The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 247 230 243
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +13
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 3 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.031% 0.084% 0.047%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.35% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 5
Average daily rate £388 £395 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +21.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £358 £362 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £400 £400
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2244 1994 2366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 23.17% 23.83% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1296 1033 1183
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 133 107
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.00 £17.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
Cocoa
England

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 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +5 1 £350 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 18 (94.74%) Apple iOS
2 16 (84.21%) Objective-C
3 15 (78.95%) iOS Development
4 14 (73.68%) Android
5 13 (68.42%) HTML
6 10 (52.63%) iPhone
6 10 (52.63%) Xcode
6 10 (52.63%) iOS SDK
7 9 (47.37%) Android SDK
7 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
8 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
8 7 (36.84%) iPad
8 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
9 6 (31.58%) Android Development
9 6 (31.58%) jQuery
10 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
10 5 (26.32%) Core Animation
10 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
10 5 (26.32%) Animation
11 4 (21.05%) JSON
11 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
11 4 (21.05%) C#
11 4 (21.05%) C++
11 4 (21.05%) Publishing
11 4 (21.05%) Apple
11 4 (21.05%) Mobile Application Development
11 4 (21.05%) UIKit
11 4 (21.05%) Xamarin
11 4 (21.05%) webOS
11 4 (21.05%) HTML5

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 3 (15.79%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.26%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Xcode
2 5 (26.32%) Git (software)
3 1 (5.26%) Subversion
General
1 4 (21.05%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (73.68%) iOS Developer
3 4 (21.05%) Android Developer
4 3 (15.79%) Mobile Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Mac Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (68.42%) HTML
2 10 (52.63%) iOS SDK
3 9 (47.37%) Android SDK
4 6 (31.58%) jQuery
5 5 (26.32%) Core Animation
6 4 (21.05%) JSON
6 4 (21.05%) UIKit
6 4 (21.05%) HTML5
7 3 (15.79%) J2ME
7 3 (15.79%) .NET
7 3 (15.79%) ASP.NET
7 3 (15.79%) CSS
7 3 (15.79%) .NET Framework
8 2 (10.53%) Cocoa Touch
9 1 (5.26%) Xamarin.iOS
9 1 (5.26%) SOAP
9 1 (5.26%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) iPhone
2 7 (36.84%) Mobile App
2 7 (36.84%) iPad
3 5 (26.32%) Animation
4 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Apple iOS
2 14 (73.68%) Android
3 4 (21.05%) webOS
4 1 (5.26%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
4 1 (5.26%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) iOS Development
2 7 (36.84%) Multithreading
3 6 (31.58%) Android Development
4 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
5 4 (21.05%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (21.05%) Mobile Application Development
6 3 (15.79%) OO
7 1 (5.26%) Memory Management
7 1 (5.26%) BDD
7 1 (5.26%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) Objective-C
2 9 (47.37%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) C#
3 4 (21.05%) C++
4 3 (15.79%) Java
4 3 (15.79%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) Apple
1 4 (21.05%) Xamarin
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft