Period
to 22 July 2019

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 July 2019 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 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 565 476 506
Rank change year-on-year -89 +30 -55
Contract jobs citing Mobile Development 287 492 388
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.48% 0.40%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.55% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 361 252
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £333 £325 £313
90th Percentile £675 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 4 1
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +59.09% -50.00%
10th Percentile £47.50 £38.75 £23.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £31.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.00 £43.75 £27.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% +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 80,200 89,507 82,219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.90% 86.62% 85.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,791 59,068 53,804
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +1.12% +4.71%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,282 2,461 2,155
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.25 £52.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -16.00% -

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 July 2019.

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 July 2019. 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 -81 252 £500 +5.26% 274
London -51 156 £525 +5.00% 77
UK excluding London -44 117 £425 +6.25% 222
South East -23 32 £475 +14.80% 45
North of England +7 30 £413 +10.00% 77
Scotland +4 25 £425 +9.68% 21
North West +12 19 £425 +13.33% 39
Midlands +13 10 £438 -2.78% 37
Yorkshire +7 8 £400 +6.67% 29
South West -27 8 £550 +18.60% 13
East of England +8 7 £419 -16.25% 25
East Midlands +27 5 £538 +13.16% 16
West Midlands +4 5 £413 -2.94% 21
Wales - 5 £350 - 3
North East +16 3 - - 9

For the 6 months to 22 July 2019, 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.

1 170 (59.23%) Android
2 141 (49.13%) Apple iOS
3 134 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
4 133 (46.34%) JavaScript
5 129 (44.95%) Mobile App
6 111 (38.68%) Android Development
7 92 (32.06%) iOS Development
8 65 (22.65%) REST
8 65 (22.65%) C#
9 64 (22.30%) HTML
9 64 (22.30%) User Experience
10 61 (21.25%) .NET
11 60 (20.91%) TDD
12 56 (19.51%) Xamarin
13 54 (18.82%) CSS
14 51 (17.77%) Git (software)
14 51 (17.77%) React Native
15 48 (16.72%) Java
16 44 (15.33%) Web Services
16 44 (15.33%) JSON
16 44 (15.33%) Node.js
17 43 (14.98%) Finance
18 39 (13.59%) Kotlin
18 39 (13.59%) React
19 37 (12.89%) Scrum
20 36 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
20 36 (12.54%) Apple Swift
21 35 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
22 32 (11.15%) AngularJS
22 32 (11.15%) Greenfield Project

