Period
to 19 January 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 19 January 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
19 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 156 165 178
Rank change year-on-year +9 +13 -2
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 698 1,150 1,529
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.68% 1.60% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.37% 7.60% 7.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 563 782 1,090
Median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £269 £180 £170
90th Percentile £594 £575 £583
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -7.41% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 41 82
Median hourly rate £15.62 £20.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.83% +17.14% -16.67%
10th Percentile £10.00 £12.75 £12.50
90th Percentile £56.25 £78.75 £53.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.33 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% - -16.67%

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 7,450 15,135 20,703
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.97% 21.10% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,775 9,626 13,170
Median daily rate £430 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
10th Percentile £161 £140 £160
90th Percentile £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £400
% change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 1,137 1,314
Median hourly rate £17.63 £17.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.94% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.26 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +3.13% -

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 19 January 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 19 January 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Top 16 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 19 January 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 +23 612 £450 +5.88% 276
London +2 364 £470 +4.44% 116
UK excluding London +48 248 £370 -7.41% 180
Work from Home -91 169 £440 +3.53% 47
North of England +34 110 £425 +6.25% 66
Yorkshire +70 67 £445 +11.25% 16
South East +60 47 £319 -20.38% 23
Midlands +40 38 £350 -12.50% 40
North West +12 36 £375 - 42
East Midlands +33 23 £405 +8.72% 11
Scotland +22 19 £319 -25.06% 17
South West +83 18 £363 -6.45% 18
West Midlands +38 15 £343 -33.17% 29
East of England +26 8 £325 -24.42% 10
Wales +20 8 £319 -29.22% 6
North East +13 7 £285 -26.45% 8

For the 6 months to 19 January 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.

1 448 (64.18%) Android
2 252 (36.10%) iOS Development
3 240 (34.38%) Apple Swift
4 232 (33.24%) Mobile App
5 225 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
6 140 (20.06%) Java
7 135 (19.34%) Git (software)
7 135 (19.34%) Test Automation
8 117 (16.76%) Windows
9 116 (16.62%) REST
10 112 (16.05%) User Experience
11 109 (15.62%) Android Development
12 108 (15.47%) JavaScript
13 107 (15.33%) JIRA
14 105 (15.04%) Jenkins
15 104 (14.90%) Objective-C
16 103 (14.76%) Kotlin
17 97 (13.90%) React
18 96 (13.75%) Azure
19 93 (13.32%) Mobile Development
19 93 (13.32%) Node.js
20 92 (13.18%) Xcode
21 90 (12.89%) AWS
22 89 (12.75%) Scrum
22 89 (12.75%) DevOps
23 86 (12.32%) TDD
24 80 (11.46%) Finance
25 79 (11.32%) Microsoft
26 77 (11.03%) Python
27 76 (10.89%) JSON

