Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 493 480 436
Rank change year-on-year -13 -44 -24
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 467 441 554
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.44% 0.52%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.53% 0.52% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 324 311 394
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £600 £569 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 1
UK median hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +63.64% -21.43% +58.26%
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 88,893 85,050 90,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.72% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,312 59,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,068 2,444
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

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 16 October 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 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 16 October 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 -24 401 £450 - 259
UK excluding London +24 236 £400 +6.67% 197
London -30 226 £500 +5.26% 81
South East +7 67 £415 +0.61% 50
Scotland +31 62 £400 +14.29% 16
North of England -6 58 £375 - 64
Midlands -4 35 £368 +1.38% 30
North West +5 31 £363 -6.45% 37
West Midlands -6 27 £360 +2.86% 16
Yorkshire -20 16 £363 +20.83% 24
North East +11 11 £400 - 3
South West -25 9 £463 +27.59% 16
East Midlands -8 8 £413 +10.00% 14
Wales -19 3 £375 -16.67% 1
East of England -15 2 £413 +26.92% 18

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 250 (53.53%) Android
1 250 (53.53%) Apple iOS
2 220 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
3 177 (37.90%) iOS Development
4 170 (36.40%) JavaScript
5 166 (35.55%) Mobile App
6 156 (33.40%) Android Development
7 137 (29.34%) TDD
8 117 (25.05%) Objective-C
9 113 (24.20%) HTML
10 110 (23.55%) Apple Swift
11 108 (23.13%) User Experience
11 108 (23.13%) CSS
12 95 (20.34%) Java
13 91 (19.49%) Scrum
14 84 (17.99%) RESTful
15 78 (16.70%) React
16 77 (16.49%) React Native
17 74 (15.85%) Git (software)
18 71 (15.20%) HTML5
19 70 (14.99%) Web Services
20 67 (14.35%) Xamarin
21 66 (14.13%) Test Automation
21 66 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
21 66 (14.13%) C#
22 62 (13.28%) Finance
23 60 (12.85%) AngularJS
24 58 (12.42%) OO
25 57 (12.21%) Front End Development
26 55 (11.78%) .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 18 (3.85%) CMS
2 9 (1.93%) Confluence
3 5 (1.07%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (0.86%) IIS
4 4 (0.86%) WordPress
5 2 (0.43%) JBoss
5 2 (0.43%) Mendix
5 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (0.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.21%) Apache
6 1 (0.21%) Drupal
6 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.21%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.21%) PrestaShop
6 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 6 (1.28%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.86%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.64%) InVision
3 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.43%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 45 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.85%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.78%) GitHub
3 13 (2.78%) PaaS
4 10 (2.14%) SaaS
5 7 (1.50%) Google Play
5 7 (1.50%) NuGet
6 5 (1.07%) npm
7 4 (0.86%) Google Analytics
7 4 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.64%) Office 365
9 2 (0.43%) Adobe Analytics
9 2 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
9 2 (0.43%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.43%) Heroku
9 2 (0.43%) iTunes
9 2 (0.43%) Sauce Labs
9 2 (0.43%) Serverless
10 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
Communications & Networking
1 8 (1.71%) Internet
2 4 (0.86%) Bluetooth
2 4 (0.86%) HTTP
3 3 (0.64%) Firewall
3 3 (0.64%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (0.21%) 3G
4 1 (0.21%) 4G
4 1 (0.21%) Ethernet
4 1 (0.21%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.21%) SSH
4 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (5.78%) SQLite
2 24 (5.14%) SQL Server
3 21 (4.50%) MySQL
4 18 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 17 (3.64%) MongoDB
6 13 (2.78%) Azure SQL Database
7 12 (2.57%) Data Warehouse
8 11 (2.36%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
9 7 (1.50%) Relational Database
10 6 (1.28%) Big Data
10 6 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
12 3 (0.64%) QlikView
12 3 (0.64%) Spotfire
13 2 (0.43%) Apache Cassandra
13 2 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
13 2 (0.43%) RDBMS
13 2 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 1 (0.21%) SAP HANA
14 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 74 (15.85%) Git (software)
2 46 (9.85%) Xcode
3 34 (7.28%) JIRA
4 28 (6.00%) Jenkins
5 20 (4.28%) Subversion
5 20 (4.28%) Team Foundation Server
6 19 (4.07%) Android Studio
