Period
to 22 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Mobile Development skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Mobile Development over the 6 months to 22 May 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Development
UK
6 months to
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 448 492 478
Rank change year-on-year +44 -14 -51
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 501 362 471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.50% 0.40% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.58% 0.47% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 232 332
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £325 £291 £313
90th Percentile £588 £525 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +14.29% -6.67% +8.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 4
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £165.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -74.24% +200.00% +29.41%
10th Percentile £38.75 £147.50 £38.71
90th Percentile £47.25 £182.50 £65.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 - -

Mobile Development is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,328 76,297 88,662
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.64% 84.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,927 50,066 58,247
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,269 2,066 2,323
UK median hourly rate £21.78 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.88% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.59
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.00% -6.82% +22.71%

Mobile Development
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Mobile Development as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Mobile Development in the UK

Mobile Development
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Mobile Development in the UK

Mobile Development
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Development over the 6 months to 22 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Mobile Development in the UK

Mobile Development
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Mobile Development in the UK

Mobile Development
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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 22 May 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 +29 458 £463 +11.45% 247
London +56 285 £500 +11.11% 85
UK excluding London -19 209 £400 +14.29% 173
South East -13 74 £425 +9.68% 33
North of England -9 59 £388 +3.33% 67
Scotland -31 30 £350 - 9
Yorkshire +10 27 £388 +6.90% 19
Midlands -7 27 £438 +27.74% 27
North West -34 25 £400 +1.59% 40
West Midlands -12 21 £425 +21.43% 15
Northern Ireland - 8 £350 - 1
North East -1 7 £375 - 8
South West -3 6 £453 +39.23% 22
East Midlands -4 6 £475 +46.15% 12
East of England -14 5 £463 +27.59% 13

For the 6 months to 22 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Mobile Development also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Mobile Development.

1 273 (54.49%) Apple iOS
2 272 (54.29%) Android
3 223 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
4 191 (38.12%) iOS Development
5 182 (36.33%) Android Development
6 181 (36.13%) JavaScript
7 164 (32.73%) Mobile App
8 153 (30.54%) TDD
9 133 (26.55%) Java
10 124 (24.75%) Git (software)
11 113 (22.55%) C#
12 104 (20.76%) Apple Swift
13 100 (19.96%) Objective-C
14 99 (19.76%) Scrum
15 94 (18.76%) HTML
15 94 (18.76%) .NET
16 92 (18.36%) BDD
17 90 (17.96%) CSS
17 90 (17.96%) User Experience
18 79 (15.77%) AngularJS
18 79 (15.77%) Xamarin
19 78 (15.57%) RESTful
20 74 (14.77%) React
21 71 (14.17%) Finance
22 66 (13.17%) Test Automation
23 65 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
24 64 (12.77%) REST
25 63 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
26 62 (12.38%) React Native
27 60 (11.98%) Software Engineering

