Period
to 19 April 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 19 April 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
19 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 726 686 730
Rank change year-on-year -40 +44 -138
Contract jobs citing Xcode 151 142 163
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.15% 0.15%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.92% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 85 163
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £250 £275 £305
90th Percentile £575 £513 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -2.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 6 2
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.83% +124.29% -51.39%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.75 £16.25
90th Percentile £42.50 £51.25 £18.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £39.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -10.83% +124.29% -51.39%

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 19,484 15,508 15,686
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.27% 16.73% 14.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,525 10,426 10,528
UK median daily rate £475 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £290
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 311 372
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.13 £42.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.34% -3.18% +16.69%
10th Percentile £27.95 £20.75 £24.23
90th Percentile £67.25 £54.38 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £42.00
% change year-on-year +3.66% -2.38% +13.51%

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 19 April 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 19 April 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 -42 143 £450 +12.50% 53
London -8 84 £500 +30.29% 20
UK excluding London -38 66 £375 -6.25% 35
Midlands +28 25 £263 - 13
East Midlands - 17 £240 - 10
North of England -18 16 £375 -11.76% 11
South East -36 13 £483 +319.57% 4
Yorkshire -22 9 £400 - 2
West Midlands -7 8 £375 - 3
Scotland -28 8 £415 -2.35% 2
North West -23 7 £250 -44.44% 9
East of England -19 4 £400 +39.13% 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 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.

1 143 (94.70%) Apple iOS
2 119 (78.81%) iOS Development
3 104 (68.87%) Apple Swift
4 93 (61.59%) Objective-C
5 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
6 51 (33.77%) TDD
6 51 (33.77%) Cocoa
7 49 (32.45%) Scrum
8 45 (29.80%) BDD
8 45 (29.80%) RESTful
9 44 (29.14%) Git (software)
9 44 (29.14%) User Experience
9 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
10 39 (25.83%) Mobile Development
11 38 (25.17%) Android
11 38 (25.17%) OO
12 37 (24.50%) Apple
13 35 (23.18%) Unit Testing
14 33 (21.85%) Web Services
15 30 (19.87%) JSON
16 29 (19.21%) iPhone
17 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
18 27 (17.88%) Test Automation
19 26 (17.22%) OOD
20 25 (16.56%) HTML
20 25 (16.56%) Java
20 25 (16.56%) REST
20 25 (16.56%) Acceptance Criteria
21 24 (15.89%) Appium
21 24 (15.89%) iPad

