Period
to 18 February 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 18 February 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
18 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 445 456 456
Rank change year-on-year +11 0 -4
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 483 451 474
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.47% 0.44%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.57% 0.57% 0.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 284 346
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +3.13% +3.23%
10th Percentile £313 £293 £306
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £375
% change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 9
UK median hourly rate - £100.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +233.33% +9.61%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 84,602 79,785 89,423
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.70% 83.80% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,512 52,848 58,152
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,036 2,217 2,649
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +3.18% +21.15%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £50.50 £49.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.56 £25.00 £25.66
% change year-on-year -1.76% -2.57% +22.19%

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 18 February 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 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 18 February 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 +15 459 £450 +5.88% 270
London +20 295 £475 +5.56% 102
UK excluding London -37 182 £375 +7.14% 178
South East -34 62 £400 +14.29% 28
North of England +18 53 £350 -6.67% 68
Yorkshire +6 28 £375 +7.14% 19
North West -5 22 £365 -8.75% 42
East of England -11 20 £350 -6.67% 22
Midlands -11 18 £394 +10.92% 27
Scotland -27 12 £238 -32.14% 7
West Midlands -2 9 £425 +17.24% 10
East Midlands -11 9 £388 +11.51% 17
South West -1 8 £325 - 23
Northern Ireland - 8 £350 - 2
North East +42 3 £310 -11.43% 7
Wales -4 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 February 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.

1 266 (55.07%) Apple iOS
2 265 (54.87%) Android
3 230 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
4 188 (38.92%) Mobile App
5 181 (37.47%) iOS Development
6 170 (35.20%) Android Development
7 159 (32.92%) TDD
8 136 (28.16%) JavaScript
9 133 (27.54%) Java
10 124 (25.67%) Apple Swift
11 112 (23.19%) Objective-C
12 107 (22.15%) Scrum
12 107 (22.15%) BDD
13 105 (21.74%) Git (software)
14 98 (20.29%) C#
15 89 (18.43%) HTML
16 86 (17.81%) CSS
16 86 (17.81%) User Experience
17 82 (16.98%) Xamarin
18 78 (16.15%) .NET
19 75 (15.53%) Test Automation
20 69 (14.29%) OO
20 69 (14.29%) JSON
21 67 (13.87%) Finance
22 65 (13.46%) RESTful
23 64 (13.25%) REST
24 61 (12.63%) JIRA
24 61 (12.63%) Software Engineering
25 58 (12.01%) Jenkins
26 55 (11.39%) HTML5

