According to a ReThink report, annual salaries for app developers, typically a programmer in an in-house web-team or a consultancy, easily outstrip salaries for web developers without app development skills. Salaries for traditional web developer roles average £60K.
Individuals on these salaries will typically have around five years of development experience, and will occupy ‘Senior Developer’ or ‘Technical Lead’ roles in their teams.
The report also says the average day rate for app developers working on contract has increased to £350, still lower than £375 daily rates for ordinary web developers, but the gap is likely to be close in 2013.
“While there are plenty of stories of independent developers becoming millionaires in a short space of time, there are also a number of app development consultancies who are becoming significant employers. They are increasingly prepared to pay ahigh salaries for app developers with the right kind of skills,” said Michael Bennett, Director at ReThink.