The median contractor rate for an iOS Developer was £405 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 388 407 331
Rank change year-on-year +19 -76  
Contract jobs requiring an iOS Developer 234 248 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.46% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.53% 0.48% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 181 237
Median daily rate £405 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.70% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -1.29% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £41.50 - £40.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £39.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 - £40.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £40.00

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 44408 51163 53304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.74% 94.88% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 28718 33369 33474
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £572
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £373
% change year-on-year - +7.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1380 1506 2056
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.57 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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 June 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 3 months to 22 June 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 June 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 +7 198 £425 -2.85% 84
London -19 108 £450 -5.26% 43
Scotland +60 35 £375 +38.88% 4
Glasgow +33 30 £375 +38.88% 1
Yorkshire +31 25 £400 -3.03% 6
West Yorkshire +27 23 £400 -3.03% 3
Leeds +15 21 £400 -3.03% 3
South East +8 21 £388 -13.88% 6
City of London 0 19 £425 -5.55% 10
Buckinghamshire -3 16 £388 -8.82% 1
North West +25 13 £388 +3.33% 10
Milton Keynes -5 11 £388 -
East Midlands -4 10 £400 +26.98% 2
Manchester +11 8 £250 -28.57% 7
Nottingham +10 8 £400 +17.64% 1
Nottinghamshire +3 8 £400 +21.21% 1
East of England 0 7 £350 -6.66% 5
North East +69 6 £400 +23.07%
Newcastle upon Tyne +78 5 £369 +18.00%
Tyne and Wear +76 5 £369 +13.46%
South West +6 5 £400 +6.66% 3
Cheshire +24 4 £450 -5.26% 2
West Midlands +25 3 £338 +20.00% 9
Edinburgh +15 3 £325 -18.23% 3
Surrey +7 3 - -
Bristol -6 3 £425 +3.03% 3
Bedfordshire - 3 £350 -
Essex - 3 £450 - 1
Coventry +16 2 £338 +42.10%
Hampshire +11 2 - - 4

iOS Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 460 (98.08%) Apple iOS
2 457 (97.44%) iOS Development
3 315 (67.16%) Apple Swift
4 297 (63.33%) Objective-C
5 224 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
6 167 (35.61%) Mobile App
7 146 (31.13%) TDD
8 131 (27.93%) Android
9 109 (23.24%) RESTful
10 107 (22.81%) Cocoa
11 96 (20.47%) iPhone
11 96 (20.47%) Mobile Development
12 94 (20.04%) Android Development
13 91 (19.40%) Scrum
14 84 (17.91%) JSON
15 82 (17.48%) OO
16 79 (16.84%) Git (software)
16 79 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
17 78 (16.63%) Test Automation
18 77 (16.42%) Xcode
19 74 (15.78%) Apple
19 74 (15.78%) Core Data
20 73 (15.57%) iOS SDK
21 71 (15.14%) User Experience
22 67 (14.29%) Web Services
23 66 (14.07%) iPad
24 65 (13.86%) REST
25 60 (12.79%) XML
25 60 (12.79%) Java
26 58 (12.37%) JavaScript