Mobile Development
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 26 (5.19%) CMS
2 7 (1.40%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (1.00%) ArcGIS
3 5 (1.00%) IIS
3 5 (1.00%) JBoss
4 4 (0.80%) Apache
4 4 (0.80%) Confluence
4 4 (0.80%) nginx
4 4 (0.80%) Tomcat
5 3 (0.60%) WebSphere
5 3 (0.60%) WordPress
6 2 (0.40%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.20%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.20%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (0.20%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.20%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.20%) Kentico
7 1 (0.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.20%) Sitecore CMS
7 1 (0.20%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (0.60%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.40%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.40%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.20%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.20%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.40%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.20%) LexisNexis TimeMap
2 1 (0.20%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 40 (7.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (4.59%) GitHub
3 21 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.80%) Google Play
4 9 (1.80%) NuGet
5 8 (1.60%) PaaS
6 7 (1.40%) Serverless
7 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.80%) Firebase
7 4 (0.80%) npm
8 3 (0.60%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 3 (0.60%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.60%) IaaS
8 3 (0.60%) Office 365
8 3 (0.60%) SaaS
9 2 (0.40%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.40%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (0.40%) iTunes
9 2 (0.40%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 12 (2.40%) Bluetooth
2 11 (2.20%) HTTP
3 10 (2.00%) Internet
4 4 (0.80%) Skype
5 2 (0.40%) Firewall
5 2 (0.40%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (0.20%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (5.19%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.19%) NoSQL
3 14 (2.79%) MongoDB
4 10 (2.00%) PostgreSQL
5 8 (1.60%) GIS
5 8 (1.60%) MySQL
6 7 (1.40%) Redis
6 7 (1.40%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.40%) SQLite
7 6 (1.20%) Cosmos DB
8 5 (1.00%) Big Data
9 4 (0.80%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (0.80%) Blockchain
9 4 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (0.80%) RDBMS
10 3 (0.60%) MS Access
10 3 (0.60%) Qlik Sense
10 3 (0.60%) QlikView
11 2 (0.40%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.40%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 124 (24.75%) Git (software)
2 51 (10.18%) Jenkins
3 46 (9.18%) Subversion
4 43 (8.58%) JIRA
5 32 (6.39%) Xcode
6 28 (5.59%) Selenium
7 24 (4.79%) Visual Studio
8 22 (4.39%) Android Studio
9 20 (3.99%) Gradle
10 18 (3.59%) Appium
11 17 (3.39%) gulp
12 16 (3.19%) Cucumber
12 16 (3.19%) TeamCity
13 15 (2.99%) webpack
14 13 (2.59%) Jasmine
15 12 (2.40%) Team Foundation Server
15 12 (2.40%) Visual Studio Team System
16 11 (2.20%) Bitbucket
16 11 (2.20%) Crashlytics
17 10 (2.00%) Grunt
General
1 71 (14.17%) Finance
2 36 (7.19%) Games
3 34 (6.79%) Banking
4 24 (4.79%) Retail
5 15 (2.99%) Law
6 13 (2.59%) Publishing
7 12 (2.40%) Marketing
8 7 (1.40%) Retail Banking
9 5 (1.00%) Investment Banking
10 4 (0.80%) Back Office
11 3 (0.60%) Advertising
11 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
11 3 (0.60%) Wholesale Banking
12 2 (0.40%) Automotive
12 2 (0.40%) Front Office
13 1 (0.20%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 410 (81.84%) Developer
2 131 (26.15%) Mobile Developer
3 120 (23.95%) iOS Developer
4 94 (18.76%) Android Developer
5 49 (9.78%) Xamarin Developer
6 42 (8.38%) Senior Developer
7 39 (7.78%) C# Developer
7 39 (7.78%) React Developer
8 37 (7.39%) Applications Developer
9 36 (7.19%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 32 (6.39%) iOS Android Developer
11 29 (5.79%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 27 (5.39%) .NET Developer
13 23 (4.59%) JavaScript Developer
14 21 (4.19%) Architect
15 20 (3.99%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (3.39%) Senior Android Developer
