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 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 554 555 537
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -18
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 96 100 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.59% 0.61% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 77 69
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +9.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £300 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £380 £355
% change year-on-year
+11.84% +7.04%
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
16161 16327 15634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 27.94% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11202 11022 9940
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 220
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.27 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

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 August 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 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
England -10 96 £450 +5.88% 26
London -17 60 £450 -10.00% 14
City of London +59 28 £475 +31.03% 4
South East +4 12 £368 -2.00% 1
North West +12 9 £425 +17.24%
Manchester +3 8 £425 +17.24%
South West +11 6 £550 +33.33% 3
Kent +11 5 - -
Tunbridge Wells +8 5 - -
Bristol -6 5 £550 +33.33% 2
West Sussex - 4 £388 - 1
Leeds +10 3 £425 +41.66%
West Yorkshire +7 3 £425 +41.66%
Yorkshire +5 3 £425 +47.82%
Hampshire 0 3 £355 -5.33%
North East -21 2 £338 -
Tyne and Wear -25 2 £338 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -32 2 £338 -
West Midlands -36 2 £350 -9.67% 2
East of England - 2 £350 - 2
Crawley - 2 £450 -
Southampton +9 1 £300 -20.00%
Cheshire +4 1 £425 -
Chester -4 1 £425 -
Birmingham -12 1 - - 1
Staffordshire - 1 £350 -
East Midlands - 1 £300 - 4
Leicestershire - 1 £300 - 1
Fareham - 1 £410 -
Loughborough - 1 £300 - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 181 (98.37%) Apple iOS
2 178 (96.74%) Objective-C
3 172 (93.48%) iOS Development
4 140 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
5 120 (65.22%) Apple Swift
6 96 (52.17%) Xcode
7 93 (50.54%) TDD
8 88 (47.83%) Cocoa Touch
9 84 (45.65%) Scrum
10 80 (43.48%) iPhone
10 80 (43.48%) iPad
11 79 (42.93%) Mobile Development
12 75 (40.76%) Unit Testing
13 69 (37.50%) Mobile App
14 63 (34.24%) User Experience
15 62 (33.70%) RESTful
16 61 (33.15%) OO
17 58 (31.52%) BDD
18 53 (28.80%) Apple
19 50 (27.17%) REST
20 49 (26.63%) Core Data
20 49 (26.63%) Web Services
21 44 (23.91%) Git (software)
22 39 (21.20%) Degree
22 39 (21.20%) JSON
23 38 (20.65%) Computer Science
23 38 (20.65%) OOD
24 34 (18.48%) Software Engineering
25 32 (17.39%) XML
25 32 (17.39%) JavaScript

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 3 (1.63%) CMS
2 2 (1.09%) Apache ServiceMix
2 2 (1.09%) JBoss
3 1 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (0.54%) IIS
3 1 (0.54%) WordPress
Applications
1 11 (5.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 19 (10.33%) TestFlight
2 17 (9.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.17%) iTunes
4 3 (1.63%) GitHub
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (4.35%) Internet
1 8 (4.35%) Network Security
2 6 (3.26%) HTTP
3 1 (0.54%) DNS
3 1 (0.54%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.96%) SQLite
2 20 (10.87%) MySQL
3 19 (10.33%) MongoDB
4 18 (9.78%) CouchDB
5 17 (9.24%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (1.09%) DB2
6 2 (1.09%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.54%) Couchbase
7 1 (0.54%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 96 (52.17%) Xcode
2 44 (23.91%) Git (software)
3 17 (9.24%) Jenkins
4 12 (6.52%) Subversion
5 7 (3.80%) Maven
6 6 (3.26%) CocoaPods
7 5 (2.72%) JIRA
7 5 (2.72%) JUnit
8 4 (2.17%) Calabash
8 4 (2.17%) Hudson
8 4 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
