31.95%) Apple Swift
2 139 (13.14%) Objective-C
3 132 (12.48%) Java
4 130 (12.29%) JavaScript
5 84 (7.94%) Kotlin
6 54 (5.10%) PowerShell
7 48 (4.54%) C#
7 48 (4.54%) SQL
7 48 (4.54%) TypeScript
8 39 (3.69%) Python
9 31 (2.93%) C++
10 23 (2.17%) Ruby
11 18 (1.70%) C
12 17 (1.61%) PHP
13 13 (1.23%) Go
14 10 (0.95%) Shell Script
15 9 (0.85%) Scala
16 8 (0.76%) Bash Shell
16 8 (0.76%) Dart
17 7 (0.66%) ES6
Qualifications
1 45 (4.25%) Degree
2 28 (2.65%) Security Cleared
3 20 (1.89%) Computer Science Degree
4 19 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (1.61%) SC Cleared
6 16 (1.51%) MCSA
7 14 (1.32%) MCSE
8 13 (1.23%) ISTQB
9 7 (0.66%) MCP
10 6 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 5 (0.47%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.47%) ISEB
12 4 (0.38%) ACSP
12 4 (0.38%) CCNA
12 4 (0.38%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (0.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 4 (0.38%) MCITP
12 4 (0.38%) PMI Certification
13 3 (0.28%) MCTS
13 3 (0.28%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 74 (6.99%) QA
2 63 (5.95%) Accessibility
3 40 (3.78%) SLA
4 15 (1.42%) WCAG
5 5 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.38%) PMO
7 3 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.19%) NCSC
8 2 (0.19%) NIST
8 2 (0.19%) PMBOK
9 1 (0.095%) Actionable Recommendations
9 1 (0.095%) COBIT
9 1 (0.095%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.095%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.095%) GDPR
9 1 (0.095%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.095%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 154 (14.56%) Active Directory
2 31 (2.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (2.36%) Virtual Desktop
4 19 (1.80%) Docker
5 16 (1.51%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.04%) BitLocker
6 11 (1.04%) VMware Workstation
7 8 (0.76%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (0.76%) vSphere
8 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
8 3 (0.28%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.19%) Firmware
9 2 (0.19%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.095%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.095%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.095%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 76 (7.18%) Microsoft Intune
2 71 (6.71%) SCCM
3 23 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 16 (1.51%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 14 (1.32%) Single Sign-On
6 13 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
7 9 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 7 (0.66%) Ansible
9 6 (0.57%) Grafana
9 6 (0.57%) Kibana
9 6 (0.57%) Terraform
10 5 (0.47%) SCOM
11 3 (0.28%) Nagios
12 2 (0.19%) MobiControl
12 2 (0.19%) Nessus
12 2 (0.19%) WSUS
13 1 (0.095%) Endace
13 1 (0.095%) HP Fortify
13 1 (0.095%) Opscode Chef
13 1 (0.095%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 206 (19.47%) Microsoft
2 155 (14.65%) Apple
3 57 (5.39%) Adobe
4 55 (5.20%) Google
5 39 (3.69%) VMware
6 35 (3.31%) HP
7 33 (3.12%) Dell
8 29 (2.74%) Xamarin
9 27 (2.55%) Citrix
10 22 (2.08%) ServiceNow
11 14 (1.32%) Nokia
11 14 (1.32%) Oracle
11 14 (1.32%) Perfecto Mobile
12 13 (1.23%) SAP
13 12 (1.13%) Splunk
14 11 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
15 10 (0.95%) Samsung
16 9 (0.85%) McAfee
17 8 (0.76%) CA
17 8 (0.76%) Remedy