Period
to 14 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Apple Swift skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Apple Swift over the 6 months to 14 December 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 Swift
UK
6 months to
14 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 436 507 704
Rank change year-on-year +71 +197 +143
Contract jobs citing Apple Swift 517 403 212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.39% 0.19%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 0.97% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 320 185
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -0.64%
10th Percentile £312 £325 £300
90th Percentile £550 £575 £554
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £395 £388
% change year-on-year -5.06% +1.94% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.51 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.19% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.51 -
% change year-on-year +71.19% - -

Apple Swift is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43370 41685 43563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.01% 40.45% 38.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30450 28620 29571
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +5.59% +0.63%
10th Percentile £308 £285 £270
90th Percentile £638 £590 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 777 873 1072
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +17.19%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.10
90th Percentile £52.35 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +15.38%

Apple Swift
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple Swift over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Apple Swift over the 6 months to 14 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Top 14 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Apple Swift within the UK over the 6 months to 14 December 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 +71 508 £450 +5.88% 104
London +46 345 £463 +2.78% 67
UK excluding London +61 169 £375 -5.06% 47
North of England +61 55 £375 -9.09% 17
South East +14 39 £309 -11.79% 5
Midlands +31 38 £400 +6.67% 4
North West +20 34 £370 -12.94% 12
East Midlands +13 22 £375 - 2
Yorkshire +30 20 £400 +2.56% 4
West Midlands +30 16 £438 +9.38% 2
East of England -24 16 £330 -22.35% 2
South West -2 15 £369 -26.25% 9
Scotland -6 7 £375 - 8
North East +56 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 14 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Apple Swift 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 Swift.

1 467 (90.33%) Apple iOS
2 399 (77.18%) iOS Development
3 343 (66.34%) Objective-C
4 302 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (41.78%) TDD
6 169 (32.69%) Mobile App
7 163 (31.53%) Xcode
8 153 (29.59%) RESTful
9 148 (28.63%) Android
10 137 (26.50%) Git (software)
11 134 (25.92%) User Experience
12 133 (25.73%) Mobile Development
13 132 (25.53%) Scrum
14 119 (23.02%) Apple
15 113 (21.86%) Java
15 113 (21.86%) BDD
16 110 (21.28%) Test Automation
17 98 (18.96%) Web Services
17 98 (18.96%) Cocoa
18 91 (17.60%) iPhone
19 83 (16.05%) JSON
19 83 (16.05%) iPad
20 82 (15.86%) OO
21 81 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
22 79 (15.28%) REST
23 77 (14.89%) Unit Testing
24 75 (14.51%) JIRA
24 75 (14.51%) Android Development
25 72 (13.93%) JavaScript
26 70 (13.54%) iOS SDK

