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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 520 514 426
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -88
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 52 49 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.11% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.40% 0.38% 0.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 34 56
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £376
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £283 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
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
13049 12908 11359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 26.84% 27.30% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 8340 7310
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 204 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 27 March 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 -6 24 £444 +10.87% 22
South East -22 15 £355 -11.25% 6
South West -5 4 £388 +22.04% 2
North West -13 3 £338 -3.64% 2
Yorkshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - - 2
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 103 (96.26%) Apple iOS
1 103 (96.26%) iOS Development
2 95 (88.79%) Objective-C
3 63 (58.88%) Cocoa Touch
3 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
4 43 (40.19%) Xcode
4 43 (40.19%) iPhone
5 40 (37.38%) iPad
6 29 (27.10%) Apple
7 28 (26.17%) Web Services
8 26 (24.30%) OO
9 23 (21.50%) Scrum
9 23 (21.50%) RESTful
10 22 (20.56%) iOS SDK
10 22 (20.56%) User Experience
11 21 (19.63%) Mobile App
11 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
11 21 (19.63%) TDD
12 19 (17.76%) Android
13 18 (16.82%) SOAP
14 17 (15.89%) JSON
15 15 (14.02%) HTTP
15 15 (14.02%) Subversion
16 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
16 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
16 14 (13.08%) UIKit
17 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
18 12 (11.21%) Animation
18 12 (11.21%) OOP
19 11 (10.28%) C++

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 4 (3.74%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (14.02%) HTTP
2 5 (4.67%) Internet
3 3 (2.80%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.87%) Firewall
4 2 (1.87%) VPN
Development Applications
1 43 (40.19%) Xcode
2 21 (19.63%) Git (software)
3 15 (14.02%) Subversion
4 2 (1.87%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.87%) Calabash
4 2 (1.87%) Appium
5 1 (0.93%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.93%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.93%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.93%) JIRA
5 1 (0.93%) Selenium
5 1 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.93%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.93%) MonoDevelop
General
1 7 (6.54%) Marketing
2 5 (4.67%) Publishing
3 4 (3.74%) Games
3 4 (3.74%) Retail
4 3 (2.80%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Automotive
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 103 (96.26%) Developer
2 93 (86.92%) iOS Developer
3 9 (8.41%) Mobile Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Senior iOS Developer
4 8 (7.48%) Senior Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Applications Developer
5 6 (5.61%) Android Developer
6 3 (2.80%) Mac Developer
6 3 (2.80%) iPhone Developer
7 2 (1.87%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 2 (1.87%) iPad Developer
8 1 (0.93%) iPhone Applications Developer
8 1 (0.93%) Applications Engineer
8 1 (0.93%) Programmer
8 1 (0.93%) Lead Developer
8 1 (0.93%) Team Leader
8 1 (0.93%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (0.93%) Junior Programmer
8 1 (0.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 63 (58.88%) Cocoa Touch
2 28 (26.17%) Web Services
3 23 (21.50%) RESTful
4 22 (20.56%) iOS SDK
5 18 (16.82%) SOAP
6 17 (15.89%) JSON
7 14 (13.08%) UIKit
8 11 (10.28%) Core Animation
9 8 (7.48%) XML
10 7 (6.54%) CSS
10 7 (6.54%) HTML
11 6 (5.61%) REST
12 5 (4.67%) Android SDK
13 3 (2.80%) HTML5
14 2 (1.87%) OpenGL
14 2 (1.87%) Ajax
15 1 (0.93%) .NET
15 1 (0.93%) Xamarin.iOS
15 1 (0.93%) WebKit
15 1 (0.93%) Sencha Touch
Miscellaneous
1 43 (40.19%) iPhone
2 40 (37.38%) iPad
3 22 (20.56%) User Experience
4 21 (19.63%) Mobile App
5 14 (13.08%) Computer Science
6 12 (11.21%) Animation
7 9 (8.41%) Client/Server
8 7 (6.54%) Social Media
9 6 (5.61%) Open Source
9 6 (5.61%) New Media
9 6 (5.61%) Data Structures
10 4 (3.74%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.87%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.87%) Streaming Video
11 2 (1.87%) Social Network
12 1 (0.93%) Online Gambling
12 1 (0.93%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.93%) Smartphone
12 1 (0.93%) N-Tier
12 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 103 (96.26%) Apple iOS
2 19 (17.76%) Android
3 6 (5.61%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.74%) Windows
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (96.26%) iOS Development
2 63 (58.88%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (24.30%) OO
4 23 (21.50%) Scrum
5 21 (19.63%) TDD
6 14 (13.08%) Unit Testing
7 13 (12.15%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (11.21%) OOP
9 11 (10.28%) Android Development
10 8 (7.48%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.54%) OOD
11 7 (6.54%) MVC
11 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.61%) Memory Management
12 6 (5.61%) BDD
12 6 (5.61%) Web Design
13 5 (4.67%) Automated Testing
13 5 (4.67%) Kanban
14 4 (3.74%) Content Management
15 3 (2.80%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 95 (88.79%) Objective-C
2 11 (10.28%) C++
3 10 (9.35%) Java
4 7 (6.54%) C#
5 5 (4.67%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.87%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (7.48%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (27.10%) Apple
2 4 (3.74%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.87%) Facebook
3 2 (1.87%) Twitter
4 1 (0.93%) Google
4 1 (0.93%) Sencha
4 1 (0.93%) Oracle
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