Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 441 525 700
Rank change year-on-year +84 +175 +155
Contract jobs citing Apple Swift 498 403 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.38% 0.17%
As % of the Programming Languages category 1.19% 0.94% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 384 331 173
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% -5.17%
10th Percentile £320 £300 £288
90th Percentile £538 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £390 £388
% change year-on-year -3.85% +0.65% -11.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 1
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £28.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +119.30% -26.92% -
10th Percentile £33.38 £26.75 £37.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £30.25 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £28.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year +119.30% -26.92% -

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 41678 42687 43537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.93% 40.12% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 28939 29317 29439
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £306 £280 £265
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year +6.67% +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 784 907 983
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +2.74% +13.18%
10th Percentile £15.85 £14.13 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +8.00% +1.35% +13.85%

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 19 October 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 19 October 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Top 15 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 19 October 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 +80 471 £425 -2.30% 106
London +40 313 £450 - 59
UK excluding London +93 182 £375 -3.85% 55
North of England +98 54 £394 -1.56% 22
South East +40 50 £388 -5.49% 7
North West +44 34 £375 -8.81% 17
Midlands +42 28 £400 +14.29% 5
Scotland +30 24 £375 - 5
Yorkshire +38 19 £400 +3.23% 5
East Midlands +11 18 £400 +25.00% 2
East of England -12 14 £330 -17.50% 5
South West 0 12 £375 -14.29% 8
West Midlands +33 10 £400 - 3
North East +70 1 - -
Wales +6 1 £350 +75.00% 3

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 452 (90.76%) Apple iOS
2 385 (77.31%) iOS Development
3 343 (68.88%) Objective-C
4 296 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
5 193 (38.76%) TDD
6 163 (32.73%) Mobile App
7 156 (31.33%) Xcode
8 155 (31.12%) RESTful
9 128 (25.70%) Android
10 124 (24.90%) Scrum
11 120 (24.10%) Apple
12 118 (23.69%) Git (software)
13 109 (21.89%) iPhone
14 107 (21.49%) Test Automation
14 107 (21.49%) User Experience
15 104 (20.88%) Cocoa
16 100 (20.08%) Java
16 100 (20.08%) Mobile Development
17 94 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
18 91 (18.27%) Web Services
19 88 (17.67%) JSON
20 86 (17.27%) iPad
21 85 (17.07%) OO
22 77 (15.46%) REST
23 75 (15.06%) JIRA
24 74 (14.86%) BDD
25 73 (14.66%) iOS SDK
26 66 (13.25%) Unit Testing
27 64 (12.85%) Android Development
28 63 (12.65%) JavaScript