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 12 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
2 6 (2.09%) CMS
2 6 (2.09%) Confluence
3 3 (1.05%) Cloud Foundry
3 3 (1.05%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.35%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.35%) Mule
4 1 (0.35%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (0.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (3.83%) Sketch
2 7 (2.44%) Zeplin
3 1 (0.35%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.35%) Figma
Business Applications
1 6 (2.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 36 (12.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (5.57%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (2.79%) GitHub
4 5 (1.74%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (1.74%) Google Play
4 5 (1.74%) npm
5 3 (1.05%) Slack
6 2 (0.70%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (0.70%) Firebase
6 2 (0.70%) OpenShift
6 2 (0.70%) Serverless
7 1 (0.35%) Apigee
7 1 (0.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.35%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.35%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.35%) Office 365
7 1 (0.35%) PaaS
7 1 (0.35%) SaaS
7 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 4 (1.39%) Bluetooth
2 3 (1.05%) Intranet
2 3 (1.05%) RFID
3 2 (0.70%) HTTP
3 2 (0.70%) Internet
3 2 (0.70%) TCP/IP
4 1 (0.35%) Firewall
4 1 (0.35%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.83%) MongoDB
2 7 (2.44%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.09%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.39%) MySQL
4 4 (1.39%) SQLite
5 2 (0.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.35%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.35%) Data Mining
6 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 51 (17.77%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.67%) Android Studio
3 14 (4.88%) Jenkins
4 13 (4.53%) Visual Studio Team System
5 10 (3.48%) Subversion
6 8 (2.79%) Xcode
7 7 (2.44%) Bitbucket Server
7 7 (2.44%) JIRA
8 6 (2.09%) webpack
9 5 (1.74%) Cucumber
9 5 (1.74%) Eclipse
9 5 (1.74%) Protractor
9 5 (1.74%) Selenium
9 5 (1.74%) Visual Studio
10 4 (1.39%) Axure RP
10 4 (1.39%) CocoaPods
10 4 (1.39%) Gradle
10 4 (1.39%) Maven
11 3 (1.05%) gulp
11 3 (1.05%) Mockito
General
1 43 (14.98%) Finance
2 26 (9.06%) Banking
3 15 (5.23%) Retail
4 8 (2.79%) Back Office
5 6 (2.09%) French Language
5 6 (2.09%) Games
6 5 (1.74%) Law
7 3 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.05%) Marketing
8 2 (0.70%) Automotive
8 2 (0.70%) Electronics
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 246 (85.71%) Developer
2 83 (28.92%) Mobile Developer
3 78 (27.18%) Android Developer
4 71 (24.74%) iOS Developer
5 50 (17.42%) React Developer
6 39 (13.59%) iOS Android Developer
7 36 (12.54%) Xamarin Developer
8 34 (11.85%) Senior Developer
9 25 (8.71%) Applications Developer
10 22 (7.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 17 (5.92%) JavaScript Developer
12 12 (4.18%) Senior Android Developer
13 11 (3.83%) Senior Mobile Developer
14 10 (3.48%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 10 (3.48%) Senior iOS Developer
15 9 (3.14%) Full Stack Developer
15 9 (3.14%) JavaScript Engineer
15 9 (3.14%) Lead Developer
16 7 (2.44%) UI Engineer
16 7 (2.44%) UX Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (22.65%) REST
2 64 (22.30%) HTML
3 61 (21.25%) .NET
4 54 (18.82%) CSS
5 51 (17.77%) React Native
6 44 (15.33%) JSON
6 44 (15.33%) Node.js
6 44 (15.33%) Web Services
7 39 (13.59%) React
8 32 (11.15%) AngularJS
9 31 (10.80%) HTML5
10 23 (8.01%) RESTful
11 22 (7.67%) .NET Framework
12 21 (7.32%) ASP.NET
12 21 (7.32%) ASP.NET Web API
12 21 (7.32%) GraphQL
13 20 (6.97%) Entity Framework
14 19 (6.62%) Android SDK
15 18 (6.27%) XML
16 16 (5.57%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 129 (44.95%) Mobile App
2 64 (22.30%) User Experience
3 32 (11.15%) Greenfield Project
4 17 (5.92%) Self-Motivation
5 14 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (3.48%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.48%) iPad
7 8 (2.79%) iPhone
8 7 (2.44%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.74%) Animation
10 3 (1.05%) Mobile Payment
11 2 (0.70%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.70%) Augmented Reality
11 2 (0.70%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.70%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (0.70%) Renewable Energy
11 2 (0.70%) Virtual Team
12 1 (0.35%) Data Centre
12 1 (0.35%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.35%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 170 (59.23%) Android
2 141 (49.13%) Apple iOS
3 7 (2.44%) Windows
4 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (46.69%) Agile Software Development
2 111 (38.68%) Android Development
3 92 (32.06%) iOS Development
4 60 (20.91%) TDD
5 37 (12.89%) Scrum
6 35 (12.20%) Continuous Integration
7 27 (9.41%) OO
8 26 (9.06%) Test Automation
9 25 (8.71%) DevOps
9 25 (8.71%) Fintech
10 24 (8.36%) BDD
11 23 (8.01%) Software Engineering
12 20 (6.97%) Front End Development
12 20 (6.97%) MVC
12 20 (6.97%) Unit Testing
13 18 (6.27%) E-Commerce
13 18 (6.27%) Microservices
14 17 (5.92%) Kanban
15 16 (5.57%) Computer Science
15 16 (5.57%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 133 (46.34%) JavaScript
2 65 (22.65%) C#
3 48 (16.72%) Java
4 39 (13.59%) Kotlin
5 36 (12.54%) Apple Swift
6 29 (10.10%) Objective-C
7 21 (7.32%) SQL
8 14 (4.88%) TypeScript
9 6 (2.09%) PowerShell
10 5 (1.74%) Python
11 4 (1.39%) ES6
11 4 (1.39%) Java 8
12 3 (1.05%) C
12 3 (1.05%) C++
12 3 (1.05%) Scala
13 2 (0.70%) Go
14 1 (0.35%) Haskell
14 1 (0.35%) Perl
14 1 (0.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 19 (6.62%) Degree
2 10 (3.48%) Computer Science Degree
3 8 (2.79%) Master's Degree
4 2 (0.70%) PhD
4 2 (0.70%) SC Cleared
4 2 (0.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.70%) QA
System Software
1 8 (2.79%) Docker
2 2 (0.70%) VirtualBox
2 2 (0.70%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (1.74%) Kubernetes
2 3 (1.05%) Ansible
2 3 (1.05%) Terraform
3 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 56 (19.51%) Xamarin
2 22 (7.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (3.48%) Apple
4 8 (2.79%) Google
5 3 (1.05%) Oracle
6 2 (0.70%) AppDynamics
6 2 (0.70%) MuleSoft
6 2 (0.70%) Samsung
6 2 (0.70%) Splunk
7 1 (0.35%) Adobe
7 1 (0.35%) Atlassian
7 1 (0.35%) Facebook
7 1 (0.35%) Kony
7 1 (0.35%) Sencha
7 1 (0.35%) Sitecore