Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 2017 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
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 176 182 160
Rank change year-on-year +6 -22 -6
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 1439 1575 1773
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.48% 1.48% 1.55%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.11% 6.68% 7.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 996 1139 1201
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £212 £215 £250
90th Percentile £547 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 52
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £22.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.35% +30.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.15 £11.00
90th Percentile £62.13 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £21.25 £16.25
% change year-on-year -17.65% +30.77% -4.41%

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 20253 23578 24766
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.80% 22.10% 21.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 12729 14854 14567
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £183 £206 £185
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1181 1263 1941
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year +3.13% - +3.23%

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017.

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 24 September 2017. 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 +16 1370 £400 -2.97% 226
London -18 812 £448 +5.29% 114
UK excluding London +24 622 £375 +7.14% 115
South East +17 179 £400 +6.67% 16
North of England +42 167 £350 -3.78% 32
North West +28 94 £350 -12.50% 21
Midlands +45 90 £338 -3.57% 30
East of England +19 75 £350 - 24
Scotland -1 63 £375 +22.95% 1
Yorkshire +12 57 £350 -9.68% 9
South West -14 47 £405 +8.00% 10
East Midlands +20 46 £344 -1.79% 17
West Midlands +31 44 £338 -3.57% 13
North East +53 17 £295 -4.84% 2
Wales -5 2 £388 +93.75% 2
Northern Ireland -50 1 - -

For the 6 months to 24 September 2017, 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.

1 866 (60.18%) Android
2 636 (44.20%) iOS Development
3 605 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
4 499 (34.68%) Mobile App
5 445 (30.92%) Apple Swift
6 392 (27.24%) Objective-C
7 337 (23.42%) Windows
8 278 (19.32%) TDD
9 272 (18.90%) Java
10 240 (16.68%) Scrum
11 237 (16.47%) Android Development
12 236 (16.40%) Apple
13 235 (16.33%) JavaScript
14 231 (16.05%) User Experience
15 217 (15.08%) HTML
16 214 (14.87%) Finance
17 211 (14.66%) RESTful
18 207 (14.38%) Mobile Development
19 198 (13.76%) Git (software)
20 196 (13.62%) Test Automation
21 162 (11.26%) JIRA
22 158 (10.98%) iPhone
23 155 (10.77%) Active Directory
24 154 (10.70%) REST
25 152 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
26 150 (10.42%) Xcode
27 143 (9.94%) Web Services
28 142 (9.87%) Microsoft
29 133 (9.24%) CSS
30 131 (9.10%) Banking

