The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Apple Cocoa
Rank 497 486 444
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -42
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 97 84 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.64% 0.59% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 64 74
Average daily rate
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£400 £363 £345
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £290 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £499 £451 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £22.66 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+98.58% -46.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £22.66 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+48.05% -46.68%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15090 14302 15031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.58% 27.98% 26.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9078 9190
Average daily rate £375 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £538
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 285 369
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 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 -16 94 £400 +10.34% 27
London +15 65 £400 +6.66% 13
City of London +26 21 £375 +7.14% 2
South East +3 15 £400 +20.75% 3
Hampshire -5 8 £413 +106.25% 2
West Midlands - 7 £501 - 1
Birmingham - 6 £501 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £350 -
Scotland -19 2 £575 -
Edinburgh -20 2 £575 -
South West -23 2 £313 +4.16% 2
Cheshire +2 1 - -
North West -3 1 - - 2
East of England -26 1 - - 5
Wales - 1 - - 1
Cheltenham - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Maidstone - 1 - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Newport - - - -
Peterborough - - - - 1
Petersfield - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Sheffield - - - -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 163 (98.19%) Apple iOS
2 155 (93.37%) Objective-C
3 151 (90.96%) iOS Development
4 96 (57.83%) Cocoa Touch
5 80 (48.19%) Xcode
6 78 (46.99%) iPhone
7 71 (42.77%) iPad
8 70 (42.17%) iOS SDK
9 59 (35.54%) Mobile App
10 46 (27.71%) OO
11 42 (25.30%) Git (software)
12 40 (24.10%) Web Services
12 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
13 39 (23.49%) Apple
14 38 (22.89%) RESTful
15 35 (21.08%) TDD
16 33 (19.88%) Subversion
17 30 (18.07%) JSON
17 30 (18.07%) Android
18 28 (16.87%) Scrum
19 25 (15.06%) HTML
20 24 (14.46%) OOP
20 24 (14.46%) REST
21 23 (13.86%) SOAP
21 23 (13.86%) JavaScript
21 23 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
22 22 (13.25%) C++
23 21 (12.65%) Facebook
24 20 (12.05%) Software Engineering
25 18 (10.84%) Memory Management

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 7 (4.22%) CMS
2 1 (0.60%) Node.js
2 1 (0.60%) Apache
2 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (1.81%) Photoshop
2 2 (1.20%) Adobe Illustrator
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (0.60%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.60%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (6.63%) HTTP
2 4 (2.41%) Wireshark
3 3 (1.81%) VoIP
4 2 (1.20%) HTTPS
5 1 (0.60%) Internet
5 1 (0.60%) Bluetooth
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.61%) MySQL
2 4 (2.41%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 80 (48.19%) Xcode
2 42 (25.30%) Git (software)
3 33 (19.88%) Subversion
4 7 (4.22%) QuickTest Pro
5 5 (3.01%) JIRA
6 4 (2.41%) Selenium
6 4 (2.41%) Maven
6 4 (2.41%) JBehave
6 4 (2.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (2.41%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.41%) eggPlant
7 3 (1.81%) Mercurial
8 2 (1.20%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.60%) Hudson
9 1 (0.60%) Jenkins
