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 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa
Rank 241 242 226
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -16
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 12 13 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.54% 0.57% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 11
Average daily rate £463 £394 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.46% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £373 £344 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £450 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+16.12% +10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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
2205 2273 1985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 25.77% 24.45% 23.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1474 1307 1080
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 51 62
Average hourly rate £45.00 £27.50 £32.38
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+63.63% -15.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.70 £17.75 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 February 2016.

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 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +15 10 £475 +18.75%
Berkshire +3 1 £400 +23.07% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £350 -
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 32 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 32 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 32 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 29 (90.63%) Cocoa Touch
3 24 (75.00%) Mobile App
4 22 (68.75%) Apple Swift
5 16 (50.00%) Animation
6 15 (46.88%) Apple
7 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
7 14 (43.75%) Mobile Development
8 13 (40.63%) Core Animation
9 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
9 12 (37.50%) TDD
9 12 (37.50%) BDD
10 9 (28.13%) Publishing
11 8 (25.00%) User Experience
12 5 (15.63%) ION Trading
12 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
13 2 (6.25%) B2B
13 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
13 2 (6.25%) Android
13 2 (6.25%) iPhone
14 1 (3.13%) RESTful
14 1 (3.13%) iOS SDK
14 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
14 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
14 1 (3.13%) Android Development
14 1 (3.13%) Web Services
14 1 (3.13%) Windows
14 1 (3.13%) C

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

General
1 9 (28.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (96.88%) Developer
1 31 (96.88%) iOS Developer
2 12 (37.50%) Applications Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Objective-C Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Senior Developer
3 9 (28.13%) Senior iOS Developer
4 8 (25.00%) Mobile Applications Developer
4 8 (25.00%) Programmer
5 2 (6.25%) Senior Programmer
6 1 (3.13%) Android Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (90.63%) Cocoa Touch
2 13 (40.63%) Core Animation
3 1 (3.13%) Android SDK
3 1 (3.13%) iOS SDK
3 1 (3.13%) RESTful
3 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (75.00%) Mobile App
2 16 (50.00%) Animation
3 8 (25.00%) User Experience
4 2 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 32 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 14 (43.75%) E-Commerce
2 14 (43.75%) Mobile Development
3 12 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (37.50%) BDD
3 12 (37.50%) TDD
4 5 (15.63%) Software Engineering
5 2 (6.25%) B2B
6 1 (3.13%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 32 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 22 (68.75%) Apple Swift
3 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.13%) C
4 1 (3.13%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (3.13%) Degree
Vendors
1 15 (46.88%) Apple
2 5 (15.63%) ION Trading