The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 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.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa Touch
Rank 561 483 537
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +54
Contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch 26 55 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.12% 0.071%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.43% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 40 34
Average daily rate £400 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £323 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
14764 12753 15212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.05% 26.74% 25.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 9559 7969 8989
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £253 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 349 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.10 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 24 April 2014.

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 21 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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 26 £400 - 18
London -24 24 £400 - 11
City of London -8 4 £370 -7.50% 3
East of England -22 1 £350 - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South East - - - - 4
Scotland - - - -
Derby - - - -
Fareham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Maidstone - - - - 2
Manchester - - - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Watford - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 2
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Cocoa Touch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 47 (97.92%) Apple iOS
2 42 (87.50%) Objective-C
2 42 (87.50%) Cocoa
3 40 (83.33%) iOS Development
4 31 (64.58%) Xcode
5 29 (60.42%) iPhone
6 21 (43.75%) Mobile App
7 20 (41.67%) iPad
8 18 (37.50%) iOS SDK
9 13 (27.08%) Apple
10 12 (25.00%) REST
10 12 (25.00%) Android
11 11 (22.92%) HTML
11 11 (22.92%) Scrum
12 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
12 10 (20.83%) TDD
12 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
12 10 (20.83%) OOP
12 10 (20.83%) OO
12 10 (20.83%) Web Services
13 8 (16.67%) JSON
14 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
14 7 (14.58%) CSS
14 7 (14.58%) SOAP
15 6 (12.50%) MVC
15 6 (12.50%) C#
15 6 (12.50%) C++
15 6 (12.50%) Memory Management
15 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
15 6 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development

Cocoa Touch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, 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 3 (6.25%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.33%) Wireshark
2 2 (4.17%) HTTP
3 1 (2.08%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.17%) MySQL
1 2 (4.17%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 31 (64.58%) Xcode
2 6 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 4 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 4 (8.33%) Subversion
3 4 (8.33%) Maven
3 4 (8.33%) JIRA
3 4 (8.33%) Selenium
3 4 (8.33%) QuickTest Pro
4 3 (6.25%) eggPlant
4 3 (6.25%) JBehave
4 3 (6.25%) WebDriver
5 1 (2.08%) PhoneGap
General
1 5 (10.42%) Finance
2 4 (8.33%) Retail
3 3 (6.25%) Publishing
3 3 (6.25%) Games
4 1 (2.08%) Banking
4 1 (2.08%) Dutch Language
4 1 (2.08%) French Language
4 1 (2.08%) Law
4 1 (2.08%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (2.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (87.50%) Developer
2 39 (81.25%) iOS Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Senior Developer
4 6 (12.50%) Senior iOS Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile Developer
5 3 (6.25%) Tester
6 2 (4.17%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.08%) iPad Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Senior Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Software Engineer
7 1 (2.08%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.08%) Applications Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Lead Developer
7 1 (2.08%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (2.08%) iPhone Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (2.08%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (87.50%) Cocoa
2 18 (37.50%) iOS SDK
3 12 (25.00%) REST
4 11 (22.92%) HTML
5 10 (20.83%) Web Services
6 8 (16.67%) JSON
7 7 (14.58%) CSS
7 7 (14.58%) SOAP
8 4 (8.33%) RESTful
8 4 (8.33%) UIKit
9 3 (6.25%) HTML5
9 3 (6.25%) MEAP
9 3 (6.25%) CSS3
9 3 (6.25%) Flash
10 2 (4.17%) Xamarin.iOS
10 2 (4.17%) Android SDK
11 1 (2.08%) J2ME
11 1 (2.08%) OpenGL
11 1 (2.08%) J2EE
11 1 (2.08%) WebKit
Miscellaneous
1 29 (60.42%) iPhone
2 21 (43.75%) Mobile App
3 20 (41.67%) iPad
4 6 (12.50%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (10.42%) Video on Demand
6 4 (8.33%) IPTV
7 3 (6.25%) Blackberry
7 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.17%) N-Tier
8 2 (4.17%) Mobile Payment
9 1 (2.08%) Social Media
9 1 (2.08%) Mobile Banking
9 1 (2.08%) Open Source
9 1 (2.08%) BBC
9 1 (2.08%) Graphic Design
9 1 (2.08%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 47 (97.92%) Apple iOS
2 12 (25.00%) Android
3 5 (10.42%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Mobile
4 2 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (83.33%) iOS Development
2 11 (22.92%) Scrum
3 10 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (20.83%) TDD
3 10 (20.83%) OOP
3 10 (20.83%) OO
4 7 (14.58%) E-Commerce
5 6 (12.50%) MVC
5 6 (12.50%) User Stories
5 6 (12.50%) Mobile Application Development
5 6 (12.50%) Memory Management
6 5 (10.42%) BDD
7 4 (8.33%) Regression Testing
7 4 (8.33%) Test Scripting
7 4 (8.33%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Unit Testing
8 2 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
8 2 (4.17%) Multithreading
8 2 (4.17%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (87.50%) Objective-C
2 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 6 (12.50%) C#
3 6 (12.50%) C++
4 3 (6.25%) Java
4 3 (6.25%) Perl
4 3 (6.25%) Ruby
4 3 (6.25%) Python
5 1 (2.08%) C
5 1 (2.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) ISEB
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
2 2 (4.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 3 (6.25%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Apple
2 4 (8.33%) Facebook
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.08%) Sony
3 1 (2.08%) Yahoo!
3 1 (2.08%) Google
3 1 (2.08%) Sencha
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