Period
to 15 January 2019

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 15 January 2019 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
15 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 773 738
Rank change year-on-year -50 -35 +9
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 65 105 132
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.19% 0.33% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 88 115
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £346 £313 £325
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £338 £405
% change year-on-year +25.93% -16.67% +8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 1
UK median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.61% +16.13%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £62.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year - +73.61% +16.13%

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 34,011 31,922 30,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 34.20% 32.11% 31.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,947 22,764 20,721
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82% +3.03%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £300
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 283 326 338
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £19.25 £18.25 £14.87
90th Percentile £60.00 £52.50 £52.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.53 £40.40 £38.50
% change year-on-year +2.79% +4.94% +2.67%

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 15 January 2019.

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 15 January 2019. 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
UK excluding London -29 47 £425 +25.93% 5
England -66 39 £500 +5.26% 16
Scotland +18 26 £450 +50.00% 2
London -46 18 £550 +12.82% 13
South East +4 8 £475 -
North West -8 7 £346 +18.40% 2
Midlands -9 7 £375 +50.75%
North of England -22 7 £346 -6.08% 2
East Midlands +10 6 £375 +57.89%
West Midlands -28 1 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 15 January 2019, 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 65 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 62 (95.38%) Apple Swift
2 62 (95.38%) Apple iOS
3 61 (93.85%) Objective-C
4 44 (67.69%) JSON
5 42 (64.62%) Xcode
6 37 (56.92%) Web Services
6 37 (56.92%) iOS SDK
7 31 (47.69%) XML
8 29 (44.62%) REST
8 29 (44.62%) Mobile App
9 28 (43.08%) Cocoa Touch
10 25 (38.46%) Unit Testing
10 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
10 25 (38.46%) RESTful
11 21 (32.31%) TDD
11 21 (32.31%) Apple
12 17 (26.15%) SQLite
13 16 (24.62%) Mobile Development
14 15 (23.08%) iPhone
14 15 (23.08%) OO
14 15 (23.08%) SOAP
15 14 (21.54%) MVC
16 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
16 13 (20.00%) HTML
16 13 (20.00%) Banking
16 13 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
16 13 (20.00%) MVVM
16 13 (20.00%) User Experience
17 12 (18.46%) CocoaPods

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 2 (3.08%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.54%) Apple Pay
1 1 (1.54%) Firebase
1 1 (1.54%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 6 (9.23%) Bluetooth
2 1 (1.54%) HTTP
2 1 (1.54%) NFC
2 1 (1.54%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (26.15%) SQLite
2 9 (13.85%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 42 (64.62%) Xcode
2 25 (38.46%) Git (software)
3 12 (18.46%) CocoaPods
4 9 (13.85%) JIRA
5 8 (12.31%) Subversion
6 4 (6.15%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (6.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (3.08%) Android Studio
7 2 (3.08%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (20.00%) Banking
2 4 (6.15%) Finance
3 2 (3.08%) Publishing
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 65 (100.00%) Developer
1 65 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 16 (24.62%) Objective-C Developer
3 13 (20.00%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Android Developer
4 6 (9.23%) iOS Android Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Applications Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 3 (4.62%) React Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Senior iOS Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (67.69%) JSON
2 37 (56.92%) iOS SDK
2 37 (56.92%) Web Services
3 31 (47.69%) XML
4 29 (44.62%) REST
5 28 (43.08%) Cocoa Touch
6 25 (38.46%) RESTful
7 15 (23.08%) SOAP
8 13 (20.00%) HTML
9 10 (15.38%) Google Maps API
10 9 (13.85%) Core Data
10 9 (13.85%) UIKit
11 7 (10.77%) React
12 6 (9.23%) Ajax
12 6 (9.23%) jQuery
13 5 (7.69%) Android SDK
13 5 (7.69%) HTML5
14 3 (4.62%) Core Animation
15 2 (3.08%) React Native
16 1 (1.54%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 29 (44.62%) Mobile App
2 15 (23.08%) iPhone
3 13 (20.00%) Greenfield Project
3 13 (20.00%) User Experience
4 10 (15.38%) Mobile Banking
5 8 (12.31%) iPad
6 7 (10.77%) Fintech
7 6 (9.23%) Social Media
8 4 (6.15%) Smartphone
9 3 (4.62%) Animation
10 1 (1.54%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
10 1 (1.54%) Digital Wallet
10 1 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (1.54%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 62 (95.38%) Apple iOS
2 8 (12.31%) Android
2 8 (12.31%) Mac OS X
3 7 (10.77%) Windows
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
3 7 (10.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 25 (38.46%) Unit Testing
3 21 (32.31%) TDD
4 16 (24.62%) Mobile Development
5 15 (23.08%) OO
6 14 (21.54%) MVC
7 13 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (20.00%) MVVM
8 12 (18.46%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (15.38%) Scrum
10 9 (13.85%) BDD
11 6 (9.23%) Android Development
12 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
12 5 (7.69%) OOD
13 4 (6.15%) Low Latency
13 4 (6.15%) Open Source
13 4 (6.15%) UX Design
14 3 (4.62%) B2C
14 3 (4.62%) E-Commerce
14 3 (4.62%) Matrix Organization
Programming Languages
1 62 (95.38%) Apple Swift
2 61 (93.85%) Objective-C
3 10 (15.38%) C#
4 7 (10.77%) Java
5 6 (9.23%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.54%) Kotlin
6 1 (1.54%) Python
6 1 (1.54%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (4.62%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) QA
Vendors
1 21 (32.31%) Apple
2 10 (15.38%) Google