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 28 May 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 564 545 518
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -27
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 92 104 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.61% 0.70% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 78 56
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 £285 £300 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £476
UK excluding London median daily rate £411 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.66% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £28.50 £34.20 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £34.20 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -

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
15104 14912 14481
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 27.01% 27.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10701 9800 9630
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 206 180
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.20 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 28 May 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 26 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 28 May 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 -29 85 £450 +9.09% 20
London -12 52 £475 +5.55% 10
South East -7 17 £450 +24.13% 5
West Sussex -19 10 £450 +50.00% 1
Crawley -2 7 £450 +50.00%
Scotland -11 7 £255 -51.42%
Glasgow - 7 £255 -
Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Leeds - 7 £425 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £425 -
Tunbridge Wells -2 6 - - 1
Kent -12 6 - - 1
City of London +28 3 £525 +13.51% 5
North West -6 3 £410 +92.94% 3
Bristol -9 2 £425 +3.03%
Manchester -14 2 £410 +2.50%
South West -16 2 £425 +3.03%
North East - 2 £313 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £313 - 1
Uxbridge - 2 £413 -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £313 - 1
Buckinghamshire +5 1 £350 -6.66%
Birmingham +5 1 £375 +7.14%
West Midlands -10 1 £375 +7.91%
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 128 (97.71%) Apple iOS
2 125 (95.42%) Objective-C
3 118 (90.08%) iOS Development
4 95 (72.52%) Agile Software Development
5 76 (58.02%) Xcode
6 68 (51.91%) Apple Swift
7 60 (45.80%) Mobile Development
8 59 (45.04%) iPhone
9 57 (43.51%) Cocoa Touch
10 55 (41.98%) iPad
11 54 (41.22%) TDD
12 53 (40.46%) Scrum
13 50 (38.17%) RESTful
14 49 (37.40%) OO
15 44 (33.59%) Unit Testing
15 44 (33.59%) User Experience
16 43 (32.82%) BDD
17 42 (32.06%) Mobile App
18 40 (30.53%) Apple
19 33 (25.19%) OOD
20 27 (20.61%) Degree
21 26 (19.85%) Computer Science
22 24 (18.32%) Animation
22 24 (18.32%) iOS SDK
23 23 (17.56%) JSON
23 23 (17.56%) Core Animation
23 23 (17.56%) Web Services
24 19 (14.50%) REST
25 18 (13.74%) XML
25 18 (13.74%) Git (software)

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 (4.58%) CMS
2 1 (0.76%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (0.76%) IIS
2 1 (0.76%) JBoss
2 1 (0.76%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (5.34%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.53%) iTunes
1 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.76%) GitHub
2 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.29%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) DNS
2 1 (0.76%) Network Security
2 1 (0.76%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.58%) SQLite
2 3 (2.29%) MongoDB
2 3 (2.29%) MySQL
3 2 (1.53%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (1.53%) CouchDB
3 2 (1.53%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.76%) Couchbase
4 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 76 (58.02%) Xcode
2 18 (13.74%) Git (software)
3 9 (6.87%) Jenkins
4 6 (4.58%) CocoaPods
5 4 (3.05%) Android Studio
5 4 (3.05%) Subversion
6 3 (2.29%) JIRA
7 2 (1.53%) Balsamiq Mockups
7 2 (1.53%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.53%) Gradle
7 2 (1.53%) Maven
7 2 (1.53%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.76%) Ant
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) JUnit
8 1 (0.76%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (6.11%) Publishing
2 5 (3.82%) Games
3 2 (1.53%) Finance
3 2 (1.53%) Retail
4 1 (0.76%) Banking
4 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 122 (93.13%) Developer
2 109 (83.21%) iOS Developer
3 29 (22.14%) Senior Developer
4 28 (21.37%) Senior iOS Developer
5 16 (12.21%) Mobile Developer
5 16 (12.21%) Objective-C Developer
6 14 (10.69%) Applications Developer
7 8 (6.11%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 6 (4.58%) iOS Programmer
8 6 (4.58%) Programmer
9 5 (3.82%) Android Developer
9 5 (3.82%) Software Engineer
10 3 (2.29%) Games Developer
10 3 (2.29%) iOS Android Developer
11 2 (1.53%) E-Commerce Developer
11 2 (1.53%) Java Android Developer
11 2 (1.53%) Java Developer
11 2 (1.53%) Lead Developer
11 2 (1.53%) Senior E-Commerce Developer
11 2 (1.53%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (43.51%) Cocoa Touch
2 50 (38.17%) RESTful
3 24 (18.32%) iOS SDK
4 23 (17.56%) Core Animation
4 23 (17.56%) JSON
4 23 (17.56%) Web Services
5 19 (14.50%) REST
6 18 (13.74%) XML
7 16 (12.21%) UIKit
8 12 (9.16%) SOAP
9 11 (8.40%) Android SDK
10 7 (5.34%) AVFoundation
10 7 (5.34%) OpenGL
11 5 (3.82%) HTML
12 4 (3.05%) CSS
12 4 (3.05%) HTML5
13 3 (2.29%) jQuery
14 2 (1.53%) Ajax
14 2 (1.53%) CSS3
14 2 (1.53%) Google Maps API
Miscellaneous
1 59 (45.04%) iPhone
2 55 (41.98%) iPad
3 44 (33.59%) User Experience
4 42 (32.06%) Mobile App
5 26 (19.85%) Computer Science
6 24 (18.32%) Animation
7 5 (3.82%) Apple TV
8 4 (3.05%) Fintech
8 4 (3.05%) Smartphone
8 4 (3.05%) Social Media
9 2 (1.53%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.76%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.76%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.76%) N-Tier
10 1 (0.76%) Physics
10 1 (0.76%) Social Gaming
10 1 (0.76%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 128 (97.71%) Apple iOS
2 17 (12.98%) Android
3 11 (8.40%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.05%) Windows
5 2 (1.53%) Linux
6 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (90.08%) iOS Development
2 95 (72.52%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (45.80%) Mobile Development
4 54 (41.22%) TDD
5 53 (40.46%) Scrum
6 49 (37.40%) OO
7 44 (33.59%) Unit Testing
8 43 (32.82%) BDD
9 33 (25.19%) OOD
10 16 (12.21%) Software Engineering
11 12 (9.16%) OOP
12 11 (8.40%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (8.40%) E-Commerce
13 10 (7.63%) Android Development
14 9 (6.87%) MVC
15 8 (6.11%) Memory Management
16 7 (5.34%) Multithreading
17 6 (4.58%) Content Management
17 6 (4.58%) Data Protection
18 5 (3.82%) Automated Testing
Programming Languages
1 125 (95.42%) Objective-C
2 68 (51.91%) Apple Swift
3 14 (10.69%) JavaScript
4 13 (9.92%) Java
5 4 (3.05%) C
6 3 (2.29%) C++
6 3 (2.29%) PHP
7 2 (1.53%) C#
7 2 (1.53%) SQL
8 1 (0.76%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (20.61%) Degree
2 1 (0.76%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.53%) Docker
2 1 (0.76%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 3 (2.29%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (1.53%) yum
Vendors
1 40 (30.53%) Apple
2 7 (5.34%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.53%) Atlassian
3 2 (1.53%) Google
3 2 (1.53%) Microsoft
4 1 (0.76%) Endeca
4 1 (0.76%) Facebook
4 1 (0.76%) HP
4 1 (0.76%) hybris
4 1 (0.76%) Salesforce.com
4 1 (0.76%) TIBCO
4 1 (0.76%) Twitter
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