Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for iOS SDK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited iOS SDK over the 6 months to 22 November 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.

Apple iOS SDK
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 777 767
Rank change year-on-year +18 -10 -47
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 125 122 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 104 117
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% +2.41% +10.67%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £263
90th Percentile £603 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.82% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.61% - -

iOS SDK is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

iOS SDK
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for iOS SDK in the UK

iOS SDK
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for iOS SDK in the UK

iOS SDK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS SDK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for iOS SDK in the UK

iOS SDK
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for iOS SDK in the UK

iOS SDK
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing iOS SDK within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +23 125 £456 +7.35% 33
London -37 77 £488 +13.04% 13
UK excluding London +40 47 £400 +14.29% 21
North of England +77 17 £439 +18.58% 6
Midlands +32 10 £400 +6.67% 10
South West +12 9 £350 +3.70% 1
South East +15 8 £394 -21.25% 2
Yorkshire +24 6 £445 +29.45% 2
North West +13 6 £439 +3.24% 3
East Midlands - 6 £400 - 2
North East - 5 £310 - 1
West Midlands +29 4 - - 8
East of England -22 4 £425 +28.79% 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing iOS SDK 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 SDK.

1 124 (99.20%) Apple iOS
2 104 (83.20%) iOS Development
3 90 (72.00%) Objective-C
4 74 (59.20%) Apple Swift
5 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (48.00%) Mobile App
7 55 (44.00%) Android
8 52 (41.60%) RESTful
9 42 (33.60%) Android SDK
10 37 (29.60%) Java
11 36 (28.80%) TDD
12 35 (28.00%) Xcode
13 33 (26.40%) Apple
14 31 (24.80%) Scrum
14 31 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (24.00%) Android Development
15 30 (24.00%) User Experience
16 26 (20.80%) Git (software)
16 26 (20.80%) Web Services
17 25 (20.00%) iPhone
18 24 (19.20%) JIRA
19 22 (17.60%) Atlassian
19 22 (17.60%) Mobile Development
19 22 (17.60%) Core Data
20 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
20 21 (16.80%) Banking
20 21 (16.80%) OO
20 21 (16.80%) Finance
21 20 (16.00%) JavaScript
21 20 (16.00%) Push Notifications

iOS SDK
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 13 (10.40%) Confluence
2 10 (8.00%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.60%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.60%) CMS
3 2 (1.60%) Drupal
3 2 (1.60%) Liferay
3 2 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.60%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.80%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.60%) GitHub
2 12 (9.60%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (8.00%) Google Play
4 2 (1.60%) Firebase
5 1 (0.80%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.80%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.80%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.60%) HTTP
3 1 (0.80%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.60%) MySQL
2 11 (8.80%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (8.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 10 (8.00%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (8.00%) MongoDB
3 10 (8.00%) Neo4j
3 10 (8.00%) NoSQL
3 10 (8.00%) Redis
4 1 (0.80%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (28.00%) Xcode
2 26 (20.80%) Git (software)
3 24 (19.20%) JIRA
4 21 (16.80%) Jenkins
5 13 (10.40%) Bitbucket
6 11 (8.80%) Crashlytics
6 11 (8.80%) Cucumber
7 9 (7.20%) Gradle
8 7 (5.60%) Subversion
9 6 (4.80%) JUnit
9 6 (4.80%) Maven
9 6 (4.80%) Selenium
9 6 (4.80%) SonarQube
10 5 (4.00%) Appium
11 4 (3.20%) Android Studio
11 4 (3.20%) CocoaPods
12 2 (1.60%) git-flow
12 2 (1.60%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.80%) webpack
General
1 21 (16.80%) Banking
1 21 (16.80%) Finance
2 7 (5.60%) Publishing
3 6 (4.80%) Games
4 5 (4.00%) Advertising
5 4 (3.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.60%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.80%) Automotive
7 1 (0.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.80%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.80%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 116 (92.80%) Developer
2 93 (74.40%) iOS Developer
3 26 (20.80%) Android Developer
4 16 (12.80%) iOS Android Developer
4 16 (12.80%) Senior Developer
4 16 (12.80%) Senior iOS Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 10 (8.00%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.00%) Applications Developer
6 5 (4.00%) Mobile Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (3.20%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 4 (3.20%) Objective-C Developer
7 4 (3.20%) Software Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Android Engineer
8 3 (2.40%) Java Android Developer
8 3 (2.40%) JIRA Developer
9 2 (1.60%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 2 (1.60%) Full Stack Developer
9 2 (1.60%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (41.60%) RESTful
2 42 (33.60%) Android SDK
3 26 (20.80%) Web Services
4 22 (17.60%) Core Data
5 19 (15.20%) REST
5 19 (15.20%) UIKit
6 17 (13.60%) Cocoa
6 17 (13.60%) Core Animation
6 17 (13.60%) React Native
7 15 (12.00%) JSON
7 15 (12.00%) Redux
8 13 (10.40%) React
9 11 (8.80%) Spring
9 11 (8.80%) Spring Boot
9 11 (8.80%) Spring Security
10 10 (8.00%) Kafka
10 10 (8.00%) ReactiveX
11 9 (7.20%) gRPC
11 9 (7.20%) WebKit
11 9 (7.20%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (48.00%) Mobile App
2 30 (24.00%) User Experience
3 25 (20.00%) iPhone
4 19 (15.20%) iPad
5 16 (12.80%) Fintech
6 11 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (8.00%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (4.80%) Animation
9 4 (3.20%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.40%) Computer Science
10 3 (2.40%) Social Media
11 2 (1.60%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.60%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.80%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.80%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.80%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.80%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 124 (99.20%) Apple iOS
2 55 (44.00%) Android
3 1 (0.80%) Linux
3 1 (0.80%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (83.20%) iOS Development
2 63 (50.40%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (28.80%) TDD
4 31 (24.80%) Continuous Integration
4 31 (24.80%) Scrum
5 30 (24.00%) Android Development
6 22 (17.60%) Mobile Development
7 21 (16.80%) OO
8 20 (16.00%) Push Notifications
9 16 (12.80%) MVC
10 15 (12.00%) BDD
10 15 (12.00%) Low Latency
10 15 (12.00%) OOP
11 14 (11.20%) Open Source
12 13 (10.40%) Dependency Management
13 11 (8.80%) Microservices
13 11 (8.80%) OOD
13 11 (8.80%) Unit Testing
14 10 (8.00%) Domain-Driven Design
14 10 (8.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 90 (72.00%) Objective-C
2 74 (59.20%) Apple Swift
3 37 (29.60%) Java
4 20 (16.00%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.20%) ES6
6 12 (9.60%) GraphQL
7 11 (8.80%) SQL
8 5 (4.00%) C++
9 2 (1.60%) C
9 2 (1.60%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.80%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (0.80%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (13.60%) QA
Vendors
1 33 (26.40%) Apple
2 22 (17.60%) Atlassian
3 15 (12.00%) Google
4 3 (2.40%) SAP
5 2 (1.60%) IBM
5 2 (1.60%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.60%) OpenText
5 2 (1.60%) Oracle
5 2 (1.60%) Xamarin
6 1 (0.80%) Facebook