The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Cocoa skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Cocoa
London / City of London
Rank 147 156 186
Rank change year-on-year +9 +30  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 7 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.23% 0.060% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 0.18% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 7
Median daily rate £425 £525 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.04% +16.79%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £505 £390
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £545 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.00 - £34.20

Cocoa is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1049 1091 1530
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.04% 32.79% 30.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 867 918 1224
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Cocoa as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Cocoa in the City of London

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Cocoa in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in the City of London

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in the City of London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in the City of London

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in the City of London

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 12 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 12 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 12 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 11 (91.67%) REST
2 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (83.33%) Objective-C
4 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 7 (58.33%) SOAP
4 7 (58.33%) Scrum
4 7 (58.33%) Cocoa Touch
5 6 (50.00%) TestFlight
5 6 (50.00%) Mobile App
5 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
5 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 6 (50.00%) MySQL
5 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
5 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 6 (50.00%) SQLite
5 6 (50.00%) CouchDB
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (50.00%) MongoDB
5 6 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
5 6 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
6 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
7 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (33.33%) RESTful
8 3 (25.00%) JSON

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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 1 (8.33%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (50.00%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 6 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 6 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 6 (50.00%) MySQL
1 6 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (8.33%) Bitbucket
2 1 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 1 (8.33%) JIRA
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Developer
1 11 (91.67%) iOS Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior Developer
2 5 (41.67%) Senior iOS Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Android Developer
3 1 (8.33%) iOS Android Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead Developer
3 1 (8.33%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) REST
1 11 (91.67%) Web Services
2 7 (58.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 7 (58.33%) SOAP
3 4 (33.33%) RESTful
4 3 (25.00%) JSON
5 2 (16.67%) iOS SDK
6 1 (8.33%) Core Data
6 1 (8.33%) HTML
6 1 (8.33%) HTML5
6 1 (8.33%) jQuery
6 1 (8.33%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 6 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (16.67%) iPad
3 2 (16.67%) iPhone
4 1 (8.33%) User Experience
4 1 (8.33%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (8.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 11 (91.67%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (58.33%) Continuous Integration
3 7 (58.33%) Scrum
3 7 (58.33%) TDD
4 6 (50.00%) Progressive Enhancement
4 6 (50.00%) Software Engineering
4 6 (50.00%) Test Automation
4 6 (50.00%) Unit Testing
5 5 (41.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (16.67%) Automated Testing
7 1 (8.33%) Android Development
7 1 (8.33%) BDD
7 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 10 (83.33%) Objective-C
3 6 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (8.33%) Java
4 1 (8.33%) JavaScript