Period
to 21 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Mobile Applications Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 2018.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Application Developer
UK
6 months to
21 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 794 817 813
Rank change year-on-year +23 -4 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Applications Developer 91 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.063% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.066% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 47 50
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £325 £226 £319
90th Percentile £520 £493 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +7.14% -7.89% +10.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £62.50 -
% change year-on-year -28.00% - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 98,623 97,905 99,320
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.77% 94.92% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 65,129 64,557 64,752
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £270 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.91% +4.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,065 2,929 3,293
UK median hourly rate £18.44 £18.69 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.31% +3.81% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Mobile Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Mobile Applications Developer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Applications Developer in the UK

Mobile Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Applications Developer in the UK

Mobile Applications Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Applications Developer in the UK

Mobile Applications Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Applications Developer in the UK

Mobile Applications Developer
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 Applications Developer 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 +29 85 £413 +3.13% 35
UK excluding London +5 50 £375 +7.14% 29
London +29 38 £450 - 7
Midlands +8 24 £361 +3.21% 7
South East +4 15 £400 +6.67% 10
West Midlands -8 13 £360 +2.86% 6
East Midlands +16 11 £375 +5.26% 1
North of England -7 6 £375 -16.67% 7
North West -23 4 £375 -16.67% 2
Scotland -13 2 £413 +72.08%
East of England -10 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -12 1 - - 5
South West -16 1 £413 - 3
Wales -28 1 £425 +21.43% 1
North East - 1 £220 -

Mobile Applications Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2018, Mobile Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Mobile Applications Developer in the job title.

1 89 (97.80%) Mobile App
2 49 (53.85%) Android
3 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (51.65%) Apple iOS
4 46 (50.55%) JavaScript
5 31 (34.07%) Android Development
6 30 (32.97%) JSON
7 28 (30.77%) HTML
7 28 (30.77%) AngularJS
7 28 (30.77%) User Experience
8 25 (27.47%) CSS
8 25 (27.47%) Finance
8 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
8 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (26.37%) HTML5
9 24 (26.37%) Mobile Development
10 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
10 23 (25.27%) jQuery
10 23 (25.27%) Java
11 22 (24.18%) Git (software)
12 21 (23.08%) React Native
13 20 (21.98%) Apple Swift
13 20 (21.98%) iOS Development
13 20 (21.98%) Xamarin
14 19 (20.88%) JIRA
15 18 (19.78%) Visual Studio Team System
15 18 (19.78%) C#
15 18 (19.78%) Objective-C
15 18 (19.78%) Mobile Application Development
16 17 (18.68%) Twitter Bootstrap

Mobile Applications Developer Skill Set
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 (5.49%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.20%) CMS
2 2 (2.20%) Drupal
3 1 (1.10%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.10%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 25 (27.47%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (16.48%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (13.19%) PaaS
4 9 (9.89%) SaaS
5 7 (7.69%) Serverless
6 5 (5.49%) AWS Lambda
6 5 (5.49%) Google Play
7 3 (3.30%) GitHub
8 1 (1.10%) Firebase
Communications & Networking
1 3 (3.30%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.10%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQLite
2 10 (10.99%) Cosmos DB
2 10 (10.99%) MySQL
3 7 (7.69%) MongoDB
3 7 (7.69%) NoSQL
4 4 (4.40%) SQL Server
5 2 (2.20%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (2.20%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.10%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 22 (24.18%) Git (software)
2 19 (20.88%) JIRA
3 18 (19.78%) Visual Studio Team System
4 11 (12.09%) Subversion
4 11 (12.09%) Xcode
5 10 (10.99%) Mercurial
5 10 (10.99%) Sublime Text
5 10 (10.99%) Visual Studio
6 9 (9.89%) Eclipse
6 9 (9.89%) Jenkins
7 8 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (6.59%) Android Studio
8 6 (6.59%) Appium
8 6 (6.59%) TeamCity
9 5 (5.49%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (5.49%) Calabash
9 5 (5.49%) CircleCI
10 3 (3.30%) Gradle
10 3 (3.30%) gulp
11 2 (2.20%) Genymotion
General
1 25 (27.47%) Finance
2 3 (3.30%) Retail
3 1 (1.10%) Back Office
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Electronics
3 1 (1.10%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.97%) JSON
2 28 (30.77%) AngularJS
2 28 (30.77%) HTML
3 25 (27.47%) CSS
4 24 (26.37%) HTML5
5 23 (25.27%) jQuery
6 21 (23.08%) React Native
7 17 (18.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 17 (18.68%) Web Services
8 15 (16.48%) CSS3
8 15 (16.48%) Ionic Framework
8 15 (16.48%) iOS SDK
9 14 (15.38%) Apache Cordova
9 14 (15.38%) KnockoutJS
10 13 (14.29%) OAuth
10 13 (14.29%) REST
10 13 (14.29%) RESTful
11 12 (13.19%) Android SDK
11 12 (13.19%) OAuth2
11 12 (13.19%) OpenID
Miscellaneous
1 89 (97.80%) Mobile App
2 28 (30.77%) User Experience
3 15 (16.48%) iPhone
4 9 (9.89%) Public Cloud
5 7 (7.69%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (5.49%) iPad
7 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (3.30%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.30%) NHS
8 2 (2.20%) Fintech
8 2 (2.20%) N-Tier
9 1 (1.10%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.10%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (1.10%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.10%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 49 (53.85%) Android
2 47 (51.65%) Apple iOS
3 3 (3.30%) Windows
3 3 (3.30%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.10%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (51.65%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (34.07%) Android Development
3 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (26.37%) Mobile Development
5 23 (25.27%) Test Automation
6 20 (21.98%) iOS Development
7 18 (19.78%) Mobile Application Development
8 15 (16.48%) TDD
9 13 (14.29%) MVC
9 13 (14.29%) MVVM
9 13 (14.29%) OO
10 12 (13.19%) Microservices
10 12 (13.19%) Responsive Web Design
10 12 (13.19%) Scrum
11 11 (12.09%) SOLID
11 11 (12.09%) Web Design
12 10 (10.99%) API Integration
12 10 (10.99%) Benchmarking
12 10 (10.99%) DevOps
12 10 (10.99%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (50.55%) JavaScript
2 23 (25.27%) Java
3 20 (21.98%) Apple Swift
4 18 (19.78%) C#
4 18 (19.78%) Objective-C
5 10 (10.99%) JSX
6 8 (8.79%) SQL
7 7 (7.69%) Python
8 5 (5.49%) Ruby
9 4 (4.40%) PHP
10 3 (3.30%) Kotlin
11 2 (2.20%) ES6
12 1 (1.10%) C++
12 1 (1.10%) ES7
12 1 (1.10%) Java 8
12 1 (1.10%) Perl
12 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.10%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (3.30%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.30%) TickIT
2 1 (1.10%) QA
System Software
1 5 (5.49%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (10.99%) HockeyApp
2 5 (5.49%) Ansible
2 5 (5.49%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (5.49%) Puppet
3 1 (1.10%) Prometheus
3 1 (1.10%) Terraform
Vendors
1 20 (21.98%) Xamarin
2 13 (14.29%) Apple
3 11 (12.09%) Microsoft
4 10 (10.99%) Atlassian
4 10 (10.99%) Twitter
5 8 (8.79%) Google
6 4 (4.40%) Sencha
7 1 (1.10%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.10%) IBM
7 1 (1.10%) Kony
7 1 (1.10%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.10%) Splunk