Period
to 20 October 2018

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

iOS Developer
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 543 443 443
Rank change year-on-year -100 0 -78
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 370 516 549
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.52% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.55% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 381 436
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.41%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £303
90th Percentile £550 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -44.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96,956 94,333 100,787
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.94% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,726 61,958 65,644
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £268 £263 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,110 2,812 3,299
UK median hourly rate £17.73 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.49
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% -

iOS Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured iOS Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS Developer over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
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 iOS Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 20 October 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 -125 317 £450 +5.88% 160
London -83 204 £475 +2.70% 87
UK excluding London -66 162 £400 +6.67% 86
Scotland -3 48 £400 +6.67% 10
North of England -53 46 £400 +6.67% 29
South East -12 30 £450 +16.13% 16
North West -27 26 £375 +1.35% 23
Midlands -27 20 £400 +6.67% 16
Yorkshire -29 18 £400 - 6
South West -32 13 £388 -3.13% 6
East Midlands -1 10 £375 - 8
West Midlands -19 10 £431 +7.81% 8
East of England -11 3 £475 +58.33% 6
Wales -17 3 £311 -11.08% 1
North East -2 2 £363 +7.41%

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, iOS Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring iOS Developer in the job title.

1 366 (98.92%) iOS Development
2 363 (98.11%) Apple iOS
3 290 (78.38%) Apple Swift
4 225 (60.81%) Objective-C
5 152 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
6 122 (32.97%) TDD
7 119 (32.16%) Xcode
8 114 (30.81%) Git (software)
9 110 (29.73%) RESTful
10 108 (29.19%) Mobile App
11 105 (28.38%) Mobile Development
12 81 (21.89%) Android
13 80 (21.62%) User Experience
14 75 (20.27%) Apple
15 67 (18.11%) iOS SDK
16 62 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
17 60 (16.22%) Unit Testing
18 58 (15.68%) Web Services
18 58 (15.68%) OO
19 57 (15.41%) Cocoa
20 56 (15.14%) Scrum
21 55 (14.86%) JSON
22 52 (14.05%) Android Development
23 50 (13.51%) Core Data
24 49 (13.24%) HTML
25 48 (12.97%) iPhone
26 43 (11.62%) JavaScript
26 43 (11.62%) Banking
26 43 (11.62%) BDD
27 41 (11.08%) SQLite

