Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 165 181 168
Rank change year-on-year +16 -13 -2
Contract jobs citing Apple iOS 1,548 1,416 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.56% 1.46% 1.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 7.51% 6.93% 6.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,096 972 1,122
UK median daily rate £420 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £192 £204 £207
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 36 38 57
UK median hourly rate £21.35 £22.84 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.50% +20.18% +15.15%
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £63.75 £52.45 £32.58
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 20,623 20,433 23,167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.74% 21.10% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,145 12,821 13,762
UK median daily rate £425 £403 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £168 £193 £184
90th Percentile £613 £575 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £370 £363
% change year-on-year +4.05% +2.07% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,259 1,277 1,813
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.85 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.13% -3.03% +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 20 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 20 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 20 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 +17 1,470 £425 +6.25% 615
London +9 894 £448 +5.29% 250
UK excluding London +12 646 £375 +7.14% 397
North of England +42 199 £400 +10.34% 133
South East -21 166 £375 +7.91% 64
North West +22 114 £375 - 83
Midlands +28 105 £350 - 73
Yorkshire +29 72 £425 +16.44% 45
West Midlands +41 67 £375 +7.14% 38
Scotland -26 63 £369 +5.36% 15
South West -10 52 £400 +25.00% 40
East of England -35 51 £388 +10.71% 55
East Midlands +5 38 £300 -16.67% 35
North East +36 15 £288 -12.88% 5
Northern Ireland - 7 £350 - 6
Wales +15 6 £140 -62.67% 12

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 966 (62.40%) Android
2 622 (40.18%) iOS Development
3 601 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
4 494 (31.91%) Mobile App
5 410 (26.49%) Apple Swift
6 371 (23.97%) Objective-C
7 342 (22.09%) Windows
8 310 (20.03%) Java
9 284 (18.35%) TDD
10 283 (18.28%) JavaScript
11 275 (17.76%) User Experience
12 267 (17.25%) Mobile Development
13 252 (16.28%) Android Development
14 236 (15.25%) Apple
15 234 (15.12%) Scrum
16 216 (13.95%) Git (software)
17 211 (13.63%) Finance
18 205 (13.24%) Test Automation
19 199 (12.86%) BDD
20 195 (12.60%) HTML
21 179 (11.56%) RESTful
22 169 (10.92%) Active Directory
22 169 (10.92%) JIRA
23 153 (9.88%) Xcode
24 150 (9.69%) CSS
25 148 (9.56%) Microsoft
26 145 (9.37%) C#
27 144 (9.30%) Jenkins
28 142 (9.17%) Web Services
29 141 (9.11%) 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 (4.20%) Confluence
2 44 (2.84%) CMS
3 31 (2.00%) MS Exchange
4 28 (1.81%) IBM Notes
4 28 (1.81%) SharePoint
5 19 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 16 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
7 10 (0.65%) IIS
8 8 (0.52%) Apache
8 8 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (0.52%) JBoss
8 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.39%) OpenStack
10 5 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (0.26%) Jetty
12 3 (0.19%) Marvel
12 3 (0.19%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.19%) Sitecore CMS
12 3 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 94 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
2 39 (2.52%) Microsoft Excel
3 36 (2.33%) Photoshop
4 33 (2.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 28 (1.81%) Adobe Illustrator
6 27 (1.74%) InVision
7 14 (0.90%) Flinto
8 3 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
8 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
8 3 (0.19%) OmniGraffle
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe After Effects
9 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 2 (0.13%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.065%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.065%) Chatbot
10 1 (0.065%) Revit
10 1 (0.065%) UserZoom
10 1 (0.065%) UXPin
