Period
to 22 October 2018

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 6 months to 22 October 2018 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
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 404 363 361
Rank change year-on-year -41 -2 -58
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 618 670 725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.69% 0.79% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 461 490 553
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £312 £313
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 3
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% +5.26%
10th Percentile £36.00 £30.50 £24.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £63.75 £61.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% +5.26%

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,046 85,202 89,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.74% 85.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,741 56,485 59,254
UK median daily rate £454 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.89% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,040 2,437
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.97%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -18.00% +11.11% +3.07%

iOS Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing iOS Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

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 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 22 October 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 -61 537 £463 +8.82% 290
London -24 348 £495 +7.03% 119
UK excluding London -43 264 £400 +6.67% 203
North of England -36 69 £388 +3.33% 69
South East -20 60 £413 +3.13% 39
Scotland 0 57 £400 +6.67% 17
Midlands -30 36 £375 - 30
North West -19 35 £381 +4.81% 34
Yorkshire -15 31 £400 - 35
Wales -1 22 £388 +10.71% 12
West Midlands -16 21 £369 -1.67% 12
East Midlands +8 15 £375 - 18
South West -37 14 £388 -3.13% 15
East of England -10 7 £475 +49.02% 18
North East -1 3 £325 +8.33%

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing iOS Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for iOS Development.

1 610 (98.71%) Apple iOS
2 344 (55.66%) Apple Swift
3 291 (47.09%) Android
4 277 (44.82%) Objective-C
4 277 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
5 254 (41.10%) Android Development
6 235 (38.03%) Mobile App
7 186 (30.10%) TDD
8 176 (28.48%) JavaScript
9 169 (27.35%) Mobile Development
9 169 (27.35%) Git (software)
10 136 (22.01%) RESTful
11 129 (20.87%) Xcode
12 124 (20.06%) User Experience
13 107 (17.31%) Scrum
14 103 (16.67%) Java
15 101 (16.34%) HTML
16 91 (14.72%) React Native
17 90 (14.56%) REST
18 84 (13.59%) Unit Testing
19 83 (13.43%) Apple
20 82 (13.27%) Banking
21 80 (12.94%) JSON
21 80 (12.94%) Web Services
22 79 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
23 74 (11.97%) iOS SDK
24 73 (11.81%) Finance
25 71 (11.49%) MVC
25 71 (11.49%) CSS
25 71 (11.49%) OO

