Period
to 27 July 2021

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 27 July 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 Swift
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 497 388 574
Rank change year-on-year -109 +186 -44
Contract jobs citing Apple Swift 280 178 299
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.48% 0.32%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.97% 1.16% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 211 139 226
10th Percentile £381 £325 £358
25th Percentile £425 £400 £423
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £575 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £60.50 - -

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 28,733 15,399 39,360
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 40.26% 41.33% 42.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 20,344 10,859 27,538
10th Percentile £350 £325 £323
25th Percentile £413 £406 £400
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £500 £475
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.70%
75th Percentile £606 £588 £575
90th Percentile £700 £675 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 270 661
10th Percentile £16.00 £16.23 £20.23
25th Percentile £25.00 £22.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £44.57
Median % change year-on-year - -4.63% +9.03%
75th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £51.00
90th Percentile £65.05 £58.20 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.11 £42.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year -3.28% -5.56% +10.77%

Apple Swift
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Apple Swift.

Daily rate trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Apple Swift over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Apple Swift.

Hourly rate trend for Apple Swift in the UK

Apple Swift
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Apple Swift over the 6 months to 27 July 2021.

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 27 July 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 -75 243 £500 +11.11% 152
London -74 167 £525 +10.53% 94
Work from Home -244 57 £500 +17.65% 28
UK excluding London -83 47 £475 +11.76% 62
North of England -28 27 £475 +18.75% 24
North West -14 16 £480 +33.33% 15
Yorkshire -13 10 £425 -1.16% 8
South East -61 8 £450 +4.05% 8
South West -5 3 £450 +7.14% 11
East of England -11 3 £500 +5.26% 5
West Midlands -28 3 £413 - 2
Midlands -43 3 £413 -2.94% 8
Scotland -59 2 - - 5
North East -1 1 £463 +27.59% 1
Wales - 1 £475 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 July 2021, 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.

1 251 (89.64%) Apple iOS
2 185 (66.07%) iOS Development
3 135 (48.21%) Objective-C
4 127 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
5 112 (40.00%) Mobile App
6 69 (24.64%) Android
7 68 (24.29%) TDD
8 64 (22.86%) Xcode
9 59 (21.07%) Kotlin
10 56 (20.00%) Social Skills
11 54 (19.29%) Java
12 51 (18.21%) RESTful
12 51 (18.21%) REST
13 48 (17.14%) MVVM
14 47 (16.79%) JavaScript
15 46 (16.43%) Git (software)
15 46 (16.43%) iPhone
16 45 (16.07%) JSON
16 45 (16.07%) Mobile Development
17 44 (15.71%) React Native
17 44 (15.71%) MVC
18 43 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
19 42 (15.00%) iOS SDK
20 40 (14.29%) Jenkins
20 40 (14.29%) Software Engineering
21 39 (13.93%) Apple
21 39 (13.93%) Test Automation
21 39 (13.93%) User Experience
21 39 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
22 38 (13.57%) Unit Testing