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 21 (13.91%) CMS
2 3 (1.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) Confluence
3 2 (1.32%) Joomla!
3 2 (1.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.32%) WordPress
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) JBoss
4 1 (0.66%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (1.32%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.66%) Eloqua
1 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (11.26%) GitHub
2 5 (3.31%) TestFlight
3 4 (2.65%) SaaS
4 2 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.66%) BrowserStack
5 1 (0.66%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.32%) VPN
2 1 (0.66%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.99%) Big Data
1 3 (1.99%) NoSQL
1 3 (1.99%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.32%) Hadoop
2 2 (1.32%) MySQL
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.66%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 44 (29.14%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.54%) Jenkins
3 24 (15.89%) Appium
4 23 (15.23%) Android Studio
5 14 (9.27%) Cucumber
6 13 (8.61%) Calabash
6 13 (8.61%) Subversion
7 12 (7.95%) CocoaPods
8 9 (5.96%) Eclipse
9 7 (4.64%) IntelliJ
9 7 (4.64%) JIRA
9 7 (4.64%) TeamCity
10 6 (3.97%) Bitbucket
10 6 (3.97%) Gradle
10 6 (3.97%) gulp
10 6 (3.97%) webpack
11 4 (2.65%) Maven
11 4 (2.65%) Qt Creator
12 3 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.99%) JUnit
General
1 20 (13.25%) Finance
1 20 (13.25%) Publishing
2 16 (10.60%) Banking
3 11 (7.28%) Retail
4 5 (3.31%) Games
4 5 (3.31%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.32%) Marketing
6 1 (0.66%) Advertising
6 1 (0.66%) International Banking
6 1 (0.66%) Law
6 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 128 (84.77%) Developer
2 109 (72.19%) iOS Developer
3 20 (13.25%) Objective-C Developer
4 14 (9.27%) Senior Developer
5 13 (8.61%) Mobile Developer
6 10 (6.62%) Senior iOS Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Android Developer
7 7 (4.64%) Developer in Test
7 7 (4.64%) iOS Android Developer
8 5 (3.31%) Analyst
8 5 (3.31%) Mac Developer
8 5 (3.31%) Test Analyst
9 4 (2.65%) C++ Developer
9 4 (2.65%) Mobile Test Analyst
10 3 (1.99%) Android Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Automation Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) DevOps Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Mobile Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) QA Automation Engineer
10 3 (1.99%) Senior Ruby Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (33.77%) Cocoa
2 45 (29.80%) RESTful
3 33 (21.85%) Web Services
4 30 (19.87%) JSON
5 25 (16.56%) HTML
5 25 (16.56%) REST
6 23 (15.23%) XML
7 22 (14.57%) iOS SDK
8 15 (9.93%) CSS
9 14 (9.27%) SOAP
10 9 (5.96%) AngularJS
11 8 (5.30%) HTML5
11 8 (5.30%) PhoneGap
12 7 (4.64%) Core Data
12 7 (4.64%) CSS3
12 7 (4.64%) Gherkin
12 7 (4.64%) Middleware
13 6 (3.97%) Apache Cordova
13 6 (3.97%) Ionic Framework
13 6 (3.97%) Qt
Miscellaneous
1 44 (29.14%) Mobile App
1 44 (29.14%) User Experience
2 29 (19.21%) iPhone
3 24 (15.89%) iPad
4 15 (9.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (6.62%) Fintech
6 8 (5.30%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (3.31%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.99%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.99%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.99%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.32%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.32%) NHS
10 1 (0.66%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.66%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.66%) e-Learning
10 1 (0.66%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.66%) Handset
10 1 (0.66%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 143 (94.70%) Apple iOS
2 38 (25.17%) Android
3 19 (12.58%) Mac OS X
3 19 (12.58%) Windows
4 12 (7.95%) Windows 7
4 12 (7.95%) Windows 8
5 5 (3.31%) Mac OS
6 3 (1.99%) Unix
7 2 (1.32%) Linux
7 2 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (78.81%) iOS Development
2 72 (47.68%) Agile Software Development
3 51 (33.77%) TDD
4 49 (32.45%) Scrum
5 45 (29.80%) BDD
6 39 (25.83%) Mobile Development
7 38 (25.17%) OO
8 35 (23.18%) Unit Testing
9 27 (17.88%) Test Automation
10 26 (17.22%) OOD
11 25 (16.56%) Acceptance Criteria
12 20 (13.25%) Content Management
13 19 (12.58%) Continuous Integration
14 14 (9.27%) Android Development
15 12 (7.95%) DevOps
15 12 (7.95%) MVC
16 10 (6.62%) Kanban
16 10 (6.62%) SOLID
17 9 (5.96%) Software Engineering
17 9 (5.96%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 104 (68.87%) Apple Swift
2 93 (61.59%) Objective-C
3 25 (16.56%) Java
4 21 (13.91%) JavaScript
5 12 (7.95%) Ruby
6 8 (5.30%) SQL
7 7 (4.64%) C++
8 6 (3.97%) Bash Shell
8 6 (3.97%) Python
9 5 (3.31%) Shell Script
10 4 (2.65%) Groovy
10 4 (2.65%) PHP
11 3 (1.99%) C#
12 2 (1.32%) C-shell
12 2 (1.32%) Kotlin
12 2 (1.32%) Perl
12 2 (1.32%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.32%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.66%) XPath
13 1 (0.66%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (12.58%) Degree
2 12 (7.95%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (7.28%) Master's Degree
4 5 (3.31%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.66%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (9.93%) QA
2 2 (1.32%) GDPR
System Software
1 4 (2.65%) Docker
2 3 (1.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (1.32%) Kibana
1 2 (1.32%) Kubernetes
1 2 (1.32%) Terraform
Vendors
1 37 (24.50%) Apple
2 6 (3.97%) Oracle
3 4 (2.65%) Atlassian
3 4 (2.65%) Microsoft
3 4 (2.65%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.32%) Perfecto Mobile
4 2 (1.32%) Sybase