Period
to 29 March 2020

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 29 March 2020 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 154 195 167
Rank change year-on-year +41 -28 +17
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 1,046 1,392 1,671
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.66% 1.43% 1.65%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.03% 6.94% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 977 1,192
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £163 £200 £210
90th Percentile £588 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 64 47
Median hourly rate £21.67 £17.55 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.48% -12.25% -12.09%
10th Percentile £14.48 £12.50 £12.80
90th Percentile £78.75 £58.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% -12.50% +2.56%

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 13,023 20,046 21,164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.65% 20.60% 20.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,005 12,612 13,540
Median daily rate £413 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £135 £159 £175
90th Percentile £606 £613 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,066 1,206 1,268
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.94% +3.03%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.92 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.10 £15.86
% change year-on-year +5.57% +1.53% -0.88%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020. 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 +50 966 £450 +1.12% 400
London +58 612 £450 -5.26% 157
UK excluding London +18 408 £425 +6.25% 290
North of England +55 139 £401 +0.13% 83
South East +4 94 £425 - 77
Work from Home +15 70 £450 +9.09% 42
North West +34 61 £425 +6.25% 49
Scotland -29 49 £456 +14.06% 33
Yorkshire +55 48 £400 -1.23% 20
East of England +43 48 £450 +9.09% 26
Midlands +39 46 £400 - 35
North East +26 30 £400 - 14
West Midlands +52 26 £563 +40.63% 17
East Midlands +13 20 £373 -6.88% 18
South West +9 19 £475 +26.67% 23
Wales +30 9 £450 +100.00% 12
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 March 2020, 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.

1 681 (65.11%) Android
2 332 (31.74%) iOS Development
3 290 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
4 280 (26.77%) Windows
5 279 (26.67%) Apple Swift
6 227 (21.70%) Mobile App
7 189 (18.07%) Microsoft
8 167 (15.97%) Objective-C
9 162 (15.49%) Office 365
10 142 (13.58%) Windows 10
11 141 (13.48%) Active Directory
12 137 (13.10%) User Experience
13 127 (12.14%) Android Development
14 123 (11.76%) Apple
15 122 (11.66%) Java
16 120 (11.47%) React Native
17 118 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
18 115 (10.99%) TDD
19 112 (10.71%) Mobile Development
20 109 (10.42%) Finance
21 102 (9.75%) Scrum
22 100 (9.56%) JavaScript
23 95 (9.08%) Git (software)
24 88 (8.41%) JIRA
25 86 (8.22%) Xcode
26 84 (8.03%) Kotlin
27 81 (7.74%) Azure
28 79 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
29 78 (7.46%) REST
30 77 (7.36%) Test Automation

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 44 (4.21%) Confluence
2 43 (4.11%) Skype for Business
3 27 (2.58%) SharePoint
4 15 (1.43%) MS Exchange
5 8 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
6 7 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (0.57%) CMS
8 4 (0.38%) Apache Spark
8 4 (0.38%) WordPress
9 3 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.29%) Mendix
10 2 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.19%) IIS
10 2 (0.19%) JBoss
10 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.19%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.096%) Apache Qpid
11 1 (0.096%) Luigi
11 1 (0.096%) Oracle Self-Service HR
Applications
1 118 (11.28%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (3.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 32 (3.06%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 18 (1.72%) Sketch
5 14 (1.34%) InVision
6 8 (0.76%) Photoshop
7 7 (0.67%) Zeplin
8 6 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 4 (0.38%) Adobe XD
9 4 (0.38%) MS Visio
10 3 (0.29%) Adobe Illustrator
10 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
10 3 (0.29%) OmniGraffle
11 2 (0.19%) Adobe After Effects
11 2 (0.19%) CINEMA 4D
11 2 (0.19%) Spreadsheet
12 1 (0.096%) 3ds Max
