The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 88 85 69
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -16
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.13% 0.077% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 0.29% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +53.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £250
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +30.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - £22.66
Cocoa
North West

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 Manchester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
357 349 293
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 23.52% 26.87% 30.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 232 209 156
Average daily rate £350 £330 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +11.86%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £270 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £452 £450 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 21
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% +3.60%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.62 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.48% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Cocoa
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) Xcode
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (50.00%) RESTful

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Development Applications
1 1 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (50.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
1 1 (50.00%) iOS SDK
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) RESTful
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C