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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 542 548
Rank change year-on-year -6 +6  
Contract jobs citing Xcode 53 102 98
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.19% 0.17%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.65% 1.22% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 78 63
Median daily rate £380 £450 £416
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.66% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £550 £518
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -11.76% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.61% -  

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

Contract Development Application Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 8108 8337 7452
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 17.53% 15.50% 13.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 5544 5751 4903
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £363
% change year-on-year +3.12% +10.34%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 125 123
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.45 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +14.72%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £27.00 £22.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £61.69 £50.78 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £42.13 £37.00
% change year-on-year +2.67% +13.85%  

Xcode
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Xcode as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Development Applications category.

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 3 months to 24 June 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Xcode over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Xcode in the UK

Xcode
Top 30 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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -2 45 £391 -17.63% 26
London -20 24 £384 -19.15% 10
West Yorkshire +24 8 £408 -4.11% 1
Yorkshire +20 8 £408 -4.11% 1
Scotland +48 7 £375 +42.85%
Leeds +21 7 £420 -1.17% 1
Glasgow +6 6 £375 +42.85%
North West +17 5 £388 -8.82% 6
City of London -4 5 £345 -18.82% 2
East of England -1 4 £425 - 3
Cheshire +24 3 £450 -
Essex - 3 £450 -
Manchester +9 2 £308 -25.00% 6
Newcastle upon Tyne +80 1 - -
Tyne and Wear +78 1 - -
North East +68 1 - -
South East +18 1 - - 1
Edinburgh +17 1 - -
Surrey +3 1 - -
South West +2 1 £338 -15.62% 1
Knutsford +1 1 £388 -18.42%
Cardiff 0 1 £350 +75.00%
Hertfordshire 0 1 £400 - 2
Wales -2 1 £350 +75.00%
South Wales -4 1 £350 +75.00%
Bristol -5 1 £338 -15.62%
Basildon - 1 - -
Brentwood - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 - -
Bradford - 1 £300 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Xcode also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Xcode.

1 114 (84.44%) Apple iOS
2 101 (74.81%) Apple Swift
3 89 (65.93%) Objective-C
4 79 (58.52%) iOS Development
5 63 (46.67%) Mobile App
6 60 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
7 57 (42.22%) Apple
8 51 (37.78%) Cocoa
9 47 (34.81%) Android
10 46 (34.07%) RESTful
11 36 (26.67%) TDD
12 35 (25.93%) QA
13 34 (25.19%) XML
14 33 (24.44%) Java
14 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
15 31 (22.96%) Test Automation
15 31 (22.96%) Cocoa Touch
15 31 (22.96%) JSON
16 30 (22.22%) Scrum
16 30 (22.22%) User Experience
16 30 (22.22%) Mobile Development
17 28 (20.74%) iOS SDK
18 27 (20.00%) Unit Testing
18 27 (20.00%) OOD
19 25 (18.52%) Finance
20 24 (17.78%) Degree
20 24 (17.78%) Core Data
21 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (17.04%) Jenkins
21 23 (17.04%) Android Studio