Business Applications
1 9 (0.58%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.19%) Maximo
2 3 (0.19%) Temenos T24
3 2 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.065%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 115 (7.43%) Office 365
2 77 (4.97%) GitHub
3 68 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 64 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
5 21 (1.36%) Google Play
6 19 (1.23%) Sauce Labs
7 18 (1.16%) OneDrive
8 17 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
9 16 (1.03%) SaaS
10 15 (0.97%) Google Drive
10 15 (0.97%) Slack
11 10 (0.65%) Firebase
11 10 (0.65%) npm
11 10 (0.65%) PaaS
12 9 (0.58%) G Suite
12 9 (0.58%) Google Cloud Platform
12 9 (0.58%) IaaS
13 8 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 7 (0.45%) Heroku
15 6 (0.39%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 62 (4.01%) Internet
2 52 (3.36%) VPN
3 46 (2.97%) TCP/IP
4 41 (2.65%) LAN
5 40 (2.58%) Bluetooth
6 34 (2.20%) DNS
7 33 (2.13%) Skype
8 31 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
9 28 (1.81%) DHCP
10 24 (1.55%) HTTP
10 24 (1.55%) Wireless
11 23 (1.49%) Firewall
12 22 (1.42%) Ethernet
13 17 (1.10%) WAN
14 15 (0.97%) Remote Desktop
15 12 (0.78%) VoIP
16 11 (0.71%) SMS
17 10 (0.65%) FTP
18 8 (0.52%) HTTPS
19 7 (0.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (3.29%) SQL Server
2 41 (2.65%) Redis
3 40 (2.58%) NoSQL
4 39 (2.52%) PostgreSQL
5 35 (2.26%) MongoDB
6 32 (2.07%) MySQL
7 23 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (0.97%) Neo4j
10 13 (0.84%) Big Data
10 13 (0.84%) Relational Database
10 13 (0.84%) SQLite
11 11 (0.71%) JanusGraph
12 8 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
13 6 (0.39%) CouchDB
13 6 (0.39%) Hadoop
14 5 (0.32%) NewSQL
14 5 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
15 4 (0.26%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 216 (13.95%) Git (software)
2 169 (10.92%) JIRA
3 153 (9.88%) Xcode
4 144 (9.30%) Jenkins
5 95 (6.14%) Cucumber
6 87 (5.62%) Appium
7 80 (5.17%) Selenium
8 59 (3.81%) Subversion
9 38 (2.45%) WebDriver
10 33 (2.13%) Calabash
10 33 (2.13%) Maven
11 30 (1.94%) Android Studio
11 30 (1.94%) Visual Studio
12 29 (1.87%) Bitbucket
13 27 (1.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 27 (1.74%) Gradle
13 27 (1.74%) JUnit
14 26 (1.68%) Eclipse
15 25 (1.61%) Axure RP
16 22 (1.42%) gulp
General
1 211 (13.63%) Finance
2 122 (7.88%) Banking
3 94 (6.07%) Retail
4 56 (3.62%) Games
5 48 (3.10%) Publishing
6 41 (2.65%) Telecoms
7 27 (1.74%) Marketing
8 18 (1.16%) Advertising
9 16 (1.03%) Legal
10 13 (0.84%) Investment Banking
11 12 (0.78%) Front Office
11 12 (0.78%) Retail Banking
12 10 (0.65%) Manufacturing
13 9 (0.58%) Automotive
13 9 (0.58%) Law
14 8 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
15 6 (0.39%) Back Office
15 6 (0.39%) Electronics
15 6 (0.39%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.39%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 786 (50.78%) Developer
2 450 (29.07%) iOS Developer
3 112 (7.24%) Analyst
3 112 (7.24%) Mobile Developer
4 108 (6.98%) Android Developer
5 84 (5.43%) Designer
6 72 (4.65%) Senior Developer
7 70 (4.52%) Architect
8 65 (4.20%) Desktop Support
8 65 (4.20%) iOS Android Developer
9 64 (4.13%) Support Engineer
10 62 (4.01%) Xamarin Developer
11 59 (3.81%) React Developer
12 56 (3.62%) Applications Developer
13 54 (3.49%) UX Designer
14 48 (3.10%) Tester
15 44 (2.84%) Senior iOS Developer
16 39 (2.52%) 2nd Line Support
16 39 (2.52%) Software Engineer
16 39 (2.52%) UI Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 195 (12.60%) HTML
2 179 (11.56%) RESTful
3 150 (9.69%) CSS
4 142 (9.17%) Web Services
5 141 (9.11%) REST
6 123 (7.95%) iOS SDK
7 117 (7.56%) .NET
8 114 (7.36%) JSON
9 112 (7.24%) React Native
10 103 (6.65%) Cocoa
11 101 (6.52%) Node.js
11 101 (6.52%) React
12 96 (6.20%) HTML5
13 88 (5.68%) AngularJS
14 65 (4.20%) SOAP
15 64 (4.13%) XML
16 63 (4.07%) CSS3
17 55 (3.55%) Core Data
18 43 (2.78%) jQuery
18 43 (2.78%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 494 (31.91%) Mobile App
2 275 (17.76%) User Experience
3 136 (8.79%) iPhone
4 109 (7.04%) iPad
5 103 (6.65%) Analytical Skills
6 73 (4.72%) Greenfield Project
7 62 (4.01%) Computer Science
8 60 (3.88%) Smartphone
9 52 (3.36%) Blackberry
