Period
to 24 February 2018

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 496 437 426
Rank change year-on-year -59 -11 -26
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 420 489 577
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.42% 0.51% 0.53%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 356 420
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.34% +6.13%
10th Percentile £271 £309 £307
90th Percentile £538 £525 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -3.33% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 3
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £37.02 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.83% +111.54% -
10th Percentile £25.38 £35.80 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £109.60 £34.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £37.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +68.92% +111.43% -

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 95,407 90,891 102,711
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.79% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,339 59,264 65,754
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £625 £610 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,822 3,233 3,722
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.47 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.25
% change year-on-year - -4.11% +10.61%

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 24 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS Developer over the 6 months to 24 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
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 iOS Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 24 February 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 -60 400 £425 - 178
London -63 241 £475 +5.56% 99
UK excluding London -10 173 £363 -3.33% 86
North of England +21 66 £375 -6.25% 35
Midlands +23 41 £344 -1.79% 21
North West +21 36 £350 -12.50% 27
West Midlands +25 30 £375 +7.14% 6
Yorkshire -10 25 £420 +5.00% 3
South West +22 19 £369 +1.72% 10
South East -14 17 £350 - 6
East of England -40 14 £350 - 7
East Midlands -6 11 £263 -28.57% 15
Northern Ireland - 7 £350 -
Scotland -29 6 £350 -6.67% 7
North East +61 5 £318 -9.29% 5
Wales - 4 - -

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 415 (98.81%) iOS Development
2 412 (98.10%) Apple iOS
3 292 (69.52%) Apple Swift
4 256 (60.95%) Objective-C
5 182 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
6 131 (31.19%) TDD
7 129 (30.71%) Mobile Development
8 123 (29.29%) Xcode
9 120 (28.57%) Mobile App
10 106 (25.24%) RESTful
11 101 (24.05%) Android
11 101 (24.05%) User Experience
12 93 (22.14%) Apple
13 86 (20.48%) Cocoa
14 81 (19.29%) Scrum
15 78 (18.57%) BDD
16 74 (17.62%) Git (software)
16 74 (17.62%) Android Development
17 68 (16.19%) iOS SDK
18 64 (15.24%) Unit Testing
19 62 (14.76%) iPhone
20 52 (12.38%) iPad
21 50 (11.90%) MVC
21 50 (11.90%) OO
22 48 (11.43%) Finance
23 47 (11.19%) Web Services
24 42 (10.00%) JavaScript
24 42 (10.00%) Core Data
25 41 (9.76%) JSON
26 40 (9.52%) OOD

