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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 146 187 205
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +18
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 4 12 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.13% 0.23% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.76% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 1
Average daily rate £450 £400 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +20.30%
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
1001 1580 1707
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 31.78% 30.75% 29.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1276 1272
Average daily rate £463 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 11
Average hourly rate £55.00 £27.37 £37.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.94% -26.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016, 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 9 (81.82%) Apple iOS
2 8 (72.73%) iOS Development
2 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (54.55%) Objective-C
4 5 (45.45%) Cocoa Touch
5 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
5 4 (36.36%) iOS SDK
5 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (36.36%) Android
5 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
5 4 (36.36%) RESTful
5 4 (36.36%) Web Services
6 3 (27.27%) Xcode
6 3 (27.27%) C++
6 3 (27.27%) Windows
6 3 (27.27%) Linux
6 3 (27.27%) Android SDK
6 3 (27.27%) Android Development
7 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
7 2 (18.18%) Apple Swift
7 2 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
7 2 (18.18%) API Development
7 2 (18.18%) Open Source
7 2 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
7 2 (18.18%) BDD
7 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
7 2 (18.18%) OO

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

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) HTTP
2 1 (9.09%) NFC
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 3 (27.27%) Xcode
3 2 (18.18%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Mercurial
3 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) iOS Developer
3 3 (27.27%) Android Developer
3 3 (27.27%) iOS Android Developer
4 2 (18.18%) C++ Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Android Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior iOS Android Developer
4 2 (18.18%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Games Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (45.45%) Cocoa Touch
2 4 (36.36%) iOS SDK
2 4 (36.36%) RESTful
2 4 (36.36%) Web Services
3 3 (27.27%) Android SDK
4 2 (18.18%) Qt
4 2 (18.18%) Unity DI Container
4 2 (18.18%) WPF
5 1 (9.09%) CSS
5 1 (9.09%) CSS3
5 1 (9.09%) HTML
5 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 2 (18.18%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (18.18%) iPhone
3 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 9 (81.82%) Apple iOS
2 4 (36.36%) Android
3 3 (27.27%) Linux
3 3 (27.27%) Windows
4 2 (18.18%) Unix
5 1 (9.09%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) iOS Development
2 4 (36.36%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (27.27%) Android Development
4 2 (18.18%) API Development
4 2 (18.18%) BDD
4 2 (18.18%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (18.18%) Dependency Injection
4 2 (18.18%) Mobile Development
4 2 (18.18%) Multithreading
4 2 (18.18%) OO
4 2 (18.18%) OOD
4 2 (18.18%) Open Source
4 2 (18.18%) Pair Programming
4 2 (18.18%) TDD
4 2 (18.18%) Unit Testing
5 1 (9.09%) 3D Programming
5 1 (9.09%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (54.55%) Objective-C
2 3 (27.27%) C++
3 2 (18.18%) Apple Swift
4 1 (9.09%) C
4 1 (9.09%) Java