Period
to 16 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Mobile Applications Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 16 February 2019.

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
16 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 801 827 791
Rank change year-on-year +26 -36 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Applications Developer 67 59 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.068% 0.058% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.072% 0.061% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 47 54
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.19% +5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £313 £205 £319
90th Percentile £498 £486 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50% +15.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 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 93,122 96,135 91,112
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.64% 94.89% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61,622 63,757 59,424
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £644 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +4.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,917 2,869 3,245
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.89% -5.26%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.90 £10.63
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.24 £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 16 February 2019.

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 14 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 16 February 2019. 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 +34 62 £426 +0.29% 38
UK excluding London -18 40 £375 +7.14% 38
London +23 25 £450 - 4
Midlands +11 22 £368 +1.38% 9
East Midlands +15 11 £375 +3.45% 4
South East +11 11 £350 +150.00% 8
West Midlands -2 11 £360 -0.69% 5
Scotland -17 2 £413 +83.56% 1
North of England -19 2 £440 +2.03% 12
East of England +3 1 - - 5
Yorkshire -4 1 - - 6
North West -15 1 £440 +3.53% 6
South West -40 1 £413 -8.33%
Wales - 1 £425 - 2

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

For the 6 months to 16 February 2019, 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 67 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 44 (65.67%) Android
3 37 (55.22%) Apple iOS
4 30 (44.78%) Android Development
5 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
5 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (35.82%) iOS Development
6 24 (35.82%) Mobile Development
7 23 (34.33%) JSON
7 23 (34.33%) Java
8 22 (32.84%) Apple Swift
9 21 (31.34%) HTML
9 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
10 19 (28.36%) TDD
10 19 (28.36%) Objective-C
11 18 (26.87%) CSS
11 18 (26.87%) Web Services
11 18 (26.87%) HTML5
11 18 (26.87%) Xamarin
12 16 (23.88%) jQuery
13 15 (22.39%) iOS SDK
13 15 (22.39%) CSS3
13 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (22.39%) C#
14 14 (20.90%) OO
14 14 (20.90%) iPhone
14 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (20.90%) KnockoutJS
14 14 (20.90%) Mobile Application Development
15 13 (19.40%) Android SDK

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 (7.46%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (2.99%) CMS
2 2 (2.99%) Drupal
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Foundry
3 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 15 (22.39%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.43%) SaaS
4 5 (7.46%) AWS Lambda
4 5 (7.46%) Serverless
5 4 (5.97%) GitHub
5 4 (5.97%) Google Play
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.49%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) SQLite
2 10 (14.93%) MySQL
3 5 (7.46%) MongoDB
3 5 (7.46%) NoSQL
4 4 (5.97%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (16.42%) Git (software)
1 11 (16.42%) Xcode
2 9 (13.43%) Eclipse
2 9 (13.43%) JIRA
3 8 (11.94%) Android Studio
3 8 (11.94%) Jenkins
3 8 (11.94%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (11.94%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (8.96%) Appium
4 6 (8.96%) TeamCity
5 5 (7.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 5 (7.46%) Calabash
5 5 (7.46%) CircleCI
6 4 (5.97%) Gradle
7 3 (4.48%) Genymotion
7 3 (4.48%) gulp
8 2 (2.99%) Grunt
9 1 (1.49%) GitLab
9 1 (1.49%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.49%) webpack
General
1 13 (19.40%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Retail
3 1 (1.49%) Back Office
3 1 (1.49%) Electronics
3 1 (1.49%) French Language
3 1 (1.49%) Games
3 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (34.33%) JSON
2 21 (31.34%) HTML
3 18 (26.87%) CSS
3 18 (26.87%) HTML5
3 18 (26.87%) Web Services
4 16 (23.88%) jQuery
5 15 (22.39%) CSS3
5 15 (22.39%) iOS SDK
6 14 (20.90%) KnockoutJS
7 13 (19.40%) Android SDK
8 11 (16.42%) Ionic Framework
8 11 (16.42%) React Native
8 11 (16.42%) RESTful
8 11 (16.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 10 (14.93%) Apache Cordova
9 10 (14.93%) Zurb Foundation
10 9 (13.43%) AngularJS
10 9 (13.43%) J2EE
10 9 (13.43%) J2ME
11 6 (8.96%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 67 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 14 (20.90%) iPhone
3 13 (19.40%) User Experience
4 9 (13.43%) Public Cloud
5 7 (10.45%) Greenfield Project
6 5 (7.46%) iPad
7 3 (4.48%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (4.48%) NHS
8 2 (2.99%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (1.49%) Digital Media
9 1 (1.49%) Fintech
9 1 (1.49%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 44 (65.67%) Android
2 37 (55.22%) Apple iOS
3 3 (4.48%) Windows
3 3 (4.48%) Windows Mobile
4 1 (1.49%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (44.78%) Android Development
2 28 (41.79%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (35.82%) iOS Development
3 24 (35.82%) Mobile Development
4 21 (31.34%) Test Automation
5 19 (28.36%) TDD
6 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (20.90%) Mobile Application Development
6 14 (20.90%) OO
7 13 (19.40%) MVVM
7 13 (19.40%) Scrum
8 12 (17.91%) MVC
8 12 (17.91%) Responsive Web Design
8 12 (17.91%) SOLID
9 11 (16.42%) Web Design
10 10 (14.93%) SDLC
11 9 (13.43%) UX Design
12 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
12 7 (10.45%) Functional Testing
12 7 (10.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (41.79%) JavaScript
2 23 (34.33%) Java
3 22 (32.84%) Apple Swift
4 19 (28.36%) Objective-C
5 15 (22.39%) C#
6 7 (10.45%) Kotlin
6 7 (10.45%) Python
7 6 (8.96%) SQL
8 5 (7.46%) Ruby
9 4 (5.97%) PHP
10 3 (4.48%) TypeScript
11 1 (1.49%) C++
11 1 (1.49%) ES6
11 1 (1.49%) ES7
11 1 (1.49%) Java 8
11 1 (1.49%) Perl
11 1 (1.49%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.48%) ISO 9001
1 3 (4.48%) TickIT
System Software
1 5 (7.46%) Docker
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) HockeyApp
2 5 (7.46%) Ansible
2 5 (7.46%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (7.46%) Puppet
3 1 (1.49%) Prometheus
Vendors
1 18 (26.87%) Xamarin
2 11 (16.42%) Apple
2 11 (16.42%) Atlassian
3 10 (14.93%) Twitter
4 9 (13.43%) Microsoft
5 6 (8.96%) Google
6 4 (5.97%) Sencha
7 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.49%) IBM
7 1 (1.49%) MuleSoft
7 1 (1.49%) Splunk