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 11 (1.78%) CMS
2 10 (1.62%) Confluence
3 7 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (0.49%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.32%) Apache Spark
5 2 (0.32%) WordPress
6 1 (0.16%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.16%) IIS
6 1 (0.16%) Liferay
6 1 (0.16%) Mendix
6 1 (0.16%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (0.16%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (0.65%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (0.65%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.49%) InVision
2 3 (0.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) Adobe After Effects
3 1 (0.16%) Snapchat
3 1 (0.16%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.16%) Magento
2 1 (0.16%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (5.99%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (5.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (2.91%) GitHub
4 14 (2.27%) npm
5 9 (1.46%) Google Play
6 5 (0.81%) OpenShift
6 5 (0.81%) TestFlight
7 4 (0.65%) PaaS
8 3 (0.49%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.49%) iTunes
8 3 (0.49%) SaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Apple Pay
9 2 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.16%) Firebase
10 1 (0.16%) Heroku
10 1 (0.16%) IaaS
10 1 (0.16%) Trello
10 1 (0.16%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 9 (1.46%) Bluetooth
2 5 (0.81%) HTTP
2 5 (0.81%) Network Security
3 4 (0.65%) Internet
4 2 (0.32%) NFC
4 2 (0.32%) SSL
5 1 (0.16%) DSL
5 1 (0.16%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.16%) SMS
5 1 (0.16%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (7.28%) SQLite
2 27 (4.37%) MySQL
3 25 (4.05%) Relational Database
4 22 (3.56%) SQL Server
5 14 (2.27%) RDBMS
6 13 (2.10%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (1.29%) MongoDB
8 6 (0.97%) NoSQL
9 5 (0.81%) Blockchain
9 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (0.65%) Redis
11 3 (0.49%) Amazon Redshift
11 3 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
11 3 (0.49%) Hazelcast
11 3 (0.49%) Spotfire
12 2 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
12 2 (0.32%) Big Data
12 2 (0.32%) CouchDB
13 1 (0.16%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 169 (27.35%) Git (software)
2 129 (20.87%) Xcode
3 45 (7.28%) JIRA
4 38 (6.15%) Jenkins
5 28 (4.53%) CocoaPods
6 27 (4.37%) Visual Studio
7 24 (3.88%) Visual Studio Team System
8 22 (3.56%) NUnit
9 21 (3.40%) fastlane
10 19 (3.07%) Subversion
11 17 (2.75%) MSTest
12 15 (2.43%) Bitbucket
13 11 (1.78%) Appium
13 11 (1.78%) CircleCI
13 11 (1.78%) Cucumber
13 11 (1.78%) Gradle
13 11 (1.78%) Maven
13 11 (1.78%) webpack
14 10 (1.62%) IntelliJ
14 10 (1.62%) Selenium
General
1 82 (13.27%) Banking
2 73 (11.81%) Finance
3 19 (3.07%) Retail
4 16 (2.59%) Investment Banking
5 13 (2.10%) Games
5 13 (2.10%) Publishing
6 11 (1.78%) Law
6 11 (1.78%) Marketing
7 10 (1.62%) Automotive
8 7 (1.13%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.97%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.81%) Electronics
11 3 (0.49%) Front Office
11 3 (0.49%) Legal
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
13 1 (0.16%) Digital Economy
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 553 (89.48%) Developer
2 370 (59.87%) iOS Developer
3 80 (12.94%) Mobile Developer
4 69 (11.17%) Senior Developer
5 53 (8.58%) React Developer
6 45 (7.28%) Senior iOS Developer
7 42 (6.80%) Android Developer
8 40 (6.47%) iOS Android Developer
9 28 (4.53%) Applications Developer
10 26 (4.21%) Lead Developer
11 25 (4.05%) .NET Developer
11 25 (4.05%) Xamarin Developer
12 20 (3.24%) Objective-C Developer
13 19 (3.07%) Java Developer
13 19 (3.07%) Mobile Applications Developer
14 17 (2.75%) C# Developer
15 16 (2.59%) JavaScript Developer
16 15 (2.43%) Architect
17 13 (2.10%) Software Developer
17 13 (2.10%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 136 (22.01%) RESTful
2 101 (16.34%) HTML
3 91 (14.72%) React Native
4 90 (14.56%) REST
5 80 (12.94%) JSON
5 80 (12.94%) Web Services
6 74 (11.97%) iOS SDK
7 71 (11.49%) CSS
8 70 (11.33%) HTML5
9 63 (10.19%) React
10 61 (9.87%) .NET
11 57 (9.22%) Cocoa
12 54 (8.74%) Node.js
13 53 (8.58%) Core Data
14 46 (7.44%) AngularJS
15 43 (6.96%) XML
16 42 (6.80%) CSS3
17 36 (5.83%) ASP.NET
18 34 (5.50%) jQuery
18 34 (5.50%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 235 (38.03%) Mobile App
2 124 (20.06%) User Experience
3 59 (9.55%) iPhone
4 53 (8.58%) iPad
5 51 (8.25%) Greenfield Project
6 46 (7.44%) Fintech
7 32 (5.18%) Computer Science
8 29 (4.69%) Animation
9 16 (2.59%) Video\Live Streaming
10 11 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.78%) Minimum Viable Product
11 10 (1.62%) Video on Demand
12 9 (1.46%) Algorithms
12 9 (1.46%) Self-Motivation
13 8 (1.29%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (1.29%) Apple TV
13 8 (1.29%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (1.13%) Data Structures
15 6 (0.97%) NHS
15 6 (0.97%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 610 (98.71%) Apple iOS
2 291 (47.09%) Android
3 47 (7.61%) Windows
4 25 (4.05%) Unix
5 18 (2.91%) Linux
6 13 (2.10%) Windows 7
6 13 (2.10%) Windows 8
7 12 (1.94%) Mac OS
8 10 (1.62%) Mac OS X
9 6 (0.97%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (0.32%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.16%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.16%) watchOS
11 1 (0.16%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (44.82%) Agile Software Development
2 254 (41.10%) Android Development
3 186 (30.10%) TDD
4 169 (27.35%) Mobile Development
5 107 (17.31%) Scrum
6 84 (13.59%) Unit Testing
7 79 (12.78%) Continuous Integration
8 71 (11.49%) MVC
8 71 (11.49%) OO
9 69 (11.17%) Test Automation
10 68 (11.00%) Mobile Application Development
11 64 (10.36%) BDD
12 50 (8.09%) DevOps
12 50 (8.09%) Software Engineering
13 43 (6.96%) Kanban
13 43 (6.96%) MVVM
14 42 (6.80%) Web Development
15 41 (6.63%) Microservices
15 41 (6.63%) OOP
16 32 (5.18%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 344 (55.66%) Apple Swift
2 277 (44.82%) Objective-C
3 176 (28.48%) JavaScript
4 103 (16.67%) Java
5 67 (10.84%) C#
6 63 (10.19%) SQL
7 37 (5.99%) Python
8 33 (5.34%) Go
9 31 (5.02%) C++
10 27 (4.37%) C
11 23 (3.72%) PHP
12 17 (2.75%) ES6
13 15 (2.43%) Ruby
14 14 (2.27%) Java 8
15 13 (2.10%) XAML
16 8 (1.29%) Kotlin
16 8 (1.29%) Scala
17 4 (0.65%) ES7
17 4 (0.65%) TypeScript
18 3 (0.49%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (4.69%) Degree
2 13 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (0.65%) CEH
3 4 (0.65%) CISSP
3 4 (0.65%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (0.16%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.40%) QA
2 7 (1.13%) GDPR
3 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.49%) TickIT
4 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.16%) PSD2
System Software
1 35 (5.66%) Docker
2 1 (0.16%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 28 (4.53%) Kubernetes
2 9 (1.46%) Terraform
3 6 (0.97%) Ansible
4 5 (0.81%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (0.81%) Salt
5 3 (0.49%) HockeyApp
6 1 (0.16%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.16%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (13.43%) Apple
2 51 (8.25%) Xamarin
3 46 (7.44%) Microsoft
4 31 (5.02%) Google
5 15 (2.43%) Salesforce.com
6 10 (1.62%) Oracle
7 8 (1.29%) Sencha
8 7 (1.13%) SAP
9 5 (0.81%) Alibaba
9 5 (0.81%) Atlassian
9 5 (0.81%) Twitter
10 3 (0.49%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.49%) Splunk
11 2 (0.32%) Appcelerator
11 2 (0.32%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.32%) Facebook
12 1 (0.16%) OutSystems
12 1 (0.16%) Perforce
12 1 (0.16%) Telerik
12 1 (0.16%) Zend