Apple Swift
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 (7.54%) Confluence
2 30 (5.80%) CMS
3 3 (0.58%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.39%) Drupal
4 2 (0.39%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.19%) Alfresco
5 1 (0.19%) Apache
5 1 (0.19%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (0.19%) Liferay
5 1 (0.19%) Mule
5 1 (0.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.74%) GitHub
2 25 (4.84%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (3.29%) Sauce Labs
4 6 (1.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.16%) npm
5 2 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (0.39%) Google Play
5 2 (0.39%) TestFlight
6 1 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.19%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 22 (4.26%) Bluetooth
2 21 (4.06%) Internet
3 8 (1.55%) HTTP
3 8 (1.55%) LTE
3 8 (1.55%) VoLTE
4 7 (1.35%) GSM
4 7 (1.35%) HSPA
4 7 (1.35%) Network Security
4 7 (1.35%) VoWiFi
4 7 (1.35%) WCDMA
5 5 (0.97%) 3G
6 4 (0.77%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (0.58%) SSL
8 2 (0.39%) 3GPP
9 1 (0.19%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.22%) Redis
2 8 (1.55%) NoSQL
3 7 (1.35%) MySQL
4 5 (0.97%) MongoDB
4 5 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.77%) Big Data
6 3 (0.58%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (0.58%) CouchDB
6 3 (0.58%) Hadoop
6 3 (0.58%) Hazelcast
6 3 (0.58%) SQL Server
7 1 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.19%) FileMaker
7 1 (0.19%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 163 (31.53%) Xcode
2 137 (26.50%) Git (software)
3 75 (14.51%) JIRA
4 67 (12.96%) Jenkins
5 65 (12.57%) Appium
6 55 (10.64%) Cucumber
7 45 (8.70%) Calabash
8 39 (7.54%) Bitbucket
9 29 (5.61%) Subversion
10 26 (5.03%) Selenium
11 24 (4.64%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 20 (3.87%) WebDriver
13 15 (2.90%) Android Studio
14 11 (2.13%) CocoaPods
14 11 (2.13%) Crashlytics
15 10 (1.93%) git-flow
15 10 (1.93%) Protractor
16 9 (1.74%) Jasmine
16 9 (1.74%) TestRail
17 7 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 57 (11.03%) Finance
2 55 (10.64%) Banking
3 44 (8.51%) Retail
4 42 (8.12%) Publishing
5 13 (2.51%) Advertising
5 13 (2.51%) Corporate Banking
5 13 (2.51%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.13%) Games
7 8 (1.55%) Marketing
7 8 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 5 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.77%) Automotive
10 2 (0.39%) Electronics
11 1 (0.19%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.19%) Law
Job Titles
1 438 (84.72%) Developer
2 361 (69.83%) iOS Developer
3 64 (12.38%) Senior Developer
4 50 (9.67%) Mobile Developer
4 50 (9.67%) Senior iOS Developer
5 43 (8.32%) Android Developer
6 29 (5.61%) iOS Android Developer
6 29 (5.61%) Objective-C Developer
7 24 (4.64%) Tester
8 21 (4.06%) Automation Tester
9 20 (3.87%) Developer in Test
10 19 (3.68%) QA Tester
11 18 (3.48%) QA Automation Tester
12 15 (2.90%) Applications Developer
13 13 (2.51%) Mobile Engineer
14 12 (2.32%) Full Stack Developer
15 11 (2.13%) .NET Developer
15 11 (2.13%) Architect
15 11 (2.13%) Software Engineer
16 9 (1.74%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (29.59%) RESTful
2 98 (18.96%) Cocoa
2 98 (18.96%) Web Services
3 83 (16.05%) JSON
4 79 (15.28%) REST
5 70 (13.54%) iOS SDK
6 53 (10.25%) XML
7 49 (9.48%) Core Data
8 45 (8.70%) HTML
9 36 (6.96%) SOAP
10 30 (5.80%) Cocoa Touch
11 29 (5.61%) CSS
12 26 (5.03%) Core Animation
13 23 (4.45%) Node.js
14 22 (4.26%) Gherkin
14 22 (4.26%) HTML5
14 22 (4.26%) UIKit
15 21 (4.06%) React Native
16 19 (3.68%) .NET
16 19 (3.68%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 169 (32.69%) Mobile App
2 134 (25.92%) User Experience
3 91 (17.60%) iPhone
4 83 (16.05%) iPad
5 34 (6.58%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (6.00%) Computer Science
7 18 (3.48%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (2.71%) Animation
9 13 (2.51%) Fintech
9 13 (2.51%) Video on Demand
10 12 (2.32%) Video\Live Streaming
11 10 (1.93%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
12 8 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.55%) Mobile Banking
13 7 (1.35%) Social Media
14 6 (1.16%) Algorithms
14 6 (1.16%) SWIFT
15 3 (0.58%) State Machine
15 3 (0.58%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 467 (90.33%) Apple iOS
2 148 (28.63%) Android
3 36 (6.96%) Windows
4 29 (5.61%) Mac OS X
5 11 (2.13%) Unix
6 7 (1.35%) Linux
6 7 (1.35%) Windows 7
6 7 (1.35%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.77%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (0.39%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.19%) Nucleus RTOS
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 399 (77.18%) iOS Development
2 302 (58.41%) Agile Software Development
3 216 (41.78%) TDD
4 133 (25.73%) Mobile Development
5 132 (25.53%) Scrum
6 113 (21.86%) BDD
7 110 (21.28%) Test Automation
8 82 (15.86%) OO
9 81 (15.67%) Continuous Integration
10 77 (14.89%) Unit Testing
11 75 (14.51%) Android Development
12 61 (11.80%) Software Engineering
13 58 (11.22%) MVC
14 53 (10.25%) OOP
15 47 (9.09%) Acceptance Criteria
16 46 (8.90%) OOD
17 39 (7.54%) Kanban
18 37 (7.16%) E-Commerce
19 34 (6.58%) Functional Testing
20 31 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 343 (66.34%) Objective-C
2 113 (21.86%) Java
3 72 (13.93%) JavaScript
4 47 (9.09%) Ruby
5 35 (6.77%) SQL
6 24 (4.64%) C#
7 17 (3.29%) C++
8 10 (1.93%) Shell Script
9 9 (1.74%) C
10 7 (1.35%) ES6
11 6 (1.16%) PHP
11 6 (1.16%) Python
11 6 (1.16%) Scala
11 6 (1.16%) TypeScript
12 5 (0.97%) GraphQL
12 5 (0.97%) Kotlin
13 4 (0.77%) Go
14 1 (0.19%) ActionScript 3.0
14 1 (0.19%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.19%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 48 (9.28%) Degree
2 27 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (4.26%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.35%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (11.22%) QA
System Software
1 28 (5.42%) Docker
2 2 (0.39%) Firmware
3 1 (0.19%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (0.77%) Kubernetes
1 4 (0.77%) Terraform
2 3 (0.58%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (0.39%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.19%) Ansible
4 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 119 (23.02%) Apple
2 26 (5.03%) Atlassian
3 13 (2.51%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.35%) SAP
5 6 (1.16%) Google
6 4 (0.77%) Oracle
7 3 (0.58%) Adobe
7 3 (0.58%) HP
7 3 (0.58%) Microsoft
7 3 (0.58%) SOASTA, Inc
7 3 (0.58%) Splunk
7 3 (0.58%) Tealium
8 1 (0.19%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.19%) IBM
8 1 (0.19%) OpenText
8 1 (0.19%) Zend