12 1 (0.096%) AutoCAD
12 1 (0.096%) Microsoft Project
12 1 (0.096%) Revit
Business Applications
1 8 (0.76%) assyst
2 1 (0.096%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.096%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.096%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.096%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.096%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.096%) Sprinklr
Cloud Services
1 162 (15.49%) Office 365
2 81 (7.74%) Azure
3 47 (4.49%) AWS
4 36 (3.44%) SaaS
5 34 (3.25%) GitHub
6 26 (2.49%) G Suite
7 18 (1.72%) Serverless
8 17 (1.63%) OneDrive
9 16 (1.53%) GCP
10 15 (1.43%) Slack
11 14 (1.34%) Azure Active Directory
11 14 (1.34%) Firebase
12 12 (1.15%) AWS Lambda
12 12 (1.15%) Google Play
12 12 (1.15%) Power Platform
13 11 (1.05%) Google Analytics
13 11 (1.05%) PowerApps
14 8 (0.76%) TestFlight
15 7 (0.67%) IaaS
16 6 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 59 (5.64%) Skype
2 35 (3.35%) VPN
3 22 (2.10%) Wi-Fi
4 21 (2.01%) LAN
5 15 (1.43%) Internet
5 15 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
5 15 (1.43%) WAN
6 14 (1.34%) Wireless
7 13 (1.24%) HTTPS
7 13 (1.24%) VoIP
8 12 (1.15%) TCP/IP
9 9 (0.86%) Wireshark
10 8 (0.76%) DNS
11 7 (0.67%) Firewall
11 7 (0.67%) HTTP
12 6 (0.57%) DHCP
12 6 (0.57%) WebEx
13 5 (0.48%) NAS
13 5 (0.48%) Unified Communications
14 4 (0.38%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (2.58%) SQL Server
2 15 (1.43%) MySQL
2 15 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (0.86%) MongoDB
4 7 (0.67%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (0.67%) SQLite
5 6 (0.57%) NoSQL
5 6 (0.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (0.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
6 5 (0.48%) Cosmos DB
7 4 (0.38%) Big Data
7 4 (0.38%) Blockchain
7 4 (0.38%) MS Access
8 2 (0.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.19%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.19%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.19%) QlikView
9 1 (0.096%) Redis
9 1 (0.096%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 95 (9.08%) Git (software)
2 88 (8.41%) JIRA
3 86 (8.22%) Xcode
4 41 (3.92%) Jenkins
5 30 (2.87%) Selenium
6 22 (2.10%) fastlane
7 21 (2.01%) CocoaPods
7 21 (2.01%) Cucumber
8 19 (1.82%) Sonatype Nexus
8 19 (1.82%) Team Foundation Server
9 16 (1.53%) Appium
10 15 (1.43%) Gradle
11 14 (1.34%) CircleCI
11 14 (1.34%) Postman
12 13 (1.24%) Android Studio
12 13 (1.24%) Bitbucket
13 12 (1.15%) Katalon Studio
13 12 (1.15%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.05%) git-flow
15 10 (0.96%) Maven
General
1 109 (10.42%) Finance
2 62 (5.93%) Banking
3 43 (4.11%) Public Sector
4 36 (3.44%) Marketing
5 32 (3.06%) Retail
6 28 (2.68%) Games
7 15 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 13 (1.24%) Financial Institution
9 12 (1.15%) Advertising
9 12 (1.15%) Law
10 11 (1.05%) German Language
10 11 (1.05%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.86%) Electronics
11 9 (0.86%) Pharmaceutical
11 9 (0.86%) Publishing
12 7 (0.67%) Italian Language
13 5 (0.48%) Local Government
14 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 466 (44.55%) Developer
2 251 (24.00%) iOS Developer
3 75 (7.17%) React Developer
4 71 (6.79%) Analyst
5 66 (6.31%) Android Developer
6 61 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
6 61 (5.83%) Support Engineer
7 59 (5.64%) Mobile Developer
8 53 (5.07%) Desktop Support
9 47 (4.49%) Senior Developer
10 35 (3.35%) Senior iOS Developer
11 33 (3.15%) Desktop Engineer
12 32 (3.06%) iOS Android Developer
13 31 (2.96%) Tester
14 30 (2.87%) Architect
15 28 (2.68%) Applications Developer
15 28 (2.68%) IT Support
16 24 (2.29%) Xamarin Developer
17 23 (2.20%) Lead Developer
17 23 (2.20%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 120 (11.47%) React Native
2 78 (7.46%) REST
3 68 (6.50%) RESTful
4 66 (6.31%) .NET
5 57 (5.45%) iOS SDK
6 56 (5.35%) HTML
7 50 (4.78%) Node.js
8 47 (4.49%) React
9 42 (4.02%) JSON
10 41 (3.92%) CSS
11 34 (3.25%) HTML5
12 30 (2.87%) Core Data
13 29 (2.77%) Redux
13 29 (2.77%) RxSwift
14 27 (2.58%) Cocoa
14 27 (2.58%) Web Services
15 25 (2.39%) AngularJS
16 22 (2.10%) Flutter
17 20 (1.91%) Android SDK
17 20 (1.91%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 227 (21.70%) Mobile App
2 137 (13.10%) User Experience
3 71 (6.79%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (5.64%) Greenfield Project
