The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cocoa Touch skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cocoa Touch over the 3 months to 25 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 Touch
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 551 594 571
Rank change year-on-year +43 -23  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch 36 58 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 36 45
Median daily rate £403 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.55% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £270 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £405 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -4.70% +3.03%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £28.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £28.50 -

Cocoa Touch 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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 14838 15088 15400
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.06% 28.44% 27.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10253 10630 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Cocoa Touch
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Cocoa Touch 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 Touch in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa Touch in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa Touch over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa Touch in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa Touch in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa Touch within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
England +19 24 £420 -6.66% 4
Scotland +48 12 £375 +42.85%
Glasgow +9 11 £375 +42.85%
London -3 11 £350 -26.31% 1
Yorkshire +27 7 £425 -15.00%
West Yorkshire +26 7 £425 -15.00%
Leeds +23 7 £425 -15.00%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £413 -
Nottingham - 4 £413 -
East Midlands - 4 £413 -
City of London -6 2 £525 +6.32%
West Midlands +24 1 £350 - 1
East of England - 1 £400 - 1
Coventry - 1 £350 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa Touch also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Cocoa Touch.

1 61 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 60 (98.36%) Objective-C
3 59 (96.72%) Cocoa
3 59 (96.72%) Apple Swift
4 58 (95.08%) iOS Development
5 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (50.82%) Xcode
7 28 (45.90%) OO
8 26 (42.62%) Core Data
9 25 (40.98%) RESTful
10 24 (39.34%) User Experience
11 22 (36.07%) Scrum
11 22 (36.07%) JSON
11 22 (36.07%) OOD
12 20 (32.79%) Mobile App
13 19 (31.15%) UIKit
13 19 (31.15%) Unit Testing
14 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
14 15 (24.59%) iPhone
15 14 (22.95%) iPad
16 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
16 13 (21.31%) TDD
16 13 (21.31%) XML
16 13 (21.31%) MVC
17 12 (19.67%) Apple
17 12 (19.67%) SOAP
17 12 (19.67%) Web Services
17 12 (19.67%) iOS SDK
17 12 (19.67%) REST
18 11 (18.03%) Android

Cocoa Touch
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 5 (8.20%) Confluence
2 1 (1.64%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.20%) TestFlight
2 4 (6.56%) iTunes
2 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.20%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.03%) SQLite
2 5 (8.20%) MongoDB
3 4 (6.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (6.56%) CouchDB
3 4 (6.56%) MySQL
4 1 (1.64%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 31 (50.82%) Xcode
2 13 (21.31%) Git (software)
3 10 (16.39%) Bitbucket
4 9 (14.75%) Jenkins
5 8 (13.11%) Subversion
6 5 (8.20%) JIRA
7 1 (1.64%) Android Studio
7 1 (1.64%) CocoaPods
7 1 (1.64%) Cucumber
General
1 8 (13.11%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
2 1 (1.64%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 57 (93.44%) Developer
1 57 (93.44%) iOS Developer
2 6 (9.84%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (6.56%) Android Developer
3 4 (6.56%) Applications Developer
3 4 (6.56%) iOS Android Developer
3 4 (6.56%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 4 (6.56%) UI Developer
3 4 (6.56%) UI/UX Developer
3 4 (6.56%) UX Developer
4 3 (4.92%) Objective-C Developer
4 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
4 3 (4.92%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (3.28%) iPad Developer
5 2 (3.28%) Mac Engineer
5 2 (3.28%) SQL Developer
6 1 (1.64%) Java Applications Developer
6 1 (1.64%) Java Developer
6 1 (1.64%) Java Mobile Developer
6 1 (1.64%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 59 (96.72%) Cocoa
2 26 (42.62%) Core Data
3 25 (40.98%) RESTful
4 22 (36.07%) JSON
5 19 (31.15%) UIKit
6 13 (21.31%) XML
7 12 (19.67%) iOS SDK
7 12 (19.67%) REST
7 12 (19.67%) SOAP
7 12 (19.67%) Web Services
8 11 (18.03%) Core Animation
9 8 (13.11%) HTML
9 8 (13.11%) HTML5
10 6 (9.84%) jQuery
11 5 (8.20%) Android SDK
12 1 (1.64%) Node.js
12 1 (1.64%) Spring Boot
12 1 (1.64%) TensorFlow
Miscellaneous
1 24 (39.34%) User Experience
2 20 (32.79%) Mobile App
3 15 (24.59%) iPhone
4 14 (22.95%) iPad
5 9 (14.75%) Animation
6 7 (11.48%) Computer Science
7 5 (8.20%) Blackberry
7 5 (8.20%) PKI
8 3 (4.92%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (3.28%) Apple TV
9 2 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (3.28%) Mobile Payment
10 1 (1.64%) Social Media
10 1 (1.64%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 11 (18.03%) Android
3 3 (4.92%) Mac OS
3 3 (4.92%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.64%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (95.08%) iOS Development
2 39 (63.93%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (45.90%) OO
4 22 (36.07%) OOD
4 22 (36.07%) Scrum
5 19 (31.15%) Unit Testing
6 15 (24.59%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (21.31%) MVC
7 13 (21.31%) TDD
8 11 (18.03%) Data Protection
9 10 (16.39%) Android Development
10 7 (11.48%) Push Notifications
11 6 (9.84%) Software Engineering
11 6 (9.84%) Test Automation
12 5 (8.20%) Benchmarking
12 5 (8.20%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (8.20%) Cryptography
12 5 (8.20%) Mobile Application Development
13 4 (6.56%) Adaptive Web Design
13 4 (6.56%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 60 (98.36%) Objective-C
2 59 (96.72%) Apple Swift
3 9 (14.75%) Java
3 9 (14.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (6.56%) SQL
5 2 (3.28%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
1 7 (11.48%) Degree
2 1 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
Vendors
1 12 (19.67%) Apple
2 1 (1.64%) Splunk
2 1 (1.64%) Tealium
2 1 (1.64%) Xamarin