Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 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
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 178 154 196
Rank change year-on-year -24 +42 -26
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 732 999 1,382
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.39% 1.68% 1.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.57% 8.17% 7.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 648 927
10th Percentile £259 £158 £204
25th Percentile £355 £313 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £438 £443
Median % change year-on-year +2.86% -1.13% +4.12%
75th Percentile £540 £538 £525
90th Percentile £600 £575 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 29 58
10th Percentile £11.90 £14.01 £12.50
25th Percentile £14.60 £17.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £16.23 £19.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year -16.77% +8.33% -10.00%
75th Percentile £56.25 £25.00 £39.00
90th Percentile £59.75 £78.75 £61.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.61 £19.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.10% +11.43% -12.50%

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 8,544 12,224 19,743
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 16.20% 20.54% 20.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,613 7,869 12,749
10th Percentile £180 £138 £158
25th Percentile £325 £250 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £420 £425
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £606 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £388 £400
% change year-on-year - -3.13% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 452 963 1,132
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.82 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £16.95
Median % change year-on-year +2.20% +3.24% +4.10%
75th Percentile £43.00 £23.00 £27.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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 14 April 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 -19 622 £450 +3.75% 314
London -42 394 £475 +5.56% 142
UK excluding London +3 225 £350 -17.65% 188
Work from Home -124 213 £450 +1.12% 88
North of England +3 66 £405 +1.11% 55
South East +30 52 £319 -25.06% 33
Yorkshire +34 36 £440 +7.32% 20
Midlands +22 36 £370 +6.47% 43
Scotland -21 25 £319 -29.22% 12
East Midlands +30 23 £373 +14.62% 14
South West +72 22 £363 -17.14% 17
North West -1 22 £372 -11.43% 30
East of England +11 17 £475 +10.47% 23
West Midlands +16 14 £370 -34.22% 29
North East +13 8 £308 -23.13% 5
Wales +18 7 £317 -29.61% 5

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 488 (66.67%) Android
2 257 (35.11%) iOS Development
3 250 (34.15%) Mobile App
4 233 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
5 207 (28.28%) Apple Swift
6 118 (16.12%) JavaScript
7 115 (15.71%) User Experience
8 113 (15.44%) Objective-C
9 112 (15.30%) Windows
9 112 (15.30%) Test Automation
9 112 (15.30%) Android Development
10 105 (14.34%) TDD
11 102 (13.93%) Azure
11 102 (13.93%) Git (software)
12 101 (13.80%) Mobile Development
13 99 (13.52%) Java
14 98 (13.39%) REST
15 97 (13.25%) React Native
16 92 (12.57%) Finance
17 84 (11.48%) Jenkins
18 78 (10.66%) DevOps
19 77 (10.52%) Xcode
20 75 (10.25%) Microsoft
20 75 (10.25%) React
21 74 (10.11%) Apple
22 72 (9.84%) HTML
22 72 (9.84%) Software Engineering
23 70 (9.56%) Kotlin
23 70 (9.56%) Node.js
24 65 (8.88%) JIRA

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 39 (5.33%) Confluence
2 16 (2.19%) SharePoint
3 9 (1.23%) Skype for Business
4 8 (1.09%) Elasticsearch
5 7 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
5 7 (0.96%) CMS
5 7 (0.96%) MS Exchange
6 6 (0.82%) Mule
7 5 (0.68%) IIS
8 4 (0.55%) JBoss
8 4 (0.55%) Jetty
8 4 (0.55%) MQSeries
8 4 (0.55%) Oracle Self-Service HR
8 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Fuse
8 4 (0.55%) Tomcat
8 4 (0.55%) WebLogic
8 4 (0.55%) WordPress
9 3 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (0.41%) GeoServer
9 3 (0.41%) Oracle Spatial
Applications
1 44 (6.01%) Microsoft Office
2 35 (4.78%) Sketch
3 28 (3.83%) Zeplin
4 27 (3.69%) InVision
5 19 (2.60%) Adobe XD
6 13 (1.78%) Photoshop
7 12 (1.64%) Adobe Illustrator
8 9 (1.23%) Figma
8 9 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
9 8 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
10 7 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
11 4 (0.55%) UserZoom
