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 April 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
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 189 194 194
Rank change year-on-year
+5 0
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 10 13 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.18% 0.21% 0.19%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.70% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 12 8
Average daily rate
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£475 £413 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.08% +2.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £307 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £293
% change year-on-year
+6.15% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -
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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
1655 1854 1760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.42% 29.88% 28.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1305 1396 1389
Average daily rate £425 £425 £415
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 16
Average hourly rate £19.72 £41.00 £135.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.91% -69.62%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% -

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 April 2015.

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 April 2015, 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 23 (95.83%) Apple iOS
1 23 (95.83%) iOS Development
2 21 (87.50%) Objective-C
3 17 (70.83%) Cocoa Touch
3 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (41.67%) Xcode
5 7 (29.17%) OO
6 6 (25.00%) Web Services
6 6 (25.00%) iPhone
6 6 (25.00%) iOS SDK
7 5 (20.83%) Apple Swift
7 5 (20.83%) iPad
7 5 (20.83%) JSON
7 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
8 4 (16.67%) Android
8 4 (16.67%) HTML
8 4 (16.67%) CSS
8 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
8 4 (16.67%) Apple
8 4 (16.67%) OOP
8 4 (16.67%) Mobile Development
9 3 (12.50%) User Experience
9 3 (12.50%) Android Development
9 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
9 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
9 3 (12.50%) SOAP
9 3 (12.50%) XML
9 3 (12.50%) HTTP
9 3 (12.50%) RESTful
9 3 (12.50%) Marketing

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, 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 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.50%) HTTP
1 3 (12.50%) HTTPS
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) VPN
Development Applications
1 10 (41.67%) Xcode
2 2 (8.33%) CocoaPods
2 2 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.17%) Mercurial
3 1 (4.17%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.17%) Android Studio
3 1 (4.17%) Appium
3 1 (4.17%) Subversion
3 1 (4.17%) Selenium
General
1 3 (12.50%) Marketing
2 2 (8.33%) Finance
3 1 (4.17%) Retail
3 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (95.83%) Developer
2 19 (79.17%) iOS Developer
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Android Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Mac Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 2 (8.33%) Senior iOS Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior
5 1 (4.17%) Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
5 1 (4.17%) Junior Programmer
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (70.83%) Cocoa Touch
2 6 (25.00%) iOS SDK
2 6 (25.00%) Web Services
3 5 (20.83%) JSON
4 4 (16.67%) HTML
4 4 (16.67%) CSS
5 3 (12.50%) SOAP
5 3 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (12.50%) RESTful
6 2 (8.33%) REST
7 1 (4.17%) WebKit
7 1 (4.17%) UIKit
7 1 (4.17%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.17%) Apache Cordova
7 1 (4.17%) Android SDK
7 1 (4.17%) Core Animation
7 1 (4.17%) HTML5
7 1 (4.17%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 6 (25.00%) iPhone
2 5 (20.83%) Computer Science
2 5 (20.83%) iPad
3 3 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 3 (12.50%) User Experience
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (8.33%) Open Source
5 1 (4.17%) Social Media
5 1 (4.17%) Animation
5 1 (4.17%) Data Structures
5 1 (4.17%) Algorithms
5 1 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 23 (95.83%) Apple iOS
2 4 (16.67%) Mac OS X
2 4 (16.67%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (95.83%) iOS Development
2 17 (70.83%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (29.17%) OO
4 4 (16.67%) Mobile Development
4 4 (16.67%) OOP
5 3 (12.50%) Android Development
6 2 (8.33%) E-Commerce
6 2 (8.33%) MVC
6 2 (8.33%) Scrum
6 2 (8.33%) Unit Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Multithreading
7 1 (4.17%) Time Management
7 1 (4.17%) OWASP
7 1 (4.17%) Online Marketing
7 1 (4.17%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.17%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.17%) Software Engineering
7 1 (4.17%) Strategic Planning
7 1 (4.17%) Pay per click
7 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 21 (87.50%) Objective-C
2 5 (20.83%) Apple Swift
3 2 (8.33%) C#
3 2 (8.33%) JavaScript
3 2 (8.33%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.17%) C++
4 1 (4.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.33%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (16.67%) Apple
2 2 (8.33%) Google
2 2 (8.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (4.17%) SAP
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