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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Cocoa
UK
Rank 547 571 546
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -25
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 46 41 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.082% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.33% 0.28% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 32 38
Median daily rate £450 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £365 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £537 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £525 £350
% change year-on-year
-28.57% +50.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.50 - -

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
13830 14448 13620
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.83% 28.90% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 9494 9997 9159
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 162 254 184
Median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +19.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £22.30 £20.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £57.00 £51.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 24 January 2017.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
Top 24 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 24 January 2017. 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 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 +25 43 £438 -7.89% 13
London +4 26 £450 - 5
Essex - 7 £275 -
East of England - 7 £275 - 2
North West - 5 £425 - 1
Brentwood - 4 £265 -
Manchester - 4 £425 - 1
City of London +3 3 £550 +22.22% 2
Scotland +25 2 £500 -
Edinburgh +21 2 £500 -
South East +5 2 £375 -28.57% 2
Yorkshire +17 1 - -
Leeds +14 1 - -
West Yorkshire +14 1 - -
South West +7 1 £425 - 1
Bristol +6 1 £425 - 1
West Midlands -4 1 £350 -6.66% 2
Worcestershire - 1 £350 - 1
Redditch - 1 £350 -
Crewe - 1 - -
Brighton - 1 £400 - 1
Cheshire - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £350 -
East Sussex - 1 £400 - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 135 (98.54%) iOS Development
3 120 (87.59%) Objective-C
4 114 (83.21%) Apple Swift
5 107 (78.10%) Agile Software Development
6 90 (65.69%) TDD
7 62 (45.26%) Scrum
8 60 (43.80%) RESTful
9 55 (40.15%) Cocoa Touch
10 48 (35.04%) Mobile App
10 48 (35.04%) iPhone
10 48 (35.04%) REST
10 48 (35.04%) Xcode
11 43 (31.39%) BDD
12 42 (30.66%) Unit Testing
13 41 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
13 41 (29.93%) Git (software)
14 38 (27.74%) Android
14 38 (27.74%) iPad
14 38 (27.74%) User Experience
15 37 (27.01%) Web Services
16 36 (26.28%) Mobile Development
17 35 (25.55%) JavaScript
18 33 (24.09%) OO
18 33 (24.09%) Jenkins
18 33 (24.09%) Core Data
19 29 (21.17%) Android Development
19 29 (21.17%) Pair Programming
19 29 (21.17%) JSON
20 28 (20.44%) E-Commerce

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 5 (3.65%) Confluence
2 2 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.46%) CMS
2 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.14%) TestFlight
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.84%) GitHub
4 3 (2.19%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.46%) Office 365
5 2 (1.46%) Yammer
6 1 (0.73%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 12 (8.76%) Internet
2 9 (6.57%) Network Security
3 4 (2.92%) HTTP
4 1 (0.73%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (13.14%) SQLite
2 16 (11.68%) CouchDB
2 16 (11.68%) MongoDB
3 14 (10.22%) Azure SQL Database
3 14 (10.22%) MySQL
4 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.46%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 48 (35.04%) Xcode
2 41 (29.93%) Git (software)
3 33 (24.09%) Jenkins
4 18 (13.14%) JIRA
5 12 (8.76%) Subversion
