Period
to 20 May 2018

The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 532 448 450
Rank change year-on-year -84 +2 -78
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 371 430 498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.47% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.50% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 291 366
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £288 £300
90th Percentile £544 £513 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 9 1
UK median hourly rate £28.25 £41.50 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.93% +7.10% -5.49%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -15.66% +7.10% +3.06%

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 95,560 86,173 100,394
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,787 55,896 65,029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +2.50% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,996 2,928 3,142
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.92 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +17.47%

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 May 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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -86 337 £443 +5.36% 148
London -61 206 £475 +5.56% 71
UK excluding London -69 162 £400 +3.23% 84
North of England -39 50 £400 - 26
South East -6 36 £400 +3.23% 13
North West -16 30 £388 - 24
Midlands -9 26 £375 +7.14% 19
Scotland -47 22 £400 +6.67% 6
West Midlands -10 16 £400 +14.29% 6
Yorkshire -43 15 £400 - 1
South West +13 13 £363 -12.12% 11
East Midlands -2 10 £263 -27.08% 13
Northern Ireland - 7 £350 - 1
North East +7 5 £400 +6.67% 1
East of England -30 4 £400 +33.33% 8
Wales - 4 - -

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 360 (97.04%) iOS Development
2 359 (96.77%) Apple iOS
3 266 (71.70%) Apple Swift
4 215 (57.95%) Objective-C
5 164 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
6 120 (32.35%) Mobile Development
7 112 (30.19%) TDD
8 106 (28.57%) Mobile App
9 105 (28.30%) Android
10 103 (27.76%) Xcode
11 98 (26.42%) Git (software)
12 84 (22.64%) User Experience
13 82 (22.10%) RESTful
14 73 (19.68%) Android Development
15 65 (17.52%) Scrum
16 57 (15.36%) BDD
17 55 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
17 55 (14.82%) Cocoa
18 53 (14.29%) Apple
19 51 (13.75%) MVC
20 50 (13.48%) Finance
21 49 (13.21%) OO
22 47 (12.67%) Unit Testing
23 46 (12.40%) Java
24 45 (12.13%) iPhone
25 44 (11.86%) JavaScript
26 42 (11.32%) Web Services
26 42 (11.32%) MVVM
27 40 (10.78%) iOS SDK
28 38 (10.24%) REST

