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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 519 517 435
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -82
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 57 49 102
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.097% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.36% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 31 57
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £381 £350 £300
% change year-on-year
+8.92% +16.66%
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
14022 13562 12160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.72% 26.98% 27.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 9222 8450 7632
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £525 £541
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 260 303
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 February 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
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 February 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 -15 48 £400 - 40
London -15 25 £400 - 18
South East -24 15 £359 -10.31% 7
Hampshire -2 12 £359 +2.50%
City of London +25 10 £400 -15.87% 6
Scotland +1 9 £550 +57.14% 2
Southampton - 7 £359 -
North West -11 4 £344 +5.76% 6
South West -20 3 £331 +6.85% 1
Berkshire -2 1 £325 -7.14% 2
Bristol -9 1 £388 +25.00%
Cheltenham - 1 £275 -
Glasgow - 1 £375 - 2
Cheshire - 1 £350 - 1
West Sussex - 1 £400 -
Slough - 1 £325 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £275 -
Kent - 1 - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - - 2
Oxfordshire - - - - 3
Somerset - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Hertfordshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 2
North East - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - - 1

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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
2 111 (91.74%) Objective-C
3 70 (57.85%) Cocoa Touch
4 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
5 49 (40.50%) Xcode
6 47 (38.84%) iPhone
7 41 (33.88%) iPad
8 38 (31.40%) Apple
9 37 (30.58%) Web Services
10 30 (24.79%) Scrum
10 30 (24.79%) TDD
11 29 (23.97%) OO
11 29 (23.97%) Mobile App
12 28 (23.14%) RESTful
13 27 (22.31%) Git (software)
14 26 (21.49%) iOS SDK
14 26 (21.49%) User Experience
15 24 (19.83%) SOAP
16 22 (18.18%) HTTP
17 20 (16.53%) Android
17 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (15.70%) JSON
19 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
19 18 (14.88%) Subversion
20 14 (11.57%) UIKit
21 13 (10.74%) Client/Server
21 13 (10.74%) OOP
21 13 (10.74%) C++
22 11 (9.09%) Kanban

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 3 (2.48%) CMS
2 2 (1.65%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.65%) GitHub
2 1 (0.83%) IaaS
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (18.18%) 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 2 (1.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.83%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (40.50%) Xcode
2 27 (22.31%) Git (software)
3 18 (14.88%) 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 9 (7.44%) Finance
2 6 (4.96%) Marketing
3 5 (4.13%) Retail
4 4 (3.31%) Publishing
5 3 (2.48%) Games
5 3 (2.48%) Banking
6 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 117 (96.69%) Developer
2 103 (85.12%) iOS Developer
3 12 (9.92%) Mobile Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Senior iOS Developer
4 9 (7.44%) Senior Developer
5 7 (5.79%) Applications Developer
6 6 (4.96%) Android Developer
7 3 (2.48%) iPhone Developer
7 3 (2.48%) Mac Developer
7 3 (2.48%) Mobile Applications Developer
7 3 (2.48%) Lead Developer
8 2 (1.65%) iPhone Applications Developer
8 2 (1.65%) iPad Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Java Mobile Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Java Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Team Leader
9 1 (0.83%) Development Team Leader
9 1 (0.83%) Junior Programmer
9 1 (0.83%) Java/J2EE Developer
9 1 (0.83%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (57.85%) Cocoa Touch
2 37 (30.58%) Web Services
3 28 (23.14%) RESTful
4 26 (21.49%) iOS SDK
5 24 (19.83%) SOAP
6 19 (15.70%) JSON
7 14 (11.57%) UIKit
8 11 (9.09%) XML
9 10 (8.26%) Core Animation
10 9 (7.44%) REST
11 5 (4.13%) CSS
12 4 (3.31%) HTML
12 4 (3.31%) Android SDK
13 2 (1.65%) CSS3
13 2 (1.65%) Ajax
13 2 (1.65%) Xamarin.iOS
13 2 (1.65%) Sencha Touch
13 2 (1.65%) OpenGL
14 1 (0.83%) Hibernate
14 1 (0.83%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 47 (38.84%) iPhone
2 41 (33.88%) iPad
3 29 (23.97%) Mobile App
4 26 (21.49%) User Experience
5 18 (14.88%) Computer Science
6 13 (10.74%) Client/Server
7 11 (9.09%) Animation
7 11 (9.09%) Data Structures
8 9 (7.44%) Social Media
9 6 (4.96%) New Media
10 4 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (2.48%) Open Source
11 3 (2.48%) Video on Demand
11 3 (2.48%) Streaming Video
12 2 (1.65%) N-Tier
12 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
12 2 (1.65%) Social Network
12 2 (1.65%) Augmented Reality
13 1 (0.83%) Online Gambling
13 1 (0.83%) Mobile Payment
Operating Systems
1 117 (96.69%) Apple iOS
2 20 (16.53%) Android
3 5 (4.13%) Windows
3 5 (4.13%) Mac OS X
4 4 (3.31%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (96.69%) iOS Development
2 65 (53.72%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (24.79%) TDD
3 30 (24.79%) Scrum
4 29 (23.97%) OO
5 20 (16.53%) Continuous Integration
6 13 (10.74%) OOP
7 11 (9.09%) Kanban
7 11 (9.09%) Android Development
8 10 (8.26%) Unit Testing
9 8 (6.61%) Memory Management
9 8 (6.61%) E-Commerce
10 7 (5.79%) BDD
10 7 (5.79%) Multithreading
11 6 (4.96%) MVC
11 6 (4.96%) Web Design
12 5 (4.13%) Automated Testing
12 5 (4.13%) OOD
13 4 (3.31%) Software Engineering
14 3 (2.48%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 111 (91.74%) Objective-C
2 13 (10.74%) C++
3 8 (6.61%) Java
4 6 (4.96%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.13%) C#
6 4 (3.31%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.65%) Ruby
8 1 (0.83%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (7.44%) Degree
2 1 (0.83%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.31%) QA
Vendors
1 38 (31.40%) Apple
2 5 (4.13%) Facebook
2 5 (4.13%) Xamarin
3 2 (1.65%) Oracle
3 2 (1.65%) Twitter
3 2 (1.65%) Google
3 2 (1.65%) Sencha
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