Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 776 764
Rank change year-on-year +15 -12 -37
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 133 121 133
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.38% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 96 115
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.61% +10.67%
10th Percentile £350 £315 £263
90th Percentile £600 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +14.29% +7.69% -7.14%
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 33078 31563 32124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.01% 30.54% 28.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 23378 21824 22146
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 358 560
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £39.60 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +5.60% +7.14%
10th Percentile £17.75 £14.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £51.71 £52.00 £53.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +1 133 £450 +9.09% 22
London -10 76 £500 +17.65% 11
UK excluding London +33 56 £400 +14.29% 12
North of England +61 21 £425 +14.09% 4
Midlands +43 17 £388 +3.33% 3
West Midlands +27 12 £375 - 3
South West +10 9 £350 +3.70%
Yorkshire +26 8 £435 +24.29% 2
North East - 7 £310 -
North West +21 6 £439 +3.24% 2
South East -4 6 £388 -22.50% 3
East Midlands - 5 £400 -
East of England -25 4 £425 +28.79% 1

For the 6 months to 12 December 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.

1 132 (99.25%) Apple iOS
2 111 (83.46%) iOS Development
3 99 (74.44%) Objective-C
4 71 (53.38%) Apple Swift
5 67 (50.38%) Mobile App
6 63 (47.37%) Android
7 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
8 49 (36.84%) RESTful
9 44 (33.08%) Xcode
9 44 (33.08%) Android SDK
10 42 (31.58%) Java
11 36 (27.07%) TDD
12 30 (22.56%) Web Services
12 30 (22.56%) Apple
12 30 (22.56%) Android Development
12 30 (22.56%) User Experience
13 29 (21.80%) Scrum
14 28 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
15 25 (18.80%) iPhone
16 24 (18.05%) Git (software)
16 24 (18.05%) JIRA
16 24 (18.05%) Mobile Development
17 23 (17.29%) Jenkins
17 23 (17.29%) REST
17 23 (17.29%) JavaScript
17 23 (17.29%) OO
18 22 (16.54%) Atlassian
18 22 (16.54%) Core Data
19 20 (15.04%) Push Notifications
19 20 (15.04%) QA

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 (9.77%) Confluence
2 10 (7.52%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (1.50%) Alfresco
3 2 (1.50%) CMS
3 2 (1.50%) Drupal
3 2 (1.50%) Liferay
3 2 (1.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.75%) Apache
4 1 (0.75%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 19 (14.29%) GitHub
2 12 (9.02%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (7.52%) Google Play
4 3 (2.26%) Firebase
5 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.75%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.27%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.50%) HTTP
3 1 (0.75%) Internet
3 1 (0.75%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.02%) MySQL
1 12 (9.02%) NoSQL
2 11 (8.27%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (7.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 10 (7.52%) Apache Cassandra
3 10 (7.52%) MongoDB
3 10 (7.52%) Neo4j
3 10 (7.52%) Redis
4 1 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 44 (33.08%) Xcode
2 24 (18.05%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.05%) JIRA
3 23 (17.29%) Jenkins
4 13 (9.77%) Bitbucket
5 11 (8.27%) Crashlytics
6 10 (7.52%) Cucumber
7 9 (6.77%) Android Studio
7 9 (6.77%) Gradle
8 7 (5.26%) Subversion
9 6 (4.51%) JUnit
9 6 (4.51%) Maven
9 6 (4.51%) SonarQube
10 5 (3.76%) Appium
10 5 (3.76%) Eclipse
10 5 (3.76%) Selenium
11 4 (3.01%) CocoaPods
12 2 (1.50%) Mercurial
13 1 (0.75%) webpack
General
1 19 (14.29%) Finance
2 17 (12.78%) Banking
3 8 (6.02%) Games
4 7 (5.26%) Publishing
5 6 (4.51%) Advertising
6 4 (3.01%) Retail
7 3 (2.26%) Marketing
8 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.75%) Automotive
9 1 (0.75%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 125 (93.98%) Developer
2 100 (75.19%) iOS Developer
3 25 (18.80%) Android Developer
4 17 (12.78%) Senior Developer
4 17 (12.78%) Senior iOS Developer
5 16 (12.03%) iOS Android Developer
6 14 (10.53%) Mobile Developer
7 10 (7.52%) Java Developer
8 6 (4.51%) Objective-C Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Applications Developer
9 5 (3.76%) Mobile Engineer
9 5 (3.76%) Software Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Applications Engineer
10 4 (3.01%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 4 (3.01%) Software Engineer
11 3 (2.26%) Java Android Developer
11 3 (2.26%) JIRA Developer
12 2 (1.50%) Android Engineer
12 2 (1.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
12 2 (1.50%) Mobile Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (36.84%) RESTful
2 44 (33.08%) Android SDK
3 30 (22.56%) Web Services
4 23 (17.29%) REST
5 22 (16.54%) Core Data
6 19 (14.29%) UIKit
7 17 (12.78%) Cocoa
7 17 (12.78%) Core Animation
7 17 (12.78%) React Native
8 16 (12.03%) React
9 15 (11.28%) Redux
10 14 (10.53%) JSON
11 11 (8.27%) Spring
11 11 (8.27%) Spring Boot
11 11 (8.27%) Spring Security
12 10 (7.52%) Kafka
12 10 (7.52%) ReactiveX
13 9 (6.77%) gRPC
13 9 (6.77%) Node.js
13 9 (6.77%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 67 (50.38%) Mobile App
2 30 (22.56%) User Experience
3 25 (18.80%) iPhone
4 19 (14.29%) iPad
5 16 (12.03%) Fintech
6 11 (8.27%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (7.52%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (4.51%) Animation
9 5 (3.76%) Computer Science
10 4 (3.01%) Data Structures
11 3 (2.26%) Social Media
12 2 (1.50%) Digital Media
12 2 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 2 (1.50%) Life Science
13 1 (0.75%) 3D Graphics
13 1 (0.75%) Algorithms
13 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
13 1 (0.75%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.75%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 132 (99.25%) Apple iOS
2 63 (47.37%) Android
3 1 (0.75%) Linux
3 1 (0.75%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (83.46%) iOS Development
2 58 (43.61%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (27.07%) TDD
4 30 (22.56%) Android Development
5 29 (21.80%) Scrum
6 28 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (18.05%) Mobile Development
8 23 (17.29%) OO
9 20 (15.04%) Push Notifications
10 19 (14.29%) MVC
11 17 (12.78%) BDD
12 16 (12.03%) OOP
13 15 (11.28%) Low Latency
14 14 (10.53%) Open Source
15 13 (9.77%) Dependency Management
16 11 (8.27%) Microservices
16 11 (8.27%) OOD
16 11 (8.27%) Unit Testing
17 10 (7.52%) Domain-Driven Design
17 10 (7.52%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 99 (74.44%) Objective-C
2 71 (53.38%) Apple Swift
3 42 (31.58%) Java
4 23 (17.29%) JavaScript
5 14 (10.53%) ES6
6 12 (9.02%) GraphQL
7 11 (8.27%) SQL
8 5 (3.76%) C++
9 2 (1.50%) C
9 2 (1.50%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.75%) C#
10 1 (0.75%) Perl
10 1 (0.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (0.75%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (15.04%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.75%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 30 (22.56%) Apple
2 22 (16.54%) Atlassian
3 14 (10.53%) Google
4 4 (3.01%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.26%) SAP
6 2 (1.50%) IBM
6 2 (1.50%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.50%) OpenText
6 2 (1.50%) Oracle