The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Manchester region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 85 65 89
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +24
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 1 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.071% 0.83% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 2.78% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Average daily rate £400 £260 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -27.27%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
411 288 421
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 29.05% 29.84% 30.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 148 265
Average daily rate £325 £295 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.16% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £372 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 19 17
Average hourly rate £135.00 £31.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+328.57% +80.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Cocoa
North West

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 22 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (60.00%) iPad
2 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
2 3 (60.00%) iPhone
3 2 (40.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (20.00%) CSS3
4 1 (20.00%) Cocoa Touch
4 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (20.00%) HTML5
4 1 (20.00%) Graphic Design
4 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
4 1 (20.00%) Legal
4 1 (20.00%) Xcode
4 1 (20.00%) C++
4 1 (20.00%) HTML
4 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
4 1 (20.00%) CSS
4 1 (20.00%) Apple

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (20.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) iOS SDK
2 1 (20.00%) CSS3
2 1 (20.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (20.00%) HTML5
2 1 (20.00%) HTML
2 1 (20.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) iPad
1 3 (60.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (60.00%) iPhone
2 1 (20.00%) Graphic Design
2 1 (20.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (40.00%) Mobile Application Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (20.00%) C++
2 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Apple