Period
to 23 January 2018

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 23 January 2018 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 166 179 174
Rank change year-on-year +13 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 1,561 1,406 1,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.46% 1.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.47% 6.93% 6.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,102 973 1,098
UK median daily rate £418 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £190 £203 £205
90th Percentile £550 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 38 56
UK median hourly rate £21.60 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.41% +20.18% +13.43%
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.50 £11.09
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.45 £36.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -7.89% +11.76%

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 20,884 20,287 22,970
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.77% 21.11% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,324 12,748 13,619
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year +4.73% +1.37% +5.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,279 1,271 1,798
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% -1.08% +4.25%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.57 £46.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £15.86 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.04% -3.88% +3.13%

Apple iOS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Apple iOS.

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple iOS over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple iOS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple iOS in the UK

Apple iOS
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple iOS over the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

Contractor 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 23 January 2018. 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 +20 1,483 £425 +6.25% 633
London +15 906 £448 +5.29% 271
UK excluding London +9 647 £375 +7.14% 396
North of England +48 198 £400 +10.34% 135
South East -8 170 £375 +7.14% 63
North West +27 113 £375 - 87
Midlands +23 103 £350 - 72
Yorkshire +24 72 £425 +16.44% 43
West Midlands +32 67 £375 +7.14% 38
Scotland -27 63 £369 +5.36% 18
South West -4 52 £400 +25.00% 41
East of England -34 51 £388 +10.71% 51
East Midlands +3 36 £300 -16.67% 34
North East +33 15 £288 -12.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 7 £350 - 5
Wales +12 6 £140 -62.67% 12

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Apple iOS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Apple iOS.

1 973 (62.33%) Android
2 630 (40.36%) iOS Development
3 604 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
4 498 (31.90%) Mobile App
5 417 (26.71%) Apple Swift
6 377 (24.15%) Objective-C
7 342 (21.91%) Windows
8 312 (19.99%) Java
9 286 (18.32%) TDD
10 283 (18.13%) JavaScript
11 278 (17.81%) User Experience
12 270 (17.30%) Mobile Development
13 254 (16.27%) Android Development
14 239 (15.31%) Apple
15 234 (14.99%) Scrum
16 215 (13.77%) Git (software)
17 213 (13.65%) Finance
18 207 (13.26%) Test Automation
19 204 (13.07%) BDD
20 193 (12.36%) HTML
21 181 (11.60%) RESTful
22 170 (10.89%) JIRA
23 168 (10.76%) Active Directory
24 153 (9.80%) Xcode
25 151 (9.67%) Microsoft
26 149 (9.55%) CSS
27 145 (9.29%) Jenkins
28 144 (9.22%) C#
29 143 (9.16%) Web Services
30 141 (9.03%) REST

