Period
to 19 January 2019

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 January 2019.

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
19 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 514 468 454
Rank change year-on-year -46 -14 -54
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 381 456 469
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.39% 0.45% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.48% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 287 356 356
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - -
10th Percentile £363 £288 £325
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.48% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 3
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £62.50 £37.02
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +68.83% +23.40%
10th Percentile £34.25 £27.50 £36.20
90th Percentile £48.75 £63.75 £153.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £62.50 £36.51
% change year-on-year -32.00% +71.19% +21.70%

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 93,491 95,114 91,924
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.68% 94.90% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,797 63,188 60,020
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £253
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,863 2,793 3,234
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.77% +2.08% -2.81%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.00
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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019.

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 19 January 2019. 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 -92 310 £471 +10.88% 139
London -56 194 £494 +6.18% 81
UK excluding London -26 184 £401 +10.48% 69
Scotland +59 66 £413 +37.50% 6
South East +8 36 £463 +23.33% 15
North of England -55 32 £400 +6.67% 29
Midlands -24 28 £400 +14.29% 8
North West -28 17 £388 +10.71% 20
South West -34 17 £388 +6.90% 5
East Midlands +12 16 £375 +25.00% 5
Yorkshire -21 14 £413 -1.79% 9
West Midlands -25 12 £431 +11.29% 3
East of England -10 5 £413 +50.00% 1
Wales -12 3 £311 - 4
North East -12 1 £325 +4.84%

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 2019, 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.

1 374 (98.16%) iOS Development
2 373 (97.90%) Apple iOS
3 318 (83.46%) Apple Swift
4 224 (58.79%) Objective-C
5 128 (33.60%) Xcode
6 125 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
7 121 (31.76%) Mobile App
8 115 (30.18%) TDD
9 102 (26.77%) Git (software)
10 101 (26.51%) RESTful
11 98 (25.72%) iOS SDK
12 87 (22.83%) JSON
13 86 (22.57%) Android
14 77 (20.21%) Apple
14 77 (20.21%) Mobile Development
15 76 (19.95%) Web Services
16 75 (19.69%) Unit Testing
17 67 (17.59%) User Experience
18 64 (16.80%) Cocoa
19 61 (16.01%) REST
20 59 (15.49%) Android Development
21 55 (14.44%) Banking
22 54 (14.17%) MVVM
23 53 (13.91%) OO
24 50 (13.12%) XML
24 50 (13.12%) Scrum
24 50 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
25 49 (12.86%) JavaScript
26 48 (12.60%) Core Data
27 47 (12.34%) HTML

