Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 628 653 685
Rank change year-on-year +25 +32 0
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 254 234 180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.23% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.27% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 180 130
UK median daily rate £450 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £312 £298
90th Percentile £638 £558 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +0.59% -0.59% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
UK median hourly rate - £18.51 £29.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.74% -46.82%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.50

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 86,123 87,389 81,704
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 86.02% 85.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,925 58,286 53,991
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,237 2,129 2,342
UK median hourly rate £23.88 £23.75 £24.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.55% -2.84% +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.70 £24.00 £23.42
% change year-on-year -5.42% +2.48% -7.36%

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 22 February 2019.

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 14 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 22 February 2019. 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 +13 218 £450 +2.86% 115
UK excluding London +40 134 £425 +0.59% 102
London +11 112 £480 +6.67% 28
South East -10 40 £425 -3.68% 26
Scotland +13 24 £475 +8.57% 8
Midlands +13 22 £433 +11.61% 17
South West -16 17 £413 +13.79% 5
North of England -28 15 £425 - 33
East Midlands +22 12 £400 -7.25% 3
West Midlands +1 10 £440 +40.80% 14
Wales +4 9 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -1 9 £500 +29.03% 9
East of England +6 7 £325 -7.14% 6
North West -24 6 £350 -17.65% 21

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 254 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 141 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
3 120 (47.24%) Android
4 109 (42.91%) JavaScript
5 98 (38.58%) Apple iOS
6 85 (33.46%) Android Development
7 77 (30.31%) Node.js
8 74 (29.13%) HTML
9 73 (28.74%) Java
10 68 (26.77%) Finance
11 66 (25.98%) iOS Development
12 63 (24.80%) Scrum
13 56 (22.05%) CSS
14 55 (21.65%) React
14 55 (21.65%) HTML5
15 52 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
16 51 (20.08%) Microservices
17 48 (18.90%) Microsoft
18 47 (18.50%) RESTful
19 46 (18.11%) Python
19 46 (18.11%) SQL
20 43 (16.93%) TDD
21 42 (16.54%) .NET
21 42 (16.54%) Git (software)
22 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
22 41 (16.14%) DevOps
23 36 (14.17%) React Native
23 36 (14.17%) PaaS
24 33 (12.99%) Analytics
24 33 (12.99%) Mobile Development

