The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 27 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 160 145 133
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -12
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 3 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.076% 0.16% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.32% 0.72% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 2
Median daily rate £410 £213 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+92.94% -39.32%
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £34.20 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
937 832 672
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 23.70% 22.62% 21.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 657 533 407
Median daily rate £393 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 20 4
Median hourly rate £27.00 £42.50 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.47% +47.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £15.96 £27.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.20 £45.50 £39.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West 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 the North West

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 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
Manchester -15 2 £410 +2.50%
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 North West region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 4 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 4 (100.00%) Android Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 2 (50.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
3 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
3 2 (50.00%) Xcode
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) Atlassian
3 2 (50.00%) SQLite
3 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) CocoaPods
3 2 (50.00%) Balsamiq Mockups

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 2 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Android Studio
1 4 (100.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (50.00%) Balsamiq Mockups
2 2 (50.00%) CocoaPods
2 2 (50.00%) Eclipse
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (50.00%) Gradle
2 2 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (50.00%) Xcode
3 1 (25.00%) JUnit
3 1 (25.00%) Maven
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Mobile Developer
3 2 (50.00%) Lead Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Android Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Lead Android Developer
4 1 (25.00%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (50.00%) Android SDK
2 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) UIKit
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) GWT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Android
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Configuration Management
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) Android Development
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (50.00%) DevOps
2 2 (50.00%) OO
2 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
3 1 (25.00%) iOS Development
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 4 (100.00%) Java
1 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Docker
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Atlassian