Period
to 26 July 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 26 July 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
26 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 214 175 217
Rank change year-on-year -39 +42 -46
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 896 576 1,239
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.26% 1.54% 1.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.19% 7.93% 6.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 588 397 830
10th Percentile £212 £183 £169
25th Percentile £375 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £425 £439
Median % change year-on-year +11.76% -3.13% +3.24%
75th Percentile £556 £534 £525
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 15 33
10th Percentile £12.00 £16.10 £11.49
25th Percentile £12.25 £18.25 £14.63
Median hourly rate £14.60 £19.50 £16.75
Median % change year-on-year -25.13% +16.42% -10.43%
75th Percentile £39.38 £20.75 £18.25
90th Percentile £60.50 £24.87 £21.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.00 £19.50 £16.25
% change year-on-year -33.33% +20.00% -9.72%

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 10,936 7,267 18,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.40% 19.37% 20.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,198 4,767 11,995
10th Percentile £185 £155 £155
25th Percentile £350 £310 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.00% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 573 442 1,154
10th Percentile £11.92 £12.00 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.25 £13.62 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
75th Percentile £39.60 £26.80 £33.75
90th Percentile £60.00 £48.12 £47.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £16.10
% change year-on-year -8.57% +8.70% +0.63%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -28 760 £475 +10.59% 451
London -45 486 £495 +10.00% 219
UK excluding London -30 259 £400 - 256
Work from Home -139 238 £500 +33.33% 103
North of England -28 69 £475 +18.75% 87
South East -22 65 £278 -34.71% 51
East of England +3 33 £475 +97.92% 24
North West -27 33 £475 +29.25% 50
Midlands -44 31 £413 +6.45% 36
Yorkshire -8 29 £475 +11.76% 21
Scotland -63 26 £200 -52.94% 14
South West +13 25 £168 -62.78% 33
East Midlands -8 20 £345 +6.15% 19
West Midlands -48 12 £413 +3.13% 17
Wales +1 7 £230 - 10
North East -3 7 £450 -6.25% 16
Northern Ireland -3 3 £105 - 1

For the 6 months to 26 July 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.

1 541 (60.38%) Android
2 292 (32.59%) iOS Development
3 279 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
4 274 (30.58%) Mobile App
5 246 (27.46%) Apple Swift
6 191 (21.32%) Windows
7 184 (20.54%) Social Skills
8 153 (17.08%) Microsoft
9 147 (16.41%) User Experience
10 143 (15.96%) TDD
11 138 (15.40%) JavaScript
12 134 (14.96%) Objective-C
13 129 (14.40%) React Native
14 112 (12.50%) Android Development
15 110 (12.28%) Microsoft 365
16 108 (12.05%) Active Directory
17 106 (11.83%) Test Automation
17 106 (11.83%) Azure
18 100 (11.16%) Java
19 99 (11.05%) Apple
20 98 (10.94%) Mobile Development
21 97 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
22 93 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
23 90 (10.04%) Finance
23 90 (10.04%) Git (software)
23 90 (10.04%) RESTful
24 87 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
25 83 (9.26%) REST
25 83 (9.26%) Windows 10
26 82 (9.15%) Xcode

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 30 (3.35%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.90%) Confluence
2 17 (1.90%) Skype for Business
3 9 (1.00%) CMS
4 7 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (0.78%) MS Exchange
5 4 (0.45%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.33%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 3 (0.33%) Apache
6 3 (0.33%) Appian
6 3 (0.33%) ArcGIS
6 3 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.33%) GeoServer
6 3 (0.33%) IBM Notes
6 3 (0.33%) JBoss
6 3 (0.33%) Oracle Spatial
7 2 (0.22%) Headless CMS
7 2 (0.22%) IIS
7 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (0.22%) WordPress
Applications
1 93 (10.38%) Microsoft Office
2 58 (6.47%) Sketch
3 50 (5.58%) Zeplin
4 17 (1.90%) Figma
4 17 (1.90%) InVision
5 16 (1.79%) Microsoft Excel
6 14 (1.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
7 13 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
8 12 (1.34%) Adobe XD
9 11 (1.23%) Photoshop
10 9 (1.00%) Adobe Illustrator
11 6 (0.67%) Chatbot
12 3 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 3 (0.33%) MS Visio
