The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 69 63 53
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -10
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.23% 0.23% 0.46%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.95% 0.96% 2.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate
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£419 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+35.08% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £310 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cocoa
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
210 208 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 24.36% 24.05% 21.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 151 164 96
Average daily rate £375 £335 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.94% +11.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £475 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £50.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.79% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

Cocoa
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) Apple
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Memory Management
2 2 (66.67%) iOS SDK
2 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 2 (66.67%) UIKit
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
2 2 (66.67%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) MVC

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 2 (66.67%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) iOS SDK
1 2 (66.67%) Cocoa Touch
1 2 (66.67%) UIKit
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) iPhone
1 1 (33.33%) iPad
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (66.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) Memory Management
2 2 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (66.67%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) Objective-C
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Apple