Period
to 20 February 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 20 February 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
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 379 350 365
Rank change year-on-year -29 +15 -31
Contract jobs citing iOS Development 626 635 684
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.73% 0.80% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 473 444 488
UK median daily rate £445 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.25% -0.68% +3.94%
10th Percentile £275 £313 £300
90th Percentile £550 £525 £539
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 8 4
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £37.01 £28.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +31.59% -30.80%
10th Percentile £17.52 £31.15 £16.25
90th Percentile £63.75 £102.00 £43.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £37.00 £28.13
% change year-on-year +68.92% +31.56% +1.21%

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 86,028 79,861 88,707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.72% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,485 52,916 57,691
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,077 2,220 2,614
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +1.83% +22.75%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.63 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -1.76% -3.85% +23.81%

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 20 February 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 20 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for iOS Development in the UK

iOS Development
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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 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 -38 587 £450 +10.70% 333
London -18 348 £475 +5.56% 143
UK excluding London -19 269 £375 - 213
North of England +53 101 £400 - 76
Midlands +19 57 £325 -7.14% 30
North West +28 51 £350 -12.50% 45
Yorkshire 0 45 £425 +6.25% 25
South East -33 41 £400 +14.29% 32
West Midlands +29 37 £375 +7.14% 11
South West +18 23 £375 - 33
Scotland -30 22 £288 -23.33% 16
East Midlands -3 20 £253 -32.67% 19
East of England -41 15 £275 -21.43% 19
Northern Ireland - 7 £350 - 3
North East +50 5 £318 -9.29% 6
Wales -6 4 - - 4

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 615 (98.24%) Apple iOS
2 327 (52.24%) Apple Swift
3 303 (48.40%) Objective-C
4 280 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
5 266 (42.49%) Android
6 235 (37.54%) Android Development
7 216 (34.50%) Mobile App
8 184 (29.39%) Mobile Development
9 169 (27.00%) TDD
10 131 (20.93%) Xcode
11 130 (20.77%) JavaScript
11 130 (20.77%) User Experience
12 120 (19.17%) Scrum
13 119 (19.01%) RESTful
14 118 (18.85%) Git (software)
15 112 (17.89%) Apple
16 110 (17.57%) Java
17 104 (16.61%) BDD
18 95 (15.18%) Cocoa
19 87 (13.90%) HTML
19 87 (13.90%) iOS SDK
20 77 (12.30%) Finance
21 73 (11.66%) iPhone
21 73 (11.66%) Unit Testing
22 72 (11.50%) OO
23 65 (10.38%) iPad
24 63 (10.06%) MVC
24 63 (10.06%) JSON
25 62 (9.90%) Web Services
26 61 (9.74%) Test Automation