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 15 (5.91%) Skype for Business
2 11 (4.33%) CMS
3 8 (3.15%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 8 (3.15%) Confluence
4 7 (2.76%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (1.97%) Cloud Foundry
6 3 (1.18%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.18%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.79%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.39%) Apache
8 1 (0.39%) Apache Spark
8 1 (0.39%) Hyperledger
8 1 (0.39%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.39%) nginx
8 1 (0.39%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.39%) WordPress
Applications
1 16 (6.30%) Chatbot
2 4 (1.57%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.18%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (0.39%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.57%) Northgate Housing
1 4 (1.57%) OPENHousing
1 4 (1.57%) Unit4 Business World
2 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 52 (20.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 36 (14.17%) PaaS
3 31 (12.20%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (9.84%) Apigee
5 15 (5.91%) IaaS
6 10 (3.94%) Yarn
7 9 (3.54%) npm
8 8 (3.15%) OpenShift
9 5 (1.97%) Datadog
9 5 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (1.57%) Azure Active Directory
10 4 (1.57%) GitHub
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.79%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.79%) Office 365
11 2 (0.79%) Serverless
12 1 (0.39%) Adobe Analytics
12 1 (0.39%) Heroku
12 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 25 (9.84%) SSL
2 15 (5.91%) Skype
3 7 (2.76%) HTTP
4 6 (2.36%) Internet
5 4 (1.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (0.79%) Bluetooth
6 2 (0.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (6.30%) MySQL
2 15 (5.91%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.72%) Apache Cassandra
4 11 (4.33%) NoSQL
5 7 (2.76%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (2.76%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.36%) RDBMS
6 6 (2.36%) SQLite
7 5 (1.97%) Big Data
7 5 (1.97%) InfluxDB
7 5 (1.97%) Redis
8 3 (1.18%) GIS
9 2 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.79%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.39%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.39%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.39%) QGIS
10 1 (0.39%) QlikView
10 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 42 (16.54%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.69%) Jenkins
2 17 (6.69%) JIRA
3 14 (5.51%) gulp
4 13 (5.12%) Maven
5 12 (4.72%) Visual Studio Team System
6 10 (3.94%) webpack
7 8 (3.15%) Mocha
7 8 (3.15%) Visual Studio
8 7 (2.76%) Jasmine
9 6 (2.36%) Burp Suite
9 6 (2.36%) MSTest
9 6 (2.36%) NUnit
9 6 (2.36%) Xcode
10 5 (1.97%) Android Studio
10 5 (1.97%) Bitbucket
10 5 (1.97%) JUnit
11 3 (1.18%) git-flow
11 3 (1.18%) Mockito
11 3 (1.18%) PostCSS
General
1 68 (26.77%) Finance
2 21 (8.27%) Banking
3 16 (6.30%) Marketing
4 9 (3.54%) Back Office
5 7 (2.76%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.97%) Legal
6 5 (1.97%) Retail
7 3 (1.18%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) German Language
8 2 (0.79%) Italian Language
8 2 (0.79%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.39%) Games
9 1 (0.39%) Law
9 1 (0.39%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 155 (61.02%) Developer
2 32 (12.60%) Senior Developer
3 30 (11.81%) Android Developer
4 24 (9.45%) Mobile Developer
5 21 (8.27%) iOS Developer
6 20 (7.87%) Analyst
7 19 (7.48%) Applications Developer
8 17 (6.69%) Architect
8 17 (6.69%) Lead Developer
9 16 (6.30%) Java Developer
9 16 (6.30%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 15 (5.91%) Business Analyst
10 15 (5.91%) Software Developer
11 12 (4.72%) .NET Developer
11 12 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 12 (4.72%) React Developer
12 11 (4.33%) Designer
12 11 (4.33%) iOS Android Developer
12 11 (4.33%) JavaScript Developer
13 10 (3.94%) Azure Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 77 (30.31%) Node.js
2 74 (29.13%) HTML
3 56 (22.05%) CSS
4 55 (21.65%) HTML5
4 55 (21.65%) React
5 47 (18.50%) RESTful
6 42 (16.54%) .NET
7 41 (16.14%) AngularJS
8 36 (14.17%) React Native
9 31 (12.20%) jQuery
10 30 (11.81%) XML
11 28 (11.02%) CSS3
11 28 (11.02%) JSON
12 27 (10.63%) REST
13 22 (8.66%) OAuth
14 21 (8.27%) Apache Cordova
15 20 (7.87%) ASP.NET
16 19 (7.48%) Web Services
17 18 (7.09%) WebSockets
18 17 (6.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 254 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 28 (11.02%) User Experience
3 20 (7.87%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.33%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (3.54%) Virtual Team
6 8 (3.15%) Blackberry
6 8 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (2.76%) iPad
7 7 (2.76%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.36%) NHS
9 5 (1.97%) Fintech
9 5 (1.97%) IVR
10 4 (1.57%) Greenfield Project
10 4 (1.57%) iPhone
10 4 (1.57%) Public Cloud
10 4 (1.57%) Smart Home
11 3 (1.18%) Augmented Reality
11 3 (1.18%) EMV
11 3 (1.18%) Equities
11 3 (1.18%) Marketing Technology
Operating Systems
1 120 (47.24%) Android
2 98 (38.58%) Apple iOS
3 33 (12.99%) Linux
4 31 (12.20%) Windows
5 15 (5.91%) CentOS
5 15 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.57%) Unix
6 4 (1.57%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.39%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 141 (55.51%) Agile Software Development
2 85 (33.46%) Android Development
3 66 (25.98%) iOS Development
4 63 (24.80%) Scrum
5 51 (20.08%) Microservices
6 43 (16.93%) TDD
7 41 (16.14%) DevOps
8 33 (12.99%) Analytics
8 33 (12.99%) Mobile Development
9 32 (12.60%) Kanban
10 30 (11.81%) Test Automation
11 28 (11.02%) Web Application Development
12 25 (9.84%) MVC
13 23 (9.06%) Open Source
14 20 (7.87%) Web Development
15 19 (7.48%) Computer Science
15 19 (7.48%) Configuration Management
16 18 (7.09%) Unit Testing
17 17 (6.69%) Artificial Intelligence
17 17 (6.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 109 (42.91%) JavaScript
2 73 (28.74%) Java
3 46 (18.11%) Python
3 46 (18.11%) SQL
4 23 (9.06%) Apple Swift
5 22 (8.66%) C#
6 20 (7.87%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.69%) Go
8 15 (5.91%) PowerShell
8 15 (5.91%) R
9 13 (5.12%) Objective-C
10 11 (4.33%) ES6
11 9 (3.54%) PHP
12 7 (2.76%) TypeScript
13 6 (2.36%) Kotlin
14 5 (1.97%) XAML
15 4 (1.57%) ES7
16 3 (1.18%) C++
16 3 (1.18%) Java 8
17 2 (0.79%) C
Qualifications
1 29 (11.42%) Degree
2 13 (5.12%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.54%) CISSP
4 7 (2.76%) CEH
5 4 (1.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.79%) CLAS
6 2 (0.79%) GIAC
6 2 (0.79%) Numerate Degree
6 2 (0.79%) SANS
6 2 (0.79%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.39%) ACCA
7 1 (0.39%) CIMA
7 1 (0.39%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (7.09%) QA
2 4 (1.57%) ISO 9001
2 4 (1.57%) TickIT
2 4 (1.57%) WCAG
3 2 (0.79%) GDPR
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 2 (0.79%) PSD2
4 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (12.60%) Docker
2 4 (1.57%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 24 (9.45%) Kubernetes
2 6 (2.36%) Terraform
3 5 (1.97%) Consul
3 5 (1.97%) Grafana
3 5 (1.97%) Graphite
3 5 (1.97%) Kibana
3 5 (1.97%) logstash
3 5 (1.97%) Puppet
3 5 (1.97%) ZABBIX
4 4 (1.57%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (0.79%) Ansible
5 2 (0.79%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.39%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 48 (18.90%) Microsoft
2 23 (9.06%) Google
3 21 (8.27%) Xamarin
4 20 (7.87%) ServiceNow
5 15 (5.91%) Adobe
6 13 (5.12%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (3.54%) Sencha
8 5 (1.97%) Perfecto Mobile
8 5 (1.97%) SaltStack
9 4 (1.57%) Apple
9 4 (1.57%) Atlassian
9 4 (1.57%) Facebook
9 4 (1.57%) Northgate
10 3 (1.18%) Oracle
11 2 (0.79%) SAP
11 2 (0.79%) Twitter
12 1 (0.39%) Coverity
12 1 (0.39%) ESRI
12 1 (0.39%) IBM
12 1 (0.39%) Saba