Period
to 17 October 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 October 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 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 834 742 712
Rank change year-on-year -92 -30 -27
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 57 123 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.16% 0.38% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 102 158
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £356 £339 £300
90th Percentile £575 £538 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £425
% change year-on-year +3.23% -8.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +119.30% -8.06%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +119.30% -8.06%

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 35,997 31,983 32,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.89% 32.21% 30.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,333 22,423 22,540
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £295
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 374 382
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +0.13%
10th Percentile £15.24 £18.58 £13.50
90th Percentile £58.75 £52.50 £50.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +2.50% +11.11% -3.94%

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 October 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 11 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 October 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 -85 46 £500 +11.11% 25
UK excluding London -37 28 £400 +3.23% 17
London -49 28 £550 +15.79% 11
Scotland -21 10 £425 +13.33% 3
North of England -30 8 £346 -13.42% 3
North West -18 6 £346 -5.76% 3
Midlands -31 6 £375 -6.25% 1
East Midlands -1 5 £375 -3.23% 1
South East -2 5 £450 - 3
Yorkshire -16 2 £400 -2.44%
West Midlands -24 1 £400 -3.03%

For the 6 months to 17 October 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 57 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 57 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 55 (96.49%) Apple Swift
3 53 (92.98%) Objective-C
4 41 (71.93%) Xcode
5 33 (57.89%) RESTful
6 29 (50.88%) Mobile App
7 25 (43.86%) Git (software)
7 25 (43.86%) iPhone
7 25 (43.86%) Unit Testing
7 25 (43.86%) JSON
8 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
9 23 (40.35%) TDD
10 21 (36.84%) Web Services
10 21 (36.84%) Cocoa Touch
11 20 (35.09%) iOS SDK
11 20 (35.09%) iPad
11 20 (35.09%) BDD
11 20 (35.09%) Mobile Development
11 20 (35.09%) OO
11 20 (35.09%) Scrum
12 18 (31.58%) Apple
13 16 (28.07%) User Experience
14 15 (26.32%) XML
15 14 (24.56%) REST
16 12 (21.05%) Publishing
16 12 (21.05%) SQLite
17 11 (19.30%) SOAP
17 11 (19.30%) OOD
18 10 (17.54%) HTML

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 8 (14.04%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Apple Pay
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.75%) HTTP
2 1 (1.75%) NFC
2 1 (1.75%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.05%) SQLite
2 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 41 (71.93%) Xcode
2 25 (43.86%) Git (software)
3 10 (17.54%) CocoaPods
4 8 (14.04%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) Subversion
6 3 (5.26%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.51%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.75%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.75%) GoCD
General
1 12 (21.05%) Publishing
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 2 (3.51%) Finance
4 1 (1.75%) Games
Job Titles
1 57 (100.00%) Developer
1 57 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 7 (12.28%) Mobile Developer
3 4 (7.02%) Objective-C Developer
3 4 (7.02%) Senior Developer
3 4 (7.02%) Senior iOS Developer
4 2 (3.51%) Android Developer
4 2 (3.51%) Applications Developer
4 2 (3.51%) iOS Android Developer
4 2 (3.51%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (1.75%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (1.75%) Lead Developer
5 1 (1.75%) Lead iOS Developer
5 1 (1.75%) Mobile Engineer
5 1 (1.75%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (57.89%) RESTful
2 25 (43.86%) JSON
3 21 (36.84%) Cocoa Touch
3 21 (36.84%) Web Services
4 20 (35.09%) iOS SDK
5 15 (26.32%) XML
6 14 (24.56%) REST
7 11 (19.30%) SOAP
8 10 (17.54%) HTML
8 10 (17.54%) UIKit
9 8 (14.04%) Core Data
10 7 (12.28%) Google Maps API
11 4 (7.02%) Ajax
11 4 (7.02%) Core Animation
11 4 (7.02%) jQuery
11 4 (7.02%) React
12 3 (5.26%) HTML5
13 2 (3.51%) Android SDK
14 1 (1.75%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 29 (50.88%) Mobile App
2 25 (43.86%) iPhone
3 20 (35.09%) iPad
4 16 (28.07%) User Experience
5 7 (12.28%) Fintech
6 4 (7.02%) Animation
6 4 (7.02%) Social Media
7 3 (5.26%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (3.51%) Algorithms
8 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
8 2 (3.51%) Data Structures
8 2 (3.51%) Smartphone
9 1 (1.75%) Digital Wallet
9 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (1.75%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 8 (14.04%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) Mac OS X
4 6 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 6 (10.53%) Windows 8
5 3 (5.26%) Android
6 2 (3.51%) Linux
6 2 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 25 (43.86%) Unit Testing
3 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 23 (40.35%) TDD
5 20 (35.09%) BDD
5 20 (35.09%) Mobile Development
5 20 (35.09%) OO
5 20 (35.09%) Scrum
6 11 (19.30%) OOD
7 10 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (14.04%) Acceptance Criteria
8 8 (14.04%) Content Management
9 6 (10.53%) E-Commerce
10 5 (8.77%) MVC
11 3 (5.26%) Low Latency
11 3 (5.26%) MVVM
11 3 (5.26%) OOP
11 3 (5.26%) UX Design
12 2 (3.51%) Android Development
12 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 55 (96.49%) Apple Swift
2 53 (92.98%) Objective-C
3 7 (12.28%) C#
4 4 (7.02%) JavaScript
5 3 (5.26%) Java
6 1 (1.75%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (3.51%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (3.51%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) QA
Vendors
1 18 (31.58%) Apple
2 7 (12.28%) Google