Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 537 442 464
Rank change year-on-year -95 +22 -99
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 382 483 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.50% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.53% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 348 417
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.72%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £553 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £376 £375
% change year-on-year +6.31% +0.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 0
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 -
% change year-on-year -15.66% - -

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 97,050 90,865 103,552
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.87% 94.97% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,549 59,046 67,469
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,109 2,798 3,126
UK median hourly rate £17.88 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.39% -1.58% +6.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.32
90th Percentile £48.00 £48.83 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.78 £19.00
% change year-on-year -1.55% -6.45% +11.76%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 -129 339 £450 +5.88% 164
London -47 224 £475 +5.56% 88
UK excluding London -77 155 £400 +6.31% 82
North of England -37 48 £400 - 32
South East -14 42 £438 +12.90% 14
Scotland -33 40 £400 +6.67% 4
North West -17 31 £400 +6.67% 19
Yorkshire -34 15 £400 - 13
South West -9 9 £375 -6.25% 7
Midlands -18 9 £325 -14.75% 15
East Midlands -4 7 £338 -12.90% 4
East of England -25 6 £450 +41.18% 8
North East -12 2 £400 +8.47%
West Midlands -31 2 £325 -7.14% 11
Wales -16 1 £197 -43.59% 2

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 371 (97.12%) Apple iOS
1 371 (97.12%) iOS Development
2 298 (78.01%) Apple Swift
3 233 (60.99%) Objective-C
4 182 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
5 118 (30.89%) TDD
5 118 (30.89%) Mobile Development
6 115 (30.10%) Xcode
7 114 (29.84%) Git (software)
8 111 (29.06%) RESTful
9 110 (28.80%) Mobile App
10 94 (24.61%) User Experience
11 82 (21.47%) Android
12 68 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
13 67 (17.54%) Apple
14 65 (17.02%) Scrum
14 65 (17.02%) Unit Testing
15 58 (15.18%) OO
16 55 (14.40%) iOS SDK
16 55 (14.40%) Android Development
17 52 (13.61%) BDD
18 51 (13.35%) iPhone
18 51 (13.35%) Cocoa
19 50 (13.09%) Core Data
19 50 (13.09%) JavaScript
20 45 (11.78%) iPad
20 45 (11.78%) HTML
21 44 (11.52%) JSON
22 43 (11.26%) Web Services
22 43 (11.26%) MVC

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 13 (3.40%) CMS
2 4 (1.05%) Confluence
3 2 (0.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (0.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (1.31%) InVision
2 3 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.26%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.66%) GitHub
2 9 (2.36%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (2.36%) TestFlight
3 7 (1.83%) PaaS
4 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (1.05%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 1 (0.26%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 8 (2.09%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.31%) Network Security
3 3 (0.79%) SMS
4 1 (0.26%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.81%) SQLite
2 7 (1.83%) Cosmos DB
3 5 (1.31%) MySQL
3 5 (1.31%) SQL Server
4 2 (0.52%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
5 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 115 (30.10%) Xcode
2 114 (29.84%) Git (software)
3 38 (9.95%) CocoaPods
4 37 (9.69%) Jenkins
5 36 (9.42%) JIRA
6 19 (4.97%) Subversion
7 15 (3.93%) fastlane
8 11 (2.88%) Cucumber
9 9 (2.36%) Selenium
9 9 (2.36%) TeamCity
10 8 (2.09%) git-flow
10 8 (2.09%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.83%) Gradle
11 7 (1.83%) Sublime Text
11 7 (1.83%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.83%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.57%) Appium
12 6 (1.57%) Bitbucket
13 5 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (1.05%) Gerrit
General
1 39 (10.21%) Finance
2 36 (9.42%) Banking
3 19 (4.97%) Publishing
4 15 (3.93%) Retail
5 12 (3.14%) Automotive
6 7 (1.83%) Marketing
6 7 (1.83%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.57%) Games
7 6 (1.57%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.31%) Electronics
8 5 (1.31%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.79%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) German Language
10 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (29.06%) RESTful
2 55 (14.40%) iOS SDK
3 51 (13.35%) Cocoa
4 50 (13.09%) Core Data
5 45 (11.78%) HTML
6 44 (11.52%) JSON
7 43 (11.26%) Web Services
8 30 (7.85%) REST
9 28 (7.33%) CSS
10 26 (6.81%) HTML5
11 25 (6.54%) Core Animation
12 21 (5.50%) XML
13 17 (4.45%) Cocoa Touch
14 16 (4.19%) RxSwift
15 13 (3.40%) AngularJS
15 13 (3.40%) SOAP
15 13 (3.40%) UIKit
16 11 (2.88%) React Native
17 10 (2.62%) jQuery
18 9 (2.36%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 110 (28.80%) Mobile App
2 94 (24.61%) User Experience
3 51 (13.35%) iPhone
4 45 (11.78%) iPad
5 32 (8.38%) Fintech
6 25 (6.54%) Animation
7 24 (6.28%) Computer Science
8 23 (6.02%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (2.62%) Video on Demand
10 8 (2.09%) Video\Live Streaming
11 7 (1.83%) Mobile Payment
11 7 (1.83%) Social Media
12 6 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.57%) Data Structures
13 5 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
13 5 (1.31%) SWIFT
14 4 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
14 4 (1.05%) Apple TV
14 4 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (1.05%) Over-the-Top Content
Operating Systems
1 371 (97.12%) Apple iOS
2 82 (21.47%) Android
3 13 (3.40%) Windows
4 12 (3.14%) Mac OS
5 10 (2.62%) Windows 7
5 10 (2.62%) Windows 8
6 8 (2.09%) Unix
7 7 (1.83%) Linux
8 5 (1.31%) Mac OS X
9 3 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 371 (97.12%) iOS Development
2 182 (47.64%) Agile Software Development
3 118 (30.89%) Mobile Development
3 118 (30.89%) TDD
4 68 (17.80%) Continuous Integration
5 65 (17.02%) Scrum
5 65 (17.02%) Unit Testing
6 58 (15.18%) OO
7 55 (14.40%) Android Development
8 52 (13.61%) BDD
9 43 (11.26%) MVC
9 43 (11.26%) Test Automation
10 34 (8.90%) MVVM
11 25 (6.54%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (6.28%) OOD
13 21 (5.50%) Pair Programming
14 20 (5.24%) OOP
15 19 (4.97%) E-Commerce
16 17 (4.45%) Open Source
16 17 (4.45%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 298 (78.01%) Apple Swift
2 233 (60.99%) Objective-C
3 50 (13.09%) JavaScript
4 30 (7.85%) Java
5 21 (5.50%) C#
6 14 (3.66%) C
7 12 (3.14%) C++
8 10 (2.62%) Kotlin
9 7 (1.83%) JSX
10 4 (1.05%) PHP
10 4 (1.05%) Python
10 4 (1.05%) SQL
11 3 (0.79%) Ruby
12 1 (0.26%) Go
12 1 (0.26%) Lua
12 1 (0.26%) Scala
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (4.45%) Degree
2 10 (2.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (1.05%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.79%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.09%) QA
System Software
1 4 (1.05%) Docker
Vendors
1 67 (17.54%) Apple
2 16 (4.19%) Xamarin
3 12 (3.14%) Google
4 5 (1.31%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.31%) SAP
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft
5 2 (0.52%) Twitter