Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 758 767 750
Rank change year-on-year +9 -17 -45
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 117 117 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.37% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 100 118
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +13.33%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £263
90th Percentile £575 £539 £604
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £353 £344
% change year-on-year +13.48% +2.55% -1.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -

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 31831 31921 31899
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 30.06% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 22346 22203 21761
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
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 364 374 529
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.25 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.38% -0.67% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.15 £13.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.70 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £36.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +12.50% -4.00% +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 21 October 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 14 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 21 October 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 +40 116 £450 +5.88% 20
London -14 64 £475 +8.57% 11
UK excluding London +60 52 £400 +13.48% 10
North of England +85 15 £439 +18.58% 2
South East +25 12 £388 -22.50% 1
Midlands +48 11 £394 - 6
South West +22 9 £350 +3.70%
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 1
North West +23 6 £439 +3.24% 2
East of England -26 5 £425 +28.79%
North East - 5 £500 -
West Midlands +34 4 £350 - 5
Yorkshire +32 4 £420 +22.18%
Scotland +14 1 £388 +9.93%

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 116 (99.15%) Apple iOS
2 103 (88.03%) iOS Development
3 84 (71.79%) Objective-C
4 74 (63.25%) Apple Swift
5 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
6 55 (47.01%) Mobile App
7 46 (39.32%) Android
8 44 (37.61%) RESTful
9 35 (29.91%) Xcode
10 33 (28.21%) Android SDK
11 30 (25.64%) Android Development
11 30 (25.64%) Apple
12 29 (24.79%) Java
12 29 (24.79%) TDD
12 29 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (23.93%) iPhone
14 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
15 24 (20.51%) Scrum
15 24 (20.51%) REST
15 24 (20.51%) Core Data
16 23 (19.66%) User Experience
16 23 (19.66%) JSON
16 23 (19.66%) JIRA
17 22 (18.80%) Cocoa
18 21 (17.95%) Web Services
18 21 (17.95%) OO
18 21 (17.95%) Atlassian
18 21 (17.95%) iPad
18 21 (17.95%) Mobile Development
18 21 (17.95%) 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 12 (10.26%) Confluence
2 2 (1.71%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.71%) CMS
2 2 (1.71%) Drupal
2 2 (1.71%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (1.71%) Liferay
2 2 (1.71%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.85%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 19 (16.24%) GitHub
2 4 (3.42%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.71%) Firebase
3 2 (1.71%) Google Play
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 12 (10.26%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.71%) HTTP
3 1 (0.85%) Internet
3 1 (0.85%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.27%) MySQL
2 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.71%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.71%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (1.71%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.71%) Neo4j
3 2 (1.71%) NoSQL
3 2 (1.71%) Redis
4 1 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 35 (29.91%) Xcode
2 27 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 23 (19.66%) JIRA
4 19 (16.24%) Jenkins
5 12 (10.26%) Bitbucket
6 11 (9.40%) Crashlytics
7 7 (5.98%) JUnit
7 7 (5.98%) Subversion
8 5 (4.27%) CocoaPods
8 5 (4.27%) git-flow
8 5 (4.27%) Gradle
9 3 (2.56%) Android Studio
9 3 (2.56%) Cucumber
10 2 (1.71%) Maven
10 2 (1.71%) Mercurial
10 2 (1.71%) Selenium
10 2 (1.71%) SonarQube
11 1 (0.85%) Appium
11 1 (0.85%) CircleCI
11 1 (0.85%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (13.68%) Banking
2 15 (12.82%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Advertising
3 5 (4.27%) Games
4 4 (3.42%) Marketing
5 2 (1.71%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.85%) Automotive
6 1 (0.85%) Publishing
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
6 1 (0.85%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 110 (94.02%) Developer
2 98 (83.76%) iOS Developer
3 28 (23.93%) Android Developer
4 20 (17.09%) iOS Android Developer
5 17 (14.53%) Senior Developer
5 17 (14.53%) Senior iOS Developer
6 11 (9.40%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (6.84%) Applications Developer
8 7 (5.98%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (3.42%) Android Engineer
9 4 (3.42%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Objective-C Developer
10 3 (2.56%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.71%) Agile Developer
11 2 (1.71%) Applications Engineer
11 2 (1.71%) Java Android Developer
11 2 (1.71%) JIRA Developer
11 2 (1.71%) Mobile Engineer
12 1 (0.85%) C++ Consultant
12 1 (0.85%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (37.61%) RESTful
2 33 (28.21%) Android SDK
3 24 (20.51%) Core Data
3 24 (20.51%) REST
4 23 (19.66%) JSON
5 22 (18.80%) Cocoa
6 21 (17.95%) Web Services
7 19 (16.24%) UIKit
8 18 (15.38%) Core Animation
9 13 (11.11%) XML
10 12 (10.26%) SOAP
11 11 (9.40%) Cocoa Touch
12 9 (7.69%) WebKit
13 7 (5.98%) React Native
14 6 (5.13%) HTML
15 5 (4.27%) iPhone SDK
15 5 (4.27%) Redux
16 4 (3.42%) React
17 3 (2.56%) RxSwift
17 3 (2.56%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 55 (47.01%) Mobile App
2 28 (23.93%) iPhone
3 23 (19.66%) User Experience
4 21 (17.95%) iPad
5 8 (6.84%) Fintech
6 7 (5.98%) Animation
7 6 (5.13%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.27%) Computer Science
9 4 (3.42%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (2.56%) Social Media
11 2 (1.71%) Digital Media
11 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (1.71%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 1 (0.85%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.85%) Algorithms
12 1 (0.85%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.85%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 116 (99.15%) Apple iOS
2 46 (39.32%) Android
3 1 (0.85%) Linux
3 1 (0.85%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (88.03%) iOS Development
2 58 (49.57%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (25.64%) Android Development
4 29 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (24.79%) TDD
5 24 (20.51%) Scrum
6 21 (17.95%) Mobile Development
6 21 (17.95%) OO
6 21 (17.95%) Push Notifications
7 18 (15.38%) MVC
8 15 (12.82%) OOP
9 14 (11.97%) Low Latency
10 12 (10.26%) Unit Testing
11 11 (9.40%) Dependency Management
11 11 (9.40%) OOD
12 10 (8.55%) Open Source
13 8 (6.84%) B2C
14 7 (5.98%) Mobile Application Development
15 6 (5.13%) BDD
15 6 (5.13%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 84 (71.79%) Objective-C
2 74 (63.25%) Apple Swift
3 29 (24.79%) Java
4 10 (8.55%) JavaScript
5 6 (5.13%) C++
6 4 (3.42%) ES6
6 4 (3.42%) SQL
7 3 (2.56%) GraphQL
8 1 (0.85%) C
8 1 (0.85%) Perl
8 1 (0.85%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.56%) Degree
2 2 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.26%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.85%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 30 (25.64%) Apple
2 21 (17.95%) Atlassian
3 6 (5.13%) Google
4 3 (2.56%) SAP
4 3 (2.56%) Xamarin
5 2 (1.71%) IBM
5 2 (1.71%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.71%) OpenText
5 2 (1.71%) Oracle
6 1 (0.85%) Facebook
6 1 (0.85%) Optimizely