iOS Developer Skill Set
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 9 (2.43%) CMS
2 7 (1.89%) Confluence
3 4 (1.08%) Cloud Foundry
4 2 (0.54%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.81%) InVision
1 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (0.81%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.27%) Snapchat
2 1 (0.27%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.78%) GitHub
2 9 (2.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.08%) OpenShift
4 4 (1.08%) TestFlight
5 3 (0.81%) SaaS
6 2 (0.54%) Apple Pay
6 2 (0.54%) Google Play
7 1 (0.27%) Firebase
7 1 (0.27%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.27%) iTunes
7 1 (0.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.16%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.35%) Network Security
3 1 (0.27%) HTTP
3 1 (0.27%) Internet
3 1 (0.27%) NFC
3 1 (0.27%) SMS
3 1 (0.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (11.08%) SQLite
2 10 (2.70%) SQL Server
3 6 (1.62%) MySQL
4 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.54%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.27%) Big Data
5 1 (0.27%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 119 (32.16%) Xcode
2 114 (30.81%) Git (software)
3 31 (8.38%) JIRA
4 30 (8.11%) Jenkins
5 25 (6.76%) CocoaPods
6 18 (4.86%) fastlane
7 17 (4.59%) Subversion
8 10 (2.70%) Gradle
9 7 (1.89%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (1.62%) Bitbucket
10 6 (1.62%) Pivotal Tracker
11 5 (1.35%) Gerrit
11 5 (1.35%) git-flow
11 5 (1.35%) Maven
11 5 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.08%) CruiseControl
12 4 (1.08%) Cucumber
12 4 (1.08%) Selenium
12 4 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 43 (11.62%) Banking
2 36 (9.73%) Finance
3 14 (3.78%) Retail
4 13 (3.51%) Publishing
5 7 (1.89%) Automotive
5 7 (1.89%) Manufacturing
6 6 (1.62%) Telecoms
7 5 (1.35%) Electronics
7 5 (1.35%) Marketing
8 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.81%) Games
9 3 (0.81%) Law
10 1 (0.27%) German Language
10 1 (0.27%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 110 (29.73%) RESTful
2 67 (18.11%) iOS SDK
3 58 (15.68%) Web Services
4 57 (15.41%) Cocoa
5 55 (14.86%) JSON
6 50 (13.51%) Core Data
7 49 (13.24%) HTML
8 33 (8.92%) REST
8 33 (8.92%) XML
9 28 (7.57%) Core Animation
9 28 (7.57%) HTML5
10 26 (7.03%) CSS
11 22 (5.95%) Cocoa Touch
12 21 (5.68%) RxSwift
13 17 (4.59%) SOAP
14 16 (4.32%) .NET
14 16 (4.32%) UIKit
15 15 (4.05%) Google Maps API
16 12 (3.24%) CSS3
17 11 (2.97%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 108 (29.19%) Mobile App
2 80 (21.62%) User Experience
3 48 (12.97%) iPhone
4 39 (10.54%) iPad
5 29 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (7.57%) Animation
7 23 (6.22%) Fintech
8 22 (5.95%) Computer Science
9 13 (3.51%) Video\Live Streaming
10 10 (2.70%) Video on Demand
11 8 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.89%) Algorithms
12 7 (1.89%) Data Structures
13 6 (1.62%) Apple TV
13 6 (1.62%) Over-the-Top Content
13 6 (1.62%) Social Media
14 5 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
15 4 (1.08%) Mobile Payment
15 4 (1.08%) Smartphone
15 4 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 363 (98.11%) Apple iOS
2 81 (21.89%) Android
3 18 (4.86%) Windows
4 13 (3.51%) Windows 7
4 13 (3.51%) Windows 8
5 11 (2.97%) Mac OS
6 10 (2.70%) Linux
6 10 (2.70%) Mac OS X
7 9 (2.43%) Unix
8 3 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (0.27%) watchOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 366 (98.92%) iOS Development
2 152 (41.08%) Agile Software Development
3 122 (32.97%) TDD
4 105 (28.38%) Mobile Development
5 62 (16.76%) Continuous Integration
6 60 (16.22%) Unit Testing
7 58 (15.68%) OO
8 56 (15.14%) Scrum
9 52 (14.05%) Android Development
10 43 (11.62%) BDD
11 40 (10.81%) MVC
12 37 (10.00%) MVVM
13 36 (9.73%) Test Automation
14 24 (6.49%) Software Engineering
15 23 (6.22%) OOP
16 22 (5.95%) Pair Programming
17 18 (4.86%) E-Commerce
18 17 (4.59%) Web Development
19 14 (3.78%) Mobile Application Development
19 14 (3.78%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 290 (78.38%) Apple Swift
2 225 (60.81%) Objective-C
3 43 (11.62%) JavaScript
4 26 (7.03%) C#
5 21 (5.68%) Java
6 13 (3.51%) C
7 9 (2.43%) C++
7 9 (2.43%) SQL
8 5 (1.35%) PHP
8 5 (1.35%) Python
8 5 (1.35%) Ruby
9 3 (0.81%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.81%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.54%) Kotlin
10 2 (0.54%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.27%) JSX
11 1 (0.27%) Lua
11 1 (0.27%) Scala
11 1 (0.27%) XAML
Qualifications
1 15 (4.05%) Degree
2 8 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.27%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.70%) QA
2 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.27%) PSD2
2 1 (0.27%) TickIT
System Software
1 4 (1.08%) Docker
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 75 (20.27%) Apple
2 22 (5.95%) Xamarin
3 20 (5.41%) Google
4 9 (2.43%) Microsoft
5 5 (1.35%) Atlassian
5 5 (1.35%) SAP
6 3 (0.81%) Sencha
6 3 (0.81%) Twitter