Period
to 15 August 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 15 August 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
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 470 503 466
Rank change year-on-year +33 -37 -41
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 478 396 513
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.47% 0.41% 0.47%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.48% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 342 260 380
UK median daily rate £450 £436 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.15% +2.65% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £320 £306
90th Percentile £586 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 1
UK median hourly rate £43.75 £27.50 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.09% -50.00% +29.41%
10th Percentile £38.75 £23.75 £52.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £31.25 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year +59.09% - -

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 88,232 81,747 92,590
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.51% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,227 53,555 61,062
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,384 2,072 2,297
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.47 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.17% +3.02% +9.20%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.43 £11.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year -18.37% - +12.23%

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 15 August 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 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 Development within the UK over the 6 months to 15 August 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 +10 423 £451 +0.28% 225
London +6 253 £500 +10.19% 74
UK excluding London +17 219 £400 - 164
South East -11 69 £406 -4.41% 37
North of England -6 58 £375 -6.25% 54
Scotland -8 52 £400 +14.29% 10
Midlands -12 30 £413 +13.79% 27
North West -10 28 £375 -14.77% 36
West Midlands -11 22 £400 +14.29% 17
Yorkshire -5 18 £375 +7.14% 17
North East -2 12 £377 -20.63% 1
South West -12 9 £464 +19.68% 20
East Midlands -4 8 £463 +23.33% 9
East of England -24 1 £500 +42.86% 13

For the 6 months to 15 August 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.

1 262 (54.81%) Apple iOS
2 242 (50.63%) Android
3 222 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
4 198 (41.42%) iOS Development
5 181 (37.87%) JavaScript
6 167 (34.94%) Android Development
7 159 (33.26%) Mobile App
8 136 (28.45%) TDD
9 117 (24.48%) Objective-C
10 109 (22.80%) Apple Swift
11 108 (22.59%) Java
12 101 (21.13%) User Experience
13 98 (20.50%) Git (software)
13 98 (20.50%) HTML
14 95 (19.87%) RESTful
15 93 (19.46%) Scrum
16 89 (18.62%) CSS
17 80 (16.74%) React
18 78 (16.32%) AngularJS
19 75 (15.69%) C#
19 75 (15.69%) React Native
20 73 (15.27%) Finance
21 71 (14.85%) BDD
22 68 (14.23%) .NET
23 63 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
24 56 (11.72%) OO
24 56 (11.72%) Front End Development
25 54 (11.30%) Web Services
25 54 (11.30%) Web Development
26 53 (11.09%) Xamarin

