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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 559 551 535
Rank change year-on-year -8 -16  
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 55 98 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.64% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 72 80
UK median daily rate £398 £450 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.66% +9.09%  
10th Percentile £324 £272 £309
90th Percentile £475 £575 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £425 £381
% change year-on-year -8.82% +11.47%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
UK median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.61% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £28.50 -
% change year-on-year +45.61% -  

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 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
10th Percentile £306 £297 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.76 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 3 months to 29 June 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 -26 37 £425 -5.55% 23
UK excluding London +55 36 £388 -8.82% 13
London -29 19 £450 -8.86% 11
Scotland +45 17 £375 +47.05% 1
North of England +54 8 £425 - 5
Midlands +19 6 £381 - 2
East of England - 2 - - 1
South West 0 1 £338 -7.21% 3
South East -6 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 £350 -

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 106 (93.81%) Apple iOS
2 105 (92.92%) Objective-C
3 104 (92.04%) Apple Swift
4 103 (91.15%) iOS Development
5 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
6 58 (51.33%) Cocoa Touch
7 51 (45.13%) Xcode
8 50 (44.25%) RESTful
9 43 (38.05%) JSON
10 37 (32.74%) Mobile App
11 36 (31.86%) Scrum
12 35 (30.97%) OOD
12 35 (30.97%) Core Data
13 34 (30.09%) iPhone
14 33 (29.20%) User Experience
15 32 (28.32%) OO
15 32 (28.32%) TDD
16 31 (27.43%) REST
17 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
17 27 (23.89%) XML
18 26 (23.01%) HTML
18 26 (23.01%) iOS SDK
19 25 (22.12%) Unit Testing
19 25 (22.12%) iPad
19 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
19 25 (22.12%) Web Services
20 23 (20.35%) Apple
21 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
22 21 (18.58%) UIKit
22 21 (18.58%) MVC

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 5 (4.42%) Confluence
2 2 (1.77%) CMS
3 1 (0.88%) Apache
3 1 (0.88%) Mule
3 1 (0.88%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.50%) GitHub
2 9 (7.96%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (5.31%) Google Cloud Platform
4 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (3.54%) TestFlight
5 3 (2.65%) Heroku
6 2 (1.77%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 5 (4.42%) SSL
2 3 (2.65%) Skype
3 1 (0.88%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.88%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (7.08%) SQLite
2 5 (4.42%) MongoDB
3 4 (3.54%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (3.54%) CouchDB
3 4 (3.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 51 (45.13%) Xcode
2 22 (19.47%) Jenkins
3 20 (17.70%) Git (software)
4 12 (10.62%) Subversion
5 11 (9.73%) Bitbucket
6 9 (7.96%) JIRA
6 9 (7.96%) JUnit
7 1 (0.88%) Babel
7 1 (0.88%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.88%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.88%) Gradle
7 1 (0.88%) Maven
7 1 (0.88%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.88%) webpack
General
1 15 (13.27%) Finance
2 8 (7.08%) Automotive
3 5 (4.42%) Banking
3 5 (4.42%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.77%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 102 (90.27%) Developer
1 102 (90.27%) iOS Developer
2 7 (6.19%) Architect
2 7 (6.19%) Mobile Developer
2 7 (6.19%) Senior Developer
2 7 (6.19%) Senior iOS Developer
2 7 (6.19%) Technical Architect
3 5 (4.42%) Applications Developer
3 5 (4.42%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 4 (3.54%) Android Developer
4 4 (3.54%) iOS Android Developer
4 4 (3.54%) Objective-C Developer
4 4 (3.54%) UI Developer
4 4 (3.54%) UI/UX Developer
4 4 (3.54%) UX Developer
5 3 (2.65%) Java Architect
5 3 (2.65%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (1.77%) Agile Developer
6 2 (1.77%) Mac Engineer
7 1 (0.88%) Lead iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 58 (51.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 50 (44.25%) RESTful
3 43 (38.05%) JSON
4 35 (30.97%) Core Data
5 31 (27.43%) REST
6 27 (23.89%) XML
7 26 (23.01%) HTML
7 26 (23.01%) iOS SDK
8 25 (22.12%) Web Services
9 21 (18.58%) UIKit
10 20 (17.70%) Core Animation
11 18 (15.93%) SOAP
12 13 (11.50%) HTML5
13 9 (7.96%) iPhone SDK
14 8 (7.08%) Node.js
15 7 (6.19%) Android SDK
15 7 (6.19%) CSS
15 7 (6.19%) Spring
16 6 (5.31%) AngularJS
16 6 (5.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 37 (32.74%) Mobile App
2 34 (30.09%) iPhone
3 33 (29.20%) User Experience
4 25 (22.12%) iPad
5 18 (15.93%) Animation
6 13 (11.50%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (8.85%) Computer Science
8 5 (4.42%) Blackberry
8 5 (4.42%) Greenfield Project
8 5 (4.42%) PKI
9 3 (2.65%) Apple TV
10 2 (1.77%) Algorithms
10 2 (1.77%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.77%) Minimum Viable Product
11 1 (0.88%) Fintech
11 1 (0.88%) Social Media
11 1 (0.88%) SWIFT
11 1 (0.88%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 106 (93.81%) Apple iOS
2 20 (17.70%) Android
3 6 (5.31%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.54%) Windows
4 4 (3.54%) Windows 7
4 4 (3.54%) Windows 8
5 3 (2.65%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (91.15%) iOS Development
2 73 (64.60%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (31.86%) Scrum
4 35 (30.97%) OOD
5 32 (28.32%) OO
5 32 (28.32%) TDD
6 27 (23.89%) Continuous Integration
7 25 (22.12%) Unit Testing
8 21 (18.58%) MVC
9 20 (17.70%) Mobile Development
10 15 (13.27%) Data Protection
11 14 (12.39%) Push Notifications
12 12 (10.62%) Test Automation
13 11 (9.73%) OOA/OOD
13 11 (9.73%) Pair Programming
14 10 (8.85%) BDD
15 8 (7.08%) Android Development
16 7 (6.19%) Software Engineering
17 6 (5.31%) B2B
17 6 (5.31%) B2C
Programming Languages
1 105 (92.92%) Objective-C
2 104 (92.04%) Apple Swift
3 25 (22.12%) JavaScript
4 18 (15.93%) Java
5 9 (7.96%) C++
6 4 (3.54%) SQL
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) ES6
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
7 1 (0.88%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 8 (7.08%) Computer Science Degree
1 8 (7.08%) Degree
2 1 (0.88%) Master's Degree
Vendors
1 23 (20.35%) Apple
2 6 (5.31%) Google
3 1 (0.88%) Splunk
3 1 (0.88%) Tealium
3 1 (0.88%) Xamarin
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