The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 132 128 108
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -20
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.031% 0.073% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 0
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£525 £575 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.69% -
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
UK

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 Scotland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
647 792 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 20.32% 28.76% 24.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 318 436 279
Average daily rate £350 £375 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +1.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £460 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 11
Average hourly rate £40.38 £42.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.85% +29.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.60 £24.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £42.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.55 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+16.32% -2.85%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 3 August 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
Edinburgh -4 1 £525 -8.69%
Cocoa
UK

Cocoa
Top 23 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) Xcode
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
2 1 (50.00%) iBeacon
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
2 1 (50.00%) REST
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) Web Services
2 1 (50.00%) XML
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Banking
2 1 (50.00%) Retail
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) JSON
2 1 (50.00%) Android
2 1 (50.00%) iPhone
2 1 (50.00%) Augmented Reality
2 1 (50.00%) iPad

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (50.00%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Xcode
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Banking
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Developer
2 1 (50.00%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (50.00%) Web Services
1 1 (50.00%) XML
1 1 (50.00%) JSON
1 1 (50.00%) REST
1 1 (50.00%) Cocoa Touch
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) iPhone
1 1 (50.00%) Augmented Reality
1 1 (50.00%) iPad
1 1 (50.00%) Mobile Payment
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Mobile
2 1 (50.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 1 (50.00%) Mobile Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) Objective-C