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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 560 577 578
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +1
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 61 68 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.43% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 41
Median daily rate £450 £438 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £348 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £547 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £338
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
15273 15835 15252
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.81% 28.73% 27.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10539 11026 10410
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 144 255 172
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.08 £17.43 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £54.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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 58 £450 +2.85% 15
London +12 40 £488 +14.70% 4
City of London -3 8 £550 +37.50% 1
East of England - 5 £313 - 1
South East +13 4 £350 -33.33% 2
Essex - 4 £275 -
West Yorkshire +24 3 £375 -5.06%
Leeds +20 3 £375 -5.06%
Yorkshire +19 3 £375 -5.06%
South West +8 2 - -
North West +5 2 £425 - 3
Bristol +5 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £338 -
Manchester - 2 £425 - 2
Brentwood - 2 £265 -
Edinburgh - 2 £475 -
Scotland - 2 £475 -
Crawley +4 1 - -
Gatwick +4 1 - -
Nottingham 0 1 £288 - 2
Nottinghamshire -1 1 £288 - 2
East Midlands -4 1 £288 +0.87% 2
West Sussex -7 1 - -
West Midlands -11 1 £400 +6.66% 3
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £400 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 -
Watford - 1 £450 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Brighton - 1 £400 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 155 (98.10%) iOS Development
3 143 (90.51%) Objective-C
4 121 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
4 121 (76.58%) Apple Swift
5 105 (66.46%) TDD
6 74 (46.84%) Cocoa Touch
7 73 (46.20%) Scrum
8 62 (39.24%) Xcode
9 60 (37.97%) RESTful
10 58 (36.71%) Unit Testing
11 56 (35.44%) REST
11 56 (35.44%) Mobile App
12 52 (32.91%) iPhone
13 49 (31.01%) Git (software)
13 49 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
13 49 (31.01%) Mobile Development
14 48 (30.38%) BDD
15 47 (29.75%) iPad
15 47 (29.75%) Web Services
16 45 (28.48%) User Experience
17 41 (25.95%) Core Data
18 37 (23.42%) Android
19 36 (22.78%) E-Commerce
20 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
21 34 (21.52%) OO
22 33 (20.89%) Software Engineering
23 31 (19.62%) Apple
24 30 (18.99%) JSON
25 29 (18.35%) Android Development

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 (1.27%) Apache ServiceMix
1 2 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (1.27%) CMS
1 2 (1.27%) SharePoint
1 2 (1.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (3.16%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.82%) Microsoft Azure
1 25 (15.82%) TestFlight
2 7 (4.43%) GitHub
3 3 (1.90%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.27%) iTunes
4 2 (1.27%) Office 365
4 2 (1.27%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 13 (8.23%) Internet
2 11 (6.96%) Network Security
3 6 (3.80%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (17.09%) SQLite
2 26 (16.46%) CouchDB
2 26 (16.46%) MongoDB
3 25 (15.82%) MySQL
4 23 (14.56%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.27%) DB2
5 2 (1.27%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 62 (39.24%) Xcode
2 49 (31.01%) Git (software)
3 23 (14.56%) Jenkins
4 14 (8.86%) Subversion
5 12 (7.59%) Calabash
6 11 (6.96%) Hudson
7 10 (6.33%) JIRA
8 9 (5.70%) Maven
9 7 (4.43%) JUnit
10 4 (2.53%) Sonatype Nexus
11 3 (1.90%) CocoaPods
