Period
to 22 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Xcode skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Xcode over the 6 months to 22 September 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.

Apple Xcode
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 716 687 715
Rank change year-on-year -29 +28 -30
Contract jobs citing Xcode 175 175 196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.83% 0.98% 1.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 131 135 157
UK median daily rate £441 £420 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% -1.18% -
10th Percentile £331 £325 £300
90th Percentile £575 £529 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 8 1
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +119.30% +58.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +119.30% +58.33%

Xcode is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 21,187 17,894 17,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.79% 18.13% 15.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,543 12,284 11,675
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £613 £598 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 297 264
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.41% +9.21%
10th Percentile £26.58 £28.75 £26.12
90th Percentile £52.50 £60.40 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.50
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +7.42%

Xcode
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Xcode as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Xcode in the UK

Xcode
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Xcode.

Contractor daily rate trend for Xcode in the UK

Xcode
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xcode over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Xcode in the UK

Xcode
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xcode.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Xcode in the UK

Xcode
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Xcode within the UK over the 6 months to 22 September 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 -21 156 £450 +2.86% 64
London -25 104 £475 +5.56% 22
UK excluding London -33 70 £400 +6.67% 44
North of England -29 21 £400 +3.23% 9
Scotland -9 19 £375 - 2
South East -8 16 £450 +12.50% 13
Midlands -7 13 £360 -7.10% 14
Yorkshire -14 13 £413 +3.77% 2
West Midlands -20 11 £360 -12.73% 5
North West -26 8 £346 -7.65% 7
East Midlands +10 2 £340 -12.26% 9
East of England -14 2 £475 +11.76% 3

For the 6 months to 22 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Xcode 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 Xcode.

1 165 (94.29%) Apple iOS
2 123 (70.29%) Apple Swift
3 114 (65.14%) iOS Development
4 107 (61.14%) Objective-C
5 91 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
6 69 (39.43%) Mobile App
7 66 (37.71%) TDD
8 62 (35.43%) Android
9 52 (29.71%) RESTful
10 51 (29.14%) Git (software)
11 50 (28.57%) Mobile Development
12 49 (28.00%) User Experience
13 46 (26.29%) Scrum
14 43 (24.57%) Test Automation
14 43 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
15 41 (23.43%) Apple
15 41 (23.43%) OO
16 40 (22.86%) Unit Testing
17 37 (21.14%) BDD
17 37 (21.14%) Cocoa
18 36 (20.57%) Java
19 35 (20.00%) iOS SDK
19 35 (20.00%) iPhone
20 34 (19.43%) JIRA
20 34 (19.43%) Jenkins
20 34 (19.43%) Web Services
21 32 (18.29%) JSON
22 31 (17.71%) SQLite
23 29 (16.57%) HTML
23 29 (16.57%) Banking

