Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 761 771 741
Rank change year-on-year +10 -30 -38
Contract jobs citing iOS SDK 87 117 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.091% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.28% 0.37% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 103 107
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £316 £315 £306
90th Percentile £534 £535 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +10.71% -12.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £46.75 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £46.75 - -

iOS SDK is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30770 31324 30904
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.16% 28.79% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 21246 21910 20500
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.90%
10th Percentile £306 £294 £269
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +3.90% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 386 381 465
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.00 £12.25 £15.02
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -2.70% +9.71%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +33 86 £425 - 22
UK excluding London +79 52 £388 +10.71% 10
London -38 35 £475 +5.56% 12
North of England +66 16 £439 +21.03% 3
South East +41 16 £388 +12.32% 2
Midlands +26 8 £394 - 1
East Midlands - 7 £400 -
Yorkshire +41 6 £420 +24.44% 1
North West +24 6 £439 +17.00% 2
East of England -2 6 £275 -21.43%
South West +4 5 £350 +16.67% 4
North East +61 4 £500 +60.00%
Scotland +38 1 £388 +3.33%
West Midlands +29 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 87 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 76 (87.36%) iOS Development
3 61 (70.11%) Objective-C
4 56 (64.37%) Apple Swift
5 48 (55.17%) Mobile App
6 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (47.13%) Android
8 36 (41.38%) RESTful
9 29 (33.33%) JSON
10 28 (32.18%) Xcode
10 28 (32.18%) Android Development
11 27 (31.03%) Android SDK
11 27 (31.03%) TDD
12 25 (28.74%) Apple
13 24 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
14 23 (26.44%) Mobile Development
15 22 (25.29%) Java
16 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
17 20 (22.99%) Scrum
18 19 (21.84%) OO
18 19 (21.84%) REST
19 18 (20.69%) iPhone
19 18 (20.69%) XML
19 18 (20.69%) User Experience
20 17 (19.54%) Core Data
20 17 (19.54%) Web Services
21 16 (18.39%) Cocoa
22 15 (17.24%) Banking
22 15 (17.24%) SOAP
23 14 (16.09%) JIRA

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 8 (9.20%) Confluence
2 2 (2.30%) Alfresco
2 2 (2.30%) CMS
2 2 (2.30%) Drupal
2 2 (2.30%) Liferay
2 2 (2.30%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.15%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 12 (13.79%) GitHub
2 2 (2.30%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.30%) Firebase
3 1 (1.15%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.15%) Google Play
3 1 (1.15%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 6 (6.90%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.15%) NFC
2 1 (1.15%) RFID
2 1 (1.15%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.30%) MySQL
2 1 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.15%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (32.18%) Xcode
2 21 (24.14%) Git (software)
3 14 (16.09%) JIRA
4 12 (13.79%) Jenkins
5 9 (10.34%) git-flow
6 8 (9.20%) Bitbucket
7 6 (6.90%) JUnit
8 5 (5.75%) Crashlytics
9 4 (4.60%) Android Studio
9 4 (4.60%) Subversion
10 2 (2.30%) CocoaPods
10 2 (2.30%) Cucumber
10 2 (2.30%) Gradle
10 2 (2.30%) Selenium
11 1 (1.15%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (1.15%) Artifactory
11 1 (1.15%) CircleCI
11 1 (1.15%) Mercurial
11 1 (1.15%) TeamCity
11 1 (1.15%) Travis CI
General
1 15 (17.24%) Banking
2 12 (13.79%) Finance
3 3 (3.45%) Advertising
3 3 (3.45%) Automotive
3 3 (3.45%) Manufacturing
3 3 (3.45%) Marketing
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
5 1 (1.15%) Games
Job Titles
1 84 (96.55%) Developer
2 75 (86.21%) iOS Developer
3 26 (29.89%) Android Developer
4 21 (24.14%) iOS Android Developer
5 16 (18.39%) Mobile Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Applications Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Senior Developer
6 11 (12.64%) Senior iOS Developer
7 4 (4.60%) Agile Developer
8 3 (3.45%) Android Engineer
8 3 (3.45%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Java Android Developer
9 2 (2.30%) Objective-C Developer
10 1 (1.15%) Analyst Developer
10 1 (1.15%) C++ Consultant
10 1 (1.15%) C++ Developer
10 1 (1.15%) C++ Software Engineer
10 1 (1.15%) Mobile Architect
10 1 (1.15%) Perl Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (41.38%) RESTful
2 29 (33.33%) JSON
3 27 (31.03%) Android SDK
4 19 (21.84%) REST
5 18 (20.69%) XML
6 17 (19.54%) Core Data
6 17 (19.54%) Web Services
7 16 (18.39%) Cocoa
8 15 (17.24%) SOAP
9 11 (12.64%) Core Animation
10 10 (11.49%) UIKit
11 8 (9.20%) Cocoa Touch
12 7 (8.05%) HTML
12 7 (8.05%) WebKit
13 5 (5.75%) iPhone SDK
14 2 (2.30%) .NET
14 2 (2.30%) Apache Cordova
14 2 (2.30%) jQuery
14 2 (2.30%) PhoneGap
14 2 (2.30%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 48 (55.17%) Mobile App
2 18 (20.69%) iPhone
2 18 (20.69%) User Experience
3 11 (12.64%) iPad
4 6 (6.90%) Animation
5 5 (5.75%) Computer Science
6 4 (4.60%) Fintech
7 3 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 3 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
7 3 (3.45%) Social Media
8 2 (2.30%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.15%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (1.15%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 87 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 41 (47.13%) Android
3 1 (1.15%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (87.36%) iOS Development
2 45 (51.72%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (32.18%) Android Development
4 27 (31.03%) TDD
5 24 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (26.44%) Mobile Development
7 20 (22.99%) Scrum
8 19 (21.84%) OO
9 13 (14.94%) Push Notifications
10 11 (12.64%) MVC
11 10 (11.49%) OOD
12 8 (9.20%) B2C
12 8 (9.20%) Low Latency
13 7 (8.05%) Open Source
13 7 (8.05%) Unit Testing
14 6 (6.90%) BDD
14 6 (6.90%) Dependency Management
14 6 (6.90%) OOP
14 6 (6.90%) Pair Programming
14 6 (6.90%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 61 (70.11%) Objective-C
2 56 (64.37%) Apple Swift
3 22 (25.29%) Java
4 6 (6.90%) C++
4 6 (6.90%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.15%) Perl
5 1 (1.15%) PHP
5 1 (1.15%) Ruby
5 1 (1.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.30%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.90%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.15%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 25 (28.74%) Apple
2 13 (14.94%) Atlassian
3 5 (5.75%) Google
3 5 (5.75%) Xamarin
4 2 (2.30%) IBM
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.30%) OpenText
4 2 (2.30%) Oracle
5 1 (1.15%) Facebook
5 1 (1.15%) Optimizely
5 1 (1.15%) SAP
5 1 (1.15%) Telerik