The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Cocoa
England / North West
Rank 125 155 147
Rank change year-on-year +30 -8  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 3 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.12% 0.052% 0.084%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.20% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £450 - £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 798 1020 828
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.10% 26.58% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 680 505
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 42 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.26 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 the North West

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in the North West

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 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
Manchester - 2 £443 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 North West region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 7 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Development
1 7 (100.00%) Apple Swift
2 6 (85.71%) Cocoa Touch
2 6 (85.71%) Xcode
3 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Mac OS X
3 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 5 (71.43%) CocoaPods
4 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (57.14%) TestFlight
4 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
4 4 (57.14%) Android Studio
4 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
4 4 (57.14%) Mobile Application Development
4 4 (57.14%) Android Development
4 4 (57.14%) Android
4 4 (57.14%) iPhone
4 4 (57.14%) SQLite
4 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (57.14%) Change Control
4 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
4 4 (57.14%) Java
4 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
5 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (28.57%) REST
5 2 (28.57%) JSON
6 1 (14.29%) Data Protection

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (57.14%) TestFlight
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) Relational Database
1 4 (57.14%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 6 (85.71%) Xcode
2 5 (71.43%) CocoaPods
2 5 (71.43%) Git (software)
3 4 (57.14%) Android Studio
3 4 (57.14%) Jenkins
4 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Android Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Applications Developer
2 4 (57.14%) iOS Android Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Android Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Applications Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Java Mobile Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Applications Developer
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (85.71%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (28.57%) JSON
2 2 (28.57%) REST
3 1 (14.29%) HTML
3 1 (14.29%) RESTful
3 1 (14.29%) SOAP
3 1 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (14.29%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (57.14%) iPhone
1 4 (57.14%) Mobile App
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 5 (71.43%) Mac OS X
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) Android
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 4 (57.14%) Android Development
2 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 4 (57.14%) Configuration Management
2 4 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (57.14%) Mobile Application Development
3 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 1 (14.29%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (14.29%) Data Protection
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) Apple Swift
1 7 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 4 (57.14%) Java
2 4 (57.14%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 4 (57.14%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 1 (14.29%) Apple