5 39 (3.73%) Blackberry
6 37 (3.54%) iPad
6 37 (3.54%) iPhone
7 21 (2.01%) Management Information System
8 19 (1.82%) Self-Motivation
9 18 (1.72%) Animation
10 17 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
11 16 (1.53%) Smartphone
12 15 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.15%) W3C
14 11 (1.05%) SCORM
15 9 (0.86%) Social Media
15 9 (0.86%) Wiki
16 8 (0.76%) BYOD
16 8 (0.76%) NHS
17 7 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 681 (65.11%) Android
2 280 (26.77%) Windows
3 142 (13.58%) Windows 10
4 70 (6.69%) Windows 7
5 64 (6.12%) Mac OS
6 38 (3.63%) Mac OS X
7 36 (3.44%) Linux
8 18 (1.72%) Windows Server
9 16 (1.53%) Windows 8
10 13 (1.24%) Windows Mobile
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
12 6 (0.57%) Unix
13 5 (0.48%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.29%) tvOS
14 3 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
15 2 (0.19%) DC/OS
16 1 (0.096%) Android TV
16 1 (0.096%) Debian
16 1 (0.096%) Windows Embedded Compact
16 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 332 (31.74%) iOS Development
2 290 (27.72%) Agile Software Development
3 127 (12.14%) Android Development
4 115 (10.99%) TDD
5 112 (10.71%) Mobile Development
6 102 (9.75%) Scrum
7 79 (7.55%) Problem-Solving
8 77 (7.36%) Test Automation
9 65 (6.21%) Continuous Integration
9 65 (6.21%) MVVM
10 59 (5.64%) ITIL
11 58 (5.54%) Mobile Application Development
12 56 (5.35%) Software Engineering
13 55 (5.26%) DevOps
13 55 (5.26%) Unit Testing
14 52 (4.97%) MVC
15 49 (4.68%) BDD
16 40 (3.82%) Analytics
17 36 (3.44%) OO
18 35 (3.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 279 (26.67%) Apple Swift
2 167 (15.97%) Objective-C
3 122 (11.66%) Java
4 100 (9.56%) JavaScript
5 84 (8.03%) Kotlin
6 52 (4.97%) C#
7 49 (4.68%) Python
8 32 (3.06%) C++
9 30 (2.87%) C
10 27 (2.58%) TypeScript
11 25 (2.39%) SQL
12 20 (1.91%) PowerShell
13 19 (1.82%) PHP
14 16 (1.53%) Ruby
15 8 (0.76%) Groovy
15 8 (0.76%) Shell Script
15 8 (0.76%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.67%) Java 8
16 7 (0.67%) Scala
17 6 (0.57%) Dart
Qualifications
1 72 (6.88%) Security Cleared
2 66 (6.31%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.97%) Degree
4 21 (2.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
6 11 (1.05%) MCSE
7 9 (0.86%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
8 8 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
10 6 (0.57%) A+ Certification
10 6 (0.57%) ISEB
10 6 (0.57%) Network+ Certification
11 5 (0.48%) ACSP
11 5 (0.48%) CCNA
11 5 (0.48%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (0.48%) CISSP
11 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.38%) CREST Certified
12 4 (0.38%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (7.17%) QA
2 29 (2.77%) SLA
3 12 (1.15%) WCAG
4 8 (0.76%) GDPR
5 3 (0.29%) NCSC
6 1 (0.096%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.096%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.096%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 141 (13.48%) Active Directory
2 32 (3.06%) Docker
3 10 (0.96%) Firmware
4 7 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (0.48%) Hyper-V
6 4 (0.38%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.096%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.096%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.096%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 46 (4.40%) SCCM
2 40 (3.82%) AirWatch
3 30 (2.87%) Microsoft Intune
4 23 (2.20%) Kubernetes
5 21 (2.01%) Jamf Pro
5 21 (2.01%) Terraform
6 10 (0.96%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (0.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.38%) Puppet
8 4 (0.38%) WSUS
9 3 (0.29%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.29%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.19%) Ansible
10 2 (0.19%) SCOM
11 1 (0.096%) CASB
11 1 (0.096%) Norton AntiVirus
11 1 (0.096%) Salt
11 1 (0.096%) SCSM
11 1 (0.096%) TeamSite
Vendors
1 189 (18.07%) Microsoft
2 123 (11.76%) Apple
3 57 (5.45%) Google
4 46 (4.40%) Xamarin
5 32 (3.06%) HP
5 32 (3.06%) VMware
6 25 (2.39%) Adobe
7 24 (2.29%) Dell
8 23 (2.20%) Citrix
9 12 (1.15%) CA
9 12 (1.15%) SAP
9 12 (1.15%) ServiceNow
10 11 (1.05%) Samsung
11 10 (0.96%) Facebook
12 9 (0.86%) Juniper
12 9 (0.86%) Zscaler
13 8 (0.76%) Remedy
14 7 (0.67%) Bloomberg
14 7 (0.67%) Oracle
14 7 (0.67%) Reuters