13 2 (0.22%) Marvel
13 2 (0.22%) UXPin
14 1 (0.11%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.11%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 5 (0.56%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.33%) Sentinel
3 2 (0.22%) NetSuite
3 2 (0.22%) Shopify
4 1 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 110 (12.28%) Microsoft 365
2 106 (11.83%) Azure
3 41 (4.58%) Azure Active Directory
4 39 (4.35%) GitHub
5 36 (4.02%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 34 (3.79%) AWS
7 22 (2.46%) SaaS
8 20 (2.23%) Serverless
9 19 (2.12%) Firebase
10 15 (1.67%) IaaS
11 14 (1.56%) OneDrive
12 11 (1.23%) BrowserStack
13 8 (0.89%) GCP
14 7 (0.78%) Google Play
14 7 (0.78%) Google Workspace
14 7 (0.78%) PaaS
15 5 (0.56%) Amazon S3
15 5 (0.56%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
15 5 (0.56%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 32 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
2 25 (2.79%) Firewall
3 22 (2.46%) Internet
4 21 (2.34%) TCP/IP
4 21 (2.34%) VPN
5 20 (2.23%) DNS
6 19 (2.12%) LAN
7 18 (2.01%) Skype
8 16 (1.79%) WAN
9 12 (1.34%) VoIP
10 11 (1.23%) DHCP
11 10 (1.12%) NAS
11 10 (1.12%) SAN
12 9 (1.00%) FTP
12 9 (1.00%) HTTP
12 9 (1.00%) Wireless
13 8 (0.89%) 2G
13 8 (0.89%) Wireshark
14 5 (0.56%) Intrusion Detection
14 5 (0.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 11 (1.23%) MySQL
3 11 (1.23%) NoSQL
4 10 (1.12%) DB2
5 6 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (0.67%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.67%) SQLite
6 4 (0.45%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 4 (0.45%) Redis
7 3 (0.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.33%) Big Data
7 3 (0.33%) GIS
7 3 (0.33%) MariaDB
7 3 (0.33%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.22%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.22%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 90 (10.04%) Git (software)
2 82 (9.15%) Xcode
3 79 (8.82%) Jenkins
4 54 (6.03%) JIRA
5 42 (4.69%) Postman
6 27 (3.01%) fastlane
7 26 (2.90%) Appium
8 25 (2.79%) Selenium
9 19 (2.12%) CocoaPods
9 19 (2.12%) Cucumber
10 18 (2.01%) JUnit
11 15 (1.67%) GitLab
11 15 (1.67%) SoapUI
12 14 (1.56%) git-flow
13 13 (1.45%) Android Studio
14 12 (1.34%) Axure RP
14 12 (1.34%) CircleCI
14 12 (1.34%) Cypress.io
15 11 (1.23%) Mercurial
15 11 (1.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 184 (20.54%) Social Skills
2 90 (10.04%) Finance
3 69 (7.70%) Retail
4 56 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 44 (4.91%) Banking
6 34 (3.79%) Telecoms
7 28 (3.13%) Publishing
8 23 (2.57%) Public Sector
9 21 (2.34%) Manufacturing
10 17 (1.90%) Marketing
11 14 (1.56%) Presentation Skills
12 12 (1.34%) Documentation Skills
13 11 (1.23%) Electronics
13 11 (1.23%) Games
14 9 (1.00%) Organisational Skills
15 8 (0.89%) Law
16 7 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
17 5 (0.56%) Automotive
17 5 (0.56%) Investment Banking
17 5 (0.56%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 408 (45.54%) Developer
2 215 (24.00%) iOS Developer
3 71 (7.92%) Designer
4 70 (7.81%) React Developer
5 66 (7.37%) Senior Developer
6 65 (7.25%) Mobile Developer
7 47 (5.25%) Support Engineer
7 47 (5.25%) UI Designer
8 45 (5.02%) Android Developer
8 45 (5.02%) Senior iOS Developer
9 38 (4.24%) Analyst
9 38 (4.24%) Architect
10 35 (3.91%) Desktop Support
11 33 (3.68%) Tester
12 31 (3.46%) Mobile Engineer
13 28 (3.13%) Applications Developer
13 28 (3.13%) iOS Android Developer
14 26 (2.90%) IT Support
15 24 (2.68%) 2nd Line Support
15 24 (2.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (14.40%) React Native
2 90 (10.04%) RESTful
3 83 (9.26%) REST
4 75 (8.37%) React
5 70 (7.81%) HTML
6 66 (7.37%) iOS SDK
7 62 (6.92%) JSON
8 56 (6.25%) Node.js
9 47 (5.25%) CSS
10 45 (5.02%) Cocoa
11 39 (4.35%) GraphQL
12 38 (4.24%) Web Services
13 34 (3.79%) Core Data
14 33 (3.68%) Redux
15 32 (3.57%) .NET
16 31 (3.46%) XML
17 29 (3.24%) Flutter
18 23 (2.57%) Core Animation
19 22 (2.46%) SOAP
19 22 (2.46%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 274 (30.58%) Mobile App
2 147 (16.41%) User Experience
3 68 (7.59%) iPhone
4 47 (5.25%) iPad
5 31 (3.46%) Greenfield Project
6 27 (3.01%) W3C
7 26 (2.90%) Animation
8 25 (2.79%) Self-Motivation
9 17 (1.90%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (1.56%) Blackberry
10 14 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
10 14 (1.56%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.56%) Social Media
11 12 (1.34%) iSeries
12 11 (1.23%) AS400