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 (9.63%) Confluence
2 3 (2.22%) Mule
3 2 (1.48%) CMS
4 1 (0.74%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 1 (0.74%) Apache
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Spark
4 1 (0.74%) Cloud Foundry
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.63%) GitHub
2 4 (2.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.48%) iTunes
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
4 1 (0.74%) Google Play
4 1 (0.74%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.85%) LTE
2 11 (8.15%) GSM
2 11 (8.15%) HSPA
2 11 (8.15%) WCDMA
3 5 (3.70%) SSL
4 4 (2.96%) HTTP
5 3 (2.22%) Bluetooth
5 3 (2.22%) NFC
6 2 (1.48%) VoIP
6 2 (1.48%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (1.48%) Wireshark
7 1 (0.74%) 3GPP
7 1 (0.74%) Internet
7 1 (0.74%) SMS
7 1 (0.74%) TCP/IP
7 1 (0.74%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.70%) SQLite
2 4 (2.96%) MongoDB
3 2 (1.48%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.74%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.74%) Apache Hive
4 1 (0.74%) Big Data
4 1 (0.74%) HBase
4 1 (0.74%) Mixpanel
4 1 (0.74%) MySQL
4 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 33 (24.44%) Git (software)
2 23 (17.04%) Android Studio
2 23 (17.04%) Jenkins
3 14 (10.37%) Subversion
4 13 (9.63%) JIRA
5 11 (8.15%) Cucumber
6 9 (6.67%) Appium
6 9 (6.67%) JUnit
7 8 (5.93%) Calabash
8 7 (5.19%) Eclipse
9 5 (3.70%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.70%) Fiddler
9 5 (3.70%) Selenium
10 4 (2.96%) CocoaPods
11 3 (2.22%) WebDriver
12 2 (1.48%) Appcelerator Titanium
12 2 (1.48%) TeamCity
13 1 (0.74%) git-flow
13 1 (0.74%) Trac
13 1 (0.74%) Travis CI
General
1 25 (18.52%) Finance
2 18 (13.33%) Publishing
3 7 (5.19%) Banking
4 6 (4.44%) Automotive
4 6 (4.44%) Manufacturing
4 6 (4.44%) Telecoms
5 4 (2.96%) Retail
6 2 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (1.48%) Games
7 1 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (62.96%) Developer
2 77 (57.04%) iOS Developer
3 19 (14.07%) Architect
3 19 (14.07%) QA Engineer
4 8 (5.93%) Android Developer
5 7 (5.19%) Applications Architect
5 7 (5.19%) iOS Android Developer
5 7 (5.19%) Mobile Developer
5 7 (5.19%) Objective-C Developer
5 7 (5.19%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.44%) Senior iOS Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Applications Developer
7 5 (3.70%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 4 (2.96%) Mobile Architect
8 4 (2.96%) Software Engineer
8 4 (2.96%) UI Developer
8 4 (2.96%) UI/UX Developer
8 4 (2.96%) UX Developer
9 3 (2.22%) Software Test Engineer
9 3 (2.22%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (37.78%) Cocoa
2 46 (34.07%) RESTful
3 34 (25.19%) XML
4 31 (22.96%) Cocoa Touch
4 31 (22.96%) JSON
5 28 (20.74%) iOS SDK
6 24 (17.78%) Core Data
7 22 (16.30%) HTML
8 18 (13.33%) Core Animation
9 16 (11.85%) REST
10 14 (10.37%) Web Services
11 13 (9.63%) SOAP
12 9 (6.67%) iPhone SDK
13 7 (5.19%) .NET
14 6 (4.44%) Android SDK
14 6 (4.44%) CSS
14 6 (4.44%) HTML5
15 5 (3.70%) Spring Boot
16 4 (2.96%) jQuery
16 4 (2.96%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 63 (46.67%) Mobile App
2 30 (22.22%) User Experience
3 20 (14.81%) iPhone
4 19 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
5 18 (13.33%) Animation
6 7 (5.19%) Computer Science
6 7 (5.19%) iPad
7 5 (3.70%) Blackberry
7 5 (3.70%) PKI
8 4 (2.96%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (2.22%) Apple TV
9 3 (2.22%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.22%) Fintech
10 2 (1.48%) Online Banking
10 2 (1.48%) Social Media
11 1 (0.74%) Handset
11 1 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.74%) Mobile Banking
11 1 (0.74%) Streaming Video
11 1 (0.74%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 114 (84.44%) Apple iOS
2 47 (34.81%) Android
3 8 (5.93%) Mac OS X
4 6 (4.44%) Windows
5 4 (2.96%) Windows 7
5 4 (2.96%) Windows 8
6 3 (2.22%) Linux
6 3 (2.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (58.52%) iOS Development
2 60 (44.44%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (26.67%) TDD
4 31 (22.96%) Test Automation
5 30 (22.22%) Mobile Development
5 30 (22.22%) Scrum
6 27 (20.00%) OOD
6 27 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 23 (17.04%) Continuous Integration
8 22 (16.30%) OO
9 16 (11.85%) Push Notifications
9 16 (11.85%) Service Design
10 15 (11.11%) MVC
10 15 (11.11%) Software Engineering
11 14 (10.37%) Android Development
11 14 (10.37%) BDD
12 12 (8.89%) Functional Testing
12 12 (8.89%) Pair Programming
12 12 (8.89%) Problem Management
13 11 (8.15%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (74.81%) Apple Swift
2 89 (65.93%) Objective-C
3 33 (24.44%) Java
4 21 (15.56%) JavaScript
5 12 (8.89%) C++
6 7 (5.19%) C#
6 7 (5.19%) Ruby
7 2 (1.48%) C
7 2 (1.48%) PHP
7 2 (1.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.48%) SQL
8 1 (0.74%) Perl
8 1 (0.74%) Python
8 1 (0.74%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (17.78%) Degree
2 10 (7.41%) Numerate Degree
3 6 (4.44%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB
4 1 (0.74%) ISEB Practitioner
4 1 (0.74%) Master's Degree
4 1 (0.74%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (25.93%) QA
Systems Management
1 20 (14.81%) HockeyApp
2 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
2 1 (0.74%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 57 (42.22%) Apple
2 5 (3.70%) Splunk
3 4 (2.96%) Google
3 4 (2.96%) Tealium
3 4 (2.96%) Xamarin
4 2 (1.48%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.74%) Adobe
5 1 (0.74%) Appcelerator
5 1 (0.74%) AppDynamics
5 1 (0.74%) Coremetrics
5 1 (0.74%) Kony
5 1 (0.74%) Sencha
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