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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Mobile Application Development
UK
Rank 504 529 516
Rank change year-on-year +25 -13  
Contract jobs citing Mobile Application Development 89 115 108
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.22% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 79 70
Median daily rate £425 £400 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.89%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £300 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £330 £360
% change year-on-year +21.21% -8.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £55.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +29.41%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £22.54 £42.50
% change year-on-year - -46.96%  

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

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37646 44098 42190
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.11% 82.88% 79.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24821 28901 26121
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.06%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 953 1111 1212
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +34.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £38.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.09% +29.16%  

Mobile Application Development
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Mobile Application Development as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Application Development.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Application Development in the UK

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +2 85 £450 +12.50% 71
London +23 37 £450 - 17
North West +30 16 £438 +33.58% 8
Manchester +23 14 £450 +36.36% 6
South East +8 9 £250 -25.92% 15
Surrey +14 6 - -
East Midlands -7 5 £400 +11.88% 5
Scotland +26 4 £413 +10.00% 3
Yorkshire +17 4 £450 +63.63% 2
West Midlands +12 4 £325 -13.33% 7
North East -8 4 £450 - 5
Tyne and Wear -9 4 £450 - 5
Staines - 4 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £450 - 4
Edinburgh - 4 £413 - 1
Leeds +10 3 £450 +63.63% 1
West Yorkshire +9 3 £450 +63.63% 1
City of London -2 3 £356 -20.83% 4
Leicestershire -3 3 £400 -27.27% 3
Cheshire +21 2 £295 -5.60%
South West -3 2 £375 +15.38% 3
East of England -8 2 £225 -47.05% 9
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £250 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 £225 - 4
Cambridge - 2 £225 - 3
Northampton - 2 - -
Coventry +4 1 £400 -
Solihull +2 1 £200 -38.46% 3
Birmingham -1 1 - - 2

Mobile Application Development
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Application Development 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 Mobile Application Development.

1 182 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 108 (59.34%) JavaScript
3 75 (41.21%) HTML
4 69 (37.91%) CSS
5 66 (36.26%) Apple iOS
6 64 (35.16%) C#
7 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
8 59 (32.42%) Android
9 58 (31.87%) .NET
10 51 (28.02%) Xamarin
11 44 (24.18%) TDD
12 42 (23.08%) Java
12 42 (23.08%) AngularJS
13 38 (20.88%) HTML5
13 38 (20.88%) iOS Development
13 38 (20.88%) React
13 38 (20.88%) Front End Development
14 37 (20.33%) Android Development
15 32 (17.58%) NoSQL
16 29 (15.93%) Finance
16 29 (15.93%) jQuery
16 29 (15.93%) Node.js
17 26 (14.29%) MVC
17 26 (14.29%) Web Services
18 25 (13.74%) .NET Framework
19 24 (13.19%) CSS3
20 22 (12.09%) Umbraco
21 21 (11.54%) Git (software)
22 20 (10.99%) User Experience
22 20 (10.99%) Apple Swift

