The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa Touch skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Cocoa Touch over the 3 months to 13 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Apple Cocoa Touch
Rank 605 560 554
Rank change year-on-year
-45 -6
Contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch 18 33 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.065% 0.044%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.24% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 18 16
Average daily rate £475 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £524 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £463 £394 £350
% change year-on-year
+17.46% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14367 13635 13340
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.35% 26.66% 26.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 9935 9078 8335
Average daily rate £400 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 255 196 272
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.40% -0.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.80 £20.37 £15.83
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £46.23
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

Cocoa Touch
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cocoa Touch Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch within the UK.

Cocoa Touch Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa Touch within the UK over the 3 months to 13 February 2016.

Cocoa Touch Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Cocoa Touch within the UK.

Cocoa Touch Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa Touch
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Cocoa Touch within the UK over the 3 months to 13 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
England -9 17 £475 +22.58% 7
West Sussex +14 8 £475 +18.75%
South East +4 8 £475 +22.58% 3
London -7 8 £500 +25.00% 2
Crawley - 5 £475 -
Scotland -4 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 £415 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Yorkshire - 1 £415 -
Gatwick - 1 £475 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Cocoa Touch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cocoa Touch 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 Touch.

1 69 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 69 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 68 (98.55%) Cocoa
3 65 (94.20%) Objective-C
4 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
5 35 (50.72%) Mobile App
6 34 (49.28%) Apple Swift
7 28 (40.58%) Animation
8 26 (37.68%) TDD
9 24 (34.78%) Apple
9 24 (34.78%) Core Animation
10 22 (31.88%) BDD
11 18 (26.09%) Mobile Development
12 17 (24.64%) RESTful
13 15 (21.74%) iPhone
13 15 (21.74%) E-Commerce
14 14 (20.29%) Scrum
14 14 (20.29%) Xcode
14 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
15 12 (17.39%) OO
16 11 (15.94%) Multithreading
17 10 (14.49%) JSON
17 10 (14.49%) Web Services
17 10 (14.49%) Publishing
17 10 (14.49%) iPad
18 9 (13.04%) User Experience
18 9 (13.04%) C++
19 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
19 8 (11.59%) iOS SDK
20 7 (10.14%) REST

Cocoa Touch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Cocoa Touch 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 Touch. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (1.45%) Apache Spark
Cloud Services
1 4 (5.80%) GitHub
2 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.45%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.45%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.14%) HTTP
2 1 (1.45%) NFC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 14 (20.29%) Xcode
2 7 (10.14%) Subversion
3 6 (8.70%) CocoaPods
3 6 (8.70%) Git (software)
4 3 (4.35%) Appium
4 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
5 2 (2.90%) Mercurial
6 1 (1.45%) Bitbucket
6 1 (1.45%) JIRA
6 1 (1.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (14.49%) Publishing
2 5 (7.25%) Electronics
3 4 (5.80%) Games
4 1 (1.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 67 (97.10%) Developer
2 66 (95.65%) iOS Developer
3 19 (27.54%) Senior Developer
3 19 (27.54%) Senior iOS Developer
4 17 (24.64%) Objective-C Developer
5 15 (21.74%) Applications Developer
6 10 (14.49%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 8 (11.59%) iOS Programmer
7 8 (11.59%) Programmer
8 5 (7.25%) Agile Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Android Developer
9 3 (4.35%) iOS Android Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Mobile Developer
9 3 (4.35%) Senior Agile Developer
10 2 (2.90%) C Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Android Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Senior iOS Android Developer
10 2 (2.90%) Senior Programmer
11 1 (1.45%) Games Developer
11 1 (1.45%) iPhone Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 68 (98.55%) Cocoa
2 24 (34.78%) Core Animation
3 17 (24.64%) RESTful
4 10 (14.49%) JSON
4 10 (14.49%) Web Services
5 8 (11.59%) iOS SDK
6 7 (10.14%) REST
7 6 (8.70%) UIKit
8 5 (7.25%) Android SDK
9 4 (5.80%) XML
10 3 (4.35%) HTML
10 3 (4.35%) HTML5
10 3 (4.35%) POSIX
10 3 (4.35%) Pthreads
11 2 (2.90%) Ajax
11 2 (2.90%) cocos2d
11 2 (2.90%) CSS
11 2 (2.90%) OpenGL
11 2 (2.90%) Unity DI Container
12 1 (1.45%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (50.72%) Mobile App
2 28 (40.58%) Animation
3 15 (21.74%) iPhone
4 10 (14.49%) iPad
5 9 (13.04%) User Experience
6 3 (4.35%) Algorithms
6 3 (4.35%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.35%) Cryptography
6 3 (4.35%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.90%) Social Media
8 1 (1.45%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.45%) Augmented Reality
8 1 (1.45%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.45%) Inversion of Control
8 1 (1.45%) Social Gaming
8 1 (1.45%) Social Network
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 7 (10.14%) Android
3 2 (2.90%) Windows
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 44 (63.77%) Agile Software Development
3 26 (37.68%) TDD
4 22 (31.88%) BDD
5 18 (26.09%) Mobile Development
6 15 (21.74%) E-Commerce
7 14 (20.29%) Scrum
7 14 (20.29%) Software Engineering
8 12 (17.39%) OO
9 11 (15.94%) Multithreading
10 8 (11.59%) Unit Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Automated Testing
11 6 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (8.70%) OOP
12 5 (7.25%) Android Development
13 4 (5.80%) Memory Management
13 4 (5.80%) MVC
13 4 (5.80%) OOD
13 4 (5.80%) Open Source
14 3 (4.35%) UML
Programming Languages
1 65 (94.20%) Objective-C
2 34 (49.28%) Apple Swift
3 9 (13.04%) C++
4 3 (4.35%) C
5 2 (2.90%) Java
6 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.45%) PHP
6 1 (1.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1 (1.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) QA
Vendors
1 24 (34.78%) Apple
2 5 (7.25%) ION Trading
3 2 (2.90%) Facebook
3 2 (2.90%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) Twitter