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 65 (4.16%) Confluence
2 43 (2.75%) CMS
3 30 (1.92%) MS Exchange
4 29 (1.86%) IBM Notes
5 27 (1.73%) SharePoint
6 18 (1.15%) Skype for Business
7 16 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
8 10 (0.64%) IIS
9 8 (0.51%) Apache
9 8 (0.51%) JBoss
9 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
10 7 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (0.38%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2013
12 4 (0.26%) Jetty
13 3 (0.19%) Mule
13 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
13 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 96 (6.15%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.31%) Photoshop
4 33 (2.11%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.79%) Adobe Illustrator
5 28 (1.79%) InVision
6 14 (0.90%) Flinto
7 3 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
7 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
8 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
8 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.064%) AutoCAD
9 1 (0.064%) Chatbot
9 1 (0.064%) Revit
9 1 (0.064%) UserZoom
9 1 (0.064%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 10 (0.64%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.19%) Maximo
2 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 115 (7.37%) Office 365
2 76 (4.87%) GitHub
3 68 (4.36%) Amazon AWS
4 63 (4.04%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.35%) Google Play
6 19 (1.22%) Sauce Labs
7 17 (1.09%) OneDrive
8 16 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
8 16 (1.02%) SaaS
9 15 (0.96%) Google Drive
9 15 (0.96%) Slack
10 10 (0.64%) Firebase
10 10 (0.64%) npm
10 10 (0.64%) PaaS
11 9 (0.58%) G Suite
11 9 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
11 9 (0.58%) IaaS
12 8 (0.51%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 7 (0.45%) Heroku
14 6 (0.38%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 62 (3.97%) Internet
2 54 (3.46%) VPN
3 46 (2.95%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.63%) Bluetooth
4 41 (2.63%) LAN
5 34 (2.18%) DNS
6 33 (2.11%) Skype
7 31 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
8 28 (1.79%) DHCP
9 24 (1.54%) HTTP
9 24 (1.54%) Wireless
10 23 (1.47%) Firewall
11 21 (1.35%) Ethernet
12 17 (1.09%) WAN
13 15 (0.96%) Remote Desktop
14 12 (0.77%) VoIP
15 11 (0.70%) SMS
16 10 (0.64%) FTP
17 8 (0.51%) HTTPS
18 7 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.63%) Redis
3 40 (2.56%) NoSQL
4 39 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (2.43%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.05%) MySQL
7 23 (1.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.02%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (0.96%) Neo4j
10 14 (0.90%) Big Data
10 14 (0.90%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.83%) SQLite
12 11 (0.70%) JanusGraph
13 9 (0.58%) RDBMS
14 8 (0.51%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.38%) CouchDB
15 6 (0.38%) Hadoop
16 5 (0.32%) NewSQL
16 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
17 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 215 (13.77%) Git (software)
2 170 (10.89%) JIRA
3 153 (9.80%) Xcode
4 145 (9.29%) Jenkins
5 97 (6.21%) Cucumber
6 88 (5.64%) Appium
7 81 (5.19%) Selenium
8 58 (3.72%) Subversion
9 38 (2.43%) WebDriver
10 33 (2.11%) Calabash
10 33 (2.11%) Maven
11 30 (1.92%) Android Studio
11 30 (1.92%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.86%) Bitbucket
13 28 (1.79%) JUnit
14 27 (1.73%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 27 (1.73%) Gradle
15 26 (1.67%) Eclipse
16 25 (1.60%) Axure RP
17 21 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 213 (13.65%) Finance
2 123 (7.88%) Banking
3 97 (6.21%) Retail
4 57 (3.65%) Games
5 46 (2.95%) Publishing
6 39 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 26 (1.67%) Marketing
8 18 (1.15%) Advertising
9 16 (1.02%) Legal
10 13 (0.83%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.77%) Front Office
11 12 (0.77%) Retail Banking
12 9 (0.58%) Automotive
12 9 (0.58%) Law
12 9 (0.58%) Manufacturing
13 8 (0.51%) Corporate Banking
14 6 (0.38%) Back Office
14 6 (0.38%) Financial Institution
14 6 (0.38%) Private Banking
14 6 (0.38%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 795 (50.93%) Developer
2 458 (29.34%) iOS Developer
3 113 (7.24%) Analyst
4 112 (7.17%) Mobile Developer
5 109 (6.98%) Android Developer
6 85 (5.45%) Designer
7 74 (4.74%) Senior Developer
8 70 (4.48%) Architect
9 67 (4.29%) Desktop Support
10 66 (4.23%) iOS Android Developer
10 66 (4.23%) Support Engineer
11 62 (3.97%) Xamarin Developer
12 59 (3.78%) React Developer
13 57 (3.65%) Applications Developer
14 54 (3.46%) UX Designer
15 49 (3.14%) Tester
16 46 (2.95%) Senior iOS Developer
17 40 (2.56%) 2nd Line Support
17 40 (2.56%) Software Engineer
17 40 (2.56%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (12.36%) HTML
2 181 (11.60%) RESTful
3 149 (9.55%) CSS
4 143 (9.16%) Web Services
5 141 (9.03%) REST
6 122 (7.82%) iOS SDK
7 117 (7.50%) .NET
8 114 (7.30%) JSON
9 113 (7.24%) React Native
10 106 (6.79%) Cocoa
