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 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 123 141 114
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -27
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.34% 0.067% 0.048%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 0.25% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 1
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£413 £319 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% -1.92%
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 West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
758 794 487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 25.41% 26.50% 23.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 550 310
Average daily rate £363 £340 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 17 9
Average hourly rate £37.00 £40.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% +63.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.46 £20.60 £15.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £54.50
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 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 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
Bristol +9 10 £413 +26.92% 2
Cocoa
England

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 13 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 13 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 12 (92.31%) Objective-C
3 11 (84.62%) Cocoa Touch
4 8 (61.54%) Apple Swift
4 8 (61.54%) REST
5 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
5 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (53.85%) TDD
6 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
7 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
8 4 (30.77%) iOS SDK
9 3 (23.08%) Apple
9 3 (23.08%) iPhone
10 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
10 2 (15.38%) UIKit
10 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
10 2 (15.38%) Android
10 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
10 2 (15.38%) iPad
11 1 (7.69%) MVC
11 1 (7.69%) Automotive
11 1 (7.69%) Xcode
11 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
11 1 (7.69%) OOD
11 1 (7.69%) C#
11 1 (7.69%) C++
11 1 (7.69%) OO
11 1 (7.69%) JSON
11 1 (7.69%) Computer Science

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 7 (53.85%) Git (software)
2 1 (7.69%) Xcode
2 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 1 (7.69%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 6 (46.15%) Software Engineer
1 6 (46.15%) Developer
1 6 (46.15%) iOS Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior iOS Developer
2 2 (15.38%) Senior Developer
3 1 (7.69%) Applications Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (84.62%) Cocoa Touch
2 8 (61.54%) REST
3 4 (30.77%) iOS SDK
4 2 (15.38%) UIKit
5 1 (7.69%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) iPhone
2 2 (15.38%) Mobile App
2 2 (15.38%) iPad
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) Social Network
3 1 (7.69%) Social Media
3 1 (7.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (15.38%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 7 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (53.85%) TDD
3 6 (46.15%) Software Engineering
4 5 (38.46%) E-Commerce
5 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
5 2 (15.38%) Multithreading
6 1 (7.69%) MVC
6 1 (7.69%) Data Modelling
6 1 (7.69%) OOD
6 1 (7.69%) OO
6 1 (7.69%) Unit Testing
6 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
6 1 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.69%) Android Development
6 1 (7.69%) Concurrent Programming
Programming Languages
1 12 (92.31%) Objective-C
2 8 (61.54%) Apple Swift
3 1 (7.69%) C#
3 1 (7.69%) C++
Vendors
1 3 (23.08%) Apple
2 1 (7.69%) Volantis
2 1 (7.69%) Appcelerator
2 1 (7.69%) Xamarin
2 1 (7.69%) Netbiscuits
2 1 (7.69%) Kony