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 25 (5.23%) CMS
2 8 (1.67%) Confluence
3 6 (1.26%) Elasticsearch
4 5 (1.05%) ArcGIS
4 5 (1.05%) IIS
4 5 (1.05%) WordPress
5 4 (0.84%) JBoss
6 2 (0.42%) Apache
6 2 (0.42%) Mendix
6 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.42%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.21%) Alfresco
7 1 (0.21%) Anypoint
7 1 (0.21%) Drupal
7 1 (0.21%) EPiServer
7 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.21%) nginx
7 1 (0.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (0.21%) PrestaShop
7 1 (0.21%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 5 (1.05%) Photoshop
2 4 (0.84%) Adobe Illustrator
3 3 (0.63%) InVision
3 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.42%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (0.84%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (0.42%) Magento
3 1 (0.21%) LexisNexis TimeMap
3 1 (0.21%) OpenCart
3 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 37 (7.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (2.72%) GitHub
3 12 (2.51%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.09%) NuGet
4 10 (2.09%) PaaS
5 9 (1.88%) Google Play
6 5 (1.05%) npm
6 5 (1.05%) Serverless
7 3 (0.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (0.63%) CloudFront
8 2 (0.42%) Adobe Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (0.42%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.42%) Firebase
8 2 (0.42%) Google Analytics
8 2 (0.42%) Heroku
8 2 (0.42%) iTunes
8 2 (0.42%) Sauce Labs
9 1 (0.21%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.21%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (2.09%) HTTP
2 8 (1.67%) Internet
3 3 (0.63%) Bluetooth
3 3 (0.63%) Firewall
3 3 (0.63%) 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%) Skype
4 1 (0.21%) SSH
4 1 (0.21%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (4.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.14%) MongoDB
3 12 (2.51%) NoSQL
4 11 (2.30%) MySQL
4 11 (2.30%) SQLite
5 6 (1.26%) Cosmos DB
5 6 (1.26%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
6 5 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.05%) GIS
6 5 (1.05%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.84%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (0.84%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
7 4 (0.84%) Big Data
7 4 (0.84%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (0.63%) Redis
8 3 (0.63%) Spotfire
9 2 (0.42%) Data Lake
9 2 (0.42%) QlikView
9 2 (0.42%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 98 (20.50%) Git (software)
2 44 (9.21%) Xcode
3 38 (7.95%) Jenkins
4 36 (7.53%) Subversion
5 35 (7.32%) JIRA
6 23 (4.81%) Selenium
7 21 (4.39%) Visual Studio
8 16 (3.35%) Android Studio
8 16 (3.35%) Cucumber
8 16 (3.35%) Team Foundation Server
9 14 (2.93%) Appium
9 14 (2.93%) Visual Studio Team System
10 13 (2.72%) Jasmine
10 13 (2.72%) TeamCity
11 11 (2.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 11 (2.30%) Gradle
12 10 (2.09%) Bitbucket
13 8 (1.67%) Hudson
13 8 (1.67%) JUnit
13 8 (1.67%) Mercurial
General
1 73 (15.27%) Finance
2 47 (9.83%) Banking
3 25 (5.23%) Games
4 21 (4.39%) Retail
5 16 (3.35%) Publishing
6 15 (3.14%) Law
7 7 (1.46%) Retail Banking
8 6 (1.26%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.05%) Automotive
10 4 (0.84%) Back Office
10 4 (0.84%) Marketing
11 3 (0.63%) Front Office
12 2 (0.42%) Wholesale Banking
13 1 (0.21%) Advertising
13 1 (0.21%) German Language
13 1 (0.21%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 405 (84.73%) Developer
2 145 (30.33%) Mobile Developer
3 119 (24.90%) iOS Developer
4 85 (17.78%) Android Developer
5 51 (10.67%) React Developer
6 40 (8.37%) Senior Developer
7 37 (7.74%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 34 (7.11%) Applications Developer
9 29 (6.07%) C# Developer
10 27 (5.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 25 (5.23%) iOS Android Developer
12 24 (5.02%) Xamarin Developer
13 23 (4.81%) .NET Developer
14 21 (4.39%) JavaScript Developer
15 18 (3.77%) Web Developer
16 17 (3.56%) Angular Developer
