Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 707 697 747
Rank change year-on-year -10 +50 -25
Contract jobs citing Xcode 185 191 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Development Applications category 0.85% 1.02% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 147 135
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £340 £350 £315
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.61% +105.71%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +73.61% +105.71%

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 21,752 18,783 17,298
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.15% 18.54% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 14,920 13,049 11,619
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 £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 286 253
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.17 £29.00 £24.20
90th Percentile £54.13 £60.00 £54.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +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 12 November 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 13 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 12 November 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 +6 165 £446 -1.00% 47
London +5 110 £450 -2.70% 18
UK excluding London -10 73 £400 +6.67% 33
North of England -27 23 £394 +5.00% 12
Scotland +2 19 £413 +10.00% 3
Midlands +6 17 £360 -7.10% 3
West Midlands -14 12 £360 -12.73%
North West -21 12 £346 -4.46% 10
South East -8 11 £313 -21.88% 9
Yorkshire -12 10 £425 +6.25% 2
East Midlands +20 5 £340 -12.26% 3
East of England +4 4 £475 +11.76% 2
North East -1 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 171 (92.43%) Apple iOS
2 139 (75.14%) Apple Swift
3 131 (70.81%) iOS Development
4 122 (65.95%) Objective-C
5 88 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (38.92%) TDD
7 68 (36.76%) Mobile App
8 61 (32.97%) RESTful
9 58 (31.35%) Android
10 56 (30.27%) Git (software)
11 54 (29.19%) Web Services
12 52 (28.11%) JSON
13 51 (27.57%) iOS SDK
13 51 (27.57%) Apple
13 51 (27.57%) User Experience
14 50 (27.03%) JIRA
15 46 (24.86%) Unit Testing
15 46 (24.86%) Mobile Development
16 45 (24.32%) Scrum
17 43 (23.24%) Test Automation
18 42 (22.70%) Jenkins
19 41 (22.16%) Cocoa
20 38 (20.54%) HTML
21 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
21 37 (20.00%) BDD
22 34 (18.38%) SQLite
22 34 (18.38%) XML
22 34 (18.38%) Banking
23 33 (17.84%) iPhone
24 30 (16.22%) OO

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 18 (9.73%) Confluence
2 15 (8.11%) CMS
3 11 (5.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (2.16%) Alfresco
4 4 (2.16%) Cloud Foundry
4 4 (2.16%) Documentum
4 4 (2.16%) Drupal
4 4 (2.16%) FileNet
4 4 (2.16%) Liferay
4 4 (2.16%) LiveCycle
4 4 (2.16%) LiveLink
4 4 (2.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.54%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (3.24%) Adobe Illustrator
1 6 (3.24%) Photoshop
2 3 (1.62%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.62%) Adobe After Effects
2 3 (1.62%) InDesign
2 3 (1.62%) InVision
2 3 (1.62%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.54%) Adobe Premiere
3 1 (0.54%) Snapchat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.08%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 14 (7.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (7.03%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (5.41%) GitHub
4 9 (4.86%) SaaS
5 5 (2.70%) Sauce Labs
6 3 (1.62%) Adobe Creative Cloud
6 3 (1.62%) Google Analytics
7 2 (1.08%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.08%) Firebase
8 1 (0.54%) Amazon Kinesis
8 1 (0.54%) Apple Pay
8 1 (0.54%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.54%) Cloudflare
8 1 (0.54%) Google Play
8 1 (0.54%) Heroku
8 1 (0.54%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.54%) iTunes
8 1 (0.54%) TestFlight
8 1 (0.54%) Twilio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (2.16%) Internet
2 3 (1.62%) Bluetooth
3 2 (1.08%) HTTPS
3 2 (1.08%) Wireshark
4 1 (0.54%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (18.38%) SQLite
2 17 (9.19%) MySQL
3 9 (4.86%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.70%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.08%) Big Data
7 1 (0.54%) Amazon Redshift
7 1 (0.54%) GIS
7 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 56 (30.27%) Git (software)
2 50 (27.03%) JIRA
3 42 (22.70%) Jenkins
4 20 (10.81%) Appium
5 19 (10.27%) Subversion
6 16 (8.65%) CocoaPods
7 11 (5.95%) Android Studio
7 11 (5.95%) Bitbucket
8 10 (5.41%) Eclipse
8 10 (5.41%) fastlane
9 9 (4.86%) Team Foundation Server
9 9 (4.86%) Visual Studio Team System
