Period
to 15 February 2019

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 15 February 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.

Apple Xcode
UK
6 months to
15 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 695 699 728
Rank change year-on-year +4 +29 0
Contract jobs citing Xcode 169 178 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.80% 0.95% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 131 94
UK median daily rate £439 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.39% +12.50% +3.23%
10th Percentile £340 £300 £284
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £363 £400
% change year-on-year +13.79% -9.38% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 2
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +71.23% +108.57%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year - +71.23% +108.57%

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 21,108 18,724 16,012
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.30% 18.47% 16.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,422 13,100 10,701
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £630 £613 £584
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +6.55% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 273 240 270
UK median hourly rate £43.00 £45.00 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.44% +9.76% +2.50%
10th Percentile £30.85 £29.00 £21.89
90th Percentile £55.00 £67.25 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £44.00 £45.00 £41.00
% change year-on-year -2.22% +9.76% +2.50%

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 15 February 2019.

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 14 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 15 February 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 -34 140 £431 -4.17% 61
London -14 87 £475 +2.70% 24
UK excluding London -7 80 £413 +13.79% 37
Scotland - 27 £438 -
Midlands 0 21 £360 +24.14% 18
North of England -24 17 £394 +5.00% 11
South East +2 13 £469 +4.17% 6
West Midlands -13 13 £360 -4.00% 3
East Midlands +1 8 £375 +57.89% 15
North West -13 8 £346 +9.95% 8
Yorkshire -19 7 £413 +3.13% 3
East of England +21 4 £413 -2.94% 1
North East -10 2 £338 -
South West -31 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 15 February 2019, 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.

1 157 (92.90%) Apple iOS
2 139 (82.25%) Apple Swift
3 126 (74.56%) iOS Development
4 118 (69.82%) Objective-C
5 65 (38.46%) iOS SDK
6 64 (37.87%) TDD
7 63 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
7 63 (37.28%) JSON
8 59 (34.91%) Web Services
9 57 (33.73%) Mobile App
10 50 (29.59%) REST
10 50 (29.59%) Android
11 49 (28.99%) Git (software)
12 47 (27.81%) Unit Testing
13 46 (27.22%) XML
13 46 (27.22%) JIRA
14 42 (24.85%) MVVM
15 39 (23.08%) RESTful
16 38 (22.49%) Banking
17 37 (21.89%) Cocoa
17 37 (21.89%) MVC
17 37 (21.89%) Apple
17 37 (21.89%) Jenkins
18 36 (21.30%) User Experience
19 35 (20.71%) Test Automation
19 35 (20.71%) HTML
20 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
21 31 (18.34%) Java
21 31 (18.34%) C#
22 29 (17.16%) Continuous Integration

