The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 141 130 128
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -2
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 9 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.033% 0.075%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.08% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
Average daily rate
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£381 - £309
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 - £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £396 - £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
- +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.55 £22.66
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +48.05%
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
835 722 774
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 21.60% 23.77% 28.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 543 442 416
Average daily rate £370 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 18
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £28.75 £13.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £56.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Cheshire +1 5 - -
Manchester - 3 £381 - 2
Merseyside - 1 - -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 15 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 15 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 15 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 10 (66.67%) Xcode
3 9 (60.00%) Android Development
3 9 (60.00%) Android
4 7 (46.67%) Cocoa Touch
5 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (26.67%) OO
7 3 (20.00%) iOS SDK
7 3 (20.00%) Core Animation
7 3 (20.00%) OOP
7 3 (20.00%) Apple
7 3 (20.00%) TDD
7 3 (20.00%) Retail
7 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
7 3 (20.00%) Animation
8 2 (13.33%) JSON
8 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (13.33%) iPhone
8 2 (13.33%) Finance
8 2 (13.33%) Web Services
8 2 (13.33%) Open Source
8 2 (13.33%) Ruby
8 2 (13.33%) RESTful
8 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
8 2 (13.33%) BDD
8 2 (13.33%) REST
8 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
8 2 (13.33%) UIKit

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.67%) HTTP
Development Applications
1 10 (66.67%) Xcode
2 2 (13.33%) Cucumber
2 2 (13.33%) Appium
2 2 (13.33%) CocoaPods
3 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (20.00%) Retail
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
3 1 (6.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 14 (93.33%) Developer
2 10 (66.67%) iOS Developer
3 4 (26.67%) AWS Developer
4 2 (13.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Developer
5 1 (6.67%) iPhone Developer
5 1 (6.67%) Junior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Cocoa Touch
2 3 (20.00%) Core Animation
2 3 (20.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (13.33%) REST
3 2 (13.33%) UIKit
3 2 (13.33%) Web Services
3 2 (13.33%) JSON
3 2 (13.33%) RESTful
4 1 (6.67%) Pthreads
4 1 (6.67%) XML
4 1 (6.67%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Animation
2 2 (13.33%) iPhone
3 1 (6.67%) iPad
3 1 (6.67%) Data Structures
3 1 (6.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (6.67%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 9 (60.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 9 (60.00%) Android Development
3 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (26.67%) OO
5 3 (20.00%) OOP
5 3 (20.00%) TDD
5 3 (20.00%) Automated Testing
6 2 (13.33%) BDD
6 2 (13.33%) Automation Testing
6 2 (13.33%) Continuous Integration
6 2 (13.33%) Open Source
7 1 (6.67%) Memory Management
7 1 (6.67%) Multithreading
7 1 (6.67%) UML
7 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
7 1 (6.67%) OOA/OOD
7 1 (6.67%) E-Commerce
7 1 (6.67%) MVC
7 1 (6.67%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 15 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 2 (13.33%) Ruby
2 2 (13.33%) Apple Swift
3 1 (6.67%) C
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) Apple
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