The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Leeds 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 28 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 102 -
Rank change year-on-year +20 -  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 5 6 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.45% 0.40% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.15% 1.00% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 6 0
Median daily rate £425 £425 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -8.82% +11.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Leeds with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Leeds
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 433 598 406
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 39.26% 40.35% 26.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 1128 1904 1414
Median daily rate £400 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £306 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 60
Median hourly rate - £13.85 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -65.37%  
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 Leeds

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

Job vacancy trend for Cocoa in Leeds

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in Leeds

For the 6 months to 28 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 Leeds region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 19 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 19 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 18 (94.74%) Cocoa Touch
2 18 (94.74%) Apple Swift
3 16 (84.21%) User Experience
3 16 (84.21%) Scrum
3 16 (84.21%) Xcode
3 16 (84.21%) RESTful
4 13 (68.42%) Unit Testing
4 13 (68.42%) OO
4 13 (68.42%) OOD
5 4 (21.05%) TDD
6 3 (15.79%) Android
6 3 (15.79%) Java
6 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
6 3 (15.79%) Android SDK
6 3 (15.79%) Android Development
6 3 (15.79%) iOS SDK
7 2 (10.53%) UIKit
7 2 (10.53%) Core Data
7 2 (10.53%) Core Animation
8 1 (5.26%) iPad
8 1 (5.26%) iPhone
8 1 (5.26%) Content Management
8 1 (5.26%) Apple
8 1 (5.26%) Publishing
8 1 (5.26%) CMS

Cocoa
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds 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 (5.26%) CMS
Development Applications
1 16 (84.21%) Xcode
General
1 1 (5.26%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
1 19 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (94.74%) Cocoa Touch
2 16 (84.21%) RESTful
3 3 (15.79%) Android SDK
3 3 (15.79%) iOS SDK
4 2 (10.53%) Core Animation
4 2 (10.53%) Core Data
4 2 (10.53%) UIKit
5 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 16 (84.21%) User Experience
2 3 (15.79%) Mobile App
3 1 (5.26%) iPad
3 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 3 (15.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 19 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 16 (84.21%) Scrum
3 13 (68.42%) OO
3 13 (68.42%) OOD
3 13 (68.42%) Unit Testing
4 4 (21.05%) TDD
5 3 (15.79%) Android Development
5 3 (15.79%) BDD
6 1 (5.26%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 18 (94.74%) Apple Swift
3 3 (15.79%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (5.26%) Apple