The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 5 March 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
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 242 227 218
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -9
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 16 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.17% 0.12% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.53% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 1
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£380 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £350 £294
% change year-on-year
+8.57% +19.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 - -
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 South East region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2407 2076 1723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.93% 23.48% 23.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 1394 1172 903
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 54 52 95
Average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £15.97 £18.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the South East region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa within the South East region over the 3 months to 5 March 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
Hampshire -1 12 £359 +2.50%
Berkshire -6 2 £325 -7.14%
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
Surrey - - - - 2
East Sussex - - - -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 26 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 26 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 26 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 25 (96.15%) Cocoa Touch
3 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (65.38%) iPhone
4 17 (65.38%) Apple
5 16 (61.54%) Web Services
5 16 (61.54%) RESTful
6 15 (57.69%) SOAP
6 15 (57.69%) iPad
7 14 (53.85%) TDD
8 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (50.00%) HTTP
8 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
9 12 (46.15%) Subversion
10 10 (38.46%) Scrum
10 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
11 9 (34.62%) Client/Server
12 8 (30.77%) Kanban
13 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
14 5 (19.23%) OO
15 4 (15.38%) Xcode
15 4 (15.38%) JSON
16 3 (11.54%) Internet
17 2 (7.69%) MVC
17 2 (7.69%) Animation
17 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
17 2 (7.69%) Core Animation
18 1 (3.85%) CSS3

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 13 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (11.54%) Internet
Development Applications
1 13 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 12 (46.15%) Subversion
3 4 (15.38%) Xcode
General
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
1 1 (3.85%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (100.00%) Developer
2 23 (88.46%) iOS Developer
3 4 (15.38%) iPhone Developer
4 2 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (7.69%) iPhone Applications Developer
4 2 (7.69%) iPad Developer
5 1 (3.85%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (96.15%) Cocoa Touch
2 16 (61.54%) RESTful
2 16 (61.54%) Web Services
3 15 (57.69%) SOAP
4 4 (15.38%) JSON
5 2 (7.69%) Core Animation
6 1 (3.85%) CSS3
6 1 (3.85%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 17 (65.38%) iPhone
2 15 (57.69%) iPad
3 10 (38.46%) Mobile App
4 9 (34.62%) Client/Server
5 7 (26.92%) Data Structures
6 2 (7.69%) Animation
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 1 (3.85%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 18 (69.23%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (53.85%) TDD
4 13 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (38.46%) Scrum
6 8 (30.77%) Kanban
7 5 (19.23%) OO
8 2 (7.69%) MVC
8 2 (7.69%) Unit Testing
9 1 (3.85%) Automated Testing
9 1 (3.85%) OOP
9 1 (3.85%) User Stories
9 1 (3.85%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (3.85%) Degree
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Apple