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 29 (4.63%) CMS
2 13 (2.08%) Confluence
3 5 (0.80%) SharePoint
4 4 (0.64%) JBoss
5 3 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (0.48%) Joomla!
6 2 (0.32%) Apache
7 1 (0.16%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.16%) Drupal
7 1 (0.16%) SAS
7 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 4 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.48%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 30 (4.79%) GitHub
2 8 (1.28%) Google Play
3 6 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (0.96%) PaaS
4 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (0.64%) Firebase
5 4 (0.64%) npm
5 4 (0.64%) SaaS
6 3 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.48%) iTunes
7 1 (0.16%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.16%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.16%) IaaS
7 1 (0.16%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 27 (4.31%) Bluetooth
2 17 (2.72%) HTTP
3 8 (1.28%) Internet
4 6 (0.96%) HTTPS
5 5 (0.80%) SMS
5 5 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (0.48%) SSL
6 3 (0.48%) TCP/IP
7 2 (0.32%) Miracast
8 1 (0.16%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (3.19%) SQL Server
2 17 (2.72%) MySQL
3 15 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
4 14 (2.24%) Redis
5 12 (1.92%) MongoDB
6 7 (1.12%) Big Data
6 7 (1.12%) NoSQL
7 6 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (0.64%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.48%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 3 (0.48%) Hazelcast
9 3 (0.48%) JanusGraph
9 3 (0.48%) Neo4j
9 3 (0.48%) Spotfire
10 2 (0.32%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.32%) SQLite
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) Firebird
11 1 (0.16%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 131 (20.93%) Xcode
2 118 (18.85%) Git (software)
3 39 (6.23%) JIRA
4 36 (5.75%) Jenkins
5 30 (4.79%) Subversion
6 21 (3.35%) Appium
7 19 (3.04%) Android Studio
8 14 (2.24%) CocoaPods
9 13 (2.08%) Cucumber
9 13 (2.08%) gulp
10 12 (1.92%) Bitbucket
10 12 (1.92%) Maven
10 12 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
11 11 (1.76%) JUnit
11 11 (1.76%) Visual Studio
12 10 (1.60%) Selenium
13 9 (1.44%) Grunt
14 8 (1.28%) Crashlytics
14 8 (1.28%) GitLab
15 7 (1.12%) webpack
General
1 77 (12.30%) Finance
2 47 (7.51%) Banking
3 38 (6.07%) Retail
4 32 (5.11%) Games
5 31 (4.95%) Publishing
6 12 (1.92%) Advertising
6 12 (1.92%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.60%) Marketing
8 7 (1.12%) Spanish Language
9 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.80%) Automotive
11 4 (0.64%) Electronics
11 4 (0.64%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Front Office
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Legal
Job Titles
1 555 (88.66%) Developer
2 424 (67.73%) iOS Developer
3 85 (13.58%) Mobile Developer
4 79 (12.62%) Android Developer
5 61 (9.74%) iOS Android Developer
6 59 (9.42%) Senior Developer
7 45 (7.19%) Senior iOS Developer
8 44 (7.03%) Applications Developer
9 31 (4.95%) Objective-C Developer
10 27 (4.31%) React Developer
11 26 (4.15%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 19 (3.04%) Xamarin Developer
13 16 (2.56%) C# Developer
14 14 (2.24%) Java Developer
15 13 (2.08%) Agile Developer
16 12 (1.92%) Full Stack Developer
16 12 (1.92%) Software Developer
17 11 (1.76%) Architect
17 11 (1.76%) Lead Developer
18 10 (1.60%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 119 (19.01%) RESTful
2 95 (15.18%) Cocoa
3 87 (13.90%) HTML
3 87 (13.90%) iOS SDK
4 63 (10.06%) JSON
5 62 (9.90%) Web Services
6 58 (9.27%) CSS
7 55 (8.79%) React Native
8 52 (8.31%) REST
9 47 (7.51%) Core Data
9 47 (7.51%) XML
10 41 (6.55%) HTML5
11 40 (6.39%) .NET
12 32 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 32 (5.11%) React
13 31 (4.95%) Cocoa Touch
14 28 (4.47%) CSS3
15 27 (4.31%) Core Animation
16 25 (3.99%) Node.js
17 24 (3.83%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 216 (34.50%) Mobile App
2 130 (20.77%) User Experience
3 73 (11.66%) iPhone
4 65 (10.38%) iPad
5 52 (8.31%) Greenfield Project
6 49 (7.83%) Computer Science
7 21 (3.35%) Animation
8 16 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
9 14 (2.24%) Fintech
10 11 (1.76%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.60%) Data Structures
12 8 (1.28%) Mobile Games
13 7 (1.12%) Algorithms
13 7 (1.12%) Enterprise Software
14 6 (0.96%) Mobile Banking
14 6 (0.96%) Over-the-Top Content
14 6 (0.96%) Video\Live Streaming
15 5 (0.80%) Augmented Reality
16 3 (0.48%) Social Media
16 3 (0.48%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 615 (98.24%) Apple iOS
2 266 (42.49%) Android
3 36 (5.75%) Windows
4 16 (2.56%) Linux
5 13 (2.08%) Mac OS X
6 9 (1.44%) Windows 7
6 9 (1.44%) Windows 8
7 8 (1.28%) Mac OS
8 6 (0.96%) Nucleus RTOS
8 6 (0.96%) Windows Phone
9 5 (0.80%) Windows Mobile
10 4 (0.64%) Ubuntu
11 3 (0.48%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 280 (44.73%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (37.54%) Android Development
3 184 (29.39%) Mobile Development
4 169 (27.00%) TDD
5 120 (19.17%) Scrum
6 104 (16.61%) BDD
7 73 (11.66%) Unit Testing
8 72 (11.50%) OO
9 63 (10.06%) MVC
10 61 (9.74%) Test Automation
11 58 (9.27%) Software Engineering
12 52 (8.31%) Continuous Integration
13 47 (7.51%) OOD
14 44 (7.03%) OOP
15 43 (6.87%) E-Commerce
16 39 (6.23%) SDLC
17 37 (5.91%) Mobile Application Development
18 32 (5.11%) Kanban
19 28 (4.47%) MVVM
20 27 (4.31%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 327 (52.24%) Apple Swift
2 303 (48.40%) Objective-C
3 130 (20.77%) JavaScript
4 110 (17.57%) Java
5 60 (9.58%) C#
6 53 (8.47%) C++
7 35 (5.59%) SQL
8 26 (4.15%) PHP
9 20 (3.19%) C
10 14 (2.24%) Python
11 13 (2.08%) Ruby
12 12 (1.92%) ES6
13 11 (1.76%) Kotlin
14 8 (1.28%) T-SQL
15 7 (1.12%) Go
16 3 (0.48%) GraphQL
16 3 (0.48%) Scala
16 3 (0.48%) TypeScript
16 3 (0.48%) VB.NET
16 3 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 53 (8.47%) Degree
2 41 (6.55%) Computer Science Degree
3 22 (3.51%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.32%) PMI Certification
4 2 (0.32%) PMP
4 2 (0.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (0.32%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.32%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.16%) AWS Certification
5 1 (0.16%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.31%) QA
2 2 (0.32%) PMO
3 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 12 (1.92%) Docker
2 2 (0.32%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.32%) Firmware
3 1 (0.16%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.44%) Kubernetes
2 7 (1.12%) Terraform
3 2 (0.32%) Ansible
3 2 (0.32%) HockeyApp
3 2 (0.32%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (0.32%) Puppet
Vendors
1 112 (17.89%) Apple
2 47 (7.51%) Xamarin
3 11 (1.76%) Google
3 11 (1.76%) Microsoft
4 10 (1.60%) Atlassian
4 10 (1.60%) Oracle
5 5 (0.80%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (0.80%) SAP
6 3 (0.48%) Adobe
6 3 (0.48%) Alteryx
6 3 (0.48%) Splunk
7 2 (0.32%) Demandware
7 2 (0.32%) Perforce
8 1 (0.16%) Capita
8 1 (0.16%) DevExpress
8 1 (0.16%) Ingenico
8 1 (0.16%) Sencha
8 1 (0.16%) ServiceNow
8 1 (0.16%) Zend