9 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.60%) Bugzilla
General
1 13 (7.83%) Publishing
2 11 (6.63%) Legal
3 10 (6.02%) Finance
4 8 (4.82%) Retail
5 5 (3.01%) Banking
6 4 (2.41%) Games
7 3 (1.81%) Marketing
8 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.60%) Automotive
9 1 (0.60%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 153 (92.17%) Developer
2 140 (84.34%) iOS Developer
3 16 (9.64%) Mobile Developer
4 15 (9.04%) Senior iOS Developer
4 15 (9.04%) Senior Developer
5 8 (4.82%) Android Developer
6 7 (4.22%) Lead Developer
7 6 (3.61%) iPhone Developer
8 5 (3.01%) Junior Developer
8 5 (3.01%) Architect
8 5 (3.01%) Junior
8 5 (3.01%) Junior iOS Developer
8 5 (3.01%) Mobility Architect
9 4 (2.41%) Mobile Applications Developer
9 4 (2.41%) SAP Architect
10 3 (1.81%) Tester
10 3 (1.81%) Applications Developer
11 2 (1.20%) Mac Developer
11 2 (1.20%) iPad Developer
11 2 (1.20%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (57.83%) Cocoa Touch
2 70 (42.17%) iOS SDK
3 40 (24.10%) Web Services
4 38 (22.89%) RESTful
5 30 (18.07%) JSON
6 25 (15.06%) HTML
7 24 (14.46%) REST
8 23 (13.86%) SOAP
9 15 (9.04%) XML
9 15 (9.04%) UIKit
10 10 (6.02%) CSS
11 7 (4.22%) jQuery
12 6 (3.61%) HTML5
13 4 (2.41%) Flash
13 4 (2.41%) Android SDK
13 4 (2.41%) Ajax
14 3 (1.81%) Xamarin.iOS
14 3 (1.81%) Core Animation
15 2 (1.20%) LAMP
15 2 (1.20%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 78 (46.99%) iPhone
2 71 (42.77%) iPad
3 59 (35.54%) Mobile App
4 10 (6.02%) Client/Server
5 7 (4.22%) Social Media
6 6 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 5 (3.01%) Digital Media
7 5 (3.01%) N-Tier
8 4 (2.41%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.41%) Handset
8 4 (2.41%) IPTV
8 4 (2.41%) Video on Demand
9 3 (1.81%) Augmented Reality
9 3 (1.81%) Animation
9 3 (1.81%) Enterprise Software
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile Banking
10 2 (1.20%) Mobile Payment
10 2 (1.20%) Video Editing
10 2 (1.20%) DTV
10 2 (1.20%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 163 (98.19%) Apple iOS
2 30 (18.07%) Android
3 5 (3.01%) Mac OS X
4 4 (2.41%) Windows
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.60%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.60%) Mac OS
5 1 (0.60%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (90.96%) iOS Development
2 46 (27.71%) OO
3 40 (24.10%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (21.08%) TDD
5 28 (16.87%) Scrum
6 24 (14.46%) OOP
7 23 (13.86%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (12.05%) Software Engineering
9 18 (10.84%) Memory Management
10 17 (10.24%) Unit Testing
11 13 (7.83%) E-Commerce
12 12 (7.23%) MVC
12 12 (7.23%) Android Development
13 11 (6.63%) BDD
14 10 (6.02%) Multithreading
14 10 (6.02%) Mobile Application Development
15 8 (4.82%) User Stories
16 7 (4.22%) Kanban
16 7 (4.22%) OOD
17 5 (3.01%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 155 (93.37%) Objective-C
2 23 (13.86%) JavaScript
3 22 (13.25%) C++
4 10 (6.02%) Java
5 9 (5.42%) Python
6 6 (3.61%) C
7 5 (3.01%) C#
7 5 (3.01%) Perl
7 5 (3.01%) PHP
7 5 (3.01%) SQL
7 5 (3.01%) Ruby
8 1 (0.60%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.60%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.60%) PowerHouse
Qualifications
1 5 (3.01%) Degree
2 4 (2.41%) ISEB
2 4 (2.41%) ISTQB
3 1 (0.60%) BC Cleared
3 1 (0.60%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.22%) QA
System Software
1 4 (2.41%) Cygwin
Vendors
1 39 (23.49%) Apple
2 21 (12.65%) Facebook
3 5 (3.01%) SAP
4 4 (2.41%) Google
5 2 (1.20%) Microsoft
5 2 (1.20%) Twitter
5 2 (1.20%) Yahoo!
6 1 (0.60%) Oracle
6 1 (0.60%) Symbian
6 1 (0.60%) Sencha
6 1 (0.60%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (0.60%) Sony
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