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 53 (3.68%) Confluence
2 39 (2.71%) CMS
3 29 (2.02%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.95%) JBoss
5 26 (1.81%) SharePoint
6 24 (1.67%) IBM Notes
7 18 (1.25%) Apache
8 17 (1.18%) Apache Spark
9 15 (1.04%) Skype for Business
10 13 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
10 13 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 11 (0.76%) GlassFish
11 11 (0.76%) IIS
11 11 (0.76%) WildFly
12 10 (0.69%) Cloud Foundry
12 10 (0.69%) Mule
12 10 (0.69%) Tomcat
13 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
14 8 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 88 (6.12%) Microsoft Office
2 33 (2.29%) InVision
2 33 (2.29%) Photoshop
3 31 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
4 27 (1.88%) Adobe Illustrator
5 23 (1.60%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 9 (0.63%) Flinto
7 6 (0.42%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
8 4 (0.28%) UXPin
9 3 (0.21%) OmniGraffle
10 2 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
11 1 (0.069%) Chatbot
11 1 (0.069%) InDesign
11 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (0.35%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.069%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.069%) RMDS
3 1 (0.069%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 74 (5.14%) Office 365
2 61 (4.24%) GitHub
3 58 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (3.27%) Amazon AWS
5 19 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.04%) G Suite
6 15 (1.04%) SaaS
7 12 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
8 11 (0.76%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 11 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 9 (0.63%) Google Drive
9 9 (0.63%) npm
10 8 (0.56%) Slack
11 7 (0.49%) Google Play
11 7 (0.49%) PaaS
12 6 (0.42%) Heroku
12 6 (0.42%) iTunes
13 4 (0.28%) Firebase
13 4 (0.28%) IaaS
13 4 (0.28%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 55 (3.82%) Internet
2 46 (3.20%) LAN
3 41 (2.85%) VPN
3 41 (2.85%) Wireless
4 37 (2.57%) TCP/IP
5 31 (2.15%) Bluetooth
6 27 (1.88%) Ethernet
6 27 (1.88%) WAN
7 26 (1.81%) DNS
8 23 (1.60%) Wi-Fi
9 21 (1.46%) DHCP
9 21 (1.46%) HTTP
10 18 (1.25%) Skype
11 17 (1.18%) 3G
11 17 (1.18%) GSM
11 17 (1.18%) LTE
11 17 (1.18%) Network Security
12 12 (0.83%) GPRS
12 12 (0.83%) SGSN
13 11 (0.76%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (3.61%) SQL Server
2 47 (3.27%) MongoDB
3 34 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
4 28 (1.95%) MySQL
5 26 (1.81%) NoSQL
6 25 (1.74%) Redis
7 21 (1.46%) Big Data
8 18 (1.25%) Hadoop
9 17 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
10 16 (1.11%) Relational Database
11 13 (0.90%) CouchDB
12 12 (0.83%) SQLite
13 10 (0.69%) MariaDB
14 8 (0.56%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (0.49%) RDBMS
16 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2008
17 5 (0.35%) SQL Server 2014
18 4 (0.28%) HBase
19 3 (0.21%) Apache Hive
19 3 (0.21%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 198 (13.76%) Git (software)
2 162 (11.26%) JIRA
3 150 (10.42%) Xcode
4 131 (9.10%) Jenkins
5 63 (4.38%) Selenium
6 58 (4.03%) Appium
7 55 (3.82%) Cucumber
8 50 (3.47%) Subversion
9 39 (2.71%) JUnit
10 36 (2.50%) Bitbucket
10 36 (2.50%) Calabash
11 31 (2.15%) git-flow
12 30 (2.08%) Axure RP
13 28 (1.95%) Visual Studio
13 28 (1.95%) WebDriver
14 24 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 19 (1.32%) Android Studio
16 18 (1.25%) NUnit
16 18 (1.25%) SpecFlow
17 17 (1.18%) CocoaPods
General
1 214 (14.87%) Finance
2 131 (9.10%) Banking
3 82 (5.70%) Retail
4 59 (4.10%) Marketing
5 46 (3.20%) Publishing
6 44 (3.06%) Telecoms
7 29 (2.02%) Manufacturing
8 27 (1.88%) Electronics
9 20 (1.39%) Games
10 18 (1.25%) Advertising
11 16 (1.11%) Corporate Banking
12 12 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 12 (0.83%) Retail Banking
13 9 (0.63%) Front Office
14 7 (0.49%) Private Banking
15 6 (0.42%) Legal
15 6 (0.42%) Multimedia
16 4 (0.28%) Back Office
16 4 (0.28%) Financial Institution
16 4 (0.28%) Military
Job Titles
1 794 (55.18%) Developer
2 500 (34.75%) iOS Developer
3 107 (7.44%) Android Developer
4 102 (7.09%) Mobile Developer
5 96 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 95 (6.60%) Analyst
7 75 (5.21%) Applications Developer
8 72 (5.00%) Designer
9 71 (4.93%) iOS Android Developer
9 71 (4.93%) Xamarin Developer
10 63 (4.38%) Senior iOS Developer
11 62 (4.31%) Desktop Support
12 58 (4.03%) Architect
13 54 (3.75%) Tester
14 53 (3.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
15 47 (3.27%) Support Engineer
16 41 (2.85%) Automation Tester
17 37 (2.57%) Support Analyst
17 37 (2.57%) UX Designer
18 35 (2.43%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 217 (15.08%) HTML
2 211 (14.66%) RESTful
3 154 (10.70%) REST
4 143 (9.94%) Web Services
5 133 (9.24%) CSS
6 128 (8.90%) JSON
7 125 (8.69%) Cocoa
8 113 (7.85%) HTML5
9 107 (7.44%) .NET
10 106 (7.37%) iOS SDK
11 88 (6.12%) SOAP
12 82 (5.70%) AngularJS
