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 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 370 371 345
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -26
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 40 44 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.18% 0.18% 0.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 0.62% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 34 33
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£450 £407 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.63% +1.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £315 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -
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
6672 7111 6374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 29.91% 29.36% 29.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 4738 5103 4617
Average daily rate £425 £400 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -1.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 36 64
Average hourly rate £22.50 £38.75 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-41.93% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £30.00 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £170.50 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 17 April 2015.

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 17 April 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
City of London +18 9 £462 +8.76% 2
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 75 (96.15%) Apple iOS
1 75 (96.15%) iOS Development
2 68 (87.18%) Objective-C
3 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
4 36 (46.15%) Cocoa Touch
5 30 (38.46%) Xcode
6 26 (33.33%) iOS SDK
6 26 (33.33%) iPhone
7 22 (28.21%) User Experience
8 20 (25.64%) iPad
9 19 (24.36%) Mobile Development
9 19 (24.36%) OO
10 17 (21.79%) Scrum
11 15 (19.23%) JSON
12 13 (16.67%) Web Services
12 13 (16.67%) C++
13 12 (15.38%) C#
13 12 (15.38%) Java
13 12 (15.38%) TDD
13 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
13 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
13 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
13 12 (15.38%) RESTful
14 11 (14.10%) Android
14 11 (14.10%) Android Development
14 11 (14.10%) Apple
15 10 (12.82%) REST
16 9 (11.54%) UIKit
16 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
17 8 (10.26%) OOD

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 5 (6.41%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.28%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (6.41%) HTTP
2 3 (3.85%) HTTPS
3 2 (2.56%) Internet
3 2 (2.56%) Firewall
3 2 (2.56%) VPN
Development Applications
1 30 (38.46%) Xcode
2 12 (15.38%) Git (software)
3 3 (3.85%) Subversion
4 2 (2.56%) Calabash
5 1 (1.28%) Android Studio
5 1 (1.28%) JIRA
5 1 (1.28%) Selenium
5 1 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.28%) Mercurial
5 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
General
1 6 (7.69%) Publishing
2 5 (6.41%) Finance
3 4 (5.13%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Games
4 2 (2.56%) Retail
5 1 (1.28%) Music Industry
5 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 76 (97.44%) Developer
2 69 (88.46%) iOS Developer
3 10 (12.82%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Senior iOS Developer
4 9 (11.54%) Senior Developer
5 5 (6.41%) Applications Developer
6 4 (5.13%) Android Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Mac Developer
7 2 (2.56%) Lead Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Team Leader
8 1 (1.28%) Development Team Leader
8 1 (1.28%) Junior Programmer
8 1 (1.28%) Programmer
8 1 (1.28%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 1 (1.28%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (46.15%) Cocoa Touch
2 26 (33.33%) iOS SDK
3 15 (19.23%) JSON
4 13 (16.67%) Web Services
5 12 (15.38%) RESTful
6 10 (12.82%) REST
7 9 (11.54%) UIKit
8 8 (10.26%) Android SDK
9 7 (8.97%) XML
10 6 (7.69%) SOAP
11 5 (6.41%) Core Animation
12 4 (5.13%) HTML
12 4 (5.13%) CSS
13 2 (2.56%) Ajax
14 1 (1.28%) WebKit
14 1 (1.28%) OpenGL ES
14 1 (1.28%) OpenGL
14 1 (1.28%) iPhone SDK
Miscellaneous
1 26 (33.33%) iPhone
2 22 (28.21%) User Experience
3 20 (25.64%) iPad
4 12 (15.38%) Mobile App
5 9 (11.54%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.69%) Animation
7 5 (6.41%) New Media
8 4 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
9 3 (3.85%) Social Media
10 2 (2.56%) Open Source
10 2 (2.56%) Video on Demand
10 2 (2.56%) Streaming Video
11 1 (1.28%) Smartphone
11 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
11 1 (1.28%) Social Network
11 1 (1.28%) Online Gambling
11 1 (1.28%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (1.28%) Data Structures
11 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
11 1 (1.28%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 75 (96.15%) Apple iOS
2 11 (14.10%) Android
3 5 (6.41%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.28%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (96.15%) iOS Development
2 49 (62.82%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (24.36%) OO
3 19 (24.36%) Mobile Development
4 17 (21.79%) Scrum
5 12 (15.38%) TDD
5 12 (15.38%) Unit Testing
6 11 (14.10%) Android Development
7 8 (10.26%) OOP
7 8 (10.26%) OOD
8 7 (8.97%) Multithreading
9 5 (6.41%) Memory Management
9 5 (6.41%) BDD
9 5 (6.41%) E-Commerce
9 5 (6.41%) Content Management
10 4 (5.13%) MVC
11 3 (3.85%) Web Design
11 3 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
12 2 (2.56%) OWASP
12 2 (2.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 68 (87.18%) Objective-C
2 13 (16.67%) C++
3 12 (15.38%) Java
3 12 (15.38%) C#
4 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.56%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.28%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
Vendors
1 11 (14.10%) Apple
2 5 (6.41%) Xamarin
3 2 (2.56%) Facebook
3 2 (2.56%) Twitter
4 1 (1.28%) Google
4 1 (1.28%) SAP
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