Period
to 17 July 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 17 July 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
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 722 696 697
Rank change year-on-year -26 +1 -30
Contract jobs citing Xcode 160 150 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.19%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.77% 0.90% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 115 192
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £289 £312 £305
90th Percentile £575 £526 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £350
% change year-on-year +2.24% +11.79% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 1
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +45.61% +58.33%
10th Percentile £27.50 £35.30 £26.75
90th Percentile £42.50 £62.10 £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £41.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year -15.66% +45.61% +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 20,754 16,668 16,728
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.02% 17.55% 15.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,273 11,342 11,361
UK median daily rate £468 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £318 £306 £295
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £385
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.90% +6.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 234 335 301
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50
10th Percentile £26.33 £28.75 £26.50
90th Percentile £59.63 £58.25 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £42.50

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 17 July 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 17 July 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 -22 147 £450 +8.11% 66
London -40 94 £488 +11.43% 24
UK excluding London -27 65 £400 +2.24% 44
South East -13 21 £470 - 14
North of England -31 15 £400 -4.76% 14
Scotland -40 13 £400 +6.67% 2
Midlands +1 11 £243 -34.24% 8
East Midlands +11 10 £243 -37.42% 5
Yorkshire -20 10 £400 -2.44% 6
East of England +4 5 £425 +47.83% 4
North West -23 5 £388 -13.89% 8
West Midlands -20 1 £400 +14.29% 3

For the 6 months to 17 July 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.

1 148 (92.50%) Apple iOS
2 109 (68.13%) iOS Development
3 105 (65.63%) Apple Swift
4 93 (58.13%) Objective-C
5 87 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
6 59 (36.88%) TDD
7 54 (33.75%) Mobile App
8 48 (30.00%) Git (software)
9 47 (29.38%) Android
10 46 (28.75%) Cocoa
11 44 (27.50%) OO
11 44 (27.50%) RESTful
12 43 (26.88%) User Experience
13 42 (26.25%) Scrum
14 40 (25.00%) Unit Testing
14 40 (25.00%) BDD
15 39 (24.38%) Mobile Development
16 38 (23.75%) Java
17 36 (22.50%) iPhone
18 35 (21.88%) Test Automation
19 33 (20.63%) iPad
20 30 (18.75%) Appium
21 27 (16.88%) Jenkins
21 27 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
21 27 (16.88%) Apple
22 22 (13.75%) OOD
23 21 (13.13%) Publishing
24 20 (12.50%) Web Services
24 20 (12.50%) CocoaPods
25 19 (11.88%) Acceptance Criteria

