The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 551 550 551
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +1
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 102 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.69% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 96 63
Median daily rate £438 £425 £359
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +18.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £569 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £363 £400
% change year-on-year
+13.10% -9.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
Median hourly rate - £31.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -31.11%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £31.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
- -7.60%

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

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16430 16374 15779
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.78% 28.23% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11390 11281 10291
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 299 178
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.33 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.50
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +8.69%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs 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 UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 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
England -2 99 £431 +1.47% 18
London -15 63 £450 - 12
City of London +21 21 £475 +31.03% 4
South East +2 7 £325 -11.86%
South West +16 6 £550 +33.33%
West Yorkshire +16 6 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire +15 6 £425 +41.66%
Leeds +13 6 £425 +41.66%
North West +11 6 £425 - 2
Bristol +4 6 £550 +33.33%
Manchester - 6 £425 - 2
West Midlands -32 4 £375 -
Hampshire +3 3 £355 -5.33%
West Sussex -5 3 £338 -6.89%
East Midlands - 3 £300 - 3
East of England - 3 £400 - 1
Scotland - 2 £475 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £300 -
Wolverhampton - 2 £400 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 - 1
Loughborough - 2 £300 -
Southampton +8 1 £300 -20.00%
Crawley +2 1 - -
Birmingham -5 1 £350 -
Gatwick -5 1 - -
North East -22 1 £338 -
Tyne and Wear -28 1 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 1 £338 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Worthing - 1 £325 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 197 (98.50%) Apple iOS
2 189 (94.50%) iOS Development
3 188 (94.00%) Objective-C
4 154 (77.00%) Agile Software Development
5 136 (68.00%) Apple Swift
6 112 (56.00%) TDD
7 95 (47.50%) Cocoa Touch
8 89 (44.50%) Mobile Development
9 88 (44.00%) Scrum
10 87 (43.50%) Xcode
11 80 (40.00%) iPad
11 80 (40.00%) iPhone
12 77 (38.50%) Unit Testing
13 71 (35.50%) Mobile App
14 70 (35.00%) RESTful
15 69 (34.50%) User Experience
16 65 (32.50%) BDD
17 64 (32.00%) OO
18 58 (29.00%) Core Data
19 56 (28.00%) Apple
20 55 (27.50%) REST
21 52 (26.00%) Web Services
22 50 (25.00%) Git (software)
23 42 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
23 42 (21.00%) Core Animation
24 40 (20.00%) Animation
25 39 (19.50%) JSON
25 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
26 38 (19.00%) Android
27 37 (18.50%) Degree

Cocoa
Top Related 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 2 (1.00%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (1.00%) CMS
1 2 (1.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (11.00%) TestFlight
2 20 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.00%) iTunes
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 13 (6.50%) Internet
2 11 (5.50%) Network Security
3 6 (3.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.00%) SQLite
2 22 (11.00%) MySQL
3 21 (10.50%) CouchDB
3 21 (10.50%) MongoDB
4 20 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.00%) DB2
5 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 87 (43.50%) Xcode
2 50 (25.00%) Git (software)
3 21 (10.50%) Jenkins
4 16 (8.00%) Subversion
5 12 (6.00%) Maven
6 9 (4.50%) Calabash
6 9 (4.50%) Hudson
6 9 (4.50%) JIRA
7 6 (3.00%) CocoaPods
8 5 (2.50%) JUnit
9 4 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (1.00%) Android Studio
10 2 (1.00%) Ant
10 2 (1.00%) Eclipse
10 2 (1.00%) Grunt
10 2 (1.00%) Vagrant
General
1 20 (10.00%) Retail
2 9 (4.50%) Marketing
3 7 (3.50%) Banking
4 6 (3.00%) Publishing
5 5 (2.50%) Games
6 2 (1.00%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 189 (94.50%) Developer
2 178 (89.00%) iOS Developer
3 41 (20.50%) Senior Developer
4 40 (20.00%) Senior iOS Developer
5 28 (14.00%) Objective-C Developer
6 18 (9.00%) Mobile Developer
7 12 (6.00%) Applications Developer
8 10 (5.00%) Android Developer
9 7 (3.50%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 6 (3.00%) iOS Android Developer
10 6 (3.00%) iOS Programmer
10 6 (3.00%) Java Android Developer
10 6 (3.00%) Java Developer
10 6 (3.00%) Java Mobile Developer
10 6 (3.00%) Programmer
11 5 (2.50%) Lead Developer
11 5 (2.50%) Lead iOS Developer
11 5 (2.50%) Software Engineer
12 4 (2.00%) Games Developer
13 3 (1.50%) E-Commerce Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (47.50%) Cocoa Touch
2 70 (35.00%) RESTful
3 58 (29.00%) Core Data
4 55 (27.50%) REST
5 52 (26.00%) Web Services
6 42 (21.00%) Core Animation
7 39 (19.50%) JSON
8 35 (17.50%) XML
9 30 (15.00%) SOAP
10 20 (10.00%) iOS SDK
10 20 (10.00%) UIKit
11 17 (8.50%) CSS
11 17 (8.50%) HTML
12 15 (7.50%) HTML5
13 12 (6.00%) CSS3
14 10 (5.00%) OpenGL
15 8 (4.00%) Android SDK
16 7 (3.50%) AVFoundation
17 3 (1.50%) AngularJS
18 2 (1.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 80 (40.00%) iPad
1 80 (40.00%) iPhone
2 71 (35.50%) Mobile App
3 69 (34.50%) User Experience
4 40 (20.00%) Animation
5 36 (18.00%) Computer Science
6 11 (5.50%) Digital Media
7 8 (4.00%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.50%) Apple TV
8 5 (2.50%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (2.00%) Fintech
10 2 (1.00%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.00%) Wiki
11 1 (0.50%) Client/Server
11 1 (0.50%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.50%) Inversion of Control
11 1 (0.50%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.50%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 197 (98.50%) Apple iOS
2 38 (19.00%) Android
3 12 (6.00%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.50%) Windows
5 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.50%) Linux
6 1 (0.50%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (94.50%) iOS Development
2 154 (77.00%) Agile Software Development
3 112 (56.00%) TDD
4 89 (44.50%) Mobile Development
5 88 (44.00%) Scrum
6 77 (38.50%) Unit Testing
7 65 (32.50%) BDD
8 64 (32.00%) OO
9 42 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (18.50%) E-Commerce
10 37 (18.50%) OOD
11 35 (17.50%) Software Engineering
12 33 (16.50%) Android Development
13 24 (12.00%) Pair Programming
14 21 (10.50%) Progressive Enhancement
14 21 (10.50%) Test Automation
15 17 (8.50%) Automated Testing
16 15 (7.50%) High Availability
16 15 (7.50%) OOP
16 15 (7.50%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 188 (94.00%) Objective-C
2 136 (68.00%) Apple Swift
3 39 (19.50%) JavaScript
4 27 (13.50%) Java
5 23 (11.50%) SQL
6 13 (6.50%) PHP
7 5 (2.50%) C#
8 2 (1.00%) Ruby
9 1 (0.50%) C++
9 1 (0.50%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 37 (18.50%) Degree
2 1 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (1.00%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.00%) yum
Vendors
1 56 (28.00%) Apple
2 7 (3.50%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.00%) Oracle
4 1 (0.50%) HP
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft
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