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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 384 361 321
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -40
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 42 59 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.23% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.75% 1.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 44 79
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £315 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £371 £319 £325
% change year-on-year
+16.47% -1.92%
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
7449 7839 7291
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 30.21% 30.94% 30.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 5519 5701 5190
Average daily rate £420 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £568 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 46 69
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.75 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.09% +6.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £22.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £95.00 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 +12 14 £350 -15.15% 4
Canary Wharf - - - -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 106 (99.07%) iOS Development
3 101 (94.39%) Objective-C
4 70 (65.42%) Cocoa Touch
5 63 (58.88%) Xcode
6 50 (46.73%) iOS SDK
7 42 (39.25%) iPhone
8 38 (35.51%) iPad
9 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
10 33 (30.84%) OO
11 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
12 30 (28.04%) Mobile App
13 24 (22.43%) JSON
13 24 (22.43%) Web Services
14 23 (21.50%) Apple
15 21 (19.63%) C++
15 21 (19.63%) RESTful
16 19 (17.76%) XML
16 19 (17.76%) Scrum
17 18 (16.82%) TDD
17 18 (16.82%) Subversion
17 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
18 17 (15.89%) Facebook
18 17 (15.89%) User Experience
19 16 (14.95%) Android
20 14 (13.08%) REST
20 14 (13.08%) HTML
21 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
22 11 (10.28%) UIKit
22 11 (10.28%) Computer Science

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 3 (2.80%) CMS
2 1 (0.93%) Node.js
2 1 (0.93%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.87%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (3.74%) HTTP
2 3 (2.80%) VoIP
3 2 (1.87%) HTTPS
4 1 (0.93%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.80%) MySQL
1 3 (2.80%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 63 (58.88%) Xcode
2 32 (29.91%) Git (software)
3 18 (16.82%) Subversion
4 5 (4.67%) Mercurial
5 3 (2.80%) QuickTest Pro
6 2 (1.87%) JIRA
7 1 (0.93%) Selenium
7 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.93%) Maven
7 1 (0.93%) JBehave
7 1 (0.93%) WebDriver
7 1 (0.93%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.93%) eggPlant
General
1 11 (10.28%) Publishing
2 7 (6.54%) Finance
3 5 (4.67%) Banking
3 5 (4.67%) Marketing
4 4 (3.74%) Retail
5 2 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.87%) Legal
6 1 (0.93%) Advertising
6 1 (0.93%) Games
Job Titles
1 105 (98.13%) Developer
2 103 (96.26%) iOS Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Senior iOS Developer
3 12 (11.21%) Senior Developer
4 9 (8.41%) Lead Developer
5 5 (4.67%) Junior Developer
5 5 (4.67%) Junior
5 5 (4.67%) Junior iOS Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Mobile Developer
6 4 (3.74%) Android Developer
7 1 (0.93%) Programmer
7 1 (0.93%) Tester
7 1 (0.93%) Applications Developer
7 1 (0.93%) iPhone Developer
7 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (65.42%) Cocoa Touch
2 50 (46.73%) iOS SDK
3 24 (22.43%) JSON
3 24 (22.43%) Web Services
4 21 (19.63%) RESTful
5 19 (17.76%) XML
6 14 (13.08%) HTML
6 14 (13.08%) REST
7 11 (10.28%) UIKit
8 6 (5.61%) Xamarin.iOS
8 6 (5.61%) CSS
9 5 (4.67%) SOAP
9 5 (4.67%) jQuery
10 4 (3.74%) HTML5
11 3 (2.80%) Google Maps API
11 3 (2.80%) Ajax
11 3 (2.80%) Sencha Touch
12 1 (0.93%) cocos2d
12 1 (0.93%) Protocol Buffers
12 1 (0.93%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 42 (39.25%) iPhone
2 38 (35.51%) iPad
3 30 (28.04%) Mobile App
4 17 (15.89%) User Experience
5 11 (10.28%) Computer Science
6 10 (9.35%) Social Media
7 6 (5.61%) N-Tier
8 4 (3.74%) Blackberry
8 4 (3.74%) Streaming Video
8 4 (3.74%) Video on Demand
9 3 (2.80%) Video Editing
9 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (2.80%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.87%) DTV
10 2 (1.87%) Data Structures
10 2 (1.87%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.93%) Analytical Skills
11 1 (0.93%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.93%) New Media
11 1 (0.93%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 107 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 16 (14.95%) Android
3 5 (4.67%) Windows
4 4 (3.74%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (99.07%) iOS Development
2 35 (32.71%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (30.84%) OO
4 19 (17.76%) Scrum
5 18 (16.82%) Software Engineering
5 18 (16.82%) TDD
6 11 (10.28%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (9.35%) E-Commerce
8 9 (8.41%) Unit Testing
8 9 (8.41%) BDD
9 8 (7.48%) OOP
10 7 (6.54%) Memory Management
10 7 (6.54%) Multithreading
11 6 (5.61%) OOD
11 6 (5.61%) SOA
12 5 (4.67%) Web Design
12 5 (4.67%) Mobile Application Development
12 5 (4.67%) Android Development
13 4 (3.74%) MVC
14 3 (2.80%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 101 (94.39%) Objective-C
2 21 (19.63%) C++
3 13 (12.15%) JavaScript
4 6 (5.61%) SQL
4 6 (5.61%) Java
5 5 (4.67%) Python
6 4 (3.74%) PowerHouse
6 4 (3.74%) C
7 3 (2.80%) Ruby
7 3 (2.80%) PHP
8 2 (1.87%) C#
9 1 (0.93%) Perl
9 1 (0.93%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (3.74%) Degree
2 1 (0.93%) ISEB
2 1 (0.93%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.74%) QA
System Software
1 1 (0.93%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 23 (21.50%) Apple
2 17 (15.89%) Facebook
3 5 (4.67%) Google
4 3 (2.80%) Sencha
4 3 (2.80%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.93%) Twitter
5 1 (0.93%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (0.93%) Oracle
5 1 (0.93%) Symbian
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