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 73 (10.46%) Confluence
2 34 (4.87%) Cloud Foundry
3 27 (3.87%) Mule
4 21 (3.01%) SharePoint
5 11 (1.58%) MS Exchange
6 9 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
7 8 (1.15%) JBoss
7 8 (1.15%) Jetty
7 8 (1.15%) MQSeries
7 8 (1.15%) Oracle Self-Service HR
7 8 (1.15%) Red Hat Fuse
7 8 (1.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (1.15%) WebLogic
8 6 (0.86%) IIS
9 5 (0.72%) CMS
9 5 (0.72%) Skype for Business
10 4 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
10 4 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (0.43%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (4.73%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (2.87%) InVision
3 18 (2.58%) Sketch
4 15 (2.15%) Adobe XD
5 12 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
6 11 (1.58%) Zeplin
7 10 (1.43%) Photoshop
8 9 (1.29%) Adobe Illustrator
9 8 (1.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 6 (0.86%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
11 4 (0.57%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.43%) Maya
13 2 (0.29%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.29%) Chatbot
13 2 (0.29%) Figma
13 2 (0.29%) iWork
13 2 (0.29%) Marvel
14 1 (0.14%) Adobe Premiere
14 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 8 (1.15%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 96 (13.75%) Azure
2 90 (12.89%) AWS
3 63 (9.03%) GitHub
4 52 (7.45%) Office 365
5 44 (6.30%) Slack
6 29 (4.15%) IaaS
7 28 (4.01%) PaaS
8 22 (3.15%) GCP
9 17 (2.44%) Firebase
10 15 (2.15%) SaaS
11 13 (1.86%) Azure Active Directory
12 9 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
13 8 (1.15%) OneDrive
14 7 (1.00%) Serverless
15 5 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (0.72%) IBM Cloud
16 4 (0.57%) Bitrise
16 4 (0.57%) TestFlight
17 3 (0.43%) BrowserStack
17 3 (0.43%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 21 (3.01%) Wi-Fi
2 15 (2.15%) VoIP
3 13 (1.86%) Firewall
4 12 (1.72%) Skype
4 12 (1.72%) VPN
5 10 (1.43%) VoLTE
6 9 (1.29%) WAN
7 8 (1.15%) DNS
7 8 (1.15%) SSH
8 6 (0.86%) Bluetooth
8 6 (0.86%) DHCP
8 6 (0.86%) LAN
8 6 (0.86%) Network Security
8 6 (0.86%) TCP/IP
9 5 (0.72%) HTTP
9 5 (0.72%) RTP
10 4 (0.57%) HTTPS
10 4 (0.57%) Internet
10 4 (0.57%) Wireless
11 3 (0.43%) RS-232
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (4.15%) MySQL
2 21 (3.01%) MongoDB
2 21 (3.01%) NoSQL
2 21 (3.01%) PostgreSQL
3 20 (2.87%) SQL Server
4 12 (1.72%) Oracle Database
5 8 (1.15%) Cosmos DB
5 8 (1.15%) Hadoop
6 7 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
6 7 (1.00%) Data Lake
7 6 (0.86%) Big Data
8 5 (0.72%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.29%) Blockchain
9 2 (0.29%) Neo4j
9 2 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.29%) Power BI
9 2 (0.29%) Redis
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2008
9 2 (0.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 1 (0.14%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 135 (19.34%) Git (software)
2 107 (15.33%) JIRA
3 105 (15.04%) Jenkins
4 92 (13.18%) Xcode
5 59 (8.45%) Maven
6 52 (7.45%) Android Studio
6 52 (7.45%) Sonatype Nexus
7 50 (7.16%) CocoaPods
8 37 (5.30%) IntelliJ
9 34 (4.87%) JUnit
10 33 (4.73%) Mockito
11 25 (3.58%) fastlane
12 23 (3.30%) Selenium
13 22 (3.15%) Appium
14 21 (3.01%) Gradle
15 19 (2.72%) Axure RP
15 19 (2.72%) Cucumber
16 17 (2.44%) Postman
17 16 (2.29%) CircleCI
17 16 (2.29%) Vagrant
General
1 80 (11.46%) Finance
2 46 (6.59%) Banking
3 32 (4.58%) Retail
4 26 (3.72%) Public Sector
5 16 (2.29%) Games
6 15 (2.15%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.72%) Law
8 11 (1.58%) Marketing
9 10 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 9 (1.29%) Pharmaceutical
11 8 (1.15%) Retail Banking
12 7 (1.00%) Advertising
12 7 (1.00%) German Language
13 6 (0.86%) Electronics
14 5 (0.72%) Legal
15 4 (0.57%) Automotive
15 4 (0.57%) Billing
15 4 (0.57%) Publishing
16 2 (0.29%) Investment Banking
16 2 (0.29%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 340 (48.71%) Developer
2 190 (27.22%) iOS Developer
3 61 (8.74%) Mobile Developer
4 52 (7.45%) React Developer
5 35 (5.01%) Designer
5 35 (5.01%) Senior Developer
6 33 (4.73%) Android Developer
6 33 (4.73%) Architect
7 32 (4.58%) Analyst
8 30 (4.30%) Applications Developer
8 30 (4.30%) Mobile Engineer
9 28 (4.01%) Xamarin Developer
10 24 (3.44%) UX Designer
11 23 (3.30%) Senior iOS Developer
12 22 (3.15%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 20 (2.87%) Full Stack Developer
13 20 (2.87%) iOS Android Developer
13 20 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 17 (2.44%) 2nd Line Support
14 17 (2.44%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (16.62%) REST
2 97 (13.90%) React
3 93 (13.32%) Node.js
4 76 (10.89%) JSON
4 76 (10.89%) React Native
5 72 (10.32%) HTML
6 57 (8.17%) Spring
7 52 (7.45%) .NET
8 48 (6.88%) CSS
9 46 (6.59%) iOS SDK
10 45 (6.45%) Spring Boot
11 38 (5.44%) HTML5
12 35 (5.01%) RESTful
