Period
to 11 December 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 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 515 483 459
Rank change year-on-year -32 -24 +11
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 429 467 508
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.41% 0.45% 0.49%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.53% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 301 336 363
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +5.59%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £288
90th Percentile £594 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +81.82% -21.43% +46.66%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +63.64% - -

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 91,392 88,694 87,632
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.72% 85.90% 85.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 60,516 59,163 57,746
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,345 2,083 2,479
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.05
90th Percentile £50.19 £49.24 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.62 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.07% +6.67% -1.45%

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 11 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Mobile Development over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Mobile Development in the UK

Mobile Development
Top 16 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 11 December 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 -60 372 £450 - 263
UK excluding London +28 231 £400 +6.67% 184
London -64 194 £500 +5.26% 96
South East +7 77 £425 +6.25% 41
North of England 0 56 £377 +10.91% 68
Scotland +25 45 £425 +28.30% 12
North West -9 34 £363 -2.03% 34
Midlands -18 25 £360 -10.00% 28
West Midlands -18 18 £350 -17.65% 21
South West -32 16 £413 +17.86% 18
North East +2 12 £439 +41.48% 4
Yorkshire -14 10 £400 +23.08% 30
Northern Ireland +38 8 £320 -20.00%
East Midlands -5 7 £413 +3.13% 7
Wales -19 3 £375 -16.67% 5
East of England -10 2 £413 +17.86% 12

For the 6 months to 11 December 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.

1 236 (55.01%) Android
2 208 (48.48%) Apple iOS
3 187 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
4 171 (39.86%) Mobile App
5 140 (32.63%) Android Development
6 134 (31.24%) JavaScript
7 128 (29.84%) TDD
8 126 (29.37%) iOS Development
9 103 (24.01%) User Experience
10 99 (23.08%) HTML
11 96 (22.38%) CSS
12 94 (21.91%) Apple Swift
13 90 (20.98%) Objective-C
14 82 (19.11%) Scrum
15 81 (18.88%) Java
16 71 (16.55%) Web Services
17 68 (15.85%) HTML5
17 68 (15.85%) RESTful
18 67 (15.62%) React Native
19 60 (13.99%) React
19 60 (13.99%) Xamarin
20 58 (13.52%) C#
20 58 (13.52%) JSON
21 56 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
21 56 (13.05%) Finance
21 56 (13.05%) Test Automation
22 55 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
23 54 (12.59%) Git (software)
24 50 (11.66%) Node.js
24 50 (11.66%) .NET

