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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 184 189 219
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +30
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 10 17 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.19% 0.29% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.97% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 12 6
Average daily rate
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£363 £325 £433
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.53% -24.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £288 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £373 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Average hourly rate - £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.55 -
% change year-on-year
-7.60% -
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
1605 1761 2226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 30.50% 29.94% 30.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1319 1307 1674
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £31.49
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +42.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £16.00 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £187.50 £45.00 £57.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 21 (95.45%) Apple iOS
1 21 (95.45%) iOS Development
2 18 (81.82%) Objective-C
3 16 (72.73%) Cocoa Touch
4 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (36.36%) Android
5 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
6 7 (31.82%) Android Development
6 7 (31.82%) HTML
7 6 (27.27%) CSS
7 6 (27.27%) Web Services
7 6 (27.27%) iOS SDK
7 6 (27.27%) RESTful
8 5 (22.73%) Xcode
8 5 (22.73%) Android SDK
9 4 (18.18%) Apple Swift
9 4 (18.18%) Windows
9 4 (18.18%) HTML5
10 3 (13.64%) Open Source
10 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
10 3 (13.64%) NFC
10 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
10 3 (13.64%) TDD
10 3 (13.64%) CSS3
11 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
11 2 (9.09%) User Experience
11 2 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
11 2 (9.09%) API Development
11 2 (9.09%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) NFC
2 2 (9.09%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Xcode
2 3 (13.64%) Git (software)
3 2 (9.09%) Subversion
4 1 (4.55%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (4.55%) Appium
General
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
2 20 (90.91%) iOS Developer
3 7 (31.82%) Android Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior iOS Developer
4 5 (22.73%) Senior Developer
5 4 (18.18%) Mobile Developer
6 3 (13.64%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (9.09%) Senior Android Developer
8 1 (4.55%) C++ Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (72.73%) Cocoa Touch
2 7 (31.82%) HTML
3 6 (27.27%) CSS
3 6 (27.27%) Web Services
3 6 (27.27%) RESTful
3 6 (27.27%) iOS SDK
4 5 (22.73%) Android SDK
5 4 (18.18%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) CSS3
7 2 (9.09%) Unity DI Container
7 2 (9.09%) JSON
8 1 (4.55%) WPF
8 1 (4.55%) jQuery
8 1 (4.55%) Mason
8 1 (4.55%) Qt
8 1 (4.55%) XML
8 1 (4.55%) OpenGL
8 1 (4.55%) SOAP
8 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
8 1 (4.55%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 8 (36.36%) Mobile App
2 3 (13.64%) Blackberry
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) iPhone
3 2 (9.09%) User Experience
4 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (4.55%) iPad
4 1 (4.55%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Apple iOS
2 8 (36.36%) Android
3 4 (18.18%) Windows
4 1 (4.55%) Linux
4 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
4 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) iOS Development
2 15 (68.18%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (31.82%) Android Development
4 3 (13.64%) Open Source
4 3 (13.64%) TDD
4 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
5 2 (9.09%) Multithreading
5 2 (9.09%) OO
5 2 (9.09%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (9.09%) BDD
5 2 (9.09%) Concurrent Programming
5 2 (9.09%) API Development
6 1 (4.55%) Mobile Development
6 1 (4.55%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (4.55%) Memory Management
6 1 (4.55%) CRM
6 1 (4.55%) E-Commerce
6 1 (4.55%) OOD
6 1 (4.55%) CAD
6 1 (4.55%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 18 (81.82%) Objective-C
2 4 (18.18%) Apple Swift
3 2 (9.09%) C++
3 2 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (4.55%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (9.09%) Google
2 1 (4.55%) SAP
2 1 (4.55%) Apple
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