Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 779 721 752
Rank change year-on-year -58 +31 -12
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 96 125 124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.095% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 103 103
UK median daily rate £456 £425 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.35% -4.49% +11.25%
10th Percentile £238 £325 £314
90th Percentile £573 £535 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £276 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -30.94% - +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 0
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £36.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +71.23% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £62.50 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year +73.61% - -

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 32,396 30,280 30,771
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.89% 31.54% 28.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,074 20,969 21,312
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 343 343 538
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.55 £15.55 £16.25
90th Percentile £57.12 £52.14 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.00 £38.88 £38.75
% change year-on-year +8.04% +0.32% +10.71%

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 21 February 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Cocoa over the 6 months to 21 February 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Cocoa in the UK

Cocoa
Top 13 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 21 February 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 -39 95 £463 +8.82% 30
London -27 62 £500 +11.11% 7
UK excluding London -27 34 £276 -30.94% 28
Midlands +13 13 £239 -36.33% 7
East Midlands +18 11 £238 -32.14% 3
North of England +22 9 £319 -24.56% 5
North West +15 6 £250 -41.18% 1
South East -14 4 £350 -
East of England -14 4 £425 +54.55% 6
South West +2 3 £370 -24.10% 5
Yorkshire -10 3 £400 - 1
West Midlands +5 2 £260 -30.67% 4
Scotland -24 1 £300 -38.46% 4

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 94 (97.92%) Apple iOS
1 94 (97.92%) iOS Development
2 89 (92.71%) Objective-C
3 84 (87.50%) Apple Swift
4 63 (65.63%) Xcode
5 46 (47.92%) TDD
6 44 (45.83%) RESTful
7 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
7 42 (43.75%) Apple
8 41 (42.71%) iPhone
9 39 (40.63%) User Experience
10 37 (38.54%) iPad
10 37 (38.54%) OO
11 36 (37.50%) OOD
12 35 (36.46%) Scrum
13 31 (32.29%) Mobile Development
14 30 (31.25%) BDD
15 29 (30.21%) Cocoa Touch
16 28 (29.17%) Unit Testing
17 24 (25.00%) Publishing
17 24 (25.00%) Finance
18 20 (20.83%) CMS
18 20 (20.83%) Content Management
18 20 (20.83%) E-Commerce
18 20 (20.83%) Mobile App
18 20 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
19 18 (18.75%) MVC
20 17 (17.71%) Windows
21 16 (16.67%) JSON
21 16 (16.67%) Git (software)

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 20 (20.83%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.42%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (2.08%) Bluetooth
1 2 (2.08%) HTTP
1 2 (2.08%) SSL
1 2 (2.08%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (1.04%) NFC
Development Applications
1 63 (65.63%) Xcode
2 16 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 10 (10.42%) Subversion
4 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
5 4 (4.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 4 (4.17%) CocoaPods
5 4 (4.17%) JUnit
5 4 (4.17%) Qt Creator
6 2 (2.08%) Appium
General
1 24 (25.00%) Finance
1 24 (25.00%) Publishing
2 11 (11.46%) Banking
3 7 (7.29%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.08%) Automotive
5 2 (2.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.04%) Advertising
6 1 (1.04%) Electronics
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 94 (97.92%) Developer
2 88 (91.67%) iOS Developer
3 15 (15.63%) Objective-C Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Senior Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Senior iOS Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Lead Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Lead iOS Developer
6 5 (5.21%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.17%) C++ Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Mac Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Mobile Developer
8 3 (3.13%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Android Developer
10 1 (1.04%) iOS Android Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Senior Android Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Senior Applications Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Senior iOS Android Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Senior Mobile Developer
10 1 (1.04%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (45.83%) RESTful
2 29 (30.21%) Cocoa Touch
3 16 (16.67%) JSON
4 15 (15.63%) iOS SDK
4 15 (15.63%) XML
5 14 (14.58%) HTML
6 12 (12.50%) Core Data
6 12 (12.50%) Web Services
7 10 (10.42%) Core Animation
7 10 (10.42%) REST
7 10 (10.42%) SOAP
8 7 (7.29%) UIKit
9 6 (6.25%) Qt
10 4 (4.17%) iPhone SDK
10 4 (4.17%) React Native
11 1 (1.04%) Android SDK
11 1 (1.04%) CSS
11 1 (1.04%) CSS3
11 1 (1.04%) HTML5
11 1 (1.04%) RxSwift
Miscellaneous
1 41 (42.71%) iPhone
2 39 (40.63%) User Experience
3 37 (38.54%) iPad
4 20 (20.83%) Mobile App
5 13 (13.54%) Computer Science
6 9 (9.38%) Animation
7 7 (7.29%) Fintech
8 4 (4.17%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (3.13%) Data Structures
9 3 (3.13%) State Machine
10 2 (2.08%) NHS
11 1 (1.04%) 3D Graphics
11 1 (1.04%) Blackberry
11 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
11 1 (1.04%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 94 (97.92%) Apple iOS
2 17 (17.71%) Windows
3 15 (15.63%) Mac OS X
4 9 (9.38%) Windows 7
4 9 (9.38%) Windows 8
5 5 (5.21%) Mac OS
6 3 (3.13%) Linux
6 3 (3.13%) Windows Mobile
7 1 (1.04%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (97.92%) iOS Development
2 46 (47.92%) TDD
3 42 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 37 (38.54%) OO
5 36 (37.50%) OOD
6 35 (36.46%) Scrum
7 31 (32.29%) Mobile Development
8 30 (31.25%) BDD
9 28 (29.17%) Unit Testing
10 20 (20.83%) Acceptance Criteria
10 20 (20.83%) Content Management
10 20 (20.83%) E-Commerce
11 18 (18.75%) MVC
12 15 (15.63%) OOP
13 13 (13.54%) MVVM
13 13 (13.54%) Software Engineering
14 10 (10.42%) Continuous Integration
15 8 (8.33%) SOLID
16 7 (7.29%) Memory Management
16 7 (7.29%) Push Notifications
Programming Languages
1 89 (92.71%) Objective-C
2 84 (87.50%) Apple Swift
3 10 (10.42%) C++
4 7 (7.29%) JavaScript
5 4 (4.17%) SQL
6 1 (1.04%) Java
Qualifications
1 13 (13.54%) Degree
2 12 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
3 11 (11.46%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 42 (43.75%) Apple
2 2 (2.08%) SAP