13 78 (5.42%) Core Data
14 77 (5.35%) XML
15 74 (5.14%) React
16 73 (5.07%) Node.js
17 61 (4.24%) React Native
18 56 (3.89%) CSS3
19 54 (3.75%) jQuery
20 52 (3.61%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 499 (34.68%) Mobile App
2 231 (16.05%) User Experience
3 158 (10.98%) iPhone
4 119 (8.27%) iPad
5 72 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 60 (4.17%) Blackberry
7 59 (4.10%) Greenfield Project
8 53 (3.68%) Computer Science
9 44 (3.06%) Smartphone
10 40 (2.78%) Animation
11 27 (1.88%) Fintech
11 27 (1.88%) Management Information System
12 23 (1.60%) Data Structures
13 22 (1.53%) Enterprise Software
14 20 (1.39%) Social Media
15 17 (1.18%) Client/Server
16 16 (1.11%) Algorithms
16 16 (1.11%) Virtual Team
17 15 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
17 15 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 866 (60.18%) Android
2 337 (23.42%) Windows
3 106 (7.37%) Windows 7
4 85 (5.91%) Windows 10
5 65 (4.52%) Linux
6 57 (3.96%) Mac OS X
7 43 (2.99%) Windows Server
8 37 (2.57%) Windows 8
9 36 (2.50%) Unix
10 34 (2.36%) Windows Mobile
11 25 (1.74%) Mac OS
12 21 (1.46%) Windows Phone
13 19 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
15 16 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 11 (0.76%) Windows Server 2003
17 10 (0.69%) Windows Vista
18 4 (0.28%) Solaris
18 4 (0.28%) Windows Embedded Compact
19 2 (0.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 636 (44.20%) iOS Development
2 605 (42.04%) Agile Software Development
3 278 (19.32%) TDD
4 240 (16.68%) Scrum
5 237 (16.47%) Android Development
6 207 (14.38%) Mobile Development
7 196 (13.62%) Test Automation
8 152 (10.56%) Continuous Integration
9 126 (8.76%) OO
10 118 (8.20%) Software Engineering
11 110 (7.64%) BDD
12 104 (7.23%) MVC
13 93 (6.46%) Unit Testing
14 85 (5.91%) E-Commerce
15 77 (5.35%) Mobile Application Development
16 72 (5.00%) DevOps
17 65 (4.52%) OOP
18 62 (4.31%) OOD
19 60 (4.17%) Open Source
20 54 (3.75%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 445 (30.92%) Apple Swift
2 392 (27.24%) Objective-C
3 272 (18.90%) Java
4 235 (16.33%) JavaScript
5 129 (8.96%) C#
6 98 (6.81%) SQL
7 54 (3.75%) Python
8 52 (3.61%) C++
9 47 (3.27%) PHP
10 43 (2.99%) Ruby
11 30 (2.08%) PowerShell
12 20 (1.39%) Scala
13 18 (1.25%) XAML
14 17 (1.18%) C
14 17 (1.18%) ES6
15 13 (0.90%) VB
16 10 (0.69%) GraphQL
17 9 (0.63%) Go
17 9 (0.63%) TypeScript
17 9 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (7.57%) Degree
2 54 (3.75%) Security Cleared
3 42 (2.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 30 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 29 (2.02%) Master's Degree
5 29 (2.02%) MCSE
6 27 (1.88%) SC Cleared
7 22 (1.53%) MCDST
8 20 (1.39%) MCSA
9 18 (1.25%) A+ Certification
9 18 (1.25%) MCP
10 17 (1.18%) MCSM
11 16 (1.11%) ACHDS
11 16 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 16 (1.11%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (1.04%) ACDT
12 15 (1.04%) ACTC
13 11 (0.76%) NVQ Level 4
14 7 (0.49%) CTC Cleared
15 6 (0.42%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 107 (7.44%) QA
2 20 (1.39%) SLA
3 4 (0.28%) PMO
4 3 (0.21%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.069%) FedRAMP
6 1 (0.069%) WAI
6 1 (0.069%) WCAG
System Software
1 155 (10.77%) Active Directory
2 60 (4.17%) Docker
3 17 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
4 14 (0.97%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (0.63%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (0.49%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (0.42%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.35%) XenApp
9 4 (0.28%) Apache Flume
10 3 (0.21%) HDFS
11 2 (0.14%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 2 (0.14%) Firmware
12 1 (0.069%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.069%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.069%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 48 (3.34%) SCCM
2 27 (1.88%) AirWatch
3 16 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 14 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
5 9 (0.63%) HockeyApp
5 9 (0.63%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.28%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.21%) Kibana
7 3 (0.21%) Puppet
7 3 (0.21%) SCOM
7 3 (0.21%) WSUS
8 2 (0.14%) Ansible
8 2 (0.14%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.14%) Control-M
8 2 (0.14%) Hadoop YARN
8 2 (0.14%) logstash
8 2 (0.14%) Nessus
8 2 (0.14%) Oozie
9 1 (0.069%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.069%) Nagios
Vendors
1 236 (16.40%) Apple
2 142 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 118 (8.20%) Xamarin
4 70 (4.86%) Google
5 49 (3.41%) Citrix
6 46 (3.20%) Oracle
7 39 (2.71%) SAP
8 37 (2.57%) Atlassian
9 32 (2.22%) Adobe
10 24 (1.67%) HP
10 24 (1.67%) Lotus
11 19 (1.32%) VMware
12 18 (1.25%) MobileIron
13 15 (1.04%) Samsung
14 13 (0.90%) IBM
15 9 (0.63%) Symantec
16 8 (0.56%) Bloomberg
16 8 (0.56%) Pega
16 8 (0.56%) Reuters
16 8 (0.56%) Salesforce.com