Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 693 679
Rank change year-on-year -40 -14 +8
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 109 171 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.12% 0.18% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.57% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 140 150
England median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +10.00%
10th Percentile £328 £325 £300
90th Percentile £550 £575 £576
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
% change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
England median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% +16.13% -31.11%
10th Percentile £33.13 £36.00 £29.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £33.66
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +73.61% +16.13% -31.11%

Cocoa is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 30223 29881 30183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 32.42% 30.68% 28.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 21510 20879 20919
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 364 344 505
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +9.49%
10th Percentile £18.58 £14.52 £14.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Cocoa as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -60 77 £493 +6.49% 1
North of England +51 12 £400 -5.88% 2
Midlands +32 12 £388 +10.71% 2
West Midlands +32 8 £400 +6.67%
North West +21 7 £335 -21.18% 1
Yorkshire +19 4 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +10 4 £313 +4.17% 2
South West +2 4 £350 -36.36% 3
East of England -17 4 £425 +21.43%
North East +68 1 - -
South East -10 1 - -
Cocoa
UK

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 109 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 97 (88.99%) Objective-C
3 92 (84.40%) Apple Swift
4 74 (67.89%) Xcode
5 60 (55.05%) TDD
6 59 (54.13%) RESTful
7 58 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (50.46%) OO
8 55 (50.46%) User Experience
9 54 (49.54%) Scrum
9 54 (49.54%) iPhone
10 50 (45.87%) OOD
10 50 (45.87%) iPad
11 49 (44.95%) Apple
12 40 (36.70%) Unit Testing
13 36 (33.03%) Publishing
14 31 (28.44%) CMS
14 31 (28.44%) Content Management
14 31 (28.44%) Acceptance Criteria
15 29 (26.61%) BDD
15 29 (26.61%) Mobile Development
16 28 (25.69%) Mobile App
17 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
18 25 (22.94%) Cocoa Touch
19 22 (20.18%) GitHub
20 19 (17.43%) SOLID
20 19 (17.43%) Degree
20 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
21 18 (16.51%) JSON

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 31 (28.44%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (20.18%) GitHub
2 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.75%) Bluetooth
1 3 (2.75%) HTTP
1 3 (2.75%) SSL
1 3 (2.75%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.92%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) SQLite
2 2 (1.83%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.83%) CouchDB
2 2 (1.83%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.83%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 74 (67.89%) Xcode
2 11 (10.09%) Git (software)
3 8 (7.34%) CocoaPods
4 7 (6.42%) Jenkins
4 7 (6.42%) Subversion
5 4 (3.67%) JUnit
6 3 (2.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.92%) Appium
7 1 (0.92%) JIRA
General
1 36 (33.03%) Publishing
2 9 (8.26%) Finance
3 6 (5.50%) Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Advertising
4 3 (2.75%) Automotive
4 3 (2.75%) Marketing
5 2 (1.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 105 (96.33%) Developer
1 105 (96.33%) iOS Developer
2 10 (9.17%) Objective-C Developer
2 10 (9.17%) Senior Developer
2 10 (9.17%) Senior iOS Developer
3 5 (4.59%) Applications Developer
3 5 (4.59%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (2.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (1.83%) Android Developer
5 2 (1.83%) iOS Android Developer
5 2 (1.83%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 1 (0.92%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Lead Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Lead iOS Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Senior Applications Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Senior iOS Android Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Senior Mobile Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Software Developer
6 1 (0.92%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (54.13%) RESTful
2 25 (22.94%) Cocoa Touch
3 18 (16.51%) iOS SDK
3 18 (16.51%) JSON
4 14 (12.84%) Web Services
5 13 (11.93%) Core Data
5 13 (11.93%) REST
5 13 (11.93%) XML
6 12 (11.01%) SOAP
7 10 (9.17%) Core Animation
8 9 (8.26%) HTML
8 9 (8.26%) UIKit
9 8 (7.34%) RxSwift
10 6 (5.50%) React Native
11 4 (3.67%) iPhone SDK
12 1 (0.92%) Android SDK
12 1 (0.92%) CSS
12 1 (0.92%) CSS3
12 1 (0.92%) HTML5
12 1 (0.92%) QuartzCore
Miscellaneous
1 55 (50.46%) User Experience
2 54 (49.54%) iPhone
3 50 (45.87%) iPad
4 28 (25.69%) Mobile App
5 19 (17.43%) Computer Science
6 9 (8.26%) Animation
7 7 (6.42%) Fintech
7 7 (6.42%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.59%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.67%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.75%) Social Media
10 3 (2.75%) State Machine
11 2 (1.83%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.92%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.92%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (8.26%) Windows
3 5 (4.59%) Android
4 4 (3.67%) Linux
4 4 (3.67%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.67%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.67%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.92%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 60 (55.05%) TDD
3 58 (53.21%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (50.46%) OO
5 54 (49.54%) Scrum
6 50 (45.87%) OOD
7 40 (36.70%) Unit Testing
8 31 (28.44%) Acceptance Criteria
8 31 (28.44%) Content Management
9 29 (26.61%) BDD
9 29 (26.61%) Mobile Development
10 26 (23.85%) Software Engineering
11 19 (17.43%) SOLID
12 13 (11.93%) Continuous Integration
13 11 (10.09%) Software Delivery
14 9 (8.26%) Continuous Improvement
15 8 (7.34%) E-Commerce
15 8 (7.34%) MVC
16 7 (6.42%) Mobile Application Development
16 7 (6.42%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 97 (88.99%) Objective-C
2 92 (84.40%) Apple Swift
3 7 (6.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.67%) C++
4 4 (3.67%) Java
5 2 (1.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (17.43%) Degree
2 18 (16.51%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (14.68%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 49 (44.95%) Apple
2 3 (2.75%) SAP
3 1 (0.92%) Xamarin