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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa Touch
Rank 564 551 491
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -60
Contract jobs citing Cocoa Touch 31 31 66
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.056% 0.060% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.22% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 48
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£363 £375 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -7.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £443 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £329 £325
% change year-on-year
-1.14% +1.15%
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
14868 14366 14021
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.95% 27.84% 28.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 10163 9229 8765
Average daily rate £395 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 300 383
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £16.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

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 19 December 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 30 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 19 December 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 -31 29 £363 -3.33% 14
London +15 21 £388 +3.33% 7
City of London +13 10 £400 -3.03% 4
South East -15 6 £325 -13.33% 6
Hampshire - 4 £325 - 1
East Midlands +1 1 - -
Scotland -2 1 - -
Edinburgh -9 1 - -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Bristol - 1 £388 -
South West - 1 £388 -
Berkshire - 1 £325 - 1
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Abingdon - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bolton - - - -
Wales - - - - 3
South Wales - - - - 3
East of England - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Cardiff - - - - 2
Chelmsford - - - -
Chorley - - - -
Dartford - - - -
Derby - - - -
Loughborough - - - -

Cocoa Touch
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 91 (100.00%) Apple iOS
1 91 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 86 (94.51%) Cocoa
3 82 (90.11%) Objective-C
4 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
5 44 (48.35%) iPhone
6 37 (40.66%) iPad
6 37 (40.66%) Xcode
7 32 (35.16%) Apple
7 32 (35.16%) Git (software)
8 30 (32.97%) TDD
9 28 (30.77%) iOS SDK
9 28 (30.77%) Mobile App
10 26 (28.57%) RESTful
10 26 (28.57%) Scrum
11 25 (27.47%) OO
11 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
12 23 (25.27%) Web Services
12 23 (25.27%) Subversion
13 21 (23.08%) HTTP
14 20 (21.98%) SOAP
15 18 (19.78%) JSON
16 13 (14.29%) Kanban
17 12 (13.19%) Client/Server
18 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
19 10 (10.99%) Android
19 10 (10.99%) User Experience
19 10 (10.99%) Data Structures
19 10 (10.99%) UIKit
20 9 (9.89%) REST

Cocoa Touch
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

Applications
1 1 (1.10%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (1.10%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.20%) IaaS
1 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.08%) HTTP
2 3 (3.30%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.10%) SQLite
1 1 (1.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 37 (40.66%) Xcode
2 32 (35.16%) Git (software)
3 23 (25.27%) Subversion
4 6 (6.59%) Mercurial
5 2 (2.20%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.20%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.10%) Android Studio
6 1 (1.10%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 6 (6.59%) Marketing
3 5 (5.49%) Banking
4 3 (3.30%) Retail
4 3 (3.30%) Publishing
5 2 (2.20%) Games
6 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.10%) Automotive
6 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 90 (98.90%) Developer
2 85 (93.41%) iOS Developer
3 13 (14.29%) Mobile Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Senior iOS Developer
4 7 (7.69%) Senior Developer
5 3 (3.30%) iPhone Developer
6 2 (2.20%) Junior
6 2 (2.20%) Lead Developer
6 2 (2.20%) Junior Developer
6 2 (2.20%) Junior iOS Developer
6 2 (2.20%) Android Developer
7 1 (1.10%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 1 (1.10%) iPad Developer
7 1 (1.10%) Senior Software Engineer
7 1 (1.10%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (94.51%) Cocoa
2 28 (30.77%) iOS SDK
3 26 (28.57%) RESTful
4 23 (25.27%) Web Services
5 20 (21.98%) SOAP
6 18 (19.78%) JSON
7 10 (10.99%) UIKit
8 9 (9.89%) REST
8 9 (9.89%) XML
9 6 (6.59%) HTML
10 5 (5.49%) Xamarin.iOS
11 4 (4.40%) Android SDK
11 4 (4.40%) Google Maps API
12 3 (3.30%) Ajax
12 3 (3.30%) HTML5
12 3 (3.30%) CSS
13 2 (2.20%) Sencha Touch
13 2 (2.20%) Core Animation
14 1 (1.10%) jQuery
14 1 (1.10%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 44 (48.35%) iPhone
2 37 (40.66%) iPad
3 28 (30.77%) Mobile App
4 12 (13.19%) Client/Server
5 11 (12.09%) Computer Science
6 10 (10.99%) User Experience
6 10 (10.99%) Data Structures
7 8 (8.79%) Social Media
8 5 (5.49%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (5.49%) N-Tier
9 3 (3.30%) Mobile Banking
9 3 (3.30%) Animation
10 2 (2.20%) Blackberry
10 2 (2.20%) Video Editing
11 1 (1.10%) Social Network
11 1 (1.10%) Augmented Reality
11 1 (1.10%) Open Source
11 1 (1.10%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Apple iOS
2 10 (10.99%) Android
3 2 (2.20%) Windows
3 2 (2.20%) Linux
3 2 (2.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (100.00%) iOS Development
2 49 (53.85%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (32.97%) TDD
4 26 (28.57%) Scrum
5 25 (27.47%) OO
5 25 (27.47%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (14.29%) Kanban
7 8 (8.79%) E-Commerce
8 6 (6.59%) OOD
8 6 (6.59%) Web Design
8 6 (6.59%) Software Engineering
8 6 (6.59%) Android Development
9 5 (5.49%) Memory Management
9 5 (5.49%) OOP
9 5 (5.49%) SOA
10 4 (4.40%) Mobile Application Development
11 3 (3.30%) Unit Testing
11 3 (3.30%) Multithreading
11 3 (3.30%) Root Cause Analysis
11 3 (3.30%) Data Security
Programming Languages
1 82 (90.11%) Objective-C
2 8 (8.79%) C++
3 5 (5.49%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.40%) SQL
5 3 (3.30%) Java
5 3 (3.30%) Shell Script
6 1 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (1.10%) C#
6 1 (1.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (4.40%) Degree
2 2 (2.20%) BC Cleared
2 2 (2.20%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) QA
Vendors
1 32 (35.16%) Apple
2 8 (8.79%) Facebook
3 5 (5.49%) Google
4 3 (3.30%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.20%) Twitter
5 2 (2.20%) Sencha
6 1 (1.10%) Salesforce.com
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