The first table below looks at the demand 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 9 July 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 City of London 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
9 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 178 190 201
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +11
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 22 23 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.39% 0.33% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.33% 1.10% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 12
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% +22.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £313 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £448 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -46.68%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
1660 2088 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.14% 29.52% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1246 1635 1594
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £280 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 26 20
Average hourly rate £38.52 £41.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.19% +27.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £27.55 £18.73
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £52.50 £48.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
Cocoa
London

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 9 July 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 9 July 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 31 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 31 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 30 (96.77%) Objective-C
3 21 (67.74%) iOS SDK
4 17 (54.84%) iPhone
5 16 (51.61%) Xcode
6 15 (48.39%) Cocoa Touch
7 11 (35.48%) iPad
7 11 (35.48%) OO
8 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
9 9 (29.03%) Web Services
9 9 (29.03%) C++
9 9 (29.03%) Legal
9 9 (29.03%) Android
10 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (22.58%) HTML
10 7 (22.58%) OOP
11 6 (19.35%) XML
11 6 (19.35%) JSON
11 6 (19.35%) QA
11 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
12 5 (16.13%) jQuery
12 5 (16.13%) Apple
12 5 (16.13%) REST
13 4 (12.90%) Android Development
13 4 (12.90%) HTML5
13 4 (12.90%) Project Management
13 4 (12.90%) MVC
13 4 (12.90%) SOAP
13 4 (12.90%) C#

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

For the 6 months to 9 July 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 (3.23%) CMS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.90%) MySQL
2 3 (9.68%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 16 (51.61%) Xcode
2 3 (9.68%) Subversion
3 1 (3.23%) JIRA
3 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (3.23%) Git (software)
General
1 9 (29.03%) Legal
2 2 (6.45%) Investment Banking
2 2 (6.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) iOS Developer
1 30 (96.77%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) Mobile Developer
3 5 (16.13%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior iOS Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Senior Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Applications Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Mobile Applications Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (67.74%) iOS SDK
2 15 (48.39%) Cocoa Touch
3 9 (29.03%) Web Services
4 7 (22.58%) HTML
5 6 (19.35%) XML
5 6 (19.35%) JSON
6 5 (16.13%) jQuery
6 5 (16.13%) REST
7 4 (12.90%) HTML5
7 4 (12.90%) SOAP
8 3 (9.68%) Ajax
8 3 (9.68%) RESTful
8 3 (9.68%) UIKit
9 2 (6.45%) Android SDK
10 1 (3.23%) Core Animation
10 1 (3.23%) Google Maps API
10 1 (3.23%) CSS
10 1 (3.23%) cocos2d
10 1 (3.23%) CSS3
10 1 (3.23%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 17 (54.84%) iPhone
2 11 (35.48%) iPad
3 10 (32.26%) Mobile App
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Science
5 3 (9.68%) Social Media
6 2 (6.45%) Blackberry
7 1 (3.23%) Cryptography
7 1 (3.23%) Animation
7 1 (3.23%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (3.23%) N-Tier
7 1 (3.23%) DTV
7 1 (3.23%) Streaming Video
7 1 (3.23%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (29.03%) Android
3 2 (6.45%) Windows
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 11 (35.48%) OO
3 7 (22.58%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (22.58%) OOP
4 6 (19.35%) Unit Testing
5 4 (12.90%) Android Development
5 4 (12.90%) Project Management
5 4 (12.90%) MVC
5 4 (12.90%) TDD
6 3 (9.68%) Information Architecture
6 3 (9.68%) Multithreading
6 3 (9.68%) Time Management
7 2 (6.45%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineering
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
8 1 (3.23%) Content Management
8 1 (3.23%) OOD
8 1 (3.23%) SOA
8 1 (3.23%) B2C
8 1 (3.23%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (96.77%) Objective-C
2 9 (29.03%) C++
3 4 (12.90%) C#
3 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
3 4 (12.90%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) PHP
4 3 (9.68%) Java
5 2 (6.45%) C
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (16.13%) Apple
2 2 (6.45%) Facebook
2 2 (6.45%) Google
3 1 (3.23%) Twitter
3 1 (3.23%) Sencha
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