The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for iOS Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iOS Development over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the 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 Software Development
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 347 359 273
Rank change year-on-year +12 -86  
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 283 323 450
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.61% 0.80%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.73% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 241 301
Median daily rate £400 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £301 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £388 £375
% change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £41.50 - £39.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 - £35.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.10 - £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £39.00

iOS Development is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39704 44234 45146
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.45% 83.33% 80.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 25886 29348 28980
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1051 1071 1257
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.58 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £48.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

iOS Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing iOS Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing iOS Development.

Contractor daily rate trend for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS Development over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing iOS Development.

Contractor hourly rate trend for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS Development over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
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 Development within the UK over the 3 months to 26 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 -18 245 £423 -3.15% 164
London -59 133 £450 -1.09% 61
Scotland +58 37 £375 +37.61% 7
South East +19 32 £400 -5.88% 19
Glasgow +31 31 £375 +38.88% 3
City of London -14 26 £475 +4.39% 11
Yorkshire +30 25 £400 -3.03% 24
West Yorkshire +20 22 £400 -3.03% 7
Leeds +25 20 £400 -3.03% 5
North West +26 18 £350 -14.63% 20
Buckinghamshire -7 17 £388 -8.82% 2
Manchester +15 12 £350 -9.67% 15
East Midlands -1 12 £394 +15.80% 4
Milton Keynes -9 11 £388 -
Nottingham +6 10 £400 +17.64% 2
Nottinghamshire +2 10 £400 +17.64% 2
South West +1 9 £403 +2.22% 9
Surrey +11 8 £400 +45.45% 1
East of England -1 7 £350 -6.66% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne +79 6 £369 +18.00%
Tyne and Wear +76 6 £369 +18.00%
North East +71 6 £369 +18.00%
Bristol -5 5 £425 +1.49% 4
Cheshire +25 4 £450 - 2
Berkshire +19 4 £400 - 1
Edinburgh +15 4 £350 -11.94% 4
West Midlands +21 3 £338 +3.84% 15
Hampshire +8 3 £325 -3.70% 11
Wiltshire +4 3 £338 - 4
Essex - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iOS Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for iOS Development.

1 575 (97.96%) Apple iOS
2 325 (55.37%) Apple Swift
3 310 (52.81%) Objective-C
4 271 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
5 239 (40.72%) Android
6 212 (36.12%) Mobile App
7 211 (35.95%) Android Development
8 163 (27.77%) TDD
9 118 (20.10%) Scrum
10 116 (19.76%) RESTful
11 114 (19.42%) Mobile Development
12 108 (18.40%) Cocoa
13 107 (18.23%) iPhone
14 104 (17.72%) Test Automation
15 98 (16.70%) HTML
15 98 (16.70%) JavaScript
16 97 (16.52%) Java
17 96 (16.35%) Git (software)
18 94 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
19 90 (15.33%) JSON
20 87 (14.82%) OO
21 86 (14.65%) REST
22 84 (14.31%) User Experience
22 84 (14.31%) Web Services
23 81 (13.80%) Xcode
24 80 (13.63%) Apple
24 80 (13.63%) iOS SDK
25 79 (13.46%) Finance
26 76 (12.95%) Core Data
27 75 (12.78%) iPad