16 17 (3.56%) Architect
16 17 (3.56%) C# .NET Developer
16 17 (3.56%) Senior Mobile Developer
17 14 (2.93%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (20.50%) HTML
2 95 (19.87%) RESTful
3 89 (18.62%) CSS
4 80 (16.74%) React
5 78 (16.32%) AngularJS
6 75 (15.69%) React Native
7 68 (14.23%) .NET
8 54 (11.30%) Web Services
9 48 (10.04%) HTML5
10 47 (9.83%) REST
11 42 (8.79%) Node.js
12 37 (7.74%) jQuery
13 34 (7.11%) Apache Cordova
13 34 (7.11%) Ionic Framework
14 33 (6.90%) JSON
14 33 (6.90%) Redux
14 33 (6.90%) Sass
15 31 (6.49%) ASP.NET
16 27 (5.65%) CSS3
17 26 (5.44%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 159 (33.26%) Mobile App
2 101 (21.13%) User Experience
3 49 (10.25%) Greenfield Project
4 41 (8.58%) iPad
4 41 (8.58%) iPhone
5 29 (6.07%) Fintech
6 21 (4.39%) Computer Science
7 17 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
7 17 (3.56%) Data Structures
8 11 (2.30%) Video on Demand
9 10 (2.09%) Algorithms
10 9 (1.88%) Over-the-Top Content
10 9 (1.88%) Video\Live Streaming
11 8 (1.67%) Animation
11 8 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
12 5 (1.05%) Virtual Team
13 4 (0.84%) EMV
13 4 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
13 4 (0.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.84%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 262 (54.81%) Apple iOS
2 242 (50.63%) Android
3 29 (6.07%) Windows
4 18 (3.77%) Linux
5 12 (2.51%) Mac OS
6 9 (1.88%) Unix
7 7 (1.46%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.46%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
9 3 (0.63%) Nucleus RTOS
9 3 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.21%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.21%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (46.44%) Agile Software Development
2 198 (41.42%) iOS Development
3 167 (34.94%) Android Development
4 136 (28.45%) TDD
5 93 (19.46%) Scrum
6 71 (14.85%) BDD
7 63 (13.18%) Continuous Integration
8 56 (11.72%) Front End Development
8 56 (11.72%) OO
9 54 (11.30%) Web Development
10 52 (10.88%) Test Automation
11 43 (9.00%) MVC
12 41 (8.58%) Unit Testing
13 38 (7.95%) Software Engineering
14 34 (7.11%) Microservices
15 31 (6.49%) Mobile Application Development
16 28 (5.86%) Kanban
17 26 (5.44%) Problem-Solving
17 26 (5.44%) SDLC
18 24 (5.02%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 181 (37.87%) JavaScript
2 117 (24.48%) Objective-C
3 109 (22.80%) Apple Swift
4 108 (22.59%) Java
5 75 (15.69%) C#
6 34 (7.11%) C++
6 34 (7.11%) Kotlin
7 26 (5.44%) SQL
7 26 (5.44%) TypeScript
8 23 (4.81%) ES6
9 15 (3.14%) C
10 14 (2.93%) PHP
11 13 (2.72%) ES7
12 11 (2.30%) Python
13 7 (1.46%) Ruby
14 6 (1.26%) XAML
15 5 (1.05%) JSX
15 5 (1.05%) VB.NET
16 4 (0.84%) Go
16 4 (0.84%) Scala
Qualifications
1 23 (4.81%) Degree
2 9 (1.88%) Computer Science Degree
3 5 (1.05%) Master's Degree
4 4 (0.84%) CEH
4 4 (0.84%) CISSP
5 3 (0.63%) Security Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.21%) MBA
6 1 (0.21%) PMI Certification
6 1 (0.21%) PMP
6 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (0.21%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.30%) QA
2 3 (0.63%) WCAG
3 2 (0.42%) WAI
4 1 (0.21%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (1.88%) Docker
2 6 (1.26%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.21%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.21%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (1.26%) Kubernetes
2 3 (0.63%) Ansible
2 3 (0.63%) Kibana
2 3 (0.63%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (0.63%) Terraform
3 2 (0.42%) Grafana
4 1 (0.21%) logstash
4 1 (0.21%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 53 (11.09%) Xamarin
2 26 (5.44%) Google
3 22 (4.60%) Apple
4 7 (1.46%) Microsoft
4 7 (1.46%) Sencha
5 5 (1.05%) Adobe
5 5 (1.05%) Splunk
5 5 (1.05%) Zend
6 4 (0.84%) Appcelerator
6 4 (0.84%) ESRI
6 4 (0.84%) Kony
7 3 (0.63%) Alteryx
7 3 (0.63%) Atlassian
7 3 (0.63%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (0.63%) Telerik
7 3 (0.63%) Twitter
7 3 (0.63%) Veracode
8 2 (0.42%) Apigee
8 2 (0.42%) OutSystems
8 2 (0.42%) Tealium