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 23 (5.48%) CMS
2 14 (3.33%) Confluence
3 1 (0.24%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.24%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 28 (6.67%) GitHub
2 4 (0.95%) Google Play
3 2 (0.48%) Firebase
3 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.48%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (0.24%) iTunes
4 1 (0.24%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 18 (4.29%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.95%) SMS
2 4 (0.95%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (0.71%) HTTP
4 2 (0.48%) SSL
5 1 (0.24%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.24%) Internet
5 1 (0.24%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (1.90%) Redis
2 7 (1.67%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (0.95%) SQLite
5 3 (0.71%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.24%) Big Data
6 1 (0.24%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.24%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.24%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 123 (29.29%) Xcode
2 74 (17.62%) Git (software)
3 31 (7.38%) JIRA
4 26 (6.19%) Jenkins
5 24 (5.71%) Subversion
6 19 (4.52%) CocoaPods
7 16 (3.81%) Appium
8 14 (3.33%) Android Studio
9 12 (2.86%) Bitbucket
10 8 (1.90%) Cucumber
11 7 (1.67%) Calabash
11 7 (1.67%) Team Foundation Server
12 6 (1.43%) Crashlytics
12 6 (1.43%) GitLab
12 6 (1.43%) JUnit
12 6 (1.43%) Maven
13 5 (1.19%) Eclipse
13 5 (1.19%) webpack
14 4 (0.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.95%) gulp
General
1 48 (11.43%) Finance
2 30 (7.14%) Banking
3 25 (5.95%) Publishing
4 24 (5.71%) Retail
5 14 (3.33%) Games
6 8 (1.90%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.43%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.19%) Automotive
8 5 (1.19%) Marketing
9 3 (0.71%) Advertising
9 3 (0.71%) Electronics
10 2 (0.48%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.24%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 106 (25.24%) RESTful
2 86 (20.48%) Cocoa
3 68 (16.19%) iOS SDK
4 47 (11.19%) Web Services
5 42 (10.00%) Core Data
6 41 (9.76%) JSON
7 37 (8.81%) REST
8 32 (7.62%) HTML
9 28 (6.67%) Cocoa Touch
10 23 (5.48%) XML
11 21 (5.00%) Core Animation
12 18 (4.29%) CSS
13 17 (4.05%) SOAP
14 16 (3.81%) UIKit
15 12 (2.86%) React Native
15 12 (2.86%) RxSwift
16 8 (1.90%) AngularJS
16 8 (1.90%) ASP.NET
16 8 (1.90%) HTML5
16 8 (1.90%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 120 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 101 (24.05%) User Experience
3 62 (14.76%) iPhone
4 52 (12.38%) iPad
5 33 (7.86%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (6.67%) Computer Science
7 16 (3.81%) Animation
8 10 (2.38%) Fintech
9 7 (1.67%) Video on Demand
10 6 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.95%) Data Structures
11 4 (0.95%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.71%) Mobile Banking
13 2 (0.48%) Algorithms
13 2 (0.48%) Augmented Reality
13 2 (0.48%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.48%) Over-the-Top Content
13 2 (0.48%) State Machine
13 2 (0.48%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.24%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 412 (98.10%) Apple iOS
2 101 (24.05%) Android
3 15 (3.57%) Windows
4 9 (2.14%) Mac OS X
4 9 (2.14%) Windows 7
4 9 (2.14%) Windows 8
5 6 (1.43%) Linux
6 5 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (0.95%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 415 (98.81%) iOS Development
2 182 (43.33%) Agile Software Development
3 131 (31.19%) TDD
4 129 (30.71%) Mobile Development
5 81 (19.29%) Scrum
6 78 (18.57%) BDD
7 74 (17.62%) Android Development
8 64 (15.24%) Unit Testing
9 50 (11.90%) MVC
9 50 (11.90%) OO
10 40 (9.52%) OOD
11 35 (8.33%) E-Commerce
11 35 (8.33%) Software Engineering
12 33 (7.86%) OOP
13 32 (7.62%) Test Automation
14 28 (6.67%) MVVM
15 27 (6.43%) Continuous Integration
15 27 (6.43%) SDLC
16 24 (5.71%) Acceptance Criteria
17 20 (4.76%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 292 (69.52%) Apple Swift
2 256 (60.95%) Objective-C
3 42 (10.00%) JavaScript
4 37 (8.81%) Java
5 21 (5.00%) C#
6 18 (4.29%) C++
7 10 (2.38%) C
8 9 (2.14%) Ruby
9 5 (1.19%) Go
9 5 (1.19%) SQL
10 4 (0.95%) ES6
10 4 (0.95%) Kotlin
10 4 (0.95%) PHP
10 4 (0.95%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.48%) Python
11 2 (0.48%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.24%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.24%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.24%) JSX
Qualifications
1 28 (6.67%) Degree
2 23 (5.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (4.52%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.24%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.29%) QA
System Software
1 7 (1.67%) Docker
2 1 (0.24%) Firmware
2 1 (0.24%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 5 (1.19%) Kubernetes
1 5 (1.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 93 (22.14%) Apple
2 20 (4.76%) Xamarin
3 9 (2.14%) Atlassian
4 5 (1.19%) Google
5 4 (0.95%) SAP
6 2 (0.48%) Adobe
7 1 (0.24%) Ingenico