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 3 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 250 236 234
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -2
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 19 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.19% 0.24% 0.045%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.74% 0.95% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 2
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£363 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £326 £350 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £441
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £355 £300
% change year-on-year
+2.11% +18.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.00 £33.55 -
% change year-on-year
-7.60% -
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
2577 2317 2325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 26.05% 24.87% 26.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1691 1310 1311
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 41 58
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
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 3 September 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 -12 6 £375 -6.25%
West Sussex - 4 £354 - 3
Kent +3 3 - -
Surrey -2 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire -19 2 £400 +14.28%
Berkshire - 1 £340 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £375 -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 41 (97.62%) Apple iOS
2 40 (95.24%) iOS Development
3 39 (92.86%) Objective-C
4 31 (73.81%) Cocoa Touch
5 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (57.14%) Mobile Development
6 20 (47.62%) Mobile App
7 16 (38.10%) Web Services
7 16 (38.10%) Apple
8 15 (35.71%) Xcode
9 12 (28.57%) iPhone
9 12 (28.57%) iPad
10 11 (26.19%) REST
10 11 (26.19%) Apple Swift
11 10 (23.81%) JSON
11 10 (23.81%) XML
12 9 (21.43%) Degree
13 8 (19.05%) Animation
13 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (19.05%) Core Animation
13 8 (19.05%) Android
13 8 (19.05%) TDD
14 7 (16.67%) OpenGL
14 7 (16.67%) Memory Management
14 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
15 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
15 6 (14.29%) RESTful
15 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
16 5 (11.90%) SOAP
16 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

Applications
1 3 (7.14%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.38%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (9.52%) HTTP
2 3 (7.14%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (35.71%) Xcode
2 6 (14.29%) Git (software)
3 4 (9.52%) Subversion
4 1 (2.38%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.38%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (4.76%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 41 (97.62%) Developer
2 36 (85.71%) iOS Developer
3 8 (19.05%) Mobile Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Applications Developer
4 5 (11.90%) Programmer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 3 (7.14%) Senior iOS Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Xamarin Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Architect
7 1 (2.38%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.38%) C# Developer
7 1 (2.38%) Senior Programmer
7 1 (2.38%) Mobile Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (73.81%) Cocoa Touch
2 16 (38.10%) Web Services
3 11 (26.19%) REST
4 10 (23.81%) XML
4 10 (23.81%) JSON
5 8 (19.05%) Core Animation
6 7 (16.67%) OpenGL
7 6 (14.29%) RESTful
8 5 (11.90%) SOAP
9 3 (7.14%) iOS SDK
10 2 (4.76%) PhoneGap
10 2 (4.76%) iPhone SDK
10 2 (4.76%) HTML
10 2 (4.76%) .NET
10 2 (4.76%) CSS
10 2 (4.76%) Apache Cordova
11 1 (2.38%) Android SDK
11 1 (2.38%) J2ME
11 1 (2.38%) HTML5
11 1 (2.38%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 20 (47.62%) Mobile App
2 12 (28.57%) iPhone
2 12 (28.57%) iPad
3 8 (19.05%) Animation
4 7 (16.67%) Computer Science
5 6 (14.29%) Client/Server
6 5 (11.90%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (9.52%) User Experience
8 1 (2.38%) Data Structures
8 1 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 1 (2.38%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 41 (97.62%) Apple iOS
2 8 (19.05%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (95.24%) iOS Development
2 24 (57.14%) Mobile Development
2 24 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (19.05%) TDD
3 8 (19.05%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (16.67%) Memory Management
5 5 (11.90%) Android Development
6 3 (7.14%) Scrum
6 3 (7.14%) BDD
6 3 (7.14%) E-Commerce
7 2 (4.76%) OO
7 2 (4.76%) MVC
7 2 (4.76%) Multithreading
7 2 (4.76%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
8 1 (2.38%) Kanban
8 1 (2.38%) Open Source
8 1 (2.38%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (92.86%) Objective-C
2 11 (26.19%) Apple Swift
3 3 (7.14%) JavaScript
4 2 (4.76%) Java
4 2 (4.76%) C#
5 1 (2.38%) C++
Qualifications
1 9 (21.43%) Degree
Vendors
1 16 (38.10%) Apple
2 2 (4.76%) ION Trading
2 2 (4.76%) Google
2 2 (4.76%) Xamarin
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