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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 224 235 233
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -2
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 20 4 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.22% 0.047% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.92% 0.19% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 2 6
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£400 £331 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.75% -0.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £226 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £436 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -46.68%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
2179 2108 2152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 24.10% 25.00% 21.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1218 1135 1112
Average daily rate £350 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 69 84
Average hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £20.05 £15.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.50 £50.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
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
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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 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
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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 -7 12 £406 +103.12% 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
Berkshire - 2 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - - - - 3
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 21 (91.30%) Objective-C
1 21 (91.30%) Apple iOS
2 20 (86.96%) iOS Development
3 16 (69.57%) Cocoa Touch
4 14 (60.87%) iPad
4 14 (60.87%) iPhone
5 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (52.17%) RESTful
5 12 (52.17%) SOAP
6 11 (47.83%) Apple
6 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
7 10 (43.48%) Mobile App
8 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
9 8 (34.78%) TDD
9 8 (34.78%) Subversion
9 8 (34.78%) Client/Server
9 8 (34.78%) HTTP
9 8 (34.78%) Web Services
10 7 (30.43%) Scrum
10 7 (30.43%) Kanban
11 5 (21.74%) Xcode
11 5 (21.74%) iOS SDK
12 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
12 3 (13.04%) Android
12 3 (13.04%) OO
12 3 (13.04%) C++
12 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
13 2 (8.70%) HTML
13 2 (8.70%) Java
13 2 (8.70%) OOP

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 1 (4.35%) Internet
Development Applications
1 9 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 8 (34.78%) Subversion
3 5 (21.74%) Xcode
General
1 1 (4.35%) Finance
1 1 (4.35%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 16 (69.57%) iOS Developer
3 8 (34.78%) Mobile Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Mac Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Mobile Applications Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Android Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (69.57%) Cocoa Touch
2 12 (52.17%) SOAP
2 12 (52.17%) RESTful
3 8 (34.78%) Web Services
4 5 (21.74%) iOS SDK
5 2 (8.70%) HTML
6 1 (4.35%) .NET
6 1 (4.35%) CSS
6 1 (4.35%) Core Animation
6 1 (4.35%) HTML5
6 1 (4.35%) J2ME
6 1 (4.35%) JSON
6 1 (4.35%) UIKit
6 1 (4.35%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 14 (60.87%) iPhone
1 14 (60.87%) iPad
2 10 (43.48%) Mobile App
3 8 (34.78%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.35%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Apple iOS
2 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
2 3 (13.04%) Android
3 1 (4.35%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (86.96%) iOS Development
2 12 (52.17%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (47.83%) Continuous Integration
4 8 (34.78%) TDD
5 7 (30.43%) Kanban
5 7 (30.43%) Scrum
6 3 (13.04%) Unit Testing
6 3 (13.04%) OO
7 2 (8.70%) OOP
7 2 (8.70%) Memory Management
7 2 (8.70%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (8.70%) Android Development
7 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 21 (91.30%) Objective-C
2 3 (13.04%) C++
3 2 (8.70%) Java
4 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (4.35%) BC Cleared
1 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 11 (47.83%) Apple
2 2 (8.70%) Facebook
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