Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 641 624 719
Rank change year-on-year -17 +95 -83
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 253 244 192
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.25% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.29% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 165 175 138
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £305
90th Percentile £550 £565 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +15.86% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 7
UK median hourly rate £50.00 - £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £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 87,843 84,482 91,456
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.59% 85.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,002 55,697 60,469
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,428 2,091 2,390
UK median hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £22.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.58% +5.10% +3.80%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year -15.79% +1.06% +6.82%

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 September 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Application Development over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Top 15 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 September 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 -30 213 £450 +12.50% 152
London -12 127 £475 +5.56% 43
UK excluding London -41 119 £420 +15.86% 124
South East +13 53 £425 +6.25% 28
Scotland -2 25 £475 +33.33% 5
North of England -43 18 £400 +14.29% 34
North West -24 15 £425 +6.25% 16
Midlands -23 12 £400 +14.29% 23
West Midlands -28 9 £363 +7.41% 13
Wales -19 8 £350 -12.50% 7
East Midlands +2 3 £400 +6.67% 10
South West -19 2 £338 -6.90% 7
Yorkshire -25 2 £350 +3.70% 17
North East -20 1 £275 -8.33% 1
Northern Ireland - 1 £275 - 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 253 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 148 (58.50%) JavaScript
3 134 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
4 127 (50.20%) Android
5 103 (40.71%) Apple iOS
6 95 (37.55%) HTML
7 89 (35.18%) Android Development
8 85 (33.60%) CSS
9 76 (30.04%) Java
10 72 (28.46%) React
11 71 (28.06%) iOS Development
12 64 (25.30%) Node.js
13 63 (24.90%) HTML5
14 62 (24.51%) Scrum
15 61 (24.11%) TDD
16 60 (23.72%) React Native
17 53 (20.95%) Git (software)
18 50 (19.76%) Web Application Development
18 50 (19.76%) .NET
19 48 (18.97%) REST
20 46 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
21 44 (17.39%) CSS3
22 42 (16.60%) Microsoft
23 41 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
24 39 (15.42%) Open Source
24 39 (15.42%) Docker
24 39 (15.42%) C#
25 37 (14.62%) ASP.NET
26 36 (14.23%) Finance
26 36 (14.23%) Kanban

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 5 (1.98%) ArcGIS
2 3 (1.19%) WordPress
3 2 (0.79%) Apache
3 2 (0.79%) nginx
3 2 (0.79%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.40%) CMS
4 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.40%) Ethereum
4 1 (0.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Hyperledger
4 1 (0.40%) IIS
4 1 (0.40%) JBoss
4 1 (0.40%) Liferay
4 1 (0.40%) Mendix
4 1 (0.40%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.40%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (0.40%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (0.40%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.40%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (0.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.40%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.40%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.19%) Magento
2 1 (0.40%) Distributed Ledger
2 1 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.40%) R3 Corda
Cloud Services
1 46 (18.18%) Amazon AWS
2 41 (16.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.56%) PaaS
4 5 (1.98%) Google Play
5 4 (1.58%) GitHub
5 4 (1.58%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (1.19%) Force.com
6 3 (1.19%) Google Analytics
6 3 (1.19%) Serverless
7 2 (0.79%) Adobe Analytics
7 2 (0.79%) Amazon SQS
7 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (0.79%) npm
7 2 (0.79%) SaaS
8 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 1 (0.40%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.40%) Office 365
8 1 (0.40%) Twilio
8 1 (0.40%) Yarn
Communications & Networking
1 12 (4.74%) SSL
2 4 (1.58%) Bluetooth
2 4 (1.58%) HTTP
3 1 (0.40%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.49%) MySQL
2 22 (8.70%) SQL Server
3 12 (4.74%) Apache Cassandra
4 10 (3.95%) MongoDB
4 10 (3.95%) RDBMS
4 10 (3.95%) Relational Database
5 9 (3.56%) PostgreSQL
6 7 (2.77%) GIS
7 6 (2.37%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (1.98%) Big Data
9 4 (1.58%) SQLite
10 3 (1.19%) Hadoop
10 3 (1.19%) MariaDB
10 3 (1.19%) Redis
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.79%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.79%) NoSQL
11 2 (0.79%) Power BI
12 1 (0.40%) Apache Hive
12 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 53 (20.95%) Git (software)
2 29 (11.46%) Visual Studio Team System
3 26 (10.28%) Visual Studio