10 32 (2.07%) Animation
11 30 (1.94%) Fintech
12 25 (1.61%) Management Information System
13 19 (1.23%) Data Structures
13 19 (1.23%) Video on Demand
14 18 (1.16%) Virtual Team
15 17 (1.10%) Social Media
16 16 (1.03%) Client/Server
17 14 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
18 13 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
19 10 (0.65%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 966 (62.40%) Android
2 342 (22.09%) Windows
3 125 (8.07%) Windows 7
4 107 (6.91%) Windows 10
5 65 (4.20%) Linux
6 62 (4.01%) Mac OS X
7 43 (2.78%) Windows Server
8 35 (2.26%) Windows 8
9 28 (1.81%) Unix
10 26 (1.68%) Mac OS
11 21 (1.36%) Windows Mobile
12 20 (1.29%) Windows Server 2008
13 15 (0.97%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (0.71%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.65%) Windows Vista
15 10 (0.65%) Windows XP
16 9 (0.58%) Solaris
17 8 (0.52%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.45%) Nucleus RTOS
19 6 (0.39%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 622 (40.18%) iOS Development
2 601 (38.82%) Agile Software Development
3 284 (18.35%) TDD
4 267 (17.25%) Mobile Development
5 252 (16.28%) Android Development
6 234 (15.12%) Scrum
7 205 (13.24%) Test Automation
8 199 (12.86%) BDD
9 138 (8.91%) Continuous Integration
10 109 (7.04%) Software Engineering
11 106 (6.85%) OO
12 105 (6.78%) MVC
13 95 (6.14%) Unit Testing
14 93 (6.01%) E-Commerce
15 86 (5.56%) DevOps
16 71 (4.59%) SDLC
17 66 (4.26%) Kanban
17 66 (4.26%) OOP
18 61 (3.94%) ITIL
18 61 (3.94%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 410 (26.49%) Apple Swift
2 371 (23.97%) Objective-C
3 310 (20.03%) Java
4 283 (18.28%) JavaScript
5 145 (9.37%) C#
6 105 (6.78%) SQL
7 72 (4.65%) C++
8 56 (3.62%) PHP
9 49 (3.17%) Ruby
10 48 (3.10%) ES6
11 33 (2.13%) C
12 30 (1.94%) Python
13 17 (1.10%) GraphQL
14 16 (1.03%) TypeScript
15 13 (0.84%) PowerShell
16 10 (0.65%) T-SQL
17 9 (0.58%) Kotlin
18 8 (0.52%) Go
18 8 (0.52%) Perl
19 6 (0.39%) Scala
Qualifications
1 96 (6.20%) Degree
2 82 (5.30%) Security Cleared
3 67 (4.33%) SC Cleared
4 42 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
5 39 (2.52%) Microsoft Certification
6 30 (1.94%) Master's Degree
7 28 (1.81%) MCSE
8 23 (1.49%) MCDST
8 23 (1.49%) MCSA
9 18 (1.16%) CTC Cleared
10 17 (1.10%) MCP
11 16 (1.03%) A+ Certification
11 16 (1.03%) MCSM
11 16 (1.03%) Network+ Certification
12 15 (0.97%) ACHDS
13 14 (0.90%) ACDT
13 14 (0.90%) ACTC
13 14 (0.90%) DV Cleared
14 8 (0.52%) CISM
15 7 (0.45%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (8.07%) QA
2 27 (1.74%) SLA
3 6 (0.39%) 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 (0.065%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 169 (10.92%) Active Directory
2 54 (3.49%) Docker
3 21 (1.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (1.10%) Virtual Servers
5 12 (0.78%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (0.71%) XenApp
7 9 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (0.45%) Hyper-V
8 7 (0.45%) XenDesktop
9 6 (0.39%) vCloud
9 6 (0.39%) vSphere
10 4 (0.26%) Firmware
11 3 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.13%) Varnish
13 1 (0.065%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 63 (4.07%) SCCM
2 24 (1.55%) Microsoft Intune
3 20 (1.29%) AirWatch
4 13 (0.84%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (0.78%) SCOM
6 8 (0.52%) Kubernetes
7 6 (0.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (0.39%) Terraform
8 5 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (0.32%) WSUS
9 3 (0.19%) Backup Exec
10 2 (0.13%) Ansible
10 2 (0.13%) Grafana
10 2 (0.13%) Graphite
10 2 (0.13%) HockeyApp
10 2 (0.13%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.065%) HP Fortify
11 1 (0.065%) Mesos
11 1 (0.065%) Microsoft Clustering
11 1 (0.065%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 236 (15.25%) Apple
2 148 (9.56%) Microsoft
3 105 (6.78%) Xamarin
4 84 (5.43%) Google
5 74 (4.78%) Citrix
6 36 (2.33%) Oracle
7 32 (2.07%) Atlassian
8 29 (1.87%) VMware
9 28 (1.81%) Lotus
10 26 (1.68%) HP
11 18 (1.16%) Samsung
12 17 (1.10%) Adobe
13 14 (0.90%) SAP
14 13 (0.84%) Bloomberg
14 13 (0.84%) Reuters
14 13 (0.84%) Symantec
15 10 (0.65%) MobileIron
16 9 (0.58%) Altiris
17 8 (0.52%) Wyse
18 7 (0.45%) Salesforce.com