The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 April 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 England 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 509 446 470
Rank change year-on-year
-63 +24
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 62 75 97
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.64% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 48 71
Average daily rate £400 £383 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.57% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £278 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £293 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13805 11747 14337
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.95% 26.87% 25.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9068 7515 8670
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 334 358
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Cocoa
UK

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 23 April 2014.

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
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 23 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -15 48 £400 +0.06% 14
Yorkshire -17 5 £325 -23.52% 1
South East -20 3 £388 -0.64% 4
South West -16 2 £325 -7.14%
North West -29 2 £350 +34.71%
West Midlands -24 1 £275 -35.29%
East of England -40 1 £350 -6.66%
East Midlands - - - - 1
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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.

1 117 (97.50%) Apple iOS
2 112 (93.33%) Objective-C
3 106 (88.33%) iOS Development
4 67 (55.83%) Xcode
5 61 (50.83%) iPhone
6 55 (45.83%) iOS SDK
7 54 (45.00%) iPad
8 41 (34.17%) Cocoa Touch
9 38 (31.67%) Mobile App
10 36 (30.00%) Android
11 34 (28.33%) Apple
12 28 (23.33%) HTML
13 26 (21.67%) OO
14 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
15 22 (18.33%) TDD
16 21 (17.50%) Scrum
16 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
17 18 (15.00%) C++
18 17 (14.17%) Unit Testing
19 15 (12.50%) Web Services
19 15 (12.50%) UIKit
20 14 (11.67%) Publishing
20 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
20 14 (11.67%) RESTful
20 14 (11.67%) JSON
21 13 (10.83%) BDD
21 13 (10.83%) Android Development
22 12 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
22 12 (10.00%) Finance
22 12 (10.00%) OOP

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, 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 10 (8.33%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) IIS
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
2 1 (0.83%) Apache
Applications
1 4 (3.33%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.83%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.33%) Wireshark
2 3 (2.50%) Internet
3 2 (1.67%) HTTP
4 1 (0.83%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.67%) SQLite
1 2 (1.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 67 (55.83%) Xcode
2 14 (11.67%) Git (software)
3 11 (9.17%) Subversion
4 4 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 4 (3.33%) Maven
4 4 (3.33%) JIRA
4 4 (3.33%) Selenium
4 4 (3.33%) QuickTest Pro
5 3 (2.50%) JBehave
5 3 (2.50%) WebDriver
5 3 (2.50%) eggPlant
6 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.83%) PhoneGap
General
1 14 (11.67%) Publishing
2 12 (10.00%) Finance
3 10 (8.33%) Legal
4 5 (4.17%) Games
5 4 (3.33%) Retail
6 3 (2.50%) Marketing
7 2 (1.67%) Banking
7 2 (1.67%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.83%) Law
8 1 (0.83%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.83%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.83%) French Language
Job Titles
1 114 (95.00%) Developer
2 101 (84.17%) iOS Developer
3 12 (10.00%) Senior Developer
4 11 (9.17%) Senior iOS Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Android Developer
5 8 (6.67%) Mobile Developer
5 8 (6.67%) iPhone Developer
6 4 (3.33%) iPad Developer
6 4 (3.33%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (2.50%) Applications Developer
7 3 (2.50%) Tester
7 3 (2.50%) Lead Developer
8 2 (1.67%) Mac Developer
8 2 (1.67%) Front-End Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Solutions Architect
9 1 (0.83%) Software Engineer
9 1 (0.83%) Architect
9 1 (0.83%) Test Leader
9 1 (0.83%) JavaScript Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Senior iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (45.83%) iOS SDK
2 41 (34.17%) Cocoa Touch
3 28 (23.33%) HTML
4 15 (12.50%) Web Services
4 15 (12.50%) UIKit
5 14 (11.67%) RESTful
5 14 (11.67%) JSON
6 12 (10.00%) CSS
7 11 (9.17%) Android SDK
8 10 (8.33%) REST
9 8 (6.67%) HTML5
9 8 (6.67%) jQuery
9 8 (6.67%) OpenGL
10 7 (5.83%) SOAP
10 7 (5.83%) Core Animation
11 6 (5.00%) XML
12 4 (3.33%) CSS3
12 4 (3.33%) J2ME
12 4 (3.33%) Flash
12 4 (3.33%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 61 (50.83%) iPhone
2 54 (45.00%) iPad
3 38 (31.67%) Mobile App
4 7 (5.83%) Animation
5 6 (5.00%) Blackberry
6 5 (4.17%) Video on Demand
7 4 (3.33%) Social Media
7 4 (3.33%) Open Source
7 4 (3.33%) IPTV
7 4 (3.33%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.50%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.50%) Handset
8 3 (2.50%) Digital Media
8 3 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.67%) Augmented Reality
9 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.83%) Social Network
10 1 (0.83%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.83%) BBC
Operating Systems
1 117 (97.50%) Apple iOS
2 36 (30.00%) Android
3 5 (4.17%) Windows
4 4 (3.33%) webOS
5 3 (2.50%) Mac OS X
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Phone
6 2 (1.67%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (88.33%) iOS Development
2 26 (21.67%) OO
3 25 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 22 (18.33%) TDD
5 21 (17.50%) Scrum
6 17 (14.17%) Unit Testing
7 13 (10.83%) BDD
7 13 (10.83%) Android Development
8 12 (10.00%) Mobile Application Development
8 12 (10.00%) OOP
9 9 (7.50%) Multithreading
9 9 (7.50%) Memory Management
10 8 (6.67%) E-Commerce
11 7 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
11 7 (5.83%) User Stories
12 6 (5.00%) Content Management
12 6 (5.00%) Software Engineering
12 6 (5.00%) MVC
12 6 (5.00%) OOD
13 4 (3.33%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 112 (93.33%) Objective-C
2 21 (17.50%) JavaScript
3 18 (15.00%) C++
4 12 (10.00%) C#
5 10 (8.33%) Java
6 7 (5.83%) SQL
7 3 (2.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (2.50%) Perl
7 3 (2.50%) C
7 3 (2.50%) Python
7 3 (2.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) PHP
8 1 (0.83%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (2.50%) ISEB
1 3 (2.50%) ISTQB
2 2 (1.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.50%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 34 (28.33%) Apple
2 5 (4.17%) Facebook
3 4 (3.33%) Xamarin
4 3 (2.50%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.83%) Sony
5 1 (0.83%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.83%) Oracle
5 1 (0.83%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.83%) Google
5 1 (0.83%) Twitter
5 1 (0.83%) Sencha
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
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Rate: From £300 to £350 per day
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
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Rate: £300 - 400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
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Rate: £280 - £350 per day
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