Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 762 777 711
Rank change year-on-year +15 -66 -7
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 107 115 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.36% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 102 130
UK median daily rate £439 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.24% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £342 £315 £263
90th Percentile £550 £538 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £355 £313
% change year-on-year +12.68% +13.60% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 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 31740 31617 31565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.05% 29.61% 27.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 22072 22067 21417
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 385 379 516
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +7.36%
10th Percentile £16.35 £13.45 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +15.23%

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 26 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing iOS SDK over the 6 months to 26 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 26 September 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 +12 106 £440 +3.53% 22
UK excluding London +81 59 £400 +12.68% 10
London -32 48 £475 +10.14% 12
North of England +77 20 £431 +23.21% 2
South East +28 14 £388 -22.50% 1
Midlands +34 9 £394 - 4
South West +11 9 £350 -6.67% 1
Yorkshire +36 8 £420 +24.44%
North West +29 7 £438 +2.94% 2
East of England -2 7 £413 +25.00% 2
East Midlands - 7 £400 - 1
North East +82 5 £500 +60.00%
West Midlands +40 2 £350 - 3
Scotland +14 1 £388 +3.33%

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 106 (99.07%) Apple iOS
2 95 (88.79%) iOS Development
3 79 (73.83%) Objective-C
4 67 (62.62%) Apple Swift
5 57 (53.27%) Mobile App
6 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
7 48 (44.86%) Android
8 39 (36.45%) RESTful
9 35 (32.71%) Android SDK
10 33 (30.84%) Android Development
10 33 (30.84%) Xcode
11 31 (28.97%) Apple
12 29 (27.10%) TDD
13 28 (26.17%) JSON
13 28 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
13 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
13 28 (26.17%) Java
14 27 (25.23%) Core Data
15 26 (24.30%) REST
16 24 (22.43%) Scrum
17 23 (21.50%) iPhone
18 22 (20.56%) Push Notifications
18 22 (20.56%) Cocoa
18 22 (20.56%) OO
19 21 (19.63%) UIKit
20 20 (18.69%) GitHub
20 20 (18.69%) Mobile Development
20 20 (18.69%) Web Services
20 20 (18.69%) JIRA
21 19 (17.76%) Core Animation

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 9 (8.41%) Confluence
2 2 (1.87%) Alfresco
2 2 (1.87%) CMS
2 2 (1.87%) Drupal
2 2 (1.87%) Liferay
2 2 (1.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.93%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 20 (18.69%) GitHub
2 2 (1.87%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.87%) Firebase
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.93%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.21%) Bluetooth
2 2 (1.87%) HTTP
3 1 (0.93%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) MySQL
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) MongoDB
2 1 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (30.84%) Xcode
2 28 (26.17%) Git (software)
3 20 (18.69%) JIRA
4 19 (17.76%) Jenkins
5 11 (10.28%) Crashlytics
6 9 (8.41%) Bitbucket
7 8 (7.48%) JUnit
8 7 (6.54%) git-flow
8 7 (6.54%) Subversion
9 5 (4.67%) CocoaPods
10 4 (3.74%) Android Studio
11 3 (2.80%) Gradle
12 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
12 2 (1.87%) Mercurial
12 2 (1.87%) Selenium
13 1 (0.93%) Capybara
13 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
13 1 (0.93%) Maven
13 1 (0.93%) SonarQube
13 1 (0.93%) Travis CI
General
1 16 (14.95%) Banking
2 11 (10.28%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Advertising
4 4 (3.74%) Marketing
5 3 (2.80%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.80%) Retail
6 2 (1.87%) Games
7 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (95.33%) Developer
2 91 (85.05%) iOS Developer
3 30 (28.04%) Android Developer
4 23 (21.50%) iOS Android Developer
5 17 (15.89%) Mobile Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Senior Developer
6 15 (14.02%) Senior iOS Developer
7 13 (12.15%) Applications Developer
8 12 (11.21%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Agile Developer
9 4 (3.74%) Android Engineer
10 3 (2.80%) Java Developer
10 3 (2.80%) Software Engineer
11 2 (1.87%) Java Android Developer
12 1 (0.93%) C++ Consultant
12 1 (0.93%) C++ Developer
12 1 (0.93%) Java Mobile Developer
12 1 (0.93%) Mobile Architect
12 1 (0.93%) Mobile Software Engineer
12 1 (0.93%) Objective-C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (36.45%) RESTful
2 35 (32.71%) Android SDK
3 28 (26.17%) JSON
4 27 (25.23%) Core Data
5 26 (24.30%) REST
6 22 (20.56%) Cocoa
7 21 (19.63%) UIKit
8 20 (18.69%) Web Services
9 19 (17.76%) Core Animation
10 17 (15.89%) XML
11 14 (13.08%) SOAP
12 13 (12.15%) Cocoa Touch
13 8 (7.48%) HTML
13 8 (7.48%) WebKit
14 6 (5.61%) iPhone SDK
15 5 (4.67%) React Native
16 2 (1.87%) Apache Cordova
16 2 (1.87%) jQuery
16 2 (1.87%) PhoneGap
16 2 (1.87%) React
Miscellaneous
1 57 (53.27%) Mobile App
2 23 (21.50%) iPhone
3 19 (17.76%) User Experience
4 15 (14.02%) iPad
5 8 (7.48%) Animation
6 5 (4.67%) Computer Science
7 4 (3.74%) Data Structures
7 4 (3.74%) Fintech
7 4 (3.74%) Social Media
8 2 (1.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 2 (1.87%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.93%) 3D Graphics
9 1 (0.93%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.93%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (0.93%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 106 (99.07%) Apple iOS
2 48 (44.86%) Android
3 1 (0.93%) Linux
3 1 (0.93%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (88.79%) iOS Development
2 53 (49.53%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (30.84%) Android Development
4 29 (27.10%) TDD
5 28 (26.17%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (22.43%) Scrum
7 22 (20.56%) OO
7 22 (20.56%) Push Notifications
8 20 (18.69%) Mobile Development
9 18 (16.82%) MVC
10 14 (13.08%) OOP
11 13 (12.15%) OOD
12 11 (10.28%) Unit Testing
13 9 (8.41%) Low Latency
14 8 (7.48%) B2C
14 8 (7.48%) Open Source
15 7 (6.54%) Pair Programming
16 6 (5.61%) Dependency Management
16 6 (5.61%) OOA/OOD
17 4 (3.74%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 79 (73.83%) Objective-C
2 67 (62.62%) Apple Swift
3 28 (26.17%) Java
4 10 (9.35%) JavaScript
5 7 (6.54%) C++
6 2 (1.87%) ES6
6 2 (1.87%) SQL
7 1 (0.93%) GraphQL
7 1 (0.93%) Perl
7 1 (0.93%) PHP
7 1 (0.93%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (2.80%) Degree
2 2 (1.87%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.61%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.93%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 31 (28.97%) Apple
2 18 (16.82%) Atlassian
3 6 (5.61%) Google
4 4 (3.74%) Xamarin
5 3 (2.80%) SAP
6 2 (1.87%) IBM
6 2 (1.87%) Microsoft
6 2 (1.87%) OpenText
6 2 (1.87%) Oracle
7 1 (0.93%) Facebook
7 1 (0.93%) Optimizely
7 1 (0.93%) Telerik