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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 562 542 518
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -24
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 40 49 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.085% 0.10% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.38% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 40
Average daily rate £450 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
13550 12761 12038
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 28.71% 27.20% 27.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 9536 8632 7723
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 178 248
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 2016.

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 8 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +4 23 £450 +8.76% 5
South East +1 12 £463 +17.46% 6
South West +2 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £375 - 1
East of England - 1 £375 -
Yorkshire - 1 £415 - 1
East Midlands - 1 - - 2
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 129 (97.73%) Apple iOS
2 128 (96.97%) iOS Development
3 118 (89.39%) Objective-C
4 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
5 68 (51.52%) Cocoa Touch
6 57 (43.18%) Xcode
7 55 (41.67%) Apple Swift
8 47 (35.61%) TDD
8 47 (35.61%) Apple
9 43 (32.58%) RESTful
10 42 (31.82%) iPhone
11 41 (31.06%) Mobile App
12 39 (29.55%) BDD
13 37 (28.03%) Scrum
14 36 (27.27%) OO
15 30 (22.73%) iPad
16 29 (21.97%) Mobile Development
16 29 (21.97%) User Experience
17 28 (21.21%) Animation
18 24 (18.18%) Core Animation
19 23 (17.42%) iOS SDK
19 23 (17.42%) Unit Testing
20 19 (14.39%) Publishing
20 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
20 19 (14.39%) C++
21 18 (13.64%) OOD
21 18 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
22 15 (11.36%) E-Commerce
22 15 (11.36%) JSON
22 15 (11.36%) Android

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 9 (6.82%) CMS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.79%) GitHub
2 2 (1.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (5.30%) HTTP
2 1 (0.76%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.76%) SQL Server
1 1 (0.76%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 57 (43.18%) Xcode
2 11 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 7 (5.30%) Subversion
4 6 (4.55%) CocoaPods
5 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.27%) Appium
6 3 (2.27%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (1.52%) Mercurial
8 1 (0.76%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.76%) JIRA
8 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.76%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (14.39%) Publishing
2 7 (5.30%) Electronics
3 5 (3.79%) Games
4 4 (3.03%) Retail
5 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.27%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.52%) Finance
6 2 (1.52%) Marketing
7 1 (0.76%) Automotive
7 1 (0.76%) Banking
7 1 (0.76%) Law
Job Titles
1 128 (96.97%) Developer
2 124 (93.94%) iOS Developer
3 33 (25.00%) Objective-C Developer
4 29 (21.97%) Senior Developer
4 29 (21.97%) Senior iOS Developer
5 17 (12.88%) Applications Developer
6 10 (7.58%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (6.06%) iOS Programmer
7 8 (6.06%) Programmer
8 7 (5.30%) iPhone Developer
9 6 (4.55%) iPad Developer
9 6 (4.55%) Mobile Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Agile Developer
10 5 (3.79%) Objective-C Engineer
11 4 (3.03%) Android Developer
11 4 (3.03%) Consultant
11 4 (3.03%) iOS Android Developer
12 3 (2.27%) Senior Agile Developer
13 2 (1.52%) Lead iOS Developer
13 2 (1.52%) Senior Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (51.52%) Cocoa Touch
2 43 (32.58%) RESTful
3 24 (18.18%) Core Animation
4 23 (17.42%) iOS SDK
5 15 (11.36%) JSON
6 14 (10.61%) Web Services
7 11 (8.33%) REST
7 11 (8.33%) UIKit
8 10 (7.58%) XML
9 9 (6.82%) HTML
10 7 (5.30%) Android SDK
11 4 (3.03%) HTML5
12 3 (2.27%) Ajax
12 3 (2.27%) POSIX
12 3 (2.27%) Pthreads
13 2 (1.52%) CSS
13 2 (1.52%) jQuery
13 2 (1.52%) OpenGL
13 2 (1.52%) Qt
13 2 (1.52%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (31.82%) iPhone
2 41 (31.06%) Mobile App
3 30 (22.73%) iPad
4 29 (21.97%) User Experience
5 28 (21.21%) Animation
6 7 (5.30%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.79%) Apple TV
7 5 (3.79%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (3.79%) Streaming Video
7 5 (3.79%) Video on Demand
8 4 (3.03%) Social Media
9 3 (2.27%) Algorithms
9 3 (2.27%) Cryptography
9 3 (2.27%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.76%) Augmented Reality
10 1 (0.76%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.76%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.76%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (0.76%) Mobile Banking
10 1 (0.76%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 129 (97.73%) Apple iOS
2 15 (11.36%) Android
3 9 (6.82%) Windows
4 4 (3.03%) Linux
4 4 (3.03%) Windows Mobile
5 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.52%) Unix
6 1 (0.76%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (96.97%) iOS Development
2 82 (62.12%) Agile Software Development
3 47 (35.61%) TDD
4 39 (29.55%) BDD
5 37 (28.03%) Scrum
6 36 (27.27%) OO
7 29 (21.97%) Mobile Development
8 23 (17.42%) Unit Testing
9 19 (14.39%) Software Engineering
10 18 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
10 18 (13.64%) OOD
11 15 (11.36%) E-Commerce
12 11 (8.33%) Multithreading
12 11 (8.33%) OOP
13 9 (6.82%) Content Management
14 8 (6.06%) Pair Programming
15 6 (4.55%) Android Development
15 6 (4.55%) Automated Testing
15 6 (4.55%) Open Source
16 5 (3.79%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 118 (89.39%) Objective-C
2 55 (41.67%) Apple Swift
3 19 (14.39%) C++
4 8 (6.06%) Java
5 6 (4.55%) C
6 5 (3.79%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.52%) C#
7 2 (1.52%) PHP
8 1 (0.76%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (3.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.52%) QA
Systems Management
1 3 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (2.27%) yum
Vendors
1 47 (35.61%) Apple
2 5 (3.79%) ION Trading
3 2 (1.52%) SAP
4 1 (0.76%) Facebook
4 1 (0.76%) Google
4 1 (0.76%) Twitter
4 1 (0.76%) Xamarin
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