12 11 (1.23%) Video\Live Streaming
13 10 (1.12%) Digital Signage
13 10 (1.12%) Smartphone
14 9 (1.00%) LPAR
14 9 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 541 (60.38%) Android
2 191 (21.32%) Windows
3 83 (9.26%) Windows 10
4 44 (4.91%) Mac OS
5 38 (4.24%) Mac OS X
6 30 (3.35%) Windows Server
7 28 (3.13%) Linux
8 27 (3.01%) Windows 7
9 14 (1.56%) Windows Mobile
10 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 12 (1.34%) Windows Server 2016
11 11 (1.23%) tvOS
11 11 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 9 (1.00%) Unix
13 8 (0.89%) Windows 8
14 5 (0.56%) Windows Server 2008
15 3 (0.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 3 (0.33%) Windows Phone
16 2 (0.22%) Kali Linux
16 2 (0.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (32.59%) iOS Development
2 279 (31.14%) Agile Software Development
3 143 (15.96%) TDD
4 112 (12.50%) Android Development
5 106 (11.83%) Test Automation
6 98 (10.94%) Mobile Development
7 97 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
8 87 (9.71%) Continuous Integration
9 72 (8.04%) Software Engineering
10 59 (6.58%) DevOps
10 59 (6.58%) MVVM
10 59 (6.58%) Pair Programming
10 59 (6.58%) Prototyping
11 55 (6.14%) Scrum
12 52 (5.80%) Unit Testing
13 51 (5.69%) MVC
14 50 (5.58%) ITIL
15 43 (4.80%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (4.69%) Wireframes
17 41 (4.58%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 246 (27.46%) Apple Swift
2 138 (15.40%) JavaScript
3 134 (14.96%) Objective-C
4 100 (11.16%) Java
5 65 (7.25%) Kotlin
6 50 (5.58%) TypeScript
7 47 (5.25%) C#
7 47 (5.25%) C++
8 36 (4.02%) PowerShell
9 34 (3.79%) SQL
10 24 (2.68%) Python
11 18 (2.01%) C
12 17 (1.90%) Ruby
13 16 (1.79%) ES6
14 14 (1.56%) PHP
15 8 (0.89%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.89%) XAML
16 6 (0.67%) Perl
16 6 (0.67%) Scala
17 5 (0.56%) Dart
Qualifications
1 44 (4.91%) Degree
2 27 (3.01%) Security Cleared
3 22 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 12 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (1.23%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (1.12%) ISTQB
7 8 (0.89%) MCSA
8 7 (0.78%) Master's Degree
9 6 (0.67%) PMP
10 5 (0.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 5 (0.56%) MCSE
11 4 (0.45%) A+ Certification
11 4 (0.45%) CHECK Team Leader
11 4 (0.45%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.45%) MCP
12 3 (0.33%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.22%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (0.22%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 80 (8.93%) QA
2 63 (7.03%) Accessibility
3 38 (4.24%) SLA
4 12 (1.34%) WCAG
5 5 (0.56%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.33%) GDPR
6 3 (0.33%) PMO
7 2 (0.22%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.22%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.22%) NIST
8 1 (0.11%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.11%) COBIT
8 1 (0.11%) GLBA
System Software
1 108 (12.05%) Active Directory
2 17 (1.90%) Docker
3 15 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (1.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.12%) PowerHA
6 8 (0.89%) Hyper-V
7 7 (0.78%) BitLocker
8 6 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (0.33%) Firmware
9 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (0.33%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.33%) vSphere
10 2 (0.22%) OpenAM
10 2 (0.22%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.11%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 53 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 40 (4.46%) SCCM
3 21 (2.34%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 15 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
5 14 (1.56%) Kubernetes
6 7 (0.78%) AirWatch
7 5 (0.56%) Jamf Pro
8 4 (0.45%) Grafana
8 4 (0.45%) HP ALM
8 4 (0.45%) Kibana
8 4 (0.45%) Nessus
8 4 (0.45%) Terraform
9 3 (0.33%) Ansible
9 3 (0.33%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.33%) Puppet
10 2 (0.22%) EnCase
10 2 (0.22%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.22%) MobiControl
10 2 (0.22%) SCOM
10 2 (0.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (17.08%) Microsoft
2 99 (11.05%) Apple
3 62 (6.92%) Adobe
4 45 (5.02%) Xamarin
5 40 (4.46%) Google
6 21 (2.34%) HP
7 20 (2.23%) VMware
8 19 (2.12%) Citrix
9 17 (1.90%) Samsung
9 17 (1.90%) SAP
10 15 (1.67%) IBM
11 13 (1.45%) Dell
12 10 (1.12%) CA Agile Central
12 10 (1.12%) Oracle
12 10 (1.12%) ServiceNow
13 8 (0.89%) CA
13 8 (0.89%) MobileIron
14 7 (0.78%) Splunk
15 6 (0.67%) Roku
15 6 (0.67%) Salesforce.com