The median contractor rate for a iOS Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
iOS Developer
UK
Rank 364 383 348
Rank change year-on-year +19 -35  
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 235 256 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.53% 0.48% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.56% 0.51% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 190 191
Median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £39.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% -2.88%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.40 £38.75 £32.31
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £119.80 £38.75 £49.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 £38.75 £39.90
% change year-on-year -4.51% -2.88%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42134 50253 49507
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.85% 95.17% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 27277 32490 29886
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £591 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1476 1587 1956
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +6.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

iOS Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured iOS Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 22 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iOS Developer in the UK

iOS Developer
Top 30 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 3 months to 22 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 222 £413 - 92
London +4 132 £450 - 51
Yorkshire +24 27 £400 +3.22% 4
West Yorkshire +29 26 £400 +3.22% 3
Leeds +19 26 £400 +1.58% 3
East of England +3 22 £275 -22.80% 9
City of London +8 21 £460 -8.00% 15
North West +35 18 £363 -3.33% 17
Scotland +13 12 £379 -12.17% 5
Essex +2 11 £275 -31.25% 2
Manchester +18 10 £375 +7.14% 14
South East +5 8 £450 +16.12% 3
Cheshire +26 7 £350 -6.66% 1
West Midlands +23 7 £350 +27.27% 2
Glasgow -3 7 £308 -18.00% 4
Bedfordshire +6 6 £350 +10.23%
Luton +13 5 - -
Warrington +33 4 £350 -6.66%
Edinburgh +10 4 £500 +6.66% 1
Milton Keynes 0 4 - - 1
East Midlands -4 4 £325 +13.04% 2
Buckinghamshire -5 4 - - 1
Hertfordshire -5 4 £275 -31.25% 1
Solihull - 4 £350 -
Brentwood - 4 £265 -
St Albans - 4 £275 -
Leicestershire 0 3 £325 +18.18% 2
South West -1 3 £413 +17.85% 4
Kent +15 2 £450 +5.88%
Dorset - 2 £306 - 1

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 424 (97.47%) Apple iOS
2 418 (96.09%) iOS Development
3 295 (67.82%) Apple Swift
4 284 (65.29%) Objective-C
5 204 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
6 137 (31.49%) Mobile App
7 132 (30.34%) TDD
8 131 (30.11%) Android
9 99 (22.76%) Cocoa
10 93 (21.38%) Mobile Development
11 87 (20.00%) RESTful
12 86 (19.77%) Android Development
13 75 (17.24%) Xcode
14 73 (16.78%) iPhone
15 70 (16.09%) Git (software)
15 70 (16.09%) Scrum
16 66 (15.17%) JavaScript
16 66 (15.17%) Web Services
16 66 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
16 66 (15.17%) Core Data
16 66 (15.17%) User Experience
17 62 (14.25%) REST
18 59 (13.56%) Apple
19 54 (12.41%) iOS SDK
20 53 (12.18%) JSON
20 53 (12.18%) OO
21 51 (11.72%) HTML
22 49 (11.26%) Java
23 48 (11.03%) Pair Programming
23 48 (11.03%) iPad

