Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mobile Applications Developer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 835 809 783
Rank change year-on-year -26 -26 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Applications Developer 61 77 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.059% 0.073% 0.097%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.077% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 50 83
UK median daily rate £400 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% -6.67%
10th Percentile £224 £319 £240
90th Percentile £494 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £356 £380 £345
% change year-on-year -6.25% +10.14% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 - -

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
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 24 November 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 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 13 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 24 November 2017. 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 -22 59 £400 +5.26% 18
UK excluding London +27 33 £356 -6.25% 13
London -17 27 £450 +20.00% 5
East of England - 10 £300 -
South East +7 9 £375 -5.66% 3
North of England +37 6 £450 +18.42% 5
Midlands +32 4 £350 -24.53% 3
North West +27 4 £450 +9.76% 3
South West -3 3 £413 +22.22% 2
East Midlands - 3 £356 -
Yorkshire +8 2 - - 2
West Midlands +19 1 £350 -24.53% 3
Scotland +3 1 £240 -

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 61 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 34 (55.74%) Android
3 33 (54.10%) Apple iOS
4 24 (39.34%) iOS Development
5 23 (37.70%) Android Development
6 22 (36.07%) C#
7 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
7 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (34.43%) Xamarin
8 19 (31.15%) Mobile Development
9 15 (24.59%) Objective-C
10 11 (18.03%) RESTful
11 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
11 10 (16.39%) Mobile Application Development
11 10 (16.39%) Scrum
11 10 (16.39%) Java
12 9 (14.75%) HTML
12 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
12 9 (14.75%) React
13 8 (13.11%) Apple Swift
13 8 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
13 8 (13.11%) TDD
14 7 (11.48%) Web Services
14 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
14 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (11.48%) Node.js
14 7 (11.48%) React Native
14 7 (11.48%) User Experience
15 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
15 6 (9.84%) Apache Cordova

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 3 (4.92%) CMS
2 2 (3.28%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (4.92%) GIMP
1 3 (4.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (9.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.28%) Adobe Analytics
2 2 (3.28%) GitHub
3 1 (1.64%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.28%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.64%) NFC
2 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) Azure SQL Database
2 3 (4.92%) DocumentDB
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (16.39%) Git (software)
2 6 (9.84%) Jenkins
2 6 (9.84%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (4.92%) NUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Appcelerator Titanium
4 2 (3.28%) JUnit
4 2 (3.28%) Xcode
5 1 (1.64%) IntelliJ
General
1 6 (9.84%) Finance
2 4 (6.56%) Banking
2 4 (6.56%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.28%) Marketing
3 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.64%) Advertising
4 1 (1.64%) Back Office
4 1 (1.64%) Games
4 1 (1.64%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.03%) RESTful
2 9 (14.75%) HTML
2 9 (14.75%) React
3 7 (11.48%) Node.js
3 7 (11.48%) React Native
3 7 (11.48%) Web Services
4 6 (9.84%) Apache Cordova
4 6 (9.84%) CSS
5 5 (8.20%) AngularJS
5 5 (8.20%) HTML5
5 5 (8.20%) REST
6 4 (6.56%) Android SDK
6 4 (6.56%) CSS3
6 4 (6.56%) iOS SDK
6 4 (6.56%) Xamarin.iOS
7 3 (4.92%) jQuery
7 3 (4.92%) JSON
7 3 (4.92%) LESS
7 3 (4.92%) Sass
7 3 (4.92%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 61 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 8 (13.11%) Greenfield Project
3 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
3 7 (11.48%) User Experience
4 6 (9.84%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (3.28%) Animation
6 2 (3.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (3.28%) iPhone
7 1 (1.64%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 34 (55.74%) Android
2 33 (54.10%) Apple iOS
3 2 (3.28%) Windows
4 1 (1.64%) Linux
4 1 (1.64%) Unix
4 1 (1.64%) Windows 10
4 1 (1.64%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (39.34%) iOS Development
2 23 (37.70%) Android Development
3 21 (34.43%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (31.15%) Mobile Development
5 10 (16.39%) Mobile Application Development
5 10 (16.39%) Scrum
6 9 (14.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (13.11%) TDD
8 7 (11.48%) Continuous Integration
9 5 (8.20%) Software Engineering
9 5 (8.20%) Wireframes
10 4 (6.56%) Analytics
10 4 (6.56%) BDD
10 4 (6.56%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (6.56%) MVVM
10 4 (6.56%) OOP
10 4 (6.56%) SOLID
10 4 (6.56%) Time Management
11 3 (4.92%) OOD
11 3 (4.92%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 22 (36.07%) C#
2 21 (34.43%) JavaScript
3 15 (24.59%) Objective-C
4 10 (16.39%) Java
5 8 (13.11%) Apple Swift
6 6 (9.84%) C++
7 5 (8.20%) SQL
8 3 (4.92%) XAML
9 2 (3.28%) C
9 2 (3.28%) Python
9 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.64%) Apex Code
10 1 (1.64%) Embedded C++
10 1 (1.64%) PHP
10 1 (1.64%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (4.92%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.64%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (1.64%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 21 (34.43%) Xamarin
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft
3 3 (4.92%) Apple
3 3 (4.92%) Google
4 2 (3.28%) Adobe
4 2 (3.28%) Appcelerator
4 2 (3.28%) SOASTA, Inc
4 2 (3.28%) Tealium
5 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com