Xcode
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 15 (8.57%) CMS
2 10 (5.71%) Confluence
3 7 (4.00%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.29%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.29%) Documentum
4 4 (2.29%) Drupal
4 4 (2.29%) FileNet
4 4 (2.29%) Liferay
4 4 (2.29%) LiveCycle
4 4 (2.29%) LiveLink
4 4 (2.29%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.71%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.57%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.43%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (3.43%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.71%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.71%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.71%) InDesign
2 3 (1.71%) InVision
3 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.57%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.57%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (4.00%) SaaS
4 6 (3.43%) GitHub
5 5 (2.86%) BrowserStack
6 4 (2.29%) Sauce Labs
6 4 (2.29%) TestFlight
7 3 (1.71%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (1.71%) Google Analytics
8 2 (1.14%) Amazon S3
8 2 (1.14%) Firebase
9 1 (0.57%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.57%) Cloudflare
9 1 (0.57%) Google Play
9 1 (0.57%) Heroku
9 1 (0.57%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.57%) iTunes
9 1 (0.57%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.14%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.71%) SQLite
2 16 (9.14%) MySQL
3 7 (4.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.14%) Big Data
6 1 (0.57%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.57%) GIS
6 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.57%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 51 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 34 (19.43%) Jenkins
2 34 (19.43%) JIRA
3 25 (14.29%) Appium
4 17 (9.71%) CocoaPods
5 16 (9.14%) Cucumber
6 13 (7.43%) fastlane
7 12 (6.86%) Android Studio
7 12 (6.86%) Eclipse
7 12 (6.86%) Gradle
7 12 (6.86%) Subversion
8 8 (4.57%) Bitbucket
8 8 (4.57%) Maven
9 7 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
9 7 (4.00%) TeamCity
9 7 (4.00%) Visual Studio Team System
10 6 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (3.43%) SoapUI
11 5 (2.86%) CruiseControl
11 5 (2.86%) Selenium
General
1 29 (16.57%) Banking
2 17 (9.71%) Retail
3 14 (8.00%) Publishing
4 13 (7.43%) Finance
5 5 (2.86%) Automotive
5 5 (2.86%) Law
6 3 (1.71%) Advertising
6 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.57%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.57%) German Language
7 1 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 125 (71.43%) Developer
2 107 (61.14%) iOS Developer
3 21 (12.00%) Mobile Developer
4 16 (9.14%) Senior Developer
4 16 (9.14%) Senior iOS Developer
5 11 (6.29%) Tester
6 9 (5.14%) Applications Developer
6 9 (5.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (4.57%) Mobile Tester
8 7 (4.00%) Architect
8 7 (4.00%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.00%) Objective-C Developer
9 6 (3.43%) Analyst
9 6 (3.43%) Test Analyst
10 5 (2.86%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.29%) Android Developer
11 4 (2.29%) iOS Android Developer
11 4 (2.29%) Mobile Test Analyst
11 4 (2.29%) React Developer
11 4 (2.29%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (29.71%) RESTful
2 37 (21.14%) Cocoa
3 35 (20.00%) iOS SDK
4 34 (19.43%) Web Services
5 32 (18.29%) JSON
6 29 (16.57%) HTML
7 24 (13.71%) CSS
8 17 (9.71%) HTML5
8 17 (9.71%) XML
9 14 (8.00%) Google Maps API
10 13 (7.43%) jQuery
11 12 (6.86%) Android SDK
11 12 (6.86%) REST
12 10 (5.71%) Cocoa Touch
12 10 (5.71%) CSS3
13 9 (5.14%) KnockoutJS
13 9 (5.14%) Spring
13 9 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
13 9 (5.14%) Zurb Foundation
14 8 (4.57%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 69 (39.43%) Mobile App
2 49 (28.00%) User Experience
3 35 (20.00%) iPhone
4 25 (14.29%) iPad
5 14 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 14 (8.00%) Fintech
6 10 (5.71%) Greenfield Project
7 8 (4.57%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (4.57%) Public Cloud
8 7 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.29%) Animation
9 4 (2.29%) NHS
10 3 (1.71%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.71%) Apple TV
10 3 (1.71%) Data Structures
10 3 (1.71%) Social Media
10 3 (1.71%) Vector Graphics
10 3 (1.71%) Wiki
11 2 (1.14%) Embedded Systems
11 2 (1.14%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 165 (94.29%) Apple iOS
2 62 (35.43%) Android
3 8 (4.57%) Mac OS X
3 8 (4.57%) Windows
4 7 (4.00%) Linux
5 5 (2.86%) Mac OS
5 5 (2.86%) Windows 7
5 5 (2.86%) Windows 8
6 2 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (65.14%) iOS Development
2 91 (52.00%) Agile Software Development
3 66 (37.71%) TDD
4 50 (28.57%) Mobile Development
5 46 (26.29%) Scrum
6 43 (24.57%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (24.57%) Test Automation
7 41 (23.43%) OO
8 40 (22.86%) Unit Testing
9 37 (21.14%) BDD
10 20 (11.43%) MVVM
11 19 (10.86%) MVC
12 18 (10.29%) SOLID
13 17 (9.71%) OOP
14 16 (9.14%) Responsive Web Design
15 14 (8.00%) Acceptance Criteria
15 14 (8.00%) Web Design
15 14 (8.00%) Web Development
16 13 (7.43%) Android Development
17 12 (6.86%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 123 (70.29%) Apple Swift
2 107 (61.14%) Objective-C
3 36 (20.57%) Java
4 26 (14.86%) JavaScript
5 25 (14.29%) C#
6 11 (6.29%) C
7 8 (4.57%) Python
8 6 (3.43%) C++
9 5 (2.86%) Bash Shell
9 5 (2.86%) PHP
10 4 (2.29%) Java 8
11 3 (1.71%) Kotlin
11 3 (1.71%) Ruby
11 3 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.71%) SQL
12 2 (1.14%) Groovy
12 2 (1.14%) Scala
13 1 (0.57%) Perl
13 1 (0.57%) TypeScript
13 1 (0.57%) XAML
Qualifications
1 11 (6.29%) Degree
2 5 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.14%) CEH
3 2 (1.14%) CISSP
3 2 (1.14%) CREST Certified
3 2 (1.14%) OSCP
4 1 (0.57%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.57%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (10.86%) QA
2 4 (2.29%) PMO
System Software
1 3 (1.71%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (5.14%) HockeyApp
2 3 (1.71%) Kubernetes
3 2 (1.14%) Kibana
3 2 (1.14%) Terraform
4 1 (0.57%) Automic
Vendors
1 41 (23.43%) Apple
2 23 (13.14%) Google
3 12 (6.86%) Atlassian
3 12 (6.86%) Microsoft
4 10 (5.71%) Xamarin
5 9 (5.14%) Twitter
6 8 (4.57%) Adobe
7 5 (2.86%) IBM
8 4 (2.29%) FatWire
8 4 (2.29%) Interwoven
8 4 (2.29%) OpenText
8 4 (2.29%) Sencha
8 4 (2.29%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.29%) Vignette
8 4 (2.29%) Xerox
9 3 (1.71%) ATG
10 1 (0.57%) CA
10 1 (0.57%) Facebook
10 1 (0.57%) MuleSoft