Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 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 Swift
UK
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 502 460 578
Rank change year-on-year -42 +118 +175
Contract jobs citing Apple Swift 424 451 338
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.48% 0.31%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.93% 1.14% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 320 265
UK median daily rate £450 £424 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.19% -0.29% +3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £288
90th Percentile £575 £531 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +3.23% +10.71% -12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 2
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £41.50 £33.63
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -48.19% +23.42% -25.28%
10th Percentile £18.25 £35.40 £27.95
90th Percentile £24.75 £87.50 £37.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £33.63
% change year-on-year - +23.42% -13.78%

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 45,459 39,427 42,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 43.82% 41.54% 38.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 31,771 26,987 29,171
UK median daily rate £460 £440 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +4.02% +5.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £638 £625 £599
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 792 808 933
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £41.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £16.25 £16.25 £14.03
90th Percentile £52.50 £53.75 £52.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £41.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year -1.20% +10.67% +7.14%

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 16 July 2018.

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
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 Swift within the UK over the 6 months to 16 July 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 -53 378 £465 +9.41% 188
London -28 271 £475 +5.56% 92
UK excluding London -76 147 £400 +3.23% 105
South East -38 44 £425 +13.33% 21
Scotland -29 36 £400 +6.67% 7
North of England -65 32 £400 - 35
North West -35 21 £400 +3.23% 23
South West +18 12 £375 -6.25% 11
Midlands -23 10 £360 -4.00% 20
Yorkshire -52 9 £400 - 10
East of England -6 7 £450 +38.46% 9
East Midlands -6 5 £338 -10.00% 10
Wales -10 5 £175 -50.00% 1
West Midlands -17 5 £366 -2.33% 10
North East - 2 £400 - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Apple Swift 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 Swift.

1 399 (94.10%) Apple iOS
2 319 (75.24%) iOS Development
3 285 (67.22%) Objective-C
4 227 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
5 149 (35.14%) TDD
6 142 (33.49%) Mobile App
7 130 (30.66%) Android
8 117 (27.59%) Git (software)
9 116 (27.36%) RESTful
10 104 (24.53%) Xcode
10 104 (24.53%) Java
10 104 (24.53%) Mobile Development
11 92 (21.70%) BDD
12 89 (20.99%) JavaScript
13 86 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
14 83 (19.58%) User Experience
15 80 (18.87%) Test Automation
16 74 (17.45%) Scrum
17 72 (16.98%) OO
17 72 (16.98%) Apple
18 65 (15.33%) Unit Testing
19 59 (13.92%) Android Development
20 57 (13.44%) iPhone
21 55 (12.97%) Web Services
22 53 (12.50%) MVC
22 53 (12.50%) Cocoa
23 51 (12.03%) HTML
23 51 (12.03%) iPad
24 50 (11.79%) Core Data
25 45 (10.61%) Finance

