The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 181 212 201
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -11
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 18 10 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.31% 0.14% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.04% 0.46% 1.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 20
Average daily rate
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£325 £414 £381
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.45% +8.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £321 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+18.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 -
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -
Cocoa
London

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 City of London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1732 2194 2215
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.81% 29.79% 27.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 1273 1666 1724
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £296 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 15 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -3.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the City of London region over the 3 months to 27 August 2014.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the City of London region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 40 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 40 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 39 (97.50%) Objective-C
3 26 (65.00%) iOS SDK
4 22 (55.00%) Xcode
4 22 (55.00%) iPhone
5 20 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
6 17 (42.50%) OO
7 15 (37.50%) JSON
8 12 (30.00%) XML
9 11 (27.50%) Web Services
9 11 (27.50%) C++
9 11 (27.50%) iPad
10 10 (25.00%) Android
11 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (22.50%) RESTful
11 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
12 8 (20.00%) Legal
12 8 (20.00%) Subversion
12 8 (20.00%) HTML
12 8 (20.00%) SQL
13 7 (17.50%) OOP
13 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
14 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
14 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
14 6 (15.00%) QA
14 6 (15.00%) Apple
15 5 (12.50%) REST
15 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
15 5 (12.50%) OOD

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.50%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.00%) HTTP
2 3 (7.50%) VoIP
3 2 (5.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) MySQL
2 3 (7.50%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (55.00%) Xcode
2 8 (20.00%) Subversion
3 6 (15.00%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.00%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.50%) JIRA
5 1 (2.50%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (20.00%) Legal
2 2 (5.00%) Publishing
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 39 (97.50%) Developer
1 39 (97.50%) iOS Developer
2 6 (15.00%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (12.50%) Lead Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Senior iOS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Junior iOS Developer
5 3 (7.50%) Junior
5 3 (7.50%) Junior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Android Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.50%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (65.00%) iOS SDK
2 20 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
3 15 (37.50%) JSON
4 12 (30.00%) XML
5 11 (27.50%) Web Services
6 9 (22.50%) RESTful
7 8 (20.00%) HTML
8 5 (12.50%) jQuery
8 5 (12.50%) REST
9 4 (10.00%) HTML5
9 4 (10.00%) SOAP
10 3 (7.50%) Ajax
10 3 (7.50%) UIKit
11 2 (5.00%) Android SDK
12 1 (2.50%) Google Maps API
12 1 (2.50%) CSS
12 1 (2.50%) Xamarin.iOS
12 1 (2.50%) Core Animation
12 1 (2.50%) CSS3
12 1 (2.50%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 22 (55.00%) iPhone
2 11 (27.50%) iPad
3 9 (22.50%) Mobile App
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 3 (7.50%) Social Media
6 2 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 2 (5.00%) DTV
6 2 (5.00%) Streaming Video
7 1 (2.50%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.50%) Animation
7 1 (2.50%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.50%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.50%) Video on Demand
7 1 (2.50%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 40 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 10 (25.00%) Android
3 2 (5.00%) Windows
4 1 (2.50%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 17 (42.50%) OO
3 9 (22.50%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (17.50%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (17.50%) OOP
5 6 (15.00%) Unit Testing
6 5 (12.50%) OOD
7 4 (10.00%) TDD
7 4 (10.00%) Project Management
7 4 (10.00%) MVC
7 4 (10.00%) Android Development
8 3 (7.50%) Multithreading
8 3 (7.50%) Time Management
8 3 (7.50%) Information Architecture
9 2 (5.00%) Scrum
9 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.50%) Content Management
10 1 (2.50%) SOA
10 1 (2.50%) B2C
10 1 (2.50%) Memory Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (97.50%) Objective-C
2 11 (27.50%) C++
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 5 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 4 (10.00%) PowerHouse
5 4 (10.00%) C#
6 3 (7.50%) Java
6 3 (7.50%) PHP
7 2 (5.00%) C
8 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (10.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (15.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (15.00%) Apple
2 2 (5.00%) Google
2 2 (5.00%) Facebook
3 1 (2.50%) Twitter
3 1 (2.50%) Sencha
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