The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 22 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
North West / Manchester
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 99 91
Rank change year-on-year +10 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.073% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.44% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £460 £410 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.19% +7.54%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -6.47% +13.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
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 Manchester with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 419 454 336
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 30.43% 24.77% 22.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 316 225
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £292
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 3 1
Median hourly rate £40.00 £32.25 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.03% -5.14%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Manchester 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 Manchester

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 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 Manchester region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 1 (50.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (50.00%) TestFlight
2 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
2 1 (50.00%) Android Studio
2 1 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) SQLite
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful

Cocoa
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (50.00%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Relational Database
1 1 (50.00%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
2 1 (50.00%) Android Studio
2 1 (50.00%) CocoaPods
2 1 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Android Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) iOS Android Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Android Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Java Mobile Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 1 (50.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) Mac OS X
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Android Development
2 1 (50.00%) Change Control
2 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (50.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (50.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) BPSS Clearance