The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 137 132 126
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -6
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 4 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.13% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.41% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 2
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£388 £310 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £310 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £310 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.85% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Cocoa
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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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
760 725 638
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 24.33% 25.49% 25.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 487 434 403
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £463 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 19
Average hourly rate £36.40 £33.75 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.00 £27.50 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.55 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram 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 4 March 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
Bristol -6 2 £419 +35.08% 1
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 -
Somerset - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
1 6 (85.71%) iOS Development
2 5 (71.43%) Objective-C
3 4 (57.14%) iOS SDK
3 4 (57.14%) Android
4 3 (42.86%) Apple
4 3 (42.86%) Xcode
4 3 (42.86%) Cocoa Touch
5 2 (28.57%) UIKit
5 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
5 2 (28.57%) Memory Management
5 2 (28.57%) Android Development
5 2 (28.57%) iPhone
6 1 (14.29%) MonoDevelop
6 1 (14.29%) Social Media
6 1 (14.29%) iPad
6 1 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
6 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
6 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
6 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
6 1 (14.29%) Xamarin
6 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
6 1 (14.29%) Social Network
6 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 (42.86%) Xcode
2 1 (14.29%) MonoDevelop
2 1 (14.29%) Eclipse
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) iOS Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Mac Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Applications Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Senior iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (57.14%) iOS SDK
2 3 (42.86%) Cocoa Touch
3 2 (28.57%) UIKit
4 1 (14.29%) Android SDK
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mobile App
1 2 (28.57%) iPhone
2 1 (14.29%) Social Media
2 1 (14.29%) iPad
2 1 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 1 (14.29%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Apple iOS
2 4 (57.14%) Android
3 1 (14.29%) Windows
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS X
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) iOS Development
2 2 (28.57%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
2 2 (28.57%) Memory Management
2 2 (28.57%) Android Development
3 1 (14.29%) MVC
3 1 (14.29%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 5 (71.43%) Objective-C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Apple
2 1 (14.29%) Xamarin