4 16 (6.32%) Jenkins
5 14 (5.53%) Jasmine
6 12 (4.74%) Grunt
6 12 (4.74%) gulp
6 12 (4.74%) NUnit
6 12 (4.74%) webpack
7 11 (4.35%) Maven
7 11 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
8 8 (3.16%) Mocha
8 8 (3.16%) Selenium
9 7 (2.77%) MSTest
10 4 (1.58%) JIRA
10 4 (1.58%) JUnit
10 4 (1.58%) ReSharper
10 4 (1.58%) SpecFlow
11 3 (1.19%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 3 (1.19%) Gradle
General
1 36 (14.23%) Finance
2 22 (8.70%) Banking
3 5 (1.98%) Back Office
3 5 (1.98%) Marketing
3 5 (1.98%) Retail
4 4 (1.58%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.19%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.19%) Games
6 2 (0.79%) Advertising
6 2 (0.79%) Law
7 1 (0.40%) Automotive
7 1 (0.40%) Avionics
7 1 (0.40%) Billing
7 1 (0.40%) Local Government
7 1 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
7 1 (0.40%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 167 (66.01%) Developer
2 31 (12.25%) Android Developer
3 29 (11.46%) React Developer
4 19 (7.51%) Mobile Developer
5 14 (5.53%) iOS Developer
6 13 (5.14%) .NET Developer
7 12 (4.74%) Applications Developer
7 12 (4.74%) Azure DevOps
7 12 (4.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 12 (4.74%) Web Developer
7 12 (4.74%) Xamarin Developer
8 11 (4.35%) Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) AWS DevOps
8 11 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 11 (4.35%) C# Developer
8 11 (4.35%) Cloud Consultant
8 11 (4.35%) Consultant
8 11 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
8 11 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 11 (4.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (37.55%) HTML
2 85 (33.60%) CSS
3 72 (28.46%) React
4 64 (25.30%) Node.js
5 63 (24.90%) HTML5
6 60 (23.72%) React Native
7 50 (19.76%) .NET
8 48 (18.97%) REST
9 44 (17.39%) CSS3
10 37 (14.62%) ASP.NET
11 34 (13.44%) AngularJS
11 34 (13.44%) RESTful
12 30 (11.86%) jQuery
13 20 (7.91%) Web Services
14 18 (7.11%) JSON
15 17 (6.72%) .NET Framework
16 16 (6.32%) ASP.NET MVC
17 15 (5.93%) Android SDK
18 14 (5.53%) Jest
19 13 (5.14%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 253 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 33 (13.04%) User Experience
3 22 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 11 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 10 (3.95%) Blackberry
5 10 (3.95%) Fintech
6 8 (3.16%) Greenfield Project
7 7 (2.77%) iPad
8 5 (1.98%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.98%) NHS
9 4 (1.58%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.19%) Augmented Reality
10 3 (1.19%) Marketing Technology
10 3 (1.19%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (0.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 2 (0.79%) Replication
12 1 (0.40%) EMV
12 1 (0.40%) Video\Live Streaming
12 1 (0.40%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 127 (50.20%) Android
2 103 (40.71%) Apple iOS
3 20 (7.91%) Windows
4 5 (1.98%) Windows Server
5 3 (1.19%) Linux
5 3 (1.19%) Unix
6 2 (0.79%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Embedded Compact
7 1 (0.40%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (52.96%) Agile Software Development
2 89 (35.18%) Android Development
3 71 (28.06%) iOS Development
4 62 (24.51%) Scrum
5 61 (24.11%) TDD
6 50 (19.76%) Web Application Development
7 39 (15.42%) Open Source
8 36 (14.23%) Kanban
9 34 (13.44%) Mobile Development
10 32 (12.65%) Open Source Development
11 28 (11.07%) MVC
12 27 (10.67%) OO
13 26 (10.28%) Test Automation
14 25 (9.88%) DevOps
15 23 (9.09%) Microservices
16 22 (8.70%) Front End Development
17 21 (8.30%) BDD
18 19 (7.51%) Continuous Delivery
19 18 (7.11%) Problem-Solving
20 17 (6.72%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 148 (58.50%) JavaScript
2 76 (30.04%) Java
3 39 (15.42%) C#
4 31 (12.25%) Go
4 31 (12.25%) SQL
5 28 (11.07%) Python
6 22 (8.70%) Objective-C
7 17 (6.72%) Apple Swift
8 16 (6.32%) C++
9 11 (4.35%) PHP
10 9 (3.56%) TypeScript
11 8 (3.16%) ES7
11 8 (3.16%) T-SQL
12 6 (2.37%) ES8
13 5 (1.98%) ES6
13 5 (1.98%) XAML
14 4 (1.58%) Apex Code
14 4 (1.58%) C
14 4 (1.58%) Kotlin
15 3 (1.19%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (10.67%) Degree
2 13 (5.14%) Computer Science Degree
3 9 (3.56%) Security Cleared
4 8 (3.16%) SC Cleared
5 5 (1.98%) Postgraduate
6 4 (1.58%) ACCA
6 4 (1.58%) CIMA
7 2 (0.79%) CEH
7 2 (0.79%) CISSP
8 1 (0.40%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.74%) QA
2 2 (0.79%) GDPR
2 2 (0.79%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.79%) TickIT
3 1 (0.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (15.42%) Docker
2 1 (0.40%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.40%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (11.86%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.79%) Ansible
Vendors
1 42 (16.60%) Microsoft
2 24 (9.49%) Xamarin
3 21 (8.30%) Salesforce.com
4 19 (7.51%) Google
5 11 (4.35%) Apigee
6 7 (2.77%) IBM
6 7 (2.77%) Oracle
7 5 (1.98%) ESRI
7 5 (1.98%) Mapbox
8 4 (1.58%) Adobe
8 4 (1.58%) Apple
8 4 (1.58%) Informatica
8 4 (1.58%) Saba
9 3 (1.19%) Sencha
10 2 (0.79%) Appcelerator
10 2 (0.79%) DevExpress
10 2 (0.79%) Facebook
10 2 (0.79%) Omniture
10 2 (0.79%) Sitecore
10 2 (0.79%) Tealium