The table below looks at the statistics for Cocoa 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 over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 538 518 441
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -77
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 61 52 99
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% 0.37% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 35 63
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £285 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £288
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +21.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £34.20 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.20 - -

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
14151 14119 12451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.37% 27.20% 27.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 9202 8972 7852
Average daily rate £388 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £546 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 179 221 325
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.31 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.50 £53.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

Cocoa
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Cocoa Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Trend

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

Cocoa Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Cocoa Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Cocoa Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Cocoa
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Cocoa within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Cocoa Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Cocoa
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -6 52 £400 - 36
London -6 24 £444 +10.87% 22
South East -22 15 £355 -11.25% 6
Hampshire 0 12 £359 +2.50%
City of London +18 9 £450 -0.22% 7
Scotland -4 6 £550 +57.14%
South West -5 4 £388 +22.04% 2
North West -13 3 £338 -3.64% 2
Reading 0 2 £325 -
Berkshire -9 2 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 £275 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 -
Guildford - - - -
Huddersfield - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
Leeds - - - -
Leicester - - - - 1
Basingstoke - - - -
Bath - - - -
Bournemouth - - - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Farnham - - - - 1
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Witney - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 117 (96.69%) Apple iOS
1 117 (96.69%) iOS Development
2 108 (89.26%) Objective-C
3 71 (58.68%) Cocoa Touch
4 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
5 45 (37.19%) Xcode
5 45 (37.19%) iPhone
6 41 (33.88%) iPad
7 30 (24.79%) Web Services
8 29 (23.97%) Apple
9 28 (23.14%) OO
10 25 (20.66%) Mobile App
11 24 (19.83%) RESTful
12 23 (19.01%) iOS SDK
12 23 (19.01%) Scrum
12 23 (19.01%) TDD
13 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 22 (18.18%) Android
13 22 (18.18%) User Experience
14 19 (15.70%) JSON
14 19 (15.70%) SOAP
15 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
15 18 (14.88%) Animation
16 17 (14.05%) Core Animation
17 15 (12.40%) HTTP
17 15 (12.40%) Subversion
18 14 (11.57%) Unit Testing
18 14 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
18 14 (11.57%) UIKit
19 13 (10.74%) OOP

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.31%) CMS
2 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (12.40%) HTTP
2 5 (4.13%) Internet
3 3 (2.48%) HTTPS
4 2 (1.65%) Firewall
4 2 (1.65%) VPN
5 1 (0.83%) iBeacon
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.83%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 45 (37.19%) Xcode
2 22 (18.18%) Git (software)
3 15 (12.40%) Subversion
4 2 (1.65%) Mercurial
4 2 (1.65%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.65%) Calabash
4 2 (1.65%) Appium
5 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.83%) Android Studio
5 1 (0.83%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.83%) MonoDevelop
5 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.83%) JIRA
5 1 (0.83%) Selenium
General
1 8 (6.61%) Finance
2 7 (5.79%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
3 5 (4.13%) Publishing
4 4 (3.31%) Games
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.83%) Music Industry
6 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 117 (96.69%) Developer
2 106 (87.60%) iOS Developer
3 12 (9.92%) Senior iOS Developer
3 12 (9.92%) Senior Developer
4 10 (8.26%) Mobile Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Android Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.31%) iPhone Developer
8 3 (2.48%) Mac Developer
9 2 (1.65%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 2 (1.65%) iPad Developer
10 1 (0.83%) Java Mobile Developer
10 1 (0.83%) Junior
10 1 (0.83%) iPhone Applications Developer
10 1 (0.83%) Applications Engineer
10 1 (0.83%) Programmer
10 1 (0.83%) Lead Developer
10 1 (0.83%) Java Developer
10 1 (0.83%) Team Leader
10 1 (0.83%) Development Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (58.68%) Cocoa Touch
2 30 (24.79%) Web Services
3 24 (19.83%) RESTful
4 23 (19.01%) iOS SDK
5 19 (15.70%) SOAP
5 19 (15.70%) JSON
6 17 (14.05%) Core Animation
7 14 (11.57%) UIKit
8 10 (8.26%) XML
9 7 (5.79%) CSS
9 7 (5.79%) HTML
9 7 (5.79%) REST
10 5 (4.13%) Android SDK
11 3 (2.48%) HTML5
12 2 (1.65%) OpenGL
12 2 (1.65%) Ajax
13 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
13 1 (0.83%) Spring
13 1 (0.83%) WSDL
13 1 (0.83%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 45 (37.19%) iPhone
2 41 (33.88%) iPad
3 25 (20.66%) Mobile App
4 22 (18.18%) User Experience
5 18 (14.88%) Animation
5 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
6 9 (7.44%) Client/Server
7 7 (5.79%) Open Source
7 7 (5.79%) Social Media
8 6 (4.96%) Data Structures
8 6 (4.96%) New Media
9 5 (4.13%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.65%) Video on Demand
10 2 (1.65%) Augmented Reality
10 2 (1.65%) Streaming Video
10 2 (1.65%) Social Network
11 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
11 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.83%) N-Tier
11 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 117 (96.69%) Apple iOS
2 22 (18.18%) Android
3 6 (4.96%) Mac OS X
4 5 (4.13%) Windows
5 4 (3.31%) Windows Phone
6 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (96.69%) iOS Development
2 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
3 28 (23.14%) OO
4 23 (19.01%) Scrum
4 23 (19.01%) TDD
5 14 (11.57%) Unit Testing
5 14 (11.57%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.74%) Android Development
6 13 (10.74%) OOP
7 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
8 7 (5.79%) OOD
8 7 (5.79%) MVC
8 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
9 6 (4.96%) Memory Management
9 6 (4.96%) BDD
9 6 (4.96%) Web Design
10 5 (4.13%) Automated Testing
10 5 (4.13%) Kanban
11 4 (3.31%) Content Management
12 3 (2.48%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 108 (89.26%) Objective-C
2 12 (9.92%) C++
3 11 (9.09%) Java
4 7 (5.79%) C#
5 5 (4.13%) JavaScript
6 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.65%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
Vendors
1 29 (23.97%) Apple
2 4 (3.31%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.65%) Facebook
3 2 (1.65%) Twitter
4 1 (0.83%) Google
4 1 (0.83%) Sencha
4 1 (0.83%) Oracle
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