The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 378 382 371
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -11
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 59 64 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.26% 0.27% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.78% 0.86% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 58 51
Median daily rate £450 £488 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £300 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £353
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +6.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
- -7.60%
Cocoa
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7587 7476 7485
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 33.41% 31.62% 30.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 5642 5477 5235
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £367 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +4.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 47 49
Median hourly rate £45.00 £36.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.28% -18.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £22.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £52.27 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of contract jobs across the London region citing Cocoa as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the London region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the London region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in London

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
City of London +53 28 £475 +31.03% 4
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the London region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 109 (98.20%) Apple iOS
2 107 (96.40%) Objective-C
3 102 (91.89%) iOS Development
4 94 (84.68%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (66.67%) TDD
5 74 (66.67%) Apple Swift
6 62 (55.86%) Scrum
7 58 (52.25%) Xcode
8 54 (48.65%) Unit Testing
9 52 (46.85%) OO
9 52 (46.85%) User Experience
10 48 (43.24%) RESTful
11 47 (42.34%) iPhone
11 47 (42.34%) iPad
11 47 (42.34%) BDD
12 45 (40.54%) Mobile Development
13 42 (37.84%) Cocoa Touch
14 32 (28.83%) Apple
15 30 (27.03%) OOD
15 30 (27.03%) Git (software)
16 28 (25.23%) REST
16 28 (25.23%) Web Services
16 28 (25.23%) Mobile App
17 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
17 26 (23.42%) Degree
18 25 (22.52%) Software Engineering
19 22 (19.82%) SOAP
20 21 (18.92%) iOS SDK
21 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
22 18 (16.22%) JSON

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 3 (2.70%) CMS
2 2 (1.80%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (1.80%) JBoss
3 1 (0.90%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.90%) IIS
3 1 (0.90%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.90%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.81%) Microsoft Azure
1 12 (10.81%) TestFlight
2 2 (1.80%) GitHub
2 2 (1.80%) iTunes
3 1 (0.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.60%) Internet
2 2 (1.80%) Network Security
3 1 (0.90%) DNS
3 1 (0.90%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (13.51%) MySQL
1 15 (13.51%) SQLite
2 14 (12.61%) MongoDB
3 13 (11.71%) CouchDB
4 12 (10.81%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.80%) DB2
6 1 (0.90%) Couchbase
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 58 (52.25%) Xcode
2 30 (27.03%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
4 6 (5.41%) Maven
5 5 (4.50%) Subversion
6 4 (3.60%) Calabash
6 4 (3.60%) CocoaPods
6 4 (3.60%) Hudson
6 4 (3.60%) JIRA
6 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.70%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.80%) Ant
8 2 (1.80%) Eclipse
8 2 (1.80%) Grunt
General
1 10 (9.01%) Retail
2 6 (5.41%) Publishing
3 5 (4.50%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Games
4 2 (1.80%) Private Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Finance
5 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 100 (90.09%) Developer
2 94 (84.68%) iOS Developer
3 30 (27.03%) Senior Developer
3 30 (27.03%) Senior iOS Developer
4 17 (15.32%) Objective-C Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Software Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Android Developer
7 4 (3.60%) E-Commerce Developer
7 4 (3.60%) iOS Android Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Applications Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Java Android Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Java Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Java Mobile Developer
8 2 (1.80%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
9 1 (0.90%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (0.90%) Games Developer
9 1 (0.90%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (0.90%) PHP Developer
9 1 (0.90%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (43.24%) RESTful
2 42 (37.84%) Cocoa Touch
3 28 (25.23%) REST
3 28 (25.23%) Web Services
4 22 (19.82%) SOAP
5 21 (18.92%) iOS SDK
6 18 (16.22%) JSON
7 15 (13.51%) Core Data
8 13 (11.71%) HTML
9 12 (10.81%) CSS
9 12 (10.81%) UIKit
9 12 (10.81%) XML
10 11 (9.91%) HTML5
11 10 (9.01%) Core Animation
12 9 (8.11%) Android SDK
13 7 (6.31%) AVFoundation
13 7 (6.31%) CSS3
14 5 (4.50%) jQuery
15 3 (2.70%) Ajax
15 3 (2.70%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 52 (46.85%) User Experience
2 47 (42.34%) iPad
2 47 (42.34%) iPhone
3 28 (25.23%) Mobile App
4 26 (23.42%) Computer Science
5 9 (8.11%) Animation
6 5 (4.50%) Fintech
6 5 (4.50%) Mobile Banking
7 4 (3.60%) Smartphone
8 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.80%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.80%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.80%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.80%) Wiki
10 1 (0.90%) New Media
10 1 (0.90%) Social Media
10 1 (0.90%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 109 (98.20%) Apple iOS
2 15 (13.51%) Android
3 8 (7.21%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.70%) Windows
5 2 (1.80%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.90%) Linux
6 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.90%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (91.89%) iOS Development
2 94 (84.68%) Agile Software Development
3 74 (66.67%) TDD
4 62 (55.86%) Scrum
5 54 (48.65%) Unit Testing
6 52 (46.85%) OO
7 47 (42.34%) BDD
8 45 (40.54%) Mobile Development
9 30 (27.03%) OOD
10 25 (22.52%) Software Engineering
11 20 (18.02%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (13.51%) Pair Programming
13 13 (11.71%) E-Commerce
13 13 (11.71%) Progressive Enhancement
13 13 (11.71%) Test Automation
14 12 (10.81%) Android Development
14 12 (10.81%) OOP
15 8 (7.21%) Disruptive Innovation
15 8 (7.21%) High Availability
15 8 (7.21%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 107 (96.40%) Objective-C
2 74 (66.67%) Apple Swift
3 18 (16.22%) JavaScript
4 14 (12.61%) SQL
5 11 (9.91%) Java
6 6 (5.41%) PHP
7 5 (4.50%) C#
8 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.90%) C
8 1 (0.90%) C++
8 1 (0.90%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (23.42%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (1.80%) Docker
2 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (4.50%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (3.60%) yum
Vendors
1 32 (28.83%) Apple
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle
3 1 (0.90%) Endeca
3 1 (0.90%) hybris
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft
3 1 (0.90%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (0.90%) TIBCO
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