The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 Bristol 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 68 55 67
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +12
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.21% 0.47% 0.10%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.77% 2.16% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £350 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
261 139 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.85% 21.75% 21.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 89 147
Average daily rate £330 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £228 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 9
Average hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +16.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Cocoa
South West

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 20 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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%) Objective-C
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) C++
2 2 (66.67%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) WebKit
3 1 (33.33%) UIKit
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
3 1 (33.33%) HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) Flash
3 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Xcode
3 1 (33.33%) C
3 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 1 (33.33%) Xcode
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone Developer
3 1 (33.33%) iPad Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (33.33%) WebKit
1 1 (33.33%) UIKit
1 1 (33.33%) HTML
1 1 (33.33%) Flash
1 1 (33.33%) OpenGL
1 1 (33.33%) iOS SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) iPhone
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) Mobile Application Development
2 1 (33.33%) Memory Management
2 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (66.67%) C++
3 1 (33.33%) Java
3 1 (33.33%) C