11 3 (1.90%) Travis CI
12 2 (1.27%) Android Studio
12 2 (1.27%) Eclipse
12 2 (1.27%) Grunt
12 2 (1.27%) Vagrant
13 1 (0.63%) Babel
13 1 (0.63%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.63%) Gradle
13 1 (0.63%) IntelliJ
General
1 25 (15.82%) Retail
2 8 (5.06%) Marketing
3 6 (3.80%) Publishing
4 5 (3.16%) Banking
4 5 (3.16%) Games
5 3 (1.90%) Finance
6 2 (1.27%) Private Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 153 (96.84%) Developer
2 150 (94.94%) iOS Developer
3 38 (24.05%) Senior Developer
3 38 (24.05%) Senior iOS Developer
4 22 (13.92%) Objective-C Developer
5 10 (6.33%) Android Developer
6 9 (5.70%) Mobile Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Lead Developer
7 8 (5.06%) Lead iOS Developer
8 7 (4.43%) iOS Android Developer
9 6 (3.80%) Applications Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Java Android Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Java Developer
10 5 (3.16%) Java Mobile Developer
11 4 (2.53%) E-Commerce Developer
11 4 (2.53%) Mobile Applications Developer
12 3 (1.90%) Digital Developer
13 2 (1.27%) Games Developer
13 2 (1.27%) Java Applications Developer
14 1 (0.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 74 (46.84%) Cocoa Touch
2 60 (37.97%) RESTful
3 56 (35.44%) REST
4 47 (29.75%) Web Services
5 41 (25.95%) Core Data
6 30 (18.99%) JSON
7 28 (17.72%) Core Animation
8 27 (17.09%) SOAP
9 25 (15.82%) XML
10 19 (12.03%) iOS SDK
11 17 (10.76%) HTML
12 14 (8.86%) CSS
13 12 (7.59%) HTML5
13 12 (7.59%) UIKit
14 9 (5.70%) CSS3
15 3 (1.90%) Android SDK
15 3 (1.90%) AngularJS
15 3 (1.90%) iPhone SDK
15 3 (1.90%) OpenGL
16 2 (1.27%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 56 (35.44%) Mobile App
2 52 (32.91%) iPhone
3 47 (29.75%) iPad
4 45 (28.48%) User Experience
5 26 (16.46%) Animation
6 19 (12.03%) Computer Science
7 13 (8.23%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (6.96%) Digital Media
9 4 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.90%) Fintech
10 3 (1.90%) Mobile Banking
11 2 (1.27%) Wiki
12 1 (0.63%) Client/Server
12 1 (0.63%) Data Structures
12 1 (0.63%) Inversion of Control
12 1 (0.63%) Mobile Games
Operating Systems
1 158 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 37 (23.42%) Android
3 6 (3.80%) Windows
4 2 (1.27%) Linux
4 2 (1.27%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.27%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 155 (98.10%) iOS Development
2 121 (76.58%) Agile Software Development
3 105 (66.46%) TDD
4 73 (46.20%) Scrum
5 58 (36.71%) Unit Testing
6 49 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
6 49 (31.01%) Mobile Development
7 48 (30.38%) BDD
8 36 (22.78%) E-Commerce
9 34 (21.52%) OO
10 33 (20.89%) Software Engineering
11 29 (18.35%) Android Development
12 27 (17.09%) Pair Programming
13 26 (16.46%) Test Automation
14 24 (15.19%) Progressive Enhancement
15 20 (12.66%) OOD
16 15 (9.49%) High Availability
17 14 (8.86%) Systems Analysis
18 13 (8.23%) Automated Testing
18 13 (8.23%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 143 (90.51%) Objective-C
2 121 (76.58%) Apple Swift
3 35 (22.15%) JavaScript
4 27 (17.09%) SQL
5 24 (15.19%) Java
6 13 (8.23%) PHP
7 5 (3.16%) C#
7 5 (3.16%) C++
8 2 (1.27%) Ruby
8 2 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.63%) ES6
Qualifications
1 19 (12.03%) Degree
2 2 (1.27%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 2 (1.27%) Docker
Systems Management
1 4 (2.53%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.53%) yum
Vendors
1 31 (19.62%) Apple
2 4 (2.53%) Oracle
3 2 (1.27%) Infor
3 2 (1.27%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.27%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.27%) SAP
4 1 (0.63%) Facebook
4 1 (0.63%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.63%) PubNub
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