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 14 (3.77%) CMS
2 2 (0.54%) Confluence
2 2 (0.54%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.27%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (0.54%) InVision
Business Applications
1 2 (0.54%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 16 (4.31%) GitHub
2 9 (2.43%) TestFlight
3 8 (2.16%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.89%) PaaS
5 2 (0.54%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 2 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.54%) Firebase
6 1 (0.27%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 6 (1.62%) SMS
2 5 (1.35%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.27%) NFC
3 1 (0.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (1.62%) SQLite
3 5 (1.35%) SQL Server
4 3 (0.81%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.54%) MySQL
5 2 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.54%) Redis
6 1 (0.27%) FileMaker
Development Applications
1 103 (27.76%) Xcode
2 98 (26.42%) Git (software)
3 36 (9.70%) CocoaPods
4 33 (8.89%) Jenkins
5 28 (7.55%) Subversion
6 26 (7.01%) JIRA
7 12 (3.23%) Android Studio
7 12 (3.23%) fastlane
8 11 (2.96%) Cucumber
9 10 (2.70%) Appium
9 10 (2.70%) TeamCity
10 9 (2.43%) Visual Studio
11 7 (1.89%) Mercurial
11 7 (1.89%) Selenium
11 7 (1.89%) Sublime Text
11 7 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
12 6 (1.62%) Eclipse
12 6 (1.62%) Gerrit
12 6 (1.62%) Gradle
13 5 (1.35%) webpack
General
1 50 (13.48%) Finance
2 34 (9.16%) Banking
3 20 (5.39%) Publishing
4 17 (4.58%) Retail
5 12 (3.23%) Games
6 9 (2.43%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.16%) Marketing
8 7 (1.89%) Automotive
9 5 (1.35%) Electronics
9 5 (1.35%) Manufacturing
10 4 (1.08%) Investment Banking
11 3 (0.81%) Law
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (22.10%) RESTful
2 55 (14.82%) Cocoa
3 42 (11.32%) Web Services
4 40 (10.78%) iOS SDK
5 38 (10.24%) REST
6 36 (9.70%) HTML
7 32 (8.63%) Core Data
7 32 (8.63%) JSON
8 26 (7.01%) CSS
9 19 (5.12%) Cocoa Touch
10 18 (4.85%) AngularJS
11 16 (4.31%) SOAP
12 15 (4.04%) HTML5
13 13 (3.50%) React Native
13 13 (3.50%) RxSwift
13 13 (3.50%) XML
14 10 (2.70%) Core Animation
15 8 (2.16%) Node.js
16 7 (1.89%) Apache Cordova
16 7 (1.89%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 106 (28.57%) Mobile App
2 84 (22.64%) User Experience
3 45 (12.13%) iPhone
4 38 (10.24%) iPad
5 30 (8.09%) Greenfield Project
6 25 (6.74%) Computer Science
7 19 (5.12%) Fintech
8 10 (2.70%) Animation
8 10 (2.70%) Video on Demand
9 5 (1.35%) Over-the-Top Content
10 4 (1.08%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.08%) SWIFT
10 4 (1.08%) Video\Live Streaming
11 3 (0.81%) Mobile Payment
12 2 (0.54%) Algorithms
12 2 (0.54%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (0.54%) Data Structures
12 2 (0.54%) Self-Motivation
13 1 (0.27%) Digital Media
13 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 359 (96.77%) Apple iOS
2 105 (28.30%) Android
3 15 (4.04%) Windows
4 11 (2.96%) Windows 7
4 11 (2.96%) Windows 8
5 9 (2.43%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.43%) Mac OS X
6 8 (2.16%) Linux
7 4 (1.08%) Unix
7 4 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 360 (97.04%) iOS Development
2 164 (44.20%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (32.35%) Mobile Development
4 112 (30.19%) TDD
5 73 (19.68%) Android Development
6 65 (17.52%) Scrum
7 57 (15.36%) BDD
8 55 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
9 51 (13.75%) MVC
10 49 (13.21%) OO
11 47 (12.67%) Unit Testing
12 42 (11.32%) MVVM
13 37 (9.97%) Test Automation
14 30 (8.09%) OOP
15 27 (7.28%) OOD
15 27 (7.28%) SDLC
15 27 (7.28%) Software Engineering
16 22 (5.93%) E-Commerce
17 21 (5.66%) Problem-Solving
18 16 (4.31%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 266 (71.70%) Apple Swift
2 215 (57.95%) Objective-C
3 46 (12.40%) Java
4 44 (11.86%) JavaScript
5 19 (5.12%) C#
6 14 (3.77%) C++
7 10 (2.70%) Kotlin
8 8 (2.16%) C
9 7 (1.89%) JSX
9 7 (1.89%) SQL
10 4 (1.08%) PHP
10 4 (1.08%) Python
11 3 (0.81%) ES6
11 3 (0.81%) Go
12 2 (0.54%) Ruby
13 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.27%) Java 8
13 1 (0.27%) Scala
13 1 (0.27%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.27%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 21 (5.66%) Degree
2 16 (4.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.96%) Master's Degree
4 3 (0.81%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 2 (0.54%) Docker
2 1 (0.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 2 (0.54%) Kubernetes
1 2 (0.54%) Terraform
Vendors
1 53 (14.29%) Apple
2 16 (4.31%) Xamarin
3 5 (1.35%) SAP
4 3 (0.81%) Adobe
4 3 (0.81%) Atlassian
4 3 (0.81%) Google
5 1 (0.27%) Ingenico
5 1 (0.27%) Twitter