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 11 (2.89%) Confluence
2 5 (1.31%) Apache
2 5 (1.31%) Cloud Foundry
2 5 (1.31%) JBoss
2 5 (1.31%) WebLogic
3 3 (0.79%) nginx
3 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.52%) CMS
4 2 (0.52%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.26%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.26%) InVision
2 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.26%) Snapchat
Cloud Services
1 13 (3.41%) GitHub
2 11 (2.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.10%) Google Analytics
4 5 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.31%) TestFlight
5 4 (1.05%) Firebase
6 3 (0.79%) SaaS
7 2 (0.52%) Apple Pay
7 2 (0.52%) Google Play
8 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.26%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 11 (2.89%) Bluetooth
2 5 (1.31%) HTTP
2 5 (1.31%) SSL
3 4 (1.05%) HTTPS
3 4 (1.05%) Internet
3 4 (1.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (0.79%) Network Security
5 1 (0.26%) NFC
5 1 (0.26%) Skype
5 1 (0.26%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (10.24%) SQLite
2 12 (3.15%) SQL Server
3 5 (1.31%) MongoDB
3 5 (1.31%) MySQL
3 5 (1.31%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.52%) RDBMS
4 2 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.26%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 128 (33.60%) Xcode
2 102 (26.77%) Git (software)
3 35 (9.19%) JIRA
4 34 (8.92%) Jenkins
5 32 (8.40%) CocoaPods
6 26 (6.82%) fastlane
7 18 (4.72%) Subversion
8 10 (2.62%) Bitbucket
9 7 (1.84%) Eclipse
9 7 (1.84%) git-flow
9 7 (1.84%) Gradle
9 7 (1.84%) Pivotal Tracker
10 6 (1.57%) CircleCI
10 6 (1.57%) IntelliJ
10 6 (1.57%) TeamCity
11 5 (1.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 5 (1.31%) JUnit
11 5 (1.31%) Selenium
11 5 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (1.05%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 55 (14.44%) Banking
2 44 (11.55%) Finance
3 11 (2.89%) Automotive
3 11 (2.89%) Retail
4 7 (1.84%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.57%) Marketing
5 6 (1.57%) Publishing
6 5 (1.31%) Games
7 4 (1.05%) Electronics
7 4 (1.05%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.79%) Legal
9 2 (0.52%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 101 (26.51%) RESTful
2 98 (25.72%) iOS SDK
3 87 (22.83%) JSON
4 76 (19.95%) Web Services
5 64 (16.80%) Cocoa
6 61 (16.01%) REST
7 50 (13.12%) XML
8 48 (12.60%) Core Data
9 47 (12.34%) HTML
10 37 (9.71%) RxSwift
11 30 (7.87%) HTML5
12 29 (7.61%) Cocoa Touch
13 25 (6.56%) CSS
13 25 (6.56%) SOAP
14 19 (4.99%) Google Maps API
14 19 (4.99%) UIKit
15 17 (4.46%) .NET
16 15 (3.94%) Core Animation
17 14 (3.67%) jQuery
18 11 (2.89%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 121 (31.76%) Mobile App
2 67 (17.59%) User Experience
3 41 (10.76%) Greenfield Project
4 33 (8.66%) iPhone
5 28 (7.35%) iPad
6 19 (4.99%) Fintech
7 17 (4.46%) Animation
8 14 (3.67%) Mobile Banking
9 11 (2.89%) Enterprise Software
10 9 (2.36%) Video on Demand
10 9 (2.36%) Video\Live Streaming
11 7 (1.84%) Social Media
12 5 (1.31%) Smartphone
13 4 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
13 4 (1.05%) Apple TV
13 4 (1.05%) Data Structures
13 4 (1.05%) NHS
14 3 (0.79%) Algorithms
14 3 (0.79%) Over-the-Top Content
14 3 (0.79%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 373 (97.90%) Apple iOS
2 86 (22.57%) Android
3 14 (3.67%) Windows
4 13 (3.41%) Unix
5 12 (3.15%) Mac OS X
6 11 (2.89%) Linux
7 8 (2.10%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.10%) Windows 8
8 6 (1.57%) Mac OS
9 4 (1.05%) tvOS
10 3 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.26%) watchOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 374 (98.16%) iOS Development
2 125 (32.81%) Agile Software Development
3 115 (30.18%) TDD
4 77 (20.21%) Mobile Development
5 75 (19.69%) Unit Testing
6 59 (15.49%) Android Development
7 54 (14.17%) MVVM
8 53 (13.91%) OO
9 50 (13.12%) Continuous Integration
9 50 (13.12%) Scrum
10 38 (9.97%) MVC
11 30 (7.87%) Computer Science
12 29 (7.61%) BDD
13 27 (7.09%) Software Engineering
14 25 (6.56%) Test Automation
15 19 (4.99%) Mentoring
15 19 (4.99%) OOP
16 18 (4.72%) Mobile Application Development
17 17 (4.46%) Pair Programming
18 15 (3.94%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 318 (83.46%) Apple Swift
2 224 (58.79%) Objective-C
3 49 (12.86%) JavaScript
4 36 (9.45%) Java
5 30 (7.87%) C#
6 15 (3.94%) C
6 15 (3.94%) SQL
7 14 (3.67%) Kotlin
8 10 (2.62%) C++
9 8 (2.10%) Ruby
10 7 (1.84%) Python
11 6 (1.57%) Scala
11 6 (1.57%) TypeScript
12 4 (1.05%) PHP
12 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.79%) Bash Shell
13 3 (0.79%) Groovy
13 3 (0.79%) Haskell
13 3 (0.79%) Perl
14 1 (0.26%) XAML
Qualifications
1 23 (6.04%) Degree
2 11 (2.89%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (0.52%) SC Cleared
3 2 (0.52%) Security Cleared
4 1 (0.26%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (3.41%) QA
2 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.26%) PSD2
2 1 (0.26%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (1.31%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (1.31%) Puppet
2 3 (0.79%) Grafana
2 3 (0.79%) Kibana
3 2 (0.52%) HockeyApp
4 1 (0.26%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 77 (20.21%) Apple
2 28 (7.35%) Google
3 21 (5.51%) Xamarin
4 10 (2.62%) Microsoft
5 8 (2.10%) Atlassian
6 6 (1.57%) Adobe
7 5 (1.31%) Sencha
7 5 (1.31%) webMethods
8 4 (1.05%) SAP
9 2 (0.52%) Twitter
10 1 (0.26%) Facebook