12 3 (0.41%) Maya
13 2 (0.27%) 3ds Max
13 2 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Suite
13 2 (0.27%) Chatbot
14 1 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
14 1 (0.14%) Marvel
14 1 (0.14%) OmniGraffle
14 1 (0.14%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 4 (0.55%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 3 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.41%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
Cloud Services
1 102 (13.93%) Azure
2 62 (8.47%) Microsoft 365
3 45 (6.15%) AWS
4 41 (5.60%) GitHub
5 24 (3.28%) Azure Active Directory
6 20 (2.73%) Firebase
6 20 (2.73%) SaaS
7 19 (2.60%) Slack
8 15 (2.05%) IaaS
9 14 (1.91%) Serverless
10 10 (1.37%) PaaS
11 8 (1.09%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.82%) Bitrise
12 6 (0.82%) Cloud Computing
12 6 (0.82%) IBM Cloud
12 6 (0.82%) TestFlight
13 5 (0.68%) GCP
13 5 (0.68%) OneDrive
14 3 (0.41%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 19 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
2 18 (2.46%) VPN
3 15 (2.05%) Skype
4 14 (1.91%) Firewall
5 11 (1.50%) SAN
6 9 (1.23%) NAS
6 9 (1.23%) TCP/IP
7 8 (1.09%) DNS
7 8 (1.09%) FTP
7 8 (1.09%) LAN
7 8 (1.09%) WAN
8 7 (0.96%) DHCP
8 7 (0.96%) Internet
8 7 (0.96%) Network Security
8 7 (0.96%) VoIP
9 6 (0.82%) VoLTE
10 5 (0.68%) Bluetooth
10 5 (0.68%) HTTP
10 5 (0.68%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (0.55%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (2.73%) MySQL
2 18 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (2.05%) SQL Server
4 11 (1.50%) MongoDB
5 10 (1.37%) DB2
6 6 (0.82%) Oracle Database
7 5 (0.68%) Big Data
7 5 (0.68%) Hadoop
7 5 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 5 (0.68%) SQLite
8 4 (0.55%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (0.55%) GIS
8 4 (0.55%) Redis
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon Aurora
9 3 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.41%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 102 (13.93%) Git (software)
2 84 (11.48%) Jenkins
3 77 (10.52%) Xcode
4 65 (8.88%) JIRA
5 31 (4.23%) fastlane
6 28 (3.83%) Postman
7 25 (3.42%) CocoaPods
7 25 (3.42%) Selenium
8 23 (3.14%) Axure RP
8 23 (3.14%) Sonatype Nexus
9 20 (2.73%) Maven
10 19 (2.60%) Appium
11 18 (2.46%) JUnit
12 17 (2.32%) Android Studio
12 17 (2.32%) Cucumber
13 14 (1.91%) git-flow
14 13 (1.78%) CircleCI
14 13 (1.78%) IntelliJ
15 12 (1.64%) Cypress.io
16 11 (1.50%) SoapUI
General
1 92 (12.57%) Finance
2 39 (5.33%) Public Sector
3 35 (4.78%) Banking
4 26 (3.55%) Retail
5 22 (3.01%) Manufacturing
6 19 (2.60%) Telecoms
7 17 (2.32%) Marketing
8 16 (2.19%) Publishing
9 15 (2.05%) Games
10 9 (1.23%) Electronics
11 8 (1.09%) Law
12 5 (0.68%) German Language
12 5 (0.68%) Legal
13 4 (0.55%) Advertising
14 3 (0.41%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.41%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.27%) Police
16 1 (0.14%) International Banking
16 1 (0.14%) Music Industry
16 1 (0.14%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 379 (51.78%) Developer
2 200 (27.32%) iOS Developer
3 75 (10.25%) Mobile Developer
4 63 (8.61%) React Developer
5 52 (7.10%) Android Developer
6 50 (6.83%) Designer
7 44 (6.01%) Senior Developer
8 37 (5.05%) iOS Android Developer
9 34 (4.64%) Applications Developer
10 33 (4.51%) Xamarin Developer
11 30 (4.10%) Analyst
12 29 (3.96%) Architect
13 28 (3.83%) Mobile Engineer
14 27 (3.69%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 27 (3.69%) Senior iOS Developer
15 25 (3.42%) UX Designer
16 24 (3.28%) Support Engineer
17 23 (3.14%) C++ Developer
17 23 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
17 23 (3.14%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.39%) REST
2 97 (13.25%) React Native
3 75 (10.25%) React
4 72 (9.84%) HTML
5 70 (9.56%) Node.js
6 64 (8.74%) JSON
7 61 (8.33%) RESTful
8 56 (7.65%) .NET
9 55 (7.51%) iOS SDK
10 43 (5.87%) CSS
11 39 (5.33%) Cocoa
12 35 (4.78%) Redux
13 30 (4.10%) ASP.NET
13 30 (4.10%) Web Services
14 29 (3.96%) Flutter
15 28 (3.83%) AngularJS
16 27 (3.69%) HTML5
16 27 (3.69%) XML
17 24 (3.28%) Spring
18 22 (3.01%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 250 (34.15%) Mobile App
2 115 (15.71%) User Experience
3 41 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (3.69%) iPhone
5 24 (3.28%) iPad
6 18 (2.46%) Video Conferencing
7 17 (2.32%) Animation
8 14 (1.91%) Blackberry
9 13 (1.78%) Greenfield Project
