Period
to 18 October 2017

The median contractor rate for a Mobile Developer was £413 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 October 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 Developer
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 708 717 610
Rank change year-on-year +9 -107 0
Contract jobs requiring a Mobile Developer 153 170 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.17% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 135 198
UK median daily rate £413 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £309 £288 £275
90th Percentile £525 £565 £611
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.51% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year -3.51% - -

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 94194 100979 107453
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.78% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 61831 65820 68300
UK median daily rate £440 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £263 £250 £246
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00% +6.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2813 3278 4126
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.48 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.22% +2.64% +7.66%
10th Percentile £10.88 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.00 £44.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year - +2.86% +6.06%

Mobile Developer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Developer in the UK

Mobile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Developer in the UK

Mobile Developer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Developer over the 6 months to 18 October 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Developer in the UK

Mobile Developer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Developer in the UK

Mobile 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 Developer within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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 +22 148 £413 +3.13% 43
UK excluding London +36 83 £375 - 28
London -19 69 £450 +5.88% 19
South East +32 29 £400 - 2
North of England +62 17 £420 +5.00% 8
Midlands +24 15 £375 +7.14% 5
East of England -7 13 £313 -10.71% 2
East Midlands +8 12 £388 +40.91% 2
North West +24 9 £365 -14.12% 4
Yorkshire +21 6 £431 +32.69% 2
South West +6 5 £388 +3.33% 7
Scotland +20 4 £225 -33.33% 3
West Midlands +25 3 £350 -6.67% 2
North East - 2 £500 - 2

Mobile Developer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 October 2017, Mobile 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 Developer in the job title.

1 111 (72.55%) Mobile App
2 105 (68.63%) Mobile Development
3 100 (65.36%) Android
4 91 (59.48%) Apple iOS
5 76 (49.67%) Android Development
6 66 (43.14%) iOS Development
7 56 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
8 42 (27.45%) Java
9 41 (26.80%) Xamarin
10 40 (26.14%) Objective-C
11 37 (24.18%) Apple Swift
12 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
13 30 (19.61%) C#
14 29 (18.95%) RESTful
15 28 (18.30%) JSON
16 27 (17.65%) REST
17 26 (16.99%) Web Services
18 24 (15.69%) Scrum
19 23 (15.03%) TDD
19 23 (15.03%) Git (software)
19 23 (15.03%) User Experience
20 22 (14.38%) Mobile Application Development
20 22 (14.38%) HTML
20 22 (14.38%) CSS
21 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
22 20 (13.07%) React Native
22 20 (13.07%) Android SDK
22 20 (13.07%) Apple
23 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
23 17 (11.11%) BDD

Mobile 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 4 (2.61%) CMS
2 3 (1.96%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.58%) Google Play
1 7 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.96%) GitHub
3 2 (1.31%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (1.31%) Firebase
3 2 (1.31%) SaaS
4 1 (0.65%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (0.65%) Bluetooth
1 1 (0.65%) HTTP
1 1 (0.65%) NFC
1 1 (0.65%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.61%) DocumentDB
2 4 (2.61%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.96%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.96%) MySQL
4 2 (1.31%) Redis
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.65%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 23 (15.03%) Git (software)
2 12 (7.84%) Calabash
3 10 (6.54%) Xcode
4 9 (5.88%) JIRA
4 9 (5.88%) NUnit
4 9 (5.88%) Subversion
4 9 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.88%) Visual Studio
5 8 (5.23%) Appium
6 7 (4.58%) Android Studio
7 6 (3.92%) Cucumber
8 4 (2.61%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.96%) Appcelerator Titanium
9 3 (1.96%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.96%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.96%) Mercurial
9 3 (1.96%) webpack
10 2 (1.31%) IntelliJ
10 2 (1.31%) MSTest
10 2 (1.31%) PHPUnit
General
1 16 (10.46%) Banking
2 7 (4.58%) Finance
3 5 (3.27%) Marketing
4 3 (1.96%) Advertising
4 3 (1.96%) Retail
4 3 (1.96%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.31%) Games
5 2 (1.31%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.31%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Back Office
6 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.65%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (18.95%) RESTful
2 28 (18.30%) JSON
3 27 (17.65%) REST
4 26 (16.99%) Web Services
5 22 (14.38%) CSS
5 22 (14.38%) HTML
6 20 (13.07%) Android SDK
6 20 (13.07%) React Native
7 14 (9.15%) AngularJS
7 14 (9.15%) HTML5
8 12 (7.84%) .NET
8 12 (7.84%) Apache Cordova
8 12 (7.84%) CSS3
9 11 (7.19%) iOS SDK
10 10 (6.54%) XML
11 8 (5.23%) Gherkin
12 7 (4.58%) Ionic Framework
12 7 (4.58%) Node.js
12 7 (4.58%) React
13 6 (3.92%) PhoneGap
Miscellaneous
1 111 (72.55%) Mobile App
2 23 (15.03%) User Experience
3 17 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (7.84%) Greenfield Project
4 12 (7.84%) Video on Demand
5 9 (5.88%) iPhone
6 8 (5.23%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (4.58%) iPad
8 6 (3.92%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (3.27%) Data Structures
10 4 (2.61%) Computer Science
11 3 (1.96%) Social Media
11 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
12 2 (1.31%) Algorithms
12 2 (1.31%) Animation
12 2 (1.31%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.31%) Fintech
13 1 (0.65%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.65%) PlayStation
13 1 (0.65%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 100 (65.36%) Android
2 91 (59.48%) Apple iOS
3 9 (5.88%) Windows
4 6 (3.92%) Unix
5 4 (2.61%) Linux
6 2 (1.31%) Windows Phone
7 1 (0.65%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.65%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (68.63%) Mobile Development
2 76 (49.67%) Android Development
3 66 (43.14%) iOS Development
4 56 (36.60%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (15.69%) Scrum
6 23 (15.03%) TDD
7 22 (14.38%) Mobile Application Development
8 21 (13.73%) Test Automation
9 17 (11.11%) BDD
10 15 (9.80%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (9.80%) OO
11 10 (6.54%) Software Engineering
11 10 (6.54%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.88%) User Stories
13 8 (5.23%) Acceptance Criteria
13 8 (5.23%) ATDD
13 8 (5.23%) B2C
13 8 (5.23%) Matrix Organization
13 8 (5.23%) SOLID
14 7 (4.58%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 42 (27.45%) Java
2 40 (26.14%) Objective-C
3 37 (24.18%) Apple Swift
4 35 (22.88%) JavaScript
5 30 (19.61%) C#
6 10 (6.54%) SQL
7 9 (5.88%) Ruby
7 9 (5.88%) XAML
8 6 (3.92%) C++
8 6 (3.92%) PHP
8 6 (3.92%) Shell Script
8 6 (3.92%) TypeScript
9 4 (2.61%) ES6
9 4 (2.61%) Python
10 3 (1.96%) ECMAScript
11 2 (1.31%) Bash Shell
11 2 (1.31%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.31%) PHP 5
11 2 (1.31%) PHP 7
11 2 (1.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (5.23%) Degree
2 2 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (0.65%) MCSE
3 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (0.65%) SC Cleared
3 1 (0.65%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.96%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (0.65%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (0.65%) HockeyApp
Vendors
1 41 (26.80%) Xamarin
2 20 (13.07%) Apple
3 16 (10.46%) Google
4 9 (5.88%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.96%) Adobe
5 3 (1.96%) Appcelerator
5 3 (1.96%) SOASTA, Inc
5 3 (1.96%) Tealium
6 1 (0.65%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.65%) Syncfusion