The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 28 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 492 504 441
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -63
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 85 68 70
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.50% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 51 46
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £310 £293
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £293
% change year-on-year
+6.92% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -
Cocoa
UK

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 England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13795 13574 11664
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.27% 27.33% 27.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 9075 8962 7439
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 199 329
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.95 £18.35 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in England

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the England region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in England

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in England

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the England region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in England

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the England region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -3 48 £450 +12.42% 18
South East -7 18 £346 -10.64% 11
South West +17 6 £413 +26.92% 2
West Midlands +4 6 £348 +26.36% 2
North West -13 6 £213 -39.32%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 135 (98.54%) Apple iOS
2 134 (97.81%) iOS Development
3 123 (89.78%) Objective-C
4 85 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
5 83 (60.58%) Cocoa Touch
6 49 (35.77%) Xcode
6 49 (35.77%) iPhone
7 45 (32.85%) Mobile Development
8 42 (30.66%) iPad
9 40 (29.20%) Mobile App
10 37 (27.01%) Apple
11 34 (24.82%) iOS SDK
12 30 (21.90%) Web Services
13 29 (21.17%) Git (software)
14 28 (20.44%) TDD
15 27 (19.71%) OO
15 27 (19.71%) JSON
15 27 (19.71%) RESTful
15 27 (19.71%) Android
16 26 (18.98%) Scrum
17 24 (17.52%) User Experience
18 21 (15.33%) Apple Swift
18 21 (15.33%) REST
19 20 (14.60%) Animation
19 20 (14.60%) SOAP
19 20 (14.60%) Android Development
20 18 (13.14%) Java
20 18 (13.14%) Core Animation
21 17 (12.41%) Unit Testing
22 16 (11.68%) Subversion

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 6 (4.38%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.68%) HTTP
2 5 (3.65%) Internet
3 3 (2.19%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.46%) Firewall
4 2 (1.46%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.73%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 49 (35.77%) Xcode
2 29 (21.17%) Git (software)
3 16 (11.68%) Subversion
4 10 (7.30%) CocoaPods
5 3 (2.19%) Appium
6 2 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.46%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.46%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.46%) Calabash
7 1 (0.73%) Android Studio
7 1 (0.73%) JIRA
7 1 (0.73%) Selenium
7 1 (0.73%) Mercurial
7 1 (0.73%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (5.84%) Publishing
2 5 (3.65%) Finance
3 4 (2.92%) Games
4 3 (2.19%) Retail
4 3 (2.19%) Marketing
5 2 (1.46%) Music Industry
5 2 (1.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.73%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 133 (97.08%) Developer
2 123 (89.78%) iOS Developer
3 15 (10.95%) Mobile Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Senior Developer
4 13 (9.49%) Senior iOS Developer
5 8 (5.84%) Android Developer
6 6 (4.38%) Applications Developer
7 3 (2.19%) iPhone Developer
7 3 (2.19%) Programmer
8 2 (1.46%) Lead Developer
8 2 (1.46%) Mac Developer
8 2 (1.46%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (1.46%) iPad Developer
8 2 (1.46%) Junior
9 1 (0.73%) C# .NET Developer
9 1 (0.73%) Junior iOS Developer
9 1 (0.73%) Xamarin Developer
9 1 (0.73%) iPhone Applications Developer
9 1 (0.73%) Applications Engineer
9 1 (0.73%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (60.58%) Cocoa Touch
2 34 (24.82%) iOS SDK
3 30 (21.90%) Web Services
4 27 (19.71%) JSON
4 27 (19.71%) RESTful
5 21 (15.33%) REST
6 20 (14.60%) SOAP
7 18 (13.14%) Core Animation
8 15 (10.95%) UIKit
8 15 (10.95%) XML
9 11 (8.03%) Android SDK
10 9 (6.57%) HTML
11 8 (5.84%) CSS
12 6 (4.38%) OpenGL
13 5 (3.65%) HTML5
14 3 (2.19%) .NET
15 2 (1.46%) Ajax
16 1 (0.73%) jQuery
16 1 (0.73%) Pthreads
16 1 (0.73%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 49 (35.77%) iPhone
2 42 (30.66%) iPad
3 40 (29.20%) Mobile App
4 24 (17.52%) User Experience
5 20 (14.60%) Animation
6 13 (9.49%) Computer Science
7 9 (6.57%) Client/Server
8 7 (5.11%) Data Structures
9 6 (4.38%) Open Source
10 4 (2.92%) New Media
10 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.46%) Algorithms
11 2 (1.46%) Social Media
11 2 (1.46%) Social Network
12 1 (0.73%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.73%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.73%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.73%) Cryptography
12 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 135 (98.54%) Apple iOS
2 27 (19.71%) Android
3 5 (3.65%) Mac OS X
4 3 (2.19%) Windows
4 3 (2.19%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.73%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (97.81%) iOS Development
2 85 (62.04%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (32.85%) Mobile Development
4 28 (20.44%) TDD
5 27 (19.71%) OO
6 26 (18.98%) Scrum
7 20 (14.60%) Android Development
8 17 (12.41%) Unit Testing
9 15 (10.95%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (10.22%) OOP
11 13 (9.49%) Memory Management
12 12 (8.76%) Multithreading
13 10 (7.30%) OOD
14 9 (6.57%) BDD
15 8 (5.84%) MVC
16 6 (4.38%) Content Management
16 6 (4.38%) Automated Testing
17 5 (3.65%) Software Engineering
17 5 (3.65%) Mobile Application Development
17 5 (3.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 123 (89.78%) Objective-C
2 21 (15.33%) Apple Swift
3 18 (13.14%) Java
4 15 (10.95%) C#
5 14 (10.22%) C++
6 11 (8.03%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.46%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.46%) C
7 2 (1.46%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 13 (9.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.65%) QA
Vendors
1 37 (27.01%) Apple
2 7 (5.11%) Xamarin
3 4 (2.92%) Google
4 2 (1.46%) Facebook
4 2 (1.46%) Twitter
5 1 (0.73%) ION Trading
5 1 (0.73%) SAP
5 1 (0.73%) Microsoft
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