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 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa Touch
Rank 523 499 535
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +36
Contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch 72 79 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.15% 0.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.52% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 61 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £275 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £455 £458
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.05% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 -
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -

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
15617 15211 15394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.71% 28.53% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9909 9790 9471
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 260 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 23 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 22 August 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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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 -32 68 £400 +14.28% 18
London +3 46 £400 +8.47% 8
South East +14 16 £400 -13.51% 4
City of London +39 13 £350 +7.69% 3
Edinburgh -14 3 £575 - 1
Scotland -15 3 £575 +58.62% 1
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
North West -2 2 £375 +37.61% 1
Cheshire -5 1 - -
Manchester -7 1 £375 +37.61%
Maidstone - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Somerset - - - - 1
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Bath - - - - 1
Cheadle - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Reading - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
South West - - - - 1

Cocoa Touch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 111 (99.11%) Apple iOS
2 107 (95.54%) Cocoa
3 102 (91.07%) iOS Development
4 101 (90.18%) Objective-C
5 55 (49.11%) iPhone
6 49 (43.75%) Xcode
7 45 (40.18%) iOS SDK
8 44 (39.29%) iPad
9 41 (36.61%) Mobile App
10 38 (33.93%) Git (software)
10 38 (33.93%) Apple
11 35 (31.25%) OO
12 32 (28.57%) Web Services
12 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (25.00%) RESTful
14 27 (24.11%) TDD
15 26 (23.21%) Subversion
16 24 (21.43%) OOP
16 24 (21.43%) Scrum
17 23 (20.54%) SOAP
18 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
18 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
19 18 (16.07%) Facebook
20 17 (15.18%) REST
20 17 (15.18%) HTML
21 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
22 15 (13.39%) HTTP
22 15 (13.39%) Memory Management
23 14 (12.50%) Android
24 12 (10.71%) MVC

Cocoa Touch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (2.68%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (0.89%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.89%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.89%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.89%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.39%) HTTP
2 3 (2.68%) Wireshark
2 3 (2.68%) VoIP
3 1 (0.89%) Bluetooth
3 1 (0.89%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.46%) SQLite
1 5 (4.46%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 49 (43.75%) Xcode
2 38 (33.93%) Git (software)
3 26 (23.21%) Subversion
4 7 (6.25%) QuickTest Pro
5 4 (3.57%) JIRA
5 4 (3.57%) Mercurial
6 3 (2.68%) JBehave
6 3 (2.68%) WebDriver
6 3 (2.68%) Cucumber
6 3 (2.68%) Maven
6 3 (2.68%) Selenium
6 3 (2.68%) eggPlant
7 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
General
1 8 (7.14%) Retail
2 7 (6.25%) Publishing
3 6 (5.36%) Finance
3 6 (5.36%) Banking
4 2 (1.79%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.89%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 101 (90.18%) Developer
2 95 (84.82%) iOS Developer
3 15 (13.39%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (8.04%) Senior Developer
4 9 (8.04%) Senior iOS Developer
5 6 (5.36%) Lead Developer
6 5 (4.46%) Architect
6 5 (4.46%) Mobility Architect
7 4 (3.57%) SAP Architect
8 3 (2.68%) iPhone Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Junior iOS Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Tester
9 2 (1.79%) Junior
9 2 (1.79%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.79%) Junior Developer
9 2 (1.79%) Android Developer
10 1 (0.89%) Mobile Applications Developer
10 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com Developer
10 1 (0.89%) Test Leader
10 1 (0.89%) iPad Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (95.54%) Cocoa
2 45 (40.18%) iOS SDK
3 32 (28.57%) Web Services
4 28 (25.00%) RESTful
5 23 (20.54%) SOAP
6 17 (15.18%) REST
6 17 (15.18%) HTML
7 11 (9.82%) JSON
8 9 (8.04%) CSS
8 9 (8.04%) XML
8 9 (8.04%) UIKit
9 6 (5.36%) HTML5
10 5 (4.46%) Ajax
10 5 (4.46%) jQuery
11 4 (3.57%) Xamarin.iOS
12 3 (2.68%) Flash
13 2 (1.79%) Android SDK
13 2 (1.79%) CSS3
14 1 (0.89%) iPhone SDK
14 1 (0.89%) Core Animation
Miscellaneous
1 55 (49.11%) iPhone
2 44 (39.29%) iPad
3 41 (36.61%) Mobile App
4 10 (8.93%) Client/Server
5 6 (5.36%) Computer Science
6 5 (4.46%) Social Media
7 4 (3.57%) N-Tier
8 3 (2.68%) Video on Demand
8 3 (2.68%) IPTV
8 3 (2.68%) Video Editing
8 3 (2.68%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.68%) Mobile Banking
9 2 (1.79%) Mobile Payment
9 2 (1.79%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.89%) Open Source
10 1 (0.89%) Digital Media
10 1 (0.89%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.89%) Animation
10 1 (0.89%) BBC
10 1 (0.89%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 111 (99.11%) Apple iOS
2 14 (12.50%) Android
3 2 (1.79%) Windows
4 1 (0.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (91.07%) iOS Development
2 35 (31.25%) OO
3 32 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (24.11%) TDD
5 24 (21.43%) OOP
5 24 (21.43%) Scrum
6 19 (16.96%) Software Engineering
6 19 (16.96%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (13.39%) Memory Management
8 12 (10.71%) MVC
9 10 (8.93%) Unit Testing
9 10 (8.93%) Kanban
10 9 (8.04%) E-Commerce
11 7 (6.25%) Multithreading
12 6 (5.36%) OOD
13 5 (4.46%) BDD
13 5 (4.46%) Mobile Application Development
14 4 (3.57%) User Stories
14 4 (3.57%) Project Management
14 4 (3.57%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 101 (90.18%) Objective-C
2 16 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.04%) C++
4 6 (5.36%) Python
5 4 (3.57%) PHP
5 4 (3.57%) Java
5 4 (3.57%) C
5 4 (3.57%) Ruby
6 3 (2.68%) SQL
6 3 (2.68%) Perl
6 3 (2.68%) PowerHouse
7 1 (0.89%) C#
7 1 (0.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (5.36%) Degree
2 3 (2.68%) ISTQB
2 3 (2.68%) ISEB
3 1 (0.89%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.89%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.25%) QA
System Software
1 3 (2.68%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 38 (33.93%) Apple
2 18 (16.07%) Facebook
3 5 (4.46%) SAP
4 3 (2.68%) Google
4 3 (2.68%) Microsoft
5 1 (0.89%) Sencha
5 1 (0.89%) Yahoo!
5 1 (0.89%) Sony
5 1 (0.89%) Salesforce.com
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