10 8 (4.32%) Cucumber
11 7 (3.78%) Gradle
11 7 (3.78%) Pivotal Tracker
11 7 (3.78%) Selenium
12 6 (3.24%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 6 (3.24%) SoapUI
12 6 (3.24%) WebDriver
13 5 (2.70%) Travis CI
General
1 34 (18.38%) Banking
2 14 (7.57%) Retail
3 11 (5.95%) Finance
4 8 (4.32%) Automotive
4 8 (4.32%) Publishing
5 3 (1.62%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.08%) Advertising
6 2 (1.08%) Law
7 1 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.54%) German Language
7 1 (0.54%) Marketing
7 1 (0.54%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.54%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 138 (74.59%) Developer
2 121 (65.41%) iOS Developer
3 26 (14.05%) Mobile Developer
4 20 (10.81%) Tester
5 17 (9.19%) Senior Developer
6 15 (8.11%) Senior iOS Developer
7 12 (6.49%) Automation Tester
8 11 (5.95%) Applications Developer
8 11 (5.95%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 11 (5.95%) Mobile Tester
9 10 (5.41%) Objective-C Developer
10 7 (3.78%) Architect
11 5 (2.70%) Applications Tester
11 5 (2.70%) Senior Mobile Developer
12 4 (2.16%) Android Developer
12 4 (2.16%) Functional Tester
12 4 (2.16%) iOS Android Developer
12 4 (2.16%) iOS Tester
12 4 (2.16%) React Developer
12 4 (2.16%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 61 (32.97%) RESTful
2 54 (29.19%) Web Services
3 52 (28.11%) JSON
4 51 (27.57%) iOS SDK
5 41 (22.16%) Cocoa
6 38 (20.54%) HTML
7 34 (18.38%) XML
8 24 (12.97%) CSS
9 22 (11.89%) REST
10 19 (10.27%) HTML5
11 16 (8.65%) Google Maps API
12 15 (8.11%) jQuery
13 14 (7.57%) J2EE
13 14 (7.57%) RxSwift
14 13 (7.03%) Android SDK
14 13 (7.03%) SOAP
15 12 (6.49%) CSS3
16 11 (5.95%) KnockoutJS
16 11 (5.95%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 11 (5.95%) Zurb Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 68 (36.76%) Mobile App
2 51 (27.57%) User Experience
3 33 (17.84%) iPhone
4 21 (11.35%) iPad
5 13 (7.03%) Computer Science
5 13 (7.03%) Fintech
6 11 (5.95%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (5.41%) Public Cloud
8 9 (4.86%) Greenfield Project
9 7 (3.78%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (2.16%) Animation
10 4 (2.16%) NHS
11 3 (1.62%) Algorithms
11 3 (1.62%) Apple TV
11 3 (1.62%) Data Structures
11 3 (1.62%) Smartphone
11 3 (1.62%) Social Media
11 3 (1.62%) Vector Graphics
11 3 (1.62%) Wiki
12 2 (1.08%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 171 (92.43%) Apple iOS
2 58 (31.35%) Android
3 13 (7.03%) Mac OS X
4 11 (5.95%) Windows
5 10 (5.41%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.41%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.24%) Linux
7 5 (2.70%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.16%) Unix
9 1 (0.54%) watchOS
9 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 131 (70.81%) iOS Development
2 88 (47.57%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (38.92%) TDD
4 46 (24.86%) Mobile Development
4 46 (24.86%) Unit Testing
5 45 (24.32%) Scrum
6 43 (23.24%) Test Automation
7 37 (20.00%) BDD
7 37 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (16.22%) OO
9 26 (14.05%) MVVM
10 24 (12.97%) MVC
11 18 (9.73%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (9.19%) Android Development
12 17 (9.19%) Problem-Solving
13 16 (8.65%) Web Design
14 15 (8.11%) Functional Testing
14 15 (8.11%) SOLID
15 14 (7.57%) SDLC
15 14 (7.57%) UX Design
Programming Languages
1 139 (75.14%) Apple Swift
2 122 (65.95%) Objective-C
3 30 (16.22%) C#
3 30 (16.22%) Java
3 30 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 16 (8.65%) C
5 7 (3.78%) C++
5 7 (3.78%) Python
6 6 (3.24%) PHP
7 5 (2.70%) Bash Shell
8 3 (1.62%) Kotlin
8 3 (1.62%) Shell Script
9 2 (1.08%) Ruby
9 2 (1.08%) Scala
9 2 (1.08%) SQL
10 1 (0.54%) Java 8
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 9 (4.86%) Degree
2 4 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (1.08%) CEH
3 2 (1.08%) CISSP
3 2 (1.08%) CREST Certified
3 2 (1.08%) OSCP
4 1 (0.54%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.19%) QA
2 4 (2.16%) PMO
System Software
1 6 (3.24%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (5.95%) HockeyApp
2 4 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (0.54%) Automic
3 1 (0.54%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 51 (27.57%) Apple
2 25 (13.51%) Google
3 18 (9.73%) Atlassian
4 13 (7.03%) Microsoft
5 12 (6.49%) Adobe
6 11 (5.95%) Twitter
6 11 (5.95%) Xamarin
7 5 (2.70%) IBM
8 4 (2.16%) FatWire
8 4 (2.16%) Interwoven
8 4 (2.16%) OpenText
8 4 (2.16%) Sencha
8 4 (2.16%) Sitecore
8 4 (2.16%) Vignette
8 4 (2.16%) Xerox
9 3 (1.62%) ATG
10 1 (0.54%) CA
10 1 (0.54%) Facebook
10 1 (0.54%) MuleSoft