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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 483 489 439
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -50
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 90 82 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.17% 0.27%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.63% 0.58% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 62 85
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£375 £381 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.63% -0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 - £18.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 - £18.75
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
14295 14191 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 29.39% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9375 9302 9191
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 253 346
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
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 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 16 September 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
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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
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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 +16 55 £363 -9.37% 7
South East +12 22 £400 - 1
Yorkshire -2 2 £300 +9.09% 1
North West -9 2 £305 +6.55% 4
East Midlands -3 1 - -
South West -22 1 - -
East of England -34 1 - -
North East - - - -
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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.

1 181 (98.37%) Apple iOS
2 173 (94.02%) Objective-C
3 171 (92.93%) iOS Development
4 118 (64.13%) Cocoa Touch
5 88 (47.83%) iPhone
6 83 (45.11%) Xcode
7 75 (40.76%) iPad
8 69 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 67 (36.41%) iOS SDK
10 62 (33.70%) Mobile App
11 58 (31.52%) Git (software)
12 57 (30.98%) Web Services
13 56 (30.43%) Apple
14 55 (29.89%) OO
15 52 (28.26%) RESTful
16 50 (27.17%) Subversion
17 48 (26.09%) TDD
18 41 (22.28%) Scrum
19 37 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
19 37 (20.11%) JSON
20 34 (18.48%) SOAP
21 29 (15.76%) Android
22 27 (14.67%) REST
22 27 (14.67%) HTML
22 27 (14.67%) JavaScript
23 26 (14.13%) User Experience
24 25 (13.59%) HTTP
25 24 (13.04%) OOP
26 23 (12.50%) XML
27 22 (11.96%) C++

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 6 (3.26%) CMS
2 2 (1.09%) Apache
3 1 (0.54%) Node.js
Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.54%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (0.54%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (13.59%) HTTP
2 3 (1.63%) VoIP
2 3 (1.63%) Wireshark
3 2 (1.09%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.54%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (3.80%) MySQL
2 4 (2.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 83 (45.11%) Xcode
2 58 (31.52%) Git (software)
3 50 (27.17%) Subversion
4 7 (3.80%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (2.72%) Mercurial
6 4 (2.17%) JIRA
7 3 (1.63%) Selenium
7 3 (1.63%) Maven
7 3 (1.63%) JBehave
7 3 (1.63%) WebDriver
7 3 (1.63%) Cucumber
7 3 (1.63%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.63%) eggPlant
8 2 (1.09%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
9 1 (0.54%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.54%) Hudson
9 1 (0.54%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (7.07%) Publishing
2 11 (5.98%) Finance
3 8 (4.35%) Retail
4 6 (3.26%) Legal
5 5 (2.72%) Banking
6 3 (1.63%) Games
7 2 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.54%) Marketing
8 1 (0.54%) Advertising
8 1 (0.54%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 173 (94.02%) Developer
2 155 (84.24%) iOS Developer
3 22 (11.96%) Mobile Developer
4 12 (6.52%) Senior iOS Developer
4 12 (6.52%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.43%) Android Developer
6 9 (4.89%) Lead Developer
7 7 (3.80%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (2.72%) Junior Developer
8 5 (2.72%) Architect
8 5 (2.72%) Junior
8 5 (2.72%) Junior iOS Developer
8 5 (2.72%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (2.17%) SAP Architect
10 2 (1.09%) Tester
10 2 (1.09%) Mac Developer
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
11 1 (0.54%) iPhone Applications Developer
11 1 (0.54%) iPad Developer
11 1 (0.54%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (64.13%) Cocoa Touch
2 67 (36.41%) iOS SDK
3 57 (30.98%) Web Services
4 52 (28.26%) RESTful
5 37 (20.11%) JSON
6 34 (18.48%) SOAP
7 27 (14.67%) HTML
7 27 (14.67%) REST
8 23 (12.50%) XML
9 20 (10.87%) UIKit
10 13 (7.07%) CSS
11 8 (4.35%) jQuery
11 8 (4.35%) HTML5
12 5 (2.72%) Android SDK
12 5 (2.72%) Ajax
13 4 (2.17%) Core Animation
13 4 (2.17%) Xamarin.iOS
14 3 (1.63%) CSS3
14 3 (1.63%) Google Maps API
14 3 (1.63%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 88 (47.83%) iPhone
2 75 (40.76%) iPad
3 62 (33.70%) Mobile App
4 26 (14.13%) User Experience
5 17 (9.24%) Client/Server
6 10 (5.43%) Computer Science
6 10 (5.43%) Social Media
7 5 (2.72%) Digital Media
7 5 (2.72%) Video on Demand
7 5 (2.72%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.17%) Handset
8 4 (2.17%) Animation
9 3 (1.63%) Video Editing
9 3 (1.63%) Streaming Video
9 3 (1.63%) IPTV
9 3 (1.63%) Over-the-Top Content
9 3 (1.63%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.63%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.09%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 181 (98.37%) Apple iOS
2 29 (15.76%) Android
3 6 (3.26%) Mac OS X
4 5 (2.72%) Windows
5 2 (1.09%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
6 1 (0.54%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 171 (92.93%) iOS Development
2 69 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 55 (29.89%) OO
4 48 (26.09%) TDD
5 41 (22.28%) Scrum
6 37 (20.11%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (13.04%) OOP
8 22 (11.96%) Memory Management
9 21 (11.41%) Software Engineering
10 18 (9.78%) Kanban
11 17 (9.24%) Unit Testing
12 15 (8.15%) Android Development
13 14 (7.61%) BDD
14 12 (6.52%) MVC
14 12 (6.52%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.43%) OOD
15 10 (5.43%) Multithreading
15 10 (5.43%) Mobile Application Development
16 6 (3.26%) User Stories
17 5 (2.72%) Information Architecture
Programming Languages
1 173 (94.02%) Objective-C
2 27 (14.67%) JavaScript
3 22 (11.96%) C++
4 13 (7.07%) Java
5 8 (4.35%) SQL
5 8 (4.35%) Python
6 6 (3.26%) PHP
7 5 (2.72%) Ruby
7 5 (2.72%) C
7 5 (2.72%) C#
8 4 (2.17%) PowerHouse
8 4 (2.17%) Perl
9 1 (0.54%) XPath
9 1 (0.54%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 7 (3.80%) Degree
2 3 (1.63%) ISEB
2 3 (1.63%) ISTQB
3 2 (1.09%) BC Cleared
3 2 (1.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 3 (1.63%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 56 (30.43%) Apple
2 22 (11.96%) Facebook
3 7 (3.80%) Google
4 5 (2.72%) SAP
5 3 (1.63%) Microsoft
5 3 (1.63%) Yahoo!
6 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
6 2 (1.09%) Twitter
7 1 (0.54%) Sony
7 1 (0.54%) Symbian
7 1 (0.54%) Sencha
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