Period
to 21 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Mobile Application Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Application Development over the 6 months to 21 November 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.

Mobile App Development
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 623 641 695
Rank change year-on-year +18 +54 -34
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 264 249 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.24% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 186 149
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £281 £309 £300
90th Percentile £596 £556 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £369 £400
% change year-on-year +12.54% -7.81% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £15.00 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +233.33% -64.29% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.00

Mobile Application Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 89,902 88,410 89,209
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.39% 85.71% 85.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,517 58,799 58,827
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,324 2,124 2,465
UK median hourly rate £22.10 £23.08 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.24% +2.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.68 £49.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £23.88 £22.50
% change year-on-year -9.95% +6.11% -

Mobile Application Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mobile Application Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development.

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development over the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development within the UK over the 6 months to 21 November 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 -4 225 £445 +4.71% 117
London -6 128 £450 - 34
UK excluding London +26 127 £415 +12.54% 88
South East +25 53 £420 +5.00% 16
Scotland +1 20 £388 +3.33% 2
North of England -16 18 £500 +42.86% 34
Midlands -8 16 £388 - 16
Wales -18 11 £413 +3.13% 2
East Midlands +11 10 £400 -11.11% 3
North West -23 10 £425 -1.45% 23
Yorkshire -12 7 £500 +45.45% 10
West Midlands -19 6 £325 +4.00% 13
South West -19 5 £365 +0.69% 6
East of England -7 3 £325 -7.14% 12
North East -8 1 £275 -9.84% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 -

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Application Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Mobile Application Development.

1 264 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 155 (58.71%) Agile Software Development
3 137 (51.89%) JavaScript
4 131 (49.62%) Android
5 104 (39.39%) Apple iOS
6 101 (38.26%) Android Development
7 99 (37.50%) HTML
8 81 (30.68%) iOS Development
9 79 (29.92%) CSS
10 78 (29.55%) Node.js
11 74 (28.03%) HTML5
11 74 (28.03%) React
12 71 (26.89%) Scrum
13 69 (26.14%) TDD
14 68 (25.76%) Java
15 58 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
15 58 (21.97%) Git (software)
16 57 (21.59%) React Native
17 52 (19.70%) Microsoft
18 50 (18.94%) REST
19 48 (18.18%) Mobile Development
20 46 (17.42%) SQL
21 45 (17.05%) Web Application Development
22 44 (16.67%) CSS3
22 44 (16.67%) AngularJS
22 44 (16.67%) .NET
22 44 (16.67%) Finance
23 42 (15.91%) DevOps
24 41 (15.53%) Microservices
24 41 (15.53%) Open Source

