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 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Apple Cocoa
UK
Rank 535 591 563
Rank change year-on-year +56 -28  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 58 53 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.100% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 39
Median daily rate £425 £456 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.84% +14.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 3
Median hourly rate £44.50 - £34.20
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.30 - £32.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £131.10 - £43.32
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 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 14208 14874 14049
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.37% 27.95% 26.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9856 10310 9097
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 186
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £60.62 £47.45
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Cocoa
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Top 24 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 3 months to 25 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
England +32 54 £425 -6.84% 15
London +21 23 £450 -10.00%
Yorkshire +23 11 £410 +2.50% 2
Leeds +17 11 £410 +2.50% 2
West Yorkshire +16 11 £410 +2.50% 2
East of England +6 9 £275 -29.03% 8
Essex - 9 £275 - 3
City of London +9 7 £425 -19.04%
South East +16 5 - -
Scotland +26 4 £500 -
Buckinghamshire -4 4 - -
Milton Keynes - 4 - -
Brentwood - 4 £265 -
North West +28 3 £450 - 2
Edinburgh +20 2 £500 -
Glasgow - 2 £308 -
Manchester - 2 £443 - 2
West Midlands +12 1 £350 -6.66%
South West - 1 £425 - 2
Redditch - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £425 - 1
Cheshire - 1 £450 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 -
Worcestershire - 1 £350 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for Cocoa.

1 100 (95.24%) Apple iOS
1 100 (95.24%) iOS Development
2 96 (91.43%) Apple Swift
3 92 (87.62%) Objective-C
4 73 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
5 47 (44.76%) RESTful
5 47 (44.76%) Cocoa Touch
6 42 (40.00%) Mobile App
6 42 (40.00%) TDD
7 40 (38.10%) Xcode
8 37 (35.24%) Scrum
9 33 (31.43%) REST
10 32 (30.48%) iPhone
11 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
12 29 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
12 29 (27.62%) Jenkins
12 29 (27.62%) User Experience
13 28 (26.67%) Core Data
13 28 (26.67%) Web Services
14 26 (24.76%) Android
14 26 (24.76%) iOS SDK
15 24 (22.86%) HTML
16 23 (21.90%) Java
16 23 (21.90%) JSON
17 21 (20.00%) Unit Testing
17 21 (20.00%) Animation
17 21 (20.00%) Core Animation
18 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
18 20 (19.05%) OOD
19 18 (17.14%) OO

Cocoa
Top Related 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 (4.76%) Confluence
2 2 (1.90%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (1.90%) SharePoint
2 2 (1.90%) Skype for Business
3 1 (0.95%) Apache
3 1 (0.95%) Mule
3 1 (0.95%) nginx
Applications
1 2 (1.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (11.43%) GitHub
2 10 (9.52%) TestFlight
3 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.81%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.90%) Heroku
5 2 (1.90%) Office 365
5 2 (1.90%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.86%) Network Security
2 2 (1.90%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) SQLite
2 9 (8.57%) MongoDB
3 8 (7.62%) CouchDB
4 6 (5.71%) Azure SQL Database
4 6 (5.71%) MySQL
5 4 (3.81%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 40 (38.10%) Xcode
2 29 (27.62%) Jenkins
3 20 (19.05%) Git (software)
4 12 (11.43%) JIRA
5 10 (9.52%) JUnit
6 7 (6.67%) Bitbucket
7 6 (5.71%) CocoaPods
8 4 (3.81%) Android Studio
8 4 (3.81%) Travis CI
9 3 (2.86%) Calabash
10 2 (1.90%) Babel
10 2 (1.90%) Gradle
10 2 (1.90%) Hudson
11 1 (0.95%) Appcelerator Titanium
11 1 (0.95%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.95%) IntelliJ
11 1 (0.95%) Maven
11 1 (0.95%) Subversion
11 1 (0.95%) webpack
General
1 9 (8.57%) Automotive
1 9 (8.57%) Retail
2 5 (4.76%) Finance
3 4 (3.81%) Manufacturing
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
5 2 (1.90%) Games
6 1 (0.95%) Banking
6 1 (0.95%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 99 (94.29%) Developer
2 98 (93.33%) iOS Developer
3 10 (9.52%) Senior Developer
3 10 (9.52%) Senior iOS Developer
4 8 (7.62%) Objective-C Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Applications Developer
5 7 (6.67%) iOS Android Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 7 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Architect
6 5 (4.76%) Technical Architect
7 4 (3.81%) Java Android Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Java Applications Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Java Mobile Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Lead Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Lead iOS Developer
8 3 (2.86%) E-Commerce Developer
9 2 (1.90%) Agile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (44.76%) Cocoa Touch
1 47 (44.76%) RESTful
2 33 (31.43%) REST
3 28 (26.67%) Core Data
3 28 (26.67%) Web Services
4 26 (24.76%) iOS SDK
5 24 (22.86%) HTML
6 23 (21.90%) JSON
7 21 (20.00%) Core Animation
8 13 (12.38%) HTML5
9 12 (11.43%) SOAP
9 12 (11.43%) XML
10 10 (9.52%) iPhone SDK
11 8 (7.62%) CSS
12 7 (6.67%) CSS3
12 7 (6.67%) Node.js
13 5 (4.76%) Android SDK
13 5 (4.76%) jQuery
13 5 (4.76%) Spring
13 5 (4.76%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 42 (40.00%) Mobile App
2 32 (30.48%) iPhone
3 29 (27.62%) User Experience
4 21 (20.00%) Animation
5 16 (15.24%) iPad
6 15 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.90%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
8 1 (0.95%) Apple TV
8 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.95%) Fintech
8 1 (0.95%) Mobile Games
8 1 (0.95%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 100 (95.24%) Apple iOS
2 26 (24.76%) Android
3 9 (8.57%) Windows
4 5 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.90%) Linux
5 2 (1.90%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.95%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 100 (95.24%) iOS Development
2 73 (69.52%) Agile Software Development
3 42 (40.00%) TDD
4 37 (35.24%) Scrum
5 29 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (20.00%) Unit Testing
7 20 (19.05%) OOD
8 18 (17.14%) OO
9 16 (15.24%) Mobile Development
9 16 (15.24%) Pair Programming
10 13 (12.38%) BDD
11 12 (11.43%) Android Development
11 12 (11.43%) MVC
11 12 (11.43%) Push Notifications
12 11 (10.48%) OOA/OOD
13 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
14 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
14 8 (7.62%) Test Automation
15 6 (5.71%) Automated Testing
15 6 (5.71%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 96 (91.43%) Apple Swift
2 92 (87.62%) Objective-C
3 30 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 23 (21.90%) Java
5 12 (11.43%) C++
6 7 (6.67%) SQL
7 5 (4.76%) C#
8 2 (1.90%) ES6
8 2 (1.90%) Ruby
9 1 (0.95%) C
9 1 (0.95%) ECMAScript
9 1 (0.95%) Scala
9 1 (0.95%) TypeScript
9 1 (0.95%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (3.81%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (0.95%) Degree
Vendors
1 10 (9.52%) Apple
2 4 (3.81%) Google
3 2 (1.90%) Infor
3 2 (1.90%) Microsoft
3 2 (1.90%) Oracle
3 2 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (1.90%) SAP
4 1 (0.95%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.95%) Facebook
4 1 (0.95%) PubNub
4 1 (0.95%) Splunk
4 1 (0.95%) Tealium
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
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