The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Cocoa
England / London
Rank 377 392 384
Rank change year-on-year +15 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 23 36 25
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.12% 0.16% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.51% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 32 23
Median daily rate £450 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £165.00 - -
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 London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 6784 7020 6323
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 34.85% 31.84% 30.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 5050 5255 4574
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% +5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 30 28
Median hourly rate £47.00 £48.92 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.91% +78.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.01 £22.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £55.00 £55.00
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 London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 London

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in London

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in London over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in London

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in London

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the London region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
City of London +10 7 £425 -19.04%
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 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 London region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 53 (98.15%) Apple iOS
1 53 (98.15%) iOS Development
2 48 (88.89%) Apple Swift
3 45 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (81.48%) Objective-C
5 29 (53.70%) TDD
6 24 (44.44%) REST
7 22 (40.74%) Cocoa Touch
8 21 (38.89%) Scrum
9 20 (37.04%) Web Services
9 20 (37.04%) Mobile App
10 19 (35.19%) RESTful
11 15 (27.78%) Android
12 14 (25.93%) iPhone
12 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
13 13 (24.07%) Unit Testing
13 13 (24.07%) BDD
14 12 (22.22%) iPad
14 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
14 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
14 12 (22.22%) Core Data
15 11 (20.37%) Xcode
15 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Software
15 11 (20.37%) Mobile Development
16 10 (18.52%) Java
17 9 (16.67%) SOAP
17 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
17 9 (16.67%) JIRA
17 9 (16.67%) MongoDB
17 9 (16.67%) User Experience

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in 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 3 (5.56%) Confluence
2 1 (1.85%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (11.11%) TestFlight
2 5 (9.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.70%) GitHub
3 2 (3.70%) Heroku
4 1 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (5.56%) Network Security
2 2 (3.70%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) MongoDB
2 8 (14.81%) CouchDB
3 6 (11.11%) Azure SQL Database
3 6 (11.11%) MySQL
3 6 (11.11%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Git (software)
2 12 (22.22%) Jenkins
3 11 (20.37%) Xcode
4 9 (16.67%) JIRA
5 4 (7.41%) Bitbucket
6 3 (5.56%) Calabash
6 3 (5.56%) Travis CI
7 2 (3.70%) Hudson
8 1 (1.85%) Appcelerator Titanium
8 1 (1.85%) Babel
8 1 (1.85%) CocoaPods
8 1 (1.85%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.85%) Gradle
8 1 (1.85%) IntelliJ
General
1 7 (12.96%) Retail
2 3 (5.56%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Games
4 1 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (1.85%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 52 (96.30%) Developer
2 51 (94.44%) iOS Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Senior Developer
3 10 (18.52%) Senior iOS Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Lead Developer
4 4 (7.41%) Lead iOS Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Android Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Applications Developer
5 3 (5.56%) E-Commerce Developer
5 3 (5.56%) iOS Android Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (5.56%) Objective-C Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Architect
6 1 (1.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Junior
6 1 (1.85%) Junior iOS Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Senior Android Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Senior JavaScript Developer
6 1 (1.85%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (44.44%) REST
2 22 (40.74%) Cocoa Touch
3 20 (37.04%) Web Services
4 19 (35.19%) RESTful
5 12 (22.22%) Core Data
6 9 (16.67%) SOAP
7 8 (14.81%) Core Animation
7 8 (14.81%) iOS SDK
8 7 (12.96%) HTML
8 7 (12.96%) HTML5
8 7 (12.96%) JSON
9 4 (7.41%) CSS
9 4 (7.41%) CSS3
10 3 (5.56%) jQuery
10 3 (5.56%) Node.js
10 3 (5.56%) UIKit
11 2 (3.70%) RxSwift
12 1 (1.85%) D3.js
12 1 (1.85%) Spring
12 1 (1.85%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 20 (37.04%) Mobile App
2 14 (25.93%) iPhone
3 12 (22.22%) iPad
4 11 (20.37%) Enterprise Software
5 9 (16.67%) User Experience
6 8 (14.81%) Animation
7 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.85%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.85%) Fintech
8 1 (1.85%) Mobile Games
8 1 (1.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 53 (98.15%) Apple iOS
2 15 (27.78%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (98.15%) iOS Development
2 45 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (53.70%) TDD
4 21 (38.89%) Scrum
5 13 (24.07%) BDD
5 13 (24.07%) Unit Testing
6 12 (22.22%) Continuous Integration
7 11 (20.37%) Mobile Development
8 9 (16.67%) E-Commerce
9 8 (14.81%) Software Engineering
9 8 (14.81%) Test Automation
10 7 (12.96%) OO
11 6 (11.11%) Automated Testing
11 6 (11.11%) Progressive Enhancement
12 5 (9.26%) Android Development
12 5 (9.26%) High Availability
13 4 (7.41%) Pair Programming
13 4 (7.41%) Systems Analysis
14 3 (5.56%) API Design
14 3 (5.56%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 48 (88.89%) Apple Swift
2 44 (81.48%) Objective-C
3 10 (18.52%) Java
4 8 (14.81%) JavaScript
5 6 (11.11%) SQL
6 4 (7.41%) C#
7 2 (3.70%) C++
7 2 (3.70%) Ruby
8 1 (1.85%) C
8 1 (1.85%) ECMAScript
8 1 (1.85%) ES6
Qualifications
1 1 (1.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (7.41%) Apple
2 1 (1.85%) Appcelerator
2 1 (1.85%) Facebook
2 1 (1.85%) Google
2 1 (1.85%) PubNub
2 1 (1.85%) Splunk
2 1 (1.85%) Tealium