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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Apple Cocoa
Rank 497 491 478
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -13
Contract jobs citing Cocoa 116 101 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.19% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.76% 0.68% 0.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 64 57
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £339 £325 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £478 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £338 £293
% change year-on-year
+14.81% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
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
15302 14868 13755
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.41% 28.09% 27.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10241 9644 8648
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 225 213 332
Average hourly rate £39.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £18.00 £22.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.55 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+19.22% -4.14%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -14 115 £413 +3.12% 29
London -20 59 £488 +21.87% 21
South East +1 31 £363 -6.45% 5
South West +6 15 £413 +32.00% 1
Bristol - 14 £413 - 1
City of London -19 9 £406 -4.41% 8
North West - 8 £381 -
Kent +4 7 - -
Tunbridge Wells - 7 - -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £375 -
Hampshire -1 6 £375 -9.09% 1
West Sussex - 6 £300 -
Southampton -4 5 £365 -10.15% 1
Cheshire - 5 - -
Chester - 5 - -
Crawley - 5 £300 -
Manchester - 3 £381 -
Surrey - 3 £320 - 2
Berkshire +13 2 £420 - 1
Gatwick - 2 £313 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - -
Reading +7 1 £440 - 1
Scotland +3 1 £525 -8.69% 1
Edinburgh +1 1 £525 -8.69%
West Midlands -7 1 £388 -22.57%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
Farnham - 1 £340 - 1
Portsmouth - 1 £375 -
Bracknell - 1 £400 -

Cocoa
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 182 (98.91%) Apple iOS
2 181 (98.37%) iOS Development
3 164 (89.13%) Objective-C
4 111 (60.33%) Cocoa Touch
5 107 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
6 72 (39.13%) Mobile Development
7 60 (32.61%) Mobile App
8 59 (32.07%) iPhone
9 58 (31.52%) Xcode
10 48 (26.09%) TDD
10 48 (26.09%) iPad
11 46 (25.00%) Android
12 45 (24.46%) iOS SDK
13 42 (22.83%) REST
14 41 (22.28%) Apple Swift
15 40 (21.74%) Apple
16 39 (21.20%) Git (software)
16 39 (21.20%) Android Development
17 34 (18.48%) RESTful
18 33 (17.93%) Web Services
19 26 (14.13%) Java
20 25 (13.59%) OO
21 24 (13.04%) C++
22 23 (12.50%) Animation
23 22 (11.96%) JSON
23 22 (11.96%) Core Animation
23 22 (11.96%) C#
23 22 (11.96%) JavaScript
24 21 (11.41%) Scrum
24 21 (11.41%) Degree

Cocoa
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 9 (4.89%) CMS
Applications
1 3 (1.63%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.54%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (0.54%) GitHub
1 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 13 (7.07%) HTTP
2 4 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (0.54%) NFC
3 1 (0.54%) iBeacon
3 1 (0.54%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.72%) SQLite
2 2 (1.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.54%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 58 (31.52%) Xcode
2 39 (21.20%) Git (software)
3 16 (8.70%) Subversion
4 6 (3.26%) CocoaPods
5 3 (1.63%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.63%) Appium
