The first table below looks at the demand for Cocoa skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa over the 3 months to 22 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 West 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 136 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +19
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.068% 0.046% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.25% 0.19% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
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£313 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -14.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £369 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.91% +9.09%
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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
799 518 631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 27.29% 24.00% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 361 344
Average daily rate £325 £325 £325
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 9 27
Average hourly rate £35.00 £54.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.77% +118.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.00 £21.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £54.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa across the South West region.

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa across the South West region.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Cocoa
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 22 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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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
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Somerset - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 26 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 3 (75.00%) Xcode
2 3 (75.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
3 2 (50.00%) User Stories
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Subversion
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) JSON
3 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
3 2 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) C
4 1 (25.00%) C++
4 1 (25.00%) Memory Management
4 1 (25.00%) iPhone
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
4 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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.

Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Xcode
2 2 (50.00%) Subversion
2 2 (50.00%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) REST
2 2 (50.00%) iOS SDK
2 2 (50.00%) JSON
2 2 (50.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) N-Tier
2 1 (25.00%) iPhone
2 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 2 (50.00%) User Stories
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 2 (50.00%) Scrum
2 2 (50.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) Memory Management
3 1 (25.00%) Mobile Application Development
3 1 (25.00%) Dependency Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) Objective-C
2 1 (25.00%) C
2 1 (25.00%) C++