Period
to 18 January 2018

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 18 January 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.

Apple iOS SDK
UK
6 months to
18 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 753 767 760
Rank change year-on-year +14 -7 -50
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 123 103 121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.34% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 82 105
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23% +8.00%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £263
90th Percentile £600 £500 £565
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £344 £325
% change year-on-year +19.27% +5.77% -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 31,966 30,129 30,758
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.87% 31.01% 28.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,806 20,783 21,241
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £278
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £395 £375
% change year-on-year +1.27% +5.33% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 331 338 565
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.50 £15.00 £15.04
90th Percentile £53.75 £52.00 £55.55
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 18 January 2018.

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 18 January 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 +32 123 £450 +12.50% 37
London -20 69 £500 +25.00% 9
UK excluding London +13 53 £410 +19.27% 29
North of England +51 21 £425 +18.06% 7
Midlands +20 14 £388 +3.33% 7
West Midlands +20 12 £375 - 6
Yorkshire +19 10 £425 +21.43% 2
South West +22 9 £350 -20.00% 1
North West +21 7 £439 +18.58% 4
South East -26 6 £375 -25.00% 7
East of England -24 4 £425 +30.77% 6
North East - 4 £310 - 1
East Midlands - 2 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 18 January 2018, 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.

1 122 (99.19%) Apple iOS
2 99 (80.49%) iOS Development
3 90 (73.17%) Objective-C
4 65 (52.85%) Mobile App
5 63 (51.22%) Apple Swift
6 61 (49.59%) Android
7 55 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
8 41 (33.33%) RESTful
9 40 (32.52%) TDD
9 40 (32.52%) Android SDK
10 36 (29.27%) Java
11 34 (27.64%) Xcode
12 29 (23.58%) Web Services
12 29 (23.58%) Apple
13 28 (22.76%) JavaScript
13 28 (22.76%) Scrum
13 28 (22.76%) REST
14 26 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
14 26 (21.14%) Mobile Development
15 25 (20.33%) Android Development
15 25 (20.33%) Jenkins
16 23 (18.70%) User Experience
16 23 (18.70%) Core Data
16 23 (18.70%) Git (software)
17 22 (17.89%) OO
18 21 (17.07%) BDD
18 21 (17.07%) React
19 20 (16.26%) Push Notifications
20 19 (15.45%) UIKit
20 19 (15.45%) GitHub