17 16 (3.19%) Full Stack Developer
18 15 (2.99%) Angular Developer
19 14 (2.79%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (18.76%) .NET
1 94 (18.76%) HTML
2 90 (17.96%) CSS
3 79 (15.77%) AngularJS
4 78 (15.57%) RESTful
5 74 (14.77%) React
6 64 (12.77%) REST
7 62 (12.38%) React Native
8 50 (9.98%) Web Services
9 45 (8.98%) JSON
10 44 (8.78%) HTML5
11 41 (8.18%) jQuery
12 40 (7.98%) Sass
13 38 (7.58%) Node.js
14 35 (6.99%) Apache Cordova
14 35 (6.99%) Ionic Framework
14 35 (6.99%) RxJava
15 32 (6.39%) CSS3
16 31 (6.19%) Redux
17 30 (5.99%) Dagger
Miscellaneous
1 164 (32.73%) Mobile App
2 90 (17.96%) User Experience
3 63 (12.57%) Greenfield Project
4 40 (7.98%) iPad
4 40 (7.98%) iPhone
5 24 (4.79%) Computer Science
6 17 (3.39%) Fintech
7 16 (3.19%) Data Structures
8 13 (2.59%) Analytical Skills
8 13 (2.59%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.20%) Algorithms
9 6 (1.20%) EMV
9 6 (1.20%) Video on Demand
9 6 (1.20%) Video\Live Streaming
10 5 (1.00%) Over-the-Top Content
10 5 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 5 (1.00%) Virtual Team
11 4 (0.80%) Animation
11 4 (0.80%) Media Streaming
12 3 (0.60%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 273 (54.49%) Apple iOS
2 272 (54.29%) Android
3 29 (5.79%) Windows
4 19 (3.79%) Linux
5 7 (1.40%) Mac OS
5 7 (1.40%) Unix
6 6 (1.20%) Nucleus RTOS
6 6 (1.20%) Windows Phone
7 5 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 7
8 3 (0.60%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.20%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.20%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 223 (44.51%) Agile Software Development
2 191 (38.12%) iOS Development
3 182 (36.33%) Android Development
4 153 (30.54%) TDD
5 99 (19.76%) Scrum
6 92 (18.36%) BDD
7 66 (13.17%) Test Automation
8 65 (12.97%) Continuous Integration
9 60 (11.98%) Software Engineering
10 58 (11.58%) OO
11 52 (10.38%) DevOps
12 51 (10.18%) MVC
13 50 (9.98%) Front End Development
14 48 (9.58%) Web Development
15 42 (8.38%) OOP
16 39 (7.78%) Unit Testing
17 34 (6.79%) Problem-Solving
17 34 (6.79%) SDLC
18 33 (6.59%) Kanban
19 29 (5.79%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 181 (36.13%) JavaScript
2 133 (26.55%) Java
3 113 (22.55%) C#
4 104 (20.76%) Apple Swift
5 100 (19.96%) Objective-C
6 34 (6.79%) C++
7 31 (6.19%) Kotlin
7 31 (6.19%) SQL
8 29 (5.79%) TypeScript
9 22 (4.39%) ES6
10 11 (2.20%) ES7
11 10 (2.00%) C
11 10 (2.00%) Ruby
12 9 (1.80%) Python
13 7 (1.40%) Bash Shell
13 7 (1.40%) Scala
14 6 (1.20%) Java 8
15 5 (1.00%) F#
15 5 (1.00%) Go
15 5 (1.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 29 (5.79%) Degree
2 18 (3.59%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (2.20%) Master's Degree
4 6 (1.20%) CEH
4 6 (1.20%) CISSP
5 3 (0.60%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.40%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.20%) ISEB
7 1 (0.20%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.20%) MBA
7 1 (0.20%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.20%) PMP
7 1 (0.20%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.20%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.39%) QA
2 3 (0.60%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.20%) GDPR
3 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (5.39%) Docker
2 5 (1.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (0.40%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (1.80%) Kubernetes
2 8 (1.60%) Ansible
3 7 (1.40%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.60%) Terraform
5 2 (0.40%) Grafana
5 2 (0.40%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.40%) Kibana
6 1 (0.20%) logstash
6 1 (0.20%) Puppet
6 1 (0.20%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 79 (15.77%) Xamarin
2 24 (4.79%) Google
3 20 (3.99%) Apple
4 17 (3.39%) Microsoft
5 10 (2.00%) Oracle
6 7 (1.40%) Sencha
7 5 (1.00%) Adobe
7 5 (1.00%) Splunk
8 4 (0.80%) ESRI
8 4 (0.80%) Samsung
9 3 (0.60%) Appcelerator
9 3 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
9 3 (0.60%) Telerik
9 3 (0.60%) Veracode
10 2 (0.40%) Alteryx
10 2 (0.40%) Apigee
10 2 (0.40%) AppDynamics
10 2 (0.40%) hybris
10 2 (0.40%) Kony
10 2 (0.40%) Tealium