The median contractor rate for a Mobile Applications Developer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 560 600 561
Rank change year-on-year +40 -39  
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Applications Developer 23 40 70
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.051% 0.075% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.054% 0.079% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 40
Median daily rate £450 £400 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +20.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £313
% change year-on-year +12.50% +28.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42574 50675 51233
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 32785 30936
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 1588 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.93 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Mobile Applications Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Mobile Applications Developer in the job title.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Applications Developer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Applications Developer in the UK

Mobile Applications Developer
Top 18 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 3 months to 27 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 +32 22 £450 +12.50% 23
London +31 7 £450 -8.16% 9
North West +25 5 £450 +20.80% 2
South East +11 4 - - 2
Manchester - 4 £450 - 1
Yorkshire +10 2 - -
East Midlands -5 2 - - 5
West Midlands - 2 £400 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £400 -
Leicester - 2 - - 3
Staines - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 - - 3
West Yorkshire +10 1 - -
Leeds +6 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 £450 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £450 - 1

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Mobile Applications Developer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Mobile Applications Developer in the job title.

1 62 (93.94%) Mobile App
2 47 (71.21%) Android
3 34 (51.52%) Apple iOS
4 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
4 30 (45.45%) Android Development
5 24 (36.36%) Java
6 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
7 20 (30.30%) iOS Development
7 20 (30.30%) User Experience
8 16 (24.24%) Mobile Application Development
9 14 (21.21%) Apple Swift
10 13 (19.70%) Mobile Development
10 13 (19.70%) Scrum
11 12 (18.18%) Objective-C
11 12 (18.18%) C#
11 12 (18.18%) Windows
11 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
12 11 (16.67%) HTML
12 11 (16.67%) Xamarin
13 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
14 9 (13.64%) REST
14 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
14 9 (13.64%) TDD
14 9 (13.64%) iPhone
15 8 (12.12%) HTML5
15 8 (12.12%) React Native
16 7 (10.61%) Node.js
16 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
16 7 (10.61%) Cocoa
16 7 (10.61%) Xcode

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 2 (3.03%) Mule
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.06%) TestFlight
2 2 (3.03%) Google Play
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) GitHub
3 1 (1.52%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.55%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.03%) HTTP
3 1 (1.52%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.58%) SQLite
2 4 (6.06%) MongoDB
2 4 (6.06%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.52%) MySQL
3 1 (1.52%) NoSQL
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (18.18%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
3 7 (10.61%) Visual Studio
3 7 (10.61%) Xcode
4 5 (7.58%) Android Studio
4 5 (7.58%) CocoaPods
5 3 (4.55%) Cucumber
5 3 (4.55%) JIRA
6 1 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
6 1 (1.52%) Babel
6 1 (1.52%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.52%) Gradle
6 1 (1.52%) IntelliJ
6 1 (1.52%) Jasmine
6 1 (1.52%) JUnit
6 1 (1.52%) Mockito
6 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.52%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.52%) webpack
General
1 5 (7.58%) Games
2 4 (6.06%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Finance
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (16.67%) HTML
2 9 (13.64%) AngularJS
2 9 (13.64%) REST
3 8 (12.12%) HTML5
3 8 (12.12%) React Native
4 7 (10.61%) Cocoa
4 7 (10.61%) CSS
4 7 (10.61%) Node.js
4 7 (10.61%) Web Services
5 6 (9.09%) PhoneGap
5 6 (9.09%) React
6 5 (7.58%) .NET
6 5 (7.58%) Android SDK
6 5 (7.58%) Apache Cordova
6 5 (7.58%) Cocoa Touch
6 5 (7.58%) JSON
6 5 (7.58%) RESTful
6 5 (7.58%) Spring
7 4 (6.06%) CSS3
7 4 (6.06%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 62 (93.94%) Mobile App
2 20 (30.30%) User Experience
3 9 (13.64%) iPhone
4 4 (6.06%) Graphic Design
5 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.55%) Mobile Games
5 3 (4.55%) Online Banking
6 2 (3.03%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.52%) Algorithms
7 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.52%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.52%) iPad
7 1 (1.52%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.52%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 47 (71.21%) Android
2 34 (51.52%) Apple iOS
3 12 (18.18%) Windows
4 4 (6.06%) Mac OS X
5 3 (4.55%) Windows Phone
6 2 (3.03%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.52%) Linux
7 1 (1.52%) webOS
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.52%) Windows Phone 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
1 30 (45.45%) Android Development
2 20 (30.30%) iOS Development
3 16 (24.24%) Mobile Application Development
4 13 (19.70%) Mobile Development
4 13 (19.70%) Scrum
5 9 (13.64%) TDD
6 7 (10.61%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (9.09%) BDD
8 5 (7.58%) Configuration Management
8 5 (7.58%) MVC
9 4 (6.06%) Change Control
9 4 (6.06%) Front End Development
9 4 (6.06%) Release Management
10 3 (4.55%) E-Commerce
10 3 (4.55%) Pattern Recognition
10 3 (4.55%) Prototyping
10 3 (4.55%) Web Development
11 2 (3.03%) Game Development
11 2 (3.03%) Rapid Prototyping
Programming Languages
1 24 (36.36%) Java
2 22 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 14 (21.21%) Apple Swift
4 12 (18.18%) C#
4 12 (18.18%) Objective-C
5 3 (4.55%) C
5 3 (4.55%) ES6
6 2 (3.03%) C++
6 2 (3.03%) SQL
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
Qualifications
1 6 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (6.06%) Security Cleared
3 3 (4.55%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.52%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 11 (16.67%) Xamarin
2 3 (4.55%) Splunk
2 3 (4.55%) Tealium
3 2 (3.03%) Appcelerator
3 2 (3.03%) Citrix
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
4 1 (1.52%) Apple
4 1 (1.52%) Facebook
4 1 (1.52%) Google
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle
4 1 (1.52%) PubNub
4 1 (1.52%) Samsung
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