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 13 (7.69%) Confluence
2 6 (3.55%) CMS
3 5 (2.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 5 (2.96%) Apache
3 5 (2.96%) JBoss
3 5 (2.96%) WebLogic
4 3 (1.78%) Cloud Foundry
4 3 (1.78%) nginx
4 3 (1.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.59%) Acrobat
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe After Effects
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.59%) Adobe Premiere
2 1 (0.59%) InDesign
2 1 (0.59%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.59%) Snapchat
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (8.28%) GitHub
3 12 (7.10%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.33%) SaaS
5 6 (3.55%) Google Analytics
5 6 (3.55%) TestFlight
6 5 (2.96%) Sauce Labs
7 3 (1.78%) Firebase
8 2 (1.18%) Google Play
8 2 (1.18%) iTunes
9 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Apple Pay
9 1 (0.59%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (2.96%) Bluetooth
1 5 (2.96%) Internet
2 4 (2.37%) HTTP
2 4 (2.37%) HTTPS
2 4 (2.37%) SSL
2 4 (2.37%) TCP/IP
3 2 (1.18%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (0.59%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (14.20%) SQLite
2 12 (7.10%) MySQL
3 8 (4.73%) NoSQL
3 8 (4.73%) SQL Server
4 6 (3.55%) MongoDB
5 4 (2.37%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.59%) Big Data
7 1 (0.59%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 49 (28.99%) Git (software)
2 46 (27.22%) JIRA
3 37 (21.89%) Jenkins
4 23 (13.61%) CocoaPods
5 16 (9.47%) Eclipse
6 15 (8.88%) Android Studio
7 14 (8.28%) Appium
8 12 (7.10%) fastlane
8 12 (7.10%) Selenium
9 11 (6.51%) Bitbucket
9 11 (6.51%) Subversion
9 11 (6.51%) Visual Studio Team System
10 9 (5.33%) Team Foundation Server
11 7 (4.14%) Cucumber
11 7 (4.14%) Gradle
11 7 (4.14%) IntelliJ
12 6 (3.55%) Applitools
12 6 (3.55%) Pivotal Tracker
12 6 (3.55%) TeamCity
12 6 (3.55%) WebDriver
General
1 38 (22.49%) Banking
2 15 (8.88%) Finance
3 9 (5.33%) Automotive
4 4 (2.37%) Games
4 4 (2.37%) Law
5 3 (1.78%) Marketing
5 3 (1.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.59%) Brand Awareness
6 1 (0.59%) Corporate Banking
6 1 (0.59%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.59%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 137 (81.07%) Developer
2 113 (66.86%) iOS Developer
3 25 (14.79%) Mobile Developer
4 24 (14.20%) Objective-C Developer
5 16 (9.47%) Senior Developer
6 14 (8.28%) Tester
7 11 (6.51%) Applications Developer
7 11 (6.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 10 (5.92%) Senior iOS Developer
9 7 (4.14%) Mobile Tester
10 6 (3.55%) Applications Tester
10 6 (3.55%) Automation Tester
10 6 (3.55%) React Developer
11 5 (2.96%) Senior Mobile Developer
12 4 (2.37%) Functional Tester
13 3 (1.78%) Analyst
13 3 (1.78%) Android Developer
13 3 (1.78%) Mobile Engineer
13 3 (1.78%) Test Analyst
13 3 (1.78%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 65 (38.46%) iOS SDK
2 63 (37.28%) JSON
3 59 (34.91%) Web Services
4 50 (29.59%) REST
5 46 (27.22%) XML
6 39 (23.08%) RESTful
7 37 (21.89%) Cocoa
8 35 (20.71%) HTML
9 23 (13.61%) CSS
10 19 (11.24%) HTML5
10 19 (11.24%) J2EE
11 16 (9.47%) RxSwift
11 16 (9.47%) SOAP
12 15 (8.88%) jQuery
13 14 (8.28%) Android SDK
14 12 (7.10%) CSS3
15 11 (6.51%) Google Maps API
15 11 (6.51%) KnockoutJS
15 11 (6.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
15 11 (6.51%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 57 (33.73%) Mobile App
2 36 (21.30%) User Experience
3 16 (9.47%) Greenfield Project
4 15 (8.88%) iPhone
5 12 (7.10%) Mobile Banking
6 10 (5.92%) Public Cloud
7 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
8 7 (4.14%) Fintech
9 6 (3.55%) Smartphone
10 5 (2.96%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (2.37%) iPad
12 3 (1.78%) Equities
13 2 (1.18%) Animation
13 2 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
13 2 (1.18%) Virtual Team
14 1 (0.59%) Augmented Reality
14 1 (0.59%) Data Structures
14 1 (0.59%) Digital Wallet
14 1 (0.59%) Photography
14 1 (0.59%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 157 (92.90%) Apple iOS
2 50 (29.59%) Android
3 11 (6.51%) Mac OS X
4 10 (5.92%) Windows
5 9 (5.33%) Unix
6 7 (4.14%) Linux
6 7 (4.14%) Windows 7
6 7 (4.14%) Windows 8
7 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (74.56%) iOS Development
2 64 (37.87%) TDD
3 63 (37.28%) Agile Software Development
4 47 (27.81%) Unit Testing
5 42 (24.85%) MVVM
6 37 (21.89%) MVC
7 35 (20.71%) Test Automation
8 29 (17.16%) Continuous Integration
9 28 (16.57%) Scrum
10 25 (14.79%) Mobile Development
11 24 (14.20%) OO
12 18 (10.65%) Android Development
13 17 (10.06%) BDD
13 17 (10.06%) Problem-Solving
14 16 (9.47%) Mentoring
15 15 (8.88%) SOLID
16 14 (8.28%) Functional Testing
16 14 (8.28%) UX Design
17 12 (7.10%) Responsive Web Design
18 11 (6.51%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 139 (82.25%) Apple Swift
2 118 (69.82%) Objective-C
3 33 (19.53%) JavaScript
4 31 (18.34%) C#
4 31 (18.34%) Java
5 14 (8.28%) SQL
6 12 (7.10%) C
7 7 (4.14%) Ruby
7 7 (4.14%) Scala
8 6 (3.55%) Kotlin
8 6 (3.55%) Python
9 4 (2.37%) PHP
10 3 (1.78%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.78%) C++
10 3 (1.78%) Groovy
10 3 (1.78%) Haskell
10 3 (1.78%) Perl
10 3 (1.78%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.18%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.59%) ClojureScript
Qualifications
1 7 (4.14%) Degree
2 4 (2.37%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.18%) ISTQB
4 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.59%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.73%) QA
System Software
1 11 (6.51%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (7.10%) HockeyApp
2 5 (2.96%) HP Quality Center
2 5 (2.96%) Puppet
3 3 (1.78%) Grafana
3 3 (1.78%) Kibana
4 1 (0.59%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 37 (21.89%) Apple
2 18 (10.65%) Google
3 14 (8.28%) Atlassian
4 13 (7.69%) Xamarin
5 12 (7.10%) Microsoft
5 12 (7.10%) Twitter
6 10 (5.92%) Adobe
7 5 (2.96%) webMethods
8 2 (1.18%) Splunk
9 1 (0.59%) ATG
9 1 (0.59%) IBM