10 12 (1.64%) Management Information System
11 11 (1.50%) NHS
11 11 (1.50%) Social Media
12 10 (1.37%) AS400
12 10 (1.37%) iSeries
12 10 (1.37%) Smartphone
13 8 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 8 (1.09%) LPAR
13 8 (1.09%) Replication
13 8 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (0.96%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 488 (66.67%) Android
2 112 (15.30%) Windows
3 42 (5.74%) Windows 10
4 37 (5.05%) Mac OS
5 36 (4.92%) Linux
6 29 (3.96%) Mac OS X
7 22 (3.01%) Windows 7
8 14 (1.91%) Windows Mobile
9 12 (1.64%) Windows Server
10 9 (1.23%) Windows 8
11 7 (0.96%) Unix
12 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (0.68%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.55%) CentOS
13 4 (0.55%) Debian
13 4 (0.55%) MVS
13 4 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 4 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 3 (0.41%) tvOS
15 2 (0.27%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 257 (35.11%) iOS Development
2 233 (31.83%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (15.30%) Android Development
3 112 (15.30%) Test Automation
4 105 (14.34%) TDD
5 101 (13.80%) Mobile Development
6 78 (10.66%) DevOps
7 72 (9.84%) Software Engineering
8 63 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
9 60 (8.20%) Scrum
10 53 (7.24%) Continuous Integration
11 52 (7.10%) MVVM
12 48 (6.56%) Pair Programming
13 40 (5.46%) SDLC
14 36 (4.92%) User Stories
14 36 (4.92%) Wireframes
15 35 (4.78%) Continuous Delivery
16 32 (4.37%) Acceptance Criteria
16 32 (4.37%) Mentoring
16 32 (4.37%) OO
Programming Languages
1 207 (28.28%) Apple Swift
2 118 (16.12%) JavaScript
3 113 (15.44%) Objective-C
4 99 (13.52%) Java
5 70 (9.56%) Kotlin
6 50 (6.83%) C#
7 46 (6.28%) C++
7 46 (6.28%) SQL
8 35 (4.78%) Python
9 30 (4.10%) TypeScript
10 26 (3.55%) ES6
11 24 (3.28%) C
11 24 (3.28%) PHP
12 19 (2.60%) Java 8
13 17 (2.32%) PowerShell
14 14 (1.91%) Shell Script
15 13 (1.78%) Ruby
16 10 (1.37%) Dart
17 9 (1.23%) T-SQL
18 8 (1.09%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 34 (4.64%) Degree
2 24 (3.28%) Security Cleared
3 18 (2.46%) SC Cleared
4 7 (0.96%) Computer Science Degree
4 7 (0.96%) DV Cleared
4 7 (0.96%) TOGAF Certification
5 6 (0.82%) HNC
5 6 (0.82%) HND
6 5 (0.68%) MCP
6 5 (0.68%) PMP
7 4 (0.55%) CHECK Team Leader
7 4 (0.55%) CREST Certified
7 4 (0.55%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (0.41%) CISSP
8 3 (0.41%) ISTQB
8 3 (0.41%) MCSE
8 3 (0.41%) MCTS
9 2 (0.27%) CEH
9 2 (0.27%) GIAC
9 2 (0.27%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 62 (8.47%) QA
2 12 (1.64%) PCI DSS
3 10 (1.37%) SLA
4 8 (1.09%) WCAG
5 6 (0.82%) NIST
6 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.27%) COBIT
7 2 (0.27%) GDPR
7 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.14%) Actionable Recommendations
8 1 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.14%) GLBA
8 1 (0.14%) GRC
System Software
1 58 (7.92%) Active Directory
2 24 (3.28%) Docker
3 9 (1.23%) PowerHA
3 9 (1.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (0.96%) BitLocker
5 4 (0.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.27%) Firmware
7 2 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.27%) vSphere
8 1 (0.14%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.14%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 32 (4.37%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (2.46%) Kubernetes
3 12 (1.64%) AirWatch
4 11 (1.50%) SCCM
5 10 (1.37%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (0.96%) Puppet
7 6 (0.82%) Grafana
8 4 (0.55%) Kibana
8 4 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (0.55%) Salt
9 3 (0.41%) Jamf Pro
10 2 (0.27%) EnCase
10 2 (0.27%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 2 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.27%) Terraform
10 2 (0.27%) WMI
11 1 (0.14%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.14%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (0.14%) Prometheus
11 1 (0.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 75 (10.25%) Microsoft
2 74 (10.11%) Apple
3 54 (7.38%) Xamarin
4 34 (4.64%) Adobe
5 28 (3.83%) Google
6 19 (2.60%) Splunk
7 17 (2.32%) IBM
7 17 (2.32%) VMware
8 16 (2.19%) Samsung
9 15 (2.05%) AppDynamics
9 15 (2.05%) SAP
10 12 (1.64%) Citrix
10 12 (1.64%) Oracle
11 10 (1.37%) Twitter
12 7 (0.96%) CA Agile Central
12 7 (0.96%) ServiceNow
13 6 (0.82%) Mitel
14 5 (0.68%) MobileIron
14 5 (0.68%) Red Hat
15 4 (0.55%) Hortonworks