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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 228 231 236
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +5
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 26 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.10% 0.086%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.16% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 6
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.69% -0.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £354 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £384 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +15.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - £22.66
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
2248 2091 2005
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.09% 23.35% 24.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1395 1212 1068
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 45 121
Average hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.40 £20.50 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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
West Sussex - 6 £300 -
Buckinghamshire - 5 £375 - 1
Kent - 5 - - 1
Hampshire -4 4 £353 -4.40%
Berkshire -5 4 £390 -
Surrey - 2 £340 - 4
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 39 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 38 (97.44%) iOS Development
3 37 (94.87%) Objective-C
4 31 (79.49%) Cocoa Touch
5 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (51.28%) iPhone
7 19 (48.72%) Mobile App
7 19 (48.72%) Web Services
7 19 (48.72%) Mobile Development
8 18 (46.15%) Apple
8 18 (46.15%) iPad
9 15 (38.46%) RESTful
10 13 (33.33%) SOAP
11 12 (30.77%) Xcode
12 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
12 11 (28.21%) TDD
13 10 (25.64%) HTTP
13 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
14 9 (23.08%) Client/Server
15 8 (20.51%) Subversion
15 8 (20.51%) JSON
16 7 (17.95%) Core Animation
16 7 (17.95%) Degree
16 7 (17.95%) Animation
16 7 (17.95%) Scrum
16 7 (17.95%) XML
16 7 (17.95%) REST
17 6 (15.38%) Apple Swift
17 6 (15.38%) Android
18 5 (12.82%) Computer Science

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 10 (25.64%) HTTP
2 2 (5.13%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Xcode
2 10 (25.64%) Git (software)
3 8 (20.51%) Subversion
4 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
4 1 (2.56%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 38 (97.44%) Developer
2 35 (89.74%) iOS Developer
3 3 (7.69%) iPhone Developer
3 3 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Android Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Applications Developer
4 2 (5.13%) Programmer
5 1 (2.56%) Architect
5 1 (2.56%) .NET Developer
5 1 (2.56%) C# Developer
5 1 (2.56%) iPad Developer
5 1 (2.56%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (2.56%) iPhone Applications Developer
5 1 (2.56%) Xamarin Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (79.49%) Cocoa Touch
2 19 (48.72%) Web Services
3 15 (38.46%) RESTful
4 13 (33.33%) SOAP
5 8 (20.51%) JSON
6 7 (17.95%) Core Animation
6 7 (17.95%) XML
6 7 (17.95%) REST
7 4 (10.26%) OpenGL
8 3 (7.69%) iOS SDK
9 2 (5.13%) iPhone SDK
10 1 (2.56%) .NET
10 1 (2.56%) CSS
10 1 (2.56%) HTML
10 1 (2.56%) J2ME
10 1 (2.56%) CSS3
10 1 (2.56%) UIKit
10 1 (2.56%) HTML5
10 1 (2.56%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 20 (51.28%) iPhone
2 19 (48.72%) Mobile App
3 18 (46.15%) iPad
4 9 (23.08%) Client/Server
5 7 (17.95%) Animation
6 5 (12.82%) Computer Science
6 5 (12.82%) Data Structures
7 3 (7.69%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (5.13%) User Experience
9 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 39 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 6 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (97.44%) iOS Development
2 25 (64.10%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (48.72%) Mobile Development
4 11 (28.21%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (28.21%) TDD
5 7 (17.95%) Scrum
6 5 (12.82%) Kanban
6 5 (12.82%) Android Development
7 4 (10.26%) Memory Management
7 4 (10.26%) OO
8 3 (7.69%) MVC
9 2 (5.13%) Multithreading
9 2 (5.13%) Mobile Application Development
9 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
10 1 (2.56%) OOP
10 1 (2.56%) Automated Testing
10 1 (2.56%) Software Engineering
10 1 (2.56%) User Stories
10 1 (2.56%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 37 (94.87%) Objective-C
2 6 (15.38%) Apple Swift
3 2 (5.13%) Java
4 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
4 1 (2.56%) C#
4 1 (2.56%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Degree
Vendors
1 18 (46.15%) Apple
2 1 (2.56%) ION Trading
2 1 (2.56%) Google
2 1 (2.56%) Xamarin
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