6 2 (1.09%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (1.09%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.54%) Appcelerator Titanium
7 1 (0.54%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.54%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.54%) Mercurial
General
1 13 (7.07%) Finance
2 12 (6.52%) Publishing
3 6 (3.26%) Retail
4 3 (1.63%) Automotive
4 3 (1.63%) Banking
5 2 (1.09%) Electronics
5 2 (1.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.09%) Music Industry
5 2 (1.09%) Marketing
5 2 (1.09%) Games
6 1 (0.54%) Law
Job Titles
1 169 (91.85%) Developer
2 155 (84.24%) iOS Developer
3 31 (16.85%) Mobile Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Senior iOS Developer
4 21 (11.41%) Senior Developer
5 11 (5.98%) Software Engineer
6 8 (4.35%) Android Developer
7 5 (2.72%) AWS Developer
8 3 (1.63%) Mobile Applications Developer
8 3 (1.63%) iPhone Developer
8 3 (1.63%) Applications Developer
8 3 (1.63%) Programmer
9 2 (1.09%) Lead Developer
9 2 (1.09%) Junior
9 2 (1.09%) UI Developer
9 2 (1.09%) UI Programmer
10 1 (0.54%) Junior iOS Developer
10 1 (0.54%) Xamarin Developer
10 1 (0.54%) C# .NET Developer
10 1 (0.54%) iPhone Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (60.33%) Cocoa Touch
2 45 (24.46%) iOS SDK
3 42 (22.83%) REST
4 34 (18.48%) RESTful
5 33 (17.93%) Web Services
6 22 (11.96%) Core Animation
6 22 (11.96%) JSON
7 20 (10.87%) XML
8 19 (10.33%) Android SDK
9 18 (9.78%) SOAP
10 13 (7.07%) HTML
10 13 (7.07%) UIKit
11 12 (6.52%) CSS
12 11 (5.98%) OpenGL
13 6 (3.26%) HTML5
14 5 (2.72%) iPhone SDK
15 4 (2.17%) .NET
16 3 (1.63%) CSS3
17 2 (1.09%) PhoneGap
17 2 (1.09%) AngularJS
Miscellaneous
1 60 (32.61%) Mobile App
2 59 (32.07%) iPhone
3 48 (26.09%) iPad
4 23 (12.50%) Animation
5 20 (10.87%) User Experience
6 17 (9.24%) Computer Science
7 14 (7.61%) Client/Server
8 7 (3.80%) Data Structures
9 6 (3.26%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.63%) Streaming Video
10 3 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (1.09%) Blackberry
11 2 (1.09%) Over-the-Top Content
12 1 (0.54%) Mobile Payment
12 1 (0.54%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.54%) Augmented Reality
12 1 (0.54%) Video on Demand
12 1 (0.54%) Social Media
12 1 (0.54%) Social Network
12 1 (0.54%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 182 (98.91%) Apple iOS
2 46 (25.00%) Android
3 5 (2.72%) Windows
3 5 (2.72%) Mac OS X
4 3 (1.63%) Windows Phone
5 1 (0.54%) Windows Mobile
5 1 (0.54%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 181 (98.37%) iOS Development
2 107 (58.15%) Agile Software Development
3 72 (39.13%) Mobile Development
4 48 (26.09%) TDD
5 39 (21.20%) Android Development
6 25 (13.59%) OO
7 21 (11.41%) Scrum
7 21 (11.41%) API Integration
8 19 (10.33%) Continuous Integration
9 18 (9.78%) Software Engineering
10 15 (8.15%) Memory Management
10 15 (8.15%) E-Commerce
10 15 (8.15%) Unit Testing
11 14 (7.61%) OOD
11 14 (7.61%) BDD
12 9 (4.89%) Multithreading
12 9 (4.89%) Content Management
13 8 (4.35%) Open Source
13 8 (4.35%) OOP
13 8 (4.35%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 164 (89.13%) Objective-C
2 41 (22.28%) Apple Swift
3 26 (14.13%) Java
4 24 (13.04%) C++
5 22 (11.96%) JavaScript
5 22 (11.96%) C#
6 4 (2.17%) C
7 2 (1.09%) Ruby
8 1 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 21 (11.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.54%) QA
Vendors
1 40 (21.74%) Apple
2 6 (3.26%) Xamarin
3 5 (2.72%) Google
4 1 (0.54%) Appcelerator
4 1 (0.54%) Netbiscuits
4 1 (0.54%) Kony
4 1 (0.54%) ION Trading
4 1 (0.54%) Volantis
4 1 (0.54%) SAP
4 1 (0.54%) Microsoft
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