11 102 (6.53%) Node.js
12 100 (6.41%) React
13 96 (6.15%) HTML5
14 88 (5.64%) AngularJS
15 67 (4.29%) SOAP
16 63 (4.04%) CSS3
16 63 (4.04%) XML
17 57 (3.65%) Core Data
18 43 (2.75%) Spring
19 42 (2.69%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 498 (31.90%) Mobile App
2 278 (17.81%) User Experience
3 139 (8.90%) iPhone
4 110 (7.05%) iPad
5 103 (6.60%) Analytical Skills
6 74 (4.74%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (3.97%) Computer Science
8 60 (3.84%) Smartphone
9 52 (3.33%) Blackberry
10 37 (2.37%) Animation
11 30 (1.92%) Fintech
12 25 (1.60%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.22%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.15%) Video on Demand
14 18 (1.15%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.09%) Social Media
16 16 (1.02%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
19 10 (0.64%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 973 (62.33%) Android
2 342 (21.91%) Windows
3 126 (8.07%) Windows 7
4 107 (6.85%) Windows 10
5 64 (4.10%) Linux
6 62 (3.97%) Mac OS X
7 42 (2.69%) Windows Server
8 35 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 28 (1.79%) Unix
10 26 (1.67%) Mac OS
11 20 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
11 20 (1.28%) Windows Server 2008
12 14 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
13 11 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (0.64%) Windows Vista
14 10 (0.64%) Windows XP
15 9 (0.58%) Solaris
16 8 (0.51%) Windows Phone
17 7 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
18 6 (0.38%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 630 (40.36%) iOS Development
2 604 (38.69%) Agile Software Development
3 286 (18.32%) TDD
4 270 (17.30%) Mobile Development
5 254 (16.27%) Android Development
6 234 (14.99%) Scrum
7 207 (13.26%) Test Automation
8 204 (13.07%) BDD
9 138 (8.84%) Continuous Integration
10 111 (7.11%) Software Engineering
11 108 (6.92%) MVC
12 105 (6.73%) OO
13 96 (6.15%) Unit Testing
14 95 (6.09%) E-Commerce
15 86 (5.51%) DevOps
16 73 (4.68%) SDLC
17 67 (4.29%) OOP
18 66 (4.23%) Kanban
19 62 (3.97%) ITIL
19 62 (3.97%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 417 (26.71%) Apple Swift
2 377 (24.15%) Objective-C
3 312 (19.99%) Java
4 283 (18.13%) JavaScript
5 144 (9.22%) C#
6 106 (6.79%) SQL
7 73 (4.68%) C++
8 56 (3.59%) PHP
9 49 (3.14%) Ruby
10 48 (3.07%) ES6
11 34 (2.18%) C
12 30 (1.92%) Python
13 17 (1.09%) GraphQL
14 16 (1.02%) TypeScript
15 12 (0.77%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.64%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.58%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.51%) Go
18 8 (0.51%) Perl
19 6 (0.38%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (6.15%) Degree
2 80 (5.12%) Security Cleared
3 66 (4.23%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.92%) Master's Degree
7 28 (1.79%) MCSE
8 23 (1.47%) MCDST
8 23 (1.47%) MCSA
9 18 (1.15%) CTC Cleared
10 17 (1.09%) MCP
11 16 (1.02%) A+ Certification
11 16 (1.02%) MCSM
11 16 (1.02%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (0.96%) ACHDS
13 14 (0.90%) ACDT
13 14 (0.90%) ACTC
14 13 (0.83%) DV Cleared
15 8 (0.51%) CISM
16 7 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 127 (8.14%) QA
2 28 (1.79%) SLA
3 6 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.26%) PMO
5 3 (0.19%) WAI
5 3 (0.19%) WCAG
6 2 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.13%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.064%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 1 (0.064%) JTAG
System Software
1 168 (10.76%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.46%) Docker
3 21 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (0.70%) XenApp
7 9 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.38%) vCloud
9 6 (0.38%) vSphere
10 5 (0.32%) Firmware
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.13%) Varnish
13 1 (0.064%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (4.04%) SCCM
2 24 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (1.15%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.77%) SCOM
6 8 (0.51%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.38%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.38%) Terraform
8 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.32%) WSUS
9 3 (0.19%) Ansible
9 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.13%) Grafana
10 2 (0.13%) Graphite
10 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.064%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.064%) Mesos
11 1 (0.064%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.064%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 239 (15.31%) Apple
2 151 (9.67%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.73%) Xamarin
4 84 (5.38%) Google
5 74 (4.74%) Citrix
6 37 (2.37%) Oracle
7 32 (2.05%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.86%) Lotus
9 28 (1.79%) VMware
10 27 (1.73%) HP
11 19 (1.22%) Adobe
12 18 (1.15%) Samsung
13 13 (0.83%) Bloomberg
13 13 (0.83%) Reuters
13 13 (0.83%) Symantec
14 12 (0.77%) SAP
15 10 (0.64%) MobileIron
16 9 (0.58%) Altiris
17 8 (0.51%) Wyse
18 7 (0.45%) Salesforce.com