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 5 (1.07%) Confluence
2 4 (0.85%) CMS
3 2 (0.43%) Alfresco
3 2 (0.43%) Drupal
3 2 (0.43%) Liferay
3 2 (0.43%) Mule
3 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.21%) JBoss
Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
1 2 (0.43%) InVision
1 2 (0.43%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.99%) GitHub
2 5 (1.07%) TestFlight
3 4 (0.85%) Firebase
3 4 (0.85%) iTunes
3 4 (0.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (0.64%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.64%) Heroku
5 1 (0.21%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 16 (3.41%) Network Security
2 6 (1.28%) HTTP
2 6 (1.28%) SSL
3 5 (1.07%) Bluetooth
3 5 (1.07%) VoIP
4 4 (0.85%) 4G
4 4 (0.85%) Skype
4 4 (0.85%) Wi-Fi
4 4 (0.85%) Wireshark
5 3 (0.64%) Internet
6 1 (0.21%) NFC
6 1 (0.21%) TCP/IP
6 1 (0.21%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (2.77%) MongoDB
2 11 (2.35%) SQLite
3 6 (1.28%) MySQL
4 4 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (0.85%) CouchDB
5 3 (0.64%) SQL Server
6 2 (0.43%) Mixpanel
6 2 (0.43%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.21%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 79 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 77 (16.42%) Xcode
3 43 (9.17%) Jenkins
4 29 (6.18%) JIRA
5 27 (5.76%) git-flow
6 25 (5.33%) Subversion
7 18 (3.84%) JUnit
8 13 (2.77%) CocoaPods
9 9 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 7 (1.49%) Cucumber
11 6 (1.28%) Selenium
12 4 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 4 (0.85%) jMock
12 4 (0.85%) Mercurial
12 4 (0.85%) Mockito
13 3 (0.64%) Android Studio
13 3 (0.64%) Capybara
13 3 (0.64%) CircleCI
13 3 (0.64%) Travis CI
14 2 (0.43%) TeamCity
General
1 57 (12.15%) Finance
2 36 (7.68%) Banking
3 26 (5.54%) Retail
4 8 (1.71%) Automotive
5 7 (1.49%) Manufacturing
5 7 (1.49%) Multimedia
6 6 (1.28%) Games
7 4 (0.85%) Publishing
8 3 (0.64%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.43%) Advertising
9 2 (0.43%) Electronics
10 1 (0.21%) Billing
10 1 (0.21%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Marketing
10 1 (0.21%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (23.24%) RESTful
2 107 (22.81%) Cocoa
3 84 (17.91%) JSON
4 74 (15.78%) Core Data
5 73 (15.57%) iOS SDK
6 67 (14.29%) Web Services
7 65 (13.86%) REST
8 60 (12.79%) XML
9 58 (12.37%) Cocoa Touch
10 56 (11.94%) HTML
11 38 (8.10%) SOAP
12 30 (6.40%) Core Animation
13 29 (6.18%) UIKit
14 27 (5.76%) HTML5
15 23 (4.90%) CSS
16 22 (4.69%) Android SDK
17 18 (3.84%) .NET
18 17 (3.62%) Xamarin.iOS
19 15 (3.20%) React Native
20 14 (2.99%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 167 (35.61%) Mobile App
2 96 (20.47%) iPhone
3 71 (15.14%) User Experience
4 66 (14.07%) iPad
5 34 (7.25%) Greenfield Project
6 28 (5.97%) Animation
7 22 (4.69%) Algorithms
7 22 (4.69%) Data Structures
8 15 (3.20%) Enterprise Software
9 12 (2.56%) Computer Science
10 8 (1.71%) Fintech
10 8 (1.71%) Smartphone
11 7 (1.49%) Blackberry
12 6 (1.28%) Social Media
13 5 (1.07%) Apple TV
13 5 (1.07%) PKI
14 4 (0.85%) Embedded Systems
14 4 (0.85%) Mobile Banking
14 4 (0.85%) Streaming Video
15 3 (0.64%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 460 (98.08%) Apple iOS
2 131 (27.93%) Android
3 13 (2.77%) Windows
4 7 (1.49%) Mac OS X
5 4 (0.85%) Windows 7
5 4 (0.85%) Windows 8
5 4 (0.85%) Windows Phone
6 2 (0.43%) Linux
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Unix
7 1 (0.21%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (97.44%) iOS Development
2 224 (47.76%) Agile Software Development
3 146 (31.13%) TDD
4 96 (20.47%) Mobile Development
5 94 (20.04%) Android Development
6 91 (19.40%) Scrum
7 82 (17.48%) OO
8 79 (16.84%) Continuous Integration
9 78 (16.63%) Test Automation
10 47 (10.02%) Pair Programming
11 41 (8.74%) Unit Testing
12 40 (8.53%) Software Engineering
13 39 (8.32%) OOD
14 36 (7.68%) MVC
15 30 (6.40%) Mobile Application Development
16 28 (5.97%) Multithreading
17 27 (5.76%) OOP
18 26 (5.54%) BDD
19 24 (5.12%) API Design
20 23 (4.90%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (67.16%) Apple Swift
2 297 (63.33%) Objective-C
3 60 (12.79%) Java
4 58 (12.37%) JavaScript
5 30 (6.40%) C#
6 24 (5.12%) C++
7 16 (3.41%) SQL
8 8 (1.71%) C
9 6 (1.28%) Ruby
10 5 (1.07%) Python
11 3 (0.64%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) GraphQL
12 1 (0.21%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (2.13%) Degree
2 9 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.49%) Security Cleared
4 5 (1.07%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.64%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.21%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (0.64%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (1.49%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.85%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 74 (15.78%) Apple
2 41 (8.74%) Xamarin
3 8 (1.71%) Google
4 7 (1.49%) Microsoft
5 6 (1.28%) Telerik
6 3 (0.64%) Atlassian
6 3 (0.64%) Facebook
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle
6 3 (0.64%) Splunk
6 3 (0.64%) Tealium
7 2 (0.43%) Appcelerator
7 2 (0.43%) Coremetrics
7 2 (0.43%) IBM
7 2 (0.43%) OpenText
7 2 (0.43%) Optimizely
7 2 (0.43%) Twitter
8 1 (0.21%) Kony
8 1 (0.21%) Palo Alto
8 1 (0.21%) SAP
8 1 (0.21%) Sencha
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