9 3 (1.63%) Android Studio
9 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
9 3 (1.63%) Vagrant
10 2 (1.09%) Ant
10 2 (1.09%) Grunt
11 1 (0.54%) Balsamiq Mockups
11 1 (0.54%) Gradle
General
1 13 (7.07%) Retail
2 7 (3.80%) Publishing
3 6 (3.26%) Games
4 5 (2.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Finance
5 2 (1.09%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 171 (92.93%) Developer
2 158 (85.87%) iOS Developer
3 40 (21.74%) Senior Developer
4 39 (21.20%) Senior iOS Developer
5 30 (16.30%) Objective-C Developer
6 17 (9.24%) Mobile Developer
7 11 (5.98%) Applications Developer
8 10 (5.43%) Android Developer
9 6 (3.26%) iOS Programmer
9 6 (3.26%) Java Android Developer
9 6 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 6 (3.26%) Java Mobile Developer
9 6 (3.26%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 6 (3.26%) Programmer
10 5 (2.72%) iOS Android Developer
10 5 (2.72%) Software Engineer
11 4 (2.17%) E-Commerce Developer
11 4 (2.17%) Games Developer
11 4 (2.17%) Lead Developer
12 3 (1.63%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (47.83%) Cocoa Touch
2 62 (33.70%) RESTful
3 50 (27.17%) REST
4 49 (26.63%) Core Data
4 49 (26.63%) Web Services
5 39 (21.20%) JSON
6 32 (17.39%) XML
7 30 (16.30%) Core Animation
7 30 (16.30%) SOAP
8 28 (15.22%) iOS SDK
9 25 (13.59%) UIKit
10 15 (8.15%) HTML
11 14 (7.61%) CSS
12 12 (6.52%) HTML5
13 10 (5.43%) Android SDK
13 10 (5.43%) OpenGL
14 7 (3.80%) AVFoundation
14 7 (3.80%) CSS3
15 5 (2.72%) jQuery
16 3 (1.63%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 80 (43.48%) iPad
1 80 (43.48%) iPhone
2 69 (37.50%) Mobile App
3 63 (34.24%) User Experience
4 38 (20.65%) Computer Science
5 28 (15.22%) Animation
6 8 (4.35%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.72%) Apple TV
7 5 (2.72%) Fintech
7 5 (2.72%) Mobile Banking
8 4 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.17%) Smartphone
9 2 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (1.09%) Data Structures
9 2 (1.09%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.09%) Social Media
9 2 (1.09%) Wiki
10 1 (0.54%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.54%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.54%) Physics
Operating Systems
1 181 (98.37%) Apple iOS
2 24 (13.04%) Android
3 12 (6.52%) Mac OS X
4 6 (3.26%) Windows
5 2 (1.09%) Linux
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 172 (93.48%) iOS Development
2 140 (76.09%) Agile Software Development
3 93 (50.54%) TDD
4 84 (45.65%) Scrum
5 79 (42.93%) Mobile Development
6 75 (40.76%) Unit Testing
7 61 (33.15%) OO
8 58 (31.52%) BDD
9 38 (20.65%) OOD
10 34 (18.48%) Software Engineering
11 31 (16.85%) Continuous Integration
12 27 (14.67%) E-Commerce
13 20 (10.87%) Android Development
14 18 (9.78%) Progressive Enhancement
14 18 (9.78%) Test Automation
15 16 (8.70%) OOP
15 16 (8.70%) Pair Programming
16 12 (6.52%) Automated Testing
16 12 (6.52%) Web Development
17 10 (5.43%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 178 (96.74%) Objective-C
2 120 (65.22%) Apple Swift
3 32 (17.39%) JavaScript
4 25 (13.59%) Java
5 20 (10.87%) SQL
6 12 (6.52%) PHP
7 6 (3.26%) C#
8 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.54%) C
8 1 (0.54%) C++
8 1 (0.54%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 39 (21.20%) Degree
2 1 (0.54%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) Docker
2 1 (0.54%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 5 (2.72%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (2.17%) yum
Vendors
1 53 (28.80%) Apple
2 6 (3.26%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.09%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.09%) Oracle
4 1 (0.54%) Atlassian
4 1 (0.54%) Endeca
4 1 (0.54%) HP
4 1 (0.54%) hybris
4 1 (0.54%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.54%) TIBCO
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