6 11 (8.03%) Calabash
7 10 (7.30%) Hudson
8 9 (6.57%) JUnit
9 8 (5.84%) Maven
10 6 (4.38%) Bitbucket
10 6 (4.38%) CocoaPods
11 4 (2.92%) Android Studio
11 4 (2.92%) Sonatype Nexus
12 3 (2.19%) Travis CI
13 1 (0.73%) Appcelerator Titanium
13 1 (0.73%) Babel
13 1 (0.73%) Gradle
13 1 (0.73%) IntelliJ
General
1 21 (15.33%) Retail
2 8 (5.84%) Marketing
3 6 (4.38%) Publishing
4 4 (2.92%) Games
5 3 (2.19%) Automotive
6 2 (1.46%) Banking
6 2 (1.46%) Finance
7 1 (0.73%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 132 (96.35%) Developer
2 128 (93.43%) iOS Developer
3 24 (17.52%) Senior Developer
3 24 (17.52%) Senior iOS Developer
4 21 (15.33%) Objective-C Developer
5 12 (8.76%) Mobile Developer
6 10 (7.30%) Android Developer
7 8 (5.84%) Applications Developer
8 7 (5.11%) iOS Android Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Java Android Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Java Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Java Mobile Developer
8 7 (5.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Lead Developer
9 5 (3.65%) Lead iOS Developer
10 4 (2.92%) Java Applications Developer
11 3 (2.19%) E-Commerce Developer
12 2 (1.46%) Digital Developer
13 1 (0.73%) Agile Developer
13 1 (0.73%) Senior JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (43.80%) RESTful
2 55 (40.15%) Cocoa Touch
3 48 (35.04%) REST
4 37 (27.01%) Web Services
5 33 (24.09%) Core Data
6 29 (21.17%) JSON
7 26 (18.98%) Core Animation
8 22 (16.06%) HTML
9 21 (15.33%) XML
10 20 (14.60%) iOS SDK
11 19 (13.87%) SOAP
12 16 (11.68%) HTML5
13 12 (8.76%) CSS
14 11 (8.03%) CSS3
15 8 (5.84%) UIKit
16 5 (3.65%) iPhone SDK
16 5 (3.65%) jQuery
17 2 (1.46%) .NET
17 2 (1.46%) COM
18 1 (0.73%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 48 (35.04%) iPhone
1 48 (35.04%) Mobile App
2 38 (27.74%) iPad
2 38 (27.74%) User Experience
3 24 (17.52%) Animation
4 16 (11.68%) Enterprise Software
5 11 (8.03%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.38%) Digital Media
7 2 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.73%) Fintech
8 1 (0.73%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (0.73%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.73%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 137 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 38 (27.74%) Android
3 9 (6.57%) Windows
4 4 (2.92%) Mac OS X
5 3 (2.19%) Linux
5 3 (2.19%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 135 (98.54%) iOS Development
2 107 (78.10%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (65.69%) TDD
4 62 (45.26%) Scrum
5 43 (31.39%) BDD
6 42 (30.66%) Unit Testing
7 41 (29.93%) Continuous Integration
8 36 (26.28%) Mobile Development
9 33 (24.09%) OO
10 29 (21.17%) Android Development
10 29 (21.17%) Pair Programming
11 28 (20.44%) E-Commerce
12 22 (16.06%) Software Engineering
13 19 (13.87%) OOD
14 16 (11.68%) High Availability
14 16 (11.68%) Test Automation
15 15 (10.95%) Automated Testing
15 15 (10.95%) Systems Analysis
16 14 (10.22%) Progressive Enhancement
17 11 (8.03%) API Design
Programming Languages
1 120 (87.59%) Objective-C
2 114 (83.21%) Apple Swift
3 35 (25.55%) JavaScript
4 24 (17.52%) Java
5 16 (11.68%) SQL
6 7 (5.11%) C++
7 6 (4.38%) C#
7 6 (4.38%) PHP
8 2 (1.46%) Ruby
8 2 (1.46%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.73%) C
9 1 (0.73%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.73%) ES6
Qualifications
1 11 (8.03%) Degree
2 4 (2.92%) BPSS Clearance
Systems Management
1 4 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (2.92%) yum
Vendors
1 23 (16.79%) Apple
2 2 (1.46%) Infor
2 2 (1.46%) Microsoft
2 2 (1.46%) Oracle
2 2 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
2 2 (1.46%) SAP
3 1 (0.73%) Appcelerator
3 1 (0.73%) Facebook
3 1 (0.73%) ION Trading
3 1 (0.73%) PubNub
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