7 16 (3.43%) Visual Studio Team System
8 14 (3.00%) Jasmine
8 14 (3.00%) Selenium
9 12 (2.57%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 12 (2.57%) Bitbucket
9 12 (2.57%) TeamCity
10 11 (2.36%) Cucumber
11 10 (2.14%) Eclipse
11 10 (2.14%) JUnit
11 10 (2.14%) Mocha
11 10 (2.14%) Protractor
12 9 (1.93%) gulp
12 9 (1.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 62 (13.28%) Finance
2 53 (11.35%) Banking
3 20 (4.28%) Games
4 19 (4.07%) Retail
5 12 (2.57%) Law
6 9 (1.93%) Publishing
7 8 (1.71%) Retail Banking
8 7 (1.50%) Investment Banking
9 6 (1.28%) Automotive
10 5 (1.07%) Marketing
11 3 (0.64%) Electronics
11 3 (0.64%) Front Office
12 2 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.43%) German Language
12 2 (0.43%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.21%) French Language
Job Titles
1 393 (84.15%) Developer
2 150 (32.12%) Mobile Developer
3 106 (22.70%) iOS Developer
4 85 (18.20%) Android Developer
5 52 (11.13%) React Developer
6 36 (7.71%) Applications Developer
7 35 (7.49%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 35 (7.49%) Senior Developer
8 29 (6.21%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 22 (4.71%) Xamarin Developer
10 19 (4.07%) iOS Android Developer
11 18 (3.85%) .NET Developer
12 15 (3.21%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (3.21%) Lead Developer
13 14 (3.00%) C# Developer
13 14 (3.00%) Web Developer
14 13 (2.78%) Senior Mobile Developer
15 12 (2.57%) Java Developer
15 12 (2.57%) Senior iOS Developer
16 11 (2.36%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 113 (24.20%) HTML
2 108 (23.13%) CSS
3 84 (17.99%) RESTful
4 78 (16.70%) React
5 77 (16.49%) React Native
6 71 (15.20%) HTML5
7 70 (14.99%) Web Services
8 60 (12.85%) AngularJS
9 55 (11.78%) .NET
10 53 (11.35%) Node.js
11 48 (10.28%) CSS3
11 48 (10.28%) JSON
12 47 (10.06%) jQuery
13 37 (7.92%) REST
14 34 (7.28%) Android SDK
15 33 (7.07%) ASP.NET
15 33 (7.07%) Redux
16 29 (6.21%) iOS SDK
16 29 (6.21%) Sass
17 28 (6.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 166 (35.55%) Mobile App
2 108 (23.13%) User Experience
3 39 (8.35%) iPhone
4 38 (8.14%) Greenfield Project
5 27 (5.78%) iPad
6 24 (5.14%) Fintech
7 16 (3.43%) Computer Science
8 14 (3.00%) Video on Demand
9 13 (2.78%) Public Cloud
10 12 (2.57%) Data Structures
10 12 (2.57%) Video\Live Streaming
11 11 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
11 11 (2.36%) EMV
12 10 (2.14%) Animation
13 9 (1.93%) Algorithms
13 9 (1.93%) Over-the-Top Content
14 7 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
14 7 (1.50%) Virtual Team
15 5 (1.07%) Internet of Things
16 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 250 (53.53%) Android
1 250 (53.53%) Apple iOS
2 20 (4.28%) Windows
3 14 (3.00%) Linux
3 14 (3.00%) Mac OS
4 11 (2.36%) Unix
5 7 (1.50%) Windows 7
5 7 (1.50%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.43%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (0.21%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (47.11%) Agile Software Development
2 177 (37.90%) iOS Development
3 156 (33.40%) Android Development
4 137 (29.34%) TDD
5 91 (19.49%) Scrum
6 66 (14.13%) Continuous Integration
6 66 (14.13%) Test Automation
7 58 (12.42%) OO
8 57 (12.21%) Front End Development
9 52 (11.13%) MVC
10 48 (10.28%) BDD
11 42 (8.99%) Mobile Application Development
12 39 (8.35%) Unit Testing
13 38 (8.14%) Web Development
14 34 (7.28%) Software Engineering
15 29 (6.21%) Microservices
16 28 (6.00%) Kanban
17 26 (5.57%) SOLID
18 25 (5.35%) SDLC
19 18 (3.85%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 170 (36.40%) JavaScript
2 117 (25.05%) Objective-C
3 110 (23.55%) Apple Swift
4 95 (20.34%) Java
5 66 (14.13%) C#
6 33 (7.07%) Kotlin
7 32 (6.85%) SQL
8 27 (5.78%) C++
9 26 (5.57%) ES6
10 21 (4.50%) TypeScript
11 19 (4.07%) PHP
12 15 (3.21%) ES7
13 13 (2.78%) C
14 11 (2.36%) Python
15 6 (1.28%) XAML
16 5 (1.07%) Ruby
17 4 (0.86%) Go
18 3 (0.64%) VBA
19 2 (0.43%) Perl
19 2 (0.43%) Scala
Qualifications
1 15 (3.21%) Degree
2 12 (2.57%) CEH
2 12 (2.57%) CISSP
3 5 (1.07%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (0.43%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.21%) MBA
5 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
5 1 (0.21%) PMP
5 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.14%) QA
2 6 (1.28%) WCAG
3 3 (0.64%) WAI
System Software
1 8 (1.71%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.21%) Firmware
2 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (2.36%) HockeyApp
2 6 (1.28%) Kubernetes
3 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (0.43%) Grafana
4 2 (0.43%) Kibana
4 2 (0.43%) Terraform
Vendors
1 67 (14.35%) Xamarin
2 32 (6.85%) Google
3 31 (6.64%) Apple
4 21 (4.50%) Microsoft
5 15 (3.21%) Twitter
6 13 (2.78%) Atlassian
7 6 (1.28%) Adobe
7 6 (1.28%) Zend
8 5 (1.07%) Sencha
9 4 (0.86%) Kony
10 3 (0.64%) Alteryx
10 3 (0.64%) Appcelerator
10 3 (0.64%) Salesforce.com
10 3 (0.64%) Splunk
11 2 (0.43%) AppDynamics
11 2 (0.43%) ClickTale
11 2 (0.43%) Facebook
11 2 (0.43%) Oracle
11 2 (0.43%) SAP
11 2 (0.43%) Telerik