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 11 (8.94%) Elasticsearch
2 7 (5.69%) Confluence
3 2 (1.63%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.81%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.45%) GitHub
2 12 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (8.94%) Google Play
4 4 (3.25%) Firebase
5 1 (0.81%) iTunes
5 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (0.81%) npm
5 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (8.94%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.63%) HTTP
3 1 (0.81%) Internet
3 1 (0.81%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (12.20%) NoSQL
2 12 (9.76%) MySQL
2 12 (9.76%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 11 (8.94%) Apache Cassandra
3 11 (8.94%) JanusGraph
3 11 (8.94%) MongoDB
3 11 (8.94%) Neo4j
3 11 (8.94%) Redis
4 1 (0.81%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 34 (27.64%) Xcode
2 25 (20.33%) Jenkins
3 23 (18.70%) Git (software)
4 18 (14.63%) JIRA
5 11 (8.94%) Crashlytics
5 11 (8.94%) Cucumber
6 8 (6.50%) Android Studio
6 8 (6.50%) Gradle
6 8 (6.50%) Subversion
7 6 (4.88%) Appium
7 6 (4.88%) Bitbucket
7 6 (4.88%) JUnit
7 6 (4.88%) Maven
7 6 (4.88%) Selenium
7 6 (4.88%) SonarQube
8 5 (4.07%) Eclipse
9 4 (3.25%) CocoaPods
10 2 (1.63%) Mercurial
11 1 (0.81%) webpack
General
1 18 (14.63%) Finance
2 16 (13.01%) Banking
3 8 (6.50%) Publishing
4 7 (5.69%) Games
5 6 (4.88%) Advertising
5 6 (4.88%) Retail
6 3 (2.44%) Manufacturing
6 3 (2.44%) Marketing
7 2 (1.63%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.81%) Automotive
8 1 (0.81%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (93.50%) Developer
2 89 (72.36%) iOS Developer
3 19 (15.45%) Android Developer
4 16 (13.01%) Mobile Developer
5 11 (8.94%) iOS Android Developer
5 11 (8.94%) Senior Developer
5 11 (8.94%) Senior iOS Developer
6 9 (7.32%) Java Developer
7 7 (5.69%) Objective-C Developer
7 7 (5.69%) Software Developer
8 5 (4.07%) Mobile Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Applications Engineer
9 4 (3.25%) Xamarin Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Applications Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Full Stack Developer
10 3 (2.44%) JavaScript Developer
10 3 (2.44%) JIRA Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Node.js Developer
10 3 (2.44%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.63%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (33.33%) RESTful
2 40 (32.52%) Android SDK
3 29 (23.58%) Web Services
4 28 (22.76%) REST
5 23 (18.70%) Core Data
6 21 (17.07%) React
7 19 (15.45%) UIKit
8 18 (14.63%) React Native
9 17 (13.82%) Core Animation
10 16 (13.01%) Cocoa
10 16 (13.01%) Redux
11 14 (11.38%) JSON
12 13 (10.57%) Node.js
13 12 (9.76%) Spring
13 12 (9.76%) Spring Boot
13 12 (9.76%) Spring Security
14 11 (8.94%) Kafka
14 11 (8.94%) ReactiveX
15 10 (8.13%) XML
16 9 (7.32%) gRPC
Miscellaneous
1 65 (52.85%) Mobile App
2 23 (18.70%) User Experience
3 19 (15.45%) iPhone
4 15 (12.20%) Fintech
4 15 (12.20%) iPad
5 12 (9.76%) Analytical Skills
6 11 (8.94%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (4.88%) Animation
7 6 (4.88%) Computer Science
8 4 (3.25%) Data Structures
8 4 (3.25%) Life Science
9 3 (2.44%) Social Media
10 2 (1.63%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.81%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (0.81%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.81%) Social Network
11 1 (0.81%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 122 (99.19%) Apple iOS
2 61 (49.59%) Android
3 1 (0.81%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (80.49%) iOS Development
2 55 (44.72%) Agile Software Development
3 40 (32.52%) TDD
4 28 (22.76%) Scrum
5 26 (21.14%) Continuous Integration
5 26 (21.14%) Mobile Development
6 25 (20.33%) Android Development
7 22 (17.89%) OO
8 21 (17.07%) BDD
9 20 (16.26%) Push Notifications
10 19 (15.45%) MVC
11 17 (13.82%) OOP
12 12 (9.76%) Microservices
13 11 (8.94%) CQRS
13 11 (8.94%) Domain-Driven Design
13 11 (8.94%) OOD
14 10 (8.13%) Functional Testing
14 10 (8.13%) Open Source
14 10 (8.13%) Test Automation
14 10 (8.13%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 90 (73.17%) Objective-C
2 63 (51.22%) Apple Swift
3 36 (29.27%) Java
4 28 (22.76%) JavaScript
5 15 (12.20%) ES6
6 13 (10.57%) GraphQL
7 12 (9.76%) SQL
8 4 (3.25%) C++
9 2 (1.63%) C
9 2 (1.63%) C#
9 2 (1.63%) Kotlin
10 1 (0.81%) ES7
10 1 (0.81%) PHP
Qualifications
1 2 (1.63%) Degree
2 1 (0.81%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.01%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.81%) Docker
1 1 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 29 (23.58%) Apple
2 15 (12.20%) Atlassian
2 15 (12.20%) Google
3 4 (3.25%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.44%) SAP