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (1.38%) Confluence
2 5 (1.15%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.69%) Mule
4 2 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (0.46%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.23%) CMS
5 1 (0.23%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (3.22%) GitHub
2 10 (2.30%) TestFlight
3 8 (1.84%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (0.92%) Firebase
5 4 (0.92%) Google Play
6 3 (0.69%) iTunes
7 2 (0.46%) Heroku
7 2 (0.46%) Office 365
7 2 (0.46%) Yammer
8 1 (0.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.30%) Network Security
2 8 (1.84%) HTTP
3 5 (1.15%) VoIP
4 4 (0.92%) Bluetooth
4 4 (0.92%) iBeacon
4 4 (0.92%) Skype
4 4 (0.92%) Wireshark
5 1 (0.23%) Internet
5 1 (0.23%) NFC
5 1 (0.23%) SSL
5 1 (0.23%) TCP/IP
5 1 (0.23%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (2.76%) MongoDB
2 11 (2.53%) MySQL
2 11 (2.53%) SQLite
3 8 (1.84%) CouchDB
4 6 (1.38%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (1.38%) Mixpanel
4 6 (1.38%) Relational Database
5 3 (0.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 75 (17.24%) Xcode
2 70 (16.09%) Git (software)
3 46 (10.57%) Jenkins
4 25 (5.75%) Subversion
5 23 (5.29%) JIRA
6 20 (4.60%) CocoaPods
7 17 (3.91%) git-flow
8 13 (2.99%) JUnit
9 10 (2.30%) Travis CI
10 7 (1.61%) Android Studio
10 7 (1.61%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.38%) Bitbucket
11 6 (1.38%) CircleCI
12 5 (1.15%) Calabash
13 4 (0.92%) Mercurial
14 3 (0.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
14 3 (0.69%) Gradle
14 3 (0.69%) Selenium
15 2 (0.46%) Hudson
15 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
General
1 31 (7.13%) Finance
2 29 (6.67%) Retail
3 18 (4.14%) Banking
4 11 (2.53%) Games
5 10 (2.30%) Automotive
5 10 (2.30%) Publishing
6 5 (1.15%) Advertising
6 5 (1.15%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.15%) Telecoms
7 4 (0.92%) Marketing
8 3 (0.69%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.46%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Electronics
10 1 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (22.76%) Cocoa
2 87 (20.00%) RESTful
3 66 (15.17%) Core Data
3 66 (15.17%) Web Services
4 62 (14.25%) REST
5 54 (12.41%) iOS SDK
6 53 (12.18%) JSON
7 51 (11.72%) HTML
8 46 (10.57%) Cocoa Touch
9 41 (9.43%) Core Animation
10 36 (8.28%) XML
11 31 (7.13%) CSS
12 29 (6.67%) .NET
13 26 (5.98%) HTML5
14 19 (4.37%) SOAP
14 19 (4.37%) Xamarin.iOS
15 13 (2.99%) Android SDK
16 12 (2.76%) CSS3
16 12 (2.76%) React Native
17 10 (2.30%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 137 (31.49%) Mobile App
2 73 (16.78%) iPhone
3 66 (15.17%) User Experience
4 48 (11.03%) iPad
5 30 (6.90%) Animation
6 16 (3.68%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.99%) Algorithms
8 11 (2.53%) Data Structures
9 6 (1.38%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.38%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
10 5 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
11 4 (0.92%) Fintech
12 3 (0.69%) Online Banking
12 3 (0.69%) Social Network
12 3 (0.69%) Streaming Video
12 3 (0.69%) Video on Demand
13 2 (0.46%) e-Learning
13 2 (0.46%) N-Tier
13 2 (0.46%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 424 (97.47%) Apple iOS
2 131 (30.11%) Android
3 14 (3.22%) Windows
4 9 (2.07%) Mac OS X
5 6 (1.38%) Linux
6 4 (0.92%) Unix
6 4 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 7
7 1 (0.23%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 418 (96.09%) iOS Development
2 204 (46.90%) Agile Software Development
3 132 (30.34%) TDD
4 93 (21.38%) Mobile Development
5 86 (19.77%) Android Development
6 70 (16.09%) Scrum
7 66 (15.17%) Continuous Integration
8 53 (12.18%) OO
9 48 (11.03%) Pair Programming
10 44 (10.11%) Unit Testing
11 35 (8.05%) E-Commerce
12 31 (7.13%) Software Engineering
13 29 (6.67%) Automated Testing
14 26 (5.98%) BDD
15 23 (5.29%) MVC
15 23 (5.29%) OOD
16 22 (5.06%) OOP
17 21 (4.83%) Multithreading
18 20 (4.60%) Mobile Application Development
19 18 (4.14%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 295 (67.82%) Apple Swift
2 284 (65.29%) Objective-C
3 66 (15.17%) JavaScript
4 49 (11.26%) Java
5 34 (7.82%) C#
6 26 (5.98%) C++
7 13 (2.99%) SQL
8 10 (2.30%) C
9 9 (2.07%) Ruby
10 7 (1.61%) PHP
11 4 (0.92%) Python
12 1 (0.23%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.23%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.23%) ES6
12 1 (0.23%) VB
12 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (1.61%) Degree
2 6 (1.38%) Security Cleared
3 4 (0.92%) BPSS Clearance
3 4 (0.92%) SC Cleared
4 3 (0.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.15%) QA
2 2 (0.46%) SDET
Systems Management
1 7 (1.61%) AirWatch
2 6 (1.38%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 59 (13.56%) Apple
2 35 (8.05%) Xamarin
3 8 (1.84%) Microsoft
4 6 (1.38%) Coremetrics
4 6 (1.38%) Google
5 4 (0.92%) Splunk
5 4 (0.92%) Tealium
6 3 (0.69%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.69%) SAP
7 2 (0.46%) Facebook
7 2 (0.46%) Infor
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle
7 2 (0.46%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (0.46%) Telerik
8 1 (0.23%) Appcelerator
8 1 (0.23%) Kony
8 1 (0.23%) Optimizely
8 1 (0.23%) PubNub
8 1 (0.23%) Sencha
8 1 (0.23%) Twitter
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