The first table below looks at the demand for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 128 118 134
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +16
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.035% 0.12% 0.064%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.54% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate - £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +21.53%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
543 552 553
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 19.03% 22.46% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 330 208 264
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Cocoa
South East

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the Berkshire region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Cocoa
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cocoa also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cocoa.

1 6 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 5 (83.33%) Apple iOS
2 5 (83.33%) iOS Development
3 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
4 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
4 3 (50.00%) Android
4 3 (50.00%) iPhone
4 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
4 3 (50.00%) Core Animation
4 3 (50.00%) HTML5
4 3 (50.00%) webOS
4 3 (50.00%) Apple
4 3 (50.00%) Publishing
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) Animation
4 3 (50.00%) UIKit
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
4 3 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
5 2 (33.33%) Xcode
6 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (16.67%) TDD
6 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
6 1 (16.67%) Scrum
6 1 (16.67%) BDD

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Cocoa also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Cocoa. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Xcode
General
1 3 (50.00%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (83.33%) iOS Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Mac Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Core Animation
1 3 (50.00%) HTML5
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) iPhone
1 3 (50.00%) Animation
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Apple iOS
2 3 (50.00%) Android
2 3 (50.00%) webOS
3 1 (16.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) iOS Development
2 4 (66.67%) Unit Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Multithreading
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Apple