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 26 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
26 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 140 156 142
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -14
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 8 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.17% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.84% 0.68% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 0
Median daily rate £425 £363 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.24% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £378 £355
% change year-on-year
+12.58% +6.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
955 1024 806
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 27.43% 24.19% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 664 472
Median daily rate £375 £385 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.59% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £470
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 36 14
Median hourly rate £29.53 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.18% +33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.20% +12.92%

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 26 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
Manchester +2 7 £425 +17.24% 1
Cheshire +11 1 £425 -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 11 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 10 (90.91%) Xcode
3 9 (81.82%) iOS Development
4 8 (72.73%) Apple Swift
5 7 (63.64%) Mobile Development
5 7 (63.64%) Android
5 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
6 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
6 6 (54.55%) Scrum
6 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
6 6 (54.55%) Android Development
7 5 (45.45%) JUnit
7 5 (45.45%) REST
7 5 (45.45%) JSON
8 4 (36.36%) Web Development
8 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
8 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
8 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
8 4 (36.36%) iOS SDK
8 4 (36.36%) RESTful
8 4 (36.36%) BDD
8 4 (36.36%) Digital Media
8 4 (36.36%) XML
8 4 (36.36%) PHP
8 4 (36.36%) CRM
8 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
8 4 (36.36%) ERP

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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) HTTP
1 4 (36.36%) Internet
1 4 (36.36%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Relational Database
1 2 (18.18%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (90.91%) Xcode
2 6 (54.55%) Git (software)
3 5 (45.45%) JUnit
4 4 (36.36%) Subversion
5 3 (27.27%) Android Studio
5 3 (27.27%) Jenkins
6 2 (18.18%) CocoaPods
7 1 (9.09%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 1 (9.09%) Eclipse
7 1 (9.09%) Gradle
7 1 (9.09%) JIRA
7 1 (9.09%) Maven
General
1 3 (27.27%) Retail
2 1 (9.09%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) iOS Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Mobile Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Objective-C Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Android Developer
3 4 (36.36%) Lead Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Java Android Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Java Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Java Mobile Developer
4 3 (27.27%) Lead iOS Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Applications Developer
5 2 (18.18%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Lead Android Developer
6 1 (9.09%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) JSON
1 5 (45.45%) REST
2 4 (36.36%) iOS SDK
2 4 (36.36%) RESTful
2 4 (36.36%) XML
3 3 (27.27%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (9.09%) .NET
4 1 (9.09%) Android SDK
4 1 (9.09%) Core Data
4 1 (9.09%) GWT
4 1 (9.09%) UIKit
4 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (63.64%) Mobile App
2 4 (36.36%) Digital Media
3 2 (18.18%) iPhone
4 1 (9.09%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (63.64%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
5 1 (9.09%) Linux
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (81.82%) iOS Development
2 7 (63.64%) Mobile Development
3 6 (54.55%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Android Development
3 6 (54.55%) Scrum
4 4 (36.36%) Automated Testing
4 4 (36.36%) BDD
4 4 (36.36%) CRM
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
4 4 (36.36%) ERP
4 4 (36.36%) OOP
4 4 (36.36%) Software Engineering
4 4 (36.36%) TDD
4 4 (36.36%) Unit Testing
4 4 (36.36%) Web Development
5 2 (18.18%) Configuration Management
5 2 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (9.09%) Change Control
6 1 (9.09%) OO
6 1 (9.09%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) Java
1 11 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 8 (72.73%) Apple Swift
3 6 (54.55%) JavaScript
4 4 (36.36%) PHP
5 1 (9.09%) C#
5 1 (9.09%) SQL
5 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 1 (9.09%) Docker
Vendors
1 1 (9.09%) Atlassian