The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 22 December 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
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 355 374 288
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -86
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 44 41 96
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.19% 0.17% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.57% 1.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 30 66
Average daily rate
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£400 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £299 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.75
Cocoa
England

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 London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
6844 7168 6578
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.94% 29.84% 31.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5217 5162 4799
Average daily rate £425 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £579 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 53 66
Average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +29.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £18.00 £14.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £70.00 £55.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the London region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in London

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 2014.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in London

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the London region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in London

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the London region over the 3 months to 22 December 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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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
City of London +8 18 £400 +14.28% 5
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 90 (97.83%) Apple iOS
1 90 (97.83%) iOS Development
2 84 (91.30%) Objective-C
3 51 (55.43%) Xcode
4 48 (52.17%) Cocoa Touch
5 39 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
6 35 (38.04%) iOS SDK
7 33 (35.87%) iPhone
8 30 (32.61%) OO
9 28 (30.43%) iPad
10 27 (29.35%) JSON
11 21 (22.83%) Scrum
12 20 (21.74%) User Experience
13 17 (18.48%) Web Services
13 17 (18.48%) XML
13 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
14 16 (17.39%) RESTful
15 14 (15.22%) C++
15 14 (15.22%) Apple
16 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
16 13 (14.13%) Mobile App
17 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
17 12 (13.04%) Android
17 12 (13.04%) UIKit
18 10 (10.87%) TDD
19 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
19 8 (8.70%) HTTP
19 8 (8.70%) Social Media
19 8 (8.70%) Facebook
20 7 (7.61%) JavaScript

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 1 (1.09%) SharePoint
1 1 (1.09%) CMS
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) HTTP
2 2 (2.17%) VPN
2 2 (2.17%) HTTPS
2 2 (2.17%) Internet
2 2 (2.17%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 51 (55.43%) Xcode
2 17 (18.48%) Git (software)
3 7 (7.61%) Subversion
4 4 (4.35%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.17%) Calabash
6 1 (1.09%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.09%) JIRA
6 1 (1.09%) Selenium
General
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 6 (6.52%) Marketing
3 5 (5.43%) Publishing
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
5 3 (3.26%) Games
6 2 (2.17%) Retail
7 1 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 91 (98.91%) Developer
2 86 (93.48%) iOS Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Senior iOS Developer
3 9 (9.78%) Senior Developer
4 6 (6.52%) Applications Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Junior Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Junior iOS Developer
5 5 (5.43%) Junior
6 4 (4.35%) Android Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Lead Developer
7 3 (3.26%) Mobile Developer
8 2 (2.17%) Mac Developer
9 1 (1.09%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 1 (1.09%) Team Leader
9 1 (1.09%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (1.09%) iPhone Developer
9 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (52.17%) Cocoa Touch
2 35 (38.04%) iOS SDK
3 27 (29.35%) JSON
4 17 (18.48%) Web Services
4 17 (18.48%) XML
5 16 (17.39%) RESTful
6 12 (13.04%) UIKit
7 7 (7.61%) REST
8 6 (6.52%) HTML
9 5 (5.43%) SOAP
9 5 (5.43%) Xamarin.iOS
10 4 (4.35%) Core Animation
10 4 (4.35%) CSS
11 3 (3.26%) Android SDK
12 2 (2.17%) Sencha Touch
12 2 (2.17%) Ajax
12 2 (2.17%) Google Maps API
13 1 (1.09%) HTML5
13 1 (1.09%) CSS3
13 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 33 (35.87%) iPhone
2 28 (30.43%) iPad
3 20 (21.74%) User Experience
4 13 (14.13%) Mobile App
4 13 (14.13%) Computer Science
5 8 (8.70%) Social Media
6 6 (6.52%) New Media
7 5 (5.43%) Animation
7 5 (5.43%) N-Tier
8 3 (3.26%) Blackberry
8 3 (3.26%) Streaming Video
8 3 (3.26%) Video on Demand
8 3 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (3.26%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (2.17%) DTV
9 2 (2.17%) Video Editing
10 1 (1.09%) Social Network
10 1 (1.09%) Online Gambling
10 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 90 (97.83%) Apple iOS
2 12 (13.04%) Android
3 4 (4.35%) Windows
4 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
5 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (97.83%) iOS Development
2 39 (42.39%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.61%) OO
4 21 (22.83%) Scrum
5 12 (13.04%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.87%) TDD
7 8 (8.70%) E-Commerce
8 7 (7.61%) Software Engineering
8 7 (7.61%) BDD
9 6 (6.52%) Android Development
9 6 (6.52%) OOP
9 6 (6.52%) Web Design
10 5 (5.43%) OOD
10 5 (5.43%) SOA
10 5 (5.43%) Memory Management
10 5 (5.43%) Unit Testing
10 5 (5.43%) Multithreading
11 4 (4.35%) MVC
12 3 (3.26%) Data Security
12 3 (3.26%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 84 (91.30%) Objective-C
2 14 (15.22%) C++
3 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 5 (5.43%) Java
5 4 (4.35%) SQL
5 4 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.09%) Ruby
7 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (4.35%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) QA
Vendors
1 14 (15.22%) Apple
2 8 (8.70%) Facebook
3 3 (3.26%) Google
3 3 (3.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (2.17%) Sencha
4 2 (2.17%) Twitter
4 2 (2.17%) Xamarin
5 1 (1.09%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (1.09%) Oracle
5 1 (1.09%) Symbian
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