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 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
UK / Scotland
Rank 103 126 116
Rank change year-on-year +23 -10  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 4 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.23% 0.039% 0.25%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 0.17% 1.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 4
Median daily rate £500 - £550
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 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 517 579 568
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 29.48% 22.51% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 345 334 346
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 8
Median hourly rate £52.17 £18.75 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +178.24% -58.33%  
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 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 24 March 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 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
Edinburgh +20 2 £500 -
Glasgow - 2 £308 -
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

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 Scotland region with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Apple Swift
2 3 (75.00%) Core Data
2 3 (75.00%) Apple
2 3 (75.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) HTML
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SOAP
3 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) JIRA
3 2 (50.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Confluence
3 2 (50.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) UIKit
3 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 2 (50.00%) Bitbucket
3 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) User Experience
4 1 (25.00%) Apple TV
4 1 (25.00%) iPad
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) XML

Cocoa
Top Related 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 (50.00%) Confluence
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Bitbucket
1 2 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 2 (50.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 3 (75.00%) Core Data
1 3 (75.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) HTML
2 2 (50.00%) HTML5
2 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (50.00%) jQuery
2 2 (50.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) SOAP
2 2 (50.00%) UIKit
2 2 (50.00%) Web Services
3 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 2 (50.00%) User Experience
2 1 (25.00%) Apple TV
2 1 (25.00%) iPad
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) OO
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 3 (75.00%) Apple Swift
3 2 (50.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Apple