Period
to 17 November 2017

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 November 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
UK
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 764 721 706
Rank change year-on-year -43 -15 +11
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 114 173 187
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.35% 0.54% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 142 151
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +9.09% +6.45%
10th Percentile £325 £325 £300
90th Percentile £545 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £410 £378
% change year-on-year -11.59% +8.61% -4.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +73.61% +16.13% -31.11%
10th Percentile £33.13 £36.00 £29.30
90th Percentile £63.75 £36.00 £33.66
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +73.61% +16.13% -7.60%

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 32915 32203 32498
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.02% 30.39% 28.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 23251 22320 22282
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 368 550
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £18.25 £14.09 £15.04
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.60 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.75 £36.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +11.64% -2.67% +10.29%

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 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
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 within the UK over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. 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 -42 109 £475 +5.56% 9
London -36 77 £493 +6.49% 2
UK excluding London +4 37 £363 -11.59% 9
North of England +56 12 £400 -5.88% 2
Midlands +31 12 £388 +10.71% 2
West Midlands +26 8 £400 +6.67%
North West +21 7 £335 -21.18% 1
Yorkshire +28 4 £400 -5.88% 1
East Midlands +2 4 £313 +4.17% 2
South West -2 4 £350 -36.36% 3
Scotland -7 4 £375 -21.05% 2
East of England -25 4 £425 +21.43%
North East +66 1 - -
South East -12 1 - -
Wales - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 17 November 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 114 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 102 (89.47%) Objective-C
3 97 (85.09%) Apple Swift
4 77 (67.54%) Xcode
5 61 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
6 60 (52.63%) TDD
6 60 (52.63%) RESTful
7 55 (48.25%) iPhone
8 54 (47.37%) Scrum
8 54 (47.37%) OO
8 54 (47.37%) User Experience
9 51 (44.74%) iPad
10 50 (43.86%) Apple
11 49 (42.98%) OOD
12 40 (35.09%) Unit Testing
13 35 (30.70%) Publishing
14 30 (26.32%) CMS
14 30 (26.32%) Content Management
14 30 (26.32%) Mobile Development
14 30 (26.32%) Acceptance Criteria
15 29 (25.44%) BDD
16 27 (23.68%) Cocoa Touch
16 27 (23.68%) Mobile App
17 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
18 22 (19.30%) GitHub
19 20 (17.54%) JSON
20 19 (16.67%) Degree
20 19 (16.67%) Computer Science
20 19 (16.67%) SOLID

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 30 (26.32%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 22 (19.30%) GitHub
2 2 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.75%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 3 (2.63%) Bluetooth
1 3 (2.63%) HTTP
1 3 (2.63%) SSL
1 3 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (0.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.39%) SQLite
2 2 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
2 2 (1.75%) CouchDB
2 2 (1.75%) MongoDB
2 2 (1.75%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 77 (67.54%) Xcode
2 11 (9.65%) Git (software)
3 9 (7.89%) CocoaPods
4 8 (7.02%) Jenkins
5 7 (6.14%) Subversion
6 4 (3.51%) JUnit
7 3 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.88%) Appium
8 1 (0.88%) JIRA
General
1 35 (30.70%) Publishing
2 10 (8.77%) Finance
3 6 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (2.63%) Advertising
4 3 (2.63%) Automotive
4 3 (2.63%) Marketing
5 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (96.49%) Developer
1 110 (96.49%) iOS Developer
2 11 (9.65%) Objective-C Developer
2 11 (9.65%) Senior Developer
2 11 (9.65%) Senior iOS Developer
3 5 (4.39%) Applications Developer
3 5 (4.39%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (2.63%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 2 (1.75%) Android Developer
5 2 (1.75%) iOS Android Developer
5 2 (1.75%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Automotive Software Engineer
6 1 (0.88%) Developer in Test
6 1 (0.88%) iPhone Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Lead Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Lead iOS Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Senior Android Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Senior iOS Android Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
6 1 (0.88%) Senior Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 60 (52.63%) RESTful
2 27 (23.68%) Cocoa Touch
3 20 (17.54%) JSON
4 18 (15.79%) iOS SDK
5 15 (13.16%) Web Services
6 14 (12.28%) Core Data
6 14 (12.28%) REST
7 13 (11.40%) XML
8 12 (10.53%) SOAP
9 10 (8.77%) Core Animation
9 10 (8.77%) UIKit
10 9 (7.89%) HTML
11 8 (7.02%) RxSwift
12 6 (5.26%) React Native
13 4 (3.51%) iPhone SDK
14 1 (0.88%) Android SDK
14 1 (0.88%) CSS3
14 1 (0.88%) HTML5
14 1 (0.88%) OpenGL
14 1 (0.88%) QuartzCore
Miscellaneous
1 55 (48.25%) iPhone
2 54 (47.37%) User Experience
3 51 (44.74%) iPad
4 27 (23.68%) Mobile App
5 19 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 9 (7.89%) Animation
7 7 (6.14%) Fintech
7 7 (6.14%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (3.51%) Data Structures
10 3 (2.63%) Social Media
10 3 (2.63%) State Machine
11 2 (1.75%) Minimum Viable Product
12 1 (0.88%) 3D Graphics
12 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (7.89%) Windows
3 5 (4.39%) Android
4 4 (3.51%) Linux
4 4 (3.51%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.51%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.51%) Windows 8
4 4 (3.51%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.88%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 61 (53.51%) Agile Software Development
3 60 (52.63%) TDD
4 54 (47.37%) OO
4 54 (47.37%) Scrum
5 49 (42.98%) OOD
6 40 (35.09%) Unit Testing
7 30 (26.32%) Acceptance Criteria
7 30 (26.32%) Content Management
7 30 (26.32%) Mobile Development
8 29 (25.44%) BDD
9 26 (22.81%) Software Engineering
10 19 (16.67%) SOLID
11 14 (12.28%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (9.65%) Software Delivery
13 9 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
14 8 (7.02%) E-Commerce
14 8 (7.02%) MVC
15 7 (6.14%) Mobile Application Development
15 7 (6.14%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 102 (89.47%) Objective-C
2 97 (85.09%) Apple Swift
3 7 (6.14%) JavaScript
4 4 (3.51%) C++
4 4 (3.51%) Java
5 2 (1.75%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (16.67%) Degree
2 18 (15.79%) Computer Science Degree
3 16 (14.04%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 50 (43.86%) Apple
2 3 (2.63%) SAP
3 1 (0.88%) Xamarin