The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 June 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 539 538 508
Rank change year-on-year -1 -30  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 41 89 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.096% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.63% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 63 76
Median daily rate £423 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.11% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £380 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -7.05% +11.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.61% -  

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13690 14131 14204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.01% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9510 10069 9669
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 £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 196
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 England

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in England

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in England

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in England

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cocoa in England

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
London -24 20 £444 -8.97% 3
Yorkshire +24 8 £423 -0.58%
East Midlands - 4 £413 -
North West +26 3 £450 +5.88% 2
East of England - 3 £400 -
West Midlands +24 1 £350 - 2
South East +17 1 - - 1
South West 0 1 £338 -18.18% 3
Cocoa
UK

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

1 91 (95.79%) Apple Swift
2 88 (92.63%) Apple iOS
3 87 (91.58%) Objective-C
4 85 (89.47%) iOS Development
5 71 (74.74%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (55.79%) RESTful
7 44 (46.32%) Cocoa Touch
8 43 (45.26%) Xcode
9 38 (40.00%) Scrum
10 34 (35.79%) TDD
10 34 (35.79%) Mobile App
11 33 (34.74%) User Experience
12 29 (30.53%) JSON
13 28 (29.47%) REST
14 27 (28.42%) HTML
15 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
15 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
16 24 (25.26%) iPhone
16 24 (25.26%) Web Services
16 24 (25.26%) OOD
17 22 (23.16%) OO
17 22 (23.16%) Java
17 22 (23.16%) Git (software)
17 22 (23.16%) iOS SDK
17 22 (23.16%) Core Data
18 21 (22.11%) Jenkins
18 21 (22.11%) Android
19 20 (21.05%) Unit Testing
20 18 (18.95%) Core Animation
20 18 (18.95%) Mobile Development

Cocoa
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 3 (3.16%) Confluence
2 2 (2.11%) CMS
3 1 (1.05%) Apache
3 1 (1.05%) Mule
3 1 (1.05%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.68%) GitHub
2 9 (9.47%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (6.32%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (5.26%) TestFlight
5 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (3.16%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 5 (5.26%) SSL
2 3 (3.16%) Network Security
2 3 (3.16%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.32%) SQLite
2 5 (5.26%) MongoDB
3 4 (4.21%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (4.21%) CouchDB
3 4 (4.21%) MySQL
4 1 (1.05%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 43 (45.26%) Xcode
2 22 (23.16%) Git (software)
3 21 (22.11%) Jenkins
4 10 (10.53%) JIRA
4 10 (10.53%) Subversion
5 9 (9.47%) Bitbucket
5 9 (9.47%) JUnit
6 1 (1.05%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.05%) Babel
6 1 (1.05%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.05%) Gradle
6 1 (1.05%) Maven
6 1 (1.05%) Travis CI
6 1 (1.05%) webpack
General
1 8 (8.42%) Automotive
1 8 (8.42%) Finance
2 5 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.21%) Banking
3 4 (4.21%) Retail
4 2 (2.11%) Publishing
5 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 84 (88.42%) Developer
1 84 (88.42%) iOS Developer
2 8 (8.42%) Mobile Developer
3 7 (7.37%) Architect
3 7 (7.37%) Technical Architect
4 6 (6.32%) Applications Developer
4 6 (6.32%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Android Developer
5 5 (5.26%) iOS Android Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Senior Developer
5 5 (5.26%) Senior iOS Developer
6 4 (4.21%) UI Developer
6 4 (4.21%) UI/UX Developer
6 4 (4.21%) UX Developer
7 3 (3.16%) Java Architect
7 3 (3.16%) Java Technical Architect
8 2 (2.11%) Agile Developer
8 2 (2.11%) Mac Engineer
8 2 (2.11%) Objective-C Developer
9 1 (1.05%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 53 (55.79%) RESTful
2 44 (46.32%) Cocoa Touch
3 29 (30.53%) JSON
4 28 (29.47%) REST
5 27 (28.42%) HTML
6 24 (25.26%) Web Services
7 22 (23.16%) Core Data
7 22 (23.16%) iOS SDK
8 18 (18.95%) Core Animation
9 16 (16.84%) XML
10 14 (14.74%) HTML5
10 14 (14.74%) SOAP
11 10 (10.53%) CSS
12 9 (9.47%) CSS3
12 9 (9.47%) iPhone SDK
12 9 (9.47%) UIKit
13 8 (8.42%) Node.js
14 7 (7.37%) Android SDK
14 7 (7.37%) Spring
15 6 (6.32%) React
Miscellaneous
1 34 (35.79%) Mobile App
2 33 (34.74%) User Experience
3 24 (25.26%) iPhone
4 16 (16.84%) Animation
5 14 (14.74%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (14.74%) iPad
6 10 (10.53%) Computer Science
7 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
7 5 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
7 5 (5.26%) PKI
8 2 (2.11%) Algorithms
8 2 (2.11%) Data Structures
8 2 (2.11%) Minimum Viable Product
9 1 (1.05%) Fintech
9 1 (1.05%) Social Media
9 1 (1.05%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 88 (92.63%) Apple iOS
2 21 (22.11%) Android
3 5 (5.26%) Mac OS X
3 5 (5.26%) Windows
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 7
4 4 (4.21%) Windows 8
5 3 (3.16%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (89.47%) iOS Development
2 71 (74.74%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (40.00%) Scrum
4 34 (35.79%) TDD
5 25 (26.32%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (25.26%) OOD
7 22 (23.16%) OO
8 20 (21.05%) Unit Testing
9 18 (18.95%) Mobile Development
10 14 (14.74%) Pair Programming
10 14 (14.74%) Push Notifications
11 13 (13.68%) Test Automation
12 11 (11.58%) OOA/OOD
13 10 (10.53%) MVC
14 9 (9.47%) Android Development
14 9 (9.47%) BDD
15 7 (7.37%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (7.37%) Software Engineering
16 6 (6.32%) B2B
16 6 (6.32%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 91 (95.79%) Apple Swift
2 87 (91.58%) Objective-C
3 25 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 22 (23.16%) Java
5 9 (9.47%) C++
6 4 (4.21%) SQL
7 3 (3.16%) C#
8 1 (1.05%) ES6
8 1 (1.05%) Scala
8 1 (1.05%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (8.42%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (8.42%) Degree
2 1 (1.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (1.05%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 16 (16.84%) Apple
2 6 (6.32%) Google
3 1 (1.05%) Splunk
3 1 (1.05%) Tealium
3 1 (1.05%) Xamarin
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