Period
to 17 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Cocoa skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Cocoa over the 6 months to 17 August 2018 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
6 months to
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 840 737 716
Rank change year-on-year -103 -21 -1
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 57 121 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.39% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 90 151
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -5.56% +9.09%
10th Percentile £375 £325 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £425
% change year-on-year - -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median hourly rate - £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.61% -13.24%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +45.61% -13.24%

Cocoa is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 35,514 31,046 31,700
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.46% 32.43% 29.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,084 21,414 22,172
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £320 £306 £294
90th Percentile £625 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +6.19% +4.58% +2.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 386 384
UK median hourly rate £41.52 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.79% +11.11% -2.76%
10th Percentile £15.24 £16.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £57.50 £53.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.25 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +0.63% +11.11% -2.70%

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Cocoa as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa over the 6 months to 17 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 6 months to 17 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -90 50 £500 +11.11% 15
London -42 38 £550 +15.79% 8
UK excluding London -69 18 £400 - 9
Scotland -55 6 - - 2
East Midlands -4 5 £243 -37.42% 1
Midlands -10 5 £243 -39.38% 1
South East -13 4 £450 - 2
North of England -33 3 £400 -4.76%
Yorkshire -21 2 £400 -4.76%
North West -18 1 £300 -29.41%

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 55 (96.49%) Apple iOS
2 53 (92.98%) iOS Development
3 51 (89.47%) Apple Swift
3 51 (89.47%) Objective-C
4 44 (77.19%) Xcode
5 35 (61.40%) RESTful
6 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (56.14%) iPhone
8 30 (52.63%) Unit Testing
9 29 (50.88%) TDD
9 29 (50.88%) Mobile App
10 28 (49.12%) iPad
11 27 (47.37%) BDD
11 27 (47.37%) Scrum
12 26 (45.61%) Mobile Development
13 24 (42.11%) OO
14 21 (36.84%) User Experience
15 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
15 19 (33.33%) OOD
15 19 (33.33%) Apple
16 18 (31.58%) Publishing
17 16 (28.07%) Cocoa Touch
18 14 (24.56%) Web Services
18 14 (24.56%) JSON
19 13 (22.81%) CMS
19 13 (22.81%) Content Management
19 13 (22.81%) iOS SDK
19 13 (22.81%) Acceptance Criteria
20 10 (17.54%) SQLite
21 9 (15.79%) REST

Cocoa
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 13 (22.81%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (7.02%) Bluetooth
2 2 (3.51%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQLite
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 44 (77.19%) Xcode
2 19 (33.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.28%) CocoaPods
4 6 (10.53%) JIRA
5 4 (7.02%) Subversion
6 2 (3.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (3.51%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.75%) GoCD
7 1 (1.75%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.75%) Qt Creator
General
1 18 (31.58%) Publishing
2 1 (1.75%) Banking
2 1 (1.75%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
Job Titles
1 54 (94.74%) Developer
2 51 (89.47%) iOS Developer
3 4 (7.02%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (7.02%) Objective-C Developer
4 3 (5.26%) Senior Developer
4 3 (5.26%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (3.51%) C++ Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Applications Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Applications Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Applications Tester
6 1 (1.75%) Architect
6 1 (1.75%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Lead Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Lead iOS Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Mac Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile Tester
6 1 (1.75%) Software Developer
6 1 (1.75%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (1.75%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (61.40%) RESTful
2 16 (28.07%) Cocoa Touch
3 14 (24.56%) JSON
3 14 (24.56%) Web Services
4 13 (22.81%) iOS SDK
5 9 (15.79%) REST
5 9 (15.79%) UIKit
6 8 (14.04%) Core Data
6 8 (14.04%) SOAP
6 8 (14.04%) XML
7 7 (12.28%) HTML
8 5 (8.77%) Google Maps API
9 4 (7.02%) Ajax
9 4 (7.02%) jQuery
9 4 (7.02%) React
10 3 (5.26%) Core Animation
10 3 (5.26%) HTML5
10 3 (5.26%) LDAP
11 2 (3.51%) Qt
12 1 (1.75%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 32 (56.14%) iPhone
2 29 (50.88%) Mobile App
3 28 (49.12%) iPad
4 21 (36.84%) User Experience
5 7 (12.28%) Fintech
6 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
6 4 (7.02%) Social Media
7 3 (5.26%) Animation
7 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (1.75%) Augmented Reality
9 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.75%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Apple iOS
2 7 (12.28%) Windows
3 6 (10.53%) Mac OS X
4 3 (5.26%) Linux
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
4 3 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (3.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (92.98%) iOS Development
2 34 (59.65%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (52.63%) Unit Testing
4 29 (50.88%) TDD
5 27 (47.37%) BDD
5 27 (47.37%) Scrum
6 26 (45.61%) Mobile Development
7 24 (42.11%) OO
8 19 (33.33%) OOD
9 13 (22.81%) Acceptance Criteria
9 13 (22.81%) Content Management
10 7 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
12 3 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
12 3 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
13 2 (3.51%) Low Latency
13 2 (3.51%) Machine Learning
13 2 (3.51%) Memory Management
13 2 (3.51%) Push Notifications
14 1 (1.75%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 51 (89.47%) Apple Swift
1 51 (89.47%) Objective-C
2 5 (8.77%) C#
3 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.26%) Java
5 2 (3.51%) C++
6 1 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.77%) Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Master's Degree
2 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) GDPR
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 19 (33.33%) Apple
2 5 (8.77%) Google
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 3 (5.26%) Oracle