iOS Development
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 8 (1.36%) Confluence
2 6 (1.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (1.02%) CMS
3 3 (0.51%) Drupal
3 3 (0.51%) IIS
3 3 (0.51%) JBoss
3 3 (0.51%) NetWeaver
3 3 (0.51%) SAP Portal
4 2 (0.34%) Alfresco
4 2 (0.34%) Apache
4 2 (0.34%) Apache Spark
4 2 (0.34%) Liferay
4 2 (0.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.17%) Apache Solr
5 1 (0.17%) Joomla!
5 1 (0.17%) Mule
5 1 (0.17%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.17%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
1 3 (0.51%) InVision
1 3 (0.51%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 19 (3.24%) GitHub
2 11 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
3 9 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (1.02%) iTunes
5 5 (0.85%) Google Play
5 5 (0.85%) TestFlight
6 4 (0.68%) Firebase
7 3 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.51%) Heroku
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.34%) PaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Google Analytics
9 1 (0.17%) SaaS
9 1 (0.17%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 16 (2.73%) Network Security
2 10 (1.70%) HTTP
3 8 (1.36%) Bluetooth
4 6 (1.02%) SSL
5 5 (0.85%) VoIP
6 4 (0.68%) 4G
6 4 (0.68%) Skype
6 4 (0.68%) Wi-Fi
6 4 (0.68%) Wireshark
7 3 (0.51%) Internet
8 2 (0.34%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.17%) CTI
9 1 (0.17%) DNS
9 1 (0.17%) NFC
9 1 (0.17%) SMS
9 1 (0.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (2.73%) MongoDB
2 12 (2.04%) SQLite
3 10 (1.70%) SQL Server
4 9 (1.53%) MySQL
5 6 (1.02%) CouchDB
6 5 (0.85%) NoSQL
7 4 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.68%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 2 (0.34%) Amazon Redshift
8 2 (0.34%) Big Data
8 2 (0.34%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.34%) Mixpanel
8 2 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (0.34%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.17%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.17%) Geospatial Data
9 1 (0.17%) GIS
9 1 (0.17%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 96 (16.35%) Git (software)
2 81 (13.80%) Xcode
3 48 (8.18%) Jenkins
4 33 (5.62%) JIRA
5 28 (4.77%) git-flow
6 26 (4.43%) Subversion
7 19 (3.24%) JUnit
8 12 (2.04%) CocoaPods
9 10 (1.70%) Bitbucket
10 9 (1.53%) Android Studio
10 9 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 8 (1.36%) Cucumber
12 7 (1.19%) NUnit
13 6 (1.02%) Selenium
14 5 (0.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
15 4 (0.68%) jMock
15 4 (0.68%) Maven
15 4 (0.68%) Mercurial
15 4 (0.68%) Mockito
16 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 79 (13.46%) Finance
2 47 (8.01%) Banking
3 31 (5.28%) Retail
4 9 (1.53%) Games
5 8 (1.36%) Automotive
5 8 (1.36%) Multimedia
6 7 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.85%) Publishing
7 5 (0.85%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.68%) Advertising
9 3 (0.51%) Electronics
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Billing
11 1 (0.17%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.17%) Marketing
11 1 (0.17%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.17%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 551 (93.87%) Developer
2 453 (77.17%) iOS Developer
3 95 (16.18%) Android Developer
4 73 (12.44%) iOS Android Developer
5 68 (11.58%) Mobile Developer
6 55 (9.37%) Applications Developer
7 54 (9.20%) Senior Developer
8 44 (7.50%) Senior iOS Developer
9 36 (6.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 36 (6.13%) Xamarin Developer
10 29 (4.94%) Objective-C Developer
11 18 (3.07%) Agile Developer
12 16 (2.73%) Java Developer
13 14 (2.39%) C# Developer