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 37 (7.43%) Confluence
2 23 (4.62%) CMS
3 5 (1.00%) Apache Spark
4 3 (0.60%) Drupal
5 2 (0.40%) Alfresco
5 2 (0.40%) Liferay
5 2 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.20%) Apache
6 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.20%) IIS
6 1 (0.20%) JBoss
6 1 (0.20%) Mule
6 1 (0.20%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.20%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.43%) GitHub
2 19 (3.82%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (2.41%) Sauce Labs
4 8 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.80%) TestFlight
6 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.20%) Amazon Kinesis
7 1 (0.20%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 19 (3.82%) Bluetooth
2 17 (3.41%) Internet
3 10 (2.01%) Network Security
4 8 (1.61%) HTTP
4 8 (1.61%) LTE
4 8 (1.61%) VoLTE
5 7 (1.41%) GSM
5 7 (1.41%) HSPA
5 7 (1.41%) SSL
5 7 (1.41%) VoWiFi
5 7 (1.41%) WCDMA
6 5 (1.00%) 3G
7 4 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (0.40%) 3GPP
8 2 (0.40%) 4G
9 1 (0.20%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (4.62%) Redis
2 16 (3.21%) MongoDB
3 11 (2.21%) MySQL
3 11 (2.21%) NoSQL
4 7 (1.41%) CouchDB
4 7 (1.41%) SQLite
5 6 (1.20%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
7 3 (0.60%) Big Data
7 3 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.40%) SQL Server
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.20%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.20%) Blockchain
9 1 (0.20%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.20%) Mixpanel
Development Applications
1 156 (31.33%) Xcode
2 118 (23.69%) Git (software)
3 75 (15.06%) JIRA
4 51 (10.24%) Jenkins
5 48 (9.64%) Appium
6 39 (7.83%) Bitbucket
7 38 (7.63%) Cucumber
8 34 (6.83%) Calabash
9 21 (4.22%) Selenium
9 21 (4.22%) Subversion
10 20 (4.02%) git-flow
11 19 (3.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 18 (3.61%) WebDriver
13 15 (3.01%) Android Studio
13 15 (3.01%) CocoaPods
14 11 (2.21%) Crashlytics
15 9 (1.81%) Protractor
16 8 (1.61%) Jasmine
17 6 (1.20%) Gradle
17 6 (1.20%) TestRail
General
1 61 (12.25%) Finance
2 46 (9.24%) Banking
2 46 (9.24%) Retail
3 34 (6.83%) Publishing
4 13 (2.61%) Advertising
4 13 (2.61%) Corporate Banking
5 9 (1.81%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.20%) Games
6 6 (1.20%) Marketing
6 6 (1.20%) Retail Banking
7 3 (0.60%) Automotive
8 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 425 (85.34%) Developer
2 357 (71.69%) iOS Developer
3 66 (13.25%) Senior Developer
4 56 (11.24%) Senior iOS Developer
5 37 (7.43%) Mobile Developer
6 36 (7.23%) Android Developer
7 25 (5.02%) Objective-C Developer
8 23 (4.62%) iOS Android Developer
9 18 (3.61%) Developer in Test
9 18 (3.61%) Tester
10 17 (3.41%) Applications Developer
11 16 (3.21%) Automation Tester
12 14 (2.81%) Architect
13 13 (2.61%) QA Automation Tester
13 13 (2.61%) QA Tester
14 10 (2.01%) Mobile Applications Developer
15 9 (1.81%) Software Engineer
16 8 (1.61%) .NET Developer
16 8 (1.61%) Software Developer
16 8 (1.61%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (31.12%) RESTful
2 104 (20.88%) Cocoa
3 91 (18.27%) Web Services
4 88 (17.67%) JSON
5 77 (15.46%) REST
6 73 (14.66%) iOS SDK
7 61 (12.25%) Core Data
8 58 (11.65%) XML
9 45 (9.04%) Cocoa Touch
10 39 (7.83%) HTML
11 36 (7.23%) SOAP
12 31 (6.22%) Core Animation
13 28 (5.62%) UIKit
14 27 (5.42%) CSS
15 24 (4.82%) HTML5
16 21 (4.22%) Node.js
17 20 (4.02%) .NET
17 20 (4.02%) Gherkin
18 17 (3.41%) RxSwift
19 16 (3.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 163 (32.73%) Mobile App
2 109 (21.89%) iPhone
3 107 (21.49%) User Experience
4 86 (17.27%) iPad
5 32 (6.43%) Computer Science
6 20 (4.02%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.02%) Animation
7 19 (3.82%) Greenfield Project
8 15 (3.01%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.81%) Enterprise Software
9 14 (2.81%) Fintech
10 12 (2.41%) Algorithms
11 10 (2.01%) Video on Demand
12 7 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
13 6 (1.20%) Social Media
13 6 (1.20%) SWIFT
14 4 (0.80%) Blackberry
14 4 (0.80%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.80%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.80%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 452 (90.76%) Apple iOS
2 128 (25.70%) Android
3 27 (5.42%) Windows
4 23 (4.62%) Mac OS X
5 9 (1.81%) Unix
6 8 (1.61%) Linux
7 4 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.20%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.20%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 385 (77.31%) iOS Development
2 296 (59.44%) Agile Software Development
3 193 (38.76%) TDD
4 124 (24.90%) Scrum
5 107 (21.49%) Test Automation
6 100 (20.08%) Mobile Development
7 94 (18.88%) Continuous Integration
8 85 (17.07%) OO
9 74 (14.86%) BDD
10 66 (13.25%) Unit Testing
11 64 (12.85%) Android Development
12 55 (11.04%) Software Engineering
13 54 (10.84%) MVC
14 51 (10.24%) OOP
15 45 (9.04%) OOD
16 37 (7.43%) E-Commerce
17 36 (7.23%) Acceptance Criteria
18 34 (6.83%) Functional Testing
19 29 (5.82%) Push Notifications
20 28 (5.62%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 343 (68.88%) Objective-C
2 100 (20.08%) Java
3 63 (12.65%) JavaScript
4 40 (8.03%) SQL
5 38 (7.63%) Ruby
6 22 (4.42%) C#
7 13 (2.61%) C++
8 9 (1.81%) Shell Script
9 7 (1.41%) C
9 7 (1.41%) Python
10 6 (1.20%) GraphQL
11 4 (0.80%) Scala
12 3 (0.60%) Kotlin
12 3 (0.60%) PHP
12 3 (0.60%) TypeScript
13 2 (0.40%) ES6
14 1 (0.20%) Bash Shell
14 1 (0.20%) Perl
14 1 (0.20%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (10.04%) Degree
2 26 (5.22%) Computer Science Degree
3 18 (3.61%) Master's Degree
4 7 (1.41%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (8.84%) QA
2 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (3.82%) Docker
2 2 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 6 (1.20%) HockeyApp
2 3 (0.60%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.20%) Ansible
Vendors
1 120 (24.10%) Apple
2 24 (4.82%) Atlassian
3 19 (3.82%) Xamarin
4 7 (1.41%) Oracle
5 6 (1.20%) Google
6 5 (1.00%) SAP
7 4 (0.80%) Microsoft
8 3 (0.60%) Adobe
8 3 (0.60%) HP
8 3 (0.60%) SOASTA, Inc
8 3 (0.60%) Tealium
9 2 (0.40%) IBM
9 2 (0.40%) OpenText
9 2 (0.40%) Optimizely
10 1 (0.20%) Appcelerator
10 1 (0.20%) Coremetrics
10 1 (0.20%) Palo Alto