The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 100 144 138
Rank change year-on-year +44 -6  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 17 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.78% 0.24% 0.033%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.62% 1.08% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 7 1
Median daily rate £375 £255 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% -51.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £391 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -7.94% +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 Scotland with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 650 651 635
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.76% 22.49% 21.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 377 297
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £267 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £438 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 9
Median hourly rate £43.39 £36.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.06% -8.12%  
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 Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 Scotland

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in Scotland

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa in Scotland over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in Scotland

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 26 June 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
Glasgow +17 15 £375 +47.05%
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Cocoa
UK

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

1 21 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 21 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 20 (95.24%) Objective-C
3 17 (80.95%) Apple Swift
4 15 (71.43%) Cocoa Touch
5 13 (61.90%) iPad
5 13 (61.90%) Core Data
5 13 (61.90%) OO
5 13 (61.90%) iPhone
6 12 (57.14%) Data Protection
6 12 (57.14%) JSON
6 12 (57.14%) UIKit
7 11 (52.38%) OOD
7 11 (52.38%) MVC
8 10 (47.62%) XML
9 7 (33.33%) Finance
9 7 (33.33%) Xcode
10 6 (28.57%) Apple
11 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
11 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
12 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
13 3 (14.29%) SOAP
13 3 (14.29%) SQLite
13 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
13 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
13 3 (14.29%) iOS SDK
13 3 (14.29%) REST
13 3 (14.29%) Apple TV
14 2 (9.52%) iTunes

Cocoa
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 2 (9.52%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Bluetooth
1 1 (4.76%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Xcode
2 5 (23.81%) Jenkins
3 2 (9.52%) Bitbucket
3 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.52%) JIRA
3 2 (9.52%) Subversion
4 1 (4.76%) CocoaPods
General
1 7 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Banking
Job Titles
1 21 (100.00%) Developer
1 21 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Objective-C Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Senior Developer
2 2 (9.52%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (71.43%) Cocoa Touch
2 13 (61.90%) Core Data
3 12 (57.14%) JSON
3 12 (57.14%) UIKit
4 10 (47.62%) XML
5 3 (14.29%) iOS SDK
5 3 (14.29%) REST
5 3 (14.29%) SOAP
6 2 (9.52%) Core Animation
6 2 (9.52%) HTML
6 2 (9.52%) HTML5
6 2 (9.52%) jQuery
6 2 (9.52%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (61.90%) iPad
1 13 (61.90%) iPhone
2 3 (14.29%) Apple TV
2 3 (14.29%) Mobile App
3 2 (9.52%) Animation
3 2 (9.52%) User Experience
4 1 (4.76%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 13 (61.90%) OO
3 12 (57.14%) Data Protection
4 11 (52.38%) MVC
4 11 (52.38%) OOD
5 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
7 2 (9.52%) Test Automation
8 1 (4.76%) B2C
8 1 (4.76%) Mobile Development
8 1 (4.76%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 20 (95.24%) Objective-C
2 17 (80.95%) Apple Swift
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
4 1 (4.76%) C
Vendors
1 6 (28.57%) Apple