13 14 (2.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 12 (2.04%) .NET Developer
15 11 (1.87%) UI Developer
16 10 (1.70%) Designer
16 10 (1.70%) JavaScript Developer
16 10 (1.70%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (19.76%) RESTful
2 108 (18.40%) Cocoa
3 98 (16.70%) HTML
4 90 (15.33%) JSON
5 86 (14.65%) REST
6 84 (14.31%) Web Services
7 80 (13.63%) iOS SDK
8 76 (12.95%) Core Data
9 66 (11.24%) XML
10 58 (9.88%) Cocoa Touch
11 57 (9.71%) CSS
12 48 (8.18%) HTML5
13 44 (7.50%) SOAP
14 33 (5.62%) .NET
15 32 (5.45%) Core Animation
16 31 (5.28%) Node.js
17 30 (5.11%) UIKit
18 27 (4.60%) React
19 26 (4.43%) Android SDK
19 26 (4.43%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 212 (36.12%) Mobile App
2 107 (18.23%) iPhone
3 84 (14.31%) User Experience
4 75 (12.78%) iPad
5 46 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
6 31 (5.28%) Animation
7 28 (4.77%) Computer Science
8 27 (4.60%) Algorithms
9 24 (4.09%) Data Structures
10 22 (3.75%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (2.73%) Analytical Skills
12 10 (1.70%) Social Media
13 9 (1.53%) Fintech
13 9 (1.53%) Smartphone
14 7 (1.19%) Blackberry
14 7 (1.19%) Embedded Systems
15 6 (1.02%) Mobile Banking
16 5 (0.85%) Apple TV
16 5 (0.85%) PKI
16 5 (0.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 575 (97.96%) Apple iOS
2 239 (40.72%) Android
3 21 (3.58%) Windows
4 13 (2.21%) Linux
5 7 (1.19%) Mac OS X
6 4 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 4 (0.68%) Windows 8
6 4 (0.68%) Windows Phone
7 3 (0.51%) Unix
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Mobile
7 3 (0.51%) Windows Server
8 2 (0.34%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.17%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.17%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 271 (46.17%) Agile Software Development
2 211 (35.95%) Android Development
3 163 (27.77%) TDD
4 118 (20.10%) Scrum
5 114 (19.42%) Mobile Development
6 104 (17.72%) Test Automation
7 94 (16.01%) Continuous Integration
8 87 (14.82%) OO
9 68 (11.58%) Software Engineering
10 52 (8.86%) Mobile Application Development
11 48 (8.18%) Unit Testing
12 47 (8.01%) Pair Programming
13 45 (7.67%) MVC
14 40 (6.81%) OOD
15 31 (5.28%) OOP
16 30 (5.11%) BDD
17 29 (4.94%) Multithreading
18 27 (4.60%) E-Commerce
19 23 (3.92%) API Design
19 23 (3.92%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 325 (55.37%) Apple Swift
2 310 (52.81%) Objective-C
3 98 (16.70%) JavaScript
4 97 (16.52%) Java
5 54 (9.20%) C#
6 36 (6.13%) C++
7 27 (4.60%) SQL
8 15 (2.56%) PHP
9 14 (2.39%) Python
10 13 (2.21%) C
11 12 (2.04%) Ruby
12 7 (1.19%) XAML
13 4 (0.68%) ES6
13 4 (0.68%) Go
13 4 (0.68%) GraphQL
14 3 (0.51%) Scala
15 2 (0.34%) ActionScript
15 2 (0.34%) Perl
16 1 (0.17%) PowerShell
16 1 (0.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (3.92%) Degree
2 17 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (1.19%) Security Cleared
4 5 (0.85%) SC Cleared
5 3 (0.51%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.17%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.17%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.17%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.36%) QA
System Software
1 5 (0.85%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (1.19%) AirWatch
2 4 (0.68%) HockeyApp
3 1 (0.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 80 (13.63%) Apple
2 60 (10.22%) Xamarin
3 20 (3.41%) Microsoft
4 16 (2.73%) Google
5 6 (1.02%) Adobe
5 6 (1.02%) Oracle
5 6 (1.02%) Twitter
6 5 (0.85%) Facebook
6 5 (0.85%) Telerik
7 4 (0.68%) Atlassian
7 4 (0.68%) SAP
8 3 (0.51%) Appcelerator
9 2 (0.34%) Coremetrics
9 2 (0.34%) IBM
9 2 (0.34%) OpenText
9 2 (0.34%) Optimizely
9 2 (0.34%) Sencha
9 2 (0.34%) Splunk
9 2 (0.34%) Tealium
10 1 (0.17%) Zend
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