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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 564 536 509
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -27
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 97 106 101
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.19% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.68% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 79 60
Median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £340 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £575 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £369
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +8.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £33.55
% change year-on-year
-5.00% -10.58%

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
15635 15673 14872
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.94% 27.51% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10934 10539 9618
Median daily rate £415 £398 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.40% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 200 220 211
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.58 £16.51 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £34.75
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +15.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -18 91 £450 +9.09% 32
London -4 52 £475 - 14
South East -5 20 £450 +20.00% 5
City of London +57 18 £500 +37.93% 2
Kent +12 9 - - 1
Tunbridge Wells +7 9 - -
West Sussex +2 9 £450 +35.84%
Leeds - 7 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Scotland +5 6 £263 -50.00%
Crawley +3 6 £450 +35.84%
Glasgow - 6 £263 -
North West +4 5 £425 +11.47% 3
Manchester -9 4 £425 +11.47% 2
South West -14 3 £500 +21.21% 2
Hampshire -5 2 £300 -20.00% 3
Bristol -15 2 £525 +27.27% 2
Tyne and Wear -40 2 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 2 £338 -
North East -45 2 £338 -
East of England - 2 £350 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £413 -
Southampton 0 1 £300 -20.00% 2
Cheshire -2 1 £425 -
Chester -8 1 £425 -
Birmingham -13 1 - - 3
West Midlands -30 1 - - 3
Worthing - 1 £325 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £350 - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 171 (98.28%) Apple iOS
2 169 (97.13%) Objective-C
3 161 (92.53%) iOS Development
4 125 (71.84%) Agile Software Development
5 106 (60.92%) Apple Swift
6 91 (52.30%) Xcode
7 88 (50.57%) Cocoa Touch
8 81 (46.55%) Mobile Development
9 80 (45.98%) TDD
10 71 (40.80%) iPhone
11 70 (40.23%) Scrum
11 70 (40.23%) iPad
12 67 (38.51%) Mobile App
13 62 (35.63%) Unit Testing
14 61 (35.06%) User Experience
15 58 (33.33%) OO
16 55 (31.61%) Apple
17 53 (30.46%) RESTful
17 53 (30.46%) BDD
18 44 (25.29%) Web Services
19 38 (21.84%) Degree
19 38 (21.84%) REST
20 37 (21.26%) Computer Science
20 37 (21.26%) OOD
21 34 (19.54%) Animation
22 33 (18.97%) Core Animation
23 30 (17.24%) Git (software)
23 30 (17.24%) JSON
24 28 (16.09%) iOS SDK
25 27 (15.52%) Software Engineering

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 6 (3.45%) CMS
2 2 (1.15%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (1.15%) JBoss
3 1 (0.57%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.57%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (6.32%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (8.05%) TestFlight
2 12 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.30%) iTunes
4 2 (1.15%) GitHub
5 1 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (3.45%) Network Security
2 2 (1.15%) HTTP
3 1 (0.57%) DNS
3 1 (0.57%) Internet
3 1 (0.57%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.34%) SQLite
2 15 (8.62%) MySQL
3 14 (8.05%) MongoDB
4 13 (7.47%) CouchDB
5 12 (6.90%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.15%) DB2
6 2 (1.15%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.57%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 91 (52.30%) Xcode
2 30 (17.24%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.90%) Jenkins
4 6 (3.45%) CocoaPods
5 5 (2.87%) Subversion
6 4 (2.30%) Android Studio
6 4 (2.30%) Eclipse
6 4 (2.30%) Maven
7 3 (1.72%) JIRA
7 3 (1.72%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.15%) Ant
8 2 (1.15%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 2 (1.15%) Gradle
8 2 (1.15%) Grunt
9 1 (0.57%) Calabash
9 1 (0.57%) Hudson
9 1 (0.57%) JUnit
9 1 (0.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (5.17%) Publishing
1 9 (5.17%) Retail
2 5 (2.87%) Banking
3 4 (2.30%) Games
4 3 (1.72%) Finance
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
5 2 (1.15%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 165 (94.83%) Developer
2 152 (87.36%) iOS Developer
3 39 (22.41%) Senior Developer
4 38 (21.84%) Senior iOS Developer
5 22 (12.64%) Objective-C Developer
6 17 (9.77%) Mobile Developer
7 15 (8.62%) Applications Developer
8 8 (4.60%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 7 (4.02%) Android Developer
9 7 (4.02%) iOS Programmer
9 7 (4.02%) Programmer
10 5 (2.87%) iOS Android Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Lead Developer
10 5 (2.87%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.30%) E-Commerce Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Games Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Java Android Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Java Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Java Mobile Developer
12 3 (1.72%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (50.57%) Cocoa Touch
2 53 (30.46%) RESTful
3 44 (25.29%) Web Services
4 38 (21.84%) REST
5 33 (18.97%) Core Animation
6 30 (17.24%) JSON
7 28 (16.09%) iOS SDK
8 27 (15.52%) SOAP
9 24 (13.79%) UIKit
10 23 (13.22%) XML
11 12 (6.90%) Android SDK
12 11 (6.32%) HTML
13 10 (5.75%) CSS
13 10 (5.75%) OpenGL
14 9 (5.17%) HTML5
15 7 (4.02%) AVFoundation
16 5 (2.87%) jQuery
17 4 (2.30%) CSS3
18 3 (1.72%) Ajax
18 3 (1.72%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 71 (40.80%) iPhone
2 70 (40.23%) iPad
3 67 (38.51%) Mobile App
4 61 (35.06%) User Experience
5 37 (21.26%) Computer Science
6 34 (19.54%) Animation
7 6 (3.45%) Digital Media
7 6 (3.45%) Fintech
8 5 (2.87%) Apple TV
8 5 (2.87%) Mobile Banking
9 4 (2.30%) Smartphone
10 2 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.15%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.15%) N-Tier
10 2 (1.15%) Social Media
10 2 (1.15%) Wiki
11 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
11 1 (0.57%) New Media
11 1 (0.57%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 171 (98.28%) Apple iOS
2 17 (9.77%) Android
3 12 (6.90%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.87%) Windows
5 2 (1.15%) Linux
5 2 (1.15%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (92.53%) iOS Development
2 125 (71.84%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (46.55%) Mobile Development
4 80 (45.98%) TDD
5 70 (40.23%) Scrum
6 62 (35.63%) Unit Testing
7 58 (33.33%) OO
8 53 (30.46%) BDD
9 37 (21.26%) OOD
10 27 (15.52%) Software Engineering
11 23 (13.22%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (12.07%) E-Commerce
13 13 (7.47%) Android Development
13 13 (7.47%) Progressive Enhancement
13 13 (7.47%) Test Automation
14 12 (6.90%) OOP
15 10 (5.75%) Memory Management
15 10 (5.75%) Web Development
16 9 (5.17%) MVC
17 7 (4.02%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 169 (97.13%) Objective-C
2 106 (60.92%) Apple Swift
3 27 (15.52%) JavaScript
4 20 (11.49%) Java
5 14 (8.05%) SQL
6 10 (5.75%) PHP
7 5 (2.87%) C#
8 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.57%) C
8 1 (0.57%) C++
8 1 (0.57%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 38 (21.84%) Degree
2 1 (0.57%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 4 (2.30%) Docker
2 1 (0.57%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (0.57%) yum
Vendors
1 55 (31.61%) Apple
2 8 (4.60%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.15%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.15%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.15%) Oracle
4 1 (0.57%) Endeca
4 1 (0.57%) Google
4 1 (0.57%) HP
4 1 (0.57%) hybris
4 1 (0.57%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.57%) TIBCO
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