Mobile Application Development
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 (3.03%) CMS
1 8 (3.03%) Skype for Business
2 6 (2.27%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 6 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (1.52%) ArcGIS
4 3 (1.14%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.76%) Confluence
5 2 (0.76%) Hyperledger
5 2 (0.76%) WebSphere
5 2 (0.76%) WordPress
6 1 (0.38%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.38%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.38%) Ethereum
6 1 (0.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.38%) IIS
6 1 (0.38%) Liferay
6 1 (0.38%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.38%) nginx
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.38%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 9 (3.41%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.52%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.38%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.76%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.38%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.38%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.38%) Magento
2 1 (0.38%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.38%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 58 (21.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 31 (11.74%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (5.68%) PaaS
4 10 (3.79%) Apigee
5 8 (3.03%) IaaS
6 6 (2.27%) npm
7 5 (1.89%) GitHub
7 5 (1.89%) Google Play
8 4 (1.52%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (1.52%) Datadog
8 4 (1.52%) Google Cloud Platform
8 4 (1.52%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 3 (1.14%) Force.com
9 3 (1.14%) Google Analytics
9 3 (1.14%) Yarn
10 2 (0.76%) Adobe Analytics
10 2 (0.76%) Office 365
11 1 (0.38%) Dynamics 365
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (4.17%) SSL
2 8 (3.03%) HTTP
2 8 (3.03%) Skype
3 6 (2.27%) Bluetooth
4 5 (1.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (0.76%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (7.95%) MySQL
2 19 (7.20%) SQL Server
3 9 (3.41%) Big Data
3 9 (3.41%) NoSQL
3 9 (3.41%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (3.41%) RDBMS
3 9 (3.41%) Relational Database
4 8 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 7 (2.65%) Redis
6 6 (2.27%) SQLite
7 5 (1.89%) GIS
7 5 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
8 4 (1.52%) InfluxDB
9 3 (1.14%) Apache Cassandra
9 3 (1.14%) Hadoop
10 2 (0.76%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 2 (0.76%) Blockchain
10 2 (0.76%) Power BI
11 1 (0.38%) Data Lake
11 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 58 (21.97%) Git (software)
2 26 (9.85%) Visual Studio Team System
3 20 (7.58%) Visual Studio
4 17 (6.44%) Jasmine
5 14 (5.30%) Mocha
6 12 (4.55%) JIRA
6 12 (4.55%) NUnit
7 11 (4.17%) Team Foundation Server
8 10 (3.79%) gulp
8 10 (3.79%) Jenkins
9 8 (3.03%) Grunt
9 8 (3.03%) Selenium
9 8 (3.03%) webpack
10 7 (2.65%) MSTest
11 6 (2.27%) Burp Suite
12 5 (1.89%) JUnit
13 4 (1.52%) Android Studio
13 4 (1.52%) ReSharper
13 4 (1.52%) SpecFlow
14 3 (1.14%) Maven
General
1 44 (16.67%) Finance
2 16 (6.06%) Banking
3 11 (4.17%) Marketing
4 6 (2.27%) Retail
5 3 (1.14%) Games
6 2 (0.76%) German Language
6 2 (0.76%) Italian Language
6 2 (0.76%) Retail Banking
6 2 (0.76%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.38%) Avionics
7 1 (0.38%) Billing
7 1 (0.38%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.38%) Law
7 1 (0.38%) Local Government
7 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 175 (66.29%) Developer
2 34 (12.88%) Android Developer
3 27 (10.23%) Mobile Developer
3 27 (10.23%) React Developer
4 21 (7.95%) Applications Developer
4 21 (7.95%) Senior Developer
5 18 (6.82%) iOS Developer
5 18 (6.82%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 17 (6.44%) Analyst
6 17 (6.44%) Business Analyst
7 14 (5.30%) .NET Developer
7 14 (5.30%) Java Developer
8 13 (4.92%) Software Developer
9 12 (4.55%) Web Developer
9 12 (4.55%) Xamarin Developer
10 11 (4.17%) Architect
10 11 (4.17%) C# Developer
10 11 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.17%) iOS Android Developer
11 10 (3.79%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (37.50%) HTML
2 79 (29.92%) CSS
3 78 (29.55%) Node.js
4 74 (28.03%) HTML5
4 74 (28.03%) React
5 57 (21.59%) React Native
6 50 (18.94%) REST
7 44 (16.67%) .NET
7 44 (16.67%) AngularJS
7 44 (16.67%) CSS3
8 38 (14.39%) RESTful
9 36 (13.64%) ASP.NET
9 36 (13.64%) jQuery
10 28 (10.61%) Web Services
11 27 (10.23%) JSON
12 20 (7.58%) XML
13 18 (6.82%) ASP.NET MVC
14 16 (6.06%) .NET Framework
14 16 (6.06%) Apache Cordova
14 16 (6.06%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 264 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 28 (10.61%) User Experience
3 16 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (4.55%) Computer Science
5 11 (4.17%) iPad
6 8 (3.03%) Fintech
6 8 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 8 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
7 7 (2.65%) NHS
7 7 (2.65%) Virtual Team
8 6 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.89%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.89%) IVR
9 5 (1.89%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.52%) Augmented Reality
10 4 (1.52%) Data Structures
10 4 (1.52%) iPhone
10 4 (1.52%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.52%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.14%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 131 (49.62%) Android
2 104 (39.39%) Apple iOS
3 30 (11.36%) Windows
4 23 (8.71%) Linux
5 8 (3.03%) CentOS
5 8 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (1.89%) Unix
7 4 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 4 (1.52%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.38%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (58.71%) Agile Software Development
2 101 (38.26%) Android Development
3 81 (30.68%) iOS Development
4 71 (26.89%) Scrum
5 69 (26.14%) TDD
6 48 (18.18%) Mobile Development
7 45 (17.05%) Web Application Development
8 42 (15.91%) DevOps
9 41 (15.53%) Microservices
9 41 (15.53%) Open Source
10 37 (14.02%) Kanban
11 35 (13.26%) Test Automation
12 32 (12.12%) Analytics
12 32 (12.12%) Open Source Development
13 29 (10.98%) MVC
14 26 (9.85%) Web Development
15 20 (7.58%) BDD
15 20 (7.58%) Front End Development
16 19 (7.20%) OO
17 18 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (51.89%) JavaScript
2 68 (25.76%) Java
3 46 (17.42%) SQL
4 39 (14.77%) C#
4 39 (14.77%) Python
5 28 (10.61%) Go
6 20 (7.58%) Apple Swift
7 17 (6.44%) C++
8 16 (6.06%) Objective-C
9 13 (4.92%) Bash Shell
9 13 (4.92%) PHP
10 12 (4.55%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 8 (3.03%) ES6
12 8 (3.03%) ES7
12 8 (3.03%) R
13 6 (2.27%) T-SQL
14 5 (1.89%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.89%) XAML
15 4 (1.52%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 25 (9.47%) Degree
2 9 (3.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 7 (2.65%) Security Cleared
4 6 (2.27%) CEH
4 6 (2.27%) CISSP
5 5 (1.89%) SC Cleared
6 4 (1.52%) ACCA
6 4 (1.52%) CIMA
6 4 (1.52%) Postgraduate
7 2 (0.76%) Numerate Degree
8 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.41%) QA
2 4 (1.52%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.52%) TickIT
3 2 (0.76%) GDPR
3 2 (0.76%) WCAG
4 1 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.38%) PSD2
System Software
1 39 (14.77%) Docker
2 4 (1.52%) Firmware
3 1 (0.38%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.38%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 29 (10.98%) Kubernetes
2 4 (1.52%) Consul
2 4 (1.52%) Grafana
2 4 (1.52%) Graphite
2 4 (1.52%) Kibana
2 4 (1.52%) logstash
2 4 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (1.52%) Puppet
2 4 (1.52%) Terraform
2 4 (1.52%) ZABBIX
3 2 (0.76%) Ansible
4 1 (0.38%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 52 (19.70%) Microsoft
2 27 (10.23%) Xamarin
3 22 (8.33%) Salesforce.com
4 16 (6.06%) Google
5 12 (4.55%) ServiceNow
6 9 (3.41%) Adobe
7 6 (2.27%) Oracle
8 5 (1.89%) Apple
8 5 (1.89%) Perfecto Mobile
8 5 (1.89%) Sencha
9 4 (1.52%) ESRI
9 4 (1.52%) Informatica
9 4 (1.52%) Mapbox
9 4 (1.52%) SaltStack
10 3 (1.14%) Saba
11 2 (0.76%) DevExpress
11 2 (0.76%) IBM
11 2 (0.76%) Omniture
11 2 (0.76%) SAP
11 2 (0.76%) Tealium