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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 184 217 197
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -20
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 15 10 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.25% 0.14% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.86% 0.47% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 19
Average daily rate
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£325 £415 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.68% +10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £386 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £495 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £45.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 - £18.75
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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
1752 2124 2130
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 29.76% 29.50% 27.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1323 1610 1631
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £31.49 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.92% -6.01%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 19 September 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 36 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 36 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 35 (97.22%) Objective-C
3 22 (61.11%) Xcode
3 22 (61.11%) iOS SDK
4 20 (55.56%) Cocoa Touch
5 18 (50.00%) iPhone
6 17 (47.22%) JSON
6 17 (47.22%) OO
7 14 (38.89%) XML
8 13 (36.11%) Web Services
8 13 (36.11%) C++
9 11 (30.56%) Android
10 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
11 9 (25.00%) Subversion
11 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
11 9 (25.00%) RESTful
12 8 (22.22%) HTML
12 8 (22.22%) SQL
13 7 (19.44%) OOP
13 7 (19.44%) iPad
13 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
14 6 (16.67%) QA
15 5 (13.89%) jQuery
15 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
15 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
15 5 (13.89%) Apple
15 5 (13.89%) REST
15 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
16 4 (11.11%) UIKit

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Communications & Networking
1 4 (11.11%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) VoIP
3 2 (5.56%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.11%) MySQL
2 3 (8.33%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (61.11%) Xcode
2 9 (25.00%) Subversion
3 7 (19.44%) Git (software)
4 4 (11.11%) Mercurial
5 1 (2.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (2.78%) JIRA
General
1 4 (11.11%) Legal
2 2 (5.56%) Investment Banking
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (97.22%) iOS Developer
1 35 (97.22%) Developer
2 5 (13.89%) Lead Developer
3 4 (11.11%) Mobile Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Junior Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Junior
4 3 (8.33%) Senior Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Junior iOS Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Senior iOS Developer
5 2 (5.56%) Android Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Programmer
6 1 (2.78%) Applications Developer
6 1 (2.78%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (61.11%) iOS SDK
2 20 (55.56%) Cocoa Touch
3 17 (47.22%) JSON
4 14 (38.89%) XML
5 13 (36.11%) Web Services
6 9 (25.00%) RESTful
7 8 (22.22%) HTML
8 5 (13.89%) jQuery
8 5 (13.89%) REST
9 4 (11.11%) UIKit
9 4 (11.11%) HTML5
9 4 (11.11%) SOAP
10 3 (8.33%) Ajax
11 2 (5.56%) Android SDK
12 1 (2.78%) Google Maps API
12 1 (2.78%) XML Schema
12 1 (2.78%) CSS
12 1 (2.78%) XSL
12 1 (2.78%) Core Animation
12 1 (2.78%) Xamarin.iOS
Miscellaneous
1 18 (50.00%) iPhone
2 7 (19.44%) iPad
3 5 (13.89%) Mobile App
4 4 (11.11%) User Experience
4 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (8.33%) Streaming Video
5 3 (8.33%) Social Media
6 2 (5.56%) Video on Demand
6 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
6 2 (5.56%) DTV
7 1 (2.78%) Cryptography
7 1 (2.78%) Animation
7 1 (2.78%) N-Tier
7 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (2.78%) Augmented Reality
7 1 (2.78%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 11 (30.56%) Android
3 3 (8.33%) Windows
4 2 (5.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 17 (47.22%) OO
3 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (19.44%) OOP
6 5 (13.89%) Unit Testing
7 4 (11.11%) Android Development
7 4 (11.11%) OOD
7 4 (11.11%) Project Management
7 4 (11.11%) MVC
8 3 (8.33%) Multithreading
8 3 (8.33%) Time Management
8 3 (8.33%) TDD
8 3 (8.33%) Information Architecture
9 2 (5.56%) Memory Management
9 2 (5.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.78%) Scrum
10 1 (2.78%) B2C
10 1 (2.78%) SOA
10 1 (2.78%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 35 (97.22%) Objective-C
2 13 (36.11%) C++
3 8 (22.22%) SQL
4 5 (13.89%) JavaScript
5 4 (11.11%) PowerHouse
5 4 (11.11%) C#
6 3 (8.33%) Java
6 3 (8.33%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) Ruby
7 1 (2.78%) XPath
7 1 (2.78%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.67%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (13.89%) Apple
2 3 (8.33%) Google
3 2 (5.56%) Facebook
4 1 (2.78%) Sencha
4 1 (2.78%) Twitter