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 21 (4.90%) CMS
2 11 (2.56%) Confluence
3 6 (1.40%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.93%) WordPress
5 3 (0.70%) Drupal
6 2 (0.47%) IIS
6 2 (0.47%) JBoss
6 2 (0.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 2 (0.47%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.23%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.23%) Apache
7 1 (0.23%) PrestaShop
7 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 5 (1.17%) Photoshop
2 3 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
2 3 (0.70%) InVision
3 1 (0.23%) Maya
3 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.23%) MotionBuilder
Business Applications
1 2 (0.47%) Magento
1 2 (0.47%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) OpenCart
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.36%) GitHub
3 18 (4.20%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.50%) PaaS
5 14 (3.26%) Google Play
6 11 (2.56%) SaaS
7 9 (2.10%) NuGet
8 8 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (0.70%) npm
10 3 (0.70%) Office 365
10 3 (0.70%) Serverless
11 2 (0.47%) Firebase
11 2 (0.47%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.47%) Heroku
11 2 (0.47%) iTunes
12 1 (0.23%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 5 (1.17%) HTTP
2 3 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.47%) Bluetooth
4 1 (0.23%) 3G
4 1 (0.23%) 4G
4 1 (0.23%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.23%) Network Security
4 1 (0.23%) SSH
4 1 (0.23%) VLAN
4 1 (0.23%) VPN
4 1 (0.23%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.23%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.06%) SQLite
2 20 (4.66%) MySQL
2 20 (4.66%) SQL Server
3 17 (3.96%) NoSQL
4 13 (3.03%) Azure SQL Database
4 13 (3.03%) MongoDB
5 11 (2.56%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 5 (1.17%) Big Data
8 3 (0.70%) BigQuery
8 3 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (0.47%) QlikView
9 2 (0.47%) RDBMS
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.23%) Blockchain
10 1 (0.23%) SAP HANA
10 1 (0.23%) Spotfire
Development Applications
1 54 (12.59%) Git (software)
2 42 (9.79%) Xcode
3 34 (7.93%) JIRA
4 22 (5.13%) Subversion
5 18 (4.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 17 (3.96%) Android Studio
7 16 (3.73%) Jenkins
8 15 (3.50%) Visual Studio
8 15 (3.50%) Visual Studio Team System
9 14 (3.26%) Jasmine
10 12 (2.80%) Protractor
11 11 (2.56%) Eclipse
11 11 (2.56%) Mocha
12 10 (2.33%) Burp Suite
13 9 (2.10%) Trac
14 8 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 8 (1.86%) Bitbucket
14 8 (1.86%) Gradle
15 7 (1.63%) gulp
15 7 (1.63%) JUnit
General
1 56 (13.05%) Finance
2 43 (10.02%) Banking
3 19 (4.43%) Retail
4 17 (3.96%) Games
5 8 (1.86%) Marketing
6 6 (1.40%) Automotive
7 5 (1.17%) French Language
7 5 (1.17%) Publishing
8 4 (0.93%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Electronics
10 2 (0.47%) German Language
10 2 (0.47%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.47%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.23%) Advertising
11 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.23%) Front Office
11 1 (0.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 356 (82.98%) Developer
2 140 (32.63%) Mobile Developer
3 88 (20.51%) Android Developer
4 79 (18.41%) iOS Developer
5 45 (10.49%) React Developer
6 30 (6.99%) Senior Developer
7 29 (6.76%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 27 (6.29%) Applications Developer
9 25 (5.83%) Xamarin Developer
10 22 (5.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 21 (4.90%) .NET Developer
12 18 (4.20%) Java Developer
13 14 (3.26%) iOS Android Developer
14 11 (2.56%) Java Android Developer
14 11 (2.56%) JavaScript Developer
14 11 (2.56%) Senior iOS Developer
14 11 (2.56%) Senior Mobile Developer
15 10 (2.33%) Mobile Engineer
16 9 (2.10%) Node.js Developer
16 9 (2.10%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (23.08%) HTML
2 96 (22.38%) CSS
3 71 (16.55%) Web Services
4 68 (15.85%) HTML5
4 68 (15.85%) RESTful
5 67 (15.62%) React Native
6 60 (13.99%) React
7 58 (13.52%) JSON
8 50 (11.66%) .NET
8 50 (11.66%) Node.js
9 48 (11.19%) AngularJS
10 47 (10.96%) CSS3
11 40 (9.32%) jQuery
11 40 (9.32%) REST
12 33 (7.69%) ASP.NET
12 33 (7.69%) XML
13 30 (6.99%) Android SDK
14 28 (6.53%) iOS SDK
15 24 (5.59%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 19 (4.43%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 171 (39.86%) Mobile App
2 103 (24.01%) User Experience
3 27 (6.29%) iPhone
4 23 (5.36%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (3.26%) iPad
6 13 (3.03%) Fintech
6 13 (3.03%) Public Cloud
7 11 (2.56%) Video on Demand
8 10 (2.33%) Animation
9 9 (2.10%) Analytical Skills
9 9 (2.10%) Video\Live Streaming
10 8 (1.86%) Algorithms
10 8 (1.86%) Virtual Team
11 7 (1.63%) EMV
11 7 (1.63%) W3C
12 6 (1.40%) Over-the-Top Content
13 4 (0.93%) Data Structures
13 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.93%) Mobile Banking
14 3 (0.70%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 236 (55.01%) Android
2 208 (48.48%) Apple iOS
3 19 (4.43%) Windows
4 10 (2.33%) Mac OS
5 9 (2.10%) Unix
6 7 (1.63%) Linux
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 7
7 4 (0.93%) Windows 8
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Phone
8 1 (0.23%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 187 (43.59%) Agile Software Development
2 140 (32.63%) Android Development
3 128 (29.84%) TDD
4 126 (29.37%) iOS Development
5 82 (19.11%) Scrum
6 56 (13.05%) Continuous Integration
6 56 (13.05%) Test Automation
7 48 (11.19%) MVC
8 46 (10.72%) OO
9 44 (10.26%) Mobile Application Development
10 42 (9.79%) Front End Development
11 35 (8.16%) BDD
11 35 (8.16%) Unit Testing
12 30 (6.99%) Software Engineering
13 25 (5.83%) Microservices
13 25 (5.83%) Web Development
14 24 (5.59%) DevOps
15 22 (5.13%) Kanban
15 22 (5.13%) Multithreading
15 22 (5.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 134 (31.24%) JavaScript
2 94 (21.91%) Apple Swift
3 90 (20.98%) Objective-C
4 81 (18.88%) Java
5 58 (13.52%) C#
6 41 (9.56%) SQL
7 30 (6.99%) C++
7 30 (6.99%) Kotlin
8 18 (4.20%) PHP
8 18 (4.20%) TypeScript
9 11 (2.56%) C
9 11 (2.56%) ES6
10 6 (1.40%) ES7
10 6 (1.40%) Python
11 4 (0.93%) Ruby
12 3 (0.70%) Go
12 3 (0.70%) XAML
13 2 (0.47%) GLSL
13 2 (0.47%) Perl
13 2 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (3.73%) Degree
2 10 (2.33%) CEH
2 10 (2.33%) CISSP
3 8 (1.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.47%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.47%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.23%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.86%) QA
1 8 (1.86%) WCAG
2 3 (0.70%) WAI
System Software
1 12 (2.80%) Docker
2 2 (0.47%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.23%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 13 (3.03%) HockeyApp
2 5 (1.17%) Kubernetes
3 3 (0.70%) Kibana
3 3 (0.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.47%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 60 (13.99%) Xamarin
2 39 (9.09%) Google
3 38 (8.86%) Apple
4 23 (5.36%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.50%) Atlassian
5 15 (3.50%) Twitter
6 7 (1.63%) Adobe
7 6 (1.40%) Zend
8 5 (1.17%) Oracle
9 4 (0.93%) Facebook
10 2 (0.47%) Kony
10 2 (0.47%) Sencha
11 1 (0.23%) Alteryx
11 1 (0.23%) MuleSoft
11 1 (0.23%) Perforce
11 1 (0.23%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.23%) Salesforce.com
11 1 (0.23%) SAP