Mobile Application Development
Top Related 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 22 (12.09%) Umbraco
2 6 (3.30%) CMS
2 6 (3.30%) IIS
3 5 (2.75%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.20%) Confluence
4 4 (2.20%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.65%) Apache Spark
5 3 (1.65%) WordPress
6 2 (1.10%) Joomla!
6 2 (1.10%) Mule
6 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.10%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.55%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (0.55%) Apache
7 1 (0.55%) Documentum
7 1 (0.55%) Jetty
7 1 (0.55%) Kentico
7 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.55%) SAS
7 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 4 (2.20%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.65%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.55%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (2.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (3.30%) GitHub
4 4 (2.20%) Amazon S3
4 4 (2.20%) TestFlight
5 3 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (1.10%) Bluemix
6 2 (1.10%) Heroku
6 2 (1.10%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.55%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.55%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.20%) Internet
1 4 (2.20%) Intranet
2 3 (1.65%) NFC
3 2 (1.10%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.10%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.55%) Extranet
4 1 (0.55%) HTTP
4 1 (0.55%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.58%) NoSQL
2 14 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 12 (6.59%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.49%) MySQL
5 4 (2.20%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 4 (2.20%) Amazon Redshift
5 4 (2.20%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.20%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.20%) SQLite
6 3 (1.65%) GIS
6 3 (1.65%) Redis
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.55%) Power BI
8 1 (0.55%) Qlik Sense
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 21 (11.54%) Git (software)
2 13 (7.14%) JIRA
3 12 (6.59%) Jenkins
4 11 (6.04%) Xcode
5 10 (5.49%) Grunt
6 9 (4.95%) gulp
7 8 (4.40%) Android Studio
8 6 (3.30%) jMock
8 6 (3.30%) JUnit
8 6 (3.30%) Mockito
9 5 (2.75%) CocoaPods
9 5 (2.75%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.75%) Karma Test Runner
9 5 (2.75%) Mocha
10 4 (2.20%) Maven
10 4 (2.20%) Mercurial
10 4 (2.20%) Subversion
10 4 (2.20%) Visual Studio
11 3 (1.65%) Eclipse
11 3 (1.65%) TeamCity
General
1 29 (15.93%) Finance
2 8 (4.40%) Manufacturing
3 7 (3.85%) Banking
4 6 (3.30%) Marketing
5 5 (2.75%) Electronics
5 5 (2.75%) Retail
6 4 (2.20%) Games
6 4 (2.20%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.65%) Publishing
8 2 (1.10%) Automotive
8 2 (1.10%) French Language
8 2 (1.10%) Legal
9 1 (0.55%) Advertising
9 1 (0.55%) German Language
9 1 (0.55%) Italian Language
9 1 (0.55%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 134 (73.63%) Developer
2 36 (19.78%) Xamarin Developer
3 32 (17.58%) .NET Developer
4 26 (14.29%) C# Developer
5 25 (13.74%) C# .NET Developer
6 20 (10.99%) iOS Developer
7 19 (10.44%) Android Developer
7 19 (10.44%) Mobile Developer
8 18 (9.89%) NoSQL Developer
9 17 (9.34%) Applications Developer
10 16 (8.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 16 (8.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 14 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 13 (7.14%) Architect
12 13 (7.14%) Java Developer
13 12 (6.59%) Senior Developer
14 11 (6.04%) iOS Android Developer
15 8 (4.40%) Senior .NET Developer
16 6 (3.30%) HTML Developer
16 6 (3.30%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.21%) HTML
2 69 (37.91%) CSS
3 58 (31.87%) .NET
4 42 (23.08%) AngularJS
5 38 (20.88%) HTML5
5 38 (20.88%) React
6 29 (15.93%) jQuery
6 29 (15.93%) Node.js
7 26 (14.29%) Web Services
8 25 (13.74%) .NET Framework
9 24 (13.19%) CSS3
10 18 (9.89%) RESTful
11 17 (9.34%) JSON
12 16 (8.79%) REST
13 15 (8.24%) Spring
14 14 (7.69%) React Native
14 14 (7.69%) SOAP
15 13 (7.14%) ASP.NET
16 11 (6.04%) Backbone.js
16 11 (6.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 182 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 20 (10.99%) User Experience
3 9 (4.95%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.85%) Fintech
5 6 (3.30%) Embedded Systems
6 5 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
7 4 (2.20%) Data Structures
7 4 (2.20%) iPhone
8 3 (1.65%) Management Information System
8 3 (1.65%) Online Banking
8 3 (1.65%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
9 2 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
9 2 (1.10%) Interactive TV
9 2 (1.10%) IPTV
9 2 (1.10%) MHEG
9 2 (1.10%) Motion Graphics
10 1 (0.55%) Contactless
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 66 (36.26%) Apple iOS
2 59 (32.42%) Android
3 20 (10.99%) Windows
4 6 (3.30%) Linux
4 6 (3.30%) Windows Server
5 4 (2.20%) Embedded Linux
5 4 (2.20%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.10%) webOS
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.10%) Windows Phone 7
7 1 (0.55%) MVS
7 1 (0.55%) Unix
7 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (34.07%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (24.18%) TDD
3 38 (20.88%) Front End Development
3 38 (20.88%) iOS Development
4 37 (20.33%) Android Development
5 26 (14.29%) MVC
6 19 (10.44%) Responsive Web Design
7 18 (9.89%) BDD
7 18 (9.89%) Mobile Development
8 17 (9.34%) Scrum
9 16 (8.79%) OO
10 12 (6.59%) E-Commerce
11 11 (6.04%) Open Source
11 11 (6.04%) Web Design
12 10 (5.49%) Software Engineering
12 10 (5.49%) Web Application Development
13 9 (4.95%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (4.95%) Web Development
14 8 (4.40%) Project Management
15 7 (3.85%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 108 (59.34%) JavaScript
2 64 (35.16%) C#
3 42 (23.08%) Java
4 20 (10.99%) Apple Swift
5 19 (10.44%) Objective-C
6 15 (8.24%) C++
7 10 (5.49%) PHP
8 9 (4.95%) Ruby
8 9 (4.95%) SQL
9 7 (3.85%) C
9 7 (3.85%) Python
10 4 (2.20%) VB
11 2 (1.10%) ActionScript
11 2 (1.10%) Apex Code
12 1 (0.55%) ECMAScript
12 1 (0.55%) ES6
12 1 (0.55%) Perl
12 1 (0.55%) PHP 7
12 1 (0.55%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.55%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (3.85%) Security Cleared
2 6 (3.30%) Degree
3 4 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (1.65%) PMI Certification
4 3 (1.65%) SC Cleared
5 2 (1.10%) PMP
5 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.30%) QA
2 2 (1.10%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 4 (2.20%) Docker
2 1 (0.55%) Firmware
2 1 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 2 (1.10%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.55%) Kibana
2 1 (0.55%) Kubernetes
2 1 (0.55%) Mesos
Vendors
1 51 (28.02%) Xamarin
2 5 (2.75%) Apple
3 4 (2.20%) Google
3 4 (2.20%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.20%) SAP
3 4 (2.20%) Splunk
4 3 (1.65%) Oracle
4 3 (1.65%) Tealium
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe
5 2 (1.10%) Atlassian
5 2 (1.10%) IBM
5 2 (1.10%) OpenTV
5 2 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
5 2 (1.10%) Twitter
6 1 (0.55%) New Relic
6 1 (0.55%) OpenText
6 1 (0.55%) ServiceNow
6 1 (0.55%) Tableau
6 1 (0.55%) Talend
6 1 (0.55%) TIBCO
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