13 32 (4.58%) Redux
14 31 (4.44%) Web Services
15 29 (4.15%) WireMock
16 27 (3.87%) AngularJS
16 27 (3.87%) ASP.NET
17 23 (3.30%) Flutter
17 23 (3.30%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 232 (33.24%) Mobile App
2 112 (16.05%) User Experience
3 29 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (3.15%) Video Conferencing
5 20 (2.87%) iPhone
6 19 (2.72%) iPad
7 15 (2.15%) Blackberry
8 12 (1.72%) NHS
9 11 (1.58%) Digital Signage
9 11 (1.58%) Greenfield Project
10 9 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.15%) Animation
11 8 (1.15%) Derivative
11 8 (1.15%) Management Information System
12 7 (1.00%) Mobile Banking
12 7 (1.00%) Public Cloud
12 7 (1.00%) Social Media
13 6 (0.86%) Algorithms
13 6 (0.86%) Data Structures
13 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 448 (64.18%) Android
2 117 (16.76%) Windows
3 44 (6.30%) Windows 10
4 31 (4.44%) Linux
5 30 (4.30%) Mac OS
6 28 (4.01%) Mac OS X
7 23 (3.30%) Windows 7
8 18 (2.58%) Windows Server
9 12 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
10 9 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (1.15%) CentOS
11 8 (1.15%) Debian
11 8 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (1.15%) Ubuntu
12 7 (1.00%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.72%) tvOS
14 4 (0.57%) MVS
14 4 (0.57%) Windows Server 2016
15 1 (0.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 252 (36.10%) iOS Development
2 225 (32.23%) Agile Software Development
3 135 (19.34%) Test Automation
4 109 (15.62%) Android Development
5 93 (13.32%) Mobile Development
6 89 (12.75%) DevOps
6 89 (12.75%) Scrum
7 86 (12.32%) TDD
8 59 (8.45%) Kanban
9 47 (6.73%) Pair Programming
9 47 (6.73%) Software Engineering
10 42 (6.02%) Problem-Solving
11 40 (5.73%) Continuous Delivery
12 37 (5.30%) Continuous Integration
12 37 (5.30%) SDLC
13 35 (5.01%) Wireframes
14 33 (4.73%) BDD
15 32 (4.58%) Microservices
15 32 (4.58%) MVVM
15 32 (4.58%) Scaled Agile Framework
Programming Languages
1 240 (34.38%) Apple Swift
2 140 (20.06%) Java
3 108 (15.47%) JavaScript
4 104 (14.90%) Objective-C
5 103 (14.76%) Kotlin
6 77 (11.03%) Python
7 62 (8.88%) SQL
8 47 (6.73%) Java 8
9 42 (6.02%) C#
10 28 (4.01%) C++
11 25 (3.58%) ES6
12 20 (2.87%) C
12 20 (2.87%) PHP
13 17 (2.44%) Bash Shell
14 15 (2.15%) PowerShell
14 15 (2.15%) Ruby
15 14 (2.01%) Shell Script
16 13 (1.86%) Groovy
17 11 (1.58%) Perl
17 11 (1.58%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 30 (4.30%) Degree
2 27 (3.87%) Security Cleared
3 21 (3.01%) SC Cleared
4 11 (1.58%) TOGAF Certification
5 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
5 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.86%) HNC
6 6 (0.86%) HND
6 6 (0.86%) ISEB
6 6 (0.86%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 5 (0.72%) MCP
8 4 (0.57%) ISTQB
8 4 (0.57%) MCSE
8 4 (0.57%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (0.43%) MCTS
9 3 (0.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (0.29%) CISSP
10 2 (0.29%) MCSA
10 2 (0.29%) Oracle Certification
10 2 (0.29%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (6.59%) QA
2 13 (1.86%) SLA
3 10 (1.43%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.57%) PSD2
4 4 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.43%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.43%) NIST
6 2 (0.29%) GDPR
6 2 (0.29%) IEC 62304
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.14%) COBIT
7 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.14%) NCSC
7 1 (0.14%) WCAG
System Software
1 47 (6.73%) Active Directory
2 26 (3.72%) Docker
3 10 (1.43%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (0.86%) BitLocker
4 6 (0.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.29%) Firmware
5 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.29%) vSphere
6 1 (0.14%) XenApp
6 1 (0.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (4.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 20 (2.87%) Kubernetes
3 17 (2.44%) SCCM
4 13 (1.86%) Prometheus
5 11 (1.58%) AirWatch
6 9 (1.29%) Ansible
6 9 (1.29%) Grafana
7 8 (1.15%) Puppet
7 8 (1.15%) Salt
8 7 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
9 5 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
9 5 (0.72%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (0.29%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.29%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.29%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.14%) SafeCom
11 1 (0.14%) ServiceCenter
11 1 (0.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 1 (0.14%) Terraform
Vendors
1 79 (11.32%) Microsoft
2 73 (10.46%) Apple
3 49 (7.02%) Splunk
4 47 (6.73%) AppDynamics
5 42 (6.02%) Xamarin
6 31 (4.44%) Adobe
7 20 (2.87%) Google
8 17 (2.44%) Oracle
9 16 (2.29%) VMware
10 10 (1.43%) MuleSoft
11 9 (1.29%) Twitter
12 8 (1.15%) Axway
12 8 (1.15%) Citrix
12 8 (1.15%) Cloudera
12 8 (1.15%) Hortonworks
12 8 (1.15%) Red Hat
12 8 (1.15%) Samsung
12 8 (1.15%) ServiceNow
12 8 (1.15%) Sparx
12 8 (1.15%) Sybase