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 6 (2.14%) Confluence
2 2 (0.71%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 2 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Figma
1 3 (1.07%) Zeplin
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (1.43%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (10.00%) GitHub
2 13 (4.64%) Firebase
3 12 (4.29%) AWS
4 11 (3.93%) Azure
5 6 (2.14%) Google Play
6 5 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.07%) Apple Pay
7 3 (1.07%) Azure Pipelines
7 3 (1.07%) Bitrise
7 3 (1.07%) npm
7 3 (1.07%) SaaS
8 2 (0.71%) AppsFlyer
8 2 (0.71%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.71%) Datadog
8 2 (0.71%) GCP
8 2 (0.71%) Pushwoosh
8 2 (0.71%) Serverless
8 2 (0.71%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.79%) 2G
2 4 (1.43%) Bluetooth
3 3 (1.07%) VPN
4 2 (0.71%) Internet
4 2 (0.71%) NFC
4 2 (0.71%) VoIP
4 2 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (0.36%) HTTP
5 1 (0.36%) MQTT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.21%) MySQL
2 7 (2.50%) NoSQL
3 5 (1.79%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.79%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.79%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon Aurora
4 2 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.71%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (0.71%) Big Data
4 2 (0.71%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.71%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 64 (22.86%) Xcode
2 46 (16.43%) Git (software)
3 40 (14.29%) Jenkins
4 25 (8.93%) fastlane
5 19 (6.79%) CocoaPods
6 14 (5.00%) JIRA
7 12 (4.29%) Postman
8 11 (3.93%) JUnit
9 10 (3.57%) git-flow
9 10 (3.57%) Subversion
10 8 (2.86%) CircleCI
10 8 (2.86%) GitLab
10 8 (2.86%) Mercurial
11 7 (2.50%) Sonatype Nexus
12 6 (2.14%) Pivotal Tracker
12 6 (2.14%) Selenium
13 5 (1.79%) Android Studio
14 4 (1.43%) Appium
14 4 (1.43%) Bitbucket
14 4 (1.43%) Cypress.io
General
1 56 (20.00%) Social Skills
2 21 (7.50%) Finance
2 21 (7.50%) Retail
3 18 (6.43%) Banking
4 14 (5.00%) Publishing
5 13 (4.64%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (2.50%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.43%) Presentation Skills
7 4 (1.43%) Retail Banking
8 3 (1.07%) Games
8 3 (1.07%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Automotive
9 2 (0.71%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.71%) Public Sector
9 2 (0.71%) Wearables
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) Documentation Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Marketing
10 1 (0.36%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 218 (77.86%) Developer
2 169 (60.36%) iOS Developer
3 40 (14.29%) Senior Developer
4 37 (13.21%) Senior iOS Developer
5 29 (10.36%) Mobile Developer
6 23 (8.21%) React Developer
7 16 (5.71%) Android Developer
8 11 (3.93%) Software Engineer
9 10 (3.57%) iOS Android Developer
10 9 (3.21%) Lead Developer
11 8 (2.86%) Mobile Engineer
11 8 (2.86%) QA Engineer
12 7 (2.50%) JavaScript Developer
13 6 (2.14%) iOS Programmer
13 6 (2.14%) Lead iOS Developer
13 6 (2.14%) Programmer
13 6 (2.14%) Senior Programmer
13 6 (2.14%) Senior Software Engineer
14 5 (1.79%) Applications Developer
14 5 (1.79%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (18.21%) REST
1 51 (18.21%) RESTful
2 45 (16.07%) JSON
3 44 (15.71%) React Native
4 42 (15.00%) iOS SDK
5 35 (12.50%) Cocoa
6 29 (10.36%) Core Data
7 24 (8.57%) UIKit
8 23 (8.21%) XML
9 21 (7.50%) RxSwift
10 19 (6.79%) Core Animation
11 18 (6.43%) Web Services
12 17 (6.07%) React
13 16 (5.71%) GraphQL
14 15 (5.36%) HTML
15 13 (4.64%) iPhone SDK
16 11 (3.93%) Flutter
17 10 (3.57%) Apache Cordova
17 10 (3.57%) Node.js
18 9 (3.21%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 112 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 46 (16.43%) iPhone
3 39 (13.93%) User Experience
4 34 (12.14%) iPad
5 19 (6.79%) Animation
6 14 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
7 10 (3.57%) Data Protection Act
8 7 (2.50%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (2.14%) Data Structures
10 5 (1.79%) Video on Demand
11 4 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (1.43%) Mobile Banking
12 3 (1.07%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (0.71%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.71%) BBC
13 2 (0.71%) Chromecast
13 2 (0.71%) Online Banking
13 2 (0.71%) Online Games
13 2 (0.71%) Social Media
13 2 (0.71%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 251 (89.64%) Apple iOS
2 69 (24.64%) Android
3 7 (2.50%) Mac OS X
3 7 (2.50%) Windows
4 6 (2.14%) tvOS
5 5 (1.79%) Mac OS
6 2 (0.71%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 185 (66.07%) iOS Development
2 127 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 68 (24.29%) TDD
4 48 (17.14%) MVVM
5 45 (16.07%) Mobile Development
6 44 (15.71%) MVC
7 43 (15.36%) Continuous Integration
8 40 (14.29%) Software Engineering
9 39 (13.93%) Problem-Solving
9 39 (13.93%) Test Automation
10 38 (13.57%) Unit Testing
11 35 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
12 34 (12.14%) Pair Programming
13 27 (9.64%) Scrum
14 26 (9.29%) Android Development
14 26 (9.29%) Computer Science
14 26 (9.29%) SDLC
15 23 (8.21%) Clean Code
16 20 (7.14%) Push Notifications
17 19 (6.79%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 135 (48.21%) Objective-C
2 59 (21.07%) Kotlin
3 54 (19.29%) Java
4 47 (16.79%) JavaScript
5 25 (8.93%) TypeScript
6 18 (6.43%) C++
7 10 (3.57%) C
7 10 (3.57%) C#
8 9 (3.21%) Python
8 9 (3.21%) Shell Script
9 7 (2.50%) PHP
10 5 (1.79%) Dart
11 4 (1.43%) ES6
11 4 (1.43%) Ruby
11 4 (1.43%) SQL
12 2 (0.71%) Go
13 1 (0.36%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (6.43%) Degree
2 10 (3.57%) ISTQB
3 6 (2.14%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (1.43%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.36%) ACMT
6 1 (0.36%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.86%) QA
2 4 (1.43%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.71%) GDPR
3 2 (0.71%) HIPAA
System Software
1 6 (2.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.07%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.71%) Terraform
3 1 (0.36%) HP Fortify
3 1 (0.36%) Jamf Pro
3 1 (0.36%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.36%) Puppet
Vendors
1 39 (13.93%) Apple
2 10 (3.57%) Xamarin
3 9 (3.21%) Google
4 3 (1.07%) Oracle
4 3 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (1.07%) SAP
5 2 (0.71%) Adobe
5 2 (0.71%) Brightcove
5 2 (0.71%) CA Agile Central
5 2 (0.71%) Facebook
6 1 (0.36%) Bomgar
6 1 (0.36%) CA
6 1 (0.36%) Dell
6 1 (0.36%) Demandware
6 1 (0.36%) HP
6 1 (0.36%) IBM
6 1 (0.36%) Microsoft