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 24 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 91 73 69
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -4
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 1 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.61% 1.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 2.06% 3.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 7
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£325 £338 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.70% +18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year
-3.57% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £18.75
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
411 339 459
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.27% 29.66% 38.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 207 265
Average daily rate £325 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 12 7
Average hourly rate £11.25 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-65.90% -5.71%
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 24 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
Bolton - - - -
Oldham - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Cocoa
North West

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 3 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (66.67%) iOS SDK
2 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (66.67%) .NET
3 1 (33.33%) Oracle
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ajax
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) QA
3 1 (33.33%) Android
3 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) HTML5
3 1 (33.33%) Social Media
3 1 (33.33%) iPad
3 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
3 1 (33.33%) UIKit
3 1 (33.33%) Xamarin
3 1 (33.33%) HTML

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Xcode
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) iOS Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) iOS SDK
2 1 (33.33%) REST
2 1 (33.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (33.33%) UIKit
2 1 (33.33%) Android SDK
2 1 (33.33%) SOAP
2 1 (33.33%) Web Services
2 1 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (33.33%) Ajax
2 1 (33.33%) JSON
2 1 (33.33%) HTML5
2 1 (33.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Mobile App
2 1 (33.33%) Social Media
2 1 (33.33%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (33.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
2 1 (33.33%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (33.33%) Java
2 1 (33.33%) JavaScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) QA
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Oracle
1 1 (33.33%) Xamarin