Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

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 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 425 435 367
Rank change year-on-year +10 -68 +29
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 533 533 713
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.52% 0.51% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 402 426 533
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £300 £314 £306
90th Percentile £543 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £375 £380
% change year-on-year -2.67% -1.32% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 6
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.51 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.19% +19.70% -32.22%
10th Percentile £23.25 £36.10 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.92 £37.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.51 £30.50
% change year-on-year +71.19% +19.70% -

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 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 November 2017.

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 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 November 2017. 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 +8 509 £425 - 104
London -25 311 £473 +5.00% 62
UK excluding London +54 215 £365 -2.67% 46
North of England +73 80 £375 -6.25% 13
North West +34 45 £360 -15.29% 10
Midlands +33 36 £338 -8.16% 11
South East +11 36 £375 +7.14% 7
Yorkshire +13 28 £400 +6.67% 3
South West +10 26 £375 -14.29% 9
West Midlands +39 21 £350 -6.67% 7
East of England -30 20 £313 -15.25% 2
Scotland -13 18 £375 - 4
East Midlands 0 15 £300 -18.37% 4
North East +66 7 £310 -8.15%
Wales - 1 £350 -

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, iOS Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring iOS Developer in the job title.

1 527 (98.87%) Apple iOS
2 526 (98.69%) iOS Development
3 371 (69.61%) Apple Swift
4 330 (61.91%) Objective-C
5 254 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
6 173 (32.46%) Mobile App
7 162 (30.39%) TDD
8 154 (28.89%) RESTful
9 148 (27.77%) Xcode
10 131 (24.58%) Apple
11 130 (24.39%) Mobile Development
11 130 (24.39%) User Experience
12 122 (22.89%) Android
13 118 (22.14%) Scrum
14 110 (20.64%) Cocoa
15 101 (18.95%) iPhone
16 97 (18.20%) iOS SDK
17 92 (17.26%) iPad
17 92 (17.26%) Git (software)
18 89 (16.70%) OO
19 88 (16.51%) Android Development
20 83 (15.57%) Unit Testing
21 67 (12.57%) JSON
22 62 (11.63%) BDD
23 59 (11.07%) Web Services
23 59 (11.07%) Java
24 56 (10.51%) Core Data
25 55 (10.32%) Finance
25 55 (10.32%) REST
26 54 (10.13%) 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 38 (7.13%) CMS
2 20 (3.75%) Confluence
3 3 (0.56%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (0.56%) Mule
4 2 (0.38%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.38%) Drupal
4 2 (0.38%) Liferay
4 2 (0.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.19%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.56%) InVision
1 3 (0.56%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.26%) GitHub
2 4 (0.75%) Google Play
2 4 (0.75%) TestFlight
3 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (0.56%) SaaS
4 2 (0.38%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.19%) G Suite
5 1 (0.19%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 26 (4.88%) Bluetooth
2 10 (1.88%) Network Security
3 7 (1.31%) HTTP
4 4 (0.75%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (0.56%) SSL
6 2 (0.38%) HTTPS
6 2 (0.38%) Internet
6 2 (0.38%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.19%) 4G
7 1 (0.19%) NFC
7 1 (0.19%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.31%) Redis
1 7 (1.31%) SQLite
2 6 (1.13%) MySQL
3 5 (0.94%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.56%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.38%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (0.38%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.38%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.19%) Big Data