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 18 (4.25%) CMS
2 14 (3.30%) Confluence
3 2 (0.47%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.24%) Anypoint
4 1 (0.24%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.24%) OpenStack
4 1 (0.24%) SAS
4 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.47%) S-PLUS
2 1 (0.24%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.24%) InVision
2 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.24%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.24%) Revive Adserver
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.66%) GitHub
2 11 (2.59%) TestFlight
3 10 (2.36%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.65%) Google Play
4 7 (1.65%) OpenShift
5 6 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (0.71%) Sauce Labs
7 2 (0.47%) iTunes
8 1 (0.24%) Adobe Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.24%) Firebase
8 1 (0.24%) Google Analytics
8 1 (0.24%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.24%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 14 (3.30%) Internet
2 12 (2.83%) Bluetooth
3 4 (0.94%) HTTP
3 4 (0.94%) SMS
4 3 (0.71%) HTTPS
4 3 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (0.47%) Network Security
6 1 (0.24%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.77%) SQLite
2 10 (2.36%) Redis
3 7 (1.65%) SQL Server
4 6 (1.42%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (1.18%) MongoDB
5 5 (1.18%) Relational Database
6 4 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (0.71%) Blockchain
7 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
8 2 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.47%) CouchDB
8 2 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.24%) Big Data
9 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.24%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 117 (27.59%) Git (software)
2 104 (24.53%) Xcode
3 41 (9.67%) CocoaPods
4 40 (9.43%) Jenkins
5 28 (6.60%) Appium
5 28 (6.60%) JIRA
6 17 (4.01%) Cucumber
7 14 (3.30%) fastlane
8 13 (3.07%) Selenium
9 12 (2.83%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.83%) Subversion
10 9 (2.12%) Calabash
10 9 (2.12%) Gradle
10 9 (2.12%) TeamCity
11 8 (1.89%) Android Studio
11 8 (1.89%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 7 (1.65%) Gerrit
12 7 (1.65%) Jasmine
12 7 (1.65%) WebDriver
13 6 (1.42%) git-flow
General
1 45 (10.61%) Finance
2 36 (8.49%) Banking
3 22 (5.19%) Publishing
4 16 (3.77%) Retail
5 10 (2.36%) Games
6 8 (1.89%) Automotive
7 7 (1.65%) Telecoms
8 6 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 6 (1.42%) Law
9 5 (1.18%) Marketing
10 4 (0.94%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.71%) Electronics
12 2 (0.47%) German Language
12 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Advertising
13 1 (0.24%) French Language
13 1 (0.24%) International Banking
13 1 (0.24%) Legal
Job Titles
1 333 (78.54%) Developer
2 273 (64.39%) iOS Developer
3 36 (8.49%) Senior Developer
4 34 (8.02%) Senior iOS Developer
5 30 (7.08%) Mobile Developer
6 23 (5.42%) Objective-C Developer
7 20 (4.72%) Applications Developer
8 18 (4.25%) React Developer
9 13 (3.07%) Android Developer
9 13 (3.07%) Software Engineer
10 11 (2.59%) iOS Android Developer
11 9 (2.12%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 9 (2.12%) Tester
12 8 (1.89%) Android Engineer
12 8 (1.89%) Automation Tester
12 8 (1.89%) Lead Developer
13 7 (1.65%) Software Developer
14 6 (1.42%) C# Developer
14 6 (1.42%) Senior Software Engineer
14 6 (1.42%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (27.36%) RESTful
2 55 (12.97%) Web Services
3 53 (12.50%) Cocoa
4 51 (12.03%) HTML
5 50 (11.79%) Core Data
6 40 (9.43%) iOS SDK
7 39 (9.20%) CSS
8 34 (8.02%) REST
9 32 (7.55%) JSON
10 31 (7.31%) React Native
11 27 (6.37%) HTML5
12 24 (5.66%) React
13 21 (4.95%) Core Animation
14 20 (4.72%) XML
15 18 (4.25%) Node.js
15 18 (4.25%) SOAP
16 17 (4.01%) Cocoa Touch
16 17 (4.01%) CSS3
17 16 (3.77%) .NET
17 16 (3.77%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 142 (33.49%) Mobile App
2 83 (19.58%) User Experience
3 57 (13.44%) iPhone
4 51 (12.03%) iPad
5 42 (9.91%) Computer Science
6 31 (7.31%) Greenfield Project
7 26 (6.13%) Fintech
8 21 (4.95%) Animation
9 13 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
10 10 (2.36%) Mobile Payment
11 9 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
11 9 (2.12%) Video on Demand
12 7 (1.65%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.65%) Machine to Machine
12 7 (1.65%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.42%) Management Information System
13 6 (1.42%) Video\Live Streaming
14 5 (1.18%) Social Media
15 4 (0.94%) Data Structures
16 3 (0.71%) Digital Currency
Operating Systems
1 399 (94.10%) Apple iOS
2 130 (30.66%) Android
3 21 (4.95%) Windows
4 19 (4.48%) Mac OS
4 19 (4.48%) Mac OS X
5 10 (2.36%) Linux
6 8 (1.89%) Unix
6 8 (1.89%) Windows 7
6 8 (1.89%) Windows 8
7 4 (0.94%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.24%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 319 (75.24%) iOS Development
2 227 (53.54%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (35.14%) TDD
4 104 (24.53%) Mobile Development
5 92 (21.70%) BDD
6 86 (20.28%) Continuous Integration
7 80 (18.87%) Test Automation
8 74 (17.45%) Scrum
9 72 (16.98%) OO
10 65 (15.33%) Unit Testing
11 59 (13.92%) Android Development
12 53 (12.50%) MVC
13 43 (10.14%) Software Engineering
14 38 (8.96%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (7.31%) MVVM
16 28 (6.60%) OOD
16 28 (6.60%) OOP
16 28 (6.60%) Pair Programming
17 26 (6.13%) DevOps
18 25 (5.90%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 285 (67.22%) Objective-C
2 104 (24.53%) Java
3 89 (20.99%) JavaScript
4 36 (8.49%) C#
5 22 (5.19%) C++
6 20 (4.72%) Ruby
7 19 (4.48%) SQL
8 18 (4.25%) Kotlin
9 14 (3.30%) Python
10 13 (3.07%) C
11 11 (2.59%) ES6
11 11 (2.59%) PHP
12 10 (2.36%) Go
13 9 (2.12%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.71%) Bash Shell
14 3 (0.71%) Shell Script
15 2 (0.47%) ES7
15 2 (0.47%) GLSL
15 2 (0.47%) Perl
15 2 (0.47%) Scala
Qualifications
1 41 (9.67%) Degree
2 17 (4.01%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (2.36%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.94%) MBA
5 3 (0.71%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.24%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.01%) QA
2 5 (1.18%) ISO 8583
2 5 (1.18%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.47%) WCAG
4 1 (0.24%) Data Quality
System Software
1 20 (4.72%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (1.42%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.18%) Terraform
3 2 (0.47%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.24%) Ansible
4 1 (0.24%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (0.24%) Mesos
4 1 (0.24%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.24%) Puppet
Vendors
1 72 (16.98%) Apple
2 19 (4.48%) Xamarin
3 12 (2.83%) Google
4 4 (0.94%) Atlassian
5 3 (0.71%) Microsoft
5 3 (0.71%) Oracle
5 3 (0.71%) SAP
6 2 (0.47%) Adobe
6 2 (0.47%) Capita
6 2 (0.47%) Twitter
7 1 (0.24%) Appcelerator
7 1 (0.24%) DoubleClick
7 1 (0.24%) IBM
7 1 (0.24%) Kony
7 1 (0.24%) MuleSoft
7 1 (0.24%) Perfecto Mobile
7 1 (0.24%) RapidMiner
7 1 (0.24%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (0.24%) Splunk