The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 29 April 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.

Apple Cocoa
England / East of England
3 months to
29 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 121 -
Rank change year-on-year +1 -  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 9 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.42% 0.039% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 0
Median daily rate £275 £400 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £348
% change year-on-year - +15.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 - £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 East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 630 609 780
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 29.37% 23.68% 28.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 429 379 429
Median daily rate £375 £375 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.59%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 15 31
Median hourly rate £37.50 £30.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +22.95% -19.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £9.00 £33.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £38.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £35.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +21.42% -5.40%  

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 East of England

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in the East of England

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in the East of England

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in the East of England

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in the East of England over the 3 months to 29 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cocoa in the East of England

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the East of England region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
Essex - 8 £275 -
Hertfordshire +7 1 £400 - 1
Cocoa
England

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 East of England region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 14 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 14 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 14 (100.00%) iOS SDK
1 14 (100.00%) Mobile App
1 14 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 13 (92.86%) Apple Swift
2 13 (92.86%) TDD
2 13 (92.86%) Pair Programming
3 12 (85.71%) XML
3 12 (85.71%) HTML
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
3 12 (85.71%) Core Data
3 12 (85.71%) Xcode
3 12 (85.71%) JSON
4 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (78.57%) C++
4 11 (78.57%) iPhone SDK
4 11 (78.57%) iPhone
4 11 (78.57%) RESTful
4 11 (78.57%) Core Animation
4 11 (78.57%) Push Notifications
4 11 (78.57%) GitHub
4 11 (78.57%) Animation
4 11 (78.57%) Jenkins
4 11 (78.57%) JUnit
4 11 (78.57%) OOA/OOD
4 11 (78.57%) OOD
4 11 (78.57%) MVC
5 8 (57.14%) Automotive
6 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing

Cocoa
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
1 1 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (78.57%) GitHub
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.14%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Yammer
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Xcode
2 11 (78.57%) Jenkins
2 11 (78.57%) JUnit
3 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 8 (57.14%) Automotive
2 5 (35.71%) Manufacturing
3 2 (14.29%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (100.00%) Developer
1 14 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Agile Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 2 (14.29%) Objective-C Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) iOS SDK
2 12 (85.71%) Core Data
2 12 (85.71%) HTML
2 12 (85.71%) JSON
2 12 (85.71%) XML
3 11 (78.57%) Core Animation
3 11 (78.57%) iPhone SDK
3 11 (78.57%) RESTful
4 1 (7.14%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (7.14%) COM
4 1 (7.14%) HTML5
4 1 (7.14%) jQuery
4 1 (7.14%) REST
4 1 (7.14%) SOAP
4 1 (7.14%) UIKit
4 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (100.00%) Mobile App
2 11 (78.57%) Animation
2 11 (78.57%) iPhone
3 1 (7.14%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (7.14%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 13 (92.86%) Pair Programming
2 13 (92.86%) TDD
3 11 (78.57%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
3 11 (78.57%) OOA/OOD
3 11 (78.57%) OOD
3 11 (78.57%) Push Notifications
4 4 (28.57%) IT Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (14.29%) Scrum
6 1 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (7.14%) Case Management
6 1 (7.14%) CRM
6 1 (7.14%) Data Management
6 1 (7.14%) Document Management
6 1 (7.14%) Front End Development
6 1 (7.14%) OO
6 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 13 (92.86%) Apple Swift
3 12 (85.71%) JavaScript
4 11 (78.57%) C++
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Infor
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
1 1 (7.14%) Oracle
1 1 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
1 1 (7.14%) SAP