6 1 (0.19%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 148 (27.77%) Xcode
2 92 (17.26%) Git (software)
3 53 (9.94%) JIRA
4 34 (6.38%) Jenkins
5 21 (3.94%) git-flow
6 19 (3.56%) Bitbucket
7 17 (3.19%) Subversion
8 15 (2.81%) CocoaPods
9 12 (2.25%) Appium
10 11 (2.06%) Crashlytics
10 11 (2.06%) JUnit
11 8 (1.50%) Cucumber
12 6 (1.13%) Calabash
12 6 (1.13%) GitLab
13 5 (0.94%) Mercurial
14 4 (0.75%) Android Studio
14 4 (0.75%) jMock
14 4 (0.75%) Maven
14 4 (0.75%) Mockito
14 4 (0.75%) TestRail
General
1 55 (10.32%) Finance
2 38 (7.13%) Publishing
3 34 (6.38%) Banking
4 26 (4.88%) Retail
5 8 (1.50%) Games
6 7 (1.31%) Advertising
7 5 (0.94%) Marketing
8 4 (0.75%) Retail Banking
8 4 (0.75%) Telecoms
9 3 (0.56%) Automotive
9 3 (0.56%) Legal
9 3 (0.56%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 154 (28.89%) RESTful
2 110 (20.64%) Cocoa
3 97 (18.20%) iOS SDK
4 67 (12.57%) JSON
5 59 (11.07%) Web Services
6 56 (10.51%) Core Data
7 55 (10.32%) REST
8 42 (7.88%) HTML
9 36 (6.75%) XML
10 33 (6.19%) Core Animation
11 32 (6.00%) SOAP
12 26 (4.88%) Cocoa Touch
13 22 (4.13%) UIKit
14 21 (3.94%) CSS
15 20 (3.75%) RxSwift
16 17 (3.19%) HTML5
17 16 (3.00%) WebKit
18 15 (2.81%) Android SDK
19 14 (2.63%) React Native
20 12 (2.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 173 (32.46%) Mobile App
2 130 (24.39%) User Experience
3 101 (18.95%) iPhone
4 92 (17.26%) iPad
5 28 (5.25%) Computer Science
6 26 (4.88%) Greenfield Project
7 21 (3.94%) Animation
8 14 (2.63%) Fintech
9 12 (2.25%) Enterprise Software
10 10 (1.88%) Data Structures
11 8 (1.50%) Video on Demand
12 6 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 6 (1.13%) Video\Live Streaming
13 4 (0.75%) Social Media
14 3 (0.56%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.56%) Over-the-Top Content
15 2 (0.38%) Analytical Skills
15 2 (0.38%) Embedded Systems
15 2 (0.38%) Minimum Viable Product
15 2 (0.38%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 527 (98.87%) Apple iOS
2 122 (22.89%) Android
3 17 (3.19%) Windows
4 7 (1.31%) Windows Mobile
5 6 (1.13%) Linux
6 4 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.75%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.75%) Windows 8
7 2 (0.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.19%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 526 (98.69%) iOS Development
2 254 (47.65%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (30.39%) TDD
4 130 (24.39%) Mobile Development
5 118 (22.14%) Scrum
6 89 (16.70%) OO
7 88 (16.51%) Android Development
8 83 (15.57%) Unit Testing
9 62 (11.63%) BDD
10 54 (10.13%) OOD
11 48 (9.01%) Software Engineering
12 46 (8.63%) Continuous Integration
12 46 (8.63%) OOP
13 45 (8.44%) Test Automation
14 44 (8.26%) MVC
15 36 (6.75%) Acceptance Criteria
16 32 (6.00%) Content Management
16 32 (6.00%) E-Commerce
17 25 (4.69%) Mobile Application Development
18 24 (4.50%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 371 (69.61%) Apple Swift
2 330 (61.91%) Objective-C
3 59 (11.07%) Java
4 51 (9.57%) JavaScript
5 19 (3.56%) C#
6 18 (3.38%) C++
7 10 (1.88%) C
8 7 (1.31%) Ruby
9 6 (1.13%) SQL
10 4 (0.75%) T-SQL
11 3 (0.56%) Go
11 3 (0.56%) PHP
12 2 (0.38%) GraphQL
12 2 (0.38%) Kotlin
13 1 (0.19%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.19%) ES6
13 1 (0.19%) JSX
13 1 (0.19%) Python
13 1 (0.19%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 29 (5.44%) Degree
2 24 (4.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 20 (3.75%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.19%) PhD
4 1 (0.19%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.19%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (4.50%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.94%) Docker
2 1 (0.19%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (0.56%) Kubernetes
1 3 (0.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 131 (24.58%) Apple
2 30 (5.63%) Atlassian
3 21 (3.94%) Xamarin
4 8 (1.50%) Google
5 3 (0.56%) Oracle
5 3 (0.56%) SAP
6 2 (0.38%) Adobe
6 2 (0.38%) IBM
6 2 (0.38%) Microsoft
6 2 (0.38%) OpenText
6 2 (0.38%) SOASTA, Inc
6 2 (0.38%) Tealium
7 1 (0.19%) Appcelerator