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 19 (11.88%) CMS
2 6 (3.75%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 4 (2.50%) Alfresco
3 4 (2.50%) Confluence
3 4 (2.50%) Documentum
3 4 (2.50%) Drupal
3 4 (2.50%) FileNet
3 4 (2.50%) Liferay
3 4 (2.50%) LiveCycle
3 4 (2.50%) LiveLink
3 4 (2.50%) SharePoint
4 2 (1.25%) WordPress
5 1 (0.63%) Anypoint
Applications
1 4 (2.50%) Adobe Illustrator
1 4 (2.50%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.25%) Acrobat
2 2 (1.25%) Adobe After Effects
2 2 (1.25%) InDesign
2 2 (1.25%) InVision
Business Applications
1 3 (1.88%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.63%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.88%) GitHub
2 9 (5.63%) TestFlight
3 5 (3.13%) BrowserStack
4 4 (2.50%) Sauce Labs
5 2 (1.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 1 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.63%) Cloudflare
6 1 (0.63%) Firebase
6 1 (0.63%) Google Analytics
6 1 (0.63%) Heroku
6 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.63%) Twilio
6 1 (0.63%) Veeva
Communications & Networking
1 2 (1.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (5.63%) SQLite
2 4 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.25%) MySQL
3 2 (1.25%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 48 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 30 (18.75%) Appium
3 27 (16.88%) Jenkins
4 20 (12.50%) CocoaPods
5 16 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 15 (9.38%) Android Studio
6 15 (9.38%) fastlane
7 14 (8.75%) JIRA
8 12 (7.50%) TeamCity
9 10 (6.25%) Subversion
10 9 (5.63%) Gradle
11 6 (3.75%) Bitbucket
11 6 (3.75%) Calabash
11 6 (3.75%) Maven
12 5 (3.13%) SoapUI
13 4 (2.50%) Eclipse
13 4 (2.50%) IntelliJ
13 4 (2.50%) Qt Creator
13 4 (2.50%) Selenium
13 4 (2.50%) WebDriver
General
1 21 (13.13%) Publishing
2 18 (11.25%) Retail
3 16 (10.00%) Banking
4 15 (9.38%) Finance
5 4 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.88%) Advertising
6 3 (1.88%) Law
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
7 1 (0.63%) Games
7 1 (0.63%) German Language
7 1 (0.63%) International Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Marketing
7 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 116 (72.50%) Developer
2 99 (61.88%) iOS Developer
3 14 (8.75%) Senior Developer
4 13 (8.13%) Senior iOS Developer
5 11 (6.88%) Objective-C Developer
6 9 (5.63%) Tester
7 8 (5.00%) Mobile Tester
8 7 (4.38%) Architect
8 7 (4.38%) Automation Tester
8 7 (4.38%) Mobile Developer
9 6 (3.75%) Android Developer
9 6 (3.75%) iOS Android Developer
10 5 (3.13%) Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Test Analyst
10 5 (3.13%) Test Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) Android Engineer
11 4 (2.50%) C++ Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Mac Developer
11 4 (2.50%) Mobile Test Analyst
11 4 (2.50%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (28.75%) Cocoa
2 44 (27.50%) RESTful
3 20 (12.50%) Web Services
4 17 (10.63%) HTML
5 16 (10.00%) JSON
6 15 (9.38%) iOS SDK
7 14 (8.75%) CSS
7 14 (8.75%) XML
8 11 (6.88%) REST
9 9 (5.63%) SOAP
9 9 (5.63%) Spring
10 8 (5.00%) Middleware
11 7 (4.38%) Core Data
12 6 (3.75%) .NET
12 6 (3.75%) Qt
13 5 (3.13%) HTML5
13 5 (3.13%) RxSwift
13 5 (3.13%) Spring Boot
14 4 (2.50%) Lambda Expressions
14 4 (2.50%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 54 (33.75%) Mobile App
2 43 (26.88%) User Experience
3 36 (22.50%) iPhone
4 33 (20.63%) iPad
5 14 (8.75%) Fintech
6 13 (8.13%) Computer Science
7 8 (5.00%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (3.75%) NHS
9 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.88%) Algorithms
10 3 (1.88%) Animation
11 2 (1.25%) Apple TV
11 2 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 2 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
11 2 (1.25%) Social Media
11 2 (1.25%) SWIFT
11 2 (1.25%) Vector Graphics
11 2 (1.25%) Wiki
12 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
12 1 (0.63%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 148 (92.50%) Apple iOS
2 47 (29.38%) Android
3 14 (8.75%) Windows
4 12 (7.50%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.75%) Mac OS
6 5 (3.13%) Windows 7
6 5 (3.13%) Windows 8
7 4 (2.50%) Linux
7 4 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
8 1 (0.63%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (68.13%) iOS Development
2 87 (54.38%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (36.88%) TDD
4 44 (27.50%) OO
5 42 (26.25%) Scrum
6 40 (25.00%) BDD
6 40 (25.00%) Unit Testing
7 39 (24.38%) Mobile Development
8 35 (21.88%) Test Automation
9 27 (16.88%) Continuous Integration
10 22 (13.75%) OOD
11 19 (11.88%) Acceptance Criteria
12 16 (10.00%) Content Management
12 16 (10.00%) SOLID
13 14 (8.75%) MVC
13 14 (8.75%) MVVM
14 13 (8.13%) OOP
15 12 (7.50%) Android Development
15 12 (7.50%) Problem-Solving
16 11 (6.88%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 105 (65.63%) Apple Swift
2 93 (58.13%) Objective-C
3 38 (23.75%) Java
4 18 (11.25%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.25%) Python
6 9 (5.63%) C++
7 6 (3.75%) SQL
8 5 (3.13%) C#
8 5 (3.13%) Ruby
9 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
9 4 (2.50%) C
9 4 (2.50%) Java 8
10 3 (1.88%) Kotlin
10 3 (1.88%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.25%) Groovy
11 2 (1.25%) PHP
11 2 (1.25%) Scala
12 1 (0.63%) XAML
Qualifications
1 13 (8.13%) Degree
2 8 (5.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 6 (3.75%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.00%) QA
2 4 (2.50%) PMO
3 2 (1.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (1.88%) Active Directory
1 3 (1.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (1.88%) Kubernetes
2 2 (1.25%) Kibana
2 2 (1.25%) Terraform
3 1 (0.63%) Automic
Vendors
1 27 (16.88%) Apple
2 8 (5.00%) Google
3 6 (3.75%) Adobe
4 5 (3.13%) Microsoft
5 4 (2.50%) Atlassian
5 4 (2.50%) FatWire
5 4 (2.50%) IBM
5 4 (2.50%) Interwoven
5 4 (2.50%) OpenText
5 4 (2.50%) Sencha
5 4 (2.50%) Sitecore
5 4 (2.50%) Vignette
5 4 (2.50%) Xerox
6 3 (1.88%) Oracle
7 2 (1.25%) ATG
7 2 (1.25%) Perfecto Mobile
7 2 (1.25%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.63%) CA
8 1 (0.63%) Facebook
8 1 (0.63%) MuleSoft