Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 816 718 748
Rank change year-on-year -98 +30 -35
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 65 111 130
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.065% 0.12% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.38% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 79 104
UK median daily rate £463 £405 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.20% -10.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £237 £311 £303
90th Percentile £613 £482 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £400 £406
% change year-on-year -27.50% -1.54% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 1
UK median hourly rate - £41.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +45.61% -16.67%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £41.50 £28.50
% change year-on-year - +45.61% -16.67%

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 32,988 28,950 30,120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.75% 31.88% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,222 19,993 20,985
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 326 355 441
UK median hourly rate £42.38 £40.50 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +6.58% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.84 £16.07 £13.50
90th Percentile £62.50 £53.75 £57.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +7.14%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -88 63 £463 +10.12% 22
London -43 40 £500 +17.65% 6
UK excluding London -74 25 £290 -27.50% 17
East Midlands +6 12 £241 -37.74% 2
Midlands -6 12 £241 -35.67% 5
North of England -27 6 £350 -17.65% 5
South East -21 4 £350 -
North West -20 3 £250 -42.86% 3
Yorkshire -25 3 £400 -4.76%
Scotland -48 2 - - 1
South West +3 1 £390 -8.24% 4

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 62 (95.38%) Apple iOS
2 60 (92.31%) iOS Development
3 59 (90.77%) Objective-C
4 56 (86.15%) Apple Swift
5 45 (69.23%) Xcode
6 30 (46.15%) Apple
7 29 (44.62%) RESTful
8 28 (43.08%) iPad
8 28 (43.08%) iPhone
9 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
10 25 (38.46%) TDD
11 24 (36.92%) Mobile Development
12 23 (35.38%) User Experience
13 22 (33.85%) Scrum
14 21 (32.31%) OO
15 20 (30.77%) OOD
15 20 (30.77%) BDD
16 19 (29.23%) Cocoa Touch
16 19 (29.23%) Publishing
16 19 (29.23%) Finance
16 19 (29.23%) Unit Testing
17 16 (24.62%) Windows
18 15 (23.08%) Mac OS X
18 15 (23.08%) Mobile App
18 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
19 14 (21.54%) Acceptance Criteria
19 14 (21.54%) OOP
19 14 (21.54%) Content Management
19 14 (21.54%) CMS
20 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce

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 14 (21.54%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.15%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (3.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.54%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.54%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 45 (69.23%) Xcode
2 15 (23.08%) Git (software)
3 8 (12.31%) Subversion
4 4 (6.15%) Qt Creator
5 2 (3.08%) CocoaPods
6 1 (1.54%) Appium
6 1 (1.54%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (1.54%) GoCD
6 1 (1.54%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.54%) JIRA
General
1 19 (29.23%) Finance
1 19 (29.23%) Publishing
2 7 (10.77%) Retail
3 6 (9.23%) Banking
4 1 (1.54%) Electronics
4 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.54%) Marketing
4 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 62 (95.38%) Developer
2 55 (84.62%) iOS Developer
3 11 (16.92%) Objective-C Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Lead Developer
4 6 (9.23%) Lead iOS Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 5 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
6 4 (6.15%) C++ Developer
6 4 (6.15%) Mac Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Applications Architect
7 1 (1.54%) Applications Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Applications Tester
7 1 (1.54%) Architect
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile Architect
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile Developer
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.54%) Mobile Tester
7 1 (1.54%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.54%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (44.62%) RESTful
2 19 (29.23%) Cocoa Touch
3 9 (13.85%) JSON
3 9 (13.85%) Web Services
4 8 (12.31%) HTML
4 8 (12.31%) REST
4 8 (12.31%) SOAP
4 8 (12.31%) XML
5 6 (9.23%) Qt
6 5 (7.69%) Core Animation
6 5 (7.69%) Core Data
6 5 (7.69%) iOS SDK
7 3 (4.62%) LDAP
8 2 (3.08%) UIKit
9 1 (1.54%) Google Maps API
9 1 (1.54%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 28 (43.08%) iPad
1 28 (43.08%) iPhone
2 23 (35.38%) User Experience
3 15 (23.08%) Mobile App
4 5 (7.69%) Animation
4 5 (7.69%) Computer Science
5 4 (6.15%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (4.62%) Fintech
7 2 (3.08%) NHS
8 1 (1.54%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.54%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 62 (95.38%) Apple iOS
2 16 (24.62%) Windows
3 15 (23.08%) Mac OS X
4 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
4 8 (12.31%) Windows 8
5 5 (7.69%) Mac OS
6 4 (6.15%) Linux
6 4 (6.15%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (92.31%) iOS Development
2 27 (41.54%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (38.46%) TDD
4 24 (36.92%) Mobile Development
5 22 (33.85%) Scrum
6 21 (32.31%) OO
7 20 (30.77%) BDD
7 20 (30.77%) OOD
8 19 (29.23%) Unit Testing
9 14 (21.54%) Acceptance Criteria
9 14 (21.54%) Content Management
9 14 (21.54%) OOP
10 13 (20.00%) E-Commerce
10 13 (20.00%) MVC
11 12 (18.46%) MVVM
12 7 (10.77%) Memory Management
12 7 (10.77%) Software Engineering
13 5 (7.69%) Performance Tuning
14 4 (6.15%) Cross-Platform Development
14 4 (6.15%) SOLID
Programming Languages
1 59 (90.77%) Objective-C
2 56 (86.15%) Apple Swift
3 6 (9.23%) C++
4 4 (6.15%) SQL
5 3 (4.62%) Java
6 1 (1.54%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Degree
2 5 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
2 5 (7.69%) Master's Degree
3 4 (6.15%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (4.62%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 30 (46.15%) Apple
2 3 (4.62%) Microsoft
2 3 (4.62%) Oracle
3 1 (1.54%) Google
3 1 (1.54%) SAP