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 42 (8.70%) CMS
2 10 (2.07%) Confluence
3 9 (1.86%) SharePoint
4 7 (1.45%) JBoss
5 4 (0.83%) Apache
5 4 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.62%) Joomla!
6 3 (0.62%) nginx
6 3 (0.62%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (0.41%) WordPress
8 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
8 1 (0.21%) Cloud Foundry
8 1 (0.21%) IIS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.21%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
1 4 (0.83%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.21%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.21%) Maya
Business Applications
1 2 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.21%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.11%) GitHub
2 23 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.48%) Google Play
5 9 (1.86%) SaaS
6 7 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (1.24%) PaaS
8 5 (1.04%) Firebase
8 5 (1.04%) npm
9 4 (0.83%) Sauce Labs
10 3 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
10 3 (0.62%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.62%) IaaS
10 3 (0.62%) Office 365
11 2 (0.41%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.41%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.41%) Google Analytics
11 2 (0.41%) iTunes
11 2 (0.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 21 (4.35%) Bluetooth
2 8 (1.66%) Internet
2 8 (1.66%) LTE
2 8 (1.66%) VoLTE
3 7 (1.45%) GSM
3 7 (1.45%) HSPA
3 7 (1.45%) VoWiFi
3 7 (1.45%) WCDMA
4 5 (1.04%) 3G
4 5 (1.04%) HTTP
5 3 (0.62%) HTTPS
5 3 (0.62%) Skype
6 2 (0.41%) 3GPP
6 2 (0.41%) FTP
6 2 (0.41%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (0.21%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (6.00%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.69%) NoSQL
3 10 (2.07%) PostgreSQL
4 9 (1.86%) Big Data
4 9 (1.86%) MongoDB
5 8 (1.66%) MySQL
5 8 (1.66%) RDBMS
5 8 (1.66%) Redis
5 8 (1.66%) Relational Database
6 6 (1.24%) SQLite
7 4 (0.83%) Data Mining
7 4 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.62%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (0.62%) GIS
8 3 (0.62%) Hadoop
8 3 (0.62%) MS Access
8 3 (0.62%) Spotfire
8 3 (0.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.41%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 105 (21.74%) Git (software)
2 61 (12.63%) JIRA
3 58 (12.01%) Jenkins
4 54 (11.18%) Xcode
5 26 (5.38%) Subversion
6 25 (5.18%) Android Studio
6 25 (5.18%) Appium
6 25 (5.18%) Selenium
7 23 (4.76%) Gradle
8 21 (4.35%) Crashlytics
8 21 (4.35%) gulp
9 18 (3.73%) Jasmine
9 18 (3.73%) webpack
10 16 (3.31%) Visual Studio
11 15 (3.11%) Calabash
12 14 (2.90%) Cucumber
12 14 (2.90%) Grunt
12 14 (2.90%) Team Foundation Server
13 11 (2.28%) Maven
14 10 (2.07%) NUnit
General
1 67 (13.87%) Finance
2 31 (6.42%) Retail
3 28 (5.80%) Banking
4 27 (5.59%) Publishing
5 24 (4.97%) Games
6 14 (2.90%) Marketing
7 8 (1.66%) Advertising
8 5 (1.04%) Law
9 4 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.62%) Front Office
10 3 (0.62%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.21%) iGaming
11 1 (0.21%) Local Government
11 1 (0.21%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 389 (80.54%) Developer
2 131 (27.12%) iOS Developer
3 129 (26.71%) Mobile Developer
4 104 (21.53%) Android Developer
5 50 (10.35%) Xamarin Developer
6 40 (8.28%) iOS Android Developer
7 37 (7.66%) Senior Developer
8 34 (7.04%) React Developer
9 27 (5.59%) Applications Developer
10 24 (4.97%) C# Developer
10 24 (4.97%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 20 (4.14%) Architect
12 18 (3.73%) Mobile Applications Developer
13 17 (3.52%) Full Stack Developer
14 15 (3.11%) Lead Developer
14 15 (3.11%) Senior Android Developer
15 14 (2.90%) .NET Developer
15 14 (2.90%) Java Developer
15 14 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
15 14 (2.90%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 89 (18.43%) HTML
2 86 (17.81%) CSS
3 78 (16.15%) .NET
4 69 (14.29%) JSON
5 65 (13.46%) RESTful
6 64 (13.25%) REST
7 55 (11.39%) HTML5
8 48 (9.94%) AngularJS
9 47 (9.73%) Web Services
10 46 (9.52%) React Native
11 43 (8.90%) React
12 39 (8.07%) CSS3
13 37 (7.66%) XML
14 36 (7.45%) Node.js
15 34 (7.04%) jQuery
15 34 (7.04%) RxJava
16 31 (6.42%) Cocoa
17 30 (6.21%) Dagger
18 29 (6.00%) Retrofit
19 27 (5.59%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 188 (38.92%) Mobile App
2 86 (17.81%) User Experience
3 44 (9.11%) Greenfield Project
4 35 (7.25%) Computer Science
5 33 (6.83%) iPhone
6 32 (6.63%) iPad
7 13 (2.69%) Analytical Skills
8 12 (2.48%) Video on Demand
9 8 (1.66%) Animation
9 8 (1.66%) Fintech
10 7 (1.45%) Data Structures
11 6 (1.24%) Smartphone
11 6 (1.24%) Video\Live Streaming
12 5 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 5 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (1.04%) Mobile Banking
13 4 (0.83%) Media Streaming
13 4 (0.83%) Xbox
14 3 (0.62%) Blog
14 3 (0.62%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 266 (55.07%) Apple iOS
2 265 (54.87%) Android
3 17 (3.52%) Windows
4 16 (3.31%) Linux
5 8 (1.66%) Windows Phone
6 6 (1.24%) Nucleus RTOS
7 5 (1.04%) Unix
8 2 (0.41%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.21%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 181 (37.47%) iOS Development
3 170 (35.20%) Android Development
4 159 (32.92%) TDD
5 107 (22.15%) BDD
5 107 (22.15%) Scrum
6 75 (15.53%) Test Automation
7 69 (14.29%) OO
8 61 (12.63%) Software Engineering
9 53 (10.97%) Continuous Integration
10 51 (10.56%) Unit Testing
11 46 (9.52%) DevOps
12 43 (8.90%) OOP
13 42 (8.70%) Kanban
14 36 (7.45%) OOD
15 34 (7.04%) Web Development
16 33 (6.83%) Front End Development
16 33 (6.83%) MVC
17 32 (6.63%) Analytics
18 29 (6.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 136 (28.16%) JavaScript
2 133 (27.54%) Java
3 124 (25.67%) Apple Swift
4 112 (23.19%) Objective-C
5 98 (20.29%) C#
6 43 (8.90%) SQL
7 24 (4.97%) C++
8 21 (4.35%) TypeScript
9 15 (3.11%) Ruby
10 14 (2.90%) PHP
11 13 (2.69%) Kotlin
12 9 (1.86%) ES6
12 9 (1.86%) T-SQL
13 8 (1.66%) Shell Script
14 7 (1.45%) C
14 7 (1.45%) Python
15 6 (1.24%) Bash Shell
16 5 (1.04%) Go
17 3 (0.62%) Scala
17 3 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (10.14%) Degree
2 29 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 19 (3.93%) Master's Degree
4 8 (1.66%) Numerate Degree
5 3 (0.62%) Security Cleared
6 2 (0.41%) AWS Certification
6 2 (0.41%) CEH
6 2 (0.41%) CISSP
6 2 (0.41%) ISEB
6 2 (0.41%) ISTQB
7 1 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.21%) CBAP
7 1 (0.21%) IIBA
7 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (8.49%) QA
2 3 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.21%) GCP
3 1 (0.21%) PSD2
3 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 29 (6.00%) Docker
2 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 12 (2.48%) Kubernetes
2 5 (1.04%) Ansible
3 4 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (0.62%) HockeyApp
5 2 (0.41%) HP Fortify
5 2 (0.41%) Puppet
5 2 (0.41%) Terraform
Vendors
1 82 (16.98%) Xamarin
2 49 (10.14%) Apple
3 36 (7.45%) Google
4 16 (3.31%) Microsoft
5 14 (2.90%) Oracle
6 6 (1.24%) Atlassian
7 5 (1.04%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (0.62%) Alteryx
8 3 (0.62%) Perforce
8 3 (0.62%) Samsung
8 3 (0.62%) Twitter
9 2 (0.41%) Autodesk
9 2 (0.41%) Capita
9 2 (0.41%) Citrix
9 2 (0.41%) hybris
9 2 (0.41%) Sybase
10 1 (0.21%) Adobe
10 1 (0.21%) DevExpress
10 1 (0.21%) MicroStrategy
10 1 (0.21%) Sitecore