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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 519 492 424
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -68
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 50 47 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.10% 0.10% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% 0.37% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 32 54
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£400 £394 £384
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% +2.60%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +16.66%
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
12962 12714 11092
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.17% 27.32% 27.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8620 8056 7087
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 249 284
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £17.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 2 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
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 2 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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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 +7 26 £405 +1.25% 17
South East -11 17 £355 -11.25% 6
North West -9 3 £338 +3.84% 5
South West -15 3 £331 +6.85% 2
East of England - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 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.

1 105 (96.33%) Apple iOS
1 105 (96.33%) iOS Development
2 99 (90.83%) Objective-C
3 66 (60.55%) Cocoa Touch
4 64 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (42.20%) Xcode
6 44 (40.37%) iPhone
7 40 (36.70%) iPad
8 36 (33.03%) Apple
9 35 (32.11%) Web Services
10 30 (27.52%) Scrum
11 28 (25.69%) TDD
11 28 (25.69%) OO
11 28 (25.69%) RESTful
12 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
13 25 (22.94%) User Experience
14 24 (22.02%) Mobile App
15 23 (21.10%) iOS SDK
15 23 (21.10%) SOAP
16 21 (19.27%) HTTP
17 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
18 18 (16.51%) Subversion
18 18 (16.51%) JSON
19 17 (15.60%) Android
20 15 (13.76%) UIKit
21 14 (12.84%) Computer Science
22 13 (11.93%) Client/Server
23 12 (11.01%) OOP
23 12 (11.01%) C++
24 11 (10.09%) Kanban

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 3 (2.75%) CMS
2 2 (1.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.83%) GitHub
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (19.27%) HTTP
2 5 (4.59%) Internet
3 3 (2.75%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.83%) Firewall
4 2 (1.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.92%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 46 (42.20%) Xcode
2 26 (23.85%) Git (software)
3 18 (16.51%) Subversion
4 2 (1.83%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.83%) Calabash
4 2 (1.83%) Appium
5 1 (0.92%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.92%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.92%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.92%) JIRA
5 1 (0.92%) Selenium
5 1 (0.92%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.92%) Mercurial
5 1 (0.92%) MonoDevelop
General
1 6 (5.50%) Marketing
2 4 (3.67%) Retail
3 3 (2.75%) Finance
3 3 (2.75%) Publishing
3 3 (2.75%) Games
4 1 (0.92%) Music Industry
Job Titles
1 106 (97.25%) Developer
2 93 (85.32%) iOS Developer
3 10 (9.17%) Mobile Developer
4 6 (5.50%) Applications Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Senior Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Senior iOS Developer
5 5 (4.59%) Android Developer
6 4 (3.67%) iPhone Developer
7 3 (2.75%) Mac Developer
7 3 (2.75%) Lead Developer
8 2 (1.83%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 2 (1.83%) iPhone Applications Developer
8 2 (1.83%) iPad Developer
9 1 (0.92%) Team Leader
9 1 (0.92%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (0.92%) Junior Programmer
9 1 (0.92%) Programmer
9 1 (0.92%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 66 (60.55%) Cocoa Touch
2 35 (32.11%) Web Services
3 28 (25.69%) RESTful
4 23 (21.10%) SOAP
4 23 (21.10%) iOS SDK
5 18 (16.51%) JSON
6 15 (13.76%) UIKit
7 10 (9.17%) XML
8 9 (8.26%) Core Animation
9 8 (7.34%) REST
10 4 (3.67%) CSS
10 4 (3.67%) Android SDK
11 3 (2.75%) HTML
12 2 (1.83%) CSS3
12 2 (1.83%) OpenGL
12 2 (1.83%) Ajax
12 2 (1.83%) Xamarin.iOS
12 2 (1.83%) Sencha Touch
13 1 (0.92%) OpenGL ES
13 1 (0.92%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 44 (40.37%) iPhone
2 40 (36.70%) iPad
3 25 (22.94%) User Experience
4 24 (22.02%) Mobile App
5 14 (12.84%) Computer Science
6 13 (11.93%) Client/Server
7 11 (10.09%) Data Structures
8 10 (9.17%) Animation
9 9 (8.26%) Social Media
10 6 (5.50%) New Media
11 3 (2.75%) Video on Demand
11 3 (2.75%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.75%) Streaming Video
12 2 (1.83%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.83%) Social Network
12 2 (1.83%) Open Source
13 1 (0.92%) Mobile Payment
13 1 (0.92%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.92%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 105 (96.33%) Apple iOS
2 17 (15.60%) Android
3 5 (4.59%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.67%) Windows
4 4 (3.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (96.33%) iOS Development
2 64 (58.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.52%) Scrum
4 28 (25.69%) TDD
4 28 (25.69%) OO
5 19 (17.43%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (11.01%) OOP
7 11 (10.09%) Kanban
8 10 (9.17%) Unit Testing
9 9 (8.26%) Android Development
10 8 (7.34%) Memory Management
10 8 (7.34%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.42%) BDD
11 7 (6.42%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.50%) OOD
12 6 (5.50%) MVC
12 6 (5.50%) Web Design
13 5 (4.59%) Automated Testing
14 4 (3.67%) Software Engineering
15 3 (2.75%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 99 (90.83%) Objective-C
2 12 (11.01%) C++
3 7 (6.42%) Java
4 5 (4.59%) JavaScript
4 5 (4.59%) C#
5 2 (1.83%) Ruby
5 2 (1.83%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.92%) XPath
Qualifications
1 5 (4.59%) Degree
2 2 (1.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.67%) QA
Vendors
1 36 (33.03%) Apple
2 5 (4.59%) Facebook
2 5 (4.59%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.83%) Oracle
3 2 (1.83%) Twitter
3 2 (1.83%) Google
3 2 (1.83%) Sencha
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